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Concert Preview: Everclear

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Everclear

The alt-rock veterans want you to bask in the "Afterglow" with them as they celebrate the 20-year anniversary of their watershed album this Sunday at Express LIVE!

The first 40 seconds of the opening and title track of Everclear’s 1997 landmark album, So Much For The Afterglow, is a Brian Wilson-esque chorale, an aqua-hued Malibu wave that descends into a crash of loud guitar riffs and frontman Art Alexakis’ incisive lead vocal. That melange of contemporary alt-rock bite and classic pop references were the driving […]

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Concert Preview: Fastball

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Fastball

With their latest album "Step Into Light" arriving earlier this month, the Texas-based alt-rock outfit joins Everclear for a double-bill show at Express LIVE! on Sunday night

“But where were they going without ever knowing the way?” Certainly Fastball didn’t intend the familiar refrain from their 1998 breakout single “The Way” to serve as an existential question for those of us who were on the cusp of our quarter-life crises at the time. But it just goes to show that a good […]

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Photos: David Gray at Express LIVE!

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: David Gray at Express LIVE!

British singer-songwriter David Gray played to a boisterous capacity crowd at Express LIVE! on Saturday night. The show, presented by IGS Energy and the City of Dublin, donated its proceeds to the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital alliance. From its inception in 2007, the annual concert event has raised over $700,000 […]

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Interview: David Gray

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: David Gray

The most recent leg of the multi-platinum singer-songwriter's 25th anniversary tour stops in Columbus tonight in support of recently-released "The Best of David Gray"

David Gray and I connected by phone a few weeks ago when I was in England for business. Just a few hours before, I had been listening to his most recently released project, The Best of David Gray, while riding a train from London to Sheffield – watching the English countryside whiz by as we […]

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PHOTOS: Alice Cooper at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis PHOTOS: Alice Cooper at Express Live!

QFM96 Celebrated 40 years on the air Tuesday evening as rock legend Alice Cooper brought his captivatingly theatrical live show to Columbus. “The Godfather of Shock Rock” and his ensemble of insanely talented backing musicians didn’t disappoint the gathering of fans young and old, nor the Cooper-clones in the audience on Tuesday, as the band performed […]

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For The Record: The xx’s “I See You”

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher For The Record: The xx’s “I See You”

The xx's third album exhibits enormous growth, delivers

You’re getting down and swaying across the dance floor in an elaborately lit underground club in the U.K., sweating profusely with your friends. Are you really there, or did you just throw on The xx’s new album I See You in your living room? Let’s go with the latter. If the London-based trio hadn’t already established […]

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Photos: Blitzmas 2016

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Blitzmas 2016

The 2016 edition on Blitzmas barged its way into Express Live! on Thursday night as the last of the season’s radio Christmas shows brought four bands to town to festively yell at microphones, batter some drums and swing around guitars while a sold-out crowd wildly raised their hands in salute to those that certainly came […]

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Tour dozens of apartments, condos and homes on Sunday, May 5th during the sixth annual Urban Living Tour!