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Critics pick – Nathan Kalish & the Wildfire

Nathan Kalish & the Wildfire By Kyle Melton Hailing from the unlikely locale of Grand Rapids, Mich., Nathan Kalish & The Wildfire deliver a sonic stew that sounds much more at home in a backwoods swamp. The band is currently out on tour in support of their latest album, Waterbirds, on which they combine muscular […]

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Critics pick – Kid Rock

Kid Rock By Matt Clevenger Straight from the Motor City, American Badass Kid Rock will bring his over-the-top live show to Ervin J. Nutter Center on Saturday, Jan. 29. On tour supporting his new album, Born Free, Rock has come a long way since the days of “Cowboy,” “Bawitdaba” and his short-lived marriage to Pamela […]

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Critic’s Pick – Social Distortion

Critic’s Pick – Social Distortion By Matt Clevenger Fans of punk, rockabilly, country and blues should check out the long-awaited new Social Distortion album “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes,” just released on the band’s new label Epitaph Records Tuesday, Jan. 18. Formed in 1979, Social Distortion were among the founding fathers of American punk, and […]

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Editor’s Pick – 01/19/11

Comedy at Wiley’s By Nicole Wroten That’s right. The world’s only conservative Republican Jewish comedian from Kentucky is coming to Dayton. Appearing at Wiley’s Comedy Club, Jan. 20-22, Mark Klein is “one of those acts you just have to see” like a carnival sideshow. He is Jewish, conservative, entrepreneurial and most importantly, hilarious. Mark’s act […]

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Critic’s Pick – Pop Evil at McGuffy’s

Pop Evil at McGuffy’s By Matt Clevenger Michigan-based rockers Pop Evil will visit Dayton this week, headlining a special show with opening acts 8KOunt and Vi Folly at McGuffy’s House of Rock on Saturday, Jan. 15. Featuring a sound reminiscent of Creed, Puddle of Mud and Three Doors Down, the band first gained national attention […]

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Editor’s Choice – 01/12/11

Editor’s Pick By Nicole Wroten The Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs offers two of my favorite things together for one low price: brunch and a movie. Every Sunday, you can enjoy an absolutely delicious brunch at The Winds Cafe, followed by a movie at The Little Art Theatre for only $15 per person. This […]

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Critic’s Pick – Yellow Springs

Yellow Springs By Deb Adams Young’s Jersey Dairy, located at 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd. in Yellow Springs, invites the public to join in celebrating the 1869 founding of the farm Hap Young purchased from relatives in 1946. There will be plenty of specials all weekend, Jan. 14-17 including a Souvenir Sundae, with 3 scoops and 3 […]

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Editor’s Pick – Foxy Boxing at The Harem

Foxy Boxing at The Harem By Nicole Wroten Every Wednesday night, The Harem Gentleman’s Club holds “Foxy Boxing,” where girls from the club host a “no holds barred” boxing match for all to see. “It’s like a UFC fight in a thong,” said owner Kevin Fox. Recently, the fights have morphed into more of a […]

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Critic’s Pick – Marcy Playground

Marcy Playground By Matt Clevenger Best-known for their provocative 1997 hit “Sex and Candy,” alternative rockers Marcy Playground will make a rare live appearance at McGuffy’s House of Rock this Saturday, Jan. 8.  Formed in 1995 by lead singer/songwriter John Wozniak, the group has survived several line-up changes over the years, releasing a series of […]

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Orange Willard at Canal Street Tavern

Orange Willard at Canal Street Tavern By Nicole Wroten According to, well, themselves, Orange Willard has been called “the toast of Dayton,” a “local phenom,” and “a band to watch out for.” Come find out if they’re all those things yourself on January 1, at Cana Street Tavern where they’ll be performing with Authors and […]

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ekoostik hookah

ekoostik hookah By Matt Clevenger Looking for an out-of-town New Year’s Eve party? Celebrate on High Street in Columbus and catch a special ekoostik hookah show with Freekbass and Tobotius at Newport Music Hall. Known for their biannual “Hookahville” festivals, ekoostik hookah has developed a Phish-like following since forming in Columbus back in 1991, touring […]

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Save the stained glass window at Fairview HS

Save the stained glass window at Fairview HS By Jud Yalkut Two extraordinary stained glass windows were installed in Dayton’s Fairview High School in 1938 and 1945. These windows were created by Dayton artists Robert and Gertrude Metcalf who are internationally recognized for their body of work, using rare 12th century techniques which are extremely […]

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Go Rue for New Year’s

Editor’s Choice By Nicole Wroten Ring in the New Year with Chef Anne Kearney and Tom Sand with Rue Dumaine’s exclusive New Year’s Eve menu. Kearney is well-known for using ingredients that are bought locally and seasonally used. For New Year’s Eve, there will be one seating at 7:00 p.m., $125/person. The menu will include […]

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A Very Ohio Christmas Album

A Very Ohio Christmas Album By Christopher Schutte We all love holiday music, right? And while the old standbys are great (we’re looking at you, Nat King Cole), isn’t it about time for a fresh take? “A Very Ohio Christmas,” presented by Donewaiting and Each Note Secure, collects 16 new holiday tracks by Ohio bands […]

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Editor’s Pick – 12/22/10

Ohio Classic II at Therapy Café By Nicole Wroten Sistine Promotions presents its annual event, “Ohio Classic” once again at Therapy Café on Tuesday, Dec. 28. The event will feature a showcase of DJs from Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, as well as a highlight of local fashion and art. This year, Dayton local Althea Harper, […]

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Clutch at Bogart’s

Clutch at Bogart’s By Matt Clevenger Groove-metal icons Clutch will be in Cincinnati next week, appearing for a live show at Bogart’s on Thursday, Dec. 30. Best known for their influential self-titled album, the Maryland-based hard rock trio has released more than nine studio albums since forming in 1990 including “Transnational Speedway League,” “The Elephant […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]