A big screen spectacle on our TVs. The 3rd In Steve McQueen’s remarkable series.. Plus music by Sanya N’Kanta.
Pearl Charles’ new album drops today & we celebrate by spinning tracks. New music & deets on Babehoven out of Vermont! AND the latest single from Molly Burch!
Sanya N’Kanta is a Jamaican-born musician currently based in Charlotte, NC who writes, performs, and produces songs with a wide range of musical influences and styles. Here, he shares an exclusive, stripped-down performance of a song from his new EP. These Are The Days will be released February 12, 2021. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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When your own words and tactics are being used against you, it makes a lot more sense to throw up your hands and tell everybody to take it easy.
Come Monday, let’s celebrate MLK Jr. day with musicians making a stance against our nations’ systematic racism.
Ocasio-Cortez is setting the right tone on how to deal with seditious Republicans.
New HostWelcome Cori!

Veteran of the jam music scene, Cori Kidney, is joining BTRtoday as the new host of the long-running Jam Session podcast! Hear her first episode by clicking any of the images above...

Stephen detais his experience of contracting the coronavirus back in late February/early March of 2020, before lockdowns shut NYC down. He also shares how the busy Brooklyn music scene he’s a part of may have helped to spread it among his friends before people knew how serious the pandemic would turn out to be–and perhaps already was, in retrospect–along with his thoughts on the response to the crisis and how, while hard to live through, it’s confirmed why he loves the city. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Featherweight” by Fleet Foxes
John Knefel comments on the inadequate rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
We spend the hour on the disastrous vaccine rollout.
Certain election defeat for Trump fueled armed insurrection. Meanwhile, Dems will now hold both chambers of Congress along with the White House. Plus music by Erin Frisy and Gold Connections.
Trump’s Georgia might’ve been his final public display of pathetic conspiracy peddling garbage.
John Knefel explains why Biden’s reactionary suggestion to pass a new domestic terror law is unnecessary and how this law could do more harm than good.
In this episode, rapper Thunny Brown takes it to the roof in Brownsville for a raw performance! Heavenly Sword is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Sammi Lanzetta released her debut LP Ceiling Mirror in 2019 on 6131 Records, and like many musicians with a fresh release she was expecting to spend most of 2020 on tour promoting it. Of course, that didn’t happen. In this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Lanzetta delivers an intimate solo performance from her NYC fire escape. Ceiling Mirror is available now from 6131 Records. Check out the video for “House Plants” and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Tracks from Postdata, Made Kuti, Kikagaku Moyo, Rexx Life Raj, and more!
Sanya N’Kanta is a Jamaican-born musician currently based in Charlotte, NC who writes, performas, and produces songs with a wide range of musical influences and styles. Ahead of the release of his new EP, These Are The Days, he recorded a stunning, stripped-down performance of two songs from that release along with another brand new track, and we had a great conversation about music and life.
Yep, he’s almost outta here. You know who I’m talking about. Time to go!! Anyway, we’re still here, we’ve been here and we’re not going anywhere. Let’s have a good time and forget about all the stress. Latin Hip-Hop. Let’s rock and have a great weekend.
Electronica via EMKR, Grenno, Tasha Baxter, Gary Caos, Happy Cat Jay, Karl Seery, MrJ, Devara help you work towards crushing your goals!
In this episode, we’re taking one final look at 2020, digging back into our indie label interview episodes to compile the origin stories of labels we featured!
“There’s nothing like a Black salesman on a mission.”