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Mike Comstock (guitar & vocals)
Chris Axt (guitar & vocals)
Gary Nieder (bass)
Scott Trevethan (drums & vocals)

Comstock Lode is a Dayton, Ohio classic rock n' roll & c/w band playing covers from the 60's
through the 00's. Creedence, Eagles, GreenDay, Grand Funk, Elvis, Skynard,
Beatles, Nirvana, Cash, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, ...
just wait a couple minutes and you'll hear an old or new favorite.

For bar gigs, we typically start a half hour earlier than other bands - 9:00 pm
and we take short 10 minute breaks instead of those 1/2 hour ones common
with other bands - you get your moneys worth.

For weddings and parties, you won't get gouged. No overage charges, and we can
accommodate acoustical ceremony music too. Wireless mic, generator for remote locations,
plug in your PC or wireless iPhone to the PA. Small PA available for wedding ceremonies, etc.
We can even be the officiant for your wedding, no extra charge !

Comstock Lode is a 4-piece (or unplugged solo) musical group.
The benefits of a smaller band are tighter music, less space needed to set up,
less overhead and cost to the customer, lower overall volume, and more versatility.
(songlist below)

At Staceys in Gallatin Gateway

(freshness date: 03 - August - 2022)


** Old Dayton Pizza Saturday December 31st
New Years Eve 8:30PM-12:30AM Full Band ! **

3489 Old Troy Pike, Dayton, OH
Ring in 2023 !!
Bring your favorite noisemaker and hat ! Full band

The BRICK Tavern
3489 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights, OH
Friday, December 23rd, 8:30 til Midnight...
Only one more shopping day til Christmas ! Full band

Old Dayton Pizza
3489 Old Troy Pike, Dayton, OH
Saturday, October 29th, 7-11PM
Halloween, mostly full band

Southern Ohio Brewing Wine Tasting event
818 Factory Road, Beavercreek, OH
Thursday, September 29th, 5:00-8:00PM
Michael solo unplugged on the patio, details forthcoming

Old Dayton Pizza
3489 Old Troy Pike, Dayton, OH
Saturday, September 24th, 7-11PM
Fall is in the air, Full band

Southern Ohio Brewing
818 Factory Road, Beavercreek, OH
Saturday, September 17th, 5:00-9:00PM
Full band out on the patio, bring your friends and family !!

Old Dayton Pizza
3489 Old Troy Pike, Dayton, OH
Thursday, September 15th, 6:00-9:00PM
Michael solo on the patio

Little York Pub & Pizza
Dayton, OH
Sunday September 11th, 6:00-9:00pm or so
Unplugged - Duo with Chris on the patio !!

W O Wrights Pub
Col Glenn in Beavercreek, OH
Friday August 26th, 6:00-9:00 PM
Michael solo unplugged out on the patio.

Old Dayton Pizza
3489 Old Troy Pike, Dayton, OH
Saturday, August 20th, 7-11PM
It's gonna be hot out ! Full band

W O Wrights Pub
Col Glenn in Beavercreek, OH
Friday August 12th, 6:00-9:00 PM
Full band fun out on the patio. (weather permitting)

Old Dayton Pizza
3489 Old Troy Pike, Dayton, OH
Thursday, August 11th, 6:00-9:00PM
Michael solo on the patio

Little York Pub & Pizza
Dayton, OH
Sunday August 7th, 6:00-9:00pm or so
Hottest day of Summer - Full band on the patio !!

American Veterans
5420 Brandt Pike, Dayton, OH
Saturday August 6th, 7:00-11:PM
Full 4 piece band.

* Moeller Brew Barn Anniversary *
Troy, OH
Friday August 5th, 6:00-9:00pm or so
Third Anniversary Party - Full band on the patio !!

Old Dayton Pizza
3489 Old Troy Pike, Dayton, OH
Saturday, July 30th, 7:00-11:PM
July hot & dusty...full band

W O Wrights Pub
Col Glenn in Beavercreek, OH
Friday July 29th, 6:00-9:00 PM
Michael solo unplugged out on the patio.

Knollwood Tavern
Dayton-Xenia road, Beavercreek, OH
Friday July 22nd 9:00-midnight
Michael solo unplugged

Southern Ohio Brewing
** Anniversary Party **

818 Factory Road, Beavercreek, OH
Saturday, July 16th, 5:00-9:30PM
Full band out on the patio, bring your friends and family !!

