The local promotional group Hear&See presents an exciting night of alternative rock with Pollyanna, on tour from New Jersey and making their only Ohio stop right here in Dayton! They’ll be performing with support from Ohio bands COLLY, snarls andBeloved Youth at Jimmie’s Ladder 11on Saturday December 7, 2019.
Pollyanna is an up-and-coming pop punk trio (see video below). Cincinnati’s Colly nimbly balances robust rock songcraft and electronic pop ambition with Kings of Leon influences. Snarls is an emo glitter pop group from Columbus, OH. And . Beloved Youth is a 4-piece alt rock band from the Cincinnati area, boasting strong pop melodies and compelling guitar arrangements.
Don’t miss these fresh new alternative acts!
HOW TO GO?
- Saturday December 7, 2019
- Jimmie’s Ladder 11 – 936 Brown Street, Dayton, OH 45409
- Music 10pm – 1:30am.
- $5 cover at the door
Dayton Area Harp Ensemble New Christmas Concerts:
Free, no tickets needed and an hour long! Great for al ages. Come sing with 14 harps and lots of cool instruments 🎻!!
Thanksgiving weekend is a time to reunite with friends and family, from far and wide. It holds true for musicians too! This weekend, some very special reunions are happening at The Brightside over the holiday weekend.
On Wednesday November 27th, the weekend kicks off with a showcase that serves to reunite dozen of area’s finest psychedelic rock musicians and their fans for the ultimate Thanksgiving Jam! Dayton music lovers have been attending Werksgiving for years, so while The Werks are taking a break, lead guitarist Chris Houser has invited his friends for an epic line up featuring Subterranean, Kommunity Service (a super group featuring members from The Werks, Boogie Matrix, Subterranean & Arrows of Neon), and Oh Kee Pa performing a tribute to Phish. My advice? Wear comfy shoes and prepare to boogie!
This rockin’ weekend continues with a Black Friday Special on November 29th, which highlights an exclusive homecoming performance by Dayton native Charlie Tipton. He’s been working on his EP in Tennessee and is excited to perform this material with his hometown family! The night is topped off with high energy Blues Rock from Wolf Moon Revival! It’s going to be an incredible night of original Dayton music!
Bonus – both performances will have the Hunger Force Food Truck on site! Their specialty is comfort food, which is perfect for the holiday weekend. So come hungry for this special weekend of live music and reunions with old friends!
HOW TO GO?
- Wednesday, November 27, 2019
- The Brightside (905 E 3rd St, Dayton)
$10 advance at SoundValleyDayton.com through Tuesday at midnight
- $15 day of show price
- All ages welcome!
- Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm.
- 8:30pm – Oh Kee Pa (a Celebration of Phish)
- 10pm – Kommunity Service
- 11:30pm – Subterranean (music over approx 1am)
- Friday, November 29, 2019
- The Brightside (905 E 3rd St, Dayton)
$10 advance at SoundValleyDayton.com
- All ages welcome!
- Doors 8pm / Show 9pm.
- 9pm Charlie Tipton Solo Set
- 10pm Charlie Tipton Band
- 11:45pm Wolf Moon Revival (music over approx 1:45am)
Both shows are also produced by Venus Child Productions.
If you came of age in the Dayton area in the late 90s / early 2000s, there is a good chance you hung out at the Asylum! It was the quintessential alternative club that pumped out the latest industrial dance music. Definitely one of the coolest places to be seen in those days!
The club is no longer there but the spirit lives on! The Asylum Reunion grows in numbers every single year, with last year’s reunion being the biggest turnout with over 300 people through the door! Organizers and DJ’s Matt Freeman and Eric Heilman are thrilled to have been a part of such an incredible club, and then 20 years later still have the opportunity to again gather with such an incredible and fun group of Daytonians!
The latest reunion is happening Friday November 29, 2019 with a pre-party at Barrel House from 7-9pm. After 9pm, the party kicks into high gear at Therapy Cafe. Just a $5 cover to re-live all those awesome memories! If you’re new to the scene, no worries, you are more than welcome too!
Bonus! To get into the mood of this dance party – there is a Spotify playlist just for you!
HOW TO GO?
The Barrel House, 417 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402
7-9PM | 21+ Welcome
Therapy Cafe, 452 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402
9 PM DOORS | 18+ WELCOME
Elvis returns to La Comedia as Mike Albert performs his award-winning tribute to “The King.” He will be singing all of your favorite Elvis holiday and gospel hits.
