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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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Be Prepared That Things Are Gonna Happen

Okay Lindon Celebrate Release Of Second Album By Kyle Melton In the current Dayton indie music scene, there seems to be no shortage of pop tunesmiths emerging seemingly from out of nowhere with fully-formed albums already in hand. In the case of Okay Lindon’s Dustin Smith, the road to the band’s newest album, Rotating Dates, […]

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Ready For A Comeback

Bret Michaels Performs At JD Legends By Alan Sculley Bret Michaels says a key reason he won the Celebrity Apprentice television show in May is that he doesn’t underestimate anyone – including himself. That sort of awareness and determination has shown itself in more critical ways recently than in winning a reality show. The frontman […]

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It’s something I can’t control

Human Reunion release ‘Arc De Square’ By Kyle Melton In the volatile world of underground rock, the likelihood of a band lasting more than a few months is a dicey proposition. For a band to endure nearly five years as one of Dayton’s perennial live favorites is even more unlikely. In the case of electro-rock […]

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Bubbly Breakthrough

Colbie Caillat headed to Fraze next week Though the title of Colbie Caillat’s sophomore album, Breakthrough, has nothing to 
do with how her career took off, the 
word literally defines her path to fame. Raised in L.A., the self-described beach girl and “lazy teenager” started writing and recording songs just for fun. A friend told […]

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No Apology – Louisville’s the Fervor at South Park Tavern

Over the past several years, Louisville has emerged as a formidable music city in the Midwest. Within the city’s eclectic homegrown local scene, The Fervor have carved out a sizable niche. The current quartet – keyboardist/vocalist Natalie Felker, guitarist Ben Felker, bassist Michael Campbell and drummer Mat Herron – is fueled by the heartfelt songwriting […]

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Keeping Soul Alive – Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings feel the groove You can call Sharon Jones the hardest working woman in show business. You can call her a stage sensation. Just don’t call her retro. Jones and her band the Dap-Kings make fine 1960s/1970s-rooted soul music, blending the sounds of Motown, Stax and Philly into an irresistible, timeless […]

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Cracker – Staying True To Self

Alternative Pop/Rock Band Cracker Headed to McGuffy’s Guitarist Johnny Hickman says he wouldn’t be happy playing with a band that stuck to a similar sound from song to song and album to album. Fortunately, Hickman is in Cracker, a band that after nearly 19 years together has established itself as being difficult to categorize. “I […]

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Still Going Strong – Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls continue to evolve Johnny Rzeznik, singer/guitarist in the Goo Goo Dolls, is no songwriting neophyte. He’s been the band’s chief songwriter throughout its two-decade history and he’s written or co-written an enviable number of hit songs, with tunes like “Iris,” “Slide” and “Name” among his dozen top 10 adult top 40 hits. […]

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Nowhere Left To Run

The Rebel Set Perform in Support of ‘Across the Relentless Sea’ With tales of extravagant lifestyles and platinum record sales luring so many young musicians, it’s refreshing that some musicians embrace a more humble stance. In the case of Dayton’s The Rebel Set, delusions of grandeur have long since been abandoned. The Rebel Set consider […]

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News of the weird: 09/16/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – A nerd’s rhapsody Nicholas Felton’s latest annual recap of his personal communications data is […]

Their exits and their entrances

Celebrating 20 years of Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Artistic director John Fleming addresses the audience during […]

In living color

Color: Impressions and Innovations at Glen Helen By Joyell Nevins Photo: Joe Barrish, “McLain Street View”; oil Our visual spectrum has […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Whoa is me Last year, after I split up with my girlfriend, the law firm I worked […]

Law & Disorder

The last word, Not the last laugh by A.J. Wagner In 1994, Justice Harry Blackmun, in the case of Callins […]

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – They didn’t see this coming? (1) German Rolf Buchholz, who owns the Guinness Book […]