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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Dayton Music Fest/Friday Night Recap

On an unusually warm October evening, deep within the confines of the rustic Oregon Express, the 3rd Annual Dayton Music Fest got under way. Festival organizer Dan Clayton commenced the festival with his announcement of opener, Towhee.

As one of the breakout bands of the 2006 version of the festival, Towhee has emerged as an accomplished outfit in the past year. With the release of their debut, Streetlights, earlier this year, Towhee has garnered some favorable press and continue to develop their slightly angular but melodic material into what we can only hope will become a local fixture.

The all-too-elusive Reutschle carried on the proceedings with a succinct set of meticulously crafter power pop. Despite the threat of being shocked due to a sweat-soaked microphone, Mike Reutschle and company continued to shell out one giant sugary hook after another...

As one of the few bands in the DMF that are signed to a label (Reverb Records, to be specific), Lab Partners nearly turned the humble little club into a full-blown arena. With their anthems soaring into the lofty heights of such heavyweights as Oasis and Smashing Pumpkins, Lab Partners capitalized on this opportunity and delivered what will certainly stand as one of the highlights of this weekend....

Tonight, as I'm sure most of you know, is the big night. Check yr calendars and chart a course....

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Blogger Jeffrey said...

I was at that show too. Good review, and yeah the Lab Partners really pulled out the stops!

The OE is turning out to be a good venue for local sounds.

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