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The Proof

The Bengsons Bring Vaudeville to Canal Street Tavern By Matt Clevenger It was a chance meeting in New York City that gave birth to husband and wife folk-rock duo the Bengsons and their story reads like a scene straight out of a Broadway musical. “We actually met because we were playing in somebody else’s band […]

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Getting Outside Residential

Does Dayton Hold a Place for ALL Musicians? By Kathleen Cahill A true renaissance was once taking hold, creating magic in the air on the streets of Dayton. The cultural scene seemed to be thriving with art and music events held outside the realm of local bars. Just a few years ago, Dayton held a […]

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10 for ’10

The 10 Best Records of 2010 By Christopher Schutte Only a healthy dose of critical distance will reveal whether music in 2010 was everything it was purported to be. Some critics claim it was the best ever, others claim it was the beginning of the end (that’s what Lady Gaga does to some people). Truth […]

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Amor or Armor

Dayton’s Dirty Socialites Plan Debut Album Release By Matt Clevenger Local indie/alternative rockers the Dirty Socialites are off to a good start in 2011, with their debut album “Amor or Armor” set for release early this year and a series of upcoming shows planned throughout January and February. “We’re just putting the finishing touches on […]

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Getting bare (and unplugged)

Dayton’s acoustic music scene revealed By Keith Bange The acoustic music scene. In every major city, and most minor ones, watering holes, coffee shops, parks and sidewalks offer a glimpse into the most available and sincere forms of music that a city has to offer. Across the country, denizens from the suburbs with acoustic guitars […]

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Uke or die

Henrique Couto Strips Down to His Ukulele By Kyle Melton While Dayton has long served as a breeding ground for musicians employing a bevy of instruments from guitars to synths to mandolins, the humble four-string ukulele seems to have made little impact on Dayton music. Armed with an amplified version of the ukulele, one exceptionally […]

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A Year of Music

2010 in the Dayton music scene By Kyle Melton While much of the Miami Valley remains unaware of the Dayton indie music scene, 2010 showed some potential for reversing that trend in the coming years. On many levels the indie music community here in the Gem City presented itself collectively as a productive scene, issuing […]

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Viva Variety!

Local shows offer many options on New Year’s Eve By Matt Clevenger From blues to punk, reggae and even classical, the Dayton music scene offers a live show to suit just about any taste this New Year’s Eve. For the adventurous, one of the wildest shows in town will be old-school punk rockers Legbone at […]

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Better Than the Worst…

Second Rate Citizens Bring Back Old-School Punk/Hardcore By Matt Clevenger It’s only been a year since Second Rate Citizens first got together, but the Troy-based punk/hardcore group has already accomplished as much as many more established acts. The band caps off a series of successful local shows with an appearance at the Brewery on Friday, […]

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The 8th Annual HoliDayton

The Story Changes liven up (Holi)Daytonites By Kyle Melton Within the Dayton indie music community, there are a handful of events that seem to punctuate the ebb and flow of the year. With the close of another calendar year, the annual HoliDayton show presented by local punk duo The Story Changes serves as a yearly […]

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International flavor, Midwest vibe

Annual Festival of Nations returns By Andy Hertel Photo: The Brazil delegation proudly represents its country at the 2012 Festival of […]

It’s my party

Troy Hayner Cultural Center rings in 100 years By Alyssa Reck Photo: Hayner Days will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. […]

Scene around the fence

Beautifying a Yellow Springs construction space By Tammy Newsom Photo:  This is a wall of many capers. A Young’s Dairy […]

Drawn on the lawn

Annual Art on the Lawn event returns By Evan Shaub Photo: A musician performs at 2013’s Art on the Lawn event; […]

Meet the artist

Abby Rose Maurer on lines, light and the movement of drunk people By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Artist Abby Rose Maurer in […]

Addressing dress

Decked Out! explores culture through costume and adornment By Susan Byrnes Photo: Visitors to the Experiencenter look through a zoetrope, which […]