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. 

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Returning guest Dave Obenour joins Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in studio to talk about some of the artists, new and old, featured in the latest issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine, a national music and culture magazine based in part in Dayton, Ohio.

The latest issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine with Big Business on the cover is available now at local stores.  Find Ghettoblaster online at http://ghettoblastermagazine.com/

Ladyfest Dayton combines art, film, music and activism surrounding women's issues and celebrating women creators.  Organizer Paige Beller and songwriter Kyleen Downes were joined live in the WYSO studios by two of Kyleen's music students, Alex Bohn and Chloe Robertson.  They performed live in the WYSO studios on Kaleidoscope and talked about the upcoming festival.

Ladyfest Dayton is September 2 and 3 at the Yellow Cab Building in downtown Dayton.

Cincinnati's The Almighty Get Down are known for rocking stages near and far, and their performance live in the WYSO studios was no exception.  The band visited ahead of their performance at Hog Jam 11 and were joined by festival co-organizers Tony Herdman and Johnny Dreads. 

Hog Jam 11 is August 26 and 27th in Tipp City.  More details at: https://www.facebook.com/HogJamMusicFestival

As the band prepares for its album release, the members of Scarecrow Sideshow visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  They chatted with Juliet Fromholt about the process of writing and recording the album, upcoming live shows and more.

Scarecrow Sideshow will celebrate the release of their new album on August 20th at Peaches in Yellow Springs.

Since his last visit to the WYSO studios, Mack McKenzie and his band have been hard at work on their latest album, A Million Miles.  As the band prepares for a fall release, they visited the WYSO studios to preview some tracks on Kaleidoscope and played a few acoustic songs live in the studio. 

Mack McKenzie will perform on Friday, August 12th at the Tumbleweed Connection.  A Million Miles is set to be released in early October.

With nearly a dozen members hailing from various branches of the Dayton musical family, Lioness will aim to make their shows into special events.  Nathan Peters, Burris Dixon and Maria Dixon visited the WYSO studios to share some of the new band's recordings and talk about their upcoming debut show at Jimmie's Ladder 11.

Lioness' debut show is Saturday, August 13th at Jimmie's Ladder 11 with Moira, Human Cannonball and Trunk Bound Regime.

Still a relatively new band, The Meal Tickets have spent their first year writing and performing and are now headed into the studio to work on an upcoming album.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt.

The Meal Tickets will perform at Jimmy's Ladder 11 on August 26th.

This weekend marks the first Dayton Mini Maker Faire, an event celebrating makers of all stripes at Carillon Park.  Make It Dayton founding member Josh Cory visited the WYSO studios to talk with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the festivities.  He was joined by The Collaboratory's Peter Benkendorf, who gave listeners an exclusive preview of Putter Up Dayton, which will celebrate its launch at the Maker Faire.

Kyleen Downes
Gary Mitchell

Kyleen Downes made a return visit to the WYSO studios ahead of the release of her new, full length album, Maybe Sometimes.  Joined by her album release band and one of her music students, Rosie McDonald, Downes performed live on Kaleidoscope and discussed writing and recording the album and more.  McDonald also performed an acoustic set and talked about her future artistic pursuits.

Kyleen Downes will celebrate the release of Maybe Sometimes with a concert at Glen Helen in Yellow Springs, on Saturday, July 16th at 7pm.

Springsfest is a new music festival from Great Guys Entertainment and Yellow Springs Brewery making its debut in the village on July 9th.  Festival organizer Conor Stratton visited the WYSO studios to talk about the event and share some music from the performers.

Springsfest 2016 is Saturday, July 9th at the John Bryan Center in Yellow Springs.  More information at: http://www.springsfestival.com/

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