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Some of the best albums from underground artists that the dumb charts decided to ignore.
These are songs from artists who I had the best interviews with in 2019—they'll rock your socks off. (Part 1 of 2)
2019 was a rough year. At least we had our weekly Monday music column & podcast to get us through it.
Chatting with musicians about all kinds of wild shit all year long.
Dawn in the new year w/ this part one of THE TOP SONGS of 2019—the only good thing to come out of this year.
Many of these EPs might have flown under your radar—catch up on them today & we promise you won’t regret it.
If you're looking for "Jingle Bells" or "Winter Wonderland" then you've come to the wrong place, ya square.
You won't find "Jingle Bells" on this playlist.
A look back at the wildest and craziest nights of 2019.
There's nothing like showing someone a new song for the first time.
Get rockin' to the best underground music holiday playlist!
It's difficult to keep up with musicians on the road, but somehow I survived it all.
Camilo Medina and Javier Forero met as kids in Bogotá before reuniting in Miami, where they began their musical collaboration. In Chicago, the duo was joined by Guillermo Rodriguez and Pierce Codina…
If you're looking for "Jingle Bells" or "Winter Wonderland" then you've come to the wrong place, ya square.
Don't miss out on all these new albums from this year.
Holiday music all from 2019 by the indie artists we know and love.
These are the albums our podcast hosts and producers listened to the most.
New music for your listening pleasure, my sweet babes—you're welcome.
We chat with the clown doctor punk rocker himself & listen to their newest album.
We're getting some tough love this week from indie artist Erin Anne.
Musicians—they mess around on Instagram just as much as the rest of us.
Nothing can stop this brother indie duo from making the music they want.
A band started by the original Fidlar drummer—it's pop punk's softer side.
Fran gets in your face with killer jams this week.
You're going to need something to keep your energy levels high—so, listen to this playlist.
There's something for everyone in a music-savvy family to enjoy.
A nice & calm playlist to keep the kickoff to your holiday season chill.
Is that turkey and stuffing really worth all the family drama? Here's your tool to avoid an epic freak out this holiday.
Ali Barter with her high pitched & in-your-face vocals take the lead.
A chat w/ the frontman of The Shivas and listening to tracks from their newest album 'Dark Thoughts.'
This time around, the band wanted more than just fun dance music.
Lisa Prank isn't taking anybody's shit in new album 'Perfect Love Song' and we love it!
Nothing like a little garage-y psych rock to play along to a twist ending.
Mind-melting photos from the world's greatest psych-rock music festival.
Get ready for a wild social media ride from this pop-punk sweetheart turned indie.
It’s hard to imagine that before meeting via Craigslist, Desert Sharks were just strangers swimming in the sea of the Brooklyn music scene. With a striking rock n’ roll gang chemistry and some…
Vomit, soothe and bite are just a few of the words these two passionate musicians describe themselves with.
AJ Davila of Puerto Rican party punks Davila666 joins me in the studio to chat about the wild rock 'n' roll life.
The Puerto Rican party punks were in NYC for one show before jetting off to Europe.
A beautiful night for all the freaks of NYC to let loose with bands, dancing, a costume contest and more.
Chattin' about psych-rock and acid with Levitation Room!
The psych-rockers just wanna jam and share their music with the world—is that so wrong?
Getting spacey & sweet with the Allah-Las this week.
A disposable camera catching psychedelics in the desert and rock 'n' roll in Utah.
Let these music videos roll to have the spookiest and best musically-curated Halloween ever.
Halloween is tomorrow, but our Halloween special was last week 'cause we be celebrating Halloween since October 1st over here! But here is a playlist of brand spankin' new songs for you to get ready…
Tune in to hear about the wild times of the '60s & '70s w/ pioneering psych garage rockers Flamin Groovies!
The only original member still playing from the '60s pioneering psych garage rock band tells all.
When you’re with these partiers, even Salt Lake City turns into the wildest place on earth.
BOO! Get ready for the scariest and best tracks spun on New Vibrations this year.
