Posts Tagged ‘hard rock’

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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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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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IMG_00001177_editThis week, we had the opportunity to catch up with North Carolina based musician, Gideon Smith, who has been rippin and shreddin in the hard rock world for decades.  You may have heard his music and not even known it, but now you can!

Smith’s style ranges from psychedelic space rock to gothic blues to doom metal to outlaw country, and his music is best known by his song features on such television programs as The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy, Dog The Bounty Hunter, and several CW series.  Now you can get to know him, in depth, thanks to his rockin new website!

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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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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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When rockers Mikey Brown and Jamey Deeter joined forces twenty years ago, they could only hope that Laughing Cattle‘s musical journey was just beginning. Now, twenty years and 8 albums later, Brown and Deeter are still the hearts that keep Laughing Cattle scratching that itch to write and perform original music!  The band has a number of live performances planned this year to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and word has it, they may even have some new material in the works for this year!   (more…)

The_Storm_Cover2If you’re looking for some crunchy, driving, good-time hard rock, then New England area band, BlindSide Thunder‘s album, The Storm, is going to be right up your alley!

The Storm is BlindSide Thunder’s (BST) first full-length album, and was released originally in May of 2013. This album is packed full of high-energy jams ranging in style from a more southern crunch with short but hooky leads to more speedy, punk-influenced jams to just straight hard rock!  The Storm is a solid pick for the crew looking for a somewhat diverse, but still mainstream, hard rock album for their next party.   Check out my favorite tracks “Blue Agave”, “She Wants Sex”, and “Take Me Down”! (more…)

This month I am lucky enough to get to promo an alternative/hard rock band I know extremely well, because it’s a band that I actually front called, Killed By Art!  Due solely to the nomination and support of Killed By Art fans, KBA caught 3rd place in Music Connection’s September Featured Band contest and earned some free promo this month, so I get to actually tell you a little bit about one of my favorite projects ever, Killed By Art!

Just 4 years ago, I was passing through life’s daily grind and doing nothing musically at that time, except singing along with the car stereo or in the shower, when I get this amazing offer to try and sing and front a new hard rock project, and I found I just couldn’t refuse!  I had found a fantastic new outlet of expression for myself, and after some lineup adjustments and song-writing developed nicely in the first year of the project, we finally established a crazy good 5-member lineup (Kimberly Weiss-vocals; Bill Kirkbride-Guitar; Nathan Goff-Guitar & backing vocals; Todd Panstingel-Bass & backing vocals; Brian Wise- Drums) and a name, Killed By Art.

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Review by Joel Naugle

This week I went and saw three killer bands at Heck Yeah’s in Piqua! This is a really nice sports and dining bar.  During the summer months, they have great shows on their outside stage which has excellent sound and a patio for hanging outside or catching a smoke, and during the winter months, they accommodate smaller acts on their inside stage.  The lighting was pretty good and there was sufficient power for all the bands. The venue was also pretty easy to find since it was right on Rt. 25 along the river just south of Piqua, (more…)