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WYSO Presents: Snarls, Jess Lamb and the Factory with Siri Imani and Dos. Grandiose

An indie rock band, a former “American Idol” contestant and an emerging hip-hop/R&B artist will perform at “WYSO Presents” at The Brightside in downtown Dayton this Friday, May 3, with proceeds benefiting WYSO.

From Columbus comes Snarls, an indie rock group featuring Chlo White (vocals/guitar), Riley Hall (bass/vocals) and Mick Martinez (guitar). Snarls’s star has been steadily rising, and Stereogum featured it as a “Band to Watch” in 2020. Their new album, With Love, is set to drop on the day of the concert.

 Jess Lamb and the Factory, from Cincinnati, has been described as Alicia Keys meets Ray Charles meets Janis Joplin meets Florence and the Machine. Lamb, who competed on “Idol” in 2015, is an accomplished blues-inspired singer and pianist and will be joined at “WYSO Presents” by a collective of Cincinnati-based musicians, including acclaimed poet and hip-hop artist Siri Imani.

Rounding out the night will be Dos. Grandiose, a member of Dayton’s Bad Genes rap collective and part of an emerging community of young creatives in the city. Also an illustrator and music producer, Dos. Grandiose says he enjoys collaborating with other artists. “I love art and I love music,” he says. “It doesn't matter what kind of art or music you're making, I'm going to try to see what it is I can do with you.”

WYSO Music Director Juliet Fromholt says this lineup represents the musically diverse, regionally rooted sound that the station is committed to cultivating. “We love to spotlight local artists and we want to appeal to a wide range of listeners, on the air and on stage,” she says. “‘WYSO Presents’ is a perfect way to do this, and we appreciate the opportunity to work with The Brightside to make it happen.”

Doors will open at 7, and the music begins at 8. Tickets are on sale now.