This week we're pausing our regular scheduled programming to bring you a playlist of spooky songs from artists featured on The Music Meetup this year!
This week The Music Meetup strays from its usual format to give you the spookiest Halloween playlist.
These labels will definitely keep you cool music-savvy.
It's like tripping on acid, but no possibility of a bad trip or failing a drug test.
Sweet sultry vocals are on top this week from Molly Sarlé.
If you're celebrating Halloween in NYC this year, are cool and into good music, then these shows are for you.
This dreamy song will have you in a haze wrestling your deepest emotions.
This week we start with new fast & thrashy and end on new melodic & twangy with a little new psych sprinkled in.
The Italian trio brings you fuzzed-out garage rock no matter how difficult it gets.
(Sandy) Alex G slows things down with his melancholy indie tunes.
Be the first to hear the raging new track from these post-punkers' upcoming album ‘Tapeworm.’
New music every wee like I promise. I hope you guys are ready for some cool tunes. You're welcome!
“Who really wants to carry around 50+ double box set VHSs on the road? We had to grow up.”
Genre stereotypes were thrown out the window for one great night of music.
This week I chat with a young, but rockin' bunch The Bobby Lees. Tune in!
From the Brooklyn DIY giants at King Pizza, we bring you The Fucktons, a two-man gas-guzzlin’ reverb-swimming overdrive-blurtin’ powerhouse of rock. You may recognize these two from The Mad…
Surf Curse coming in strong with their dark indie vibes to creep you out and get you rockin'.
Their latest album is inspired by T.S. Eliot, ‘50s rock 'n' roll and friendship.
The born-and-raised west coaster’s new album was almost more than he could handle.
Fime takes our wandering minds to a universe of miniature landscapes and sultry sounds.
New music is the name of the game, baby! Tune in to hear some killer new underground rock 'n' roll.
This week I have a chat with Strangers and listen to the entire new record Night Prancing—tune in!
Esther Rose brings Americana to the list.
We ain’t talking scary scores. We’re talking killer tunes—beware.
Dangerous and exciting music that Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon calls “hot as fuck.”
There’s nothing like nudity and good tunes to really get you in the mood.
Jay Som brings the ultimate indie vibes to the top this week.
A chat with Skux about bears, punk rock and livin' in the mountains of Alaska as a park ranger—tune in!
Protecting nature wasn’t enough for this Alaskan park ranger, so she created Skux.
Versus getting you in the fall mood with their newest album.
The feminist zine & artist collective gives you a mix of tracks to feel empowered and take over the world.
I'm on vacation so here are some of my favorite new tracks from this year & a pic of my pup.
We'll miss you summer—listen to some of The Music Meetup's favorite featured artist from this year so far!
Squeeze the most out of your last beach parties & BBQs w/ some of the show’s hottest featured artists from the year.
Powerful yet soft female vocals reign this week.
They've aged like a fine wine—if that wine started as harsh house whiskey and aged into strong top-shelf bourbon.
This week we get down to new rock, pop, and punk to feel empowered and ready to take on anything!
This week we listen to new and old ones and have a chat with badass blues thrashers Thunderpussy.
The badass blues rockers talk empowerment, trademark troubles and new music.
A rockin' new playlist & a birthday shout out to my ma—what an exciting time! Tune in!
The weekly Sunday boogie night was extra lit this week with some of Brooklyn’s most beloved rockers.
This week we rock out to Texan band Young Mammals! They've been around for over decade and they really know their shit. We also listen to their most recent album Lost In Lima! Tune…
On their new album ‘Lost In Lima,’ the Texan rockers find the joy in disorientation.
They’re as colorful and entertaining as the children’s toy they’re named after.
Cellphones and minds we’re lost the first night and oh, what a magical time it was.
Jared Putnam can’t stop, won’t stop, in his personal anthem to all the haters who want to slow him down.
Retro rockers Alex Little & The Suspicious Minds will get you in the mood—guaranteed.
The North Carolina-based garage punkers are excited to share music that’s about more than just “sad shit.”
