Once is Not Enough: Best of 2015 Shows

imagesThere was so much great music in 2015 that we are planning on two back to back radio shows celebrating that music!  We will even be joined by some special guests!  We will have our list of some of the most interesting music from 2015 — well, at least for Dr. J and Mrs Dr. J but we think that we will have at least a few things you will enjoy!

It was an amazing year for Dayton and local music with new releases from Andy Gabbard, Good Luck Year, The New Old-Fashioned, Brat Curse, The Repeating Arms, Moira, Ricked Wicky, Smug Brothers, Tim Gabard, Motel Beds, The Werks, The 1984 Draft, and many more!

We also had some new music from Me & Mountains – a few sneak peeks at their upcoming record ‘Gold’ which included the title track and a fantastic tune in The Only Way To Be.  The later tune written by a father to his young son.  There was also new music from Good English who had a big year in 2015 as well as a few peeks at the new Manray record.  There were many fantastic live shows that we will have to discuss as well

This was a year that gave us new music from outside of Dayton too!  For music lovers across genres there was some great music from:  The Bottlerockets, Lightouts, The Decemberists, Mittenfields, Bad Bad Hats, Low, My Morning Jacket, Ryan Adams, Sleater-Kinney, Sea of Bees, Jason Isbell, Timeshares, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Ultimate Painting, Turbo Fruits, Wilco, Mikal Cronin, Waxahatchee, Varsity, Father John Misty, The Worriers, Pocket Panda, White Reaper, Twin River, a live records from The Drive-By Truckers and The Jayhawks and a fantastic 20th anniversary re-release from Son Volt.

So, join us as we celebrate some terrific music from 2015 beginning this coming Tuesday on WUDR from 3-6pm (e)!

DrJ

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Excited for a show filled with new music!

Such an amazing time for new music in the Gem City that we can barely contain ourselves – it all feels like an incredible dream!

We simply could not be more excited about the show tomorrow… premiers from so many great bands that we keep pinching ourselves because we just have to be dreaming, right?

We will be playing a great new songs from Dayton’s own Moira – ‘Midwestern Waste’ off of the Asleep/Repeat/Awake EP which you can download tomorrow night after our show because they are giving it away as a free download on their Bandcamp page moirabandofficial.bandcamp.com!  If you have not seen one of their recent concert – trust us, you want this song and you want it badly!  Oh yeah.

GOLDcover2One of our favorite Dayon bands Me & Mountains have new stuff for all of us.  ‘Gold’ is from their yet untitled upcoming fourth record recorded with Micah Carli at Popside Recording Studios.  The band is several songs into their recording with Carli and based on this track alone – the future looks good for Me & Mountains and your ears!

GLYWe are also fortunate to have a track from Good Luck Year‘s Tinder for the Fire EP with ‘Temporary’ which they will release during their set at Dayton’s Music Art and Film Fest!

Low downAnd not to mention the guys in The New Old-Fashioned have their sophomore record, Low Down Dirty Summer Nights headed our way on September 26th!  You can go see these Midwestern barn burners at Gilly’s in Dayton, Ohio on the 26th and pick up a copy of this fine record! The band has captured the intensity of their live sound without sacrificing the harmonies and soul that make them a band not to be missed!

That is enough reason to listen right there music lovers!  Solid music craft is alive and well!

We will also discuss the upcoming Dayton Music Art and Film Festival slated for September 18th and 19th as well as playing new music from many diverse and exciting bands such as The Bottle Rockets, Line & Circle, COLD BEAT, Sink Tapes, Wilco, La Luz, The Wheel Workers, Bad Bad Hats, Sea Of Bees,Grenades!?, McGuff and the Dumpster Fires, The Apache Relay, and The Fratellis to name a few of the bands with new tunes that we will spin for your listening pleasure!

Of course, what is a Tuesday without some cool interpretations of past music?  We have an amazing cover from Robyn Hitchcock and a surprisingly atmospheric lo-fi 80s cover from Tashaki Miyaki!  Where else would you get all of this indie musical goodness?  

Join Dr. J from 3-6pm on wudr.udayton.edu!  Remember you can always call in requests to 937-229-2774 too!  See ya!

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Show Alerts for Dayton this Saturday!

