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A facetious, yet serious chat that shows the fun side & music-making side to this punk trio.
This week we have a lot of laughs w/ NYC-based trio Brandy. Plus, we listen to their brand-spankin’ new album.
We’re keepin’ on keepin’ on with the new music—register to vote, get your flu shot, and listen to these sick new tunes. 
Disconnect from the electronics & let this new lo-fi indie track connect you with yourself once again.
Themes of civil rights, education, & ending hatred are the main features of this music video.
(The band) Drugs’ debut album is soothing garage rock with an important angle.
This week I chat about Drugs… Not those kinds of drugs—the band from Long Beach, CA Drugs.
Wow, y’all. 200 episodes?? Probably the only cool thing to happen in 2020—here’s a special two-hours of great music!
This week I chat w/ Canadian artist Päter who’s sweet, down to earth and her music has a bit of everything.
Her newest EP bursts with energy & hopefulness even though it was created while she was all alone.
It feels like the end of the world, so why not listen to some good new tunes till it’s all over?
The mecca of live music is at a standstill, but the artists within it are keeping its musical spirit alive.
Time for new music & we’re here to provide it—also, a quick & friendly reminder to register to vote if you haven’t done so yet.
This week we feature Rebelmatic—an NYC thrasher and basher hardcore punk band.
ICYMI: Musicians, bands, and artists we’ve been throwing at you all week, plus other music news.
This week is SUPER exciting because we’ve got pioneering punk Rodney Anonymous from The Dead Milkmen on the show.
NYALLAH makes our knees weak this week—see who else made the list!
Listen to these awesome Beirut bands and do what you can to help the city rebuild.
This week we’re still raging to the newest and coolest tracks & try to save the USPS—tune in!
Buckle Bunny is introducing a city seeped with old-timey country music to a fresh take on the genre. 
This week we get dark & theatrical with Atlanta, GA based group Immaterial Possession.
“Expose these different darker angles and dark selves and let it be as is,” guitarist/singer Madeline Polites says.
DEHD rocks out as our favorite this week! See who else made the cut.
Their newest album takes you into a sci-fi world where a concert takes place and activism is key.
Feel fervent, hopeful, and melancholic all at once with the first single off Molly Martin’s upcoming EP. 
The artist’s thoughts & perceptions are evolving to be more abstract and she loves it.
This week I chat with Amsterdam-based artist Nana Adjoa—she’s half Dutch, half Ghanian, & all angelic vocals.
This isn’t the first time these killer indie rockers were our favs—check out who else made the list!
Surf rock and classic Nashville indie rock collide to create this epic new track.
The first single from their upcoming debut EP that’s sure to get you emotional and dancey.
Honey, you need to tell your haters to f*ck off and this track will give you that empowering push.
‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ turns 53 today and we’re appreciating the genre it pioneered.
Shadow Monster is the Bushwick, Brooklyn-based duo of Gillian Visco and John Swanson who play a potent sort of grunge-inflected indie rock. With heavy lyrical themes dealing with loss, depression, and isolation, there’s a tension just under the surface of their music that explodes into a cathartic big-riffed, hair-whipping frenzy. They visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us. Punching Bag is out now from Dadstache Records. Watch our previous video for Shadow Monster’s “Goodwill” and listen to the audio podcast from their session.
The third single to come from Dan Hanson , aka Fast Preacher’s, upcoming EP ‘Figure It Out’—coming in August.
2020 has been rough, but at least we’ve still got some great musicians delivering some summertime tunes.
We get local and we get hardcore with NYC punk rockers Red Arkade this week!
“We mean total freedom. Not freedom with restrictions and sh*t. Like, real freedom.”
I’ve got some really great new music for your earholes to swoon to, like usual! What more is there to say?
The list of accusations keeps getting longer, while the label works feverishly on making a huge shift in more than just policy.
Immersed in the NYC music scene for years, Diane Gentile has some wise words about it.
This week we get bluesy, twangy, & pure rocker with Diane and The Gentle Men from NYC.
