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Danzig celebrates 25 years of horror biz with anniversary tour By Gary Spencer  Photo: Glenn Danzig will perform songs new and old in Columbus on Aug. 14 Not many musicians are as fortunate as Glenn Anzalone, better known by his stage name Glenn Danzig. For nearly 40 years, Danzig has been making his own brand of […]

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Slicing up the scene

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Ohio Knife doubles down in Dayton By Justin Kreitzer  Photo: [l to r] Jason Snell and Joe Suer of Cinicnnati band Ohio Knife; photo: Jesse Fox Emerging Cincinnati indie rock band Ohio Knife is led by vocalist/guitarist Jason Snell, drummer Joe Suer and keyboardist Andrew Higley – all formerly of indie favorites The Chocolate Horse and […]

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The call of the wild

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The Ghost Wolves punk-leaning, rock howl to town By Tim Anderl Photo: [l to r] Jonny and Carley Wolf of The Ghost Wolves will perform at South Park Tavern on Friday, Aug. 2 Austin, Texas duo The Ghost Wolves deliver a rabid and raw sound that draws inspiration from across the musical spectrum. Blending blues, punk, […]

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Ear to the tracks

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Beat the heat with these cool new albums By Justin Kreitzer Photo: Max Sollich of Dolfish   After enduring a long stretch of rainy, spring-like weather, we have finally reached the dog days of summer here in Dayton. So grab an ice cold drink and put on these refreshing new albums and chill out with the back-porch […]

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Into the void

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Cadaver Dogs bring rock n’ roll mayhem to Poelking Lanes By Zach Rogers Photo: Columbus gutter rock trio Cadaver Dogs play Poelking Lanes on Wilmington Pike Aug. 3 Decades ago, Black Sabbath claimed to have sold their souls for rock n’ roll. The same could be said of the band Cadaver Dogs, from Columbus, Ohio, if […]

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I left my heart in San Cisco

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Australian indie-pop band set to play in Columbus By Justin Kreitzer  photo: Australian indie pop outfit San Cisco will visit The Basement in Columbus on July 26; photo credit: Kane Hibberd Australian indie-pop band San Cisco just released their self-titled debut album on July 16 via RCA Records in the United States. It was released by […]

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Destroy, oh boy!

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Michigan’s Destroy This Place brings thrash pop to Gem City  By Tim AnderlPhoto: Detroit spazz-poppers Destroy This Place visit Blind Bob’s on July 26; Photo credit: Doug Coombe  Michigan’s Destroy This Place is comprised of dual singing guitarists Ryan Allen (formerly of Thunderbirds Are Now!), John Nelson (of indie-pop faves New Grenada), bassist Monday Busque and […]

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L.A. Guns – Always on tour

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’80s rockers return to McGuffy’s House of Rock By Allyson B. Crawford    Photo: ’80s glam metal mainstays L.A. Guns will perform at McGuffy’s House of Rock on Friday, Aug. 2 For diehard fans of ’80s metal, the story of L.A. Guns is both complicated and frustrating. Strong album releases, popular videos on MTV and the […]

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A long, strange trip

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All Good Music Festival returns to Legend Valley  By Zach Rogers Photo:Freaking out in the front row at the 2012 All Good Festival; photo credit: Brian Hockensmith Photography Any kind of long-term relationship is special, but the one between the All Good Music Festival and the jam-centric fanatics who come back every year is something […]

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Passing down the sound

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Cincinnati’s Young Heirlooms visit Canal Street Tavern By Justin Kreitzer Photo:Cincinnati Americana duo Young Heirlooms visit Canal Street July 21; photo credit: Shannon Williams Young Heirlooms are a folk duo from Cincinnati made up of singer/songwriters Kelly Fine and Chris Robinson, formerly of indie-pop band Walk The Moon. Their gorgeous, close-knit vocal harmonies and sophisticated country-leaning […]

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The seers

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No Wave legends Swans visit Newport’s Southgate  By Gary Spencer photo by: “We’re doing the best sonics I’ve ever experienced.” -Michael Gira brings Swans to Southgate House Revival on Tuesday, July 23; photo credit: Jennifer Church You know how it usually goes when a legendary band considered long dead and gone reunites, right? Initial excitement of […]

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Beyond Thick As A Brick

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Jethro Tull leader plays classic album in its entirety plus sequel at Riverbend By Gary Spencer Jethro Tull is one of those artists who, for all intents and purposes, exist on their own musical planet, removed from their classic rock contemporaries who, for varying reasons, aren’t quite in Tull’s unique musical league. And then there’s […]

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The square is where … it’s at

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Downtown program is like ‘recess’ for adults By Justin Kreitzer Photo: [l to r] Charles Walker and Porsche Carmon of The Charles Walker band wil perform for The Square is Where on July 12; photo credit: Artaska Roberts The Square Is Where is a free entertainment program held at Courthouse Square, presented by the Downtown Dayton […]

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The boys of Summer

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Dayton rockers deliver concept EPs By Tim Anderl Photo: Red Hot Rebellion deliver their rock revival, the Melt the SkyEP   The idea of the concept album has long been present in rock lore. Ziggy Stardust, The Wall and, more recently, American Idiot and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Rock diehards recognize, adopt and develop deep […]

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From a crescent to a gem

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Paul Sanchez kicks off NOLA Summer In Dayton at Canal Street Tavern By: Justin Kreitzer Photo: New Orleans-based guitarist Paul Sanchez visits Canal Street Tavern on July 10; photo credit: Chris Granger New Orleans – known as the “Crescent City” – is notorious for its wild parties, but it is also famous for its musical history; […]

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Bee friendly – bee there!

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Bunbury Music Festival sets up for second year By: Kate E Lore Photo: The National will close out Bunbury on Sunday, July 14 Music junkies know where to get the good stuff. They know the dark corners of obscure venues and hidden record stores, the wide-open fields in the middle of nowhere where music festivals tend […]

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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, […]