On Saturday, May 1st, Hospital Garden will make a trip from their new digs in Chicago to celebrate their new album here in Dayton. The self-titled full length album finds the band stronger than ever and is a steal at only $5 the night of the show.
Friday is the last day of the month, and if you feel like celebrating with some great music, Blind Bob’s is the place to be. The Motel Beds will take a break from working on their highly anticipated new album, Feelings, to share the stage with New Vega. They’ll also be welcoming Cincinnati’s Roger Klug to town. Klug’s latest album, More Help for Your Nerves, made the rounds on quite a few Best of 2009 lists. Former Captain of Industry front-man Nathan Peters will round out a great night of music with a solo set.
Last fall the Rebel Set and Sleepybird each unveiled a highly anticipated album on the same day. These two albums, Across the Relentless Sea and The Sadness Will Last Forever, went on to tie for Best Local Album in WYSO Best of 2009 Listener Poll.
This Saturday you’ll have a chance to see both bands in one place: the stage at South Park Tavern. They’ll be joined by Andy Smith (Andrew and the Pretty Punchers) who will open the show with an acoustic set. As with other shows at South Park Tavern, this one is all-ages and starts (and ends) a little earlier so it’s a good idea to arrive close to 9pm.
…in the legend of Guided By Voices, there are few events that are shrouded in such mystery as the aborted Power of Suck concept album. As the star of GBV was ascending on the strength of the one-two punch of Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes and their live show earning them a reputation beyond reproach, Robert Pollard penned an album that was ultimately scrapped in favor of a newer bunch of songs. As a witness to the process of how the Power of Suck came to be and, subsequently, evaporated, writer Jim Greer recently discovered thought-to-be-lost-forever evidence of this album and discusses the events surrounding it on his blog, North of Onhava. Head over there to read the whole story. It also sounds as if Power of Suck may finally see the light of day. Stay tuned…
…on a related note, Jim Greer will be in Dayton at Books & Co. on Thursday, May 7 in support of his new book, The Failure. Might wanna make plans to check that out…
MP3: Guided By Voices “Why Did You Land?”
MP3: Guided By Voices “The Key Losers”
MP3: Guided By Voices “He’s The Uncle”
…tonight at South Park Tavern we are very excited to bring you once again our April Residency for The Buddha Den NTRO/XPO: Doom Patrol. If you haven’t made it out yet to see them, we would highly encourage you to do so. Opening the evening will be the vintage rock n’ roll sounds of the newly redubbed Mercury Mouth [formerly Yazoo Street Scandal]. Music starts at 10 pm sharp and this event, as always, is FREE/ALL AGES…
…since last week’s performance, one half of Doom Patrol, Cry Baby Genius to be exact, has issued a new album entitled Patty Marcell’s Big-Shot Yard Sale. Returning with a fresh collection of rhymes that veer from unapologetic bravado to heart-on-the-sleeve introspection, this is a quality slab that truly speaks from the old school. You can grab this goodness directly from Cry Baby Genius HERE. In addition, CBG teamed up with Kurt Douglas for an excellent stop-motion clip for the track “Funny Paper”, which you can see and hear below. Enjoy….
MP3: Cry Baby Genius “Funny Papers”
Download audio file (Funny_Papers.mp3)
There’s nothing wrong with starting to dream of the weekend this early, and likewise, there’s nothing wrong with getting your weekend started on a Thursday night. So here are a few shows happening this Thursday to get you rolling…and rocking:
If an open mic night is more of your thing, Blind Bob’s has it covered with its weekly open mic night.
Do you know of another great show happening this Thursday? Share it in the comments!
What do a barn, a rap battle and Ben Folds have in common? All three will be part of the Dayton music scene this weekend. So round up your friends and check out one (or all three) of these events…
UD’s ArtStreet will be hosting a Freestyle Rap Battle/Slam Jam at the ArtStreet Amphitheatre on Saturday, April 17th from 9-11 pm. The event was initiated by Navigators, a Christian student organization on campus, and has been a regular hit at ArtStreet’s Thursday Night Live over the past year. Think you have what it takes to be the next Rap Battle champion? Freestylers of all experience levels are welcome to participate, and no pre-registration is required. The event starts out casual, transitioning into one-on-one battles where a winner is eventually selected. The event is free, so if you are missing that college campus atmosphere, come check out this unique event. ArtStreet is located on the 300 block of Kiefaber Street on the University of Dayton campus. For more information and directions, visit http://artstreet.udayton.edu.
If freestyle rapping isn’t your style, then pack up your camping gear and head out to Eric and Meg Suttman’s farm for a night under the stars at the 24th semi-annual Barnjam. Gates open at 6 pm on Saturday, April 17, and the music starts at 7 pm. The lineup includes Jahman Brahman, Drew LaPlante, Kelly Fine, Todd Day Wait, Rory Carroll, Pat McInnis, Jersey Joe and an all night drum circle. Admission is $10 and benefits the University of Dayton Appalachia Club. For more info and directions to the farm, visit http://barnjam.com/.
Finally, wrap up your weekend with Ben Folds and a Piano at the UD arena on Sunday, April 18th. The concert is sponsored by the UD Charity Concert Committee, and all concert profits will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The concert begins at 8 pm with opener Kate Miller-Heidke. Great seats are still available to the general public for $27 each (plus Ticketmaster fees). On a budget? Tickets are only $15 each for upper level seats when you buy in groups of 4; order your tickets from Ticketmaster.
…if yr a vinyl junkie like us, odds are yr gonna drool on this little local treat. Thanks to GladGirl Shelly for bringing this to our attention:
Ultimate Oldies Radio is holding a record sale! WSWO, FM 97.7 and FM 101.1, has accumulated over 7,000 LPs and over 2,000 45s, and is holding a public sale. Having digitized everything needed for its on-air library, these like-new records will be sold at bargain prices. Everything is priced at $4 or less! All sales are cash only. Most of this vinyl is from the 60s, 70s and 80s. The sale will be from noon to 6pm each of two days – Saturday, April 24; and Sunday, April 25. It is first-come, first-served for these exceptionally clean records! Additional discounts will be offered to anyone spending at least $50.
Plan to come up to 6232 Chambersburg Road – just west of Brandt Pike in Huber Heights. Saturday, April 24 from noon to 6pm; and Sunday, April 25 from noon to 6pm.
For further information, call the WSWO business line at 937-367-7383
…odds are yr gonna want to make plans to get there early to clean up. See you there…
…you can take the kids out of Dayton, but you can’t take Dayton out of the kids. Or something like that. Longtime Daytonians Steven & Angelle Gullett, recently completed a short clip that pays homage to Dayton’s legendary Canal Street Tavern Musician’s Co-Op, which Steven dutifully hosted for several years. Throughout the clip, we see interviews with several musicians as well as performances from Summer 2006 that feature some of the newest talent coming up at that time, as well as some performers that have been playing the Co-Op since it began in 1981. For those not in the know, the Canal Street Tavern Musician’s Co-Op is still running every Tuesday night. We’d highly recommend you stop in and check out a truly original Dayton institution as soon as you can…
This Thursday, April 8th, Club Vex will host Disco of the Dead, an art show/concert/costumed dance party to benefit the Dayton Circus’ Sideshow event that happens during Urban Nights in May (we’ll be bringing you more details on the Sideshow and Urban Nights in the coming weeks). The evening will include DJ sets from Etch a Scratch, Yeti Master, and 209 Sins as well as a performance by hip hop act, Zombies of Phunk. The cost is $5 dollars and zombie attire is encouraged.