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Today, Latola revisits some of his most favorite interviews from 2012, including conversations with Eola, Black Gum and Julian Fader (drummer for Ava Luna)
In their own words, Toronto trio Metz plays simple rock music. Yet, their tunes are actually anything but simple -- a lot of intention goes into every pounding drum beat, booming bass sound, thrashing guitar lick, and howling vocal part. In a musical landscape that sometimes seems to put a premium on quantity, equating more musicians with a more impressive sound, it's refreshing to just see three dudes put everything into some sick, huge music. Perhaps best of all, they're smart, funny, kind people, and were a joy to have in the studio. Watch as Travis tries to join the band, talks about Aerosmith, and gets a bit of background on how the guys started playing together.
Downtown? Check. Brooklyn? Check! Downtown AND Brooklyn? You want it, you got it, baby! And it's only on BTR!!
On this Monday Mix, DJ Wynn finishes listing off his favorite records of 2012. Spotlights are shined on Ava Luna and Chilly Gonzales and we'll also hear from Frankie Rose, Grimes, Joey Badass, and Danny Brown.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for winter week we take a look back at some of the best moments of the year at BTR Sports with a best-of show highlighting some of our favorite conversations of the year that is soon to be no more.
So, here we are on the homeward stretch towards ditching the holiday shackles and boy am I hungry….. for something that isn't turkey or ham (although I did just buy 3 oz of amazing jamon Iberico, but that's another story.) or stuffing or gravy. DJ Hanabi and I had ourselves a little discussion about what Asian cuisine reigns supreme (that's a total pun and stolen in jest). We battle (never start a land war in Asia!) over whether Thai, Korean, Japanese, or Chinese (Yes, Malaysian, Burmese, Indian, Indonesian and many others exist too, but it's only an hour long show, jeez!) is best. In the end, because we're both kind of not feeling 100% we decide on the best meal for our post holiday cravings. Also, we named dropped Mission Chinese Food. Yummm!!
Sunday with DJ Drew - 2012 Recap
Welcome to the December 2012 Edition of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour with DJ Moguls. This hour I'm bringing you the finest in Christmasy and Gospely bluegrass. We've got everything from The Village Singers and The Country Gentlemen to Kenny Smith and Tim O'Brien. The world is still here so get out on the slopes or over to your favorite winter activity, or just sit back and relax with a nice cup of cocoa. Oh, and don't forget to get on out there and actually see these bands, scroll down for the playlist. Enjoy!
HAYBABY - I was lucky enough to catch this band at a basement gig in a less than salubrious venue recently, and I got in touch straight away, asking them to do an OSS session. I'm glad they said yes, as they're a lot of fun, and lovely people as well. I hope that comes across. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
It's the final Saturday Show of 2012, and we're bringing you part two of our favorite new tracks from the year. Plus, we end the show with our absolute favorite song of 2012, so stay tuned to that (or, spoiler alert, look at the playlist). A happy New Year to all the listeners! And to stay up to date on BTR happenings, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Even moooooore Best of the Year 2012! Brought to you by the Rock Show and Urban Outfitters! It's only on BTR! I'm so excited!!
Happy Holidays! It's Winter Week on Breakthru, so this Friday's Sew & Tell is all about winter fashion. And this week's guest designs the perfect winter accessory that will keep you cozy *and* chic. Claudia Schulz is a Berlin-born, Vancouver-based designer, who started to experiment with making her own hats, after a lifetime spent collecting them. We should all be thankful that she did, because her creations are beautiful, sculptural, and elegant - at once basic go-to's and dramatic statement pieces. On today's show, Claudia will talk about her transition from social work to millinery, the materials and process she uses to create her designs, and the wide variety of sources she draws on for design inspiration - from Bauhaus architecture to Cape Town, South Africa. Plus, a playlist full of delightfully wintery tracks, featuring songs from Lia Ices, Miike Snow, Bon Iver, and Fleet Foxes, and a handy list of styling tips from Refinery 29 to keep your winter wardrobe in its finest sartorial shape. So settle in with your favorite scarf, and get ready for winter, Sew & Tell style!
Blending sparse acoustics and glistening synth, Brooklyn’s Snowmine make indie-rock music that evokes both the aching sentimentality and darling harmonies of Fleet Foxes, and the body moving tribal beats and electronics of Yeasayer. The five-piece — led by new-classical composer Grayson Sanders — knows how to assemble songs that are well-textured and emotional, but it’s their real knack for building upon strong pop melodies that makes their work so appealing.
TEEN. Dope Body. Conveyor. Flying Lotus. Nerve City. Father John Misty. Nerve City. White Birds. Gang Colours. Lower Dens. Peaking Lights. And so much more...
John Talabot. Frankie Rose. Slow Magic. Daphni. Wild Yaks. Black Gum. Diiv. Murals. Purity Ring. Grass Widow. TNGHT. Burial. And so much more...
BTR's Timothy Dillon gets us stoked for season three of HBO's "Game of Thrones." Plus, How Old Saint Nick keeps up with new technology.
It's the Best of 2012 on Bay Area Live! I got my favorite three sets from this year: Tartufi and Twin Steps at Rock Make Street Festival here in San Francisco, and Dahga Bloom from the Moon Block Party down in Pomona, CA. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
As the East Coast continued its recovery from Superstorm Sandy, we visited the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook which was devastated by flood waters. With many residents without power -- including those in Red Hook Houses, the largest public housing development Brooklyn -- and both big and small business forced to shut down, the Red Hook Initiative organized hundreds of volunteers to work together with FEMA and other local groups to help out the ravaged community. BTR Pulse spoke with everyone from small business owners to government officials on the scene.
This is the last Thursday mix of 2012. See ya later! Thanks for having me. Here is to 2013. May there be much positive energy that surrounds us in the coming year. Lottie@btrtoday.com 00:00 Lottie on BTR 00:30 Leave Me Out-METZ 04:02 I'm Neurotic-Terry Malts 07:12 Stranger-King Tuff 10:06 Feelings Are Meant To Be Hurt-OFF 11:12 Die Alone (Promise Me)-Lost Sounds 14:52 Heathen Child-Grinderman 19:49 B.C. Is On Fire-The Pack A.D. 23:25 Lottie on BTR 24:46 Amen-Blonds 29:05 Someday Somewhere-Jeremy Jay 30:45 Pretty Please Me-Nobunny 32:17 Hopscotch-CocoRosie 35:23 A Night And A Day-Pepe Deluxe 39:26 Feedin' Birds-Gonjasufi 41:22 Graveyard's Full-Growlers 43:27 Lottie on BTR 43:46 Hawk-Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan 46:11 Medulla Oblongata    -Buke And Gass 48:28 Oh My God-Grace Woodroofe 52:05 Some of My Friends-Raymond Byron & the White Freighter 54:03 Born With Stripes-The Donkeys 55:41 You're Too Weird-Fruit Bats 59:17 Lottie on BTR 59:54 Whitman-Richard Swift 62:33 Clattering Hooves-Jenny Wilson 67:11 Untitled 101-Peter Wolf Crier 69:22 Over the Ocean-Here We Go Magic 73:48 Leonard-Sharon Van Etten 77:34 Daydreaming-Dark Dark Dark 82:16 Someone New-Royal Baths 87:24 Lottie on BTR 88: 21 1 + 1 = ?-The Godz 90:56 Finish Grace Woodroofe photo:la.viewfinder@gmail.com Jan 02, 2012 The Moon-Perth,Australia Jan 05, 2012 The Bird-Perth, Australia Jan 09, 2012 The Moon-Perth, Australia Here We Go Magic photo: Here We Go Magic Jan 17, 2012 Le Poisson Rouge-New York,NY Sharon Van Etten photo: SVE Mar 14, 2012 McFarlin Auditorium-Dallas,TX Mar 16, 2012  Ryman Auditoirum-Nashville,TN
Today, Latola revisits some of his most favorite interviews from 2012, including conversations with Blue Hawaii, SpaceGhostPurrp and various members of the BTR staff (whilst watching a Knicks game).
It's the last God Bless Weirdmerica of 2012! We survived the Mayan Apocalypse, thank goodness, because I'm really looking forward to all of the great new weird music that is sure to come in 2013. And in the meantime, keep up with BTR by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
More best of BTR 2012 on this week's Overnight Sensation! Can you believe this year was so great? Two whole shows worth of great tunes, and it's "Only On BTR".
On November 26, 2012, TBWA/Chiat/Day hosted a launch party for photographer Rose Hartman's new book, Incomparable Women Of Style. Before the event, BreakThruTV's Lauren Hawker spoke with Rose about the book and her career, during which she has photographed a number of celebrities, models, and fashionistas -- Jacqueline Onassis, Kate Moss, Bianca Jagger, Naomi Campbell, and Lauren Hutton among them -- and been a fixture at such famed hot spots as Studio 54.
Warm up for the holidays with this salsa fueled mix featuring Celia Cruz, Orchestra Baobab, and Climaco Sarmiento
This week, Jason and Nan still have the incredible Classic Album "I'm Scared" by Jacobs Mouse; and the Album Of The Month is Dr Dog's new offering, which is sterling indeed. Oh, and there's also some other stuff, but you'll find that out.. Seriously, you will hang around and listen, right? Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
DJRePete wraps up the year with part 2 of his unofficial Best In Mix 2012, featuring artists Sharon Van Etten, Two Door Cinema Club, and Mumford & Sons. Plus, hit up info on the upcoming Savannah Stopover Festival, a show in Newtown Connecticut, and an encore content guide to the BTR site. And Balmorhea ends the program with necessary optimism via an epically lyricless track. So join DJRePete today, elebrating the art of mix, year-end edition on BTR!
This week, Iain and Jason are in fine fettle, fine form, eating fine fare, and talking fine phrases. I was tempted to spell phrases with an "f" then, hehe, which would've been pretty funny.. (I wish I'd have had the nerve now..) Anyway, I must move on. This life won't live itself without me. Will it?!? That'd be pretty weird.. Awesome idea for a movie though! Note to self: Arrange a meeting with my agent, Chas Strangler, immediately, post haste! Oh, yeah, so we're gonna play some music, and talk an' that.. Come on, whadd'ya say?... Let's radio!
Katie Dill is currently one half of the music project Mean Lady, but has also been performing and recording her own music for years. Influenced by artists that range from Ella Fitzgerald to The Beach Boys and Bob Marley, Katie has written and recorded hundreds of songs, often folky tunes played on a range of instruments such as piano, banjo, ukulele and omnichord. In this episode of BTR Live Studio, Katie shares a couple of new songs, as well as a solo version of Mean Lady’s “Far Away, played on piano, and discusses some of the inspiration behind her many songs.
Merry Christmas! Enjoy this Tuesday holiday mix on BTR!
Today, Latola revisits some of his most favorite interviews from 2012, including conversations with Tim Fite, Ethan Bassford of Ava Luna, and all four members of Conveyor
Don’t doubt Brooklyn four-piece Shark? despite their unusually punctuated name. They blend scruffy garage-rock and riotous post-punk for music that swerves from catchy lo-fi hooks to wild distorted yelping in the blink of an eye. The band — made up of Kevin Diamond (vocals/guitar), Andy Swerdlow (drums), Andy Kinsey (bass), and Chris Mulligan (guitar) — have toured relentlessly in and around New York City for years and finally, after a successful Kickstarter campaign, were able to release their first full-length album, True Waste, this past summer.
DJ Wynn continues showcasing his favorite records of 2012. This week the spotlight shines on Action Bronson and Tame Impala
Celebrating the last episode of 2012 with four new artist spotlights on Odd Us, Katie Cole, Renata Youngblood and Fleeting Heart. Also, I share a never before heard song by Keaton Simons, co-written by yours truly!
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we discuss the Newtown tragedy and the role that sports can play in these moments, break down what’s wrong with the Jets and what’s happened to Mark Sanchez, as well as talk about what made us fall in love with the sports and teams we continue to love today. To wrap it up, we take a look back at the year that is nearly finished.
A BTR Christmas Carol (encore)
Another Funk-A-Licious show for you boys & girls from the one, the only Mr Jason & his dashingly handsome sidekick, Dr Patel. This week the show is self sponsored by 'Kershaws Quality Foods'... Can They Radio It? Let Us Kick It & See!
So DJ Hanabi finally accepted that it's winter and made some oxtail stew. Show us how DJ Hanabi!
RATS AS BIG AS DOGS - I go back a long way with the various members of this band, apart from Oliver Swift, who I don't think I've ever met. He's dead to me. Hehe. Jay I met during the first week that I worked in Thetford Music, a local Mon & Pop (mainly Pop) musical instrument shop in Thetford, in the U of the K. We quickly became friends, and have been for over 20 years now, at one point being in a hardcore band called "Volunteers" together. Shannon I met when she did her highschool Work Experience at Old School Studios, when she was about 15. Reuben I met when he was in teen-garage sensations "Thee Vicars", whose early gigs I booked, and I recorded most of their back-catalogue. This band is unlike any of their previous bands, though I guess it has tiny elements of each of them. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
It's the second to last Saturday in 2012! And the Saturday before the holidays! That means we're going extra hard on the show today- we're doing our first half of all the best tracks from the year! So stay tuned for some awesome Japandroids, Veronica Falls, and King Tuff! And don't forget to check out BTR on Facebook and Twitter!
Counting down the most Rockin' holiday hits to get you in the mood for all these Rockin' upcoming holidays... It's the Rock Show, only on BTR!
Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas! Thats right people, its Christmas, its also the 21st and we're still here… I think. Sinista & Stark Note have a festive sack full of dope UK Hip Hop for you to unwrap. As we are in the final stages of the year the lads will be playing a cornucopia of the year's best songs from the year's best releases. With music from the likes of Big Dutty Deeze, Klashnekoff, Innuendo, English Frank and many many more. So wrap up warm, put the kettle on and relax to some of the freshest UK sounds.
It's First Time Week on BTR, and we're celebrating it in style with Sew & Tell's first ever knitwear designer! Carlo Volpi is an award-winning, up-and-coming young knitter whose first collection for men, titled "Lipstick Stab Wounds," is colorful, challenging, and playfully & masterfully executed. Combining pop art references with sports and comic heros, Carlo's designs recall both sculpture and graffiti, introducing punk to its newest platform: the sweater. On today's show, Carlo will talk about how he started knitting, what inspires him to create his unique designs, the genius of Missoni, and some of his upcoming projects. Plus, a subtly holiday-ish themed playlist, with tracks from Sleigh Bells, Wise Blood, Mimicking Birds, Purse Snatchers, and a brand new, beautiful, heartbreaking Christmas song from Damien Jurado. So turn up the volume, pour yourself some egg nog, and join me for a conversation with Sew & Tell's first knitwear guest!
Lost Bayou Ramblers got their musical start playing traditional Cajun music in their home state of Louisiana. Deciding that change and growth within the band was necessary led to the production of their newest album -- Mammoth Waltz -- which amps up the band and combines their traditional instrumentation and sound with recognizable rock n’ roll influences. In this episode of BTR Live Studio, Lost Bayou Ramblers share some Cajun history, new tunes and talk about the process of recording their latest album.
THEESatisfaction. Burial. Ava Luna. Flying Lotus. Menahan Street BAnd. Petite Noir. Gary War. Majical Cloudz. Baroness. Sharon Van Etten. Lil B. White Birds. And more...
Crystal Castles. Echo Lake. Dan Deacon. Four Tet. Hot Chip. Action Bronson. Kwes. Beach House. Flying Lotus. Clams Casino. Fort Romeau. Mouse On Tha Track. Battles. SpaceGhostPurrp. And more...
A new company called Z!NG Revolution decks out the WIRED store for the first time. Plus, some landmark changes in U.S drug policy.
In the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday, December 14th, a familiar debate began about the causes of the tragedy. At an interfaith vigil held two days later, President Obama pledged to use his office to make an effort to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. We asked people in New York what they thought of the President’s remarks and about what they think can be done.
Today, lots of my favorite songs from 2012. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Latola talks to DJ Patrick K about the first live music show he saw, the first show he played, and the first instrument he owned (amongst other things)
We are counting down our top favorite rock n roll hits of TONY12! Won't you please come and join us? It's only on #BTR2012YearInReviewLookBackWeek!
Zoe Boekbinder was born in Ontario, Canada and currently resides in New Orleans. She tours internationally, playing her songs with clever rhymes about love gone awry, backed by live looped vocal harmonies and electronic beats. Her next album will be a collaboration with inmates at New Folsom Prison to benefit arts in prisons. For this special episode of BTR Hear & There, Zoe is joined by her friend and tourmate, Mal Blum, for an intimate performance at Sardine, a project space in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Delights from around the world courtesy of DJ Wynn. This week's show features C.K. Mann, Beirut, El Rego, and Passy Mermans
Well, it's cold outside, but it's warm in bed, so why not let me tuck you into the Planet Beet Bed of Music, and then you can settle down with a cup of Audio Cocoa, and appreciate the soothing sounds, creeping across the airways of your mind. This week, our Album Of The Month is Phantom Family Halo & Francis Jewel' "Don't Be Afraid Of The Jungle, our Classic Album is Paul Weller's seminal "Wild Wood", and we're also featuring Subsonics' brand new LP "In The Black Spot", which is out now on Slovenly Records. Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
DJRePete’s annual tradition kicks off today, it’s the BTR Best In Mix 2012, part 1—an unofficial selection (not playing favorites) of artists that brokethru the BTR airwaves this year including alternative from Pepe Deluxé, pop from Conveyor, and a set with a beat from the likes of TheSatisfaction. Plus, tune in for info on a few festivals going down down-under. And best of all? It’s holiday music free! Escape the seasonal madness today with DJRePete on BTR!
This weeks show is presented by Iain on his own as Jason is away making holiday fun in New York! Never fear as there is still a whole pant load of great college related music to be heard with favourites old and new! Come on... Let's radio!
Citizens! is a new band on the French label, Kitsuné, comprised of five guys from London and produced by Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos. Embracing pop in all its forms and experimenting with creating a new sound, the result is infectious, with a bit of glam attitude and more than a little funk mixed into their indie pop sound. The band played some songs and sat down with Maia to talk about their video for "True Romance," and their rules for recording.
This Tuesday is packed with some of DJ Emily's favorite tunes from 2012.
It's time to start counting down the year in music friend, beginning today... But wait... Is that fresh Burial?
Dog Adrift is a new group from New York City, led by Mike Quoma and featuring members of The Unsacred Hearts, Balthrop, Alabama, Dean and Britta, and more. Musically, as Travis points out in the interview, they land somewhere in Chicago/Thrill Jockey territory, playing complex, jazz-derived instrumental songs that wind their wind through tempos, genres, and emotions. Most importantly, the band asks Travis the big question: what's the story behind that great Serious Business jingle?
DJ Wynn continues sharing his favorite albums of 2012. This week's show features Beach House, Hot Chip, Hundred Waters, and his favorite concert experience of the year with Nicolas Jaar
This episode is sort of a recap of 2012, plus some brand new music and some older stuff that I kept listening to throughout 2012. But first, what better way to kick of this holiday edition of Wiretap Music on BTR than with two Bay Area metal legends: High on Fire and Neurosis.
DJRePete gets retrospective in this year-end edition of the Backroom Blues Hour, featuring tracks that made their debut on the BTR airwaves in 2012 including Bettye LaVette, Masha Qrella, and Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens. Plus, no New Year’s plans? The Blues Hour has you covered there too; hit up info for a Bay Area New Year’s Eve concert by Sonny & The Sunsets. It’s your year-end mix in the Backroom on BTR!
