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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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Shut up and drive

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Widespread Panic brings improvisational magic to Cincinnati By Rusty Pate  Photo: Widespread Panic brings their unique Southern rock-infused take on the jam band idiom to Taft Theatre in Cincinnati on Sept. 22 Widespread Panic has been bringing its unique brand of improvisational rock to concert stages for the better part of 30 years. While mainstream pop […]

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Teach your children

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Folks of Dayton Music Festival for a good cause  By Kate E Lore   Photo: Electroglide performing during the inaugural Folks of Dayton Music Festival in 2012 – the festival returns this Saturday, Sept. 14; photo credit: Craig Ransom When it comes to music genres, certain sounds carry certain associations. For folk music, what often comes […]

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Chasing the grail

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Fozzy brings Sin and Bones to Dayton By Gary Spencer Photo: Fozzy will appear with British metal legends Saxon at McGuffys on Sept. 19 I’ve noticed that the first thing people say to me when I mention the American heavy metal/hard rock band Fozzy is, “Isn’t that the band with WWE wrestler Chris Jericho?” So, let’s […]

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Open to interpretation

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Sigur Rós brings new album Kveikur to Cincinnati By Kate E Lore Photo: Icelandic trio Sigur Rós will perfom at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati on Sept. 16; photo: Ryan McGinley Sound is, of course, nothing more than a change in frequency waves – small invisible vibrations in the air molecules all around us. That combination […]

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Stirring the pot

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Blue Moon Soup release album at Canal Street By Justin Kreitzer   Photo:  Blue Moon Soup perform at Canal Street Tavern on Sept. 6; photo: Mikecimages The Yellow Springs-based band Blue Moon Soup are set to release their self-titled sophomore album and will be celebrating this accomplishment with a CD release show at Canal Street […]

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Punk isn’t dead …

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… it just sounds different  By Tim Anderl   Photo: The Tillers performing at Fitzgeralds Nightclub in Chicago In 2013, with an immense world of music just mouse clicks away, what was once considered punk is almost completely irrelevant. While tenants of the ideology still exist, the punk sound often barely resembles the aggressive, three-chord racket […]

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Meeting people is easy

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A beginner’s guide to the Dayton music scene By: Kyle Melton & Gary Spencer   Photo: Local favorites Nightbeast throw down on their home turf at Blind Bob’s; photo: Jacob Bonham Media; cover photo: Buffalo Killers at Canal Street Tavern by Jordan Frei If you’re looking to find out about one of Dayton’s great hidden treasures, look […]

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Goodbye, goodbye

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Bonneville and Vanity Theft bow out at Canal Street By C.C. Hutten   Around 10 years ago, 13-year-old Alicia Grodecki of Dayton-based band Vanity Theft walked into The Attic for a show featuring an indie pop/rock band compiled of a few guys from her high school. What she didn’t know that night, was that soon […]

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No Jet Engines Here

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The very first thing is to learn how to pronounce it. No rhyming with the home of Baylor University in […]

Debate 9/11: Let’s Make Tammany Hall Great Again

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Third Parties have long complained that having the two major parties in charge of the election process gives Republicans and […]

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No music and arts festival would truly be complete without… wrestling, right? Well, this year at Ladyfest Dayton, buckle down […]

Lives-in-progress, demo-style

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Right from the start of this Jesse Peretz adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Juliet, Naked, there’s something warm and unfinished […]

Are ‘Friends” Electric?

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Gary Numan’s Savage return to form at CVG’s Bogart’s Gary Numan with daughter Persia, who sings on the new single […]