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Martin Popoff’s “Big Book of Hair Metal” By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Martin Popoff’s “The Big Book of Hair Metal: The Illustrated Oral History of Heavy Metal’s Debauched Decade” (Voyageur Press) For fans of ’80s metal, Martin Popoff’s new work, “The Big Book of Hair Metal: The Illustrated Oral History of Heavy Metal’s Debauched Decade” […]

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Melodic metal?


Skeletonwitch at Oddbody’s By Allyson B. Crawford and Gary Spencer Photo: Skeletonwitch will perform on Nov. 15 at Oddbody’s Legendary Ohio metallers Skeletonwitch are about to unleash their hardcore fury on Dayton. The band will play Oddbody’s (5418 Burkhardt Road) on Nov. 15. Dayton bands Horlet and Engraved Darkness will open the show. Advance tickets […]

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Watch & Learn

Metal and Cultural Impact conference at University of Dayton By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Keynote speaker Josh Bernstein will present on the business of heavy metal; photo: Rob Fenn Studying heavy metal as an academic pursuit isn’t new. The interdisciplinary study has gained popularity in recent years, first in European countries and now in America. […]

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Carnival or carnage?


Carnival of Death Tour stops at Oddbody’s By Allyson Crawford Photo: Internal Bleeding will perform as part of The Carnival of Death Tour on October 6   We’re quite satisfied with what we’ve seen our crowds do!” Suffocation bassist Derek Boyer excitedly told Dayton City Paper. “We love to see interaction while we are performing: sick […]

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Better days are here


Winger classics plus a classical twist at BMI Speedway By Allyson Crawford Photo: Winger will perform on Aug. 23 at BMI Speedway in Versailles “It’s well known to rock musicians that Ohio Rocks!” Kip Winger told The Dayton City Paper about his upcoming show at BMI Speedway in Versailles. “I play with the band and solo […]

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Bring on the heavy


Swarm at Canal Public House By Allyson Crawford Photo: Swarm will perform on June 14 at Canal Public House “We jump around and have a good time, but we’re definitely serious about the music we’re playing,” Scott Bodine of Swarm told Dayton City Paper. “It’s a good live show and we sound just like the record.” […]

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I heart the ’80s


Quiet Riot feels the noize at BMI Speedway By Allyson Crawford Photo: Quiet Riot performs on April 5 at BMI Speedway in Versailles No, it’s not 1986 again, but the upcoming tours this spring and summer may have you believing otherwise. Motley Crüe will head out on their final tour. KISS and Def Leppard will pair […]

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From start-up to signed

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Neon Warship at Blind Bob’s By Allyson Crawford Photo: [l to r] Kevin Shindel, Matt Tackett and Jay Bird of Neon Warship; photo: Tim Anderl  “The band is kind of like my dream idea of what I want to do,” Neon Warship vocalist/guitarist Kevin Schindel told the Dayton City Paper. “I’ve always been in bands where […]

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Hell of a ride


New Year’s Eve with Saving Abel at McGuffy’s By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Saving Abel perform at McGuffy’s on New Year’s Eve; photo: Davo/MusicMediaGroup The end of the year means one thing: party time. New Year’s Eve equals parties all over town, but what if you want some live music with your reveling? Mississippi rock outfit […]

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Hear ye! Hear ye!

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Ohio Renaissance Festival offers historical family fun By Allyson B. Crawford  Photo: Children of all ages enjoy the human powered rides like the Sea Dragon at the Ohio Renaissance Festival; photo: Will Thorpe Don’t be the village idiot! Get thee to the Ohio Renaissance Festival! The Renaissance, known broadly as a period of great enlightenment, occurred […]

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The DCP Sizzlin’ Summer Sex Mixtape

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In keeping on theme for our first annual Sizzlin’ Summer Sex edition, we tasked our music writers to each contribute a track for our own special mixtape. While certainly there is more than one way to reach the palace of delights, depending on your mood and other inclinations, feel free to compile these tracks in […]

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Truckfighters rock … and roll on


Swedish trio returns to Dayton By Allyson B. Crawford   Photo: Swedish fuzz-rockers Truckfighers return to Blind Bob’s Aug. 22; photo: Torsten Curdt  Sweden is a long way from Dayton, Ohio. For acclaimed fuzz rockers Truckfighters, Dayton is nearly a second home. The Swedes will visit the Miami Valley once again, performing at Blind Bob’s […]

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L.A. Guns – Always on tour


’80s rockers return to McGuffy’s House of Rock By Allyson B. Crawford    Photo: ’80s glam metal mainstays L.A. Guns will perform at McGuffy’s House of Rock on Friday, Aug. 2 For diehard fans of ’80s metal, the story of L.A. Guns is both complicated and frustrating. Strong album releases, popular videos on MTV and the […]

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Still humble and hungry


Skid Row’s summer tour hits Dayton By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo on stage with Skid Row; photo credit:Charles Shanks “Music keeps you young. I’ve always believed that. It gives you energy that doesn’t exist in other arenas in life,” Skid Row guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo told Dayton City Paper. “The essence of me […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues


  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim […]

Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]