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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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The Eternal Blue Flame

Cityfolk Presents Simon Shaheen At Dayton Art Institute By J.T. Ryder Born in the village of Tarshiha in the Galilee province of Palestine, Simon Shaheen’s world was immersed in music. He has been quoted as saying that learning to play on the oud from his father, a professor of music and a master ‘oud player, […]

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The Morlocks Play Chess

Rock By Eric W. Saeger Sloppy filthy blues-rock, heroin problems, old school tremolo on the guitar, a singer who did a dime in a Mexican prison for a drug scam gone wrong – exactly how are you supposed to outcool this LA band?  Singer Leighton Koizumi sounds like George Thorogood when he’s being nice and […]

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We’re All Singing Our Goodbyes

Andrew & The Pretty Punchers’ Second Album/Farewell show By Kyle Melton For fans of Dayton independent rock, 2010 has been a bountiful year. In a year marked by a deluge of new releases by local acts both new and established, it’s been an exciting time to follow local music. This weekend, one of Dayton’s most […]

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Complete Connection

Thirty Seconds To Mars Reinvents Sound By Alan Sculley Lots of bands talk about wanting their concerts to be a shared experience with an audience, where the fan feels connected to the band and as much a part of the show as the musicians on stage. Few groups have achieved this goal as fully or […]

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So Percussion

Music By Russell Florence, Jr. So Percussion, a quintet that specializes in unique sounds, will perform Thursday, September 30 at 8 p.m. in the Boll Theatre of Kennedy Union at the University of Dayton, 300 College Park. Formed at the Yale School of Music in 1999 and consisting of Eric Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Silwinksi […]

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Noise

Heart Of The Whore The Music You Have Never Heard By Kathleen Cahill Artists of all styles have pushed their music into a state where it leaves the realm of what most people consider music to walk the fine line of noise.  With roots dating back to the early 1900s, noise is nothing new.  In […]

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News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]

The last word

Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the […]

The art of organization

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

Waste not

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

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 […]