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...]
“An Evening with Bruce Hornsby”, will be held at Victoria Theatre tonight starting at 8pm. Every ticket to this performance includes a copy of Solo Concerts.
Dayton Music Fest organizers Don Thrasher and Kyle Melton take a seat with me in the patio area at South Park Tavern. While we are sitting at our table, an influx of people come and go throughout the duration of the early evening. It’s mostly due to the establishment’s half off priced pizza promotion that they are running that evening. For some others, they have chosen to stick around and settle in the covered patio. Those same individuals are also taking full advantage of the fall weather and the terrific selection of craft beers that are waiting on tap. Since the end of May, the … [Read more...]
This past May, Meg Renee released her first album, Dream Awake. While sitting inside the Winan’s Chocolates and Coffee located in the heart of downtown Troy, Ohio, I asked singer/songwriter Meg Renee a simple question. A question that I thought would be probably be one of the easiest to answer for her. A question that most musicians get immediately. I questioned her on when she realized that she wanted to go into music. Her response? “I honestly don’t know,” Renee replied with a giggle. That’s it. Nothing more. At a time when people that when teenagers, like Renee, are … [Read more...]