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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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.

Local bands Duderus and DipSpit both infuse humor into their music so the two groups are teaming up to release a split album in September.  The two bands visited the WYSO studios to talk their collaboration and the upcoming release show with Nightbeast.

Duderus and DipSpit will release their split album on September 12th at Canal Public House.  They'll be joined on stage by Nightbeast (who's also releasing an album that night) and Andy D.

Interview edited by Tom Amrhein.

Miami Valley Music Fest is August 1st and 2nd in Troy, Ohio.  Ahead of the festival, a group of performers from the festival bill visited the WYSO studios for an evening of live music to preview the weekend's event.

Featuring performances by:

  • Sharon Lane
  • Tony Herdman Band
  • Hazy & the Rugged Child
  • Melissa and Eric Henry
  • Will C
  • Blackbirds
  • Repeating Arms
  • Scott Lee
  • Lost on Iddings
  • Members of Such a Night

Live music engineered by Juliet Fromholt and Tom Amrhein.

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