Music

With a newly revamped lineup, the Wretched Few made a return visit to the WYSO studios to perform live on Kaleidoscope.  The band shared new songs and previewed new recordings while chatting with host Juliet Fromholt.

Learn more about The Wretched Few's upcoming shows at: https://www.facebook.com/wretchedfew/

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On the three-year anniversary of their Just Rivers album, Beams traveled from Toronto all the way to WYSO for a live performance on Excursions ahead of their Yellow Springs performance at Peaches. The band chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about songwriting, recording and more.

Beams will perform at Peaches Grill in Yellow Springs on Saturday, May 14th.

On May 13th and 14th, the Dayton Circus Creative Collective will celebrate Side Show 11, a music and art festival at the Yellow Cab Building.  Over 40 musicians will perform on three stages and the Yellow Cab's galleries will feature works from over 50 artists in a variety of media.

Several artists, musicians and organizers visited the WYSO studios for a week of previews on Excursions:

Longtime songwriter Tim Tye set out to record a collection of material he had been working over several years, and after connecting with sound engineer Gary King, a series of collaborations began resulting in Midnight Sky's Dark Stretch of the Road.  The album features Tye joined by a host of local musicians including Tod Weidner (Shrug), Paige Beller (Jasper the Colossal) and many more.  Tye visited the WYSO studios to talk with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the evolution of the project.

With a newly revamped lineup, The Debtors are writing new materials and continuing to perform live.  The band made a return visit to the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked to host Juliet Fromholt about developing their new material, upcoming recordings and more.

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Behind the Groove host Radio Basim and Funk Center exhibit coordinator Hadley Drodge join WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about Dayton's funk legacy and the new exhibit on-site at the Dayton Metro Library's newly opened Northwest Branch.

Buffalo Killers turned to WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope.  As the band prepare to celebrate their 10th anniversary, they spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about the past decade, plans for future recordings and more.

Buffalo Killers will perform at Victoria Theatre on Saturday, May 7th with Good English and Motel Beds.

Todd the Fox, Queen Victoria, and Alan Fraizer visited the WYSO studios ahead of their Side Show 11 appearance.  The trio performed live on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about revamping their instrumentation, their variety of audiences and more.

Side Show 11 is May 13 and 14th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  Learn more at: www.daytonsideshow.org/ 

Keigo Hirakawa, Eddie Brookshire and Fenton Sparks returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions ahead of their International Jazz Day performance at Gilly's.  They talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about the legacy of jazz in the Dayton area, their upcoming album and more.

Keigo Hirakawa Trio will perform at Gilly's in downtown Dayton on Saturday, April 30th at 8pm. 

Jacob Richter and Nicole Richter of Curse of Cassandra returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the band's new release, Cult of Cats.  They spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album, their upcoming year-long tour and more.

Curse of Cassandra will celebrate the release of Cult of Cats on Saturday, May 21st at the Oregon Express.  They'll also perform on Friday, May 13th at the Yellow Cab as part of Side Show 11.  More tour dates are available here: http://www.curseofcassandra.com/

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