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Hallowed visions

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Heavy psychers Ecstatic Vision at Bob’s By Tim Anderl Photo: Ecstatic Vision will perform at Blind Bob’s on Oct. 11; photo: Orion Landau Signed to Relapse Records on the power of their demo, Philadelphia’s Ecstatic Vision conjure heavy and primal psychedelic influences that run a gamut of influences. From ’70s heavy metal and psychedelia to […]

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A gem in the rock

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Dayton immortalized in song By Tim Anderl Photo: JT Woodruff, Ghost Coastal The best songs are ones that hit home and leave their mark on the human psyche. They capture what it is like to live, love, face chaos, change, discover our humanity or mortality and uncover epiphanies amidst the noise of daily life. Sometimes […]

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That’s all, folks!

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Folks of Dayton Music Festival returns By Katie Fender Photo: The Jayne Sachs Band will perform at the Folks of Dayton Music Festival on Sept. 12 Music fests have become synonymous with the summer months. So clearly, there is no better way to kick off the end of the season than by attending the Folks […]

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By fans, for fans

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Ellis Paul on crowd-funding, chasing beauty and Oddbody’s By CC Hutten Photo: Singer-songwriter Ellis Paul will perform Aug. 28 at Oddbody’s Music Room; photo: Neale Eckstein Musician, artist, businessman and father Ellis Paul is taking his Boston style one-man show around the country, stopping in Dayton Aug. 28 at Oddbody’s Music Room. Originally from Boston, […]

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Cancer sucks

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Ghost Town Silence headlines Kick Cancer’s Ass benefit at Bob’s By Mike Ritchie Photo: Ghost Town Silence will headline the third annual Kick Cancer’s Ass benefit August 8 at Blind Bob’s; photo: Laura Combs The newly christened Ghost Town Silence is a five piece rock band from Dayton previously known as The Rebel Set, and […]

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Ready for more Riff Raff

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Ira Stanley and Dixie Peach perform annual final show By Mike Ritchie Photo: Ira Stanley and Dixie Peach will perform their “annual final show” on July 25 at Riff Raff Tavern Ira Stanley started his musical career in 1972 in the basement, playing southern rock blues. With friends, he formed Dixie Peach, quickly gaining notice […]

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Louisiana comes to Kettering

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Annual Swamp Romp Zydeco festival returns to Fraze By Tony Baker Photo: Lil’ Malcolm performs at Swamp Romp 2011 at Fraze Pavilion There’s not much going on at Fraze Pavilion on an overcast Friday afternoon. A few kids stream by on bicycles and rollerblades. The hum of landscaping machinery can be heard coming from a […]

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Space jam

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Chris Comer Space Dub Sextet plays Boonshoft Planetarium By Katie Christoff Photo: Green Jellÿ has developed a cult following for its outrageous live performances; photo: Melina Dellamarggio Chris Comer may be the namesake of a classic jazz trio, but he’s broadening his musical horizons. And that may be the understatement of the year. His newest […]

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High-energy R and R

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Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band at Jimmie’s By Mike Ritchie Photo: [l-r] Nato Coles, Sam Beer, Kyle Sando, Mike Cranberry and Luke De Beaumarchais [not pictured] will perform on June 15 at Jimmie’s Ladder 11   From his humble beginnings in Milwaukee to stints in Brooklyn, New York and Minneapolis, Nato Coles has paved […]

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Local brews, local blues, local cause

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Big Brews and Blues festival returns for year six at RiverScape By Katie Christoff Photo: [l to r] Eric Jerardi and Gary Gates of the Eric Jerardi Band perform at Big Brews and Blues in 2014; photo: Sarah Browning Sipping on craft beer outside with live music being played in the background … sounds like summer, […]

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Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]