WYSO

Kaleidoscope

Wednesday, 8 - 11pm

Every Wednesday night Juliet Fromholt talks to musicians, filmmakers, and artists from the Miami Valley and beyond and more often than not, you're treated to a set of music performed live in the WYSO studios.  You'll also hear some of the best music from emerging artists and old favorites from around the world. 

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Utilizing both stages at the Brightside Music and Event Venue in downtown Dayton, the 2020 Sound Valley Winter Music Festival will showcase a variety of local and regional artists including Shrug and The Katawicks, winners of the inaugural Dayton Battle of the Bands. Billy Swayne (Neo American Pioneers), Kyleen Downs and Eman Jones and KB, along with Sound Valley's Zac Pitts, visited the WYSO studios for a preview of the event live on Kaleidoscope.

Tsunami Bomb
https://tsunamibomb.net/

Returning guest Dave Obenour joins Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in studio to talk about some of the latest artists featured on Off Shelf including Tsunami Bomb, Light Beams, American Television, and Torres.

Off Shelf is a music and culture website and digital zine based in Dayton, Ohio. Learn more at: http://offshelf.net/

Scary Hotel
Angel Hopson-Woods / WYSO

Scary Hotel began as a solo poject for songwriter Mikey Chappell, but a move to Dayton gave way to a full band.  The group's first full-length album, Love Like You're Lonely, was released in 2019, and now they're preparing for a lots of live shows in 2020.  Scary Hotel visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about album, upcoming shows, and more.

"A Few Good Years" is the new album from Midnight Sky.
http://midnightskymusic.com

When Tim Tye released his first album under the moniker Midnight Sky, it was dream project realized.  Now Midnight Sky returns with a follow up, A Few Good Years, and Tye returned to the WYSO studios to talk to Kaleidsocope host Juliet Fromholt about the latest release.

Midnight Skye's A Few Good Years is available now

Steve Heman calls his work "engaging yet challenging." The Dayton-based filmmaker joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the WYSO studios to talk about his upcoming feature Cole Rich [I Got Your Back], which is screening at the Neon, along with his musical roots and their manifestation in his films, grassroots filmmaking in the Midwest, and more.

Steve Heman's new film, Cole Rich [I Got Your Back] will screen at the Neon in downtown Dayton on Sunday, February 23 at 5:30pm.

Patrick Himes, owner of Reel Love, along with David Payne (the New Old-Fashioned), Paul Monin (Sadbox), Angela Abnett (RADAR), and Russell Yount (RADAR)
Angel Hopson-Woods / WYSO

With roots in Nashville, Reel Love Recording Studio makes its home in Dayton and has been the birthplace of many notable local and regional releases.  Reel Love will present two nights of artists who've recorded at the studio at Yellow Cab Tavern for The First Semi-Annual Reel Love Showcase.  Patrick Himes, owner of Reel Love, along with David Payne (the New Old-Fashioned), Russell Yount (RADAR), Angela Abnett (RADAR), and Paul Monin (Sadbox) visited the WYSO studios for a preview of the showcase on Kaleidoscope with Juliet Fromholt

Nearly five years since his last album, Nick Kizirnis' forthcoming album The Distance marks a different approach to songcraft for the longtime Dayton musician. Working with collaborators that include Kate Wakefield (Lung), Mark Patterson (Son Volt), Tod Weidner (Shrug), “Crazy Joe” Tritschler and Patrick Himes (Reel Love Recording Studio), Kizirnis crafted the album on which he performs, but Wakefield sings lead vocals. Nick Kizirnis visited the WYSO studios for a preview of the release on Kaleidoscope with Juliet Fromholt

Shane Cooley in the WYSO studio
Connor Jameson / WYSO

Austin-based band Shane Cooley and the Midnight Girls will return to Ohio for a series of late January performances.  Shane Cooley visited the WYSO studios for a live acoustic performance on Kaleidsocope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the band's forthcoming album, the upcoming shows, and more.

The Paint Splats' Brandon Berry in the WYSO studio
Connor Jameson / WYSO

With two releases late in 2019, The Paint Splats are already beginning to record their next album.  Brandon Berry, the main creative force behind the band, visited the WYSO studios to play an acoustic set live on Kaleidoscope.  He talked with host Juliet Fromholt about evolving as a songwriter, writing, recording and more.

The Paint Splats will perform at South Park Tavern on Saturday, February 1 with Sadbox.

Fifth and Ludlow is a podcast that explores life in 1920s Dayton, Ohio through a mysterious letter discovered in a local home decades later.  Producer George Drake Jr., who is also a WYSO Community Voices producer, spoke to Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the process of making the podcast and unraveling the mystery.

All five episodes of Fifth and Ludlow are available now on all major podcasting apps. 

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