The University of Dayton campus during the fall is destined to be on the cover of a postcard.
Or it could be a picturesque backdrop for all Midwest college destinations photo shoots.
I walked around the primary corridor on campus and was impressed with what I was discovering on this late October afternoon. My time at the college had been pretty limited except on this day. The colorful foliage falling entirely on the cemented paths to the traditional buildings was stunning. We must not forget the cool breeze tickling my senses ever so slightly.
I found my way over to the 300 block of Kiefaber Street, where the small architectural pleasing ArtStreet building stands. Within said structure is where I found Art Jipson conducting his weekly radio show titled Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative With Dr. J. Jipson sees me walking up through the glass windows overlooking the housing and grass area around ArtStreet and waves me in. I walked into the studio and was warmly greeted by Jipson as he was in the middle of a block of music currently playing. Show posters from various musicians and bands hang all around the walls; from top to bottom, a history of bands that have come and gone along current groups paint the story of Dayton music over the years. One small piece of wall is a letter from Ben Folds, with wording that can’t be repeated. The space that Jipson conducts his show is abnormally undersized compared to most studios I’ve been in. Jipson is aware of such; he mentions that there’s some talk about reworking some things within the room that will help with spacing.
Jipson has been producing his weekly show in the tiny studio surprisingly, only a handful of cancellations pop up a year. The three-hour event primarily consists of local talent with national acts old and new sprinkled Jipson himself has hand-picked and reviewed. “We try to give a little bit of listen to everything that comes in,” Jipson says. “I get about ten to twenty CD’s just sent to me…a a lot of stuff is sent to electronically as well.” When it comes to choosing what he will play, Jipson informs me that he is always looking for a good flow with the tracks. On top of this, Jipson tells me that he must include talking points within the space. “If I’m by myself and I have lots of talking points…we will talk about the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we will talk about music news; we will talk about folks who passed like Kate Shattuck,” Jipson explains. The entire process for Jipson to create a three-hour show usually takes about six to eight hours. With so much work being put in, Jipson doesn’t see it as a burden. “The music and radio stuff…I started doing it for fun. I feel compelled to do it. I want to do it. When I feel weird in a day is because I didn’t listen to music. I need that exposure.”
After the first hour is completed, Jipson mentions that he needs to go out of the studio and welcome his guests today, Mikey Chappell and Eric Dino of Scary Hotel, in the lobby area of ArtStreet. The two individuals are spending the next hour playing a few of the songs that are their band’s upcoming album Love Like You’re Lonely. Dubbing their project as “melancholy music for happy people,” the indie rock band formed when Chappell and Dino met each other in a class. Both being transplants of Dayton via Air Force, Scary Hotel started as a three-piece ensemble to what’s now a five-piece. During their stint in the studio, Chappell and Dino performed two of the songs featured on Love Like You’re Lonely. The first song they play is “Big Waves,” a track that centers on the night Chappell declared his intentions to himself to stay around in Dayton. The harmonization between the bandmates soars throughout the room, capturing Jipson and myself cold in our tracks. The last string of the guitar fades away when I catch Jipson grasping for words to say; his body language presents an individual who fell into the singing of the duo like a soft cloud. Jipson emerges from the experience with excitement. “That was fantastic,” Jipson declares. “Love the falsetto, Eric. I totally know what you mean. I feel happy and sad (laughs).”
On November 22 and 23, Jipson will be celebrating his radio show with the “YTAA 15 Year Anniversary Weekend.” Taking place at the Yellow Cab, the two-day event will feature twelve artists that institute for the success of the show’s long tenure. Jipson and his wife Tracey, in many ways, have become pillars in the music community by attending a variety of shows, multiple in some evenings. My first interaction with them happened to be at a show with Ghost Town Silence at Blind Bob’s. This level of support for the local talent in Dayton is often why bands and musicians drop what they are doing and return the favor by supporting him. When he isn’t doing the show, Jipson is a professor at UD, where he focuses his teaching of social matters, ranging from white racial extremism to the sociology of music. Often Jipson will ask musicians to come and speak to his students, to which is done without any hesitation. “I feel like we are a team. We are working together to get people exposed to this great music.”
