YTAA Book Discussion This Week: Jeff Tweedy’s ‘Let’s Go (So we can get back)

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Our last on-air book discussion of 2018 focuses on Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back) by Wilco frontman and Uncle Tupelo co-founder Jeff Tweedy. Guests in the studio include Jeremy Siegrist of The Typical Johnsons and musician and supermusicfan Mandy Jewell who will share their ideas about the book. This interesting book covers Tweedy’s life experiences, personal biography and his work in Uncle Tupelo and Wilco.

If you have comments and thoughts about the book, feel free to share those with us in the discussion section of the event page or email us at drjytaa@gmail.com. We will also open the phone line during the show so that those listening can join in on the conversation as well.

As always you can listen along online at WUDR.udayton.edu OR 99.5 & 98.1fm in Dayton, Ohio from 3-6pm Tuesday, December 18th!

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Novena on YTAA

On October 23, 2018 an exciting band Novena joined us in the studio! Jennifer Taylor and Emma Lee Woodruff bring a wealth of experience to the songs that they play. Novena play some powerful folk rock with a few unexpected covers. If you have a chance to see them, we highly recommend that you take this musical journey.

Finally, Finally, Finally… M. Ross Perkins!

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For a very long time, Dr. J has wanted the incomparable M. Ross Perkins to visit YTAA and today we get our wish!

M. Ross will talk about his stellar self-titled debut from 2016 and his most recent forthcoming record, ‘What Did You Do for Summer Break’ EP which is out on August 31st. We will talk about his tour throughout the country, playing the Omega Flea this weekend in Dayton and discuss some of the very cool videos that he has made in support of his excellent music such as the vid for ‘Ever Ever Ever.’

Check out the first single ‘Bed Sheet Wing’ from the EP via friends at City Beat.

So, music lovers, make plans to listen to YTAA from 3-6pm today as we are joined by a fantastic Dayton musician! As always you can listen online at WUDR.udayton.edu or 99.5 and 98.1fm in Dayton.

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Lynne and Jeremy of The Typical Johnsons

On Tuesday we had a rare treat with Jeremy and Lynne Siegrist of The Typical Johnsons in the studio. Their records The Sailor and The Siren and Rustbelt Renaissance are some favorites of ours at YTAA! Many thanks to Lynne and Jeremy for coming in to the show! It was a blast!

 

Nathan and Kim of Far From Eden

This past Tuesday we had a blast with Nathan Goff and Kimberly Weiss of Far From Eden! Their latest record Time For A Falling Sky is out now! Many thanks to Kim and Nate for joining us in the studio! You can see them on July 21st at Oscars and July 27th at the Yellow Cab Tavern!

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Poptek Records Showcase at The Hatch

DSC_0033Last night we went to see The 1984 Draft, Okay Lindon and Second Best at The Poptek Records Showcase at The Hatch Artists Studios in Springfield, Ohio! From the beginning to the end of the night it was a special evening of melody, thoughtful lyrics and captivating musicianship.

DSC_0037The evening began with Poptek’s latest band Second Best, the brainchild of Gigi Palassis and Andy Ingram who luckily for this music fan had copies of their terrific debut record available in cassette. Gigi has been writing melodic and catchy songs for years. He has been active in other projects where he has lent his guitar to several different groups such as Wake Up Mordecai, Jean-Michel, Jill & Micah, and XL427, and then the lost recordings of L’Albatros. Gigi specializes in the yearnings that are never quite fulfilled or satisfied and the emotional pain that such feelings bring to the listener. He paints a picture of the power of wanting that is impossible to escape.

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This evening Brenna Myers of Once a Pine joined Gigi and Andy on bass which added texture to the band’s live sound. Speaking of Brenna, we cannot recommend enough for you to check into Once a Pine as well. Listeners to our show know how much Dr. J loves The Florals and it is good to see (and hear) Brenna continuing to make really excellent music in Once a Pine! They often play out so go see them when given a chance! And just a quick question: Is there any instrument that Brenna cannot play?

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Okay Lindon was second on the bill. Dustin Smith has created a new and exciting vision of Okay Lindon to the music loving public. This version of the band has embraced sonic textures with maturity and wisdom. Okay Lindon played a captivating set celebrating the the music from their most release, Changes. This fourth record from Okay Lindon has a new lineup featuring acoustic 12 string guitar and violin yet still haunts the listener with real and significant questions about one’s place in the world.

DSC_0098The 1984 Draft finished the evening of great music with their usual enthusiasm and gift for melody. Their latest record, Make Good Choices is coming from Poptek soon! Joe Anderl, of ‘The Draft, specializes in an earnest, almost confessional and honest depiction of the challenges of everyday life that inspire hope rather than defeat. To see and hear The 1984 Draft is to feel the power of music to transform the listener. Choruses become chants, guitar solos become the sonic texture to anguish, the drums cascade like the quickening beats of your heart, and the bass lines keep your head up and vision clear. We cannot be more excited about this upcoming release ! And so should you!

You can buy these records at the Poptek Records website and on bandcamp.  And you should do so! As you can see in the pictures it was a great time! Many thanks to Andy Ingram and the other fine folks at Poptek Records for inviting us!

 

Many Thanks to The Professors

The ProfessorsThis past week we had such fine guests as The Professors visited the YTAA Studios! They have a show on June 23rd at The Yellow Cab Tavern with The Zygotes and Cherry Lee and the Hot Rod Hounds! We played music from their most recent CD, ‘Will Not Lie Down’, talked about Dayton Music and their approach to recording the perfect garage guitar tone! Such fun guests – as you can see here! Follow their Instagram!

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