For international music fans, Dayton is most known for the rich funk scene that birthed now classic acts like Ohio Players, Zapp, Slave and Sun.
The region has also been home to jazz singers like Little Miss Cornshucks, bluegrass musicians like Red Allen and ’60s rockers like the Lemon Pipers. In the late ’70s, local innovators like Toxic Reasons and Dementia Precox helped create the indie rock scene that served as the launch pad for these five internationally known modern rock acts.
GUIDED BY VOICES
Style: lo-fi, indie rock
Sample these songs: "Echos Myron," "My Valuable Hunting Knife," "Hold On Hope," "Class Clown Spots a UFO"
More info: www.robertpollard.net
Style: modern rock
Sample these songs: "Cannonball," "Divine Hammer," "Full on Idle," "Bang On"
More info: www.facebook.com/thebreeders
Sample these songs: "I, Fuzzbot," "Sexual Frustration," "Vincent Come on Down," "Flash Ram"
More info: www.facebook.com/Brainiac-1469097239973542/
Sample these songs: "Ohio is For Lovers," "Saying Sorry," "Nervous Breakdown," "Golden Parachute"
More info: www.hawthorneheights.com
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Sample these songs: "Dogs Can Grow Beards All Over," "Born to Lose," "To the Key of Evergreen," "Hey John, What's Your Name Again?"
More info: www.tdwpband.com
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