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Author: Chip Midnight

Saturday: Buffalo Killers in-store performance at Used Kids

With a brand new album hitting store shelves this week, southwest Ohio’s classic rock loving Buffalo Killers will debut material from Alive and Well in Ohio live at Used Kids Records starting at 1pm. This is part of the band’s record store tour with stops in Wooster and Akron next weekend. Used Kids is celebrating it’s 31th anniversary this weekend with a great deal – all $1 items will be 3 for $1 so swing by, watch some great live music and pick up a few albums to take home and throw on the...

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Look Who’s Talking: Chad Clark of Beauty Pill

Photo by Stefano Giovannini I was familiar with Chad Clark’s work in the ’90s (as the lead singer of the artsy DC post-hardcore band Smart Went Crazy and as a producer/engineer who worked on albums by Sparklehorse, Fugazi, Mary Timony and more), but it took a tweet by one of my favorite current artists – Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz – to introduce me to Chad’s not-so-new project, Beauty Pill. Formed in 2001, Beauty Pill’s second full length, 2015’s Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are, was the one that caused music writers to take notice. The album is both complex...

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Used Kids In-Store on Saturday: The World is a Beautiful Place …

Should be fun to see how many band members The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die can fit onto the performance stage at Used Kids (2500 Summit St.) when they play an intimate, stripped-down set in the legendary record store. The band – who released Always Foreign (Epitaph Records) at the end of September – currently features seven members though, as their Facebook page states, the lineup is “constantly expanding and contracting. recording and live performance lineups vary.” If the name sounds familiar, it’s because The World is a Beautiful Place …...

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Interview: Drew Holcomb

For fifteen years, Drew Holcomb’s been writing and releasing music as the leader of Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors (which featured his wife Ellie up until 2015), an Americana-style band based in Nashville. Earlier this year, the band released Souvenir, a collection of heartfelt songs that fall somewhere between the midwest styling of The Wallflowers and the southern alt-twang of Whiskeytown. And, as has been par for the course throughout the band’s career, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors are putting many road miles on the band’s tour bus this year. On Wednesday night, the band rolls into the Newport...

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