Posts Tagged ‘Jasper The Colossal’

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…)

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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!


1623668_10205129894341596_5662390336267585857_nTaking Dayton by storm this Saturday, Gem Fest will be host to 12 killer local acts performing at The Old Yellow Cab building in downtown Dayton for a great cause!  From rock to punk and singer-songwriters to EDM, Gem Fest is an all-local showcase of the Dayton scene and and will be an experience like no other! 


With a new album nearly completed, Jasper the Colossal is back and ready to embark on more live gigs and get back on the road.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about their forthcoming release, the evolution of their songwriting and more.


ss-paigebeller-mar-14 copyPaige Beller¬†is singer-songwriter inspiration at it’s finest! Listening to her dynamic, soulful and penetrating voice or digging on her touching and revealing lyrics, you just want to reach out to her. Beyond her lyrics and vocals though is a broadly talented musician and a dynamic performer. Paige is driven to write, sing and perform. ¬†When I last spoke with her, she said she is currently working in six different acts, most notably¬†Jasper the Colossal,¬†Mayliner,¬†Paige and the Belairs, and her solo act¬†Paige Does Dayton. ¬†As a full-time musician and talented song-writer, vocalist, guitarist, drummer, and performer, Paige Beller is inspiration to expose ourselves, push ourselves for what we love, and share our love of music with others. (more…)

The return of Punk Night Prom… this weekend!
“Between 2002 and 2008, local concert promoter Mike Durian organized specialty shows like Punk Nite and Punk Nite Prom. After a five-year hiatus, Durian is booking bands again. He recently answered some questions about his Punk Nite Prom at Oregon Express on Saturday. Legbone, The Jackalopes, Jasper the Colossal and Misunderstood (punk band from Richmond) will perform.”

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We had a little tagging event to help get the word out about our page, and we ended up with 10 winners from this event who received free promotion!  Our winners were:  Prophets Mire, Four Star Revival, Chronic Aggression, Fire On The Greene (official), The Subterranean House Band, Tanuki, Paradijm Shift,  ButterFly Sting, Frank Grimes, & Jasper the Colossal!

Below are the final posts that we made for each band, in no specific order other than the order in which they ended up being selected and posted!
#1: Prophets Mire РRock / Classic Rock / Southern Rock РDayton, OH
“Prophets Mire is a all original rock & roll band originating from Dayton, Ohio. The bands style and sound is a mixture of Classic Rock,Hard Rock, Blues, Southern Rock and a dash of Jam Band mixed together to form well made songs that keep your feet moving and your ears wanting more.”
*** These guys have a really smooth sound and should put you in a good mood in no time! I feel like I’m at a great festival with these guys jammin!***
4/20 at Stubbies Sports Bar and Grill

#2: Four Star RevivalРChristian Rock- Dayton, OH
“Featuring former members of Beauty From Ashes, House of Jason, Time Wasted Sleeping and Graham, these four players were brought together by a mutual love of Jesus and a desire to use their talents for His glory.”
***These guys just got together at the beginning of 2013 and have
already recorded their debut 3 song EP! Their debut single “Hooked” is now getting airplay on various internet and terrestrial radio stations, so go check em out and let em know what you think of their new tunes!
5/25- Columbus, OH- @ The Disciple Factory

#3: Chronic AggressionРMetal/Groove Metal- Springfield, OH
“Chronic Aggression played their first show on December 31st, 1999…They have recorded a few cd’s in that time and played countless shows, parties, and benefits. Now after a short hiatus and some new additions, they are back with more aggression than ever before and are ready to bring that old school sound back to metal¬†music!”
*** Love their crunchy old school sound and can’t wait to see em at a show! Get their 4 song EP for FREE by being our April Top Commenter!
Maiden, Tool, Sabbath, Metallica, Dio, FFDP, Ozzy

#4: Fire On The Greene (official)РHardcore Groove Metal- Fairborn, OH
“Our primary purpose is to write metal music that makes you want to move, plain and simple. We are here to bring metal back to its classical sensibilities and keep listeners engaged with modern-day heavy tone and song structure. All the while keeping them guessing, with the use of clever transitions and time signature changes.”
***totally diggin on their song, “White Noise” which is groovy but still in your face, and “Fine Wine” is pretty awesome also! Check em out!***
INFLUENCES: Born Of Osiris, Between the Buried and Me, The Ghost Inside, The Plot In You, Rush, Megadeth, Rage Against the Machine, The Misfits, The Acacia Strain, Led Zepplin, As I Lay Dying, Guns and Roses, Pantera, Lamb of God
5/31- Rock Star Pro Arena- Dayton, OH

