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Stephen Barton is the guitarist/vocalist for local post-metal band Close The Hatch and Izzy Rock stops by to catch up with and find out the goings on of the band since the release of their EP VI on Red Moth Records.
“Close the Hatch continue to evolve and mature with each release, and VI is no exception; the unpredictable, divergent sounds and the conflicting emotions they capture are thoroughly stimulating, and will leave you wanting more.”
Stephen was a guest on Episode 234, Episode 170, and Episode 100.
Intro/Outro – II
#2 The Black Art of Knowing
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Enkiridian is a metal band from Dayton, Ohio. Since 2012 this Red Moth Records band have been putting out heavy music. The five band members join us for this hilarious Storyteller Episode.
Shaun Hall – Drums
Jeff Horner – Vocals
Cody Clark – Bass
Andy Reo – Guitars
Jonn Er – Guitars
Produced by Izzy Rock – @TheIzzyRock on Social Media
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Recorded at Folio Design Haus, 411 East Fifth Street, Suite 300, Dayton, Ohio, 45402
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Close The Hatch is a Post-Metal act from Dayton, Ohio.
They’re four people making noise with instruments,
think Deftones meets Isis(Band).
Influences include the bands Isis, Cult Of Luna, Deftones , Mastodon , NIN, Explosions In The Sky, Meshuggah, and Neurosis.
The Nighttime Pugilist
When Streetlights Die
“When Aaron Turner significantly scaled back operations with Hydra Head a couple of years back, it felt like a giant blow to the post-metal community. Luckily he lumbered back onto the scene last year with the bone-crushing Sumac debut, and with genre giants Neurosis gearing up for an album release later this year, 2016 is primed to be a calendar year for thinking-man’s metal. An early taste of what’s to come in 2016 for post-metal is a recent release by Ohio outfitClose The Hatch.
Formed in 2011 in Dayton, Ohio, Close The Hatch are the creative child of Steve Barton, who also owns CTH’s boutique label Red Moth Records. The band has shared the stage with such varied acts as Weedeater, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Windhand, but a quick listen immediately brings to mind their post-metal contemporaries listed in the opening paragraph, as well as the recently regrouped Cult of Luna (also set to release a new album in 2016) and another Turner classic project, Isis. Their latest EP Death & Resistance was recorded after going through the ultimate (and far too common) musician’s nightmare: 90% of their gear was stolen while on tour in June 2015.
Luckily, through financial donations and borrowed or donated gear, Close The Hatch were able to regroup and forge ahead. The silver lining to any hardship is almost always growth, and it is evident here in tracks like “The Nighttime Pugilist.” A fist-draggingly sludgy wall of distortion pulls down from below Barton’s gritty growl wretching out scenes from a bane landscape: “Daylight lives in a vacuum, and I never sleep.” The shortened, direct urgency of the song-writing coupled with more advanced recording techniques and better musicianship serve to make this EP the band’s best, heaviest work to date.
Stream Death & Resistance below via Bandcamp.”
Music Connection Dayton says, “Really enjoying hearing these guys play! They are an experimental metal band blending a lot of different styles into their sound. They have a lot of progressive metal as well: forging new ways of playing, having new ideas on what Metal should be, and taking it to the next level. At first it sounds soft, and then the voice comes at you like a battering ram, letting you know it’s DEFinitely NOT soft. It reminds me also of other melodic metal, creating a picture or a work of art within the music. Their music sounds surreal when they slow down the tempo and it features the great bass lines. Guitar solos that light up the atmosphere, and the drums are dynamic.”
Produced by Izzy Rock
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Recorded at Folio Design Haus at 411 East Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Young Reese Dude @937ReeseDude is an independent hip-hop artist from Dayton, OH. He stops by DATV to chat with @theizzyrock about growing up in Dayton, influences, and we discuss the album “Reese”, which released on 6-14-2019 and can be streamed everywhere.
