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Slingshot Dakota's Carly Comando Embraces the Term 'Heavy Pop,' Talks About Her Emmy Award-Winning Song

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Carly Comando from Slingshot Dakota prepares to play at Musikfest 2022 on Thursday, August 11th at 7:30 pm at Plaza Tropical.

Carly Comando, singer and keyboardist for the Lehigh Valley band Slingshot Dakota, joins WDIY's Shamus McGroggan in the WDIY studios to talk about her band's upcoming appearance at Musikfest in Bethlehem. She also discusses the evolution of Slingshot Dakota into a 'heavy pop' band and her Emmy Award-winning instrumental piano piece, "Everyday."

Songs played:

Slingshot Dakota, "May Day" from Dark Hearts (2012)
Slingshot Dakota, "Blood Villain" from Heavy Banding (2019)
Slingshot Dakota, "Weird Like Me" from Heavy Banding (2019)
Carly Comando, "Everyday" from Everyday (2006)
Slingshot Dakota, "Break" from Break (2016)

Slingshot Dakota will be performing at this year's Musikfest on Thursday, August 11th at 7:30 p.m. at Plaza Tropical. More information is available on the Musikfest website.

(Original air-date: 8/10/2022)

Shamus is WDIY's Membership and Development Director, responsible for managing the station's membership activities, grant writing, public relations, and online activities. He is also the producer and host of Tape Swap Radio.
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