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Mikal Cronin
Midweek on BTR means a music discovery mix with DJRePete who’s spinning “psychedelia” via Dungen and Axel Krygier, seductive electronica with Icky Blossoms and CHVRCHES, and alt ballads from Baio and Joel Michael Howard. Plus, hit up info on a neat venue Mikal Cronin is playing in Portland of the McMenamins variety. And get a heads up on a mid-winter festival in Madison, WI, aptly called FRZN, where you can find BTR artist John Mark Nelson. Plus, some beautifully trippy instrumentation with Joanna Newsom. That’s your BTR Wednesday start with DJRePete!
The Alt-Country Hour is packed full of great tunes for your Sunday!
It's time for turkey on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with family and food!
Midweek on BTR starts with DJRePete! Tune in for info on the Liverpool Music Week going on now, as well as a modern pop opera going on at BAM next month with Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond. Also, hit up seasonally appropriate tracks from Standfast and Jumbling Towers. And as Halloween approaches this weekend, DJRePete musically gets you into the spirit with a creeptastic set including Johan Agebjörn and Sarah Kirkland Snider. That’s your Wednesday lead off mix on BTR!
The Thursday Mix for October 8 brings you new tunes by Wana, a band on one of my favorite labels, Drag City. You'll also hear from The Mae Trio, a group out of Melbourne, Australia and LA Band Stoney Spring. You'll also hear new music from an old favorite band of mine, K's Choice! The band formed in 1994 in Antwerp Belgium. I will be playing a song off of their latest and sixth studio album, The Phantom Cowboy.
DJRePete closes out the month with the debut of the new album by Setting Sun, Nashville electronica via MYZICA, and apropos sweet ballads with Sweet Badoo. Also on the program, RePete revisits the live album by the Eels from the UK’s Royal Albert Hall, keeps tabs with Summer Camp and Little Boots, and gets lost in a track by Thee Oh Sees. Plus, zen out with a folk alt set complete with strings via Destroyer and The Ghoul Goes West. That’s your September finale with DJRePete on BTR!
Hooppee, it's the FALL! Well, not yet, but it sure feels like it if you walk outside. Actually, it's kinda hot again, but a couple days ago, it sure felt like FALL! To commemortate the occasion, I have hand-picked a set of fall-time mood tunes, sure to get you in the mood for the impending FALL in temperatures!
It’s August, so if you haven’t been making the most of your summer it’s time to get to it! That’s why we’re doing a FUN show today. All of the songs are fun songs, and even if they’re sad, they’re still the fun kind of sad songs. Not sure what that means? Well then you’ll just have to listen to the show! And while you’re at it! Make sure to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Instagram, SoundCloud, an Pinterest!
The Thursday Mix for July 23, 2015 kicks off with a brand new song from Diane Coffee! Their latest album, Everybody's A Good Dog, will be out on September 4! Also, stay tuned for fresh tracks from Creeping Pink, Flo Morrisey, Jaill, White Reaper and more. Lottie@Breakthruradio.com
This fine Wednesday begins with DJRePete at the controls, spinning beats by Brika, a softer set with the likes of Laura Marling, and an upbeat set including the debut by FFS—that’s Franz Ferdinand + Sparks. Plus, hit up some in-store shows and festival info on the way from N America and Europe. And Jim O'Rourke throws in some advertising irony for good measure. It’s your Wednesday start on BTR with DJRePete!
The Thursday show for the very first Thursday in July marks the second half of 2015 Today I'll be playing some of my favorite artists and songs from the first half of the year. You'll hear from Michael Rault, Mikal Cronin, Waxahatchee, Patrick Watson, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more! You'll also hear new tracks by Son Lux, Calvin Love and Cayucas!
DJ Emily has an awesome 90-minute set for you. Complete with new music from Holy Child and Hot Chip. Enjoy!
Enjoy an hour of alternative country tunes this Sunday on BTR!
The Thursday Mix. 6/4/15.
This week is vacation week at BTR. For Hanabi and Insane Dane it was Stay-cation week. Hanabi explores some upscale, delicious dishes in the San Francisco Mission District at Commonwealth. Seattle may be many things, but it’s not a BBQ capitol. But, Pecos Pit Barbecue is doing it’s very best to change that.
It's time for a Beach Party on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with sun, sea and sand
The Thursday Mix. May 21, 2015. Lottie@btrtoday.com
The best of the best on BTR this week! The BTR Top 10 Countdown!
May 14, 2015. The Thursday Mix. Lottie@btrtoday.com
The Thursday Mix for May 7, 2015. Lottie@btrtoday.com
The best of the best on BTR!
The Thursday Mix. April 30, 2015. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
Monday's Mix features home cooking Americana from Mikal Cronin, smooth sounds from All We Are, seaside twangs from Twerps, and live recordings of The Ty Segall Band.
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
This week, The Hash covers The League, rape culture, and domestic violence.
Happy Saturday! It’s been snowing up a storm two weekends in a row here in New York, and I heard a rumor that it’s going to snow more tomorrow! I love snow, but this much is a bit overkill. That’s ok though, I’m in a good mood because BTR is playing all of today’s very best independent music, no matter how snowed in we get. Check out new tracks from Toro Y Moi, Ty Segall, and The Dodos. Plus, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and SoundCloud!
It’s Disruptive Week on BTR, and here on Sew & Tell I got to speak with the co-founder of a new online retail platform that’s disrupting the fashion mainstream. Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi created Zady as a shopping resource that enables its customers to make purchases with confidence and conscience. Zady is a one-stop shop for elegantly presented, impeccably curated, thoroughly vetted selections of sustainable style, and at just over a year old, the site has already become synonymous with truly fashionable slow fashion. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Maxine about the high school friendship that started it all, their newly launched in-house Zady label, the shift in consumer perspective that’s growing and what it means for the future of manufacturing and retail, some of her own favorite spring fashions, and more. Plus, I’ve got a playlist full of great new indie hits, including tracks from S. Carey, Liverpool-based trio All We Are, and ethereal pop singer-songwriter Emmy the Great. So tune in and turn it up - we’re all about stylish disruption this week on BreakThru Radio!
If you don't like to ROCK, then don't tune in to this week's rock show. It's a heavy episode featuring heavy tunes from rockers like Speedy Ortiz, AJ Davila, Dope Body, Ausmuteants, and more. Oh, and don't forget about that new Twerps LP, we got that one too!
I wanna rock! It's the rock show, rockin' harder than ever.
Your 90 minute Tuesday mix!

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