If you have never seen Human Cannonball, then we feel sad for you. We have seen them many times and have never been disappointed. Great melodies, terrific rhythm, great arrangements all around and an energy that if it could be systematically gathered, would defeat any energy crisis. They played the Yellow Cab Tavern on Saturday with Smug Brothers and Swearing at Motorists. It was a good show.
One of the amazing benefits of living in The Gem City – Dayton, Ohio is the opportunity to see so many terrific bands that simply blow you away and demonstrate the power of music! One of those moments happened last week with Pure Acoustic at The Old Yellow Cab/Tavern!
This weekend we saw Salvadore Ross, Frontier Folk Nebraska and Human Cannonball at Blind Bob’s in the Oregon District of Dayton, Ohio. And while all bands were fantastic, Frontier Folk Nebraska — from just down the road in Covington, KY — were powerful. It was a great night of great songs, amazing guitar players, bouncing bass lines and some fine drumming from all three bands! Remember in the words of Mrs. Dr. J: “support your local music scene!” — its a lifestyle and a mantra of great music!
We have seen FFN several times in the past but last night the band demonstrated the reason that they are so damn good: great singing, tight and expressive harmonies, solid drumming, a bass line that just did not quit and, of course, fantastic guitar work! We look forward to the band’s upcoming live record that was recorded at the Southgate house in Cincinnati and will be available within days! You need this record. You should go pre-order the record right now! We did. You will love this band and their fantastic songs! Do not miss a chance to see them when they are out! Trust us this band delivers the goods!
We will celebrate the upcoming Smug Brothers show on February 22nd at The Venue on 3rd. Smug Brothers are hosting this inaugural event to celebrate the release of their new album! The band will be joining us in the studio on Feb. 18th to talk about their EP Strictly Triggers, the upcoming show, and the new album — On The Way to the Punchline.
This incredible show will also feature some great local bands that are simply not to be missed:
THE 1984 DRAFT
THE TURKISH DELIGHTS
And, of course, we will have some of the best of indie, alternative, local, and new music to share with you as well! So join us as we talk to some of our favorite Dayton Musicians on 02-18-14 from 3-6pm on WUDR.
Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative is celebrating our last show of our birthday month! Join us Tuesday 3-6pm on wudr.udayton.edu as we debut new music from Okay Lindon, Holopaw, Guided by Voices, Neal Young and Crazy Horse, RobtheBank, Swear and Shake, Dear Fawn, Human Cannonball, The Motel Beds, Glen Campbell, and so much more alternative, indie, and great local music. Expect some very rare music from The Connells, Mike Ness of Social Distortion, and a few other surprises.
Dueling covers this week will be between Uncle Tupelo and The Punch Brothers doing the classic, Moonshiner. We will be playing some local R&B and Rap with Dayton’s own Mission Man. His new album M, is out now!
Join Dr. J and Mrs. Dr. J as we celebrate our last show celebrating 8 years of playing some of the best independent and Dayton music on wudr. Check out the YTAA Facebook page!