Killa Kev & Kev Nash talk about Russell Westbrook’s altercation with a Utah Jazz fan, McDonald’s new vegan options, who’s going to the B2K Millennium Tour, new players in Ice Cube’s BIG3, ‘Aunt Becky’ from Full House for bribing her daughters into elite college! Plus, wedding songs that can be played at any wedding! Stay connected with the fellas @Dj_Killa_Kev & @1KevNash on twitter & IG! Don’t forget you can find the pod on the Tunein app & stitcher app.
Identical-twin brothers Matthew and Daniel Spaugy first met Paul Monnin when he became their next-door neighbor in the spring of 1998. The three grade-school-aged boys quickly became close friends and have been ever since. In their formative years, the three friends became avid rock ‘n roll fans, spending countless hours in the early 2000’s in used-CD stores scouring through the discographies of everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Soundgarden, The Black Crowes, and countless others.
As teenagers, they each began playing the guitar and started co-writing songs, eventually adding a drummer and forming a spirited-but-short-lived high-school rock band. Upon graduation, the three friends moved on with their lives and spent the next ten-plus years on informal hiatus.
When Matt, Dan, and Paul reunited in the Dayton, Ohio area in the spring of 2017, they founded Age Nowhere with a musical vision nearly two decades in the making. The band applies rock ‘n roll, country, and blues-driven Americana stylings to songs that venture from harmonious and energetic to ambient and haunting. Monnin, the band’s primary lead vocalist and songwriter, plays rhythm guitar and serves as the band’s de-facto front man.
The Spaugy brothers dial in guitar tones ranging from unmistakably-classic to entirely-experimental; sharing responsibilities as lead guitarists, rhythm players, and multi-instrumentalists. Bassist Matt Terry and drummer Seth Gilliam motivate the foundation of each song, providing an intuitive low-end and subtle rhythmic accents. Terry and Gilliam also provide evocative backing and change-of-pace lead vocals for the group, further diversifying its sound.
Shortly after forming in 2017, the band began work on their debut album, Airport Sounds, which they are preparing to release independently on March 23rd, 2019. The album is inspired by the band’s upbringings in the areas surrounding Dayton, Ohio; a city that was changed forever by the Wright brother’s innovations in flight. Airport Sounds was recorded at Reel Love Record Company in Dayton and was engineered and produced by Patrick Himes, whose album credits are illustrious and fascinating dating back to his work on Ryan Adams’ debut solo album, Heartbreaker. In 2018, Himes’ studio produced more than a dozen releases by Dayton-based acts including Paige Beller, The New Old-Fashioned, Harold Hensley, Kyleen Downes, The Typical Johnsons, Neo American Pioneers, and a standalone single and B-side by Age Nowhere, “Dopamine” and “Even Anarchy.” Airport Sounds sets the stage for another prolific year of releases from Himes’ studio.
In a stranger-than-fiction twist that is neither truly-ironic nor entirely-coincidental, Himes also produced and engineered Shrug’s acclaimed 2005 album, Whole Hog For The Macho Jesus, the fifth track of which is a rockin’ tune titled “Age Nowhere.” Upon founding the band Age Nowhere, Monnin asked Shrug’s Tod Weidner for permission to use the name in an unsolicited Facebook message.
With their first album set to release soon and their second already underway, this band is looking forward to an exciting 2019.
Drummer: Seth Gilliam (Seth Gilliam & The Fake News)
Bassist: Matt Terry (RIND guitarist)
Guitar: Matt Spaugy
Guitar: Dan Spaugy (Neo American Pioneers guitarist)
Vocals and Guitar: Paul Monnin: (Neo American Pioneers keyboardist)
#3 New Sheriff In Town
#4 Airport Sounds
Last week, we hit 700 episodes, a major milestone in the podcasting world! When we’ve hit these milestones in the past, we stopped to take a moment to check in with the state of the podcast now, where we want to go in the future, and to remind you, our listeners, that we’d love to have your feedback as we continue to grow and evolve this regional audio magazine that we’ve curated over the last 6 years and 700 episodes. If you enjoy listening to us regularly, please subscribe on iTunes, or listening platform of your choice. Also please leave us a rating and review!
