Live on WYSO

Local trio Mavis Pearly visited the WYSO studios ahead of their show at Peaches Grille for a live set on Excursions.  The band talked to Niki Dakota about their latest gigs and their album, Late Night Breakfast.

Mavis Pearly will perform on Saturday, October 4th, at Peaches in Yellow Springs with Gran Bel Fisher.

This weekend local songwriters will gather for Songs of Freedom, an event created by Be Free Dayton.  Several of the performers, Angel Angel, Paige Beller and Pam Baugham visited the WYSO studios ahead of the event for a live performance on Excursions.

April Angel, Paige Beller and Pam Baugham will perform Saturday, September 27th at Courthouse Square.

Since 1994 Shrug has been an important part of the Dayton music community. Growing from a trio to a five-piece band and recording several albums over the years, the band is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary and visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope. 

Shrug's 20th anniversary show is Friday, September 19th at Canal Public House.

The members of Skratchmatik Assassin Turntable Terror Crew returned to the WYSO studios for the a live set on Kaleidoscope ahead of their appearance at the 2014 Cyclops Festival in Yellow Springs.  Festival co-organizer Brian Johnson also talked with host Juliet Fromholt about this year's event.

The 2014 Cyclops Festival is Saturday, September 13th at the John Bryant Center in Yellow Springs.

In the over two year's since Nightbeast last visited the WYSO studios, the band has expanded from a basically one person act to a full band of six.  Staying busy with both local and out of town shows, the band is now preparing to release a new EP called It's Different, I Guess and returned to WYSO for a live set on Kaleidoscope.

Nightbeast will celebrate the release of their new EP on September 12th at Canal Public House.  They'll be joined onstage by Duderus and DipSpit, who are also release a split EP, and Andy D.

William the Accountant has a big weekend ahead.  The five piece band is releasing a new album, Zero Stroke, and the Dayton-area celebration runs from Friday with a performance at Blind Bob's to Sunday when they'll play at the WYSO Community Concert. Kevin Luce and Teddy B visited the WYSO studios for a preview of the weekend's festivities on Excursions.

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In the process of finalizing his debut album, Mack McKenzie visited the WYSO studios for live set on Kaleidoscope. Performing several new songs as well as sharing album tracks, McKenzie talked about returning to his musical roots and the Dayton area, tackling writing and recording and forming a band.

Mack McKenzie's album, One Last, One More will be released later this fall.

Named for a river in Minnesota, Rum River Blend joined Niki Dakota for a live set on Excursions ahead of their Lost Creek Music Experience performance. 

Rum River Blend will perform at the Lost Creek Music Experience on Saturday, September 6th.

Meg Renee is a young singer-songwriter from Troy, Ohio who's quickly making a name for herself playing a variety of local events and venues.  She recently released her debut album, Dream Awake, and visited the WYSO studios to share both live and recorded songs on Kaleidoscope.

Meg Renee will perform at Kettering's Holiday at Home on Sunday, August 31st, as well as Lost Creek Music Experience, Urban Nights and several other local festivals and events throughout September. More information at

Musician, songwriter and producer Kyle Dunaway visited the WYSO studios the week his new album, Necessary Evil, was released.  Dunaway performed an acoustic set live on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about his writing and recording process.

Kyle Dunaway's new album, Necessary Evil is available a variety of online outlets.  Learn more here.