Nathan Peters returns to the WYSO studios for an update on his latest musical endeavors. He talks about piecing together songs both for solo projects and with a band and the difference between playing an intimate solo show and playing with a rock band.
Peters' band, Captain of Industry, will be playing a series of reunion shows with Boston's Pretty & Nice, The Receiver and Roley Yuma later this month.
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.