Old Dayton Pizza
3489 Old Troy Pike, Dayton, OH
Thursday, July 14th, 6:00-9:00PM
Michael solo on the patio

Old Dayton Pizza Anniversary Party !
3489 Old Troy Pike, Dayton, OH
Saturday, July 9th

Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers
Thursday July 7th, 6:00-9PM
Outside on the Patio ! Solo acoustic

American Flag

VFW Post #3283
Nebraska Ave, Huber Heights, OH
* full 4-pc band Fourth of July BBQ Celebration *
Monday, July 4th, 5PM-dark

Little York Pub & Pizza
Dayton, OH
Sunday July 3rd

Knollwood Tavern
Dayton-Xenia road, Beavercreek, OH
Friday June 24th 8:30-midnight

Little York Pub & Pizza
Dayton, OH
Sunday June 19th

W O Wrights Pub
Col Glenn in Beavercreek, OH
Friday June 17th, 5:30-9:00 PM

Old Dayton Pizza
3489 Old Troy Pike, Dayton, OH
Thursday, June 16th

Knollwood Tavern
Dayton-Xenia road, Beavercreek, OH
Wednesday June 15th 8:30-midnight

Little York Pub & Pizza
Sunday June 12th, 6:00-9:00pm or so

W O Wrights Pub
Friday June 10th, 5:30-8:30 PM

Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers
Thursday June 9th, 5:30-8PM

Old Dayton Pizza
Saturday, June 4th, 7:00-11:PM

Knollwood Tavern
Friday June 3rd 8:30-midnight

Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers
Thursday May 19th, 5:30-8PM

American Veterans
Saturday May 7th, 7:00-11:PM

Little York Pub & Pizza
Thursday May 5th, 7:00-10:00pm

VFW Post #657
Spinning Road, Dayton, OH
Friday April 29th, 7:00-11:PM
Acoustic unplugged solo by Michael

W O Wrights Pub
Friday April 22nd, 5:00-8:00 PM

Moose Lodge #1068
1550 Kauffman, Fairborn, OH
Saturday April 16th, 7:00-11:PM
Steak night at the Moose, full band playing.

Knollwood Tavern
Thursday April 14th 8:30-11:30

Hanks Pub
2529 Patterson, Dayton, OH
Saturday April 9th, 9:PM-12:AM
full 4-pc band on the patio (or maybe inside, weather permitting)

Old Dayton Pizza
Thursday, April 7th, 6:00-9:PM

Little York Pub & Pizza
Wednesday April 6th, 7:00-10:00pm

Hanks Pub
Saturday April 2nd, 9:PM-Midnight

Knollwood Tavern
Thursday March 24th 8:30-11:30

Old Dayton Pizza
Saturday March 19th, 7:PM-11:PM

The Zen Lounge
121 N Ludlow St, Dayton, OH
Thursday March 17th, 7-9:PM
* St Patricks Day *
Acoustic unplugged solo by Michael

Old Dayton Pizza
Thursday March 10th, 6:PM-9:PM

Hanks Pub
Friday March 4th, 9:PM-12:AM

VFW Post #657
Saturday February 26th, 6:PM-8:PM

Moose Lodge #1068
Friday February 25th, 7:00-11:PM

Knollwood Tavern
Thursday February 24th 8:30-11:30

VFW Post #3283
Saturday February 12th, 8PM-midnight

Knollwood Tavern
Saturday January 29th 9:00- midnight

W O Wrights Pub
Saturday January 8th 8PM-midnight


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American Flag


ph: 406.539.1528
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ß Comstock Lode also supports the local community and has played for many charitable organizations.
These include, Childcare Connections, Morningstar Dinner/Auction, MSU Men Against Rape,
Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Cody Dieruff Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Habitat for Humanity,
and fundraisers for individual medical causes.

Comstock Lode has played many special venues over the years around Montana including:
Bozeman Fairgrounds Fundraiser for Downtown Displaced Businesses,
Headwaters Country Jam, Rockin' the Rivers, Labor Day Weekend Poker Run,
Western Montana Fair(Missoula), Great Northern Fair(Havre), Lunch on the Lawn, Music on Main,
MSU Football Tailgate Parties, Bozeman, Belgrade, & Boulder Car Shows,
Red, White & Boom at the fairgrounds, 4th of July at Jackson Hot Springs & Chico Hot Springs
Livingston Roundup street dance, Denny Rehberg Boot Pac, Manhattan Potato Festival,
Montana Republican Convention, Lincoln-Reagan dinner, Grog & Dog Brewfest, MSU Married
student housing Harmony on the Horizon summer series, and many other events.


