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Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

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Evil Eye Gypsy brings psychedelic rock to South Park Tavern Evil Eye Gypsy (L-R) Cat Shift, Sherree Emmons, Aaron Snyder, and Mike Emmons. Photo: Jennifer Taylor By Mike Ritchie Evil Eye Gypsy has been around for almost a decade, taking stage-filling form in 2010, playing their first gig in 2012. For three years, member-wise they […]

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Gratefully kickin’ out the jams

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Ohio jam band Eyeris Wide celebrates CD release at Hannah’s Eyeris Wide (L-R) Andrew Baxter, Steve Asher, Ben Shalloe, Josh Folino, Nathan Atkins By Katie Fender An up-and-coming group of eclectic musicians, based in Hamilton, OH, Eyeris Wide have been gaining traction in the musical world, performing at a variety of venues and music festivals […]

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A phoenix rises

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Stella’s Demise shakes off the ashes for CD release at Oscar’s Bradley Bowermaster and Jill Dodson lead Stella’s Demise “lite jazz” assault. By Mike Ritchie The name comes from the demise of a former band. “Bradley [Bowermaster] and I used to play in a band called Stella Blue about eight years ago,” recalls lead singer […]

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It’s good to have “Friends”

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Kyleen Downes celebrates CD release at Yellow Cab Tavern Kyleen Downes. Photo: Gary McBride By Tim Walker I don’t know who’s in charge of such things, but I’d like to register a complaint. I believe local musician Kyleen Downes was born a few decades too late. Like one of those singer/songwriters from straight out of […]

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Hawthorne Heights side project

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The Story Changes at Jimmie’s The Story Changes (L-R) Mark McMillon, Christopher Popadak, and Chris Serafini By Allyson B. Crawford “I fly the Dayton flag all over the world every time I do an interview!” The Story Changes singer and guitarist Mark McMillon tells the Dayton City Paper. “To be a band in Dayton you […]

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Kansas resurrected

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Classic Kansas Leftoverture LP live and more at Victoria Kansas (L-R) Rich Williams, Billy Greer, Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, Ronnie Platt, David Manion, and David Ragsdale By Tim Smith In the world of classic rock music acts, there are bands—and then there’s Kansas. The one-time garage band from Topeka has been entertaining fans since 1974, […]

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The Rockin’ O’ the Green

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John Dubuc & The Guilty Pleasures at South Park Tavern St. Pat’s “matinee” John Dubuc (right) with Guilty Pleasures bassist Tom Rastikis. Photo: Jennifer Taylor By Tim Walker The key to enjoying your St. Patrick’s Day this year in Dayton, like the key to so many things in life, can be found in a single […]

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Crowd-funder road warrior garage-rock

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When Particles Collide duo at Jimmie’s By Justin Kreitzer When Particles Collide is a garage-rock duo that calls Bangor, Maine, their home and who epitomize the DIY attitude of indie rock with their relentless touring schedule. Husband and wife, vocalist/guitarist Sasha Alcott and drummer Chris Viner formed the band in 2010. They have since released […]

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Going Forward with Dark Backward

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Playing good art at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 Dark Backward (L-R) Patrick Berry, Eric Purtle, Jim Ingram, Jeff Brelsford, and Jeff Vahldie. By Mike Ritchie  |  Photo by Corn Photography The five-piece Dayton-based Dark Backward have long-standing ties to the Los Angeles scene and almost two decades in the local scene. Named after a movie as […]

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Cricketbows distilled

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Duo Wells & Watson’s psychedelic sounds at CVG’s Listing Loon Wells and Watson duo, Aarika Watson and Chad Wells, of Cricketbows to play at the Listing Loon in Cincinnati. By Tim Walker  |  Photos By Michael Morris According to ancient tradition, shamans are defined as people who are regarded as having access to, and influence […]

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Play that damn guitar

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Jay Jesse Johnson Band will perform at the Dublin Pub Jay Jesse Johnson playing that damn guitar. Photo: Ed Sawicki By Tim Smith It’s been said that sometimes you have to leave home to find your true calling. Indiana-born blues guitarist and singer, Jay Jesse Johnson is living proof of that adage. His band will […]

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The men in black (shirts) are back

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Trey Stone and the Ringers at Trolley Stop Trey Stone and the Ringers (Left to Right) Jason Swann, Joahn Dubuc, Brian Hoeflich, Trey Stone, Rich Reuter, Eric Knorr, Erich Reith, and Leo Smith By Tim Smith True to their motto “Rock and roll music, played by men in black shirts”, Trey Stone and the Ringers […]

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Garage days revisited 

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The Daytimers return to Bob’s The Daytimers’ guitarist Blake Bergere (L) and bassist Chris Gilkes (R) By Mike Ritchie Whether from  garages, basements, or dorms, all bands start somewhere. The four-piece Dayton garage-rockers The Daytimers started their journey playing at parties, dorms, and charity events. They amassed a loyal core base that liked them as […]

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Underground local

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Peach’s Grill presents Subterranean Subterranean’s (l-r) Chuckie Love, Stephen Buttree, Chris Coalt, and Rob Brockman. Photo by Libby Ballengee By Tim Smith Dayton has long been an active market for local bands, and there’s no shortage of talent in every musical genre. There doesn’t appear to be a shortage of listeners and fans, either. In an […]

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What was once old is new again

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The Pullouts bring their traditional rock sound to the Dublin Pub The Pullouts (l-r) Andrew Fletcher, John Roby, Scott Houchens, and Geoff Hill. Photo: J Spivey Photography By Tim Walker There’s just something about classic rock. The Eagles, Bob Seger, Elton John, the Who, Steely Dan. You turn on the radio and tune in to […]

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How’s this for honesty?

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You vs. Yesterday at Bob’s You Vs. Yesterday’s (l-r) Cody Collins, Kramer Welker, and Michael Murray By Tim Walker Images by Ryan Ferdelman   It has been said that the definition of a “musician” is this: someone who puts $5000 worth of gear into a $500 vehicle, then drives 100 miles to play a $50 […]

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Nobody Sleeps in Turandot

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Love thaws the ice queen with the Dayton Opera The scale and spectacle of Turandot is something not to be […]

Jackie in Wonderland

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Dayton Philharmonic backs prodigy Jackie Evancho at Schuster Jackie Evancho will sing opera favorites as well as her new more […]

Celebrating local artists

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DVAC auction returns to Sinclair’s Ponitz Center Attendees can appreciate local artists while socializing with their friends and family. By […]

Success by design

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Tracy McElfresh sews, up-cycles, and blogs her fashion forward McElfresh is fan of vivid colors and bold patterns in her […]

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, […]