Musictown Playlist

We have created a new playlist on Spotify of music and songs that we play on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative with Dr. J! This playlist is meant to grow as we discover new and exciting music to share with you on the program! If you have suggestions for this collection of music, please let us know. We will continue to expand the list over time!

On the show this Tuesday: Serin Oh

On Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative this coming Tuesday — March 8th — we have a terrific electro indie pop artist, Serin Oh! We were fortunate to see her perform at the Dayton Battle of the Bands contest and were truly impressed with her stage presence, amazing voice and clever arrangements. It is fair to say that she had that audience raptured with her songs and effortless vocal delivery. She even persuaded the crowd to chant Korean to one of her songs. It was a fun, engaging and dynamic performance.

We immediately were struck by the thought that her music adds an important element to the thriving Dayton Music Scene! Born in Suwon, South Korea, Serin moved to Ohio with her family at the age of six. Growing up in church, she was surrounded by gospel music in her formative years. During her time at the prestigious Berklee College of Music she discovered her love for jazz and R&B, whilst also rediscovering her Korean roots through the lens of K-Pop.

Serin has started a musical journey in her effort to search for a sound that would allow her to express the duality and contradictions of her identity through her music. Serin’s goals extend beyond music to using music culture to create opportunities for other musicians and creatives who are often not part of music culture. She hopes to uplift ‘third culture kids’ in the creative world through her music, especially fellow ‘third culture kids and secret outcasts.’ Using music to forge connection is a welcome approach!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Serin Oh to Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative! You can find out more about her and her music through her social media, Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages!

Instagram: @serinohfficial Facebook: @serinohfficial Twitter: @serinohfficial Youtube

Touchy Feelys on the show this week

This week we joined in the studio with some incredibly authentic Americana musicians, The Touchy Feelys! Their latest record Breakup Songs about Staying Together is available now! Andrea Dawn Courts and Jason Trout — collectively known as The Touchy Feelys — are incredible songwriters and vocalists. The ability to create meaningful songs about the pressures, pushes and pulls of relationships and make those feelings understood within a prism of release for each listener is a rare talent. To call these songs evocative is to give a slender acknowledgement to the portent captured in this record. Produced, engineered and mixed by The Wizard Patrick Himes at Reel Love Studios in Dayton, Ohio, this record captures a raw authentic feel when two voices collide together around a swirl of guitars, drums, upright bass, piano and more. Our good friend Mr. Himes did incredible duty on this record! Patrick contributed drums, guitar, piano, organ, banjo, mandolin, omnichord, xylophone, vibraphone and pedal steel. Yeah, he helped out a little. But no matter the brilliant cacophony, without excellent songwriting and emotional singing, even the best of intentions would fall flat. We are happy to say that is not the situation here. These songs are the real deal.

Whether Andrea Dawn or Jason take the lead, there is an inescapable realization that these songs come from a genuine and authoritative vision. The best moments for me are when they sing together complimenting their individual strengths. Andrea Dawn has voice that draws from great roots voices of the past yet turns her phrasing around into something quite modern and relatable. Jason sings each song as if it is to be the last song he ever sings. These songs should be heard. Any fans of country, folk, Americana and roots music would be well served to give this album a passionate listen. Standouts on the record for us at YTAA include the driving ‘Hard Time,’ the rollicking “If You Weren’t My Lover,” the propulsive “Left Me Lonely” and the pensive “On High Lullaby.”

We are looking forward to speaking with them this week in the studio! Join us from 3-6pm on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative on WUDR Flyer Radio.

Eighteenth Year Promises to be Special

Lavender Honey

2021 was a solid year for independent music which is quite remarkable given the challenges that we all faced. Music has always existed as a way for us to process the dilemmas, struggles and losses that we face in life.

We are very excited for 2022 on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative! Our 18th year doing this radio show is shaping up great! Next week on January 4th we start strong right out of the gate with special guests Lavender Honey on the YTAA program! Their atmospheric funky electro dream pop debut comes out early in the new year. Their single ‘In The Evening‘ can regularly be heard on the show! You can keep up with their plans on twitter, Instagram and their webpage.

Age Nowhere

Then our pal Paul Monnin of Age Nowhere joins us on January 11th to talk about the terrific sophomore effort Age Nowhere Strikes Again! We were blown away by the texture and real feeling of this band’s first record, Airport Sounds. The follow-up album is another example of the fine variety of music that is consistently released on Magnaphone Records! Authentic country music is all too rare these days. You can keep an eye on Age Nowhere on Instagram! And we suggest that you do so! Tune in on the 11th and hear Dr. J chat with Paul about the new record from them!

The Touchy Feelys

A week later on January 18th The Touchy Feelys come in and chat about their excellent new album – ‘Break Up Songs about Staying Together‘ which was produced by The Wizard Patrick Himes at Reel Love Studios! In fact, Patrick was involved with that new music from Age Nowhere, Neo American Pioneers, The New Old-Fashioned and more this past 2021. The Touchy Feelys play with well… passion and feeling that capture the weight and of relationships. You can learn more about their music on their bandcamp page! They are also on Instagram – you have to love the video of them slicing the cake with the cover of their new record on it!

