Dayton Music Insider: Rock'n'Roll Reunion

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This weekend's line up of live music in Dayton is extra special as it features a highly anticipated reunion show with beloved local legends, BrainiacThey will be performing with other old-school Dayton bands, for a night that will be a blast from the past for many local music fans (including myself!)

Get the details on this reunion and lots of other great shows below:

Friday December 15th

Friday night features a fun mix of indie, rock, pop, garage, post-punk and space music from local bands  Swimming with Sharks, Novagold, Mad Anthony,  and Are They Above Us? at Blind Bob's.  Music 9pm. $5 at the door

Blues and funk inspired Sonny B. Gould takes the stage at  Hannah's on Ludlow downtown. Solo singer songwriters,  Kevin Crafton and  David Berry, start off the night at 10:30pm. Free admission!

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Grateful Dead fans will be groovin to

Terrapin Moon 

(Dead tribute band) at

Explore Jimmie's Ladder 11.

Always a fun night! Music 10pm-2am.

Up north, there's a sweet show at Oscar's Bar in Vandalia with  Jericho Thyme  (9:30-12am) with special guest Sharon Lane (8-9pm). That will certainly be a lively evening of entertaining blues, rock, and jams! Well worth the short trip up 75 for this one. $5 cover.

Also north of town, country fans are in for a treat with Home Free  "A Country Christmas Tour"at  Hobart Arena in Troy.  The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor. Show 8pm. VIP options available. Check ticket information here.

Gin Soaked Angels are planning a very sweet show at  Peach's Grill in Yellow Springs. Special guests and songs in store! Enjoy! Music at 10pm. Free Show! 21+

Saturday December 16th

The most anticipated show of the weekend is Jeremy Frederick's  North of Nowhere Southan annual celebration to benefit the Izzy Frederick Education Fund. The Haunting Souls were scheduled to play a 30 year reunion this weekend at this benefit show. A family tragedy postponed the reunion, so  3RA1N1AC  is now performing with special guests, SUNKEN GIRRAFFE (pre-brainiac cigarhead high-school punk band) and FLESHBATS (old school Dayton punk) at  Yellow Cab Tavern. $10 at the door. Door at 8PM. Show at 9PM. 18+ Get there early!

Please note: If you will not be able to attend but would still like to give some toward's Izzy's education: Isabella Frederick Educational Fund, Wright Patt Credit Union. P.O. Box 286, Fairborn, Ohio 45324. In addition, there will be limited edition T-shirts and posters from the Brainiac Untitled Documentary show in Brooklyn that were just made for this impromptu "Part 2" show. This will help with the film's editing process and a portion will also be given to Izzy's college fund.

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Another cool benefit show is happening down the street at

Explore Blind Bob's

at the

Choices Benefit Show 


Explore Sidekick Complex


Enzo, Yuppie

$5 cover will benefit the CHOICES Foster Care and Independent Living program. A great cause, and great night of indie rock1

Cherry Lee & The Hot Rod Hounds are ready to make you dance with their old county rock-a-billy over at  Trolley Stop. Always a fun time with this talented and very fun crew! Music starts at 9:30pm. $5 cover. 21+

It's an Americana style night with  The Roughly Feathered Band  and Jake Dunn & the Blackbirds, who are touring this fall, and making a stop at  Oregon Express.  They are all new on my radar, so should be an interesting one to check out! 9pm. $5 cover. 21+

The music community certainly feels like family, and the jam world unites and celebrates at the Herdman Family Christmas Party Jam at Hannah's, featuring excellent set of musicians:  Chris HouserDino DimitrouleasCharlie TiptonJonny DreadTbone ThemetronomeSharon A. Lane and Tony Herdman. Now that's a sweet line-up! Very cool! Music from 8pm - 1am. Free show! 21+

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Heavy metal fans will want to check out the regional mix of super popular bands, including:  Necrotic Disgorgement, Carrion Vael, Retreat Hell, and Forces of Nature  at Oddbody's Music Room .  Doors and Show at 7pm  $10 tickets.

And as always, thank you for supporting live music!

Your Dayton Music Insider,

Libby Ballengee

Note to Readers:  The information above is for December 2017. This is a listing of interesting shows in the Miami Valley region, but is by no means definitive. There are always lots of shows, and so much space and time to touch upon them all. 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 information.  You can keep up with my live music adventures on Facebook, Instagram, or  Twitter. Cheers!

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