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Strange waves

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New releases worth a listen By Benjamin Smith 2012 has ushered in many new things, including this column about new (or relatively new) music. Critics might say that Dayton needs another music column like it needs another economic downturn or weird bar, and perhaps they would be right. But I’ll try to provide at least […]

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For those resolved to rock, we salute you!

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Anticipated albums of 2012 By Tim Anderl The January 3 Dayton City Paper cover story on Guided By Voices announced that the Gem City is leading the pack of new musical releases for 2012.  If the Dayton boys haven’t already set the bar too high, music fans won’t be disappointed by a year of music […]

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An evening with the Trash

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New local band invades at South Park Tavern By W.C. Ruffnel The Trash arrived at my apartment around 9:30 p.m. This is more or less when they said they would pick me up; I had asked lead-singer (and fellow DCP writer) Ben Dale if meeting at a bar and having a few drinks would be […]

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Spin It: Yule Be Sorry EP

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Henrique Couto/Legend of Flannel Bear Yule Be Sorry EP Sometimes, you can tell all you need to know from looking at an album cover. Like, for instance, this one. Take a long, hard look at this album cover. Seriously – it’s right here. If you consider yourself the kind of person who would look at […]

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Front Row: Holidayton review

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Holidayton review Friday, December 23 at Blind Bob’s C. Wright’s Parlour Tricks were tricked out I was at Holidayton, and I was drinking. I was pleased with the onslaught of musicians, but yet the best thing perhaps happened towards the end of the night. Several gentlemen appeared on the side stage (in all actuality a […]

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Fun and games

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Playfully Yours don’t ever want to hurt you, rather they aim to excite By Nick Schwab When writing arts articles, the intention of the piece should always be to bring the heart of the subject out in the interview. Rather than filling the interview with factual information that is bound to get only clichéd answers […]

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Good deal

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Kelley Deal looks back on 2011 By Kyle Melton Hibernation isn’t always a bad thing. After a five-year silence since their previous album, Title TK, Dayton-based twins Kelley and Kim Deal emerged once again in 2008 with their internationally renowned outfit the Breeders and a new album, Mountain Battles. The following year, Kelley issued a […]

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The Best Records of 2011

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A look back at who made the cut this year in music By Christopher Schutte For a year that included the near-biblical plague of blackbirds dropping from the sky, Arab dictators falling like dominoes, catastrophic economic collapses and Bengal tigers roaming the streets of Zanesville, music didn’t fare too badly by comparison. Don’t get me […]

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Music: A year in review

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A look back at 2011 in music: U.K., metal, eccentric, local and grime By The DCP Music Staff A local look back … As usual, 2011 provided numerous opportunities in Dayton to witness an underrated local scene taunting its possible futures. Here’s some of what was good this year, as well as what looks good […]

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Front Row: Attack Attack!

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Walk like a crab Attack Attack! visit The Attic Club Columbus’ Attack Attack!, who launched the “crabcore” movement and received scathing criticism from British newspaper The Guardian and notorious Los Angeles-based music blog Buddyhead when their video for “Stick Stickly” premiered on MTV’s Headbangers’ Ball, will crabwalk their way into the Attic Club in Kettering […]

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Because we’ve been awfully good this year…

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Holidayton returns to Blind Bob’s for ninth year of holiday rock By Tim Anderl If you are wondering whether Santa can cram a big night of local rock ‘n’ roll into his bag of goodies this year, your ears should already be aglow and visions of boys with guitars in tight pants should be dancing […]

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A real Werk out

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Happiness is the truth for Dayton band The Werks By Nick Schwab Most of life comes down to two truths: life/death, love/hate, reality/no reality, right/wrong etc. The same can be said about art. Art may be an emotion, but it still comes down to those same two truths. Since there is no real sense of […]

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How Much Art Can You Take?

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Local label labels label as label By W.C. Ruffnel As 2011 draws to a close, anyone with his or her finger remotely on the pulse realizes that the compact disc, or “CD” as it has come to be known as, is within sight of the long, white tunnel. While no one seems to lament the […]

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Spin It: The Black Atlantic, “Darkling, I Listen”

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The Black Atlantic, Darkling, I Listen 2012, Beep! Beep! Back up the Truck Winter rules with dark days and distance. Some spend the reign suffering through holidays, eating carbohydrates, and daydreaming of the summer and sun. Others see a meditative elegance, even a tender type of romantic anticipation, in the season’s space and silence. For […]

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Shocker In Gloomtown

Part V: Our modern love by Kyle Melton with W.C. Ruffnel As the Dayton indie music scene rolled into the end of the 2000s, numerous changes taking place set the stage for a minor resurgence in its vitality. With the once vibrant Elbo’s club closed and the might Guided By Voices closing shop, the scene […]

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Smug Brothers release new EP

Treasure Virgins is the latest self-released EP from this Dayton band of brothers By W.C. Ruffnel While the Smug Brothers have been around for nearly seven years, they have done quite the bit of damage in the past four years. Boasting members (including one with arguably the best name ever) of several legendary Dayton bands, […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]