Crooks on Tape Show on January 30th

Crooks on Tape January 30th show

Misra Records artist Crooks on Tape will be in Dayton on January 30th with Swim DiverBearer of Bad News and Swarm at Rock Star Pro Arena.

CROOKS ON TAPE is John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac), Rick Lee (Enon, Skeleton Key, Butter 08) and Joey Galvan (Mannheim Steamroller, Anthrax). The band was created out of a simple idea of discovery and musical creation – in their own words: “convene, improvise, and record every moment.”  You can listen to their record Fingerprint at The A.V. Club website.  Crooks on Tape have been described by this columnist as an exciting and rocking John Cage and Philip Glass sound experiment!  Do not miss this opportunity to see them in the area.

Swim Diver is an exciting new band featuring members of Brainiac, Captain of Industry, Oh Condor, Me & Mountains, Human Reunion, The Dirty Walk, and Vinyl Dies.  Swim Diver’s music is based on appreciation of the grand and glorious Dayton music tradition.  If you are a fan of rock and roll that appreciates your intelligence, than this band is for you.

Bearer of Bad News— one of Dayton’s finest hard rock outfits is also on the bill for that evening with music that melts the rusted fields of the Miami Valley into a sonic attack that is cathartic and empowering at the same time.  Swarm plumbs the noise-metal-thrash adrenaline rush of 80s and 90s punk into an organic cacophony of sound with social, cultural and political criticism.

This show promises to be an exciting evening of musical exploration.  This is an opportunity to see some terrific bands!   Go here to check on PRESALE TICKETS!

Cross posted at Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative.

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Art Jipson is a college professor at the University of Dayton who still believes that music can change the world. He came of musical age with The Ramones, R.E.M., The Replacements, The Connells, and Uncle Tupelo. Art still holds the belief that a great song can be about the lyrics, a great bass line, jangling guitars, and everything in between. As Dr. J, he co-hosts Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative with Mrs. Dr. J on WUDR every Tuesday from 3-6pm since 2004. You can check out their Facebook page at