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It’s hip to be square

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Dayton’s square cut pizza culture  By Kyle Melton Photo: Marion’s Piazza square cut pizza “It was in the 1950s when I ate my first pizza in Dayton, Ohio, and that pizza was cut in small, square pieces. It was in the early 1960s when I ate a pizza out of the Dayton area that was […]

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Around the Fringe with Rev. Cool

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Celebrating 30 Years with WYSO By Kyle Melton Cultural change doesn’t happen overnight. In many cases, individuals work quietly, slowly altering the fabric of their communities without notoriety. While often a thankless task, their efforts over extended periods of time result in significant progress toward a more enlightened population. In the case of Jim Carter, […]

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Run Down the Day

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Cincinnati’s The Seedy Seeds Return to South Park Tavern By Kyle Melton Joy. Pure, unbridled joy. The pursuit of this ideal lies at the core of The Seedy Seeds’ aesthetic. Hailing from Cincinnati, the trio brings an impassioned sense of wonder and bliss to each and every performance which, if allowed, can cause uncontrollable gyrating […]

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The Big Hat & Toy Show

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Guided By Voices Classic-Era Lineup returns in classic form By Kyle Melton Upon disbanding the beloved Guided By Voices (GBV) in 2004, Robert Pollard proclaimed that he would never reform the band and that GBV were a thing of the past. After 20 years serving as both reclusive home recording enthusiasts, indie rock darlings, and […]

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Good deal

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Kelley Deal looks back on 2011 By Kyle Melton Hibernation isn’t always a bad thing. After a five-year silence since their previous album, Title TK, Dayton-based twins Kelley and Kim Deal emerged once again in 2008 with their internationally renowned outfit the Breeders and a new album, Mountain Battles. The following year, Kelley issued a […]

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Shocker In Gloomtown

Part V: Our modern love by Kyle Melton with W.C. Ruffnel As the Dayton indie music scene rolled into the end of the 2000s, numerous changes taking place set the stage for a minor resurgence in its vitality. With the once vibrant Elbo’s club closed and the might Guided By Voices closing shop, the scene […]

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Getting closer

The Motel Beds celebrate the release of Tango Boys By Kyle Melton Timing is everything. To be able to arrive at a moment and capitalize on years of experience and preparation is an elusive proposition. For Dayton’s Motel Beds, the past year saw these longtime scene favorites bring to the table an excellent new album, […]

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Shocker In Gloomtown

Part IV: Oscillating circuits By Kyle Melton [Editor’s Note: “Shocker in Gloomtown: Part III” is the third installment in a five-part series by the DCP looking at the past, present and future of the Dayton music scene. This series was originally run in the DCP in 2008.] By 2003, the local music scene emerged from […]

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Front Row: Christmas in Cape Breton

Cityfolk presents one-of-a-kind show Natalie MacMaster: Christmas in Cape Breton Canadian fiddler/dance-stepper Natalie MacMaster will return to Dayton on December 4 to present her new seasonal program, Christmas in Cape Breton. Based on her holiday traditions growing up off the coast of mainland Nova Scotia, MacMaster blends familiar Christmas carols and songs with Cape Breton […]

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Gracious peasant

Mosquito Hawk Exquisite issues vintage psych-rock from Gem City By Kyle Melton Although best known for his work with the horror-punk outfit the Jackalopes, Chad Wells recently revived an old endeavor, Mosquito Hawk Exquisite, to issue his newest musical endeavor, Cricketbows. With a decidedly left turn into vintage-tinged psychedelia, the band’s latest album Mycosmic Transmission […]

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Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

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by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists […]

Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]

Vitality Check: 6/14/16

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The dangerous game of preventing pregnancy By Rocco Castellano So I got a call from a friend of mine that […]

Spring into comics

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Comic culture in Yellow Springs By Josher Lumpkin The village of Yellow Springs is a quaint college town that manages […]