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Dayton Music Insider: It’s a spicy weekend in Dayton music

If variety is the spice of life, this weekend is extra spicy. From a three-time GRAMMY award winning jazz virtuoso, a country legend, local bluegrass greats, a classical visionary to punk rock and metal, there is something for everyone this weekend.

Friday, Oct. 18

Four-time Grammy Award winner from Texas, who signed a new deal with Verve Records in 2018, brings his Acoustic Group to town for a Universal 1 Credit Union s VIC 150 Music Series concert at Victoria Theatre in Dayton on Friday, Oct. 18. CONTRIBUTED

This Friday renowned singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett will be back in Dayton performing at the Victoria Theatre. He has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Performance at 8 p.m. Tickets $59-$109.

The Brightside Music & Event Venue hosts the world-famous Dixon’s Violin on Friday, October 18, 2019. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED.
Photo: Aaron Lingenfelter

An absolutely amazing concert is happening at The Brightside on Friday with Dixon’s Violin and special guests Dance Furiously. Dixon’s Violin has mesmerized audiences from Burning Man, Electric Forest and Ted.com — pulling fans from the classical, jam and electronica worlds. He’s truly a visionary. Don’t miss this moving performance. Doors 7 p.m. Show 8-10 p.m. $12 advance. $15 day of show. All ages welcome! 

Local bluegrass greats Stringus Khan and Blue Moon Soup will be layin’ it down at Blind Bob’s on Friday night. These guys know how to do it right. 9 p.m. $5 cover. 21+

South Park Tavern presents a garage/punk rock show with locals SKRT and New Jersey’s Spowder. Doors 9 p.m. Show 10 p.m. 

I don’t often mention non-live shows, but making an exception with Bar Granada’s Fascination Night, which features 80's alternative, goth, post-punk and new wave dance night. Remember 1470s? That kind of vibe! 21+ Doors at 9 p.m. No cover!

Outside of Dayton, you can check out some metal shows. Up north, Oscar’s is hosting Heartsick, a metal from Lansing, Mich., along with locals Slaves Among Death, Omeni, & MadMen Massacre. Doors at 8 p.m. 21+ $5 cover. 

Over at Oddbody’s, you can catch Marc Rizzo and Dead by Wednesday, with local openers The Grey Veil, Mirror of Anxiety, Grey Cloud Nein. $15 advance tickets. $20 day of show

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

Yellow Cab Tavern goes Blue on Saturday night with A Night of Blues hosted by Nasty Bingo. Road to Memphis winner Jimmy D. Rogers headlines this event, with featured performances by Seth Gilliam & the Fake News, with opening act Gata Azul and hosted by Nasty Bingo. Just $10 at the door! Doors 7 p.m. Show 7:30 p.m. 

The 4th annual In Nomine Daytonas punk rock Halloween party is happening this Saturday at Turnbuckles, with live music from Walk Among Us (the only punk rock piano tribute to the Misfits), Bundy and The Spins, Life In Idle, Perfect Day, and GeeGee's Punk Rock All Stars. All ages! 7-11 p.m. $7 cover.

South Park Tavern presents local alternative rock acts MOIRA, Calamity Day and The Alpha Bet (Columbus) on Saturday night. My advice? Get there early because seats will be going fast and for good reason! Doors 8 p.m. No cover. All ages!

Metal fans have a major gathering at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 on Saturday night with Indonesian metal legends Burgerkill with local heavies Maharaja (Sludge Metal Posers), The Voice of God (Dayton, Ohio Punky Metal Boiz), and Suaka (NYC Radical Metal Guys). Doors at 9 p.m. $5 cover. Music at 10 p.m.

Another heavy hitter is happening at Blind Bob’s with four rockin’ bands of their own: Hell Scorched Earth, Others by No OneCrosley Court and Reign Over Me. 9 p.m. Doors. $7 door. 21+

Not to be outdone, Dublin Pub will be seriously rockin’ too with a touch of the blues with Spanish Tony Sanchez from Yellow Springs! 9 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019

And last but far from least, The Brightside hosts 3x GRAMMY award winning jazz-funk guitarist Bob Lanzetti of Snarky Puppy fame. He will be in town with his solo project for an intimate show in Dayton’s newest and coolest listening room. Just $10 in advance! $15 day of show. Doors 7 p.m. Show 8-10 p.m. All ages welcome! Click HERE to get tickets!

As always, thank you for supporting live music! 

Note to Readers: Click hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues, and events, including start times, directions, and ticket information. This is a listing of interesting original live music in the Miami Valley region, but is by no means definitive. Want your show to be considered in future blogs? Send an email to at least 2 weeks before your show to: daytonmusicinsider@gmail.com. You can keep up with my live music adventures on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Thanks for reading and enjoy the show! 

And as always, thank you for supporting live music!

Your Dayton Music Insider, 

Libby Ballengee

Blogger, podcaster, journalist and huge local music fan Libby Ballengee has started her own production company, Venus Child Productions, as a vehicle to attract local and national acts to the Dayton area and add performance art to concerts for a unique music experience. (Source: Libby Ballengee Facebook, Contributed)

Note to Readers: Click hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues, and events, including start times, directions, and ticket information. This is a listing of interesting original live music in the Miami Valley region, but is by no means definitive. Want your show to be considered in future blogs? Send an email to at least 2 weeks before your show to: daytonmusicinsider@gmail.com. You can keep up with my live music adventures on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Thanks for reading and enjoy the show! 

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