With roots in several other Dayton and Columbus-based bands, the members of Connections have been hard at work on their newly released sophomore album, Body Language. Frontman Kevin Elliott spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt ahead of the band's Dayton Music Fest appearance about the new album, their upcoming local performance and more.
Connections will perform on Saturday, October 5th at Canal Street Tavern as part of Dayton Music Fest.
October 4th and 5th mark the ninth annual Dayton Music Fest, an event celebrating music in the downtown Dayton community. This year's event features over 30 bands at 6 local venues. Several of the bands visited the WYSO studios ahead of Dayton Music Fest 2013 for a live set on Kaleidoscope.
Dayton Music Fest organizers Kyle Melton and Don Thrasher also visited the studio to talk about this year's event, their collaboration with Midwest Outdoor Experience and more.
The Midwest Outdoor experience kicks off today, Oct. 5th, at 6:00pm, and will last until tomorrow night, Oct. 6th, at Eastwood Metropark. Teamed with Dayton Music Festival and vendors from around the country, this year's event is expected to draw a larger crowd than in recent years.
This year's event will provide activities for the whole family icluding: camping, fly fishing, climbing, slacklining, IMBA bike village, geocaching, and disc golf. There will also be a 5k run taking place this evening. More experienced athletes can compete in any of the competitions.
Goodbye and Crusher are two stylistically different bands with the same lineup. Both bands began playing live during the summer and sometimes split a bill. Nick Eddy, M Ross Perkins and Ian Kaplan joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the WYSO studio to share some tracks-in-progress and talk about upcoming performances.
Goodbye will open Dayton Music Fest, performing Friday, October 5th at Omega Music in downtown Dayton.
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.