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Concert Preview: The Brother Brothers

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: The Brother Brothers

David and Adam Moss aim to fill The Southern Theatre tonight with the distinctive folk-bluegrass compositions from their debut album, "Some People I Know"

When I spoke to David and Adam Moss early in October, their excellent debut album, Some People I Know, was less than two weeks away from being released. Illinois-born and now Brooklyn-based, the identical twins, better known as The Brother Brothers, have the kind of prodigious harmonic purity that is, with a few exceptions, only possible […]

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Interview: Josie Dunne

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Josie Dunne

Gaining momentum with her Motown-inspired debut EP, "To Be The Little Fish," the Chicago native visits Columbus as part of Andy Grammer's "The Good Parts Tour" at Newport Music Hall on Wednesday night

Josie Dunne’s debut EP, To Be The Little Fish, reflects the copious level of joy the rising 21-year-old singer-songwriter is finding at each new stop along her career path. “It’s been unbelievable,” she rhapsodizes during our phone conversation on Monday afternoon. “I feel like this is a really cool particular phase, too, in any musician’s time […]

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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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Band Interview: Barenaked Ladies

Grant Walters Grant Walters Band Interview: Barenaked Ladies

The iconic pop-rockers and recent Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees return to Columbus on Wednesday night to anchor the "Last Summer On Earth 2018" Tour with Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall.

Author’s Note: This article is the last of a three-part series profiling each of the artists on the tour. Read my previous conversations with KT Tunstall and Better Than Ezra. Winnipeg, 1991. Vincent Massey Collegiate. We were at a rehearsal for our 10th grade musical, Dames at Sea – probably on a Saturday afternoon when […]

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Band Interview: Better Than Ezra

Grant Walters Grant Walters Band Interview: Better Than Ezra

Celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band and looking back a quarter century on their major label debut album, "Deluxe," the New Orleans alt-rockers will be in Columbus Wednesday night with the Barenaked Ladies and KT Tunstall on the "Last Summer On Earth 2018" tour

Author’s Note: This article is the second of a three-part series profiling each of the artists on the tour. Stay tuned for an interview with the Barenaked Ladies tomorrow, and read my conversation with KT Tunstall from last week.  “Grateful,” the latest single from alt-rock veterans Better Than Ezra, coruscates with the same engaging electric […]

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Band Interview: KT Tunstall

Grant Walters Grant Walters Band Interview: KT Tunstall

With new music on the horizon for later this year, the Scottish native returns to Columbus July 11 with the Barenaked Ladies and Better Than Ezra on the "Last Summer On Earth 2018" tour ticket

Author’s Note: This article is the first of a three-part series profiling each of the artists on the tour. Stay tuned for interviews with Better Than Ezra and the Barenaked Ladies over the next week.  The last time KT Tunstall and I spoke was in February 2017, when she was on her way to Columbus […]

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Band Interview: Plain White T’s

Grant Walters Grant Walters Band Interview: Plain White T’s

More than a decade after their meteoric rise with "Hey There Delilah," the Illinois quintet visits Columbus on Tuesday to preview their forthcoming studio album, "Parallel Universe"

The two new tracks the Plain White T’s have chosen to tease their first studio album since 2015’s American Nights are a fascinating, and purposeful, contrast. The first, “Your Body,” is an R&B-infused ballad that’s in line with much of what audiences might expect from a T’s single of yore: a simple, guitar-strummed melody with lead […]

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