Loving Surrender Human

Surrender HumanThis weekend at The Connells’ SOLD OUT show in Richmond, VA we saw Matt McMichael’s new project ‘Surrender Human.’  Absolutely loved them!  Great stuff! Surrender Human is a Chapel Hill rock and roll machine consisting of Matt McMichaels (guitar) formerly of lakes&woods and Mayflies USA, Robert Sledge (bass) formerly in Ben Folds Five and Tony Stiglitz (drums) who has played in lakes&woods, Jett Rink and Chris Stamey. Everybody sings because rock music is best when shared.

Speaking of sharing, you need to hear them! So take a little trip to soundcloud and enjoy!

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Kyleen Downes Returns with “Friends”

Kyleen Downes at YTAAOur pal Kyleen Downes returns to the YTAA Studio with her latest record and we are super excited to have her back on the program!

Kyleen Downes joins us tomorrow at YTAA to talk about her upcoming EP release and much more! Kyleen made FRIENDS, that is literally! She has a four song EP recorded on analogue at Reel Love Recording Company that she wants to share with us which is a good thing because sharing is caring.

Kyleen has a show where this fine music will debut on Friday, March 30th. She will be in very good company with Wonky Tonk, the Lovers, Kerchief, and Blossom Hall! You want to go and go early because the first 40 people through the door will get copies of the Friends EP for free. Yup, no money whether paper or bitcoin will be needed if you are among the first 40 to see the show at the Old Yellow Cab Tavern! You will need $8 to get into the show but that seems more than fair. Door opens at 7:30 pm and the music begins at 8 pm! Make those plans to join us on Tuesday, March 27 from 3-6pm on WUDR and then go see the show on Friday, March 30th with Kyleen, Wonky Tonk, The Lovers, Kerchief, and Blossom Hall.

Kyleen Downes – http://www.kyleendownes.com/

Wonky Tonk – https://wonkytonkmusic.bandcamp.com/

The Lovers – https://marjorieandthelovers.bandcamp.com/

Kerchief – https://kerchief.bandcamp.com/

Blossom Hall – https://blossomhall.bandcamp.com/

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Video of the Day: The Boxcar Suite – Living to Infinity

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The new album by The Boxcar Suite is available for pre-order!  The album, Further In and Farther Out, is the latest from the band and is being released by Magnaphone Records on April 28. If you pre-order you get one track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released in April.  The band have a release party planned for April 28th at the Old Yellow Cab Building!  Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.  See you there!

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!

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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