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He’s a survivor


Ryan Judy with Sawgrass at the Trolley Stop By Katie Christoff Photo: Ryan Judy will perform with Sawgrass on Dec. 12 at The Trolley Stop Ryan Judy overcame a lot of physical hardships before becoming the Dayton music scene staple he is today. Now a cancer survivor, Judy beat lymphoma as a teenager and also […]

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Queens of the stoned age

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Jamaican Queens bring trap pop to Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: [l to r] Ryan Spencer, Ryan Clancy and Adam Pressley of Jamaican Queens; photo: Robert Alexander The Motor City’s Jamaican Queens create a cacophony of sounds that is hard to hang a label on, although they call it “trap pop.” For the uninitiated, their […]

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Buffalo killin’ it

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Hometown rockers Buffalo Killers at Canal Public House By Tim Anderl Photo: [l to r] Zachary Gabbard, Sven Khans, Andrew Gabbard and Joseph Sebaali of Buffalo Killers;  photo: Scott Beseler   When Sun Pedal Recordings released Heavy Reverie in the spring, fans of the bearded, blues rockers Buffalo Killers fans believed they were enjoying their yearly […]

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Three-minute masterpiece

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Psychodots return to Gilly’s By Tim Anderl Photo: Bob Nyswonger, Chris Arduser and Rob Fetters of Psychodots; photo: Charles Madden Once upon a time, legendary music industry mogul and record producer Clive Davis visited Cincinnati. The rumor making its way through the grapevine was that his intentions were to offer The Raisins a lucrative contract. […]

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Across the universe


Peelander-Z brings interplanetary funhouse to Blind Bob’s By Rusty Pate Photo: “Japanese Action Comic Punk” band Peelander-Z will perform at Blind Bob’s on Nov. 15; photo: Whitney Lee Every band needs a story, and Peelander-Z has a good one. The group’s members hail from area Z on planet Peelander. That’s right, aliens – of the interstellar variety, […]

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A lesson in blues

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Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen at Canal Public House By Katie Christoff Photo: Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen will perform at Canal Public House on Oct. 24; photo: Peter Sloane   If Ted Drozdowski weren’t a musician, he’d probably be a teacher. The blues musician, who will play in Dayton on Friday, Oct. 24 with his band Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen, […]

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30 fingers + 3 guitars = wow in Troy


Fingerstyle guitar event at Mayflower By CC Hutten Photo: Guitarist David Youngman will perform at Mayflower Artc Center as part of Six Strings x 3 On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Mayflower Arts Center will host Six Strings x 3, showcasing an intimate, acoustic performance by three passionate fingerstyle guitarists: Mark Bayer, Chris Weiss and David […]

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What’s a Hyrrokkin?


Yellow Springs’ Hyrrokkin at Canal Public House By Katie Christoff Photo: Brett Nagafuchi, Edward Ricart and Paul Larkowski of Hyrrokkin; photo: Edward Ricart Avant-rock trio Hyrrokkin is all about contrast. And that’s no surprise, given its members’ backgrounds. The Yellow Springs-based band, playing at Canal Public House in Dayton on Friday, Oct. 10, comes from […]

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Fiddlin’ around


Quebe Sisters’ nostalgic fiddle music at Miami U Hamilton By Josher Lumpkin Photo: The Quebe Sisters Band will perform at Miami University’s Parrish Auditorium in Hamilton on Sept. 27; photo: Bill Stipp When Hulda Quebe (pronounced Kway-bee) went to a fiddle contest with her sisters Grace and Sophia at the county fair in 1998, she […]

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The young and the set list


Pett Crow and Scotty Bratcher at Riff Raff By Katie Christoff Photo: [l-r] Wes Crow, Brandon Pettiford and Julia Crow of Pett Crow will perform at Riff Raff Tavern on Sept. 19   It’s an old adage that if you want to really be good at something, you should start young. This is all too familiar […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23


For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16


For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]