After branching off from another band, Gretta, Derek and Angie formed the Dirty Socialites to explore their varied musical influences. They do just that on their debut album Amor or Armor, which was a completely homegrown project from the recording and mastering to the artwork.
The band visited the WYSO studios to perform live and talk about their process for creating an album - from writing to recording - all in the same room. The Dirty Socialites will perform at South Park Tavern on April 16th.
JJ Parkey plays the title role in Encore Theatre Company's upcoming production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Here he talks about developing the character and the dynamic between Hedwig, the ensemble and the audience.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is April 7 and 8th at Club Vex and 9th at MJ's Cafe.
Host highlights features conversations between WYSO Music Director, Niki Dakota and WYSO's volunteer hosts about their programs, how they came to WYSO, etc. This week, Niki chats with Cindy Funk, host of the Dear Green Place. They discuss the roots of Celtic music on the WYSO airwaves and Cindy's love for the genre.
The Dear Green Place airs Saturday afternoons, 3 - 5pm.