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Four headliners and more this week at Downtown’s Levitt

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Delhi 2 Dublin, Kyle Dillingham, Sol Driven Train, Lao Tizer Band Delhi 2 Dublin (l-r): Serena Eades, Sanjay Seran, Ravi Binning, and Tarun Nayar. By Mike Ritchie On August 9, the Dayton Levitt Pavilion opened for its inaugural season, bringing a multi-cultured series of free concerts to downtown Dayton. The tunes began with Gina Chavez […]

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If there’s a rock ‘n roll heaven,

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Well you know they’ve got a hell of a band Tom Petty. Photo: Sam Jones By Tim Walker 2017 is leaving us, and it’s taking with it some big names from the music business. A surprising number of well-known and beloved artists and musicians passed away too early over the past twelve months. Some had […]

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A sonic boom

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Second Baby Boomer Festival returns to Centerville By Matt Clevenger Returning Saturday, Aug. 5 for its second year on the giant lawn at St. Leonard’s Retirement Community in Centerville, the Baby Boomer Festival has already become one of the area’s biggest free festivals. And you don’t even have to be a baby boomer to attend. […]

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Back to roots

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12th-annual Miami Valley Music Festival camps out in Troy Photo: J. Allen Laack By Matt Clevenger More than 30 well-known bands and artists take over the Eagles’ campground in Troy this weekend, as the Miami Valley Music Festival returns for its 12th year providing “a good time for a good cause.” Shrug, Kelly Zullo, the […]

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Lights, bubbles, angels

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Corey Feldman and the Angels go 4 it at Oddbody’s Corey Feldman promises the unexpected at his live show with the angels; photo: Maggie St. Thomas By Gary Spencer Prior to September 2016, not many people had Corey Feldman on their contemporary pop culture radar. The former child actor and star of ’80s hit films […]

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‘Sex’ and ‘Chocolate’

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The 1975 find their voice, lose their ego at Cincinnati’s Bunbury Music Festival Photo: The 1975’s (l-r in mirror) Adam Hann, Ross McDonald, Matty Healy, and George Daniel; photo: Danny North-Samuel Burgess Johnson By Alan Sculley The 1975’s second album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, marked […]

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Fighting through turbulence

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Flying Underground rises again at Blind Bob’s By Gary Spencer Photo: Flying Underground’s (l-r) drummer Chris Arduser, lead vocalist Kelly McCracken, guitarist Brian Lovely, and bassist Dave Ramos; photo: Sybilka Storie   It should come as no surprise that some of the best art is often created amidst the turmoil and adversity of life events […]

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Wearing a Southern Gothic mood ring

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Ancient Warfare rides the sonic terrain at Blind Bob’s By Justin Kreitzer Photo: Ancient Warfare’s (l-r) Derek Rhineheimer, Echo Wilcox, Rachel Yanarella, and Emily Hagihara photo: Ann Sydney Taylor The Southern Gothic genre owes a lot to writers like Tennessee Williams and Cormac McCarthy, the first season of True Detective, and a boatload of heavy-lidded […]

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Peace, love, and metal

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Peace, love, and metal 3rd Restock expands, benefits local foodbanks at Oddbody’s By Mike Ritchie Despite the obvious generation gap and the wardrobe differences, hippies and metal heads will converge at Oddbody’s for the 2017 Restock weekend. Whether it’s singing, dancing, jamming, or loud moshing, fans and bands will support local food banks and those […]

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Frack You, 2016 playlist

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DCP listens through the worsts of the year By DCP Audible Writers Photo: I See Stars’ Treehouse Can’t Stop the Feeling’ from the ‘Trolls’ soundtrack by Justin Timberlake By Tim Walker Thanks a lot, 2016. Not only did you go and take away a bunch of our more brilliant musical talents, but then you turn around […]

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Mistaken Karma

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Evil Eye Gypsy releases 3rd album at Oregon Express By Matt Clevenger Photo: Evil Eye Gypsy’s Sheree Jane sings the psychedelic alternative-rock blues; photos: Wesley Holt With influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath to The Cowboy Junkies, Ween, and the Flaming Lips, Dayton-based psychedelic rockers Evil Eye Gypsy are bringing the psychedelic blues […]

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10 Years in Hippie Country

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Higgins-Madewell celebrates 10th anniversary at Little York Tavern By Matt Clevenger Photo: Jeff Madewell and Erin Higgins (right) of Higgins-Madewell celebrate the duo’s ‘hippie-country that rocks’ at Little York Tavern Dec. 28; photo: Tim Shores West Milton-based guitar duo Higgins-Madewell will celebrate its 10th anniversary this week, performing a show at Little York Tavern Wednesday, Dec. 28, […]

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Bury me with my guns on

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Bobaflex are ‘Dead by Xmas’ at Oddbody’s By Matt Clevenger Photo: Bobaflex’s ‘Dead by Xmas’ tour hits Blind Bob’s Dec. 17; photos: Payne Productions Succeeding in the music business can be a struggle, and no one understands that better than Bobaflex. After seven albums and more than two decades specializing in giant rock festivals, the West […]

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Making music, merry

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3rd Operation Giving Back Christmas at Middletown’s Old Crow Bar By Mike Ritchie Photo: Operation Giving Back Christmas vet Chris Casey of Casey and The Nobodies from last year’s event; photo: Teri Spence For the third year in a row, KuttingEdge Promotions will host Operation Giving Back Christmas, a benefit to help families in need during […]

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Release the wolves

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McGuff and the Dumpster Fires go for the throat at Jimmie’s By Mike Ritchie Photo: Emily McGuff (center) and the Dumpster Fires on the cover of their new album, Wolves They’re part punk, part funk, and all messed up, according to the band. If the Clash hooked up with Janis Joplin, McGuff and the Dumpster […]

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A little Me Time

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Me Time releases Vol.2  at Cloverdale By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Me Time’s Andy Smith feels out the band’s Vol. 2 at Cloverdale Nov. 5; photo: Bill Cunningham For years now, Andy Smith has been churning out some of the best music in the Dayton scene. A talented guitarist and prolific songwriter, Smith has taken the stage […]

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Ready, Set, LEGO!

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Be prepared for LEGO dazzle and delight when the BrickUniverse Convention for LEGO Fans visits the Dayton Convention Center August […]

We all live in a ‘Yellow Submarine’

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Coinciding with the 50th anniversary and theatrical re-release of Yellow Submarine, animator Ron Campbell is bringing his Rock Art Show […]

Four headliners and more this week at Downtown’s Levitt

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Delhi 2 Dublin, Kyle Dillingham, Sol Driven Train, Lao Tizer Band Delhi 2 Dublin (l-r): Serena Eades, Sanjay Seran, Ravi […]

The Oregon’s Seafood Stalwart

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Carving out history Jay’s Seafood Restaurant is a longtime pillar of the Oregon District dining scene. It’s steeped in lore […]

Destination Yellow Springs

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Yellow Springs artist exhibited (times two) Yellow Springs painter Christine Klinger is showing her work at the Emporium/Underdog Café through […]