Video of The Day: Baby, Does Your Heart Sink?

A perfect indie rock song. The guitars crunch and the bass bounces yet manages to weave and sway across a solid vocal propelled by driving drums! A song with a catchy chorus that will stay in your head for days. A great song that captures the growing realization that a relationship is already over! This latest song, from Martha — a rock band from Pity Me, a village in County Durham in the North East of England — is from their upcoming new album ‘Please Don’t Take Me Back‘, which comes out on October 28, 2022 from Specialist Subject and Dirtnap records.

“‘Baby, Does Your Heart Sink’ is just your classic break-up song, but one designed to be played at the disco at the end of the world. If there are multiple timelines, worlds, and universes out there, you’ve really got to wonder how things are going in the others, don’t you?”

Album Rewind: The Ghost of Tom Joad

Released in November of 1995, The Ghost of Tom Joad marked a return toward acoustic, folk, and country influences that were part of Bruce Springsteen’s musical DNA.

The Ghost of Tom Joad plays like a dustbowl love letter to some of Bruce Springsteen’s music heroes. A gut punch to those who were expecting more ’80s excess and pop melancholia that permeated Springsteen albums like Born in the USA, The River, Human Touch, and Tunnel of Love. Returning to the Ghost of Tom Joad is like discovering a hidden gem in the mine of musical creativity.

‘Ghost’ remains a vibrant record not for overabundance in production and sound technology but for simplicity all too missing in contemporary music. This album reminds the listener of the moving nature of voice and guitar. A critique of a music superstar economy that Springsteen himself helped maintain. The Ghost of Tom Joad remains what a truly great record should be, a sound out of time not simply a reflection of the time period in which it was made. For all of these reasons and more, Ghost is a record with a unique pull. And while the album received a fair amount of critical praise upon its release, when discussing Springsteen’s music, The Ghost of Tom Joad is far more likely to be overlooked then explored.

Musictown Playlist

We have created a new playlist on Spotify of music and songs that we play on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative with Dr. J! This playlist is meant to grow as we discover new and exciting music to share with you on the program! If you have suggestions for this collection of music, please let us know. We will continue to expand the list over time!

Video of The Day: Snarls – Fixed Gear

This terrific video comes courtesy of the Columbus, Ohio band Snarls. The song was released both as a single and on the dynamic EP ‘What About Flowers?’ is not to be missed. A fantastic example of a deeply personal song that illuminates the connections that bind us together. The harmonies are quite captivating. The music has a gravity that pulls the listener to it. A song that delivers on its promise.

Video of The Day: Paul J. Monnin – No One Cares

Our friend Paul Monin of Age Nowhere and Neo American Pioneers has a solo single ‘No One Cares.’ The video is an interesting take on the ideas in the lyrics. It also has a silly appearance from YTAA’s own Dr. J. Paul has written a song that asks the listener to stop and look around themselves and ask what matters and what we are focusing our attention upon. You can get more information from: https://linktr.ee/pauljmonnin.

7000Apart in Dayton

We often say that any day of the week you can experience great music in our fine community of Dayton, Ohio and that was clearly demonstrated as truth last night with 7000Apart, K.Carter and Mike Bankhead playing Blind Bob’s. 7000Apart is on tour right now! If you have a chance to see any of these terrific artists, do it! Support Your Local Music Scene!

7000Apart, K.Carter and Mike Bankhead playing Blind Bob's in Dayton.

Tamar Berk Interview

Dr. J spoke with Tamar Berk in the evening on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 for Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative. Tamar spoke about the powerful new record Start at The End, her music career, songwriting and her approach to recording and producing her music.

Tamar shared some compelling insights as a songwriter in this interview! Anyone interested in the subject should explore her thoughts on the subject. Tamar was honest and remarkably introspective about how pain can be transformed into art through music. It was a real pleasure to speak with her about the music that she has made in her various music projects (Starball, Countdown, Pynnacles and Paradise to name a few). And it was a singular joy to talk to her about the exciting music that she has made in the past few years under her own name with The Restless Dreams of Youth (2021) and Start At The End (2022).

If you do not know these records, we highly recommend that you explore them. Tamar’s songs evokes The Spinanes/Rebecca Gates and Liz Phair but the musical space she surveys does not end there. She uses a variety of musical ideas to create a sound that paints with a rich pallet of color and texture. The music is infectious, passionate, personal and introspective in an adventure that leads the listener into a communal rather than singular experience. Start At The End is one of our favorite records of the year!

You can listen to Tamar’s music anywhere you stream but we recommend buying her excellent music at Bandcamp!

You can contact Tamar through her social media https://twitter.com/TamarBerk

Youtube

Instagram.com

For a complete list of her social media and music: https://ffm.bio/tamarberkmusic

Dan Spaugy and Billy Swayne on YTAA

Dan Spaugy and Billy Swayne of Neo American Pioneers came on the YTAA program to discuss their upcoming Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute show ‘A Song for Everyone’ at The Yellow Cab Tavern on Saturday, May 7, 2022!

