A very cool record.

Stream the record — http://ow.ly/vsGO30dYhOQ

Their Facebook page is chock full of info and goodies!

And they have the twitter, so tweet them up!

Lioness is a new, Dayton-based 11-piece folk-rock collective featuring members of local favorites such as Captain of Industry, Motel Beds, Me

via Stream It From The Mountain: Lioness – Time Killer — Atlas and the Anchor

Agree with our pals at A&theA!  This is a phenomenal record!  Just when you think that Dayton’s music scene is one category or is easily pigeonholed, comes a band like Lioness which is a hard 180 degree shift in music approach, tone, and songwriting.  Lioness creates an amazing atmosphere that draws the listener into the songs.

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Steve Makofka and The Turtle Chasers!

Dayton musician and all around decent fella, Steve Makofka joined Dr. J in the studio to talk about his latest project a very cool “K-Indie” album called ‘Bring The Kids!’  The album is available on all of the online retailers and from Steve’s website, stevemakofka.com.  You can listen to the new record on Spotify! or Music Releases or get the album on CDBaby or Amazon!  Steve was a great guest who shared his experience making the record produced by himself, Patrick Himes and Todd the Fox at Reel Love Studios in Dayton, Ohio.  Several Dayton area musicians most notably Todd the Fox, Victoria Harper and Alan Frasier – who often perform as the Todd the Fox trio!

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Biography and Psychedelic Music

Chad Wells discusses his personal biography, music, Psychedelic Music and more with students in Dr. J’s sociology class at The University of Dayton on April 28, 2017.

You can hear Mr. Wells’ music on the Cricketbows website and the Cricketbows Youtube channel.  Follow them on twitter at as @Cricketbows

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Let’s Talk Dayton Music Cards

Breeders pic1_nHey there!  This week we are joined by Joe Eversole who for some time now has been creating amazing trading cards that feature several Dayton musicians.  These cards read like classic sports trading cards except the ‘stats’ are cool facts about some of your favorite musicians.  What would possess someone to do something like this on their own — read kindness of heart kinds of activity!  Well, we will find out tomorrow when we interview Joe during the last hour of the program.

During the first two hours you can expect some new music from Wilco, Jason Isbell, Bad Bad Hats, Max B. Greene, Danielle Taylor, Firewood Island, Good Luck Year, Bang Gang, Kopecky, My Morning Jacket, Speedy Ortiz, Bodeans, The Kyle Sowashes, R. Ring and much more!

You can follow the show on our Facebook page!

Join the J’s for a new YTAA from 3-6pm on WUDR!

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This week we celebrate the New Split EP from The New Old-Fashioned and The Repeating Arms

Hilltops & Highways cover.jpgThis week we are beyond excited about new music from two of our favorite Dayton, Ohio bands – The New Old-Fashioned who are already finishing up their sophomore full length hot off the heels of The Ladies 7″ record and The Repeating Arms who always are incredible in all that they do!

The two bands are not only “splitting” a six-song EP ‘Hilltops and Highways’ but in the truest sense of collaboration these two bands recorded and worked directly with each other on the songs.  No where does this shine more brightly than on the tracks that open and close this EP.  County Jail Hymnal showcases the vocal abilities of the singers of both bands. This lonesome (dare we say Hank Williams-eque) plaintive aching song demonstrates what is captivating about both of these bands: quality song-craft!  And the combination of both bands on ‘Some Nights” is a powerful gestalt of the vocals, guitars, steel, drums, and more.  Rarely has a song taken on such real authentic urgency.  And the ending of that tune has to be experienced.  Heartbreak and sadness are simply palatable in the songs on this EP; throughout it you have fine musicianship, excellent chemistry and all around exemplary effort among the musicians.

The fact that they have collaborated on-stage so much is well demonstrated in the work on these songs.  ‘My Heart Still Loves You’ has Kent Montgomery of The New Old-Fashioned sounding like a countrified version of Matthew Sweet. We bet that Sweet wishes he could sound like that! While ‘Radio Waves’ – a real song about the devastating loss of a radio station to water damaged is powerfully evoked by David Payne.  When he sings about ‘the signal getting weaker…” you feel the sense of losing a musical friend.  And ‘Honey’ demonstrates why The Repeating Arms should be household names.  Forget what you hear on country, folk, and alt-country radio – this is “the Real McCoy.”  When Harold Hensley pleads with Honey not to go out tonight…” the hair on the back of your neck stand up.  These musicians capture something that cannot be bottled and sold from a shelf.

TNOF-RArmsYou can see these bands play these songs on June 27th in Dayton at Gilly’s Jazz!

So join us this week from 3-6pm (eastern) as we play the songs on this incredible EP on WUDR – where we live our motto “Support Your Local Music Scene!”  Final_jacket.pdf

Of course, you can also count on a wide variety of terrific indie, folk, country, and more on the program tomorrow.  We have tons of new music from so many… hang on to your hats:  Waxahatchee, Lucero, Ryan Adams, The Mowgli’s, Vaadat Charigim, Thee Oh Sees, Mac McCaughan, Timeshares, BRONCHO, Great Lake Swimmers, Alvvays, Bully, The Mountain Goats, Built to Spill, Smug Brothers, Mittenfields, Charming Disaster, Gringo Star, and more!

You can also expect some classic indie with Guided By Voices, The Afghan Whigs, and Teenage Fanclub!

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