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A middle class citizen

St. Louis outfit Middle Class Fashion dresses South Park Tavern to the nines By Benjamin Dale Fans of Tegan & Sara and Regina Spektor will find kindred spirits in Middle Class Fashion, a power-pop trio from St. Louis. The band is set to bring their upbeat, piano-driven sound to South Park Tavern on June 3. […]

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Shivering me timbers

The band Shivering Timbers is truly a family affair By Benjamin Dale Mist clouded the lush hills of Cincinnati’s Price Hill district as I walked toward the blue station wagon that serves as Shivering Timbers’ tour bus. “Sorry we’re late – we got lost in over there in Gummo land,” Sarah said as she slammed […]

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Spreading the dark gospel

Dayton black metal horde Bringers of Disease celebrate newest release at Blind Bob’s By Gary Spencer Not all music being made in Dayton these days is of the “fun” variety.  Dark musical rumblings have been crawling their way out of the local music underground and up to the show circuit on occasion to shock sensibilities […]

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Bluegrass is greener on the Ohio side

Newfound Road brings high-energy live show to Dayton By Gary Spencer There are probably many readers and music listeners who are unaware of the ongoing (and surging) popularity of bluegrass and acoustic/roots music in the U.S.  One such band that is thriving below the radar of mainstream music is NewFound Road, a Franklin, Ohio-based group […]

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Guided by Vices

New releases worth a listen By Christopher Schutte One of the perks of being a music writer for the Dayton City Paper is that I receive a bunch of free music before its release date. Like many other things in life (such as 89 cent Taco Bell burritos and Robert DeNiro films), this is both […]

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Hallelujah!

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Reverend Horton Heat visit McGuffy’s By Matt Clevenger Straight from the back roads of Brown County, Ind., the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will roll into McGuffy’s House of Rock this Tuesday, April 26 for a once-in-a-lifetime show with rockabilly legends the Reverend Horton Heat. Featuring the Reverend Peyton (a […]

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The Regressive Meek Shall Not Inherit The Earth

The Barry Mando Project To Jazzify South Park Tavern By Nick Schwab Any form of progressive art acts like a tidal wave that moves towards the future with indifference. The age-old cliché may be that jazz music died after that first early 20th century explosion but, like in other forms of music, the architects of […]

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ATL band storms into O-H-I-O

Black Lips talk touring, new album and human skulls By Christopher Schutte Atlanta’s Black Lips are in the midst of a virtual non-stop tour/party and will be visiting Columbus and Newport this month. The band is renowned for its unhinged live show, which includes nudity, fireworks, flaming guitars and a human skull among other things. […]

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Guided By Vices

What your iPod says about you By Christopher Schutte The ubiquitous white ear buds. The sleek designs and colors. The amazing storage capacity. The acknowledgement that Steve Jobs just may be God. All great reasons to own an iPod. For a seemingly straightforward device (it’s just a music player, right?), your iPod actually says a […]

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R.Ring in residence

Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery stay awhile at South Park Tavern By Keith Bange Creativity, new ideas, and different concepts are an essential core to a city’s thriving music environment. It is an obvious fact that musicians need to constantly fine-tune their sound and let themselves evolve as artists. However the venues and clubs that […]

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On craft and craftsmanship

In the studio with Landon Crowell By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Landon Crowell, Inertia in Light of a Likely Disaster, 2011. Wood, […]

Modern masters, talking turkeys and the king himself

Your summer roadmap to art in Cincinnati By Susan Byrnes Photo: Trenton Doyle Hancock, “Hot Coals in Soul,” 2010. Acrylic and […]

International flavor, Midwest vibe

Annual Festival of Nations returns By Andy Hertel Photo: The Brazil delegation proudly represents its country at the 2012 Festival of […]

It’s my party

Troy Hayner Cultural Center rings in 100 years By Alyssa Reck Photo: Hayner Days will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. […]

Scene around the fence

Beautifying a Yellow Springs construction space By Tammy Newsom Photo:  This is a wall of many capers. A Young’s Dairy […]

Drawn on the lawn

Annual Art on the Lawn event returns By Evan Shaub Photo: A musician performs at 2013’s Art on the Lawn event; […]