For the past nine years, the Dayton Music Fest has spotlighted the burgeoning music scene in Dayton, Ohio. Founded by Dan Clayton, Andy Ingram, and Shawn Johnson, the Dayton Music Fest features artists and bands from all around the area over two days in several area establishments. Within walking distance from each other, festival attendees are able to experience live, local music in ways that they never thought possible. The event also allows people who don’t come down and watch live shows often the opportunity to witness the rich musical talent that is coming out of Dayton.
Now curated by Kyle Melton and Don Thrasher, the tenth anniversary of the Dayton Music Fest will undoubtedly be one of the best yet. For starters, the DMF organizers, along with David C. Obenour and Ghettoblaster Magazine, will be having their kickoff event this Friday night at Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Dayton (20 West First Street). The kickoff event will feature Dayton’s/Cincinnati’s own Buffalo Killers.
Lead by songwriting brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard, along with Joseph Sebaali and Sven Kahns, Buffalo Killers have drawn the attention of the likes of The Black Crowes’ own Chris Robinson and Dan Auerbach from the Black Keys. Robinson enjoyed the band so much that he even invited the Buffalo Killers to open a string of dates. The band’s previous albums, Buffalo Killers (2006), Let It Ride (2008), 3 (2011), Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. (2012), Ohio Grass (2013) present signature hook heavy homegrown rock n roll play with an undeniable Southern psychedelic tone.
Buffalo Killers have recently released their fifth studio album, Heavy Reverie this month via Sun Pedal Recordings. Heavy Reverie was recorded in Cleveland, OH at Crushtone Studios with producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Fiona Apple). The show on Friday will feature a backing choir accompanying the band for select songs, truly a once in a lifetime experience that fits perfectly into Dayton Music Fest’s vision each and every year.
Tickets are limited to 250. Advanced sales are available through Monday at: http://daytonmusicfest.bandcamp.com/, and additional tickets will be available at the door.
Also on the night of the show, Toxic Brew Company will be releasing the limited edition Buffalo Killer Brown Ale. The tapping will be at 5pm.