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Making music, merry

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3rd Operation Giving Back Christmas at Middletown’s Old Crow Bar By Mike Ritchie Photo: Operation Giving Back Christmas vet Chris Casey of Casey and The Nobodies from last year’s event; photo: Teri Spence For the third year in a row, KuttingEdge Promotions will host Operation Giving Back Christmas, a benefit to help families in need during […]

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Don’t underestimate their force

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Return of il Troubadore & the Wookie Cellist to Dublin Pub By Gary Spencer Photo: il Troubadore’s Jon Silpayamanant as the Wookie Cellist returns to Dublin Pub Dec. 9  photo: Carrie Meyer A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… oh, who the hell do we think we’re kidding? In 2004 in Indianapolis, […]

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For Today but not tomorrow

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Metalcore titans For Today scream farewell in Columbus By Justin Kreitzer Photo: For Today’s (l-r) Ryan Leitru, Brandon Leitru, Mattie Montgomery, and David Puckett; photo: Aaron Marsh After grinding for 10 years as a band and establishing themselves as leaders in the Christian metal scene, For Today has announced that it will disband at the end […]

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Release the wolves

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McGuff and the Dumpster Fires go for the throat at Jimmie’s By Mike Ritchie Photo: Emily McGuff (center) and the Dumpster Fires on the cover of their new album, Wolves They’re part punk, part funk, and all messed up, according to the band. If the Clash hooked up with Janis Joplin, McGuff and the Dumpster […]

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Truth in advertising?

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Experience the uncommon with Common Center at Trolley Stop By Gary Spencer Photo: (l-r) Sasha Suskind, Austin Garrison, Lewis Connell, Liam Hall, Dennis DeZarn, Jessica Graff, and Ian Smith of Common Center When it comes to musical acts, sometimes a name is a telling indicator or representation of what a band is all about. But […]

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Old and not lazy

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Local outfit Legbone celebrates 25 years at Oddbody’s By Gary Spencer Photo: (l-r) Kyle Curtis, Kevin Hittepole, and Mitch Lawson perform in 1996 as Liquid Legbone Most bands —whether world famous or even more so, local—are lucky to stay together for five years, let alone 25. One Miami Valley-area band that has made it to […]

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Double-header

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Rockstar Pro Arena welcomes Tombs and Wolvhammer By Gary Spencer Photo: (l-r) Tombs’ Evan Void, Charlie Schmid, Ben Brand, Mike Hill, and Fade Kainer rise Nov. 26 in Dayton Every once in a while, a tour package comes along that is a slam-dunk, can’t-miss occasion. That will certainly be the case when the double headlining tour […]

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Get up to get down

The Almighty Get Down headlined the "rock night" at the inaugural Eatonic Music Festival held at Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton, Ohio.

Cincy’s The Almighty Get Down funks its way to Peach’s By Justin Kreitzer Photo: The Almighty Get Down’s Jon Lattier and Willy Morren (right) jam their all Nov. 26 at Peach’s; photo: Brian Glass   Cincinnati funk revivalists The Almighty Get Down are quickly becoming a must-see live act in Ohio with the word quickly spreading.  […]

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We’re desperate

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Greece’s Barb Wire Dolls prove punk’s not dead at Bob’s By Gary Spencer Photo: Barb Wire Dolls’ (l-r) Krash Doll (drums), Isis Queen (vocals), Iriel Blaque (bass), Remmington (rhythm guitar), and Pyn Doll (lead guitar) photo: Michelle X Star   It’s easy to lament the state of what passes for contemporary punk rock. Most modern punk bands […]

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Like Danzig jamming with the Doors

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Heavy Temple transcends at Blind Bob’s By Matt Clevenger Photo: Heavy Temple’s High Priestess Nighthawk lands at Blind Bob’s Nov. 17; photo: Dante Torrieri Fans of psychedelic metal, horror/sci-fi movies, and the occult will not want to miss Philadelphia’s Heavy Temple at Blind Bob’s Thursday, Nov. 17. Using five-string bass and an assortment of other creepy […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]