The Smug Brothers celebrate the release ofWoodpecker Paradise tonight at Blind Bob's Bar. Show time is 9pm. 21+. Copies of the album will be available at the show.
Singer/songwriter Jason Trout, who spent most of his early days growing up in the city of Marion, Indiana, has been a pretty free spirit throughout most of his life. Without any proper training or push towards it, Trout was around eight or nine when he started writing music. Late last year, Trout released his solo debut LP Out Of My Mind And Into Yours. The album is a lo-fi indie/folksy album that was recorded in his home using a Tascam 4 track. The new album, which follows his debut EP Off The Field Issues, marks a new direction for Trout. A path that didn’t come easy. Creating … [Read more...]
It’s a relatively low-key night at South Park Tavern when I join Tim Anderl and Frank Steele. The patrons are all scattered around the establishment, as the televisions above the bar are showing one of the few college football games left in the season. The three of us dive into a nice little collection of pizza and wings, and partake in some of the draft beers that are available to choose from. Being in the journalism field since 1996, focusing primary on the music side, Anderl’s bio comprises thousands of hours invested and countless interviews conducted with artists that are listed in … [Read more...]
It took five years for Lalama to be choreograph a piece for DCDC. When the opportunity finally came, she released Shed to critical praise with not only the community, but within the company. The act, inspired from a deep desire to spread the message and importance of self-love, challenges the spirit to find courage, let go, and be free.
The Cincinnati-based rockers Buffalo Killers have been busy since the beginning of this year. First, they helped kick off this year’s Dayton Music Festival 10th year anniversary with a special show featuring a church choir in the Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Dayton back in April. They followed that with a coast to coast summer tour, which was in support of the release of Heavy Reverie, which was released in May. During their time on the road, the made their annual stop in Austin, Texas and performed at South by Southwest “This past year was probably the wildest one,” bassist and … [Read more...]
It’s another Tuesday afternoon, and that means University of Dayton students, along with devoted followers, have their radio dials locked onto the college station WUDR 98.1/99.5 FM and Flyer Radio online. Between the hours of 3-6pm in the WUDR Studios at ArtStreet on the University of Dayton, the animated and jovial voice of Art Jipson (aka his radio persona Dr. J) graces the airwaves as they spin music from local and national bands and artists. Jipson wears multiple hats in his role with the university-Director of Criminal Justice Studies Program, professor, coordinator of the Self … [Read more...]
Before Tele Novella was formed recently, lead singer Natalie Gordon was in a band titled Agent Ribbons. Gordon and her band mate at the time, Lauren Hess, met while Gordon was scrolling through the catalogs of music at a local record store in their hometown of Sacramento. Their newly formed friendship and love for music inspired them to set up the band. Once things started to pick up, setting up dates that spanned throughout the Western seaboard, and some other cities, Gordon and Hess enlisted Austin, Texas native Naomi Cherie to play violin. Soon Agent Ribbons started seeing … [Read more...]
The story that is Dorsie Fyffe’s life has seen the highest of the highs, and the lowest of the lows. Each page of his existence that has been written is chalk full of experiences that have molded him into the person that he is today. Fyffe will be releasing his new limited edition 7-inch single featuring the original song “Western Sky,” Dayton. The single is a tour de force of shimmery guitar, driving bassline and traditional country beat. Another single being released this Saturday will also contain a version of “Amazing Grace”, which was recorded live at the historic Ryman Theatre … [Read more...]
Aaron McKenzie slowly inhales a drag off his cigarette on the front patio area at Toxic Brew Company on a chilly September evening and exhales. Wearing a simple black t-shirt and blue jeans, he quietly looks onward. He watches the people walking around the Oregon Express, heading to and from several of the establishments in the small area. When he finishes his cigarette, we walk back into the bar and take a seat. It’s a quiet night in the brewery, but begins to pick up. Sitting next to the stool is McKenzie’s guitar inside a black, leather case. Music has been present throughout … [Read more...]
One of Aliegh Shields’s older silbings was part of an emo/indie rock band from Nashville, Tennesse titled The Class of 98. The band, led by guitarist and vocalist Steve Wilson, saw some of success with some of their songs being played on some of the television programming on the E! and the WB networks. The band was short lived, only being together between years 2004-2007, and 2010- 2014. During a tour across the Midwest, however, Wilson and the band stayed over at the Shields residence instead of getting a hotel room. During the duration of the band crashing at the house where the … [Read more...]