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Lazer/Wulf deliver technical metal with teeth By Tim Anderl  Photo: Experimental/metal trio Lazer/Wulf perform at the Rockstar Pro Arena on Friday, Oct. 25 Tipped off to Atlanta/Athens, Ga. trio Lazer/Wulf’s metal chops and technical prowess by Kylesa vocalist/guitarist Phillip Cope, who has been working behind the boards with the band on their forthcoming full-length, the experimental, […]

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Cruisin’ for a bruisin’

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Garage duo The Holy Smokes play Blind Bob’s By Justin Kreitzer   Photo: [l to r] Joe Dannin and Joey Beach of The Holy Smokes; photo: Sophie Dannin If you didn’t happen to catch their electrifying performance at this year’s Dayton Music Fest, you are in luck because The Holy Smokes, will bring their pummeling performance […]

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The dark, sweet sound of death

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Modern Halloween rock that’ll turn your hair white  By Nick Schwab Photo: The KVB//Always Then and Immaterial Visions    “I remember ———Halloween,” goes the chorus of that classic Misfits song; a staple of their discography that is also named after that festivity. It is also a sentiment that can be the very spark of creativity that has […]

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Keep the change

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The show goes on at century-old Clifton Opera House By Sarah Sidlow   Photo: Razzamatazz & Jazz will perform at the Clifton Opera House on Friday, Oct. 18; photo: courtesy of artist Perched between Cedarville, Springfield and Yellow Springs, the village of Clifton is home to 152 people on a little more than 120 acres. In […]

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Where no band has gone before

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Brujas del Sol navigates universe of sounds By Tim Anderl  Photo: Columbus quartet Brujas del Sol plays Blind Bob’s on Friday, Oct. 18; photo: Kelsey Cahoon Brujas del Sol are an audible amalgam of influences that leaves little beyond their musical stratosphere. The Columbus quartet’s sounds are psychedelic, spacey and massive in scope. Krautrock influences leach […]

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The more I love you

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Neko Case visits Cincinnati’s Taft Theatre By Leo DeLuca  Photo: Neko Case will perform at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati on Tuesday, Oct. 22; photo: Neko Case Neko Case will play Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in support of her new album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder […]

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Ffunny expectations

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra turn on and tune in Columbus By Zach Rogers Photo: Neo-psych band Unknown Mortal Orchestra will perform at Ace of Cups in Columbus on Oct. 18; photo: Neil Krug The past two years have been nothing short of a whirlwind experience for Ruban Nielson and his band Unknown Mortal Orchestra. After a relentless […]

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The sound of the sounds of Simon & Garfunkel

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Dayton Philharmonic highlights New York’s favorite sons By Leo DeLuca  Photo: [l to r] Jonathan Beedle and A.J. Swearingen present the music of Simon & Garfunkel with the DPO on Oct. 11 and 12; photo credit: Chelsea Beedle The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) and Schuster Center present “The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel” Friday, Oct. 11 and […]

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Kill on command

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Jungle Rot brings its Terror Regime to Blind Bob’s By Gary Spencer   Photo: Death metal outfit Jungle Rot will perform at Blind Bob’s on Oct. 10 Death metal is a subgenre of music that has withstood the tests of time. It seems no matter what trends in metal come and go (black metal, deathcore, etc.), […]

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It’s a Dayton thing

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Ninth Annual Dayton Music Fest set to run wild over downtown By Gary Spencer  Photo: Jah Soul brings their soulful vibe to Dayton Music Fest during Midwest Outdoor Experience on Oct. 5; photo: Amanda Barbosa Some traditions in Dayton stay. Others come and go. However, going into its ninth year of existence, it appears that the […]

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Metal unleashed

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Skeletonwitch tours in support of fifth album By Tim Anderl  Photo: Skeltonwitch perform at Newport Music Hall in Columbus on Oct. 7; photo: Magdalena Wolinska When I first encountered Scott Hedrick, he was a quiet and unassuming, shaggy-haired undergrad studying at one of the top journalism schools in the country. (Go Bobcats!) At some point during […]

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Albums & alcohol

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A guide to music and beer pairings By David C. Obenour   Photo: Choose your weapon: Editor Dave Obenour walks you through beer & music pairings; Photo credit: Tracey Obenour At the end of every night, after downing drinks and watching bands up and down the Oregon District and then loading into someone’s car for greasy […]

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Progressive traditionalism

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Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby find common ground at Taft Theatre  By Rusty Pate   Photo: [l to r] Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby will perform at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati on Oct. 4 On the surface, a Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby collaboration might not seem to make much sense. Skaggs has spent the […]

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The epitome of cool

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10 personal impressions of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring  By Neal Gittleman   Photo: The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky [above] Sept. 26 – 28; photo: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress) Just over 100 years ago, on May 29, 1913, a sophisticated Paris audience went nuts […]

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What does music look like?

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Midpoint Music Festival returns to Cincinnati By Zach Rogers Photo: Black Rebel Motorcycle will headline Midpoint Music Festival at the Grammer’s Stage on Saturday night, which runs Sept. 26-28 September might be a time for change, but one thing that’s remained consistent for more than a decade in Cincinnati is the annual Midpoint Music Festival (MPMF), […]

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Making a case for Americana

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Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Peter Case to play Canal Street By Justin Kreitzer Photo: Peter Case will perform at Canal Street Tavern on Wednesday, Sept. 25 Though formerly of the seminal ’70s punk band The Nerves and ’80s power-pop acts The Plimsouls and The Breakaways, veteran singer/songwriter Peter Case has been writing and recording as a solo […]

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Irish Homecoming

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Celtic Woman at Clark State gala The four women of Celtic Woman (L-R) Tara McNeill, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and […]

BOOM goes your twenties!

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Dare to deny the passage of time at the Mathile Theatre (L-R) Jonathan (Bobby Mitchum) seeks help through his first […]

The woes of legal weed

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Getting your “pot card” In addition to federal and state law, local ordinances may limit growers, dispensaries, and individuals. By […]

The graying of green

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Ambiguity and contradictions still plague marijuana laws Despite the new law going into effect, much remains to be done for […]

Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

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Evil Eye Gypsy brings psychedelic rock to South Park Tavern Evil Eye Gypsy (L-R) Cat Shift, Sherree Emmons, Aaron Snyder, […]