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Big Brews and Blues festival returns for year six at RiverScape By Katie Christoff Photo: [l to r] Eric Jerardi and Gary Gates of the Eric Jerardi Band perform at Big Brews and Blues in 2014; photo: Sarah Browning Sipping on craft beer outside with live music being played in the background … sounds like summer, […]

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Time for spring cleaning

New releases for open windows By Alan Sculley and L. Kent Wolgamott   Courtney Barnett//Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit // Mom + Pop Music   Courtney Barnett sings about seeing Jesus in the watermarks on a ceiling, buying organic vegetables and staring at a lawn that needs to be mowed […]

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Lose your mind

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Manray create mind-boggling rock and roll By Tim Anderl Photo: Matt Carey, Alec Snead and Joey Beach of Manray will perform at Garden Station on April 11; photo: Ryan Bell Young Dayton, Ohio, rock and roll trio Manray has as much in common with Buddy Holly or Captain Beefheart as it does with more current […]

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Hollywood Vampires awaken

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L.A. Guns at Oddbody’s By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: L.A. Guns drummer Steve Riley will perform with L.A. Guns April 4 at Oddbody’s; photo: James Garvin “We love touring all over the world, but there’s no place like playing in the U.S.,” exclaims L.A. Guns drummer Steve Riley. “The fans here are so knowledgeable and […]

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Release and resolve

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Byzantine return to RockStar with new album, tour By Gary Spencer Photo: Byzantine will perform March 21 at RockStar Pro Arena The evolution of a band’s career can be a strange thing in modern times. Historically, most bands operate independently in the early stages of their careers – self-promoting and self-releasing their own records, booking […]

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Driving blind

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Tipp City’s Cory Breth live at Troy’s Leaf & Vine By Katie Christoff Photo: Croy Breth will perform at Leaf & Vine in Troy on March 14 Cory Breth just wants to sing. Don’t ask him what genre, because he won’t be able to tell you. Unlike many artists, he doesn’t consider his music a […]

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Double the rock, double the shred

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Michael Angelo Batio’s wild guitar heroics at Oddbody’s By Christian Roerig Photo: Michael Angelo Batio will perform at Oddbody’s Music Room on March 14 In a world where most guitar players fumble their way through a solo, there are those who can actually play. And then there are those who can shred – and they […]

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Agony and ecstasy

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Sleepy Kitty bring grimy garage pop sounds to Blind Bob’s By Gary Spencer Photo: Evan Sult and Paige Brubeck of Sleepy Kitty will perform Feb. 6 at Blind Bob’s It seems within the past decade, two person bands have become hip with American indie rock fans. Bands like The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Japandroids […]

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Madman across the water

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Dayton Philharmonic, Jeans ‘n Classics celebrate Elton John By Rick Eichhorn Photo: Jeans ‘n Classics Founder/Owner Peter Brennan To be sure, Jeans ‘n Classics is definitely not a tribute band. What they are is a crazy concoction of more than 30 members, who understand orchestra culture, that pull out all the stops when teaming up […]

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The kids are alright…and the nannies and billies, too

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In this fast-paced world of immediate answers and non-stop connectivity, there is a real need for us to unplug and […]

Debate 5/22: Blurred lines create travel tensions

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Have you ever heard of an emotional support mouse? What about an emotional support hedgehog, or mini pig? (Can we […]

Pups on the run

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Did you know that the Humane Society of Greater Dayton (HSGD) has been “Finding Great Homes For Great Pets” since […]

Catfé society in St. Anne’s Hill

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Last spring I wrote a piece introducing readers to a Dayton first: The Gem City Catfé, which officially opened its […]

The new Splash Moraine?

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What happens when you have dogs leaping through the air, splashing into a pool and swimming frantically after a toy? […]