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Since the day I was born

Nickel Creek’s Sean Watkins solo at Canal Public House By Justin Kreitzer Photo: Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek will perform a solo show at Canal Public House on April 22; photo: Devin Pedde Singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Sean Watkins has practically been playing music since birth. He co-founded the influential Grammy-winning Americana trio Nickel Creek, […]

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What’s on your mind?

Nashville blues rock trio Simo play Blind Bob’s By Justin Kreitzer Photo: Bassist Frank Swart of Simo will perform with the band on Jan. 23 at Blind Bob’s Simo is a Nashville-based blues rock power trio led by the fancy fretwork of guitar wizard J.D. Simo and rounded out by the roaring rhythm section of […]

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Ohio’s finest folk

WinterFolk Fest returns for round two By Justin Kreitzer Photo: Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle will peform at this year’s WinterFolk Fest; photo: Bill Fultz Are you looking for a way to escape the bitter cold of winter? Then seek refuge in the Yellow Cab building on Saturday, Jan. 17 and get nice […]

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Shrug it out

Shrug and The Future Laureates to play Canal Public House By Justin Kreitzer Photo: The Future Laureates will perform with Shrug at Canal Public House on Nov. 14; photo: Kaitlyn McQuaid Led by ever-present vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Tod Weidner (also of Motel Beds) and drummer Dan Stahl, along with bassist Bryan Lakatos, keyboardist Ken Hall […]

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Where I stand

Partially-reunited Days of the New at Oddbody’s By Justin Kreitzer Photo: Travis Meeks, Days of the New frontman, will perform on Nov. 7 at Oddbody’s Music Room; photo: Jason Fresta Nostalgia for the ’90s is at an all-time high especially in the music world – where bands like Weezer, and Dayton’s own The Breeders and […]

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Hard to go home empty-handed

Street Fair returns to Yellow Springs By Justin Kreitzer Photo: New Richmond Alpaca will return for Yellow Springs Street Fair; photo: Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce The fall festival season is in full swing with the alluring scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and crisp apple filling the air, as well as the craft fairs filling our […]

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Folkin’ rock ‘n’ roll!

Cincinnati’s Frontier Folk Nebraska comes to Canal Public House By Rusty Pate Photo: Michael Hensley, Travis Talbert, Steven Oder and Nathan Wagner of Frontier Folk Nebraska Rock ‘n’ roll has become such a bastardized term. While modern culture has absorbed it, allowing any hack to don leather pants, grab a Gibson Flying V and flash a […]

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Craft this!

Big Brews and Blues craft-draugh charityfest at Carillon Park By Justin Kreitzer Photo: Big Brews and Blues begins at 5 p.m. May 16 at Carillon Park; photo: Sarah Browning It’s not really a secret blues music and an ice cold brew make the perfect pair. The Big Brews And Blues fundraising event, benefiting Diabetes Dayton, has […]

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Everyone needs a little me time

Dayton’s Me Time album release By Justin Kreitzer Photo: Andy Smith [left] and Kyle Melton [right] of Me Time; photo: Jordan Frei Me Time is the new band from the prolific Dayton-based singer-songwriter Andy Smith, who has recently played in the acclaimed bands King Elk and Andrew & the Pretty Punchers. Smith is joined by another […]

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Why should the fire die?

Nickel Creek play Taft Theatre By Justin Kreitzer Photo:  Nickel Creek perform on May 6 at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati; photo: Brantley Gutierrez To celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band, Nickel Creek – the trio featuring mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Sean Watkins and violinist Sara Watkins – have returned from a nine-year hiatus to […]

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News of the weird: 05/19

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Donating for dollars Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now […]

Advice Goddess: 5/19

By Amy Alkon All the single m’ladies I read your manners book and loved it. I just feel that for […]

Chew on this: 05/19

What to believe about coconut oil claims By Jayne Powers Coconuts are on a roll as a wonder food. I […]

The Docket: 05/19

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove D’oh! The owner of a Dayton bar contacted […]

News of the weird: 05/12

By Chuck Shepherd Marital enhancement Saudi Arabia’s very first sex accessory shop (in the holy city of Mecca) should be […]

Chew on this: 05/12

Weight loss for pudgy pets By Jayne Powers Pets, like people, get pudgy – even obese. According to the Association […]