Maddie & Tae Girl Scouts night event sells out in first day

Published: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 12:03 PM
Updated: Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 3:10 PM

Maddie & Tae to headline Girl Scouts of America night at Rose Music Center on Aug. 3, 2017. CONTRIBUTED
Maddie & Tae to headline Girl Scouts of America night at Rose Music Center on Aug. 3, 2017. CONTRIBUTED

The good news?

Maddie & Tae are coming back to Dayton, this time as a headline act, in Girl Scouts of America night at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.

The concert will also feature Alex Angelo.

The bad news? The concert sold out in its first day.

Rose Music Center announced Friday afternoon that the tickets, which went on sale to general public at 11 a.m., are sold out. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m.

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What Lifehouse told us before their big weekend concert at Rose Music Center 

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Lifehouse, (left to right) Steve Stout, Jason Wade, Bryce Soderberg and Rick Woolstenhulme, brings its co-headlining tour with Switchfoot to the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Saturday, July 29. CONTRIBUTED
Lifehouse, (left to right) Steve Stout, Jason Wade, Bryce Soderberg and Rick Woolstenhulme, brings its co-headlining tour with Switchfoot to the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Saturday, July 29. CONTRIBUTED

For rockers Lifehouse, 2017 continues to be an extended season of change. After a hiatus for solo projects and family time, the band is back with a new “Greatest Hits” album and its first tour is six years.

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Jason Wade (lead vocals, guitar) and Bryce Soderberg (bass, vocals) discussed the return of Lifehouse and the current co-headlining tour with Switchfoot, which stops at the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Saturday, July 29.

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Wade: “We’re all like 37 or 38 now, and we started out when we were teenagers — so we just needed a break. You can feel it when bands get older and you can tell they’ve lost the passion for it. It’s not as fun for the fans when they’re just going through the motions to pay their bills.”

Soderberg: “We’re at a place right now where we’re super excited to get back on this tour and get in front of crowds we haven’t been in front of in six or seven years. It becomes fresh again and the songs have a whole new life to them.

Wade: “The band has been together for 17 years and we have seven albums so it felt like a great time to put out a greatest hits package. It’s been a lifetime so we wanted to reflect on the time we put into this.”

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Lifehouse, (left to right) Rick Woolstenhulme, Bryce Soderberg, Jason Wade and Steve Stout, brings its co-headlining tour with Switchfoot to the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Saturday, July 29. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

Soderberg: “Since we haven’t done a tour in so long we’re going through all the songs and trying get a lot of our greatest hits in there. We want the show to be fresh. It’s going to be really fun. We’re happy to get back out and play for an audience that we haven’t played for in the United States in quite a long time.”

Wade: “Our touring experience has always been to make the album and then go promote it. We’d always play seven or eight tracks off the new album we were promoting. For this one it’s going to be fun because the pressure is off. We’re not worrying about trying to have a Top 40 hit or anything like that. I’ve always been a fan of Switchfoot so when they reached out about a co-headlining tour it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get the wheels rolling again.”

Soderberg: “We’ve been warming up to the idea of starting to write songs for a new album. We’ll probably start that as soon as this tour is over. We’re really looking forward to the next couple of years because we’re independent so it’s really wide open for us right now.”

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WANT TO GO?

Who: Lifehouse and co-headliners Switchfoot with opener Brynn Elliott

Where: Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 29

Cost: $23.50-$53

More info: 937-228-2323 or www.ticketmaster.com

Artist info: www.lifehousemusic.com

Andy Gabbard: Buffalo Killers guitarist releases new solo album

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 12:00 AM


            Buffalo Killers guitarists Andy Gabbard, performing at the Yellow Cab Bldg. in Dayton on Friday, July 28, released his second solo album, Plenum Castle on July 14. CONTRIBUTED
Buffalo Killers guitarists Andy Gabbard, performing at the Yellow Cab Bldg. in Dayton on Friday, July 28, released his second solo album, Plenum Castle on July 14. CONTRIBUTED

Andy Gabbard gets to inject his share of sweet melodies into his work with Buffalo Killers, the band he co-fronts with his brother Zach. Of course, those songs have to fit into that group’s framework of early-’70s-style guitar rock.

That’s not a concern when Gabbard strikes out on his own.

The Dayton-based musician, performing at the Yellow Cab Building in Dayton on Friday, July 28, released his second solo album, “Plenum Castle” on July 14. It’s pure pop-rock with sing-along choruses and indelible vocal and musical hooks. The dreamy, keyboard-heavy album is quite a departure from Gabbard’s grunge-pop debut, “Fluff” (2015).

