Members of the Miami Valley Music Men made a return visit to the WYSO studios ahead of their 30th anniversary show, themed Halloween Party.  Singers from the group provided a musical preview and talked about barbershop style. the concert's history and more.

The Miami Valley Music Men's 30th Anniversary concert is at Fairborn High School Auditorium on Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th.

Songwriter Kevin Heider returns to the WYSO studios for a live preview of his forthcoming EP, Us.  Heider talked talked with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the process of putting together the EP, crowdfunding, writing and more.

Kevin Heider's new EP, Us, will be released November 3rd.

The Dayton Walk of Fame is located in the Wright-Dunbar Business District
courtesy of the Wright-Dunbar Business District

Since Dayton’s bicentennial celebration in 1996, 156 individuals have been inducted into the city’s Walk of Fame. They have been recognized for their personal and professional contributions to science, technology, the arts, education, medicine and many other fields. Five of those individuals were just inducted in September. At a ceremony at Sinclair Community College, WYSO had the chance to talk to some of the inductees and their family members.

Beginning as a two-piece and growing to four members, The Nuckles combine punk, garage and rock and roll.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing, recording and upcoming shows.

The Nuckles will perform at South Park Tavern on October 16th, Rock Star Pro Arena on October 23rd and at the Oregon Express on October 24th.

Local filmmaker and photographer Jennifer Taylor and musician and filmmaker Tim Gebard visit the WYSO studio to talk about their collaboration, The Fall League.  The film tells the story of a senior citizens softball league and is gaining national attention.  Tim and his son Aaron also performed music from the film live in the WYSO studios.

Ahead of their performance at GenFest, McGuff and the Dumpster Fires visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked about finding their genre-spanning sound, writing, recording and more.

McGuff and the Dumpster Fires will perform at Gem Fest on Saturday, October 3rd, at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.

Midwest Outdoor Experience brings music and outdoor culture together
courtesy of Five Rivers Metroparks

Brent Ansligner from Five Rivers MetroParks joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio for a preview of the Midwest Outdoor Experience, a two day festival of music and outdoor culture. 

Midwest Outdoor Experience is October 2nd and 3rd at Eastwood MetroPark.

Ahead of the Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest, Jake Kouwe of the Chardon Polka Band caught up with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about his band's unique brand of polka music.

The Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest is Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th.

Yellow Springs trio Lord Kimbo visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about finding their sound, improvisation and more.

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GemFest is a day-long festival of art, music and resources to benefit GLSEN Greater Dayton.  Two of the bands involved, Evil Eye Gypsy and A Shade of Red gave a musical preview of the event live on Kaleidoscope and the organizers chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about the cause GemFest benefits.

GemFest is Saturday, October 3rd at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.