Today is Urban Nights in the Downtown Dayton/Oregon Arts District/Wright-Dunbar Business Village from 5-10 p.m. Urban Nights is a free event that showcases downtown's dining, nightlife, art, music, retail, urban living options and more and has been described as a huge, all-inclusive street party and open house for downtown, with something for everyone to enjoy.
As the name of his first album suggests, Dan Haug aka Ruckus Roboticus began his musical career by playing with scratches. Over the years, he's been creating songs akin to sound collages and recording them as well as performing live. Recently, Ruckus has been looking to Dayton's funk roots for inspiration as heard in his forthcoming single, "TGIF." Ruckus Roboticus visisted the WYSO studios to preview the new track and talk about his latest live and studio endeavors.
The vibe of a summer in the 1970s is alive and well on Magic Jackson's new album, Venus In Transit. For their sophomore album, the band sought feedback from friends and fans before the release to ensure they captured the sound they were seeking. Magic Jackson will celebrate the release of Venus in Transit on Saturday, September 15 at Canal Street Tavern. Nathan Lewis visisted the WYSO studios to share from tracks from the new album and spoke with Niki Dakota about the recording process.