We just started to host monthly podcaster meet ups with fellow area podcasters. It’s been great to create a real sense of community, and we are excited to take that to the next level at this month’s Dayton Podfest. The event is the brainchild of our own Izzy Rock. He will serve as Master of Ceremonies throughout the day which includes a workshop, networking and live podcasts. Join us for as long as you can on March 30, 2019 (schedule below). Podfest tickets $10. Workshop & Podfest tickets $20.
2:00-4:00pm: Podcasting Workshop hosted by The Izzy Rock.
During the workshop, Izzy will be joined by fellow Dayton podcasters to walk you through the various stages of creating and maintaining a podcast, share tips & tricks to grow your audience, along with a Q&A session.
4:00 -10:30 pm: Dayton Podfest:
4:00-5:00 pm: Podcast Networking – meet with vendors and fellow podcasters
5:00-10:30 pm: Live Podcasts from 6 Dayton-based podcasts
The biggest change on the horizon for Gem City Podcast is that we are in earnest reaching out to sponsors to ensure we have the resources to continue our work in the community. So you may hear a commercial or two in the future. We’ve been unsponsored and grassroots since our inception, which is the main reason that we’ve been able to have to discuss challenging issues in our community. Even though we are taking sponsors, that will not change our commitment to continuing these important and impactful conversations.
If you have ideas for a show or would like to become a sponsor, please message us via our Facebook page or message Libby or Izzy directly at:
Our Monday host, Libby Ballengee discusses how she has evolved as a podcast host, a role she takes more seriously than ever. Over the next batch of 100 episodes, expect more investigative episodes from her, including conversations with all the Montgomery County Commissioners, members of the Dayton School Board, parenting and addiction specialists, as well as fun episodes with Dayton personalities and those doing good work in our region. More than ever, we want our episodes to be useful, interesting, and necessary for people who live in and love Dayton, Ohio!
Libby also fills us in with what she is up to personally. In April, Libby officially launches her Venus Child Productions concerts regularly at the new Brightside Music & Event Center. (See dates below) She is also opening her downtown photo studio, usually booked by corporate and publishing clients, to the public. If you’re in Dayton, and have needs for portrait or commercial photography, feel free to reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 9 – The Nth Power (from New Orleans)
April 19 – This Must Be the Party (a tribute to the Talking Heads) with special guests Ernie Johnson from Detroit
Libby also shares her new found enthusiasm for Pete Buttigieg, the Mayor of South Bend Indiana and presidential hopeful. Reading his book Shortest Way Home describes his experience growing up during the 80s/90s in an industrial “dying” midwestern city. So much about his story is retable to Dayton: the former auto town finding its new identity in a modern world, getting past resentment and looking forward to the future. Lots of great ideas that can be applied to Dayton’s future as well! Recommended reading!
Read his book for free (with Dayton Library) on: https://www.hoopladigital.com/ (app for smart phones too.
Izzy gives love to the Dayton Funnybone, Dayton Dragons Baseball, Age Nowhere, Amber Hargett, among many other things.
Cryztal Grid – “On Fire”
Killa Kev & Kev Nash talk about the latest R. Relly interview, the Antonio Brown trade, LeBron missing the playoffs for the first time in 13 years, and their favorite Biggie memories! Stay connected with the fellas @Dj_Killa_Kev & @1KevNash on twitter & IG! Don’t forget you can find the pod on the Tunein app & stitcher app.
Sound Valley started from the idea of wanting to build Dayton through music, and be part of the culture that’s revitalizing the city. @TheIzzyRock chats with Zac Pitts about his back story and the creation of Sound Valley.
Sound Valley is a community driven initiative with the goal of bringing regional and national attention to Dayton’s vibrant and growing music scene. Sound Valley is a group of Dayton musicians, journalists, promoters, and music supporters who are working to build a vibrant music Scene through promotion and production. We believe that by working together we can put a national spotlight on the natural homegrown talent that exist right here in the Miami Valley.
