Goodnight Goodnight

Goodnight Goodnight 1In a weekend of terrific music from local bands and musicians playing Dayton Music Festival around town, indie electronic shoegaze dynamo Goodnight Goodnight performed at Southpark Tavern on Saturday night. Playing several stellar tracks from their latest record Control, a cover of Bat for Lashes ‘Laura’ and a new song that the crowd much appreciated, this was a great show!

Goodnight Goodnight has been on a regional tour and the band has never sounded as tight and well, controlled as they did this past weekend. It is better to refer to the songs as compositions rather than songs because of the significant textures that go into the sonic soundscapes they create. Todd Herbert on keyboards and effects creates rhythms, melodies and fills that draw comparisons to Depeche Mode and New Order. Gary Thornton’s guitar playing and tone remind one of early Cure. Larry Evans on bass guitar adds exciting dimension to the songs. Amanda Thornton’s vocal are both emotionally powerful and light and ethereal all at once.

If you get an opportunity to see them, which we highly recommend, It will be a goodnight indeed.

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Harold Hensley on YTAA

40639400_10217658440075537_8366559411723829248_nWhat a show! Harold Hensley – The Golden Voice of Dayton Root’s Music — was our guest this past Tuesday on YTAA to talk about his forthcoming record from Magnaphone Records, Midnight Savings Time! This record is simply fantastic and we highly recommend it!

You can see Harold and hear the new record at the release party at the Yellow Cab Tavern on Friday, September 28th! $10 gets you into the party! Doors open at 7pm and the music festivities begin promptly at 8pm! See you all there music lovers!

Video of The Day: M. Ross Perkins – When You’re Near Me

When You’re Near Me from M. Ross Perkins on his latest record ‘What Did You Do For Summer Break EP on Sofaburn Records. You can read about it from The 405! You can pick up a copy of the CD via all major outlets including Apple Music and iTunes!

Finally, Finally, Finally… M. Ross Perkins!

M Ross Perkins

For a very long time, Dr. J has wanted the incomparable M. Ross Perkins to visit YTAA and today we get our wish!

M. Ross will talk about his stellar self-titled debut from 2016 and his most recent forthcoming record, ‘What Did You Do for Summer Break’ EP which is out on August 31st. We will talk about his tour throughout the country, playing the Omega Flea this weekend in Dayton and discuss some of the very cool videos that he has made in support of his excellent music such as the vid for ‘Ever Ever Ever.’

Check out the first single ‘Bed Sheet Wing’ from the EP via friends at City Beat.

So, music lovers, make plans to listen to YTAA from 3-6pm today as we are joined by a fantastic Dayton musician! As always you can listen online at WUDR.udayton.edu or 99.5 and 98.1fm in Dayton.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Human Cannonball

If you have never seen Human Cannonball, then we feel sad for you. We have seen them many times and have never been disappointed. Great melodies, terrific rhythm, great arrangements all around and an energy that if it could be systematically gathered, would defeat any energy crisis. They played the Yellow Cab Tavern on Saturday with Smug Brothers and Swearing at Motorists. It was a good show.

Smug Brothers Rock Yellow Cab Tavern

DSC_0455Even a casual listener to Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative is going to notice something. We love Smug Brothers. And Dr. J and Mrs. Dr. J were very excited when the announcement was made that the band was going to play the terrific Yellow Cab Tavern on July 28 with Swearing at Motorists and Human Cannonball. And yeah, if you listen to the show you are well aware that we like those bands too. What could be better on a lovely summer night than great music? And all of the bands delivered the goods.

We could also not be happier to tell you that the show was terrific. And to make matters even better the proceeds went to assist all around good guy Ian Kaplan who is recovering at a remarkable speed from a liver transplant. Surgery is never easy, yet Ian’s good nature, smile and head bobbing at the show raised the spirits of fans and bands alike. It is simply a good day when a vital member of the Dayton music community is recovering this quickly. All we can do is wish Ian continued good health and speedy recovery!

For several months we have been campaigning just a wee bit — #One.More.Show. — for another Smug Brothers concert in Dayton. And this past Saturday evening, we got our wish.  Yeah, it was worth the wait!

From the first song, ‘A Thing for English’ from 2014’s perfect ‘On The Way To The DSC_0448Punchline‘, the band hit the stage with renewed energy and a lively swagger. The twin guitar attack of songwriter Kyle Melton and guitarist/keyboardist Scott Tribble (replacing Brian Baker) was formidable. Kyle Melton was in fine form energetically singing and from time to time dancing and swaying around the stage.

Living legend Don Thrasher demonstrated his tremendous skill with percussion. Don was a powerhouse on the drums. One has to wonder if a drum kit is but an extension of his body. Of course, it does not matter, the man is a master behind the kit.

DSC_0419But as anyone who knows Dr. J will attest to — he loves a loud melodic bass line and Larry Evans offered those in spades at this show. His Rickenbacker glowed with a sense of purpose that drew the crowd into the songs.  And the backing vocals that Mr. Evans contributes lifts the level on the song when he sings. The set list was back-to-back favorites and the crowd left no doubt that they shared their appreciation with the band.

Standouts for us included ‘A Thing for English,’ ‘Hang Up’, ‘Its Official Everywhere I Go,’ ‘Concentration Lawns,’ ‘My Little Crowd Pleaser,’ ‘Investigative Years,’ ‘Meet a Changing World,’ and the latest song from the forthcoming ‘Attic Harvest’ — ‘Rare and Double Clutch.’ If the world was a fair place, Smug Brothers would be a household name simply from the propulsive indie powerpop of ‘Hang Up’ alone!DSC_0396

The band played a mix of tunes from ‘On The Way To The Punchline,’ ‘Disco Maroon,’ and a few new songs from the forthcoming ‘Attic Harvest’. By the way, Smug Brothers have an effort underway on GoFundMe to release this new record on vinyl. We highly recommend that you contribute to this more than worthy project!

Here’s to #More.Shows.

 

Lynne and Jeremy of The Typical Johnsons

On Tuesday we had a rare treat with Jeremy and Lynne Siegrist of The Typical Johnsons in the studio. Their records The Sailor and The Siren and Rustbelt Renaissance are some favorites of ours at YTAA! Many thanks to Lynne and Jeremy for coming in to the show! It was a blast!