What does “Yiiikes” “Yosemight” and “Yellow Paper Planes” have in common? All shows this weekend in Dayton! This weekend is as diversified as ever. Read on to find out where to see your ideal live music this weekend!
Friday, October 23rd
First up, is a live music show that combines with interactive art performances. I’m a huge fan of art forms joining together for events, so I’m really stoked for this ApPART(a)TUS event. Art installations are provided by Yoidles Productions and Gary Blowers Interactions, and the bands performing are Army of Infants and Water Witches. (Somadose is not performing due to equipment being stolen. Not cool! Wishing them well.) Event takes place at the Yellow Cab Building and runs from 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. Music starts at 8 p.m. $5 cover.
Country fans be sure to check out the very handsome and talented Jason Michael Carroll. He’s opened for the likes of Brooks & Dunn, Trace Adkins, and Alan Jackson, and is currently on a solo tour. He’s stopping by Dayton to perform at Oddbody’s Music room, along with special guests Jamie Suttle and Kings Landing. Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. $18 DoS 18+
On the complete opposite side of the music spectrum, you can find rap Artists KidDEAD (Tallahassee, FL) & Adder (Los Angeles, CA) at Canal Public House, which is a stop on their Something Memorable and Catchy Tour. This show also features Yikes A Band! and God Bless and Asher Jones. 9 p.m. $5
A lovely little show is going down at South Park Tavern with alternative folk band OldNews, along with Orca Whale and the Narwhals, and Nick Johnson. You can expect great song writing and a feel good vibe! 8 p.m.
A collection of regional indie bands, including Forage (Dayton), Pop Goes The Evil (Cincinnati), Yellow Paper Planes (Columbus), and Colossal Brother (Springfield) are all sharing the stage at Blind Bob’s. All of these bands have a similar style, and will flow beautifully throughout the evening. if you like staying on the cutting edge of new, very listenable local music – be sure to check out this show! Doors 9 p.m.
If you’re looking for more straight up rock’n’roll, Oregon Express has your ticket with local band McGuff and the Dumpster Fires with Hero Jr (from Indianapolis). Hero Jr is on a fall tour and is well worth checking out!
Love funk and improv? Jimmie’s Ladder 11 is hosting an Open Funk Jam this evening. If you are a musician, feel free to show off your chops! This is a NO cover show. Doors 9 p.m. 18+
Baoku is making his first appearance of Taffy’s of Eaton, with special guest Grapefruit Moon. Baoku is described as Afro-fusion, a musical combination of western jazz with African instruments and languages is a musical expression of peace, love, unity, truth and justice. A real treat for all of you west of town! Show 8 p.m. – midnight.
Saturday, October 24th
Getting in the Halloween vibe?? Me too! 3DMentional Entertainment is presenting their third installment of Yiiiikes, an annual Halloween party and celebration of underground dance music. The event promises thick late-night vibes, earth-shattering sound, hypnotic rhythms, inspiring musical acts selected from across North America. Promoters promise their biggest sound and visual production to date, across two rooms in a newly renovated venue, called the 3rd Street Venue. Show is from 9 p.m. – 4 a.m., so be ready to party late night! GA tickets are $20. VIP bottle table ticket option is available as well.
Rockstar Pro’s own GeeGee (also the bassist of local punk band Legbone) is getting married! Congrats! After the small, private reception, Rockstar Pro Arena will open to the public for a free punk rock show in honor of GeeGee & Chev’s nuptials! Concert is all-ages but the bar will be open for those with proper 21+ ID. Live performances by: GeeGee & Chev’s favorite local bands, The Give-Ups and The Nuckles. Music starts at 10 p.m.
Soulful and bluesy Al Holbrook (Nashville) will take the stage with local guests The Pullouts and Colleen Badenhop at Canal Public House. Very approachable sounds, featuring strong songwriters. Great for those looking for a more laid back, thoughtful evening.
A similar evening is in store at Jimmie’s Ladder 11, which is hosting a Singer Songwriter Showcase. Loving the musicians lined up for this: Andy Rush, Charlie Tipton, Scott Lee, Dale Lutz, Leah Mendenhall-Grommon, James Cavender, Kat Brennan, and Willy Clark, Doors 9 p.m. $5 cover 18+
Harder rock fans, get over to see Ossicles, Abertooth Lincoln, Two Houses (Chicago), and Dirty Socialites at Blind Bob’s. This is a special benefit show! All proceeds will be donated the United Way in loving memory of Anton Frederick. Yes!
Sunday, October 25th
The Bach Society starts off their season with “Salute to American Masters.” This promises to be an afternoon of lively and inspirational song from America’s choral masters, including the “Dean of American Composers,” Aaron Copland, rockstar of the modern choral world, Eric Whitacre, and Mack Wilberg, the music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Concert starts at 4 p.m. $18 for adults and $10 for students ages 13 and over, and free admission for children ages 12 and under.
Sunday funday enthusiasts will be pleased that there is a Sunday evening option for live music. Canal Public House presents an evening with Dan Tedesco and Tod Weidner (from The Motel Beds). Both of these gentleman are fabulous, so please show them some love and stop out on Sunday evening from 8-11 p.m.
Monday, October 26th
Metal and rock fans, it’s true! Mushroom Head will be in town!! Over at my favorite new venue, Oddbody’s, with special guests Unsaid Fate and Mortiis. Doors 5:30 p.m., Show 5:50 p.m. $20 advance tickets, $25 DoS.
Readers, also check out: I’m doing a new article with Vivienne Machi, called Guided by Noises. We are exploring recorded local music, which has been very fun! Click here for our latest Halloween edition.
Mark your calendars: The next show I’m personally putting on is November 14th at Square Roots Records in Troy, featuring Trey Stone & The Ringers, Tim Prichard & The Boxcar Suite, and introducing my super talented nephew Jack Ballengee-Morris. This is my first local band showcase, which is really special. This particular line up is perfect for everyone who loved the Gentleman of the Road tour that was also in Troy a couple of years back. The music and vibe are very similar, just on a much smaller scale. I hope you will join us! 8 p.m. $10. BYOB.
As always, thank you for supporting the live music scene in Dayton.
Your Dayton Music Insider,
Note to Readers: The information above is for October 23rd-26th. If I don’t list a price, that’s because I’m not sure what the price is. Generally cover charges for local shows are $5. Please click the hyperlinks to find out information about the bands, venues and events, including start times, directions, and ticket availability. As you can see, I try to promote as many shows as possible, but there will be some I miss. Keep me in the loop: @LibbyBallengee. You can also keep up with my adventures on Instagram here.