Thanks to Zac Pitts & Ashley Karsten for creating Sound Valley.
Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Zac Pitts joined the “Living Dayton” team as a host in October of 2015.
He attended Chaminade-Julienne High School and graduated from The University of Dayton with a degree in Electronic Media Communications.
You may have seen Zac before years ago on Dayton’s CW. He appeared on air as “Zac the Intern” and blogged about show’s on Dayton’s CW. He’s thrilled to be back home and work at the station where he got his “foot in the door” in TV. He worked at WDTN-TV shortly after graduating as a “production assistant”. In other words, he basically started his career running teleprompter for Mark Allan!
After some time behind the scenes, Zac took his first (paid) on air job at WLIO-TV in Lima as a morning anchor/reporter. Shortly after that, his career took him farther north to Toledo where he spent two years as a morning reporter at WTVG-TV. Zac comes to Living Dayton from WCPO-TV in Cincinnati where he worked as a morning reporter as well. (Let’s just say he’s thankful “Living Dayton” no longer requires a 2:30am alarm clock).
When Zac’s not working he enjoys playing guitar and recording music with his younger brother, Josh. He’s very into fitness as well. He and his other brother, Jake have their “brotherly bonding time” at the gym. Family is very important to Zac. His parents live in the Springboro area along with their three English Bulldogs, “Dutchess”, “Rosie” and “Daisy”
Zac is thrilled to be a part of a show that showcases the city that helped shaped who he is today! Catch him weekdays at noon alongside Julia Palazzo and Sallie Taylor.
Flee The Valley – “My Name”
Saturday, March 30, 2019
We know you all love the food episodes – so we are back with more! We check in with Lisa Grigsby, who is wearing her Dayton Dining hat in a conversation with our host Libby Ballengee. She is filling us in on all the new restaurants and breweries in the Miami Valley area. Lots of food trucks are upgrading to being full time owners and chefs, and we are now up to19 breweries – just in Montgomery County! Lots to catch up on!
Beesly – “Subterfuge”
Local businesses mentioned in this podcast.
Rapid Fired Pizza, El Toro, la piñata, Flyby BBQ, Zombie Dogz, Melt, Giordano’s Beavercreek, St. Anne the Tart, Gem City Cafe, Fifth Street Brew Pub, Al’s smokehouse bar & grill, Texas Beef & Cattle Company, Offerings ministries Holy Grounds Cafe, Press, Ghostlight Coffee, Wheat Penny Oven and Bar, Eudora Brewing Company, Warped Wing, Alematic Artisan Ales, Branch & Bone Artisanal Ales, Heavier Than Air Brewing Co, Carillon Brewing Company, Hairless Hare, Lock 27, Lucky Star Brewery, Star City Brewing Company, Toxic Brew, Nowhere In Particular, Yellow Springs Brewery, Mother Stewart’s Brewing Co, Devil Wind Brewing, Crooked Handle Brewing Co., Salar Restaurant and Lounge, Century Bar, Watermark Restaurant, RTA, Fusian, Eden Spice, Holly’s Home Cooking
Dayton Dining on Dayton Most Metro: http://www.mostmetro.com/topics/dayton-dining
Dayton Most Metro Community Concert: http://www.mostmetro.com/events
Dayton Dining on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaytonDining/
Dayton Ale Trail: https://www.facebook.com/daytonaletrail/
Mark your calendar!
March 30, 2019
Dayton Podfest: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dayton-podfest-tickets-58450995501?aff=erelexpmlt
Our host Libby Ballengee is hosting a series of cool concerts coming up. Fabulous music & dance parties you don’t want to miss! Tickets are on sale now (links below)!
