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Two Punch Gun plays Canal Public House By Mike Ritchie Photo: Drummer Tommy Bleigh of Two Punch Gun, who play Dec. 5 at Canal Public House; photo: Ethan Bielik Media Two Punch Gun are about a year and a half old out of the chamber but they have already played 50 days (as of Halloween) […]

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Rock from the heart of it all

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Motel Beds, mr. Gnome at Bob’s By Gary Spencer Photo: Nicole Barille and Sam Meister of mr. Gnome, who will play Nov. 28 at Blind Bob’s It’s not often that one looks at a rock show in Dayton and its lineup, and then considers it a can’t-miss affair—a “megashow,” if you will. However, that’s exactly […]

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Eager to please

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The Black Lillies to play Oddbody’s Music Room By Justin Kreitzer Photo: The Black Lillies perform at Oddbody’s on Nov. 19; photo: Joseph Llanes The Black Lillies are a Knoxville-based Americana band led by singer-songwriter Cruz Contreras. Their hybrid sound effortlessly blends elements of classic country and western, and dusty folk-rock with punchy Motown-like horns […]

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Back from the dead

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Vinyl records creep back to mainstream By Rusty Pate Photo: The Raging Nathans, Losing It (2014) There’s a growing revolution in the music industry, and it has little to do with instruments or musical notes. Vinyl records have risen from the dead. The process of recording and selling music dates back to Thomas Edison and […]

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Eat your smiles

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Japanese Action Comic Punk Band Peelander-Z lands again By Gary Spencer Photo: Peelander-Z will appear at RockStar Pro Arena on Nov. 9; photo: Brian Byers As a music journalist, I find most artists to be relatively straightforward when discussing their music. However, the New York-based, self-proclaimed “Japanese Action Comic Punk” band Peelander-Z has is a […]

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Feral Conservatives come to Canal By Christian Roerig Photo: Matt Francis and Rashie Rosenfarb of Feral Conservatives will perform on Oct. 8 at Canal Public House It’s not often that a band will have a completely interesting sound, and most of the time when they do, it’s something that’s too weird or unlistenable to most […]

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That new old-time rock and roll

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The Pullouts bring nostalgic piano-rock tunes to Bob’s By Josher Lumpkin Photo: The Pullouts will perform at Blind Bob’s on Sept. 11; photo: Lainey Hill Many music fans in recent years have complained that modern music has lost something. Some indefinable quality, common in the musical landscape of decades past, is now missing in the […]

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This one’s for the girls

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All-inclusive Ladyfest celebrates female contributions By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Ladyfest organizer Paige Beller will also perform at Ladyfest on Aug. 28; Jordan Tyler Epperson Ladyfest is a guerilla-style festival that blossomed out of the Riot Grrrl punk scene in the Pacific Northwest in 2000, highlighting the wonderful female-created art and music that was being made […]

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Gospel and the Fraze

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Annual GospelFest returns to the Pavilion By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Gathering will perform at GospelFest at Fraze Pavilion on Aug. 23 When a health network wants to thank its community, what does it do? If you’re Kettering Health Network, host a free Christian concert festival! “This is not a fundraiser,” KHN Missions Coordinator Lauren […]

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Wild Wild Life

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Indigo Wild continues big year with trip to Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: Columbus-based Indigo Wild will perform Aug. 6 at Canal Public House; photo: Lexie Alley Columbus, Ohio-based indie pop quintet Indigo Wild is in the midst of its biggest year ever. Since relocating to Columbus last summer, the band has embarked on Midwestern […]

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Debate Forum: 7/19/16

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Sit down, G.I. Jane Should women be blocked from registering for the draft? By Sarah Sidlow U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson […]

Debate Forum: 7/12/16

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Duped or doped? Heroin addicts: criminals or victims? By Sarah Sidlow Here’s an interesting bit of trivia courtesy of Cleveland.com: […]

Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

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by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists […]

Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]