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. 

The members of Skratchmatik Assassin Turntable Terror Crew returned to the WYSO studios for the a live set on Kaleidoscope ahead of their appearance at the 2014 Cyclops Festival in Yellow Springs.  Festival co-organizer Brian Johnson also talked with host Juliet Fromholt about this year's event.

The 2014 Cyclops Festival is Saturday, September 13th at the John Bryant Center in Yellow Springs.

In the over two year's since Nightbeast last visited the WYSO studios, the band has expanded from a basically one person act to a full band of six.  Staying busy with both local and out of town shows, the band is now preparing to release a new EP called It's Different, I Guess and returned to WYSO for a live set on Kaleidoscope.

Nightbeast will celebrate the release of their new EP on September 12th at Canal Public House.  They'll be joined onstage by Duderus and DipSpit, who are also release a split EP, and Andy D.

With roots in Yellow Springs and a now set lineup, Speaking Suns are poised for their next big step with the release of Vanishing Country, a new album that reflects the evolving sound of the band. Jake Diebold and David Byrne visited the WYSO studios to preview tracks from the album and talked about the progression of the band and the recording process.

Jennifer Taylor Clark

In the process of finalizing his debut album, Mack McKenzie visited the WYSO studios for live set on Kaleidoscope. Performing several new songs as well as sharing album tracks, McKenzie talked about returning to his musical roots and the Dayton area, tackling writing and recording and forming a band.

Mack McKenzie's album, One Last, One More will be released later this fall.

Meg Renee is a young singer-songwriter from Troy, Ohio who's quickly making a name for herself playing a variety of local events and venues.  She recently released her debut album, Dream Awake, and visited the WYSO studios to share both live and recorded songs on Kaleidoscope.

Meg Renee will perform at Kettering's Holiday at Home on Sunday, August 31st, as well as Lost Creek Music Experience, Urban Nights and several other local festivals and events throughout September. More information at http://www.megrenee.com/

Musician, songwriter and producer Kyle Dunaway visited the WYSO studios the week his new album, Necessary Evil, was released.  Dunaway performed an acoustic set live on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about his writing and recording process.

Kyle Dunaway's new album, Necessary Evil is available a variety of online outlets.  Learn more here.

Tiffany Book

Although born out of a side project, Manray quickly became a band in its own right.  With an album already recorded and releases, Manray is now stepping out on local stages and visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope.

Manray will perform at Gilly's on Friday, August 22nd.

A Film About Coffee will debut in Dayton this week at the Neon Movies, and locally based coffee company Boston Stoker is helping to bring the film to the Miami Valley.  Boston Stoker's Dan Clayton and Tony Barnes visited the WYSO studios and spoke with Kaleidoscope's Juliet Fromholt and Tom Amrhein about the film and it's exploration of coffee cultivation and culture as well as Boston Stoker's role in local coffee culture and the larger Miami Valley community.

 A Film About Coffee will show at the Neon Movies on Thursday, August 14th at 7PM.

Featuring former members of Simply Waiting, Good Luck year is a new band comprised of musicians from different backgrounds.  The band combines elements of Simply Waiting's former sound while incorporating new instrumentation and vocal styles.  Good Luck Year visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about forming its sound, writing and recording.

Good Luck Year will perform on August 16th at Samson's Summerfest in Jamestown. 

Airship Passepartout is Dayton steampunk group.  Co-founder Sir Ernest Octave Suszczynski visited the WYSO studios to talk about the group and its activities, including Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret, a showcase event of music and art in downtown Dayton.

Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret II is August 9th at the Yellow Cab Building in downtown Dayton.

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