Having jammed together in different bands over the years, the members of Jonny Dreads and the Mystiks have easily found their collective sound that's both tight and cohesive while remaining easily danceable with a traditional reggae groove. The band visted the WYSO studios to perform live on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about coming together as a band and their busy summer schedule of both club and festival performances.
Jonny Dreads and the Mystiks' next live performance is June 18 at Brixx Ice Company in Dayton.
Originally performing under the name Cherry Lee and the Daddy Katz, Cherry Lee and the Hotrod Hounds channel a classic rockabilly sound mixed with blues and soul. The band visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked about their influences, upcoming plans and rockabilly culture in the Dayton area.
Cherry Lee and the Hotrod Hounds will perform at Canal Street Tavern on Saturday, May 25th with the Loveless.
This Saturday marks the second Dynamite Soul block party event in Yellow Springs. Designed as both a thank you to the community and a preview of this year's CyclopsFest, this free family-friendly event will feature performances from Columbus' Turntable Philanthropy and Dayton-based Skratchmatik Turntable Crew, who visited the WYSO studios for alive performance on Kaleidoscope.
Dynamite Soul 2 co-organizer Brian Johnson also stopped by to talk more about the event, which takes place Saturday May 18th, 5-10pm in the Kings Yard in Yellow Springs.
From its earliest days as a chance for local artists to how their work outside of a traditional gallery setting, the Dayton Side Show has lived up to its promise of being "an event of grand proportions." This year's show bring together over 200 artists, musicians and volunteers to create two free days of creativity at the Old Yellow Cab Building in downtown Dayton.
Nasty Bingo will perform as part of Side Show 8's Saturday evening lineup and gave a preview performance live from the WYSO studios.