Front Row: “Shocker in Gloomtown” revisited

Front Row: “Shocker in Gloomtown” revisited

“Shocker in Gloomtown” revisited

"Shocker in Gloomtown"

"Shocker in Gloomtown"

When I began writing for the Dayton City Paper in the summer of 2007, many newer bands were unaware of the city’s rich indie music legacy. In an attempt to provide a timeline of the Dayton’s rock underground’s experiences and to potentially provide some degree of solidarity amongst its performers and audiences, I wrote a four-part series entitled “Shocker In Gloomtown” that ran January-March of 2008. Covering the Dayton scene from roughly 1990 through 2007, the series illustrated how Dayton’s indie music evolved over the course of 15 years. Since its initial run, however, the Dayton City Paper’s readership has grown significantly, as has the Dayton indie music scene. Over the next two months, we will be running the original four installments in two-week intervals and will present a new fifth installment, which will cover the period from 2007 to the present. Get some insight into what makes the Dayton rock underground so important and tune in starting next week.

— Kyle Melton

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