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Hanging out

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Only Flesh hooks the audience at Therapy Cafe By Gary Spencer Photo: (l-r) Revina Lower and Damien Thompson of Only Flesh bring the freak show to Therapy Cafe Saturday, Feb. 11; photos: David Heasley Props and theatrics in rock music are hardly a new thing. In the early 1960s, Screaming Jay Hawkins emerged from a coffin […]

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A new species of bluegrass

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Steep Canyon Rangers, live at the Victoria By Joey Ferber Photo: Steep Canyon Rangers’ (front, l-r) Nicky Sanders, Graham Sharp, Charles Humphrey III, (back, l-r) Mike Guggino, Woody Platt, and Michael Ashworth The Steep Canyon Rangers have grown their own variety of bluegrass. Their music evolved from seeds of traditional bluegrass to original music ripe with […]

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Trimming the fat

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Achilles Tenderloin croons at Yellow Cab’s WinterFolk fest By Joey Ferber Photo: Joe Augustin of Achilles Tenderloin sings the blues Jan. 28 at Yellow Cab’s Winterfolk festival; photo: Jennifer Taylor The Dayton area is ripe with the blues. And perhaps the best quality of the region’s take on this historical line of music is that each […]

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Change for the better

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Sara Watkins switches it up on her third solo album By L. Kent Wolgamott Photo: Sara Watkins puts her fiddle away onYoung in all the Wrong Ways; photo: Maarten de Boer Sara Watkins is best known for her work in Nickel Creek, the bluegrass trio she co-founded as a teenager. But you won’t hear bluegrass, or […]

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One to grow on

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Moriah Haven celebrates 33 years of life and art at Taffy’s of Eaton By Joey Ferber Photo: Moriah Haven showcases her ongoing recording, The Growth Project, at Taffy’s Jan. 7; photo: Alex Grodkiewicz, Alex G. Photography Moriah Haven makes music that matters. Dayton City Paper had a chance to speak with the Dayton-based artist while she […]

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Bath-salted bluegrass

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The Bath Salt Zombies rise for New Year’s Eve at Oddbody’s By Matt Clevenger Photo: Graham Woodard (second from right) and the Bath Salt Zombies looking fresh to death at Oddbody’s, Dec. 31; photos: Adverture Studios The Bath Salt Zombies may seem like a strange name for a bluegrass act, but this is no ordinary […]

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Emo-ting all over yourself

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Pop punk’s You vs. Yesterday against the world at Blind Bob’s By Justin Kreitzer Photo: You vs. Yesterday’s Kramer Welker takes listeners high and low Dec. 23 at Bob’s; photo: Jesse Darland Dayton has such a great and varied musical history that includes—but is not limited to—the strutting funk bands of the ‘70s, the lo-fi ‘90s […]

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And it feels so good…

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Annual Jeremy Frederick tribute show reunites a few of Dayton’s favorite bands By Gary Spencer Photo: Shesus (above) joins former local mainstays like Ohio Casket and Oh Condor at Blind Bob’s Dec. 17; photo: Scott Bodine One amazing thing about music is the way it touches people’s lives, especially when others get to know its creators […]

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Don’t underestimate their force

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Return of il Troubadore & the Wookie Cellist to Dublin Pub By Gary Spencer Photo: il Troubadore’s Jon Silpayamanant as the Wookie Cellist returns to Dublin Pub Dec. 9  photo: Carrie Meyer A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… oh, who the hell do we think we’re kidding? In 2004 in Indianapolis, […]

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Truth in advertising?

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Experience the uncommon with Common Center at Trolley Stop By Gary Spencer Photo: (l-r) Sasha Suskind, Austin Garrison, Lewis Connell, Liam Hall, Dennis DeZarn, Jessica Graff, and Ian Smith of Common Center When it comes to musical acts, sometimes a name is a telling indicator or representation of what a band is all about. But […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 5/23

By Michelle Strauss Wii the people A woman decided to go outside to take her evening smoke. Inside her residence, […]

The Docket: 5/16

Short relationships, long fights A woman and her ex-boyfriend decided they needed to meet and discuss their breakup. The woman […]

Law and Disorder: The Docket 5/9

40 oz. fight A woman was hanging out with friends when they all decided to buy some beer. She knew […]

The Docket: 5/2

Cupcake capers A man walked into a store and headed to the cupcake section. The owner suspected there would be […]

Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]