Psychobilly and Horror Rock: Two Local Dayton Bands to Love

The Transylvania Hellhounds Horror Rock

Hello, maniacs!  It’s been a while.  Your intrepid Ms. Voodoo has been celebrating all things Halloween and generally running amok for the last month or so.  Now that it’s all over, I must admit that I’m a bit blue.  I’ve been looking for something creepy to lift my spirits and I’ve found it in the Dayton music scene.  We are so lucky that we have some home-grown horror bands here in Dayton.  Two of them have shows coming up this month that are just the ticket to soothe that post-Halloween depression.

Have you heard of The Transylvania Hellhounds?  If you haven’t, you owe it to yourself to check them out.  A personal favorite of mine, they sound like Molly Hatchet and Lemme had a baby and sent it to Sleepaway Camp.  The group throws down a southern-fried, hard-as-nails rock with lyrics that make you want to go boogie in the graveyard.   Don’t believe me?  See for yourself.

The Hellhounds will be at Blind Bob’s in the Oregon District on November 12th.  They are working on their second album and have been playing some of their new stuff at recent live gigs.  It’s a fair guess that they will do so on the 19th as well.  The only way to hear it right now is to go see them live.  I promise that you’ll be glad you did.

Southern rock not your thing?  How about Psychobilly?  If you’re hooked on bands like the Koffin Kats and The Creepshow, then you’re going to love The Loveless.  They’re a home-grown group that has just returned from a summer tour of the UK.  Since then, they’ve been hitting venues all over the U.S. on a bill with Nekromantix.  They’ve got a thumping stand-up bass and a beat fast enough to make your eyes bleed.

There was a rumor that they would by performing as a part of the Rockabilly Riot at Oddbody’s on November 19th.  It’s now looking like they will still be out west that night.  However, they will be playing at the Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY on November as a part of their Get Stuffed show.  It will be well worth the drive.

That’s it for this time, maniacs.  If you can’t make it to either of these shows, keep your eyes on the band pages I linked above for you (just click on the red band names).  Both bands are always posting upcoming dates and events.  You’ll probably be able to catch a show soon.  I’ll look for you in the crowd.  Until then, stay spooky.




About Ms. Voodoo

Ms. Voodoo crawled out of the Louisiana swamps some time in the early 1970s. Preferring Bela Lugosi to Barbie, she didn't fit in with the other little girls. She soon decided that education was the key to becoming the next Elvira, and convinced her mother to send her away to school. She spent the seven years at Miss Bathory's Academy for Aspiring Vixens and enjoyed great academic success, graduating "Something Cackled Loudly" with a major in spells and hexes. Ms. Voodoo now makes her living running a shop that specializes in "unique" items. It doesn't have an address. When you need it, it finds you.
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