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we discuss the NFL’s ruling on the Saints’ bounty case, look further into the NHL lockout, and debate and predict what the future of the sports worlds holds for us. Reminder about the BTR Photo Contest
Cheese, ancient and glorious. Let’s talk about all things cheesy.
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
MAMMAL HANDS - This week, my very attractive young friends, we have something a bit different. Last week we had the orchestral stylings of Wooden Arms, and this week it's the jazzy, almost trip-hop in places, instrumental leanings of Mammal Hands. I am not very good at putting bands into genres, so it's probably best that you ignore that, and just listen to the damn session. OK? Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
It's the list-makin time of year! Everywhere you go, you're going to see a year end list. And don't get me wrong, I love a good year end list, but here on BTR we're all about giving you what you can't get anywhere else. So instead of rehashing 2012, I'm going to actually play brand NEW music on the show today! We've got fun tracks from Parquet Courts, Dr. Dog, and Memory Tapes. And stay tuned for details on how to win an iPad Mini. Happy Saturday!
OK, here's 66 minutes of your life that you'll never get back... I'm so sorry... I can't stop crying.
The future is the ruling state for fashion - it often seems as though the industry is living 6 months ahead of everyone else. S/S 2013 came out in September, and even as we prepare to see F/W 2013 in February, many major labels are launching their pre-fall collections now. It might feel strangely out of synch to be thinking about fall of 2013 when we're barely into December 2012, but as trendsetters, possibly *the* trendsetters, fashion's earliest birds catch the consumer. But there are other respects in which fashion rushes boldly ahead, including innovations. Today's guest, Francesca Rosella, and her partner Ryan Genz are forces of invention, leading the technological revolution into fashion with their company, CuteCircuit. Together, Ryan and Francesca create what they call "wearable technology" - futuristic designs, from t shirts to red carpet gowns, that feature a slew of unique digital technology. Creating patterns with LED lights, Francesca and Ryan offer CuteCircuit customers the opportunity to do everything from make a cell phone call with the sleeve of a dress, to display tweets and iPhone photos on the front of a t shirt. Through CuteCircuit, the future has already arrived, and on today's show Francesca will talk about how she and Ryan met and began this one-of-a-kind enterprise, the architecture and production process behind their creations, and future plans for their line. Plus, I have tracks on today's playlist page from the future albums of Radar Bros., Lonesome Leash, and YACHT, as well as an epically long, epically great track off the new Sufjan Stevens Christmas album. All that and more in this hour of radio, so stick around for a glimpse into fashion's crystal ball...
Project E.A.R. (East Asian Revolution) is a musical movement of bands and acts from South East Asia with the mission of giving Asian music exposure across the globe. Originally brought together for the 2008 MTV Asia Awards, it is a collaborative project with members of groups from five countries in the region, including Ahli Fiqir from Singapore, Pop Shuvit from Malaysia, Saint Loco from Indonesia, Thaitanium and Silksounds from Thailand, and Slapshock from the Philippines. With musical influences from metal to rock and pop music, the group's sound changes from song to song and even verse to verse, as the players trade off songwriting and singing duties with ease. On their first ever trip to the US for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon, the group dropped by our studio to talk about the project and to share some of the songs written for their upcoming record during a trip to Bali earlier this year.
Mouse On Tha Track. Heems. Blue Hawaii. Toro Y Moi. Holy Other. Four Tet. Black Moon. Tame Impala. Black Gum. Antibalas. of Montreal. Panda Bear. ASPE. Earl Sweatshirt. And more...
Mouse On Tha Track. Wild Yaks. Holy Other. Flying Lotus. El Guincho. Daphni. Mystikal. Yes, Mystikal. Eliot Lipp. Suzanne Ciani. ASPE. Menahan Street Band. The Books. And more...
Environmental specialist Zoe Reich talks geothermal heating. Plus, Gabriel Weinberg of DuckDuckGo predicts the future of privacy on the net.
As 2012 comes to a close, we ask people to look back on some of the top television shows of the year and to let us know which of those they’re looking forward to following into 2013. Watch out for POTENTIAL SPOILERS, as we hear from people about HBO’s Boadwalk Empire and Game Of Thrones, AMC’s Mad Men, and Showtime’s Dexter.
December 13. Thursday the thirteenth. Lottie@btrtoday.com
recorded in: Check my post-curtain call conversation with Jennifer Abrahams (Abby) ...and Kenneth Burgin (Tim) ...of Ghost Wife Radio (which opened last night in NYC) 00:00 Dentro 00:14 Latola introduces the show 01:50 Music - Slow Magic 05:25 Latola palavers with Jennifer (Abby) and Kenneth (Tim) of Ghost Wife Radio, after the opening night show! 09:56 A Relationship With The Sublime - The Caretaker 13:32 Camaraderie At Arm's Length - The Caretaker 18:17 Latola palavers with Jennifer (Abby) and Kenneth (Tim) of Ghost Wife Radio, after the opening night show! 23:02 The Party's Crashing Us Now - of Montreal 27:59 Latola palavers with Jennifer (Abby) and Kenneth (Tim) of Ghost Wife Radio, after the opening night show! 38:02 Doubt - Giants At Large 40:49 Feeble, Pleas and Haunting - ASPE 43:46 Latola bids adieu to another Den 45:29 Lux 3 - Brian Eno 65:08 Finish ("An Empty Bliss Beyond This World" art) The Caretaker Live: no shows listed ("Lux" art) Brian Eno Live: no shows listed ("The Sunlandic Twins" art) of Montreal Live: Dec 12    at Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA Dec 13    at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA Dec 14    at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC Dec 15    at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC Mar 08    at Forsyth Park (Savannah Stopover) in Savannah, GA (Slow Magic in action - photo by Phillip Nguyen) Slow Magic Live: Dec 29 at Pyramid Rock Festival Philip Island in Melbourne, VIC, Australia Feb 01 at Pub Rock in Scottsdale, AZ ("Doubt" art) Giants At Large Live: Jan 03 at The Barbary in  Philadelphia, PA Jan 12 at St. James Place Tavern in Pittsburgh, PA
Today is December December 12!!!! What a crazy date! And you know what a crazy date means? Crazy music! That's why God Bless Weirdmerica is bringing you the latest and greatest in new weird music. And stay tuned again in two weeks, because I guarantee you we'll be doing an apocalypse show, because what better genre of music within which to explore the apocalypse, right? And don't forget to follow BTR on Facebook and Twitter, and also check out the site to learn how you can win an iPad Mini!
As an extra-special start to all my year-end festivities, I present to you, my loyal Overnight Sensation listener: My best set of the year, 2012! Enjoy!!
On November 26, 2012, TBWA/Chiat/Day hosted a launch party for photographer Rose Hartman's new book, Incomparable Women Of Style. Before the event, BreakThruTV's Lauren Hawker spoke with Rose about the book and her career, during which she has photographed a number of celebrities, models, and fashionistas -- Jacqueline Onassis, Kate Moss, Bianca Jagger, Naomi Campbell, and Lauren Hutton among them -- and been a fixture at such famed hot spots as Studio 54.
DJ Wynn wants you to have warm thoughts. So he put together a dub mix featuring Errol 'Flabba' Holt, Augustus Pablo, The Upsetters, and U-Roy
This week, our Album Of The Month is Phantom Family Halo & Francis Jewel' "Don't Be Afraid Of The Jungle, which is AWESOME, and our Classic Album is Paul Weller's seminal "Wild Wood", which you lucky people can buy from our friends at Yeproc Records. We're also featuring Subsonics' brand new LP "In The Black Spot", which is out now on Slovenly Records. Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
Spend your 12-12-12 day with BTR with DJRePete whose appropriately spinning 2 bakers-dozen of fresh tracks, including alt pop from King Tuff, VIOLENS, and Rachel Goodrich. Plus, fresh off their concert in New York and mid-tour, catch up with Of Montreal, and also hit up info on a few New Year’s Eve shows including the Falls Festival going down down-under! That’s your midweek mix on BTR!
This week, Jason plays you the best that the UK College Music "scene" has to offer. Or does he...? YOU be the judge! But keep your opinions to yourself! It isn't ALL about you y'know! Oh, and enjoy the show! Come on, whadd'ya say?... Let's radio!
BRAINSTORM is an experimental pop group from Portland, Oregon, who use memorable melodies, polyrhythmic singing, and shimmering guitar lines to build songs bound to lodge themselves in peoples’ heads. Everything the trio does is high energy, danceable, and simultaneously familiar and refreshingly new. The band chatted with Maia about how they blend their eclectic outsider music influences in an organic way, the mixtapes that brought them together, taking internet band friendships offline, and more. Bonus: bassist Dasha gets a new nickname!
Tuesday = Good Times on BTR!
Today, I celebrate Ghost Wife Radio, and then share a rough draft of an EP of remixes I've been working on
In their own words, Toronto trio Metz plays simple rock music. Yet, their tunes are actually anything but simple -- a lot of intention goes into every pounding drum beat, booming bass sound, thrashing guitar lick, and howling vocal part. In a musical landscape that sometimes seems to put a premium on quantity, equating more musicians with a more impressive sound, it's refreshing to just see three dudes put everything into some sick, huge music. Perhaps best of all, they're smart, funny, kind people, and were a joy to have in the studio. Watch as Travis tries to join the band, talks about Aerosmith, and gets a bit of background on how the guys started playing together.
DJ Wynn continues playing his favorite albums from 2012. This week he highlights Until The Quiet Comes by Flying Lotus, and the Kindred EP by Burial
On today's broadcast of The Northwest Show, we feature music from Emily Beanblossom's new band, Ruby Fray, as well as Hey Marseilles, Lake, 31 Knots, and much more!
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we discuss what makes a rivalry truly great; whether between teams or players, look at the tragic story of the Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher and ask whether watching football has become a “guilty pleasure.”
Mr Jason & Dr Patel hit you in the face once again with another hour of the finest Funk & Soul. Can they kick it? Let us radio and see..
Yeah, it's still feels too early to be talking about the holidays, but that's how Hanabi do. Anyway, I'm sure you have to plan an awesome holiday party so you'll really want to pay attention here.
Sunday's with DJ Drew on BTR
WOODEN ARMS - About time! We've been trying to book Wooden Arms for a session for months now, and due to busy schedules it took a bit of doing, but it's finally here! So, we dusted off the ol' Grand Piano, put on our orchestral hats, and this session turned out to be a real doozy. So why not settle down into your listening chair, and see what happens? Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
We've got a great contest going on the station right now! Make sure to listen carefully to find out all the details for your chance to win an iPad Mini. The holidays are coming early in more than one way on the show today, because we've also got a show filled to the brim with amazing music for your Saturday. So sit back and enjoy, and don't forget to check out BTR on Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest updates.
HEY, PUNY ROCK SHOW FANS! Are you ready for the most XXX-TREME, XXX-TRA long Rock Show set of your dumb, insignificant life? WELL?! Speak up, dammit!
Have you ever wished that scouring the internet for second-hand designer goods could be more like Polyvore and less like Ebay? Well, this week's guest is the answer to our pre-owned fashion prayers. Kelly James is the founder and CEO of Boulder, CO-based 27 Perry, a new, innovative online shopping platform for consignment goods. On today's show, Kelly will talk about her background as a buyer for corporate fashion, the uniquely personal and poetic vision (literally!) that led to 27 Perry, and some of her own criteria for shopping used wares. Plus, a set list full of the latest from bands like Dr. Dog, Bleeding Rainbow, Young Rivals, Wild Yaks, and, of course, another Sufjan Christmas track! All that, plus your search for a pair of gently-worn Jimmy Choos is over: tune in to crack the code for first-rate fashion at second-hand prices!
This West Bend, Wisconsin, duo began making music when Jacquelyn Beaupre recorded some songs and asked Donivan Berube to help finish them up. Eventually, it turned into a fully collaborative project for the two who work, live, and play together -- and boast that, between the two of them, they can play anything. There's a natural, woodsy feeling in their music, especially on recordings, thanks to their unique recording techniques and honest, optimistic approach. They stopped by the studio to share some songs and talk about giving up the flute and finding it again, not knowing what they're doing, and how the project got started.
Eola. Wild Yaks. Richard Swift. Here We Go Magic. Tame Impala. Art Tatum. Surfing. These New Puritans. Pears. Matthew E. White. Action Bronson. And more...
Wild Yaks. Blanck Mass. Friend Roulette. Toro y Moi. The Leopards. Panda Bear. Pye Corner Audio. Ty Segall and White Fence. Dead Mellotron. Hodgy Beats. Nicolas Jaar and Theatre Roosevelt. And more...
Prof. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera discusses violence and organized crime in Mexico. And later, Chaz Mannenheim gabs about the best rivalries of 2012.
The holiday season is upon us, so, this week on BTR Pulse, we speak to people about their favorite holiday traditions and how this festive time affects them. We also ask how the current state of the economy may impact and alter their usual traditions.
12/06/12. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Latola talks about music from 2012
"Overnight Sensation is truly the Greatest Gift of All!" - Dolly Parton on Overnight Sensation.
Devastation To the East Coast! Devastation to the GOP! Devastation to 80s Television Icons! But Have No Fear! Chaz Mannenheim, with all his acerbic wit and wondrous charm, is here to liven up even the heaviest of stories in this new installment of Month In Review! Watch Chaz as he speaks directly to the common man about the top stories of November 2012 while dodging his ex-wife Vera, whose thirst for the limelight Chaz must battle at every turn!
The Worldwide Hour keeps you warm with sizzlers from Adrian Quesada & Ocote Soul Sounds, Chico Mann, and Chicago Afrobeat Project
This week, our brand new Album Of The Month is Phantom Family Halo & Francis Jewel' "Don't Be Afraid Of The Jungle, which is AWESOME, and our Classic Album is Paul Weller's seminal "Wild Wood", which you lucky people can buy from our friends at Yeproc Records. Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
You midweek mix awaits with DJRepete. Tune in for a fresh mix of tracks including the Wednesday debut of The Babies and After the Rodeo. Plus, get info on DJRePete’s upcoming pseudo best of 2012 on BTR by hitting up throwbacks by Here We Go Magic, Throw Me The Statue, and One Eskimo. And find out how you can combine a concert with charity, featuring BTR artist St. Vincent and … Cindi Lauper? Yep. All that and more with DJRePete on BTR!
This week, Jason is still hawking the debut single by Norwich-ish band "Port Isla". He's also debuting a bunch of new stuff, and playing the new single by Admiral Fallow, which is out this coming week. I don't know if you can say fairer than that. "Fairer than that!". Oh, OK, smart-arse.. Come on, whadd'ya say?... Let's radio!
Originally a minimalist noise pop duo, Bleeding Rainbow (formerly Reading Rainbow) are now a 4-piece rock band, capable of a fully trippy, fuzzed-out sonic assault. The Philadelphia band wears its 90s subculture inspiration proudly on its vintage t-shirt sleeve, evoking appropriately fuzzy shades of Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Yo La Tengo, and more. The band sat down with Maia to chat about being caught stealing, how they got the crazy effects (intentional or otherwise) for a music video, and why it didn't take a lawsuit to get them to change their name.
DJ Emily's got your Tuesday mix on BTR!
Latola talks with Jake and Patrick from SimuNation about their most favorite rivalries
Though likely a reference to the classic rhyme ("Rub-a-dub-dub, Three men in a tub... the butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker..."), we like to think that Hank Baker named the Brooklyn-based Butchers & Bakers with Guns N' Roses in mind. Bringing to mind Helium and Show Your Bones-era Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the band plows through tight psych-inspired indie rock, with enough of a hint of grunge to make that flannel you're rockin' feel totally appropriate. The band sat down with Travis to talk about how the guys are constantly being punished for originally hiring a different singer, nerd out on Nuggets, and contemplate marketing the band through online dating.
DJ Wynn is using his 5 Mondays in December to share 10 albums that will remind him of 2012. Two albums a Monday, and included in the mixes will be standout singles that share the same tone. This week, Grizzly Bear's 'Shields', and Dan Deacon's 'America'
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week three of us break down some current events including Rutgers’ move to the Big 10, this year’s MLB Hall of Fame Ballot and a new dormitory for Kentucky basketball players. We also look at specialization in sport and ask when kids should focus on one sport exclusively and if the current trend of specialized positions across all sports is a good or bad thing.
And what a Thanksgiving it was? If you’re like us, we had way too much food (a good problem to have) and a short window to kill all the leftovers so it doesn’t go to rot. Then there is the boredom associated with eating stale turkey eight days in a row (they call this a first world problem). Fortunately, for you we’re here to help. This week’s show will show you how to use those leftovers more creatively.
JACK POUT & THE DIRT LEVEL - Eagle-eared listeners will already be familiar with Jack Pout's music, as he did a solo session for us not too many months back. And after a recent Old School Private Party, during the All-Star Jam, Jack, Conor, and various band members, got up and played a few of his songs. It seemed perfect timing to get his new band into the studio for the session you see/hear before you. By the way, if you do have Eagle ears, I'd love to see a photo. I mean, if they're attached to your head; not just on a plate or something.. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
Have I mentioned how much I love the new Babies album? I love it SO, SO much. The track we're playing from it on the show today is quiet and poignant and almost kind of silly, but I think it's perfect in its simplicity. And as always, don't forget to check out BTR on Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest updates.
It's quite the throwback set on this week's show... a throwback set the likes of which you may have never heard before. I hope that is OK with you! because for me, it's definitely OK, in fact it's something I like to encourage!
The fashion industry is built from a hundred individual specialties: manufacturers of trim, buttons, and fabric; designers of niche lines for outerwear, footwear, neckties, jeans, lingerie, swimwear; and retailers built around those same niche markets. But the latter two categories wouldn't exist without the first, so on today's show, we'll hear from Benita Singh, co-founder of a speciality textile website Source4Style. Source4Style exists as a virtual marketplace, connecting textile suppliers with designers, and ensuring responsible production and fair trade in the process. With this weekend's tragic factory fire in Bangladesh, the importance of transparency in the production chain is underscored, and Source4Style is fulfilling an essential role within the industry by offering designers the opportunity to purchase with ethical confidence. On today's show, Benita will talk about how she and her colleagues met and began Source4Style, some of their global partnerships, a few educational initiatives they offer, and some details about their selection of fabrics. Plus, I have the latest in articles and news coverage on the Bangladesh factory fire, as well as some all-too-infrequent good news from the headlines of the ethical fashion industry. And I've got a great playlist prepared, featuring two new acts from the UK, more Sufjan-style Christmas, and even a clip from comedian Tig Notaro. Another hour of style + substance coming your way, on BTR!
Modern Rivals are five friends, some of whom have been playing music together since middle school. The Brooklyn-based quintet blends carefully orchestrated guitars, keyboards, and loops with clean vocals full of "oohs" and "aahs," taking cues from the likes of Local Natives and Animal Collective, to create an atmosphere of warm, lush tones. Currently at work on their first full length album, the band sat down with Maia to talk about growing up together and the benefits of crafting longer records.
Sharon Van Etten. Diiv. Chromatics. Burial. The Magnetic Fields. Moon Duo. Beach House. Action Bronson. Portishead. Balmorhea. Grass Widow. Andy Stott. And more...
Andy Stott. Aeroplane. J Dilla. Daphni. Diiv. Nicolas Jarr and Theatre Roosevelt. S O H N. Crystal Castles. TNGHT. Ariel's Pink Grafitti. And more...
It's Specialization Week on BTR, and we're exploring highly-specialized entrepreneurs.
