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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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I smell a Brat

Brat Curse deliver hooky, memorable rock By Tim Anderl Photo: Brat Curse will perform on Aug. 29 at Blind Bob’s; photo: Kelsey Cahoon Columbus, Ohio indie rock trio Brat Curse came together by chance. They stay together by sharing their significant (and perhaps a little tongue-in-cheek) interests: drinking, “Terminator 2,” Tecmo Bowl, swimming pools, smoking bowls, […]

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When Getting Is Giving

Annual outdoor Miami Valley Music Fest By Tim Anderl Photo: The sisters of Jah Soul perform at the 2013 Miami Valley Music Fest; photo: J. Allen Laack On the first weekend in August, organizers and volunteers from the Miami Valley Music Fest provide a weekend of music and camping for concertgoers from around the area and […]

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Triumphant returns

The Gunshy delivers Silent Songs to Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: Matt Arbogast, known as The Gunshy, will perform on July 23 at Canal Public House For his first proper full-length in several years, Chicago’s Matt Arbogast, who performs under the moniker The Gunshy, assembled a robust cast of collaborators and pulled out all the stops […]

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This band could save your life

Beebs and her Money Makers return to Ohio on Warped Tour By Tim Anderl Photo: Beebs and her Money Makers will perform at the Vans Warped Tour on July 16 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati; photo: Keith Betterley Orlando, Fla.’s Beebs And Her Money Makers began their summer-long stint on the Vans Warped Tour in […]

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Renaissance man

Rapper Blueprint digs into writing, management and music By Tim Anderl Photo: Blueprint will perform at Hole In The Wall on July 4; photo: Bridget Brown The world’s most renowned architects are likely to have a few things in common; the ability to recognize that small and subtle details can result in game-changing flourishes, and that […]

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News of the weird: 05/26

By Chuck Shepherd Is This a Great Country or What? There’s hardly a more “generic” song in America than “Happy […]

A berry good time

Annual Strawberry Festival returns By Tara Pettit Photo: The Troy Strawberry Festival [June6-7] offers strawberry-themed vendors, activities and live entertainment; […]

Advice Goddess: 5/27

By Amy Alkon Smells Like Bean Spirit My girlfriend of a year is 51 and lovely in most areas – […]

Chew on this: 05/26

Grill smart By Jayne Powers Every day, we make decisions about our health regarding the food we eat. Sometimes, we […]

News of the weird: 05/19

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Donating for dollars Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now […]

Advice Goddess: 5/19

By Amy Alkon All the single m’ladies I read your manners book and loved it. I just feel that for […]