Music

Music Special: Level With Emily Reese

Jan 3, 2017

Thanks for listening to this special WYSO episode of Level. I’m Emily Reese, Level’s host.   

The Level podcast is all about the music and sound in modern video games. Each week we feature the composers, performers, sound designers, audio directors, voice actors and anyone else connected to creating audio for a video game.

Ahead of two year-end music events at Oscar's in Vandalia, Echo Mecca and Zane from Zane and the Sway visited the WYSO studios to perform live on Kaleidoscope.  They were joined by Kevin Dumont and Kimberly Weiss, who talked about the Dayton Music Underground Year-End Bash and Best-of Dayton Underground Finale and the Oscar's New Year, New Stage celebration.

The Dayton Music Underground Year-End Bash and Best-of Dayton Underground Finale is Thursday, December 29th and the Oscar's New Year, New Stage celebration is Saturday, December 31st.

Michael Malarkey
Chelsea Lauren

Songwriter and actor Michael Malarkey returned to the Dayton area ahead of his benefit concert for YS Kids Playhouse and visited the WYSO studios ahead of the show.  Joined by YSKP's Ara Beal, Malarkey chatted with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the upcoming performance, balancing music and acting and his upcoming full length album.

After the recent release of West Virginia Refugee, Jack Ballengee Morris visited the WYSO studio for a live set on Kaleidoscope accompanied by Peter Fox on cello.  Morris talked with host Juliet Fromholt about his musical upbringing, deciding to become a songwriter and more.

Jack Ballengee Morris will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on January 19th.

Returning guest Dave Obenour joins Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in studio to talk about some of the artists, new and old, featured in the latest issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine, a national music and culture magazine based in part in Dayton, Ohio.

The latest issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine with a dual cover featuring Lambchop and Beach Slang is available now at local stores.  Find Ghettoblaster online at http://ghettoblastermagazine.com/

2016 marked the Sunset Junkies' 10th anniversary, and the release of the band's new album, Dragon Tooth. Sunset Junkies visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the new album, celebrating their anniversary and the what's next in 2017.

Sunset Junkies will perform on January 7th at the Oregon Express in Dayton.

JayMay will be embarking on a tour for her Fallin' Like Snow holiday album that will bring her to Cloverdale in Dayton.  She spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the album, the upcoming tour and more.

JayMay will perform at Cloverdale in Dayton as part of the 4th Annual Magical Evening of Acoustic Songs and Storytelling on December 17th.

Local musicians and artists will gather for YS Stands with Standing Rock at the Spirited Goat Coffeehouse in Yellow Springs.  Gin-Soaked Angels' Ryan Stinson visited the WYSO studios for an acoustic preview of the event along with Aaron Saari, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs and founding director of the Beloved Community Project of Yellow Springs.  They talked with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the upcoming concert and the mission of the Beloved Community Project.

Conversation(s) is the sixth studio album from Starving In the Belly of the Whale and reflects the band's intimate yet complex live sound.  Ricky Terrell and Scott Loy visited the WYSO studios to debut songs from the release on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about the evolution of the band, recording the album and upcoming plans.

Larry Kosson

Acclaimed Irish singer Cathie Ryan will return to the Miami Valley with her band for a holiday performance at the historic Plaza Theatre in Miamisburg.  Ahead of her visit, Ryan spoke with WYSO's Cindy Funk about Irish and American holiday traditions, songs of the season and more.

Cathie Ryan will perform The Winter's Heart on Wednesday, December 14th at the historic Plaza Theatre in Miamisburg.  More details and tickets available here: https://sunnyskies.ticketleap.com/cathie-ryan/

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