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.