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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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Lean Into The Sway

Thrift Store Cowboys Bring West Texas To Dayton By Kyle Melton For most artists, locale typically serves as an endless source of inspiration for their work. Whether this backdrop is natural or manmade, the landscape is an inescapable force on art. Drawing on the vast spaces and rich musical traditions of their homeland, Lubbock, Texas […]

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Different And Honest

Blind Bob’s Host Dual Cassette Tape Release Show By Keith Bange Dayton music. What’s the latest to crest on this evolutional wave? What vast new ideas are hiding out there on the fringe?  In a town surging with original music, and legions of talented musicians, it takes new ideas, constant reinvention, and a work ethic […]

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Third Day Content With Musical Direction

Embracing The Moment By Alan Sculley It’s no secret that Third Day has long harbored ambitions of breaking beyond the Christian music scene and into the mainstream rock market. That sort of crossover has happened from time to time since the group came on the national scene in 1997, but never on the kind of […]

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The Syncopation Of Success

Benefit Held For Local Jazz Musician By J.T. Ryder We all have grown up through our dreams. Visions of ballerinas, firemen and astronauts color our childlike world with such a fervent surety of being one day realized. Some dreams fall by the wayside as we grow up and other interests and talents emerge. Others hang […]

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Flashbulb Fires

Rock Critic’s Pick By Kyle Melton Recently named Best Indie Pop Band in Denver’s Westward Music Showcase, Flashbulb Fires will make a stop next week at South Park Tavern in Dayton. With a unique chamber pop flavor, this quartet employs a wide variety of instrumentation on their most recent album, Glory. Taking cues from contemporaries […]

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Random Stabbings & Artless Critique

Taking Stock Of Current Releases By Eric W. Saeger Jonathan Butler So Strong (Rendezvous Records) Easiest way to break this down is to say that veteran jazz guitarist/singer/leader Butler is the Stevie Wonder of guitar. No, he can see; what I’m saying is his vocal sound is similar, strong, upbeat and rubbery, and being that […]

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Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]

Advice Goddess: 10/14

By Amy Alkon Fasten your Bible belt My boyfriend and I are spending Christmas with his family. I like them […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Heavy meddle Is it okay to keep your income a secret from someone you’re dating? I recently […]