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An Irish evening

Irish band The Chieftains ain’t fiddlin’ around By Matt Clevenger Irish-music legends The Chieftains are no strangers to Dayton. The Grammy Award-winning group has visited the Gem City many times throughout their almost 50-year career, and their regular shows have become a spring and summer tradition of sorts for audiences here. “We’ve played there many […]

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The slayer of comedy

Brian Posehn laughs it up and rocks out at McGuffy’s House of Rock By Matt Clevenger Brian Posehn has done it all. Known for his recurring roles on classic sitcoms like “Just Shoot Me,” “Seinfeld,” “NewsRadio” and “Friends,” he also wrote and performed in HBO’s “Mr. Show,” and currently stars as Brian Spukowski on Comedy […]

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Felonious Bologna

The luxurious sounds of Boondah By Matt Clevenger Funk/metal/hardcore veterans Boondah will bring their high-fashion live show to the Brewery in Troy this Saturday, Feb. 19, headlining an eclectic line-up with special guests Hellnaw and the Twitches. “When you come to one of our shows, we don’t want it to be just one style of […]

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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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News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]

The last word

Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the […]

The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]