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For your iPod’s consideration By Eric Saeger Diplo, Blow Your Head- Diplo Presents: Dubstep (Downtown Records) Not every U.K. trend turns into the Beatles. Most of you (i.e., those of you who make no effort whatsoever to trend-check your head, meaning 99% of New Hampshire, and that’s actually a good score in comparison to nearly […]

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The Spirit of ‘77

Choking Susan brings old school punk to the Brewery By Matt Clevenger Detroit has always had a reputation for producing some of the loudest, fastest and hardest punk rock around, ever since Iggy Pop and the Stooges first exploded from the city’s underground scene in the late 1970s. Today, that spirit lives on in the […]

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‘Werks’giving

A Thanksgiving night show becoming tradition at Canal Street Tavern By Keith Bange Most people are pretty joyful during Thanksgiving. Surrounding yourself with friends, family and enough food to feed a pack of starved elephants is reason to send anyone into a blissful shock. Some people, on the other hand, get more excited for Thanksgiving […]

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Home for the Holidays

Hawthorne Heights Plan Black Friday Show at McGuffy’s By Matt Clevenger Hawthorne Heights has plenty to be thankful for this holiday season. It’s been a good year for the Dayton-based rock group and with a new album, a new record label and a successful European tour just coming to an end.  They’re stopping by McGuffy’s […]

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Fond Memories of Good Times Had

Perform Farewell Concert at Canal Street Tavern By Kyle Melton For the ever-revolving cast of Austin’s Asylum Street Spankers, the ability to function in a volatile music industry has been no small challenge. Fusing traditional folk, bluegrass and country influences with a healthy dose of humor and satire, the Asylum Street Spankers have earned a […]

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Rasta Taking Over

Seefari Offers Authentic Roots Reggae in Dayton By Matt Clevenger It’s getting cold outside and that means it’s back to the bars for reggae icon and festival favorite Tom “Seefari” Carroll. “Right now it’s back to the clubs,” he explained in an interview last week. “We play more outside stuff in the summer. In the […]

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Time, Effort and Love

Auburndale CD Release Show at Blind Bob’s By Keith Bange Recording an album marks a very monumental and pivotal point in the career of a band. Long months of arranging ideas and letting creativity percolate in order to put an album together that showcases your talent, ingenuity, and potential as musicians is no simple task. […]

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Limb From Limb

Vanity Theft Celebrate Release of Anatomy EP at Canal Street Tavern By Kyle Melton In the boy’s club that is rock n’ roll, it’s always a challenge for the ladies to prove their mettle. The Dayton-based outfit Vanity Theft -guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Alicia Grodecki, guitarist/vocalist Brittany Hill, drummer Elyse Driskill, and bassist Lalaine- however, have proven themselves […]

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A Brave New Burlesque

The Neon Presents Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque By J.T. Ryder While the word burlesque may be a derivative of the Latin word burra, meaning trifle, it is anything but. While its organic origins are obscure and rather hard to pin down, what is now known as the ‘old’ burlesque was a fanciful mélange […]

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Holiday Cheer

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Returns To Nutter Center By Alan Sculley The Tran-Siberian Orchestra of today is a marvel of success and a one-of-a-kind entity on the music scene. The combination progressive rock band and orchestra routinely sells more than a million copies of each of its CDs – despite existing in a time when downloading has […]

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On craft and craftsmanship

In the studio with Landon Crowell By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Landon Crowell, Inertia in Light of a Likely Disaster, 2011. Wood, […]

Modern masters, talking turkeys and the king himself

Your summer roadmap to art in Cincinnati By Susan Byrnes Photo: Trenton Doyle Hancock, “Hot Coals in Soul,” 2010. Acrylic and […]

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; […]