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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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Days of the New at McGuffey’s House of Rock

Days of the New at McGuffey’s House of Rock By Matt Clevenger Days of the New will bring their unique style of acoustic guitar-driven metal to McGuffy’s House of Rock Saturday, November 27, offering fans a rare live appearance with opening acts Jeremy Neal, Desalitt and Dying to Meet You. Formed by singer/songwriter Travis Meeks […]

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Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band By Matt Clevenger Part Gogol Bordello and part Southern Culture on the Skids, the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will bring their unique mix of high-intensity swing, rockabilly, country and blues to Dayton’s Canal Street Tavern on Wednesday, December 1. The Brown County, Indiana-based trio is known for catchy, kitschy […]

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‘Werks’giving

A Thanksgiving night show becoming tradition at Canal Street Tavern By Keith Bange Most people are pretty joyful during Thanksgiving. Surrounding yourself with friends, family and enough food to feed a pack of starved elephants is reason to send anyone into a blissful shock. Some people, on the other hand, get more excited for Thanksgiving […]

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Home for the Holidays

Hawthorne Heights Plan Black Friday Show at McGuffy’s By Matt Clevenger Hawthorne Heights has plenty to be thankful for this holiday season. It’s been a good year for the Dayton-based rock group and with a new album, a new record label and a successful European tour just coming to an end.  They’re stopping by McGuffy’s […]

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Fond Memories of Good Times Had

Perform Farewell Concert at Canal Street Tavern By Kyle Melton For the ever-revolving cast of Austin’s Asylum Street Spankers, the ability to function in a volatile music industry has been no small challenge. Fusing traditional folk, bluegrass and country influences with a healthy dose of humor and satire, the Asylum Street Spankers have earned a […]

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Rasta Taking Over

Seefari Offers Authentic Roots Reggae in Dayton By Matt Clevenger It’s getting cold outside and that means it’s back to the bars for reggae icon and festival favorite Tom “Seefari” Carroll. “Right now it’s back to the clubs,” he explained in an interview last week. “We play more outside stuff in the summer. In the […]

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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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Ryan Star At McGuffy’s

Rock By Russell Florence, Jr. McGuffy’s House of Rock presents rising artist Ryan Star Thursday, November 4. Star, a native of Long Island, New York, is a singer/songwriter who has increased his popularity thanks to the hit single “Breathe” from his recently released CD 11:59. Star particularly gained notice in 2006 as a formidable contestant […]

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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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Charlie Hunter

Jazz By Russell Florence, Jr. Guitar whiz Charlie Hunter will bring his unique fusion of jazz, funk and pop to Gilly’s (132 S. Jefferson St.) on Wednesday, October 27 at 8 p.m. Hunter, who grew up in Berkeley, California and is known for a diverse repertoire and comparisons to such greats as Thelonious Monk and […]

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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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Summer Sun and Salutations

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You’ve seen it throughout your social media feed, you hear about a friend’s awesome class over a cup of coffee, […]

Paddle on, Dayton

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Summer is the perfect time to hit the water, and with more than 265 miles of water trails in the […]

Still living the good life

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The words “living legend” are often misapplied, usually to sports figures who haven’t really experienced enough of life to earn […]

Acid Flashback: Hara Arena 1981

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Love them or hate them, the Grateful Dead were truly a one-of-a-kind band. During their thirty-year career as one of […]

Evolution Calling

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Queensrÿche have spent their career defining a uniquely heavy progressive sound. Whether delivering Mindcrime, Empires or taking fans to the […]