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The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bush at Rose

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“Rock and roll never forgets,” the classic rock song goes, and Billy Duffy, guitarist and founding member of the British rock band The Cult, definitely remembers the whole thing. And with his band’s current “Revolution 3” summer package tour selling tickets in 21 cities all across the country, Duffy is obviously excited about going out […]

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The Walking—and Dirty—Dead

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One of the area’s most popular annual fundraising events has returned for another year, and this time with a horror-themed twist. The 28th Annual Dayton MUD Volleyball for the Epilepsy Foundation Greater Dayton Region will be held this year on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, located at 1301 E Siebenthaler Avenue […]

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Yes, Flying Saucers Do Exist!

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Please don’t call it Frisbee. Colorful flying plastic discs fill the air around this time of year, tossed from hand to hand in fields, parks, and parking lots; anywhere there’s a bit of room to run. They’re a sure sign that summer has arrived here in the Miami Valley and are as predictable as mosquitoes, […]

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Three’s a charm

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Springsfest music festival returns to Yellow Springs Guided by Voices await further instructions. Kevin March, Bob Pollard, Doug Gillard, Mark Shue (l-r), and Bobby Bare, Jr. (front) by Tim Walker Summer sun, craft beer, and a lineup of great bands are a combination that can’t be beat. And when you take a day filled with […]

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Acid Flashback: Hara Arena 1981

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Love them or hate them, the Grateful Dead were truly a one-of-a-kind band. During their thirty-year career as one of America’s most beloved musical acts, the band performed over 2,300 concerts, eschewing set lists, going down the golden road, and mesmerizing generations of devoted fans along the way. Although Jerry Garcia’s untimely death in August […]

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Ministry’s Sin meets Syn

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Syn: ReBooted and Therapy Café keep industrial alive in Dayton Sinhue “Sin” Quirin in his Ministry mode. He will be guest DJ for Syn: Rebooted. By Tim Walker Clanking, foreboding, and dark as a freshly-dug grave—yet with a dance beat—industrial music has been gracing the popular music landscape ever since the middle of the Swinging […]

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Debate 5/22: Blurred lines create travel tensions

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Have you ever heard of an emotional support mouse? What about an emotional support hedgehog, or mini pig? (Can we get an emotional support Chardonnay over here?) It turns out, all domesticated animals may qualify as an Emotional Support Animal (ESA). ESAs are animals whose mere presence works to calm their owner. In order to […]

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Rescued from death row

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Humans and animals must coexist on this Earth, of that there is no doubt—the circle of life, after all, is more than just a Disney song. Like human beings, animals are simply another part of that circle, another link in the chain, and over the millennia certain types of those animals have become domesticated. Dogs […]

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Play it forward

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It was over twenty years ago, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. My wife and I were living in the old Samu Apartments building in the Oregon District above Sloopy’s bar—and I mean directly above Sloopy’s; the noise from the bar shook our pictures off the walls on a regular basis. One […]

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A Night at the Rock Opera

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Long live rock, indeed. While Tommy, the 1969 album by The Who, may not be the first ‘rock opera.’ it is undoubtedly the best-known example of that peculiar hybrid, and its far-reaching influence is still being felt decades later. Melding guitarist and chief songwriter Pete Townshend’s psychedelic concepts and evocative lyrics with great performances from […]

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No two tunes alike

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Genre is boring. Rock, punk, indie, hardcore: I’ve never been a big fan of labels, whether in films, books, music, or art. Artists should be inspired and daring, driven to go wherever their dangerous dreams take them without concern for their audience’s comfort or the demands of the marketplace. Labels and categories, in my opinion, […]

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A Utopia for Todd Rundgren fans

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Good things come to those who wait, as the popular expression goes, and if that’s the case, then fans of Todd Rundgren’s Utopia have certainly earned the right to expect a show filled with good things on May 10.

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A Voice of Your Own sings out

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Dayton Indie Rock Party at Oscar’s showcases DIY bands A Voice of Your Own (L-R) Tyler Conley, Johnny McConnell, James Crabtree, Levi Short, and Matt Mihalus. Photo: Brandy Wallace. By Tim Walker For many of us, the music we listen to is too often taken for granted. We turn on the radio or open up […]

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A new class at the old school

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Dayton Funk Forever brings the spirit of 70s soul to Oscar’s (L-R) Joseph Hamp, Patrick Coyne, Brandon Guthrie, Adam Uhlenhake, Scott Forney, and Bill Dixon. Not pictured: Kainan Shank. By Tim Walker Mention the Dayton music scene to most people, and two things may come to mind: lo-fi and funk. And with this area having […]

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The woes of legal weed

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Getting your “pot card” In addition to federal and state law, local ordinances may limit growers, dispensaries, and individuals. By Tim Walker In June 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 523 into law, thereby making Ohio one of 29 states that have legalized the medicinal use of marijuana. The new law, which took […]

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Black cat magic

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Curse of Cassandra conjures dark, danceable grooves at Yellow Cab Curse of Cassandra’s Jake and Nichole Richter lead the “witch dance” By Tim Walker What images come to mind when you think of the word ‘witch?’ Because if pointed hats, green faces, broomsticks and black cats have anything to do with that mental picture, you […]

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Springfield’s hidden gem

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Referred to as an American Folk Art site, I didn’t know what I expected on my journey to Springfield’s Hartman […]

Debate 7/17: Flag on the Play

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Q: Should persons with certain known behavioral tendencies such as suicide or violence be prohibited from owning guns? Legislatures across […]

Conspiracy Theorist 7/17: Hooray for Domino’s

Year after year, the same roads are torn up and road crews patch them. But they never really repair them. […]

On Your Marc 7/17: Good any day

First, a funny story. Larry Lee, the big tackle from Roth High School, for a number of reasons decided he […]

The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bush at Rose

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“Rock and roll never forgets,” the classic rock song goes, and Billy Duffy, guitarist and founding member of the British […]