David Payne ‘Cheaper Than Therapy’

David Payne EP Release Show posterHello everyone!  We are back with a new show and a special guest!  As you know we have been playing that new song from Mr. David Payne, ‘Cheaper Than Therapy.’

Cheaper than therapyThat fine song is not just truth, it is also the title track of his new record which is coming out in just a few days!

David will be joining us in the studio to talk about his big release show at The “Old” Yellow Cab building on Saturday, August 19th!  That show promises to be something spectacular with Tod Weidner, Joe Anderl, Tim Pritchard, and Harold Hensley.  Some of our favorite songwriters together on one great bill!  Yeah, our Saturday plans are set!

Tune into the show however the music spirit moves you to do so… 99.5/98.1fm Flyer Radio WUDR (or online at wudr.udayton.edu) today from 3-6pm for Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative with Dr. J!

David and I will be discussing his new EP and heck ya we will play tracks from it!  We will also talk about some of David’s very cool covers of Shrug, Me & Mountains, and more!  And don’t worry kids, we will also chat about the release show and our mutual love of late 90s alt-country!

Come along everyone!

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Video of The Day: Cricketbows – Summer Festival Sky

unnamedOur featured video is of Cricketbows performing “Summer Festival Sky” at the Pure Acoustic show at Yellow Cab on Feb. 6th, 2016 in Dayton, Ohio.  This week on the show we premier the version of this song that is on their forthcoming Commnion EP (due out this September)!

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A very cool record.

Stream the record — http://ow.ly/vsGO30dYhOQ

Their Facebook page is chock full of info and goodies!

And they have the twitter, so tweet them up!

Lioness is a new, Dayton-based 11-piece folk-rock collective featuring members of local favorites such as Captain of Industry, Motel Beds, Me

via Stream It From The Mountain: Lioness – Time Killer — Atlas and the Anchor

Agree with our pals at A&theA!  This is a phenomenal record!  Just when you think that Dayton’s music scene is one category or is easily pigeonholed, comes a band like Lioness which is a hard 180 degree shift in music approach, tone, and songwriting.  Lioness creates an amazing atmosphere that draws the listener into the songs.

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The Queen is Dead Deluxe

140508-smiths-rider-640x426The Smiths have not traded on their past output the way that is often expected of bands post-breakup.  In fact, The Smiths do not have an history of re-releasing their past catalog or demos and remixes or for that matter much officially released live material. Of course, Morrissey has released some terrific live records (such as the great 2004 recording, released almost three months later – ‘Live at Earl’s Court’) and he has made available different interpretations of songs from his solo career in collections of B-sides and such.  Since The Smiths broke up in 1987, there have been discussions with some regularity that the band has unreleased gems, live recordings, demos, different takes and interpretations of songs that simply have not seen the light of day.  And whether or not the scuttlebutt is accurate, the discussion persist nonetheless.

On October 20th of this year, The Smiths will put some of those rumors and debates to the test with the first deluxe release of their significant record, ‘The Queen is Dead’.  This album is widely considered to be both The Smiths’ finest work and for their fans it is seen simply as one of the greatest albums ever made by a rock band.  ‘The Queen Is Dead’ has cast a significant influence over subsequent generations of musicians and music fans since it was first released in the summer of 1986.  Do you remember where you were when this record was released?  Do you remember the first time that you heard it?  This reissue represents the first time that The Smiths have made their back catalog available in such a way where fans can revisit the songs and see demos and different takes that allow for an understanding of how the songs were completed in the way that were on the original release.  This peek behind the musical curtain is what makes re-releases like this important.

In addition to the 2017 remastered original album, the collection will feature demos and early interpretations of most of the tracks on the record, as well as a selection of newly mastered B-sides such as “Unloveable”, “Money Changes Everything”, and “Asleep”. These interpretations and alternative versions demonstrate the reason that so many music fans adored this band.  Many of the early recordings are previously unreleased, though the “The Boy with the Thorn in His Side” demo was made previously available on a Record Store Day exclusive 7-inch with a B-side, “Rubber Ring”.  The only recent release of remastered material from the band before now.

The Smiths - the queen is deadThis repackaging of ‘The Queen is Dead’ will be available in several different formats for music fans — CDs, records, and a DVD.  The release will be available as a double-CD, a deluxe boxed set with three CDs and a DVD, and a five-LP box. While all versions will include the newly remastered album and the additional recordings in quality 96kHz/24-bit PCM stereo, the DVD and LP sets will also include a never before heard live album called ‘Live in Boston’ recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on August 5, 1986 where the band performed 13 songs and a DVD featuring the 2017 master of the album and, if that was not enough, ‘The Queen Is Dead – A Film By Derek Jarman.

“You cannot continue to record and simply hope that your audience will approve, or that average critics will approve, or that radio will approve. You progress only when you wonder if an abnormally scientific genius would approve – and this is the leap The Smiths took with The Queen Is Dead.” – MORRISSEY

“The Queen Is Dead was epic to make and epic to live.” – JOHNNY MARR

So, start saving up now.  You are going to want this.  Or you can preorder.

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New Music Tuesday

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Salvadore Ross – their new record Mystery Head is an incredible psychedelic rocker!  See them Friday, March 27th at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 with Brett and Big Lightning!

Today on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative we have tons of new music to share with you.  Smug Brothers, Ha Ha Tonka, Salvadore Ross, The Orwells, The Florals, Middle Kids, White Reaper, M Ross Perkins, The Modulators, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Me Time, Kings of Leon, Son Volt, Hemicrania, Strand of Oaks, Debra Devi, Bribing Senators, Flying Underground, Ryan Adams and Son Volt!  We have to find a way to fit over five hours of new music into three!  2017 is delivering on the promise of terrific new music!

Join us from 3-6pm on WUDR online or 99.5 & 98.1fm in Dayton, Ohio, USA!

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Flying Underground – plays Blind Bob’s in Dayton, OH with Me & Mountains on Friday, March 17, 2017!

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! 

The I Don’t Cares

As many of you already know, Paul Westerberg is back with a new project with Juliana Hatfield of The Blake Babies called The I Don’t Cares. The album, Wild Stab, is a classic slice of Westerberg with a strong sense of melody as strengthened by Juliana Hatfield.  She always had a way with a melody.  And while Westerberg is one of the finest indie musicians, period.  His solo work has ranged all over the map.  So, it is nice to see him return to that Stonesy influenced post punk/indie that we all so deeply love.  And a great example of that is the reworking of a past Westerberg solo tune… Born for Me. 

Yeah, life is good.  New music from Paul Westerberg and Juliana Hatfield, a new Bob Mould record on the way; it’s an ok day.  What new music are you excited about?  Let us know at drjwudr over there on Twitter and Gmail.