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Photos: Vance Joy at Express LIVE!

 Grant Walters Photos: Vance Joy at Express LIVE!

The Australian singer-songwriter and opening act Alice Merton were a big draw for concert-goers last Wednesday night at Express LIVE!

Although the mid-May heat made it feel more like July, it proved to be no hindrance for Vance Joy’s capacity crowd last week as they eagerly packed the lawn (still a little damp from soaking showers earlier in the day), pit, and everywhere else in between where they could find a spot to catch a […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Red Sun Rising

 Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Red Sun Rising

Riding the success of their latest album, "Thread", the Akron alt-rockers will be spotlighted on the main stage at Rock on the Range this Sunday

I can’t tell you the last time I had a meaningful discussion at a gas station that wasn’t purely transactional, but if you’re as lucky as Red Sun Rising founders Mike Protich and Ryan Williams, a chance rendezvous at a service station in Tallmadge can be life-altering. It’s the stuff of a great Ohio success […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Vance Joy

 Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Vance Joy

Australia's prodigal folk-rock son stops in Columbus tonight in support of his latest album "Nation of Two"

Australian folk-rock export Vance Joy’s much-anticipated sophomore album, Nation of Two, arrived in February, following his widely embraced 2014 debut, Dream Your Life Away. Although Joy’s rise to international acclaim has happened in a relatively short time frame, it’s hard to remember when his thick, expressive tenor and penchant for ballooning melodies hasn’t been a […]

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The Confluence Cast: RJD2

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: RJD2

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOnce they find success, how do artists choose the right commercial and creative collaborations? I sat down with Ramble Jon Krohn, better known as RJD2, to talk about his journey from 8 year-old classic rock fan to hip hop DJ and producer, his many collaborative projects over the years, […]

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Franklinton Fridays to Host New Columbus Music Series at the Idea Foundry

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Franklinton Fridays to Host New Columbus Music Series at the Idea Foundry

What was originally an idea by 400 West Rich Street artists and Franklinton neighborhood residents has evolved and expanded into a staple event in Columbus. Just this year, the Franklinton Arts District board took the reigns in a strategic effort to empower and expand Franklinton Fridays in new and exciting ways. One of those new […]

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Halsey, Odesza & Migos to Headline 2018 Breakaway Music Fest

Walker Evans Walker Evans Halsey, Odesza & Migos to Headline 2018 Breakaway Music Fest

The organizers of the annual Breakaway Music Festival have officially announced the lineup of the three-day electronic-and-hip-hop music extravaganza, which includes headliners Halsey​, ​Odesza​, ​Migos​ and special guests ​Kaskade ​and ​Khalid. “We are extremely excited to announce our massive lineup today,”stated Managing Partner Zach Ruben. “We continue to push and expand the Breakaway brand to represent […]

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Photos: Radnor & Lee at A&R Music Bar

 Grant Walters Photos: Radnor & Lee at A&R Music Bar

If Josh Radnor and Ben Lee have retained any sense of surprise about the success of their independent music collaboration Radnor & Lee, the full house at A&R Music Bar on Sunday night — a hometown crowd for Bexley-born-and-raised Radnor — should have done nothing but further cement their confidence in their journey. Performing with […]

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