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!
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A Voice of Your Own on YTAA Today!
Today from 3-6pm at YTAA we are joined in the studio from the fine lads in A Voice of Your Own who will talk about their latest record, “Vines on the Lines” and upcoming shows in our local area, and how to get just the right feeling on a song. The music that AVOYO make is reminiscent of 90’s alternative music in the best possible sense!
A Voice Of Your Own blends traditional pop song structures, and low fi indie influences with a hands-on DIY approach that connects and pays homage to their musical influences while sounding fresh and contemporary. AVOYO draws from a variety of different skilled artists and musicians such as Tom Petty, The Cars, Beck, and The White Stripes which is some pretty damn fine company! AVOYO started as a solo project formed by producer, guitarist, and song writer James Crabtree. As a solo project, AVOYO had previously independently released two full length albums. Today the band has evolved into a full dynamic group.
A Voice of Your Own have a new record “Vines On The Lines” that has been available since February. The band currently consists of James Crabtree (guitar/vocals), Johnny McConnell (bass), Levi Short (guitar/vocals) Tylur Kahnle (guitar) and Matt Mihalus (drums). We welcome them to the YTAA studio this week!
Midnight Savings Time from Harold Hensley
One of our favorite singers in Dayton has a new record that we want to share with you! We refer to him as the “Golden Voice” in Dayton. His voice is simple amazing! And now you can pre-order a copy of his forthcoming solo record! You are a lucky person.
Harold Hensley is a staple of the vibrant Dayton music scene! His work with The Repeating Arms deserves your attention. You know it is going to be an excellent music experience when you see Harold is in the room whether he is singing his own songs or jumping up and singing with pals like Charlie Jackson and The Heartland Railway or The New Old Fashioned!
And it is indeed good news that Harold is reaching out to all of us with with a pre-sale for his upcoming Midnight Savings Time!
Shows where you can see these terrific musicians! See you all there!
Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway, Kyleen Downes & Alexis Gomez April 13th!
The Repeating Arms have a show on May 11th at Star City Brewing Company!
Auburndale, Me & Mountains & The New Old Fashioned on May 11th at Blind Bob’s!
David Payne ‘Cheaper Than Therapy’
Hello 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.’
That 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!
This Week We have a Special Guest!
This week on YTAA we will be joined by Tim Pritchard of The Boxcar Suite! Tim will be in studio to talk about the band’s new EP Life on the Limb and their upcoming show on April 1st at the legendary Trolley Stop as well as the next full length record the band is work on! Plus Tim will play a few songs in our performance studio! So, tune into the show this week — 99.5 and 98.1 fm in Dayton and online at wudr.udayton.edu as we all get to hear terrific music from The Boxcar Suite along with tons of new music! Tweet us questions to ask Tim at twitter.com/drjwudr! See you all soon!
Life on The Limb
One of our favorite bands is sharing new music with us! The Boxcar Suite will release their latest Life on the Limb EP in a mere matter of days… April 1! The EP follows 2014’s excellent Across the Vast & Deep in preparation for the group’s next full length record. The new EP features four new tracks produced by Tim Pritchard at Suite Basement Studio.
The band will celebrate the EP release with a show at The Trolley Stop on Saturday, April 1st with special guests Columbus, Oh based The Nick Frye Band. You need to make plans now!
“This release features material that we wrote while we were working on Across the Vast & Deep” says Pritchard. “We had a lot of material going in to that project and while we chose the recordings that best fit that album, there were some songs that we felt were just as strong but needed to be recut. After the release of that album we hit the studio to start recording the next full length and re-tracked some of this material as well. The cuts we liked the best make up this EP. They’re not just extra material, but some of our favorite tracks we’ve come up with.”
The Boxcar Suite spent 2015-2016 playing shows around the Midwest and recording material for another full length to be completed this year. And we could not be happier about this at YTAA! Expect to hear the new songs this coming Tuesday on the show and soon we will have a special surprise to share with all of you.
For more info on The Boxcar Suite check out there sites
This Saturday music lovers will have a real treat with a Pure Acoustic show at The Old Yellow Cab building. Not only is Yellow Cab one of many great venues in our fine city, it is also involved in some of the most innovative programs for music lovers! Some of Dayton’s finest musicians will perform only acoustic — just like the poster says there will be no microphones — imagine just hearing the voices as they come from the singer! No amplification, just real sounds from real musicians to a real audience. Nothing added. Just good music. This idea has been kicked around for a while by Jeff and the folks at Yellow Cab, kudos to them for making this happen. Go see some of our favorite local musicians for a rare musical experience. Expect some exciting combinations and there could be a surprise or two for you and your ears!
- Old Yellow Cab Building
- February 6 – 8pm $5 – want a low cost for something so cool!
We will see you all there!
