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Stealing the show

Caravan of Thieves performs at Canal Street Tavern By Keith Bange When people refer to a concert, whatever sort it may be, the words “show,” “act,” and “performance,” amongst others, are used to describe the event, but how often are they actually doing any of these things? Many musicians are content with getting up on […]

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Get Offended

Michael Locke and the Repeat Offenders Bring Delta Blues to Oregon Express By Matt Clevenger Dayton has many great blues bands, but when it comes to lightning-fast guitar riffs, rock-solid rhythms and authentic Delta-blues soul, Michael Locke and the Repeat Offenders are the best of the best. Based in Germantown, the band tours regularly throughout […]

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The Proof

Celebrating the History of Dayton Music By Kyle Melton For nearly 50 years, the humble metropolis of Dayton has given to the world a number of genre-defining musical acts that have gone largely unnoticed at home. Some have served as beacons for music lovers the world over, elevating Dayton to near-mythical status as an unlikely […]

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10 for ’10

The 10 Best Records of 2010 By Christopher Schutte Only a healthy dose of critical distance will reveal whether music in 2010 was everything it was purported to be. Some critics claim it was the best ever, others claim it was the beginning of the end (that’s what Lady Gaga does to some people). Truth […]

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Getting bare (and unplugged)

Dayton’s acoustic music scene revealed By Keith Bange The acoustic music scene. In every major city, and most minor ones, watering holes, coffee shops, parks and sidewalks offer a glimpse into the most available and sincere forms of music that a city has to offer. Across the country, denizens from the suburbs with acoustic guitars […]

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A Year of Music

2010 in the Dayton music scene By Kyle Melton While much of the Miami Valley remains unaware of the Dayton indie music scene, 2010 showed some potential for reversing that trend in the coming years. On many levels the indie music community here in the Gem City presented itself collectively as a productive scene, issuing […]

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Better Than the Worst…

Second Rate Citizens Bring Back Old-School Punk/Hardcore By Matt Clevenger It’s only been a year since Second Rate Citizens first got together, but the Troy-based punk/hardcore group has already accomplished as much as many more established acts. The band caps off a series of successful local shows with an appearance at the Brewery on Friday, […]

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‘Werks’giving

A Thanksgiving night show becoming tradition at Canal Street Tavern By Keith Bange Most people are pretty joyful during Thanksgiving. Surrounding yourself with friends, family and enough food to feed a pack of starved elephants is reason to send anyone into a blissful shock. Some people, on the other hand, get more excited for Thanksgiving […]

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Rasta Taking Over

Seefari Offers Authentic Roots Reggae in Dayton By Matt Clevenger It’s getting cold outside and that means it’s back to the bars for reggae icon and festival favorite Tom “Seefari” Carroll. “Right now it’s back to the clubs,” he explained in an interview last week. “We play more outside stuff in the summer. In the […]

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Time, Effort and Love

Auburndale CD Release Show at Blind Bob’s By Keith Bange Recording an album marks a very monumental and pivotal point in the career of a band. Long months of arranging ideas and letting creativity percolate in order to put an album together that showcases your talent, ingenuity, and potential as musicians is no simple task. […]

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Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]