Joe Anderl and Kris N are Dayton-based songwriters and great friends. Each is releasing a new album in November (Anderl's under his band name, 1984 Draft), and the pair visited the WYSO studios for a live acoustic performance. They spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about their upcoming releases, the writing process and the community of songwriters in Dayton.
1984 Draft and Kris N will celebrate the release of their new albums on November 1st at Canal Street Tavern. They'll be joined onstage by the Motel Beds and Hospital Garden.
Niki Dakota interviews Mike Haslet of the Day-Tones barbershop quartet and listens to a few choice pieces to publicize the up-coming barbershop quartet festival on the 12th, this year themed 'Celebrate Dayton'.
Haslet informed Niki during the interview that this year will not only be the 28th gathering of the Miami Valley Music Men, to which the Day-Tones belong, but also the 75th anniversary of the creation of the barbershop harmony society, originating in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
After a snowboarding injury forced a roughly 8 month hiatus from performing, Dan Raridan is back making music with the release of a new EP, One Word Too Much. Raridan returned to the WYSO studios to share songs from the EP and talked about getting back into the groove of writing and performing.
Dan Raridan will perform at South Park Tavern on Friday, September 27th with Junkyard Dojo and on Saturday, September 28th at the Oregon Express with Nasty Bingo and Sam at Eleven.
After being asked to perform at Zane Shawnee Canverns, the members of Box Truck Rescue began working together to help create That One Show Music Festival. Gathering together bands from Dayton and Yellow Springs, the festival's inaugural run begins Friday evening in Bellefontaine. Box Truck Rescue visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions and talked to Niki Dakota about their first year as a band and helping to put together the festival.
After the phrase "disappear fear" was on a note on her desk at work SONiA decided to begin performing under that name. The band has been around since 1987, and more recently SONiA began performing with artist Katie Marie after meeting her at a festival in Germany. As they embark on a tour in support of new album, Broken Film, SONiA and Katie Marie visited the WYSO studios for a live performance. Sonia spoke with Niki Dakota about her musical career, the new album and bringing social issues into her songs.