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

3/23/18 // Ep 50 // Rex Sorgatz and ‘The Encyclopedia of Misinformation’ / ‘The Death of Stalin’

Matt Ruby interviews Rex Sorgatz, author of ‘The Encyclopedia of Misinformation.’ Winston Cook-Wilson on ‘The Death Of Stalin.’ Molly Knefel on Cynthia Nixon and celebrity politics. A preview of Cheekface’s BTR Live Studio session. | listen

3/17/18 // We Just Do It Into Microphones

This is an extra-caffeinated episode, in which we tangent at an accelerated pace. We also listen to a bunch of great new music! Don’t forget to call us with your feedback, suggestions, and contest… | listen

3/16/18 // Ep 49 // Twitter Moments / ‘Thoroughbreds’ / ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

Twitter Moments w/ Matt Ruby. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Thoroughbreds’ and ‘A Wrinkle In Time.’ Molly Knefel on Betsy DeVos and “reform.” A preview of Sur Back’s BTR Live Studio session. | listen

3/13/18 // Ep 36 // SXSW+More

Jesse R. Berlin and Jonathan Pilkington Kahnt are at Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn. Oneida has a new album. And a whole bunch of NYC bands are down in Austin, Texas, for the 2018 South By Southwest… | listen

3/10/18 // Sonic Faces: True Story.

So many familiar sonic face in this episode, from artists we’ve heard before, to artists we played shows with way back when to artists we’ll know soon enough. True story. | listen

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