After moving to NYC in 1998 and beginning to seriously play music there in 2001, J is leaving the city in the fall, so this is the last episode of the podcast. It’s packed with around 6 hours of…
After moving to NYC in 1998 and beginning to seriously play music there in 2001, J is leaving the city in the fall, so this is the last episode of the podcast. It’s packed with around 6 hours of…
We rock out to young punkers Weeping Icon and pioneering punkers Violent Femmes and so so much more.
‘Fuck, Marry, Kill’ officially comes out Aug. 9, but get an exclusive listen of the first track here.
Dancing, partying and a little bit of acid on a beach really got everyone rocking at Rockaway Beach.
Meltasia Music Festival is THIS weekend in Upstate NY—don't miss out on the chaos. Tune in to hear the bands playing!
Palehound coming in dark and sultry with her newest album.
Discover your own dark path to epicness with these hazy rock ‘n’ rollers newest album ‘Eat Your Shadow.’
This week we start off fast & gritty and end slow & sultry. All brand spankin' new, of course!
Je T’aime Oh No’s lineup got together some of the fiercest vocals currently in the NYC same.
A chat backstage in Brooklyn with New Zealand garage punk rockers & brand new tracks—tune in!
SadGirl gives us a twinge of rockabilly in their rockin' new album 'Water' that's #1 this week.
The psych-garage rockers ask whether it’s possible to create something new in this world.
This week I chat with Manchester, UK-based garage rockers Fruit Tones and listen to their newest album 'Natural Selection."
The U.K. garage rockers won’t let little things like below-freezing weather and snow stop their music.
Stef Chura gets emotional and rocks out to the top.
There's nothin' like two to five songs to give you that thirst for more great tunes.
2019 has been a rough one, but these rockin' indie, punk, garage albums and more make it bearable.
The NYC big boy and I drink beers and chat in the studio—tune in!
He’s a big boy in the big city making some music and flipping some burgers.
Divino Niño brings the trippy vibes and makes your soul feel the happiness it deserves.
The “Rumble” guitarist is one of rock’s greatest innovators but doesn’t get the respect he deserves.
Carlo Minchillo tells us about the Brooklyn Drum Collective, an organization he co-founded with the purpose of building a stronger community local drummers and musicians more generally. We hear music…
Happy 4th! Here's a playlist of new songs that are either not in English or are unhappy w/ the government—tune in!
This indie rock quartet’s sound will bring back a craze-level similar to Beatlemania.
This week I have a group chat with NYC metal punk thrashers A Deer Horse—tune in!
Metal, punk rock, garage thrashers—whatever you want to call them, they’re here to shred & have a blast.
French Vanilla takes the lead with their funky experimental rock 'n' roll dance party jams.
Inspired by an array of old school sounds, she’s smooth, sultry and cool.
The metal punk duo is coming in full force with intensity & passion.
Another round of new ones for people who wanna be cool and know about the rockin' jams being released by awesome indie artists.
On Saturday, June 22, Randall's Island in NYC became Punk Island for the annual festival.
Listen to the thrasher indie of UK's Pip Blom.
It was a night filled with love, support, moshing and even a marriage proposal.
The Ohio based indie rockers aren’t afraid of a good time and pumping out the jams.
We get riffy & catchy w/ NJ-based rockers Dentist—the only appointment you need for your health, in my opinion.
They don’t really know about your teeth, but their music will drill into your head and rock your world.
Gemma bringing the pop and soul to BTR's usually rock heavy list—and we love it!
We get hella indie this week with some new rockin' jams from some killer bands—tune in!
We have a gossip sesh with frontwoman Jordan Miller about all kinds of band shenanigans.
Looks like our favorite comes from '90s U.K. band Clinic this week—check 'em out!
A disposable camera caught some deranged rockers taking over the unsuspecting state of Delaware.
This week we listen to some punk and some pop, with brand new tracks—some from albums not even released yet.
NYC-based psych band/ king partiers kidnapped me for a weekend of debauchery in Delaware.
