J. McVay

Location: NYC // With BTR Since: 2011 // Facebook // Twitter

J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he became Director Of Video Production for BTRtv.

Also after college, he got heavily involved in the local music scene, playing in various bands. This led to the creation of StereoactiveNYC, an umbrella under which to promote local music. Since 2003, it's been a showlist, a music blog, a video channel, and a sponsor of live shows. As of November 2016, it's also a podcast on BTRtoday...

Additionally, he founded Fort Useless, a non-profit arts and performance venue that grew directly out of StereoactiveNYC, opening in Bushwick in 2009, where it remained until 2014.

He is currently Chief Content Officer at BTRtoday and Executive Producer for BTRtv.

The Latest From J. McVay

4/14/18 // Listening times with music things

This episode is jam-packed with titillating golf talk, a little blood, and all sorts of deep deep deep tangent holes. Get into it with us. | listen

4/13/18 // Ep 53 // Doc Kelley & FluxBuddha / ‘You Were Never Really Here’ / ‘A Quiet Place’

Matt Ruby interviews Doc Kelley about FluxBuddha. Winston Cook-Wilson on ‘You Were Never Really Here’ and ‘A Quiet Place.’ Molly Knefel on liberal reactions to so-called “political correctness.” A performance from IDLES’ BTR Live Studio session. | listen

4/11/18 // Ep 38 // BTR Premieres: Parlor Walls + Gracie Mansion + Robot Princess

There’s a lot of excellent new music out by Brooklyn artists this April. In fact, you can attend release shows three nights in a row from Thursday, April 26th, through Saturday, April 28th for three… | listen

4/7/18 // New studio. Who dis?

In addition to listening to SOOOOO much excellent new music in this episode, we also somehow end up talking about love in an elevator (as in Aerosmith), glycerine (as in Bush), the usefulness and best… | listen

4/6/18 // Ep 52 // MISINFO w/ Matt and Rex / ‘Unsane’

Matt Ruby and Rex Sorgatz discuss MISINFO in recent events and culture. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Unsane.’ Molly Knefel on adult reactions to Parkland teens. | listen

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