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Critic’s Pick – Quiet Riot at McGuffy’s House of Rock

By Matt Clevenger Legendary 80s hair-band Quiet Riot will appear at McGuffy’s House of Rock this weekend on Saturday, March 12. The band will be turning back the clock for a special show with opening acts Desalitt, 8KOunt and Superkreep. Quiet Riot is best-known for their hit songs “Cum On, Feel the Noize” and “Bang […]

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An Irish evening

Irish band The Chieftains ain’t fiddlin’ around By Matt Clevenger Irish-music legends The Chieftains are no strangers to Dayton. The Grammy Award-winning group has visited the Gem City many times throughout their almost 50-year career, and their regular shows have become a spring and summer tradition of sorts for audiences here. “We’ve played there many […]

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Hit and run

Austin’s the Hi-Tones stop in Dayton En Route  to SXSW By Kyle Melton It’s not exactly a well-kept secret that Austin, Texas is one of the most affluent music cities in the world at the moment. From the Austin City Limits television program to the massive South by Southwest (SXSW) annual music festival right down […]

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The slayer of comedy

Brian Posehn laughs it up and rocks out at McGuffy’s House of Rock By Matt Clevenger Brian Posehn has done it all. Known for his recurring roles on classic sitcoms like “Just Shoot Me,” “Seinfeld,” “NewsRadio” and “Friends,” he also wrote and performed in HBO’s “Mr. Show,” and currently stars as Brian Spukowski on Comedy […]

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Bent around a dying dream

Louisville’s The Fervor Celebrate Release of ‘Arise, Great Warrior’ By Kyle Melton Hardly a day goes by anymore without yet another story coming out decrying the death of the music industry and claiming that people will never pay for music again. While the traditional music industry may be dying, that hardly means the death of […]

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Critic’s Pick – Bob Marley Tribute Show

Bob Marley Tribute Show By Matt Clevenger Feb. 6 would have been Bob Marley’s 66th birthday and fans of the late world music icon can celebrate the occasion with internationally-known reggae artist Seefari this Sat., Feb. 26, as he presents his Annual Bob Marley Tribute Show at Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs. Known for a […]

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Critic’s Pick – Matta Gawa

Matta Gawa By Kyle Melton For those looking to challenge their musical boundaries this weekend, DC duo Matta Gawa will provide an exceptional opportunity. With their self-described “cinematic chunks of post-hardcore improvised sound”, Matta Gawa takes cues from free jazz icons such as Sonny Sharrock and Ornette Coleman, as well as from the storied DC […]

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Editor’s Choice – Vectren Just Jazz Series

Vectren Just Jazz Series By Nicole Wroten DAI’s popular Vectren Just Jazz series will return next week on Thursday, March 3, with New York-based Mara Rosenbloom Quartet. The performance begins at 5:30 p.m. in the museum’s Shaw Gothic Cloister. The group, led by pianist and composer Mara Rosenbloom, is currently touring the United States, performing […]

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Felonious Bologna

The luxurious sounds of Boondah By Matt Clevenger Funk/metal/hardcore veterans Boondah will bring their high-fashion live show to the Brewery in Troy this Saturday, Feb. 19, headlining an eclectic line-up with special guests Hellnaw and the Twitches. “When you come to one of our shows, we don’t want it to be just one style of […]

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They will rise

As I Lay Dying to invigorate the Attic By Nick Schwab Hitting the listener with blunt force trauma, the attack of As I Lay Dying is obeisantly a metal band. However, if one were to make an incision into the heart or the brain of the lyrics, it would reveal the San Diego, Calif. act […]

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Critic’s Pick – The White Soots

The White Soots By Kyle Melton With the recent release of their eponymous debut, local trio The White Soots offered up an excellent dish of quality rock n’ roll. Fueled by the guitar histrionics of Kyle Byrum, the Soots filter 70s arena sludge, 60s garage, and 50s rock n’ roll into an exceptionally engaging package. […]

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Stealing the show

Caravan of Thieves performs at Canal Street Tavern By Keith Bange When people refer to a concert, whatever sort it may be, the words “show,” “act,” and “performance,” amongst others, are used to describe the event, but how often are they actually doing any of these things? Many musicians are content with getting up on […]

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Worth the trip: Interpol

One-on-one with Daniel Kessler By Christopher Schutte Interpol makes their first area appearance in nearly four years at the LC in Columbus’ Arena District on Sunday, Feb. 13. The band is touring in support of their ambitious new self-titled album and has been receiving rave reviews for their current live show. Recently departed bass player […]

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Critics Pick – The Professors

The Professors By Matt Clevenger Dayton’s best indie and garage-rock will be at Blind Bob’s Tavern Friday, Feb. 11, as the Professors host a special CD release party for their new album “Will Not Lie Down,” with opening act the Dirty Socialites. Formed in 2004, the Professors are well-known for their catchy, raw rock n’ […]

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Get Offended

Michael Locke and the Repeat Offenders Bring Delta Blues to Oregon Express By Matt Clevenger Dayton has many great blues bands, but when it comes to lightning-fast guitar riffs, rock-solid rhythms and authentic Delta-blues soul, Michael Locke and the Repeat Offenders are the best of the best. Based in Germantown, the band tours regularly throughout […]

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Guided by Vices

Music that’s ‘worth it’ this month By Christopher Schutte While the winter months are traditionally not flush with noteworthy new releases (or live shows), there are certainly more than a few worthy of your attention. As we are constantly assaulted with a never-ending stream of information, time has become the most precious of commodities. With […]

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Lives-in-progress, demo-style

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Right from the start of this Jesse Peretz adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Juliet, Naked, there’s something warm and unfinished […]

Are ‘Friends” Electric?

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Gary Numan’s Savage return to form at CVG’s Bogart’s Gary Numan with daughter Persia, who sings on the new single […]