Dayton musicians are truly among the most generous group of people I know. They are endlessly supporting benefits and fundraisers to help individuals and groups around the community.
This weekend musicians and bands from around the area gather to support the Restock Benefit at Oddbody’s Music Room. This annual benefit restocks supplies for the Dayton Food Bank and Helping the Homeless.
This year, Friday night is curated for the jam band fans, and Saturday night for the metal fans, which is an awesome idea! So help the hippies or the metalheads, your preference, by bringing in donations this weekend and enjoy the show. Performances start at 6 p.m. and run till 2 a.m.
Read on for more details about this show and several other “don’t miss” music events!
Friday, January 27th
The first night of the Restock Benefit kicks off with Jam Band Night at Oddbody’s Music Room. The simply incredible line-up includes: The Almighty Get Down, Kommunity Service, Zane and The Sway, The Mainline Funk, Jojo Stella, In Ten Cities and Sharon A. Lane. Wow! This is an 18+ event. Doors open early at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. $10 advance, $15 at the door. It’s for charity, so open your wallets and hearts.
Downtown, alternative fans will want to check out HEXADIODE, Moira, and Mungbean at Blind Bob’s. The bands promise a sublime evening of interlocking grooves, dark sky synths, and cathartic energy primed for the dance floor. Sweet! $5 cover. 21+ 9 p.m.
The always fun Cherry Lee & the Hot Rod Hounds are performing their all-original rockabilly at Tumbleweed Connection this evening. Gotta love that combo! 9 p.m.
If you’re in Yellow Springs and in the mood to dance, check out Vibe & Direct at Peach’s. This 3-piece group presents ever-evolving musical fusion, landing somewhere on the spectrum between rock, dance and electronic music. No cover. 9 p.m. 21+
Saturday, January 28th
Night 2 of the Restock Benefit features area metal bands including: Zuel, Omeni, Engraved Darkness, Letters to the Blind, Black Tractor, Half-life, Fighting the World Band, and Ram Ones. This is an 18+ event. Doors open early at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. $10 advance, $15 at the door.
The 4th annual WinterFolk Festival at the ‘Old’ Yellow Cab Building is definitely one of the best bets this weekend. This year’s event features The Repeating Arms, Honey & Houston, OldNews, and The Devil Doves. Solo sets are awesome too, with Paige Beller, Charlie Jackson, John Dubuc, and Achilles Tenderloin, as well as visual art displays. This is an ALL AGES show. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the first performance will start promptly at 8 p.m. Tickets available at the door for $10, children 12 & under are free.
Another fun show this weekend is happening at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 with Yardboss, Ben Stalets & his wildass band, with extra special guest Brandon Hawk. How cool is that? Just a $5 cover. 9:30 p.m start time.
Grateful Dead fans will be boogieing to Arrows of Neon at Oregon Express for two full sets of music by The Grateful Dead. It’s really great, for those who haven’t checked them out. Lots of fun and a great sound! 9:30 p.m. Ages 21+. $5 cover.
If you’re more of an R&B/Motown fan, check out Jeans ‘n Classics perform your favorites with the Dayton Philharmonic and the exceptional voice of Gavin Hope at its forefront. This show celebrates the work of 20 of the finest African-American recording artists, including Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael Jackson, Isaac Hayes, Seal, Smokey Robinson, Pharrell Williams. Tickets start at $29 and up depending on seat selection. 8 p.m. at the Schuster Center.
Out in Eaton, Gypsea Salt will host Moriah Haven‘s Art, Music, and Poetry Showcase at TAFFYs. Performances are planned by Mark Joshua Music, Adrian+Meredith Krygowski, Kevin Crafton, Brehn Joseph, The Typical Johnsons and of course, Moriah Haven. Art and poetry are also on the bill! Show at 7 p.m., $5 at the door. You can still grab pre-sale tickets from participating artists until show day, or at this link: https://form.jotform.com/70225152336144.
As always, thank you for supporting live music!
Your Dayton Music Insider,
Note to Readers: The information above is for January 27th-28th, 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!