Local Music

The OSU marching band made a visit to the House chamber at the statehouse this week.
Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

The state of Ohio is closer to having an official official rock song. Just after the Ohio State University marching band deliberately stomped into and out of the House chamber Wednesday, representatives passed legislation making “Hang On Sloopy” the state’s official rock song.

Democrat Michael Stinziano of Columbus co-sponsored the bill, which he says came about when he heard it was the state official song only by resolution, not by law. To be sure, he consulted the man who came up with the resolution when he held that seat—his father Mike Stinziano. 

Chris Ball

The members of Cricketbows return to the WYSO studios after a debut performance on Kaleidoscope nearly a year ago.  The band perform a special acoustic set and talk with host Juliet Fromholt about collaboration, upcoming gigs, honing their psychedelic sound as a group.

Cricketbows will perform at the Oregon Express on Saturday, March 29th. 

After last year's release, The Foolish Fellow, Starving the in the Belly of the Whale has a revamped lineup and preparing for a year of touring and recording as a trio.  In the meantime, the band released a cover of Joanna Newsome's "The Book of Right On," which they performed live on the air on a recent visit to the WYSO studios.

Starving in the Belly of the Whale will be on tour March 27 - April 6th.

Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

Lynn Perdzock and Bob Farley were both solo performers when they met at an open mic night and began to entertain the idea of a collaboration.  Now the duo perform under the name Raggedy Edge, combining musical sensibilities.  Perdzock and Farley visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked about writing and recording together.

Raggedy Edge will perform on Friday, March 14 at the Belhop Cafe in Bellbrook and Saturday, March 15 at Spinoza's. 

The members of Terrapin Moon all came to the music of the Grateful Dead at various points in their lives, but each one can recall the moment the music began to click.  The band visited the WYSO studios to talk about their interpretation of the music of the Dead and the unique experience they create both in clubs and on the festival stage.

After spending time in the studio over UD's winter break, the members of the Leap Years make a return visit to Kaleidoscope to share new live music and talk about the development of their new EP.  The band chats with host Juliet Fromholt about its first studio experience, the forthcoming EP and an upcoming performance at the Dayton Does Dayton Music Festival.

The Leap Years will perform at the Dayton Does Dayton Music Festival, February 14 and 15 at Gilly's.

Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

After signing to Dayton-based Misra Records in 2013, The Motel Beds are now ready to release their first album for the label, These are the Days Gone by.  It's a sampling of singles, EP tracks and rarities from the band's first ten years re-mastered and with additional bass parts from Tod Weidner.  Members of the Motel Beds visited the WYSO studios for a live set ahead of the album release party and talked about revisiting their old material, working with We Care Arts on 500 limited edition covers and what the new year holds for the band.

When Joe Anderl was approached by NFL films about having his band, The 1984 Draft, featured in a documentary about the real 1984 NFL Draft, he thought his friends were playing a joke on him.  But soon, Anderl, an avid Nebraska football fan, and the band learned that the offer was indeed serious, and this weekend a camera crew from NFL films will visit Dayton to interview the band and get footage of their live performance at Blind Bob's.  Kaleidsocope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Anderl about the news.

To No End return to the WYSO studios to share songs from their sophomore album, Peril & Peracosm.  The band talked about the evolution of their writing over the past year and their plans for 2014. 

To No End celebrate the release of Peril & Peracosm on January 10th at Blind Bob's.

After a year of Go With the Flow performances accompanying yoga with live music, Ben Rivet is preparing for new material for his other musical endeavor, BJSR.  Rivet returned to the WYSO studios for an acoustic set and shared "A," the first single from a forthcoming album.  The music video for "A," shot in 4k high resolution, will be unveiled at a special event at Hanson Audio Video on January 31st.