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Some kind of Wonderland

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Carolyn Wonderland brings Texas-tinged blues to CPH By Rusty Pate Austin, Texas, is a musical mecca. It has spawned American legends like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Townes Van Zandt and Janis Joplin. Contemporary acts such as The Black Angels, Gary Clark Jr. and Okkervil River show the diversity of the scene. For an artist to stand […]

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Keepin’ it real redneck

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The Lacs bring their “redneck rap” to Oddbody’s By Rusty Pate The Lacs are the ultimate country music outsiders. The genre that has largely been known through the squeaky-clean corporate image of Nashville usually doesn’t welcome deviations from the norm with open arms. Even legendary mainstays like Johnny Cash, George Jones and Willie Nelson didn’t […]

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Whole lotta shakin’

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Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash at ‘Million Dollar’ Kuss event By Rusty Pate Photo: Presley, Perkins, Lewis and Cash: A Night To Remember takes place Saturday, Jan. 23 at Clark State’s Kuss Auditorium There was magic in the air in Memphis on Dec. 4, 1956. Elvis Presley, the city’s favorite son, had already taken the […]

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Hazy Shade of Winter

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WinterFolk Festival is back at Yellow Cab By Rusty Pate Photo: Paige Beller, who plays in multiple Dayton bands, will play the WinterFolk Festival on Jan. 16; photo: Jay Woessner Acoustic music automatically puts the artist at a bit of a disadvantage. Trading the advancement of technology for centuries-old machines consisting of little more than […]

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Polished Perley

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Angela Perley delivers new music at Trolley Stop By Rusty Pate Photo: Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons play Friday, Jan. 8 at Trolley Stop; photo: Kerry Henderson Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons relish their role as a hard working band. Since forming in 2009, they have released four EPs and one full-length LP. […]

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Loud and weird

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The Orphan, The Poet play Canal Public House By Rusty Pate Photo: The Orphan, The Poet will host their Christmas Extravaganza on Dec. 18 at Canal Public House; photo: Corey Davis The Orphan, The Poet are a rock band. They play loud and aggressive rock music. They were once told at their merch table that […]

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Go, Johnny Go!

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Johnny A. brings his genre-bending guitar work to Oddbody’s By Rusty Pate Photo: Johnny A. performs Friday, Dec. 11 at Oddbody’s; photo: Michael Sparks Keegan Johnny A. has spent the better part of his life as a musician. Those decades have seen him in virtually every situation in which a professional musician can find themselves. […]

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The Boys are Back in Town

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Dayton hockey finds new life after losing the Demonz By Rusty Pate Photo: Dayton Demolition player Harry Mahesh gets rowdy on the ice; photo: Haynes Photography It’s a busy Thursday night at the Englewood BW3’s. Waitresses and bartenders hustle around the dining room floor, delivering hot wings and beer. Two young boys run around, parents […]

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Back from the dead

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Vinyl records creep back to mainstream By Rusty Pate Photo: The Raging Nathans, Losing It (2014) There’s a growing revolution in the music industry, and it has little to do with instruments or musical notes. Vinyl records have risen from the dead. The process of recording and selling music dates back to Thomas Edison and […]

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All that’s old is new again

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The New Old-Fashioned’s folk-tinged rock at Bob’s By Rusty Pate Photo: The New Old-Fashioned will perform on Nov. 6 at Blind Bob’s It has been nearly three years since The New Old-Fashioned released their self-titled debut album. While that collection of songs sprung from the singer/songwriter roots of David Payne and Kent Montgomery’s solo shows, […]

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Debate Forum: 7/19/16

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Sit down, G.I. Jane Should women be blocked from registering for the draft? By Sarah Sidlow U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson […]

Debate Forum: 7/12/16

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Duped or doped? Heroin addicts: criminals or victims? By Sarah Sidlow Here’s an interesting bit of trivia courtesy of Cleveland.com: […]

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 […]