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Making a scene

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Vancouver’s Hawking deliver enigmatic post-indie rock By Tim Anderl Photo: Vancouver will perform at South Park Tavern June 26 Vancouver-based progressive indie rock band Hawking is an enigmatic and sophisticated band that admittedly still struggles to find its “scene.” Too musically academic for punk rock, but a little too punk for indie sets, the band […]

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Where you from, you sexy beer?

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Locally available options to sex up your beer game By Hayley Fudge Photo: According to Toxic Brewing Company, patrons on the balcony at a neighboring establishment used to play a game to guess if passersby were going to the Annex (porn store) or 5th Street Pawn (now the brewery). This inspired the Porn or Pawn […]

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Rock and roll circus

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Wheels of Soul tour with old friends at Rose By Rusty Pate Photo: Tedeschi Trucks Band will play Rose Music Center on June 27 as part of the Wheels of Soul tour; photo: Mark Seliger The husband and wife team of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have won Grammy Awards, critical praise […]

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The talk

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Local musicians divulge sexy secrets By Tim Anderl Photo: “Trying to make out with my neck while I’m playing, as funny and strange as it may be, is unwelcome.” – Christian Roerig, The Nightbeast; photo: mikecimages Music, and the alluring nature of the people who make it, have long provided a fertile ground where steamy […]

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Let’s talk about …

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Sex, health and personal questions, in a room full of strangers By Katie Christoff Photo: Contini and team member Amber do an exercise at a Pure Romance training session Lindsay Contini gets paid to talk about sex. As a local consultant and team leader for Pure Romance, the world’s largest in-home party company specializing in […]

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Smoke? Or just hot air?

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Regional vapor shops here to stay By Tim Walker Photo: According to the CDC, the number of adults and teenagers who smoke cigarettes is Page steadily decreasing, while e-cigarette use is on the rise Modern-day fad or not, “vaping” is going on everywhere you look these days. In bars and restaurants, at the mall and […]

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Sucking to inspire

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Thirty years later, Green Jellÿ still suxx By Gary Spencer Photo: Green Jellÿ has developed a cult following for its outrageous live performances; photo: Melina Dellamarggio Most musicians don’t set out to suck. But most musicians aren’t Bill Manspeaker, founding member of comedy rock band Green Jellÿ (pronounced “Jello”; the band was originally named Green […]

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Looking forward to ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’

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Love and sex in the twilight years By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Blythe Danner as Carol Petersen in “I’ll See You In My Dreams”; Rating: PG-13, Grade: B+ American cinema has a problem with depictions of the lives of mature (read: older) characters; though, to be completely honest, the point could be argued that the industry […]

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All beats, no bread

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Dayton Jazz Festival wails into downtown By CC Hutten Photo: The Dayton Jazz Festival will take place June 21 from 1-9 p.m. On June 21, the Dayton community is set to rally behind jazz music. Dayton Jazz Festival will be the first event of the summer music festival series hosted by the Dayton Department of […]

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Moanin’ the blues

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Jonny Lang at Rose By Rusty Pate Photo: Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd will perform with Jonny Lang at Rose Music Center on June 24 It may be hard to believe, but Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been making music for nearly 20 years. He first burst onto the blues scene […]

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Human Race rocks “Crowns”

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An amazing ensemble of singers and hats By Jacqui Theobald Photo: [l-r] Jasmine Easler as Velma, Torrie Wiggins as Mabel, David Jennings as Man and Joy Lynn Jacobs as Wanda in “Crowns,” which will be performed by The Human Race Theatre Company through June 28; photo: Scott J. Kimmins An interview with Set Designer Tamara […]

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Murphy’s law

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Getting lucky at Murphy’s Irish Pub & Grille By Paula Johnson Photo: The Murphy’s Platter, featuring pub chips, fried pickles, boneless chicken wings and pretzels with Guinness cheese sauce As I write this, it’s 303 days, 10 hours and 8 minutes until St. Patrick’s Day. I know this because a running countdown is the first […]

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New life

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The importance of celebrating and decanting By Mike Rosenberg Celebrations abound at Vine HQ! Your intrepid reviewer just had a milestone birthday, coupled with graduating with his doctorate from the University of Kentucky (now you get your wine advice from a certified doctor!) The latter celebration, in particular, means that I can finally get back […]

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Space jam

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Chris Comer Space Dub Sextet plays Boonshoft Planetarium By Katie Christoff Photo: Green Jellÿ has developed a cult following for its outrageous live performances; photo: Melina Dellamarggio Chris Comer may be the namesake of a classic jazz trio, but he’s broadening his musical horizons. And that may be the understatement of the year. His newest […]

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On Stage

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Of children and theatre By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Vandalia Youth Theatre”s high school actors rehearse for this season’s production of “Mary Poppins”; photo: Matt Silver Some stories have an unexpected second chapter, impossible to foretell or even imagine. Last summer in the Dayton City Paper, I wrote about having taken 10 members of our family […]

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DPO gets ‘Closer to Fine’

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An Evening with Indigo Girls at Schuster Center By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls will perform with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra on June 20 Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are the harmonic, Grammy Award-winning duo known as Indigo Girls and have been playing music together since their high […]

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Irish Homecoming

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Celtic Woman at Clark State gala The four women of Celtic Woman (L-R) Tara McNeill, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and […]

BOOM goes your twenties!

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Dare to deny the passage of time at the Mathile Theatre (L-R) Jonathan (Bobby Mitchum) seeks help through his first […]

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 […]

The graying of green

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Ambiguity and contradictions still plague marijuana laws Despite the new law going into effect, much remains to be done for […]

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, […]