Columbus doesn’t have too many “entertainment districts” per se, at least not comparable to a city like Austin (and 6th St. in particular) that is bar after bar, live music venue after live music venue. But last week, the arena district seemed to be hopping, an eclectic mix of baseball fans and families (at Huntington Park), classic rock enthusiasts (Zappa Plays Zappa at the LC), post-Happy Hour goers (the A&R bar), and indie rock aficionados (The Basement) who were intrigued at the prospect of catching ex-Granddaddy front man Jason Lytle in a solo-type setting.
Lytle is no stranger to Columbus – at least that’s what I’ve been told by those who claim to have seen Granddaddy open for the likes of Pete Yorn and the Foo Fighters (can anybody confirm this?) – and truth be told, not to take away from any of the other talented players in Granddaddy, but it’s pretty obvious that that band was clearly a Lytle-led band. So the skateboarder-turned-singer could easily have put out his new stuff under the Granddaddy name and nobody would accuse him of pulling an Axl Rose. Continue reading