Over the past few years, Signs of Life has been building their reputation and their audience among the region's Pink Floyd fans. This weekend marks two big milestones: a local celebration of the 40th anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon and Signs of Life's first arena show. Singer and bandleader Jon Stankorb sat down to chat with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the Dark Side of the Moon album and what these to milestones mean for the band.
Signs of Life will perform on May 4th at Troy's Hobart Arena.
Charlie Tipton remembers the first time he picked up a guitar and his early years playing electric guitar and honing his craft as a songwriter as he learned the instrument. Now performing both as a solo artist and with a full band, Tipton is aiming to release an album later this year. Charlie Tipton visited the WYSO studios for an acoustic set and spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about developing his craft as a songwriter and the differences between performing solo and with a band.
Music fans around the Miami Valley will flock to several local record stores on Saturday, April 20th to celebrate Record Store Day 2013. In addition to the special, limited releases, local stores are offering discounts, sales and special events to mark the day. Ghettoblaster Magazine's Dave Obenour is helping coordinate this year's festivities which include music trivia at Blind Bob's and a special screening of I Need That Record! at the Neon Movies. Obenour joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the studio to talk about Record Store Day 2013.
The cover for Dear Fawn's debut EP, I Played the Queen
What began as Tifani Tanaka and Kyle Melton experimenting with some demo recordings soon turned into a full-fledged band with Melton's King Elk bandmates, Tyler Bellingar and Andy Smith, filling out the remaining instrumentation. Now Dear Fawn is poised to release its debut EP, I Played the Queen, on Dayton-based Gas Daddy Go Records. The band visited the WYSO Studios to perform live and talk about finding their sound as a group and the recording process for I Played the Queen.
Meghna Mahambrey's love of music has manifested in different forms over her lifetime. From her early years singing as much as she could in school to recording with some friends in college to coming into her own as a songwriter and recording her latest album, Kind of Friend. The recording process lead to the formation of a band, Meghna & the Majority. Mahambrey and percussionist Aaron Farrier visited the WYSO studios to chat with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the recording process and what's next for the band.