Gem City Podcast featuring our own Dr. J
We wanted to share the kind podcast of Dr. J that Izzy from The Gem City Podcast did with him a few weeks ago! We spoke about interests in music, independent music, and the fantastic music coming out of Dayton, Ohio now and in the past. Izzy was a scholar and a gentleman who demonstrated the reason that the Gem City Podcast is one of the best music podcasts being made today in the Miami Valley! Whether you are a fan of music or just someone who is interested in how a college professor becomes fascinated by independent and alternative music, this podcast has something for everyone. If you believe that a day without music like a day without air… Oh, yeah we may have overstated that a little bit but seriously if you believe that some of greatest musical discoveries are in your future and not in your past then this podcast is for you! And you should check into their other podcasts while you are there! They have some interviews and conversations with some of our favorite Dayton musicians, music enthusiasts, and others involved in the area music scene.
Thank you Izzy and the folks at The Gem City Podcast for taking the time to talk about music with us! You are terrific!
Happy New Year and Thank You!
The pictures below represent a few things that we are very grateful for in 2015!
Terrific friends and musicians who came to the studio like Tom Gilliam (Ghost Town Silence) and Dave New and Vivienne Machi (of Babbling April) who were amazing for our annual holiday program (pictured below). A mighty feeling of appreciation to all of the folks that joined us this year in the studio. Many many thanks to Charles Hartman, David Payne, Larry Evans, and Joe Anderl, Eli Alban and Justin Satinover of The 1984 Draft. We cannot adequately express our appreciation to everyone who has called in or came to the station and allowed us to interview them this year. You rock.
We can never be thankful enough for all of the amazing shows we have seen this year from many incredible musicians! A brief highlight includes The Dayton Music Art and Film Festival, Holidayton, Midpoint Music Festival, Good English-The New Old-Fashioned-Me & Mountains- Whoa Thunder at Blind Bob’s, the chance to see Moira play on the street in Over-The -Rhine in Cincinnati, Smug Brothers-Brat Curse-Manray at The South Park Tavern, The New Old-Fashioned and The Repeating Arms at Gilly’s and honestly more shows that we can remember off the top of our heads. To all those that we were privileged to see this year – we want to say a hearty and heartfelt thank you! And to those shows that we did not get to, because well… life and work sometimes get in the way, know that we were with you in spirit and – we’re coming next time.
And as always, the opportunity that we have to do this program is a debt that we can never repay. However, we will always try to pay that back. Thank you all for your support as we enter into our 12th year of doing this radio show on WUDR in Dayton, Ohio!
Thank you all! Have a happy and musical New Year’s Eve! Go see some independent music! We will catch you this Tuesday at 3pm on WUDR for our second Best of 2015 show with our friend Tom Gilliam!
13th Annual Holidayton
What do you want to do after the holiday? How about taking in some of the very best of Dayton music? Doesn’t that sound fun. We thought so too!
The 13th annual HoliDayton showcase will be held on Saturday December 26th, 2015 at Blind Bob’s, 430 E. 5th Street, Dayton, Ohio in the lovely and historic Oregon District. Seven dollars is all it will cost to get you in to a demonstration of the health and vitality of the area music scene.
As with all of the previous years, there will be two stages — a side stage and a main stage. Throughout the night bands will play one stage and then the music will move to the other stage. Performances alternate seamlessly throughout the evening.
Come early as music is scheduled to start at 8pm, stay late and celebrate another complete revolution of the earth around the sun of great Dayton music with your community, friends, family, and all who are free to join along.
Once again the lineup of Dayton musicians promises to be stellar and takes a slice from several different genres and approaches to rock and roll music.
Mark and Poppy not only curate Holidayton every year for over a decade, they contribute to the event in sonic fashion as well. While these artists now comprise one half of Hawthorne Heights, The Story Changes is a powerful duo with a legacy of well crafted songs and incredible ability. Their last TSC album, ‘Never in Daydream’ was one of our favorite records of 2014. With all of the projects that Mark and Poppy taken on, honestly one has to wonder when these guys ever sleep. But as long as they keep making such fine songs with intelligent lyrics and energetic performances, does it matter?
PJ and Tommy (of The Motel Beds)
The ‘Beds released an incredible record this year with Mind Glitter! While the full band was not able to play Holidayton this year, an acoustic set from PJ and Tommy is one of those rare oft-discussed musical moments that you will need to see. And between PJ’s charisma and Tommy’s fantastic guitar prowess – everyone in the audience will not be able to take their eyes off of these musicians who are at the height of their power.
Moira is one of the most exciting new bands in town. This band is part dream pop, part atmospheric psychedelia with a healthy mix of keyboards and electronic effects that are only used to serve the songs. Their EP – ‘Asleep//Repeat/Awake’ is one of our favorite CDs from 2015. Intelligent lyrics that are cleverly constructed and beautifully performed is the hallmark of Moira. Add to that the band is fronted by Alicia Grodecki who is well known for her captivating performances. This band is not to be missed. We have seen this band play on the street during Cincinnati’s Midpoint Music Festival and as they played people stopped what they were doing and were engrossed in the music created by this talented trio.
