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Concert Preview: Citizen Zero

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Citizen Zero

Detroit-based Citizen Zero will stop by Newport Music Hall on Saturday night, supporting their first major label release, State of Mind. The set’s lead single “Go (Let Me Save You)” gives a firm nod to fellow rockers Foo Fighters and Shinedown with its melodic urgency – complementary comparisons given the entire album’s consistently polished production […]

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Final Clampdown Dance Party Takes Place This Weekend

Walker Evans Walker Evans Final Clampdown Dance Party Takes Place This Weekend

Since 2004, The Clampdown has been the go-to monthly destination for your fix of dancefloor-friendly alt-rock music, but that will all be coming to a closure at the end of 2016. Clampdown founder Charles Erickson announced today that he plans to end the long-running series with two final shows in November and December. “It’s been […]

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Interview: GROVES

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: GROVES

Developing their stage presence with a major national tour supporting pop icons Culture Club, the Texas alt-rock outfit is set to release their debut album

Named for their Texas hometown, alt-rock newcomers GROVES are currently on a national tour supporting the iconic Culture Club. The collective will make a stop in Columbus at the Palace Theater this Saturday. Comprised of members Stephen Salisbury (vocals and guitar), Reid Guidry (bass), and Will Smith (drums), the band claims Elvis Costello, Phoenix, Blink-182, […]

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Review: Ben Folds with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Grant Walters Grant Walters Review: Ben Folds with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

The alt-rock singer, songwriter and producer joined the talented CSO at the Ohio Theatre for a memorable Saturday night as part of the BravoPops! series

A bearded Ben Folds walked onto the Ohio Theatre stage Saturday night, joining his symphonic collaborators for the evening as the capacity audience cheered and applauded zealously. After seating himself at a grand piano, the ensemble launched a two-hour-plus performance with “Effington” from Folds’ 2008 album Way to Normal. Conductor Peter Stafford Wilson and his […]

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Concert Preview: Vanessa Silberman at Skully’s Music-Diner

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Vanessa Silberman at Skully’s Music-Diner

Just past the mid-way point of a whirlwind thirty-eight city American Folk Rock tour, Los Angeles alt-rock songstress Vanessa Silberman will stop at Skully’s Music-Diner on February 23. Her latest single of the same name – recorded at BOP Recording Studio in Mafeking, South Africa – is vintage singer-songwriter: nothing but Silberman’s earthy alto and […]

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Promowest Productions Acquires Two Cincinnati Festivals

Walker Evans Walker Evans Promowest Productions Acquires Two Cincinnati Festivals

Promowest Productions is already one of the most prominent concert companies in Columbus, with four big venues under their management umbrella, and today they’ve announced growth plans for the Cincinnati market with the acquisition of two festivals: Bunbury and Buckle Up. The Bunbury Music Festival was first launched in 2012, and in its short three-year […]

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Concert Review: Magic Man, Walk The Moon, and Panic! At The Disco at the LC

Miranda Rife Miranda Rife Concert Review: Magic Man, Walk The Moon, and Panic! At The Disco at the LC

Last Tuesday night, Magic Man, Walk The Moon and Panic! At The Disco took the stage at the LC on a beautiful July evening. The line wrapped around the venue hours before the doors opened. Each of the bands had played the LC recently, Panic! in January of this year and Magic Man and Walk […]

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