Sun Ra
Get on over to The Listening Booth has new alt w/Flasher, a jazz set via Sun Ra, & the origins of true NY band PMS & the Mood Swings!
NYC-based guitarist, composer and educator Roni Ben-Hur talks “Manhattan Style”, an album by the collective group Our Thing
DJRePete and The Listening Booth has music discovery from Crumb, Bibio, and a jazzed up spotlight with Gypsophilia on BTRToday!
DJRePete debuts The Listening Booth today with some music discovery and a spotlight on Record Store Day! Hit up an eclectic mix of alternative from Aurora and music before you can buy it from Prism Tats. Plus, get your shopping list ready for Saturday’s 9th annual Record Store Day with a spotlight playlist of bands releasing new works this weekend. Sample music in the Listening Booth from the likes of Radical Face, Chvrches, and Blitzen Trapper. And don’t miss some of the jazz and blues talent with new album drops this weekend, including Sun Ra and Eli "Paperboy" Reed. That’s your inaugural Listening Booth mix with DJRePete on BTRtoday!
This week on the how Portland-based artist Carl Deihl. Carl's work examines the intersections between folklore, the supernatural and communications technology. His projects take the form of video essays and pseudo-scientific lectures and invoke unexplained phenomena like Sasquatch and poltergeists to investigate the glitches, errors and unexpected aberrations of obsolete technology. These projects fall under a body of work called "Metaphortean Research" ---- a term Carl coined to describe his process--- and which he explains for us in our interview.
Eric Lindveit makes work that might be more at home in a natural history museum than a gallery or museum: for the past few years, Eric has been holed up in his Bushwick studio making enlarged hyper-realistic pieces of tree bark. Eric bases his sculptures on New York City street trees as well as drawings he collects from pre-20th century medical and natural history books. He's especially interested in depicting diseased or damaged trees, so many of his large bark sculptures feature strange fungal growths, severed branches or even deep horizontal cuts where it appears an axe has struck the tree.