Dayton went through some tough times in 2019, but through community, will power, and determination we made it through to 2020. Libby Ballengee reflects on 2019 and we wrap up the podcast with a song from Salvadore Ross.
On this episode Killa finally sees “Queen & Slim, Aye Dizzle says there is no hype for Kevin Hart’s new Netflix docuseries, Nash updates to an iPhone 11. Plus they fellas talk about bad Christmas gifts, and their top 10 songs of 2019! 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.
GoodnightGoodnight is an atmospheric, shoegaze band from Dayton, OH. They have been compared to bands like Beach House, Cocteau Twins, DIIV, and MBV.
They’re joining us on the podcast to talk about their new EP, I Love You Fiercely
This with Kev Nash & DJ Killa Kev are back talking about Killa’s leg injury and retirement from impact sports, Nash getting hacked, best & worst excuses for missing work! Plus, Trotwood High School, Ohio St, Steelers & Bengals football talk! 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.
We at Gem City Podcast first learned about the Gem City Market in July of 2017, when the co-op was first getting started. See episode 443: http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3179
Two and a half years later, we get an update on the progress of GCM from Kenya Baker, the Community Engagement Manager for Co-op Dayton. Kenya was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Dayton during her childhood. She has worked as a teacher in Dayton public schools for the past fifteen years. She is also a serial entrepreneur and author of several children’s books. In 2017, she was inspired by the Gem City Market project to join the cooperative movement. She believes in the power of community and worker ownership to transform Dayton’s neighborhoods and residents’ lives, and she works to get people involved in the Gem City Market and other cooperative projects. Kenya received her Master’s of Education from the University of Dayton and her BS from Wilberforce University.
The Gem City Market will be a vibrant, community-centered, full-service grocery store located along lower Salem Avenue, near downtown Dayton. The store will feature affordable, quality, kitchen staples, including well-stocked fresh produce and meat departments, as well as specialty, local and organic products that make the store a unique draw. Well-trained and friendly worker-owners will ensure exceptional service, and a community space will offer healthy food and nutrition classes and programing accessible to all. The Market is estimated to be open October 2020.
The Gem City Market project is a community-led initiative coordinated by Co-op Dayton. Co-op Dayton was founded in 2015 by members of the Dayton community committed to the twin missions of addressing Dayton’s food crisis and incubating cooperative businesses to bring sustainable jobs to Dayton. The Co-op Dayton steering committee includes residents of the neighborhoods where the store will be located, as well as a diverse set of representatives from Dayton anchor organizations, including universities, healthcare and faith institutions.
A member-owner is a community member who chooses to purchase a membership share of the store. Member-owners will co-own the store with employee-owners. Anyone can shop at the Gem City Market, but only member-owners will be able to vote in annual meetings, elect and serve as members of the board of directors, and have access to member-only discounts.
Become a member-owner by purchasing your share today! We have a one-person, one-share, one-vote policy, but you can contribute more than the cost your membership by gifting shares or donating directly to Gem City Market. Donations will support memberships for Daytonians facing economic hardship and contribute to our fundraising goals. Donations made directly to the cooperative are not tax deductible.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
We will need the ideas, skills, expertise, and passion from the community to ensure GCM’s success. In an effort to capitalize on these assets, we will be conducting a capacity inventory to keep track all of the different and unique ways people can contribute to this project. More information about the capacity inventory is coming soon.
There will also be opportunities for community loans, for those willing to loan us money for a period of time, with payment and interest all due at the end of the term. More information about community loans is coming soon.
FIND OUT MORE!
c/o CO-OP Dayton
840 Germantown St
Dayton, OH 45402
Kev Nash & DJ Killa Kev continue their conversation with DJ Skno about his legendary career! Which includes DJing clubs, concerts, across the United States, becoming a member of The Core DJs, and his decision to retire! 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.
What might indie rock sound like if the ‘80s had followed the ‘90s? Would The Smiths and Depeche Mode sound different if they had been inspired by Mother Love Bone and Deftones? Of course, we’ll never know– but Dayton, Ohio’s Praey is having fun with the question.
Formed in 2015 from the remains of Where the Nameless Dwell (goth/shoegaze) and Butterfly Sting (alternative rock/blues), Praey was challenged to form a cohesive style from disparate elements. Synths and loops brought out shared ‘80s influences and the band test-drove its hybrid sound through 2016-17, supporting fellow Ohio artists Goodnight Goodnight, Curse of Cassandra, and Echo Mecca, as well as regional touring artists.
Local critic Mike Ritchie writes, “Praey could be described as half techno-rock fusion and half tribute to the sounds of ‘80s gothic style, with mixes of The Cure, Siouxsie, [and] Duran Duran, with some Eurythmical elements…Originals range from atmospheric to ambient, with hints of shoegaze and a goth club dance floor after midnight vibe with moods of beautiful depression to multi-emotional blood-letting.” (CoveringTheScene.com, 2016.) Dr. Blu adds, “If I had to absolutely describe [Praey] I’d have to say it sounds as if David Bowie, Jim Morrison and Robert Smith got together and wrote the soundtrack to The Breakfast Club, but Pink Floyd performed it.” (RadioLoveZ, 2019.)
With their foundation in place, Praey enhanced its rock leanings with the addition of guitarist Steven Wyatt (Enkiridian) in 2017. The group then returned to their studio to rewrite and record. “The first batch of songs we chose to record represent the styles and genres we’re playing with,” explains drummer Nat Jobe. “Jeff [Linder, guitar] brings the noise and shoegaze, Charlie [Andrews, bass] brings the thick, sludgy bottom, Steven [Wyatt, guitar] brings the big rock riffs and solos, and Bryan [Campbell, vocals] brings THE VOICE. Nothing against the rest of us, but it’s worth coming to a Praey show just to hear Bryan.”
“Lyrically, my themes range from the personal, to the social and political, but I try to keep meanings ambiguous and explore the in-between spaces,” explains Campbell. “Some of our material is on the darker side, but we still have fun with it–and we hope our listeners have fun too. Everyone struggles, but we can struggle together. Connection is what gets us through and I hope our listeners connect with us and each other.”
As the band releases its first set of recordings, Praey is reintroducing itself and reconnecting with fans. “We want to get back out there,” says Campbell, “and if there are any producers or labels who dig what we’re doing–bookers, agents, promoters, licensers, podcasters, playlist managers—whoever, whatever, big or small—if you hear something you like, let’s connect.”
Longtime listeners know how much the hosts of the Gem City Podcast love and support the Dayton music scene. So when @DaytonLocalMus2 DaytonLocalMusic.com popped up on the radar, which is a website devoted to the promotion of local music in the Dayton, Ohio region, we had to find out more!
In this episode, our host Libby Ballengee interviews fellow music lover Theo Gainey, who started this website and blog. Who is he? What inspired him to start this website? How does he hope it will help the local music community? What music does he love personally? We explore all this and more! Enjoy!
Learn more: DaytonLocalMusic.com
Kev Nash & DJ Killa Kev talk with DJ Skno about his legendary career! Which includes DJing clubs, concerts, across the United States, becoming a member of The Core DJs, and his decision to retire! 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.