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Concert Preview & Interview: Meshell Ndegeocello

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Meshell Ndegeocello

The acclaimed singer-songwriter, rapper, and bassist - the first woman to ever appear on the cover of 'Bass Player' magazine - will play a sold-out show on Friday night at The Wex in support of her latest album, 'Ventriloquism'

Ventriloquism, the 13th album from iconic singer, songwriter, rapper and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, is the most crave-worthy kind of covers record, one that deconstructs an essential collection songs and puts them back together in a way that re-imagines their fabric without completely stripping them of the emotional textures that appealed to the listener in the […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Shawn Colvin

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Shawn Colvin

The three-time Grammy winner will join music legend Lyle Lovett on stage at Ohio University's Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday night as part of their 'Together on Stage' tour

I spent most of the 90s in college, tussling interchangeably with work, money, relationships, and whatever hopes and dreams I still clung to as a 20-something that hadn’t yet escaped the academic bubble. Most nights, I’d abscond the warm glow of the computer screen in my boxy residence hall room to walk our perpetually rainy […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Little Big Town

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Little Big Town

The three-time Grammy Award winners, who picked up their latest trophy last month, make a stop on 'The Breakers Tour' tonight at the Schottenstein Center

If you haven’t heard Little Big Town’s The Breaker, you’re missing out on one of the best country albums of the past year. Actually, it’s unfair of me to narrow it down to a single genre, because while there are enough moments on the record to satiate its purists, there are just as many places where […]

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Interview: Curtis Stitt on his Tenure at COTA and the State of Public Transit in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Curtis Stitt on his Tenure at COTA and the State of Public Transit in Columbus

Curtis Stitt’s last day at the helm of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) was September 29. His five years as president and CEO capped nearly 19 in all at the agency. Columbus Underground sat down with Stitt for a wide-ranging interview just before he left, touching on everything from Smart Columbus, to the recent […]

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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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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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Interview: Kathy Griffin

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Kathy Griffin

About a half-hour before my call with Kathy Griffin was scheduled to begin, my cell phone dinged with a Twitter notification: @GrantWalters76 Are you ready for our interview?? Those six words will tell you almost everything you need to know about Griffin’s character. She’s one of the busiest and most renowned comedians in the world, […]


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