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Kuan By Kyle Melton Upon their return from a month-long tour of the U.S., local instrumental quartet Kuan return to Dayton to celebrate the release of their new EP, Colors. Building on the momentum of last year’s Standby/On album, Kuan continues to deliver monstrous riff-driven epics tempered by tasteful dynamics, jazzy finesse and dashes of […]

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Celebrating Creativity Of Women

Ladyfest Dayton Returns This Weekend By Kyle Melton This weekend, and for the third year, Ladyfest Dayton returns to arts incubator c}space to present a showcase for female artists in the Dayton area. Led by festival organizer Mary Kathryn Burnside and joined this year by Heather Lea Reid, Heather Jones, Jenn Money and Lissa Lush […]

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Rock

The Motel Beds By Kyle Melton In a year thus far that has witnessed numerous excellent local releases, The Motel Beds offer their second for 2010. Following up on the January release of their sprawling sonic episode, Moondazed, the Beds return this weekend with its follow-up, Feelings. While more focused than their previous release, Feelings […]

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Ale Fest

Celebrating Craft beer 12th Annual Dayton Alefest Returns To Carillon Park By Kyle melton Changes in cultural attitudes take root over the course of years, often decades. When the shift seeks to debase monolithic corporate institutions, the challenge is often met with firm resistance. As a man on a mission to educate beer lovers in […]

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Rock

Eat Sugar By Kyle Melton Cincinnati quartet Eat Sugar have made a name for themselves throughout the region as a high-energy synth-fueled outfit over the past five years. With two EPs under their collective belt, Eat Sugar return on their newest album, Levantese!, with all the hallmarks for which they are known: unrelenting rhythms, hypnotically […]

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Dayton Beer Week Beer Pride Parade

Dayton Beer Week Beer Pride Parade With Dayton AleFest returning for its 13th annual incarnation this year, festival organizer Joe Waizmann and various local taverns, restaurants and distributors are teaming up to take the event to a new level with the first Dayton Beer Week. OnSunday, August 22 at 4:30 p.m., Dayton Beer Week will […]

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Rock

Sleep Fleet By Kyle Melton Known to many in the Dayton area as All Alliteration Aside until early in 2010, the energetic trio that is Sleep Fleet will release a new EP, Good Morning! Good Morning! Good Morning! Good Morning! Driven by the impassioned songwriting and equally thrilling delivery of guitarist Corey Montgomery, his unbridled […]

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Be Prepared That Things Are Gonna Happen

Okay Lindon Celebrate Release Of Second Album By Kyle Melton In the current Dayton indie music scene, there seems to be no shortage of pop tunesmiths emerging seemingly from out of nowhere with fully-formed albums already in hand. In the case of Okay Lindon’s Dustin Smith, the road to the band’s newest album, Rotating Dates, […]

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It’s something I can’t control

Human Reunion release ‘Arc De Square’ By Kyle Melton In the volatile world of underground rock, the likelihood of a band lasting more than a few months is a dicey proposition. For a band to endure nearly five years as one of Dayton’s perennial live favorites is even more unlikely. In the case of electro-rock […]

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Notes from the Buddha Den… (6/9/2010)

…The Dayton music scene lost one of its most charismatic figures as Jason Dryden was found dead in his home on Thursday, May 13. Over the years, Dryden served as bassist for the bands Sleepybird, Fermata and Lazlo. He also taught at Stivers School for the Arts and helped organize the Fruit for the Egg […]

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Debate Forum: 04/22

Forum Center: No payday for the Paycheck Fairness Act By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joe Heller The Paycheck Fairness Act failed […]

Debate Forum: 04/15

Forum Center: Should Ohio go green with marijuana legislation? By Alex Culpepper The push for marijuana legalization is active and healthy. […]

Debate Forum: 04/08

Forum Center: Residents claiming violation of First Amendment seek an answer to their prayers By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joseph Rank The […]

Debate Forum: 04/01

Forum Center: SCOTUS to decide whether corporations are eligible for Heaven and Hell By Alex Culpepper Illustration: ©2013 Rob Rogers. Reprinted with permission […]

Debate Forum: 03/25

Forum Center: Tesla and the retail automobile industry By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Dennis Porter Tesla Motors is a California company that […]

Debate Commentary 03/18

Your computer files might be protected by more than just a password By Alex Culpepper One of the freedoms under […]