Canal Street Tavern in Dayton has been sold. The music venue’s new owner is Bill Daniels, owner of Pizza Factory and South Park Tavern.
Canal Street has been around since 1981, and long-time owner Mick Montgomery says the club has been his life, adding, "the truth is I’ve had some incredible staff to who helped me get started, and whose worked with me over the years, and I can’t describe it in any other way than it’s just been a gratifying, good experience."
My Latex Brain's current lineup of Brian Hoops, Chris Corn and Roger Owsley has been around since 2005 and last fall the trio won the 2012 Dayton Band Playoffs at Canal Street Tavern. My Latex Brain visited the WYSO studios to perform a live set and talk about their experience in the playoffs and what's to come in 2013.
My Latex Brain will perform, Friday, February 2nd at Canal Street Tavern as part of the Dayton Does Dayton Music Festival.
Terminal Cafe began performing in Dayton in the 1980s and competed in the first ever Dayton Band Playoffs at the newly opened Canal Street Tavern. After many years apart, the band has reunited and started rehearsing for an upcoming reunion show along with several current local bands containing the members' children. Terminal Cafe visited the WYSO studios for their first live performance in over a decade. They spoke with Shelly Hulce about the Dayton music scene in the 1980s, the decision to reunite and preparations for their reunion concert.
In 2003, Jennifer Knapp left her career as a successful Christian artist and didn't perform for 7 years. Now Knapp has rekindled her music career identifying herself as a gay person of faith. She has released a folk album called "Letting Go," and she'll perform in Dayton next weekend. WYSO's Juliet Fromholt spoke with Knapp about her return to music.
Noah Benefiel, Zack Eldridge, Shawn Imel, Seth Campbell and Seth Reigelsperger began playing music together as a hobby, but about a year ago they began performing publicly with an inaugural gig at Canal Street Tavern. After playing shows around Dayton, Market Street Dream was convinced to take part in the 29th Annual Dayton Band Playoffs by Canal Street Tavern owner Mick Montgomery. They will move on to Round 3 of the Playoffs, performing next on August 22nd at Canal Street Tavern.