Posts Tagged ‘featured’

The crew in ThunderTaker are coming into their own with their newest EP, Alternate Universe, and a special sneak peak I got this month boldly rocked out and made me stoked for the Alternate Universe EP Release coming up at Yellow Cab on December 8th! (more…)

You can now vote for the 2013 Dayton Band/Artist of the Year Contest and play a role in who will win!  We have pre-selected our choice of bands and artists from our catalog  as options in the vote, but you can add one additional choice of your own!  You can also choose up to 3 options and vote once per day!

Voting will run from November 18th, 2013 until December 16th, 2013 at 9p.m.   Winner will be announced on Januray 1st, 2014.


* Final vote results will be calculated and posted on 12/17/13.

We’ll choose the 2013 Band/Artist of the Year based upon the following:

1.) the band/artist current location must be from Dayton +/- roughly 30 miles
2.) availability and quality of online recordings
3.) overall skill level of music
4.) quality of page(s) content
5.) personal taste of Music Connection- Dayton, OH
6.) reach the top 30 in votes received

In January 2014, our 2013 Band/Artist of the Year will receive:

– 1 promotional blog posting of 150+ words, including photos, links, bio, upcoming shows, etc.
– 1 Facebook ad campaign valued at $20
– 1 year listing on our blog as band/artist of the year
– 1 year listing on our Facebook page as an always featured Like
– band/artist image icon, winner notation, & details on our blog listing
– 50+ song plays
– cover photo promotion

Happy Voting, and don’t forget that you can vote once per day to help your favorite band/artist reach the top!

We have a lot of great local bands & artists in the Dayton area (+/- 30 miles or so), & we need your help to choose one for October! It’s up to you, Dayton, to support your local bands! Please vote, or add bands & let them know you added them!

* Open to any genre, band, or artist in the area!

The prizes keep getting better every month with your help, so here they are for this month: (more…)

We had a MASSIVE vote for the June featured Band/Artist and had quite the battle, but in the end, Gathering Mercury, remained on top and won the vote!

This vote reached over 46,000 people, had over 2,200 votes, over 230 Likes, and had over 230 shares!  It went so crazy, folks are still voting!!!  Four bands received more than 140 votes each (The Broken Lights, Horlet, Chambers of Chaos, Black Cloud Syndrome) and the top two bands each had over 500 votes (Curse of Cassandra and Gathering Mercury)!  We also had several bands reaching at least 50 votes (In The Cut, “Good English”, Gin-Soaked Angels).  For such tremendous voting effort, Music  Connection will be giving a shout out during June to all the bands receiving at least 50 votes, with special attention to our top 5!
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The local support was phenomenal, which means Dayton’s music scene had a tremendous reach in the last week of May!  Music Connection is proud to be a part of that connection!  With that in mind, I’m proud to introduce the June Featured Band and tell you a few cool things about Gathering Mercury:


* They ROCK! Everything about this act is really stellar! If you like rock and haven’t been to one of their shows, you’re really missing it!

* They’re fronted by killer young female vocalist/songwriter, Ashley Stacy, who also plays guitar!
* Their drummer, John “JJ” Mangold, is a budding phenom on the drums providing some mind-blowing performances!
* Quique Bucio’s infectious energy and tasty bass licks are always one of my favorite parts of their shows!
* Their newest addition, Mark “The Ogre” Burris, on lead guitar has been an excellent match with the group’s talent level and overall style!
* They released their 1st album, Where The Others Go, in July 2012 to great reviews, and they are hitting the local scene and building a great following! Check it and get it here:

Music Connection will be supporting Gathering Mercury during the month of June with cover photo promotion, a review of their music, multiple “shout-outs” during the month about their upcoming activities, and tons of song plays!  I hope you’ll stop by and connect with them!

So I’ve spent the morning and early part of this lovely day checking out music from our Featured Artist, Dakota Wright, and let me tell you, this young gentleman is a big part of why I decided to do this page!
Dakota is one of our young and uber-talented local musicians from Yellow Springs and totally deserves your support! He has a unique style all his own that he calls “symphonic folk”, and I can’t think of a more apt description of his personal style! Take a few minutes to check out his videos, and I’m pretty sure you’ll agree that this is one crazy talented cat!
Dakota plays guitar, violin, and bass, and he sings with a gentle smooth tone that is sure to please your ears! It would not surprise me one bit if I found out that he plays several other instruments as well, and it definitely didn’t surprise me to find that he has several different musical projects going on! Check out the links below for more info on Dakota, and check him out at an upcoming show!
* You can also get a chance to see Dakota at a free show on 5/10 at Hanks Pub – Dayton-Kettering, OH with Rachel Litteral, ButterFly StingElementEarth, and my acoustic project, Far From Eden! I am STOKED to see Dakota live and in person! 😀

The Motel Beds shared a link.
“K, so we’ve had to wait a bit to let you guys know but.. Motel Beds was selected by FILTER Magazine to be featured in their monthly “Discover the Undiscovered” column! Thanks to everyone at Filter for loving us and to every single one of you!
Check it out here: