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Interview: Lily & Madeleine

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Lily & Madeleine

The Indianapolis-based sister act is in Columbus to support their newest album, "Keep It Together," at Rumba Café Thursday night

Sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkewicz have a vocal blend that is so close that you could almost mistake it for the most precise and mechanical double-tracking of a singular singer. Even among other sibling groups, their tonal parity is jaw-dropping – and decadently rich and achingly beautiful. As recording artists, they’ve been exceptionally prolific – […]

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Interview: A Few Words With Kris Allen

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: A Few Words With Kris Allen

The "American Idol" season eight winner brings his latest project, "Somethin' About Christmas" to the stage at The Southern Theatre on December 21

I watched American Idol religiously for most of its fifteen-season run. Like the rest of its hundreds of millions of global viewers, I glued myself to my television in a nearly hexed state every week – eating up the premise that this miraculous prime-time laboratory was dusting off fledgling buskers and basement guitar strummers and […]

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Interview: Brother Moses

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Brother Moses

The Arkansas indie rockers will preview their forthcoming EP, "Legends", during a free show at Victory's Live Friday night

Brewery District music spot Victory’s Live will bring in indie rock outfit Brother Moses for a free show on Friday night. The Fayetteville, Arkansas-based quintet, featuring James Lockhart (lead vocal and guitar), Moses Gomez (guitar), Michael Seck (drums), Matthew Heckmann (bass), and John-Lewis Anderson (keyboards and guitar), are set to release their sophomore EP, Legends, […]

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Preview: The Black Cadillacs at King Avenue 5

Briana Henry Briana Henry Preview: The Black Cadillacs at King Avenue 5

Tonight, The Black Cadillacs bring their Tennessee swagger to King Avenue 5. The whole band came together at The University of Tennessee of Knoxville where guitarist, John Philips, was a journalism major. Previously supporting bands such as The Alabama Shakes and The Delta Saints, the guys are out on a tour of their own, with […]

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Preview: Foals at The Newport

Briana Henry Briana Henry Preview: Foals at The Newport

Tonight, Foals are playing at The Newport with support from indie brother and sister duo Blondfire and four-piece Floridian rockers, Surfer Blood. The English band was on their way to Montreal when I had the pleasure to speak with guitarist, Jimmy Smith, about their intense new music video and plans after their tour whilst battling a bad […]

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Preview: Outasight at A&R Music Bar

Briana Henry Briana Henry Preview: Outasight at A&R Music Bar

Outasight will open the show for The Ready Set tonight at A&R Music Bar. The Yonkers, New York native and I spoke about his upcoming tour while en route to Boston to perform the second date on the 20+ shows scheduled tour. Talking with Outasight aka Richard Andrew was exactly like talking to the number […]

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Preview: Doug Mains & The City Folk

Briana Henry Briana Henry Preview: Doug Mains & The City Folk

Hailing from that state up north, tonight indie-folk band Doug and the Mains will play a show at Kafe Kerouac at 8:00. But don’t let the fact that they’re from Michigan discredit them. This isn’t your standard indie fare. Featuring five members -and instruments that include an upright bass and accordion players- this show will […]

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