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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Take Care of One Another

IMG_0245The Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation is adding a lot of stress and anxiety to our lives. If you or someone close to you are experiencing anxiety or mental health challenges and are feeling overwhelmed, please consider letting the people close to you know. Where appropriate, please seek support and information from professional physical, mental and emotional health professionals.

You can also seek resources on stress reduction that can help. If you need someone to talk to right away, text NAMI to 741741 to reach the National Alliance on Mental Illness text hotline. Or you can visit the NAMI website at nami.org for more information.

your-tuesday-afternoon-alternative-color copyAs our radio show promotes local music and local music venues, please consider reaching out to all of the venues you visit and see if it is possible to buy an eGift card or Voucher or Advanced Ticket or whatever they might offer by way of merchandise so that we can continue to show our support for those who support and bring great music and culture to our communities! Also consider buying albums and merchandise from the local musicians and bands who may be unable to play music during this time. Some may even offer online concerts where you can enjoy live performance. Please consider seeking out those online music experiences when you can do so.

101913299_3fcfbcfae2_oIt is important and appropriate to take care of yourself and others that you care about during this challenge. Be well everyone.

Tuesday World Premier: The Nautical Theme – Break My Fall

the-nautical-theme-IMG_0651-Split-ToneThis Tuesday YTAA will have the world premier of The Nautical Theme‘s first single ‘Break My Fall‘ from the forthcoming record ‘Lows and Highs‘ (release show on March 21st). This powerful song has incredible impact on the listener. We are so proud of Tesia and Matt for creating music that is so insightful.

From the band: ‘Break My Fall’ was one of the first songs written for Lows and Highs. When we were thinking about how to present the song on the album we wanted it to fall into the “highs” side of the “Lows and Highs”, which meant filling out the arrangement.

84979098_1078920682485082_7383412840431878144_oFortunately our friend and great supporter of the band, Justin Crim was willing to work with us on providing the drums for the track. The meaning behind the lyrics took a turn for me while we were still working to finalize the song. Originally, the idea behind the first line “well, you came in like a child without the burdens of the world upon your mind” was quite literal, thinking of my children and their innocence of perspective on the world around them. It was about me trying to learn how to see the circumstances of my life with a fresh perspective – to be more like them.

the-nautical-theme-IMG_0561-Split-ToneUnfortunately, around the time we were writing this song, my grandmother passed away. My memories tend to be very visual in nature. One of the first times I sang those lyrics after she passed, I saw clearly in my mind’s eye one of her visits to a childhood home of mine when I was still very young. She was playing with me just as if she was a child of my own age – so fun, playful, and carefree.

So, during the crescendo of the song, when we’re singing “wide, you break my fall with your arms open wide”, I’m thinking about the supportive and loving nature of my grandmother and in general the self-sacrifice of those that come before us who gladly catch us when we stumble and hold us up through our journeys.  

Join Dr. J at 3pm this Tuesday to hear ‘Break My Fall’ from The Nautical Theme!

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YTAA 15 Year Anniversary Show

This weekend is our 15th Anniversary of Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative. We have bands who represent a wide swath of great independent music joining us to celebrate this milestone. We are very excited for the 15 Year Anniversary Weekend at the Yellow Cab Tavern on Friday and Saturday!

Celebrating a decade and a half on the airways of the University of Dayton’s WUDR 99.5fm Flyer Radio has taken Dr. J and Mrs. Dr. J by surprise! What started as a show built around a popular music course has become an effort to share terrific Dayton, regional and independent music with listeners.

This weekend music experience features a baker’s dozen of artists from Dayton and beyond whose music we have played over the years. Many of these bands and artists have been frequent guests on the show as you can see through some of the videos here on this site! It is a real honor to have the opportunity to share this music with all of you this weekend! See you there!

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Last Week’s Show was Great Fun!

Last week we were joined by some great guests! Pictured above are some of our guests from that show – Tim Pritchard of The Boxcar Suite, Josh Thrasher, his pal Emma, and Jerome of The Mighty Winchester Gray!  Check out our videos for interviews and live performances!

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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!

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Kyleen Downes Returns with “Friends”

Kyleen Downes at YTAAOur pal Kyleen Downes returns to the YTAA Studio with her latest record and we are super excited to have her back on the program!

Kyleen Downes joins us tomorrow at YTAA to talk about her upcoming EP release and much more! Kyleen made FRIENDS, that is literally! She has a four song EP recorded on analogue at Reel Love Recording Company that she wants to share with us which is a good thing because sharing is caring.

Kyleen has a show where this fine music will debut on Friday, March 30th. She will be in very good company with Wonky Tonk, the Lovers, Kerchief, and Blossom Hall! You want to go and go early because the first 40 people through the door will get copies of the Friends EP for free. Yup, no money whether paper or bitcoin will be needed if you are among the first 40 to see the show at the Old Yellow Cab Tavern! You will need $8 to get into the show but that seems more than fair. Door opens at 7:30 pm and the music begins at 8 pm! Make those plans to join us on Tuesday, March 27 from 3-6pm on WUDR and then go see the show on Friday, March 30th with Kyleen, Wonky Tonk, The Lovers, Kerchief, and Blossom Hall.

Kyleen Downes – http://www.kyleendownes.com/

Wonky Tonk – https://wonkytonkmusic.bandcamp.com/

The Lovers – https://marjorieandthelovers.bandcamp.com/

Kerchief – https://kerchief.bandcamp.com/

Blossom Hall – https://blossomhall.bandcamp.com/

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Behind the Scenes Video of Curse of Cassandra on YTAA

Many thanks to Nicole and Jacob of Curse of Cassandra for appearing on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative today!  Their latest record, Nekonomicon is available now!

You can reach them at http://curseofcassandra.com/

https://www.facebook.com/curseofcassandraband/

On twitter CurseofCassandra – https://www.instagram.com/curseofcassandra/