Dayton Music

Ugly Kids Club: Recruiting Dayton’s Own To Join

Ugly Kids Club

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

Bruce Hornsby

“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.

Daytonpoolza!: Dayton Music Fest 10 Years Strong

DMF 2014

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...]

JD SOUTHER Singer/Songwriter – The Name May Not Be Familiar, But The Songs Sure Are!


It's not every actor who receives a "good job" email from Don Henley after his TV series premieres, but J.D. Souther isn't your typical thespian. Sharp-eyed music fans may have done a double take when they saw Souther in the role of fictional country music legend Watty White in ABC's addictive new nighttime soap Nashville. That's the opening paragraph from David Browne in a Rolling Stone article at J.D. Souther.   When asked how he got cast in the Nashville TV show, he explains, "I flew into New York to play Lincoln Center, and while I was standing at baggage claim, my friend Rita Wilson, … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Oddbody’s Brings the Solstice to Dayton

Crucifixion (photo by Tom Wilson)

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Nutt House Hosts Jason Derulo Tour


 Jason’s latest single “Talk Dirty” (ft. 2 Chainz) is his most successful track to date having sold over 5 million singles throughout the world, and has garnered over 200 million views on YouTube and climbing. Success hasn’t always come easy for the 24-year-old pop singer. After a string of career defining hit singles including “Whatcha Say,” "In My Head," "Ridin' Solo," "Don't Wanna Go Home" and "It Girl,” Derulo suffered a catastrophic neck injury, which forced him to rehabilitate himself both mentally and physically. He released his comeback record “The Other Side” from his newly … [Read more...]

Meg Renee: Troy’s Music “Dream”er

Meg Renee

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...]

An Evening With Nashville Singer/Songwriter Kent Burnside


Head to Spinoza's in Beavercreek this Thursday for an evening of singer/songwriter music featuring Nashville's Kent Burnside along with local musician Michael DeMonico and special guest Jonathan Hamilton. … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Hollow, Damaged Soul Play Oddbody’s

Damaged Soul (Photo by Mike Ritchie)

Hollow, Dayton’s tribute to dual era Alice in Chains and Damaged Soul a tribute to the music of Black Sabbath and Ozzy played the newly reopened House of Rock now known as Oddbody’s on Saturday August 23rd. The place slowly filled with local fans and musicians showing up supporting the new venue and showing respect for the stage and appreciation that a long time live music staple was back again. Alice Cooper probably did it first but Alice in Chains took the name bringing their dark, dismal, murky but incredibly catchy and moody metal from the Seattle rainfall to the world. Vocalist Greg … [Read more...]

Champioin Guitarist Mark Kroos Plays Canal Public House


Guitar champion Mark Kroos plays two guitar necks at the same time with a tapping technique that involves both hands fretting the strings. It creates a very explosive and energetic genre that is as entertaining to watch as it is to listen to. In July 2011, Mark won Guitar Player Magazine's International Guitar Superstar Competition in Nashville and has since shared the stage with artists like Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain and Phil Keaggy. Mark has also picked up sponsorships from Ovation Guitars, D'Addario Strings and Kyser Musical Products. “Mark Kroos plays with a sensitivity to the music … [Read more...]