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Local Music Spotlight: Ghost Soul Trio

Grant Walters Grant Walters Local Music Spotlight: Ghost Soul Trio

The threesome's debut set of infectious, glimmering tracks, "Too Many Futures", will be front-and-center during their album release party tonight at The Basement

I’m always happy to hear from local artists like Ghost Soul Trio who are tirelessly working to shape Columbus’ diversifying musical palette. My first taste of their material was the thick vintage R&B thump of their recent singles “Pantherland” and “Potassitorium,” both of which spotlight the obviously adept chops of bassist Nate Gelfand and drummer […]

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Interview: Nina West’s Big Debut on the Small Screen

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Nina West’s Big Debut on the Small Screen

Columbus' own is set to sparkle as a contestant on season eleven of the VH1 reality series, "RuPaul's Drag Race"

After entertaining Columbus audiences for nearly two decades, Nina West is mere hours from being an international phenomenon. Tonight, viewers around the world will watch her inaugural appearance on the 11th season of the award-winning VH1 reality series RuPaul’s Drag Race. Casting for each season’s 14 competitors is an intensive process. West’s ninth audition proved […]

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Interview: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

The former Columbusite comes home to Newport Music Hall on Tuesday night in support of his latest album, "Upside Down Flowers"

The only thing better than listening to Andrew McMahon’s storytelling through his exquisitely crafted compositions is watching him bring them to life on stage. I was invited to McMahon’s last performance at Newport Music Hall in 2017, and it was a phenomenal sensory blast. Eyes clenched shut and hunched over his piano like a Glass Houses-era […]

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Interview: Brent Crawford and Bob Hoying

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Brent Crawford and Bob Hoying

The Insight 2050 initiative from the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has drawn a lot of attention to predicted population and job growth in the region and the need to plan for it. City planners, elected officials, and developers all tend to agree on one basic takeaway of the study – that future development […]

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Interview: Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Boasting perhaps the most gleeful band names in the business, the acclaimed North Carolina quintet plays a sold out show tonight at Express LIVE! in support of their latest album "How To: Friend, Love, Freefall"

Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s vividly colorful name lives up to the splashes of sonic magnificence on their major label debut album for Elektra Records, How To: Friend, Love, Freefall. The Boone, North Carolina quintet was formed in 2013 when lead vocalist and principal songwriter, Sam Melo, and rhythm guitarist Darrick “Bozzy” Keller met as students at […]

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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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