Music, Books, and New Releases


Alvvays (Canadian fuzz-pop quintet) – “Alvvays” (producer: Chad VanGaalen; Hear here; MP3) (Polyvinyl)

The Raveonettes – “Pe’ahi” (Hear here; Vinyl) (The Raveonettes, Ltd.)

Christopher DennyIf The Roses Don’t Kill Us
Check out the powerfully voiced singer’s tunes, performed in a style he calls “Arkansas Soul”.

David Kilgour and the Heavy 8’s – End Times Undonedownload (1)
Another irrestistible release from New Zealand institution Kilgour.

Stargroves (NYC indie-pop band) – “Stargroves [MP3]” (producer: frontman Teddy Watson; guest: Abigail Breslin; ReverbNation

John Lurie National Orchestra
Archival recordings from a trio Lurie (of the Lounge Lizards) would occasionally play with on the side which quickly became its own thing.

Ben Miller Band
Any Way, Shape Or Form
The Ben Miller Band plays a unique musical stew they call “Ozark Stomp”, this one is their first release for New West Records.

Mozart’s Sister – Being
First full length album from this solo artist, who has been drawing interest for her live performances and first EP.

Naomi Punk – Television Man
Second album from the Olympia based punk trio.

The Rosebuds – Sand + SilenceThe Rosebuds
The sixth album from The Rosebuds, this one was recorded with
Justin Vernon and other members of Bon Iver.

Billie Joe Shaver – Long in the Tooth
First album in six years from this old timer, in peak form here.

Spider Bags – Frozen Letter
Fourth album from this band, and their first for Merge Records.
Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan guests on one track!

Richard Thompson – “Acoustic Classics” (14 songs; MP3) (Beeswing, Inc.)

downloadSpoon – They Want My Soul
First release in four years from the beloved Austin band.

Twin Peaks – Wild Onion
Second album from the Chicago band.




Richard James Burgess – “The History of Music Production [Paperback]” (Kindle) (Oxford University Press, July 25)

Carla Jean Whitley – “The Muscle Shoals Sound: Muscle Shoals Sound Studio – How the Swampers Changed American Music [Paperback]” (History Press)download (2)



Garden State – Soundtrack

Wish I Was Here – Soundtrack

Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale

Tom PettyTom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Hypnotic Eye

Jenny Lewis – The Voyager 

Jenny Lewis

Debut this week from Two Trees!

Two Trees – ‘Your Woods’

We will also have the North American debut of Swedish Folk duo Two Trees – ‘Your Woods’ on Tuesday’s Show!  This amazing song is reminiscent of some of the fine music that Richard and Linda Thompson created.  The lovely swirl of voices from Charlotta Frostenson and Fride Hanburger will take you to a place of beauty.  You can listen to their music on their bandcamp page — and we highly recommend that you check them out on Tuesday around 4pm when we will be playing ‘Your Woods’!  You can connect with Fride on twitter at @FrideHamburger and Charlotta on twitter at @LoFrostenson or for the band on twitter at @twotreesmusic. 

Not Just Another Tuesday

We will be playing new music, several classic indie cuts, and be talking with some folks that you may know… can we get a little more cryptic? Yes – we could! 

Expect some new music from The dbs, The Replacements, Fourth of July, The Mowhawk Lodge, Yo La Tengo, Mother Falcon, Still Corners, Ghosty, Dear Fawn, The Story Changes, The Lost Patrol, The Sonic Executive Sections, The Lonely Wild, Ex Cops, Underground Lovers, and that is just in hour one! 

We will be talking to some of our friends about the Dayton music scene! Want to join the conversation? Call us between 2:45 and 4pm!

We already have requests for Foxygen and Phoenix that we will play on the show!
Join us this Tuesday!

Annual Midpoint Music Festival Review Show!

We will be playing music from bands and artists who are part of the Midpoint Music Fest this year!

Expect another great set of indie music this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night in Cincinnati! We are also playing the new R. Ring song along with music from The Motel Beds, Me & Mountains, Captain of Industry, DAWNS, The Parlours, The Fair Shakes, The Kyle Sowashes, Go Robot, Go! and much more! Elizabeth Lenon-Van Dine will be joining us to talk about some exciting efforts to help victims of human trafficking here in Dayton!ImageLet us know that you will be listening on Facebook!

