This Week We have a Special Guest!

This week on YTAA we will be joined by Tim Pritchard of The Boxcar Suite!  Tim will be in studio to talk about the band’s new EP Life on the Limb and their upcoming show on April 1st at the legendary Trolley Stop as well as the next full length record the band is work on! Plus Tim will play a few songs in our performance studio!  So, tune into the show this week — 99.5 and 98.1 fm in Dayton and online at wudr.udayton.edu as we all get to hear terrific music from The Boxcar Suite along with tons of new music!  Tweet us questions to ask Tim at twitter.com/drjwudr!  See you all soon!

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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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You’re Never Coming Back: YTAA Celebrates New Music from Dear Fawn

Dear Fawn You're never Coming BackDear Fawn have new music and we are showcasing a few songs from their new record! You’re Never Coming Back is their terrific followup to I Never Played The Queen. We will chat with them during the show and play some of their new music as well as a few older favorites.
We also have new music from Line & Circle, Late Cambrian, The London Suede, The Rotaries, Nuno Santos, Notwist, The Amazing, Smug Brothers, The Men, The Story Changes, Bonson Berner, Pete RG, The Magic Words,The Echo Bombs, and much more.

We have a cool Smiths cover from Revolution, I Love You!

We have some music from several musicians and bands who will be playing out in the area in the next few weeks including The Al Holbrook Band, Kid Stardust, and more. We even already have some requests –Speaking Suns, Interpol, Portugal. The Man, and Manray which we have to play!

Expect tons of interesting music both local and far flung on this week’s show! Join us if you can because we get lonely – 3-6pm Eastern time zone stuff today on wudr.udayton.edu!

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YTAA Music Book Review Show

ImageThis week we are taking on music books, books about bands, books written by musicians and songs about books. Join us this Tuesday as Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative discusses books on music in all their varied and delightful forms!

Help us select our YTAA Book Read for this year by voting in our poll! What books about musicians, bands, songs, etc… captivated your imagination? Call in, email or tweet us with your thoughts on books about music (937-229-2774, drjwudr on gmail, and drjwudr on the ol’ twitter).   Vote in our Poll on which book we all need to read! 

And, of course, you can expect lots of brand new music, Mrs. Dr. J’s summer dance party, and an area show review so you know what to do with your weekend!

Join us from 3-6pm tomorrow for another show on WUDR!DrJ

SxSW Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative

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AndySmithinBlueDr J and Mrs. Dr. J talk about music at SxSW, the increase in great shows in #Dayton, new music we are excited about from Andy SmithThe Afghan Whigs,Wussy and much more! Whigs_cover_nobandExpect tons of new music from Vertical ScratchersHa Ha TonkaSmug Brothers,Guided by Voices, Yellow Ostrich, Cloud NothingsThe New Old-FashionedBeck,Luke Frazierc.wright’s Parlour Tricks, Nothing, Paper Holland, The Motel Beds, and much more for your listening pleasure!

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We are also highlighting the band Crackpot who are coming to town on March 18th! Join Dr. J and Mrs. Dr. J at South Park Tavern for this incredible show!

Join us by listening online at WUDR! or if you live in Dayton at 99.5 and 98.1fm!

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New Music Tuesday Presents Lightouts: Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative

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Dr and Mrs. Dr. J present two new song from Lightouts! The sound you now hear is your squealing! We will play new LightoutsThose Darlins, A Million Billion Dying SunsSmug Brothers, Humming HouseBuffalo KillersThe Well WishersCage The Elephant and more! Expect Unreleased Fonda and some rare live performances!

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Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative Presents Smug Brothers!

ImageJoin Dr. J and Mr. Dayton Music Don Thrasher for a discussion of Smug Brothers, great music, and more. Expect new music from Smug Brothers to be played during the show along with classics from the Smug Brothers. We will also be talking about upcoming music from WussyDear Fawn and The Rebel Set

Local music will be a focus of our show with other music from The Motel Beds, M Ross PerkinsKris N., XL 427 and Vanity Theft!

We will also be playing new music from The Head and Heart, We are SnapDragon, Grandfather Child, The Melismatics, Youth Lagoon, Action Camp, and Ha Ha Tonka!

So, come along and enjoy the ride this Tuesday from 3-6pm on WUDR!