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The drummer of popular Dayton indie band Good English has responded to criticism of her defense of Brock Turner.

Source: Good English band member responds to criticism of Turner defense |

Vivienne Machi  11:54 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2015 | Filed in: What To Know

The Dayton Music, Art and Film Festival released the first wave of artists that will grace Gem City stages September 18-19. Stay tuned for announcements on more sets, and art and film offerings for the former Dayton Music Festival’s 11th year running. CONTRIBUTED

The Dayton Music, Art and Film Festival released the first wave of artists that will grace Gem City stages September 18-19. Stay tuned for announcements on more sets, and art and film offerings for the former Dayton Music Festival’s 11th year running. CONTRIBUTED

If you’re like us, you’ve been itching to start planning out your bands to see at the 2015 Dayton Music Fest. Yesterday, we got a sneak peek at which groups will grace Dayton’s stages for the newly branded Dayton Music, Art and Film Festival, and the lineup should get you excited for September already.

The 11th annual Dayton Music Festival is re-branded this year, branching out to the visual arts under new leadership by Great Guys Entertainment. The event is co-sponsored by Dayton City Paper and Bonbright Distributors.


It’s time that people hear about the folks downtown where the story doesn’t involve criminals junkies or elitist hipsters.
This show is to have fun and give back to our own local community.


This is an organization here in town that is doing great things for people in the Dayton area and we gladly support them!


It was amazing listening to all the fantastically talented bands and artists nominated for our 2013 Dayton Band/Artist of the Year Contest, and now it’s time to reveal our Top 5 bands and artists advancing to the final round!  Without further adieu, here are your top 5, in no particular order:

“Good English”

Indie Roots Rock

Ashley Martin

Alternative Country/Rock

The Werks 

 Psychadelic Funk Rock Improv

Blue Moon Soup

 Bluegrass Folk

Scotty Bratcher Band


   Our top 5 artists are now being reviewed in Round 3 by the Music Connection – Dayton, OH team to determine our final winner! We’ll announce our winner on January 1, 2014!

Good English is a three-sister rock band from Dayton, OH whose musical style is reflective of the indie, roots, blues, and folk rock that has influenced its members.

Running counter to the usual young, girl-band stereotypes, the band’s authentic instrumentation and rich vocals proves their budding talent as musicians, while their original songwriting and irresistible grace and beauty makes them a powerfully appealing package. They know how to rock, and they carry themselves with a sense of poise and style that is well beyond their years.

Influences Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Best Coast, Wolf Parade, My Morning Jacket, Joan Osbourne, Shara Warden, etc etc.

 In 2011, Good English released their first EP entitled Take Control, and they’ve been rocking the Dayton scene ever since with close to 40 shows since their inception! They’ll be releasing their first full-length LP titled, Radio Wires, in both digital and physical formats late this summer. They’re also working on a video and another photo shoot for their upcoming album!

Upcoming Shows

  • July 13, 2013 : Oregon Express, Dayton OH
  • September 1, 2013 : Montgomery County Fair, Dayton OH 
  • September 28, 2013 : Dayton Art Institute, Dayton OH : Oktoberfest

Find out more about “Good English” HERE, & follow them on your favorite social media!

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!