Nate Berry and Michael Shine had been playing together since high school, and once they connected with Joe Hamp and Tim Clendenin via Craigslist, Negative Ghostrider was born. Very quickly the band began collaborating on songwriting and performing live around the Miami Valley. The members of Negative Ghostrider visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about the formation of the band and its sound, writing and recording, and future plans.
Swimming With Sharks are a band made up of both newcomers and mainstays of the Dayton music scene. Beginning as a vehicle for Brian Whitten's solo material and developing into a more collaborative effort, the band is preparing to bring it's danceable yet lyrically complex music to the local stage for the first time.
Swimming With Sharks' debut Dayton performance is Saturday, July 5th at Canal Public House.
Roz Chast has experienced something that many Americans have experienced; caring for aging parents as they lived through their final days on earth. But Chast is different from the majority of Americans in that she is an incredibly gifted long-time staff cartoonist for The New Yorker magazine. So when Chast decided to write a memoir about the things she recalled about her parents and their final days she was able to depict those moments in graphic novel form.