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Saturday January 9th the Oregon Express held a special charity show with door proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Dayton, helping shape the futures of area youth. January is mentoring month. A Shade of Red, Evil Eye Gypsy and ThunderTaker brought the soundtrack of the revolution, stepping up with a blended night …

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Valentine’s Day Massacre at The Courtyard – Covering the Scene
Posted by Mike Ritchie on February 21, 2015

Troy’s Blanche Devereaux plays and performs metal like they are extracting demons from your inner most self. Basically yanking them out, wadding them up, and before you can breathe relieved, ram them back in. It’s better to have your personal demons contorted, disoriented and confused by the external environment before reinsertion. Mikey Devereaux’s bellowed growl complimented the maniacal sounds from Danny Miramontes and Jeremy Stone. It’s got thrash, metalcore and a bit of black metal putting The Black Dahlia Murder on Cannibal Corpses’s alter of sacrifice. They took the stage burning away the cold of the night on ”Noctural Consumption.” They encouraged all to step in the fire and “Man Up.” It only burns a little. They have been around for a while and seem to keep getting heavier.


Def Leppard said “Love Bites,” The Vinnie Vincent Invasion warned “Love Kills,” and on this 13th day, the water logged guy with the machete regularly slaughtered those making love. So it was fitting on Friday, February 13th, everyone’s favorite pre-bloody Valentine’s Day, the Therapy Cafe held the Blackhearts Ball. Hearts, candy and flower’s done darkwave, experimental, shoegaze and industrial style, with lots of balloons to kick around. The masquerade masks, stilettos, makeup, leather and lace were on display and it didn’t really matter who wore what.

The inaugural Blackheart’s Ball was the creation of Curse of Cassandra and something they hope to repeat every year when love fills the night and the guy with the miners outfit and pick axe comes back. Why not celebrate Halloween twice a year?

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Blackhearts Ball Slices Through Friday the 13th at Therapy Café – Covering the Scene

Review by Joel Naugle

This week’s show review is all about the 6 band, face melting metal show that went down at Mustang Sally’s in Moraine, OH on Saturday, September 7th.

Mustang Sally’s is a great venue with an excellent bar, serving your choice of a ton of domestic beer and great mixed drinks. The bartenders are also cool and will get you whatever you need. Smoking is allowed outside of the 
building and they have fire pits to keep you warm on those cold winter nights. Inside, they have 2 dart boards and 2 pool tables to keep you entertained between sets or when you just need something to keep your hands busy.  As for the stage area, it’s a pretty good set up with plenty of room for people to sit or stand to see their favorite bands play. (more…)

I am extremely excited to introduce a new writer here at the Music Connection team, Joel Naugle!   Joel is an avid rock and metal and hardcore fan, loves local music, and was eager to get started sharing his take on and support of the local scene when I suggested the idea a few weeks back at a Forces of Nature show over in Springfield.   He’ll be covering some local rock and metal shows for us in the upcoming future and giving us the lowdown on the bands, the venues, and everything in between!   Here’s his 1st show review:


Engine of Chaos’s NIB and Aces High Play Dublin’s St Patrick’s Bash
By Mike Ritchie

(Excerpt)  “Saturday March 16, with the Irish spirits flowing and the green stuff coming from the tap bottle, ATM’s and everywhere else desirable and not The Dublin Pub showcased the beginning of an all weekend long celebration to good ole St. Patrick and the snakes he drove out of Ireland way back when.  In the words of Aces High singer Tony Oliver, a group of Americans came to hear British music in an Irish pub.”

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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!”

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