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Steven DeConto, Katie DeConto and Jesse James DeConto of The Pinkerton Raid
photo by Will Gehrman

With the release of their latest full length album, Tolerance Ends, Love Begins, the Pinkerton Raid are embarking on a tour that will bring the band to Dayton and Cincinnati for shows.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke to the Pinkerton Raid's Jesse James DeConto about the upcoming shows, the new album and more.

The Pinkterton Raid will perform at South Park Tavern in Dayton on March 15th with OldNews and at Urban Artifact and the Hive in Cincinnati on March 19th with Lisa Walker.

Kyleen Downes and her band returned to the WYSO studios ahead of a series of spring performances around the Miami Valley.  They performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about songwriting as a band, upcoming gigs and more. 

Kyleen Downes will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on March 18th with a Shade of Red and Mary Lynn.  Find more upcoming shows at: http://www.kyleendownes.com/shows.html

Pink Martini
Chris Hornbecker

The last time Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes visited the WYSO studios, they played Uno live on the air with Niki Dakota.  12 years later the duo returned to the WYSO studios ahead of their performance in Dayton to talk to Niki Dakota about their latest album, performing live and more.

Pink Martini will perform at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton on Friday, March 3 at 8pm.  More details here: https://victoriatheatre.com/shows/pink-martini/

Known as the drummer for The Mekons, Jon Langford is also a painter and public speaker.  Ahead of his appearance in Yellow Springs, Langford chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about his storied career.

Jon Langford will perform at the Antioch School's Gala at the Foundry Theatre in Yellow Springs on Saturday, March 4th. 

Raggedy Edge returned to the WYSO studios after the relase of their latest EP, Bring the Mountain Down.  The duo performed live on Kaleidoscope and chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about songwriting, recording and more.

Raggedy Edge will perform at the Plain Folk Cafe on March 31st.

Forever 33 is a celebration of the life of Dayton musician Norman Dimitrouleas as well as a benefit to provide instruments for local children served by TJ's Place of Hope.  Event organizers and members of the Tony Red Band visited the WYSO studio to talk about the upcoming show and perform live on Kaleidsocope.  They were joined in the musical preview by Johnny Neel (formerly of the Allman Brothers) with the Big Damn Jam. 

Forever 33, A Celebration of Norman Dimitrouleas is Thursday, March 2nd at Oddbody's. 

courtesy of Beavercreek High School

The Beavercreek Weekend of Jazz is an annual celebration of jazz featuring performances from multiple bands as well as performances from Ellis Marsalis, Diva Jazz Orchestra and more.  The Beavercreek High School Jazz One Ensemble made a return visit to the WYSO studios to perform live on Excursions ahead of the event. 

The Beavercreek Weekend of Jazz is March 2-4, 2017 at Beavercreek High School. More information at: www.weekendofjazz.org

Ahead of his performance in Bellefontaine, Jordan Tice visited the WYSO studios with his bandmates Sam Grisman and Christian Sedelmyer.  The trio performed live on Excursions and talked with host Niki Dakota about their new album Horse County.

Jordan Tice will perform live at the Holland Theatre in Bellefontaine on February 25th. 

Seth Canan and the Carriers will celebrate their one year anniversary as a band when they play their second Dayton Does Dayton performance on February 25th.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about their busy first year and their plans for 2017.

Seth Canan and the Carriers will perform at Gilly's on Saturday, February 25th as part of Dayton Does Dayton, which runs February 24-25th.

Bread Alone by Junie Morrison Ohio Players Funk Music in Dayton
Junie Morrison/Facebook

 

Many across our region are mourning the loss of one of Dayton’s most influential funk-music pioneers. Walter "Junie" Morrison was one of the original members of the Ohio Players. He also played keyboards with the band Funkadelic. Morrison’s daughter announced the 62-year-old’s death on Facebook, prompting dozens of fans, friends and family members to post their personal memories and appreciation Morrison’s huge influence on music history. Here, WYSO's Radio Basim, Behind The Groove Music host, shares his own remembrances of Morrison.

 

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