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Denying classification

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All That Remains remains true By Gary Spencer Photo: All That Remains will perform March 20 at Oddbody’s Music Room; photo: Justin Borucki Almost every genre of modern music suffers from a bit of elitism. Whether it’s indie rock, hip-hop or heavy metal, there’s always someone trying to talk down an artist or subgenre. Often, […]

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Galactic funk machine

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R&B-funk-jam band is worth the trip By Alan Sculley Photo: Galactic will perform with Erica Falls on March 24 at 20th Century Theater in Cincinnati; photo: Zack Smith Galactic is putting the finishing touches on its next album, and if you’re a fan of the group’s early albums, you’re going to like what you hear. […]

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Driving blind

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Tipp City’s Cory Breth live at Troy’s Leaf & Vine By Katie Christoff Photo: Croy Breth will perform at Leaf & Vine in Troy on March 14 Cory Breth just wants to sing. Don’t ask him what genre, because he won’t be able to tell you. Unlike many artists, he doesn’t consider his music a […]

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Double the rock, double the shred

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Michael Angelo Batio’s wild guitar heroics at Oddbody’s By Christian Roerig Photo: Michael Angelo Batio will perform at Oddbody’s Music Room on March 14 In a world where most guitar players fumble their way through a solo, there are those who can actually play. And then there are those who can shred – and they […]

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To the Gem City, with love

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Swearing At Motorists returns to Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: Swearing at Motorists will perform at Blind Bob’s March 13; photo: Gunnar Nicolaus Tastemaking music website BrooklynVegan.com cited Dayton, Ohio as Swearing At Motorists’ homebase in a recent write up on the band. Although Swearing At Motorists founder, frontman and figurehead Dave Doughman relocated to […]

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A snowball’s chance…

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Full of Hell Set to Mutilate Rockstar Pro Arena By Gary Spencer Photo: Full of Hell will perform March 12 at RockStar Pro Arena Sometimes, life can be downright mean. Full of Hell founding member and guitarist Spencer Hazard is one musician who uses that darkness to create something else: music. In a recent interview, […]

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This ain’t Luckenbach

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Shooter Jennings at Oddbody’s By Rusty Pate Photo: Shooter Jennings will perform on March 7 at Oddbody’s When your parents are royalty in the outlaw country genre, certain expectations follow you. Shooter Jennings does not eschew his father Waylon’s legacy. He loves his dad’s music and is even currently touring with his father’s old band. […]

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Who’s the boss?

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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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Stelth, solo

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Lumineers’ Stelth Ulvang brings his own songs to Ohio By Tim Anderl Photo: Stelth Ulvang will perform at Canal Public House on March 11; photo: Norah Hoover Although the name Stelth Ulvang may not be familiar, his performance with celebrated Denver, Colorado-based folk rockers The Lumineers probably is. The band’s self-titled debut album, released in […]

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Come Helen Highwater

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Bluegrass tag-team including Balsam Range at MU By Joyell Nevins Photo: Balsam Range will perform Saturday, Feb. 28 at Miami University, Hamilton What is the mark of a truly great musician? Is it someone who plays for the joy of playing and the love of music – not for the money and glory? If so, […]

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Americans, on Paris

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Springfield Symphony presents Paris When it Sizzled By Pat Suarez Photo: Guest pianist Alexander Schimpf will perform with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra for their Paris When It Sizzled program It was called “The Great War,” the war to end all wars. It lasted from 1914 to 1918. More than 16 million military and civilians died, […]

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Jackyl me off

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Southern metal legend, Jackyl, sells out Oddbody’s By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Jackyl will play a sold-out show at Oddbody’s Music Room on Feb. 27 “It’s the equivalent of a man being shot out of a cannon,” Jackyl frontman Jesse James Dupree said when asked how to describe a Jackyl show in one sentence or […]

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Another day in paradise

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Smug Brothers celebrate release of new album at Blind Bob’s By Gary Spencer Photo: Smug Brothers, Woodpecker Paradise; Gas Daddy Go! Records; cover image: rawers Lo-fi indie rock might seem like an outdated concept relegated to the 1990s heyday when bands such as Pavement, Beat Happening and Sebadoh were taking their home recorded four-track antics […]

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What’s in your stash?

  New releases to cure the winter doldrums By Alan Sculley and L. Kent Wolgamott Sleater-Kinney // No Cities to Love // Sub Pop     Ten years after going on hiatus, Sleater-Kinney has delivered one of its best records ever with No Cities to Love. With the oddly-tuned dual guitars of singer/guitarists Corin Tucker […]

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Funk soul brothers

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The Floozies funk up Oddbody’s By Josher Lumpkin Photo: The Floozies will perform on Feb. 25 at Oddbody’s The Floozies play a unique blend of old school funk combined with EDM stylings. Made up of producer Matt Hill on guitar and brother Mark Hill on drums, the band just released its most recent album, Do […]

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Anti-valentine’s day massacre

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Therapy Café hosts Blackheart’s Ball By Gary Spencer Photo: The Blackheart’s Ball is the brainchild of Curse of Cassandra, who will perform Friday at Therapy Café; photo: Alien Twilight Valentine’s Day is a “holiday” people either love or detest – there isn’t much room in between. And if you fall in the latter category, chances […]

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Summer Sun and Salutations

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You’ve seen it throughout your social media feed, you hear about a friend’s awesome class over a cup of coffee, […]

Paddle on, Dayton

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Summer is the perfect time to hit the water, and with more than 265 miles of water trails in the […]

Still living the good life

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The words “living legend” are often misapplied, usually to sports figures who haven’t really experienced enough of life to earn […]

Acid Flashback: Hara Arena 1981

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Love them or hate them, the Grateful Dead were truly a one-of-a-kind band. During their thirty-year career as one of […]

Evolution Calling

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Queensrÿche have spent their career defining a uniquely heavy progressive sound. Whether delivering Mindcrime, Empires or taking fans to the […]