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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Karl Benge Memorial Show

11150665_10204190926193961_8367249748040504488_nThis week we have a heavy heart on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative

It is so often said that music makes all of us connected to one another. It makes us family. Days ago we unexpectedly lost a member of the Dayton, Ohio music family. Our good friend Karl Benge left us for another new adventure far too soon. And while we grieve for this loss, we come together to remember Karl and his contributions as a musician and a sound engineer.

In an effort to assist his family, members of the Dayton music community have organized a fantastic fundraising benefit show to help with the funeral expenses. The concert fundraiser will be held at the Oregon Express on May 16 from 9pm to 1:30am. The cost for this event is a $3 donation (although you can certainly contribute more if you wish). Do not miss this event! Information about where you can make a donation if you cannot attend will be shared soon.

All performers are donating their time to help raise money for Karl’s family. The lineup so far includes Tim Berger, Sharon A. Lane, Charles Hartman of OldNews, Brian Hoeflich, David Payne of The New Old-Fashioned, Paige Beller, Dip Spit, Todd T. Fox, a not to be missed reunited Orange Willard, and most appropriately the show will close with The White Soots performing without Karl.

The show this week will include music and memories of Karl Benge and in order to do justice to his memory – Tim Berger, Kyle Byrum, and Gretchen Reise Kelly will join us in studio discussing their friend Karl with all of us.

If you have a story that you wish to share — please email drjwudr@gmail.com or feel free to post it on our Facebook page. If you would like to share a remembrance during the show, please call 937-229-2774 between 3-6pm (e). Remember to hold onto one another during the challenging times. Life may hold pain, but life is not pain.

More information will also be posted on the event page for the fundraiser as it becomes available.