This week’s music video comes to us from Jasper the Colossal. They’ve got a new single called “Back of the Crowd,” and you can catch them live in concert at Gilly’s this Saturday night as part of the Baron’s Ball, a concert put on by the cast and crew of Baron VonPorkchop’s Terrifying Tales of the Macabre on DATV. For more on this concert, check out the Dayton MostMetro Events Calendar.
Music Video Mondays
Since it’s pretty late on this particular Monday, I tried to choose a music video that would serve you well going into Tuesday. If the Miami Valley does indeed get the ice storm that’s been forecast, tomorrow would be a good day to stay in and catch up on some local music. I recommend setting aside about 10 minutes to check out We Do This Every Week. It’s a documentary by Dayton expats, Angelle Haney Gullett & Steven Gullett about Musician’s Co Op, a Tuesday night tradition at Canal Street Tavern. It may even inspire you to strap on some ice skates and head over to Canal Street tomorrow night to see Co Op in person.
This Monday finds many of us mourning the loss of Barry Hobart aka Dr. Creep, who passed away on Friday. For more on Dr. Creep’s legacy on local television, I highly recommend J.T.Ryder’s article, Brilliance on the Edge of Night here on Dayton MostMetro. We’re in the process of putting together a tribute show in Dr. Creep’s honor for this week’s Kaleidoscope on WYSO. I’ll pass along more details about that tomorrow here on Dayton MostMetro.
In addition to horror films and hilarious mayhem, Dr. Creep would feature musical guests on his show from time to time. During the New Shock Theatre years, he even recorded an album with the Lawn Jockeys called The Amazing Sounds of Shock Theatre. Today’s music video is a classic episode of the original Shock Theatre series featuring a musical perform by New York band, the Freelance Vandals at the fictional “Famous Les Fern Dance Studio.”
I had originally planned on doing something else for this week’s video, but once in a while something comes along that’s too good to pass up. This Friday night, January 14th, the Motel Beds are playing a show at Canal Street Tavern with Floods and Amnesia. It promises to be a great show, and you can check out the details at the Dayton MostMetro events calendar.
In addition to the traditional show flier, the Motel Beds took the promotion one step further and created a radio spot which morphed into a video over the weekend. It’s short, but super fun. So check it out, and check all these bands out on Friday at Canal Street.
….er, Tuesday, December 14th. I’m sorry I’m a bit late this week, and I debated going into the whole story of why. I’ll give you the cliff notes version: there was a show I had heard about that I had considered using for Music Video Monday except that when I went to find the details online, they were nowhere save for a vague reference on the band’s Myspace page. The venue hasn’t updated their calendar in months, and it really makes me sad because I think it’s going to be a great show. Pardon the rant, but the long story short is my plea to both venues and bands – do the very basics to promote yourselves. Please and thank you.
After we ring in the New Year, I’ll be doing a series of posts about that very topic here on DaytonMostMetro.
Onward to today’s video. The Fair Shakes are a fantastic local garage punk band fronted by Nick Kizirnis. They’ll be playing at South Park Tavern on Saturday, December 18th with A Shade of Red. Details on the show are at the Dayton MostMetro events calendar.
Here are the Fair Shakes performing last winter:
Later this week in the Dayton Music section, we’ll be bringing you a holiday shopping guide featuring local record stores (some of which sell movies and video games too). So I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about local record stores and keep coming back to one of my favorites that’s no longer with us, Renaissance Music. So this week’s music video isn’t exactly a music video, but longtime Daytonians will remember these great commercials for one of our great local record stores starring Mr. G.
The Asylum Street Spankers have been making regular stops in Dayton for years. They’re currently on their Spanks for Everything farewell tour and will play at Canal Street Tavern this Saturday night. Full show details at the DaytonMostMetro events calendar.
The band lots of amazing footage on their Spanker Vision video page, but one of my favorites is this fan-made video for U.F.O. Attack.
Last weekend, Team Void rocked and rolled Bar Tiki in the Oregon District. If you weren’t there to experience this amazing live show, here are 9 luchatastic minutes of video to start your week with. Enjoy!
The new month brings lots of excitement, and of course some new albums. On November 13th, Auburndale will be celebrate the release of their highly anticipated new album, Alive in a Dying City. Release show details are here, and the album is now available on iTunes. Here’s Auburndale performing the an acoustic version of the title track from their new album at the WYSO studios this summer.
Halloween is so close you can almost taste the fun-sized Kit Kat bars. There are many great Halloween happenings this weekend, but one of my favorite Halloween traditions has to be the Monster Hop at Canal Street Tavern. This yearly party is hosted by the Luxury Pushers who’ll be joined onstage by Legbone and Timeless Entertainment Burlesque. Full show details are at the DaytonMostMetro events calendar.
We’ll tell you about some more Halloween concerts later this week here in the Dayton Music section. In the meantime, here’s a video of the Luxury Pushers performing at Canal Street Tavern.