Tomorrow’s YTAA Playlist

your-tuesday-alternative-new logoYTAA 07-07-2020 Playlist is set for tomorrow over there at Spotify!

This week the playlist includes music from The SighsThe Motel Beds, Reno Bo, The OverturesThe Nautical ThemeSaul Glennon, ShrugTijuana PanthersMike Bankhead Music, Brandi Ediss, BenchmarksThe Vapour TrailsThe Corner LaughersWussy, Sam at Eleven, The Foreign FilmsDr. PantsFlyaway Minion, Ken Sharp, SlumberjetNo AgeThe New Old-Fashioned, DonoraBribing SenatorsDebra DeviCold War KidsJasper the ColossalJosh Joplin and The 1984 Draft

We also have some looking back indie with Sisters of Mercy, Archers of Loaf and GUIDED BY VOICES!

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End of June YTAA Playlist

Hey there music lovers! We have today’s playlist! Featuring new music from Tiny Stills, HUM, The Orange PeelsCharlie & Amanda, exciting live music from JAPANDROIDSNick CaveFontaines D.C., Mourn, Nada SurfMike Bankhead MusicTrue LiesSports TeamHAIMKyleen Downes, Tino, The Rentals, Corb Lund and Owen.

Plus songs care of The Boxcar SuiteDavid PayneXL427BRAT CURSEThe ConnellsSmug Brothers, Kris N., The Mayflies USAhuman reunionThe Beths, ESP Ohio, Jordan Hull, Me Time, Buffalo TomJim Basnight and The 1984 Draft!

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Today’s YTAA Set List

Our playlist for today includes new music from The Jayhawks, TINO, Zoon, The Yellow Melodies, Wire, The Gabbard Brothers, Viceroy Kings, Gum Country, Wells & Watson, Kyleen Downes, Maxwell Stern, Healing Potpouri, The Bye Bye Blackbirds, Permanent Collection, Bob Dylan (yeah, that Bob), The Vapour Trails, Braids, Phoebe Bridgers, Mike Bankhead, Dave Payne, Elvis Costello and Neil Young — well its new and not so new! Plus just some great songs from The Boxcar Suite, Hello June, The Veldt, Wussy, Neo-American Pioneers, Allah-Las, Son Volt, Steve Makofka and The Turtle Chasers and Dr. Pants.

And we have a cool Smiths cover care of GoodnightGoodnight AND a Son Volt cover courtesy of Age Nowhere!

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YTAA Spotify Playlist for 06-16-2020

This past week we played music from Dayton’s own Mike Bankhead, Kyleen Downes, The New Old-Fashioned, Amber Hargett, Nick Kizrnis, Seth Canan, The Paint Splats, Guided By Voices and The Boxcar Suite. Throw in some Cincinnati music courtesy of Wussy and The Magic Words and there is tons of local music in the YTAA Playlist for this week. We played tons of live music from Iggy Pop, Richard Thompson, R.E.M. and Liam Gallagher. New music from J. Marinelli, Michael Stipe with Big Red Machine, Dougie Poole, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Babbling April, The Corner Laughers and The Bye Bye Blackbirds. Check out all of our YTAA Playlists over on Spotify!

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Joe Anderl’s ‘Short Takes’

Short TakesLet us take a moment and introduce our latest feature, Short Takes. We are asking musicians, artists, DJs, writers, spoken word performers and others involved in music and creative expression to write some short comments about what they are listening to right now. There are no rules regarding genre, style or year of release. What are people listening to now? What does it mean for them in a brief few sentences — hence the idea of a ‘short take.’

20992760_10159165029090537_2527313783301675441_nOur first ‘Short Takes‘ comes courtesy of Joe Anderl of The 1984 Draft. Joe is a kind, warm and thoughtful person who not only loves music, he feels it. His passion for music is inescapable in his current project The 1984 Draft. The ‘Draft are a phenomenal live band who capture the spirit of punk and post-punk melded with the introspection of the best music of the ’90s and beyond. 

The Draft’s last record ‘Makes Good Choices‘ was one of our favorite records of 2018!

The-1984-Draft-band-2018As quarantine and social distancing continue, as the world burns around us, and as I find myself filled with more and more rage over the ignorance and injustice in our county, I have found myself searching deeper in my music catalog for little nuggets of joy. Songs that remind of the past. Songs from simpler times. The thing is, there were never simpler times. Just different times. That being said, there can often be comfort in nostalgia, joy in discovering something new, and a new wave of emotions caused by a song listened to in a different phase of life.

These songs are the little nuggets of joy I have had in my life for the last couple weeks.

First, ‘Slackjawed’ by The Connells – I found myself watching a video on YouTube with the Best of 1993 from 120 Minutes. I particularly wanted to watch it as it included videos of the Afghan Whigs, Paul Westerberg, and Buffalo Tom.

R-2028725-1562522314-3760.jpegAs I watched all the videos and reminisced about wrapping tin foil around my boom box antenna to pick up 97X [modern rock radio station from 1983-2004], a song came on that I had remembered loving hearing every time it came on. That song was ‘Slackjawed’ by The Connells. I wondered to myself why I had never tried to purchase an album by them and why this song never found its way into my collection. That will change very soon as I have probably listened to it 30 times in the last week.

