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After more than 23, 250 votes were cast in Round 1, we are proud to  present you the official results for Round 1 of the 2016 Best of Dayton Underground contest!

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GangstaRabbiCovereditedSteve Lieberman, better known as The Gangsta Rabbi, has always pushed the boundaries of what music is and can be! It’s a passion that he’s married himself to, and he’s out to prove it with his newest piece, and possibly one his last, “Terminator V617F”.

At first listen, many of you will be blown back by “Terminator V617F” and what seems like a lot of chaos and noise, but if you give this song a chance and a few listens, you’ll find it has marked qualities of “true expression and art” that are hard to ignore!  

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Abertooth Lincoln’s bassist Andrew Humphrey is running a little late.  Humphrey currently lives in Oxford, which is about an hour from the band’s headquarters in Dayton.  The rest of the band, Jacob Gandert on vocals, guitarist James Lampe, Josh Gandert on sax/keyboards, and drummer Mike Werthmann are already where we all agreed to meet up, which is where the band lives and practices.  It is one of the most beautiful nights that has graced the Dayton area in the past few months.  The weather has been miserable around the Dayton area, with the amount of snow that equals to what most mountain regions receive.

I met up with the band outside of the meeting place, which was located a little outside of town.    As soon as Humphrey arrived, he quickly apologized for being a little late.  Driving an hour to come and meet up with everyone and also practice shouldn’t call for being sorry.  The band and myself entered the home, and quickly opened up the windows.  This was an evening that shouldn’t be wasted with the cool air swirling around outside.

Abertooth Lincoln It was just four years ago when Abertooth Lincoln formed.   At that time Werthmann, and Lampe were just coming out of  their previous band, He Laughs He Learns He Loves.  Along with Caleab Wyant (keyboard, vocals), Eric Rieper (sounds,  vocals) and Matt Conner (bass), He Laughs He Learns He Loves just dropped their long awaited full length album which  was titled Say Yes To Everything.  The album, which featured a heavy concoction of electronica, punk and metal in each  of the songs, took over three years to be produced and then be released.  The making of the album took its toll on  everyone involved.  Becoming burnt out with playing the songs they recorded to the point where they hated them,  disagreements, along with the direction of the band gave everyone the conclusion that it was time to move on.  Shortly  after the album release party concluded, He Laughs He Learns He Loves called it quits.  “We spent way too long on one  project”, says Lampe.  “When it was finally done (the album) that now we can listen to and think it sounds cool, but by  the time it came out we all couldn’t stand it.” (more…)