Local Music

Jennifer Clarke

After adding a new bass player and then taking a summer-long hiatus, The Smug Brothers are returning to the stage and preparing to release new material.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt sat down with Kyle Melton and Don Thrasher at Ghostlight Coffee to talk about the Smug Brothers' new single, music video and upcoming shows.

The Smug Brothers will perform at Jimmie's Ladder 11 on Friday, November 15th.

Lost on Iddings make a return visit to the WYSO studios with a reformed lineup and renewed energy.  The seven-piece band recently completed an album called the Buckeye Sessions, recorded with Buckeye Music Magazine and is now looking forward to more live performances including a gig opening for New Riders of the Purple Sage. 

Lost on Iddings performs live at the Oregon Express on Friday, November 8th with Hazy and the Rugged Child.

Kris N. joins us with the lovely Lindsey Keene to talk about his new album: THE THANKFUL PARADE, Fifth Street, Don Thrasher, L's, and more.

Juliet Fromholt

The Repeating Arms have spent the past few months preparing their first full length album, Blackberry Winter.  With addition of Brian Spirk on mandolin, the four piece band has been perfecting their sound in the studio and onstage.  The Repeating Arms made a return visit to the WYSO studios for a live performance and a preview of several album tracks.  They spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the recording process, the album release show and what's next for the band.

Jennifer Taylor Clarke

After performing solo for a while, Tim Gebard began to find collaborators through open mic events such as the Rock n Roll Playdate.  Now Gebard and his band, including his song Aaron, are preparing for their next big show, a benefit for the American Red Cross at Clifton Opera House.  Tim Gebard and the Hitmen visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about performing together and using music for the greater good.

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.

Ghettoblaster Magazine is a national music and culture magazine based in part in Dayton, Ohio.  Its editor, Dave Obenour has been a frequent guest on Kaleidoscope over the past few years, and joins host Juliet Fromholt during WYSO's Fall Membership Drive to talk about some of the artists, new and old, featured in the latest issue.

The latest issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine with The Dismemberment Plan on the cover is available now at local stores.  Find Ghettoblaster online at http://ghettoblastermagazine.com/

Anthony Pettiford

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.

With roots in several other Dayton and Columbus-based bands, the members of Connections have been hard at work on their newly released sophomore album, Body Language.  Frontman Kevin Elliott spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt ahead of the band's Dayton Music Fest appearance about the new album, their upcoming local performance and more.

Connections will perform on Saturday, October 5th at Canal Street Tavern as part of Dayton Music Fest.

October 4th and 5th mark the ninth annual Dayton Music Fest, an event celebrating music in the downtown Dayton community.  This year's event features over 30 bands at 6 local venues.  Several of the bands visited the WYSO studios ahead of Dayton Music Fest 2013 for a live set on Kaleidoscope.

Dayton Music Fest organizers Kyle Melton and Don Thrasher also visited the studio to talk about this year's event, their collaboration with Midwest Outdoor Experience and more.

Pages