New Show Today!

StudioToday on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative from 3-6pm on WUDR Flyer Radio, we not only have a new program with music from Warbly Jets, Last Giant, Star Tropics, Broken Social Scene, Alvvays, Offa Rex, Terry, Antipole, Cricketbows, Dot Dash, Mission Man, Mack McKenzie, Ride, YARDBOSS, Frontier Folk Nebraska The Fireworks but we have unreleased music from George Huntley and #LookingBackIndie with Velocity Girl and The Replacements!

Mission ManIn fact, that Mission Man track is brand new and in a matter of days you can get some of that Hip Hop Without Ego everywhere that you can download and stream excellent music!

GretchenGretchen Kelly of Diamonds in the Rough (among all the other amazing things she does booking bands, being awesome, etc) in the studio today during our first hour of the program.

Mack MCKWe welcome Mack McKenzie back to the studio to talk music!  Mack joins us at 5pm to talk about his new live record and making real, authentic country music!  His new record promises to be something special!

Spend some time with us from 3-6pm on WUDR Flyer Radio!


Jetty Bones in Studio 

 Jetty Bones joined us this past Tuesday to play new music from their EP ‘Crucial States’.  If you get an opportunity you should go and see them! They were such fun guests on the show that we hope to have them back again! You can find them all over social media on Twitter, Facebook and on Instagram.


Life on The Limb

Life on the Limb coverOne of our favorite bands is sharing new music with us!  The Boxcar Suite will release their latest Life on the Limb EP in a mere matter of days… April 1!  The EP follows 2014’s excellent Across the Vast & Deep in preparation for the group’s next full length record. The new EP features four new tracks produced by Tim Pritchard at Suite Basement Studio.

The band will celebrate the EP release with a show at The Trolley Stop on Saturday, April 1st with special guests Columbus, Oh based The Nick Frye Band.  You need to make plans now!

“This release features material that we wrote while we were working on Across the Vast & Deep” says Pritchard. “We had a lot of material going in to that project and while we chose the recordings that best fit that album, there were some songs that we felt were just as strong but needed to be recut. After the release of that album we hit the studio to start recording the next full length and re-tracked some of this material as well. The cuts we liked the best make up this EP. They’re not just extra material, but some of our favorite tracks we’ve come up with.”

The Boxcar Suite spent 2015-2016 playing shows around the Midwest and recording material for another full length to be completed this year.  And we could not be happier about this at YTAA!  Expect to hear the new songs this coming Tuesday on the show and soon we will have a special surprise to share with all of you.

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For more info on The Boxcar Suite check out there sites

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New Show, featuring The Turnback

Turnback bandYou know the drill.  Its Tuesday.  Time for another Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative on WUDR from 3-6pm!

Today on YTAA we are featuring the indie power pop of The Turnback!  Their new record, Are We There Yet? has the perfect combination of solid rock melody, deft harmonies, and well written lyrics backed up with a solid guitar, bass, and drums attack!  Goldmine has a terrific review that we could not agree with more!

All too often music curmudgeons lament the end of rock and roll – there is nothing to get excited about anymore.  Do these folks have ears? With bands like, The Turnback, we say that rock and roll is alive and well. We love the sound of ‘Five Days a Week’,’July’, and ‘A Place for Me’.  And the addition of The Beatles cover ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ that moves past the psychedelia of the original and pulls out the core of that song with a Smithereens-garage rock sound that was deeply hidden in that classic track – we say that rock and roll is not just safe but full of energy!

Join us this Tuesday as we talk with members of The Turnback about their latest and most impressive album to date!

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Manray in the Studio

ManrayThis week we are joined by one of the exciting new bands in the Miami Valley!  Manray will be joining us in the studio to discuss their latest record — a terrific EP called ‘Feeling Alright’ and their upcoming shows in Dayton, Cincinnati and further a field!  We could not be more excited to have them on the show.  The band has agreed to chat and play live in the WUDR performance studio.  Check out their upcoming show with The Zygotes and SKRT at The Old Yellow Cab Building!

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Learn more about Manray

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Welcome 2016 – A Year of Music Discovery!


Another year has passed and a new year is still young.  All too often there are commentators who pontificate about “how no new great music is being made today.”  Normally, these “authorities” bemoan the lack of musical experimentation and excitement.  They either point to the state of the Top 40 and the debacle(s) that was/were the New Years Eve shows on the broadcast networks or they extol the virtues of past “classics” that the music on the charts cannot possibly ever come close to appreciating.

These music critics and commentators complain about how utterly underwhelmed they are by the music on the radio, music on the satellite channels, and the music that is widely available via nearly endless repetition  to the point of illness.  And, of course, these critics are entitled to their opinions.  But we believe to focus on some nostalgia overlooks the opportunities for invention and discovery.  To that perspective we answer that quite simply you are looking in the wrong place for exciting new music.  And yes, the music industry is over-focused on the idea of big selling “hits.”  An excellent analysis of this “machine” can be found in Seabrook’s excellent book The Song Machine.

Every year for the past 12 years we have found amazing music from the margins, the outskirts, the unsigned, the overlooked, the local, the regional, the self-distributed, the incredible music being made in cities outside the orbit of the record labels and opinion makers with thousands of followers on any name your poison social network. We invite you to join us this year for a year in music discovery — and not just on Tuesdays when we create Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative — but throughout the week and throughout the year!  It is surprisingly simple, just go to your local music stores and browse the local, regional, self-produced section of your record stores and music outlets.  Skip past the major label stuff — do not worry, you will be exposed to that over and over regardless of your enthusiasm for that music.  However, there is new music, interesting music, exciting music being made in every genre in locations near and far.

In addition, to seeking out new sounds and new bands in the record stores, you can also take chances on local bands wherever you might call home. There are literally thousands of interesting bands playing any night of the week in any place.  Go out.  Listen to some new stuff.  Buy some merchandise.  As we used to say every T-Shirt sold represents gas in the tank or a hot meal.  Support folks who wear their musicianship in the lines of every song that they write, every note that they play, and every idea that they share.  Go out and support those musicians.

And when you find something that interests and excites you, reach out to us at Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative and let us know!  You can reach us here or at drjwudr on twitter and gmail.  We welcome new suggestions, interesting performances, and new discoveries for both our radio program and for the sheer joy of listening to new music.

The future music is out there.  And its great.

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