As the show begins to make the final turn towards completion, Jipson recounts his introduction to radio. Taking his classes that led him towards gaining employment at a country station, Jipson’s father would take him to the station when he was a teenager. From there, Jipson himself worked at the University of Minnesota’s radio station KUMM. During graduate school and his previous employment at Miami University, Jipson furthered his work on radio. The University of Dayton has been an excellent fit for Jipson; the school, according to him, has been nothing but supportive and caring about Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative.
Throughout the show, a few minor hiccups occurred, which is expected. Jipson during our conversation often stopped mid-sentence from catching specific cues that needed to hit at certain times. “There are so many things that you are bouncing back and forth. No matter what you do, there’s always going to something that doesn’t work right,” he says. “I have learned to forgive the mistakes more…I was very unforgiving; I would feel bad about it or get upset about it. You think that it detracts from what you are trying to put together.”
Overall, another successful show will be in the books, and Jipson will go straight to work on next week’s broadcast in a matter of days. He looks at one of the main hardcopy calendars that he has on hand to see what the next week’s guest was going to be. On the day I shadowed Jipson, I’m informed that local hip-hop artist Kevin Carter will be joining him. The look on Jipson as he begins to wind down is one that shows a man who is beyond exhausted. Regardless, his energy throughout the three-hour window never wavered because he was doing that he loves. “I appreciate every person that listens to the show. I appreciate everyone that takes the time to give us any thought or consideration. I love music, and I want people to expose to this music. At the end of the day, if you go to a show, you buy a t-shirt, you buy a CD or record, that’s what its all for, man. That’s winning.”
The Yellow Cab Tavern will be hosting WUDR Flyer Radio 99.5/98.1’s Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative for their 15 Year Anniversary Weekend on Friday and Saturday, November 22-23, 2019. Two-day tickets $25 on the day of and one-day tickets are $15 on the day of. Cover starts both days at 6pm. This show is all ages, with guests under 18 requiring a guardian.
Friday, November 22: TEAM VOID, Age Nowhere, Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway, Me Time (performing solo), Cricketbows, The Boxcar Suite
Saturday, November 23: Ghost Town Silence, The 1984 Draft, Rok, Amber Hargett (performing solo), The Typical Johnsons, The New Old-Fashioned, Neo American Pioneers
Food trucks to be announced. Yellow Cab’s resident truck, The Pizza Bandit will be set up and serving all night long.
Catch Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative every Tuesday from 3-6pm online at wudr.udayton.edu and on 99.5 & 98.1FM. Follow Dr. J on twitter and instagram at drjytaa. Read the music blog at yourtuesdayafternoonalternative.com.
Dayton area bluegrass fans are in for a truly special treat this Friday November 22nd, 2019 when The Del McCoury Band makes a stop at The Dayton Art Institute during his 80th Birthday tour! Vince Gill says it simply, and maybe best: “I’d rather hear Del McCoury sing Are You Teasing Me’ then just about anything.”
Even among the pantheon of music’s finest artists, Del McCoury stands alone. His six decades of bluegrass bliss brings new triumphs, new collaborations, and new music. With but a single change in membership in twenty seven years, The Del McCoury Band shows unprecedented stability, as well as garnering the respect and admiration of the industry for its unmistakable work.
The Del McCoury Band, the most awarded band in the history of bluegrass, will be joined on state with special guests The Tillers. Thumping their own distinctive sound of string band style folk music for a decade, riding it all over the country and across the sea. Four studio albums and one live record have won them praise as modern folk storytellers of the national soundscape.
Join in this exclusive event at the recently renovated Mimi and Stuart Rose Auditorium inside the Dayton Art Institute. Seating is limited in this beautiful, and intimate theatre. Museum doors, and bar open at 6pm. Guests are welcome to walk through the American Gallery into the Great Hall where the bar is located. This performance is presented by Early Drive Productions, Media partner WYSO Radio and The Dayton Art Institute – Celebrating 100 years in 2019.
How to Go?
Where: The Dayton Art Institute’s Mimi and Stuart Rose Auditorium
When: Friday November 22, 2019. Museum Doors 6pm. Theatre Doors 7pm. Performance 8-10pm.
Local singer-songwriter Kevin Heider is bringing his full band (The Honest Stand) to The Steam Plant in downtown Dayton on Thursday, November 21st for a concert to benefit relief efforts still underway from the Memorial Day weekend tornadoes.
Donations for Tornado Relief will be accepted at the door by the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Dayton, Ohio. If you prefer to give online, you may do so at www.stvincentdayton.org/how-to-donate (and be sure to put “Tornado Fund” in the comments section).