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The AmpFibians ride the wave to Blind Bob’s By Gary Spencer Photo: The AmpFibians’ (l-r) Ron ‘Squat’ White, Tom ‘Squid’ Coates, Eli ‘Lockjaw’ White, and Dave ‘Swag’ Davies; photo: Cathy Davies On paper, a surf rock band with the name The AmpFibians comes off as a clever play on words, but also seems a little contrived. […]

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Shesus, Breeders, and Bastards

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Three premier singer-songwriters return home for the holidays By Gary Spencer Photo: Erika Wennerstrom performs at Cloverdale Dec. 22; photo: Kendall Bailey Atwater Every once in a while, a super bill of live music comes together that immediately raises eyebrows—a show featuring musicians with such impressive critical accolades and accomplished resumes that the sheer amount […]

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One more Last Waltz

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Local musicians revive legendary concert film at DAI By Tim Walker Photo: Gary Williams sings Muddy Waters’ ‘I’m a Man’; photos: Jennifer Taylor For rock music fans of a certain age, going to see concert films at your local theatre was a hallowed tradition. Before MTV commandeered cable in the early 1980s, live concert films or […]

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Access art

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K12/TEJAS annual Art Off opens doors to education By Karen Ander Francis Photo: Artist-in-residence Terry Hitt at work in his K12/TEJAS studio; photos: Bill Franz Fling open the doors to the building on the corner of Jefferson Street and Patterson Avenue—you know, the brightly colored one with the nearly life-sized buffalo out front—and step into a […]

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Destination: Americana

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On the road with Terry Glass’s Route 66 By Joyell Nevins Photo: ‘The Blue Whale of Catoosa, Oklahoma,’ on Route 66 by Hugh Davis was an anniversary gift for his wife, Zelta, in the early ’70s; photos: Terry Glass Terry Glass of Tipp City got his kicks on Route 66—and you can see part of his […]

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Us and the Night

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3 Doors Down headlines Taste of Blue Ash By Matt Clevenger Photo: (l-r) Greg Upchurch, Chris Henderson, Brad Arnold, Justin Biltonen, and Chet Roberts of 3 Doors Down On tour in support of their new album, Us and the Night, alternative-rockers 3 Doors Down will offer a free concert at Blue Ash’s Summit Park Aug. […]

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Beer drinker, hell raiser

(l-r) Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard grace Dayton Aug. 16
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Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top bear(d) the blues at Rose By Matt Clevenger Things couldn’t be better for ZZ Top, with their first full-length live album set for release this fall and a tour kicking off at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights Tuesday, Aug. 16. Known for blues and Latin-infused rock mega-hits like “Cheap […]

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Rock and blues say ‘I do’

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Tedeschi Trucks Band return to Rose By Tim Walker Photo: Tedeschi Trucks Band rides the Wheels of Soul Tour to Rose July 29,photo courtesy of Tedeschi Trucks Band Derek Trucks may be performing in Canada, but his voice is all Jacksonville and his guitar chops hail straight from the Mississippi Delta. Trucks called the Dayton City […]

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The raven

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Black Crowes Rich Robinson returns By Rusty Pate Photo: Rich Robinson flies north to Ludlow Garage in Cinci July 23; photo: Alysse Gafkjen As a member of The Black Crowes, Rich Robinson co-wrote a long list of now classic songs, selling millions of albums and touring the world multiple times along the way. They played […]

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The rocky mountaineer

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Butch Ross’s dulcimer rock at Taffy’s by Tim Walker Butch Ross—touring musician, Chattanooga resident, and lover of the mountain dulcimer—began his musical career playing a much more common stringed instrument: the guitar.    “I came to the dulcimer backwards. I started out playing rock and roll guitar,” Ross says, “and from there, I transitioned into […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]