Music

The members of Queen City Silver Stars were longtime friends who eventually found themselves forming a band that combines festive Caribbean and reggae sounds.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked to host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording their debut album, Green Flash, upcoming gigs and more.

The first annual Gem City Blues Fest will feature performances by the Eric Jerardi Band, Higgins-Madewell, Michael Locke and the Repeat Offenders and the First Heavy Metal Church of Christ House Band.  FHMCC is hosting this secular event featuring music food, and organizer and band leader Reece Lincoln visited the WYSO studios to talk about the upcoming festivities.

Gem City Blues Fest is Saturday, March 12, beginning at 5pm, at the First Heavy Metal Church of Christ in Dayton.

Weekend of Jazz is a celebration of jazz music in regional high schools hosted by Beavercreek High School, which boasts a robust jazz program. Beavercreek High School Jazz One and director Michael Bisig visited the WYSO studios for a full band preview of the upcoming event live on Excursions.

Weekend of Jazz is March 3rd - 5th at Beavercreek High School.  More info is at: weekendofjazz.org

After releasing Heisman Trophy Winner in late 2015, the 1984 has been recharging and developing new material for several upcoming recording projects.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about their plans for the future.

Jerome Casinger, Michael Giefer and Jon Rahilly met through Craigslist and quickly began performing under the name Winchester Gray.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about finding their sound, upcoming recordings and more.

Winchester Gray will perform at Peach's Grill in Yellow Springs on Saturday, February 27th.

Dr. Cathy Roma returned to the WYSO studios to talk with Music Director Niki Dakota for an update on her various choir projects including her latest project, a collaborative recording of the song Black Lives Matter.

There will be a listening and viewing party for the song and music video of Black Lives Matter on February 24th at the Emporium in Yellow Springs and on Thursday, March 3rd at Third Perk in Dayton.

courtesy of Dayton Opera

This weekend marks a first for Dayton Opera as the company prepares its first ever presentation of Verdi's Otello.  Dayton Opera artistic director Thomas Bankston joined WYSO's Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about the production, and Kasia Borowiec performed an aria from the opera live in the studio.

Dayton Opera will perform Otello on Friday, February 26th and Sunday, February 28th at the Schuster Center. More information at: http://daytonperformingarts.org/

After the recent release of Homemade Version, Columbus' Angela Perley and the Howlin' Moons are visiting Dayton for a gig at the Trolley Stop.  They stopped by the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions on the way to the show and chatted with Music Director Niki Dakota about the album and more.

Angela Perley and the Howlin' Moons will perform at the Trolley Stop in downtown Dayton on Friday, February 19th.

Dayton-based band Manray is back after the last release of the full length album last fall with a new offering, the Feelin' Alright EP, released on Gas Daddy Go.  The band visited the WYSO studios ahead of the release party for a live set on Excursions and chatted with Niki Dakota about writing and recording the EP.

Manray will celebrate the release of Feelin' Alright on February 19th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.

The Zygotes Release 82

Feb 19, 2016

The Zygotes performed a special acoustic set live on Excursions ahead of the release of their fully electric album 82.  The band chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about the process of writing and recording the album as well as the upcoming release party.

The Zygotes will celebrate the release of 82 on February 19th at the Yellow Cab.

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