Nate Berry and Michael Shine had been playing together since high school, and once they connected with Joe Hamp and Tim Clendenin via Craigslist, Negative Ghostrider was born. Very quickly the band began collaborating on songwriting and performing live around the Miami Valley. The members of Negative Ghostrider visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about the formation of the band and its sound, writing and recording, and future plans.
Swimming With Sharks are a band made up of both newcomers and mainstays of the Dayton music scene. Beginning as a vehicle for Brian Whitten's solo material and developing into a more collaborative effort, the band is preparing to bring it's danceable yet lyrically complex music to the local stage for the first time.
Swimming With Sharks' debut Dayton performance is Saturday, July 5th at Canal Public House.
Home Free are an a cappella group that won season 4 of NBC's Sing Off, but the group has been around for nearly 14 years. The members of Home Free visited the WYSO studios ahead of a local performance and spoke with Music Director Niki Dakota about their history, their sound and their television experience.
Home Free will perform tonight at Wright State University's Apollo Room.
With a full length album released in April, Akron's Ultrasphinx are hitting the road and heading to Dayton, among other cities, on a summer tour. Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Ultrasphinx bassist Aaron Rogers about writing, recording and touring ahead of the band's local show.
Ultrasphinx will perform at Canal Public House on Wednesday, July 2nd with Dinosaurus, Oh Condor and Arms Race.