Category Archives: Dayton

Dayton & Yellow Springs celebrate Record Store Day

Record Store Day is Saturday, April 21, 2012. In celebration, David Obenour – Dayton resident and founder of Ghettoblaster Magazine – organized the following celebration. Here is the Facebook page for the event.

Via David Obenour:

Saturday, April 21 is Record Store Day and a day is an entire day, not just a few hours! Come down for the special RSD releases and live music at our amazing local record stores, along with DJs & underground music trivia at Blind Bob’s, discounts from many local businesses and a late night screening of Empire Records, where we will be giving away two tickets to this year’s Nelsonville Music Festival!

Omega Music | 318 E. Fifth St Dayton, 937-275-9949
*Special Record Store Day releases & live music all day – Free

Toxic Beauty | 220 Xenia Ave Yellow Springs, 513-965-1195
*Special Record Store Day releases & live music all day – Free

Record Gallery | 16 Brown St, Dayton, 937-224-3277
*Live music all day – Free

Feathers | 440 E. Fifth St Dayton, 937-228-2940
*Live music all day – Free

Blind Bob’s | 430 E. 5th St Dayton, 937-938-6405
*Live DJs all day
*4-6:30 pm Underground Music Trivia with prizes from great indie labels like Merge, Rhymesayers, Thrill Jockey and many more!
Free until 9pm / $5 cover in benefit of 2012’s Dayton Music Fest

The Neon | 130 E. 5th St Dayton, 937-222-7469
*10:15 pm screening of Empire Records at The Neon with a Nelsonville Music Fest ticket giveaway!
$6 tickets in benefit of 2012’s Dayton Music Fest ($4 with receipt from Omega, Record Gallery, Feathers or Toxic Beauty)
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Motel Beds & Oh Condor EP Release @ Dayton’s Southpark Tavern tonight

Motel Beds and Oh Condor release dual EPs tonight (Saturday, Feb. 25) at Southpark Tavern in Dayton. Both EPs arrive on cassette (with digital download) – two in a line of boutique releases coming to you via Gas Daddy Go! Records.

GDG! was founded by former Guided By Voices/Swearing at Motorists drummer Don Thrasher and recently revived with now-bandmate Kyle Melton of Smug Brothers. Stay tuned for a more in-depth piece on Don Thrasher and his involvement with GBV, S@M, GDG! and more – coming very soon. For now:

Motel Beds + Oh Condor – Gas Daddy Go! – Dual EP Release Show
Saturday, February 25 – 8 PM
Dayton, OH – Southpark Tavern
with Pretty & Nice (Hardly Art) + Roley Yuma

Greetings from Dayton, Ohio

Donewaiting now has an outpost in Dayton, Ohio – birthplace of aviation, Zapp & Roger, The Ohio Players, Lakeside, Heatwave, The Osborne Brothers, Snooky YoungThe Breeders, Guided By Voices, Brainiac, and many more. Be on the lookout for pieces (both concise and lengthy) from the Gem City.

Ohio Film + Music Fest Begins Tonight!

Donewaiting had some early coverage of this locally born, Ohio-centric festival a few months back, but as details have emerged and the hour drawn near it’s time for an excited reminder. The festival kicks off tonight (8PM) at Bourbon St Cafe with a series of short documentaries and live footage from several historical Columbus and Dayton bands. Following the screenings, the first of three nights of live music shows begins next door at The Summit. The bills for all three nights of music are excellent, showcasing some of Ohio’s premier homegrown talent. Of note is the live debut of RJD2’s Icebird project, a resurgent Kelley Deal in R Ring, and a return to the motherland by Heartless Bastards. I doubt any folks around here need to be introduced to New Bomb Turks, Nick Tolford, Blueprint, EYE, or Envelope, but yeah, they are all (along with others) performing as part of this over the next three nights.

While the collection of musical performances is going to be great, the film offerings are proving to be the real rare treat. There is more happening than I have time to highlight, so I really encourage a review of the festival website for a thorough rundown of what’s showing. Highlights for me will definitely begin on Friday with The Garage Tapes, three never-before-screened short films featuring a musing and performing Tom Waits, as shot by Jim Jarmusch. In the vein of music-related films, the documentary Outside In delves into the often difficult life of Akron artist Alfred McMoore, who was befriended by Dan Auerbach and was the source for Auerbach’s band name- The Black Keys. 45365, a winner of the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW, is a portrait of Sidney, Ohio and describes both the simplicity and depth of life and relationships small-town America. Columbus ex-pat and festival co-founder Eric Mahoney is screening is own contribution- North Dixie Drive, about the eccentricities of one particular Dayton neighborhood and the characters found within it. Also on my must-see list is Oscar-nominated The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant and 4192: The Crowning of the Hit King about the career of Pete Rose. Tickets are still available for all these events, check the festival website or Facebook page for showtimes. Movies will be screened at the Arena Grand Theater (they have beer) downtown. Get on it!

