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Local Music Spotlight: The Orphan The Poet

Grant Walters Grant Walters Local Music Spotlight: The Orphan The Poet

For the alt-rockers poised to gain an even greater national following in 2019, Columbus is a place they're proud to call home

On a cloudy fall afternoon before their most recent show in Columbus, local alt-rock trio The Orphan The Poet and I huddled around a little table at Upper Cup Coffee Co. on Parsons Avenue, exchanging chatter above the loud din of clinking spoons and espresso machine whooshes. My first question focused on the video for […]

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Sunrise Reset Album Release w/Up All Nights & Lost Revival

  Sunrise Reset Album Release w/Up All Nights & Lost Revival

Sunrise Reset will be celebrating the release of their first full length LP “WESTWARD” along with The Lost Revival and The Up All Nights by playing a whole bunch of songs LIVE and IN PERSON! Bring yourself, bring your friends, bring your moms, bring your uncles, bring your dancin shoes. Listen to “WESTWARD” on Bandcamp, […]

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Traxler Festival

  Traxler Festival

Date: September 22, 2018 $5 donation for entry • Benefitting Music Loves Ohio Location: Traxler Printing Parking Lot (3029 Silver Dr, Columbus, OH 43224) Band Lineup: 5:00-5:45 FireSauce (90’s Covers) 6:00-6:45 Shurtz & Pantz (Americana/Country/Rock Covers) 7:00-7:45 Zayne Harshaw (Blues Rock/Soul/Funk Covers) 8:00-845 Mookie Blaylock (Covering Pearl Jam) 9:00-9:45 Lackluster (Covering Nine Inch Nails) GET […]

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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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Concert Preview & Interview: Gin Blossoms

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Gin Blossoms

On the cusp of releasing "Mixed Reality," their first studio album in eight years, the Arizona alt-rockers join Tonic and Vertical Horizon tonight at Express LIVE!

If you thought for a fleeting moment you might have seen Gin Blossoms lead singer Robin Wilson out and about in Columbus over the past couple of days, your eyes may not have been deceiving you. “It’s really awesome to be in Columbus,” he offers immediately as we begin our phone interview. “This town has […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Tonic

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Tonic

With two decades of hits in their rear-view mirror and new music on the horizon in 2019, the alt-rock trio performs in Columbus on Wednesday night with road mates Gin Blossoms and Vertical Horizon

My interview with Tonic’s frontman Emerson Hart wasn’t the first that began with a discussion about hockey, but the Nashville resident and avid Predators supporter uttered a symphony of words that are enough to make a Jets fan weep with joy. “I tell you what, man, I was really impressed,” he exclaims during a phone […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Red Sun Rising

Grant Walters 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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