Posts Tagged ‘Alternative’

img_24481Let’s face it! The person behind the sound board can make or break your album, not to mention your bank, so getting to know the engineer and/or producer you’re going to work with, in advance, is crucial  to coming away with a great recording!
Before my band went to Popside Recording earlier this year, I had already checked out Micah Carli’s recordings, talked to friends, and learned that he’d been around the world and had earned a lot of experience touring with the band Hawthorne Heights.
As I began to learn more about his experiences in music though, it became clear to me that it wasn’t just  his experience with the band that makes him one of the hottest  engineers to record with right now.  
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Dayton Underground Series Part 3 - ThunderTaker-0229On May 21st, Dayton area rockers To No End, A Shade of Red, and Thundertaker came together at W.O. Wrights in Fairborn for The Dayton Underground Series – Alternative Edition and a fantastically dynamic and energetic showcase that nourished the hearts and souls of local music fans for miles around!

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BMHProfileFeeling “lucky” is often an elusive quality, but Boston-based Alt-rockers, Blue Moon Harem, have nailed that singular emotion with their new single, “Lucky,” off their forthcoming third album, ‘Deep Into Blue.’

“Lucky” is a fresh, upbeat, and hooky piece that elicits a sense of wonder, lightness, and warmth.  The music rolls through your body, tugs at the heart, and says “Come! Let’s have some fun!”   Good-time acoustic guitar rhythms pump out a Folksy/Americana sound. Just a hint of bluesy soul in the lead brightens up your day, and the Alt-Rock style that holds it all together is a cool mix of power and layers and drive.   (more…)

Dayton Underground Series - album cover - March 2016Last Saturday evening, The Dayton Underground Series kicked off to a packed house at WO Wrights Grill & Pub! Fans started arriving about an hour before the show, ready to hear some killer music, and that is exactly what they got!  

More than 170 people came out to hear Able Danger, Left in the Dark, and our Best of Dayton Underground 2015 “Best Rock” winners, Crosley Court, and it was a fantastic evening all around!  This was the perfect way to celebrate Music Connection Dayton‘s unofficial 3rd anniversary and the 1 year anniversary of W937 Dayton Radio, and we can’t even tell you how hard it was to wait to share this amazing music with you!   (more…)

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March 2016 will be the unofficial, 3rd anniversary of Music Connection Dayton, and we’re marking that occasion by partnering with local musicians, artists, and businesses to kick off a new monthly showcase called The Dayton Underground Series!  

Each of these themed events which will feature some of the most talented and hard-working musicians and bands from in and around the Dayton area, and we’ll be rotating locations to bring you shows at some the hottest spots to catch local music in our region!

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BEAUTIFUL SIN Album CoverWith a sound that seems well beyond her years, 17-year-old Canadian rock singer/songwriter/actress Sophia Radisch has just released her sophomore album called “Beautiful Sin” which will leave you stunned at the talent of this rising young star!

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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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albumcoverremoraComing August 8th to the Old Crow Bar in Middletown, Ohio, To No End, will be knocking the socks off of blues, indie, and alternative rock fans as they celebrate the release of their third full-length album, Remora!

Attendees will not only get to hear some of the coolest new music coming out of the Dayton area, they will also be privy to a live performance that is not to be missed!

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Coming at you all the way from Los Angeles, California, Them Howling Bones is a killer rock and roll act hitting the streets and aiming to bring back the glory days of rock & roll with soulful, bluesy jams that will have you instantly moving to the beat!

 

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Front_CoverThe new full length album, Hooves of the Ibex, from Canadian rockers, Wormhole, is a Norse-themed abstraction of alternative, post-hardcore jams made for those who love to rock out!

This album is intense and packed to the brim with dirty, sludgy guitar riffs, angst-filled vocals, and charged up bass and drums.

 

 

 

 

 

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