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The Show Must Go On: I Died Trying Returns

Saturday, July 8, I Died Trying returned after a four year hiatus with a one man show performed by multi-instrumentalist Tony Goff who played two 45-minute sets at the Actors Theatre in Fairborn. It was a rare sit down affair but the experience everyone shared that night was one for the ages. The performance in scope and delivery went far beyond a rock show as Goff sweated out multiple built up em...[Read More]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Belphegor Conjures the Dead in Ohio

Austria’s death, black metal blood-stained blasphemers Belphegor played the Buckeye state Saturday Aug. 28. The foursome performed a blackened ceremony to a packed house at Oddbody’s, full of hot, sweaty, somewhat intoxicated followers and disciples. The show was part of the bands 11th North American raid through the U.S. Guitarist/vocalist Helmuth put together a savage live beating for the crowd ...[Read More]

Kiss Brings Freedom to Rock Tour to Dayton

Monday Aug. 22, Kiss brought their Freedom to Rock Tour to the Nutter Center in Dayton. The tour is a thank you to the U.S. Armed Forces by the band for their service and sacrifices. As Paul Stanley said “Freedom isn’t free.”  Whether the band continues as a different entity whenever Gene and Paul decide to hang up the boots remains to be seen but through presentation and delivery, Kiss has proven...[Read More]

Mick Montgomery-The West Coast Years

The following is a separate part of an interview series detailing Mick Montgomery’s time in the California scene of the mid-to-late ‘60s. Mick Montgomery is a well-known, respected musician, teacher, venue owner and promoter in the Dayton, Ohio scene. A Wright State University art graduate, he taught for several years, running the legendary Canal Street Tavern which helped launch the careers...[Read More]

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