Brand new song from Dave Mann and More this Week

A new show tomorrow as Your Tuesday Afternoon turns Alternative featuring music and a premier from our friend Dave Mann – Tiny Spark.  The song will make your day!

Hold on tight for bands like Fast Years, King Elk, Motel Beds, Me & Mountains, POP-ETC, Southeast Engine, Dear Fawn, Homemade, PowerFlower, Water Liars, Japandroids, Smashing Pumpkins, Soulsavers, Harper Blynn, A Place to Bury Strangers, The Black Cadillacs, Iskaa & the Red Cars, Good Sir Con Artist, Wussy, Mittenfields, Seedy Seeds, Royal Headache, Guided by Voices and more.

We will be talking about YTAA T-shirts, bumper stickers, and stickers…

So, tune in if you can because we would really appreciate it and you will discover great independent music on or 99.5 and 98.1 in the Dayton area!


Update on Me & Mountains’ KickStarter Project

Me & Mountains' Feral
Me & Mountains' Feral

The outpouring of support for Me & Mountains‘s effort to release Feral on Vinyl is gaining traction!  And it has only been a few days!

The band has passed the $1,000 point and are very close to the goal of $1,700!  Keep the support coming oh kind and generous music folks!

Again, what can you do?  You, fan of all around great music can contribute to the KickStarter page for Me & Mountains and support their effort to release their new album, Feral on vinyl.  You can for an incredibly small effort still support great local music!

You can listen and enjoy fantastic music and be part of the collective experience!

Take a look at our Book of Face Page and Twitter

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Hello Music Lovers,

Check out our Facebook page when you get a chance.

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There is also a message feed at drjwudr on Twitter.

As always you can check out the stream of the show on WUDR.

Let us know what you think of the show on Facebook and Twitter!

Your pals, Dr. J and Mrs. Dr. J



Life After Liftoff gets some Lovelines Love

Life After Liftoff - Memories of You

Yeah, we know the title is a bit cheesy but this news is not!  Dayton band Life After Liftoff is the featured Eargasm of the Loveline with Mike and Dr. Drew program.  Any support for great Dayton music is much appreciated.  And if you have not heard Life After Liftoff, you should check into Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative next week from 4-6pm on WUDR.  We have seen them play several times in Dayton and they are a great live band that you should not miss!  Remember that we have you musical back here at Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative.  Your pals, Dr. J and Mrs. Dr. J

Who Should be in the ‘Hall

Well here we go again.

Another year where we here at Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative challenge the music industry to include artists that deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that consistently go ignored.  Several artists have not received a single nomination — The Replacements, Richard Thompson (with or without Fairport Convention), Depeche Mode, Billy Bragg, KISS, Rush, and The Pogues to name but a select few!

Yeah we have the Cure among the nominees, but we would bet you a good indie rock CD that they do not get into the Hall.

In short, any Hall that does not have The Replacements is not worthy to call itself a Rock and Roll anything!

Your opinionated musical pal, -Dr. J

R.E.M. to “Call it a Day”

We here at Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative are dealing with the consequences of R.E.M.’s announcement that they are  breaking up.  According to the band itself:

“To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening.”

We did enjoy listening.  Thank you R.E.M.

Your musical pal in mourning – Dr. J

r.e.m. 2011
r.e.m. 2011

Welcome to the YTAA Site

Imagine you are standing in front of the music board for the radio station.
Independent music for everyone!

This site is the new website from the former School of Rock with Dr. J and Mrs. Dr. J website.

We decided to change the name of the show, blog, and all sundry connected items to reflect the new focus of the program that we have been doing since November of 2005 on WUDR!  This site will focus on the program, music that we love, and our undying effort to encourage listeners/readers to check out independent music that would normally go unnoticed.

You can send suggestions about great music that should be shared with us at drjwudr at or drjwudr at

Keep the Faith! – Dr. J and Mrs. Dr. J