The alternative rock band The Story Changes released their new album ‘To Hell With This Delicate Equation’ on April 26th via Magnaphone Records. Then, on May 11th, they had an album release party at Yellow Cab Tavern in their hometown of Dayton, Ohio. The bands that also shared the stage to help them celebrate the release were Back Stabbath, Lioness, RIND, and New World Natives.
The first to take the stage was New World Natives. Starting the show off right, this local up-and-coming rock band proved why they deserve a place in the Dayton music scene. Formed in 2018 by members of ThunderTaker and Risen From The Fall, they have wasted no time in putting themselves into the spotlight, even opening for Hed PE last month. Be on the lookout for a music video release from them soon. In the meantime, they have some shows coming up so go check them out live.
Up next, with a lot of energy, was the rock band RIND. When you find out that RIND came from the phrase “rock is not dead”, their stage presence makes a lot of sense. They are somewhat theatrical with a lot of personality. Having amassed a decent fan following in the local area, these guys have been putting on solid sets for years. Their album ‘Strange Birds’ was released about six months ago and was well-received.
Another local band, Lioness, took the stage next. Having been involved in the local music scene in the Dayton area for years, this band has a sound that is unique. With multiple vocals and an instrument or two that you may not expect to come out on stage or be featured, they are certainly on a wavelength of their own. Last month the band took to the studio to start recording a new album, so be on the lookout for that at some point.
While the next band to take the stage was The Story Changes, we will hang on to the anticipation of their set and take a look at the band that actually closed the show. Being a Black Sabbath tribute band, it is pretty obvious where the name Back Stabbath originated. While I had never seen them perform, I have heard the name swirling around in the area and seen the name on show flyers. They have a pretty decent following in the area. Playing classic Black Sabbath favorites as well as a few of their songs that you may not expect, they had a great set to end the night.
The Story Changes is the band that this entire show was put together to celebrate. After releasing ‘To Hell With This Delicate Equation’ on April 26th, the band has received acclaim for multiple singles from the album as well as the album as a whole. They also released a music video, which features numerous friends of theirs from the Dayton area, for the single “Shooting Stars”. Their song “Golden Age” was added to Spotify’s New Punk Tracks and Pop Punk’s Not Dead playlists, and the album even charted on the Billboard Heatseekers West North Central Chart. The band consists of Mark McMillon (lead vocals/guitar), Christopher Popadak (drums), and Chris Serafini (bass/backing vocals). Mixing alternative rock with elements of punk and aggression, they have been prominent in the local Dayton music scene for many years. Playing songs from the new album and old fan favorites, these guys rocked the venue. They had friends and fans singing along to their songs, both new and old. Their love for the Gem City and their passion for music shined bright on the stage.