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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Starving in the Belly of the Whale is preparing to release their third album, The Journey Less Traveled.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt sat down with the band's Ricky Terrell to discuss the recording process for the new album and how it differed from previous releases. 

Starving in the Belly of the Whale will celebrate the album's release on Saturday, November 5 at Blind Bob's in Dayton with Me & Mountains, Wake the Coast, Bernoulli and Charlie Jackson.

Robthebank formed in the mid 90s and performed around Dayton and the Midwest until guitar player/vocalist Nate Farley got an offer to tour with Guided by Voices.  Inspired by a reunion show of another 90s Dayton band, the Method, earlier this spring, Farley, Craigo Nichols (Drums), Duane Hart (Bass) and Heather Newkirk (Vocals) began rehearsing Robthebank material and soon began playing shows locally.  Now the band is recording new material with hopes of releasing an album soon. 

Richard Ringer hails from Greenville, OH but spent time performing in New York's Antifolk scene which he says he found liberating.  Ringer's latest album, Creepster Freakster, was a departure from previous recordings written from the point of view of fictional characters.  A lifelong writer, Ringer has written an unpublished novella and is currently working on a new album called Afterlife Surprise, set to be released in 2012.

Photo by Zach Prater

Nathan Peters (Captain of Industry) joins Juliet Fromholt in the WYSO studios during the Fall 2011 Pledge Drive. Peters performs several acoustic songs live in the studio and talks about some upcoming shows he's putting together at Gilly's in downtown Dayton, including one this Saturday, October 8th featuring the Motel Beds, Me & Mountains, the Lab Partners and Astro Fang.

Bonneville makes their second appearance on Kaleidoscope, performing stripped down versions of tracks from their forthcoming album, Amy's House and debuting several album tracks.  Amy's House was written after the band's 2010 release, Drawing Maps, and features the addition of keyboards as a focal instrument on the majority of the tracks. 

Magic Jackson combines rock and roll, jazz, and funk to create their own unique jams.  With the current lineup only about 6 months old, Nathan Lewis (guitar/vocals), Mike McKewen (bass/vocals), John Gentry Jr. (guitar/vocals), Rob Brockman (drums/vocals) have been hard at work building their live set over the summer

Magic Jackson will perform at Canal Street Tavern on October 1st with Romeo Champagne. 

 

Interview Highlights:

Nathan Lewis on how songs evolve from performance to performance

Photo by: Susan Gartner

This Friday marks the fall edition of Urban Nights in downtown Dayton.  It's an event that showcases the music, arts, dining and housing that downtown Dayton has to offer.  On this edition of Kaleidoscope, Juliet Fromholt spoke with Kristen Wicker and Krystal Luketic from the Downtown Dayton Partnership about the origins of Urban Nights and the new features at this fall's event.

Interview Highlights:

Kristen Wicker on the early days of Urban Nights

Local filmmaker Andy Copp makes a return visit to the WYSO studios to talk about his latest work-in-progress, Church of the Eyes and his Independent Shadow Cinema series at Englewood Cinema.

Englewood Cinema will also host a retrospective of Andy Copp's work on September 2nd.

 

Photo by Aaron Cline

Paige Beller is a local singer songwriter who performs on her own and with indie punk band Jasper the Colossal. Earlier this summer, Beller released a new solo album called Don't You Dare and is already writing songs for the next album. Don't You Dare was recorded with Jason Gilmore (We Were Animals, Ed vs Radio) at his home studio which Beller says gave her a chance to hear her work objectively and allowed her songs to evolve.

This weekend Oh Condor will perform as part of Blind Bob's 3rd anniversary celebration.  On this edition of Kaleidoscope, the band performs new songs live in the WYSO studios and speaks with Juliet Fromholt about the decision to change their name from 8 Bit Revival and plans for upcoming releases and tours.

 

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