Her genre-bending sound and retro vibe is seeped in historical influences.
This week we’re listening to music by Kin4life, Delila Black, and Mackenzie Shivers. There’s also some poetry in the mix, which discusses being Black in America and all the things we used to do during the summertime and took for granted pre-Coronavirus.
Throw on that hazmat suit and head to the beach to jam out to Milk for the Angry and this new single.
This combination of visuals and audio will expand your mind to a level of self-comfort that’s hard to obtain alone.
He pulls from personal and collective conscious experience to create transformative indie rock.
We chat with Jersey-native/London-based multi-talented artist Baba Ali and listen to all his latest releases.
The pioneering R&B singer & Memphis Music Hall of Famer is back & his talent has done nothing but age like a fine wine.
It’s not a good time to lose yourself in music, but it is time to find that song that keeps your heart strong.
Today, ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’ turns 42 & we’re diving deep into its magnificence.
The Canadian punk rockers evolve with the times with new music & using their voice for justice.
This week I chat with the Canadian punk rockers The OBGMs and listen to their new & old music.
Sweet Spirit, from A Giant Dog’s Sabrina Ellis, is giving us everything we need with this new album—see who else made the list!
Stay safe, keep quarantining, and let Gawn bring the DIY punk show vibes to you.
Like always, coming at ya with more brand new tracks to fuel you to keep fightin’ the good fight!
This week we chat w/ Danny Denial about his music, newest album, & living in the Autonomous Zone.
The Black & queer musician uses his art for justice, but is taking it to a whole new level.
More new music to keep the fiery passion inside of you burning strong!
Juan Wauters steals our hearts this week with his sweet and sultry new tracks—see who else made the list!
I keep the new music coming, the new music keeps your hearts strong and ready to fight.
Released last week, ‘Paper Moon’ is an indie-pop dream to keep your heart strong.
Her debut album encourages change and adds fuel to the passion within.
PLUS, I read the snips from the about section of Black Lives Matter so everyone is clear on the movement.
Please support Black artists/musicians and help make their voices heard. (Helpful links included!)
Please support Black artists/musicians and help make their voices heard. (Helpful links included!)
See who else made the list of new indie bands that just might rock your world!
Still coming at ya with lots of killer new tracks to keep the fire in your hearts burning—tune in!
Just cause the world is pure chaos right now, doesn’t mean you can’t reach for the stars.
This U.K. band takes inspiration from old-school twangy Americana—tune in!
The Buttertones take us on a dark and sultry adventure with their new album—see who else made the list!
Isolation is making everyone crazy, but this track will give you a taste of what really living used to feel like.
It’s summer 2020 and what else do you have to do other than listen to some killer new tunes?
It’s Memorial Day, the first day of summer, and I just turned 28—it’s time to party.
We’re really rockin’ out w/ some great new tunes this week. So grab your quarantini and press play!
Get a taste of the tour life even while you’re in quarantine with this rambunctious rockin’ five-piece.
Chatting w/ & spinning the newest album from New Zealand psych-rockers Marlin’s Dreaming.
Semisi Maiai talks new album ‘Quotidian,’ local ‘80s punk inspo, & drinking heaps of coffee.
Her fresh take on vintage sounds brings a whole new vibe to indie pop.
NYC indie rockers say hello from amidst this apocalypse & burn their new song for your pleasure. 
The grungy duo cracked the US Top 50 Viral chart this week, a place usually reserved for huge pop stars.
The duo discusses their freshly released debut EP & elaborate live performance.
The twangy rockers have been keeping the shenanigans going strong even in quarantine.
We chat new album ‘Fine Forever,’ quarantine shenanigans, and favorite tracks with Chicago-based indie rockers Varsity.
We chat predictions of music life post-pandemic & new album ‘Fine Forever.’
Check out who else made the top indie artists for this week & amp up that discovery music playlist of yours!
This is not a playlist for any ‘ole regular moms, only the cool moms.
“SOS” meaning, “Save OWL Sessions”—live music via their Instagram to save their establishment.