This week we chat with Cincinnati based rockers Leggy and listen to tracks off their brand new album 'Let Me Know Your Moon.'
The Cincinnati rockers have a love/hate relationship with horoscopes and an amazing new album.
I met up with the rockin’ mountain boys/turned city boys across the pond for a grand ‘ole time.
Fresh off their debut music video for “Eh Eh Hem,” the NYC trio is ready to rumble.
This week we're getting into some spring releases and it's warming things up—tune in!
The London rock ‘n’ roll show was a day of tension and release.
This week we chat with singer/drummer Amy Findlay from Australian band Stonefield & listen to their music—tune in!
Barrie coming in hot with their emotional new album 'Happy To Be Here.'
Haybaby is releasing a new album called ‘They Get There,’ so they’re playing a release show on Monday, May 27th, at Alphaville in Brooklyn. Also on the bill is Shark?, who are reuniting after…
I'm 27 today, so this is my last year alive—I'd just like to dedicate this hour of music to all of my wonderful & talented musician friends.
The last time these NYC-based rockers released an album was the last time there was a blue moon, so it was time.
This week I chat with frontwoman of Skating Poly while the band is getting ready to hit the road for the second time with X.
Frontwoman Kelli Mayo admits in new song that she can’t do the ‘Dirty Dancing’ leap, but she loves to try.
Cosmonauts are currently on tour with The Dandy Warhols and they're taking our top spot.
Her music has a hint of twang that’s played fast and to-the-point with lyrics about realizing your crush sucks.
This week we get pop punk and straight up pop with brand new tunezzzzz. 
Daddies is a super fun garage punk ‘n roll band from New Jersey. With catchy hooks, sexy rhythms, and lyrics you can’t help but get down with, the band is an instant good time. They invaded…
This week we listen to and chat with Ex Hex—tune in.
Bassist Betsy Wright spills on their new album, touring and ‘Scooby-Doo.’
Bibio's emotional new album 'Curls' takes the top spot.
From the Brooklyn DIY giants at King Pizza, we bring you The Fucktons, a two-man gas-guzzlin’ reverb-swimming overdrive-blurtin’ powerhouse of rock. You may recognize these two from The Mad…
This week we listen to the newest music from bands that really know how to rock—tune-in!
This week I chat with Philly post-punkers Empath & spin their brand spankin' new album 'Active Listening: Night on Earth'!
The quartet explores their interesting collision of hard and soft vibes.
The Mountain Goats are back and still killing it with their tragic indie rock.
Listen to all the new music here first, it's really great! You're oh so welcome.
The Nashville quartet’s fun vibes and groovy beats took over the Lower East Side.
Though Plaid Dracula hails from Brooklyn, NY, they could just as easily be from Transylvania in an alternate universe where the gothic landscape was covered in glitter. While their name might evoke a…
This week I chat with Lenny of Canada-based band Lenny Bull and listen to her brand new EP Sharp Teeth—tune-in!
The punk rock trio just came out with a new album and it's taken over our airwaves.
Same ‘ole indie garage rock we love from the redheaded duo, but given a trippy electronic remix.
The Nashville rockers chat music and Facebook glitches before their Manhattan show on Friday.
At midnight it was Earth Day & Brooklyn made sure to celebrate with some of its best bands.
Patio rocks out to the top of our list this week with their new album, 'Essentials.'
With the weed holiday looming, here’s contemporary goodness to pull you out of your head.
Be the first to hear the NYC punk rockers’ sassy and thrashy new full-length.
Tune-in to hear new music from new albums/albums that aren't even out yet and be the coolest kid on your block.
The solo artist Evan O’Malley imagines an alien world created by music for you to relax to.
This week I share a drunken chat I had w/ NYC punk rockers Bambara while at SXSW & listen to their album 'Shadow On Everything"—tune in!
The firey trio Ex Hex as taken over the top spot and are burning rock 'n' roll through your headphones.
The legendary NYC venue celebrated their 25th birthday with some serious shredding.
The New York band captures the quintessential NYC experience of speeding through the subway in search of freedom and thrills.