“I didn’t want it to sound like my first album,” Gabbard said. “That’s just where I was at, I guess. I didn’t force it or anything but I tried to record it differently. I demoed the songs a lot to try different stuff and do some things I’d never done before. It’s the album I’ve always wanted to make on my own.”

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On songs like “Fireworks,” “The Dance” and “Moonlight Skating,” Gabbard’s lyrics explore dating, young love and other coming-of-age concerns.

“The whole album is super childish,” he said. “In a way it’s kind of a concept album, because of the way my brain was working at the time. Sometimes I’d write a song about one of my kids or somebody presently in my life and then I’d instantly jump back into writing about a school dance in sixth grade. At the time I had a lot of that nostalgic stuff in my head, but I got it out of my system with this record.

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“I’m just trying to be myself and as a big fan of music, it’s really hard to do that sometimes,” Gabbard said. “I’m trying not to be so serious. For a long time, when I was writing songs I felt like I was preaching or trying to teach some kind of lesson. I don’t want to act like I have all this knowledge that I don’t.”

That laid-back approach worked for the prolific songwriter, who has already completed another pair of solo albums. A new Buffalo Killers album will be released in October.

“I have friends that get discouraged when they work hard on something and it comes out and they don’t become a star or something,” he said. “I’ve lost any delusions about that. I really don’t have any goals as an artist but I have so many songs and that’s why I started doing this. It’s been great to have an outlet to get everything out there.”

WANT TO GO?

Who: Andy Gabbard with This Pine Box and Shrug

Where: Yellow Cab Bldg., 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton

When: 8 p.m. Friday, July 28

Cost: General admission $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets for 21 and younger are $12 in advance, $15 at the door

More info: www.yellowcabtavern.com

Artist info: www.facebook.com/andygabbardmusic

Tonight’s Sammy Hagar concert is officially sold out

Published: Monday, December 12, 2016 @ 12:10 PM
Updated: Monday, June 05, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

Sammy Hagar and the Circle perform at SunFest on Thursday, April 30, 2015 in West Palm Beach. (Madeline Gray / The Palm Beach Post)
Madeline Gray/The Palm Beach Post
Sammy Hagar and the Circle perform at SunFest on Thursday, April 30, 2015 in West Palm Beach. (Madeline Gray / The Palm Beach Post)(Madeline Gray/The Palm Beach Post)

Rock and Roll legend Sammy Hagar and his band The Circle will rock Rose Music Center tonight June 5, 2017.

But tickets for the show are officially sold out, Rose Music Center announced this morning.

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For almost 40 years, Sammy Hagar has been one of rock music's most dynamic and prolific artists. From breaking into the industry with the seminal hard rock band Montrose, to his multiplatinum solo career to his ride as the front man of Van Halen, the “Red Rocker” has set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written with songs like "I Can't Drive 55," "Right Now," and "Why Can't This Be Love." 

He’s earned the highest respect of the music industry with a Grammy Award and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Van Halen and is currently on his fourth platinum run with the super group Chickenfoot. Along his journey, Hagar has also become a dedicated philanthropist, a New York Times best-selling author and auspicious entrepreneur.

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Hagar first burst onto the scene in San Francisco as the lead singer of Montrose. Following a string of eight solo albums culminating in several platinum efforts and hundreds of sold out concert appearances across the country, Hagar joined Van Halen in 1985 and took the band to unprecedented heights, including four consecutive No.1 albums before the band broke up in the mid-nineties. He later returned to Van Halen to lead a triumphant 2004 reunion tour.

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WANT TO GO?

WHAT: Sammy Hagar and The Circle — SOLD OUT

WHEN: Monday, June 5, 2017. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Rose Music Center at The Heights, 6800 Executive Boulevard, Huber Heights 45424

COST: Tickets start at $23.50 and include parking.

INFO: www.Rosemusiccenter.com

Beach Boys, Righteous Brothers concert officially sold out

Published: Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 10:08 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 12:13 PM

The Beach Boys will perform in concert at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on July 28, 2017. CONTRIBUTED
The Beach Boys will perform in concert at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on July 28, 2017. CONTRIBUTED

The Beach Boys and Righteous Brothers concert on Friday, July 28th at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights is officially sold out, the music venue just announced. 

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m.

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Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston, [Barry Manilow’s “I Write the Songs”], joined The Beach Boys in 1965, replacing Glenn Campbell, who filled-in for Brian Wilson, on vocals/bass, when he retired from touring.

The Beach Boys include founding member Mike Love (lead vocals) and Beach Boy-vet Bruce Johnston (vocals/keyboards) with Jeffrey Foskett (guitar/vocals), Brian Eichenburger (bass/vocals), Tim Bonhomme (keyboards/vocals), John Cowsill of The Cowsills (percussion /vocals) and Scott Totten (guitar/vocals).