Music Discovery hits the road this week on the Listening Booth as DJRePete previews the Lollapalooza festival going down this weekend in Chicago’s Grant Park. Hear from alt bands Frightened Rabbit and Two Door Cinema Club, electronica with Miike Snow and Major Lazer, and beats with Lettuce and St. Lucia. Plus, hit up the BTR archives for throwbacks you might hear on stage at Lolla from Chairlift, Foals, and The Joy Formidable. Plan your route if you’re making it to the festival, or live vicariously with DJRePete via this Lolla mix in the Listening Booth on BTRtoday!
It’s full-on summer here in NYC and all that means for me is that I want to be at the beach 100% of the time. Nothing’s better than nice sand and warm sun on a hot New York day. That’s why the beginning of today’s show is dedicated to all things beach-related. Wavves, Bleached, King Tuff…it’s a very summery start to our playlist today. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
NYC band Activity is a supergroup of sorts, with Travis Johnson, Steve Levine, Zoë Browne, and Jess Rees coming from the excellent bands Grooms, Field Mouse, and Russian Baths. This particular… | watch
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.