April 9, 2019
The Nth Power: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-nth-power-tickets-58141327275
April 19, 2019
This Must be the Party: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-must-be-the-party-tickets-58142160768
Keep up with shows here: https://www.facebook.com/VenusChildProductions/
Killa Kev & Kev Nash talk about the crazy cash baseball players are making, debating how important the NFL combine is, the Jordyn Woods/Khloe/Tristan situation. Plus, the upcoming Michael Jackson “Leaving Neverland” documentary. Stay connected with the fellas @Dj_Killa_Kev & @1KevNash on twitter & IG! Don’t forget you can find the pod on the Tunein app & stitcher app.
The Guitar For Heroes Program applies the therapy of learning new skills and meditative power of music to improve the quality of life for our disabled Vets. @TheIzzyRock joined a group of veterans and band members at the Beavercreek VFW to discuss their backgrounds and the new program that began in the Miami Valley in September 2018.
Our History: The Ft Worth Guitars for Heroes Program was introduced by Donna Gerron at the Ft Worth VA Out Patient Clinic Recreation Therapy Services in 2012. The focus of the therapy program is to enhance the lives of the military veteran by providing them with an acoustic guitar and free basic guitar instructions. Through self expression and the healing power of music, it is our intent to restore the feelings of joy and renew their purpose in life after suffering from various traumatic situations.
Our Mission: To encourage all Veterans the Opportunity for self expression and relationship building through music.
Overview: The program is a 12 session (1 hour a week) provided by free instructions, if needed a new acoustic guitar and guitar accessory kit if you can not afford one or is in a hardship. It’s in a structured program run by volunteers. It’s is overseen by a recreational therapist at the Ft Worth VA Out Patient Clinic.
History of Program: Program was started in 2012, in the first few years there was two 12 week course a year. Winter session starting in January and a fall session starting in September. All these are beginner classes. Last couple years we have added an intermediate class for those veterans who wanted a few more classes. For each class per 12 week session we sign up 12 to 18 veterans.
Since the beginning of the program, Jan 2012. There has been over 500 veterans gone through the Guitars for Heroes program. That’s so amazing. So many veterans dealing with PTSD, TBI, Stroke and other medical issues.
Ft Worth Guitars 4 Heroes Band was started many years ago after the 12 week session would end. But it was more like a group. One of the major supporters from even from the beginning was the Ft worth Elks Lodge. So after the 12 week course of instruction and learning a couple 3 songs, the Elks would invite the Guitars for Heroes over to play for them and have dinner with them at the Lodge.
Now with the chance to start the second Guitars for Heroes Program is great. Dayton OH just happen to be the place since Ron Burns was relocating there. Jan 2019, the first session for the Dayton Guitars for Heroes will start the Guitar classes. Also The Dayton Guitars 4 Heroes Band was established.
Thanks to Wayne, Art, Al, Tyrone, and Ron for sharing their story.
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Dayton Guitar For Heroes – Oh Can’t You See
Scott Ervin, The Kid Whisperer™ has a passion for improving the lives of teachers, parents, caregivers, and the children they serve. His career has been devoted to education and helping children succeed.
Scott has over a decade of experience dealing with troubled and at-risk children on a daily basis and brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to his work.
Scott’s engaging, humorous teaching style and straight forward, systematic approach paves the way for worry free discipline which in turn, builds children’s confidence and critical thinking skills.
@TheIzzyRock finds questions from the Subreddit r/Teachers and without previous knowledge of the questions, gets Scott to answer them.
#1 What are some of your unpopular opinions as a Teacher?
#2 How do you deal with imposter syndrome?
#3 I Became The Teacher I Never Wanted To Be
#4 What are your must have apps/sites that you use?
#5 Most ridiculous rule you have seen?
Sam At Eleven does the intro/outro
Killa Kev & Kev Nash recap a crazy week! That included Jussie Smollett updates, R. Kelly getting arrested on new sexual abuse charges, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution after getting a “Happy Ending”. Zion Williamson’s Nike shoe blowout, and getting your addiction phone in check. Plus, the Klan is coming to town! Stay connected with the fellas @Dj_Killa_Kev & @1KevNash on twitter & IG! Don’t forget you can find the pod on the Tunein app & stitcher app.