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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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Concert Preview & Interview: Collective Soul

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Collective Soul

On the cusp of releasing their tenth studio album, "Blood," the Georgia alt-rockers are in Columbus with the Gin Blossoms on Saturday night

Every so often, our family would road trip to escape the wide open spaces of Winnipeg for…the wide open spaces of Minnesota. Shortly after you cross the U.S.-Canada border at Pembina, North Dakota, you could pick up a signal for Magic 96, the FM radio station that served up top 40 tunes to the bustling […]

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Photos: Weezer & Pixies at the Schottenstein Center

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Weezer & Pixies at the Schottenstein Center

If your roots spent any time steeped in 90s alt-rock, it was hard not to bask in the guitar-buzzed glow of the Weezer & Pixies double bill last Tuesday night at the Schottenstein Center.  A respectable number of ticketholders showed up at seven o’clock to check out the opening act – the Ipswich, England-reared rock quintet, Basement. Opening […]

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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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