True, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. Bands have broken up or moved away. Ace Music closed, and I’m still getting a lump in throat every I drive down Fifth Street and see the “store closing” sign on Gem City Records.
The good news is that the future of Dayton’s music scene is looking brighter than ever. I counted at least 20 new releases from local artists in 2009. We had our 5th Dayton Music Fest and our 7th HoliDayton. We saw some of our favorite bands celebrate anniversaries and newer venues like Blind Bobs and the Dayton Dirt Collective increase their commitment to local artists.
I was originally going to write about some of my favorite local music moments of 2009, but there are simply too many to choose from. Plus it’s way more fun to hear from all you. So tell me, Dayton Most Metro reader, what was your favorite musical moment from 2009? What or who surprised you this year and what albums and shows do you want to see in 2010?