Confidence Man is playing at the Knitting Factory. Reptaliens is at Brooklyn Steel. Big Thief and Lomelda are at Elsewhere. EX HEX and THICK are also at Elsewhere. And Broken Social Scene is at…
Spring is in the air and it's time to boogie to some new tunes—tune-in!
The Floridian rock ‘n’ roll trio just released their debut single and want you to get unruly with them.
This week we listen to the shredding duo Gong Gong Gong 工工工 and I share a chat I had with them at SXSW—tune in!
The five-piece indie rockers have taken over BTRtoday this week—check them out!
New music from fast punk to melodic indie—tune in for the newest best of the best!
The Japanese/NYC band puts all the chaos of rock into their music—we chat about it after a few beers.
Chugging beers and catching up with Native Sun at SXSW in Austin, Tx.
The New York quartet’s music has matured, but their behavior is still as wild as it comes
Get a taste of the popular Wharf Cat Records punk band’s forthcoming album right here.
We’re looking back at sessions of BTR Live Studio from 2019, so far, that have featured artists from the NYC/Brooklyn area.
They take their art very seriously and describe it as if it were their dissertation.
A simpler way to enjoy the chaos of this year's SXSW.
It was an extra chaotic SXSW this year—I really don’t know how I survived.
I'm back from SXSW and excited to share new tunes with all you listeners—press play & let your worries melt away.
Here's a playlist of musicians I've featured on The Music Meetup who are playing this year's SXSW!
The psychedelic rockers will bring you to a whole new world with their newest album 'Zam!'
From the pivotal Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ to her emotional ‘Crush Songs’—Karen O is the voice of a generation.
On day two of SXSW Music, we caught performances by some of our must-see bands.
BTRtoday presents Dilly Dally at Music Hall Of Williamsburg. Lumps, Darkwing, Coco Verde, BIRDS, Jamie Frey of NO ICE, and Holly Overton play Fauxmo Fest 2019. Shelter Dogs is at Alphaville. Remember…
It's SXSW so I've made a special playlist of all the musicians featured on New Vibrations that are ALSO playing the festival—tune in!
Deep State might mean many things in the media today, but Georgia-based punks have their own definition.
Balthazar brings an edge to the top of BTR's charts.
The wild psych-rockers were billed as a “secret headliner” until just the day before.
This week we're all over the place with new music! What even is a genre? Tune in!
Brian, Alex, Madi, and Dan are the Brooklyn-based band, Shelter Dogs. Always up for a good party, they’ve got a great garage/powerpop sound that sets them apart from many of the borough’s other…
This week I chat with Clem of Cherry Glazerr and we listen to their newest album Stuffed & Ready—tune in!
The Rizzos are those cool rockers you might’ve known in high school -- the friendly older kids who are kind of tough, but also total sweethearts who look out for you when the school bully throws you…
These are a few of her favorite things—plus, we talk new album and musical evolution.
Elder Island takes on the lead with their colorful new album 'The Omnitone Collection.'
The West Coast quartet can’t legally drink, but they sure know how to rock.
Son Lux is playing Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series. Ty Segall & White Fence are playing Warsaw. Van Goose has a release show at the Footlight. Jim Wood’s birthday show at Pet Rescue…
There’s nothing like moshing and crowd surfing in a tux or gown.
This week I get abducted by aliens with Sabrina Is Not In This Chat and talk about music, touring and so much more.
Caution: The West Coast punk trio shreds so hard you may get a rash. We chat about new album, touring and the band.
Cass McCombs takes the lead with his powerful & emotional rockers.
The indie rockers just released the album 'Oh Boy' almost a decade after their hit LP 'Hippies' & NYC was the first to see it live.
What’s better than pairing visual aid with one of your favorite songs?
They brought chaos playing hits new and old, including chaotic thrashers off the newest album ‘Stuffed & Ready.’
The Australian experimental post-punk duo releases their debut album this March.
This week I have Inez, the teen frontwoman of father-daughter rock 'n' roll group The Exbats!
