Local Music

1:07 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Joe Anderl and Kris N Prepare New Releases

Joe Anderl and Kris N are Dayton-based songwriters and great friends.  Each is releasing a new album in November (Anderl's under his band name, 1984 Draft), and the pair visited the WYSO studios for a live acoustic performance.  They spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about their upcoming releases, the writing process and the community of songwriters in Dayton.

1984 Draft and Kris N will celebrate the release of their new albums on November 1st at Canal Street Tavern.  They'll be joined onstage by the Motel Beds and Hospital Garden.

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1:14 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

New Music Update with Ghettoblaster's Dave Obenour: October 2013

Ghettoblaster Magazine is a national music and culture magazine based in part in Dayton, Ohio.  Its editor, Dave Obenour has been a frequent guest on Kaleidoscope over the past few years, and joins host Juliet Fromholt during WYSO's Fall Membership Drive to talk about some of the artists, new and old, featured in the latest issue.

The latest issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine with The Dismemberment Plan on the cover is available now at local stores.  Find Ghettoblaster online at http://ghettoblastermagazine.com/

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2:37 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Niki Dakota Hosts the Day-Tones Barbershop Quartet

Members of the Day-Tones with Niki Dakota
Credit Anthony Pettiford

Niki Dakota interviews Mike Haslet of the Day-Tones barbershop quartet and listens to a few choice pieces to publicize the up-coming  barbershop quartet festival on the 12th, this year themed 'Celebrate Dayton'. 

Haslet informed Niki during the interview that this year will not only be the 28th gathering of the Miami Valley Music Men, to which the Day-Tones belong, but also the 75th anniversary of the creation of the barbershop harmony society, originating in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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4:41 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Connections Release Second Album, Prepare for Dayton Music Fest Performance

Connections new album Body Language is available now.

With roots in several other Dayton and Columbus-based bands, the members of Connections have been hard at work on their newly released sophomore album, Body Language.  Frontman Kevin Elliott spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt ahead of the band's Dayton Music Fest appearance about the new album, their upcoming local performance and more.

Connections will perform on Saturday, October 5th at Canal Street Tavern as part of Dayton Music Fest.

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3:42 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Dayton Music Fest 2013 Preview

October 4th and 5th mark the ninth annual Dayton Music Fest, an event celebrating music in the downtown Dayton community.  This year's event features over 30 bands at 6 local venues.  Several of the bands visited the WYSO studios ahead of Dayton Music Fest 2013 for a live set on Kaleidoscope.

Dayton Music Fest organizers Kyle Melton and Don Thrasher also visited the studio to talk about this year's event, their collaboration with Midwest Outdoor Experience and more.

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