Mike Ritchie

I Died Trying Return’s with One Man Show

On Saturday July 8, I Died Trying returns to the local scene via The Actors Theatre in Fairborn after a multi-year absence/seclusion. Formally a three-piece, the now one man band helmed by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Tony Goff will perform two solo sets surrounded by a multi-media immersion of screens, video production and photography. “The Encore:” The Return of I Died Trying will feature ...[Read More]

Psyclon Nine Conclude Infektion Divinum Tour in Fairfield

The final stop of the 2017 Infektion Divinum tour came Friday June 9 at The Venue in Fairfield Ohio hosted by DF Productions. The 10-date trek spread the infection to the east coast starting in Lakewood, OH hitting New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island among other stops. ...[Read More]

All Ages Walk 4 Hearing at Delco Park

Saturday morning May 13 over 170 participants, were blessed with good weather, taking to the trail at Delco Park, Walking 4 Hearing to raise awareness for hard of hearing and Deaf causes. Registration began at 8:30 with pre-walk speeches at 9:30 and the exercise starting at 10:00. Volunteers walked 3.1 miles or 2 ½ trips around the park. Saturday marked nine years for the event in Dayton with hear...[Read More]

Vials of Wrath- Days Without Names

For those who still appreciate classic music mediums and own working tape players, boom-boxes or Walkman’s, Fragile Branch Recordings will release Days Without Names from the one-man operation Vials Of Wrath on deluxe cassette as a limited edition 100 run for an unofficial June release. Originally released in 2015, all vocals, guitars, bass and synth were done by Dempsey “DC” Mills with gues...[Read More]

Four Star Revival Unleash The Underdog

Saturday February 11, the walls of the Marshall Road Church of God shook before the Sunday sermon was delivered. The power of metal filled the room and was welcomed by those assembled. Though some of the seated, dearly beloved wore earplugs, the presumably unfamiliar sites and sounds of stacked speakers, light rigs, drum kits, keyboards and loud guitars were captured on phones as the piano and pul...[Read More]

Oddbody’s Host Restock Weekend 2017

For the first time since its inception, this year’s Restock stretched to two days turning the weekend of January 27 and 28 into a musically competitive throw down for food, clothes and other necessities to help Dayton’s homeless and families in need. Prior events have been one day affairs, showcasing metal bands and jam bands per respective year. The community love and support got spread out all w...[Read More]

Best of 2016 Dayton Underground End of Year Bash

2016 was a great year for the Dayton music scene and Thursday December 29 at Oscars was the night it was celebrated. Music Connection Dayton  celebrated the Best of Dayton Underground as three bands boogied and blazed out funk n’ groove on the stage as a mixed genre crowd watched the show and voted for their favorite band/singer to win prizes. Krunk Town Boogie, Founding Fathers and The Sandwich j...[Read More]

3rd Annual Operation Giving Back Christmas at Old Crow Bar

KuttingEdge Promotions hosted their third annual Christmas benefit fundraiser at the Old Crow bar in Middle Saturday December 10. The Skull Dollz were there painting faces as eight bands from the area performed raising money and holiday cheer for four families in need. Some sweet autographed merch was raffled off along with signed band gear, guitars and tickets for upcoming events. TUFF, Valora, B...[Read More]

Mick Montgomery: The Beginning/End of the Fireside Lounge and Wrightstock concerts ’70 and ’71

The following are parts four and five of a five-part interview with Dayton scene icon Mick Montgomery.   The student president in ’70 had some opposition. When the Fireside Lounge got popular the administration came down on him and told Montgomery the students had to close it. The food distributors on campus had a contract with the university that they were the only ones that could sell food ...[Read More]

Mick Montgomery: The Early Wright State Years and Haight/Ashbury

The following is a combination of the first three parts of an unfinished five-part interview originally posted on The Wright State Guardian.   Mick Montgomery, a Wright State graduate and former West Carrollton art teacher has been a presence in the local Dayton scene since the ‘60s, experienced the San Francisco Haight/Ashbury hippie scene and owned Canal Street Tavern from 1981-2013. He boo...[Read More]

The Art of Phobia’s at Clash Dayton

On Friday Nov. 4 the annual Phobia’s art exhibit was hosted by the Oregon Districts Clash Dayton showcasing artistic representations of clinically proven phobia’s ranging from fairly common to uniquely curios. Over 30 local artists put their work on display showcasing their work through painting, molding, photography, crafts, toy modification and other unique, creative and bizarre mediums. Each pi...[Read More]

Cavalera Conspiracy bring Bloody Roots to Dayton

Saturday October 8, Oddbody’s was a wall to wall, pit to pit, circular and otherwise sea of mass humanity. Dayton sold out the iconic venue for a night stacked with bands local to international. It was an all-night flux of styles and sounds from metal, rock, industrial and the tribal sounds of Brazil. The Cavalera brothers Max and Igor made the Ohio stop a show to remember as they controlled the c...[Read More]

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