Dayton Music Insider

This blog is for all the fans of live music, from the casual listener to the weekend warrior, so they can easily find great music in Dayton area.

Dayton Music Insider: New Regrets

I love seeing live music, as you all know, but I do like my recordings too. Getting tracks laid down in the studio is not only expensive, it's a time intensive, and methodical process.

For that reason, I'm always so thrilled and impressed when our local bands release an album. This weekend, local punk band New Regrets releases their album "Confrontation" with a special listening party at Omega Music, with an after party at Blind Bob's. Very cool!

For the details on that show, and many more, keep reading!

Friday April 7th

The Lucky Dutch are in town from Chicago, and performing with two of my favorite local acts Kyleen Downes and Salvadore Ross. Head over to Blind Bob's for a night full of rock n roll that's not to be missed! Show 9:30pm. Ages 21+ $5 cover.


Over at Oregon Express you'll find local bands Todd the Fox trio and Rite of Venus, who are ecstatic to host acclaimed Richmond, Indiana based blues artist Achilles Tenderloin in support of his spring tour. Another stellar line-up! Show 9:30pm. Ages 21+ $5 cover.

If you love the Blues, you'll be right at home with Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel at Tumbleweed Connection. They've toured withe greats, including B.B. King and Buddy Guy, so seriously check them out! 9:30pm.


Country rap fans out there, Big Smo is back in town and performing at Oddbody's with special guests: Controversy for Breakfast.  Ages 18+ w/ valid ID. Doors 7PM

Up north, if you're looking to get funky, boogie on over to Oscar's Bar in Vandalia for Krunk Town Boogie, Tourist Trap, and Founding Fathers. 9pm. $5 cover.

Saturday April 8th

Saturday night is kicking off with an absolutely rockin' show at Jimmie's Ladder 11 with Electric Citizen, along with very special guests Bison Machine (Detroit, MI), Grand Mammoth, and Bourbon Train. 9pm. $8 cover. 21+

If you're a punk rock fan, don't miss the New Regrets CD Release Party and Show! The Listening Party is happening at Omega Music from 7-8pm, with a show at Blind Bob's following. New Regrets will of course be performing, along with The Bismarck, Dirty Socialites, and  Rich Man'sTrick. 9pm. $5 cover. 21+


Bluegrass fans, get down to Star City Brewery for Nightflyer, an exciting, hard driving bluegrass favorite! Tickets available for purchase at Star City Brewery after 4pm, or online at $10 advance and $15 door. Show 8pm-10:30pm.


For my jam band friends, get on out to Yellow Springs for a free show with Electric Orange Peel at Peach's Grill. Always fun times, and no cover means no excuses! Music starts at 10pm.

Reminder about a very special fundraiser that’s coming up soon! This Must Be the Party, features a group of the region’s most talented musicians who are performing songs from Talking Head’s epic rock documentary “Stop Making Sense” as a benefit for the Dayton Ballet. All this fun is happening at Oddbody’s Music Room. Get your $15 pre-sale ticket for this special April 15th event here, or come the day of for $20 at the door. Learn more about this epic dance party on Gem City Podcast here.

As always, thank you for supporting live music!

Your Dayton Music Insider,

Libby Ballengee

Note to Readers:  The information above is for April 7th - 8th, 2017. If I don’t list a price, I’m not sure what the price is. Typically cover charges for local shows are $5. Please click the hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues and events, including start times, directions, and ticket availability.   Check out the latest shows I’m promoting  @theVenusChild . You can keep up with my adventures on Instagram  here or follow me on Twitter  @LibbyBallengee Cheers!

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