What's the big deal about R. RING? Well, Kelley Deal is. One-half of the twin indie rock powers behind Dayton legends The Breeders, Deal has partnered with Mike Montgomery of Cincinnati's Ampline to form a new combo that sounds exactly like you'd expect a band featuring Deal to sound. (In case you're confused: It's a blast from "Last Splash" past.) Bird and Flower and Joel Walter will open Thursday's R. RING show at The Treehouse.

What's the big deal about R. RING? Well, Kelley Deal is. One-half of the twin indie rock powers behind Dayton legends The Breeders, Deal has partnered with Mike Montgomery of Cincinnati's Ampline to form a new combo that sounds exactly like you'd expect a band featuring Deal to sound. (In case you're confused: It's a blast from "Last Splash" past.) Bird and Flower and Joel Walter will open Thursday's R. RING show at The Treehouse.