Already Gone (Eagles)
All Been Done (Barenaked Ladies)
All Right Now (Free)
All Shook Up (Elvis)
All The Small Things (Blink 182)
All My Ex's live in Texas (George Strait)
Alright (Traveling Wilburys)
Amarillo by Morning (George Strait)
American Band {Grand Funk}
American Pie (Don McLean)
American Woman (Guess Who)
Amie (Pure Prarie League)
Annies Song (John Denver)
Are the Good TImes Really Over (Merle Haggard)
At the Hop (Madera and White)
Back Home Again (John Denver)
Back in the USSR (Beatles)
Bad to the Bone (Thorogood)
Bad Moon Rising (Creedence)
Behind Blue Eyes (Who)
Black Water (Doobies)
Blowin in the Wind (Dylan)
Bobbie McGee (Janis Joplin)
Boots (Nancy Sinatra)
Born on the Bayou (Creedence)
Born to be Wild (Steppenwolf)
Breakdown (Tom Petty)
The Breeze (Skynard)
Brick House (Commodores)
Bring it on Home (Sam Cooke)
Broken Road (Rascal Flatts)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
Call Me By My Name (David Allen Coe)
Can't Buy Me Love (Beatles)
Can't Get Enough (Ted Nugent)
Can't You See (Marshall Tucker Band)
Chase Each Other Round the Room (Merle Haggard)
Cheeseburger in Paradise (Jimmy Buffet)
China Grove (Doobie Brothers)
City of New Orleans (Arlo Guthrie
Clouds (Joni Mitchell)
Cocaine (Eric Clapton)
Come As You Are (Nirvana)
Come out and Play (Offspring)
Could I Have This Dance (Patsy Cline)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Crossroads (Eric Clapton)
Cross My Heart (George Strait)
Dannys Song (Kenny Loggins)
Day after Day (Dolby Gray/Uncle Cracker)
Day Tripper (Beatles)
Desperado (Eagles)
Diary (Bread)
s Don't Be Cruel (Elvis)
Dont Fence Me In (Cole Porter)
Don't Stop Believing (Journey)
Down on the Corner (CCR)
Evil Ways (Santana)
Feel Like Makin' Love (Bad Company)
Fishing in the Dark (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Fools Rush In (Elvis)
Free Falling (Tom Petty)
Freebird (Lynard Skynard)
Friends in Low Places (Garth Brooks)
Garden Party (Ricky Nelson)
Gimme Three Steps (Lynard Skynard)
Gloria (Them)
God Bless the USA (Lee Greenwood)
God is Great, Beer is Good (Billy Currington)
Good Lovin' (Young Rascals)
Good Times over for Good (Haggard)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohn)
Happy Together (Simple Plan)
Hanging by a Moment (Lifehouse)
Hard Day's Night (Beatles)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (Creedence)
Heard it through the Grapevine (CCR)
Hey Baby (Nugent)
Hey Tonight (CCR)
Highway to Hell (ACDC)
Honky Tonk Women (Stones)
Hotel California (Eagles)
Hound Dog (Elvis)
House of the Rising Sun (Animals)
I Call Your Name (Vince Gill)
I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash)
I Feel Good (James Brown)
I Feel Lucky (M.C. Carpenter)
I Walk the Line (Johnny Cash)
Ice Cream Man (Van Halen)
If I Could be Like That (3 Doors Down)
I'm a Believer (Monkees/Smashmouth)
Its All Been Done (Barenaked Ladies)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis)
Jambalaya on the Bayou (Hank Williams)
Jenny (Tommy Teuton)
Jet Airliner (Steve Miller)
Johnnie B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
The Joker (Steve Miller)
Joy to the World (Three Dog Night)
Jumpin' Jack Flash (Stones)
Keep Your Hands to Yourself (GA Satellites)
King of the Road (Roger Miller)
Kryptonite (3 Doors Down)
Knockin' on Heavens Door (Clapton)
La Grange (ZZ Top)
Last Dance with Mary Jane (Tom Petty)
Last Train to Clarksville (Monkees)
Leaving on a Jet Plane (John Denver)
Livingston Saturday Night
Long Cool Woman (Hollies)
Lookin Out my Back Door(CCR)
Love Her Madly (Doors)
Low Rider (War)
Lyin' Eyes (Eagles)
Maggie Mae (Rod Stewart)
Mamas Don't Let Your Babies (Willie Nelson)
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet)
Mercury Blues (Alan Jackson)
Midnight Rider (Allmän Brothers)
Midnight Special (CCR)
Mountain Music (Alabama)
Move it on Over (Hank Williams Sr)
Mr Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker)s
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
My Maria (BW Stevenson)
Never Been to Spain (Three Dog Night)
Okie from Muskogee (Merle Haggard)
Old Time Rock n' Roll (Bob Seeger)
One I Love (REM)
One Last Breath (Creed)
Paradise City(Guns and Roses)
Pink Houses (John Mellencamp)
Play that Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
Pride and Joy (Stevie Ray Vaughn)
Proud Mary (Creedence)
Proud to be an American (Lee Greenwood)
Purple Haze (Jimmi Hendrix)
Ramblin' Man (Allman Brothers)
Redneck Girl (Bellamy Brothers)
Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Roadhouse Blues (Doors)
Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin)
Rock and Roll Girls (Fogerty)
Rock and Roll Music (Chuck Berry)
Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley)
Rock of Ages (Def Leppard)
Rock this Town (Stray Cats)
Rockin me Baby (Steve Miller)
Satisfaction (Stones)
Saturday Night (Elton John)
Secret Agent Man (Johnny Rivers)
See the Light (CCR)
September (Earth, Wind, Fire)
Shambala (Three Dog Night)
She Caught the Katy (Taj Mahal)
Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)
Simple Kind of Man (Skynard)
Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple)
Soak up the Sun (Sheryl Crow)
Something (Beatles)
Spooky (The Classics IV)
Still the One (Orleans)
Stuck in the Middle with You (Steelers Wheel)
Some Kind of Wonderful (Grand Funk)
Start Me Up (Rolling Stones)
Stranglehold (Ted Nugent)
Summertime Blues (Young Rascals)
Sunshine of Your Love (Eric Clapton)
Suzie Q (CCR)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Sweet Child of Mine (Guns N Roses)
Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynard Skynard)
Take It Easy (Eagles)
Takin Care of Business (B.T.O)
Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off (Joe Nichols)
Thank God I'm a Country Boy (John Denver)
That's My Story (Collin Raye)
The Weight (The Band)
Ticket to Ride (Beatles)
Time of Your Life (Green Day)
Travelin' Band (Creedence)
Tulsa Time (Don Williams)
Turn it Up (Public Offering)
Turn Me Loose (Merle Haggard)
Tush (ZZ Top)
Twist and Shout (Beatles)
Up Around the Bend (CCR)
Ventura Highway (America)
Venus (Blue Velvet)
Wagon Wheel (Old Crow Medicine Show)
Walk the Line (Johnny Cash)
Walk This Way (Aerosmith)
Waltz Across Texas (Ernest Tubb)
Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon)
What I Like About You (Romantics)
What the Doctor Ordered (Ted Nugent)
When I Call Your Name (Vince Gill)
When I'm 64 (Beatles)
White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
Whole Lotta Love (Zeppelin)
Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC)
Who'll Stop the Rain? (Creedence)
Wild Horses (Stones)
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
Wonderful Tonight (Clapton)
Won't Get Fooled Again (The Who)
Wooly Bully (Sam the Sham)
Yellow Submarine (Beatles)
You Can't Always Get What You Want (Stones)
You Really Got Me (Van Halen)
.. and many more ..

