If the Clash got together with Janis Joplin, they would all hate McGuff and the Dumpster Fires. But you might like them. Based in Fairborn, Ohio, this foursome makes new music come to life with influences from punk, blues, rockabilly, and cheap beer. Since forming in late 2012, this band has grown and evolved to become a rising name in the Ohio music scene.
Led by lovebirds Taylor and Emily McGuff, their shared role as lead vocalists bring a broad range of styles to their songwriting. Old school bassist Keith Klein of Dayton lends a steady hand and stage experience to this young band. As the newest member, Phil Doncaster of Troy, Ohio brings the noise with his intense and diverse approach to the drum kit. He can also be seen performing improv comedy, which makes him the perfect backline for the fun-loving McGuffs. Taylor, a veteran of the Air Force, is the real driver for the group behind his fierce approach to the guitar. Emily’s poetic and intellectual approach to writing is the perfect counterbalance to his raw energy. This is a band that is having a good time whether you like it or not, and everyone is invited to the party.
Their debut EP, PEEL IT BACK, was recorded by Justin Moore in Piqua, Ohio.
Today Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering the band’s “Hangin’.” Enjoy it below.
McGuff and the Dumpster Fires will hold their EP release party for Peel It Back on Saturday, June 13 at 9 p.m. at Canal Public House, in Dayton, Ohio. Also on the bill are Sidekick Complex and Box Truck Rescue.