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 A lifelong writer, Ringer has written an unpublished novella and is currently working on a new album called Afterlife Surprise, set to be released in 2012.
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.
The novelist George Pelecanos has been plugging away writing crime fiction for a number of years. He sets his books in his hometown of Washington, D.C. He just started a new series that features Spero Lucas, a veteran of the Iraq War who is now working in a somewhat shady occupation: he recovers stolen merchandise.
In "The Cut" Lucas has been hired to recover some stolen shipments of marijuana. Lucas quickly becomes entangled in a nether world of creepy criminals. Lucas just wants his cut. He'll get 40% of the value of any goods he can recover.