wedding receptions
live band karaoke
pub/club gigs
class reunions
low budget prices

somewhere in the middle of montana

ph: 406.539.1528
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The Comstock Lode was the worlds richest known silver deposit, W Nevada, on Mt. Davidson in the Virginia Range. It is said to have been discovered in 1857 by Ethan Allen Grosh and Hosea Ballou Grosh, sons of a Pennsylvania minister and veterans of the California gold fields who died under tragic circumstances before their claims were recorded. Henry T. P. Comstock, known as Old Pancake, was a sheepherder and prospector who took possession of the brothers' cabin and tried to find their old sites. He and others searching for gold laid claim to sections of the Comstock (1859) but soon sold them for insignificant sums.

The lode did not become really profitable until its bluish sand was assayed as silver. News of the discovery then spread rapidly, attracting promoters and traders as well as miners, and the lode was the scene of feverish activity. Among early arrivals was William Morris Stewart, who later became one of Nevada's first senators. Camps and trading posts in the area became important supply centers, and Virginia City, a mining camp on the mountain, was for several decades the "capital" of the lode and a center of fabulous luxury.

Great fortunes were made by the "silver kings," John W. Mackay, James Graham Fair, James C. Flood, and William S. O'Brien, and by Adolph Sutro, George Hearst, and Eilley Orrum Bowers. Silver determined the economy and development of Nevada until exhaustion of the mines by wasteful methods of mining and the demonetization of silver started a decline in the 1870s. By 1898 the Comstock was virtually abandoned.

Henry T.P. Comstock later working for Anaconda Copper, was shot and killed September 27, 1870 in Bozeman, MT outside a local bar. One version of the story claims it was suicide. Since he had no family, he was buried adjacent to the Story family plots. His tombstone can be found in the cemetary adjacent to Lindley Park.