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Interview: Lee DeWyze

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Lee DeWyze

Returning to Columbus for the first time in two years, the singer-songwriter brings his latest studio album, 'Ghost Stories,' to the stage on Wednesday night.

It’s fitting that Lee DeWyze is my first touring artist interview since, well…[motioning widely] all of this happened.  Our paths have crossed several times over the past four years, partially because Lee stops in Columbus frequently when he’s on the road. But most importantly, we make a point to connect whenever he’s headed in this […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Illiterate Light

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Illiterate Light

Following their recently-released debut album for Atlantic Records, the Virginia-based mutli-instrumentalists stop by The Basement tonight

“It’s really, really cool to be able to have this album out,” guitarist, bassist, and vocalist Jeff Gorman explains of Illiterate Light’s eponymous debut release that arrived in October.  The Virginia-based duo, which also includes drummer and songwriting partner Jake Cochran, have woven a fascinating career path that led them from an organic farm they […]

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Interview: 98 Degrees

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Ohio natives Jeff Timmons, Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, and Justin Jeffre bring their hits home on Saturday night

Pop/R&B vocal group 98 Degrees is set for an Ohio homecoming on Saturday night as they bring their An Evening With 98 Degrees tour to Hollywood Casino Columbus. Members Jeff Timmons, Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, and Justin Jeffre have achieved international success since the group’s formation in 1996, but all of them have roots firmly […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Lee DeWyze

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Lee DeWyze

With a new EP, "Castles," forthcoming this fall, the singer-songwriter brings new music to an intimate show at Rumba Café on Thursday night

On October 25, singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze will release Castles – an EP follow-up to his most recent studio album, Paranoia.  One of Castles’ three tracks, the irresistibly airy ballad “Night and Day,” was released as a standalone single in April.  “’Night and Day’ for me is a song that sonically and lyrically walks the line […]

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Music Interview: Spencer Sutherland

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The Pickerington native brings his debut EP, "NONE of this has been about you," to a hometown tour stop at Express LIVE! on Sunday night

The R&B smolder of Spencer Sutherland’s debut EP, NONE of this has been about you, doesn’t exactly evoke the humble proclivity of suburban Columbus. But the Ohio native-turned-Los Angeleno received his formative musical education growing up in Pickerington, with much of the credit being owed to his family that insisted on spinning albums at home […]

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Band Interview: Raven Black

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The dark metal foursome lands their first spot at the festival's second iteration this Saturday in Mansfield.

Los Angeles-based dark metal ensemble Raven Black, currently on a nationwide ticket with four other bands, Static-X, DevilDriver, Wednesday 13, and Dope, are en route to this weekend’s Inkcarceration Festival at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. Self-branded as ‘a theatrical act influenced by gothic, classical, and carnival music,’ lead vocalist and principal songwriter Raven, […]

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Interview: New Kids on the Block

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: New Kids on the Block

After carving out their own place in pop music history more than three decades ago, the New Kids continue their lengthy legacy with "The Mixtape Tour"

“This tour has been an absolute blast. It’s been one of the most fun ones that we’ve done,” New Kids on the Block founding member Jonathan Knight-Rodriguez tells me over the phone during a day off in between shows in Des Moines and St. Paul. The Mixtape Tour, which kicked off on May 2 in Cincinnati, will stop […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!