Dayton Music Insider Top Pick: Sideshow 12 at Yellow Cab

I'm baaaack! Thanks to all for understanding me taking a week off. I'm doing well and getting anxious to get out there and see live music with all of you!

This weekend I have particularly bad FOMO, as the annual free live music and art extravaganza Sideshow is happening! This is quite simply one of my favorite weekends of original music and art in Dayton. Definitely a "don't miss" event - and you did catch that this is free, right? Get there, for sure!

This year's Sideshow 12 starts on Friday May 12th from 5pm-1am and continues Saturday May 13th from 3pm to 1am (music schedule below). As usual there will be tons of art, music, performance art, food trucks (The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton andPA's Pork), local craft beer, and more! Do not miss this chance to see all these amazingly creative Dayton musicians and artists!


5:00-5:40 A/Side-B/Side

5:40-6:20 The Nautical Theme, Ryan Roth Indoor

6:20-7:00 The Wretched Few, Tim Gebard Indoor

7:00-7:40 Dead Tüth, Tim Gebard Indoor

7:40-8:20 Zane and the Sway, Moroni Lane Indoor

8:20-9:00 Kyleen Downes, Mt. Analogue Indoor

9:00-9:40 Thank the Maker, Nasty Bingo Indoor

9:40-10:20 Trey Stone and the Ringers, Nasty Bingo Indoor

10:20-10:25 Special Special Indoor

10:25-11:00 The New Old Fashioned, Dayton Poetry Slam Indoor

11:05-11:45 Salvador Ross, Kevin Milner Indoor

11:45-12:25 Bribing Senator, s Charlie Jackson Indoor

12:25-1:05 R.I.N.D., Vacant Cages Indoor

Saturday line up:

Dayton Circus Collective’s Jeff Opt, one of the founders of Sideshow, still oversees the volunteer-run arts and music festival, returning to the “Old” Yellow Cab Bldg. in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14. CONTRIBUTED

3:00-3:40 Steve Makofka

3:40-4:20 Winchester Gray

4:20-5:00 ScareCrow Sideshow, Eric Flinn Indoor

5:00-5:40 Goodnight Goodnight, Heisey Glass Company Indoor

5:40-6:20 Cherry Lee and the Hot Rod Hounds, Naomi Wildermuth Indoor

6:20-7:00 Evil Eye Gypsy, Two Gray Hills Indoor

7:00-7:40 Rich Man's Trick, James Thomas Indoor

7:40-8:20 Death By Fetish, Mandy Jewell Indoor

8:20-9:00 Dark Backward, Whiskey For Kids Indoor

9:00-9:40 Dip Spit, Whiskey For Kids Indoor

9:40-10:20 Abertooth Lincoln, Colleen Badenhop Indoor

10:20-11:00 Cricketbows, Colleen Badenhop Indoor

110:00-11:05 Special Special Indoor

11:05-11:45 Far From Eden, Brian Wells Indoor

11:45-12:25 Founding Fathers, Debbie DeCasio Indoor

12:25-1:05 Stella's Demise, Chris Ball Indoor

>> Learn even more about Sideshow here!

Chicago's Hiber celebrates their EP release at Jimmie's Ladder 11

Friday May 12th

Hiber (hailing from Chicago) is in town, and promoting new tunes from their debut EP release "What You Wanted" at Jimmie's Ladder 11 Friday evening. Hiber is a new pop-rock band, with electronic, indie and R&B influences. Dayton band MEGA PIXEL kicks off the evening at 9:30pm, and fellow local band isicle closes the night at 11:30pm, with Hiber playing in-between. Guests will receive a FREE copy of Hiber's debut EP, "What You Wanted," upon entry into the venue. Doors at 9:00 / $5 cover

In the Oregon District, I'd recommend checking out Wild Mountain Berries (rockin' duo from Covington) and Spanish Tony Sanchez (rock/blues group from Yellow Springs) at Oregon Express. 9:30pm-1:30am show. $5 cover. 21+

Blues fan alert! If you are in the mood for Blues, check out Miller and the Other Sinners (Buffalo, NY) at Trolley Stop. Their music blends roots music, southern soul, blues, rock and r&b. Lead by David Michael Miller who's sophomore solo album, Same Soil, ended up at #34 for the top blues albums played worldwide on radio according to the Roots Music Report in 2015 and climbed as high as #3. David is accompanied on the road by former Buddy Guy sax player of nearly 10 years, Jason Moynihan and an exciting young rhythm section. 9:30pm show. $5 cover. 21+

Hard rock / metal fans are heading to see national act Flaw, with special guest Righteous Vendetta, at Oddbody's on Friday evening. Lots of excitement for this show! $25 day of show. Doors 6pm. Show 6:30pm. 18+

Saturday May 13th


One of the most anticipated shows this weekend is happening at Trolley Stop this evening with Cherubim, Paige Beller, and Starving in the Belly of the Whale. Cherubim is an electro-pop band hailing from Brooklyn, NY (check out a preview of them at the bottom of this blog - pretty cool!). $5 cover charge. 9:30pm-1:30am show. $5 cover. 21+

Another fantastic show is happening over at Blind Bob's  with local bands Krunk Town Boogie, Ben Stalets and Sonder Blue. This show offers a mix of music that's funky, folky, and fun! 9pm show. $5 cover. 21+

Hard rock / Progressive fans, check out the show Oregon Express on Saturday night. Lift the Medium returns to town, fresh off tour. The Dead Deads, a group of amazing ladies hailing from Nashville, are also on the bill. The night is capped off by Chakras, coming up from Cincinnati. 10pm show. $5 cover. 21+

Jazz fans – don’t forget about the live jazz every single night of the week at Blue Note Bistro & Lounge in Miamisburg. It’s a lush setting, with swanky live music. A great place for dates, or meeting up with friends!

As always, thank you for supporting live music!

Your Dayton Music Insider,

Libby Ballengee

Note to Readers:  The information above is for May 12th-13th, 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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