The month concludes with our good friend Tom Gilliam in the studio for our annual memorial program! As is the case every year, Tom joined us for our annual indie holiday effort, made suggestions for our ‘faves’ of 2021 shows and is kind to join us to reflect on the musicians and artists who left this realm in the past year.

And the train keeps rolling down the track because in February as we have Samantha J King in the studio to talk about her new single — coming out you on January 7th! — and playing a few songs acoustic live for us. Then later in the month of love we have Kurt Lee Wheeler in the studio to discuss his amazing record ‘On Our Way‘ and playing a show at Yellow Cab Tavern! Don’t worry, we will be talking about these upcoming shows soon.

Damn 2022 you are rocking!

Annual Indie Holiday

Next week, December 14, 2021 we will have our annual YTAA Indie Holiday show with Tom Gilliam.

We have been doing these shows for a decade or more now! We have to be honest and say that we have lost track of how many years we have been doing this special edition of YTAA.

Every year we try to celebrate the holidays in full indie music style.  We will be playing originals, classic covers, and unique holiday songs on this special show. Let’s all take a moment and reflect on the fact that this has been far more than another year that has come and gone! This revolution around the sun represents a monumental achievement. We all need to embrace joy and community wherever and however we find them! 

We all know that there is a lot of frustration, stress and challenges during the holidays with all the sense of overwhelming of planning, shopping, traveling, pandemic logistics and more this holiday season.  Well, we believe that music makes all of us feel a little better. Let us help you relax with some great indie holiday music.  If you have a suggestion for a cool holiday tune, let us know! There have been several cool original holiday songs that we can’t wait to share with you!

And as always, Dr. J can’t wait to co-host the Annual Indie Holiday Radio Show on WUDR Flyer Radio 99.5/98.1’s Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative with our good friend and frequent guest on the program, Tom Gilliam, who always brings some interesting personal choices to the playlist. In addition, the talented Mrs. Dr. J has made many welcome suggestions to this program!

This year you have two chances to hear the indie holiday festivities! The original broadcast is on Tuesday, December 14th from 3-6 PM. Listen on 99.5 FM in Dayton, Ohio, USA or stream the broadcast at wudr.udayton.edu.  And if that was not enough we upload the mix into our Mixcloud page! You can listen for the show in easily digestible one hour servings beginning the next day! We are very excited play new and classic indie holiday songs for you. Pour yourself a cup of coco, set up the yule log and put on your favorite holiday sweater.

See you there and Happy Holidays!

New Show Today!

Hello There Music Friends,

Today on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative we have new music from Kurt Lee Wheeler, The Lighthouse and the Whaler, Cat Ridgeway, Jason Matu, Chapell, Rise Against, Ghost Hounds, Bat Fangs, Moviola, The Color Fred, On the Runway, Oh Condor and much more.

This week we will be spotlighting several artists such as The Grief Brothers, Peter Hall, Burning Ferns and Bandicoot who are on the V4Velindre charity mixtape created by Kevin McGrath! We will be playing a #rearviewfrontview set of songs from The Connells. As well as discussing what it means to go to a music show in 2021.

So, join Dr. J & Flower for YTAA over at Flyer Radio

New Show Today on http://listen.streamon.fm/wudr

New Show Today!

Hello There music lovers!

Today on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative with Dr. J we feature new music from The Darling Suns, Lavender Honey, Cricketbows, illuminati hotties, Pat Byrne, Izzy True (see our video of the day!), Oh Condor, The Revelries, Jayne Sachs, The Connells, Hiss Golden Messenger, Phil Yates & The Affiliates, Cold War Kids, Thrasher Cadillac, Paul Westerberg, True Lies, On The Runway and many more! And if that was not enough musical goodness, the show will kick off with new music from Dayton, Ohio’s own Neo American Pioneers. They have a new record ‘Into the Deep‘ coming out in July from the fine folks at Magnaphone Records!

Join Dr. J from 3-6pm on WUDR Flyer Radio! And if you cannot listen to the live show, check out our Mixcloud page! Remember that you can always reach out to us on twitter at drjytaa with your requests and suggestions!

As always: Support Your Local Music Scene!

Video of The Day: Jeremy Street – Dayton

On December 24, 2020 Jeremy Street released his latest record ‘The Jeremy Street’ EP. One of the standout tracks on the record is his song about his hometown, Dayton. The song is appropriately called ‘Dayton’ and features production by “Txger Vppercvt” and mixing by “KO” of “The Lost Order.” The chorus on this is an ear worm of the highest order. You will be singing that chorus.

You can learn more about Jeremy and his music on bandcamp!

He also has an Instagram account at jeremy_the_street

YTAA Past Guests: Neo-American Pioneers

Neo American Pioneers visited Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative on August 14, 2018! The band joined us for an interview and were kind enough to play a few songs for us! Happy to report that they are hard at work on a new record!