Dayton Music Insider: Metal Alliance Tour

Fall music is officially here, and for me it means listening to slightly darker music, especially as we move into October this weekend. Grungy, loud, and even a little scary fits the Halloween season mood perfectly. Great timing for the Metal Alliance Tour!

Keep reading to find out more about that tour, and other great shows happening this weekend!

Friday September 29th

The 7th annual Metal Alliance Tour  is making it's way back to Dayton. This year features  Overkill, Crowbar, Havok, Black Fast, and  Invidia at Oddbody's . For metal aficionados who are familiar with all the metal sub-genres, this year's tour showcases thrash, power, and nu-metal bands. Tickets are $30 advance. $35 day of show. 6pm Doors and showtime. 18+

Credit: Libby Ballengee

Credit: Libby Ballengee

Enjoy tunes from Terror Pigeon & VYE at Omega Music. Yep that's right - live performance inside our own record store in the Oregon District. Show starts at 7:30pm. Free! All ages!

Excited to check out Bassel & The Supernaturals  (Chicago), who combine neo-soul and funk with captivating lyrics about love, loss, and a war in Syria that has affected Bassel Almadani's family along with millions of others. They'll be performing with their Syrian heart and Chicago soul at  Trolley StopDon't miss it! $5 cover. Show starts at 9:30pm. 21+

Sounds like a fun time with local band Jellyfish Giants at South Park Tavern.  They perform psychedelic blues with good vibe jams. Show starts at 10pm.

Blind Bob's features another great night of rock'n'roll with Midnight Ghost Train, a three-piece American rock band from Topeka, Kansas touring on their new record Cypress Ave. Two local bands are also performing:  Maharaja, releasing their new cd "Kali Yuga" officially Saturday night; and  Slur , a new Dayton band out to make a big splash. $5 cover. 9pm. 21+

Blues man Doug Hart is performing with his band at  Oregon Express  also on Saturday night. $5 cover. Show starts around 9:30pm. 21+

Credit: Libby Ballengee

Credit: Libby Ballengee

Out in Yellow Springs, enjoy the fun and fantastic stylings of Nasty Bingo at the Emporium. Music from 7-10pm during the wine and beer tasting happening there Friday night. Pretty perfect way to start off your weekend!

If that show gets ya going, head over to Peach's Grill after for a free show of local bands starting at 10pm. You can check out YIKES A BAND,  Counterfeit Madison, and  Kyleen Downes.  What a fun night that will be!

Saturday September 30th

On Saturday you can enjoy The Music of Prince , which is being celebrated at the Schuster Center with our own Dayton Philharmonic OrchestraFor this electrifying evening, vocalist Mackenzie Green and music director Nisan Stewart join DPO to pay tribute to many of Prince's best-known hits, including "Little Red Corvette," "Kiss," "When Doves Cry," "Purple Rain," "Raspberry Beret," and many more. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets start at $34+

Speaking of tributes, Grateful Dead fans will be dancing to GD tribute band Arrows of Neon at  Oregon Express . Special guest Stephen Buttree from Elementary Livity Project will be sitting in too! They always bring a huge smile to my face! Show 9pm. $5 cover. 21+

Loving the night of Americana rock at  Trolley Stop with Boxcar Suite and  Charlie Jackson & The Heartland Railway . So good! Music starts at 9:30PM with a $5 admission. 21+

Credit: Libby Ballengee

Credit: Libby Ballengee

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Explore Blind Bob's

. 9pm. $5 cover. 21+

The Ex-Bombersa seedy film noir pop duo from Charleston, Illinois is in town and showing off their sultry rhythms and narcotic melodies at South Park Tavern  on Saturday night. Sounds intriguing! Music at 9pm.

Scarecrow Sideshow  is back at Peach's Grill  with their friends This Pine Box and Vibrant Troubadours . Music starts at 10PM and there is no cover! 21+

North of town you can check out rockers Far From Eden, Next To Nowhere and This Blessed Hatred at  Oscar's Bar. A new band in the mix, so get there early to show your support! $5 at the door. 9PM show. 21+

Country star Aaron Lewis is on national tour, and making his stop locally at JD Legends Tickets $32.50. All ages. Rain or shine. Show 5:30pm-11:30pm.

Sunday October 1st

For those of you seeking Sunday fun, rock band Soraia  (Philadelphia)is coming through Dayton in support of their new album on Wicked Cool Records.  Bribing Senators Valentino Halton, and Paige Beller are the local support for the evening of rock at  Blind Bob's.  9pm $5 cover. 21+

Credit: Libby Ballengee

Credit: Libby Ballengee

And as always, thank you for supporting live music!

Your Dayton Music Insider,
Libby Ballengee
Note to Readers:  The information above is for September 29th-October 1st, 2017. If I don’t list a price, I’m not sure what it is. Typically cover charges for local shows are $5. Click hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues, and events, including start times, directions, and ticket availability.   Keep up with my live music adventures on Facebook, Instagram, or  Twitter. Enjoy the show! 

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