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I'm not aware of a thread to celebrate Ohio's connection to popular music. This has the potential to be a long thread!

 

Here's a start, Mark Kozelek's tribute to growing up in Massillon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^That's pretty much all that is covered by that thread.  But performers from Ohio is a separate and distinct category I guess

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Dayton has produced endless talent, particularly in funk/soul music.  From the Ohio Players, Lakeside, Heatwave, and the incomparable Shirley Murdock to the more modern Van Hunt, John Legend, and CeCe Peniston.  And I gotta give a shout out to Midnight Star from Cincinnati.  You know even in the hood when you hear "Freak-A-Zoid," it's a party.

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I never liked these guys but they're still around (like vampires)

 

TWIST AND SHOUT!

It’s Second Chance Prom time

Sat. May 17, 8:30 to 1:00

The Modulators!

Off the Ave, 1546 Knowlton St.

Sliding scale – 10.00 to 20.00

BYOB, mixers available for sale.

 

I think this was some kind of local hit in the Cincinnati area in the 80s

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Ed Davis, Cincinnati 1979 opening for the Customs with 'Keith Richards is Dead'.

I saw this band around this time when they opened for Patti Smith at Bogarts.

When Bogarts had a restaurant....

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Ha ha you are forgiven! KEXP is awesome and wish we had something similar around these parts.

 

Anyhow, some ex-pat Cincy guys are doing well in Brooklyn/NYC. [i just saw mkeller mentioned them above]

 

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Flat on My Face by Lodestar, Springfield 1979

https://app.box.com/shared/ap1yf1u1i7

International Harvester/Navistar beinga big employer, the band's name came from one of their cabs, the Loadstar. The recording was produced by a band member's uncle, Jimmy Crain from Lima who worked on the Springfield police force after his musical career fizzled out. Jimmy recorded Shig a Shag around 1957.

The Lodestar single was pressed by Rite Records in Cincinnati or Evendale or something...

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Bradley Kincaid, not a native Ohioan but settled here in the 50s?

He introduced a lot of folks nationwide to bluegrass & folk. He played The Grand ol Opry. His music store in Springfield opened in 1955. While I bought it secondhand, that's where my TBird came from

:-)

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Loved the episode of the Anthony Bourdain show in Cleveland where he went to watch surfers in the winter.

 

Me too ;-)

 

...I wonder why. :)

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^ One of Anthony Bourdain's most favorite episodes!

 

There was nobody quite like The Cramps. Fronted by Lux Interior aka Erick Purkhiser (RIP) from Akron OH.

 

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Cleveland's Kid Cudi- Day 'N' Nite was a summertime anthem a few years ago...

 

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Here are a few from SW Ohio.....

Cincy: Afghan Whigs, The National, Midnight Star, The Deele, Walk the Moon, Heartless Bastards

Dayton: Guided by Voices, The Breeders

 

The Whigs on KEXP after they reunited:

 

One of the newer songs from The National:

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Here are a few from SW Ohio.....

Cincy: Afghan Whigs

 

Damn Dulli and Curley are looking old.  And its really the Twilight Singers with Curley on bass now right?  Or close.  But they still sound good.  Props to Cincinnati for delivering one of the most intriguing bands of the 90's.

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