I've got two sets from the first ever Moon Block Party in SF: JUJU and Al Lover & The Haters. Moon Block Party is an annual street festival in Pomona, CA, and founder (and JUJU guitarist/bassist/vocalist) Phil Pirrone finally brought it on the road up to SF. Enjoy!
More than 100 vendors have set up shop at this year's Union Square Holiday Market to sell unique gifts from local businesses unavailable elsewhere. This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker speaks with shoppers and vendors about holiday gift ideas and why the market is so popular.
Last Thursday in November. Next to last day of the next to last month of 2012. Lottie@btrtoday.com
It's getting to be that recapping time of year. Latola asks Jake from SimuNation about his most favorite (and least favorite) albums, films, video games and books of 2012
Today on the show we play a few tracks from the very God Bless Weirdmerica-esque feature film, The Comedy. Plus, we start off the show with a track from Dustin Wong, Baltimore's king of fancy guitar work. Don't forget to check out BTR on Twitter and Facebook for all of the latest updates!
Check out this new episode of Overnight Sensation -- It's our LONGEST episode ever! Not 120 Minutes, but 1 Hour and 20 Minutes of pure music. The hottest new bands are all here on Overnight Sensation, and it's only on BTR!
In the second part of this two-part episode of BTR Live Studio, Japanese drummer Yuko Araki (Cornelius, the Plastic Ono Band, Cibo Matto) and guitarist Hirotaka "Shimmy" Shimizu (Cornelius, IF BY YES) share another song and a story about working with Yoko Ono.
Today's Worldwide Hour starts off slow, but the pace continuously picks up. Hear tracks from Ceu, Astor Piazzolla, and Ali Farka Toure
This week, it's our last week of featuring The Brats as our Classic Band/Album, and playing songs from Oceanographer's new LP, although we'll of course continue featuring loads of other cool stuff, all from under the blankets in the Planet Beet Bed. Lots of new stuff actually on this week's show so tuck in! Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
DJRePete brings you a holiday music alternative today with more from the latest Of Montreal album, BTR Discovery Artist of the Week Blonds, and a smattering of throwbacks from the BTR archive. Plus, don’t miss an addictive set with a beat from the likes of Curren$y. And just because, hit up an 80s esc-sounding dance party headlined by, well, The Dance Party. That’s your Wednesday on BTR with DJRePete!
So, it's a bitter sweet show today, AGAIN, as it's looking like Iain & Jason's cover is nearly blown. Will Inspector Dexter find out their REAL identities, or will our dream team keep him running around like a pig in a parking lot? Come on, whatd'ya say?... Let's radio!
Japanese drummer Yuko Araki is a veteran of such high profile projects as Cornelius, the Plastic Ono Band, and Cibo Matto. In MI-GU she is joined by her frequent collaborator, guitarist Hirotaka "Shimmy" Shimizu, also of Cornelius and one of their joint projects, IF BY YES. Together, the duo craft engagingly minimalist and experimental pop songs built on the interplay of Yuko’s propulsive drumming and the unique sounds generated by Shimizu's handmade effect pedals. In this interview, Cibo Matto's Yuka Honda helps out with translation as the band discusses writing songs, building pedals, and humor in music.
Enjoy this Tuesday mix with DJ Emily.
Live music recorded recently at both a Born Ruffians show and a Majical Cloudz show
The Pint-Sized Cocktail Orchestra is a jazz collective from New York City. Comprised of a group of friends who are veterans of other musical groups and backgrounds, they came together through a shared appreciation for jazz. With multi-instrumentalist Bob Parins (seen recently playing with the likes of Vetiver, Josh Mease, the Fruit Bats, etc.) at the helm, the group is clearly dedicated to classic jazz and the pursuit of a good time. Travis sat down with P.S.C.O. to discuss their style and stature, while the band explained the double entendre nature of their name.
DJ Wynn explains why he doesn't like Christmas music, but still plays holiday tunes from Sufjan Stevens and new music from Action Bronson, Clinic, and Rubblebucket
On this last episode of 2012, we feature four new artists including In Like Lions, Ghosts of Jupiter, Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents and The Shills. Also, we revisit some new Boston Scene favorites including Adam Ezra Group.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we welcome a special guest into the studio to discuss College Football and its role in the US education system, as well as American sports pride and identity.
This week, Mr Jason brings you something old (himself), something new (his haircut), something borrowed (most of his jokes), and something blue (most of his jokes), yet somehow he still manages to find time to be debonaire, dashing, and debonaire. Oh, I already said debonaire.. Hmm, what else.. Deelovely? Can he kick it? Let's Radio And See!
For the post Thanksgiving festivities we thought it might be best to do something that.... wait, what post Thanksgiving festivities? Oh, so you mean this show doesn't really correspond with anything and we're essentially just putting out an awesome show that stands on it's merits? Yes. That's what we did.
Hello this is DJ Moguls and welcome to the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour only on BreakThru Radio. Happy Thanksgiving! In the mic breaks you are hearing Adventure. I picked up the split LP Benny Boeldt did with Dan Deacon back in 2009 just this past weekend and I am certainly enjoying it. This is called Poison Diamonds by Benny's pseudonym, Adventure. Check out tracks from Joy Kills Sorrow, the Two Man Gentlemen Band, Scott Vestal and don't forget about After the Rodeo.
THE DONKEYS - Today we have for you an awesome live set from San Diego's "The Donkeys". The first half of the session is recorded with mics, and the 2nd half is direct from the mixing desk. Please forgive the transition.. This set was recorded live on location at New York's awesome Cakeshop, where we would recommend that you go, just like, generally! Great gluten free cakes there too, which is good for me, as I'm gluten free. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
Today we have two brand new tracks from local Brooklyn bands on the show: The Babies and Widowspeak. Alligator has those chord changes that tug on your heartstrings, and Ballad of the Golden Hour conjures up a slick, gorgeous atmosphere. They're the perfect songs for your Thanksgiving turkey hangover. And make sure to follow BTR on Facebook and Twitter.
I fell in love with the girl from the Rock Show / She said, "What?" and I told her that I didn't know / She's so cool something something something / Everything's better when she's around, I can't wait 'til her parents go out of town! / I Fell in love with the girl from the Rock Show! *guitar solo*
Happy Friday, and happy official start to the holiday shopping season! On today's show, I'm joined by Alice Wu of Feral Childe clothing, one of my personal favorite lines. I first interviewed Alice last August, and we spoke about her and partner Moriah's design work, the launch of their collaborative label, some of the challenges of sustainable production, and their copyright suit against Forever 21, due to the theft of one of their original print designs. Today, I get to catch up with Alice about the resolution of the law suit, their current F/W 2012 collection titled "Infinite Librarian," and some exciting changes and opportunities that have come to Feral Childe over the last year. Plus, news on some Small Business Saturday shopping opportunities, along with a playlist full of new tracks from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, The Babies, Only You, and more from the new Sufjan Stevens Christmas album. So join us in giving thanks for independent design & music, on BreakThru Radio!
Brooklyn indie folk-rock art collective Balthrop, Alabama, brings to mind the excitement and warmth of a party with all your family, friends, and neighbors in your childhood living room. Founded by Alabama-born songwriter-siblings Pascal and Lauren Balthrop, the “town” has a population somewhere around 10 at any given time, often including enough members of other notable NYC acts to make it a veritable supergroup, and always including live drawing by artist Michael Arthur. With their latest full length album, the tiny town of Balthrop gets electricity, and their familiar tales of love, dead people, and dead people in love are joined by the subjects of oil, brotherhood and death, happiness and woe.
Peaking Lights. Aphex Twin. CFCF. Art Tatum. The Caretaker. Patrick Watson. Daniel Rossen. Cass McCombs. Brian Eno. And more...
Happy Thankgiving friend, it's Thursday night. Listen to some DJ Food, Art Tatum, Oberhofer, Eola, Le Loup, Grizzly Bear, Poor Moon, Vetiver, Fats Waller, Beirut and more
More with celebrity impersonator Lisa Irion, and is it okay for journalists to call out less than PC tweets from teens?
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, BTR Pulse takes to the streets to ask people in New York what they are thankful for this year and how they will be celebrating.
Happy Thanksgiving, American friends. Give thanks. Be happy. Lottie@btrtoday.com
An in-depth conversation with the award-winning actress Jessica Polsky and the actor/playwright John Krisiukenas, who will be performing on stage together in the new play Ghost Wife Radio, which runs from Dec 11th -Dec 23rd at the Ray Arias Theater in New York City
The BTR Staff does their own version of the First Thanksgiving! OH NO!
The holidays can be a rough time for a lot of people... hope this mix helps get you through it :)
The core of Passenger Peru is the duo of Justin Stivers (formerly of The Antlers) and multi-instrumentalist Justin Gonzales. Growing out of the Stivers-led Pet Ghost Project, the duo fleshes out their live act with a drummer and keyboardist, offering a creative take on artful pop and experimental rock, eliciting comparisons to the likes of Yo La Tengo, Arcade Fire, and Animal Collective. For this episode of BTR Hear & There, we caught up with the band in a backyard in Astoria, Queens, for a unique take on their song, "Weak Numbers."
DJ Wynn mixes reggae and salsa together with tracks from U-Roy, The Gladiators, Eddie Palmieri, and Conjunto Chappotin
Today is Jason's ACTUAL Special Birthday Special, and the show couldn't be more packed full of jam if we wanted it to be. There's lots of special birthday answerphone messages from various PB regulars, and much more besides. Let's hope the show doesn't end up being a giant anticlimax... Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
DJRePete inches you closer to the holiday weekend and is thankful for great music Wednesday. Check out a music mix featuring brand new Of Montreal, Dirty Projectors, and Maia Vidal. Plus, hit up info on a pair of New Zealand shows between the holidays, including a festival for The Presets and a New Year’s Eve concert with Cut Copy. And don’t miss a few choice throwback tracks from Bad Veins, Aliens, and Bon Iver. Pass the hours until Thanksgiving with BTR and DJRePete!
This week, Jason debut's the debut single by Norwich-ish band "Port Isla". Not only that, but he then sophomores it as well! WOW! Oh, and the single's called "Sinking Ship". It has a great video, and you can download it for FREE for your very own, from www.portisla.com. DO IT! As Nike would say, if we'd ever let them get their corporate claws into us. (clue - we definitely would!). Come on, whadd'ya say?... Let's radio!
Cousins are a garage band from Halifax, Nova Scotia, that makes sweet n’ heavy, raucous pop music. Formed in 2009 by Aaron Mangle, the project's lineup fluctuates with additional members Leigh Dotey and Pat Ryan. For this session, Aaron and Leigh performed as a duo before sitting down with Maia to talk about getting over stage fright, and sharing a bit about our neighbors to the way north -- most notably that Halifax apparently has its own version of Brooklyn, just across the bridge. In the Spring of 2013, the band will release a new LP and a split EP with their band BFF Construction & Destruction.
Tuesday with DJ Emily is ready to go on BTR!
Latola talks with Jake from Simunation about Halo 4 (over 3.8 million bought a copy last week)
The Rattlesnakes are a psych-punk band from Portland, Maine, with a touch of an amiable “who cares” attitude that lends a bit of excitement to what they do. Growing from a home recording duo to a three piece to the current quintet, the group’s growing pains show through in their music in the best possible way. Aggressive garage rock and punk at the core, they manage to fit in quite a lot of weirdness alongside their tight pop melodies. The band sat down with Travis (with a noticeable lack of beer, being early on a Sunday) to talk about other Maine bands who’ve graced the studio, as well as their latest cassette tape release.
Where will we go on today's Downtown & Brooklyn? Your guess is as good as mine!
Monday's mix features new music from Talk Normal, The Luyas, Animal Collective, and Chad Valley
DJRePete’s got your VIP ticket to the Backroom with brand new funk via Cody Chesnutt, brand new rock blues with Ty Segall, and new age blues with Daphni. Plus, hit up some yet-to-be-released rock blues from Cuff The Duke, and a solo track by Laetitia Sadier---of Stereolab fame! And atop the show, don’t miss DJRePete’s metaphor for this so-called exclusive program. It’s the Blues Hour on BTR!
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we discuss the college football landscape, a huge trade in Major League Baseball, what impact the NHL lockout has had so far, talk about the never-ending hype surrounding Tim Tebow, and ask “do we believe the hype” on a number of issues.
Mission district taco episode!
SOLKO - It's not often we get to record reggae bands around here in sunny Norwich in the U of the K, so today's rather refreshing. Listen to all the warm, crunchy, analogue goodness, put on your skanking slippers, and most importantly, make sure you at some point leave the house, and go and catch Solko playing live, in a venue near you. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
This is a very COOL show for you today. We've got Tamaryn. She's cool. Laurel Halo is the current queen of cool in New York. And don't forget bands like Pop. 1280, Dam-Funk, and Talk Normal. But really, what is cool? All we care about at BTR is great music, and that's what we've got! It's not Thanksgiving yet, so escape from all your holiday preparations with this Brooklyn-y mix of all the best BTR has to offer. And don't forget to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
Last week it was all about maximalism... This week it's a more minimalist, like a coffee shoppe kinda vibe. Let me know what you think, post a comment. Let me know! Thanks, Bye!
Yes Yes!!! Welcome Back to the UK Hip Hop Show. With Sinista and Stark Note. It's colder than usual on road right now. So turn up that heating and tune into the freshest UK sounds from the likes of Lefty, Taylor Adams aka Pamflit, Big Dutty Deeze and many more. Barry Bigyun also returns and takes us to Classic Corner. Playing some heavy tracks from the UK Hip Hop vault. So put the kettle on and let Sinista and Stark Note take you on a trip through around the UK.
This week, I'm joined by the multi-talented, multicultural designer Nina Egli, creator of not one, but *two* great lines, Toujours Toi and Family Affairs. Nina started Toujours Toi in 2002 - 2003, as a charm bracelet side project for extra cash. It quickly took center stage, and her quirky, elegant combinations of charms, cast metal, sequins, and crystals captivate the imaginations of women everywhere. In 2008, Nina and her mother, Kaya, also a designer, began to work together on a line of women's clothing. Not surprisingly, their Swiss/New York cross-continental label, appropriately called Family Affairs, took off just as quickly as Nina's jewelry. Their collections are full of whimsical prints, paired with classic, vintage-inspired cuts for a look that's full of elegance and magic. On today's show, Nina will talk about how she began Toujours Toi, the stories and cinema that inspire her, and some brand new Family Affairs projects for the coming collections. Plus, music from Sufjan's Christmas epic, a Jonti re-do, and Toro Y Moi's new single - all that and more in this hour of fashion, so tune in as we keep fashion in the family on BTR!
Hailing from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, perhaps the most obvious trait of Rosco Bandana is their striking live energy. The songs are fast, the musicians are tight, and, most importantly, their blend of Americana and folk is tempered with a strong helping of Southern sweetness and a seeming desire to get a little rowdy. They are, after all, the product of teenage rebellion and its consequences, born out of principle songwriter Jason Sanford’s efforts to break out of his strict Christian upbringing and his subsequent discovery of indie rock. The band visited BTR Live Studio to play some songs and to sit down with Maia to talk a bit about how they found themselves winning the competition that landed them a record deal with Hard Rock Records.
00:00 Latola 00:45 Lifetime - S U R F I N G 04:07 So Many Details - Toro Y Moi 08:49 Cellphone - Hooray For Earth 11:00 Actium - Aphex Twin 18:36 In Two - Blue Hawaii 22:01 In Two (pt. II) - Blue Hawaii 24:44 Fixed - Ava Luna 28:11 Rabbit Habits - Man Man 31:03 Latola 32:57 La Beasta - Says She's Ms. Blat 35:30 Original Stylee - King Tubby, Prince Jammy and Scientist 39:44 Turning Still - Murals 42:39 So Nice - Thee Oh Sees 46:27 The Kiss - Trevor Jones and Randy Adelman 49:15 Rock Bottom Riser - Billy Callahan 56:08 My Sound - Squarepusher 62:25 Latola 63:39 Child of Glass - Sam Flax 68:12 Glow - Charli XCX 71:06 Big Gundown - Ennio Morricone 73:29 Mine Tonight - Dum Dum Girls 76:49 Sunbeam Show - Candy Claws 80:51 Warm Forest Floor - Candy Claws 83:59 See Thru To U (feat. Erykah Badu) - Flying Lotus 86:53 Until The Quiet Comes - Flying Lotus 89:04 DMT Song (feat. Thundercat) - Flying Lotus 90:23 The Nightcaller - Flying Lotus 93:52 Only If You Wanna - Flying Lotus 94:12 Latola 95:35 Hit the Spot - S U R F I N G 99:26 Finish ("Deep Fantasy" art) S U R F I N G Live: no shows, they working on 2nd album ("Anything In Return" art) Toro Y Moi Live: 01-16 Istanbul, Turkey - Babylon 01-18 Athens, Greece - Bios 01-19 Bucharest, Romania - Roman Arenas 01-20 Dublin, Ireland - The Button Factory 01-22 London, UK - Village Underground 01-23 Paris, France - Trabendo 01-24 Amsterdam, Netherlands - MC Theater 01-25 Berlin, Germany - Comet Club 01-26 Vienna, Austria - FM4 Festival 01-30 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom 01-31 El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls 02-01 Dallas, TX - Trees 02-02 Austin, TX - Emo's East 02-04 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's 02-05 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks 02-06 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Heaven Stage) 02-08 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle 02-09 Richmond, VA - The National 02-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club 02-11 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer 02-13 New York, NY - Webster Hall 02-15 Boston, MA - Paradise 02-16 Montreal, Quebec - Club Soda 02-17 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace 02-19 Chicago, IL - Metro 02-20 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe 02-21 Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre 02-23 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater 02-24 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge 02-26 Vancouver, British Columbia - Biltmore Cabaret 02-27 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile 02-28 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom 03-03 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre ("On A Passing Cloud" art) Murals Live: no shows planned ("End of Daze" EP) Dum Dum Girls Live: Dec 6 at Fox Theater in Oakland, CA Dec 7 at Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA Dec 8 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA Dec 9 at Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ ("Until The Quiet Comes") Flying Lotus Live: Nov 16 at The Troxy in London, UK Nov 23 at Electraglide Festival in Tokyo, Japan Nov 24 at Electraglide Festival in Osaka, Japan Dec 9 at UR1 Festival in Miami, FL Dec 12 at Trinumeral at King Plow Arts Center in Atlanta, GA
Toro Y Moi. Majical Cloudz. Erik Gundel. Mykki Blanco. Future Shuttle. Julian Lynch. Beach House. Com Truise. Father John Misty. Hot Chip. John Maus. And more...
A sneak peak at the new Wii-U gaming console and how Occupy reinvented itself in the wake of Sandy.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, BTR Pulse takes to the streets to ask people in New York what they are thankful for this year and how they will be celebrating.
Latola talks about the false hopes of self hype and plays new music from Toro Y Moi and Brian Eno
We've got three great new lady bands on the show today. Steffaloo, Talk Normal, and Tamaryn all have new albums out, and we're playing a ton of songs from them on the show today. Make sure to stay tuned and check them out. And don't forget to visit BTR on Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest updates!
G Green is coming to NYC and I couldn't be more excited! Hope you are too...
