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The music never stopped

Dark Star Jubilee honors Grateful Dead  By Zach Rogers  Photo: Dark Star Orchestra headlines Dark Star Jubilee at Legend Valley May 24-26 Deadheads unite! This year the second annual Dark Star Jubilee music festival is taking place at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, and as any Deadhead will tell you, Legend Valley is a magical musical […]

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Homegrown heroes

The Story Changes celebrate release of Static and Trembling  By Zach Rogers Photo: [l to r] Mark McMillon and Christopher “Poppy” Lee of The Story Changes will celebrate the release of their new album, Static and Trembling,at Blind Bob’s on May 18 How much noise can two people make? How loud can it get? And most […]

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Good morning, Vietnam!

Brett Newski & the Corruption go global at Blind Bob’s By Zach Rogers Photo: Vietnam-based trio Brett Newski & the Corruption visit Blind Bob’s on May 16 Being in a band is tough. Trying to write, record and express your emotions musically – it takes a different breed of animal to do it right. Being in […]

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Punk rock to the prairie

Quiet Hollers discover their roots on debut LP  By Zach Rogers photo: Louisville quartet Quiet Hollers bring punk-infused alt-country to Dayton on May 4 As the saying goes, there’s only one constant in life: change. One person who can probably relate to this concept more than ever is Shadwick Wilde. A few years ago, Wilde was […]

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Dayton – The Brain Drain

And what UpDayton is doing about it By Zach Rogers Photo: Dayton’s young creatives at the 2012 UpDayton Summit. The brain drain. Sounds awful, right? Well, it is and it’s a crisis that’s been affecting the Dayton region for far too long. It’s time to put a stop this menace, and with the creation of UpDayton […]

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A seed, a tiger, a noose and a queen

Dear Fawn celebrates debut EP at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 By Zach Rogers Photo: Dear Fawn releases debut EP April 13: [l to r] Tifani Tanaka, Tyler Bellingar, Andy Smith and Kyle Melton; photo credit: Katie Sule The hardest thing for any band is maintaining a balance between finding a sound and not getting pigeonholed within that […]

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Watch me jumpstart

Détective checks in at South Park Tavern By Zach Rogers Photo: L.A. trio Détective [l to r] Chris Dunn, James Greer and Guylaine Vivarat; photo credit: Mike Postalakis The first song on However Strange, the debut album from the Los Angeles-based group Détective, has singer/bassist Guylaine Vivarat humming gently into the mic, putting the listener’s ears […]

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Hot freaks

Army of Infants knocks it down and tears it up By Zach Rogers Photo: Down and out in Bowling Green: Guitarist Jared Welch of Army of Infants Boom boom, bang bang. That’s what this music does to you. It will bust down your door and crash through your living room. The band is Army of Infants […]

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Time to get wild, again!

Nightbeast rocks the home crowd at Blind Bob’s  By Zach Rogers  Photo: Nightbeast brings the party to Blind Bob’s on Saturday, March 2; photo credit: Jessica Uttinger Lurking somewhere deep in the shadows is a mysterious being, a musical entity so powerful it could literally melt your face off. It has the ability to lift you […]

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Listen up!

2013 local bands to watch If you’ve spent any time observing the Dayton music scene and the bands that make the rounds therein, certainly you have an awareness that, like a Midwestern Fountain of Youth, Dayton music possesses an incredible ability to regenerate itself over time. With almost clockwork precision, new bands rise up and […]

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News of the weird: 09/16/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – A nerd’s rhapsody Nicholas Felton’s latest annual recap of his personal communications data is […]

Their exits and their entrances

Celebrating 20 years of Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Artistic director John Fleming addresses the audience during […]

In living color

Color: Impressions and Innovations at Glen Helen By Joyell Nevins Photo: Joe Barrish, “McLain Street View”; oil Our visual spectrum has […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Whoa is me Last year, after I split up with my girlfriend, the law firm I worked […]

Law & Disorder

The last word, Not the last laugh by A.J. Wagner In 1994, Justice Harry Blackmun, in the case of Callins […]

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – They didn’t see this coming? (1) German Rolf Buchholz, who owns the Guinness Book […]