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To the Gem City, with love

Swearing At Motorists returns to Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: Swearing at Motorists will perform at Blind Bob’s March 13; photo: Gunnar Nicolaus Tastemaking music website BrooklynVegan.com cited Dayton, Ohio as Swearing At Motorists’ homebase in a recent write up on the band. Although Swearing At Motorists founder, frontman and figurehead Dave Doughman relocated to […]

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Stelth, solo

Lumineers’ Stelth Ulvang brings his own songs to Ohio By Tim Anderl Photo: Stelth Ulvang will perform at Canal Public House on March 11; photo: Norah Hoover Although the name Stelth Ulvang may not be familiar, his performance with celebrated Denver, Colorado-based folk rockers The Lumineers probably is. The band’s self-titled debut album, released in […]

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Hear them roar

Troy’s Miss May I headlines in Cincinnati By Tim Anderl Photo: Troy’s Miss May I will perform at Bogart’s in Cincinnati on Feb. 4; photo: Travis Shinn For a young man, just years into his 20s, former Dayton native Levi Benton has a lot on his shoulders. Not only is he facing some of his […]

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Stay calm, rock on

Tim Pritchard and The Boxcar Suite deliver at Blind Bob’s By Tim Anderl Photo: The Boxcar Suite, Across the Vast & Deep; artwork: Brian Caviness Tim Pritchard and The Boxcar Suite, a group that consists of studied and accomplished musicians who’ve long been staples of the Dayton musical landscape, play thoughtful rock ‘n’ roll. Their […]

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Brews and tunes

Old friends celebrate beer and brotherhood at Canal By Tim Anderl Photo: Authors & Audio’s Jack Cox; photo: Orest Dorosh No successful gathering is ever quite complete without a rich combination of festive music, friends and libations. The forthcoming Belmont Party Supply 30th Anniversary Party, which takes place at Canal Public House on Dec. 27, […]

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Queens of the stoned age

Jamaican Queens bring trap pop to Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: [l to r] Ryan Spencer, Ryan Clancy and Adam Pressley of Jamaican Queens; photo: Robert Alexander The Motor City’s Jamaican Queens create a cacophony of sounds that is hard to hang a label on, although they call it “trap pop.” For the uninitiated, their […]

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Buffalo killin’ it

Hometown rockers Buffalo Killers at Canal Public House By Tim Anderl Photo: [l to r] Zachary Gabbard, Sven Khans, Andrew Gabbard and Joseph Sebaali of Buffalo Killers;  photo: Scott Beseler   When Sun Pedal Recordings released Heavy Reverie in the spring, fans of the bearded, blues rockers Buffalo Killers fans believed they were enjoying their yearly […]

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Three-minute masterpiece

Psychodots return to Gilly’s By Tim Anderl Photo: Bob Nyswonger, Chris Arduser and Rob Fetters of Psychodots; photo: Charles Madden Once upon a time, legendary music industry mogul and record producer Clive Davis visited Cincinnati. The rumor making its way through the grapevine was that his intentions were to offer The Raisins a lucrative contract. […]

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All you need is Love

Mike Love brings good vibes to Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: Mike Love will perform on Nov. 7 at Canal Public House; photo: Sean M. Hower Hawaii native Mike Love delivers roots and reggae music inspired by his family, surroundings and an overall sense of optimism – as well as, well, love. Fans of like-minded […]

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One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take place on Sept. 13 on the lawn of the John Bryan Community Center; photo: Stephanie Baker What has one eye and brings thousands of visitors to Yellow Springs for an annual celebration of hand made […]

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Advice Goddess: 7/28

By Amy Alkon   Emotion Sickness Last week, my girlfriend was all annoyed about something (something relatively unimportant). I’m normally […]

Chew on this: 07/28

Rediscover your drive By Jayne Powers On a hot, muggy July afternoon, I bolted out of my apartment to take […]

Hobart Urban Nature Preserve

A piece of Heaven in the middle of the city By Tor Simms Photo: The Hobart Urban Nature Preserve has […]

news of the weird 7/28/2015

  Outsourcing Among the protesters at New York City’s Gay Pride Parade the Sunday after the Supreme Court’s historic gay-marriage […]

The Docket: 07/28

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   What’s at steak? “$85.85 worth of meet […]

Chew on this: 07/21

More than picking fresh vegetables By Jayne Powers   Today, let’s shine a light on vegetables—literally. Walk into any supermarket, […]