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Singer-songwriter Dan Miraldi to rock ‘n’ roll in Columbus

Courtesy of David Miraldi

Fronted by a young singer-songwriter from Cleveland, Dan Miraldi and the Albino Winos is set to bring “straight-up rock ‘n’ roll” to Columbus. 

“(My music is) kind of like the Rolling Stones meet the White Stripes,” Miraldi said. “It’s kind of 1960s influences and other classic rock influences, but it’s definitely not trying to recreate those sounds. It is also influenced by sounds like punk I guess, such as Green Day.”

The performance is scheduled for Friday at Victory’s/Classics Sports Bar and starts at 9 p.m.

Sarah Lautenbach, a fourth-year in psychology, said Miraldi has a familiar, old rock sound, which is refreshing to hear.

“I thought (his music) was really interesting and different from what you would normally hear on the radio,” Lautenbach said.

Miraldi performed at the Scarlet and Grey Café in the past and in November was at Victory’s/Classics Sports Bar. He said he always enjoys performing in Columbus and thinks Victory’s has a good sound system as well as a good vibe. 

For this show, he plans to perform songs mostly from his latest album, “Sugar & Adrenaline,” released in July 2012. Songs such as “Road Warrior,” one that played on the radio in Cleveland, “Few Rock Harder,” the opening song on the record, and “Record Collection” are some of the band’s favorite songs to perform, Miraldi said.

He said those in attendance Friday should expect a “fun rock ‘n’ roll show with a four-piece band: two guitars, a bass and drums.”

The band, which Miraldi put together in 2010, consists of drummer Sarah Luffred, guitarist Alex Bowers and bassist Joe LaGuardia. 

“And for the most part they are fast, three-minute songs and they are a little pop- and a little punk-sounding,” Miraldi said. “I would say overall it is a really fun show.” 

Publicist Mike Farley met Miraldi a few years ago through a mutual acquaintance and said that in terms of genres, Miraldi’s music is a little of everything. 

“(It) is kind of just straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll but has kind of different flavors in there,” Farley said. “Kind of punk, kind of indie rock, kind of alternative, but mostly just straight-ahead rock.”

Farley said Miraldi is expecting to release another album this summer and plans to do some more regional touring. 

Victory’s/Classics Sports Bar is located 543 S. High St. Attendees must be age 21 and over, and there is no cover charge for the show. 

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