What started as a family activity blossomed into a rock ‘n’ roll dream.
Mariya May bringing a fresh air of bubbly indie to the top spot.
Daddies is a super fun garage punk ‘n roll band from New Jersey. With catchy hooks, sexy rhythms, and lyrics you can’t help but get down with, the band is an instant good time. They invaded…
Get romantic, without sacrificing your musical integrity with these unconventional love songs.
Skip the crowded overpriced restaurants and treat your sweetie to some romantic rock ‘n’ roll instead.
They play true-blue rock ‘n’ roll for real folks. After five years their first full-length is in the making and comes out March 1.
This week Tallies takes the lead with their debut self-titled album!
New music every Wednesday for your listening pleasure. You are oh so welcome.
The doo-wop cover group shared the bill with two garage rockers & Patti Smith’s Lenny Kaye DJing the end of the night.
We chat w/ badass U.K. punk trio Big Joanie this week & listen to their latest album. Tune in!
The U.K. trio is spreading black feminism through in-your-face, catchy and fast punk rock anthems.
Mel Parsons takes over with her sultry and emotional vocals.
Funcrusher is a Brooklyn-based indie rock band who’s been making the rounds of the DIY scene for the past few years, since relocating from West Palm Beach, Florida. Their music swings from groovy…
We have two big blocks of music for you in this episode. One features BTR Live Studio session tracks from Lumps, The Duke of Surl, The World’s Greatest Detective, and Powersnap, all of which are…
She’s been busy working on her solo project, her indie band and just published a poetry book.
This week we chat with 1/2 of Royal Trux, Jennifer Herrema, and share three BRAND NEW tracks!
Legal troubles may have put their tour on hold, take it from Jennifer Herrema: “shit could’ve definitely been worse.”
Foxwarren takes the #1 spot this week for their new self-titled album.
So much cool music that can't stop and won't stop. Prepare your ears for greatness! 
Even though they’re all over the world, they won’t stop rockin’.
Jane Church's unique indie rock/pop steals the top spot this week with his new album 'Calimocho Molotov!'
Though Plaid Dracula hails from Brooklyn, NY, they could just as easily be from Transylvania in an alternate universe where the gothic landscape was covered in glitter. While their name might evoke a dark and sinister sonic territory, the band actually keeps things on the poppier, more rockin’ side of their self-proclaimed “glam-trash” genre (which is maybe a bit closer to Love And Rockets than Bauhaus). They even go so far as to rip a moody cover of the Cars’ classic “My Best Friend’s Girl” which sounds totally at home on their EP. The trio of Sam Gelernter, Rachel Adler, and Ethan Schneider stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share some of their original tunes with us. Love Bites EP by Plaid Dracula is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
They love to drink and they love to rock, meet the skate punks who won’t give up.
A bill with Bambara, A Deer A Horse and Gnarcissists meant nobody was safe from punk rock.
This week we chat with Nashville D.I.Y. garage rocker Jamie aka Microwave Mountain.
Nashville by way of Utah, Jamie Timm created Microwave Mountain to stick it to the man and make his own tunes.
Nehiyawak takes the top spot by storm with their new EP 'Starlight.'
Coming into the new year hot with tons of brand new tracks—most from albums that aren't even out yet. You're welcome.
The punk rock mayhem got people thinking they weren’t in Kansas anymore.
Glass Slipper is a garage-punk band from NYC, where garages are actually kind of hard to come by. Less hard to come by is the band’s catchy, fuxxy, scuzzy, fun vibe. They dropped by Serious Business…
These are songs from the best interviews from 2018—they’re all awesome & everyone needs to check them out.
Those who listen to BTRtoday’s music podcast surely know we’re fans of The Duke Of Surl (aka Will Brown). Now, he’s finally graced us with a Live Studio session. Dressed in fully appropriate…
Chicago's electro-indie Grapetooth has taken BTR's first top 30 in 2019.
Dawn in the new year w/ this part two round ups of THE TOP SONGS of 2018—the only good thing to come out of last year.

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