Josh 'Mudd' Muddiman (vocals, guitar) and Joshua Howard (guitar, vocals) had been playing together for years when they met Matt 'Mook' McCormick (bass, vocals), Elaina Brown (keys, vocals) and Alan Topolski (drums, vocals) and Shoot Out the Lights was born. The Cincinnati band decided to stick fairly close to home until their self-titled album was released on March 19th. Now the band is scheduled to be the Artists in Residence at the Southgate House in July and will be doing some regional touring.
After the Breeders invited the Buffalo Killers to play at All Tomorrow's Parties, Kelley Deal was approached to cover a Guided by Voices song for No More Fake Labels' Sing for Your Meat compilation. So she contacted the Buffalo Killers to collaborate on a rendition of "Scalding Creek."
Kelley Deal and the Buffalo Killers performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked about their collaboration. Sing for Your Meat: a Tribute to Guided by Voices will be released on Record Store Day, April 16th on No More Fake Labels.
After branching off from another band, Gretta, Derek and Angie formed the Dirty Socialites to explore their varied musical influences. They do just that on their debut album Amor or Armor, which was a completely homegrown project from the recording and mastering to the artwork.
The band visited the WYSO studios to perform live and talk about their process for creating an album - from writing to recording - all in the same room. The Dirty Socialites will perform at South Park Tavern on April 16th.
The 3 members of Honeymoon haven't been playing together long, but the instant chemistry between the players has made for well-crafted and increasingly complex songwriting. The band's mutual musical influences have resulted in a poppy sound with a darker edge on their debut EP Xylography.
Honeymoon visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about forming the band, recording and what's to come for the band.
The Richter Uzur Duo features Viktor Uzur on cello and Brad Richter on guitar. Uzur and Richter visited the WYSO studio ahead of their performance at the University of Dayton and performed several live songs on Excursions. The duo chats with Niki Dakota about what brought them together as musical partners and how they make their two instruments work together in composition. Their latest album, String Theory, is available now.