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Critic’s Pick: Indie

Squids Eye Records 4th Anniversary Show . . . . . . . . . . By Kyle Melton Although the once-formidable label has taken a hiatus over the past 18 months, Squids Eye Records recently returned to active status and will celebrate its contributions to the local scene with an anniversary show at South […]

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Crtitc’s Pick: Rock, 4/19/11

Daikaiju . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Kyle Melton Hailing from the unlikely locale of Huntsville, Ala., surf-rock quartet Daikaiju deliver a beautifully twisted take on one of rock’s most invigorating strains. Appearing live […]

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Critic’s Pick: Rock

The Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Kyle Melton During the early 90s, the Method stood as one of the premier acts in the Dayton underground, winning Canal Street Tavern’s Dayton Band Play-Offs in 1991. Led […]

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Critic’s Pick: Benefit

The Graveblankets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Kyle Melton Led by songwriter Chris Arduser [the Bears, the Psychodots], Cincinnati’s the Graveblankets have channeled Midwestern pop/folk/country/alt into a twangy soul stew over the past two decades. On their most recent effort, Error Avenue, the group showcases […]

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Critic’s Pick: Rock 3/15/11

Guided By Voices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Kyle Melton When word came down last summer that the “Classic Lineup” of Dayton icons Guided By Voices would be reuniting for an extended U.S. tour, tickets sold out at exceptional clip from coast […]

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Critic’s Pick – Quiet Riot at McGuffy’s House of Rock

By Matt Clevenger Legendary 80s hair-band Quiet Riot will appear at McGuffy’s House of Rock this weekend on Saturday, March 12. The band will be turning back the clock for a special show with opening acts Desalitt, 8KOunt and Superkreep. Quiet Riot is best-known for their hit songs “Cum On, Feel the Noize” and “Bang […]

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Critic’s Pick – Bob Marley Tribute Show

Bob Marley Tribute Show By Matt Clevenger Feb. 6 would have been Bob Marley’s 66th birthday and fans of the late world music icon can celebrate the occasion with internationally-known reggae artist Seefari this Sat., Feb. 26, as he presents his Annual Bob Marley Tribute Show at Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs. Known for a […]

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Critic’s Pick – Matta Gawa

Matta Gawa By Kyle Melton For those looking to challenge their musical boundaries this weekend, DC duo Matta Gawa will provide an exceptional opportunity. With their self-described “cinematic chunks of post-hardcore improvised sound”, Matta Gawa takes cues from free jazz icons such as Sonny Sharrock and Ornette Coleman, as well as from the storied DC […]

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Critic’s Pick – The White Soots

The White Soots By Kyle Melton With the recent release of their eponymous debut, local trio The White Soots offered up an excellent dish of quality rock n’ roll. Fueled by the guitar histrionics of Kyle Byrum, the Soots filter 70s arena sludge, 60s garage, and 50s rock n’ roll into an exceptionally engaging package. […]

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Critics Pick – The Professors

The Professors By Matt Clevenger Dayton’s best indie and garage-rock will be at Blind Bob’s Tavern Friday, Feb. 11, as the Professors host a special CD release party for their new album “Will Not Lie Down,” with opening act the Dirty Socialites. Formed in 2004, the Professors are well-known for their catchy, raw rock n’ […]

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Debate Forum: 04/22

Forum Center: No payday for the Paycheck Fairness Act By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joe Heller The Paycheck Fairness Act failed […]

Debate Forum: 04/15

Forum Center: Should Ohio go green with marijuana legislation? By Alex Culpepper The push for marijuana legalization is active and healthy. […]

Debate Forum: 04/08

Forum Center: Residents claiming violation of First Amendment seek an answer to their prayers By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joseph Rank The […]

Debate Forum: 04/01

Forum Center: SCOTUS to decide whether corporations are eligible for Heaven and Hell By Alex Culpepper Illustration: ©2013 Rob Rogers. Reprinted with permission […]

Debate Forum: 03/25

Forum Center: Tesla and the retail automobile industry By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Dennis Porter Tesla Motors is a California company that […]

Debate Commentary 03/18

Your computer files might be protected by more than just a password By Alex Culpepper One of the freedoms under […]