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A Dayton Community Event

Dayton-Ohio_smallThis coming Tuesday — October 29, 2013 at 7:00 – 8:30PM Dr. J will host a discussion on Dayton music!

Join us as we celebrate Dayton music and the Dayton Community!  The event will be held at the University of Dayton’s Science Center Auditorium.

Everything you wanted to know about Dayton Music but were afraid to ask!

Speakers include:

M. Ross Perkins, Goodbye
Tifani Tanaka, Dear Fawn
Burris Dixon, Me & Mountains
Andy Ingram, Kris N.
Tom Gilliam, The Rebel Set
Liz Rasmussen, Good English
Tod Weidner, Motel Beds, Shrug

Brand new song from Dave Mann and More this Week

A new show tomorrow as Your Tuesday Afternoon turns Alternative featuring music and a premier from our friend Dave Mann – Tiny Spark.  The song will make your day!

Hold on tight for bands like Fast Years, King Elk, Motel Beds, Me & Mountains, POP-ETC, Southeast Engine, Dear Fawn, Homemade, PowerFlower, Water Liars, Japandroids, Smashing Pumpkins, Soulsavers, Harper Blynn, A Place to Bury Strangers, The Black Cadillacs, Iskaa & the Red Cars, Good Sir Con Artist, Wussy, Mittenfields, Seedy Seeds, Royal Headache, Guided by Voices and more.

We will be talking about YTAA T-shirts, bumper stickers, and stickers…

So, tune in if you can because we would really appreciate it and you will discover great independent music on wudr.udayton.edu or 99.5 and 98.1 in the Dayton area!

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Update on Me & Mountains’ KickStarter Project

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Me & Mountains' Feral

The outpouring of support for Me & Mountains‘s effort to release Feral on Vinyl is gaining traction!  And it has only been a few days!

The band has passed the $1,000 point and are very close to the goal of $1,700!  Keep the support coming oh kind and generous music folks!

Again, what can you do?  You, fan of all around great music can contribute to the KickStarter page for Me & Mountains and support their effort to release their new album, Feral on vinyl.  You can for an incredibly small effort still support great local music!

You can listen and enjoy fantastic music and be part of the collective experience!

Kickstart Me & Mountains’ Feral

M&M_group_shotDayton’s own Me & Mountains are not only a great live band that is part of an exploding local music scene but they are also rather savvy business guys.      Normally the path to releasing music is wrought with many logistical challenges, delays, and processing problems.   And while we are not talking the length of time that it took one William Bruce Bailey to release a record they titled ‘Chinese Democracy’, it can be a daunting task for bands to get music out to fans quickly and easily.

Thankfully, there are newer and more direct models that musicians with some acumen — and social media skills — can use to do that one most sacred of tasks in all of musicdom:  getting the music to the people!   But of course, we can talk about a band or artist playing live that is one way to share music, and for me, that remains a critical part of the experience.  So, while playing out continues to be as important today as it ever has been, we all want to continue to encourage groups like Me & MountainsMotel BedsThe Rebel SetSmug BrothersOh Condor, and  so many other area musicians to play in the Gem City more often!  Yet it is still important to those who have heard the music to share it with others!  And we need CDs, tapes, record albums, and MP3s in order  to share the sweet nectar of musical satisfaction.

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So, the gentlemen behind Me & Mountains are among those bands trailblazing new forms of fan-supported musical releases.  And in the end, it is not dependent upon some distant and disconnected record label execs wondering whether a band or song is “the right sound”, it is the initiative of the bands themselves with the support of music lovers that should lead the way for new releases.  And this model can lead to some great music ringing in the ears of fans sooner rather than later.  Add to this the successful examples of several local groups, such as The Motel Beds and Smug Brothers using different forms of distribution and you have a recipe for musical happiness all around.

So, what can you do?  You, dear music fan, can visit the KickStarter page for Me & Mountains and support their effort to release their new album, Feral on vinyl.  You can for an incredibly small effort, support great local music and stick it to the corporate model.

You can support great local music and get a copy of the Me & Mountains new album, Feral on vinyl.  You can listen and enjoy fantastic music without paying huge sums of money to someone who does not even know where Dayton, Ohio is located; much less care about the quality or integrity of the music.

It doesn’t get much better than that.