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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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A world of pure imagination

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Primus brings Willy Wonka to Rose Music Center By Rusty Pate Photo: Primus brings their Primus and the Chocolate Factory tour to Rose Music Center on August 4 Fans of Primus have come to expect weird and strange offerings from the group. Songs such as “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver” and albums like Sailing the Seas […]

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The Canadian Rockies

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Finger Eleven hits Oddbody’s Music Room By Rusty Pate Photo: Finger Eleven will perform at Oddbody’s on July 24 in advance of their latest album, Five Crooked Lines; photo: Dustin Rabin The terms “rock band” and “longevity” rarely go together. Some bands aren’t successful enough; others collapse under the weight of too many expectations. Creative […]

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I am.

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Miyelo Music Festival debuts in Tipp City By Tim Walker Photo: Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Will Hoge will perform at the Miyelo Music Festival in Tipp City on July 18 photo: Rykodisc Kelechukwu “Chu” Oparah, one of the organizers of Tipp City’s upcoming Miyelo Music Festival, couldn’t be happier or more excited. The festival is only a […]

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Dream-prog duo

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Columbus’ The Receiver at Blind Bob’s By Gary Spencer Photo: Casey and Jesse Cooper, known as The Receiver, will perform July 11 at Blind Bob’s To paraphrase a line from ’70s TV sitcom “The Partridge Family,” the family that plays together, stays together. And that seems to ring true for Columbus, Ohio, brothers Jesse and […]

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Picture perfect

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Sea Cycles bring cinematic, atmospheric rock to Bob’s By Tim Anderl Photo: [l-r] Landon Paul, Lindsey Shante, Josh Wessolowski and Brian Squillance of Sea Cycles will perform on July 4 at Blind Bob’s Jacksonville, Florida’s Sea Cycles create picturesque music that is elaborate and ornate; their goal is to create an atmosphere or feeling that […]

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Making a scene

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Vancouver’s Hawking deliver enigmatic post-indie rock By Tim Anderl Photo: Vancouver will perform at South Park Tavern June 26 Vancouver-based progressive indie rock band Hawking is an enigmatic and sophisticated band that admittedly still struggles to find its “scene.” Too musically academic for punk rock, but a little too punk for indie sets, the band […]

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Sucking to inspire

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Thirty years later, Green Jellÿ still suxx By Gary Spencer Photo: Green Jellÿ has developed a cult following for its outrageous live performances; photo: Melina Dellamarggio Most musicians don’t set out to suck. But most musicians aren’t Bill Manspeaker, founding member of comedy rock band Green Jellÿ (pronounced “Jello”; the band was originally named Green […]

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The Young and the restless

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DAYTON NATIVE AND AXEMAN JEFF YOUNG RETURNS HOME By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Jeff Young and Sherri Klein began performing together over a year and a half ago Most musicians that play Oddbody’s are just passing through town. Not guitarist Jeff Young, who will play Oddbody’s with his fiancée and music partner Sherri Klein—billed as Jeff […]

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The repeatles

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DPO, Jeans ‘n Classics tackle Rubber Soul, Revolver By Tim Anderl Photo: Jeans ‘n Classics vocalists Leah Salomaa [left] and Kathryn Rose [right] will perform the music of Rubber Soul and Revolver the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra on May 30 In the lexicon of rock and roll history, Rubber Soul and Revolver, the sixth and seventh […]

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Wherever you may gnome

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Atmospheric rock duo hits Blind Bob’s By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Sam Meister and Nicole Barille of mr. Gnome will perform May 22 at Blind Bob’s Nicole Barille and Sam Meister make a cool couple. The two halves of rock duo mr. Gnome, they spent their 2005 honeymoon in Cleveland, the city they call home, writing […]

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O Captain, my Captain

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Captain of Industry returns from hiatus to play Bob’s By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Captain of Industry will perform on May 8 at Blind Bob’s; photo: Zdenka Blumensheid The name Captain of Industry should bring happy memories of indie pop nostalgia to any Dayton music fan who hears it. Comprised of some of Dayton’s best musical […]

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Bombing the music industry

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Ex-Bombers bring vinyl-only ethos to SPT By Christian Roerig Photo: Scott Walus and Keri Cousins of the Ex-Bombers will perform at South Park Tavern on April 30 These days, most music lovers are completely inundated with links to videos, overwhelming Spotify playlists, and in general, too much. Because of this, it can be very hard […]

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Back to the garage

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Old school promoter brings The Woggles to Bob’s By Gary Spencer Photo: Garage rockers The Woggles will perform at Blind Bob’s on April 23 The Dayton music scene has evolved a lot over the years, both for better and worse. One thing many longtime Dayton concertgoers bemoan is the lack of national touring acts stopping […]

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Irish Homecoming

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Celtic Woman at Clark State gala The four women of Celtic Woman (L-R) Tara McNeill, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and […]

BOOM goes your twenties!

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Dare to deny the passage of time at the Mathile Theatre (L-R) Jonathan (Bobby Mitchum) seeks help through his first […]

The woes of legal weed

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Getting your “pot card” In addition to federal and state law, local ordinances may limit growers, dispensaries, and individuals. By […]

The graying of green

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Ambiguity and contradictions still plague marijuana laws Despite the new law going into effect, much remains to be done for […]

Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

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Evil Eye Gypsy brings psychedelic rock to South Park Tavern Evil Eye Gypsy (L-R) Cat Shift, Sherree Emmons, Aaron Snyder, […]