Dillinger’s Event Center in Bucyrus is the place to be this Friday night if you’re looking to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day. Dillinger’s along with TK Booking are proud to present a local band all-star lineup that would leave a lot of national acts green with envy.
“Convicted” is the band’s latest single and it is picking up momentum with a lot of attention from different outlets from around the state. That comes on the heels of a successful debut of “The Death of Me”, which earned the 25th spot on the Out Of The Blue Magazine’s eighth annual Local Music Video countdown in 2016. The video was directed by Marty Ray McCoy of Bobaflex fame.
Scars Like Mine has methodically plotted their path over the time of their inception to become one of the top local talents around.
Jake Cary is the man who holds down the spot up front. The man has an amazing vocal range and is extremely active when he’s in front of a crowd. Joseph “bro bobb” Roberts (X Factor 1) is as talented a bassist as anyone you’ll see sling the axe while Branden Wilson can more than hold his own with the sticks. The duo combined for a powerful rhythm section.
Ryan McRobie (formerly of Autumn Burning) is the group’s regular guitarist with Josh Brammer and Alex Mayer (Bad Remedy) pitching in to give a helping hand to fill the void at the other guitar slot. Brammer will be standing in for this performance.
Autumn Burning, out of Millersburg, has been playing music together for nearly seven years. They were a staple on the local scene in Columbus for a majority of the time but have also played big festivals such as Rock Fest in Wisconsin and Mansfield’s Ink in the Clink. They recently slowed down to hit the studio to record a new album to add to their already impressive arsenal which includes a solid EP and a self-titled CD.
Mike Morehouse is the main man behind the mic. He has a hard-hitting voice with an in your face delivery that grabs and holds the audience’s attention.
Justin Smith is masterful sitting in the seat behind the kit while Jeff Welch provides a pulsating sound with his bass and adds a harmonic sound with his backup vocals. Jared Blazer (lead) and Blake Darling (rhythm) are perfect complement to each other on their six strings.
Dread Engine (Columbus) is another hot commodity that blends rock, metal and electronica together for a crushing sound that will electrify a crowd.
Sam Stockdale (lead vocals) and Rick Kaercher (screams and growling) provide the vocal work for DE and do so with as much energy as the Earth’s magnetic field.
Jay Coughlin matches the duos intensity with the sticks while Jonathon Collins (bass) is right there as well. Tommy Sartin and Jake Spears (backup vocals) are terrific at laying down riffs and licks with their weapons of choice.
DE has been working hard on their new CD, Deception By Design, which will be released on April 8th.
Also on the bill is The Years Between, a six piece ensemble from Marion who thrives on metal and metalcore. I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing this self-proclaimed all-star lineup of central Ohio, but if they sound as good live as their video for “Hell or High Water”, then I’m looking forward to the performance.
TYB has a full length CD on the market entitled ‘Now & Then’ that features the vocal work of Jon Marquis and Jarod Morgan. Kyle Ballinger and Johnny Thomas control the guitar section with Mike McClain and Johnny Roberts hammering away at the bass and drums respectively. Michael Bushatz, lead singer for another Marion band, Lost 4 Now, is currently filling in for Morgan while he is away addressing some personal matters.
I have witnessed Mr. Beaire in action and the man is truly talented in both his guitar wizardry and silky smooth vocals.
If you’re looking for that hidden pot of gold that the Leprechaun’s are hiding at the end of the rainbow; you just may find it at Dillinger’s on Friday. This lineup is one that can’t be missed and like the General Mills popular cereal Lucky Charms; it should be ‘Magically Delicious’, from a rawkin’ point of view!
Cover charge for the show is $7.00. That may not get you three wishes from the Lucky Leprechaun but it will give you an evening full of great entertainment. Hope to see you there!
Until then this is Big L saying ‘keep those horns up and rock on’!! \m/ \m/