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by Mike Emmons

Dayton Underground Series Part 3 - ThunderTaker-0229

ThunderTaker is (from left to right): Ryan Palcic (guitar), Craig Bishop (drums), Parisa Samavati (vocals), Kainan Shank (bass).

Dayton, Ohio has a long list of “must see” bands.  A relatively new arrival to that list is ThunderTaker.  Though formed just a little over a year ago, they have already made their mark on the Dayton music scene and have a long and promising career ahead!
This band is the complete package!


Justin_Willis_nothingbetter_cover_art Blazing a trail of powerful songwriting from the UK to the US and beyond, emerging rock artist, Justin Willis, has just released a lovely, new single called “Nothing Better” on Star 1 Records!

Bringing together power and sweetness reminiscent of major artists like U2 and Coldplay, “Nothing Better” is a mainstream dream!  (more…)

From Brazil to Sweden and beyond, Henri Brana’s new single, A Place Where We Can Love, will be an uplifting modern pop anthem.



By Tim Anderl

Columbus, Ohio indie rock trio Brat Curse came together by chance. They stay together by sharing their significant (and perhaps a little tongue-in-cheek) interests: drinking, “Terminator 2,” Tecmo Bowl, swimming pools, smoking bowls, popping ollies and mollies … and making memorable rock music. Their latest, self-titled record is a fuzzy, melodic, poppy album that shows off their propensity for creating noisy rock music that straddles the borders of punk, indie and rock ‘n’ roll in familiar and fantastic ways.

Dayton City Paper recently caught up with guitarist/vocalist Brian Baker, also of Astro Fang and Smug Brothers, to discuss the hooky record, which shows the band has as much in common with Baker’s self-admitted vocal hero Lou Reed as they do Superchunk, Pavement and The Pixies. (more…)

This month, we are proud to share with you a killer up and coming metal band out of Troy called, From Silence To Violence!  These cats stormed our September Featured Band/Artist contest with enthusiasm and snagged a 2nd place finish!

I had a chance to check this band out live earlier this year at Kuzzinz up in Troy, and let me tell you… they feasted on the energy of the crowd at that show, were crunchy and tight as hell, and they’re on the war path to blow up the Dayton area and beyond in true metal fashion!   (more…)

Check out this review by Ian Weiss of of the new album “Static and Trembling” by The Story Changes!


“The Story Changes have delivered an album which doesn’t really put a foot wrong. Any fans of of late 90’s/ early 00’s bands like Jimmy Eat World, Armour For Sleep, and Taking Back Sunday will find this a welcome addition to their record collection.”

The Story Changes – Static and Trembling | WithGuitars.

Dead By Wednesday Show Review

Posted: April 22, 2013 by Kimberly Weiss in Show Reviews & Pictures
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Dead By Wednesday at Kuzzinz Bar & Grill in Troy, OH on 3/30/13.

Dead By Wednesday at Kuzzinz Bar & Grill in Troy, OH on 3/30/13.

of the Dead By Wednesday show on 3/30/13 at KuZZinZ Bar & Grill, written by Nathan Goff! It was a great show overall, and Nathan is supportive of the bands’ efforts while at the same time being constructive about certain elements of the show! An informative and interesting read! I highly encourage anyone who would like to review local shows to write something up and share it with us! Know someone who likes to write about local shows? Tell them about us or share this on their wall!

(Excerpt) “Opening act, Enkiridian, put on a great, aggressive set and got the show off to a good start. This was my first listen to this energetic act, and they performed well despite being the sound-guinea pigs for the evening.  Their onstage vibe was enthusiastic (though, the bassist’s stripping down to boxers midset was a cause for blindness!) , and a highlight of their hardcore material was singer Jeff Horner, formerly of NDEX and longtime fixture of the Piqua/Northern scene. I was further impressed AFTER their set, as the band stayed all night to support the other acts, something that is often overlooked by new or inexperienced bands! Isn’t it lame when a band goes first and then ditches? No weaksauce here!”

Click here for the full Dead By Wednesday Show Review