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Smokin blues on the soul side

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El Dorado Brown vibes Trolley Stop By Joey Ferber Photo: (l-r) Byron Crews, Jeff Friend, and John Hughes bring the blues to Trolley Stop Sept. 10 The blood runs deep through Dayton’s musical veins. For generations, Dayton has welcomed musicians unafraid to express the entire emotional spectrum, unhindered by light-heartedness or the Midwest veil of nicety […]

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Spice world

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‘Record Redux: Spice Girls’ challenges pop stigma By Joey Ferber Photo: Author Quentin Harrison hails from Dayton; photo: Michael McAllister Quentin Harrison grew up spending his days in Dayton record shops. When he wasn’t at work or in school, he was frequenting Second Time Around or Gem City Records (the site of what is now Omega […]

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Positive Vibrations

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Dave Hall Plaza thrives (as it always has) with Dayton’s Reggae Fest By Matt Clevenger photo: Seefari jams at 5 p.m. at Dayton Reggae Festival Sept. 4; photos: Lamonte Hall A downtown tradition for almost 30 years, the Dayton Reggae Festival returns, bringing a day of fun and live reggae music to the corner of Fourth and […]

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‘Love and Memories’

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Twenty-year-standing O.A.R. turns the car to Fraze By Alan Sculley photo: (l-r) Benj Gershman, Richard On, Jerry DePizzo, Marc Roberge, and Chris Culos of O.A.R. hit the Fraze stage Sept. 2 O.A.R. reached its 20th anniversary as a band doing something many acts that manage to last two decades don’t achieve. This band from Rockville, Maryland, […]

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Not ‘cryin’ no more

Vixen revs up Versailles’ BMI Speedway By Allyson B. Crawford photo: (l-r) Share Ross, Janet Gardner, Roxy Petrucci, and Gina Stile of Vixen hit BMI Speedway not a minute too soon Sept. 4   Vixen may or may not be a household name depending on your music worldview. If you’re not familiar with the quartet, you […]

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Musick, magick, necromance

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Belphegor burns from Austria to Oddbody’s By Gary Spencer Photo: (left to right) Helmuth Lehner, Serpenth, and Bloodhammer of Belphegor rain down in Dayton Saturday If you’ve studied demonology, then you know that the demon Belphegor is one of the Seven Princes of Hell who specializes in the powers of discovery and invention. However, there’s […]

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Soul for soul

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Topher James and Biscuit Brigade at Trolley Stop By Miranda Brooks Photo: Chris Topher Shaw bears his soul tunes Aug. 26; photo: TJ Hansen Columbus-based musician Chris “Topher” Shaw organizes himself amongst a few concurrent projects—playing multi-instrumentally as one-half of The Shaw Brothers on violin and drumming for Andy Shaw Band, both ventures with his […]

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Kisstory alive in Dayton

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Licking it up with Paul Stanley By Mike Ritchie Photo: (l-r) Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Paul Stanley, and (above) Eric Singer erupt Aug. 22 at the Nutter Center photo courtesy of PMK-BNC Entertainment Dayton, it’s going to be a long nite. One of the world’s hottest bands returns to the Nutter Center Monday, Aug. 22, on the […]

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Dawg days

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Dawg Yawp howls at Blind Bob’s By Matt Clevenger Photo: Rob Keenan (left) and Tyler Randall (right) jam at Blind Bob’s Aug. 20; photo: Michael Wilson   Part folk, part rock, and part techno, Dawg Yawp will bring one of Cincinnati’s most unique and critically acclaimed live shows to Blind Bob’s Aug. 20. Named Cincinnati radio […]

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One motley crue

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Dead Daisies super group pushes up in Dayton By Mike Ritchie Photo: (l-r) John Corabi, Brian Tichy, Doug Aldrich, Marco Mendoza, and David Lowy of Dead Daisies bud Aug. 22 photo courtesy of The Dead Daisies   The Dead Daisies began as a way to wave the free spirited, road tested, and true rock and roll flag […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

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 […]