Video: Kelley Deal covers The Black Swans

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Here’s the Breeders’ Kelley Deal covering the Black Swans song “Slide on Down” from the album Change. On accordion is Christie Hunt and Paige Bellar of the Dayton band “Jasper the Colossal” is on electric.

You can catch Kelley Deal’s newish band R. Ring Friday at Skully’s, part of the Ohio Film + Music Festival.

Classic Guided by Voices lineup records new album

According to Mojo, it’ll be out on New Year’s Day:

Guided By Voices classic ’90s line-up will release an album of new material in January 2012.

The cult, low-fi heroes – Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout, Greg Demos, Mitch Mitchell and Kevin Fennell – have returned to the studio to record Let’s Go Eat The Factory. It will be this line-up’s first new LP since 1996’s fan favourite Under The Bushes, Under The Stars. The band have just completed a year-long reunion tour.

Let’s Go Eat The Factory will be released on January 1, 2012.

Here’s the modest (by GBV standards at any rate) 21-strong track list:

Laundry And Lasers
The Head
Doughnut For A Snowman
Hang Mr. Kite
God Loves Us
The Unsinkable Fats Domino
Who Invented The Sun
The Big Hat And Toy Show
Imperial Racehorsing
How I Met My Mother
My Europa
Chocolate Boy
The Things That Never Need
Either Nelson
Cyclone Utilities (Remember Your Birthday)
Old Bones
Go Rolling Home
The Room Taking Shape
We Won’t Apologize For The Human Race

Friday at Carabar: Smug Brothers (Dayton), Sowashes, Ghost Shirt, Bicentennial Bear

MP3: Smug Brothers – Low Like Nothing
MP3: Smug Brothers – Build Your Collections

All three locals on this bill would be worth venturing out to see separately, so seeing the Kyle Sowashes, Ghost Shirt and Bicentennial Bear play a free show together at Carabar is a no-brainer (esp. if part 1 of Lost Weekend’s two-night anniversary extravaganza isn’t your thing).

Icing on the cake is Dayton’s Smug Brothers, fronted by Kyle Melton and featuring Don Thrasher (Guided By Voices, Swearing at Motorists) on drums. GBV fans will find plenty to like on the band’s new EP, Stock Romeo — 7 songs/15 minutes chock full of home-fi hooks. Sample for yourself above.

Columbus Graffiti Salutes the Golden Girls

PBJ members Syco & Level thank Bea Arthur for being a friend along with the homie Desto.
Characters by Sucko PBJ/BSA
There was a graffiti jam in Dayton. Columbus repped for the Golden Girls.
see the rest of the wall here.

Unrelated, I would like to send a special shout-out to whomever has written Bea Arthur’s name on High Street about ten times from like King to like 12th.

The Celebrity Pilots Ohio Tour

The Celebrity Pilots are heading out for some Ohio touring. Dates:

November 8 @, Live Broadcast @ 4pm. Cincinnati, OH
November 8 @ The Poison Room, Cincinnati, OH w/ Wolfy
November 9 @ Howard’s, Bowling Green, OH w/ Miranda Sound
November 10 @ Oregon Express, Dayton, OH w/ Joe Anderl

Kari Rosenberg Scholarship Fund Benefit in Dayton

Tim Anderl asked if I could pass this information along. Sounds like a good cause.

There is a concert on Saturday at the Nite Owl in Dayton, Ohio and it starts around 9:30. It is a benefit for the Kari Rosenberg Scholarship Fund. Kari received her BFA in Graphic Arts from Ohio University in 2003. She was killed in August 2005 while driving in her hometown of Cincinnati during a particularly bad storm that came as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The scholarship is awarded through Ohio University’s art school. .

Anyway, the concert features performances by Dayton-native Nathan Peters (of popular Dayton indie rock act Captain of Industry), Western Sieve, Brainbow, Beast, and local folk rock songwriter Joe Anderl (and the Miami Valley Sound Machine).

Keep reading for more about Kari.
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