Allyson B. Crawford

Writer and Editor

Been there, rocked that. Dynamic writer with over a decade's worth of experience creating content, especially in the entertainment and music space. Areas of expertise include heavy metal, 80s metal and rock bands.

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Arts Journalism

Dayton City Paper

Roger Daltrey: the original Tommy himself

Daltrey's on-stage energy and charisma still wins over audiences, as much as during the early days of The Who. By Allyson B. Crawford Roger Daltrey has nothing left to prove....

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The return of Judy Blue Eyes

"I have to tell jokes and keep people laughing... when you sing all those sad songs you have to!" singer Judy Collins tells the Dayton City Paper. Picking up where they left...

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Women rockers sing out

The Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) is helping the musical dreams of a select group of women come true. Earlier this year, the VTA held auditions for an intensive...

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Through cracked lenses

David Sedaris' dark humor illuminated at Springfield's Kuss Auditorium The cracked lenses aren't in David Sedaris' spectacles... By Allyson B. Crawford We are living through a...

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A Few Good Men delivers genuine intensity

Intimate Dayton Playhouse production is suitably lean and mean Col. Nathan Jessep (B. Lee Drew) swears to tell the truth. (Bailiff played by Ron Maurer) By Allyson B. Crawford |...

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One giant leap for gifted women

Valerie Reaper will be running a singer-songwriter boot camp for Dayton-area women who rock By Alyson Crawford Calling all budding female singer-songwriters! The Victoria...

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Come As You Are

Photo: Kinky Boots struts into the Schuster Center May 23-28; photo: Matthew Murphy By Allyson B. Crawford When someone says "Broadway," Cyndi Lauper isn't necessarily a name...

Music Journalism

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Hawthorne Heights side project

The Story Changes at Jimmie's The Story Changes (L-R) Mark McMillon, Christopher Popadak, and Chris Serafini By Allyson B. Crawford "I fly the Dayton flag all over the world...

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Fun with a K!

As hype man or behind the kit, Rico Lewis lives for fun(k) "Funk is freedom!" Sons of F.U.N.K. bandleader and hype-man Rico Lewis tells the Dayton City Paper. Lewis sat behind...

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Outstanding Warrant

Warrant wants YOU! (L-R) Joey Allen, Jerry Dixon, Robert Mason, Erik Turner, and Steve Sweet might be surprised to learn that Warrant released an acclaimed new album in May of...

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Think: It's not illegal yet

Havok's (L-R) Pete Webber, Nick Schendzielos, David Sanchez, and Reece Scruggs By Allyson B. Crawford The third time will be the charm for Colorado based thrash metallers Havok....

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The Things That She Is Made Of

Mary Chapin Carpenter; photo: Aaron Farrington By Allyson Crawford Mary Chapin Carpenter is a different kind of songstress. She's not so much straight country anymore but more...

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Living The Good Life

(L-R) B.B. Borden, Rick Willis, Doug Gray, Marcus James Henderson, Tony Black, Chris Hicks; photo: Marshall Tucker Band By Allyson B. Crawford "We're nothing special, we're just...

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Scream your own luck

Ethicist's (l-r) Michael Wojtkiewicz, Chad Snowden, Johnny Finger, and Scott Stevens; photo: Adam Weeden By Allyson B. Crawford When you think of post-black metal, what comes to...

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Road Warriors

By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Flaw's (l-r) Dan Johnson, Tommy Gibbons, Chris Volz, and Jay Daunt perform May 13 at Oddbody's; photo: Jonathon Walters The music industry is often...

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They Will Rock You Again

By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Rachel Wooding performs The Music of Queen in 2012, back to the Schuster Center by popular demand April 29 For conductor Richard Sidwell, Queen...

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Geeks and Superheros

Dayton City Paper offers news of challenges to prevailing notions, investigations of local institutions. Our entertainment pages are filled with Dayton concerts

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Anti music

By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Greasy Mike (left) and Trashcan of Lima's Pizza Hi Five will deliver their 'grooviest mincing goregrind' this weeken Fans of local music know...