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Carrying the torch

Joe Bonamassa performs tribute to blues kings By Tim Anderl Photo: Blues musician Joe Bonamassa will perform on Aug. 15 at Fraze Pavilion; photo: Christie Goodwin Although 38-year-old bluesman Joe Bonamassa has 13 albums and a mountain of accolades under his belt, he’s surprisingly honest about his self-doubt and personal uncertainty when it comes to […]

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We can werk it out

Thornville Ohio’s Werk Out Music & Arts Festival returns By Tim Anderl Photo: Papadosio will perform at this year’s Werk Out Music & Arts Festival, taking place Aug. 6-8 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio; photo: Musical Earth In its sixth year, the Werk Out Music & Arts Festival has become a summer destination for […]

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Wild Wild Life

Indigo Wild continues big year with trip to Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: Columbus-based Indigo Wild will perform Aug. 6 at Canal Public House; photo: Lexie Alley Columbus, Ohio-based indie pop quintet Indigo Wild is in the midst of its biggest year ever. Since relocating to Columbus last summer, the band has embarked on Midwestern […]

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The final frontier

Ringo Deathstarr charts course to Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: Ringo Deathstarr will perform at Canal Public House July 24; photo: Chad McGillivray Ringo Deathstarr, a three-piece outfit from Austin, Texas, is conjuring a unique response to the noisy and melodic, guitar pedal-loving, shoegazing, dreamy bands from the late 1980s and ’90s. Dashes of The […]

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The real deal

Freekbass unleashes retro-modern funktronica By Tim Anderl Photo: “It was rhythm and melody, a drum that could play notes!” – Chris Sherman on hearing the bass for the first time; photo: Musical Earth Cincinnati-born funk bassist Freekbass, aka Chris Sherman, is a visionary musician who bridges the gap between classic funk styles and future grooves […]

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Picture perfect

Sea Cycles bring cinematic, atmospheric rock to Bob’s By Tim Anderl Photo: [l-r] Landon Paul, Lindsey Shante, Josh Wessolowski and Brian Squillance of Sea Cycles will perform on July 4 at Blind Bob’s Jacksonville, Florida’s Sea Cycles create picturesque music that is elaborate and ornate; their goal is to create an atmosphere or feeling that […]

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Making a scene

Vancouver’s Hawking deliver enigmatic post-indie rock By Tim Anderl Photo: Vancouver will perform at South Park Tavern June 26 Vancouver-based progressive indie rock band Hawking is an enigmatic and sophisticated band that admittedly still struggles to find its “scene.” Too musically academic for punk rock, but a little too punk for indie sets, the band […]

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The talk

Local musicians divulge sexy secrets By Tim Anderl Photo: “Trying to make out with my neck while I’m playing, as funny and strange as it may be, is unwelcome.” – Christian Roerig, The Nightbeast; photo: mikecimages Music, and the alluring nature of the people who make it, have long provided a fertile ground where steamy […]

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The repeatles

DPO, Jeans ‘n Classics tackle Rubber Soul, Revolver By Tim Anderl Photo: Jeans ‘n Classics vocalists Leah Salomaa [left] and Kathryn Rose [right] will perform the music of Rubber Soul and Revolver the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra on May 30 In the lexicon of rock and roll history, Rubber Soul and Revolver, the sixth and seventh […]

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The America we never knew

Novelist tells riveting alternative history By Tim Anderl Photo: Author TJ Turner Yellow Springs resident TJ Turner is a renaissance man. In addition to his career as a research scientist with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, he’s also a federal agent, and as a reserve military officer, he has served […]

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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 […]

Be Well Marsha: 4/19/16

Toast to joy By Marsha Bonhart Shhhh … I have a secret. It’s one I am willing to share, despite […]

On Your Marc: 4/19/16

Dayton, the start of it all By Marc Katz It was a dark and stormy winter—yeah, with snow piled up […]

On Your Marc: 4/12/16

UD a place to emulate By Marc Katz When Wright State University was introducing its new men’s basketball coach Scott […]

Be Well, Marsha: 4/12/16

One tooth at a time By Marsha Bonhart “All I want for Christmas … “ Completing that popular little ditty […]