‘You Won’t Be Here for Long’ is out May 29 and is exactly what you need right now.
We chat with the creative and introspective solo artist about life, death, and music.
One of our all-time favorites makes the top spot again! See who else made the list.
Drink the Kool-Aid & see the light with the rhythmic new ‘A Reintroduction to Programmique’ EP.
His sophomore LP ‘Atlantico’ is out 5/11 and the punk rocker digs up inspiration from his family roots.
Always coming through with the new tunes. Listen up! What else do ya got to do?
We chat with pioneering indie band The Dears and listen to some of their new tunes.
The sultry sounds of Anna Burch take the lead once again this week—see who else made the cut.
Don’t worry, we’ve got the playlist to help you survive this quarantine. Every Wednesday, in fact. 
Don’t let yourself get to a dark place while alone with your thoughts. Listen to this and feel at ease.
Even with a canceled tour & quarantined with their six y/o boy, they still give their fans what they want.
Time to rock out to Lancaster, U.K.-based duo The Lovely Eggs.
Welcome Dirty Projectors back from 2018 to the top of our list—see who else made the cut.
We’re a little obsessed with King Pizza bands and we love to have them in for BTR Live Studio.
What better way to spend your quarantine then get to know this killer garage punk duo from Canada?
“Let’s just have a good time—and if we aren’t having a good time, [then] something’s horribly wrong.”
Waxahatchee takes the top spot this week! See who else made the list.
‘Songs from the Great Indoors’ sends you daily downloads of songs created while in quarantine.
Keeping the new music flowin’ for you guys! Can’t stop, won’t stop. TUNE IN! 
This music video will keep you sane by being totally insane during this quarantine season.
The UK band Catholic Action sings brutal truths about politics to some ’90s rock-infused thrasher garage rock—tune in!
Overall, frontman Chris McCrory says they just want to write and release music on their own terms.
We’re all Born Ruffians this week with them as our top artist & their frontman’s solo project also making the top 10.
Shadow Monster is the Bushwick, Brooklyn-based duo of Gillian Visco and John Swanson who play a potent sort of grunge-inflected indie rock. With heavy lyrical themes dealing with loss, depression, and isolation, there’s a tension just under the surface of their music that explodes into a cathartic big-riffed, hair-whipping frenzy. The band dropped by Serious Business Music to give us a taste of their awesomeness in this session. Punching Bag is out now from Dadstache Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This isn’t a joke, y’all. This is still a playlist of BRAND SPANKIN’ new songs. LISTEN UP!
They keep things cinematic and dark, but light and fun—hear all about The Buttertones.
Coronavirus might’ve canceled their tour, but it hasn’t canceled their musical momentum.
This will be your next favorite artist to leave on repeat while you’re quarantined. Check out the entire list!
Here is some new chaotic darkwave/post-punk to keep you from completely going insane.
We know it’s scary and boring in quarantine—here are some new tunes to get you through it!
The Canadian indie rockers reminisce on simpler times while gearing up to release their new album JUICE.
This week I get on the phone with Luke Lalonde, frontman of Born Ruffians.
Kevin Krauter takes the top artist spot this week and is perfect to play on repeat while you’re quarantined.
The beautifully colorful surf pop/ glitter rock band is trying to stay positive.
We understand why they had to cancel the festival, we’re still bummed we don’t get to see these awesome bands.
We chat with The Memories—one in the studio and one at Disneyland—and listen to their newest track.
Their newest album ‘Pickles & Pies’ comes out this May and they’re already celebrating.
Shadow Show takes the top spot this week—see who else made BTR’s list.
Get dark and gothic while preparing for the end with this new EP from post-punkers Gláss.
I’m back at it w/ new songs form killer bands—we start off w/ some pop-punk MUST listens so tune in!
So many bands are coming through for Bernie Sanders—it’s a beautiful thing for Democracy and your ears.
Thick and I sip tequila sodas while we chat debut album & their musical evolution.
