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Area indie band Speaking Suns rocks Bob’s By Matt Clevenger “Progressive pop-rock.” “Experimental rock-folk indie.” “Indie pop rock-and-roll soul.” Writers have described the Speaking Suns in many different ways, but labeling the Yellow Springs-based group’s unique sound is still difficult, even for its own members. “It’s hard to describe,” Speaking Suns guitarist/vocalist Jake Diebold says. “I […]

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A Blast from the past….

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Dayton Heritage Day at Carillon Historical Park By Matt Clevenger Scenes and characters from Dayton’s past will come to life on Sunday, May 29, during Dayton History’s Dayton Heritage Day at Carillon Historical Park. Musket shooting, blacksmithing, hearth cooking, candle dipping and high-wheel bicycling are just a few of the historically accurate activities that will […]

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New math rock

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One guitarist + two guitars = Narrow/Arrow at Bob’s By Matt Clevenger It was a random YouTube video that originally led Narrow/Arrow guitarist Cody Nicolas to start experimenting with his own new playing style. “My freshman year, I watched a YouTube video of this player named Erik Mongrain,” Nicolas says. “The song is called ‘Air […]

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Going the Distance

Cake slices into Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center By Matt Clevenger It’s been more than a decade since Sacramento-based alternative rockers Cake first burst onto the national music scene with their quirky debut single “Going the Distance,” generating near-constant radio and MTV airplay and platinum record sales for their second album Fashion Nugget.  Since then, the band […]

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Mixed Media

Fine Arts and Crafts at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve By Matt Clevenger Searching for the next Van Gogh or just a truly unique Mother’s Day gift? Fine artists in more than a dozen different mediums will gather at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve in Troy on Saturday, May 7, offering their one-of-a-kind works for sale during […]

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Hallelujah!

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Reverend Horton Heat visit McGuffy’s By Matt Clevenger Straight from the back roads of Brown County, Ind., the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will roll into McGuffy’s House of Rock this Tuesday, April 26 for a once-in-a-lifetime show with rockabilly legends the Reverend Horton Heat. Featuring the Reverend Peyton (a […]

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The Big 2-0

Fraze Pavilion Announces 20th Anniversary Season By Matt Clevenger Kettering’s Fraze Pavilion will be the site of a season-long birthday party this summer as the iconic outdoor venue celebrates its 20th anniversary with one of its biggest seasons in recent history. “We opened the doors in September of ’91,” general manager Karen Durham said last […]

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Double Trouble

Caffeine and Cacao at Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffeehouse By Matt Clevenger Standing among the many uni-que candy creations on display at Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffeehouse, it’s hard to believe it all started with some homemade fudge. Since opening in 1995, the comfortable chocolate and coffee café has become one of downtown Troy’s favorite […]

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Punk and Disorderly …

Legbone, Emmy’s Ghost and Jasper the Colossal at McGuffy’s House of Rock By Matt Clevenger McGuffy’s House of Rock will host one of the best punk/indie line-ups in recent memory this Friday, March 11, as local veterans Legbone, Jasper the Colossal and Emmy’s Ghost join forces for one very special night of independent, Dayton-based music. […]

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Critic’s Pick – Jonathan Richman

By Matt Clevenger Former Modern Lovers frontman Jonathan Richman will appear at the historic Southgate House in Newport this Wednesday, March 9, performing his one-of-a-kind acoustic show with long-time drummer and collaborator Tommy Larkins. Richman is a living legend of sorts, known for writing the classic punk rock song “Roadrunner,” as well as his more […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]