Born and raised in Desota Bass Courts, a housing project in Dayton, Ohio, Raysean (YoungReeseDude) Reese was the oldest of his mother’s children and the second oldest of his father’s. He attended Macfarlane Middle School where he played football until he suffered a season ending injury. During that time Reese’s father noticed him rapping and suggested his son start writing some of these lyrics down. With a growing confidence Reese begins freestyle battling at Meadowdale High School where he picked up the name YoungReeseDude and soon everyone would call him that. YoungReeseDude would soon grow very popular on the battling circuit and would leave school to go battle MC’s at other schools. During that same time ReeseDude was introduce to his father childhood friend Christian “Mouzetrapp” Gates who was also and MC and a recording engineer. They got together in the studio and ReeseDude recorded his first mixtape The Natural and later on an assortment of other mixtapes. ReeseDude is currently and always working on new material and his music can be found on various websites such as soundcloud.com, reverbnation.com, Datpiff.com etc… He credits some of his influences to being Jay-Z, Biggie Smalls, Tupac, and Big Daddy Kane. For Booking Info and Contact Info you can email Him at Rayseanreese@gmail.com Or Call Him at 937-301-6154. Twitter info: www.twitter.com/937reesedude and Facebook Info: www.facebook.com/youngereesedude
#1 Role Model
Running for Congress is not a path to be taken lightly. It takes a large amount of courage, ideas, solutions, relationships and cash. Despite the obstacles and intensity, an influx of women ran for Congress in 2018, most of them first time candidates. In Dayton, local entrepreneur Theresa Gasper challenged Republican Mike Turner for our House of Representatives seat. Although Turner won re-election in our very gerrymandered district, Gasper came the closest to upsetting this longtime incumbent.
In this episode with catch up with Theresa, to ask her about her campaign experience, her advice to other would-be candidates and her thoughts on the current state of politics, including gun control legislation after the mass shooting.
About Theresa Gasper
Theresa grew up in Dayton’s South Park neighborhood, as the youngest of four siblings. She is a proud fourth-generation Daytonian and small business owner, having established two successful businesses in the Miami Valley. Her father, Bill, instilled in her the values of hard work, grit and determination. He worked for a local hardware store after losing his longtime job at age 55 and then bought and operated a framing shop. Theresa’s mother, Wanda, managed former Rep. Chuck Whalen’s district office and showed her the importance of public service. Theresa’s earliest memories involve passing out the Barbara Whalen Cookbook at the Montgomery County Fair and delivering Chuck’s newsletters door-to-door on weekends. Taking a page out of her father’s book, Theresa bought a local telephone-answering service as a young mother and built it into the largest business center in Dayton over the course of 14 years. For the past 12 years through her current company, Full Circle Development, she has worked to make Dayton a better place by reinvesting in and renovating homes that have fallen into disrepair in light of the housing crisis. Theresa’s passion for her home of Southwest Ohio drives her activism. Her extensive background in housing advocacy includes service on community boards that educate first-time homebuyers, coach existing homeowners through loan modification, and organize volunteer repairs for elderly homeowners. Theresa resides in Beavercreek with her husband Dave and two cats. She is a diehard UD Flyers fan.
The Boxcar Suite- The Power
Theresa’s Congressional Website – https://www.gasperforcongress.com/
SleekoGotBars aka SGB is a Dayton rapper who’s just released a new project called, Unlimited Vibes. He stops by DATV to chat with @TheIzzyRock
Born during one of his mother’s three prison sentences, and raised around drugs, alcohol and prostitution until the age of five, SleekoGotBars’s struggles are something that influence his music, but his approach to amplifying these struggles is what sets him apart from other rappers. “Some run away from the pain of the struggle and indulge in drugs and hide behind face tattoos. I’m giving you free game on how to maneuver around the road blocks life puts in your way because I’ve experienced all of it,” said Sleeko.
Raised in Dayton, Ohio, music was always a part of SleekoGotBars’s DNA. Both of his parents sang lead vocals in rock bands, and he grew up with everything from Nirvana to Jay-Z blaring out of the speakers in his home. At age thirteen, after being taken to a recording studio by a friend, he began making music. Not too long after Sleeko went through a rebellious stage and was suspended from school. He was then forced to choose between rap music and his home. Sleeko ultimately chose his passion and found himself homeless, moving around from couch to couch because of it.
With a razor sharp delivery and a rapid fire flow, Sleeko is inspired by early T.I. and Lil Wayne, Freddy Mercury and Chad Bennington. In 2010, under the moniker of Young Dash, Sleeko released his first mixtape, Life On The Edge, and followed that project up with projects in 2011, 2012, and 2014 (projects in 2012 and 2014 were released under the name Sleeko Dash).
#1 Murder She Wrote
#2 I Won’t Fold
#3 American Dad
#4 No Pain No Gain
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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
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