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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Music
9:35 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Preparations Underway for 2012 Dayton Music Fest

Ryan France

October 5th and 6th mark the 8th annual Dayton Music Fest, a celebration of local music in downtown Dayton.  This year's festivities feature several free, all-ages options including a brand new partnership with Five Rivers Metroparks' Midwest Outdoor Experience.

Dayton Music Fest co-organizer Don Thrasher spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about this year's event and its diverse lineup.

Arts & Culture
4:29 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Beard Team Ohio Prepares for BeardCon

Branden Tussing, Nate Stevens, Stephen Alexander and Thomas Smith from Beard Team Ohio
Shelly Hulce
  • Part 1 of Beard Team Ohio's Interview on Kaleidoscope
  • Part 2 of Beard Team Ohio's Interview on Kaleidoscope

After the success of last year's Beards of Science event, the members of Beard Team Ohio, spearheaded by the local Gem City Gentlemen of the Gilded Beard, decided to dream even bigger.  The result is October's BeardCon in Columbus, a beard and mustache convention with vendors, discussion and of course a beard and mustache competition.  Beard Team Ohio's Thomas Smith, Nate Stevens, Braden Tussing and Stephen Alexander visited the WYSO studios to talk about Beard Con, the charity it will benefit and how men, women and children can take part in the competition.

Music
3:48 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

New Vega Live on Kaleidoscope

New Vega
Carly Short

Chance Campbell, Alex Rundle, Adam Sabin and Zach Sabin have been playing together as New Vega since 2008.  They spent the early part of 2012 performing live in Dayton and Cincinnati and are now heading into the studio to record a new album that will be their first release with WHOA Records. 

New Vega returned to the WYSO studios to perform 4 new songs from their forthcoming album, which is set for a February 2013 release.  They spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about preparing to record and plans for the new year.

Music
2:43 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Terminal Cafe Live on Kaleidoscope

Terminal Cafe in the 1980s

Terminal Cafe began performing in Dayton in the 1980s and competed in the first ever Dayton Band Playoffs at the newly opened Canal Street Tavern.  After many years apart, the band has reunited and started rehearsing for an upcoming reunion show along with several current local bands containing the members' children.  Terminal Cafe visited the WYSO studios for their first live performance in over a decade.  They spoke with Shelly Hulce about the Dayton music scene in the 1980s, the decision to reunite and preparations for their reunion concert.

Music
4:30 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Motel Beds Prep New Album

The Motel Beds

After spending some time prepping their new album, Dumb Gold, the Motel Beds shifted gears to prepare for a slew of festival performances and live shows.  Tod Weidner and Ian Kaplan visited the WYSO studios to share some new tracks from Dumb Gold and talk about their upcoming live performances in Dayton and beyond.

The Motel Beds will perform at the Cyclops Festival in Yellow Springs on Saturday, September 15.  Dumb Gold will be released in November.

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