Killa Kev & Kev Nash recap their time at the Gem City Pod Fest, Jussie Smollet having all 16 charges dropped, is surviving Cardi B outrage real or fake, Nash schooling Killa on Marvel Comic Book movies. Plus, two crazy stories from Kev Nash! 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.
Performing under the moniker BJSR, Benjamin J S Rivet weaves intricate guitar, looped beatboxing and layered vocals into a seamless expression of emotion. He has been cutting his musical teeth in Ohio for the last decade since moving from the MI to study music at the U of Dayton. A 6-month cruise ship performance opportunity, robust Freshman EP, several successful music video releases and a handful of Midwest and National tours, Rivet has been paying his dues and honing his skills in the ever-changing modern music scene. Whether it’s with his guitar, his looping station and beatboxing, or with a variety of band arrangements, Rivet’s baritone voice and indie, folk, pop influences are the connective tissue behind “BJSR”. With a strong emphasis of artistic collaboration, his “Solo” project continues to showcase up-and-coming talent in the fields of music, video, photography and fine arts to tell a story of growing up a “Lover”.
#1 The Lover
#3 Follow The Leader
#4 The Runner
Dayton Podfest Live Part 1 For April Fools Day. We put a lot of time and effort in creating the Podcast Workshop and Dayton Podfest 2019. Thank you for all who attended.
Thank you to Carly & Hamilton from Brightside. That venue is amazing.
Thank you to our Family and friends, who support our passions.
Shoutouts and new podcasts
Matt from Wrestling With Fatherhood
Zack from The Warrior Path Podcast from Huber Heights Schools
Tony Peters from Icon Fetch
Hunter from Guess Who’s Coming
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Podcast has been submitted to Spotify and iheartradio
:35 Intro by @TheIzzyRock
5:57 Echo Protocol Live Read
22:51 What Had Happened Was… with Amelia Robinson with guests Juliet Fromholt and Tony Peters from WYSO
58:56 You Can’t Make This Up with DJ Killa Kev and Kev Nash of HOT 102.9
Killa Kev & Kev Nash talk about Trotwood winning their first basketball state title, Lonzo Ball having 1.5 million dollars stolen, March Madness, Mike Trout’s 12year $430 million, contract with Angels, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid’s splitting $10 million dollars in NFL settlement. Plus, NBA finals picks! 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.
Amber Hargett has been singing all her life. Growing up, the local church gave her the opportunity to experience the power of music through worship. Later, she became a worship leader in multiple congregations before exploring her own gift for songwriting.
In 2017, Amber wrote a special song for a dear friend as a wedding gift entitled, “Carolina Blue”. The song was well received and many of the wedding reception guests were part of the local Dayton music scene. Before long, Amber was introduced to Patrick Himes and Reel Love Recording Company, and in 2018, began producing her first full-length solo album, “Paper Trail”.
Blending roots, folk, rock, pop and soul sounds into her unique storytelling style, Amber’s writing attempts to balance honesty with empathy and reflect truths about faith, life, and relationships. Her greatest hope is that the songs she writes will encourage those who hear it and inspire them to love others more deeply.
This is most notably demonstrated in the single, “Somebody Loves You”, released in 2018. The song is written as a love letter to the audience and stands as a reminder that every person is valued and loved. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this single goes directly to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
“Paper Trail” will be released to the public following an album debut celebration at the Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton, Ohio on March 30, 2019.
“PAPER TRAIL” by Amber Hargett – Album Credits
WRITING & ARRANGEMENT
Original songs and lyrics written by Amber Hargett
BMI Songwriter – Amber Hargett, 550617136
BMI Publisher – Amber Hargett Music Publishing, 2009534
Musical arrangements by Amber Hargett and Patrick Himes
Produced, engineered and mixed by Patrick Himes,
Reel Love Recording Company, Dayton, OH
Mastered by Alex McCollough, True East Mastering, Nashville, TN
Acoustic Guitar- Amber Hargett, Patrick Himes
Bass- Patrick Himes
Bongos/Congas- Erich Reith
Drums- Patrick Himes, Brian Hoeflich
Electric Guitar- Patrick Himes
Harmonica- Amber Hargett
Horns- Gary D. King, Phil Hutchison, Blair Breitreiter Passino Kazoo- Amber Hargett, Patrick Himes
Keys, Hammond Organ, Toy Piano, Synth- Patrick Himes Rhodes Electric Piano- Trey Stone
Strings- Blair Breitreiter Passino
Synth- Patrick Himes
Upright Bass- Brian Hoeflich
Vocals- Amber Hargett
Miscellaneous found sounds created by
Patrick Himes and Amber Hargett
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 email@example.com.
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