On Thursday, October 18, right in the middle of the non-stop music madness that is the CMJ Music Marathon, BreakThru Radio teamed up with music blog I Guess I’m Floating to co-promote their Floating Fest at Pianos on the Lower East Side of NYC. Follow DJ Latola as he checks out the show and gets exclusive interviews from some of the bands on the bill: Conveyor shares tips on how to keep music fun, Night Panther reveals the best way to listen to music, Levek sheds some light on the Gainesville scene, and Connor McGlynn and Nathaniel Gravely from I Guess I’m Floating discuss how they pick the bands for shows like this.
DJ Wynn has compiled a set of jams that past the 6 minute mark. It includes Jose Missamou, Konono No.1, and Bopol Mansiamina
This week, we're featuring The Brats as our Classic Band/Album, playing songs from Oceanographer's new LP, as well as featuring loads of other cool stuff, all from under the blankets in the Planet Beet Bed. I'll do what I like, cos Iain's away in Norway (you can't make this stuff up!) putting the finishing touches to his new reality TV show "It's Your Way Lorway, Or The Norway". Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
Your midweek kicks off with DJRePete and an addictive mix of alternative from Guards, softer tempo via Zoe Boekbinder, and a set with a beat featuring Main Attrakionz. And because it’s never too early to talk festivals, tune in for a highlight of McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2013 going down in March in Phoenix, AZ. And for good measure, DJRePete hits up a choice throwback set from the likes of Mitten and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. Catch it all on your BTR Wednesday!
This week, Jason debut's awesome Bury St Edmunds soup-or-group "Rats As Big As Dogs", whilst trying not to shudder at the thought of seeing a rat as big as a dog. Oh, and listen out again, cos he has another new track from Steph and Loraine Hope's new project, "Girls Least Likely To". Come on, whadd'ya say?... Let's radio!
Brooklyn indie folk-rock art collective Balthrop, Alabama, brings to mind the excitement and warmth of a party with all your family, friends, and neighbors in your childhood living room. Founded by Alabama-born songwriter-siblings Pascal and Lauren Balthrop, the “town” has a population somewhere around 10 at any given time, often including enough members of other notable NYC acts to make it a veritable supergroup, and always including live drawing by artist Michael Arthur. With their latest full length album, the tiny town of Balthrop gets electricity, and their familiar tales of love, dead people, and dead people in love are joined by the subjects of oil, brotherhood and death, happiness and woe.
Your Tuesday mix on BTR!
Check my conversation with Nathaniel & Connor of I Guess I'm Floating, recorded outside Pianos a few weeks back
Zombie Jazz outfit Father Figures began as a Brooklyn basement band like any other -- or maybe unlike any other. Instrumental jams with wild horns and trance-inducing keys, not to mention a whole host of otherworldly sounds coming from -- well, we’re sometimes not even sure where -- make this combo totally captivating.
Congratulations to President Obama for being re-elected as the POTUS. DJ Wynn has put together a celebratory set featuring Flying Lotus, Dan Deacon, Meyhem Lauren, and Ty Segall
Three music spotlights this week on some of my favorite LA-based singer/songwriters including Tom Freund, Connie Lim and Clayton Joseph Scott. Also, we crossover Jam Session artist, Willie Ames.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we compare the presidential election and politics in general to the world of sports, discuss some of the dirtiest players and moves in sports, and look at the fine line between a clean and dirty play and player.
Well, after last fortnight's storming "Foreigners Special", it remains to be seen whether or not we can keep up that kind of pace with today's show.. Am I worried? No freakin way Hose B! Cos we've got an absolutely packed full of jam show, and some stupid banter to back it up. Can We Radio It? Let Us Kick It & See!
Oh, we’ve done it now. We’ve taken the ultra-fatty plunge and started talking about cheesecake! Damn son! Dj Hanabi also gives you the gift of his favorite cheesecake recipe. What more can you ask for? Seriously what more, you ingrates!
OWL MUSEUM - Well, that was a fun night! It was another Private Party at the Studios of the Old School, and a good time was had by all, including these handsome young fellas, Owl Museum. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
Today on the show we've got a great new song from one of my favorite bands, King Tuff. Plus, we've got great hip-hop, punk, and experimental tunes, plus all the indie favorites that we know you love. Want more? Make sure to check out BTR on Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest updates.
Getting weird today, guys... Bear with me OK... Now, see usually I don't do this, but uh... Well, go ahead and give 'em a little preview of the Rock Show..
It's Grace Kelly! It's Audrey Hepburn! No, it's... you! On today's show, I talk with Leslie Tessler, the design talent and passion behind a beautiful new line of elegant capes. Inspired by her grandmother's collection of vintage capes, Leslie set out to modernize the dramatic elegance of yesterday for today's woman. Her pieces are bold, classic, and so chic they make a solid case for the indispensability of a cape in every woman's wardrobe. On the show, we'll hear from Leslie about how her love affair with the cape began, when she decided to start her line, some of the beautiful materials she uses, styling tips, and future plans for the line. Plus, music from the BTR Discovery Artist Dan Mangan, along with The War on Drugs, Mumford & Sons, San Francisco newcomers the Evil Eyes, and more. So tune in for your weekly fashion tune-up with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
The Sanctuaries are a band from New York City who formed in 2010. Merging the jangly guitars of both the 60s and 90s via classic Rickenbacker style, the quartet pumps out memorable, upbeat pop songs. Currently hard at work on the followup to their full length debut, they're keeping fans happy with an EP that includes remixes of their earlier work, as well as a unique series of "cooking with mom" music videos. Keeping things on topic, the band played some of those tunes and sat down with Maia to talk nicknames, moms, and NJ basements.
Earl Sweatshirt. Calvin Love. Ratking. Pears. Hundred Waters. Angel Haze. Open Mike Eagle. Slow Magic. John Talabot. Medina Green. Drink Up Buttercup. And more...
Murals. Four Tet. DJ Food. Daphni. Styles P. Currensy. Cliff Dweller. Port St. Willow. Andy Stott. ShowYouSuck. Conveyor. And more...
It's Dirty Week on BTR! Is one political party 'dirtier' than the other? Also, more with professional dominatrix, Mistress T.
As the East Coast continued its recovery from Superstorm Sandy, we visited the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook which was devastated by flood waters. With many residents without power -- including those in Red Hook Houses, the largest public housing development Brooklyn -- and both big and small business forced to shut down, the Red Hook Initiative organized hundreds of volunteers to work together with FEMA and other local groups to help out the ravaged community. BTR Pulse spoke with everyone from small business owners to government officials on the scene.
11/08/12. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Check my conversation with Night Panther, recorded on a Friday night outside Glasslands a few weeks back
Check out all the hottest, newest, most up-and-coming bands in the whole rock game! Only on Overnight Sensation -- The HOTTEST show on BTRtoday!
The core of Passenger Peru is the duo of Justin Stivers (formerly of The Antlers) and multi-instrumentalist Justin Gonzales. Growing out of the Stivers-led Pet Ghost Project, the duo fleshes out their live act with a drummer and keyboardist, offering a creative take on artful pop and experimental rock, eliciting comparisons to the likes of Yo La Tengo, Arcade Fire, and Animal Collective. For this episode of BTR Hear & There, we caught up with the band in a backyard in Astoria, Queens, for a unique take on their song, "Weak Numbers."
BTR hopes everyone emerged safely from the aftermath of Sandy. Relax a bit with this World mix featuring Pedro Jairo Garces, Woima Collective, and Orchestra Baobab
This week, it's the 2nd of our 2 part "New York Special", cos I'm on holiday here. So, we're featuring The Brats as our Classic Band/Album, playing songs from Oceanographer's new LP, as well as featuring loads of other cool stuff. If you want to know exactly what stuff, I suggest you shut your eyes, open wide, and trust me.. Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
Enjoy a politics-free reprieve today on your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete, who is spinning a mix of new and nostalgic. Check out yet-to-be released music from Cuff the Duke, and brand new Free Energy and Dum Dum Girls. Plus, get the latest info on the upcoming Tomorrow Never Knows Fest going down January in Chicago. And hear about how a BTR band out of Long Island is coping in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Mixed in are a few choice throwbacks, as you do. Get over your election hangover with DJRePete and BTR!
This week, Jason is drawing to the end of his Holiday in New York. He survived Hurricane Sandy, and is back to play you a bunch of new tracks by UK College based artists. Listen out especially for the two new tracks from Steph and Loraine Hope's new project, "Girls Least Likely To". Come on, whadd'ya say?... Let's radio!
Heliotropes is the musical vehicle of four Brooklyn women that hail from places as wildly divergent as West Virginia, New Jersey, and California. Begun in 2009, the band has been hard at work recording and releasing singles that showcase their fuzzed-out psych/shoegaze-inspired songs, full of dreamlike vocals and gut-pummeling riffs. Heliotropes land somewhere between Black Sabbath and Mazzy Star, which makes for a pretty perfect cocktail of musical intoxication.
DJ Emily has your Tuesday mix set on BTR!
Presenting a sidewalk conversation with Conveyor I recorded outside Pianos during CMJ (from a few weeks back)
Kurt Baker is a singer, songwriter, and rock n’ roll performer from Portland, Maine ,who has always gone by the famous saying “Have a Good Time All the Time." As the founding member of notable pop/punk outfit the Leftovers, he toured the world and grew into the living, breathing party machine that he is onstage today. Highly reminiscent of Elvis Costello and backed by the venerable KB Band, Baker breathes new life into the power pop genre with high energy guitars and well-crafted pop songwriting. The guys stopped by the studio to play some tunes and to chat with Travis about classic pop history, helping each other out, and -- most importantly -- getting girls.
BTR hopes every one is safe and up and running after Sandy. Get back into the work week with Monday's Mix featuring Action Bronson, Levek, and Destroyer
Lots of new Bay Area music folks: Thee Oh Sees, Silian Rail, Moon Duo, Social Studies, Sonny & The Sunsets, Agent Ribbons, and lots more. Enjoy!
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we talk about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City, look at some sports conspiracy theories and weigh their merit, and ask just what revelation—if any—it would take to cause fans to walk away from a game they love.
L.A. Style Tinseltown is more than just movie stars and big boobs. L.A. Is also a place to be spotted eating delicious edibles. I love going to L.A. Mostly because I allow myself to eat like a ravenous, evil wolf. I don't even know what that means exactly, but I'm pretty sure they eat what they want. I eat what I want. Anyway, these are some of my favorite places to visit.
Music from King Tubby, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Prince Jammy, The RBC, Black Moon, Flying Lotus, Scientist, Tame Impala, Dub Trio, Le Loup, Dubconscious, TEEN, Dirty Beaches and more
KINGS & CROWS - I heard this band on the BBC in the UK, which is almost endorsement enough in itself. I immediately hassled my glamorous assistant Conor to book them at our soonest convenience, and hence here we are, only two months later, and they're coming in your ears on this very wavelength! Hows about that! It's a really fun session, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
As I'm sure everyone either knows or has experienced first hand, this has been a pretty insane week because of Hurricane Sandy. Some people lost homes, some lost power, and some just lost their sanity from four or five straight days of staying inside. We're still feeling the effects from it here in New York and will be for a very long time. That's why on the show today we're going to play some comfort music, and some cathartic storm-themed music as well. I hope everyone is on the road to recovery and that everyone and their families are safe.
A Special **EXCLUSIVE** All Souls' Day edition of the Rock Show... It's only on BTR!
Wow, what a week! For all those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, the thoughts & hearts of all the BreakThru Radio staff are with you, and we wish you safe and swift recovery. There are a host of opportunities to help out, whether you live in the NYC area or elsewhere, and you'll find a list of resources at the bottom of today's show page. The fashion industry marched on through the storm, bringing with it a host of stories from the inspriational to the ridiculous, to the er, well, more ridiculous. And let's not forget that it was Halloween this week, too, which gave fashionistas everywhere an excuse to get even more flamboyant. Here on the station, we've been celebrating with Unsolved Mysteries week, taking this opportunity to examine some of the inexplicable, unfathomable, and downright strange phenomenon in culture, science and society. The fashion side of mystery can, in my opinion, most easily be found in vintage goods, and this week's Sew & Tell guests are the perfect example of how repurposed antiques can become updated treasures, oozing with historic mystique. Margaux and Walter Kent are a husband-and-wife team that form the creative collaboration behind Philadelphia-based Peg & Awl, a line of home, garden, and fashion accessories. Margaux and Walter's creations all borrow their lives from antique material, and to own a Peg & Awl piece is to own a rare piece of history. On today's show, Margaux and Walter will share the story of how they started Peg & Awl, where they find their unique source materials, and some of the processes they use to craft their beautiful goods. Plus, I have a sleuth-worthy playlist, with tracks from Timber Timbre, Levek, Midnight Magic and more. So invite your power-less friends over, gather around the kitchen table, light some candles, and tune in as we solve this Friday's fashion mystery...
Lost Boy? began as NY musician Davey Jones issuing forth DIY releases and free downloads with titles and artwork playing on pop culture, featuring songs that explore familiar territory -- invoking the attack of The Fall, the voice and unfiltered honesty of Daniel Johnston, the clever tunefulness of REM, the noise of Dinosaur Jr, and the bashing of early Nirvana. But, these days, Jones is joined by a full band, bringing new life to his lo-fi jams. Currently wrapping up a new album due in the Spring of 2013, the quartet has been honing their live shows and reworking some of the Lost Boy? back catalog to take advantage of a richer recorded sound that better represents the live experience. Of course, if their BTR Live Studio session is anything to go by, the live experience includes a lot of bouncing and smiling, and we wonder how they'll record that.
Talk Normal. Andy Stott. Main Attrakionz. Daphni. Sean McCann. Chad VanGaalen. Eola. Micachu. Timber Timbre. Dead Man's Bones. Budos Band. And more...
John Maus. Andy Stott. Dead Man's Bones. S U R F I N G. Peaking Lights. Lusine. White Birds. The Avalanches. The Field. Junip. And more...
We explore D.B. Cooper, man of mystery, and the origins of the legendary Toynbee Tiles.
Hurricane Sandy may have postponed the season opener of the Nets at the recently opened Barclays Center, delaying the newly Brooklyn-based team’s first match-up against the New York Knicks, but that doesn’t mean local basketball fans don’t already have opinions about the surely looming inter-Borough rivalry. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker asks people which side they’ll be taking as Brooklyn gets it’s first major sports franchise since the Dodgers left for Los Angeles.
DJ Emily is filling in for DJ Lottie on this Thursday Mix!
Happy Halloween! For this momentous holiday, an encore of BTR's warped version of Sleepy Hollow (which originally premiered on October 31st 2011)
Happy HallowEEEeeeEeeeEEEEEeeeNNN!!!!!!!!! God Bless Weirdmerica is the perfect show to listen to on Halloween, because so much New Weird America is naturally spooky. The genre revels in its own weirdness! So, we've put all of the weirdest songs on the show today in honor of the holiday. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some Halloween Spook!
"I don't wanna toot my own horn, but it's a pretty big deal!" - DJ Patrick K on Overnight Sensation
On October 25th, Force Meme Productions hosted the Fourth Annual HallowMEME Costume Party at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Celebrating online culture, the event features partygoers dressed IRL as their favorite internet memes and personalities. BreakThruTV’s Lauren Hawker spoke with Forced Meme’s Andrea Rosen and other partygoers, including the winner of the evening’s costume contest.
DJ Wynn whips up a a relaxing set to help ease the nerves after October madness. Music from Augustus Pablo, El Rego, and Seu Jorge
This month's Classic Album is still Boards Of Canada, and the Album Of The Month is still by the awesome Transept! The highlight of the show is probably the 2nd phonecall from Jason's bookie, who it turns out has a marvelous sense of rhythm. Who knew!
A spooktacularly frighting mix of awesomeness awaits—yep, we said it—with as many puns as fresh tracks. Tune in for brand new Of Montreal and Mumford & Sons. Plus check out info on the traveling Fun Festival, including this weekend’s third edition: Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX featuring the Head and the Heart. And for good measure, a set with a beat also awaits you featuring Metermaids and Lord T. That’s your Halloween mix with DJRePete on BTR!
This week, Iain and The Jayman scale the very heights of entertainment, to see if there's anything up there worth stealing. Turns out they were already at the top of their game, and just didn't realize it. Oh well, same old same old then.. Come on, whadd'ya say?... Let's radio!
Your Tuesday mix on BTR!
Listen to my conversation with David Levesque (of Levek), recorded outside Pianos on October 20th
Brooklyn’s YVETTE are Noah Kardos-Fein and Rick Daniel. Taking the primal, ritualistic rawness and physicality from the New York no wave and post-punk scene, they push it towards the noisy, the industrial, and the all-out-abrasive. More than just piercing assaults, however, the duo’s songs are impressive displays of structure, craft, and intent that, while perhaps weird and jarring for some, are ultimately catchy tunes that move you -- as Travis says, “It hurts so good.” In this episode of Serious Business on BTR, the band sweated it out and then sat down to talk about how they write songs, taking time off when you need it, and being anti-shuffling.
DJ Wynn shares his CMJ 2012 experience and hands out awards to Hundred Waters, Metz, Merchandise, and Blue Hawaii
The Northwest Show breezes into town once every six weeks, so when it arrives, it arrives with FURY. Today's show begins with brand new music from Fleet Foxes' side project - Poor Moon - from Seattle, WA. (Encore show)
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we talk about the tradition of dressing up both for attending and playing sports, discuss the news that the New York Islanders are bound for Brooklyn and break down NYC as a sports town.
This week, Mr Jason is flying solo, but is kept company by some of the best new and old funk & soul tracks that he can find. There's some proto-rap, some middle-eastern sinspired afro-jazz-funk, and various other stuff to seal the deal. Can he kick it? Let's Radio And See!
As they say in the business, “there's nothing like bad food to make you want to....” ok, wait, there's not really a saying like that, and also, what business? Anyway, we thought it would be in our listeners best interest to sort of open ourselves up a bit, become vulnerable and real by letting them see that our palates, although sophisticated and refined are still susceptible to yucky food disguised as delicious yum-yums.
Sunday's With DJ Drew on BTR
Welcome to the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. Plenty of new tracks for tasting today. Not to mention GMBH debuts from I Draw Slow, The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Della Mae and Robert Hale. Plus a brand new album from Town Mountain: Leave the Bottle. In case you didn't get the news, Killington, VT was open for skiing last weekend. I can still see the snow on the mountains every time I wake up in the morning. Get used to it, Winter is here!
ASK LYDIA - I first saw this band play at B2 in Norwich, and so when Conor (my glamorous assistant) suggested booking them for a session I was more than in agreement. I spot bits of Postcard infuence, like Orange Juice, which can only be a good thing. Go and see them, if you're in our neck of the woods, OK? Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
Have you heard about the exciting new photo contest BTR is hosting for Discovery Week? All you have to do is take a photo of something you've discovered recently (maybe a great new band from the Saturday show?) and send it in for a chance to be on the BTR photo blog! Cool, right? And as always, we've got a ton of awesome music for you on the show today, so make sure to stay tuned!
"We're gonna rock around the Rock Show tonight / We're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'till broad daylight / We're gonna rock around the Rock Show tonight!!" -- Bill Haley and the Comments
TGIFashion! Sew & Tell is here to boost your weekend style sophistication factor, and this week's guests are just the pair to take on the task! Peter Buer and Phoebe Sung started Cold Picnic, a collaborative line of accessories, in 2010. Over the course of just 2 short years, they've released multiple collections of bold, sculptural designs that draw inspiration from 1970's crafts, ancient art and textiles, and Native American culture. From chunky rings to woven necklaces, animal pendants to etched leather, these two have brought a chic anthropological vibe to their Brooklyn storefront, A Thousand Picnics. On today's show, Peter and Phoebe will talk about how a bibliophilic road trip ultimately became a business, some of the unique crafts and materials they use, and a few new projects in the works. Plus, a disquieting playlist assembled just for the Halloween season, with some of the spookiest tracks from recent weeks including artists like Dum Dum Girls, Mumford & Sons, WIN WIN, King Tuff and more. So tune in & prepare for some frighteningly fashionable radio on BTR!
