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Scott Stapp takes you higher at BMI By Alan Sculley As Scott Stapp begins a winter tour in support of his latest solo album, Proof of Life, he sounds ready to be on point and deliver strong performances. “It really feels good to have direction, and I’ve made quite a few tremendous lifestyle changes over […]

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Double the pleasure

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Great White and Slaughter bring double the rock to Hobart By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Great White will perform alongside Slaughter on Nov. 20 at Hobart Arena “Life is pretty darn good. Enjoy it while you can,” advises Mark Slaughter, front man for the band Slaughter. Slaughter and fellow ’80s glam metallers Great White will […]

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Soul man 

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Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner on The Clintons, touring with Meat Puppets and where he keeps his Grammy by Josher Lumpkin Photo: Soul Asylum will perform with Meat Puppets at Oddbody’s Music Room on Nov. 7; photo: Michael L. Smith If you came of age during the 1990s, and like me, you spent much of your […]

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Calling all angels

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Gin-soaked Angels bring improv-rock to Peach’s By Rusty Pate Photo: Yellow Springs’ Gin-soaked Angels will perform at Peach’s on Oct. 30 There are many ways for musicians to come together and form a band. Perhaps someone sees a flier at a music store or an ad on Craigslist. Maybe a mutual friend introduces people with […]

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Blowing in the wind

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Yellow Paper Planes land in Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: Yellow Paper Planes will perform on Oct. 23 at Blind Bob’s; photo: Brian Kellett Columbus quartet Yellow Paper Planes is a bit of a musical enigma. They’re indie without being twee, heavy but not aggro. Some will describe them as pop for punks who like […]

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Delivering Detroit rock city

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Jeremy Porter and the Tucos back at Bob’s By Mike Ritchie Photo: Jeremy Porter and the Tucos will perform on Oct. 15 at Blind Bob’s; photo: Doug Coombe They’re as northern American blues as you can get before Canada. Whisky-smooth, with the white hot licks of Ted Nugent, the veteran inspiration of Cheap Trick and […]

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Rise up

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Saliva brings the energy at BMI By Mike Ritchie Photo: Saliva will perform at BMI on Speedway Oct. 10; photo: Steve Sergent Photography Since the mid-nineties, Saliva has traveled countless roads and trucked through various trends, industry fluctuations and the nu metal genre label to keep their brand of hard rock filling the engine with high octane, […]

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What you didn’t know you were looking for

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MidPoint Music Festival is back in Cincy By Gary Spencer Photo: Folk legend Sam Beam, known as Iron & Wine, will perform Sunday, Sept. 27 in Washington Park at MidPoint Music Festival in Cincinnati A lot of music fans tend to think that nothing “big” ever happens in Ohio these days—especially in Southwest Ohio, and […]

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Still alright

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Cheap Trick at Rose Music Center By Gary Spencer Photo: Cheap Trick will perform with Peter Frampton Aug. 9 at Rose Music Center at the Heights Unless you live under a rock or in a monastery, you know who Cheap Trick is. You know their songs “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” “The Dream […]

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Jackyl me off

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Southern metal legend, Jackyl, sells out Oddbody’s By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Jackyl will play a sold-out show at Oddbody’s Music Room on Feb. 27 “It’s the equivalent of a man being shot out of a cannon,” Jackyl frontman Jesse James Dupree said when asked how to describe a Jackyl show in one sentence or […]

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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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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 […]