Read on for details about that show, and all the other fantastic original music around the region!
Friday January 13th
I love the “original” part of the Dayton music scene, and nothing signifies that more than when one of our own releases new music. On Friday night, celebrate with Abertooth Lincoln as they release their new EP “Selling the Urban Ideal.” Dayton alternative faves My Latex Brain and Grand Mammoth are kicking off the night. Very rock’n’roll! 9pm. $5 cover. 21+
Nashville’s Erica Blinn and the Handsome Machine come back to the Trolley Stop on Friday evening. Her country-rock has been highly praised. Check out what the hype is all about! 9:30pm. $5 cover. 21+
Celebrate Elvis’s birthday with a special show at Gilly’s Jazz featuring award winning tribute artist Ryan Roth and the Comeback Special Band. They are paying homage to the famous Aloha and Madison Square Gardens shows. That’s right! Both shows all in one night! Performances are at 7pm and 9pm. Tickets are $15 each, or $25 for both shows. Call 937-266-2842 for ticket information.
Outside the immediate Dayton area, there are lots of great shows too! Rock and jam fans, check out up-and-coming Zane and The Sway at One Eyed Jacks in Fairborn. They are joined by Founding Fathers, Gin Soaked Angels, Willy Clark Band, and The Key Concepts for a night of dancing grooves and great vibes! No cover! However if you bring a donation of socks, gloves, hat, or blanket for the homeless, you are entered to win tickets to an upcoming concert. Music starts at 8:30pm. Drawing at 1:30am.
Out in Yellow Springs, there is a great night of music in store, including Rachel Litteral & the Abstracts from 7-10pm at Emporium Wine & Underdog Cafe. Enjoy wine tasting, live music and dancing, and no cover charge. Then wheel over to see Kyleen Downes at Peach’s. Music starts at 10pm with Topher James, followed by Kyleen at 11pm. No cover again! Nice reason to head out to the Springs!
Saturday January 14th
Metal fans will be out in full force for the Machinae Supremacy U.S. Tour at Rockstar Pro Arena. Joining them are URIZEN, Danimal Cannon Knight of the Round, and local bands Others by No One and Siegelord. Presales: $13. NO Free Re-Entry or Outside Food or Drinks.
In the Oregon District, there is a fantastic night of live music at Blind Bob’s with Swimming With Sharks, NOVAGOLD, Move Home, and Hot Zombie. 9pm. $5 cover. 21+ Another great option is checking out Cincinnati’s Matthew Wheatley at South Park Tavern. Both of these shows are really solid. Enjoy!
More of aclassical fan? The Springfield Symphony presents Masterworks II: Going for Baroque. Our ever popular Baroque bash promises to thrill with favorites from masters of that era. Kuss Auditorium. Tickets start at $25 for students, $30 for adults. 7:30-10:30pm.
Head up to the Eagles Campground in Troy for a special show to help the family of Philip Rindler with expenses. Musical guests include Chambers Of Chaos, The Frankx, PARIAH, Menace 2 Sobriety and From Silence To Violence with special guest vocals. All proceeds will go to the family, more details TBA. Doors open at 7:00 pm, music starts at 8:00 pm.
Oscar’s Bar in Vandalia is presenting New Year’s DEATHFEST 2k17, a gruesome gathering of metal and hard core bands. Doors open at 6PM. Admission is 10$ Music starts at 7pm. Featured bands include: Created to Kill (KY), Putrid Liquid (Cambodia), Post Mortal Possession (PA), Skincarver (WV), Limbsplitter (OH), Mutilatred (OH), Shadow of the Mountain (Dayton), Lectularius (Dayton), Well of Night (Dayton) and Flesh Warfare (Dayton). $10 at the door.
Last but not least, certainly worth the trip out to Yellow Springs to see McGuff and the Dumpster Fires with special guests Ghost Town Silence and Kevin Milner at Peach’s. 9pm. 21+. No cover.
As always, thank you for supporting live music!
Your Dayton Music Insider,
Note to Readers: The information above is for January 13th-14th, 2017. If I don’t list a price, I’m not sure what the price is. Typically cover charges for local shows are $5. Please click the hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues and events, including start times, directions, and ticket availability. Check out the latest shows I’m promoting @theVenusChild. You can keep up with my adventures on Instagram here or follow me on Twitter @LibbyBallengee. Cheers!