The Esther Caulfield Orchestra and Andy Gabbard Homemade share a common lineup and a common love for great rock and roll, but stylistically the two projects are different. The Orchestra embraces a more British psychedelic sound, while Homemade trends toward more of Americana feel. Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with M. Ross Perkins, Andy Gabbard and Sven Kahns about the similarities and differences between the two acts, and the trio shared live and recorded tracks from both projects.
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.
Most dogs are joyful creatures. Do you believe that dogs enhance our lives? Julie Klam thinks so. The deep bond she forged with a Boston terrier named Otto was a transformative experience for the author.
Colin Cotterill doesn't like to leave home. You can't blame him, Cotterill lives on the beach in a remote village in Thailand. Cotterill is best known for a mystery series which is set in the 1970's in Laos. The main character, Dr. Siri is a septuagenarian and the first and only coroner in Laos.
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.