Dan Raridan met bandmate Alessandro Cortez at South Park Tavern's open mic night. Soon they began playing together and recruited Larry Smith on drums. The trio recently completed an album called Bus comprised of songs mostly written by Dan before the band formed. Here they perform live in the WYSO studios and talk to Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the new album, upcoming gigs and finding musical compatibility as a trio.
Josh 'Mudd' Muddiman (vocals, guitar) and Joshua Howard (guitar, vocals) had been playing together for years when they met Matt 'Mook' McCormick (bass, vocals), Elaina Brown (keys, vocals) and Alan Topolski (drums, vocals) and Shoot Out the Lights was born. The Cincinnati band decided to stick fairly close to home until their self-titled album was released on March 19th. Now the band is scheduled to be the Artists in Residence at the Southgate House in July and will be doing some regional touring.
Host highlights features conversations between WYSO Music Director, Niki Dakota and WYSO's volunteer hosts about their programs, how they came to WYSO, etc. This week, Niki chats with Rev Cool of Around the Fringe. They discuss the beginnings of Around the Fringe, and Rev Cool's longstanding involvement with the local music scene.
Around the Fringe airs Friday nights, 8pm - midnight.
We conclude our Record Store Day 2011 coverage by talking to Josh Castleberry of Toxic Beauty Records in Yellow Springs. Castleberry discusses being a lifelong record collector and what inspired him to open his own record store as well as Toxic Beauty's plans for celebrating Record Store Day on April 16th.
Record Store Day 2011 coverage continues on Kaleidoscope with an interview with Alex Staiger from Omega Music and Kyle Melton and Don Thrasher of the Buddha Den. They discuss the day of music and festivities that will be taking place at Omega Music in honor of their first Record Store Day in their Fifth Street location as well as what the tradition of listening to music on vinyl means for local music as well as the Staiger family.