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Appetite for destruction

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Monster Jam returns to Nutter The originally red, Gravedigger turns 35 this year; photo: Monster Jam By Matt Clevenger It takes a lot of mud to hold a Monster Jam.  “It’s right around 120 truckloads,” says Adam DeSutter, the event’s Director of Marketing and Sales. “The dirt is actually stored on-property at the Nutter Center; […]

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From Bach to rock

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Troy-Hayner’s summer series turn up classics, new hits Photo: Honey Blue perform at Troy-Hayner July 18 By Matt Clevenger From ’80s metal to classic country and blues, the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s summer music schedule offers a little something for everyone. The popular Fridays on Prouty concert series will return this year, featuring free shows at […]

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Like father, like son

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Nerak Roth Patterson Band rocks double at Taffy’s of Eaton By Matt Clevenger Photo: Veteran guitarist Nerak Roth Patterson, Sr.; photo: Jeff Shiflett History is filled with tales of famous father and son duos, from Solomon and David to know-it-all cartoon dog Mr. Peabody and his adopted human son, Sherman. But is the world ready for […]

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The witching hour

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The witching hour Doctor Smoke stays up late at Blind Bob’s By Matt Clevenger Photo: Matt Tluchowski (left) and Steve Lehocky of Doctor Smoke keep the audience up late at Blind Bob’s Feb. 24 photo: Paul Workmeister, Miser Photography Doctor Smoke has examined Blind Bob’s, and the prognosis is good. “We’ve played Blind Bob’s two or […]

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Animal, air acoustics

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Record nature’s noises with Glen Helen’s Trailside Museum By Matt Clevenger Photo: Listen to sounds like the creek on Glen Helen’s Acoustic Ecology hike Feb. 4 starting at the Trailside Museum; photo: Scott Stolsenberg Looking for a new way to experience the Glen Helen Nature Preserve? Grab a digital audio recorder and hit the trails […]

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Bath-salted bluegrass

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The Bath Salt Zombies rise for New Year’s Eve at Oddbody’s By Matt Clevenger Photo: Graham Woodard (second from right) and the Bath Salt Zombies looking fresh to death at Oddbody’s, Dec. 31; photos: Adverture Studios The Bath Salt Zombies may seem like a strange name for a bluegrass act, but this is no ordinary […]

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10 Years in Hippie Country

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Higgins-Madewell celebrates 10th anniversary at Little York Tavern By Matt Clevenger Photo: Jeff Madewell and Erin Higgins (right) of Higgins-Madewell celebrate the duo’s ‘hippie-country that rocks’ at Little York Tavern Dec. 28; photo: Tim Shores West Milton-based guitar duo Higgins-Madewell will celebrate its 10th anniversary this week, performing a show at Little York Tavern Wednesday, Dec. 28, […]

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Bury me with my guns on

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Bobaflex are ‘Dead by Xmas’ at Oddbody’s By Matt Clevenger Photo: Bobaflex’s ‘Dead by Xmas’ tour hits Blind Bob’s Dec. 17; photos: Payne Productions Succeeding in the music business can be a struggle, and no one understands that better than Bobaflex. After seven albums and more than two decades specializing in giant rock festivals, the West […]

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Super man

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Wonder at illusionist Mike Super at the Victoria Theatre By Matt Clevenger Photo: Mike Super conjures his show that’s ‘turned on its side and dumped out into the audience’ Dec. 10 at the Victoria photo: Duane Rieder If you’re skeptical about mystifier Mike Super’s live show at the Victoria Theatre this Saturday, Dec. 10, just get on […]

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Welcome to Willy Town

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Glostik Willy funks it up at Oddbody’s By Matt Clevenger Photo: Glostik Willy draws legions of fans to festival performances, including the festival they created themselves, WillyFest Known as the creators of “hippy metal,” Glostik Willy, the self-proclaimed “life support for the rock and roll you thought was dead.” Formed in 2008, the Muncie, Indiana-based trio […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]