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Practice makes perfect

Skull Practitioners blanket Bob’s with heavy psych and post-punk By Tim Anderl Since the ’60s, the heavy psychedelic rock genre has happily existed outside the popular music landscape. For Skull Practitioners, the loud, fuzzy vortex of sounds characteristic of the genre once populated by Blue Cheer, Hawkwind and Blue Oyster Cult, and more recently by […]

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No sedative necessary

Widespread Panic stirs Rose Music Center By Tim Anderl For almost 30 years, Widespread Panic has been known for their improvisational style, which is built around their compelling narratives and run a gamut of sounds from southern blues to progressive rock and jazz. With 2016 marking three decades since forming their original lineup in 1986, […]

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Like a rolling stone

Songwriter Troy Petty rolls into Taffy’s of Eaton By Tim Anderl Chicago native and Columbus, Ohio, transplant Troy Petty is the kind of song writer whose natural inclinations and intuitions result in stirring indie rock singer/songwriter fare that has connected with both audiences in his adopted home city and abroad. Taking cues from songwriting greats […]

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Math rock resurrected

Dedicated fan spearheads Craw album reissue By Tim Anderl “Any account of progressive, aggressive underground and alternative music of the past 30 years—a continuum that stretches from bands such as Black Flag, Voivod and Melvins up through Don Caballero, Dillinger Escape Plan, Tool and beyond—is incomplete without a mention of what Craw did,” explanins Hank […]

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Storytellers

Joshua Powell brings lit-inspired folk to Trolley Stop By Tim Anderl Photo: Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery will perform Friday, Jan. 22 at Trolley Stop Indianapolis, Indiana, folk collective Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery recently delivered Alyosha, a psychedelically tinged, avant-folk record based on a character from Russian novelist Dostoyevsky’s “The […]

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On the shoulders of a giant

The Saturday Giant brings epic one-man band to Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: The Saturday Giant performs Saturday, Nov. 28 at Canal Public House; photo: Mark Elliot Having total creative control and the ability to tour whenever one wants to is perhaps the shortlist of things every musician dreams about. While Columbus-based artist Philip Cogley, […]

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All roads lead to home

Hawthorne Heights performs hometown gig By Tim Anderl Photo: Dayton’s own Hawthorne Heights will play an all-ages show on Nov. 20 at Yellow Cab Over the last fifteen years, Dayton, Ohio’s Hawthorne Heights have done and seen more than most of their peers. They’ve had multiple Gold records, a couple peak positions on the Billboard […]

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Blowing in the wind

Yellow Paper Planes land in Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: Yellow Paper Planes will perform on Oct. 23 at Blind Bob’s; photo: Brian Kellett Columbus quartet Yellow Paper Planes is a bit of a musical enigma. They’re indie without being twee, heavy but not aggro. Some will describe them as pop for punks who like […]

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Hallowed visions

Heavy psychers Ecstatic Vision at Bob’s By Tim Anderl Photo: Ecstatic Vision will perform at Blind Bob’s on Oct. 11; photo: Orion Landau Signed to Relapse Records on the power of their demo, Philadelphia’s Ecstatic Vision conjure heavy and primal psychedelic influences that run a gamut of influences. From ’70s heavy metal and psychedelia to […]

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A gem in the rock

Dayton immortalized in song By Tim Anderl Photo: JT Woodruff, Ghost Coastal The best songs are ones that hit home and leave their mark on the human psyche. They capture what it is like to live, love, face chaos, change, discover our humanity or mortality and uncover epiphanies amidst the noise of daily life. Sometimes […]

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Strings attached

Leesa Haapapuro teaches, creates in Dayton By Bill Franz Leesa Haapapuro’s studio is in the busiest and most colorful art […]

Time to do-tu-it

Dutoit Gallery offers member artists showcase space By Joyell Nevins When Adjunct Art Professor Colleen Kelsey approached colleague Glen Cebulash […]

Vitality Check: 5/3/16

Harmful if swallowed By Rocco Castellano Every now and then I get a wild hair up my ass to go […]

On Your Marc: 5/3/16

Field of dreams a real treat By Marc Katz Of course I’ve visited Field of Dreams. Are you nuts?! Dayton […]

Vitality Check: 4/26/16

Heeeeeere’s Rocco! By Rocco Castellano What’s up b–ches? I’m back! I know all of you were wondering where I went […]

More than a building

Troy walking history tours offer a deeper look By Don Hurst On Friday April 29, Downtown Troy’s past will come […]