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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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Gin and Tonic on the Horizon

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On June 13, The Rose Music Center is the place to be to get your 90s nostalgia fix as Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon, and Tonic are set to bring their hits to the stage. Rootsy 90s alternative rockers Gin Blossoms recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of their 1992 hit album New Miserable Experience. At the […]

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Goodnight Goodnight’s new morning

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“We’ve known Larry for years,” says Gary Thornton of Goodnight Goodnight. He’s talking about the newest addition to their lineup, Larry Evans, formerly bassist with The Smug Brothers. “It feels like he’s a good fit.” Word is that Larry’s looking forward to it as well. The band is booking a tour for the summer, probably […]

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Jewish Cultural Festival’s music offerings

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Mount Masada, the famous fortress plateau in Israel, rises 1,300 feet above the Dead Sea. In Dayton, Ohio, it’s an 18-foot ride down an inflatable slide of the same name. Families can experience this attraction, food, and other entertainment, including a reference to the Wailing Wall and a live petting zoo, at Temple Israel’s (TI) […]

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Fifty Shades of Red

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A Shade of Red is ready to get back to gigging after taking a break of nearly a year to woodshed new material, and their return to the stage on June 1 at Peach’s will feature a wealth of new songs and sounds. “We have been playing pretty consistently, just not on stage,” notes Georgia […]

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Divinely damning evil

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With the power of God, in the ’80s Stryper helped pave the way of decadence, greatness and MTV pomp and circumstance, leaving a heavenly stamp on the glam era. They’re still soldiers under command, spreading the good news through screaming guitar epics spanning 12 records. Vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet talks about their new record, God Damn […]

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Ohio is for rockers

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For twelve years, the ultimate destination for hard rock and heavy metal fans has been the Rock On The Range music festival held in Columbus every May. This year’s festival boasts a diverse lineup of 60 bands that touches on nearly every major rock subgenre, including Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, Body Count, Power […]

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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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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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Ready, Set, LEGO!

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Be prepared for LEGO dazzle and delight when the BrickUniverse Convention for LEGO Fans visits the Dayton Convention Center August […]

We all live in a ‘Yellow Submarine’

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Coinciding with the 50th anniversary and theatrical re-release of Yellow Submarine, animator Ron Campbell is bringing his Rock Art Show […]

Four headliners and more this week at Downtown’s Levitt

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Delhi 2 Dublin, Kyle Dillingham, Sol Driven Train, Lao Tizer Band Delhi 2 Dublin (l-r): Serena Eades, Sanjay Seran, Ravi […]

The Oregon’s Seafood Stalwart

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Carving out history Jay’s Seafood Restaurant is a longtime pillar of the Oregon District dining scene. It’s steeped in lore […]

Destination Yellow Springs

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Yellow Springs artist exhibited (times two) Yellow Springs painter Christine Klinger is showing her work at the Emporium/Underdog Café through […]