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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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CD Reviews – 12/22/10

CD Reviews – 12/22/10 By Eric Saeger ARP, The Soft Wave (Smalltown Supersound Records) Avant krautrock ambience resulting from Alexis Georgopolis’s leaving San Francisco outfit Tussle and moving to New York, where, by the way, he’s found some measure of success in the mixed-art arena.  These vocal-less, eerie, understated pieces are full of subtlety, created […]

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CD Reviews 12/15/10

Recent album releases By Eric Saeger Martina Topley-Bird, Some Place Simple (Honest Jon’s/Ipecac Records) Apparently feeling somehow artistically indebted to non-techie shy-chicks like Norah Jones (Topley-Bird’s voice, if you haven’t heard her work elsewhere, such as on this year’s “Heligoland” LP from Massive Attack, is a direct cross between Jones and Sia), this multi-instrumentalist and […]

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Gather Round

Canal Street Tavern Hosts Spikedrivers CD Release Show By Matt Clevenger Columbus jazz/bluegrass favorites the Spikedrivers will raise a ruckus in Dayton this weekend, celebrating the release of their new album “Live at Stuart’s Opera House” with a special appearance at Canal Street Tavern on Friday, Dec. 17. “We love playing Canal Street Tavern,” bassist […]

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Electric Banana

The Flashier Side of Rock n’ Roll By Kathleen Chaill The two-man group of out Troy, Electric Banana, brings heat to the stages of Dayton venues by using ‘80s-esque dance beats, backed by an invigorating classic hard rock sound. The electro-rock duo uses an unconventional set-up of a drum machine, keyboard synthesizers and two guitars, […]

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CD Reviews

For your iPod’s Consideration December 2010 releases By Eric Saeger John Gillette, All Bad (Megastar Records) Bearing the core sound of a 20-something Justin Bieber and the back-sideways-baseball-cap fashion of the truly detestable, Gillette panders to the lemmingest lemmings of this generation -people who don’t grasp the basics of trends and music, but whose hippocampuses […]

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How to Kill a Buffalo

The Buffalo Killers stampede into Dayton on December 11 By Keith Bange Rock and roll isn’t what it used to be. These words have been muttered out of the none-too-satisfied mouths of dissidents over the last decade or so, as a more modern variation of the genre has come to front.  The music is changing, […]

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CD Reviews

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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Looking through a new lens

Meet the artist: Leah Stahl By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Leah Stahl, “Bootstrap Paradox” 2014, Photogram/Pharmaceutical Chemigram What the hell am I […]

Law & Disorder: Shoot first

Ask questions later By A.J. Wagner Justice belongs to God; men only have the law. Justice is perfect, but the […]

News of the weird

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Frontiers of flight Dutch inventors Bart Jansen and Arjen Beltman struck again recently when […]

Book sm(Art)

Rare Books impact new art at UD’s ArtStreet By Susan Byrnes Photo: Artist: Misty Thomas-Trout Books have long served as […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon To leech according to her needs My roommate’s girlfriend is unemployed and just hangs around our place all […]

News of the weird: 09/23/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – New frontiers in American vacuousness The WE cable network disclosed in August  it had […]