Many thanks to David Scott and Tori Adams of Lavender Honey for joining Dr. J in the studio today to discuss their music, upcoming music video (releases this Friday!!!) and sharing their creative process with us here at Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative. Next week our good friend Paul Monnin of Age Nowhere join us in the studio!
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
On the Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative program today we are playing a terrific new song ‘Come Outside‘ from the forthcoming ‘Horrible World’ album from Manray’s Joey Beach courtesy of the fine folks at REALLYREAL RECORDINGS. We are excited about new music from Joey but are especially moved that he is taking the opportunity to support the family of Simon Kingston who was taken from us far too early.
Joey is running a preorder on his two-track 7” (‘Come Outside’ and ‘Horrible World’ and all profits are going straight to the Simon Kingston Memorial Fund. So, listen to the program today and get a peek at new music from Joey and consider supporting a most worthy cause!
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!
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!
The 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 for more information. nami.org
As 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.
It is important and appropriate to take care of yourself and others that you care about during this challenge. Be well everyone.
This 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.
Fortunately 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.
Unfortunately, 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!
Andy Smith was one of the amazing musicians who played our 15 year anniversary show. This is the sound of heart break.
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!