Kaleidoscope

Wednesday, 8 - 11pm

Every Wednesday night Juliet Fromholt talks to musicians, filmmakers, and artists from the Miami Valley and beyond and more often than not, you're treated to a set of music performed live in the WYSO studios.  You'll also hear some of the best music from emerging artists and old favorites from around the world. 

Charles Phoenix celebrates classic Americana and retro culture through a variety of mediums including the presentation of found Kodachrome slides, for which his Big Retro Slideshow is named.  Phoenix also incorporates recipes and local landmarks into his show, which returns to Dayton this week. 

Charles Phoenix's Big Retro Slideshow is at the Dayton Art Institute on Thursday, November 6th.

Dayton-based psychobilly band The Loveless is currently touring in the support of new album, Born Weird (Horrorhound Records) but will return to the Miami Valley in time for Halloween.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt sat down with members of the Loveless prior to the start of their tour to talk about the new album, the evolution of their sound and more.

The Loveless will perform on October 31st at Canal Public House's Halloween Bash and at Cincinnati's Northside Tavern on November 1st as part of a Horrorhound Records showcase.

Celebrating its 18th year of horror movie marathons, Horrorama Dayton returns to Englewood Cinema this Halloween season. Organizers Matt Brassfield, Rick Martin and host A. Ghastlee Ghoul visisted the WYSO studios and spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about this year's event.

Horrorama 2014 is October 24th at Englewood Cinema.

Hazy and the Rugged Child combine elements of rock and roll, r&b, jazz and more into their own unique "mash-up" style of music.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set and talked with Kaleidoscope Juliet Fromholt about finding their sound, performing live and more.

Hazy and the Rugged Child will perform at a benefit show on October 26th at Halloween Express.

Epic-Con Ohio combines elements of sci-fi, horror, wrestling, gaming, and car shows for a two-day convention in downtown Dayton.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Epic Con promoter Sheri Yarbrough about the upcoming event.

Epic Con is October 24 and 25th at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

Brandon Semler (Guitar/Vocals), Rick Sanders (Bass/Vocals), and Tyler Spears (Drums) have been performing together as Noodle Factory since 2012.  The trio began performing their favorite classic rock songs but are now moving towards more original material that spans many different genres.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing, recording and the combining their music influences to form the band's sound. 

Noodle Factory's debut album, Buzz, will be released December 13th.

Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

Mixing traditional instruments from their native Pakistan with acoustic guitars, the members of Khumariyaan create driving instrumental music that transports the listener.  Ahead of their performance at the University of Dayton, the band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidsocope.

Khumariyaan will perform at the University of Dayton's Boll Theater on Thursday, October 2nd at 8pm.

Ryan France

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Dayton Music Fest, a two-day celebration of local music.  This year's event features 29 bands performing 5 different venues during the first weekend in October.  Co-organizers Kyle Melton and Don Thrasher visited the WYSO studios to preview some music from the festival and talked to Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the festival's past and present as well as make a big announcement about the festival's future.

Residents and business owners near East Third Street just outside downtown Dayton have been working on a series of events to help bolster the community in that neighborhood. The Third on Third outdoor eclectic market is happening today and is joined by a new event highlighting the Front Street Artists studio. Organizers Peter Benkendorf and Mike Elsass spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt earlier this week.

The Third on Third Eclectic Outdoor Market and the inaugural Third Sundays at Front Street are Sunday, September 21st, 11am - 4pm on East Third Street in Dayton.

Since 1994 Shrug has been an important part of the Dayton music community. Growing from a trio to a five-piece band and recording several albums over the years, the band is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary and visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope. 

Shrug's 20th anniversary show is Friday, September 19th at Canal Public House.

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