Dayton, Ohio funk legends The Ohio Players will make an extremely rare and special appearance this weekend at the Downtown Dayton Revival Fest. Best known for their hit “Love Rollercoaster” (later sabotaged by the Red Hot Chili Peppers), The Ohio Players have had an immeasurable effect on the funk, soul, rap, and hip-hop communities. Here is a video of them performing on Midnight Special in 1975. Phenomenal.
Downtown Dayton Revival Fest takes place this Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9 in the heart of downtown Dayton. Also slated are Guided By Voices – another set of Gem City sons sitting in the annals of music history. GBV will make a progressively infrequent classic-lineup appearance, alongside performances by Heartless Bastards, Motel Beds, Buffalo Killers, The Werks, Rusted Root, Guster, and 2012 headliners Train and John Legend.
2012 is the inaugural year for the Downtown Dayton Revival Fest. DDR has a total of 37 acts performing over a two day span. There will be three stages near historic Memorial Hall in downtown Dayton. Admission is $75 for a two-day pass. You can purchase tickets here and find more information at:
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Soundcloud: Done Waiting
Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings have certainly been on the DW radar of late, what with their appearance at this fall’s Ohio Film + Music Fest and a new album recorded by Steve Albini slated for release in January. However, the band’s Joe Boyer (also of Total Babes) has just upped the ante with his new side project, Chomp. This week our friends at Exit Stencil Records announced that a full-length Chomp album is tentatively planned for April, and gave us the first Chomp track for the world to hear, called…Done Waiting. An uplifting pop gem that instantly earned a place in our hearts. At the end of the day, aren’t we all just done waiting?
Found this mashup over on the GYBO message board. The cool thing is, if you know Donewaiting founder Robert Duffy as well as I do, you know that he’s got a secret love of Linkin Park (seriously). So, how crazy is it that this mashup – “Done Waiting for the Need” – features Yordis vs Linkin Park vs Gwen Stefani? Well done, CJR Mix, well done.