Teeny Lieberson was playing in the indie-psych band Here We Go Magic when a break from the group led to the writing of a batch of songs that formed the groundwork for what would become TEEN. Joined by two of her sisters and a friend, the band plays eerie, swirling psych-flavored pop music with a heavy emphasis on lyrics and vocals. The quartet treated us to a stripped-down set in the studio and chatted with Maia about their history and, curiously enough, dingy Nova Scotia venues.
Andy Stott. Eola. Saul Williams. Golden Triangle. Murals. John Maus. Bix Beiderbecke. Grass Widow. Caddywhompus. Steve Hauschildt. Isle. Blue Hawaii. And more...
Blue Hawaii. Eola. Mr. Metaphor. Com Truise. VanShe. Hot Chip. Laurel Halo. Mux Mool. Flying Lotus. And more...
Taking a look at 20-something entrepreneurs in NYC and Daniel Mustard talks about his days as a homeless musician.
This month I've got a set by San Francisco's own Sunbeam Rd., plus sets by a couple bands from Austin, TX--Boyfrndz and Feuding Fathers. All three of those bands played the Milk Bar here in SF back on September 23. I've also got one song from LA's JUJU, one of my favorite bands from down in SoCal. Phil Pirrone, singer/guitarist/bassist for JUJU put on the first ever Moon Block Party SF on October 13, which is when I caught this set here at Brick & Mortar Music Hall.
Having trouble coming up with the perfect get-up for Halloween this year? This week, on BTR Pulse, we visit New York City costume shop Abracadabra -- located in the Flatiron District -- to ask employees and patrons for their thoughts on costumes, wigs, masks, makeup and props.
The 25th of October. 2012. 6 days until Halloween. 4 days until the full moon. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Check my interview with Edwin Mathis of Eola, recorded last Saturday night inside Death By Audio while Majical Cloudz were playing.
LOUD FAST AND OUTTA CONTROL!??! CAN U HANDLE IT??? DON'T THINK YA CAN, YA DUMMY!!!! IT'S OVERNIGHT SENSATION, IT'S ONLY ON BTR!
Mike Higbee is a Paris-born, New York-based singer-songwriter whose most recent album, Secret Life, was recorded at Let ‘Em In Music, a studio in Brooklyn’s burgeoning Gowanus neighborhood. The album draws its influences as much from American indie folk-rock as it does from the swaggering oom-pah style and contemplative crooning vocals of 1960s Paris. For this episode of BTR Hear & There, Higbee performs a raw, solo version of "Love Letter" against the background of the New York City skyline as seen from a Long Island City balcony.
DJ Wynn keeps a fire burning with Laba Sosseh, Amor de Dias, and Laba Sosseh
This week, it's a sort of "New York Special", cos I'm on holiday here. So, we're continuing our current Album Of The Month, which is "Verizon Shine" by NYC's very own "Rifle Recoil", and playing songs from Oceanographer's new LP, as well as featuring the best Power Pop band in existence, The Brats, and much, much more.. Oh, and during the show, I mispronounce Eddie Clendening's name. Sorry about that. I blame the flu.. Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
DJRePete’s got your midweek music fix with a fresh mix that’s sure to please. In store, info on this weekend’s Fest 11 in Gainesville, a remix by Miike Snow, and the latest from Mumford & Sons. Plus, the latest from The Raveonettes, The Soft Pack, and Niki & the Dove. And find a throwback among the mix by Dan Mangan and see what’s going down in Athens GA tonight. Your week just got awesomer with the help of your BTR Wednesday!
It's the Valentines Day Special! And to celebrate, we won't be mentioning that fact for the whole show.. It's also the continuing saga of "Find Jason A Girlfriend/Wife", and Nan pulls many faces; none of which really transfer well to the format of "radio". Come on, whatd'ya say?... Let's radio!
Originating in New Orleans and currently based half in Brooklyn and half in Providence, RI, Callers is a group with strong convictions and creative musicianship. Their latest, Reviver, is said to be "a statement on power, rhythm, beauty and language, and an exploration of inner vastness." In the process of crafting the LP, Keith Souza and Seth Manchester went from collaborating in the studio to joining the band, adding more support to the already complex songwriting and orchestrations of Sara Lucas and Ryan Seaton. Not a band beholden to any particular genre, Callers often incorporate shades of Fleetwood Mac, Dirty Projectors, and all the art rock, motown, experimental punk, and world music in between.
Fun times this Tuesday on BTR!
Check my interview with Slow Magic, recorded last Tuesday outside Pianos. Plus, some songs I recorded at CMJ 2012 from Angel Haze and Majical Cloudz
Brooklyn noise rock duo Talk Normal (aka Sarah Register and Andrya Ambro) layers a creative array of effects and feedback over jarring rhythms for a sonic experimentation that results in surprisingly tuneful songs. Travis sat down with the band to have a nice normal (note the lack of giant beers for the interview) talk about superfandom, the recording process, and multitasking during shows.
DJ Wynn digs up a Halloween mix that features Dead Man's Bones, Eternal Summers, Action Bronson, and Meyhem Lauren
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we wish Kristy a happy birthday, discuss Lance Armstrong’s being dropped by Nike and stepping down from Livestrong, and look at how mobile apps are changing the way we consume sports news and even watch sports, leading to questions about what it now means to be a fan in this modern age.
Hello Seattle! I so love seattle. I've never been anywhere in the U.S. where I seem to scream “hey, I'm totally fresh off the California boat” as much as Seattle. I suppose the douche-y Mustang convertible I rented (don't ask) wasn't helping the matter.
Once again it's time we return to Japan, our roots. The best band name of this week is mos def Hiromi's Sonicbloom. Deal with that.
Sunday's With DJ Drew on BTR
MY VISOR - This is sort-of a Return Visit for My Visor, as the did an Old School Studios session a few years ago, back when we were in a barn in the countryside. But this is their first time playing one of our famed Private Parties, and it definitely won't be their last. I've been a big fan of theirs for ages, so I'm ever so glad they played. Hopefully you'll think so too. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
It's CMJ week in New York!!! It's been a very busy CMJ for BTR. And while all of our showcases are done, we've had an amazing time, and we're going to start the show off with music from bands from all of our showcases. And that's not all the CMJ we have in store for you. The rest of the bands featured on the show today have showcases tonight! So if you're in New York, be sure to get out there and see some live music (after following BTR on Facebook and Twitter, of course)!
You can't stop THE ROCK. And neither can we. Why would you want to, anyway? What's your game, man? Leave me a comment, let me know!
People of the world!!! The UK Hip Hop Show has returned to quell your post summer blues. Sinista and Stark Note have a shed load of UK Hip Hop tracks that are fresher than an autumn morning's breeze. With brand new music from the likes of Soldja Soulz, Billy Tha Kidd, AC and many more. Also, Classic Corner is back for a second instalment and this week we feature the musical delights of Gunshot. So open your ears and let Sinista and Stark Note switch up the vibe on this autumn afternoon.
Happy Friday! So much great stuff going on this week, as we head into the homestretch of the rapidly approaching holiday season - once Halloween hits, Thanksgiving and the Holidays are just weeks away! So (lucky for you) I have two great tips on today's show to give you a jump-start on your gift lists. The first is today's guest, designer Erica Weiner. Erica started designing jewelry a few years ago, but quickly built both a and name for herself in the Brooklyn fashion scene, and a charming storefront in Nolita. Now, her original creations, reinterpreted vintage findings, and restored antique collections are sold online and in boutiques worldwide. Her designs mingle modern style with historical artifacts in a fresh context - all of Erica's pieces, whether earrings, necklaces, or rings, have a rich sense of story. On today's show, Erica will talk about her boundless passion for vintage shopping, some recent finds at a London flea market, some of her own family heirlooms, and she'll reveal why anyone who's worked in costuming is inherently employable. Plus, I have the preview of Target's upcoming collaboration line with Neiman Marcus designers, which will hit stores on Dec. 1st, and a ton of great music on the show! Today's playlist is dedicated to Maine, and to this week's BTR CMJ showcase artists. You'll hear tracks from rising stars like Kalyn Rock, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, A Severe Joy, Eternal Summers and more. So tune in as you work on your Halloween costume - Sew & Tell and BTR are here to inspire!
The Bowery Riots are a 3 piece rock n roll band who take their name from the turn of the century gang The Bowery Boys and the 1849 Astor Riot. Devoted to early rhythm & blues and British invasion rock n' roll, their self-imposed mission is to make honest, literate music that pays tribute to their city and -- perhaps more importantly -- keeps people moving.
Daphni. Port St. Willow. Miro Belle. J Dilla. Burial. Ava Luna. Evian Christ. Grimes. Pears. Grizzly Bear. Chris Cohen. Islands. Kool AD. Tame Impala. CFCF. And more...
Daphni. Caribou. Shabazz Palaces. Penrose. Fort Romeau. Laurel Halo. Ab-Soul. Fuck Buttons. And more...
It's App Week on BTR! Featured guests on today's episode include Justin Ouellette, Director of Special Projects at Tumblr. He's here to give us the scoop on a brand new app from Tumblr called Photoset, which helps you "create and share beautiful hi-res photosets on your iPhone or iPad."
Ever since Ronald Reagan asked voters to consider, “Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?,” during his 1984 campaign for reelection and they answered by returning him to the White House in a landslide, the question has been a benchmark for voters to consider every presidential election cycle. Given the shaky state of the country when President Obama took office in 2008, we decided to ask people their thoughts about this quadrennial concern as they consider whether to give him another term or turn to his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.
October 18, 2012. 10/18/12. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Check my interview with Raphaelle and Alexander of Blue Hawaii, recorded yesterday outside Pianos on the first day of CMJ 2012
Have you heard of these new bands with capitalized names, like TEEN and OMBRE? I don't know whether it's the capital letters or not, but they are weird and they are delightful. We've got both of them on Weirdmerica today, plus grate songs from favorites Swan Lake and Tickley Feather. And don't forget to check out BTR on Facebook and Twitter.
Overnight Sensation, only on BTR. Bringing you the greatest and (sometimes) latest from the BTR stacks. Stick around for Overnight Sensation, you won't regret it! (Only on BTR... Thanks!)
Wyst is a new mobile app that enables users to share cool moments, random musings, unique tidbits and interesting experiences by capturing them on a photo or text note and tagging them to a location for others to find. BreakThruTV spoke with Wyst co-founder and chief product officer Yago Amerlinck Huerta to find out more and to give the app a trial run in Madison Square and Washington Square Parks.
Listen to the world's music with DJ Wynn. This mix features Chilly Gonzales, Amadou & Mariam, and Adanowsky
This week, Iain & Jason amuse themselves by pretending that they're making a radio show that can be heard all around the world, via some magical form of communication, where people just look at screens and press buttons, and sounds somehow eminate from the general vicinity of said screen, towards their ears and minds. Pie in the sky.. Album Of The Month is "Verizon Shine" by NYC's very own "Rifle Recoil", and Classic Album is "The Execution Of All Things" by "Rilo Kiley". Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
DJRePete and your BTR Wednesday is appropriately all CMJ all the time, with a lineup exclusively of bands playing the Music Marathon going down in Manhattan and Brooklyn this week. Tune in for alternative via Alex Winston, rock with King Tuff, and chill electronica crossover tracks from the likes of Mitten. Plus, throwbacks by Free Energy, the Generationals, and Pretty & Nice. Whether you’re amid the action in New York or living vicariously, DJRePete has you covered today on BTR!
This week, Iain and Jason are both developing the flu virus. But does that stop them from being their regular entertaining and vital selves? Well, yeah, it sort of does actually.. But they'll still be playing excellent music by College-based artistes from the U of the K won't they? Yes, yes they will. That's a start! Come on, whadd'ya say?... Let's radio!
Brooklyn-based electronic/psychedelic producer Erin Rioux (pronounced ree-yoo) is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who blends organic instrumentation with custom samples and beats. More than just a dance music machine, Rioux explores the realm of audio/visual pop experimentation, drawing inspiration from the Berlin nightlife scene and his own background growing up in Detroit.
Good times this Tuesday with DJ Emily!
Latola talks about BTR Today and what BTR is doing for CMJ 2012 this week in NYC
Zombie Jazz outfit Father Figures began as a Brooklyn basement band like any other -- or maybe unlike any other. Instrumental jams with wild horns and trance-inducing keys, not to mention a whole host of otherworldly sounds coming from -- well, we’re sometimes not even sure where -- make this combo totally captivating.
DJ Wynn spins new tracks from Tame Impala, Ty Segall, and The Luyas
Hit up the Backroom this month for a preview of the blues talent playing the CMJ Music Marathon this week in New York City. Plus, DJRePete is spinning brand new blues blocs by funk specialists Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, rock blues via He's My Brother She's My Sister, and chill blues with BTR newcomer Bettye LaVette. Get your monthly dose of blues with DJRePete and the BTR Backroom Blues Hour!
Very excited to introduce you to some amazing new artists this month, including Love in Stockholm, Adam Ezra Group and Christian McNeill & Sea Monsters. The Sea Monsters have a new album coming out next month, and we’ve got a little preview of it, exclusively on the Boston Scene!
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we break down what has so far been an incredily exciting baseball post-season, speak with a BTR Intern from Kansas City about the Matt Cassell saga and take a look at some nationwide sports polls and try and predict their results.
This week, Mr Jason is flying solo, only with his Funk & Soul License to keep him company. And his legions of fans, lining the airwaves. And with his comfortable soul trousers, and funk gloves on. And with his cup of PG Tips tea. But apart from that, he's by himself. Can he kick it? Let's Radio And See!
DJ Hanabi with friend Johnny Ferguson
Sunday's with DJ Drew on BTR
ICHICUTS - This session was a lot of fun. Ichicuts are one of the most hands-on and creative duos I've ever met. They built their own studio, and they make equipment, and they make flightcases for their equipment stations, and they drive around in an Ambulance of all things. I've had a great time hanging out with Gordon and Erik, and hopefully you will too for the next 30 minutes. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
We've got a great show for you on BTR this week! Not only do we have new tracks from new albums from The Soft Pack, Bettye LaVette, and He's My Brother She's My Sister, but we've got favorite songs from your new favorite bands, like Grand Rapids and TEEN. Make sure to tune into all the other great music on BTR and also check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
Rockin' and a'rollin', rockin' and a'reelin', BTRbra Ann! It's the Rock Show, and it's exclusively on BTRtoday!
On this week's fashion feature, I'm joined by Naomi Clark and Nana Spears, two of the imaginative forces behind Brooklyn-based design and art collective Fort Makers. In addition to art pieces, installations, and furniture, Fort Makers has developed a beautiful fashion label centered around hand-painted pieces. The original designs blend fine art and fashion in strikingly unique garments, and it's no surprise that they recently finished a collaboration line for Anthropologie. On today's show, Nana and Naomi will talk about how they formed Fort Makers, Naomi's process for painting silk, some new accessory designs, and the artists and designers that inspire their work. Plus, new music from former Velvet Underground-er John Cale, as well as side-by-side releases from Dandy Warhol drummer Brent Deboer, who is out with both a new solo effort as well as the debut album from his Australian-based project Immigrant Union. And some info on the upcoming BTR CMJ showcases happening this week - we've got a ton of hot music to keep you warm as the weather cools. So tune in and stay toasty with fall fashion & music on BreakThru Radio!
Beach Day come from a surreal place they call Hollyweird, Florida (actually Hollywood, but the nickname seems to fit). The retro aesthetic of their hometown seems to have left quite an impression on the trio, whose music embodies the same sort of sunny pop as girl groups of the 50's and 60's. Capturing as much of their live vibe in the studio as possible -- both on their records and in this session -- the band proves that, though their surroundings and inspiration may seem frozen in time, their music is very much alive.
Tame Impala. Jason Lytle. Freddie Gibbs. Flying Lotus. METZ. The Luyas. Rustie. Guantanamo Baywatch. Ty Segall. Balmorhea. The Raveonettes. Slow Magic. Heaps more...
Tame Impala. Balmorhea. Freddie Gibbs. Dum Dum Girls. TEEN. SpaceGhostPurrp. Night Panther. Ty Segall. Flying Lotus. Jason Lytle. And more, it's Thursday night...
It's Poll Week on BTR! Featured guests on today's episode of Third Eye Weekly include co-founder and Executive Vice President of Edison Research, Joe Lenski. According to its website, Edison Research has provided major news organizations, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN and The Associated Press, with exit poll information since 2003. Today, Mr. Lenski talks about the upcoming presidential elections and the exit polling Edison Research is working on in Georgia. And later, Doug Schwartz, director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, joins us to discuss polling methodology. Plus, he updates us on the surveys Quinnipiac has been conducting as of late!
Ever since Ronald Reagan asked voters to consider, “Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?,” during his 1984 campaign for reelection and they answered by returning him to the White House in a landslide, the question has been a benchmark for voters to consider every presidential election cycle. Given the shaky state of the country when President Obama took office in 2008, we decided to ask people their thoughts about this quadrennial concern as they consider whether to give him another term or turn to his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.
Today is Ten Eleven Twelve. Once in a lifetime. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Latola talks about the haps on BTR Today. Then he talks about the new Tame Impala album, Lonerism, and shares a new remix he made out of samples from it.
Overnight Sensation, only on BTR. Bringing you the greatest and (sometimes) latest from the BTR stacks. Stick around for Overnight Sensation, you won't regret it! (Only on BTR... Thanks!)
Today's episode of Spit Take Comedy on BreakThruTV features Reid Faylor, a stand-up comedian with the enthusiasm of an excited - albeit unstable - preschool teacher. In this episode, he touches on the sensitive subjects of dramatic pauses, love, and war.
Ride along with the Worldwide Hour and hear tracks from Orquestra Reve, Lee Scratch Perry, and Johnny Pacheco
This week, Iain & Jason eat snacks, talk rubbish, and play records by bands they like, and in Iain's case, don't like. What's changed eh listener? Well, they amuse themselves, and that's a start. The new Album Of The Month is "Verizon Shine" by NYC's very own "Rifle Recoil". Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
Midweek on BTR and an exclusively fresh mix awaits! Tune in for the BTR debut of the band Leda, dreamy electronica via the latest from Tycho, and brand new Niki & the Dove. Plus, don’t miss info on a Bay-area festival going down this weekend on an island named after a literary masterpiece. And for good measure, the latest from The Soft Pack and a throwback by The Like. It’s all today, your BTR Wednesday, with DJRePete!
This week, Iain and Jason are in fine fettle, fine form, eating fine fare, and talking fine phrases. I was tempted to spell phrases with an "f" then, hehe, which would've been pretty funny.. (I wish I'd have had the nerve now..) Anyway, I must move on. This life won't live itself without me. Will it?!? That'd be pretty weird.. Awesome idea for a movie though! Note to self: Arrange a meeting with my agent, Chas Strangler, immediately, post haste! Oh, yeah, so we're gonna play some music, and talk an' that.. Come on, whadd'ya say?... Let's radio!
