Music

After nearly a year's worth of work, The Great Wide Open have just released a new, self-titled full length album.  The band returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about the recording process, performing in a variety of live settings and their commitment to being self-sufficient in terms of gigs, graphics and more.

The Great Wide Open will perform on Saturday, November 8th at the Spirited Goat in Yellow Springs.

Dayton-based psychobilly band The Loveless is currently touring in the support of new album, Born Weird (Horrorhound Records) but will return to the Miami Valley in time for Halloween.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt sat down with members of the Loveless prior to the start of their tour to talk about the new album, the evolution of their sound and more.

The Loveless will perform on October 31st at Canal Public House's Halloween Bash and at Cincinnati's Northside Tavern on November 1st as part of a Horrorhound Records showcase.

Brown Street Blues Breakdown joined Shakin' Dave in the WYSO studios for the October 2014 edition of Shake's Hall Pass.  In addition for performing live, the band chatted with Dave about its longstanding history in the Dayton blues scene, lineup changes and more.

Gilly’s Jazz in Dayton is having a halloween themed music extravaganza presented by Louis Wood Jr, also known as DJ MisterKid, who is joined us in the WYSO studios to talk about the event. We were also joined by Musician Alex Dahle, who is on the lineup for the Halloween show at Gilly’s. Tune in to hear Alex play a couple of songs for us and for him to talk about his previous band, Freefall Theory, and the music scene in Tipp City.

Hazy and the Rugged Child combine elements of rock and roll, r&b, jazz and more into their own unique "mash-up" style of music.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set and talked with Kaleidoscope Juliet Fromholt about finding their sound, performing live and more.

Hazy and the Rugged Child will perform at a benefit show on October 26th at Halloween Express.

Epic-Con Ohio combines elements of sci-fi, horror, wrestling, gaming, and car shows for a two-day convention in downtown Dayton.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Epic Con promoter Sheri Yarbrough about the upcoming event.

Epic Con is October 24 and 25th at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

Ohio State Knew About Marching Band Hazing Decades Ago

Oct 10, 2014
The OSU marching band made a visit to the House chamber at the statehouse this week.
Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

As the controversy over the firing of Ohio State University's marching band director continues, records indicate the university knew about hazing and questionable initiations as far back as 32 years, and a former music school official told former staff members to put an end to it.

Brandon Semler (Guitar/Vocals), Rick Sanders (Bass/Vocals), and Tyler Spears (Drums) have been performing together as Noodle Factory since 2012.  The trio began performing their favorite classic rock songs but are now moving towards more original material that spans many different genres.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing, recording and the combining their music influences to form the band's sound. 

Noodle Factory's debut album, Buzz, will be released December 13th.

Nate Stevens Photography

Chris Yakopcic brought acoustic blues to the September 2014 edition of Shake's Hall Pass, performing a mix of originals and his own renditions of the classics.  He and Shakin' Dave talked about guitars, learning the blues and more.

Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

Mixing traditional instruments from their native Pakistan with acoustic guitars, the members of Khumariyaan create driving instrumental music that transports the listener.  Ahead of their performance at the University of Dayton, the band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidsocope.

Khumariyaan will perform at the University of Dayton's Boll Theater on Thursday, October 2nd at 8pm.

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