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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: 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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Concert Preview & Interview: Midge Ure

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Midge Ure

The legendary singer-songwriter and Ultravox front man is at The Athenaeum Theatre tonight with Paul Young on their co-headlining "Soundtrack Of Your Life" Tour

Scottish singer-songwriter Midge Ure’s five-decade body of work is stunningly captured in his latest album, Orchestrated, a symphonic chronicle of the innovative, impactful material he produced as the front man of electronica pioneers Ultravox, and his excellent solo catalog. Ure’s prototypes have long showcased a flair for sonic expansiveness and flourish, but the lush arrangements he […]

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Comedy Interview: David Koechner

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Interview: David Koechner

The veteran actor and comedian returns to Columbus for a three-night engagement at the Columbus Funny Bone starting Thursday night

“I’m in Atlanta shooting Stan Against Evil,” David Koechner shares as we begin an early morning phone conversation a few days ago. “It’s an IFC production, and my good friend Dana Gould created the show and actually wrote this episode. And my other good friend Rob Cohen is directing this week. But it’s got Janet […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Liz Brasher

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Liz Brasher

The rising Memphis-based singer-songwriter will be at Newport Music Hall tonight performing tracks from her impressive and recently released EP "Outcast"

Liz Brasher’s EP, Outcast, is a feast for the ears. In the span of just six songs — most of which are under three-and-a-half minutes long — she dexterously whirls between blues, gospel, rock, country and old school soul. Most artists have some level of versatility in their vocal range and tone, but listening to […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Gin Blossoms

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Gin Blossoms

On the cusp of releasing "Mixed Reality," their first studio album in eight years, the Arizona alt-rockers join Tonic and Vertical Horizon tonight at Express LIVE!

If you thought for a fleeting moment you might have seen Gin Blossoms lead singer Robin Wilson out and about in Columbus over the past couple of days, your eyes may not have been deceiving you. “It’s really awesome to be in Columbus,” he offers immediately as we begin our phone interview. “This town has […]

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