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No Apology – Louisville’s the Fervor at South Park Tavern

Over the past several years, Louisville has emerged as a formidable music city in the Midwest. Within the city’s eclectic homegrown local scene, The Fervor have carved out a sizable niche. The current quartet – keyboardist/vocalist Natalie Felker, guitarist Ben Felker, bassist Michael Campbell and drummer Mat Herron – is fueled by the heartfelt songwriting […]

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Keeping Soul Alive – Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings feel the groove You can call Sharon Jones the hardest working woman in show business. You can call her a stage sensation. Just don’t call her retro. Jones and her band the Dap-Kings make fine 1960s/1970s-rooted soul music, blending the sounds of Motown, Stax and Philly into an irresistible, timeless […]

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Cracker – Staying True To Self

Alternative Pop/Rock Band Cracker Headed to McGuffy’s Guitarist Johnny Hickman says he wouldn’t be happy playing with a band that stuck to a similar sound from song to song and album to album. Fortunately, Hickman is in Cracker, a band that after nearly 19 years together has established itself as being difficult to categorize. “I […]

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No Matter Where You Are

Hospital Garden Celebrate Release of Debut CD Chemistry is everything in rock n’ roll. You never know when a certain inexplicable combination of personalities might combine to create something much greater than its components. In the case of Chicago’s Hospital Garden, the indie trio discovered an enthralling dynamic in their music that can be heard […]

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Still Going Strong – Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls continue to evolve Johnny Rzeznik, singer/guitarist in the Goo Goo Dolls, is no songwriting neophyte. He’s been the band’s chief songwriter throughout its two-decade history and he’s written or co-written an enviable number of hit songs, with tunes like “Iris,” “Slide” and “Name” among his dozen top 10 adult top 40 hits. […]

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Grinding His Axe – Joe Bonamassa

Ace Guitarist Joe Bonamassa Rocks Victoria Theatre Joe Bonamassa’s new CD, Black Rock, arrives just 13 months after his previous release, The Ballad of John Henry. In an age when most acts go two or three years between albums, this qualifies as express delivery of new music. It turns out that Bonamassa didn’t really anticipate […]

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Nowhere Left To Run

The Rebel Set Perform in Support of ‘Across the Relentless Sea’ With tales of extravagant lifestyles and platinum record sales luring so many young musicians, it’s refreshing that some musicians embrace a more humble stance. In the case of Dayton’s The Rebel Set, delusions of grandeur have long since been abandoned. The Rebel Set consider […]

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Don’t Mess with Texas

Anchored Brings Dirty Southern Rock to McGuffy’s Straight from the saloons of the Lone Star State, Texas rockers Anchored will bring their unique mix of southern rock, pop and metal to Dayton next week as the opening act for Saliva at McGuffy’s House of Rock. Fans of Seether, Nickelback and Shinedown will appreciate Anchored’s grungy, […]

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New Music From Rockers Silverstein Inspired By Current Events

Silverstein singer Shane Told says he probably surprised himself by being able to achieve the initial lyrical vision he had for the band’s latest CD, A Shipwreck in the Sand. The CD represented Told’s first attempt to write a full-blown theme album, and that meant a whole new challenge. “I really thought it was going […]

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Notes From The Buddha Den

…after nearly two years spent issuing a steady stream of brilliant releases emerging from The Gem City, Squids Eye Records fell silent during the latter half of 2009. At the end of March, however, the label returned with an epic showcase at Blind Bob’s to celebrate their third anniversary. In addition to performances from the […]

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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 […]