Beat Radio is the perpetually-evolving project of Bellmore, Long Island’s Brian Sendrowitz, who’s been crafting hazy, literate, heartfelt pop songs under the name since 2005. In its current form as a duo (joined by a second Brian on drums), the band has been working on a fourth full-length album, Hard Times, Go!, with the additional help of a network of friends and collaborators. Inspired by nostalgia for an innocence that may or may not have ever been (mixtapes, sitcoms, pure pop music) and driven by a strong DIY ethic, the LP is an expansive, adventurous concept record that makes good on its promise to find a space that falls comfortably between Sendrowitz’s musical heroes: Bruce Springsteen and Robyn. Even BTR Live Studio’s host, Maia Macdonald, gets in on the fun, joining the band for a duet on vocals for the song “Stars Collided In Our Hearts” for this special session.
Your Tuesday mix is stacked!
Latola talks about the haps on BTR Today. Then, a conversation with DJ Wynn (recorded Saturday night on Graham Avenue in Bushwick) touching upon music, the Frajil Movie Project and Nicolas Jaar.
When Dinosaur Feathers stopped in for their session with Travis they graced us with that they call “The Trio.” The three songs, normally played back to back at live shows with no breaks, exemplify sort of power-packed performance the band presents at any of their live shows and they, unsurprisingly, nailed it all in one take, as presented here.
What's new in Downtown & Brooklyn? Well, you'll just have to 'tune in' to find out... ;)
A scene inspired by Chilly Gonzales, Grizzly details, and new music by the science friendly Helio Sequence
This week we delve deep beneath the surface, coursing through the criminally under-explored arteries of the least estimated stuff we could find.
DJ Hanabi's The Cooking Show 2.0 - Burger Issues
HEART OF A DOG - It's a welcome return visit from Norwich's Heart Of A Dog this week. They return with some new songs, and we hope you have a relaxing time listening to their session. It was of course recorded to analogue tape, the way God would've intended, if she'd still be alive (R.I.P). So, put on your blue suede slippers, and settle down in your favourite armchair in preparation. Oh, by the way, their song "Fall Guy" isn't a cover of the Lee Majors TV themetune, unfortunately. Still, give 'em a chance, eh? Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
It is officially October, officially sweater weather. Sweater weather is my favorite kind of weather, and walking around enjoying the fall weather is one of my favorite ways to listen to music. Take this Saturday's show on the road with you wherever you go! Make sure you check out BTR on Facebook and Twitter, too!
BEWARE! Of Falling Rock! Only on the Rock Show, Only on Breakthru Radio!
You might know where your organic cotton shirt was made, or have seen construction on your locally-produced jeans... but what about your shoes? In the increasing market of sustainable fashion, footwear seems a step or two behind. But this week's guest, Nick Meyer, will tell us how he and his two co-founders are changing the industry for the better with their new line of fair trade hand-made shoes, Nisolo. Working with four shoemakers in Northern Peru, the members of Nisolo have developed a line of beautiful leather shoes for men and women, in a range of classic, elegantly versatile styles and colors. On today's show, Nick will talk about how they first discovered a hot-spot of Peruvian shoemakers, some of the ways in which the Nisolo business model benefits Trujillo's shoe industry and community, the progress they've made in just one year of business, and hopes for future expansion. Plus, tracks from hot-off-the-press Mumford & Sons, Sun Airway, and Murder By Death, as well as music from Beacon, Active Child and more. Join us for a Friday of feel-good fashion, here on BreakThru Radio!
Lee Bains III And The Glory Fires learned to construct music in the churches of their childhoods, then learned to destroy it in the punk clubs of their subsequent youths. With strong influences running the gamut from country and roots to punk and power pop, this distinctly Southern, soulful, inspired music is a force to be reckoned with. Pulled together by Bains as he returned to his home of Birmingham after a stint in Tuscaloosa institution the Dexateens, The Glory Fires match the passionate frontman with intense urgency and musical prowess. Their debut album (and titular single, featured here), was inspired by the mishearing of a line from an old hymn - as "There is a balm in Gilead," became a bomb, ready to blow up any minute.
Flying Lotus. Kent State. Teen. Pears. Levek. Erik Gundel. Caribou. Chilly Gonzales. Beach House. Pinback. No Age. Taken By Trees. Getatchew Mekurya. And more...
NEW FLYING LOTUS. Gonjasufi. Teen. Trentemoeller. Sigur Ros. Washed Out. Chad Valley. Nicolas Jaar. Beach House. These New Puritans. And more...
It's Underestimated Week on BTR and this week's Third Eye Weekly episode is chuck full of underestimated music and poems. Featured guests on today's show include Joyce Boone, a 45-year-old home healthcare aide that's made quite the name for herself in the New York tri-state area arm wrestling community. And later, BTR's Mark Falanga brings us his interview with Dan Bryndle, a business development manager for VPC Fiberglass, a company scoring record profits in the advent of record cast iron manhole cover theft
After nine years of development and countless court battles, the Barclays Center opened last Friday night in downtown Brooklyn. The 19,000 seat center will be the new home of the Brooklyn Nets, but also comes with high expectations and controversies. We asked residents and passersby their thoughts on the new arena.
Hello October. Nice to see you again. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Latola talks about the haps on BTR Today. Then, he talks at length about the new Flying Lotus album. He also talks about one of the worst sounds in the world.
Can you believe it's October? I CAN! October is definitely the weirdest month of the year. I mean, if God Bless Weirdmerica music had a holiday, it would definitely be Halloween, no? It's got ghosts, and spirits, and haunting, all things that New Weird America has. So we're gearing up and we've got all of that and more on the show today! And don't forget to check out BTR on Facebook and Twitter.
What's up, losers. You guys don't know anything about music. Allow me to educate you, fools. You're Welcome. Sponsored by Urban Outfitters.
Chaz Mannenheim is out on the street, asking the people what news stories were the absolute tops in September 2012!!! Hear tales of Politicians and Parties, Savory Burgers and Secret Video, Raging Riots and Ryan Reynolds! And if that’s not enough, Chaz finds himself in quite the bind when someone from his past comes (literally) running back to him! Fun and Games on this edition of MONTH IN REVIEW!!!!!!
DJ Wynn brings you the world's music every Wednesday. This week's delivery features Mamadi Diabate, Orchestra Baobab, and Le Canon du Zaire
This week, Jason is flying solo, as Iain is busy curating The John Peel Archive's exhibiton at Norwich Arts Centre, for this years Norwich Sound & Vision and John Peel New Music Festival. So, make sure you get along to that if you can. In the meantime, satisfy your new music cravings with this completely packed full of jam show. Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
Midweek on BTR means DJRePete and a mix that’s sure to please! Tune in to the solo endeavor by a member of Stereolab, new track by The Raveonettes, and a pair of throwbacks via Lost In The Trees and Cocoon. Plus autumn festivals to highlight: Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival in North Carolina and Festaal Kruezberg in Berlin. And fun with headphones for good measure. Check in with DJRePete on BTR!
This week, Iain and Jason cliff-dive, metaphorically speaking.. First, they hang by their very fingernails over the cliff off embarrassment, whilst playing some UK College based music of the highest order. Then, watch as they leap off into the misty ether of chat. Mission successful? You be the judge.. Come on, whadd'ya say?... Let's radio!
Lightning Love are an indie pop trio from Ypsilanti, Michigan. The band began with Leah Diehl's solo demos of voice and piano, and was later fleshed out to a fuller sound with the help of her brother Aaron on drums and guitarist Ben Collins. Using simple pop structures as a basis for strong, confessional songs with a sweet, self-deprecating tone (sure, call it twee if you must) has worked well for the band, leading to extensive touring and growing national attention.
Your Tuesday mix on BTR!
Latola talks about what's happening on BTR Today, revisits an interview with Johnnie Cluney (the man who makes all that awesome art for Daytrotter) and talks Flying Lotus
Forget what you may know about Dinosaur Feathers. They've evolved from solo bedroom pop project to dance party karaoke machine, and -- most recently -- hard hitting rock band. Now armed with a real live drummer, more guitar riffs, and an ever-evolving arsenal of bizarre sounds, they continue to build on their infectiously sunny melodies towards jazzy punk/pop bliss. In this episode, Travis sits down with the band to talk about hitting pedestrians with your tour van, questioning the meaning of being a musician, and sharing a moment of true harmony.
DJ Wynn talks about the new Grizzly Bear record, shares who his favorite producer of the moment is, and gushes over Chilly Gonzales
Lots of new music this week, including new artist/new album spotlights on Jenni Alpert, Josh Damigo and Servet. Also, tunes and news from one of our faves, Mike Isberto.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we discuss the return of the NFL referees and what the season may look like from here on out, talk about how and when kids should specialize in one sport as well as how children’s creativity is often sapped as they get older.
The Good Doctor Patel is back from the grave, singing "Hallelujah", in a (bedside) manner of speaking. Jason couldn't be happier to see him, and after the show is over he will pay him in kind, just like the good ol' days! There's something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue on today's show. Or is there?!? Let's Radio And See!
DJ Hanabi decided to keep it hella Oakland this week by making an appearance at the Eat Real Fest. Do you like Yucatecan food? Well DJ Hanabi does. Hanabi checked out Chaac-Mool and had some tasty eats. You know Hanabi likes tacos, so why wouldn't he eat at The Taco Guys? I don't know either, because he totally did. Dessert? Hanabi loves some dessert. Especially ice cream sandwiches and especially when they are from the Big Wheel Cookie Company. One thing is for sure, we Bay Area peeps love us some street food. It's probably because we don't have much money left over for restaurants after paying our notoriously high rents. But, that's a story for another time.
Sunday's With DJ Drew on BTR
Welcome to the green mountain bluegrass hour. Got a couple new bands for this hour: After The Rodeo and the Gallerist, plus a couple old favorites like In the Jailhouse Now by the late Harley Allen and Hogfoot by the late John Hartford. Pete seeger is also playing at least one more show for the season. I'm glad to introduce After the Rodeo straight out of the green mountains. They've got a few more shows this fall across VT and NE. I hope you summer folks are enjoying the fall while it lasts. Winter is coming. And there's going to be a ton of snow. Also, behind my mic breaks you'll find Until the Quiet Comes, the title track of the new Flying Lotus Album due out this Tuesday October 2nd.
HOST - This week, we have another live set from our recent Old School Studios Private Party. I think this one was party number 16? I'm not completely sure though, as the last 4-5 parties have passed in one long drunken haze. They've all been a lot of fun, and this latest one was no exception. Lorna, the singy, flutey girl from Host is a great showbiz buddy of mine, and it was great to get to see her doing her thing, at my studio, in front of a load of lovely people. That's sounds a bit more sinister than I meant it to sound.. Sorry about that. Basically, Lorna's awesome, and that's that! Anyway, back to the music. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
Welcome to another edition of the Saturday Show on BTR! I love autumn Saturdays, and I love new music, and luckily we have the perfect combination of those on the show today! Stay tuned for Twerps, The Soft Pack, and Callers! And don't forget to check out BTR on Facebook and Twitter.
BEWARE! Of Falling Rock! Only on the Rock Show, Only on Breakthru Radio!
For this year's first official fall broadcast of Sew & Tell, I found the perfect accessory that will help you hold onto summer a little longer, even through the dead of winter. Shana Aldrich Ready is a Maine-based designer, whose sleek, contemporary line of bracelets, The Ropes, are created from made-in-state marine ropes and hardware. If you've ever been down to the harbors and lobster docks on the coast of Maine, you'll recognize the weave of these bright, colorful pieces, and their stylishly bold appeal. On today's show, Shana will share about her experience growing up in Maine, her time designing apparel in New York, and what ultimately led her back to Maine and to The Ropes. Plus, a soul set with music from Sharon Jones and Betty LaVette, the latest from L.A.'s He's My Brother She's My Sister, and more. So stick around and get fashionably knott-y with The Ropes and BreakThru Radio!
Eric Lindley is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer with a tendency towards sparseness and experimentation in his Careful project. An unconventional use of auto-tuned vocals over indie folk sets him apart from most dudes with guitars, and sets a strangely unsettling tone for his masterfully concocted, lovely songs.
S O H N. Dirty Beaches. Micachu. Teen. Dum Dum Girls. Bob and Gene. Levek. Matthew Dear. Deerhunter. Patrick Watson. White Birds. Man Man. And more...
Erik Gundel. Levek. Thee Oh Sees. Isles. Four Tet. Nerve City. Guantanamo Baywatch. Three Trapped Tigers. GSSTOAK. Twerps. And more, so much more...
It's Child Week on BTR! In our mile-a-minute, media-saturated culture, how can kids learn to think critically about the media and news? We examine media integration in K-12 curriculums with David Cooper Moore, Program Director for Powerful Voices for Kids, as well as a look into IndyKids, a progressive newspaper written for kids by kids. Later in the program, is China's one child per family policy to blame for their dwindling youth population? And how will our chief economic rivals address a predicted mass exodus of their labor force into retirement? BTR's Timothy Dillon asks sociologist and Bowdoin College professor, Nancy Riley these questions and more.
The Rock Make Street Festival has come and gone for another year. Missed it? Don't worry! Here are some of my favorite bands from this year's fest: DRMS, Rock Make founders and organizers Tartufi, and Twin Steps.
With 120 leaders in New York for The United Nations General Assembly this week, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's arrival is causing a stir. The controversial leader, who has spoken publicly about ending the state of Israel and suggested that 9/11 was an inside job, is staying at the iconic Warwick Hotel. We caught up with protesters -- including Nathan Carleton, communications director for United Against Nuclear Iran -- outside the hotel as Ahmadinejad arrived.
9/27/12 Lottie@btrtoday.com
Latola talks about what's happening on BTR Today, as well as new albums from Levek and The Soft Pack
It's the Columbus Day Special, this week, only on Overnight Sensation!! The only show on BTR for a "dude like me!"
Today's episode of Spit Take Comedy on BreakThruTV features Narinder Singh, a New York-based comedian known for taking a refreshingly honest and hilarious look at the experience of being different and marginalized. Here he addresses the problems of having sexy lips, shopping with mom, and trying to get a chicken to hug.
The Worldwide Hour is hanging on to Summer with Franco, Roitelet, and Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla
This week, not only do Iain and Jason STILL have "Album Of The Month" and "Record Label Of The Month", in the shape of Rob Marr's "Anatomy" and Norwich's very, very, VERY own label, "Gravy Records", and "Classic Album" (Henry's Dress' 10" LP), they also have some hilarious banter about websites, boobs, gossip, and all the other aspects of life that we all hold dear. Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
Your BTR Wednesday starts with DJRePete and a fresh mix featuring brand new alternative from Conveyor, alt rock with Dawns, and folk via Grizzly Bear. Plus, tune in to hear the diverse dichotomy of sounds from Divine Fits, a pair of throwbacks from Neko Case and Swedish Suicide, and check out info on the upcoming Soundland festival going down in Nashville. That’s a jam packed hour and 30 with DJRePete and your BTR Wednesday!
This week, Iain and Jason overthrow a maniacal opressor, simply with the strength of their characters, their dashing good looks, rapier wit, and £10,000,000 worth of awesome fire-power. Oh, and they also play some UK College based music whilst they're at it. Come on, whadd'ya say?... Let's radio!
Daytona are a young Brooklyn indie rock trio whose members boast backgrounds in notably boisterous acts Harlem and Wild Yaks. Think of this project as an antidote to the late night parties and wild shredding found in those bands. Through gentle melodies, Daytona produce pop jams that ably alternate between cheery or melancholy from moment to moment. The guys stopped by the studio to share some songs from their EP and to discuss the challenges of picking a band name.
00:00 DJ Emily 00:32 Maybe on Monday - Calexico 04:00 Red Balloon - Azure Ray 07:44 Here Now - Sean Bones 11:07 Nothing in Rambling - Helvetia 14:41 Open Letter - The Helio Sequence 18:55 DJ Emily 19:54 Thieves - She & Him 23:57 Temporary - White Rabbits 27:36 The Salton Sea - Divine Fits 31:54 Wandering Streets - Mike Higbee 35:25 Last Leaves of Autumn - Beth Orton 39:18 Gun-Shy - Grizzly Bear 43:41 DJ Emily 44:02 Cramm - Three Trapped Tigers 48:54 Surrounded By Cowards - Julien-K 53:18 Champion - The Chevin 57:00 Brooklyn With Your Highest Wall - Denison Witmer 60:57 Stained Glass House - Shy Hunters 64:33 My Love Won't Wait - Two Gallants 68:09 DJ Emily 68:20 The Queen of Vancouver Island - Carolyn Mark 72:33 One Last Show - Flobots 76:31 We Added It Up - My Brightest Diamond 80:33 Only For You - Heartless Bastards 85:38 DJ Emily 86:02 Deep In The Throes - Icky Blossoms 90:07 Finish official album art from The Queen of Vancouver Island Carolyn Mark LIVE!!! Sep 28 - Octoberfest  -  Vanleek Hill, ON, Canada Sep 29 - Octoberfest  - Vanleek Hill, ON, Canada official album art from Algiers Calexico LIVE!!! Sep 25  -  Grobe Freiheit 36 - Hamburg, Germany Sep 26  -  Vega -  Copenhagen, Denmark Sep 27  -  ROCKEFELLER - Oslo, Norway Sep 28  -  Berns  -  Stockholm, Sweden official album art from Sugaring Season Beth Orton LIVE!!! Oct 09  - Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI Oct 16  -  Venue  -  Vancouver, Canada Oct 22  -  House of Blues - San Diego, CA
Today, Latola talks to Jake from SimuNation about what children love most - video games (specifically, Borderlands II)
The Well-Informed play their own style of classic piano pop in its finest form. They call it "Pop Revivalism for the Record Bin Romantic." We call it catchy. The group -- featuring Serious Business on BTR MVP Brian Kantor -- stopped by for a session then sat down with Travis for a beer-fueled chat about formative years in record shops, lost weekends, and Billy Joel's drummer.
DJ Wynn spins new tracks from Animal Collective, Deerhoof, and Jens Lekman
This time around we've got music from two different compilations: 20 Sided Records' "Better Days Ahead" comp and Antenna Farm Records' "We Are All Awesome". That means you get lots of killer Bay Area music from the likes of Tartufi, The Donkeys, Papercuts, Ash Reiter, The Dead Westerns, and much much more!
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we discuss the state of both the NHL and NFL (refs) lockouts, talk about how football has changed in recent years, and the grand tradition of tailgating and all the food and ceremony that comes with it.
We had ourselves a little sit down with our homegirl Jess Nguyen of Banh Mi Love You Long Time who is totally having it large. She bikes around San Francisco delivering some the most delicious Banh Mi sandwiches ever. She's for sure living the dream. We talked about how she got started, how she settled on the most awesome name for a business ever, and her biggest influences. If you ever find yourself in San Francisco craving some delectable Vietnamese street eats then don't miss Banh Mi Love You Long Time. Don't sleep!
Sunday show from DJ Drew on BTR
BEAST WITH A GUN - Yep, it's that time again ladels & jellyspoons! It's the next in our long, distinguished line of private parties at the Studio they like to call Old of School. This week we have a storming and very drunken set from Beast With A Gun, who've been off the scene for a few years, but are back with authority. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
Happy Saturday everyone! You've come to the right place to celebrate the weekend. That's because we've got brand new Azure Ray, Sun Araw, and Grizzly Bear for you. Nothing makes a crisp fall day better than walking around with the perfect fall playlist. Also, don't forget to follow BTR on Twitter and Facebook.
