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I got a call from my friend, Fostercore, asking what I was doing on a Thursday night. Thursday? If I’m not checking out songwriters at an open mic, I’m probably either playing guitar ideas into the 8-track or sitting on my ass playing video games. There’s usually nothing great on Thursdays aside from the 14 open-mics around town. “I scored some tickets, but have no license. You have a license, but no tickets. Wanna have an adventure?” Well, hell yea; who doesn’t? I did a quick check of music events on Music Connection Dayton to see what else was happening and made a mental note of some highlights. I threw on my nearly-clean Slayer T-shirt, grabbed my leather, and I was out the door.
As of March 1st, 2014, Music Connection’s local band/artist listings, classifieds, open mics, venues, videos, music and more are now located at the new website at www.musicconnectiondayton.com! This blog is also available via the new site, so stop over and check out all the amazing local music that Dayton and surrounding areas have to offer!
Facebook.com… It’s a name that millions of people have heard of, even if they don’t use it. Many people would also love to have that kind of name recognition. In the meantime, there’s a really easy and effective way to build your “brand” from within Facebook, and I see it getting missed ALL the time…. your Facebook web address!
There are a number of local places (both physical and online) where bands and musicians can post fliers for free! Here is a handy reference list of places to post…
START HERE: MUSIC CONNECTION- DAYTON, OH
PHYSICAL LOCATIONS (in Dayton, unless otherwise specified:
1.) Second Time Around Music & Video
2.) Guitar Center
3.) Omega Music
4.) Hazy Shade Disc Golf Store
5.) Belmont Party Supply
6.) Headquarter’s Music - New Carlisle
7.) Play It Again Music
8.) Recreate Shop
9.) Sound City Music – Troy
10.) The public board – Yellow Springs
11.) Other public boards
12.) The venue you’re playing at
13.) Locations around the venue you’re playing at
Russian singer-songwriter, Paul Kremleff, recently released his cool and upbeat, “3 Tracks Promo” EP from his upcoming album, “Lounge For Intellectuals”. Kremleff is not just a singer and songwriter. He is also a musician and the sole producer and creator for his upcoming album. A unique mix of electronic pop and easy-listening, the new EP will definitely leave you relaxed.
Kremleff’s vocals have a richness and tone similar to that of Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode), but Kremleff’s melodic and lyrical sensibilities are more along the lines of crooners like Barry Manilow. Each track off the new EP builds nicely with just the right amount of musical depth and layering at just the right time. The EP also has a fair amount of variety between tracks. While the overall feel is definitely in the pop and easy-listening veins, influences of everything from disco and smooth jazz to new wave and British rock are weaved into the threads of the musical landscape. This EP is definitely one to check out and add to your feel good playlist!
Official site: http://www.paulkremleff.com
* This fellow artist is supporting our local scene! Go check them out! If you would like to help support this page and our local scene, click HERE!
Rap and hip-hop artist, Young HEAT, is no stranger to pain. Growing up right here in Dayton among some of the most corrupt elements of our city, his music reflects many of the dark realities that are often found, but commonly ignored or glossed over, in city life.
Young HEAT is not afraid to spell out the explicit content that has filled his life, and if you have ears that are too sensitive to deal with and empathize with the raw, dirty underbelly of city life, then “Everyday I Feel This Pain” will leave you bleeding and dead on your feet. View full article »
Adult contemporary artist, Frank Shiner, has had music and performance in his blood his whole life. From the time he was little, his father’s singing had already shown him the impact that lyrics and sound can have on the soul, and he pursued his musical instincts onward through high school where he was encouraged to follow musical theatre and later classical theatre. Frank played more than 50 theatre and television roles before meeting his true love, Suzanne, settling down with his family, and building a life away from his musical roots.
This is a really cool article on how the music industry is changing and the areas today’s artists should consider focusing on. There seemed to be several big messages in this article:
1.) the whole band needs to be involved in the success of the band
2.) bands and musicians today need to be much more DIY
3.) being in a successful band is not just about creating music
If you’re a highly motivated band or musician, there was a lot of great other information in this article, and I highly recommend reading all the way through. If you’re playing music just for fun, you’ll probably find this article to be a little “high-strung”.
Why Music Managers Just Don’t Cut It | Digital Music NewsDigital Music News.
Music Marketing for Independent Musicians DIY Musician Blog: The Musician’s Path: How to Market Music Without Compromising