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Surf salamanders

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The AmpFibians ride the wave to Blind Bob’s By Gary Spencer Photo: The AmpFibians’ (l-r) Ron ‘Squat’ White, Tom ‘Squid’ Coates, Eli ‘Lockjaw’ White, and Dave ‘Swag’ Davies; photo: Cathy Davies On paper, a surf rock band with the name The AmpFibians comes off as a clever play on words, but also seems a little contrived. […]

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A feel-good history lesson

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‘Hidden Figures’ fails to teach the whole psychological truth By T.T. Stern Enzi Photo: Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan (center) leads a group of women in ‘Hidden Figures’ Rating: PG; Grade: B It is hard to fault Theodore Melfi for his safe and carefully crafted “Hidden Figures.” As the writer-director of “St. Vincent,” he had […]

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Through a telescopic lens

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3 Wright State engineer shoots to photograph 18 years of full moons By Jim Hannah Photo: Eric Harris shoots the moon in its cycle of phases For a 9-year-old, it was a night to remember. Sick with worry about his 11-year-old sister, who was seriously ill and being treated in the intensive care unit of […]

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Mistaken Karma

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Evil Eye Gypsy releases 3rd album at Oregon Express By Matt Clevenger Photo: Evil Eye Gypsy’s Sheree Jane sings the psychedelic alternative-rock blues; photos: Wesley Holt With influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath to The Cowboy Junkies, Ween, and the Flaming Lips, Dayton-based psychedelic rockers Evil Eye Gypsy are bringing the psychedelic blues […]

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FAKE U! : DCP’s Fake News Edition

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FAKIN’ IT : Searching for truth in our news By Amanda Dee photo: Last spring, people from the U.S. to the U.K. were buzzing online about a faux Limp Bizkit concert purportedly at the Sunoco on Wayne Avenue. Dayton Police tweeted to dispel these rumors, but more than 100 people still showed up, even if they […]

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Phil Dona-who?

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Local director spotlights Dayton’s Phil Donahue in The Human Animal musical By Morgan Laurens Photo: Director Ian Turner hones in on the life of Phil Donahue, above in an interview on Democracy Now!, through musical Ian Turner glances at his watch. Just under an hour ago, he was leaning against the wall of a tiny […]

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Bath-salted bluegrass

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The Bath Salt Zombies rise for New Year’s Eve at Oddbody’s By Matt Clevenger Photo: Graham Woodard (second from right) and the Bath Salt Zombies looking fresh to death at Oddbody’s, Dec. 31; photos: Adverture Studios The Bath Salt Zombies may seem like a strange name for a bluegrass act, but this is no ordinary […]

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Shit-hammered at the apocalypse

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Wine selections for the horrors of 2017 By Dr. Mike Rosenberg Photo: Take the Night Train to the end the evening So the long nightmare that was 2016 is drawing to a close. As we sit here on the edge of ’17, waiting to see what America’s Orange Era has in store for us, there’s […]

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Get your jug on

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Local group plans Jug Band and Tambourine Hall of Fame opening By Tim Smith Photo: Local musician Roger Salmon of Zipp evolved from doo-wop to jug and tambourine; photo: JK B via Flickr Creative Commons Dayton has been the home of many firsts, from flight to cash registers. Music has always been an indelible part […]

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Pineapple pizza and then some

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The best overlooked albums of 2016 By Alan Sculley Photo: Death by Unga Bunga’s fourth album, Pinapple Pizza, is a power house of power pop Considering the depth of quality albums released in 2016, it’s no surprise that the year produced a healthy number of releases that went unheard and under-appreciated by the vast majority […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]