Rock Show on BTR features all-new bands every week... Bands you've never even heard of! Think you can handle it? Well, then strap in and GET BUSY! We're gonna have some fuuuuun tonight, on the Rock Show, exclusively on BTR!
Whats up, whats up! The UK Hip Hop Show is in full effect ladies and gentlemen. So, like Dennis Edwards, don't look any further. Sinista and Stark Note have returned to quell your musical needs. We've got brand new music from the likes of Klashnekoff and People's Army. We will also journey to The Classic Corner For the first time and pay homage to the pioneers. So strap yourselves in and let The Cold Moon Assassins take you on a journey through UK Hip Hop!… P.S. Stark Note doesn't sniff glue and neither should you!
While the primary debate surrounding vegetarianism focuses on food, there's a world of veg & vegan friendly fashion out there as well, including... leather?! Yes, even leather products can be ethically sensitive, as this week's guest, Belinda Pasqua, proves with her line of fashion-forward handbags. Belinda launched The Sway just a couple years ago, and the line of bags and jackets, created from upcycled motorcycle accessory scraps, has gained quick popularity. Her designs blend a funky, rock-inspired edge with classic shapes and cuts, and their scrap-based status appeals to meat-eaters and vegans alike. On this week's show, Belinda will talk about how growing up in Australia shaped her passion for nature, the path that led to launching The Sway, her sourcing and production methods, and evidence of growth in the eco-fashion industry. Plus, I've got brand new Grizzly Bear in the mix for you today, along with Mike Higbee, Helio Sequence, Night Moves, Deluka and more. So grab an edamame snack, stay tuned, and get ready to learn about a gorgeous line of leather accessories that's perfect for any diet!
Vensaire, a five piece Brooklyn band, calls their own genre of music "instinctelectual - bridging the gap between the intellectual pursuit of conceptual music with the unthinking pull of the visceral." Utilizing acoustic and electronic elements, they pull sounds from the ether into a swirling sort of folk psychedelia akin to a mellower pre-pop Animal Collective, all in the context of a fascination with Japan. From their artwork to their live shows, aesthetic choices seem to be nearly as important as musical ones.
Thee Oh Sees. Orcas. Autechre. Ty Segall. White Fence. Levek. Hundred Waters. Cuckoo Chaos. Man Man. Slow Magic. Mount Kimbie. Azealia Banks. Sufjan Stevens. Grizzly Bear. Night Panther. And more...
Grizzly Bear. Four Tet. Stumbleine. Thee Oh Sees. Ombre. Night Panther. Grimes. Kwes. The Helio Sequence. Heems. Beautiful Lou. Grass Widow. And more...
It's Meat and Vegetarian Week on BTR! On today's episode of Third Eye, we look at the recent report from the Stockholm International Water Institute warning that impending water shortages could force the world's population to adopt vegetarian diets. Later, a candid conversation with vegan cookbook author, Terry Hope Romano. BTR Managing Editor Margaret Jacobi talks about Romero's long history in cooking, DIY culture, and not letting her meat-eating friends feel guilt-tripped by her presence.
iPhone fever is at an all time high with the release of the latest smartphone from Apple. Orders for the iPhone 5 topped 2 million in the first 24 hours -- more than double the amount of its predecessor, the 4S. Making up two-thirds of the company's profits, the iPhone is Apple's best selling product and has helped it to become the most valuable company in the world. This week on BTR Pulse, we visit Apple specialty store TekServe to find out more about this latest iPhone and ask people in New York about their use and thoughts on smartphones.
9/20. Tons of new music today. Can you spot the brand spanking new tracks? Lottie@btrtoday.com. 00:00 Lottie on BTR 00:57 Half Gate-Grizzly Bear 06:24 One More Time-Helio Sequence 10:03 Steady Pace-Matthew E. White 14:13 Splitter-Calexico 17:34 Little Death Shaker-Raymond Byron & the White Freighter 19:42 To All Who Say Goodnight-The Music Tapes 24:51 Lottie on BTR 26:57 Silver Age-Bob Mould 29:59 Get It Out of Your Head-Beach Day 32:19 Electric-TEEN 36:42 Hot Mess-Black Pistol Fire 40:13 My Daddy Was A RocknRoller-Jason Collett 43:30 Signs-Sean Rowe 47:53 Lottie on BTR 50:26 There's That Grin-Deerhoof 53:43 Monkey Riches-Animal Collective 60:26 Eyes Forward-Lymbyc Systym 63:40 The Gentle Roar-Niki & The Dove 67:20 Salt Days +-WIN WIN 71:02 Raise Up-Larry Graham And Graham Central Station Feat. Prince 76:37 Lottie on BTR 78:32 Say Say-Eyes Lips Eyes 82:01 Heroes-Callers 86:46 Some Dandruff On Your Shoulder-Jens Lekman 90:36 Long Slow Dance-The Fresh & Onlys 93:04 Lottie on BTR 94:52 I Can't Stand These Lonely Nights-The Inversions 98:00 Finish Grizzly Bear photo: Album Cover Sept 20, 2012 9:30 Club-Washington,DC Sept 21, 2-12 9:30 Club-Watchington,DC Sept 22, 2012 Orpheum Theater-Boston,MA Black Pistol Fire photo:Black Pistol Fire Sept 29, 2012 Grand Stafford Theatre-Bryan,TX Oct 11, 2012 La Zona Rosa-Austin,TX Eyes Lips Eyes photo: Eyes Lips Eyes Oct 3, 2012 Bootleg-Los Angels,CA Oct 4, 2012 The Griffin-San Diego, CA Oct 9, 2012 Lowbrow Palace-El Paso,TX
Latola has fun with Meat & Vegetable samples. Then he talks about Grizzly Bear and Thee Oh Sees, at length.
We have a delightfully weird Weirdmerica for you today!! We've got weird music from Bell Orchestre, Dan Deacon, and Dirty Projectors. Not to mention Deerhoof and Animal Collective! It's great living in a country with so much weird music! And make sure to tune in to all the other great programming we have for you on BTR today!
Love all these new, up-and-coming artists (our specialty here @breakthruradio)! You're welcome, Listeners! Sincerely, Overnight Sensation, LLC
Gary Vider is a New York City-based comedian whose deadpan, relatable humor has frequently made him a comedy festival finalist and seen print in the NY Times and Time Out NY. In this set, he takes on the tough issues of facing the girl version of himself, the real reason why New York is the city that never sleeps, and the secret to getting a free trip to Israel.
Keep Summer alive with Ouedraogo Mamadou, The Lone Ranger, Mohammed Rafi, and Tinariwen
This week, not only do Iain and Jason have "Album Of The Month" and "Record Label Of The Month", in the shape of Rob Marr's "Anatomy" and Norwich's very, very, VERY own label, "Gravy Records", and "Classic Album" (Henry's Dress' 10" LP), they also have an unexpected (and unwanted) visit from Jason's landlord to contend with. Don't worry, there'll also be some hilarious off-the-cuff, straight-off-the-dome adlibs, and cheeky banter. Or at least, that's what it says here.. Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
DJRePete brings you a midweek dose of alt rock via The Everymen, bluesy folk with Bill Fay, and a set with a beat from the likes of Vybz Kartel. Plus, check out a pair of remixes by Passion Pit and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. And as summer winds down, tune in for info on a trio of upcoming festivals going down in Berlin, Paraguay, and a BBQ-inspired one in the US heartland. That’s your Wednesday fix on BTR with DJRePete!
Jason won't be on next week's show, so appreciated him (me) while it/he lasts. Stuff from bands and that.. And excellent and amusing chat from the dream duo. And in exciting news, we find out that Iain's email address, lain@planetbeet.co.uk DOES work, and that unfortunately noone has ever emailed him on it. Give it a go! You might get a prize! Let's Radio!
Kris Gruen, currently based in Vermont, was born in New York City with music in his blood, thanks to his father, iconic rock photographer Bob Gruen. His first album, Lullaby School, dealt in the Bon Iver-esque territory of subdued whisper-folk, while the sophomore release, Part of it All, takes a broader, more electrified approach, largely thanks to new collaborations. Contributing musicians and friends include drummer Butch Norton (The Eels, Lucinda Williams, Rufus Wainwright), bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing, Dixie Chicks), Nashville’s Jason Goforth on lapsteel, and drummer Nick Brown from The Dig.
Calexico, Divine Fits and M. Ward are part of your Tuesday mix today on BTR!
Latola celebrates Meat and Veg Week on BTR Today, hypes the Pizza Boys, and shares his latest remix
The Two Man Gentlemen Band is comprised of a fine pair of showmen with the best of taste in all things food, beverage, and general good times. The Gents play retro music of the hot jazz and retro swing variety (which they deliver to recitals on the roots and americana circuit via minivan) that harkens back to decades past -- pre-irony and electric instruments, and full of humor and wit. Their latest LP, Two At A Time, was recorded live to monophonic analog tape, using exclusively 1940s and 50s microphones and equipment without the use of any digital effects.
DJ Wynn shares his experience with The Artist's Way and puts together a mix to write Morning Pages to featuring Dan Deacon, Mount Kimbie, Beach House, and Burial
Change of seasons got you blue? BTR’s got you covered with the BTR Backroom Blues Hour. Tune in for raw rock blues from the likes of Leopold And His Fiction as well as Lazy Poker, folk blues with Laura Veirs, and new age blues with Behavior. Plus, fresh blues tracks from Bill Fay and Sean Rowe. It’s all going down in the Backroom with DJRePete on BTR!
This broadcast of the Northwest Show features music from Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, Blue Scholars, Helio Sequence, Blitzen Trapper, and many more!
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we wrap up the US Open, discuss what Notre Dame’s move to the ACC says about the priorities of college sports, talk ESPN, and look at the state of sports journalism in general.
The Good Doctor Patel is away on his rounds, spreading miss bedside manner as thinly as time will allow. He's left Mr Jason all on his lonesome, to feed you some tasty funk & soul morsels, and hopefully this solo flight won't disappoint. Let's Radio And See!
So DJ Hanabi brings you his world famous salmon of the morning. Everyone knows you can't have a successfully Instagram ready dish right now unless it involves waffles. Well, this dish doesn't actually have waffles. It has the syrup, but it forgoes the waffles in favor of salmon. Stick with me here. It will start to make sense.
Oh man. So much Japanese food this week. And, BTW, we have the best Japanese food outside of Japan here in California. From sushi and ramen, to tonkatsu curry to a Shibuya honey box I've had it all. So, it makes perfect sense that we bring you another round of Japanese sonic treats. Actually the thread running between my dinner choices for the week and this musical outburst is pretty weak a best, but hey it's my show.
Sunday's With DJ Drew on BTR
THE PIRATONES - Hopefully, some of you will remember a session I recorded with The Rum Larkers a while back? That was the embryonic name that The Piratones went under for a few gigs, before they changed to their current moniker. Over the last 18 months the band has tightened up, added more great songs to their set, and are about to head off on their first UK Tour, so do make sure you show them your support, if they play in your neck of the woods. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
It's a back to school Saturday, which makes it all the more precious! That's why I've put together an extra special fun show for you today, with the likes of Heartless Bastards, Jay Reatard, and Jens Lekman. Plus, we have this week's Discovery Artist, Hardcoretet. And don't forget to check out BTR on Facebook and Twitter!
Beware of Falling Rock!
Remember that scarf you got in college (right after you broke up with your first big love) and still have? Or the sweater you stole from your sister in high school, and never gave back? Writer and artist Emily Spivack is a fashion historian/documentarian/anthropologist, who has been collecting personal stories and memories that are attached to the things in peoples' closets. In addition to writing the Smithsonian blog Threaded, focused on fashion history, Emily also offers two amazing blogs of her own, Sentimental Value and Worn Stories. The first is a collection of stories that Emily has found on Ebay, posted along with the item for sale, and the second is a series of first-hand narratives about favorite/meaningful garments and accessories, from a variety of artists, designers, and writers. On today's show, Emily will talk about her work for The Smithsonian, how she started to collect stories from Ebay, and why fast fashion doesn't allow for the cultivation of a meaningful closet. Plus, tons of great new music from The Raveonettes, Jason Collett, The Luyas, Conveyor, and more, and articles, favorites, and gossip from New York Fashion Week! So join us now as we get personal... in style.
Deidre -- who also performs with the groups Savoir Adore and French Horn Rebellion -- recently expanded her own project to become the band Deidre & The Dark. Like a noir-inspired New Wave film come to life, the group touches on the blues, gypsy music, surf rock, 60s a-go-go and more behind their femme fatale singer. As the group celebrates the release of their "Classic Girl/Don't Blame Me Now" 7 inch, Deidre reveals some of the concept behind the project, explains how she creates characters, and shares what it's like to grow up with an organist mom and a synth-obsessed dad.
Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Thee Oh Sees, Night Panther, Lymbyc Systym, Ape School, CocoRosie, The Avalanches, Daniel Rossen, The Orwells, Peaking Lights, Chrome Sparks and more
Music a la Four Tet, S U R F I N G, Zorch, John Maus, Thee Oh Sees, Miro Belle, Glam Shell, Lymbyc Systm, Night Manager, Ty Segall Band, Whirr, Stagnant Pools and more
A round table on HBO's The Newsroom and is the Western media accurately portraying the conflict in Syria?
The 2012 Fall campaign for the White House is officially underway after the Republican and Democratic national conventions. After high profile speeches by the candidates’ spouses and running mates, as well as Clint Eastwood, Bill Clinton and, of course, the candidates themselves -- all meant to illustrate the differences between the candidates and their parties -- we ask people in New York if they were watching and whether the conventions will influence their vote.
September 13, 2012. Music. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Latola celebrates Journalism Week on BTR Today. Also, a new interview with Farzad Houshiarnejad, one half of Night Panther (recorded at their recent show at Santo's Party House). And Thee Oh Sees have a new album out, let's explore.
One night only... it could happen to you! Dreams will come true!
Each year, the FDNY releases a calendar featuring some of the city's sexiest firefighters. Proceeds from this “Calendar of Heroes” go to the FDNY Foundation, a non-profit organization working to promote fire safety education and training for firefighters. BreakThruTV correspondent Lauren Hawker caught up with some of the public servants-turned-models and their adoring fans and significant others at a signing event in Times Square.
Hop on the Worldwide Hour and hear tracks from Gal Costa, Horace Andy, and Staff Benda Bilili
This week, Iain and Jason have a few exclusives, and both a new "Album Of The Month" and "Record Label Of The Month", in the shape of Rob Marr's "Anatomy" and Norwich's very, very, VERY own label, "Gravy Records". Don't worry, there'll also be some hilarious off-the-cuff, straight-off-the-dome adlibs, and cheeky banter. Or at least, that's what it says here.. Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
Your BTR Wednesday starts with DJRePete and fresh alt tracks from Appomattox, Beach Day, and a band called No. Plus, folk via Shannon Stephens, electronica with Tycho, and a set with a beat including KiD CuDi. Also, tune in for info on the upcoming City Limits festival in Austin. And don’t miss the details of a ‘music thing’ going down in San Diego. (It’s actually not as vague as it sounds) Check in with DJRePete Wednesday on BTR!
This week, Iain and Jason have a few exclusives, with songs old and new, from people yound and old, and new, and banter that ended up accidentally being a little wittier than it was supposed to be, because they got confused and thought that they were doing the Planet Beet show. Take advantage of their mistake while you can. Come on, whadd'ya say?... Let's radio!
Starlight Girls are a Brooklyn band specializing in downtempo pop and sultry storytelling - but not exclusively. Drawing on inspiration from the best of all your favorite musical decades (20s, 50s, 60s, 80s, etc) and genres (indie rock, french pop, surf, new wave) the Starlight Girls bring a spooky style all their own to a sort of modern day cabaret sound. Also, they make the most tasteful use of a flute this side of Jethro Tull. With a 7” collab with Xiu Xiu imminent and a debut LP due next year, it looks like we’ll be hearing much more from the group in the coming months.
Woo hoo! It's time for your Tuesday mix on BTR!
Today, Part 2 of Latola's backpacking adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park
Imagine the wildest party ever -- maybe it's on a beach or in an abandoned warehouse -- raging out of control to the tune of some blissfully inebriated, loud, hollering band. Wild Yaks are that band -- four dudes playing hard and singing their hearts out, pulling you into their own cult of fun. Taking a slightly different, more compact than a previous version of the group, this quartet wastes no time or energy in stirring up the excellent party vibes.
Parts of Spoon and Wolf Parade combine into Divine Fits, Dan Deacon conducts an orchestra that sounds like America, and Angel Haze will be heard. All of this on Monday's Mix with DJ Wynn
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we discuss the US Open and the opening of football season, chat rugby with a special guest and look at the cost of playing sports in general
Deli food and Hanabi on the Cooking Show
Sunday's With DJ Drew here on BTR
ROB MARR - My friend and co-host, Sir Iain L'Orwey, puts on a bi-weekly acoustic-ish gig night at Cinema City in Norwich, called OST, or Original Soundtrack. One of the regular musical guests there is Rob Marr, and so that is how I first got to hear Rob, and I'm very please indeed to have the chance to bring him to your ears via the medium of quality radio. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
Back to school! But there's only great music to look forward to! There were so many good releases this month, more than in any September in recent history: Animal Collective, Jens Lekman, The Fresh & Onlys, Deerhoof, oh my! And don't forget about our Discovery Artist, Flyin Fisch.
DJ Thompson guest stars on today's very special episode of The Rock Show.
Happy Fashion Week! I hope you're all enjoying a week full of beautiful new designs, debuts, and drama. In honor of this special occasion, I have a very exciting guest on the show for you today - Tara St. James is the talented designer behind the acclaimed Brooklyn-based women's wear line Study NY. A native of Montreal, Tara studied fashion at university before becoming Creative Director for the label Covet. As her concerns with sustainable and responsible production grew, Tara eventually left Covet to begin her own line in 2009. Study NY was winner of the prestigious Eco Domani grant for sustainable design in 2011, and it's easy to see why: Tara's pieces are complex, clever, rigorous, and elegant. On today's show, Tara will share about the path that led her to start Study, her work with an ancient Japanese dyeing technique, some of the biggest issues facing sustainable production today, and what's ahead for Study NY. Plus, great new music on the show from Deerhoof, Animal Collective, The Fresh & Onlys and more, so stick around and get ready to take notes... this is Fashion Week with Study NY here on Sew & Tell!
A native of Blue Point, Long Island, Travis McKeveny grew up with a wealth of great musical inspiration from the likes of Van Morrison, John Hiatt, and Jackson Browne, thanks to his guitarist/singer-songwriter father. Only two years into his own music career, Travis crafts impressive songs comprised of unadorned voice and bare acoustic guitar. Preparing for the release of his debut album, Last Year’s Leaves, he stopped by for a session of BTR Live Studio.
Whirr. Pinback. Moon King. Hundred Waters. John Maus. Dan Deacon. Swollen Members. Van She. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. CFCF. Night Panther. St. Lucia. Peaking Lights. And more...
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. Ava Luna. Night Panther. That Ghost. Pheo. Big K.R.I.T. Jens Lekman. Van She. The Inversions. The Field. Deerhoof. Woodsman. Fergus + Geronimo. Deerhoof. And more...
It’s Free Week on BTR!
September 6-13 is Fashion Week in NYC. Over the coming days, designers, models, and fashionistas from across the world will invade the Big Apple to celebrate Fashion Week. This yearly September showcase will include endless runway shows and high profile parties with designers presenting what's hot for Spring 2013 at Lincoln Center as well as other venues throughout the City. In anticipation, we asked New Yorkers about what the week-long spectacle means to them.
