The fellas are back recapping their Valentine’s Day, an awesome All-Star Saturday Night with Aaron Gordon being robbed in the dunk contest! The stripper Gena Sky literally falls from the top of the pole breaks her jaw & starts a Go Fund Me! Plus, could Wright St and UD play in the NCAA tournament. Plus, the fellas give their thoughts on Dwyane Wade’s 12-year-old identifying as a female & much more! 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.
NO balance makes music for The People. The People aren’t happy about it. They stop by DATV to chat with @TheIzzyRock
Eric Bluebaum: Vocals, Guitar
Jacob Shope: Drums
Cody Lee Clark: Bass, Vocals
Ur So Ducked
Andy Ingram is the founder of Poptek Records, as well as a songwriter and member of XL427. He chats with @theizzyrock about life, Poptek, music, getting the West Nile Virus and so much more.
“Thee Attack” is the long-awaited sophomore release from XL427, that is if anyone knew that the drummer from Kris N., Jill & Micah, Second Best, Ruetschle and the head of Poptek Records had his own band. The debut, “Yesterdays Forever”, featuring the voice of Poptek’s Andy Ingram supported by members of all the aforementioned bands as well as the drummer from Shrug and Human Cannonball, came out way back in 2008. Ingram explains why, “I take forever to write songs just because as much as I love crafting a good melody, it so easy for me to do work concerning the label or for my friends’ bands instead. Plus surviving West Nile took a lot out of me for about five years. I procrastinate at everything and during that time I was even crafting my resignation from all my bands and the label. I just never got around to quitting. The hope that I would recover that I was cynically holding on to eventually came true.”
“Thee Attack” is an ominous title for a batch of songs that are much darker than the retro-happy debut of XL427. “Sad songs make me happy, but beyond that, getting sick changes your perspective on a lot of life. All but one of these songs are borne of that struggle, though I still try to write really catchy choruses.”
Share in the melodic delusionment as Poptek Records releases the new full-length from XL427, “Thee Attack”
The Surprise Party
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
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.”
The Paint Splats aka Brandon Berry stops by DATV to chat with @TheIzzyRock about the release of his new album. “You’ve got an LA sound. It’s not quite New York, and you’re definitely not Southern. You’re just LA. It screams, I’M CRAZY and I’m OUTSIDE!”
Join The Paint Splats in celebrating the release of their first full-length record! Featuring John Dubuc’s Guilty Pleasures. $10 at the door, $7 advanced at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-paint-splats-album-release-wjohn-dubucs-guilty-pleasures-tickets-74685176373
#1 I Gutted My VCR
#2 One Left Shoe
#3 Big Megatron Screen
#4 Cut The Cord
Kevin Serey stops by DATV to chat with @TheIzzyRock about the release of his new album. Kevin Serey (& Friends) – “Tales From The Horseshoe Lounge” which features a cast of talented musicians and friends who came together to produce a great album and great mix of Appalachian murder ballads, old-timey blues numbers, Americana, folk, mountain music, bluegrass and overall foot stomping music featuring string instruments.
#1 Two Banjos
#2 The Ballad of Emmett Lee
#3 Love Is Coming Down the Line
#4 Carolina Moonshiner
The Simple Path of Wealth
Local Music Dayton intro with Brandon Berry
Two-day tickets are $15 in advance and one-day tickets are $10 at the door. Cover starts both days at 7 pm. This show is all ages, with guests under 18 requiring a guardian.
Presale Tickets end on Thursday, November 7 at 11:30pm.
Produced by Ten High Productions.
New World Natives is an American rock band featuring members of ThunderTaker and Risen From the Fall. Known for their combination of progressive rock and pop, the band also uses elements of metal, jazz, and funk to layer their songs. “Not Entirely Evil” is the first single from the band’s debut album and only hints at their talent and future promise.
Listen at https://www.newworldnatives.com/
Not Entirely Evil
Call of the Void
On Friday, November 1, the Yellow Cab Tavern is excited to host New World Natives for their debut album release show with support from BROTHERS in ARMS BAND, RIND, and Motel Faces. Cover starts at 8pm and music at 9pm with tickets at $7 in advance and $10 at the doors.
Tickets are available at https://www.soundvalleydayton.com/events/new-world-natives-album-release
Brothers in Arms Band
Brothers in Arms have fully absorbed decades of influences ranging from the heavy classic sounds of Black Sabbath to the soulful grooves of Gov’t Mule and the likes of Brothercane. These influences have all filtered through their original blend of musical perspective.
Listen at http://brothersinarmsband.com/
RIND is influenced by a wide range of rock music from 50’s to current artists, creating a unique sound, allowing them to breathe new life into many familiar styles. Since their debut, RIND has quickly become a staple in the Dayton and Tri-State music communities.
Listen at https://rockisnotdead.bandcamp.com/
Motel Faces wants to bring back the age of attitude, sex, and larger than life style associated with Rock and Roll. There’s no shame left for the stage after the group is through with each set; Thundering drums, infectious bass grooves, lightning guitar solos, and an in your face stage show are the signature features that define the Motel Faces experience.
Listen at https://motelfaces.com/
Cover starts at 8pm and tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at doors. Advanced tickets close on Thursday, October 31 at 11:30pm.
Produced by Ten High Productions.
Stark Folk Band is a rock band from the Miami Valley. They’ve recently released, When Odysseus Wept, “Our conception of this album was that of a classic ten song rock album, like those of 1970’s, which take the listener on a journey. The songs were developed over multiple years and much care was put into the sequencing of the album, thus the vinyl format is the ideal way to “experience it”
Brady Lee Burkett & Ryan Shaffer have been home-recording for some twenty-odd years, under various names including A Landscape Yesterday, Stark Folk & Stark Folk Band. Current members also include bassist Dave Jurcsisn & drummer Jeremy Malchow.