A relatively new band, Swimming With Sharks is preparing to unveil its sophomore release, Dance Music For Sad People. Alex Todd and Vinny Arceo visisted the WYSO studio for the album's radio debut and talked about the writing and recording process as well as the upcoming release celebration.

Swimming With Sharks will celebrate the release of Dance Music for Sad People on June 27th at Blind Bob's as part of Grime Prom.

As Somersault, Katherine Mullins, Dan Phecke, and Angela Abnett combine clever, educational lyrics and great rock and roll for music that the whole family can enjoy.  The trio visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the formation of the band, upcoming gigs and more.

Somersault will perform July 11th at the Piqua Block Party, July 18th the grand opening of the new location for Grass Roots Enrichment and Wellness Center and as part of Ladyfest Dayton in August.

With the recent Misra Records reissue of his solo album, Nostra Nova, Adam Torres is embarking on a tour that will bring him to the Miami Valley for a show at Canal Public House.  Kaleidsocope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Torres about the tour, the reissue and upcoming projects.

Adam Torres will perform at Canal Public House on June 6th with Manray and Human Cannonball.

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Performing under the name Achilles Tenderloin, Joe Augustin channels blues, folk, rock and roll and more into powerful songwriting.  He visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the songwriting process, recording and more.

Achilles Tenderloin will perform on Friday, June 5th at the Spirited Goat Coffeehouse in Yellow Springs.

Seattle duo Sundae + Mr. Goessl channel 1930s pop music into lively, intimate recordings and live performances.  Ahead of their visit to the Miami Valley for performance in Yellow Springs and Springfield, the duo chatted with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about forming their sound, their current tour and more.

Sundae + Mr. Goessl will perform on June 4th at the grand opening of Springfield's Hub Gallery and on June 5th at Champion City Guide and Supply as part of the First Friday celebrations.

Although Jeremy Siegrist and Lynne Baker have known each other for many years, their musical collaboration is a fairly recent development.  From writing songs together in two different cities to releasing their debut album, Drawing Blood, the duo have been making large strides in a short amount of time.  Jeremy & Lynne visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing, recording and where their music has taken them so far.

Jeremy and Lynne will perform at the Sidney BBQ Festival in July.

Willy Porter's latest release, Human Kindness, is a favorite among WYSO listeners, and the acclaimed songwriter made a visit to the station ahead of a regional gig for a live set on Excursions and conversation with Niki Dakota.

Willy Porter will perform at the Thompson House in Newport, KY on Friday, May 29th.

This summer marks the first annual Miami Valley Brewgrass Festival in Miamisburg.  Festival organizers and performers visited the WYSO studios for a preview of the event live on Kaleidoscope that included live studio performances from Mad River Railroad, The Repeating Arms and The Great Wide Open.

The Miami Valley Brewgrass Festival is June 20th at Riverfront Park in Miamisburg.  More information is available at

Hailing from Wilmington, Ohio, brothers Cullen and Myles Corcoran perform together as the Vibrant Troubadors.  The duo visited the WYSO studio for a live performance on Excursions and chatted with host Niki Dakota about writing, recording and finding their instruments. 

Vibrant Troubadors will celebrate the release of their debut album on Saturday, May 23rd at the Oregon Express.

Having spent years performing with bands, Mark Cantwil decided to embark on a solo career as a singer-songwriter.  Cantwil visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope sharing material from his latest album Diggin On You as well as new material.  He talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the transition to being a solo performer, recording and more.

Mark Cantwil will perform at Miami Valley Music Fest, Hog Jam and other festivals this summer.