Music

Gery and Gary Deer have performance in their blood.  With their Brothers and Company Variety Show, the Deer Brothers perform a mix of music from a variety of genres as well as comedy, magic and more.  The Deer brothers visited the WYSO studios to talk about their unique show and a very special upcoming benefit performance.

The Brothers and Company Variety Show will perform to benefit the Jamestown Operahouse on November 22nd at 7pm.

Combining blues, garage rock and a multiple of musical influences, the Whiskey Shambles have brought their music to a variety of audiences in a variety of musical settings.  The band just released a new full length album, Loose Change For a Broken Man, and is preparing to travel to Memphis in 2015 for the International Blue Challenges.  Members of the Whiskey Shambles visited the WYSO studios for a semi-acoustic set on Kaleidoscope and talked about influences, audience, and writing and recording together.

After some lineup adjustments and a honing of their sound, Sad Cadillac has released a new full-length album.  The band made a return visit to the WYSO studios to share tracks from their self-titled album and talk about the process of writing and recording it.

Sad Cadillac will perform at Blind Bob's on November 21st, Taffy's in Eaton on November 22nd and South Park Tavern on November 29th.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Jake Shimabukuro is considered one of the finest ukulele players in the world.  A video of him performing was one of the first to go viral when YouTube was still in its infancy.  Niki Dakota chatted with Shimabukuro ahead of his visit to the Miami Valley about the ukulele and its history.

Jake Shimabukuro will perform on  November 21st at Springfield's Kuss Auditorium.

Formerly performing under the name Customer Service and the Gem City Horns, the 8 piece Gem City returned to the WYSO studios for a live performance on Excursions.  They talked to Niki Dakota about their upcoming album, the evolution of the band, and having all of the members as roommates.

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.

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