What can be said about The ‘Draft that has not been said elsewhere? Some of the most authentic and emotional performances in Dayton were created by Joe Anderl, Justin Satinover, Eli Alban, and most recent addition Chip Heck. Their new EP ‘Heisman Trophy Winner’ includes a new version of ‘Capo’ and the standout tune for us at Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative – ‘Sinking.’ The raw feeling and connection that this band creates with its audience demonstrates the necessity of seeing them on Saturday night. Community and connection are created every time The 1984 Draft play. Every. Single. Time. Do yourself a favor and go see them!
The New Old-Fashioned released two of our favorite records of 2015. The powerful ‘Low Down Dirty Summer Nights’ and the split EP with The Repeating Arms – ‘Hilltops and Highways.’ Both are on our best of list for this year. The harmonies, arrangements, and skill shown on both of those records leads any music lover to wonder “why hasn’t this band blown up big!” If there is any justice in the world, The New Old-Fashioned will take their Midwestern country-infused rock and roll to the same level that Jason Isbell and others in the Alt-Country movement have accomplished in the last few years. And the single, ’27’ is one of our very favorite songs of 2015.
This groove focused power trio not only has the talent and skill to command attention wherever they play, they have great songs. Remember songwriting? This band reminds us what a well written song sounds like, feels like, and demands to be noticed. Their new songs from the forthcoming record, ‘Classic Jurassic’ promise to leave audience members shocked that such a young band can play with such finesse. The local music scene in Dayton is in great shape if this band is any indication of the future of Dayton music.
As one of Dayton’s finest rock and roll band’s, Bribing Senators bring a relentless heavy indie attack to all that they do. Their uncompromising approach is characteristic of their songs and their performances. This is what real down and dirty authentically played rock and roll is supposed to be.
From Springfield, Ohio – Jetty Bones deconstructs the archetype that indie music has to be created according to a particular playbook. This band is focused on making music that speaks to all of us in terms of the missed opportunities, real connection, and long lingering that holds us together when we should be coming unglued; that is what Jetty Bones captures.
Intense, fuzzy, evocative arrangements including incredible work on guitar. Not to be missed. Imagine if Roky Erickson had not been institutionalized and continued to make music in his ‘middle period’ with members of The Stooges and The Rolling Stones — that is The Tombstone Tremblers sound and possibly their wake up call to the slick overproduced music found on the so-called Top 40.
Atmospheric shoegazing indie rock from one of Dayton’s most interesting bands. The arrangements will remind you of the Cocteau Twins at a party for Robert Smith hosted by Radiohead. Some of the most interesting deconstruction of indie music in the Dayton area.
So, yeah you should go to the show on Saturday. See you there.
Have you Seen ‘Fields’ Yet?
The Great Wide Open – “Fields”
Official music video for “Fields” – The Great Wide Open
From the 2014 Self Titled release. They are on iTunes and do not forget to check them out on Spotify!
Go See Local Bands and Local Art! A Dayton Show Extravaganza Weekend!
Who needs help with their plans this week and weekend? We got a few suggestions for you on the show this Tuesday on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative! In addition to all of the great music and indie music news that you have come to expect, we are living our show motto – ‘Support Your Local Music Scene.’
Join us for our radio show on http://wudr.udayton.edu/ because Mrs Dr. J and Dr. J have many excellent shows to discuss this week happening in the Dayton, Ohio area! If you live elsewhere – do yourself a favor and check out some local music in your scene. Our suggestions for the Dayton area include a few suggestions…
Dear Fawn has a release show coming up on December 5th: Dear Fawn Ep Release Show w/ Jamaican Queens & Forage and OldNews, The Great Wide Open, and The New Old-Fashioned‘s David Payne are also playing out this week also on December 6th. If that was not cool enough we also have the album release party for Across the Vast & Deep from Tim Pritchard and the Boxcar Suite also on December 6th! Scientists… we need that time machine now!
And yup there’s more… on December 6th we have The Jeremy Frederick Presents: North Of Nowhere South: An annual celebration of the life and music of Jeremy Frederick, Tim Taylor, Chris Green, and other friends, loved ones, and musical heroes we’ve lost in Dayton. Proceeds to go to the Izzy Frederick’s Education Fund. More info here: http://ow.ly/F7a85
If anyone can’t make it, but would still like to make a donation to Izzy’s college fund, you can send checks or money orders to:
Isabella Frederick Educational Fund
Wright Patt Credit Union
P.O. Box 286, Fairborn, Ohio 45324
Yeah there’s some great new, local, Dayton, and indie music on the radio show this Tuesday too… but we bet you already knew that!
And finally, we are all excited about The Playground Theatre’s Breakfast Club production on December 11th!
Expect a report on Handmade Holiday Dayton for 2014!
This is a great event – find one in your neck of the woods if you are not from Dayton! Find the local artists for your gift giving needs.
So, join us this week for new music and a discussion of shows! You can always contact us at drjwdur on twitter and gmail. As always you can call in at 937-229-2774!