Local Music

Music
12:25 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: The Smug Brothers

Kyle Melton and Don Thrasher of the Smug Brothers and Gas Daddy Go
Photo by Kidtee Hello

The Smug Brothers, Kyle Melton and Don Thrasher, are preparing for the release of their latest EP, Treasure Virgins.  It's being released on cassette and digital download via Gas Daddy Go, a local record label started by Thrasher in the late 19080's, that's being revived for business in 2012.

The Smug Brothers will celebrate the release of Treasure Virgins by performing at Gilly's in Dayton on Saturday, December 17th.

Arts & Culture
4:31 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Al Holbrook Talks about Nativity: The Pop Opera

Al Holbrook is a master of many musical styles.  Now he's trying his hand at musical theater in his second year performing in Nativity: the Pop Opera.  In this interview Holbrook speaks with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about his experiences in the production and his plans for the new year. 

There will be two local performances of Nativity on Saturday, December 17th at Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene.

Music
1:00 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: The New Old-Fashioned

The New Old-Fashioned
Photo by Feixing Chen

The New Old-Fashioned blend Alt-rock, Americana and folk sensibilities into their sound as they prepare to play their debut show this Saturday night, December 3rd, at the XACT/KHN Theater in their hometown of Xenia.  Here two members of the four piece band, David Payne and Kent Montgomery perform an acoustic set on Kaleidoscope and chat with host Juliet Fromholt about the development of the band and their plans for 2012.

Music
8:48 am
Thu November 24, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Blue Moon Soup

Blue Moon Soup

Ben Clonch (Guitar, Vocals), Robbie Marion (Fiddle, Vocals), Jon Bauman (Standup Bass, Vocals) and Brendan Moore (Mando, Vocals) share a love for the music of Jerry Garcia.  In Yellow Springs-based Blue Moon Soup, they channel bluegrass, folk and psychedelia into a signature sound that they've been honing since 2010.  Here they visit the WYSO studios for a live set and to share tracks from their upcoming album, Lonely Mountain. 

Blue Moon Soup will release Lonely Mountain on December 24th at Canal Street Tavern.  They'll also perform on December 2nd at Blind Bob's on 5th Street.

Music
3:16 pm
Sun November 20, 2011

Denny Johnson/The Rug: The Lifelong Application of Layin' Down the Bass/Love Philosophy

Shakin' Dave's tribute to his friend and former bandmate, the late Denny Johnson.

He was a blessed and enlightened individual. He maintained the quintessential Bass/role playing persona There was nothing rote about DJ. He must have been born with a comprehensive insight into the human condition and its obvious contradictions. His maturity, at least from a philosophical musical standpoint was intimidating to this wannabe guitarist/visual artist.

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