Cool Show Alert! The 1984 Draft always Best Friends Forever

We have good news for you Music Friends!

The new year begins with all of the vibrancy of a guitar on overload! And that is because the latest full-length album from the power-pop-punk of the Joe Anderl-led The 1984 Draft arrives this week on January 19th! The Dayton quartet’s latest record will remind you that music does still matter and perhaps it means even more today. The new album combines the urgency of The Smoking Popes with the intensity of Bob Mould’s post-Husker Du project, Sugar, thrown headlong into the pure and direct heartbreak of The Replacements. The Draft plays every song like their lives depend on it.

The first two singles await your listening pleasure now via streaming!

The new record comes our way courtesy of the fine music-loving folks at Dayton, Ohio-based Poptek Records with assistance from Sell the Heart Records and Engineer Records (in the UK and EU). You can order the 12″ vinyl now or get a copy at the big record-release show in Dayton on January 20 at the legendary Yellow Cab Tavern. And we highly recommend that you go to the concert!

And speaking of that show, The Draft has invited friends and sonic heroes like Josh Caterer (Smoking Popes), Paige Beller, Shane Sweeney (Two Cow Garage), Josh Goldman (The Raging Nathans), Narrow/Arrow, Abiyah, and Josh Arnold to play the record release celebration. Best friends forever, indeed!

Time is running out to make your plans! But today is your lucky day because we are here to help! You can scoop up your advance tickets now and save $5 off the admission to the Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton by grabbing that ticket a few days before the big show. Be a friend of The Draft and get a ticket now.

Winterfolk is Back!

Cold, right now? Check. Grey skies… look outside, yup. And Winterfolk! Yeah.

Need something to do this weekend? One of our pals and the Golden Voice of Dayton Roots Music Mr. Harold Hensley has put together another blow-the-roof-off shows! If you have had the good fortune to be able to attend a past Winter Folk then you know that this is a music event that you miss at your peril. You will kick yourself for quite some time if you miss this event.

As always Winterfolk is back with an incredible collection of artists at the Yellow Cab Tavern this Saturday, January 14th! In celebration of this annual concert of Folk, Bluegrass, and Americana we will be playing music from many of the artists on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative today — The Shady Pine, Harold Hensley & His Band, California Howdy, Cory Breth, Kyleen Downes, and Derek Gooley!

Info: The cover starts at 7pm, music starts at 8pm, and tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the doors. All ages are welcome with a guardian. Discounted presale tickets end at Midnight on January 13th so get yourself a ticket right away!

You can buy the presale tickets at Ten High Productions!

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.

Indie Rock Cinco De Mayo Fiesta 2019

The 2nd Annual “Indie Rock Fest/Cinco De Mayo Fiesta” was amazing this year and the line up was simply fantastic. While a day before the Cinco, it was a show full of good vibes, great music and a heck of a party. To call it jam packed really does not cover all of the musical goodness from the local community packed under one roof! Bands covered Americana, shoe gaze, rock and Indie Rock and Roll. Many thanks to the bands who played — A Voice of Your Own, The Boxcar Suite, The Typical Johnsons, The 1984 Draft, Neo-American Pioneers, Slow Glows and Kyleen Downes.

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.

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.