Chris Yakopcic fell in love with the blues in Chicago and has brought his music to Dayton, Ohio often performing at Canal Street Tavern's Musicians' Co-Op on Tuesday nights. Yakopcic recently released a new album, "Done Found My Freedom 'Fore I Found My Technique," and will be celebrating the release at Taffy's in Eaton on Saturday, November 09, 2011. Yakopcic will also travel to Memphis in early 2012 to participate in the International Blues Challenge. He stopped by the WYSO studios to perform a live set on Kaleidoscope and chat with host, Juliet Fromholt, about how he found and began t
The Esther Caulfield Orchestra and Andy Gabbard Homemade share a common lineup and a common love for great rock and roll, but stylistically the two projects are different. The Orchestra embraces a more British psychedelic sound, while Homemade trends toward more of Americana feel. Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with M. Ross Perkins, Andy Gabbard and Sven Kahns about the similarities and differences between the two acts, and the trio shared live and recorded tracks from both projects.
Starving in the Belly of the Whale is preparing to release their third album, The Journey Less Traveled. Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt sat down with the band's Ricky Terrell to discuss the recording process for the new album and how it differed from previous releases.
Starving in the Belly of the Whale will celebrate the album's release on Saturday, November 5 at Blind Bob's in Dayton with Me & Mountains, Wake the Coast, Bernoulli and Charlie Jackson.
Robthebank formed in the mid 90s and performed around Dayton and the Midwest until guitar player/vocalist Nate Farley got an offer to tour with Guided by Voices. Inspired by a reunion show of another 90s Dayton band, the Method, earlier this spring, Farley, Craigo Nichols (Drums), Duane Hart (Bass) and Heather Newkirk (Vocals) began rehearsing Robthebank material and soon began playing shows locally. Now the band is recording new material with hopes of releasing an album soon.
Richard Ringer hails from Greenville, OH but spent time performing in New York's Antifolk scene which he says he found liberating. Ringer's latest album, Creepster Freakster, was a departure from previous recordings written from the point of view of fictional characters. A lifelong writer, Ringer has written an unpublished novella and is currently working on a new album called Afterlife Surprise, set to be released in 2012.