Manny Nomikos on the roles of identity and the pandemic in his music. Plus a discussion of the Paul Greengrass/Tom Hanks movie, ‘New of the World.’ And music by Veronica Bianqui & LAPÊCHE.
Fimber Bravo, Kishi Bashi, Middle Kids, Anthonie Tonnon, and more in the mix!
Some are political, some are just plain dumb. But all get at the sense of general relief that we might finally be near the end of this thing.
Brooklyn indie punk band LAPÊCHE returns to BTR Live Studio as they release their latest J. Robbins-co-produced full length record, with a fantastic live performance recorded at Red Panda Recording in Brooklyn.
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Fox loves purposely stoking arguments on air while ignoring actual facts and news. The dumber and louder, the better.
While COVID-19 forced most K-12 schools across the country to adopt some alternative method of instruction over the last year, many are hopeful for the fall and what that means for in-person instruction. MJ Knefel addresses the fact that in many ways, schools operating in the same way they did before the pandemic is not desirable.
As the number of Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to rise, there is still a lot of media focus on vaccine hesitancy, and the communities who won’t be getting the vaccine right away. MJ Knefel comments on why access to vaccines, and removing barriers to medical care, should be a more pressing issue.
Ashley is an elementary school art teacher at a New York City public school in an underserved area. She shares the difficulties she faced while teaching students remotely after the city locked down during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fly across NYC and experience an emotional ride that's utterly relatable with "Sleep Well" and "Friend."
Framing necessary spending as "expansion of government" isn't just dumb, it's disingenuous.
Cancelling student loan debt is on the Biden administration's docket, but numbers, timelines, and details are still up in the air.
Eddie shares the unsettling experience of visiting a psychic on a lark only to be told that a dark entity was following him. Soon after, strange events occurred at his apartment, from unexplained sounds in the middle of the night to objects disappearing only to be found in unlikely places.
Los Angeles rock veteran Veronica Bianqui is associated with The Blank Tapes and SUO. Here, though, she’s focused on her solo project by way of an intimate performance of music from her full length debut.
Dominic Lavoie is a Portland, Maine-based songwriter, musician, and producer, who’s been active in the music scene for over a decade. Here, he joins us from his studio, Shabby Load, to share a stripped down, solo performance from his new record. Wave With A Broken Arm is available now. Check out the video for "Sky With Too Many Suns" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Brooklyn indie punk band LAPÊCHE is back with a brand new album, co-produced by Jawbox's J. Robbins. The band returns to BTR Live Studio to share with us the story behind the production of the record, how they've been spending quarantine, and about what's coming up.
It’s Friday, you know what that means. Let the good times roll! You know that whenever you have a chance to take a break from the madness and enjoy yourself, you should take it. Yep, another dope episode of Latin Hip Hop, which means reggaeton at the highest level. Let’s go!!
Electronica via Grima, Angel-A, Legentic Deep, Sonia Merz, DJ Dove, Mara J, Ellipso, Lucky Luke help you work towards crushing your goals!
For this episode, we're taking a little detour away from music to check out a comedy record label! 800 Pound Gorilla was founded in 2016 and has released shows from some of the best comedians around. I chatted with Ryan Bitzer, Damion Greiman, Ian Adkins, and Anthony Leo about the label's background and some of their favorite comedy memories.
A symphony of contemporary New York through the magnificent words of its people―from the best-selling author of ‘Londoners.’
“Purpose Of Creation” blends highlife & jazz, with Etuk Ubong’s Nigerian heritage heard firmly at the fore of this engaging composition!