Last Monday, we had an exciting night of rock music at Galaxy CDs. HamiltonTV came out to broadcast and record the show! The Albrights came to town from Buffalo, NY; Place Position from Dayton, OH (we’d been rocking their demo online for months); Cincinnati’s Mad Anthony joined the party for another visit to Galaxy, and Duke of Owls from Dayton came to rock out as well. Check out the photos by Jared Bowers below and plan to come hang with us tomorrow (March 18) for another EPIC night of rock.
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Good morning, people! TGIF! Some news and info for you all:
If you’ve been wondering who the people behind The Lonely House are, we’ve put up a new bio page where you can see our b-e-a-u-tiful faces and learn a little bit more about us: (not)Lonely People.
There’s a lot going on this weekend and into Monday, so here’s a quick rundown:
- Tomorrow (Sat. Feb 25) is another BFD at Galaxy in Hamilton. It’s A Night of Art and Music with 3 local artists displaying their artwork and 3 bands playing. Just $5 to get in and join the party. Full details available here.
- If you’re from a more northerly direction, I (Alicia) will be heading to South Park Tavern in Dayton tomorrow night to hang out at Dayton band Oh Condor‘s EP Release party. I’ll be snagging interviews with those guys and Roley Yuma, so stay tuned for that later next week.
- On Sunday, the guys from Shoot The Glass Podcast will be broadcasting live from Galaxy at 6PM. These guys are hilarious and it’s going to be a good time, so come hang! Afterwards, head over to Wings on Brookwood for the best wings in Hamilton and some cold beer (or soda, if that’s more your thing).
- On Monday, we’ve got another awesome show lined up at Galaxy. Honah Lee will be stopping by from Trenton, NJ as well as Emily & The Complexes from Columbus, Mad Anthony from Cincinnati, and Hamilton’s own Yankee Go Home. This is one you don’t want to miss. Full details here.
- Also on Monday, I (Alicia again) will be a guest on the Salina Underground radio show, playing some tunes I’m into, talking about The Lonely House and music in Southwest Ohio. The new General Manager of Bogart’s will be there as well, and I’m excited to meet her and find out what they’re cooking up with all the renovations the venue’s undergone. Show starts at 7, and you can tune in online here. If you’re going to be at the Galaxy show or otherwise occupied during that time, it will also be available as a podcast later on.
So that’s what’s going down. We hope to see you sometime in the next few days! And as always, hit us up if you want to chat about anything!
Have I ever told you how much I love Southwest Ohio? No? Well, allow me to.
When I first came here in January of 2004 as a Pennsylvania resident and potential student at Cedarville University, I thought, “God this place is cold and brown and flat. I don’t know if I can take this for four years.” One graduation, two apartments, three jobs, eight years, and God-only-knows-how-many shows later, I’ve met a ton of awesome people, tapped into a music community that puts out legitimately quality stuff that will be talked about in generations to come, eaten food from top-notch restaurants, and become a part of a growing craft beer loving fandom. I also found a home. Continue reading
TLH hosted an epic night of post-rock on January 15 at Galaxy CDs in Hamilton, OH.
The night’s lineup included Au Revoir
, Columbus’ Old Worlds
, Cincinnati’s ObviouslyTwins
, Columbus’ The End Of The Ocean
, and Sinatra
All photos by Lydia Pennington.
I’ve been reluctant to write and post anything about our local independent record store shutting down, but I’m really uncertain as to why. Probably because it was somewhat expected – I write about things that are important to me and they eventually find their way to some place on the world wide web (the beauty and the tragedy of the internet all at once). But, I think more than anything, it was a bit about denial. Galaxy CDs has been a part of my hometown, and a large part of my life, for 11 years now. The weird part is, for almost 10 of those 11 years, I was living almost 700 miles from here.
When I made the decision to move back to Ohio after having been gone for almost 10 years, I threw myself in to supporting local venues and restaurants and shops as much as possible. One of the things that I came to learn, value, and appreciate about living where I was (Northern New Jersey) was the sense of community in the local music scenes, and the pride in owning, operating, and supporting locally owned, independent stores and restaurants. Yeah, New Jersey is as in love with their malls as has been rumored – and pointed out often – but there was, and is, and always will be a sense that the smaller, cozier, more personable places are where community starts and ends. It was with that in mind that I began to explore a lot of what I had taken for granted before leaving. Continue reading