Photo: MediaMoments.com / Peter Wine
Dayton OH – January 22, 2010
We were expecting good things at McGuffy’s House of Rock when we arrived last week, and they delivered. Big time.
Now, the first band on a four-band-bill always has some challenges to face.
First, is that you play, well, first.
This week, though, being first had an additional challenge because the show started earlier than many at McGuffy’s.
Given that McGuffy’s many regulars have been ‘trained’ to show up for the first show at 9pm, the crowd was a bit more sparse than they would have liked.
As the first ‘big’ show of the year, holiday-spenditis* may have had a hand in that as well.
After 9pm, the crowd began to pick up.
The first band can sometimes be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of music to come. This was not the case last week.
New Jersey’s Spider Rockets came out strong, and got better as they fell into a groove.
Johnny Nap on lead guitar had moments that could rival headliner Marc Rizzo.
Followed by Hollows End, Chapter of Progress and Marc Rizzo it was a great night of music.
Another night of metal madness is on tap tonight.
Headlined by Springfield’s Devium, here’s what Devium says about themselves on their MySpace page:
“Devium is a melodic metal band from West-Central Ohio. Their brand of metal infuses elements of hardcore and hard rock. Drawing upon influences from Alice in Chains to DevilDriver, their sound is comprised of hard and heavy metal injected riffs wrapped in inspired melody.”
“The harmonized guitar runs and thunderous rhythm section blend with vocals that range from angry growls to rock n’ roll leads.”
“This band prides itself on making music for metal heads and the masses alike.”
“Their lyrics deal with the darker corners of the human existence and demand strength, self-reliance, and action of all who listen.”
Also scheduled are Final Analysis and The Score.
Doors open Friday at 7pm, show starts at 10pm. Tickets are $5 21+, $8 18-20. Ages 18+ with ID.
Saturday, check out Gary Jeffries Band and State Your Cause.
* holiday-spenditis is a condition that causes the victim to spend all of their money during the holidays, and usually a bit more. This causes the first few weeks of the new year to have less available disposable income. It typically cures itself as more holiday bills are paid.
For first timers, you’ll find McGuffy’s House of Rock at 5418 Burkhardt Rd in Dayton. Call ‘em at 256-3005.
On the Web
Spider Rockets MySpace page
McGuffy’s House of Rock web page
Purchase tickets online
Other shows at McGuffy’s
Marc Rizzo at McGuffy’s photos
(including Hollows End, Chapter of Progress and Spider Rockets)
Photos from In This Moment concert 11/21/09 (part 1)
Photos from the Kittie concert 10/23/2009
Metal four pack rock’s it at McGuffy’s last night
Photos from In This Moment concert 11/21/09 (part 2)
Photos from the Skid Row Concert (9/19/09)
including Desalitt and The Mighty Swine
PerilEyes at McGuffy’s House of Rock (Part 1 – 9/11/2009)
PerilEyes at McGuffy’s House of Rock (Part 2 – 9/11/2009)
Seconds Fall at McGuffy’s House of Rock (08/13/09)
Mind Drop at McGuffy’s House of Rock (9/11/2009)
National Headcase at McGuffy’s House of Rock (9/11/2009)
Ithika and Bronson Hetzer at McGuffy’s House of Rock (37/2009)