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



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

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!

YTAA Past Guests: Neo-American Pioneers

Neo American Pioneers visited Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative on August 14, 2018! The band joined us for an interview and were kind enough to play a few songs for us! Happy to report that they are hard at work on a new record!

Interview Part 2 with Charlie & Amanda

It was a real pleasure to talk with Charlie and Amanda about their music! The new record ‘The King & Queen of Dayton Country‘ is available this Saturday! You can follow them on Facebook! Their CD release is happening this Saturday at the Yellow Cab Tavern. Check the Yellow Cab Tavern’s page for information regarding the social distancing requirements and policies.

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Interview with Charlie & Amanda Part 1!

Part one of our interview with Charlie & Amanda Jackson about their new record, ‘The King & Queen of Dayton Country,’ recording, songwriting and their approach to music. We can consider this record to be a powerful return to a classic country duet sound that has been missing for quite some time. Check out their Facebook page! You can find their music on bandcamp! They are playing a safe outdoor show at the Yellow Cab Tavern on Saturday! Please check the Yellow Cab Tavern’s page regarding their policies for a social distancing outdoor show!

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Gem City Podcast featuring our own Dr. J


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A peek at Dr. J’s record collection
 We wanted to share the kind podcast of Dr. J that Izzy from The Gem City Podcast did with him a few weeks ago!  We spoke about interests in music, independent music, and the fantastic music coming out of Dayton, Ohio now and in the past. Izzy was a scholar and a gentleman who demonstrated the reason that the Gem City Podcast is one of the best music podcasts being made today in the Miami Valley!  Whether you are a fan of music or just someone who is interested in how a college professor becomes fascinated by independent and alternative music, this podcast has something for everyone.  If you believe that a day without music like a day without air… Oh, yeah we may have overstated that a little bit but seriously if you believe that some of greatest musical discoveries are in your future and not in your past then this podcast is for you!  And you should check into their other podcasts while you are there!  They have some interviews and conversations with some of our favorite Dayton musicians, music enthusiasts, and others involved in the area music scene.  

Thank you Izzy and the folks at The Gem City Podcast for taking the time to talk about music with us!  You are terrific! 

Let’s Talk Festivals and Shows on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative

Woodstock_music_festival_posterThis week we discuss upcoming festivals, shows, events, and activities that will shape your Summer plans. What musical events are you looking forward to this Summer? What are your must attend events? Let us know.

We will also be talking about the Summer Music Read – remember that you should be reading that book now for later this month when we chat about it!

And, yeah… you can expect bunches of new music on the ol’ program. You can try and contain your excitement as we play music from Sam at Eleven, The Repeating Arms, HEXADIODE, Me & Mountains, Me Time, The Connells, Miles Tackett, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, The Afghan Whigs, David Payne, Sleepy Kitty, Jeremy Porter, Gulp, and much more!



So, join us from 3-6pm on wudr.udayton.edu or 99.5 & 98.1 fm in the Dayton area this Tuesday!

A Good English Tuesday Afternoon Alternative

A Good English Tuesday Afternoon Alternative

This week we are hosting Liz and Ceilia from Good English from 4 to 5pm. Join us for music and interviews with Good English! We are also premiering new music from Dayton’s own Paige Beller and Kris N. We are also playing brand new music from Modern Day Idols, Minor Alps, We are Twin, Noah and the Whale, Morrison Brothers Band, Fin-Folsom, ac berkheimer, and Royal Concept, La Luz, and The Starfolk.

The Brothers Kaschak Marching On EP!



Hello there Afternooners!

We wanted to both thank Sean and Mark of The Brothers Kaschak for calling into the show to talk about their upcoming performances and their new EP!  And yes, they are actually brothers!

You can find out more information about them on their facebook page!


Thanks to Big Cats, Little Cats

ImageMrs. Dr. J and I want to thank Cathy over at Big Cats, Little Cats for calling into the show yesterday!  You can support the fundraiser over at their blog!

We appreciate the opportunity to discuss the swim marathon fundraiser for cats of all sizes!

See you all next week!