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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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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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Photos: Gin Blossoms, Tonic & Vertical Horizon at Express LIVE!

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Gin Blossoms, Tonic & Vertical Horizon at Express LIVE!

With my feet now planted firmly, though wistfully, in my 40s, it’s hard not to feel at least a little nostalgic when it comes to the music that shaped my college years. I used to harmonize to the Gin Blossoms’ “Follow You Down” while I wrote papers until the wee hours of the morning (which […]

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Photos: Vance Joy at Express LIVE!

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Vance Joy at Express LIVE!

The Australian singer-songwriter and opening act Alice Merton were a big draw for concert-goers last Wednesday night at Express LIVE!

Although the mid-May heat made it feel more like July, it proved to be no hindrance for Vance Joy’s capacity crowd last week as they eagerly packed the lawn (still a little damp from soaking showers earlier in the day), pit, and everywhere else in between where they could find a spot to catch a […]

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Photos: Radnor & Lee at A&R Music Bar

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Radnor & Lee at A&R Music Bar

If Josh Radnor and Ben Lee have retained any sense of surprise about the success of their independent music collaboration Radnor & Lee, the full house at A&R Music Bar on Sunday night — a hometown crowd for Bexley-born-and-raised Radnor — should have done nothing but further cement their confidence in their journey. Performing with […]

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Photos: Shawn Colvin & Lyle Lovett at Ohio University

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Shawn Colvin & Lyle Lovett at Ohio University

Two of the country's essential singer-songwriters brought their harmony and humor to OU's Memorial Auditorium last Wednesday night

The persistent rain of the day had mostly stopped as I drove down to Athens for Shawn Colvin and Lyle Lovett’s show in Athens last week, pulling into town just as the bulk of the Wednesday evening crowd was making their way through the front doors of Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium in the heart of OU’s […]

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Photos: St. Vincent at Express LIVE!

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: St. Vincent at Express LIVE!

Awash in vibrant hues and strobes, the acclaimed singer-songwriter played to a full house at Express LIVE! last Wednesday night

Packed in tightly on both levels of the venue, St. Vincent’s Columbus fans buzzed as the talented multi-instrumentalist tackled an impressive 22-song set list at Express LIVE! last Wednesday night. The Oklahoma-born singer-songwriter recently released her fifth studio album, Masseduction, in mid-October to wide critical and commercial acclaim. The set became her first top 10 album on […]

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