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7:26 am
Thu May 8, 2014

"Hang On Sloopy" Soon To Be State Rock Song—By Law

The OSU marching band made a visit to the House chamber at the statehouse this week.
Credit Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

The state of Ohio is closer to having an official official rock song. Just after the Ohio State University marching band deliberately stomped into and out of the House chamber Wednesday, representatives passed legislation making “Hang On Sloopy” the state’s official rock song.

Democrat Michael Stinziano of Columbus co-sponsored the bill, which he says came about when he heard it was the state official song only by resolution, not by law. To be sure, he consulted the man who came up with the resolution when he held that seat—his father Mike Stinziano. 

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Music
3:59 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Cricketbows Continue to Chart Far Out Musical Course

Cricketbows onstage at Canal Public House in Dayton, 2014
Credit Chris Ball

The members of Cricketbows return to the WYSO studios after a debut performance on Kaleidoscope nearly a year ago.  The band perform a special acoustic set and talk with host Juliet Fromholt about collaboration, upcoming gigs, honing their psychedelic sound as a group.

Cricketbows will perform at the Oregon Express on Saturday, March 29th. 

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Music
4:48 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Starving In the Belly of the Whale Embarks On Spring Tour

Starving in the Belly of the Whale

After last year's release, The Foolish Fellow, Starving the in the Belly of the Whale has a revamped lineup and preparing for a year of touring and recording as a trio.  In the meantime, the band released a cover of Joanna Newsome's "The Book of Right On," which they performed live on the air on a recent visit to the WYSO studios.

Starving in the Belly of the Whale will be on tour March 27 - April 6th.

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Music
2:42 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Raggedy Edge Live on Kaleidoscope

Raggedy Edge perform live on Kaleidoscope
Credit Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

Lynn Perdzock and Bob Farley were both solo performers when they met at an open mic night and began to entertain the idea of a collaboration.  Now the duo perform under the name Raggedy Edge, combining musical sensibilities.  Perdzock and Farley visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked about writing and recording together.

Raggedy Edge will perform on Friday, March 14 at the Belhop Cafe in Bellbrook and Saturday, March 15 at Spinoza's. 

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Music
12:06 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Terrapin Moon Live on Kaleidoscope

Terrapin Moon

The members of Terrapin Moon all came to the music of the Grateful Dead at various points in their lives, but each one can recall the moment the music began to click.  The band visited the WYSO studios to talk about their interpretation of the music of the Dead and the unique experience they create both in clubs and on the festival stage.

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