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Concert Preview: The Brother Brothers

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: The Brother Brothers

David and Adam Moss aim to fill The Southern Theatre tonight with the distinctive folk-bluegrass compositions from their debut album, "Some People I Know"

When I spoke to David and Adam Moss early in October, their excellent debut album, Some People I Know, was less than two weeks away from being released. Illinois-born and now Brooklyn-based, the identical twins, better known as The Brother Brothers, have the kind of prodigious harmonic purity that is, with a few exceptions, only possible […]

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Interview: Steven Page

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Steven Page

The Barenaked Ladies founder and recent Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee will take the stage on Friday night at Thirty One West in Newark

Among the distinctive voices that are woven into the tapestry of Canadian music, Steven Page’s richly hued tenor owns a rightful strand for its versatility and eloquence. As a founding member of and principal vocalist and songwriter for the Barenaked Ladies, his creative DNA is permanently attached to a catalog that helped to create the […]

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Interview: Josie Dunne

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Josie Dunne

Gaining momentum with her Motown-inspired debut EP, "To Be The Little Fish," the Chicago native visits Columbus as part of Andy Grammer's "The Good Parts Tour" at Newport Music Hall on Wednesday night

Josie Dunne’s debut EP, To Be The Little Fish, reflects the copious level of joy the rising 21-year-old singer-songwriter is finding at each new stop along her career path. “It’s been unbelievable,” she rhapsodizes during our phone conversation on Monday afternoon. “I feel like this is a really cool particular phase, too, in any musician’s time […]

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LA-Based AEG Presents Acquires PromoWest Productions

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman LA-Based AEG Presents Acquires PromoWest Productions

Los Angeles-based live entertainment company AEG Presents has announced that it has acquired PromoWest Productions. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices, produces iconic festivals like Coachella, Electric Forest, and Firefly, and owns, books or manages more than 80 clubs and theaters. Founded in 1983 by Scott Stienecker, PromoWest has grown […]

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Photos: FIDLAR Return to Columbus to Rock Newport Music Hall

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: FIDLAR Return to Columbus to Rock Newport Music Hall

California rockers FIDLAR made a long overdue return to Columbus on Monday night as they hit the Newport Music Hall stage. It was a night packed with mosh-pit-ripe guitar-punk and weirdly infectious songs about drug and alcohol abuse. Along for the ride were a double hitter of some outstanding talent from Canada in the forms […]

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Photos: Car Seat Headrest at Newport Music Hall

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Car Seat Headrest at Newport Music Hall

Car Seat Headrest came through town on a dismally wet Sunday night to bring their low-fi indie rock to a sold-out Newport Music Hall. Car Seat Headrest spawned from the humble beginnings of home and car seat solo recordings of singer and chief writer, Will Toledo. In recent years they’ve blossomed into a full touring […]

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Interview: Anne-Marie

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Anne-Marie

With her fast-rising debut album, "Speak Your Mind", and a handful of big radio hits in tow, the UK singer-songwriter stops by A&R Music Bar on Monday night

Just days after her debut album, Speak Your Mind (Warner Bros. Records), was certified gold in the U.S., British singer-songwriter Anne-Marie and I connected to preview her show at A&R Music Bar on September 10 – one of just a handful of Stateside solo headlining dates that will divert her from the stadium tour bill […]

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