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Viva Variety!

Local shows offer many options on New Year’s Eve By Matt Clevenger From blues to punk, reggae and even classical, the Dayton music scene offers a live show to suit just about any taste this New Year’s Eve. For the adventurous, one of the wildest shows in town will be old-school punk rockers Legbone at […]

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The 8th Annual HoliDayton

The Story Changes liven up (Holi)Daytonites By Kyle Melton Within the Dayton indie music community, there are a handful of events that seem to punctuate the ebb and flow of the year. With the close of another calendar year, the annual HoliDayton show presented by local punk duo The Story Changes serves as a yearly […]

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Gather Round

Canal Street Tavern Hosts Spikedrivers CD Release Show By Matt Clevenger Columbus jazz/bluegrass favorites the Spikedrivers will raise a ruckus in Dayton this weekend, celebrating the release of their new album “Live at Stuart’s Opera House” with a special appearance at Canal Street Tavern on Friday, Dec. 17. “We love playing Canal Street Tavern,” bassist […]

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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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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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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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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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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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The Syncopation Of Success

Benefit Held For Local Jazz Musician By J.T. Ryder We all have grown up through our dreams. Visions of ballerinas, firemen and astronauts color our childlike world with such a fervent surety of being one day realized. Some dreams fall by the wayside as we grow up and other interests and talents emerge. Others hang […]

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The Eternal Blue Flame

Cityfolk Presents Simon Shaheen At Dayton Art Institute By J.T. Ryder Born in the village of Tarshiha in the Galilee province of Palestine, Simon Shaheen’s world was immersed in music. He has been quoted as saying that learning to play on the oud from his father, a professor of music and a master ‘oud player, […]

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We’re All Singing Our Goodbyes

Andrew & The Pretty Punchers’ Second Album/Farewell show By Kyle Melton For fans of Dayton independent rock, 2010 has been a bountiful year. In a year marked by a deluge of new releases by local acts both new and established, it’s been an exciting time to follow local music. This weekend, one of Dayton’s most […]

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Dayton band playoffs

Side show! The connoisseur head into final of Dayton band playoffs. By J.T. Ryder When I was asked to preview the finals competition of Canal Street Tavern’s Dayton Band Playoffs, my mind immediately conjured hordes of musicians, sweat slicked and screaming, belting out song after song for a throng of adoring fans. I imagined a […]

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Dukes Of September

Fagen, McDonald And Scaggs, Join Forces At Riverbend By Alan Sculley Donald Fagen of Steely Dan, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs all have no problem finding demand for doing their own tours, and they certainly enjoy performing songs from their catalogs. But as rewarding as it might be for Fagen, for instance, to tour in […]

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Celebrating Creativity Of Women

Ladyfest Dayton Returns This Weekend By Kyle Melton This weekend, and for the third year, Ladyfest Dayton returns to arts incubator c}space to present a showcase for female artists in the Dayton area. Led by festival organizer Mary Kathryn Burnside and joined this year by Heather Lea Reid, Heather Jones, Jenn Money and Lissa Lush […]

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Maroon 5 Comes To The Fraze

Riding High Maroon 5 Brings Hits And New Music To Fraze By Alan Sculley No one would suggest that Maroon 5 hasn’t had a good run since releasing its debut CD, Songs About Jane, in 2002. But one thing that, in at least one important way, hasn’t been easy for the band has been its […]

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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 […]