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The final frontier

Ringo Deathstarr charts course to Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: Ringo Deathstarr will perform at Canal Public House July 24; photo: Chad McGillivray Ringo Deathstarr, a three-piece outfit from Austin, Texas, is conjuring a unique response to the noisy and melodic, guitar pedal-loving, shoegazing, dreamy bands from the late 1980s and ’90s. Dashes of The […]

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The real deal

Freekbass unleashes retro-modern funktronica By Tim Anderl Photo: “It was rhythm and melody, a drum that could play notes!” – Chris Sherman on hearing the bass for the first time; photo: Musical Earth Cincinnati-born funk bassist Freekbass, aka Chris Sherman, is a visionary musician who bridges the gap between classic funk styles and future grooves […]

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On the Mark, in the house

Legendary house DJ Mark Farina at Therapy By Josher Lumpkin Photo: House DJ Mark Farina will perform at Therapy Cafe on July 10 The San Francisco-based DJ Mark Farina is a house scene legend. Boasting a career of more than 20 years, Farina has churned out countless releases on Om Records, as well as his […]

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Rock and roll circus

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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Define this

Genre-less McGuff and the Dumpster Fires celebrate new release at Canal By Rusty Pate Photo: [l-r]  Keith Klein, Emily McGuff, Taylor McGuff and Phil Doncaster of McGuff and the Dumpster Fires will celebrate their latest release, Peel it Back, June 13 at Canal Public House; photo: Nicole Klein   I have a theory that we are […]

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The singer and the song

Jason Isbell and Dwight Yoakam to play Rose Music Center By Rusty Pate Photo: Jason Isbell will open for Dwight Yoakam June 5 at The Rose Music Center in Huber Heights The singer-songwriter has become a mythic figure in modern popular music. The songs of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt and Joni Mitchell […]

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Against the grain

Family band Pure Grain hits Peach’s By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Mai Nguyen, founding director of Wright State University’s Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center Like wheat swaying gently in an Indiana prairie breeze, Pure Grain will blow into Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs this weekend to perform its brand of homespun, feel-good tunes and promote its latest release, […]

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Match made in music

Acoustic duo Higgins-Madewell at Gilly’s By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Erin Higgins and Jeff Madewell will perform April 11 at Gilly’s; photo: Jeff Madewell and his musical partner-in-crime, Erin Higgins, play a unique style of blues-tinged rock music you just don’t hear much anymore. Playing together as Higgins-Madewell, the West Milton duo has released two CDs […]

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Armed and dangerous

Arms Race head to Canal Public House By Rusty Pate Photo: [l-r] Kris Neises, Cole Bohanon, Justin Satinover and Tim Anderl of Arms Race will perform on April 4 at Canal Public House; photo: Lindsey Neises Arms Race formed in 2013, as a bit of a local super group. Members of the band have also […]

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Who’s the boss?

Dayton Philharmonic interprets Bruce Springsteen By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Matt Ryan of Bruce in the U.S.A. This Saturday, Daytonians have a unique opportunity to experience a show unlike any other. Symphonic Springsteen: the show that takes the music of working class hero Bruce Springsteen, aka “The Boss,” and ups the dynamic about 1,000 percent by […]

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Advice Goddess: 7/28

By Amy Alkon   Emotion Sickness Last week, my girlfriend was all annoyed about something (something relatively unimportant). I’m normally […]

Chew on this: 07/28

Rediscover your drive By Jayne Powers On a hot, muggy July afternoon, I bolted out of my apartment to take […]

Hobart Urban Nature Preserve

A piece of Heaven in the middle of the city By Tor Simms Photo: The Hobart Urban Nature Preserve has […]

news of the weird 7/28/2015

  Outsourcing Among the protesters at New York City’s Gay Pride Parade the Sunday after the Supreme Court’s historic gay-marriage […]

The Docket: 07/28

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   What’s at steak? “$85.85 worth of meet […]

Chew on this: 07/21

More than picking fresh vegetables By Jayne Powers   Today, let’s shine a light on vegetables—literally. Walk into any supermarket, […]