Dayton Music

No Troubles In ‘Paradise': An Interview with Smug Brothers


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.

Renaissance Man: An Interview with Singer/Songwriter Jason Trout

Jason Trout

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...]

Curse of Cassandra


Curse of Cassandra formed in May of 2013 when Jacob Richter (synths/vocals) began writing songs and discovered Ryan Wolfe (percussion/effects) through the internet. Originally playing bass on synths, Nicole Richter stepped into the role of lead vocals in 2014 to form the band that exists now.

Grenades!?’s Debut Is Strong For A Group Stretching Their Legs For The First Time


Grenades!?: Interrobang Album Review: It feels like the phrase “stretching their legs for the first time” is a bit of an exaggeration. There’s been quite a history between lead-vocalist/keyboardist Daniel Madero and Mike Patak Jr. From Stone The Mayor Sheriffs, to Temper, Temper, Temperature (At The Drive-In cover band), now to Grenades!?. Having parted ways with recording member Daniel Cortes (second guitar/backing vocals), Tyler McKinley keeps the musical tradition strong playing in Roley Yuma as well as Dear Fawn (which also includes Madero, but on drums). Rounding out the quintet is Josh … [Read more...]

From Stratocaster to Stratosphere – Noah Wotherspoon Takes Big Win At 2015 International Blues Challenge!

Noah Wotherspoon band with Rob Thaxton on bass and Brian Aylor on drums

The legendary Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee was the scene of an international showdown. For four days in January, (20-24), 250 blues acts from around the world came to compete at the 31st. Annual International Blues Challenge. Daytonian Noah Wotherspoon took top prize, the coveted "Albert King Guitar Award" for best guitarist and placing 2nd. in the band category. To recap, best international blues guitarist, 2nd. best international blues band. That's "international", as in, "the world." He confesses that late night "did that happen?" texts to his mother help to wrap his mind around the … [Read more...]

Sound Check: An Interview with Tim Anderl and Frank Steele of Sound Check Chat


 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...]

Madman Across the Water: The Music of Elton John


Jeans n Classics, the DPO, and the High School Honors Choir will pay tribute to Sir Elton John with hits that include Burn Down the Mission, Circle of Life, Daniel, Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Funeral for a Friend, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Harmony, Have Mercy on the Criminal, Honky Cat, I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues, Levon, Love Lies Bleeding, Madman Across the Water, Philadelphia Freedom, Rocket Man, Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting), Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word, Take Me to the Pilot, The Bitch Is Back, Tiny Dancer, Tonight Prelude, and Your Song.

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