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Next, ‘Inside of Love‘ by Nada Surf.  I was a late adopter on Nada Surf. I heard ‘Popular‘ in high school and kind of wrote the band off as a one hit wonder. That changed some 20 something years later watching them headline at Midpoint Music Fest [Dr. J was there too! The band gave a great live performance and won over many music fans that day!] There is an absolute softness in the voice of Mathew Caws. His choice of words can often be so simple and telling in same moment.

When I listened to this song a couple weeks ago, I found myself so grateful that I live in a loving marriage, that I am on the inside of love. So much so I just keep listening to this song every time I need to remind myself how lucky I truly am.

Paul-Westerberg-Dyslexic-HeartLast but not least, ‘Dyslexic Heart’ by Paul Westerberg – What GenXer did not relate to singles in some way?

After spending the last few years of my life completely ravaging my Replacements catalog, I decided I needed to dive further into my Westerberg records. I started with something comfortable and easy. This song and ‘Waiting for Somebody‘ [also from the Singles soundtrack] have been every other day listen for me lately just to try and feel a little normal.

Thank you for a terrific ‘Short Takes’ Joe!

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YTAA Playlist for Today!

This week we have new music from Bob Mould, Mike Bankhead (see the insightful interview), Silver Sun, Next to Nowhere, Short Shot, Seth Canan, Cricketbows, Kathleen Edwards, Sweet Spirit, The Mountain Goats, Archers of Loaf, The Clean, Fruit Bats, Hinds, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and Mt. Joy. We also have cool music from The Typical Johnsons, Andy Gabbard, Postal Worker, Son Volt, Oh Condor, Charlie Jackson & The Heartland Railway, Guided by Voices, Kyleen Downes, David Payne, Neo-American Pioneers, Mandy Jewell and Harold ‘The Golden Voice of Dayton Roots Music’ Hensley!

And #lookingbackindie with The Suburbs, Sebadoh and Teenage Fanclub!

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YTAA 05-26-2020 Playlist

We continue to share our playlists via Spotify here. Please give our show a listen and support these terrific artists directly in any way that you can! Now more than ever we need to support and take care of one another!

This week we are playing music from Yuppie, Jetstream Pony, Kidbug, Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway, The Beths, Steve Earle, WOODS, Trace Mountain, Khruangbin, The Sonic Dawn, The Radio Dept., David Allen, Porridge Radio, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Jason Isbell, Choir Boy, The Katawicks, Yalecollegegraduate, Jetty Bones, The National, Loose Tooth, True Lies, Wussy, Kyleen Downes, The Corner Laughers, The Story Changes, Hello June and more!

Check out the live stream from Yuppie at Encore Studios on May 27th at 8pm!

a0025564858_16We are also playing a brand new song that we are very excited to share with all of you music lovers!

Painting Pictures‘ is the latest and newest music from Dayton singer-songwriter, guitar player and all around amazing voice Amber Hargett that came out today! A real gift to have new music from her! Such a great song! She is joining a fine case of local musicians who are live streaming on May 30th to raise funds for Ohio restaurant workers!

R-1790873-1306445379.jpegIn addition to all of that musical goodness, we have two songs from The Connells — one song to celebrate the 22 years since the release for their album ‘Still Life’ and another rare live song ‘Rusted Fields’!

The ‘Still Life’ album was the last to include the original lineup of this legendary band! And the word is that the band has finished recording a new record that is headed our way soon, tentatively titled ‘Steadman’s Wake.’ Count us among the excited for this new music!

So give the playlist a listen. Dr. J will be posting videos on the Facebook page for YTAA beginning at 3pm because that is show time for YTAA! Please stay safe and be well!

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05-19-2020 YTAA Playlist

We are continuing to create playlists over at Spotify of what we would play if we were in the studio! Stay safe and be well everyone!

This week we are playing brand new music from The Vapors, Neil Young, Woods, Seth Canan, Jason Isbell, Chastity Belt, Surrender Human, Dotsun Moon, Cornershop, Kathleen Edwards, Brian Baker and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sparks and The Dears. We also have recent music from Salvadore Ross, Sadbox, Amber Hargett, David Payne, Harold ‘The Golden Voice of Dayton’s Roots Music’ Hensley, Great Grandpa and Wussy We also have some Looking Back Indie music from The Minutemen, Joy Division and The Undertones! We are also comparing two versions of Neo-American Pioneers ‘All for You.’

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WUDR Temporary Shut Down

Hello Everyone!

As you may know the University of Dayton, which holds the licenses for WUDR, is having a challenging time with finances due to the Coronavirus crisis that we are all experiencing.

Due to cost cutting measures, the university is temporarily going silent with WUDR beginning tomorrow, April 30. This means that until the station restarts broadcasting there will be no Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative on WUDR. It is the university’s hope that broadcasting can resume in the fall and that this interim period will be short-lived.

During this time, Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative will continue as a blog, social media effort, Spotify playlist and other initiatives. While so many others are dealing with life and death consequences, it seems petty to mourn the temporary halt to this program on WUDR. This show is a privilege and honor to create each week for listeners.

Moreover, the opportunity to share local and independent music remains our passion. We will find creative ways to share content while in this interim period. Stay safe and be well.

Best to everyone, – Art Jipson (Dr. J)

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This Tuesday: Kevin Serey

 

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This week musician and songwriter Kevin Serey joins Dr. J in the studio to discuss his music and play a few acoustic songs for us. Kevin has an amazing and distinctive voice and his upcoming release promises to be a terrific country album!

Spend some time with Kevin and Dr. J this week from 3-6pm on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative on WUDR Radio!

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