Critic’s Pick – Marcy Playground

Marcy Playground

By Matt Clevenger

Best-known for their provocative 1997 hit “Sex and Candy,” alternative rockers Marcy Playground will make a rare live appearance at McGuffy’s House of Rock this Saturday, Jan. 8.  Formed in 1995 by lead singer/songwriter John Wozniak, the group has survived several line-up changes over the years, releasing a series of five successful studio albums. Their biggest single, “Sex and Candy,” spent a record-setting 15 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Track chart, and their self-titled debut album sold over 1.7 million copies. Their latest release, 2010’s “Indaba Remixes from Wonderland,” is also unique, featuring old Marcy Playground songs remixed and submitted by fans. The fans whose tracks were included will also get a share of the album’s royalties for their contributions. Marcy Playground will appear Saturday, Jan. 8 at McGuffy’s House of Rock, with opening acts One Second, Left Hand Hold and Army of Infants. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the show. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. More information can be found online at or

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Venting for the voiceless

Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author […]

Art & Soul

Yellow Springs’ art fair connects art to community By Tara Pettit Photo: The Art & Soul Fair takes place from […]

Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s […]

Three artists. Three days. One lock.

‘Locked In’ on art at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Artists Brandon Lowery, Nathaniel Foley and […]

Ask Rocco 11/17/15

Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground […]

March of the Turkeys

The Turkey Trot tradition treks on By Don Hurst Photo: The Ohio River Road Runners Club 37th Annual Turkey Trot […]