Dayton Music

Grover Plays Free Show at Trolley Stop

Insider tip! There is a FREE show at Trolley Stop this Friday April 29th, 2016 with two incredible bands, Grover and Common Center. Plus that fabulous patio? It's a no brainer for Friday night fun! On the fringes of the jam band scene, local rock quartet Grover, blend funk, soul, and jazz, in a down and dirty rock band that comes across unpolished and “garage” as much as they do highly-skilled, almost veteran. Common Center is a group of individuals from Covington, Kentucky that gather to form a collection of sonic exploration. Their all-original material arises from a vast array of … [Read more...]

The Music Power Conference

The Dayton music community is coming together in a way that we've never seen before. Local music experts are volunteering their time and knowledge to benefit musicians and bands in the area through the first ever Music Power Conference, being held this May. The sole purpose of this conference is to bring all those together, who are contributors to the music scene (artists, venues, media, agents, producers, etc.), and to work on a common goal: "To enhance the visibility for artists with higher venue attendance, and to facilitate a process of reaching the consumer in a proven strategic marketing … [Read more...]

Subterranean’s Regional Revue is best bet for weekend entertainment!

Springtime is coming and Subterranean is preparing an incredible night of pure shenanigans to rupture your mind & thaw out your soul. Subterranean's Regional Revue is going to be one of epic proportions. This indoor festival features a unique lineup of hidden gems of amazing talent tucked throughout the region! You won't find another event that provides a cast of characters as distinct and special as this one. SubT's Regional Revue showcases explosive & funky Cincinnati natives, The Almighty Get Down, the young & vibrant Electric Orange Peel out of Columbus, and Michigan-based … [Read more...]

No Guts, No Glory; Sean’s Story

The Dayton Music scene is not only vibrant, rockin', and funky, but filled with benevolent, and generous people who stand together, selflessly sharing their talents. Come out to show your love and support for these musicians who make Dayton a better place! They are putting on an awesome show to help Sean McKinney and the Crohn' and Colitis Foundation. … [Read more...]

Memorial Concert Tonight at Soft Rock Cafe

November 4, 2012 just after midnight, families worlds changed forever.  Skylar Kooken, just 16 years old, and two of her friends, Sophie and Julianna, passed away in a car accident.  Skylar's mom, Kelli, and her family and friends have decided to take this tragedy, and make a positive influence on the community with a scholarship fund in her honor. Tonight, Saturday April 9th, at Soft Rock Cafe at 877 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd, a benefit will be held for this fund. The benefit will include raffle prizes, silent auction items, drink specials and more.  Food Adventures suggests ordering … [Read more...]

Hollywood Vampires Headed To Fraze

In 1972, on the Sunset Strip at a club called the Rainbow Bar & Grill, the Hollywood Vampires were born in the upstairs bar. It was a gathering place for the rock stars living in or passing through L.A. “To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members,” says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the Vampires. “I would walk in on a typical night” Alice says, “and John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon — who would usually be in a costume like a maid or a chauffeur — Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz would be there. The next week might be Bernie Taupin, Jimi Hendrix, … [Read more...]

The Boxcar Suite Celebrates New Life on the Limb EP

One of the city's most beloved local rock bands, The Boxcar Suite are celebrating the release of their newest EP, Life on the Limb, by throwing a huge April Fool's Day Party with their friends the Nick Frye Band. Join in on the revelry Friday April 1st at The Trolley Stop. Show starts at 9pm. If you're not familiar with The Boxcar Suite - it's long overdue that you get familiar with them! They are likened to Tom Petty, Neil Young, but definitely that Dayton rock'n'roll edge. To get a taste of their newest music, check out their Room Full of Cowards video below. You can also check out and … [Read more...]

Funk, Jazz and Hip-Hop On The Set List For Brooklyn Jazz Band

Huntertones, a high energy horn-driven band  currently based in Brooklyn, NY will make a one night appearance at Kettering Fairmont High School this Thursday night at 7pm.  Tickets are just $5 and seating is general admission.   The band’s signature sound comes from adventurous original compositions and arrangements that meld jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, R&B, and rock - all written by the band’s frontmen, Jon Lampley, Chris Ott, and Dan White. In addition to covering a wide range of genres, the group is known for its ability to shift from a dynamic six-piece ensemble to an … [Read more...]

DGMC To Make Dayton ‘Happy Campers!’

The Dayton Gay Mens Chorus is ready to take us all camping, sort of. "It is a great play on words" says David Moyer, the chorus President. "We are definitely focusing on camping, and of course 'camp'ing.'  And what group can bring you showy, deliberate exaggeration better than the chorus! 13 years into their existence, the chorus has grown strong not only in numbers but in fans! "We now have around 50 total members. Even more exciting is the fact that we have a dedicated, growing fan base."  The concerts, featuring everything from a moving tribute to Harvey Milk, to an all out Broadway … [Read more...]

GO-GO’S Farewell Tour To Hit Dayton Aug 17th

The multi-platinum rock group The Go-Go’s will embark on their farewell tour this summer to commemorate a groundbreaking thirty-eight years in the music industry. Kicking off August 2nd in Clearwater, FL the month-long trek will include a stop in Huber Heights, OH at Rose Music Center on Wednesday, August 17. The tour will feature members Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin performing their timeless catalog. Singer-songwriter Kaya Stewart and rock duo Best Coast are lined up as opening acts. After a 38 year run, we are gearing up for one last blast of a summer … [Read more...]