#5:  The Subterranean House Bandjam/funk/jazz/rock РDayton, OH
“The Subterranean House Band is Chuckie Love on bass formerly from the Werks, Danny Sauers on Sax formerly from Heavy Weather & Romeo Champagne, Rob Brockman on Drums formerly from Maji, & Chris Coalt on guitar formerly from Romeo Champagne. We joined forces to start a Wed. night jam @ our favorite spot J-Alans. From¬†the first note it was clear this is a band with a capital B. Since then the band has spread like wild fire into Columbus, Cincy, Dayton & has made its way on to the Festival scene playing The Werk Out, Snugglefest, Family Roots, May Daze, Wham Bam Thank You Jam & others. The Subterranean House Band is just getting started & has a ton of potential to continue to grow and spread the love.”
*Every Wednesday, SBH hosts the FREE weekly jam at¬†J-Alans! Get out and see them! They won’t disappoint!
*4/27- Woodlands Tavern- Columbus w/ The Ragbirds!

#6: TANUKIРFunk oriented Fusion, with a dash of lots of stuff- Dayton, OH
INFLUENCES: Slightly melted ice cream, G.D. soundchecks, the beat of the different drummer, Jazz, Funk, Fusion, rhythms from the Earth, true love, thick steaks, Unicorns?
***Killer bass lines, jammin guitars and drums.. more than enough jazzy funk to keep you dancin all day and night! Check em out and look for a show near you soon!

#7:¬†Paradijm Shift– Ohio’s Premiere Junk Rock- Dayton, OH
INFLUENCES: Everything
* Paradigm Shift Defined: Or Paradijm Shift as we spell it..
* Paradijm Shift, Ohio’s self-proclaimed Junk Rock, is an eclectic band of many genres of music, although they would probably be put in the jam band category.
* The Band consists of: Lyle on rhythm guitars and vocals, Chris D on lead, Pat on bass, Cat on Drums, Sean Caldwell on percussion when available, Tim Miller on Midi Guitar, Thumper on harmonica..

#8:  ButterFly StingРRock n Roll -Dayton, OH
DESCRIPTION: “Concentrating on solid guitar, vocals & lyrics ButterFly Sting creates their sound from a collection of influences spanning all genres of music. From Sam Cooke,Johnny Cash,The Beatles,Cream,Janis Joplin,Jimi Hendrix,Pink Floyd,Led Zeppelin, Depeche Mode,Mother Love Bone,Temple of The Dog,AliceinChains, Wolf Mother,Cage The Elephant,Black Keys,Puscifer,Arctic Monkeys and Frank Sinatra. Taking inspiration from these & many other great artists both past & present, ButterFly Sting creates a rock n roll sound for the modern world.”
*** Check these guys out! The above listed influences can definitely be heard, and these guys combine them nicely to form their own solid grungy, sludgy, slightly southern rock sound.

#9: Frank GrimesРRock N Roll- Dayton, OH
DESCRIPTION: “Frank Grimes! is a band from the little big city of Dayton, Ohio. They all share a fun and storied history, as well as an eclectic mix of musical tastes, playing styles, and personalities. The band focuses on producing good rock music without keeping confined by any particular genre. Ranging from punk to funk, hardcore to metal, and everything in between… Frank Grimes! is a band who aim to catch eyes, ears, and hearts with a heartfelt set filled with good melody, personal writing, and a fun and energetic stage performance.”
*** This band has a killer hardcore sound! Brutal, heavy, well-written vocals; Crunchy to groovy, melodic & energetic leads and guitar work; Tight, killer drumming….Can’t wait to check these guys out on Saturday at the Byzantine,¬†Close The Hatch,¬†idiedtrying¬†show!

#10:  Jasper the ColossalРRock n Roll/Post-Punk/Indie- Dayton, OH
The Clash, The Breeders, The Pixies, Tsuanami Bomb, No Doubt, The Eyeliners, Rancid, Bouncing Souls, Distillers, The Strokes, Arctic Monkey, The Libertines, The Cure, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Runnaways.
* This all female band has been hitting the scene hard and proving that chicks can rock out just as hard as any of the fellas- with tons of attitude and melody and energy!
May 10th at Sideshow #8 at the¬†The “Old” Yellow Cab building

Punk Nite Prom is on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at Oregon Express Bar and Restaurant in Dayton!
The Jackalopes
Jasper The Colossal
21+ $5  10pm
Come dressed in your best prom attire!  Brush your teeth and wear your fancy panties!