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Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner on The Clintons, touring with Meat Puppets and where he keeps his Grammy by Josher Lumpkin Photo: Soul Asylum will perform with Meat Puppets at Oddbody’s Music Room on Nov. 7; photo: Michael L. Smith If you came of age during the 1990s, and like me, you spent much of your […]

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Calling all angels

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Gin-soaked Angels bring improv-rock to Peach’s By Rusty Pate Photo: Yellow Springs’ Gin-soaked Angels will perform at Peach’s on Oct. 30 There are many ways for musicians to come together and form a band. Perhaps someone sees a flier at a music store or an ad on Craigslist. Maybe a mutual friend introduces people with […]

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Blowing in the wind

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Yellow Paper Planes land in Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: Yellow Paper Planes will perform on Oct. 23 at Blind Bob’s; photo: Brian Kellett Columbus quartet Yellow Paper Planes is a bit of a musical enigma. They’re indie without being twee, heavy but not aggro. Some will describe them as pop for punks who like […]

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Delivering Detroit rock city

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Jeremy Porter and the Tucos back at Bob’s By Mike Ritchie Photo: Jeremy Porter and the Tucos will perform on Oct. 15 at Blind Bob’s; photo: Doug Coombe They’re as northern American blues as you can get before Canada. Whisky-smooth, with the white hot licks of Ted Nugent, the veteran inspiration of Cheap Trick and […]

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Rise up

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Saliva brings the energy at BMI By Mike Ritchie Photo: Saliva will perform at BMI on Speedway Oct. 10; photo: Steve Sergent Photography Since the mid-nineties, Saliva has traveled countless roads and trucked through various trends, industry fluctuations and the nu metal genre label to keep their brand of hard rock filling the engine with high octane, […]

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What you didn’t know you were looking for

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MidPoint Music Festival is back in Cincy By Gary Spencer Photo: Folk legend Sam Beam, known as Iron & Wine, will perform Sunday, Sept. 27 in Washington Park at MidPoint Music Festival in Cincinnati A lot of music fans tend to think that nothing “big” ever happens in Ohio these days—especially in Southwest Ohio, and […]

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Still alright

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Cheap Trick at Rose Music Center By Gary Spencer Photo: Cheap Trick will perform with Peter Frampton Aug. 9 at Rose Music Center at the Heights Unless you live under a rock or in a monastery, you know who Cheap Trick is. You know their songs “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” “The Dream […]

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Jackyl me off

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Southern metal legend, Jackyl, sells out Oddbody’s By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Jackyl will play a sold-out show at Oddbody’s Music Room on Feb. 27 “It’s the equivalent of a man being shot out of a cannon,” Jackyl frontman Jesse James Dupree said when asked how to describe a Jackyl show in one sentence or […]

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Critic’s Pick: Indie

Squids Eye Records 4th Anniversary Show . . . . . . . . . . By Kyle Melton Although the once-formidable label has taken a hiatus over the past 18 months, Squids Eye Records recently returned to active status and will celebrate its contributions to the local scene with an anniversary show at South […]

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Crtitc’s Pick: Rock, 4/19/11

Daikaiju . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Kyle Melton Hailing from the unlikely locale of Huntsville, Ala., surf-rock quartet Daikaiju deliver a beautifully twisted take on one of rock’s most invigorating strains. Appearing live […]

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Critic’s Pick: Rock

The Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Kyle Melton During the early 90s, the Method stood as one of the premier acts in the Dayton underground, winning Canal Street Tavern’s Dayton Band Play-Offs in 1991. Led […]

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Critic’s Pick: Benefit

The Graveblankets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Kyle Melton Led by songwriter Chris Arduser [the Bears, the Psychodots], Cincinnati’s the Graveblankets have channeled Midwestern pop/folk/country/alt into a twangy soul stew over the past two decades. On their most recent effort, Error Avenue, the group showcases […]

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Critic’s Pick: Rock 3/15/11

Guided By Voices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Kyle Melton When word came down last summer that the “Classic Lineup” of Dayton icons Guided By Voices would be reuniting for an extended U.S. tour, tickets sold out at exceptional clip from coast […]

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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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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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The next sound you hear will be…well, I don’t know what it will be but I know what it won’t […]

Debate 6/12: A tweet too far

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Was anyone really surprised? Roseanne Barr has stepped in it again. Always a loose cannon, she managed to offend just […]

If you’ve seen one ‘Ocean’, you’ve seen ‘Ocean’s 8’

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Near the start of “Ocean’s 8,” we’re led to believe that Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is dead and his sister […]

Gin and Tonic on the Horizon

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On June 13, The Rose Music Center is the place to be to get your 90s nostalgia fix as Gin […]

Goodnight Goodnight’s new morning

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“We’ve known Larry for years,” says Gary Thornton of Goodnight Goodnight. He’s talking about the newest addition to their lineup, […]