This weekend the Smug Brother will celebrated the release of their new full length album, On the Way to the Punchline, with a show at South Park Tavern. The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about the album, the new lineup and more.
The Smug Brothers perform at South Park Tavern on Saturday, February 22 along with The 1984 Draft, Human Cannonball, and Turkish Delights.
On Friday, February 14th, the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton will host Dayton Is For Lovers, a Valentine's Day dance. The event features music from Lost on Iddings, Jah Soul and DJ Jay Madewell as well as an art show, a special Valentine's themed photobooth from Jennifer Clark and more. Clark and members of Lost on Iddings and Jah Soul visited the WYSO studios for an acoustic performance and talked about Dayton Is For Lovers and the upcoming Side Show at the Yellow Cab.
Jake Sims, Travis Runyon and Jon Sims began playing together on the back porch, eventually starting to perform live for audiences, and The Great Wide Open was born. The trio visited the WYSO studios to perform live and talked about the development of their sound, the importance of folk music and more.
When John Schmersal moved to LA, he and former Enon bandmate Rick Lee began to play music with Joey Galvan, and the idea was simply to record everything in the moment. Those sessions would later be pieced together to form Fingerprint, the debut album from Crooks on Tape. Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Schmersal about making the album and then adapting that material into something the band could perform on the road.
Crooks on Tape will perform on January 30th at Rockstar Pro Arena with Swimdiver, Swarm and Bearer of Bad News.
Named for an essay by Dr. Martin Luther King, the World House Choir made its debut performance in 2013 at Antioch College's Coretta Scott King Center.
WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota spoke with Dr. Cathy Roma, director of the World House Choir, before a rehearsal for their 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Day performance at the Coretta Scott King Center. Roma shared her thoughts on why singing together as a community can affect change, and the choir shared some selections from its upcoming performance.