The 6th day of September in the year 2012. Holla. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today, Part 1 of Latola's backpacking adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park last week
Welcome to September weirdness. We're playing more off of the new Dan Deacon and Yeasayer albums on the show today, plus a new track by a band we're really loving, TEEN. Make sure to check out BTR on Facebook and Twitter for all of our latest updates!
Love all these new, up-and-coming artists (our specialty here @breakthruradio)!
Hold On To Your Pants, CHAZ MANNENHEIM Is Here To Bring You The Skinny On The Top Stories From AUGUST 2012!!!! In This Politics Heavy Installment You’ll Hear About The Dramatic Build-Up To The Republican National Convention, The Chic-fil-a Fiasco, And The Sheer Size Of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie! All Delivered With Poise And Grace By The One And Only Chaz Mannenheim! ENJOY!!!
This week's Worldwide Hour tries to extend the Summer, no matter what the calendar says! Listen to music from Franklin Boukaka, Billy Larkin, Ceu, and Antibalas
This month's Classic Album is still Boards Of Canada, and the Album Of The Month is still by the awesome Transept! The highlight of the show is probably the 2nd phonecall from Jason's bookie, who it turns out has a marvellous sense of rhythm. Who knew! Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
Marking 7 years on the BTR airwaves, tune in to DJRePete for a self-indulgent mix from artists who’ve broken thru over the past few years, including the likes of Matt & Kim, Here We Go Magic, and Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin. Also, check out info on the upcoming Do Good Festival in Springfield Missouri. Plus, consider New Zealand for your New Year’s Eve plans, as one BTR band has already lined up a show on a farm in Wharekaho Beach; sweet!
This week, messrs Iain and Jason bring you a soon-to-be classic show, featuring all your favourites (depending on who you are), some exclusives, and the debut of Iain's long-awaited theme tune. Come on, whadd'ya say?... Let's radio!
Strongly influenced by her own military family background -- including extensive traveling throughout the world -- Michaela Anne today finds herself settled in the Ditmas Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, which is quickly revealing itself to have a burgeoning music scene of its own. Leading what she calls her "not exclusively country, country band" and making a name for herself on the Americana circuit, she stopped by BTR Live Studio to play some new songs as she prepares for her next release.
90-minutes of fabulous music on BTR!
It's Labor Day. Bask. Listen to music.
Sleepies proclaim themselves as “nice kid freak punk,” a sound they’ve been perfecting since forming in 2008. The band will soon be releasing their newest album, Weird Wild World, which was funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign last year. While gearing up for their record release tour, Sleepies stopped by our studio to talk with Travis and share some of their latest songs.
Explore America with Dan Deacon, combine powers to create Ombre, and Mister Lies channels Burial
This month’s episode features an album listening party of Br1ght Pr1mate’s entire new album, “Night Animals,” out now
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we discuss some moral quandaries, take a look at the sport of biking vs. biking as transportation and see how we’re feeling about Lance a week after the fact.
Boy! And girl! Do we (I) have a show for you this week! I'll have to check the itinirararary, but I'm faaaairly sure we do. "Doctor Patel, do we have a show today". "No, the show was eaten by a monkey called "Ivan" that was estranged from his family." Oh, well, in the place of the show, here's another show.. Also new, and also featuring the soothing tones of Messrs Jason & Patel. Let's Radio And See!
I would like to get serious for a moment if I may. Drop the house lights for a minute if I may. I want to talk about the most epic Ramen shop in the whole country. It's a little Japanese import called Men Oh and they are Killing it! Their Tokushima style ramen ever. I'm thinking most peeps outside of Tokushima aren't in the know. Seriously though, the perfectly flavored and textured Tonkatsu broth, the ridiculously toothsome broth and the sliced pork belly pretty much seals the deal. With the addition of the raw egg you're over-achieving, in a good way. Yeah, this show is dedicated to Ramen and the joy it brings me.
Sunday's With DJ Drew on BTR
POPOP @ OLD SCHOOL PRIVATE PARTY #15 - Yet ANOTHER awesome party that only a select few were invited to. Jealous? Oh... Well, you bally-well SHOULD be, cos we had two whales of a time. Aside from the awesome musical acts (Popop, Mulch & Transept), there was also great DJing from Malice & Mr Jason, and then we ended up having a sort of Full Band Karaoke, where Malice would put on a record (an 80s hit), and whoever was in the room would join in on all the band instruments, and singing, all of which was running through the PA system. It was loud, rawkus, and a lorra lorra fun! Anyway, you last week heard Mulch & Transept, and this week you get to hear "POPOP" Live @ Old School Studios Private Party #15. Plus, there's a bonus session at the end from The Covert Stylist, plucked from our vaults, recorded at Monkeyboy Studio in Cambridge in 1999. Monkeyboy Studios was my pre-Old School Studios studio. Hope you enjoy it. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
It's my four year anniversary at BTR! It's hard to believe that it's already been four years of amazing music, but it's true. I'm so happy to be part of the amazing BTR family, and to celebrate I'm playing ninety minutes of today's best independent music (but then again, that's what we ALWAYS do on BTR). Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too!
They call it The Rock Show... I call it Whatever I Feel Like. You decide.
What do bicycles and fashion have to do with each other? Everything! Forget cars - biking is the fashion king of transportation, and beautiful cycle-friendly labels, designer bikes, and elegant bike style blogs have popped up left and right. For this week's show, I got to chat with designer and blogger Ann DeOtte of the new brand Iva Jean, dedicated to products that help women more easily incorporate biking into their daily routines. The line launched with its first product introduction last fall, when it released the Rain Cape. Championed by several top design websites, including Daily Candy and Cup of Jo, the Iva Jean Rain Cape is sleek, subtle, and sophisticated, designed with both street wear an cycling in mind. Join us as Ann shares about her work in marketing for design firms, her own transformation into a dedicated and determined biker, and the inspiration behind Iva Jean. Plus, new music samples from Field Report, NO, Matthew Dear, Firewater and more, for fashion Friday here on BTR!
The Aviation Orange is a Brooklyn-based quintet with significant praise and experience for a relatively young group. With dueling male-and-female vocals, the band approaches their indie synth-pop with startling musical precision, building a sound that references the past yet still sounds modern. Fresh off the July release of the digital album, However Wild, the group plans to head back into the studio this fall, and shares some of those new songs with us for the first time in this episode of BTR Live Studio.
The Orwells. Riff Raff. Fergus + Geronimo. Portishead. Mux Mool. Liars. Deep Time. DJ Food. Wild Flag. Lil B. Slow Magic. The Allah-Las. Shearwater. Ombre. Four Tet. And more...
As the sun chars the other side of the world, listen to MF Doom, Aphrodite, Slow Magic, Art Tatum, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Beaches, Beach House, Blanck Mass, DJ Food, and more...
It's Bike Week on BTR! First, we sit down with Morrigan McCarthy of Restless Collective, a two-person multimedia project that aims to explore the world, figuratively and literally, by bike. Along with her partner, Alan Winslow, McCarthy completed an 11,000-mile bike tour of the United States. And later, we head to the Motor City for an interview with Zak Pashak, a young Canadian politician and music entrepreneur that's breaking into the bike business in a big way. Despite the city's bad rap, Pashak fell in love with Detroit and opened his own bicycle manufacturing plant, Detroit Bikes.
This month we've got sets by Dana Falconberry, from Austin, TX, and Schande, hometown heroes here in SF. Dana Falconberry recently signed to Antenna Farm Records and will be putting out a new record later this year. I was stoked to catch her on tour at Hemlock Tavern here in SF, one of my favorite venues. The Schande set I'm especially excited about because it has some songs from the new Jen Schande solo album, which is the soundtrack for a short film based on Chapter 19 of Valencia, a book by local author Michele Tea. Every chapter of Valencia has been made into a book, and it has inspired some really great music. Check out the book and Valencia: The Movie(s) at RadarProductions.org
Public Displays of Affection, also known as “PDA,” can range anywhere from a simple peck on the cheek to a not so PG rated make-out session. The line between what is acceptable and what may be downright inappropriate is a matter of opinion, so BTR Pulse’s Veronica Grossman hit up Central Park to ask people their opinions.
August 30, 2012. Happy birthday, Dad. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Latola has a long conversation with Jake from SimuNation about film. Specifically, M. Night Shymalan, "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Raising Arizona." Also, talk of Beck, Halo and teddy bears. Plus apropos music.
Watch for Falling Rock... Oh wait, nevermind dudes, this is OVERNIGHT SENSATION! I should be saying, "Watch for Falling Stars!"
Renowned for its inspirational coaches, cool music, and full body workouts, SoulCycle has built a cult-like following. Founded in 2006, the revolutionary indoor cycling class has taken spinning to another level. This week on BreakThruTV, Lauren Hawker visits SoulCycle’s Tribeca studio to catch up with instructor Chad Stringfellow, aka “String,” to learn about and take part in the intense, action-packed 60 minute class.
New music from Antibalas, Ombre, and Staff Benda Bilili
This month's Classic Album is by Boards Of Canada, and the Album Of The Month is by the awesome Transept! Listen out for Transept on this week's "Live @ Old School Studios", with part of their set from most recent Private Party @ Old School Studios. This week, Iain & Jason are so inspired by Booda French, that they try their hands at doing professional rap singing. Too good to miss? You be the judge. But keep your opinions to yourself.. Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
Helping you get closer to that holiday weekend, it’s BTR with DJRePete! Today, hit up alternative from Radical Face and Dirty Projectors, as well as electronica from Wild Nothing, and folks via The Two. Plus, a trio of festivals to highlight including the Made In America Festival going down this weekend in Philadelphia. Keep it tuned to that metaphorical dial Wednesday for DJRePete and BTR!
This week, messrs Iain and Jason bring you more exclusives from the likes of Jess Wilson, Milly Hirst, and the weekly Port Isla new song of course. Oh, and don't forget to appreciate Iain & Jason's hilarious between song banter, as they won't be around forever. Come on, whadd'ya say?... Let's radio!
Having been a part of several popular bands while living in his home country of New Zealand, James Milne has years of experience when it comes to music-making and performance. Lawrence Arabia, Milne’s solo project, was born in 2006 and has been well received since, winning a 2009 APRA Silver Scroll Award -- New Zealand’s most prestigious songwriting award. The Sparrow, mainly inspired and written throughout 2010, was released this past July. While on tour, featuring stops in North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia, Lawrence Arabia stopped into our studio to share a bit about his new album.
90 minutes of great music with DJ Emily on BTR!
Latola has fun with bike samples for Bike Week. Then, after discussing the haps on BTR today, he plays a conversation he recorded with our new Discovery Artist this week, Night Panther. And apropos bike music (of course).
Turnip King, as Travis puts it, are “extremely non-old.” While the members of the Sea Cliff, NY, band might be young, they’ve obviously already learned how to rock. And despite ditching their original name, Beach Moms, the group’s sound is still blissfully reverb-laden, fuzzy, and more than a bit psychedelic. In this episode of Serious Business on BTR, we hear some of Turnip King’s new tunes and plans for their upcoming album.
Have you ever even been to Downtown & Brooklyn? If not, you're surely missing out... suckers.
DJ Wynn shares his NY moment which involved Yeasayer, and he'll get around to spinning new cuts from Heems, Staff Benda Bilili, and Superhumanoids
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we discuss the recent Lance Armstrong revelations, the Little League Sorld Series, pre-season NFL, and how the down-turned economy has affected sports.
The Cooking Show - The Street Food Fest Edition
OK thanks for joining me for the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour! Great new projects coming through from Never Too Late, Jason Ring and John Peter Williams. Check out Tony Rice, Jason Ring, Jason Barie and out on tour now. Also, there are still plenty of good shows out to see. That being said, WINTER IS COMING!
MULCH & TRANSEPT @ OLD SCHOOL PRIVATE PARTY #15 - Yet ANOTHER awesome party that only a select few were invited to. Jealous? Oh... Why not? Well, you should be, cos this one was a LOT of fun. Aside from the awesome musical acts (Popop, Mulch & Transept), there was also great DJing from Malice & Mr Jason, and then we ended up having a sort of Full Band Karaoke, where Malice would put on a record (an 80s hit), and whoever was in the room would join in on all the band instruments, and singing, all of which was running through the PA system. It was loud, rawkus, and a lorra lorra fun! Anyway, you don't get to hear that, but you do get to hear Mulch & Transept, Live @ Old School Studios Private Party #15. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
We've already had some HUGE albums this summer, but today we're playing some of the best songs that this year has produced so far. Not only do we have new Sean Rowe, who is New York's best kept secret, but we also have new Yeasayer, Darlings, Dirty Beaches, Dan Deacon, and WHY? So make sure to stay tuned through the whole show! And tune in to all of the other programming BTR has to offer today, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
The Days of Rock and Roses...
It's almost fall! And you know what that means - the return of pumpkin lattes, rosy cheeks, and classic fall fashion. Today's Sew & Tell guest puts a spin on classic style for her F/W 2012 collection - Lizz Wasserman of the L.A.-based popomomo creates women's wear pieces that are heady, sophisticated, and still playful. The former creative designer for Free People launched her own line with the desire to make changes for the sustainable, and has found no shortage of fans for her collections. Each season is inspired by icons, cultural movements, and philosophies that range from Geogia O'Keefe to the Russian Constructivists. With that level of creative approach, it's no surprise to discover that Lizz comes from a background in sociology and anthropology, and on today's show, we'll learn about how she made the leap from European squat culture to her own label, her method for developing one-of-a-kind prints, the inspiration behind her F/W 2012 pieces, and how her closet has changed as she's moved into her 30's. All that, plus a stellar playlist, including brand new Yeasayer, samples of the new collaborative projects Poor Moon and OMBRE, and a gorgeous cover of the Arcade Fire from two San Francisco-based musicians. So grab a cup of cider and get ready to take notes - fall is fashionably early on BTR!
Brooklyn duo Cultfever created a world of their own for the songs on their self-titled debut album. Drawing on elements of classic indie rock and pop, their genre-jumping style makes for a satisfying mix of dynamic story songs and unconventional soundscapes. Stopping by to chat with Maia for this episode of Live Studio, Cultfever -- performing here as a four-piece -- shares some songs and a little about the making of their moody music video for “Knewyouwell.”
Four Tet. Haleek Maul. Sigur Ros. Nerve City. At The Drive-In. Native Eloquence. White Birds. Poor Moon. Shabazz Palaces. Reggie Watts. Slam Donahue. Yeasayer. Dan Deacon. And more...
Dan Deacon. Peanut Butter Wolf. Adventure. Open Mike Eagle. Four Tet. Bill Callahan. Squarepusher. Sigur Ros. Listen to them all as the sun chars the other side of the world, tonight.
For The New Economy Week on BTR, we feature a special segment on the Rent Strike in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Later, Sam Kazman, Lead attorney for the the Competitive Enterprise, states his organization's case against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Flappers and gents of all stripes made their way to Governors Island in New York on August 18th to get their Gatsby on for Michael Arenella and the Dreamland Orchestra's 7th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. Revellers spent the day dancing, drinking, and participating in several activities including a pie-making competition. Month In Review's Chaz Mannenheim joined in on the festivities and spoke to several people about the era.
AUGUST 23, 2012. Music. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Latola talks about the most watched videos on YouTube, ever. Also, he breaks down the haps on the BTR New Economy today. Plus, words on Dan Deacon, Spider Bags, and an upcoming trip to Rocky Mountain National Park (with possible bear attacks)
On this God Bless Weirdmerica we're playing some very, very exciting new tracks. Dan Deacon and Yeasayer both have new albums out, we're playing a very New Weird America track from- surprise surprise - Dirty Beaches. And while you're here, don't forget to check out all of the other awesome programming we have for you (and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the updates).
It can happen in one night... Give me just one night!
Nha Toi is an authentic Vietnamese restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Fred Hua, the owner and head chef at Nha Toi, is known for his positive attitude and excellent homemade food. Matt Latola visited the restaurant and spoke with Fred and some of the regular customers about their experiences at Nha Toi. Featured songs: "Home Again!" and “Karina” by Menahan Street Band Official website: http://nhatoi-nyc.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nh%C3%A0-T%C3%B4i/36395404963 About BreakThruRadioTV: BreakThruRadioTV is a multi-format series presenting anything and everything from comedy and music to news and documentary. Watch more episodes of BreakThruTV on our Blip page: http://blip.tv/breakthruradiotv
Take a trip with the Worldwide Hour and hear tracks from Sugar Minott, Johnny Pacheco, and Mahmoud Ahmed
This month's Classic Album is by Boards Of Canada, and there's a new Album Of The Month by the awesome Transept! Transept played at the most recent Private Party @ Old School Studios too, so look out for the highlights of their live set soon on our sister show, "Live @ Old School Studios"! Whadaya say? Let's Radio!
Break up your week with a midweek mix from DJRePete on BTR! Tune in for info on a trio of festivals coming up. And hit up electronica crossover from Stagnant Pools, a set with a beat via The Funkoars, and a throwback alternative track from Appomattox. Plus, a fresh single from the forthcoming album by Grizzly Bear. That’s the Wednesday of BTR with DJRePete!
This week, messrs Iain and Jason bring you an exclusive preview of the new hit single by Adam Tewitt & Crystal Maths. It features professional rapping, scratching, and singing, and it shouldn't be missed. Do you best anyway.. Come on, whadd'ya say?... Let's radio!
Hailing from New Jersey, The Static Jacks are a poppy garage punk band that have been together since 2007. After the release of their first album, the group decided they needed to take a different approach to production and began recording in a converted storage unit in Jersey City. The resulting sophomore album is exactly what the band hoped to achieve -- a sound that is, according to the band, “spontaneous but polished.” The guys stopped by the studio to chat with Maia about Spray Tan and play a few songs.
90 minutes of wonderful indie music on BTR this Tuesday!
Latola talks new albums out this week from Yeasayer, Ariel Pink, Teengirl Fantasy and Four Tet
Howth (rhymes with “growth”) just might be the most likeable indie rock band in Brooklyn. Previously working as a duo, Newkirk marks the recorded debut of the full five-member group of best friends. Developed over long periods of time and great distances, their sound is a delicate cacophony, winding from subtle folk melodies to danceable pop, with enough room left over for tasteful handclaps and the occasional sax solo freakout. Howth stopped by our studio while preparing for their record release tour to talk about the album, New Jersey, and their friend Jesse Newkirk -- he’s the one on the cover.
New music from Cat Power (including a even better remix from Nicolas Jaar), Kool A.D., Lawrence Arabia, and Dirty Projectors
Hit up the Backroom today with DJRePete where he’s spinning a yet-to-be-relased track by Raymond Byron and the White Freighter from their new album due out in September. Also, tune in for info on the Bear Creek Music Festival coming up in November in Live Oak, FL. Plus rock, funk, and international blues talent await the stage. It’s the monthly BTR Backroom Blues Hour with DJRePete on BTR!
This month we’re featuring an album listening party for The Well Pennies’ new, self-titled EP out now! Also, new tunes from Josh Damigo who released his new album “Hope” just last week
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we Kory and Sam look back on the Olympics and look at some current events, followed by an interview with two twins all the way from Australia.
Boy! And girl! Do we (I) have a show for you this week! Yes. The answer is yes. Dr Patel is back,, with his healing hands, and his bedside manner. And better than that, it's his BIRTHDAY SPECIAL, all day! So, I let the good Doctor pick most of the tracks today, with a little guidance from my helpful/wandering hand.. Let's Radio And See!