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Trust the treatment

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The Johnson Treatment draws on Dayton’s musical roots The Johnson Treatment (L-R) Huston Brice, Jelani Stokes, Danielle Tripp, Tory James, and Evan Fiehrer. Photo: Glenna Jennings By Joey Ferber Thinking Dayton Music scene? Think the Johnson Treatment. The Dayton-based band is a multi-faceted ensemble of talented instrumentalists who congruently move through genres in a single […]

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The funky truth

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The legendary George Clinton brings funk back to Dayton George Clinton; photo: William Thoren Photography By Joseph Ferber For a moment, Dayton City Paper was an exclusive listener to a new phase in funk history. Skeptical that a direct line existed to funk’s most innovative forefather, we found all suspicion suspended as our call for […]

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Honest, smoking brass

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Davina and the Vagabonds wander to Oddbody’s Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds travel on to Oddbody’s June 17; photo: Garrett Born By Joey Ferber Barring the laws of space and time, if Davina and the Vagabonds were to share a bill with any artist, this non-stop act would be playing alongside Fats Waller, Tom Waits, […]

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Midwest’s best

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DCP music writers highlight Nelsonville Music Festival Photo: Cloud Nothings take the Main Stage June 2 at Nelsonville Music Festival   Ween Saturday, June 3, 9:30 p.m., Main Stage They Might Be Giants Friday, June 2, 9:30 p.m., Main Stage By Gary Spencer In the past, most bands featured at the annual Nelsonville Music Festival have […]

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OldNews, new folk

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OldNews debuts single at South Park Tavern By Joey Ferber Photo: Khrys Blank of OldNews, a regular act at South Park Tavern; photo: Matt Silver While its existence in the Dayton scene is old news, a musical staple is breaking new ground. The OldNews “collective,” as members refer to it, is translating its spontaneous, live […]

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School of self-deprecation

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Andy Kindler of Bob’s Burgers opens up at Wiley’s By Joey Ferber Photo: Andy Kindler performs Saturday, April 8 at Wiley’s Comedy Joint; photo: Susan Maljan Andy Kindler is a pioneer of the alternative comedy scene that emerged after the ’80s comedy boom collapsed, like the 2008 housing bubble. Inflated by homogenized jokes and promoters […]

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Who is Ernie Johnson from Detroit?

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Cincy funk band set to bless Trolley Stop By Joey Ferber   Photo: Ernie Johnson from Detroit’s (l-r) Collin Thompson, Wayne Kilgard, Drew Loftspring, Nathan Lewis, Eric Osmanoglu, and Dusty Bryant take on Trolley Stop March 17; photo: Kristoph Klein   All we knew about the Cincinnati band was that whomever Ernie Johnson is, he—or […]

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Slapcheek humor

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Damon Williams returns to the Dayton Funny Bone By Joey Ferber Photo: Damon Williams brings his ‘hurt-your-face funny’ to the Dayton Funny Bone, Feb. 23-26 Damon Williams will make your cheeks hurt. Over his 20-plus years of doing stand-up, the Chicago native has crafted a unique brand of comedy that is sure to have audiences […]

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Nine stringed life

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Keith Lykins’ musical travels at Taffy’s of Eaton By Joey Ferber Keith Lykins connects cultures of the world through his music. Often, you’ll find him strumming and tapping the self-invented, nine-string drum guitar—an instrument created to enhance his solo performances. On the instrument’s inspiration, Lykins states, “I had a dream one night that I had […]

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A new species of bluegrass

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Steep Canyon Rangers, live at the Victoria By Joey Ferber Photo: Steep Canyon Rangers’ (front, l-r) Nicky Sanders, Graham Sharp, Charles Humphrey III, (back, l-r) Mike Guggino, Woody Platt, and Michael Ashworth The Steep Canyon Rangers have grown their own variety of bluegrass. Their music evolved from seeds of traditional bluegrass to original music ripe with […]

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Trimming the fat

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Achilles Tenderloin croons at Yellow Cab’s WinterFolk fest By Joey Ferber Photo: Joe Augustin of Achilles Tenderloin sings the blues Jan. 28 at Yellow Cab’s Winterfolk festival; photo: Jennifer Taylor The Dayton area is ripe with the blues. And perhaps the best quality of the region’s take on this historical line of music is that each […]

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Underneath the purple rain

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Underneath the purple rain DCP eulogizes this year’s lost musical icons By DCP Audible Writers Editor’s note: After his departure Jan. 10, 2016, David Bowie has been hand-selecting elite humans from this terrestrial realm for his own—or at least putting his plans into action. These are some of the musically inclined among the Chosen Ones.  […]

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Frack You, 2016 playlist

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DCP listens through the worsts of the year By DCP Audible Writers Photo: I See Stars’ Treehouse Can’t Stop the Feeling’ from the ‘Trolls’ soundtrack by Justin Timberlake By Tim Walker Thanks a lot, 2016. Not only did you go and take away a bunch of our more brilliant musical talents, but then you turn around […]

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One to grow on

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Moriah Haven celebrates 33 years of life and art at Taffy’s of Eaton By Joey Ferber Photo: Moriah Haven showcases her ongoing recording, The Growth Project, at Taffy’s Jan. 7; photo: Alex Grodkiewicz, Alex G. Photography Moriah Haven makes music that matters. Dayton City Paper had a chance to speak with the Dayton-based artist while she […]

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Connecting to our past

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African-American Visual Artists Guild showcase Dayton’s iconic neighborhoods By Joseph Ferber Photo: ‘Neighbor Next To Thee’ watercolor, ink, and charcoal by Debra Richardson-Wood, on display at the RTA Cultural Center through Nov. 30 The African-American Visual Artists Guild is gifting the city of Dayton with a historical exposition that any Daytonian can respect; the guild recently […]

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Sultans of Swing, baby

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Baseball, jazz, and short fiction flush the floor at Wright State’s Flapper Ball By Joey Ferber Photo: Director of Wright State’s CELIA Hank Dahlman (left) and Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones at one of the Sultans of Swing games Wright State University is hosting a unique triangulation of American history. Its Spring Sultans of Swing Spring […]

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No Jet Engines Here

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The very first thing is to learn how to pronounce it. No rhyming with the home of Baylor University in […]

Debate 9/11: Let’s Make Tammany Hall Great Again

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Third Parties have long complained that having the two major parties in charge of the election process gives Republicans and […]

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No music and arts festival would truly be complete without… wrestling, right? Well, this year at Ladyfest Dayton, buckle down […]

Lives-in-progress, demo-style

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Right from the start of this Jesse Peretz adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Juliet, Naked, there’s something warm and unfinished […]

Are ‘Friends” Electric?

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Gary Numan’s Savage return to form at CVG’s Bogart’s Gary Numan with daughter Persia, who sings on the new single […]