August and nothing after

Well hello there, Stranger! How have you been? Vacay was great, thanks for asking. I know you didn’t miss me – even I didn’t miss me. But it’s not about missing me, it’s about not…

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Earth, Wind, Fire… and Music

Those are the 4 basic elements, right? And three of them are scheduled to appear at Riverbend tomorrow night. I say “scheduled to appear” because they’re opening for Santana, and he collapsed on stage during…

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Episode 84: Garin Pirnia wrote the book on Ohio rock and roll

Garin Pirnia grew up in Centerville, Ohio and discovered 97X when she returned to the area after stints in L.A. and Chicago. She’s written about music (as well as film, food, and travel) for dozens…

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Summertime blues (and other music genres)

The official start of summer is just around the corner. So are some decent shows. But first, a P.S.A.: All day today (until midnight PDT), Bandcamp is holding their third annual Juneteenth fundraiser, where they…

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Summer Smörgåsbord o’ tunes

The concert chef has whipped up a big batch of gigs this week. Let’s dig in! Saturday night: Rose Music Center in Dayton has An Evening with Jackson Browne (Daryl Hannah would not recommend) Wallows…

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