Crackpot visits Dayton

Crackpot visits DaytonThis week we focus on Crackpot who will be playing at Dayton’s own South Park Tavern Tuesday night! We will play several songs from their terrific album, Call It What You Want!

So, after the show join us at South Park Tavern around 9pm for some great live music from a terrific Chicago band. Ok, Dayton let’s see what you are made of — join us for some great indie music from 3-6pm and then come with us at 9pm for some live indie music.

And, yeah you can expect copious amounts of new music and bands who played SxSW. We will also be talking about several great shows coming our way in the Dayton area — so, take some time away from Basketball and join us tomorrow! You can listen at WUDR or via the new UD Mobile App that is now available!Popthrillz---Alternative

Music is Life: Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative

Music is Life: Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative

Mrs. Dr. J and Dr. J have new music, shows to review, and some great conversation about what makes a great song!

We will have music from The Autumn Defense, Tim Pritchard and the Boxcar Suite, Shy Boys, Smug Brothers, Sweet Soubrette, Boy & Bear, The Farewell Drifters, Damien Jurado, The Bottlerockets, Positive No, BRAT CURSE, and much more!

Brand new music from Plastic Inevitables, Beck, and Keep Shelly in Athens!

So, come along with us on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative for our third show of the year!

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Second Show of 2014: Have we got ‘news’

Second Show of 2014: Have we got 'news'

New songs that is — and just for you!

Join Mrs. Dr. J and Dr. J for our second full show of the new year. We have music from The NightBeast, Motel Beds, Turkish Delights, Smug Brothers, The New Old Fashioned, Kris N., some great alt-country from The Bottlerockets, new music from Brat Curse, Tales in Space, Good English, Molly Thomason, We Do This, Sweet Soubrette, Troubador Kings, and much more!

Some indie throw back with The Multi-Purpose Solution, Paul Westerberg, and Guided by Voices will also be played.

Remember to turn on the radio show either 99.5 or 98.1 fm in Dayton or streaming online – This Tuesday – 3-6pm on WUDR!

Imagine you are standing in front of the music board for the radio station.
Independent music for everyone!

Motel Beds ‘These are Days Gone By’ Vinyl Pre-Release show

Motel Beds 'These are Days Gone By' Vinyl Pre-Release show

The fantastic Motel Beds are presenting a rare opportunity for Dayton and Miami Valley music fans on January 18th (doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm sharp)!

In conjunction with We Care Arts and Misra Records, The Motel Beds invite you to join them as they review their musical career with friends, Smug Brothers and Good English at an All Ages show at the Yellow Cab building!

The ‘Beds are doing what we call a soft, limited release of “These are the Days Gone By” with 500 LP covers hand-painted by the artists at We Care Arts! A portion of the proceeds from the sale/show are to benefit We Care Arts!

“These are the Days Gone By” is a collection of Motel Beds singles, outtakes, and live favorites. Songs have been remastered by Carl Saff (Dinosaur Jr, GBV, etc), with added bass parts by Tod Weidner.

This is a soft, pre-release for the first 500 LPs; they’ve all been hand-painted by the artists at We Care Arts (“changing disabilities into possibilities”) you can learn more about WCA at their website – http://www.wecarearts.org/.  The album will be released internationally later in 2014 on Misra Records.

BIO FOR MOTEL BEDS “THESE ARE THE DAYS GONE BY”

Press Release (Courtesy of Motel Beds)

MOTEL BEDS are a rock & roll band from Dayton, Ohio – a delightfully detached underdog city nestled in the heart of The Heartland. Seasoned veterans, Beds have worked alongside local music advocates Kelley Deal (Deal duets on the lusciously hushed “Tropics of the Sand”) and Robert Pollard (guitarist Derl Robbins has recorded Guided By Voices). Allies aside, when it comes to rock & roll, The Motel Beds speak for themselves.

“These Are the Days Gone By” reveals the fruits of Beds’ labor these latter years. The album is an electrifying collection of “hits,” remastered by Carl Saff (GBV, Dinosaur Jr., etc.) and featuring added bass parts by new(est) member and local ace Tod Weidner. Over a 12-song cycle, the proficiency with which Tommy Cooper and P.J. Paslosky (Motel Beds’ core songwriting duo) augment a solid hook is clearly set on display.

While “Days” largely finds Ian Kaplan at work as one of the finest rock drummers around today (not an embellishment), Beds demonstrate their versatility with two never-before-released tracks: a poppier version of 2011’s “Sunfried Dreams” and a beautiful acoustic cover of Matthew Sweet’s “I’ve Been Waiting”; the latter proving Paslosky to be much more than a rock vocalist. In addition to recording Motel Beds in a visionary manner, guitarist Derl Robbins adds his own unmistakable style and sound.

True to Dayton (see GBV’s “Propeller”), the first 500 LPs are all one-of-a-kind. Each cover was individually hand-painted by the artists at We Care Arts: a non-profit dedicated to “changing disabilities into possibilities.” A portion of the proceeds from these first 500 will go to benefit WCA.

In his glowing review of “Dumb Gold” (2012), AllMusic Senior Editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine noted, “[This] is an album that deserves to break them out of the Rust Belt and onto the larger stage; it’s one of the best straight-ahead indie rock records of 2012.” “Days” takes all of “Dumb Gold”‘s assets song writing, hooks, musicianship, energy and ups them ad infinitum. It’s a remarkable rock record and one that finds Motel Beds carrying the torch for Dayton, Ohio’s independent music scene.

Track List:

1. These are the Days Gone By
2. Ocean Flows
3. Skymade Suit
4. Cactus Kiss
5. Surfjerk
6. Valentimes
7. Lights On
8. Western Son
9. Tropics Of The Sand
10. Sunfried Dreams (alternate version)
11. I’ve Been Waiting
12. Smoke Your Homework

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Cool Show Alert Dayton!

Cool Show Alert Dayton!

Misra Records artist Crooks on Tape will be in Dayton on January 30th with Swim Diver, Bearer of Bad News, and Swarm at Rock Star Pro Arena.

CROOKS ON TAPE is John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac), Rick Lee (Enon, Skeleton Key, Butter 08), and Joey Galvan (Mannheim Steamroller, Anthrax). The band was created out of a simple idea of discovery and musical creation – “convene, improvise, and record every moment.”  You can listen to their latest record at The A.V. Club website.

Swim Diver is an exciting new band featuring members of Brainiac, Captain of Industry, Oh Condor, Me & Mountains, Human Reunion, The Dirty Walk, and Vinyl Dies.

This is an opportunity to see some terrific bands!   PRESALE TICKETS!

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New Smug Brothers – Strictly Triggers is out NOW!

New Smug Brothers - Strictly Triggers is out NOW!

Coming up later in the show – “They are Fluid” by Smug Brothers

And we wanted to let you know that the new Smug Brothers EP is now available! The song we have fallen in love with “They Are Fluid” is on this new EP. remember music lovers – Strictly Triggers is a Limited edition 50 purple cassettes with download codes.

Get Yours now here!

Join us during the show today and you will catch this and more great music!