Dr. J’s Singles Club at Off Shelf

106799389_605906167029120_7523683373463049191_nEvery month Dr. J write a run down of 8 to 10 singles that came out the previous month.

The latest Singles Club column covers some pretty spectacular releases from June! Do yourself a favor and go check it out over at OffShelf.net!

Many thanks to the fine folks over at Off Shelf for giving us the opportunity to share some exciting new music every month! And you can listen to these selections by going to the spotify playlist each month as well. Its truly a win-win!

The Vapors Return After Almost 40 Years of Waiting!

LP-Cover-Large-768x768After a nearly 40 years wait — 39 years to be precise — we have a brand new album from The Vapors. This is not wishful thinking or a joke. The last album from one of the finest new wave groups was 1981’s Magnets. The hook-filled third album was released to the world this past Friday (May 15, 2020)!

And after listening to this record repeatedly, we have to say that it is indeed “12 chunks of pure Vapors goodness” as the band puts it on their website. These songs are catchy, melodic, and driving guitar riffs. The songs feature fresh sounding choruses that remind you of David Bowie while they make you want to sing along. The UK band that we all know from “Turning Japanese” can write some terrific indie pop.

Perhaps no one would have expected this record but following some brief touring a few years ago, the band re-caught the recording bug and put together this excellent collection. Let’s hope it is not another 40 years before the fourth record.

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New Music from Seth Canan

0020050458_100Amazing songwriter and keeper of the rock and roll flame Seth Canan is known for his super catchy music and high energy shows with Seth Canan & The Carriers. He has just made some new music available for us today that we need during these difficult days.
You can buy these records on bandcamp using the name your own price option! A gesture of generosity that speaks to the kind of person that Seth is on and off stage.
All songs written and performed by Seth Canan
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Seth with Assistant Engineers: Isaac Schaefer Jr. and Zac Pack Mastered by Micah Carli at Popside Recording in Troy, OH.
Cover Art: “Image of the Child” by Sadie Canan Graphic Design by Kena Nowlin
Great new music! Thanks Seth!
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Video of The Day: TINO – You Know

Today’s video is the latest from TINO! You can read our review of the record! TINO also has more for you on his YouTube Channel! Subscribe to his channel for video and information updates! TINO blends wisdom with incredibly high energy rock and rap using a mix of “rhyme schemes and unique flows over music ranging from golden era boom bap to trap mixed with soul samples and electronica.”

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April Singles Column at Off Shelf

cropped-off-shelf-full-logo-PURPLE-WEB-2Dr. J’s side hustle over at the fantastic Off Shelf.net! “In a cluttered world Off Shelf brings you the best in music, gaming, books and comics through our Digital Zine, curated interviews, features, columns, podcasts and Shelf Sessions series.”

Singles-ClubEvery month Off Shelf contributor and Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative host Art Jipson brings you the best singles of the month and puts together a playlist for your enjoyment. Below you’ll find nine highlighted songs that stood above the rest, which is followed by the entire playlist. Please follow our Spotify account so you don’t miss any future playlists!

 

 

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!

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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