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Photos: Barenaked Ladies, Better Than Ezra & KT Tunstall – The Last Summer On Earth 2018 Tour

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Barenaked Ladies, Better Than Ezra & KT Tunstall – The Last Summer On Earth 2018 Tour

From start to finish, the Columbus stop on The Last Summer On Earth 2018 Tour Wednesday at Express LIVE! was a raucous school bus on its way to field day, and its drivers — the Barenaked Ladies, Better Than Ezra, and KT Tunstall — each joyfully took a turn at the wheel. Shortly after 7 p.m., […]

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Band Interview: Our Lady Peace

Grant Walters Grant Walters Band Interview: Our Lady Peace

The Canadian alt-rock veterans visit the InkCarceration Festival on Saturday night in Mansfield in support of their ninth studio album, "Somethingness"

“Why-e-i-e-i-eee…yeeaaaaaaahhh…Superman’s dead!” Our monolithic concrete bunker of a residence hall at Simon Fraser University had surprisingly thin walls, which meant that my next door neighbor’s new obsession with Toronto alt-rockers Our Lady Peace also became an integral part of my life – usually when I didn’t want them to be. “Superman’s Dead,” the lead single […]

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Band Interview: Barenaked Ladies

Grant Walters Grant Walters Band Interview: Barenaked Ladies

The iconic pop-rockers and recent Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees return to Columbus on Wednesday night to anchor the "Last Summer On Earth 2018" Tour with Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall.

Author’s Note: This article is the last of a three-part series profiling each of the artists on the tour. Read my previous conversations with KT Tunstall and Better Than Ezra. Winnipeg, 1991. Vincent Massey Collegiate. We were at a rehearsal for our 10th grade musical, Dames at Sea – probably on a Saturday afternoon when […]

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Band Interview: Better Than Ezra

Grant Walters Grant Walters Band Interview: Better Than Ezra

Celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band and looking back a quarter century on their major label debut album, "Deluxe," the New Orleans alt-rockers will be in Columbus Wednesday night with the Barenaked Ladies and KT Tunstall on the "Last Summer On Earth 2018" tour

Author’s Note: This article is the second of a three-part series profiling each of the artists on the tour. Stay tuned for an interview with the Barenaked Ladies tomorrow, and read my conversation with KT Tunstall from last week.  “Grateful,” the latest single from alt-rock veterans Better Than Ezra, coruscates with the same engaging electric […]

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Photos: Taylor Swift at Ohio Stadium

 Brian Hendricks Photos: Taylor Swift at Ohio Stadium

Taylor Swift stopped by Columbus on Saturday night for one of the seldom few concerts held at Ohio Stadium. She was joined by opener Camila Cabello on this stop of her Reputation Tour, entertaining a nearly sold out crowd of fans. Looking for more upcoming live music events in Columbus? CLICK HERE to browse our […]

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Band Interview: KT Tunstall

Grant Walters Grant Walters Band Interview: KT Tunstall

With new music on the horizon for later this year, the Scottish native returns to Columbus July 11 with the Barenaked Ladies and Better Than Ezra on the "Last Summer On Earth 2018" tour ticket

Author’s Note: This article is the first of a three-part series profiling each of the artists on the tour. Stay tuned for interviews with Better Than Ezra and the Barenaked Ladies over the next week.  The last time KT Tunstall and I spoke was in February 2017, when she was on her way to Columbus […]

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Photos: Paramore at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Paramore at Express Live!

Power-pop rockers Paramore stopped by Columbus on Thursday night with their “After Laughter” tour. It was a massive sold-out show full of high energy and bounce-along guitar riffs, rocking outdoors on a sunny Express Live! stage. Due to failings on my own part, I wasn’t able to arrive early enough to capture highly rated indie-rock […]

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