This week, Nikkie speaks with Bay Area cellist/singer/songwriter Mia Pixley about her just released full length, ‘Margaret in The Wild.’ They discuss how her music is informed by her training as a psychologist and background as a transracial adoptee of Venezuelan and Nigerian descent, among other things. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
The state of the left and the challenges ahead, and conservatives react to the Delta spike. Chicago Sunrise Movement Rallies for a Green New Deal Chicago, Illinois Photo courtesy of  Charles Edward Miller via Wikimedia Commons
Shauna Shames explains her concern for American democracy and the vital need for national voting standards.
After a bad breakup, Lo Gwynn tattooed herself as a way to give herself new skin. She shares how tattooing saved her from a dark time in her life and created a new passion for herself.
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The project from Matt jones, get swinging & rockin' to this contemporary jazzy take on Americana.
Powerful video and emotional testimony kicked off the House select committee's hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection this morning.
Plus Tom Brady trolling Trump, a major league name change, doomsday scenes, and more.
An upbeat power-pop thrasher—this relatable song is one you can listen to non-stop on repeat. 
After a brief reprieve with vaccine rollout this spring, the number of COVID cases in the U.S. is on the rise with breakthrough infections, including those caused by the delta variant which is spreading rapidly, especially to those who are unvaccinated. MJ Knefel comments on the best way to move forward while also balancing all the relevant factors.
If you were too scared to stand up for yourself before, watch this and you'll be ready to throw down.
During a CNN town hall that featured a few flubs, the president provided a business owner with a simple strategy to get people back to work.
Brady toed the laughing with/laughing at line perfectly, and you have to assume it was on purpose.
Lakes is a UK-based band whose album Start Again is out now. Here, Roberto Cappellina delivers a fantastic solo acoustic performance. Audio and video for this session was recorded by bandmate Matt Shaw.
Mario Gutierrez is a Brooklyn-based musician originally from Miami. Known for his drumming in several great NYC bands, niecesandnephews is his experimental pop project where he stretches his musical wings in all directions - with hints of indie rock, ambient folk, americana, and electronic music, Mario ties it all together with a hazy, dreamlike aesthetic. Here, he presents a lush, solo performance from home. Stay tuned for the followup videos, which present a bit of a departure in sound and vision. Mnemosyne is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Black Nash is the bedroom-pop recording project of Jody Smith, a Brooklyn-based songwriter whose work reflects on his five years in the U.S. Army. Here he delivers an exclusive performance for BTR Live Studio at Home.
Need new music? FOR THE BILLIONTH TIME, LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST EVERY WEDNESDAY. Sheesh. 
Let's find blessings, gratitude, satisfaction and peace everywhere we go and in everything we do. Good positive summer vibes only. Let's dub this damn thing!
They usually say, nothing better than seeing the whole world. Well, how about hearing the whole world too? Yeah, that’s what you get tunned into on Bazarro’s World Hip Hop show. New music, new artists, different flows and a ton of different type of beats. See for yourself, just press the fun button. LOL. Lets’ go!
Today features music from DreCat and Cali the Dreamer, Mondo Slade, MeRCY, and more.
Electro via Collins, Köbes, André Salmon, Gianni Ruocco, Jannah Beth! Take your sweat session to the next level w Feel Dat - AyoGabs, TRVESO
Life is full of ups and downs just like our stories for this month. Sometimes you win: by embracing who you are and sometimes you lose: by driving a high school music honor society into the ground. Damon Runyon wrote that “life is 6-5 against.” We’d gladly take those odds. Hope you’ve had more than your fair share of triumphs. Grant Bowen (twitter.com/_GrantBowen) Katie Rivard (provided by Katie Rivard)