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Concert Preview & Interview: Spencer Sutherland

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Spencer Sutherland

The Pickerington native brings his debut EP, "NONE of this has been about you," to a hometown tour stop at Express LIVE! on Sunday night

The R&B smolder of Spencer Sutherland’s debut EP, NONE of this has been about you, doesn’t exactly evoke the humble proclivity of suburban Columbus. But the Ohio native-turned-Los Angeleno received his formative musical education growing up in Pickerington, with much of the credit being owed to his family that insisted on spinning albums at home […]

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Photos: Queen with Adam Lambert

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Queen with Adam Lambert

British rock band Queen are once again finding themselves in the popular spotlight, thanks to last years “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie, and the band, along with Adam Lambert, stopped by Columbus on Tuesday night to bring a celebration of classic rock to Nationwide Arena. Original members, Brian May and Roger Taylor — both now in their […]

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WonderBus Festival Aims to Spread Mental Health Awareness Through Music

Grant Walters Grant Walters WonderBus Festival Aims to Spread Mental Health Awareness Through Music

The Shipyard will launch its inaugural music and arts showcase on August 17-18 to benefit mental health programs at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center

With an impressive artist lineup that includes Walk The Moon, X Ambassadors, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, The Revivalists, Jenny Lewis, Bishop Briggs, Mt. Joy, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, the inaugural WonderBus Music & Arts Festival will take place on August 17-18. WonderBus is the realized vision […]

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Interview: Chase Atlantic

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Chase Atlantic

The Australian alt-pop trio bring their dreamy new album, "Phases," to life on stage Thursday night at Newport Music Hall

I’ve long had an affection for Australian music and artists, and my phone conversation this week with Chase Atlantic rhythm guitarist and vocalist Christian Anthony reaffirmed how much I appreciate their characteristic candor and affability. But more than that, there is also an inherent, specific passion for their craft, and a genuine esteem in which […]

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Band Interview: Raven Black

Grant Walters Grant Walters Band Interview: Raven Black

The dark metal foursome lands their first spot at the festival's second iteration this Saturday in Mansfield.

Los Angeles-based dark metal ensemble Raven Black, currently on a nationwide ticket with four other bands, Static-X, DevilDriver, Wednesday 13, and Dope, are en route to this weekend’s Inkcarceration Festival at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. Self-branded as ‘a theatrical act influenced by gothic, classical, and carnival music,’ lead vocalist and principal songwriter Raven, […]

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The Music Room Brings Nashville Style Performances to Central Ohio

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The Music Room Brings Nashville Style Performances to Central Ohio

In January 2019, The Music Room officially opened above The Market at Flint Station in Worthington. When The Market opened last October and owners LeighAnn Guagenti and Gracie Guagenti held a grand opening celebration for the space, Rich Sharick had a look at the space for the first time. He had been wanting to see […]

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Demolished, to Rise Again: What Streetlight Guild Means for Black Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Demolished, to Rise Again: What Streetlight Guild Means for Black Columbus

In early May 2019, a long forgotten building in the historic King-Lincoln Bronzeville neighborhood was demolished without warning. Adorning the building were four large murals depicting iconic black women by the late artist Jeff Abraxas, best known for his mural work around the neighborhood. In the foyer of Streetlight Guild — the venue project by […]

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