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No parking on the dance floor


Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. brings electro-pop to Cincinnati By Zach Rogers Photo: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. will visit the 20th Century Theatre in Cincinnati Feb. 14; photo: Frank Maddocks When you name your band after one of NASCAR’s most popular drivers, you’re bound to get a few confused looks. But Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have overcome […]

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Different days


Jason Isbell brings country/rock soul to Cincinnati By Zach Rogers Photo: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will perform at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati on Feb. 3; photo: Michael Wilson 2013 was a great year for music, and nobody seems to be enjoying the fruits of their labor more than Jason Isbell. Since the release […]

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Riding the wave of the future!


Internet and alternative radio broadcasts to Dayton and the world  By Zach Rogers   Photo: Mike Clare/mikecimages Chances are, if you’re someone who still listens to the radio your options have never been better. In the past ten to 20 years there’s been a gigantic surge in radio, one that’s seen a lot of changes […]

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Science and synapse

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William the Accountant returns to Dayton  By Zach Rogers   Photo: William the Accountant plays Blind Bob’s on Jan. 10; photo: Illume Photography and Design “An honest name, an honest job.” With that, William the Accountant set off to make music that combines a multitude of different genres. From rock, funk and jazz to ska, […]

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Auld Lang Syne!


DPAA presents New Year’s Eve Around the World  By Zach Rogers   Photo: Concertmaster Jessica Hung [front, standing] joins the Dayton Philharmonic for the New Year’s Eve concert;  photo: Andy Snow The holiday season has snuck up on us once again, and as one year fades into another, many mark this special occasion by going out […]

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Getting loud – going green

Earth Night (12.21.2012)

Papadosio brings Earth Night back to Columbus  By Zach Rogers   Photo: Papadosio’s Earth Night brings music and green ideas together; Photo: Brian Hockensmith This time last year, the world was in a bit of a hubbub. The focus was centered on a particular date: Dec. 21, 2012. For many, it meant the end of the world, […]

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Lights, lasers and cats … oh my!


Anamanaguchi bring their 8-bit rock to Cincinnati By Zach Rogers Photo: New York-based chiptune quartet Anamanaguchi will perform at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati on Dec. 17 Sometimes, bands choose to make music the conventional way, with guitars, drums, keyboards … those kinds of things. Other times, they use an old Atari, Nintendo or Game Boy […]

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What’s in a name?

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!!! brings the beat to Cincinnati’s Taft Theatre  By Zach Rogers   Photo: Disco-funk icons !!! perform at Taft Theatre in Cincinnati on Dec. 10 Over the years, the band known as !!! – Chk Chk Chk, or really any monosyllabic word or sound you want to put in there – have gone from a group […]

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Upon a tidal wave of young blood


Daikaiju surf into Dayton with vicious attitude By Zach Rogers   Somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of some remote tropical island that no one has ever heard of, lives Daikaiju – a group of masked musical avengers that play high-energy surf and punk rock, and do so with a kind of life […]

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Ffunny expectations


Unknown Mortal Orchestra turn on and tune in Columbus By Zach Rogers Photo: Neo-psych band Unknown Mortal Orchestra will perform at Ace of Cups in Columbus on Oct. 18; photo: Neil Krug The past two years have been nothing short of a whirlwind experience for Ruban Nielson and his band Unknown Mortal Orchestra. After a relentless […]

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What does music look like?


Midpoint Music Festival returns to Cincinnati By Zach Rogers Photo: Black Rebel Motorcycle will headline Midpoint Music Festival at the Grammer’s Stage on Saturday night, which runs Sept. 26-28 September might be a time for change, but one thing that’s remained consistent for more than a decade in Cincinnati is the annual Midpoint Music Festival (MPMF), […]

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There’s no place like home


Leo DeLuca brings the lure of Misra Records to his hometown of Dayton By: Zach Rogers Photo: Leo DeLuca relocated indie label Misra Records to Dayton in 2012; photo: Bill Franz The music industry is a very different place than it was 20, 30 or 40 years ago. Numerous technological and cultural advances have made the […]

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Every picture tells a story


The allure of album artwork Truth: the term rock n’ roll is a thinly veiled metaphor for sex dating back to blues artists of the early 20th century. It’s no wonder then that countless rock songs pay homage to all manner of extracurricular activities and the music itself has driven countless generations wild with carnal […]

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The DCP Sizzlin’ Summer Sex Mixtape

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In keeping on theme for our first annual Sizzlin’ Summer Sex edition, we tasked our music writers to each contribute a track for our own special mixtape. While certainly there is more than one way to reach the palace of delights, depending on your mood and other inclinations, feel free to compile these tracks in […]

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Into the void

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Cadaver Dogs bring rock n’ roll mayhem to Poelking Lanes By Zach Rogers Photo: Columbus gutter rock trio Cadaver Dogs play Poelking Lanes on Wilmington Pike Aug. 3 Decades ago, Black Sabbath claimed to have sold their souls for rock n’ roll. The same could be said of the band Cadaver Dogs, from Columbus, Ohio, if […]

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A long, strange trip

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All Good Music Festival returns to Legend Valley  By Zach Rogers Photo:Freaking out in the front row at the 2012 All Good Festival; photo credit: Brian Hockensmith Photography Any kind of long-term relationship is special, but the one between the All Good Music Festival and the jam-centric fanatics who come back every year is something […]

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Oh my cod!


Something Rotten’s Bottom Brothers unseat Shakespeare Raising a toast! (Foreground L-R) Maggie Lakis, Josh Grisetti, Rob McClure, and Autumn Hurlbert. […]

A homestyle home run


The Bullpen Diner in Dot’s Market The Bullpen’s country fried steak, silver dollar potato pancakes, and eggs over easy. By […]

Don’t drink the green Kool-aid

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Forget the hype—true Irish beers are pure gold Skip the green beer, and go for the gold … or the […]

What to do in the Springs


Santa Fe Red by Sara Gray “Have You Red/Read It?” on display at The Village Artisans The Village Artisans gallery […]

Kansas resurrected


Classic Kansas Leftoverture LP live and more at Victoria Kansas (L-R) Rich Williams, Billy Greer, Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, Ronnie […]