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diddley-featuredimageAll this month, I’m excited to point our October Spotlight on local rock band, Diddley!

Bringing their heartfelt groove to area stages for more than a decade, Diddley’s “music from soul to soul” is all about making personal connections with those around you, and when you groove with these classic/southern rock tunes, you’re gonna have a good time!

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1623668_10205129894341596_5662390336267585857_nTaking Dayton by storm this Saturday, Gem Fest will be host to 12 killer local acts performing at The Old Yellow Cab building in downtown Dayton for a great cause!  From rock to punk and singer-songwriters to EDM, Gem Fest is an all-local showcase of the Dayton scene and and will be an experience like no other! 

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frontpagecaptureHelping support one of our main goals of connecting the local music community, we’re bringing you our 3rd issue of the Dayton Regional Music Directory!

With over 500 local acts sorted by:
– Type of music (acoustic, electric, both)
– Style of music (originals, covers, both)
this listing will help you easily discover cool local music!

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W937_logo3.5On the 2nd anniversary of Music Connection’s official creation, we are extremely excited to announce that the official launch of W937 Dayton Radio – Your Local Music Connection is scheduled for March 5th!   Read on to find out how you can get the early preview on our mobile app!

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logoblue copyIf you’re tired of searching the Dayton area groups and websites for whatever it is you really need as a fan, musician, promoter or other Dayton music service,  I can totally relate to your utter confusion and frustration; that’s why I started Music Connection Dayton and why I’m bringing you two very special groups on Facebook that are dedicated to making your life easier!

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Far From Eden Plugs In | Mike Emmons

by Mike Emmons

12002211_942466379124971_5574852067003542338_n-james cavenderOne of the most difficult things for a band to do is to grow; to evolve into something new, and still keep their fans. While artists like David Bowie and Prince have made careers out of constantly re-inventing themselves, and frequently taking their music in unexpected directions, many a band have lost their way, and their fans, by trying to forge a new path. The fear of losing their fans is one of the things that keep several perennial rockers re-releasing basically the same album year after year.

When word leaked out that Far From Eden was going electric, it didn’t make the headlines the way Dylan plugging in did, but it did raise some eyebrows. They had spent years developing their dark and melodic sound, creating something that was uniquely their own. Could they expand the band, trade in their acoustic guitars for electrics, and still remain true to their sound, and to the people who love their music?

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America is truly a wonderful place to be a music lover. This country has so many mind-blowing venues to explore, from outdoor amphitheatres nestled in the mountains to spectacularly decorated indoor spaces with well-preserved ancient architecture and incredible history. Here’s our list of the top 12 must-see venues across the country.

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Music Festival Bans Native American Headdresses | L4LM

Native American headdresses have become something of a trend at music festivals. However, they can be extremely offensive due to their cultural significance (not to mention they’re a huge obstacle to other guests’ views). Over the last year or so festivals have begun taking action to officially ban these headdresses. Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal is the latest to get on board.

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Derrick Broze
June 28, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) According to a new study by the University of Queensland, Australia, “extreme music” does not cause anger in listeners, but instead may help with processing.

The study, published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, focused on “extreme” genres of music, including heavy metal, emo, hardcore, punk, screamo, and various subgenres. Drs. Genevieve Dingle and Leah Sharman studied 39 regular listeners of extreme music between the ages of 18 and 34. View full article »

How Popular Music’s Lyrics Perpetuate American Idiocy

Claire Bernish
May 20, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) A recent study served to confirm the patently obvious: song lyrics for the most popular genres of music are ridiculously obtuse — and getting worse over time. Though this might not be a revelation, the figures are distressing indicators of both an intellectually vapid societal and cultural future as well as its apparent inevitability. View full article »

A recent research study found that those suffering from moderate to severe dementia did particularly well singing show tunes from movies and musicals such as ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Oklahoma!’ in group settings and had a marked improvement in their remembering skills versus those who simply listened during the sing-alongs.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 8:01 AM

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OCT. 12, 2013

CONDOLEEZZA RICE trained to be a concert pianist. Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, was a professional clarinet and saxophone player. The hedge fund billionaire Bruce Kovner is a pianist who took classes at Juilliard.

Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields? View full article »

They also discuss drinking, obsessive habits, and more

By Jeremy Gordon
July 1, 2015 at 1:05 p.m. EDT

Kim Deal photo via Facebook, Courtney Barnett photo by Charlotte Zoller

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