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The singer and the song

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Jason Isbell and Dwight Yoakam to play Rose Music Center By Rusty Pate Photo: Jason Isbell will open for Dwight Yoakam June 5 at The Rose Music Center in Huber Heights The singer-songwriter has become a mythic figure in modern popular music. The songs of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt and Joni Mitchell […]

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Still bad to the bone

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George Thorogood and Brian Setzer co-headline Rose By Rusty Pate Photo: George Thorogood and the Destroyers will co-headline with Brian Setzer on June 2 at the Rose Music Center George Thorogood and the Destroyers have spent the better part of four decades recording and crisscrossing the country. Their raucous and hard-edged take on bar-band blues […]

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The Wheel Deal

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Kil-Kare puts the family back in motorsports entertainment By Rusty Pate Photo: Jerry Dunkel during time trials at Kil-Kare’s drag strip on April 26, 2014; photo: detroitharrysphotos.com Perhaps no sport loses more in the translation from live to television than auto racing. From the roar of the engines to the smell of the gasoline to […]

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The fest for the rest

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Nelsonville Music Festival returns to Hocking College By Rusty Pate Photo: Celia, Elizabeth and Leslie Rasmussen of Dayton’s Good English will perform at the Nelsonville Music Festival May 28-31 As the winds of winter slowly fade, the spring thaw means many different things. The longer days bring chirping birds and joggers back to suburban streets. Children […]

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An offer you can’t refuse

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Roadhouse Mafia (formerly The Rick Frazier Band) comes to Riff Raff By Rusty Pate Photo: Rick Frazier and Matt Stump perform at Oscar’s in Vandalia; photo: Rusty Pate The Rick Frazier Band has been making music for the better part of eight years. The lineup has changed over the years, and it’s seen a myriad of […]

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Armed and dangerous

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Arms Race head to Canal Public House By Rusty Pate Photo: [l-r] Kris Neises, Cole Bohanon, Justin Satinover and Tim Anderl of Arms Race will perform on April 4 at Canal Public House; photo: Lindsey Neises Arms Race formed in 2013, as a bit of a local super group. Members of the band have also […]

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(Covers and) originals wanted

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Dayton Does Dayton festival returns By Rusty Pate Photos by Jennifer Taylor Photo: Rev Cool (Jim Carter) of Wyso will host Dayton Does Dayton: The history of the Dayton music scene is a tale far too elaborate for the space this article allows. As in most cities of any substantial size, musicians and artists come […]

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The shape of jazz to come

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Blood, Sweat & Tears headlines Beavercreek’s annual Weekend of Jazz By Rusty Pate Photo: Musician Jeff Coffin gives students pointers at Weekend of Jazz 2013 Many might view jazz as a strictly intuitive musical form. The classic stereotype of a sweaty horn blower with eyes closed and a furrowed brow blasting off a series of […]

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This ain’t Luckenbach

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Shooter Jennings at Oddbody’s By Rusty Pate Photo: Shooter Jennings will perform on March 7 at Oddbody’s When your parents are royalty in the outlaw country genre, certain expectations follow you. Shooter Jennings does not eschew his father Waylon’s legacy. He loves his dad’s music and is even currently touring with his father’s old band. […]

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Joyful noise

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Clemency makes Gem City debut at Bob’s By Rusty Pate Photo: Jason and Paul Watkins began writing music together in Oklahoma during high school There’s something about brothers and rock ‘n’ roll that just seems to make magic. From Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks to Chris and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, […]

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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 […]

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 […]