A lot has happened for the pop-punk trio and they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
Time to see who’s spinning the best tunes this week!
Banana is a rock trio from Boston, MA. With heavy riffs, deep hooks, and the full range from jangly to full on wall of sound, they’re out to give you more than just your daily dose of potassium. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn while passing thru NYC to show us how they do it. Post-Grunge Revival is available now from King Pizza Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
You need this fun short horror video about a vampire drummer in your life.
Tune in to hear new Hockey Dad and a fun chat with half of the duo.
BTR loved the Arbor Labor Union this week and you should too! Check out the rest of top 30.
Yee-haw and rock on to this new trippy banger strictly for cowboys and outlaws.
We’ve got some really great new ones for you this week—so, tune-in, close your eyes and let the music take over.
What reason do you need to dance other than the somewhat optimistic thought that things could be worse?
The indie quartet Clever Girls on Bernie Sanders, the creative process and their newest singles—tune in.
The indie quartet chats new music, touring, band mottos and feeling the Bern.
TORRES takes the lead with her strong vocals and catchy melodies—check out who else made the list.
Watch out Wall Street—these punks are coming for you, so you better get ready to buy, sell AND die.
It’s not easy finding yourself when you’re busy paying bills, touring & spending time w/ loved ones.
Lift those winter blues and let the sunshine in with this new EP from NYC solo artist, Ryan Laetari.
This Presidents’ Day say, “F U” to the establishment and cry out for rebellion with these rock ‘n’ roll thrashers.
The first single off their upcoming album will have you dancing before you even know what hit ya.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re in love, got a crush, or just plain jaded, this playlist is for you. Love yinz. Tune-in! xoxo
Take your honey to a badass show in Brooklyn & you’ll have one unforgettable day of love.
This holiday says “I love you” with the sounds of Thelma & the Sleaze, passion of GRLwood, The Shivas and more.
While enjoying a glass of red, we chat new music, morbid raps and hip-hop’s roughness.
Let our top artist of the week break your heart and have you falling in love all over again.
The emotional new song will take over your entire being and leave you in pieces.
The chaotic quartet left their upcoming album’s debut track up to chance.
A gathering not meant for the weak of heart with thrash rock, loud hogs and tattoos galore.
There’s at least 20 hours a day of darkness in the winter—perfect for an angsty indie band to release a new album.
Catchy and edgy—listen to Sløtface’s newest album here and an interview with the frontwoman.
Quit missing that cool underground band you’ve been meaning to catch.
It’s been a big year for the Los Angeles thrashers. Now they’re looking to the future.
We’re getting really ahead of ourselves this week with some albums that don’t even come out ’till March.
Learn to love your blisters and scars while swaying to the Illinois power pop punk band’s new song.
He was getting pretty bored with the whole music scene thing—until he met the Eastern Medicine Singers.
Getting rockin’ & indie with Luke Lalonde this week. Check it out!
When you put three garage bands on a large stage together, rules are bound to be broken.
The first interview of the new decade is with indie rocker Erin Anne!
The indie-rock goddess wasn’t always this bold—she used to think she sucked.
Check out the dark & rockin’ tunes of our top musician this week.
The music made by Brooklyn band Kissed By An Animal is a perfect sonic parallel to musical mastermind and illustrator Dima Drjuchin’s visual aesthetic – bright, colorful, bold, and often, totally tripped out. With everything from psychedelic riff-loving wailfests to 00’s-esque sweaty dance party vibes, the band rolls along through the many genres at their disposal to great effect. They brought the party to the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their world. Kissed By An Animals’ self-titled debut is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Why not play punk they way it’s supposed to be played—with zero f*cks.
Dawn in the new year w/ the final part of THE TOP SONGS of 2019—the only good thing to come out of this year.
These are songs from artists who I had the best interviews with in 2019—they’ll rock your socks off. (Part 2 of 2)
Anything can happen when an interview is face-to-face.
Dawn in the new year w/ this part two of THE TOP SONGS of 2019—the only good thing to come out of this year.

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