Tag Archive: “Bribing Senators”

(Photo by Christopher Corn)

Bribing Senators is a four piece power-rock-pop band hailing from Dayton, Ohio. The Senators were originally formed out of a creative outlet for Justin Roseberry and Bruce Hull after the dissolution of their former band, When Sparks Fly. Dayton area drummer, David Pope, was brought on board to round out their act. Bribing Senators was a trio for the first couple of years, brandishing a style of pop rock with influences from ’70s power-pop and ’80s radio rock . Their sound has been described as “punk rock Rick Springfield,”  “less-redneck 38 Special,” and “The Outfield with guitars cranked.”

In the winter of 2016 they entered the studio with former Nashville producer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist Patrick Himes. During recording, the band noticed that the layers of guitars and vocals created an opening for a second guitar player and a vocalist. The chemistry in the studio was too great to ignore and Himes ended up becoming the fourth member of the band. Now, as a four-piece, Bribing Senators are ready share their loud guitars and vocal harmonies with packed bar rooms, music venues in the tri-state area, or anyone willing to listen.

Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of sharing “Growing Up,” from their forthcoming Songs For A Disappearing Class LP.

(Visit Bribing Sentators here:



Catch them live here:

March 3 – Blind Bobs Dayton, OH (CD Release)

March 11 – Oscars Vandalia, OH

May 19 – Rockstar Pro Arena Dayton, OH)


Arms Race (photo by Lindsey Neises)
Arms Race (photo by Lindsey Neises)

Dayton, Ohio post-hardcore quartet Arms Race, a band that features former members of In The Black Hearts Of Men and current members of The 1984 Draft, Kris N and Giant Defiant, have announced a pair of Ohio shows in support of their self-released debut EP, Brought A Hug To A Gunfight.

The EP was recorded by Micah Carli (The Raging Nathans, The 1984 Draft) at his Popside Recordings studio in Troy, Ohio. Additionally, Carli, formerly of Hawthorne Heights, adds guest guitar to the EP. Listen to it here:


Although both dates are with Movehome (We Want Action), Bribing Senators and Daymare, the April 4 date includes performances by Red Hot Rebellion, The Loveless and Kill City.

See the flier below:


(Visit Arms Race here: https://www.facebook.com/ArmsRaceOhio.)