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Speaking Suns play Peach’s By Justin Kreitzer Photo: Speaking Suns will perform on Oct. 10 at Peach’s in Yellow Springs Born in Athens and based in Yellow Springs, Speaking Suns will be playing a hometown show at Peach’s Bar and Grill on October 10. The emerging band—vocalist and guitarist Jake Diebold, keyboardist Sam Salazar, bassist […]

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Virgil Donati Band comes to Oddbody’s By Christian Roerig Photo: The Virgil Donati Band will perform at Oddbody’s on Sept. 11 Virgil Donati is no stranger to playing drums. In fact, he*s considered one of the best (not strangest). The Australian-born native is known for a highly technical style of drumming, but that*s not where […]

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Triumphant returns

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Corinna Nix, John Simon and their Southern soul at Tumbleweed By Tim Anderl Photo: John Simon and Corinna Nix will perform Aug. 28 at Tumbleweed Connection; photo: Tim Kuhl When Corinna Nix packed all her earthly possessions into her ’97 Chevy Lumina to return to Dayton, Ohio, the future felt pretty uncertain. She’d completed her […]

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A night of neo-funk

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Charles Walker Band hits Trolley By Tim Walker Photo: Charles Walker and Porsche Carmon of the Charles Walker Band will perform Aug. 22 at Trolley Stop; photo: Charles Walker Charles Walker —musician and bandleader, songwriter, recording artist and stand-up comedian—can’t stop laughing. But first: name five great saxophone players. Go ahead… I’ll wait. If you’re […]

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The final frontier

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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

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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

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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

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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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Define this

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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

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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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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 […]

Debate Forum: 7/19/16

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Sit down, G.I. Jane Should women be blocked from registering for the draft? By Sarah Sidlow U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson […]