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The Motel Beds
The Motel Beds

Fri, Jul 19



The Motel Beds

Don't miss this VERY special 10 Year Reunion Show with special guests Human Cannonball & Wreck League

Time & Location

Jul 19, 2024, 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Dayton, 905 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

About the event

You're invited to a very special event: Motel Beds - 10 Year Reunion Show - with special guests Human Cannonball & Wreck League!


Friday, July 19, 2024

at The Brightside (905 E 3rd St, Dayton) 7:30 PM Doors

8:30 PM Show

All ages welcome

Pre-sale: $15 at

Day of show: $20 


“You think you're late

oh rattle, rattle

You feel you're made

rattle, rattle, rattle around

It's highly combustible

you ran away away, ohhh

It's highly unthinkable,

You had to twist away, oh”

What goes around rattles around again. The Motel Beds are back for one more show! Yup, and Tod too. Before I get all romantically nostalgic, the details – July 19 at The Brightside with brothers-in-pop, Human Cannonball and something for the under 40s too with Wreck League. Oh, and first 200 ticket buyers get a commemorative sticker designed by Tommy - neat!

Hanging it up sometime before the dark years of isolating in our homes, The Motel Beds were Dayton’s once rising dorks of indie rock. Their self-produced discography hit its stride (no incluído Hasta Mañana, que fue mucho antes) in 2009 with a mini disc (remember those?) leading into an impressive eight albums worth of punk-tinged power pop. Kelley Deal guested on a song. Derl worked with Robert Pollard. 'Beds albums were reviewed in glossy magazines and record stores across the country stocked these inside jokes set to song and pressed in wax. It was a fun time to be alive in Dayton, Ohio. Catching sets at Canal Street Tavern. Blind Bob’s. Listening to WNKU as you drove down I-75 for MidPoint Music Festival.

And now we get to relive that! Well, some of that anyway. WNKU is now Inhailer. Canal Street Tavern is now Canal Deli. Blind Bob’s is still Blind Bob’s, god bless them. So grab a Blue Ribbon, throw out hugs and high fives to friends and strangers on your way up front, and let’s see how sore we can feel after a night of pogoing around like complete fucking idiots. It’s going to be fun.

- David C. Obenour of (and lifelong self-proclaimed Motel Beds “manager”)

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