Allyson B. Crawford

Writer and Editor

Been there, rocked that. Dynamic writer with over a decade's worth of experience creating content, especially in the entertainment and music space. Areas of expertise include heavy metal, 80s metal and rock bands.

Broadcast news veteran.

Professional marketer, with immersive experience in the nonprofit sector. Areas of focus include senior living, aging and financial counseling.

Graduate degree in English (rhetoric).

Email me [email protected]

Portfolio

Music Journalism

Scream your own luck
Ethicist's (l-r) Michael Wojtkiewicz, Chad Snowden, Johnny Finger, and Scott Stevens; photo: Adam Weeden By Allyson B. Crawford When you think of post-black metal, what comes to...
Come As You Are
Photo: Kinky Boots struts into the Schuster Center May 23-28; photo: Matthew Murphy By Allyson B. Crawford When someone says "Broadway," Cyndi Lauper isn't necessarily a name...
Road Warriors
By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Flaw's (l-r) Dan Johnson, Tommy Gibbons, Chris Volz, and Jay Daunt perform May 13 at Oddbody's; photo: Jonathon Walters The music industry is often...
They Will Rock You Again
By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Rachel Wooding performs The Music of Queen in 2012, back to the Schuster Center by popular demand April 29 For conductor Richard Sidwell, Queen...
Geeks and Superheros
Dayton City Paper offers news of challenges to prevailing notions, investigations of local institutions. Our entertainment pages are filled with Dayton concerts
Anti music
By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Greasy Mike (left) and Trashcan of Lima's Pizza Hi Five will deliver their 'grooviest mincing goregrind' this weeken Fans of local music know...
Stranger things - Metal in Strange Places conference
By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Gabby Riches from Leeds Beckett University in England examines women's participation in extreme metal as a form of feminism Oct. 22 "The metal...
Not 'cryin' no more
By Allyson B. Crawford photo: (l-r) Share Ross, Janet Gardner, Roxy Petrucci, and Gina Stile of Vixen hit BMI Speedway not a minute too soon Sept. 4 Vixen may or may not be a...
Bring on the Battering Ram
By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Saxon will perform on Sept. 19 at Oddbody's Music Room "We are a live band... no click tracks running with Saxon so I suppose [the stage] is where...
Here they go again
By Allyson B. Crawford Whitesnake, the iconic band fronted by British singer David Coverdale, will once again roll through the Miami Valley, stopping for a gig at Rose Music...
Open fire with open arms
By Allyson Crawford There's a lot of chaos in the world around us, from terrorist attacks to deadly mass shootings to an increasingly divided political scene. Sometimes,...
Nickelback's Chad Kroeger Is Not His Band's 'Puppetmaster'
In 2009, Billboard magazine named Nickelback in the top ten 'artists of the decade.' It's true, Nickelback has had a dizzying amount of success since their self-released debut...
Duff McKagan on Carrie Underwood Outselling Motley Crue
"When you're in a band and it's your passion, you've got to be careful about your catalog," says Velvet Revolver bassist and financial guru Duff McKagan. "When you license a...
Asking Alexandria Guitarist Ben Bruce Hates His Scene
While it might be difficult to classify Asking Alexandria as any particular type of band, one thing is for sure: guitarist Ben Bruce understands his scene - and he doesn't like...
John 5 on Scoring Rob Zombie's 'Lords of Salem' Film, Working With Rod Stewart on His New Album...
When the new Rob Zombie flick Lords of Salem hits debuts April 19, theater-goers will get more than just a historic-horror flick. They'll also enjoy a soundtrack carefully...
Warrant Prove They Are 'Rockaholics' With New Album - Exclusive Interview
Warrant, the '80s band best known for its mega-hit 'Cherry Pie,' is back with a new record. Dubbed 'Rockaholic,' the album features new vocalist Robert Mason and is due out May...
Author Laina Dawes on Being a Black Woman in the Heavy Metal Community (INTERVIEW)
Raul Rincon When Canadian-based journalist Laina Dawes' first book, What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal , was published by Bazillion...
Thrashing about
By Allyson B Crawford "Being on the road can be creatively prohibitive," Havok rhythm guitarist and vocalist David Sanchez tells the Dayton City Paper. "There are a lot of other...
Bring on the heavy
By Allyson Crawford Photo: Swarm will perform on June 14 at Canal Public House "We jump around and have a good time, but we're definitely serious about the music we're playing,"...
L.A. Guns - Always on tour
By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: '80s glam metal mainstays L.A. Guns will perform at McGuffy's House of Rock on Friday, Aug. 2 For diehard fans of '80s metal, the story of L.A....
Truckfighters rock ... and roll on
By Allyson B. Crawford For singer and bassist Oskar "Ozo" Cedermalm, Blind Bob's is the definition of a perfect rock venue. "It's always a lot of people, great atmosphere and...

Feature Articles

Kraut Rocks
By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: An aerial view of Waynesville's North Main Street, where hundreds of thousands check out wares and fare at the annual Sauerkraut Festival Fall is...
Watch & Learn
By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Keynote speaker Josh Bernstein will present on the business of heavy metal; photo: Rob Fenn Studying heavy metal as an academic pursuit isn't new....
Hear ye! Hear ye!
Photo: Children of all ages enjoy the human powered rides like the Sea Dragon at the Ohio Renaissance Festival; photo: Will Thorpe Don't be the village idiot! Get thee to the...

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Stories from all service lines of Graceworks Lutheran Services
Graceworks Lutheran Services Annual Report
Stories from all service lines of Graceworks Lutheran Services

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