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The young and the set list

Pett Crow and Scotty Bratcher at Riff Raff By Katie Christoff Photo: [l-r] Wes Crow, Brandon Pettiford and Julia Crow of Pett Crow will perform at Riff Raff Tavern on Sept. 19   It’s an old adage that if you want to really be good at something, you should start young. This is all too familiar […]

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Jam jazz

Chris Duarte at Gilly’s By Katie Christoff Photo: Chris Duarte will perform on Sept. 18 at Gilly’s When asked to describe their sound, most musicians will name a genre. Chris Duarte, on the other hand, responds to the question immediately and decisively: “Oh, it’s crazy.” To clarify, he adds, “It’s passionate, punk blues, punk jazz. It’s […]

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Wanted souls, hypnotic eyes and reigning sounds

Your fall album mash-up By L. Kent Wolgamott and Alan Sculley Photo: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers // Hypnotic Eye // Warner Bros.   Spoon has been off the radar for three years or so, the product of the first real break the group has taken from the recording/tour treadmill. They return on They Want My […]

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Unexpected virtuosity rears its head

East Coast sax-driven trio Moon Hooch grinds cave music at Oddbody’s By Paul Noah Photo: [l-r] Wenzl McGowen, James Muschler and Mike Wilbur of Moon Hooch will perform at Oddbody’s Sept. 12; photo: Shervin Lainez Listen to any Moon Hooch track and you’re instantly insulted by blatantly dissonant timbres and dance-beat-driven two-note chords – yet you’re […]

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CDs when you show up!

Duderus, Nightbeast and DipSpit CD release party at Canal By Josher Lumpkin Photo: [l-r] Paige Beller, Ben McQuown, Jesse Griffin, Dustie Pitstick and Adam Rohr of Duderus will perform at Canal Public House on Sept. 12; photo: Jessica Pitstick. It’s a dilemma as old as rock shows themselves: you go to see some bands at a […]

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A force to be reckoned with

Tokyo Police Club in Cincinnati By Alan Sculley Photo: [l-r] Graham Wright, Dave Monks, Josh Hook and Greg Alsop of Tokyo Police Club; photo: Andrew Strapp During the early stages of writing for their new album, Forcefield, the four members of Tokyo Police Club struggled to come up with songs they felt were worthy of […]

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Neck and neck

Guitarist Mark Kroos wows at Canal Public House By Gary Spencer Photo: Mark Kroos will perform Sept. 5 at Canal Public House Some things have to be seen to be believed. That certainly seems to be the case with North Carolina guitarist Mark Kroos, who has played every style of music from ska to country, […]

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The Big Easy in the Queen City

Trombone Shorty takes on the Ohio River Throwdown By Alan Sculley Photo: Trombone Shorty and New Orleans Avenue will perform on Sept. 6 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati; photo: Jonathan Mannion There’s no telling how Trombone Shorty’s latest album, Say That to Say This, will be remembered in the future. The CD was released in […]

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Stick to your roots

Indie and Americana at Lost Creek Music Experience By CC Hutten Photo: Joe Mullins and the Radio ramblers will headline the Lost Creek Music Experience; photo: Alane Anno The Lost Creek Music Experience is everything an avid festivalgoer could ask for: food trucks, locally-brewed beer and almost-famous bands. Except, this festival is only one piece […]

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Tray tables up

Joseph Airport takes flight with new album, first live show By Gary Spencer Photo: Top [l-r]: Jereme Sanborn and Matthew Cutter;  Bottom [l-r]: Pen Penry and Bazooka Joe Patterson of Joseph Airport Love’em or hate ’em, Daytonian rock gods Guided By Voices have inspired hundreds, or possibly thousands, of bands all over the world to do […]

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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 […]