Dayton Music

Springfield Symphony Orchestra Presents 1788!


This concert brings to a close the SSO’s first-ever Mozart Festival; a ten-day celebration of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most creative minds in history.

REVIEW: Operation: Giving Back Christmas Gets Pink Velvet Krushed


On Saturday December 13th The Old Crow Bar in Middletown hosted a special benefit for two families of the Heavy Metal Church of Christ in need over the holiday season. All bands, contributors and supporters volunteered their time and talents (many driving a distance) to help out making sure the families had necessities and the combined seven children, infant to mid-teen, had goodies and toys from Santa under the tree. The Skull Dollz also made an appearance for photo ops and other assorted good natured skullduggery.  A donation bin was also previously set up to collect items all of which along … [Read more...]

Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle In Town Friday


A Cincinnati based, 4 piece Americana/Folk band that blends the tradition of heroes like Woody Guthrie and Mississippi John Hurt w/ contemporary flavor

REVIEW: Bobaflex Rocks Oddbody’s

Bobaflex (photo by Mike Ritchie)

They avoided or skipped the chaos of Black Friday in Dayton this year but West Virginia’s hardest working band Bobaflex brought the diesel fumed rock as only they could as the black leathered bad men hit the Dayton stage once again on Saturday December 5th. Locals Desalitt brought a unique blend of grunge, punk and metal, and the long haired/dreadlocked blokes from across the sea October Rage brought their version of hard rock bordering on metal to the heartland. Created in 2008 in Xenia, Desalitt plays rock with a grungy metal twist. They played a few originals with heavy covers … [Read more...]

Remembering Tim Taylor and Jeremy Frederick


Written by Art Jipson & Shelly Hulce Dayton, Ohio- This Saturday the Dayton music community remembers several members of our music family.  Jeremy Frederick Presents: North Of Nowhere South brings together several exciting bands to celebrate the life and music of Jeremy Frederick. The Dayton music community has long had a unique “band of brothers” landscape as far back as anyone can remember.  Even in the 1970’s when Dayton funk was taking the world by storm, it was very much a family affair here on the Dayton home front.  It might be a Midwest thing, but the social bond between … [Read more...]

Funk N’ Brew Fest! Featuring Dayton’s own ZAPP!


Don't miss this SPECIAL event - an intimate and private party with Dayton's own ZAPP, a unique opportunity to share the rich history of Salem Avenue, a chance to taste and enjoy great beer and food, experience the progress the Salem Avenue Peace Corridor is making and an evening you'll never forget.

Buffalo Soldiers: An Interview with Zachary Gabbard of Buffalo Killers

Buffalo Killers

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...]

Oddbody’s Host UD Metal Conference after Show with Alex Skolnick

Lick the Blade (photo by Mike Ritchie)

There was an addictive, contagious energy in Oddbody’s on Saturday November 8th. Maybe it was due to the night being the top off, after party to three days of multi diverse and cultural information given by respected academic scholars at the University of Dayton on the global impact and culture of metal music and its growing community of supporters. Maybe it was because each of the three bands that performed on stage were handpicked from a group of over a dozen hopefuls from around the state to play for a crowd of appreciative metalheads and also….because one of the distinguished conference … [Read more...]

The Last Waltz Live to Benefit WYSO 91.3FM


Nearly 30 local musicians will once again gather on the stage of The DAI's NCR Renaissance Auditorium to recreate the historic performances of The Band's Last Waltz.. There will be two performances this year: one on Wednesday, November 26 and an encore performance on Friday, November 28. Proceeds from the concerts will benefit WYSO 91.3FM. Last year's concert sold out - don't wait until the last minute to get your tickets!Such a Night features many of Dayton’s most talented musicians, including a seven-piece horn section. The original film The Last Waltz featured performances by Dr. John, Neil … [Read more...]

Art Jipson: Still Teaching Us After 10 Years Being On-Air

Art Jipson

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...]