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Hallowed visions

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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

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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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Triumphant returns

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Corinna Nix, John Simon and their Southern soul at Tumbleweed By Tim Anderl Photo: John Simon and Corinna Nix will perform Aug. 28 at Tumbleweed Connection; photo: Tim Kuhl When Corinna Nix packed all her earthly possessions into her ’97 Chevy Lumina to return to Dayton, Ohio, the future felt pretty uncertain. She’d completed her […]

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Carrying the torch

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

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by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists […]

Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]

Vitality Check: 6/14/16

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The dangerous game of preventing pregnancy By Rocco Castellano So I got a call from a friend of mine that […]

Spring into comics

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Comic culture in Yellow Springs By Josher Lumpkin The village of Yellow Springs is a quaint college town that manages […]