Preparations are well under way for this year's Miami Valley Music Fest, a two day celebration of local music with proceeds going to local charities. Brad Centers is one of the organizers of Miami Valley Music Fest and a musician himself. He spoke with Kaleidoscope Juliet Fromholt about the origins of the festival and what's next this year.
The Miami Valley Music Festival is August 10th and 11th at the Troy Eagles Campground.
Alec Snead, Luke Green, and Dan Roll began playing music together in the 7th grade at family cookouts. Soon they realized they needed a drummer and invited classmate Robert Rutledge to join the band. Amnesia has gone through several stylistic changes over the years reflecting the band members evolving musical tastes. The members are now recent high school graduates and have recently released their self-titled debut album.
Amnesia visited the WYSO studio to perform a live set and spoke with Kaliedoscope host Juliet Fromholt about their evolving sound and upcoming plans.
Ashley Stacy, Josh Davis, QuiQue Bucio and John Mangold have been performing together as Gathering Mercury for nearly a year, and they have a lot to show for it. After participating in the Dayton Band Playoffs and the Dayton Does Dayton tribute show, both at Canal Street Tavern, the young group has been making a name for itself performing at numerous local venues. Now Gathering Mercury prepares to release their debut album, Where the Others Go.
The members of Magic Jackson have been hard at work in the studio on a new album that's set to be the label debut for IBC Records. The yet-to-be named album features a honing of the group's blend of rock and Dayton funk with lots of collaborations and guest appearances from other local and regional musicians.
Magic Jackson made a return visit to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and to debut some of the tracks from their upcoming album. They'll be performing live on June 15 at J-Alan's in Dayton.
Jared Welch and Jacob Pflanzer began playing music together in high school and have been performing under the name Army of Infants for about two years. As the band prepares to embark on a tour, they've just released a limited edition 7 inch.
Army of Infants visited the WYSO studios to perform live and chat with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about their upcoming tour, the new record and the evolution of their music throughout the recording process.