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R.Ring in residence

Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery stay awhile at South Park Tavern By Keith Bange Creativity, new ideas, and different concepts are an essential core to a city’s thriving music environment. It is an obvious fact that musicians need to constantly fine-tune their sound and let themselves evolve as artists. However the venues and clubs that […]

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Guided By Voices comes home

Dublin Pub set the stage for a classic GBV show on March 16 By Kyle Melton Deep into their epic set at Dublin Pub on St. Practice Day, the Classic Lineup of Dayton’s Guided By Voices (GBV) broke into the track “Lethargy” from their 1992 breakthrough album, Propeller. While the track barely breaks the one-minute […]

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The Joy Formidable get joyous in Columbus

Welsh rock trio the Joy Formidable are set to appear at the Basement in Columbus on April 4. The group kicked off their North American tour with an appearance at SXSW in mid-March (where they were one of SPIN’s “must hear bands”) that coincided with the release of their first full-length album, The Big Roar. […]

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The worst pain

An interview with Papercuts’ Jason Quever By Christopher Schutte Papercuts – the musical project of San Francisco songwriter/producer Jason Quever – have just released the fantastic new record, Fading Parade and are now in the midst of an extensive tour that will bring them to Columbus’ Black Box at Mershon on March 24. While known […]

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Rip It Up

Wanda Jackson Returns with The Party Ain’t Over By Kyle Melton One of rock ‘n’ roll’s earliest female participants, an Oklahoma teenager named Wanda Jackson, forged a fiery sound with her single “Let’s Have a Party,” earning her the title of “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Over her nearly 50-year career, Jackson continued to work […]

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Guided by Vices

Top 10+ must-haves for your music collection By Christopher Schutte Just for the sake of argument, let’s say you had a chance to totally rebuild your record (CD, MP3, etc.) collection from scratch. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a musical curator guiding the process? Someone who – not unlike the sommelier that cautions you […]

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Why We Care So Much

Sam at Eleven Celebrate Release of Debut Album ‘The Year We Won’ By Kyle Melton It can often be a struggle for emerging local bands to find their niche and build a sizable following. In the case of the defunct alt-punk quartet HQAX [pronounced ‘hoax’], external confusion regarding their name and internal confusion over the […]

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Punk and Disorderly …

Legbone, Emmy’s Ghost and Jasper the Colossal at McGuffy’s House of Rock By Matt Clevenger McGuffy’s House of Rock will host one of the best punk/indie line-ups in recent memory this Friday, March 11, as local veterans Legbone, Jasper the Colossal and Emmy’s Ghost join forces for one very special night of independent, Dayton-based music. […]

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Funeral for a Satellite

The Esther Caulfield Orchestra at South Park Tavern By Kyle Melton While the myriad of music that emerged from the 1960s continues to inform and inspire modern practitioners, there are those acolytes that seek to faithfully reinterpret the tones and production values of that bygone era. As one of these acts, the Esther Caulfield Orchestra […]

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An Irish evening

Irish band The Chieftains ain’t fiddlin’ around By Matt Clevenger Irish-music legends The Chieftains are no strangers to Dayton. The Grammy Award-winning group has visited the Gem City many times throughout their almost 50-year career, and their regular shows have become a spring and summer tradition of sorts for audiences here. “We’ve played there many […]

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Debate Forum: 04/22

Forum Center: No payday for the Paycheck Fairness Act By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joe Heller The Paycheck Fairness Act failed […]

Debate Forum: 04/15

Forum Center: Should Ohio go green with marijuana legislation? By Alex Culpepper The push for marijuana legalization is active and healthy. […]

Debate Forum: 04/08

Forum Center: Residents claiming violation of First Amendment seek an answer to their prayers By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joseph Rank The […]

Debate Forum: 04/01

Forum Center: SCOTUS to decide whether corporations are eligible for Heaven and Hell By Alex Culpepper Illustration: ©2013 Rob Rogers. Reprinted with permission […]

Debate Forum: 03/25

Forum Center: Tesla and the retail automobile industry By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Dennis Porter Tesla Motors is a California company that […]

Debate Commentary 03/18

Your computer files might be protected by more than just a password By Alex Culpepper One of the freedoms under […]