More info here: https://buff.ly/3vNiIRB

According to the Pioneers: Take a trip to Cosmo’s Basement and celebrate with the Neo American Pioneers as they present “Wrote a Song for Everyone: A Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival.” on May 7th at The Yellow Cab Tavern!

A full evening of music, they will be featuring a selection of 25 CCR hits across their seven studio albums in an intimate club setting. Capturing the raw rock and roll energy of CCR’s early years, before they were headlining stadium tours and iconic festivals like Woodstock, you will not want to miss this.

Cover starts at 8pm with music starting at 9pm. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the doors. All ages are welcome with a guardian. **Discounted presale tickets end at Midnight on May 6th Presale tickets available here: https://ten-high-productions.square.s…

Yellow Cab’s resident truck, The Pizza Bandit, will be set up and serving through 10pm. Produced by Level Up Productions Location: The Yellow Cab Tavern 700 East 4th Street Dayton, Ohio 45402

YTAA Interview with 7000Apart

Creating heartfelt melodies that probe deep subjects with a touch of vulnerability and a reminder of the promise of positivity is a tonic in these challenging times. 7000Apart – Jon Kresin and Amelie Eiding – is a band with a love story right out of a movie! In 2012, Amelie journeyed from Stockholm, Sweeden to attend high school in Green Bay, Wisconsin. And in music theory class, they met, became friends and overtime that friendship grew into a love that transcended the 7,000 kilometer distance when Amelie returned home.

After three years of managing a long distance relationship, Jon and Amelie married in Sweden and then returned to the United States. In 2019, they released their first record We Are More. Work on their second album, Feel Your Feelings, is already underway with Nashville-based songwriter and producer FEMKE.

Dr. J caught up with the band while they are on tour via zoom.

7000Apart are coming to Dayton on May 15, 2022 to play Blind Bob’s with Mike Bankhead and K.Carter! Dr. J interviewed the band over Zoom while they are on their May Tour! We spoke about how they got started, how they approach writing and making music and their plans for their next record. Learn more about them on their social media: twitter spotify instagram facebook and for a full list of their media and music check out their linktree.

And do not forget to go see them on tour!

Listen to the Interview on the YTAA Mixcloud Page!

Dayton Guitars 4 Heroes on YTAA

It is going to be quite the program today!

We have music from Tod Weidner, Cricketbows, No One Sphere, Rich Reuter, The Connells, Oh Condor, Nick Kizirnis, Amber Hargett Music, Samantha J King, The 1984 Draft, Todd Farrell Jr., Sammy Kay, XL427, The Nautical Theme and much more!

If that was not enough in hour #2 we have Ron Burns and Art Nitsch of Rec 4 Heroes / Dayton and Dayton Guitars 4 Heroes Band in the studio.

Ron and Art will talk about the Dayton Guitars 4 Heroes organization and what they do for veterans as well as the programs they offer for those service members who are dealing with PTSD, anxiety and combat related injuries.

We look forward to learning how music programs in general and guitar, ukulele and harmonica therapy in particular are used in helping veterans overcome challenges, especially the far too common response of self harm.

In hour #3 we have an interview with Dave Mann and Jarrett Nicolay of No One Sphere. We have download codes to their incredible record ‘Isn’t Everything About Something’ to give away!

So, join us from 3-6pm on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative on WUDR Flyer Radio 99.5/98 and online!

Nick Kizirnis on YTAA Today

Nick Kizirnis on YTAA!

Hello there Music Friends! It is Spring and what better way to celebrate than with music!

Today we have a brand new Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative on WUDR Flyer Radio with the incredible Dayton-based musician, guitarist and songwriter and all around great guy Nick Kizirnis!

Nick has been making incredible music for years across genres and styles! Whether you want to hear surf rock, indie, guitar-led orchestra, power pop – Nick is accomplished across several styles of music. His 2020 album ‘The Distance‘ was one of our favorites of the last several years! It is a real pleasure to welcome him to the show today! We are excited to hear him play a few songs live in the studio!

Join us from 3-6pm today! And hey, just so you know… most of the music we are playing today was chosen specifically by Nick!

Nick Kizirnis on YTAA!

Rich Reuter on YTAA!

Dayton musician, songwriter, guitarist and producer Rich Reuter joined D. J on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative on March 22, 2022 in Dayton, Ohio on WUDR Flyer Radio at The University of Dayton. He played live and chatted about his recent music, new EP ‘Endless Parade‘, his work on Nicholas Johnson’s Back Upstate record and his work on his next full length ‘The Captain II’. You can discover his music at bandcamp. We discussed his approach to songwriting, production and performing the music.

You can follow Rich on social media. He is on Twitter and Instagram! You can listen to Rich’s music at Soundcloud! And Spotify: