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It’s the Seal Of Approval New Years Eve Special!!! To help get you in the mood for ringing in the new year, I have a set of party based songs for you. Who knows what the new year will bring! Who knows what my hangover will feel like tomorrow! It’s all very exciting, isn’t it? Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you? How will it all turn out??? Let’s do a radio and see!
Blood Red Shoes is a rock n’ roll band from Brighton, England, made up of the duo of Laura-Mary Carter on guitar and Steven Ansell on drums, with both contributing vocals. Big riffs, impossible drumming, and epic pop songs about mortality, alienation, escape, and hope, all bolstered by a fierce live show and a dry sense of humor, have grown the band’s reputation over the past few years. Here they play a few songs and chat with Maia about an encounter with the Rolling Stones, among other things.
Let’s do this. Counting down some of the best albums of 2013.
Today, an encore of my interview with the German composer Nils Frahm
Minneapolis noise band Marijuana Deathsquads is the ever-evolving, experimental project lead by Ryan Olson, (here he’s the pixelated member, and producer/writer of POLICA and GAYNGS), Isaac Gale (whose videos for Bon Iver, Polica, P.O.S., and On An On you’ve probably seen), and Stefon Alexander (P.O.S), and supported by multiple drummers and other performers contributing synths, vocals, and miscellaneous sounds to the sonic chaos. For this session, the group was in a stripped-down four piece format (they had the minimum 2 drummers and without Stef there, Isaac handled all vocal duties). Live, they’ve had as many as 7 drummers behind the twisted, effected vocals and electronics, making for a total sensory overload of percussive insanity enveloping their impossibly tight, maniacal, intricate experimental sound. From Marijuana Deathsquads’ explosive energy to its members’ work in other bands and in their hometown music and art scenes, there’s a seemingly endless supply of creative power here to love.
Happy early new year from DJ Wynn. Before things get loud, let’s bask in the lovely sounds of Angel Olsen, Nils Frahm, Julia Holter, and Charles Bradley.
Only a few more days to the New Year! On this episode of Discovery Corner, I’m going to be “looking back” at the year I had with the show. This show will coincide with “The Best Music No One Told You to Like in 2013” post I did featuring the best of the Discovery Artists of the year.
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 Holiday Week we celebrate the Holidays with a Best-of Show, recalling our favorite moments from the year that was.
Ugh! Eating! We’ve been doing it since Thanksgiving and we’re paying the price for it. Hanabi and Insane Dane readily acknowledge our doughy frames and as per usual, our New Years resolution is to get trim. We mean it this time! Please join us as some of the most out of shape individuals tell you how to get rid of those post-holiday pounds. Insane Dane’s Dish + Drink article is certainly helping. Thanks Dane!
Sunday’s With DJ Drew on BTR
Welcome to this snowy December Edition of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. I am DJ Moguls and I got a great mix of many of my favorite songs here to warm you up. Two from Vermont’s own Woodchuck’s Revenge. Grant Gordy, Joe Walsh and the Grascals are out on tour. Great learning opportunity in Ithaca NY with Grant Gordy & Joe Walsh. Check them out at the Winter Village Camp in Ithaca, NY with Darol Anger and Tony Trischka. I’ll start things off with a new favorite of mine, written and performed by Joe Walsh and Grant Gordy: A Stranger in Town.
RATS AS BIG AS DOGS – Meet my new favourite local(ish) band, who are somewhat of a Supergroup. But I won’t whitter on about that here. I’ll explain that after their storming live set, so keep on listening after the music stops. Incredible! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane talk about an Eight O’Clock Coffee commercial that’s relatable for both women and men. Then, the two share their feelings on the idea of opposites attracting. The show closes out with a conversation about New Year’s Eve plans. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:43 Shucks – Dungeonesse 01:23 Analyzing Stereotypes: Eight O’Clock Coffee 09:09 Tan Lines – Gold & Youth 09:29 Range of Relationships: Opposites Attract 18:43 See It My Way – Mikal Cronin 19:08 College and Post-Grad Life: New Year’s Eve 25:27 Outro 26:04 Finish The Music Dungeonesse (Official Dungeonesse album art.) Gold & Youth (Official Beyond Wilderness album art.) Mikal Cronin (Official MCII album art.) Live: Jan 08 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
RAR brings you our Holiday Episode featuring Peter Jacksons The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! We also talk the best Disney movie soundtracks with DJ Molly of The Hash and recap the best of 2013. Finally to close out the year we decided to give you some highlights of what to look forward to in 2014. Happy screenings cinaphiles!
Happy post-Christmas Saturday. Instead of going to the mall to return that ugly sweater, just embrace it and hang out with us here at BTR. It’s part two of three of my chronological 2013 countdown! We’re starting in April and going through the end of the summer in this section, so stayed tuned for all your favorite indie summer bangers!! And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Why try?… You gonna die! This week on Rock Show, we take a break from looking back to 2013, and take a look all the way back to 2013! This is a very old music set, from my days of college radio. And i’m posting it here, as a special Christmas treat for you, my loyal listeners!
Hey there, fashion fans! Hope you’re all enjoying these last few weeks of December as we hurry into a brand new year! And speaking of the new year… on today’s Sew & Tell, I’m joined by fellow BTR DJ, editorial staffer, resident foodie, and fellow fashion aficionado, Dane Feldman; together, we’ll take a look back at 2013 in fashion. You’ll hear about some of the trends we loved and hated, a few of the year’s defining moments in fashion, and our favorite additions to our personal closets this year! Plus, a holiday-rific music playlist full of tracks from top indie artists like The Rural Alberta Advantage, Pink Mountaintops, Mum, and more. Join us as we reminisce on a hallmark year as it comes to close, celebrating the holidays in style with Sew & Tell on BTR!
Twin Peaks is a Chicago-based band comprised of Cadien, Clay, Connor, and Jack — four young dudes blasting out fuzzy rock ‘n roll. Catchy hooks, a pile of effects, and blasts of attitude have brought a whole lot of attention to this foursome, based on their demos and hard-touring. After trying to hang it up and go to school, the guys realized they were destined (or doomed?) to rock, and headed right back into their own world of honest garage rock.
Part 3 of 6 shows in which I play my most favorite songs of 2013
Part 3 of 6 shows in which I play my most favorite songs of 2013
For Holiday Week on BTR, we bring you part one of our look back at 2013 on Third Eye!
This month we have some sets from BTR’s unofficial SXSW showcase, the South By East By West Spring Bash, which took place down in Austin, TX on March 13. We’ve got three sets from the day for you: Suuns, Bleeding Rainbow, and Radiation City. Enjoy!
On Saturday, May 4th, artists, architects, poets, technologists, entrepreneurs, and inventors shared their ideas and invited participants to actively shape their city and involve themselves in its urban improvement. StreetFest served as the grand finale of the New Museum’s Ideas City festival, a four-day conference featuring workshops and more than one hundred independent and public events for proposing solutions and accelerating creativity. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker was there.
The day after Christmas, an all through the house…
For Christmas, an encore of the BTR Christmas Carol seemed fitting. Happy holidays!
Merry Christmas! Christmas is one of my favorite days of the entire year, so I’ve put together the perfect weird folk Christmas show for you. It’s a cozy one- after you’ve opened presents, grab a cocoa and curl up with your new book and enjoy these cold-weather warm-heart songs! Happy Holidays! I hope it’s a great one for you.
Why try?… You gonna die! This Christmas on Overnight Sensation, we take a break from looking back to 2013, and take a look all the way back to 2013! This is a very old music set, from my days of college radio. And i’m posting it here, as a special Christmas treat for you, my loyal listeners!
NYC-based El Jezel have been together for nearly a decade, combining elements of glimmering, wistful shoegaze and charging, melodic post-rock. The blend of male and female vocals, along with their ability to waver between various genres mid-song, keeps their music unpredictable and refreshing. For our BTR Hear & There Christmas Special, in front of a brightly decorated Brooklyn home, they brave the cold winter weather to perform (as a duo) an acoustic version of their holiday tune, “Working On Christmas.”
Happy Holidays from the BTR family. DJ Wynn is celebrating with vibrant music from Alemayehu Eshete, Celia Cruz, El Rego, and Orchestra Baobab.
Well, today is the CHRISTMAS DAY SPECIAL!!! It features favorites old and new, and old. And new! And special features such as the new Album Of The Month from The Oh Sees, plus our Classic Album, from Stereolab. What’s that? You also want a few Christmas song? Oh, OK then!
Holidays are in the air today on BTR with DJRePete. Put down the classics and tune in for breakthru holiday tracks from Sufjan Stevens, The BellRays, and The Dismemberment Plan. Plus, check out an exclusive live cut of a Christmas track from Glass Ghost and the BTR Live Studio. And don’t miss an American treasure out of New Orleans: The Dukes of Dixieland with a holiday funk beat. Happy holidays from DJRePete and BTR!
It’s the Seal Of Approval Christmas Eve Special!!! I made an executive decision not to fill the show with cheesy Christmas songs, as my guess is that everyone else in the radio world is doing exactly that. But I can promise fantastic songs, and featured label that are local. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you? How will it all turn out???
Courtney Barnett lives in Melbourne, plays guitar, and writes songs. As vague as that sounds, it’s the absolute truth. She even releases her records via her own label, Milk! Records. What we’re not telling you is that there’s something very special about her songwriting — something almost nostalgic and definitely timeless, akin to the folk and psych of the 60s. Once you hear her songs, you’ll want to keep her your own little secret, too.
Enjoy some tunes alongside DJ Emily this Tuesday!
Today, an encore of my July 2013 interview with Brooklyn’s own Zula (recorded on the balcony at Shea Stadium)
NSFW! It’s not even the topless dancer that makes us think this one could bring some grief from your boss… Celebrate a very special birthday with The Barnyard Boys, back again to wreak havoc on our studio and earholes, all while making sweet love to our eyes and the mother Earth as their own special way of celebrating Christmas. If that sounds scary, well, you’ve been warned. Papa Buns leads the chaos and fun as we take a trip inside the world of this communally-living powerhouse of a band. Just watch it (but seriously, not at work, you’ll totally get fired – and possibly sent to the psychiatrist).
DJ Wynn finishes his countdown of his favorite albums that flew under the radar in 2013. Listen to music from Nils Frahm, Sin Fang, Thee Oh Sees, Hookworms, and William Onyeabor.
This week on Discovery Corner I am featuring Sacramento, CA-based World Hood. They are an Afro-Latin dub group but it really takes elements of hip-hop and afrobeat as well. Aside from that, they operate a community center in Sacramento called the Sol Collective that has music workshops as well as generally serving the community. I spoke to half of the duo, Anand Parmar, who provides the beats with his wife Estrella Hood on vocals. We discussed what exactly the Center does, growing up in Zambia and what the meaning behind their 2012 EP Mundo Libre is. Vamanos!
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 Energy Week we take a look back on the year that’s about to be by looking at the biggest sports stories of the year and celebrate the Holidays.
Since we’re based in the tech-capital of the country, if not the world we thought it might be interesting to see how all the gizmo-tech relates to the food we eat. Hanabi discovered a local SF service called Munchery.com that delivers fresh, healthy food prepared by local chefs. The site is slick and easy to use. Hanabi noted that the same guy who brought us the terrible Google Glass may have redeemed himself with a lab made burger. Insane Dane wants you to know about Star Trek, specifically “Earl Grey. Hot!”.
Sunday’s with DJ Drew on BTR
SHUDDER PULPS – It’s not often that I get to have a great touring band play at one of the parties at Old School Studios, and it’s even less often that they remind me of The Country Teasers and Guided By Voices. In fact, that’s never happened until now. Check it out! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane chat about repurposing holiday gifts. Then, the pair is joined by Jen Glantz, author of All My Friends are Engaged and blogger. Jen, Molly, and Dane compare online dating with face-to-face meet-ups. Later, Jen shares her experience with her friends’ engagements and coping. Image by Molly Freeman. Molly and Dane in their holiday sweaters. Photo by Jen Smith. Jen Glantz in our studio! Photo by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:43 Bring You Back – Beacon 01:21 Advice Time: Gift Receiving 10:41 You’re Getting Like Your Sister – Bill Ryder-Jones 11:10 Relationships in the Digital Age: Online vs. Real World Meet Ups 23:51 Pretty Boy – Young Galaxy 24:20 Range of Relationships: Friends Getting Engaged 32:25 Outro 33:01 Finish The Music Beacon (Official The Ways We Separate album art.) Bill Ryder-Jones (Official A Bad Wind Blows in my Heart album art.) Young Galaxy (Official Ultramarine album art.)
RAR checks out the last minute hit of 2013, American Hustle! We also are joined on the program by DJ Falanga of Tech Trek, talking the best and worst video game and movie crossovers. All that, a list of great con and thief filsm for you to check out, as well as Dillon and Nords getting nostalgic about the holiday movie season.
It’s finally time for the annual Saturday show end of year wrap up! Instead of just doing my favorite songs from the year, I’m doing something a little different. Over the course of three shows I’m going to play all my favorite songs from the year in chronological order of when they were released! That way you can do a mental/musical walk down memory lane of your year. Pretty fun, right? And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram!
This week, we continue our world-famous “end of the year” “best of 2013” countdown show! I’m so excited that I can hardly stand it!!
Hello and welcome to the UK Hip Hop Show. The end of the year is upon us and that can only mean 2 things, Christmas is here and the annual best of the year UK Hip Hop Show has arrived. Sinista and Stark Note round up the year by not actually talking much about what has happened. But they do play music from their favourite UK Hip Hop albums of the year to end what has been a big 12 months for the UK Hip Hop scene. So enjoy some dopeness as we prepare for the UK Hip Hop shows 4th birthday in January! On behalf of The UK Hip Hop Show and everyone at Break Thru Radio, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Hey there fashion fans! Welcome to an all new Friday of Sew & Tell on BTR! In honor of this week’s Energy theme on the station, I had the incredible opportunity to speak with the design/production team behind Appalatch, a newly launched brand for sustainable knitwear, and what could possibly be the world’s first solar-powered sweater! Mariano deGuzman and Grace Gouin are friends with a shared passion for classic, durable, sustainably produced knitwear. They launched their Asheville-based brand earlier this year, but have already gained a loyal following through savvy use of social media and Kickstarter, combined with quality knitwear classics that are ethically built to stand the test of time. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Mariano and Grace about how the idea for Appalatch was formed, why the brand’s ideal location is in North Carolina, their recent acquisition of a high-end knitting machine from German manufacturer Stoll, and some developments in the works for 2014 that will raise the Appalatch label to an impressively pure standard of ethical and sustainable production. Plus, a energizing playlist full of thematically-appropriate tracks from artists like Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kurt Vile, Best Coast, Free Energy, and more. So join us this hour for Sew & Tell, and get inspired to spring into the new year with energetic & sustainable fashion, right here on BreakThru Radio!
Austin’s Mirror Travel had a previous music life as the popular band Follow That Bird. Label issues and perhaps some “big” bird issues were all factors in the new moniker, which also set the band off in a newer, more focused direction. Their music is dreamy garage pop, and totally fun. The band, made up of Lauren Green (guitar/vocals), Paul Brinkley (bass/vocals), and Tiffanie Lanmon (drums), stopped by to play some tunes and talk a bit about their history and recent recording experience.
Part 2 of 6 shows in which I play all of my favorite songs from 2013
Part 1 of 6 shows in which I play my most favorite songs of 2013
It’s Energy Week at BTR! On today’s show, Associate Professor Yebo Li of Ohio State University tells us more about the potentials for algae as a biofuel. And later author and journalist Adam Minter talks about his new book, “Junkyard Planet”.
On this week’s episode of BTR Pulse, new correspondent Sarah Fraser hits the streets of New York to ask people what advice they’d give to their younger selves.
December 19, 2013. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about new music from Palehound and Burial
Oh my dearies… if you’re not excited by this HIGH ENERGY, ROCK AND ROLL set of #1 hit songs from the year 2013… I’m afraid I can’t help you. You are going to die.
Genghis Hans is the cleverly named Brooklyn-based pop duo of guitarist/singer Hansdale Hsu and producer Stryker Matthews. Hints of tropicalia and chillwave drop in and out of their songs, all of which feature a kind of shimmery, mellow vibe that make a worthy soundtrack for life. We caught up with the band as they played at The Warehouse, on the border of Brooklyn and Queens.
It’s time to raise the Azucar levels for the holidays with Celia Cruz, Climaco Sarmiento, Maurice el Medioni, and Rufo Garrido.
Well, today is the last show where we feature Album Of The Month by Metalleg & Classic Album by Sugar, but we have a pair of great LPs lined up for next week’s CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. This week though, we have three UK College based tracks back to back for ya. And the first of many songs that we’ll be playing by VAZ, who are incredible. We’s 100% raring to go! Am you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
As the end of 2013 draws near, join DJRePete as he concludes his 2013 Best in Mix with Radical Face, Neko Case, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, CHVRCHES, Of Montreal… the list goes on! Plus, hit up info on a San Francisco NYE show, and two Australia-New Zealand festivals going down over the New Year. And for good measure, close the book on 2013 with a reflective, lyricless ballad by William Tyler. Revisit some of this year’s hits and discover new ones in this mix with DJRePete on BTR!
It’s the week before Christmas, and Mr Jason is feeling all emotional and warm. And lonely; as Dr Patel is away on his honeymoon. So, to wash the loneliness out of his hair he’ll be bringing you lots of songs that his boat is currently floating to. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Tuesday is ready to go! Enjoy lot of new tunes with DJ Emily.
Today, I talk about and play new music from Flying Lotus, Burial and recent Tune Up artist Crisis Arm
NSFW! It’s not even the topless dancer that makes us think this one could bring some grief from your boss… Celebrate a very special birthday with The Barnyard Boys, back again to wreak havoc on our studio and earholes, all while making sweet love to our eyes and the mother Earth as their own special way of celebrating Christmas. If that sounds scary, well, you’ve been warned. Papa Buns leads the chaos and fun as we take a trip inside the world of this communally-living powerhouse of a band. Just watch it (but seriously, not at work, you’ll totally get fired – and possibly sent to the psychiatrist).
DJ Wynn lists his favorite records of 2013. This show counts down 10 through 6, which includes King Khan and The Shrines, Young Fathers, Julia Holter, Mount Kimbie, and Grandchildren.
This week on Discovery Corner I’m featuring Austin, TX’s Balmorhea. They are a “minimalist instrumental” band, though according to the band they just play “music.” Their songs are dramatic and powerful and they should definitely be used as the soundtrack for a “tour de force” film. The last record they released was Stranger in 2012 so when I spoke to Michael Muller and Rob Lowe of the band, they were decompressing from months and months of touring and promoting. We spoke about which one in the band is the “tech guy”, what Austin is like this time of year and the cognitive process of creation. Get learned! Playlist 00:00 DJ Jordan Intro 02:28 Masollan- Balmorhea 07:35 Fake Fealty- Balmorhea 12:03 DJ Jordan Mic Break 12:23 Interview with Michael Muller and Rob Lowe of Balmorhea 34:29 DJ Jordan Mic Break 36:06 Dived- Balmorhea 39:32 Pyrakantha- Balmorhea 45:48 Pilgrim- Balmorhea 52:30 Finish Upcoming Tour Dates No upcoming tour dates
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 Networking Week we run through the quick hits and touch on a wild weekend in the NFL and College Football, revisit violence in the NHL, and ask how social sports have become networking opportunities.
So we’re not quite ready for the holidays just yet. We’ve still got a couple more weeks officially, but hey that’s when you should be planning to throw a total rager. We asked Insane Dane to come up with some epic mixed drinks and with my discovery of the Soviet era cookbook, The Book of Tasty and Healthy Foods I’m now planning to host the Communist Party and I don’t mean Lenin and Stalin, although they would approve. Na Zdorovie!
Beast mode is usually a sports related term that refers to a player basically putting the team on his back and taking over the game. We see it in basketball when a player goes on an incredible scoring tear or when a football player will not be stopped and drags tacklers for ten yards into the end zone. But, you don’t often see it referred to a Japanese music radio show. But with the music we’re bringing to the table, there’s just no other way to describe it.
Sunday’s with DJ Drew on BTR
JUKE & THE ALL-DRUNK ORCHESTRA – It’s always a big deal for me having this band play, as they’re about the most entertaining band around my neck of the woods, and they always get the room (and the people) dancing. “Budget Swing” is how they describe themselves, and that’s not too far off. Let your dancing feet be the judge! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane chat about an app for women called Lulu for their College and Post Grad Life segment. Then, the two rip into transphobia in sitcoms like Mike and Molly. The show wraps up with a conversation about heroism and The Hunger Games’ Peeta and Katniss. Image by Molly Freeman. The Playlist 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:45 Drive All Night – Glen Hansard 01:39 College & Post-Grad Life: Lulu 09:24 zealots of stockholm [free information] – Childish Gambino 10:24 Analyzing Stereotypes: Transphobia in Sitcoms 18:47 Pennies in the Fountain – Glen Hansard 19:35 Range of Relationships: Male/Female Heroism 24:50 Outro 25:27 Finish The Music Glen Hansard (Official Drive All Night album art.) Live: Dec 22 – Axis – Ballymun, Ireland Childish Gambino (Official because of the internet album art.) Live: Feb 5 – Manchester Gorilla – Manchester, UK Feb 6 – KOKO – London, UK
On RAR this week we check out folks movies old and new. We were joined by DJ Matt DeMello of Third Eye Weekly to check out Inside Llewyn Davis. DJ Matt also sits down to talk about I’m Not There, Bob Dylan, and the influence of folk on film. A few top news stories and not to mention our two cents on the Golden Globe Nominations. Tune in for what’s hot and what’s not on the silver screen.
I know you’re probably sick of Christmas tunes by now, and guess what? You’re in luck! There are ZERO Christmas songs on this show today! In fact, we’re even playing NEW music on the show today. Check out tracks from Childish Gambino, Thee Oh Sees, and Magik Markers. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram!
This week, we begin our world-famous “end of the year” “best of 2013” countdown show! I’m so excited that I can hardly stand it!!
It’s Network Week on BTR, so I’m taking some fashion cues from a hot new addition to the style network in my hometown of Minneapolis, MN. Askov Finlayson is a craft and quality-focused boutique for men, opened in 2011 by brothers Eric and Andrew Dayton. The storefront stocks independent labels from MN, the USA, and abroad, and is part of a Minneapolis neighborhood trifecta of cool, sitting alongside the Dayton brothers’ other two businesses, farm-to-table restaurant The Bachelor Farmer, and the elegantly laid-back Marvel Bar. On today’s show, we’ll hear from co-founder Eric Dayton about why he chose to invest in the Twin Cities culture scene, a few of the local and long-distance labels carried in Askov Finlayson, their newly developed in-house label, and the quirky story behind the boutique’s unusual name. Plus, a playlist full of indie Minnesota music genius, including tracks from the Eastern European-influenced Dark Dark Dark, Jagjaguwar labelees Peter Wolf Crier, Paste Magazine favorite We Are The Willows, and more. So take a wintery trip up north with me to my hometown, and embrace some its rustically refined style here on BTR!
Joanna Gruesome is an irresistible noise pop five-piece from Cardiff, UK. During the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon, the band took some time from their packed show schedule — where they seemed to make fans of nearly everyone who saw them — to drop by for this session. Full of catchy pop melodies, full-on walls of shoegaze noise, teen angst, and punk drum beats, they exude energy from every pore, both in the studio and onstage. Lead singer Alanna has a ferocious power that comes out in playful, sweet whispers and dark, abrasive screams that match the intensity of the fuzzed-out guitars. It only makes (too much?) sense that the band met in an anger management group and didn’t even get along at first — how else could you explain such perfect musical chemistry?
Flying Lotus. Leapling. Magik Markers. Guppy. Menahan Street Band. The Mallard. Thao With The Get Down Stay Down. Ava Luna. Kate Bush. And more…
White Poppy. Flying Lotus. KILN. A WInged Victory For The Sullen. Laurel Halo. Aphex Twin. Cristoph El Truento. Recondite. Boards Of Canada. Jon Hopkins. And more…
It’s Network Week on BTR! On today’s show, architect, urban planner, and author Alex Garvin talks to us about the best and worst in planning America’s cities. And later, we’re talking with theoretical physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss, the star of a new documentary called “The Unbelievers” about his travels with fellow atheist Richard Dawkins promoting free thinking across the globe.
December 12, 2013. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about and play music from the new Childish Gambino album, “Because The Internet”
On this wintry edition of God Bless Weirdmerica we have new tracks from the very cool I Need You Bad compilation- the weirdest ones, of course. Plus, we’re reminding everyone that Julianna Barwick had one of the best albums of 2013, and it was certainly New Weird American. Enjoy the show, and don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram!
You better believe that it’s THAT TIME of YEAR…. Time for the Best of 2013 music countdown shows! And this week on Overnight Sensation, we’re doing just that! This week’s show is wall-to-wall HITS from the year 2013… And it’s just the beginning! Happy Holidays, Bros!
Melaena Cadiz is a Brooklyn-based songwriter originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, who plays a dreamy sort of Americana/folk. Collaboration and exposure for friends is a common theme for Cadiz, as her live band often includes other talented solo musicians and members of bands. Taking the cross-pollination even further, her current monthly Singles Project pairs songs with the work of her visual artist friends. For this episode of BTR Hear & There, we visited Melaena Cadiz at her home in Brooklyn for an intimate solo performance of the Singles song from March.
DJ Wynn attempts to ignore the east coast snow storm by warming up with tropical numbers by Calixto Ochoa, Angel Vasquez, Doctor Nico, and Shugo Tokumaru.
Well, today’s show features Album Of The Month by Metalleg, Classic Album by Sugar, and more new music than you can stick a shake at. Including our favourite local rapper, Booda French, who doesn’t look like Booda, and isn’t French. And there’s a new band called The Living End! who aren’t the other living end. Incase you get confused. We’s 100% raring to go! Am you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
DJRePete kicks off his annual unofficial BTR Best in Mix 2013 with alternative from Appotmattox, electronica crossover via The Blow, and Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin. Plus revisit Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon’s other band Volcano Choir, who made a big splash in 2013. And close out reflectively lyricless with Clark and a Bibio remix. Start the new years countdown with DJRePete on BTR!
This week, Mr Jason attempts to loosely theme a couple of back-to-back selections, to stunning effect. Look/listen out for a special live recording of the themetune by Polyrhythmics & Lucky Brown, and many other special treats. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Beginning as a synth-pop duo in London, Lovelife (aka LVLF) sure have gotten around. After spending some time in Brooklyn, they’re now based in L.A., where they continue to work on new music. With tight, exquisitely-crafted pop songs full of lush production and heavy on the electronics, it’s easy to assume these hits are full of loops and automation, when in reality there are talented musicians playing live behind it all. Add in that the group has done official remixes for some of the biggest international rock and pop bands and it’s easy to get confused — but seeing the foursome in action here should be more than enough to convince anyone that their smooth crooning, sexy pop songs, and perfect aesthetic (just take a look at their Instagram account if you don’t believe us) is all truly impressive.
90 minutes of good tunes for your Tuesday!
Today a mixtape of music, live audio and brief interviews I recorded at the farewell party (part I) for Big Snow Buffalo Lodge at Silent Barn last Tuesday night
DJ Wynn lists his favorite single tracks of the year. Not official singles, but tracks that caused goosebumps and can be played over and over again. Listen to tracks from Nils Frahm, Blood Orange, Sin Fang, Thee Oh Sees, and William Onyeabor.
This week on Discovery Corner I’m featuring Brooklyn indie pop sensations, Lucius! They released their debut LP Wildewoman in mid-October to critical acclaim and fanfare. The band is comprised of two lead singers, Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe, who offer a “two as one” vocal duality as well as an aesthetically appealing symmetrical stage setup. I spoke to Holly about her unique chemistry with Jess, the concept of duality and symmetry that Lucius adheres by, and what it is to be a Wildewoman. Enjoy this one! Playlist 00:00 DJ Jordan Intro 02:31 Wildewoman- Lucius 06:41 Turn It Around- Lucius 10:10 Go Home- Lucius 13:27 DJ Jordan Mic Break 13:47 Interview with Holly Laessig of Lucius 33:32 DJ Jordan Mic Break 35:11 Tempest- Lucius 39:20 Until We Get There- Lucius 42:46 How Loud Your Heart Gets- Lucius 48:23 Finish Upcoming Tour Dates January 21 2014- The Southern Music Hall- Charlottesville, VA January 23 2014- High Watt- Nashville, TN January 24 2014- Workplay Theatre- Birmingham, AL January 25 2014- Gasa Gasa- New Orleans, LA January 26 2014- Fitzgerald’s Downstairs- Houston, TX January 28 2014- Club Dada- Dallas, TX January 29 2014- The Parish- Austin, TX January 31 2014- Pub Rock- Scottsdale, AZ February 1 2014- Detroit Bar- Costa Mesa, CA February 4 2014- The Troubador- Los Angeles, CA February 5 2014- The Casbah- San Diego, CA February 7 2014- The Independent- San Francisco, CA February 10 2014- The Media Club- Vancouver, BC February 12 2014- Doug Fir Lounge- Portland, OR February 13 2014- Neurolux- Boise, ID February 14 2014- The State Room- Salt Lake City, UT February 15 2014- Paradise Theater- Paonia, CA February 16 2014- Larimer Lounge- Denver, CO February 19 2014- Riot Room- Kansas City, MO February 20 2014- Cedar Cultural Center- Minneapolis, MN February 21 2014- Esch Studio at Lawrence University- Appleton, WI February 22 2014- High Noon Saloon- Madison, WI Photo credit to Peter Larson
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 Multi-Tasking Week we hear about our Thanksgivings, look back on perhaps the finest hour of College Football and ask have sports become depersonalized as we focus more and more on stats and fantasy sports.
One of the food trends we love and hope doesn’t go away or sucked in and spat out by the casual dining usurpers is the venerable gastropub. Some of our favorites are Brickyard in NYC, The Pourhouse in Sacramento and my personal favorite Father’s Office in L.A. If you happen to be in any of these cities, and in the mood for an extensive and lovingly prepared beer list and elevated bar bites I suggest that you listen to the Eatopia trio.
PATRICK SALT RYAN – Let’s just get this out of the way first. I love Patrick Salt Ryan. I first saw him play a few years ago, to a load of rude and obnoxious drunk people in a bar. My friend Sean Dougherty (manager of The Grand Victory) told me to make sure I listened to the between song banter, and I’m glad I did, as it’s just as entertaining as the songs. Listen, as Patrick berates Sean for not telling him about a secret Black Flag show, and hear him battle with the tuning of his guitar. I don’t know about you, but to me, this is entertainment personified. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane analyze gender and multitasking in response to a study that found women are better at it than men. Then, the pair share their feelings on selfies and the war between Thought Catalog and Jezebel. The show wraps up with a chat about texting and relationships. Image by Molly Freeman. Molly’s scarf selfie. Dane’s poolside selfie. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:50 Came Out of a Lady – Rubblebucket 01:19 Analyzing Stereotypes: Women & Multitasking 09:51 The End of That – Plants and Animals 10:27 Relationships in the Digital Age: Selfies 19:45 How Do I Know – Here We Go Magic 20:21 College & Post-Grad Life: Texters 29:58 Outro 30:35 Finish The Music Rubblebucket (Official Music from Drinking Buddies album art.) Live: Dec 7 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL Dec 28 – Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME Dec 30 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT Plants and Animals (Official Music from Drinking Buddies album art.) Here We Go Magic (Official Music from Drinking Buddies album art.) Live: Dec 9 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
RAR tackles Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake, we discuss the Asian influence in American cinema, and we also give you a list of great films to check out for awesome action and gratuitous violence. That, top entertainment stories, and some chit chat should have you all set for the weekend.
It’s the first Saturday in December, which means we’re firmly in winter. And we’ve got a little mini-theme on the show today to celebrate that fact. Wintry songs from The Loom and Hot Panda will be on the show, plus exciting new tracks from The Sandwitches and Thee Oh Sees. And don’t forget- if you want to stay up to date on all things BTR, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Only one more week ’till the Rock Show’s World-Famous ‘Year-In-Review’ segments begin… I’m itching with anticipation… Somebody get me my cream, dammit!!
Calling all fashion fans! It’s Multitasking Week here on BTR, and I have got one master multitasker for you on the show today! Marci Zaroff is an unstoppable eco-entrepreneurial force; President of Portico Brand Groups, Marci developed and oversees its subsidiaries Under the Canopy and FASE, two eco-fashion (which, by the way, is a term she coined back in 1996) labels. And as if that weren’t enough, she and her husband Eric are co-creators of I AM Enlightened Creations, an herbal/Ayurvedic supplement line, *and* Marci is currently co-producing a documentary about the environmental impacts of the fashion industry, called “Thread.” With that much to discuss, we’ll be multitasking our way through today’s show! Marci will share about her transition from a career in food to a focus on fashion, the development of her labels Under the Canopy and FASE, the “Thread” documentary and its mission, and a few of her own favorite multitasking wardrobe pieces. Plus, I have a great playlist chock full of recent releases for you, including the latest from British singer-songwriter sensation Anna Calvi, Bay Area garage rockers Thee Oh Sees, folk sister duo Lily & Madeleine, and more. So tune in while you do some holiday shopping, and multitask with sustainable style on BreakThru Radio!
traumahelikopter (lowercase intentional) have got it figured out: play short, fast, loud songs, and do it faster, louder, and more intensely than anyone else. This Dutch band from Groningen Noord is a trio, but with two guitars (no bass) and a minimal drum kit, they’re anything but traditional. Their unique setup and infinite energy give these punk anthems a fresh angle on the genre. They stopped by during CMJ to blast through some jams and chat about their music.
Magik Markers. Jacco Gardner. Zula. KILN. Boards of Canada. Nils Frahm. The RBC. Umoja Orchestra. The Poets of Rhythm. Julia Holter. Daedelus. And more…
Zula. Dan Deacon. Leapling. Blood Orange. White Birds. Bibio. Thee Oh Sees. Phosphorescent. Jesse Futerman. And more…
It’s Multitasking Week on BTR! On today’s show, Screen Rant’s Ben Kendrick joins us once again, this time to discuss the “second screen” experience that could be coming to a cinema near you. Plus, TV’s Chef Mike Isabella (of “Top Chef” fame) explains his brand of “international culinary diplomacy.” And later, Yahoo!’s Eyal Ophir discusses a Stanford study he co-authored on the psychology of multitasking with a late legend of Communications academia.
Situated on the Bowery in New York City since 1879, The Bowery Mission has been an important safe haven for homeless men and women. As homelessness numbers in the city this past year reached their highest level since the Great Depression, The Bowery Mission has diligently worked to gather as many donations and volunteers as possible. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with Matthew Krivich, the Director of Operations, about their preparation for another bustling season of holiday giving.
December 5, 2013. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about and play new music from Radicalfashion, KILN, Russian Circles, Krill and Thee Oh Sees
OOOOH I am soooo STEAMED about being left out of Throwback Thursday! Every damn time! So I have taken it upon myself to initiate my very own TIME WARP WEDNESDAY set! Enjoy….
This Month Brought Memories Of Tragedy And Thoughts Of Good Cheer Indeed!!! Chaz Mannenheim, your Newsman Of Yesteryear, brings to you the meaty substance of today’s most popular news stories including the Toronto Mayor’s hilarious addiction crisis, the unending enigma that is the JFK assassination, and the always entertaining answer to the question, “What Are You Doing For Thanksgiving!!!” Thrill as Chaz Mannenheim brings you all the news you missed and all the news you love!!! MONTH IN REVIEW: NOVEMBER 2013!!!
Turn on the Worldwide Hour for a musical voyage around the globe. Hear tracks from Debo Band, William Onyeabor, Shugo Tokumaru, and Femi Kuti.
Well, today’s show features Album Of The Month by Metalleg, Classic Album by Sugar, and more new music than you can stick a shake at. Also, Iain and Jason receive a new catalogue from sponsors-to-be, CPC.co.uk. Will it live up to the hype? Who knows… (we do..). We’s 100% raring to go! Am you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
DJRePete has your holiday music reprieve with upbeat pop from Lily & Madeleine, electro with Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, and alt by Volcano Choir with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver fame. Plus, don’t miss the latest from Radical Face, Of Montreal, and The Blow. And not to be 100% bah humbug, RePete closes out the mix with Santa funk from the Poets of Rhythm and a New Year’s rock track with Diane Coffee. All in this edition of your BTR Wednesday mix!
This week, Mr Jason plays a whole plethora (?) of quality tunes, from a plethora (?) of quality artistes, and gets distracted when he discovers some very exciting news! Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you? How will it all turn out??? Let’s do a radio and see!
Duologue are a 5-piece band from London. With a rich falsetto sitting neatly on top of a finely-crafted web of electronics and stringed instruments, they build memorable pop tunes that deserve repeated listens. Programmed loops and breakbeats blend perfectly with ambient, folk, and pop elements, making for an immersive sonic experience. The band stopped by to share some songs and to chat with Maia about making music without a drummer and going undercover while traveling.
90+ minutes of good tunes with DJ Emily on BTR!
Today, a conversation I recorded with Nils Frahm, prior to his performance at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on November 25th, 2013
Crosss (pronounced “Crosses”) is a Canadian trio headed by songwriter Andy March, who also runs a great cassingle series called Craft Singles, which has put out music by Crosss and many more. Their jams are a sort of psychedelic, anthemic metal full of garage riffs and grunge dirges. Over the past year they’ve been hitting NYC regularly, and on a recent trip they stopped by the studio to play some music and chat with Travis. The band also provided a great first run for a new pair of Edwina microphones we’re using to record drums, courtesy of Ear Trumpet Labs in Portland, Oregon.
DJ Wynn shares his favorite under the radar tracks of 2013. If you missed them the first time, it’s all right. Devour them now. Music from Born Ruffians, Yellowbirds, Mum, Deer Tick, Dent May, and Pure Bathing Culture.
This week on Discovery Corner I’m featuring Southern, VT’s Gold Town. They play down ‘n dirty traditional bluegrass infused with a punk rock energy. They are known to rock a bar from time to time but they’re also on the Vermont farmer’s market circuit. You’ll exclusively hear songs from their 2011 self-titled release, but Stearns let it be known that they are working on new music that features more fiddle. We discussed the influence punk had on their style, the story behind the song “Rutland”, and how they would compare themselves to more popular bands with banjos. Enjoy, folks! Playlist 00:00 DJ Jordan Intro 02:45 Working Man’s Dawn- Gold Town 05:53 Rutland- Gold Town 08:01 Hometown- Gold Town 12:42 DJ Jordan Mic Break 13:05 Interview with Andrew Stearns of Gold Town 34:37 DJ Jordan Mic Break 35:41 Whistle Pig Blues- Gold Town 38:07 Hellfire Teeth- Gold Town 40:50 Hard Times- Gold Town 45:08 Finish Upcoming Tour Dates December 22 2013- Dorset Farmer’s Market- Dorset, VT January 19 2014- Dorset Farmer’s Market- Dorset, VT February 16 2014- Dorset Farmer’s Market- Dorset, VT February 21 2014- Higher Ground- South Burlington, VT
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 Screen Week we run through the quick hits at breakneck speed, learn three brand new words from Kristy, take a quiz on sports on TV, and then end it with a film quiz.
Hanabi and Insane Dane are spent. We’ve had enough turkey and stuffing, but not enough to let all those leftovers go to waste. If you’re wondering what to do with your own leftovers then this is the show for you. Each of us has our own spin on using leftovers. Don’t forget to hang with Insane Dane and Dish + Drink either.
ANDY SHERNOFF – This week we have a Live On Location recording for you, recorded onto analog tape at Brooklyn’s “Grand Victory” in June. Andy Shernoff is nothing short of a LEGEND of the New York punk rock scene, as bassist and songwriter in The Dictators, and now as a solo singer songwriter. And this recording shows why. There were a few people in the audience being idiots, and Andy turned them around, and had them singing along loudly by the end. Amazing! And I got to hear him tell some great stories, which you now get to hear too. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane reveal the celebrities they find most attractive in response to a BuzzFeed article. The two then debate over who they think Piper should end up with on Orange is the New Black. The show wraps up with a discussion of holiday gift giving. Image by Molly Freeman. Molly’s Celebrity Picks Chris Evans Dylan O’Brien Daniel Sharman Tom Hiddleston Jeremy Renner Josh Hutcherson Evan Peters Skylar Astin Nico Mirallegro Chris Pine Holland Roden Emma Stone Kristen Bell Lucy Liu Kerry Washington Dane’s Celebrity Picks Jennifer Aniston Sophia Bush Kate Beckinsale Emma Stone Lauren Conrad Sarah Shahi Mila Kunis Beyonce Miranda Kerr Ke$ha Ryan Gosling Jon Hamm specifically as Don Draper John Slattery Zac Efron Nick Wooster Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:42 Rumi – Iska Dhaaf 01:08 Analyzing Stereotypes: Attractive Celebrities 10:30 Miles, Miles, Miles – Kevin Morby 11:01 Range of Relationships: Orange is the New Black 18:15 Hot Summer – Cool Ghouls 18:47 Advice Time: Gift Giving 27:29 Outro 28:06 Finish The Music Iska Dhaaf (Official Happiness album art.) Kevin Morby (Official Harlem River album art.) Live: Dec 3 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA Dec 5 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR Dec 6 – Barboza – Seattle, WA Cool Ghouls (Official I Want You Bad album art.) Live: Dec 13 – Brick and Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
A catch Double Bill for your Holiday Weekend with our reviews of Starbuck and Delivery Man. We also finish the second half of our Tropes and Trends series on Independent and Indie cinema-scapes. Gobble gobble it’s time for leftovers and movies with the family, only on RAR.
Well, it’s official. We’re in the holiday season! And I know, I know, you’re already sick of all the holiday music. That’s why we’ve got you covered here at BTR- we’re playing the best independent music we can, all day every day! Stay tuned for great songs from Shannon and The Clams, White Fence, and Ty Segall. Plus, don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Black Friday is a deeply immoral ‘holiday.’ Instead of shopping for junk, please spend time with your loved ones today! It’s the Rock Show on BTR!
Happy Thanksgivukkah! I hope you’re enjoying a great weekend full of celebrations, food, friends, and family. I have a really fun Sew & Tell for you today: in honor of BTR’s Screen Week theme, I thought it would be fitting to take a look at some fashion from the silver screen. Now, fashion in film is a huge, broad topic, so I called in my good friend and fellow sartorially-minded cinephile Anthony Platipodis to help me break it down. Each of us chose a favorite vintage fashion film and a favorite contemporary example, and on today’s show, we’ll be discussing the style in four movies: “Top Hat,” (1935), “Leave Her To Heaven” (1945), “Great Expectations,” (1998), and “The Fifth Element” (1997). Plus, I’ve got some great new music in the mix – fresh tracks from the new solo debut by The Babies frontman Kevin Morby, and Cali garage group Pure Bliss, as well as a track off one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year to date, Blood Orange’s sophomore release “Cupid Deluxe.” All that, plus a ton more goodies (some fashion film recommendations from fellow Sew & Tell listeners, a great Thanksgiving leftovers recipe, more gorgeous gift ideas!), so whether you’re fighting the Black Friday crowds or curled up at home, tune in and join us for a stylishly entertaining hour here on BreakThru Radio!
Norwegian songwriter Susanne Sundfor exists at the intersection of two worlds (as cleverly depicted in the video for her single “The White Foxes”) — the ancient, natural world of forests and ruins, and the modern, manufactured world of technology, all covered in snow. This is true both thematically, as her songs are often lyrically cold and dark with subtle overtones of brilliant warmth, as well as sonically, blending lush piano elements with the more mechanical, almost industrial elements of pop music. Susanne stopped by to play some solo tunes and talk about the therapy of making art and how her own style developed.
Tony Molina. PUPS. Shannon and the Clams. Fela Kuti and Egypt 80. Blood Orange. Toro y Moi. Cough Cool. John Maus. Man Man. And more…
Ahhhh Thanksgiving night… KILN, Aphex Twin, Nils Frahm, Boards of Canada, Cristoph El Truento, Bibio, The Range, The Black Hollies, Simon Scott, Julian Lynch and more…
It’s Screen Week on BTR! On today’s show, BTR’s resident Superman kid (and co-host of our movie podcast Restricted Audience Required) joins us to talk about the latest rumors about the upcoming Superman vs. Batman movie. And later, Molly Freeman is in the studio to talk more about her story available now on Breakthurradio.com about the effect that Neilsen’s new Twitter TV ratings are having on your favorite shows.
This month DJ Mark (filling in for DJ Mike G) brings you some sweet tunes from local heavyweights Tartufi, along with Satan Wriders, and Neighbors who’re on tour from Seattle, WA. Finishing off the hour is a set by local favorites Cool Ghouls. Only in SF.
As big businesses prepare to open their doors for Black Friday, local stores are getting ready for Small Business Saturday. Started by American Express in 2010, the promotion is aimed at rallying people to shop at independent and local businesses across the country. This year, American Express is offering special deals to cardholders who shop at qualifying small business locations, while many of the stores will be offering a number of discounts and giveaways to those who decide to shop small on Saturday, November 30th. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with a few shop owners who will be taking part in this year’s Small Business Saturday.
Nov 28, 2013. Thanksgiving in the USA. Lottie@btrtoday.com 00:00 Happy Thankgiving! 00:36 Eat Your Love (With Sriracha)-Diane Coffee 03:00 Lovesick-Gringo Star 06:03 Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere-The Black Hollies 09:04 Simple-Gauntlet Hair 11:52 True Vulture-Nobunny 13:33 Crazy-Ty Segall 15:58 Happy Thanksgiving! 17:08 Knives-The Can’t Tells 18:58 And the Birds….-Light Heat 22:06 Waiting For Some Drunk-Big Harp 26:27 Picture of a Bird-Fruit Bats 30:03 In Our Time (feat. Vanessa Carlton)-Deer Tick 34:12 Happy Thanksgiving! 35:57 Restless Leg-Har Mar Superstar 39:30 Distant Light-Dr. Dog 42:51 More Mess On My Thing-The Poets of Rhythm 46:55 Something You Will Never Forget-William Onyeabor 56:54 E Nan Mian Nuku-El Rego 61:21 Rhythm!-The Impressions 64:03 Stranger To My Happiness-Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings 67:31 What Have You Done-Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens 71:13 Happy Thanksgiving! 72:03 Final Feliz-Juana Molina 75:44 Piece By Piece-Anna Calvi 78:57 Faded In The Morning (Acoustic Version) Unknown Mortal Orchestra 82:20 Listen and Wait-Grizzly Bear 85:42 Happy Thanksgiving 87:12 Farewell Transmission-Songs: Ohia 94:32 Finish Diane Coffee Jan 15, 2014 Schubas Tavern-Chicago,IL Deer Tick Jan 14, 2013 De Zwerver-Middelkerke,Belgium Jan 16, 2013 Whelan’s Dublin,Ireland Har Mar Superstar Dec 05, 2013 Les Trans Musicales de Rennes-Rennes,France Dec 17, 2013 Bowery Ballroom-New York,NY
Today Latola talks to fellow BTR DJs Margaret, Lottie and Patrick K about some of their favorite / most-listened-to albums of 2013
Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!! You know what will get you ready for all the stuffing, turkey, and cranberry sauce? Some sweet weird tunes. Make some room on your plate for the likes of Nils Frahm, MV&EE, and yes, even a band called Thanksgiving. Check out all of them on the show, and don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Only one more day until Thanksgiving… Count down to T-Day. Are you ready? If not, listen to this mix. It will get you in the mood… 😉
Australians have long been known for their love of beer, but the country is also infatuated with espresso coffee. As part of the newest wave of New York’s always changing cafe culture, several spots owned or run by Australians have begun opening up across the city and introducing coffee names such as the “flat white” and the “long black.” Coffee purveyors such as Bluestone Lane, Toby’s Estate, Bluebird Coffee, and Little Collins are all attempting to recreate the Melbourne and Sydney coffee culture right here in the Big Apple. BreakThruTV’s Lauren Hawker spoke with Bluestone Lane’s Aaron Cook and Nicholas Stone, as well as Bluebird’s Tyson Stagg about the trend.
Hop on the Worldwide Hour to hear the relaxing Soukous stylings of Docteur Nico, the magical accordion of Angel Vasquez, and the West African funk of El Rego.
Well, today’s show features a new Album Of The Month by Metalleg, and a new/old Classic Album by Sugar. Also, there’s the delightful sounds of Iain and Jason trying to coax a new sponsor into the PB fold. Oh, and there’s lot of other songs and that. We’re 100% raring to go though! Are you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
DJRePete’s BTR Wednesday mix will most certainly get you 90 minutes closer to the holiday weekend in the states! Tune in for uptempo alt with the Popstrangers and Tim Kasher, folk with Tica Douglas + Lily & Madeleine, and Indian-Irish fushion via Delhi 2 Dublin. Plus, don’t miss the latest single from Arcade Fire and more from the Neko Case album. And hit up a throwback set with a beat from the likes of Speech DeBelle and Collective Efforts. Be thankful, it’s BTR!
This week, Mr Jason will be playing some old stuff, some new stuff, and everything in-between, whilst whittering on about what he’s been upto this past week. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you? How will it all turn out??? Let’s do a radio and see!
Courtney Barnett lives in Melbourne, plays guitar, and writes songs. As vague as that sounds, it’s the absolute truth. She even releases her records via her own label, Milk! Records. What we’re not telling you is that there’s something very special about her songwriting — something almost nostalgic and definitely timeless, akin to the folk and psych of the 60s. Once you hear her songs, you’ll want to keep her your own little secret, too.
Your 90 Minute Tuesday Mix on BTR!
Today, a conversation with songwriter, composer and producer Chris Tyng of the Grow Music Project
Connecticut-based indie rock band OVLOV are, like their Northeast pals in Speedy Ortiz, Grass Is Green, and other Exploding In Sound-affiliated acts, keeping the 90s guitar rock vibe alive. With Dinosaur Jr.-level volume and walls of shoegaze distortion, they’ve been keeping it heavy since 2008. Fronted by Steve Hartlett (vocals/guitar) and with an evolving/rotating cast of contributors and collaborators (for example, am features guest vocalist Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz on a few tracks), the band is set to keep the melodies and hooks huge as they tear through the underground scene. They stopped by to play some tunes and chat with Travis about transportation options, lovemaking, and music.
Stop. Breathe. For the next 18 minutes we are going to listen to Nils Frahm and do nothing else. You deserve it. There’s also new music from D33J, Anna Calvi, Bill Callahan, and Blood Orange.
This week on the show I am proud to present The Big Takeover! They are a reggae/ska ensemble straight out of the beautiful little mountain town of New Paltz, NY where I spent four years getting an anthropology degree and singing a cappella. I spoke with the lead singer Nee Nee Rushie, originally from Jamaica, about how her experience of adjusting to life in New York impacted the music she now plays. They are set to release the record Children of the Rhythm in January and I was lucky enough to snag a song from it. Nee Nee and I discussed teaching methods in Newburgh, the struggles of adapting to high school and how music makes it all better. Playlist 00:00 DJ Jordan Intro 02:33 Party- The Big Takeover 06:41 Tale of My Life- The Big Takeover 11:13 DJ Jordan Mic Break 11:39 Interview with Nee Nee Rushie of The Big Takeover 33:14 DJ Jordan Mic Break 34:41 Walk The Plank- The Big Takeover 38:45 Watch Out- The Big Takeover 43:33 Take Me Home- The Big Takeover 47:20 Finish Upcoming Tour Dates December 7 2013- New Paltz, NY- Bacchus December 12 2013- Red Square- Burlington, VT December 31 2013- Liberty Public House- Rhinebeck, NY January 18 2014- The Falcon- Marlboro, NY January 24 2014- Gallagher’s Club Pub Grill- Oneonta, NY January 31 2014- Olive’s- Nyack, NY February 1 2014- Olive Ridley’s- Plattsburgh, NY
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 Milk Week we storm through the quick-hits headlines whilst chugging Muscle Milk, find out if Chocolate Milk might actually be good for athletes and name our most hated players in sports today.
Traditions are a great thing to have, especially holiday traditions. But, sometimes you need to add your little part to the ongoing tradition in order to write your part of the story. Although we love to wax poetic about our favorite Thanksgiving traditions, we thought it would be a bold move to discuss what we intend to bring to the table this year, that maybe our grandmothers would probably frown upon, but that fifty years from now, some spoiled brat descendent of ours will be totally eating seconds of our dish, when others didn’t even get a first serving because the kid is a total jerk, and because the dish is that good.
Sundays With DJ Drew on BTR
Thanks for joining me for this cold November episode of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. I’m DJ Moguls welcoming you to a mix especially designed for getting you up to the ski hill or relaxing after thanksgiving feasts. Plenty of amazing shows to get out to. Joe Walsh is playing tonight with Darol Anger, Karl Doty and Grant Gordy in Richmond, VT. I’m really looking forward to it and would encourage everyone to join! If you can’t make it, they’re making two more stops in New England in Portland, ME and Cambridge, MA. Enjoy!
BK & DAD – Wow! What a night it was! It was such a good night that it went on until 8am the next morning! The event was, “The All New Old School Studios Opening Party”, and we had bands (The Barlights & BK & Dad), DJs (Mr Jason, Malice Do-Tell & Lynch Watson), the now infamous All-Star Jam, and of course lots of the drinking. Here’s the proof, as we present to you BK & Dad, live at the All New Old School Studios Opening Party!
This week on The Hash DJs Molly and Dane discuss Seth Adam Smith’s article featured on Viralnova about marriage and selfishness. Then the two rip into a blogpost called The Case Against Female Self-Esteem. Molly and Dane wrap up by talking about why men shouldn’t say girls can’t cut their hair short in response to a Total Frat Move piece. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:47 Found You – Megan Bonnell 01:20 Range of Relationships: Marriage is Not for You 09:21 Devil We Know – Lily & Madeleine 09:50 Analyzing Stereotypes: The Case Against Female Self-Esteem 21:23 I Don’t Believe in Ghosts – Sebastien Grainger 21:53 Advice Time: Why Girls Should Not Cut Their Hair Short 31:27 Outro 32:05 Finish The Music Megan Bonnell (Official Hunt and Chase album art.) Live: Nov 27 – Joy Eslava – Madrid, ESP Nov 30 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON Lily & Madeleine (Official Lily & Madeleine album art.) Sebastien Grainger (Official Yours to Discover album art.)
This week on RAR we bring you the first of a two part edition on Indie Films. We review Charlie Countryman, bring you a fresh Tropes and Trends on Indie Cinema today, and tell you what you should be watching with a new list of Watch This, Not That.
We’ve got a great show for you today this Saturday!! There’s new tracks from Nils Frahm, White Fence, and From Below. Plus, some old favorites from Joanna Newsom, Darlings, and Double Dagger. And don’t forget especially to follow BTR on Instagram! We’ve got great pics of great bands on there, and you gotta check ’em out!!!
It’s a ‘Tale of Two Rock Shows’ on today’s episode… One half is a BRVTAL, In-Your-Face heavy psych incinerator. The other half is a mellow, chill-as-all-get-out space pop set. Which side are you on? Pick one, you coward!
It’s Milk Week here on BTR & for fashion fans, that can only mean one label: Black Milk! On today’s show, I have an interview with Cameron Parker, Marketing & Operations Director for the hot young Australian-based label, who will talk about how he got involved with the company when designer James Lillis was still working out of his kitchen, his strategy to build the brand using social media in lieu of advertising, Black Milk’s impressive in-house production infrastructure, and a few of their most popular collections and collaborations. Plus, a subtly milk-themed playlist full of tracks from great indie releases of 2013, including Love Inks, Cold War Kids, Typhoon, Cheyenne Mize, and more. So tune in and do that body good with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
Wolf People — a British band signed to North American label Jagjaguwar — comes from the imagination of singer and guitarist Jack Sharp, who crafts fantastical story songs from bits of history and his own imagination. Named for the children’s book, Little Jacko and the Wolf People, and taking the shape of bluesy, retro rock drawing on 60’s folk and 70’s classic rock, the band uses powerful hooks and complex, drifting melodies to produces psychedelic results. On their first ever North American tour, the band stopped by to play some tunes and talk about their recent releases.
Fuzz. D33J. Mark Ernestus. Blood Orange. The Black Hollies. William Onyeabor. Four Tet. Nils Frahm. Blanck Mass. CFCF. And more…
The Black Hollies. The Mantles. Liars. White Fence. Songs: Ohia. Yo La Tengo. Miguel Baptista Benedict. Ty Segall. of Montreal. And more…
It’s Milk Week on BTR! On today’s show, we’re exploring the Raw Milk Movement with David Grace, head of manufacturing at Skyhill Napa Valley Farms. And later, mammalogist Katie Hinde helps us better understand the phenomenon that is inter-species nursing. Plus, NYU professor Yanni Kotsonis is on the phone with BTR’s Tanya Silverman talking about the impact that Russia’s recent imports bans mean for global politics.
As big businesses prepare to open their doors for Black Friday, local stores are getting ready for Small Business Saturday. Started by American Express in 2010, the promotion is aimed at rallying people to shop at independent and local businesses across the country. This year, American Express is offering special deals to cardholders who shop at qualifying small business locations, while many of the stores will be offering a number of discounts and giveaways to those who decide to shop small on Saturday, November 30th. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with a few shop owners who will be taking part in this year’s Small Business Saturday.
November 21, 2013. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about and play music from Nils Frahm, whose new album “Spaces” blew my mind yesterday
This week’s episode is pretty “out there”… Trippy dub meditations, gentle psych grooves, and an overarching genius that is hard to describe in mere words. Some things are just better to experience first-hand! It’s Milk Week on BTR.
Anthonie Tonnon is a songwriter and performer based in Auckland, New Zealand, who performs both solo and with a four piece band. Formerly known as the frontman for the pop band Tono And The Finance Company, his solo work has been quickly gathering steam with a busy schedule touring and opening for internationally-renowned acts. Tonnon’s work melds the dramatic, the dreamlike, and the surreal into tuneful tales filled with everyday characters. While on a US tour, he joined BTR Hear & There on the border of Bushwick, Brooklyn, and Ridgewood, Queens, for a very intimate performance of his song “A Friend From Argentina.”
DJ Wynn digs into the electronic branch of world music with music from Juana Molina, Helado Negro, Oval, and William Onyeabear who predates all of the artists listed by 40 years.
Well, today’s show features Album Of The Month by Nobunny, and the Classic Album by Sloan. Also, there’s the new hit single by Next Best Thing band competition winners, The Thinking Men, and many more incredible songs for you to shake a big stick at. We’re 100% raring to go though! Are you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
BTR & DJRePete are all new on Wednesday with tracks off the latest albums by Of Montreal, Radical Face, and Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic fame. Plus, music discovery with Quilt, Nobunny, and a b-side by breakout band Chvrches,. And hit up info on the upcoming year-end 2013 mixes, as DJRePete hits up a throwback set from last year’s mix. That’s your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
This week, Mr Jason is flying solo, and playing some incredible musics in the following styles, and more: funk, soul, afrobeat, swampy horror pop, and all of the other greatest genres. I know he said that last week too, but it was true then, and it’s true now, so just shut up. Shut up! How will it all turn out??? Let’s do a radio and see!
Los Angeles-based together PANGEA began with lead singer-songwriter William Keegan’s teenage 4-track recordings. Over the years, with the addition of Danny Bengston on bass, Erik Jimenez on drums and, later, Cory Hanson on lead guitar, the band grew their garage pop beast from West Coast DIY shows to iconic LA venues and national tours. With previous releases on Lost Sound Tapes and Burger Records, the group’s debut full length is set to premiere this January via Harvest Records. The band stopped by to rock out and chat about their recent 7,” how switching labels has caused delays in releases, and fans with notable ass tattoos.
Tuesday is ready to go with 90 minutes of new tunes on BTR!
Today, I talk about and play new music from Blood Orange and The Black Hollies
Minneapolis noise band Marijuana Deathsquads is the ever-evolving, experimental project lead by Ryan Olson, (here he’s the pixelated member, and producer/writer of POLICA and GAYNGS), Isaac Gale (whose videos for Bon Iver, Polica, P.O.S., and On An On you’ve probably seen), and Stefon Alexander (P.O.S), and supported by multiple drummers and other performers contributing synths, vocals, and miscellaneous sounds to the sonic chaos. For this session, the group was in a stripped-down four piece format (they had the minimum 2 drummers and without Stef there, Isaac handled all vocal duties). Live, they’ve had as many as 7 drummers behind the twisted, effected vocals and electronics, making for a total sensory overload of percussive insanity enveloping their impossibly tight, maniacal, intricate experimental sound. From Marijuana Deathsquads’ explosive energy to its members’ work in other bands and in their hometown music and art scenes, there’s a seemingly endless supply of creative power here to love.
DJ Wynn dips into new music from Blood Orange (who he defeated in a pickup basketball game), Chvrches, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, The Stepkids, and Man Man.
This week on the ol’ Discovery Corner I feature the New York City-based jazz pianist Helen Sung. I caught her as she had just returned from a trip to India at the Jus’ Jazz Festival and preparing for a trip to Osaka, Japan a few days after. The last record she released was Re-Conception in 2011 but she is currently in the mindset of promoting her upcoming record, Anthem For a New Day. I was able to score two songs from it for the show! We discussed the global reach of jazz, her own cathartic experiences at a Harry Connick Jr. concert and where modern jazz is headed. Get jazzed! Playlist 00:00 DJ Jordan Intro 02:34 Anthem For a New Day- Helen Sung 08:14 Brother Thelonious- Helen Sung 13:48 DJ Jordan Mic Break 14:16 Interview with Helen Sung 34:18 DJ Jordan Mic Break 35:35 Going Express- Helen Sung 43:48 Shall We Tango?- Helen Sung 50:17 Sungbird- Helen Sung 56:23 Finish * “Anthem For a New Day” and “Brother Thelonious” are taken from Anthem For a New Day, CJA-34496-02, courtesy of Helen Sung under exclusive license from Concord Music Group, Inc. ** “Going Express” is taken from Going Express, SSC1263 2010-09-14, courtesy of Helen Sung under exclusive license to Sunnyside Records. *** “Shall We Tango?” and “Sungbird” are taken from Sungbird After Albeniz, SSC1173 2007-08-28, courtesy of Helen Sung under exclusive license to Sunnyside Records. Upcoming Tour Dates December 6 2013- Harlem in the Himalayas @ Rubin Museum of Art- New York, NY December 7 2013- Japanalia- Hartford, CT December 21 2013- Jazz Vesper Service @ Church-in-the-Gardens- Forest Hills, NY February 22 2014- Anthem For a New Day release @ the Jazz Standard- New York, NY
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 Fanaticism Week we welcome Kory back from his trip out west, hear about Kristy’s idea for an upcoming trip and ask what the rules are for being a true fan.
Sometimes you’ve just got to get away, and DJ Hanabi and Insane Dane are no strangers to the call to wander. The holidays make a great time to take a holiday. Insane Dane will be reporting from Florida while visiting family. Hanabi will also be visiting family in Mexico. Of course outdoing both of them, Hanabi is taking his dad to Lichtenstein to visit the town where his grandparents came from. Also, Hanabi’s grandfather’s name is Franz Ferdinand, named after the band of course. Also Check out a great article from BTR concerning food safety and getting trans-fats the hell out, by Tanya Silverman.
I’m in Auckland New Zealand right now. It’s not really close to Japan, but they sure do love Japanese food here. So that’s happening.
Sunday’s with DJ Drew on BTR
CHASING CREATION – This session has had a few false starts. First we booked a date for it, and the band had to cancel; then we booked another date for it, and WE had to cancel, as the BRAND NEW Old School Studios wasn’t quite ready yet. But finally, it has happened, and it’s been worth the wait. Here at last we present, Chasing Creation, live at the All New Old School Studios! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane rip into Men’s Rights Activists. The pair then talk about their personal experiences with crushes and, later, hash out the Luxury Spot’s A Comprehensive List of Annoying Wedding Shit. For more information on Men’s Rights Activists, read Jaclyn Friedman’s piece. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:46 No Illusion – The Black Hollies 01:13 Analyzing Stereotypes: Men’s Rights Activists 10:54 No Right Thing – Blood Orange 11:30 Range of Relationships: Crushes 18:36 Taken Down – Grizzly Bear 19:12 Advice Time: Wedding Annoyances 28:10 Outro 28:47 Finish The Music The Black Hollies (Official Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere album art.) Blood Orange (Official Cupid Deluxe album art.) Grizzly Bear (Official Shields – expanded album art.) Live: Dec 28 – Falls Festival – Lorne, VIC, Australia Dec 29 – Marion Bay Falls Festival – Marion Bay, TAS, Australia Dec 31 – The Falls Music and Arts Festival – Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Check out BTR’s spoiler friendly podcast for our review of About Time, and romantic comedy that defies physics and delivers. We also have Third Eye Weekly host Matthew DeMello on the program to talk Romantic Comedies that he’s not afraid to admit, he likes. All that, some chit chat, a few tracks and some old throwbacks to watch this weekend should have you all sorted out. Spoiler Alert!
We have a very, very cool new thing on BTR called BTR Found Sound on Sound Cloud. Check out the show if you want to hear more about (trust me, you do)! Also new on today’s show, tracks from Grizzly Bear, The Black Hollies, and an amazing tune from the 10 Year Anniversary Reissue of Songs: Ohia’s The Magnolia Electric Co. And, as always, don’t forget to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
Are you following us on BTR FOUND SOUND on Soundcloud yet? If not, DO IT! Rock Show 4ever.
It’s november, the rain has hit and the temperature has dropped. But thats only on the outside. Sinista and Stark Note are keeping the heat up in the cabin with a bag full of UK Hip Hop goodness. We got brand new music from the likes of Brotherman, Sludge Brothers plus more. Apex Zero’s “Reality Provoking Liberation” is the album of the month and we playing Universal Soldiers “Street Veterans 1&2” in Classic Corner.So come on a journey for the next hour with Sinista and Stark Note and find out what the UK has to offer.
Calling all fashion fanatics! It’s Fanaticism Week here on the station, and I’ve got an obsession-worthy guest for you today. Erica Weiner is *the* indie design world darling for vintage jewelry, and her eponymous line is full of quirky re-interpreted deadstock from the 60’s and 70’s, as well as one-of-a-kind antique pieces. Whether you’re in the market for a Deco diamond engagement ring or some awesome wood stud earrings, Erica’s got you covered with pieces that will get you compliments left and right (trust me, I have one of her bracelets!) And hey! The holidays just happen to be coming up, so it wouldn’t hurt to keep an eagle eye out for an EWJ stocking stuffer or two… On today’s show, Erica will talk about the path that took her from Broadway costume design to Brooklyn vintage retail, some of the challenges that face today’s jewelry designers who are concerned with issues of sustainability, her fanatic passion for treasure hunting, and more. Plus, a playlist full of your next music obsessions: brand new tracks from Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Grizzly Bear, Diane Coffee, The Black Hollies, and more. So if you’re crazy about great design, tune in and join me for another Sew & Tell on BTR!
Norwegian songwriter Susanne Sundfor exists at the intersection of two worlds (as cleverly depicted in the video for her single “The White Foxes”) — the ancient, natural world of forests and ruins, and the modern, manufactured world of technology, all covered in snow. This is true both thematically, as her songs are often lyrically cold and dark with subtle overtones of brilliant warmth, as well as sonically, blending lush piano elements with the more mechanical, almost industrial elements of pop music. Susanne stopped by to play some solo tunes and talk about the therapy of making art and how her own style developed. Featured song: “The Silicone Veil” Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/16AFsCr The latest release by Susanne Sundfor, The Silicone Veil, is now available. Official website for Susanne Sundfor: http://susannesundfor.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/susannesundfor Twitter: @susannesundfor Find out more about BTRtv’s programs at btrtoday.tv
Zula. Blood Orange. Recondite. Brad Laner. Christoph El Truento. Black Hollies. Lindsay Lowend. Yuppies. Lichens. Celestial Shore. And more…
Koushik. Ringo Deathstarr. Pinback. Flying Lotus. J Dilla. SWIMM. Madlib. TV On The Radio. Gang Gang Dance. And more…
It’s Fanaticism Week on BTR! On today’s show, we’re taking a closer look at how members of the LGBT community are depicted on TV (specifically, MTV’s “Teen Wolf”) with BTR’s own Molly Freeman. After the promotional air raid, we’re featuring previously unaired interview audio from past Third Eye guests. Tune in to hear more about Occupy Sandy efforts on Staten Island with last week’s guest, Goldi Guerra. And later, we feature more of Tanya Silverman’s interview with Sasha Abramsky, author of “The American Way of Poverty”.
November 14, 2013. In the spirit of #TBT, today’s program will feature some of the songs I played on my very first shows on BTR. Enjoy! Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about and play music from The Range. Plus, a few Zula songs I recorded at Secret Project Robot.
Ooh la la, my dearies… This is one rootin’ tootin’, ruff ‘n’ tumble LOUD set of rude tunes with a rude ‘tude! I personally GUARANTEE that this Noise&Punk will terrify your brains and void your bowels. This is Overnight Sensation.
On October 29th, 2013, the US Olympic Committee began their 100 day countdown to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. 56 Olympians, Paralympians, and 2014 hopefuls gathered in New York’s Times Square to kick of the nationwide Road to Sochi Tour. The event included athletic demonstrations, autograph sessions, and interactive sports for fans to try. BreakThruTV’s Lauren Hawker spoke with athletes at the event as well as LGBT rights activists who were there to call for a boycott of the games in show of their disapproval of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay laws.
Hop on board the Worldwide Hour and listen to new music from Argentinian artist Juana Molina, and classic songs from Alfredo Gutierrez, Franco, and Justo Betancourt.
Well, today’s show features the old team back together again. Also, there’s still the Album Of The Month by Nobunny, and the Classic Album by Sloan. We’re 100% raring to go though! Are you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
Midweek on BTR, and DJRePete’s spinning the latest from Nightmares on Wax, alt by Coastguard and the Cold War Kids, and electro beats by Toro Y Moi. Plus, tune in for info on the upcoming Primavera Fauna Festival in Santiago, Chile featuring BTR bands Cut Copy and CSS. And for good measure, who doesn’t love a Phoenix bloc; am I right? #crowdpleaser It’s Wednesday on BTR with DJRePete!
This week, Mr Jason & his sexy colleague, Dr Patel, are back with some incredible funk, soul, afrobeat, swampy horror pop, and all of the other greatest genres. How will it all turn out??? Let’s do a radio and see!
Charlene Kaye is a New York-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Growing up in Hawaii, Kaye developed a background in classical music that creeps into her glam-inflected, high-energy style, with Kaye shredding on guitar and singing her heart out over a tight double-drum and keyboard foundation. Extensive touring, festivals showcases, and praise from major entertainment and news sources all point to big things.
Tuesday is ready to go with DJ Emily and some super-tunes!
For Veterans Day, a special playlist comprised of brand new and kinda old songs I’ve never played on any of my shows before
Put simply, Grooms are a noise pop band based in Brooklyn. From shifting lineups and genre experimentation to near-breakups, Travis Johnson’s signature pop songwriting has always been at the core of the group. Whatever shape they take, Grooms’ songs can be identified by their use of unique guitar tunings, dark lyrics, and impeccable use of space in the music. The band stopped by to play some songs from their latest release, and to chat with Travis about the process behind making it.
This week, DJ Wynn dips into long songs that stretch past the five minute mark. Today’s mix features music from Kronos Quartet & Bryce Desner, Jon Hopkins, Typhoon, and William Onyeabor.
This week on the show I feature the Marquette, MI-based folk-punk band The Redettes. I spoke with their lead singer Sycamore Smith, who has an extensive musical history starting in the late-80’s when he was cutting his teeth on The Replacements and Wire records. They most recently the single Under The Mistletoe, a Christmas song in June, albeit a different take on the holiday. We discussed his method of storytelling through song, the darkness that creeps into his lyrics and how he feels about the holiday season. Alrighty then! Playlist 00:00 DJ Jordan Intro 02:35 Under The Mistletoe- The Redettes 04:47 Jackie Oasis- The Redettes 07:47 The Undertaker Smile- The Redettes 10:54 DJ Jordan Mic Break 11:26 Interview with Sycamore Smith of The Redettes 31:40 DJ Jordan Mic Break 32:59 The Bounge, The Bulge & The Ball- The Redettes 36:02 The Brothers Ape- The Redettes 39:33 Rang-A-Tang- The Redettes 42:16 Finish Upcoming Tour Dates No upcoming tour dates
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 Exclusive Week we hear from Kory via the West Coast, go over the NFL bullying issues, plus talk to a special guest about the Miami-Florida State game from last weekend.
It’s that time again! Time for the season of sick. Our man Insane Dane is starting the season off right, with a nice case of the flu. Way to go! We figured it’s as good a time as any to discuss our favorite immune system boosting cold and flu fighters. Some of us grew up on matzo ball soup, some of us posole and some of us are like Bruce Willis in Unbreakable and have never known what it’s like to be sick. If you’re feeling just a little off your game, like a bug may be setting up shop then we have the show for you. Also, check out Insane Dane’s latest Dish + Drink recipe.
Sundays With DJ Drew on BTR
THE JUGGS – It was my 40th Birthday in the middle of June this year, and to help me celebrate i decided to use up all my available money, so that I could visit all my lovely friends in New York for a month. I had a fantastic time, and whilst I was there, I recorded a bunch of amazing gigs at The Grand Victory in Brooklyn. I’ve already played you a set by The Suzan, and I follow it this week with an incredible set by The Juggs. Go and see them live if you get the chance. You won’t regret it. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane discuss a Slate.com article that slashes Miley Cyrus and other female pop stars for dressing like porn stars. The pair also chat about TimeHop, a smartphone app that allows us to relive our own past. Later, in their Analyzing Stereotypes segment, Molly and Dane talk about Powerful Yogurt, a protein-packed yogurt geared towards men. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:44 Say My Name – Megan Bonnell 01:23 Advice Time: Pop Stars Are Dressing Like Porn Stars 11:36 Your Body Works – Sebastien Grainger 11:59 Relationships in the Digital Age: TimeHop 18:37 Lying to Myself – The Can’t Tells 19:04 Analyzing Stereotypes: Powerful Yogurt 26:19 Outro 26:56 Finish The Music Megan Bonnell (Official Hunt and Chase album art.) Live: Nov 21 – TBD – Bilbao, Spain Nov 22 – TBD – Bilbao, Spain Sebastien Grainger (Official Yours to Discover album art.) The Can’t Tells (Official No Television album art.)
On this week’s show we checked out Ender’s Game, and dove into the world of Young Adult Fiction Film adaptation with DJ Molly of The Hash.
It’s Saturday here on BTR, and that means we have the best soundtrack for your weekend. There are a ton of brand new songs on the show today, including tracks from Ducktails, Juana Molina, and Connan Mockasin. Plus, we tell you about a bunch of cool stuff we have coming up on BTR this week! As usual, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, and Pinterest.
OH MY GOD, are you kidding me?? This week’s Rock Show is so jam packed full of psycho-delic pop music in the first half, and so cram-packed with low-key rockers in the second half… I just can’t even believe it! And don’t forget to follow on SOUNDCLOUD, PINTEREST, TUMBLR, and so farth! (Transcriber’s note: DJ Patrick K said that part in a fake Irish accent.) Have a great weekend!
This week on Sew & Tell, I have the honor of featuring a true visionary in the field of fashion: designer Pia Interlandi. Pia’s work began as an exploration of dissolvable textiles and garment deconstruction; eventually, through that work and the personal loss of her grandfather, Pia started to question the ways in which we traditionally dress bodies for burial. Her investigations ultimately led Pia to launch her own bespoke burial garment business, Garments for the Grave. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Pia about her dissolvable fabric designs, the moving experience that led her to investigate burial garments, her forensic studies of textile disintegration, and the philosophies and practices behind the grown natural burial movement. Plus, a playlist featuring brand new tracks from Candian artists Sebastien Grainger and Megan Bonnell, along with Brooklyn’s The Can’t Tells, Argentinian singer-songwriter Juana Molina, a brand new Bavarian trio called Aloa Input, and more. So tune in and learn how to be a conscientious fashionista, even in the afterlife…
Twin Peaks is a Chicago-based band comprised of Cadien, Clay, Connor, and Jack — four young dudes blasting out fuzzy rock ‘n roll. Catchy hooks, a pile of effects, and blasts of attitude have brought a whole lot of attention to this foursome, based on their demos and hard-touring. After trying to hang it up and go to school, the guys realized they were destined (or doomed?) to rock, and headed right back into their own world of honest garage rock.
Christoph El Truento. TV Ghost. Nobunny. Forever Evers. Night Panther. Running. Eola. The Field. Guppy. CFCF. White Rabbits. Oneohtrix Point Never. And more…
Jumbling Towers. Peter Adams. Professor Murder. CW Stoneking. Snowden. The Semis. Copperpot. Slicker. Rahim. Samadha. And more…
It’s Exclusive Week on BTR! On today’s show, we bring you part two of our retrospective on Occupy Wall Street. Goldi Guerra of Occupy Sandy talks about his organization’s depiction in The New York Times. And later, we’re honored to have Professor Noam Chomsky on the show talking about Syria, the shutdown, the future of the two party system, and what it all means for America and the world.
In 2012, the ING New York City Marathon was canceled in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. However, on Sunday, November 3rd, the annual event returned for 2013 — one of many major marathons going on this fall. Partly because of the bombings at the Boston Marathon that took place in April of this year, the NYPD were in a state of high security throughout race weekend. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with runners at the Javitz Center about their experiences last year and expectations for this year’s marathon, as well as with Rachel Johnson — a spokesperson from Team in Training, one of the oldest sports fundraising campaigns from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society — about the current state of fundraising-associated running.
Today I talk about and play new music from Cristoph El’ Truento and Connan Mockasin
When was the last time you heard a rock record that was just piano music? Huh? Not in a really, really long time, right? That’s why I think this new Moonface album is so exciting and interesting. Just Spencer Krug’s beautiful vocals and his beautiful piano-playing. We start off the show toady with the best track form that new album, and follow it up with a full show of the best new weird music. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, and Pinterest!
My dearest fans, and friends… I trust you are in good health. I am writing you this letter to let you know that this week’s episode of Overnight Sensation is one of the best ever. It is sooo chock full ‘o’ hits, you can’t even believe it. Hits from the likes of Saralee, Foibles, Viet Cong, Drug Pizza, and man many more! I hope you love it, and I hope your mom is doing OK.
What A SPOOKY Month! Government Shutdown! Pagans Tricking & Treating! Miley Cyrus! These Are The Cultural Events Tackled By Man-About-Town, Chaz Mannenheim, In the Newest Installment Of MONTH IN REVIEW!!! If You’re Ready To Think, Laugh, & Be Scared Then You’re Ready For This! CHAZ MANNENHEIM, NEWSMAN OF YESTERYEAR – MONTH IN REVIEW: OCTOBER 2013!!!!
DJ Wynn shares music from around the world and this mix features Gipsy Kings, Skip&Die, Francois and The Atlas Mountains, and Staff Benda Bilili.
Well, today’s show is a rare solo effort by the Jayman. So, if you are a fan of Jason in particular (and let’s face it, SOME of you MUST be, right? RIGHT??!!), then you’re in for a treat. There’s a new Album Of The Month, AND a new Classic Album, so it’s going to be excitement from start to finish. Probably.. We’re 100% raring to go though! Are you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
DJRePete’s fresh Wednesday mix includes alternative with Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin, The Lower 48, and MiniBoone. Plus, amid Exclusive Week, DJRePete hits up a set of exclusive live cuts from Serious Business, including the American-West African sounds of Toubab Krewe, Pop Zeus, and Crazy Pills. And for good measure, the Poets of Rhythm instil a funky beat to your week. That’s BTR and DJRePete!
This week, Mr Jason is joined by his little sister/associate, Tash Planet. So, expect arguing, contradiction, silly voices, in-jokes that exclude all of you lot; oh, and drugging-of-coffee…. How will it all turn out??? Let’s do a radio and see!
Baoku Moses is a Nigerian-born, Cincinnati-based artist specializing in African cultural performance and an Afro-beat musician, singer, songwriter, bandleader, and composer. As the leader of Baoku & The Image Afro-Beat Band, his exhilarating take on the genre is heavily inspired by the legendary Fela Kuti and is used to preach, teach, entertain and educate about the issues facing all of humanity.
It’s the Tuesday mix with DJ Emily on BTR!
Latola and Wynn talk about the Oneohtrix Point Never and Nate Boyce performance at MoMA PS 1 yesterday
[blip]video2[blip] FYuppies are a band from Omaha, Nebraska, who deliver angular, energetic post-punk that sits somewhere between the groove of Fugazi, the minimalist tales of the Fall or the Minutemen, and the anthemic sonic assault of Hüsker Dü. Begun as an antidote to teenage boredom and honed in the basement venues of the midwest, the band developed its own take on the pop song — aggressive, and head on, if a little skewed. In this episode of Serious Business on BTR, they blast through a few jams and spend some time chatting with Travis, just a bunch of dudes sitting around drinking seltzer, talking about tufts and influential bands.
DJ Wynn is filling Monday’s Mix with musical suggestions from his friends. New music will be played from Diane Coffee, Arcade Fire, Anna Calvi, and Zula.
This week on the show I feature EO, the duo from Spokane, WA and Adelaide, AU respectively. They function in pretty much the same way the famed Postal Service does, sending parts of songs individually until it creates a cohesive whole. The method has been working as Jarrod Manuel and Drew Sullivan have done this in their other band, City of Satellites. EO has something to show for it, the recently released EP Somewhere Human. I speak to Drew Sullivan via telephone and we discuss the brotherhood he feels with Manuel, the creative process EO has without being geographically together, and his feelings on Washington dubstep. Alright! Playlist 00:00 DJ Jordan Intro 02:28 Deep June- EO 06:03 The Black Lagoon- EO 10:25 DJ Jordan Mic Break 10:52 Interview with Drew Sullivan of EO 30:54 DJ Jordan Mic Break 32:34 Sally- EO 36:57 Dreambody- EO 41:37 Downtown City Heart- EO 47:03 Breathe Your Air- EO 52:14 Finish Upcoming Tour Dates No upcoming tour dates
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 Buried Week we delve further into the World Series, try and get excited for the NBA season, and predict which athletes will still be relevant long after their careers have ended, and who will be ‘dead and buried.’
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Right but what does that have to do with eating Bagels? Nothing, unless you rephrase it like so: when in New York, do as the New Yorkers do. That pretty much means folding your pizza in half, trying to be Gordon Gecko when you’re really just Bud Fox, and most importantly eating bagels all the time. I can officially say I hadn’t really had a bagel until I visited Murray’s Bagels in Chelsea. Delicious! I’m sold. Their bagels had perfect texture, and their cream cheese was subtly flavored and thankfully not over the top. Insane dane, Eatopia’s resident bagel expert and Hanabi discuss the virtues of good bagels in this episode. Also, check out Insane Dane’s latest Dish + Drink recipe.
Sunday’s with DJ Drew on BTR
UNSINKABLE HEAVIES – “About time!” I hear you all say (AGAIN!)! I know, I know, you’ve been waiting since, ooh, last week, for me to play the 4th and final live set from the Westsound Reunion 2013 Show, from Nectar Lounge in Seattle. And your wait was worth it, because today we feature a set of big solos, spinning leslies, and no holds barred funk, from the spinoof subgroub featuring members of Polyrhythmics and Funk Orchestra. I present, Unsinkable Heavies. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane analyze Paul Hudson’s article Why Men Aren’t Really Men Anymore on Elite Daily. Later, the pair discuss why warning college women to steer clear of alcohol may not be the solution to rape on campuses. Molly and Dane wrap up by chatting about professional snugglers and what this could mean for lonely folks nationwide. You can read more about the response to Yoffe’s article on college women and alcohol here on HuffPo. Also, check out the BTR Pinterest page this weekend. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:47 We Exist – Arcade Fire 01:15 Analyzing Stereotypes: “Why Men Aren’t Really Men Anymore” 12:14 Never Lonely – Diane Coffee 12:43 College & Post-Grad Life: “College Women: Stop Getting Drunk” 21:43 Nothing But Time – Lily & Madeleine 22:12 Range of Relationships: Professional Snugglers 28:20 Outro 28:57 Finish The Music Arcade Fire (Official Reflektor album art.) Live: Nov 11 – Roundhouse – London, UK Nov 12 – Roundhouse – London, UK Nov 15 – Barrowland Ballroom – Glasgow, UK Diane Coffee (Official My Friend Fish album art.) Live: Nov 2 – Red 7 – Austin, TX Nov 4 – Molly’s Kitchen & Lounge – Santa Fe, NM Nov 5 – The Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ Lily & Madeleine (Official Lily & Madeleine album art.) Live: Nov 8 – IOTA Club & Cafe – Arlington, VA
12 Years A Slave is the newest and maybe best “Hard-to-Watch” movie we have seen in a while. Plus, HE’S BACK! The Tropesmeister is in the house to give us the bone he has to pick with the oscars.
It’s the first Saturday in November, and the great albums of 2013 keep pouring in. Most obviously, we’ve got a track from Arcade Fire’s excellent Reflektor. But we’ve also got Nobunny’s new Secret Songs, plus the beautiful Anna Calvi’s One Breath. Plus, a whole slew of other new songs to keep your Saturday interesting. And as always, follow BTR on Facebook and Twitter, but also tumblr and Pinterest to get all of the latest updates on the station!
Come one, come all! To this week’s episode of The Rock Show on BTR! This week’s show is a TRUE Rock Show, featuring high quality rock and roll from top to bottom. Don’t believe me? Don’t care!! And be sure to follow us on Pinterest… we got pins by the BUTTLOAD!! Have a great weekend!
Happy November! Can you believe it’s *already* here?? In the spirit of things-that-arrive-ahead-of-their-time, I have an awesomely forward-thinking guest for you on today’s show. (Seriously, this lady will be *huge* fashion news soon, so tune in and get a stylish leg up on all your friends!) Kelsy Parkhouse launched her line Carleen right after graduating from Pratt, and with good reason: her unique sensibilities had earned her rave reviews from both Pratt profs and outside industry professionals. Armed with an ability to blend seemingly disparate styles into a cohesive aesthetic, Kelsy took the plunge and debuted Carleen with a S/S 2013 collection, based on her thesis work at Pratt. While the label is still young, Kelsy’s subsequent collections have generated even more genuine fashionista buzz, and on today’s show, you’ll hear Kelsy talk about the strong female fashion role models in her family, what it was like to launch a label right out of school, how Patti Smith inspired her S/S 2014 collection, and where she likes to shop for vintage goods in NYC. All that, plus a spooky playlist full of fun tracks from artists like Mr. Gnome, Lightning Dust, Vampire Weekend, and the latest Arcade Fire! So tune in, turn it up, and get ready to be hipper-than-thou with Sew & Tell on BTR!
Zula are a young Brooklyn band with a West African name and tunes built around the songwriting of cousins Henry and Nate Terepka. Exploring psychedelic sounds with a heavy dose of delay, their songs are pleasingly disjointed, experimental pop jams that makes clever use of groove and melody — not to mention a lot of really weird sounds. What it all adds up to is a deliciously unpredictable blend of jazz, rock, pop, electronica, and ambient bits and pieces, strung together through whatever weird magic these guys possess.
Knxwledge. Dylan Ettinger. Burial. Simon Scott. Celer. Malachai. The Blind Shake. Thee Oh Sees. Nobunny. Fuck Buttons. Erik Gundel. Mux Mool. And more…
Mux Mool. TV Ghost. Bobby. Thee Oh Sees. Dead Man’s Bones. Chelsea Wolfe. Ryan Power. North Dakota. King Khan and the Shrines. White Poppy. And more…
It’s Buried Week on BTR! On today’s show, we’re looking back at two years of ‘Occupying’ Wall Street and the rest of America with Kari Koch, an activist who has worked with Occupy Portland. Plus, are wooden coffins and costly cremations becoming a thing of the past? Joe Sehee, founder of the Green Burial Council, joins us to talk about the most ecologically, and spiritually, friendly ways to dispose of human remains. But first, we remember Lou Reed…
This month guest DJ Mark plays for us his favorites from Bay Area Live 2013 so far, with songs from the BTR SXSW Showcase, great touring bands, and local talent from the San Francisco Bay Area. Check his favorites of 2013 so far
Last November, we spoke to residents of the Red Hook community that had been devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Despite the fact that Sandy has left a mark on the Brooklyn neighborhood, the strength of the community, and its organizations, have persevered through many obstacles. Now, one year later, BTR Pulse returns to Red Hook to speak with some of the residents, business owners and community leaders affected.
Happy Halloween! Let’s get spoooooky! Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about and play music from The Interest Group. Also, I play 5 songs I recorded at the Thee Oh Sees show in NYC last night
It’s a slow fall week here at BTR, so I’m giving you a slooooow falllllll set of mostly folky acoustic tunes. Enjoy! And don’t EVER forget to follow us (BTR) on Pinterest and Tumblr. Even if you’re not even on them, sign up just so you can follow us! Got it??
On October 24th, Forced Meme Productions hosted their fifth annual HallowMeme Costume Party at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Celebrating online culture, the event features partygoers dressed as their favorite memes and internet personalities. BreakThruTV’s Lauren Hawker spoke with Forced Meme’s founder Andrea Rosen and other participants.
DJ Wynn put together a Brazilian mix for the cranky woman who lives downstairs. Hopefully she’ll enjoy the sounds of Elis Regina, Seu Jorge, Caetano Veloso, and Cibelle.
Well, today’s show is shaping up to be a classic. We have a special surprise appearance from an old friend, some One Minute Waltz’s, some new old stuff, and some new new stuff. Iain gets all political on our arses, and Jason is the same old cuddly Jason. Wey’re 100% raring to go though! Are you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
Happy Halloween Eve! BTR and DJRePete start the spookiness early with a scary-good mix (haha) including blues alt from Saint Rich, funk with The Poets of Rhythm, and the latest off the new album by Of Montreal. Also spinning, a seasonably apropos autumn set with Dr. Dog and a throwback bloc from Blitzen Trapper. And to mark Halloween, don’t miss RePete’s quirky set with My Brightest Diamond, Jumbling Towers, and The Herms. Get into the spirit of the fall season with DJRePete on BTR!
This week, Mr Jason brings you all sorts of assorted styles, genres, call them what you will. We’ll call them Mambo, Gothic R&B Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Jazz, and a few more that we don’t have names for. There’s also the debut appearance from SOA’s newly appointed solicitor/lawyer. How will it all turn out??? Let’s do a radio and see!
Formed in 2008 in Sheffield, England, the Crookes consist of George Waite, Daniel Hopewell, Russell Bates and Tom Dakin. Heralded as a prominent group in the UK’s New Pop movement, their list of press accolades is extensive and their fan base apparently large and growing. Romanticism is heavy, with soaring melodies and strident lyrics (which even Noel Gallagher has praised), carried out by Waite’s undeniably strong vocal delivery. They stopped by to blast through some tunes and to chat with Maia about their new record.
Tuesday is ready to go with DJ Emily on BTR!
Today I talk about and play music from White Poppy and CAVE
Hailing from the far Northeast reaches of Bar Harbor, Maine, Coke Weed make woozy, swirling, psych rock. There’s a clear bit of Velvet Underground/Yo La Tengo rock n’ roll meditation underneath the sweetness and oh-so-cool vibes of their tunes. With a fantastic new album getting some actual radio play (yeah, that still happens when your band is this good), they stopped in to light up the studio with their sounds and to chat with Travis.
DJ Wynn breaks down his CMJ 2013 with stories about Hookworms various head banging strategies, the best stage banter of CMJ from Eagulls, and an unexpected encounter with Eola.
This week on the show I feature Brooklyn, NY’s Porcelain Raft. The band is comprised of the Italian-born musician, Mauro Remiddi and more recently, a live band that he tours with. The band most recently released the LP Permanent Signal in August, ostensibly a dreamy album but as Remiddi explained to me,  it’s completely literal and an accurate depiction of his life post-tour. We discussed his Spinal Tap-esque moment on tour, the moves he’s made in his life, and how his videos act as performance pieces. Get down! Playlist 00:00 DJ Jordan Intro 02:24 Think of the Ocean- Porcelain Raft 06:26 Cluster- Porcelain Raft 10:22 DJ Jordan Mic Break 10:50 Interview with Mauro Remiddi of Porcelain Raft 32:46 DJ Jordan Mic Break 34:01 Night Birds- Porcelain Raft 38:19 It Ain’t Over- Porcelain Raft 41:25 The Way Out- Porcelain Raft 45:14 Echo- Porcelain Raft 49:07 Finish Upcoming Tour Dates October 29 2013- Kagelbana- Stockholm, Sweden October 30 2013- Beta- Copenhagen, Denmark November 1 2013- London Calling- Amsterdam, Holland November 3 2013- Papiersaal- Zurich, Switzerland November 4 2013- Bronson- Ravenna, Italy November 5 2013- Lanificio- Rome, Italy November 6 2013- Movement- Padua, Italy
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 Community Week we try and get excited about the World Series, learn about the history of Olympic Villages, and get somewhat closer to understanding how Kristy’s brain functions.
I do love New York City in the fall, and I do love watching my Minnesota Vikings. So, it seemed like a brilliant idea to o go and see both at the same time as my beloved Vikings were set to battle the completely rotten, winless New York Giants. If my Vikings are good at anything, it’s making terrible teams look brilliant. They did not fail me under the bright lights of Metlife Stadium. This was also a great opportunity to meet up with regular contributor to the show, Insane Dane. He accompanied me to the game and showed me what a truly delicious stadium dog New Yorkers are privileged to have. We went right for the Kosher dog vendor and got a perfectly cooked dog with sauerkraut. Pair that with a Stella and we were in business. Check out Insane Dane’s take on Game day in his latest Dish + Drink.
DJ Drew’s Sunday Show on BTR
Hello and welcome to the “it’s now ski season edition” of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. As you might know by now Killington ran its lifts on Thursday to make it the first East Coast mountain to open for the umpteenth time in a row. October 27th and I’ve already gotten two days of skiing in. Here is a mix for you especially engineered for tuning your skis.
RIPPIN’ CHICKEN – “About time!” I hear you all say! I know, I know, you’ve been waiting ages for me to play another live set from the Westsound Reunion 2013 Show, from Nectar Lounge in Seattle. And your wait was worth it, because today we feature a crackin’ set from Rippin’ Chicken. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane discuss BuzzFeed’s article 20 Ridiculously Specific Online Dating Sites That Actually Exist. Then, the two analyze Chris Brown’s shocking rape story and Olivia Cole’s piece Chris Brown and a Nation of Raped Boys. For the Range of Relationships Segment, Molly and Dane finish off this week’s episode by chatting about Broder, a Tinder parody for bros looking to hang with mutual bros. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:48 Angel Blood – Cass McCombs 01:12 Relationships in the Digital Age: Specific Dating Sites 09:19 Sum of Our Lives – Maria Taylor 09:54 Analyzing Stereotypes: “Chris Brown and a Nation of Raped Boys” 22:54 Summer Skeletons – Radical Face 23:21 Range of Relationships: Broder 27:26 Outro 28:16 Finish The Music Cass McCombs (Official Big Wheel and Others album art.) Live: Nov 7 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR Nov 8 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA Nov 9 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC Maria Taylor (Official Something About Knowing album art.) Radical Face (Official The Family Tree: The Branches album art.) Live: Nov 9 – Colston Hall 2 – Bristol, UK Nov 10 – The Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK Nov 12 – Union Chapel – London, UK
In keeping with the season, RAR brings you a review of Carrie. Plus a Tropes and Trends with DJ Jordan of Discovery Corner, and the best psychic films to check out.
Happy Saturday!! On the show today we could not be more excited about the brand new Moonface album. It’s just Spencer Krug and a piano, and honestly, that sounds like heaven. Speaking of heaven, don’t forget to check out BTR’s Pinterest and tumblr pages. We have so many fun things on there you won’t want to miss out on. And I mean, while we’re talking about great things, we’ve also got new music from Cass McCombs and Maria Taylor, and stay tuned for a fun story about her. And, as always, don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook and Twitter!
We’re gonna rock. We’re gonna roll. We got it all, only on BTR!
On today’s show, I have a plethora of fall fashion goodies – a conversation with the founder of my new favorite (sustainable) fashion webshop, Modavanti, along with a host of last-minute Halloween ideas for all you procrastinating fashionistas out there! Two years ago, David Dietz left an established career in journalism and Middle Eastern politics to grow a sustainable fashion webshop. Modavanti launched just a year and a half ago, but has already made a significant name for itself as a leader in the small-but-growing market of online sustainable resources (plus, it’s one of my personal favorites!) On today’s show, you’ll hear David talk about the path that took him from covering the Arab Spring to starting Modavanti, the philosophies and principles that guide his ethically oriented shop, and some new developments and future plans that will add to Modavanti’s steadily growing base of loyal customers. Plus, a playlist that features the latest from Cass McCombs, Moonface, and Black Hearted Brothers, along with a preview track from next week’s Maria Taylor release. All that and more in the hour ahead, so tune in, turn it up, and stay stylish with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
Emma Louise Niblett, better known by the stage name Scout Niblett, is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. With six albums under her belt, full of sparse, folk-tinged indie rock, Scout is in the middle of a solid music career. She came by with her band to play some tunes and to get down to some serious talk about metal.
Vince Staples. Snacs. Adze. Misfits. CAVE. Valiant Thorr. The Coachwhips. The Mallard. Drink Up Buttercup. Darkside. Boards of Canada. Matthew E. White. And more…
Hookworms. Heliotropes. Eagulls. of Montreal. Moonface. CAVE. Ty Segall. Tyvek. Deerhunter. Bill Callahan. Takeshi Terauchi. And more…
Join BTR’s Matt Latola as he makes his way through the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon, proving that you can see plenty of great artists at the annual NYC music festival even without a badge. Along the way, he checks out showcases at venues such as Silent Barn, Pianos (for Floating Fest), The Grand Victory (for BTR’s own official CMJ showcase), and the brand new Baby’s All Right (for their very first show ever, no less, put on by BrooklynVegan), featuring artists such as Eagulls, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Omar Souleyman, Heliotropes, The Meaning Of Life, and EULA, among many others.
It’s Community Week at BTR! On today’s show, we’re bringing you the interviews behind two headlines you can find on the BreakThru Radio site today. Up first, Dr. Deborah Peel is a psychoanalyst and founder of Patients Privacy Rights who helps us better understand the new ways that Google is infringing on the rights of its users. And later, Tanya Silverman talks more about urban development with John J. George of the Detroit Blight Busters, a charitable group helping the Motor City fight decay.
The graffiti mecca in Long Island City known as 5 Pointz has served as a cultural resource as well as a safe, legal space for graffiti artists from all over the world since 1993. Just recently, New York’s City Council unanimously approved a plan to demolish the site and build two high-rise towers in its place. But the case took a twist last week when 16 artists filed a lawsuit alleging a violation of the unique 1990 Visual Artists Rights Act, which grants limited so-called “moral” rights to certain visual artists. This is the first lawsuit in the nation in which graffiti artists have sought legal protection for their artwork. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with artists and supporters at the Brooklyn Courthouse this past week who have been granted a temporary restraining order against any demolition at 5 Pointz.
October 24, 2013 Lottie@btrtoday.com
Latola continues the mixtape from Monday with more songs he recorded live last week during CMJ 2013
On this edition of God Bless Weirdmerica, we play new (weird) tunes from Of Montreal and Man Man! Plus, we revisit old favorites like Joanna Newsom and Dirty Projectors. If you have a CMJ music hangover, this is the place for you to be! With all this weirdness, your palate will definitely be cleansed! And as always, don’t forget to tune into BTR on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates.
This week’s episode brings the HOTTEST Rock to your earholes! Get PUMPED Get ANGRY!
Forest Fire, the NYC-based band led by songwriter Mark Thresher, has seen some changes over the years. Though it began as an alternative folk-rock band, these days the group has found more inspiration from the art-rock likes of Joy Division, Laurie Anderson, Suicide, and Kraftwerk, all of which seems to come out in their use of repetition, straightforward melodies, and synths. They stopped by the studio to talk about their recording process and some of the ideas behind their new album. Here, we present a performance of the song “Cold Kind/Fixation” not seen in their original BTR Live Studio Session.
Salsa from Eddie Palmieri and heavy doses of reggae from U-Roy and Don Carlos & Gold on this week’s Worldwide Hour.
This week’s show sees excitement and adventure ruling our once normal and boring lives. Does it let up at any point in the show? Will our heroes bow to the evil wishes of Jason’s landlord, Mick? Not bleeding’ likely cobbler! But just to be on the safe side, let’s radio and see…
DJRePete is all new Wednesday, with the latest from The Blow, The Dismemberment Plan, and Dr. Dog. Plus, a lofi set artistically comprised of Bibio, M. Ward, and an Unknown Mortal Orchestra bloc, including an acoustic rendition of their single Swim & Sleep. Speaking of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, hit up info on their upcoming world tour. And for good measure, we’re spinning a set with a beat including a pair of BTR throwbacks by El Da Sensei and Minamina GoodSong. That’s Wednesday with DJRePete!
Mr Jason & Dr Patel are back once more for another ‘packed full of jam’ show for you lovely listener (singular). This week they organise a singing contest, hosted by Jimmy Preacher Ellis, and featuring the vocal talents of Kethleen Emery and her 6 clones, which we grew in our “talent laboratory”.. Let’s Kick It And Radio!
Celestial Shore is a post-rock trio from Brooklyn. Their music can be difficult to unravel, as they wind mathy, jazzy movements through pop structures, laying down some seriously impressive sonic tricks along the way. Here, they share some tunes and chat with Maia about what they did this summer, and how they got such kick ass album artwork (hint: they asked members of another band to make it).
90 minutes of tunes this Tuesday on BTR!
Latola and Wynn do a brief play-by-play through a fat mixtape of songs they recorded live at CMJ 2013 last week
Put simply, Grooms are a noise pop band based in Brooklyn. From shifting lineups and genre experimentation to near-breakups, Travis Johnson’s signature pop songwriting has always been at the core of the group. Whatever shape they take, Grooms’ songs can be identified by their use of unique guitar tunings, dark lyrics, and impeccable use of space in the music. The band stopped by to play some songs from their latest release, and to chat with Travis about the process behind making it.
After a long marathon week at CMJ, DJ Wynn is ready for a relaxing set with Charles Bradley, King Khan and The Shrines, Bill Callahan, and Cass McCombs.
This week on the show I feature Magda Giannikou of Banda Magda, the Greek-born but New York-based accordionist/pianist/vocalist. She recently released her band’s debut album, Amour t’es la?. Oh, did I mention the whole thing is in French? Because it is. We discussed her decision to write and sing entirely in French, the most amount of band members she’s ever had on stage, and how her synesthesia affects her writing process. Enjoy! Playlist 00:00 DJ Jordan Intro 02:37 Amour t’es la?- Magda Giannikou 05:46 Asteroide- Magda Giannikou 07:31 Ce Soir- Magda Giannikou 10:34 DJ Jordan Mic Break 11:00 Interview with Magda Giannikou 33:54 DJ Jordan Mic Break 35:09 Juin- Magda Giannikou 38:24 La Japonaise- Magda Giannikou 41:23 Petite Maline- Magda Giannikou 44:28 Finish Upcoming Tour Dates October 31 2013- Rockwood Music Hall- New York, NY March 7 2013- Live at the Falcon- Marlboro, NY
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 Development week we welcome back Kristy and hear what she’s been up to, run through the quick-hit headlines from the week that was, and look ahead to future developments in the world of sports.
Food trends, they come and they go but some should never have been born. Join us and Insane Dane as we delve into some current food trends that need to die off sooner than later. Also, as usual check out what Insane Dane is whipping up in Dish + Drink.
Sugoi means cool in Japanese. I think people should start saying it more and start saying kawaii less. Not everything is cute. Some things are just cool I’ll tell you what else is cool. The bands we have for you. That’s what.
Welcome to a special edition of Live at Old School Studios, this week the show is presented by Iain from Breakthruradio’s Planet Beet Show. He’s got two amazing live sets for you this week, both recorded not at Old School Studios but in the Cinema City Bar in Norwich for Iain’s night called ‘Original Soundtrack’ or O.S.T. as it’s usually called. First up we have the brilliant King Laconic who is a Norwich based Singer Songwriter with captivating songs and an individual and haunting quality to his voice. Following that will be treated to a great set from London based Rob Marr who plays a Wurly and writes great songs. Make sure you check him out too!! Come on people… Let’s Radio!
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane discuss their feelings on taking big steps in relationships. Then, the two analyze California’s new revenge porn law in the Range of Relationships segment. DJ Dillon, co-host of BTR’s RAR, comes on the show to talk about female archetypes in romantic comedies. For more information on California’s new law, check out Forbes and the New York Times. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:38 Bricola – Coastgaard 01:10 Range of Relationships: Big Commitment Steps 09:00 Cuckoo – Dr. Dog 09:28 Relationships in the Digital Age: CA’s Revenge Porn Law 19:23 Make It Up – The Blow 20:01 What to Learn from RomComs: Women Archetypes 31:01 Outro 31:49 Finish The Music Coastgaard (Official Coastgaard album art.) Live: Oct 23 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY Dr. Dog (Official B-room album art.) Live: Oct 19 – USF Sun Dome – Tampa, FL Oct 20 – Sunset Cove Amphitheater – Boca Raton, FL Nov 1 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA The Blow (Official The Blow album art.) Live: Oct 19 – Flying M Coffee Garage – Nampa, ID Oct 20 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR Oct 21 – Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room – Seattle, WA
Captain Phillips kept us on the edge of our seat. Tune in to find out why it was more than just some suspenseful string sections.
It’s CMJ week! And BTR has our very own showcase! Make sure to listen to this show, then come to the Grand Victory in Brooklyn tonight at 7 to check out some of the artists from this very show! It’s going to be a can’t-miss event of CMJ. And as always, don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook and Twitter.
We’re gonna rock. We’re gonna roll. We got it all, only on BTR!
Hello and welcome to the UK Hip Hop Show. The Dynamic Duo have returned after the coup at The Tower. Stark Note made it to the Secret Rendezvous point and we have now found a new permanent location, The Cabin. Although the location has changed The lads still bring that classic UK Flava to punch your ear drums off! With music from the likes of LifeMC, Planet Of The Fakes, Farma G and many more. So sit back relax and enjoy some sweet UK sounds before the cabin fever sets in.
My guest this week is film director & cinematographer Andrew Morgan, whose personal passion for storytelling has led him to create a series of beautiful, intimate pieces. His team’s latest film is “The True Cost,” a exciting documentary that takes an in-depth look at the broken links in today’s fashion production system and supply chain. On today’s show, we’ll hear from Andrew about his start in filmmaking, the moment that triggered his mission to create “The True Cost,” and how he and his team have been changed through the process of researching and developing this film. Plus, a full-throttle music mix today featuring new tracks from Johnathan Rice, Saint Rich, Love Inks, Lizzo, MiniBoone, and more! So tune in and join us for an inspirational look at the future of fashion…
The Pack A.D. (the A.D. stands for “After Death”) is a Canadian garage rock duo from Vancouver, British Columbia, made up of singer/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller. With 4 albums on Mint Records and their recent signing to Nettwerk Records, the band is aiming to take their heavy stoner rock grooves to the next level. They stopped by while on tour to rock out in our studio and talk a bit about their latest EP and video.
00:00 Latola 00:50 Rearrange Me – Criminal Hygiene 04:39 Throw It Away – Viet Cong 07:55 Frenzy (what happened then) – Dear and Glorious Physician 14:25 Will Calls – Grizzly Bear 21:14 Sunshine Dub – GPGDS 27:39 No Spell – Thee Oh Sees 32:06 Latola 32:36 Since We Had Changed – Hookworms 40:08 Maestro Monsignor – Drink Up Buttercup 45:03 City of Electric Light – Chad VanGaalen 47:36 The Harbinger – Julianna Barwick 53:17 AIR SHOW I Can’t Stop Eating Sugar – Ed Schrader’s Music Beat 57:55 Mose I Amnt – Mogwai 60:57 Latola 61:33 Seven – Fever Ray 66:44 Port Rhombus – Squarepusher 73:23 Black Sea – The Field 84:58 Latola 85:38 Lurker – Steve Gunn 93:20 Finish (“Cassette” art) Viet Cong live: Oct 20 at Wunderbar in Edmonton, AB (“Immunity” art) Jon Hopkins live: 10/23 Graz, Australia – Elevate Festival 10/25 Bergen, Norway – Ekko Festival 10/26 Munich, Germany – Ritournelle 11/02 Reykjavik, Iceland – Iceland Airwaves Festival 11/08 Turin, Italy – Club to Club Festival 11/15 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall 11/16 Brooklyn, NY – Verboten 11/18 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair 11/21 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton 11/23 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall 11/25 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club 11/26 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile 11/27 Portland, OR – Rotture 11/29 San Francisco, CA – The Independent 11/30 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex 12/07 Perth, Australia – The Bakery 12/12 Melbourne, Australia – The HiFi 12/13 Victoria, Australia – Meredith Festival 12/14 Sydney, Australia – Oxford Art Factory 02/22 London, England – Oval (“Pearl Mystic” art) Hookworms live: 10/29/13 – Manchester, UK Gorilla w/Parquet Courts & Mazes 11/30/13 – Camber Sands, UK – ATP ‘End of an Era’ Festival w/Loop 12/6/13 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club w/Quasi 12/7/13 – Glasgow, Scotland – Broadcast w/Quasi
Oneohtrix Point Never. Tyondai Braxton. Aphex Twin. Fuck Buttons. HEAVY HITTERS YOU KNOW. Deerhunter. of Montreal. Mumpsy. And more…
It’s Development Week at BTR! On today’s show, we’re joined by the writers behind two stories breaking through the news on the BTR site this week. Plus more updates on the Silk Road arrests and Russia’s new charges against Greenpeace, all in news that corporate media didn’t think you needed to know from Oct. 7-13.
The annual CMJ Music Marathon is once again upon NYC, bringing with it seemingly countless artists playing shows all over the city. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with people about why they enjoy CMJ and which artists they’re looking forward to checking out this year. Among those mentioned: and the kids, Wild life, The lonely wild, Sheppard, Ghost wave, Father john misty, Belt, Ukulelien, Suā, Yuck, Facts, Savages, Caged animals and Suā.
Thursday mix. 10/17/13
Today I talk about and play music from the new Oneohtrix Point Never album, “R Plus Seven.” Plus vague CMJ plans.
We’ve jam-crammed this show with as many hits as you could possibly imagine… That is to say, roughly 21! Hope you’re ready to ROCK!!
Sleepy Kitty is a two piece indie rock band from St. Louis via Chicago. Made up of frontwoman Paige Brubeck and drummer Evan Sult (previously of Harvey Danger and Bound Stems), the duo started as an experimental sound project before ultimately morphing into a full on band. An appreciation for indie rock and post punk acts like Pavement and The Fall meets with the bravado of show-tunes to produce the heavy-hitting pop music of Sleepy Kitty. Here, we present a performance of their song “Mockingbird” not seen in their original BTR Live Studio session.
Whether you’re losing sleep to CMJ or other midnight oil activities, this Worldwide Hour will keep you relaxed with music from Monguito El Unico, Staff Benda Bilili, and Jose Alfredo Jimenez.
Well, you remember last week, when the show was so packed full of jam that we had to remove some jam from the show, cos the jam was spilling out all over the equipment? Well, the same thing has happened AGAIN! We’ve had to extracise (?) sufficient jam from the show to negate (?) the need to deployment (?) of the Jam Overload system. Other than that, we’re 100% raring to go though! Are you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
CMJ Day 2! And DJRePete starts your day with a mix exclusively comprised of bands playing the New York Music Marathon with alt by Bad Cop, addictive alt pop via Mood Rings, and electronica crossover with The Sounds. Plus, a pair of throwbacks by My Teenage Stride and Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic fame, as well as folky twang with festival vet Father John Misty and upstart I’ll Be John Brown. And tune in for three of the bands playing BTR’s CMJ Showcase this Saturday at Grand Victory with Eternal Summers, Bleeding Rainbow, and the Heliotropes! Get psyched for CMJ or live vicariously Wednesday with DJRePete and BTR!
This week, Mr Jason brings you more entertaining banter with his new surrogate friend, “Choppy The Long-nose Pliers”. Also, we get to find out about Jason’s other imaginary friends, and to top things off, we discover some great new music, some great old music, and some not-so-great blue humour. How will it all turn out??? Let’s do a radio and see!
Ebony Bones — born Ebony Thomas — is a British singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Known for her onstage antics and fantastic costumes, her list of credits, collaborations, and accolades is extensive — and for good reason. Her music is as colorful and vibrant as her personality, shapeshifting and genre-jumping all over the place without missing a beat. Ebony stopped by to play some songs and talk a bit about recording in India, the influences that shape her eclectic music, and more.
90 minutes of good tunes on BTR!
For Columbus Day, an all-music mix is In The Den
Steel Phantoms return to the studio for a second round of Serious Business On BTR! Now in ultra-compact duo form, Aaron Harris (former drummer for Montreal band Islands) and Jesse Newkirk (guitar wizard and notorious nice guy) continue to blast out catchy punk-ish pop gems. Critical acclaim, a killer live reputation, and a growing list of high-profile gigs keep the band riding high after the recent release of their self-titled EP. The guys sat down with Travis to share their secrets for getting a full band sound out of a duo while avoiding the easy way out (aka noise or blues rock).
DJ Wynn bids a fond farewell to sleep as CMJ takes over New York. Feast on bands such as Grandchildren, North Highlands, Quilt, Ava Luna, Shigeto, and Heliotropes.
This week on the show I feature the New York-based singer-songwriter, Mieka Pauley. On record, her voice is soulful and sultry and in person, just the same. She released The Science of Making Choices in 2012. We discussed the etiquette of street performers in Boston, the plight of female musicians to create a legacy and what the science of making choices really is. Don’t sleep on this one! Playlist 00:00 DJ Jordan Intro 02:32 Another Go- Mieka Pauley 05:24 Wreck- Mieka Pauley 08:36 DJ Jordan Mic Break 09:02 Interview with Mieka Pauley 31:13 DJ Jordan Mic Break 32:41 Never Fuck a Woman That You Don’t Love- Mieka Pauley 35:56 Marked Man- Mieka Pauley 39:27 We’re All Gonna Die- Mieka Pauley 42:32 Frigid- Mieka Pauley 46:37 Finish Upcoming Tour Dates October 18 2013- Rockwood Music Hall- New York, NY October 24 2013- Tin Angel- Philadelphia, PA October 26 2013- Rockwood Music Hall- New York, NY November 23 2013- Union County Performing Arts Center- Rahway, NJ
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 Intoxication Week we run through the quick hits headlines, discuss why drinking is so intertwined with sports and if beer will ever disappear from stadiums, plus learn about the most expensive beers in the game.
Aw yeah, it’s fall peeps! It’s time to get excited about roasting things again as well as fall vegetables, soups and of course pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING!!!! Also, Halloween doesn’t just have to be about stupid little kids running around in unimaginative costumes trying to assert their perceived rights to free candy. Instead, it can be about fun dinner parties and costumes for adults with the adjective “sexy” affixed to the label. Oh Yeah… We also have beer too!
Sunday’s with DJ Drew on BTR
THE NEUTRINOS – Well, it’s taken 7 years, but we’ve finally managed to coax The Neutrinos back into Old School Studios for another session. This session is a teaser for the 8 gigs in 2 days that the band are about to do, in their own home, or “Klang Haus” as it’s currently known. It’s a special event for the “Norwich Sound & Vision” Festival, and all 8 shows are sold out in advance. I’m thrilled to have a ticket, so I’ll tell you lot how it goes. In the meantime, you’ll just have to make do with this equally intimate session. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane chat about the 5 Love Languages and how they apply to the story behind Stephanie Smith’s 300 Sandwiches blog. The two then chat about “Things Not to Say to a Lesbian” for the Analyzing Stereotypes segment and finish off the show with a discussion on bad online dating classifieds as seen here on The Frisky and here on Jezebel. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:46 Hegira Emigré – of Montreal 01:11 Range of Relationships: Love Languages 09:26 Your Holiday Treat – Frog Eyes 09:47 Analyzing Stereotypes: Things Not to Say to a Lesbian 20:38 White Collar White Trash – The Dismemberment Plan 21:13 Funny Pick Ups: Horrible Online Dating Ads 28:05 Outro 28:54 Finish The Music of Montreal (Official Lousy with Sylvianbriar album art.) Live: Oct 18 – 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA Oct 22 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC Oct 23 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC Frog Eyes (Official Carey’s Cold Spring album art.) The Dismemberment Plan (Official Uncanney Valley album art.) Live: Oct 19 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC Oct 20 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC Nov 2 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Muscle Shoals has birthed some of the biggest hits and this documentary follows suit.
BTR’s CMJ party is just one week away!!! That’s right, in seven days we’ll be partying it up at Grand Victory in Brooklyn with Eula, Eternal Summers, and Bleeding Rainbow. And that’s how we’re starting off the show today, with a great track from Bleeding Rainbow. Plus, new tunes from Of Montreal, Frog Eyes, and Like Temple. And don’t forget to foliow BTR on Facebook and Twitter.
Hey there! It’s the Rock Show, and it’s ONLY on BTR! Think you can handle it?
Happy Fall! It’s finally getting juuuuust cool enough to look at those sweaters in the back of the closet again, and pull the warm layers out of storage. Tank tops and shorts are old news – what we crave now are scarves, chunky sweaters, worn boots and chic hats. And in keeping with the falling leaves, I’ve got the perfect accessory designer on the show today. Claudia Schulz was born in Berlin, and moved to Canada in the early 2000’s. With time on her hands, Claudia decided to explore her long-held curiosity about millinery, and took some classes in the ins and outs of hat making. Her casual lessons uncovered a latent talent, and Claudia’s new hobby became a new career, and an eponymous label of hand-crafted hats. Carried online as well as in boutiques throughout New York and Canada, Claudia Schulz designs are at once vintage and modern, building contemporary details onto timeless silhouettes. On today’s show, Claudia will share about her transition from Germany to Canada, just how she manages to make a complete line of hats and run her own business, a few of her sources for design inspiration, and some of her own favorites from her vintage hat collection. And as you know, fall is the time for new music, and boy do I have a playlist full of great new releases for you today! Tracks from new projects like Saint Rich and Coastgaard, as well as new releases from familiar favorites like Dr. Dog, The Blow, Chvrches, and more. So button your coat, wrap your scarf a bit tighter, and get cozy – it’s time for fall fashion on BreakThru Radio!
There’s always been an interesting bond between sad, dark music and dance pop. SISU, fronted by multi-instrumentalist Sandra Vu (Dum Dum Girls, Boredoms, Raveonettes), is a great example of this in action. Sonically entrenched in what Vu calls the “loner sounds” of echo-ridden, cold, distorted synths and paired with irresistibly seductive, breathy vocals, the songs explode with emotion.
Viet Cong. Oneohtrix Point Never. Marissa Nadler. The Field. Eola. White Fence. The Men. Wilderness. Blanck Mass. The Courtneys. And more…
THEESatisfaction. The Field. Viet Cong. Battles. The Herms. La Machine. Clark. Cristoph El Truento. Psychedelic Horseshit. Darkside. North Dakota. And more…
It’s Intoxication Week on BTR! On today’s show, Medical Director for the Houston Marathon, Dr. John Cianca, explains to us why drinking too much water can be bad even for casual endurance athletes. And later, DJ Jordan chats with Dan Ozzi of the Jaded Punk blog and Noisey, the new music channel from VICE Media, on the current wave of nostalgia intoxicating the pop punk generation.
Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began on October 1st. It is expected that 7 million people will register online for coverage under the ACA, commonly known as “Obamacare,” before it takes effect on January 1st, 2014. For the 48 million citizens who do not currently have health insurance, it is mandatory to apply by March 31st, 2014, or they will face a tax penalty. Despite the fact that the White House claims Obamacare will decrease the deficit by $210 billion within a decade, there is a great amount of controversy over how effective the health insurance reform will be. Opposition to the law is even partially responsible for the shutdown of the federal government. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with people about Obamacare and how they think the health reform might effect them.
October 10, 2013. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about and play music from THEESatisfaction and Viet Cong
We’ve got some great new songs on God Bless Weirdmerica this week, including a brand new track from show favorites Grizzly Bear. We’ve also got a really catchy new number called The Blow. And don’t forget to stay tuned to all of our other great programming on the station today. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook and Twitter.
Hi, losers. Yeah, that’s right, I’m talking to you… Think you’re cool enough to hang with Overnight Sensation? Doubt it. But if you’d like to try, you can click here… I guess. Later, losers!
Aly Spaltro began her musical career in the back room of a DVD rental shop in Brunswick, Maine. Bart & Greg’s DVD Explosion was where she worked the night shift and spent her nights practicing, writing songs, and sometimes sleeping in her guitar case. She cut her teeth performing — solo, then as part of a duo, then solo again — in the state’s biggest city, Portland, before moving on to conquer Boston and NYC, ultimately landing in Brooklyn as a home base for her critically-acclaimed, internationally-touring project. To celebrate the March 2013 release of her debut full-length album as Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, BTRtv and HillyTown joined Spaltro for a trip home to Maine to visit the town where she got her start and to unveil the new album with the help of a live band at SPACE Gallery.
DJ Wynn runs pairs his CMJ emotions with global numbers from Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou, Raphy Leavitt, and Les Bantous.
Well, today’s show is so packed full of jam, that we had a jam leakage, and had to remove some of the songs to NEXT week’s show, just to avoid any more damage to the equipment. It’s quite an avante guarde show, on the whole, but with a few indie-pop gems thrown in for good measure. Wey’re 100% raring to go though! Are you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
Your hump day mix with DJRePete gets funky with the latest from Nightmares on Wax, as well as new tracks by Islands, Adam Lareau, and Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin ahead of the start to their US tour. Plus a few throwbacks fitting nicely from The Apples In Stereo, Tycho, and retro beat set with Collective Efforts and Ugly Duckling. And expand your music discovery horizons with an international set from France’s Gipsy Kings. It’s DJRePete, getting you through the week’s hump!
This week, Mr Jason brings you a brand new addition to the cast and crew, in the shape of “Choppy The Long-nose Pliers”. Hehe, erm, well, that can only mean that Jason definitely isn’t running out of great new ideas for the show.. Oh, and also, the show is of course packed fully of jam, of the finest musical varieties, including a brand new Polyrhythmics track that we can’t wait to air. How will it all turn out??? Let’s do a radio and see!
Forest Fire, the NYC-based band led by songwriter Mark Thresher, has seen some changes over the years. Though it began as an alternative folk-rock band, these days the group has found more inspiration from the art-rock likes of Joy Division, Laurie Anderson, Suicide, and Kraftwerk, all of which seems to come out in their use of repetition, straightforward melodies, and synths. They stopped by the studio to talk about their recording process and some of the ideas behind their new album.
90 minutes of fun with DJ Emily and some really great tunes!
Today I talk about and play music from Bill Callahan’s set at Webster Hall last night
Los-Angeles based post-punk outfit DTCV (formerly Détective) was formed in March 2012 by James Greer (ex-Guided By Voices), Guylaine Vivarat (ex-Useless Keys, Tennis System) and Chris Dunn (ex-Chicago – the city). The GBV connection is tight here, as Greer not only played in the band but actually wrote the book on them (Guided by Voices: A Brief History: Twenty-One Years of Hunting Accidents in the Forests of Rock and Roll) and had his former bandmate Robert Pollard provide the artwork for DTCV’s latest release. The musical influence is there, but thanks to Vivarat’s sweet vocal presence, the result lands closer to Pixies territory.
DJ Wynn talks about cell phones destroying your brain…again…but he also plays new music from Chvrches, Matthew E. White, The Stepkids and Grizzly Bear.
This week on the show I feature Miami, FL- based experimental “sound wizard” Dino Felipe. I got a hold of him as he was coming off of an all-nighter in celebration of the release of his newest record, Rockettes. We discussed his intense writing process, insomnia and the Rockettes. Get into it! Playlist 00:00 DJ Jordan Intro 02:05 Anything You Got- Dino Felipe 06:18 Don’t Hang Around- Dino Felipe 08:51 DJ Jordan Mic Break 09:21 Interview with Dino Felipe 30:50 DJ Jordan Mic Break 32:20 Prozac- Dino Felipe 35:35 The War Is Not You- Dino Felipe 39:09 You Ain’t Got None- Dino Felipe 44:31 Finish Upcoming Tour Dates No Upcoming Tour Dates Dino during our Skype interview
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 Sleep Week we take an extended look into the headlines and opinion from the week and beyond that was, Kory decides what sports are putting him to sleep, and we learn about the importance of sleep for athletic performance.
As you know, DJ Hanabi is always ready to tackle the tough issues. This week is no different. We decided to address the issue of food diversity as relates to our food choices. In cities such as New York and San Francisco that have new restaurants opening all the time it can be difficult to try them all and yet still make time for the favorite haunts.
Sunday’s With DJ Drew on BTR
THE UMBRELLA ASSASSINS – Well, it’s lovely for the Jayman to have some old showbiz buddies back in the studio this week, for their third Old School Studios session. They have a brand new set of songs, and I bet you can’t wait to hear it. Well, wait no longer! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week, DJs Molly and Dane share their feelings on soul mates, meet with DJ Jordan, and chat about an invasive new app.
This weeks film: Don Jon. We also talk love on screen and list off the best ‘Triple Threats’ in the movie biz.
Are you excited for BTR’s CMJ showcase? We here at the Saturday show definitely are! That’s why we’re kicking off today’s show with a track from one of our all-time faves, Eternal Summers! And make sure to stay tuned to get all of the details. Plus, new tracks from great bands like The Blow, Grizzly Bear, and The Fresh & Onlys.
Gimme Rock Shooooooow! (R-O-C-C-K!) I want Rock Shooooooow! (Um, did I happen to say?)
Which one of us hasn’t dreamt of getting away with wearing pajamas 24/7, yet somehow staying stunningly stylish? With the delicate creations from this week’s featured designer, you’ll be having sweet dreams day and night! Cristina Lynch just launched Mi Golondrina, her line of cotton sleepwear and bedding, this summer, but she’s already gained a devoted following with her bedtime fashion. Inspired by her Mexican heritage and its tradition of embroidery, her luxe, feminine, simple pieces are equally at home on the beach, at brunch, or in bed. On today’s show, Cristina will talk about her mother’s early influence in teaching Cristina about her Mexican cultural heritage, her path from being an econ/theater major to working for Oscar de la Renta to launching her own line, the women in the Oxaca region who embroider each Mi Golondrina piece by hand, and some of her upcoming projects for the label. Plus, a sleep-y playlist full of music that will keep you wide awake, from artists like Deer Tick, Man Man, Iron & Wine, Phosphorescent, and more. So prepare to make your favorite pi’s jealous with our elegant Sleep Week feature, here on BTR!
Sleepy Kitty is a two piece indie rock band from St. Louis via Chicago. Made up of frontwoman Paige Brubeck and drummer Evan Sult (previously of Harvey Danger and Bound Stems), the duo started as an experimental sound project before ultimately morphing into a full on band. An appreciation for indie rock and post punk acts like Pavement and The Fall meets with the bravado of show-tunes to produce the heavy-hitting pop music of Sleepy Kitty.
The Field. Adaledge. Bill Callahan. Snacs. The Herms. Darkside. Aphrodite. Dope Body. Battles. And more…
Snacs. Dirty Beaches. Africa Hitech. Adaledge. Hooray For Earth. Women. Teen Daze. Night Panther. And more…
It’s Sleep Week here at BTR! First up on the show, Dr. Carl Bazil of the Columbia University Comprehensive Epilepsy and Sleep Center talks to us about new research on the quantity-versus-quality of a good night’s sleep. And later, author and former US infrantryman Jared Maxwell joins us to talk about his new memoir about his experiences in one of the most violent and intense fights of the war in Afghanistan.
On Wednesday, September 25th, hip hop pioneer Big Freedia –known as the Queen of Bounce — enlisted over 350 booty shakin’ dancers to help him set the Guinness World Record for Most People Twerking Simultaneously. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke to Big Freedia about Twerkin’ and what he thought of Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance.
October 3, 2013. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about and play music from The Blow and Snacs
“That’s hot.” – Paris Hilton’s statement about last week’s episode of Overnight Sensation. What will she say this week? Tune in to find out!
It’s The End Of September And Chaz Mannenheim, Your Host Of Hosts, Is Finding The News Wherever He Can!! On The Street, Chaz Is Digging Up Tales Of Man/Robot Relationships; The Newest, Most Exciting News In Condoms; and of course, All The Hullabaloo About Syria!! See Chaz Mannenheim Talking To The Man On The Street! Getting The Opinions And Personalities Other News Is Just Not Having!!! It’s Here, It’s Him, It’s Time!!! CHAZ MANNENHEIM: NEWSMAN OF YESTERYEAR – MONTH IN REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 2013!!!!
Listen to music from around the globe with DJ Wynn. This mix features cumbia from La Sonora Dinamita, magical guitar riffs from Franco, and Cuban salsa rhythms from Monguito El Unico.
Well, today’s show couldn’t have turned out better, even if we’d tried. We’re just naturals. Let’s face it, even with one of my hands tied behind Iain’s back, we’ve still managed to let an awesome cat out the radio show bag of hits, and all you need to do is let the chat and music wash over you, like some kind of relaxing sponge..? Wey’re 100% raring to go though! Are you?
Start your BTR day with an eclectic mix form DJRePete including alternative from Appomattox, lofi with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and blues Brooklyn twang with I’ll Be John Brown. Also in store, the latest from Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin, a bloc by The So So Glos, and dreamy electronica with Okapi. And don’t miss a cameo from Gogol Bordello who is among the headliners at this weekend’s Strictly Hardly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Catch the mix and DJRePete, Wednesday on BreakThruRadio!
This week, Mr Jason brings you the show live from outer space. Or is it inner space? I forget exactly, but it’s from some space other than the usual rented commercial space that the studio is in. Lots of jazzy soundtrack style music on today’s show. Which pleases The Jayman immensely. How will it all turn out??? Let’s do a radio and see!
Previously seen on an episode of Serious Business On BTR (where we all learned how to properly pronounce their name), Howth just couldn’t get enough and had to get back in the studio… Okay, the fact is they’ve got a whole new batch of tunes and want to get the word out about them. Even better, though, these songs are all about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — no joke. Our 80s/90s nostalgia radar went off, too, but the band manages to make better thematic use of the TMNT to cover some serious and personal issues than we knew was ever possible. Take a love for those heroes in a half shell and combine it with an ability to craft ridiculously catchy, mature indie pop songs and you probably still won’t have a sense of how good Howth’s new stuff sounds until you hear it for yourself. Radical.
Tuesday with DJ Emily on BTR! It’s gonna be a good time.
Today we’ll listen to a curious version of Night Panther’s set at the Paper Box (recorded last Thursday night in Brooklyn). Then we’ll listen to the conversation I recorded with the band afterwards.
The Library is on Fire is the American indie rock trio of Steve Five, Pete Sustarsic, and Travis Tonn. Formed in 2007 and reportedly born out of a manifesto by the same name as the band and written by Five, these guys can be found rockin’ out at a beach or loft party when they’re not holed up in their loft, putting the finishing touches on their 4-track-recorded album. Appropriately, there are Guided By Voices connections all over their work, as it’s no secret that the lo-fi indie rock legends have been a huge influence. They stopped by to tear through a few tunes and to extend formal invitations to some of their heroes to crash on the couch.
DJ Wynn comments an insight from Louis C.K. on smartphones and connects it to new music from Clark. He also shares new cuts from Mum, Zula, and Dr. Dog.
This week on the show I feature Brooklyn, NY’s I’ll Be John Brown. The country band recently released the 3-song  The Wrong EP. We discussed the fluidity of Southern culture, the once-great Brooklyn Country scene, and Lucero. Get into it! Playlist 00:00 DJ Jordan Intro 02:47 Wrong- I’ll Be John Brown 06:07 She’s A Hammer- I’ll Be John Brown 09:48 DJ Jordan Mic Break 10:13 Interview with I’ll Be John Brown 31:55 DJ Jordan Mic Break 33:20 Can’t Quit- I’ll Be John Brown 36:01 Simple Groove- I’ll Be John Brown 40:27 Not A Lot To Go On- I’ll Be John Brown 44:04 St. Augustine- I’ll Be John Brown 47:40 Finish Upcoming Tour Dates October 17 2013- CMJ Showcase @ the Bitter End- New York, NY
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 Orange is the New Black Week we run through another quick headline hit, breaking down the week that was, take a quiz from Kory, hear about Kristy’s Halloween plans and finish it off with a Sports Emmys in honor of the much talked about Netflix show.
Friend of the show, Luis aka Guapo, followed his beloved San Francisco Giants on epic journey to watch them in a tilt against both New York outfits. But, really he went to eat himself silly in BTR’s backyard. Guapo regales us with his vists to places like Betony, and an accidental, but highly acclaimed visit to Udon West where he found good food for like seven bucks! Of course there were visits to Shake Shack, and at least one David Chang venture, Momofuku Milk Bar which seems to have become like going to Disneyland for us non-locals.
Sunday’s with DJ Drew on BTR
Welcome to the Full-On Fall edition of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour, only on BTR. This is DJ Moguls welcoming you to the colorful yet chilly beginning to Fall. You know I’m pumped because skiing is right around the corner, but there is also plenty of great bluegrass still on tour. This hour we have GMBH debuts from Gold Town, The Bondville Boys and Old Man Luedecke. We also have two off the new EP from Joy Kills Sorrow and a track off the new album by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell. Paper Crane Gang by Flying Lotus is behind the mic tracks.
THE SUZAN – I was lucky enough to chance upon this band almost about two years ago at a venue called Bruar Falls in Brooklyn. Then I was lucky enough to chance upon them again about a year later in the same room, but in what was now The Grand Victory. I was by that time a fan, and leapt at the chance to record them when they played there again in June 2013. They blew me away with the catchy songs, and boundless, happy energy. I suggest you put on some dayglo clothes, and dance around your bedroom like a child. OK?
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane chat about a Canadian family living like it’s 1986. Then, they are joined by DJ Jordan and the three analyze the stereotypes, creepy and crazy. More information on these stereotypes can be found here. Lastly, Molly and Dane talk about some of the weirdest “sexy” Halloween costumes. Links to the costumes can be found on Yandy.com: Sexy Watermelon, Double Gum, Coral Clownfish, Sexy Banana, Sexy Hamburger, and Sexy Brian from Family Guy. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:51 Minding the Usher – Dr. Dog 01:14 Relationships in the Digital Age: McMillan Family 06:42 Comfort – Arms 07:05 Analyzing Stereotypes: Creepy/Crazy with DJ Jordan 17:24 Kings – Coastgaard 17:55 College & Post Grad Life: Unsexy Halloween Costumes 26:35 Outro 27:25 Finish The Music Dr. Dog (Official B-Room album art.) Live: Sept 28 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA Sept 30 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA Oct 1 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ Arms (Official Arms album art.) Live: Dec 12 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY Coastgaard (Official Coastgaard album art.) Live: Oct 11 – Ortlieb’s – Philadelphia, PA Oct 12 – Velvet Lounge – Washington, DC
We review Orange Is The New Black and bring you everything you need to know about TV today.
It’s the end of September and we’ve still got tons of great new music for you. On today’s show, make sure to check out new tracks from Arms, MiniBoone, and our Discovery Artist this week, Appomattox. Plus, we’re announcing our CMJ showcase on 10/19 at Grand Victory! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
Hey there! It’s the Rock Show, and it’s ONLY on BTR! Think you can handle it?
It’s “Orange Is the New Black” Week here on BTR, and I have a really unique, engaging topic and guest on the show for you today. There is a growing trend amongst international women’s prisons to host annual beauty pageants; Russian-born, U.S.-based filmmaker Irina Vodar was behind a 2007 documentary titled Miss Gulag that looks at just such a pageant, held by inmates at a Siberian prison camp. The incarcerated women design and construct three different costumes for three phases of competition, each with the hope of winning the crown title. On today’s show, you’ll hear Irina talk about the women in Miss Gulag, why she felt compelled to tell their stories, the positive impact of the beauty pageant on their lives and transformations, her take on Russian fashion culture, and her latest documentary, “The Cycle,” a deeply personal exploration of a socially taboo topic. Plus, a playlist full of great new folk and punk from artists like Tica Douglas, Neko Case, Summer Cannibals, and more. So suit up and tune in! It’s time to fall in line for fashion with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
Los Angeles lo-fi psych trio Tashaki Miyaki don’t reveal much about themselves. Named after a mispronunciation of Japanese director Tashaki Miike’s name and often operating under aliases themselves, the mysterious vibe seems to be working in their favor. With a drummer/singer leading their laid back pop tunes, the band dropped by our studio to share some music and talk about their upcoming record, all in a special black-and-white episode of BTR Live Studio.
Sharon Van Etten. Ohbliv. Savages. The Courtneys. Frankie Rose. Barn Owl. Mum. Zula. John Maus. Candy Claws. And more…
Knxwledge. Ohbliv. Vince Staples. Chrome Sparks. Zomby. Dizzy Wright. Captain Murphy. SpaceGhostPurrp. J Dilla. And more…
It’s Orange is the New Black Week on BTR! On today’s show, we’re on the phone with Madeleine George, former site director at the Bayview Educational Facility for the Bard Prison Initiative, which works to help inmates earn a degree from Bard College while behind bars. Later, author Victoria Law talks about the challenges female inmates face that their male counterparts don’t. And after the promotional air raid, we feature an interview with Sasha Abramsky, author of the new book “The American Way of Poverty”.
Mike G’s Bay Area Live on BTR
On August 20th, a pedestrian named Sian Green — a British tourist — lost her leg at 49th Street and 6th Avenue in midtown Manhattan as a result of an incident involving a taxi and a cyclist. The event spurred on already ongoing debates about the place of bikes and cyclists in a city where bike use has been on the rise in recent years. Right Of Way, a bike advocacy group organized a DIY extension of the bike lane on 6th avenue past its current boundary, near where the August accident occurred. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with Right Of Way’s Keegan Stephan, as well as Liz Patek, a local bike blogger.
9/26/2013. Lottie@Breakthruradio.com
Today, I talk about and play music from Knxwledge and Frankie Rose
There’s a three-way-tie for best, weirdest highlight today on God Bless Weirdmerica. First of all, we’ve got a new track from Philly’s own Man Man. Doesn’t get better than that, right? But maybe you’re wrong! Because we’ve got a new Islands track!! But wait!! We’ve also got a new Bill Callahan track! Plus songs from new artists like Tica Douglas and Jonathan Rado, new singers you can learn to love as much as our old favorites! And as always, don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook and Twitter!
“That’s hot.” – Paris Hilton’s statement about last week’s episode of Overnight Sensation. What will she say this week? Tune in to find out!
Golden Suits is Fred Nicolaus from the band Department of Eagles. His experience co-writing songs for that group, combined with a strange year which included a rat-infested apartment, a painful breakup, an emotional trip to Germany, and other challenges inspired Nicolaus to write a solo album. With a nod to classic pop and the aid of contributions from members of Grizzly Bear, Ava Luna, and Mason Jar Music, Golden Suits’ music combines nostalgia, sentimentality, obscure literary references, and personal confessions. Here, we present a performance of “Under Your Wing” from Golden Suits’ recent session of BTR Live Studio.
DJ Wynn dedicates today’s mix to his partner who finished her first 10K race over the weekend. This set features Baloji, Amadou & Mariam, Shugo Tokumaru, and La Sonora Cordobesa.
Well, today’s show is set to go down on the anals of history, where it asks or not. Messrs Iain and Jason plough through their special formula-based entertainment outlet format for the 309th time, and celebrate that fact as much as anyone could possibly expect them too. Some would say too much.. They’re 100% raring to go though! Are you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
DJRePete’s mix breaks thru with alt from The Lower 48, The Dirty Projectors, and Neko Case ahead of her much anticipated show at Radio City Music Hall. He’s also checking in with the latest albums from longtime BTR bands Islands and Nightmares on Wax, and hitting up a few throwbacks with Pepe Deluxé and The Helio Sequence. Plus, if you like Ben Folds, tune in to meet Adam Lareau. #URWelcome from DJRePete and BTR!
This week, Mr Jason brings you a wang dang poodle of a show, all on his lonesome. Will he let that last fact spoil the mood?? Of course not! Instead of that, he’ll be bringing you some incredible funk, soul, afrobeat, and soundtrack music of the highest order, separated by hilarious and informative chat. How will it turn out??? Let’s do a radio and see!
Golden Suits is Fred Nicolaus from the band Department of Eagles. His experience co-writing songs for that group, combined with a strange year which included a rat-infested apartment, a painful breakup, an emotional trip to Germany, and other challenges inspired Nicolaus to write a solo album. With a nod to classic pop and the aid of contributions from members of Grizzly Bear, Ava Luna, and Mason Jar Music, Golden Suits’ music combines nostalgia, sentimentality, obscure literary references, and personal confessions.
90 minutes of music this Tuesday on BTR!
Today I talk about & play new music from Ohbliv and Bill Callahan
DJ Wynn highlights two NY bands you should become friendly with, The So So Glos and Zula, and he also spins new music from Bill Callahan, Jonathan Rado (of Foxygen), and Islands.
This week on the show I have the Boston by-way-of Brooklyn dance punk band Appomattox. They most recently released the EP 3against2, which features the ultra catchy “Radiator” complete with a fantastic music video. We discussed the “break-up party” that served as the inspiration behind the song/video, how to make it in New York, and the band’s own “political love songs.” Party! Playlist 00:00 DJ Jordan Intro 02:22 United- Appomattox 07:25 Self Destructed- Appomattox 12:55 DJ Jordan Mic Break 13:18 Interview with Appomattox 36:14 DJ Jordan Mic Break 37:17 Radiator- Appomattox 41:17 Yr Soul- Appomattox 43:50 See Ya- Appomattox 47:55 Finish Upcoming Tour Dates October 9 2013- Lerner Hall Piano Lounge @ Columbia University- New York, NY
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 Algorithm Week we dive head first into headlines from the week that was, hear about The Sports Gene from Kory, and learn what makes up a QB passer rating.
Just like everyone in New York is a heavy set Italian guy who earns his living in the “sanitation” business, it’s common knowledge that everyone in San Francisco is a vegetarian with vegan aspirations. So, we figured we would see what it’s like to live like a vegetarian for a day. Please note that we’re not convinced that cheeseburgers aren’t actually vegetarian.
Sunday’s with DJ Drew on BTR
BOX OF LIGHT – So, I bet you’re all wondering what my glamorous assistant Conor has been upto, musically? Oh.. You haven’t? Well, more fool you then, cos this is what he’s been upto, and it’s great! Helen, Duncan & Ros used to be in a band called The Snakes, who did an OSS session about 5 years ago. So, we’re all old showbiz buddies. It’s awesome!
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane ask each other some questions about the opposite gender, inspired by this Thought Catalog article. Then, they chat about why it’s great to have platonic friends of the opposite gender. Lastly, Molly and Dane discuss their first impressions of the new sex app, Spreadsheets, and why it’s worth a try. Molly had the opportunity to talk to the app’s founders and you can read more about that here and listen to Matt DeMello’s Third Eye Weekly interview here. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:49 Spins in Circles – Dinosaur Bones 01:26 Analyzing Stereotypes: Qs Men & Women Are Afraid to Ask Each Other 13:41 Becoming the Gunship – Islands 14:00 Range of Relationships: Friends Of the Opposite Gender 20:11 Lucky Young – Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin 20:37 Relationships in the Digital Age: Spreadsheets 29:56 Outro 30:35 Finish The Music Dinosaur Bones (Official Shaky Dream album art.) Live: Oct 9 – Red Dog – Peterborough, ON Oct 10 – The Moustache Club – Oshawa, ON Oct 11 – The Clarkson Pub – Barrie, ON Islands (Official Ski Mask album art.) Live: Sept 21 – The Media Club – Vancouver, BC Sept 22 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR Sept 24 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (Official Fly By Wire album art.) Live: Oct 10 – Mojo’s – Columbia, MO Oct 11 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO Oct 12 – Firebird – St Louis, MO
The documentary of this week is NOT the documentary of the year. Tune in for our review of GMO OMG.
OOoooohh!!! There’s so, so much good music on the show today!! First of all, we’ve got my absolute favorite album from this summer, Blowout, by Brooklyn’s own So So Glos. Plus, brand new Islands AND Bill Callahan AND Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin. Plus, stay tuned for some super cool Speedy Ortiz news that we have on the station this week. And, as always, check out BTR on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates!
Check it out, my friends, it’s a brand new episode of The Rock Show, only on BTR. Do we got Rock? Oh yes, we’ve got Rock.
Autumn is here, and so begins a new chapter in the history of the UK Hip Hop Show. Sinista and Stark Note have had to relocate, after a coup by The Orcs led to an overthrowing of power at the tower. So The Fearless Duo have had to relocate to the “Secret Rendezvous Point”. Sinista is the only one to make it there so far, so is on his lonesome this month. But nontheless the show is still packed with heavy Hip Hop from the likes of Audit, Triple Darkness, Blasfima Sinna and Klashnekoff is featured in Classic Corner this month. So after a few mishaps and an overthrowing of power we still have a heavy show in store.
Haaaaaay! Guess what??!! Sew & Tell has its first nail artist on the show today, and she’s suuuuper awesome. Ashley Crowe is a Chicago-based freelance nail artist who started a blog called Astrowifey to document her passion for nail art, as she herself learned and experimented in the early days of nail art popularity. Little did she know that her blogging and hobby would soon transition to an incredibly successful career and cult following, but lucky for us, it did! Winner of this year’s Refinery29 Nail Art Nation contest, Ashley’s bold, expressive work is inspired by pop and contemporary art, rock music, and fashion. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Ashley about how her passion for nail art became a career, her role in the development of Tipsy Zine, the first U.S.-based lifestyle nail art publication, a few of her nail art role models, and insider tips on some must-have polishes, upcoming trends, and DIY upkeep for healthy nails. All that, plus a playlist mixed with post-punk and atmospherically autumnal music, including tracks from Franz Ferdinand, Man Man, Aisha Burns, Hookworms, and more. So tune in and prepare to nail fall fashion with BTR and Astrowifey!
Dumpster Hunter is the NYC-based quartet of Jeff Taylor, Mark Guiliana, Steve Wall, and Chris Morrissey. Taylor (who has played with artists like Feist, Matisyahu, and Trixie Whitley) leads this gang with an impressively versatile performance style, rasping poetically cyclical lyrics over jazzy grooves. Dumpster Hunter’s carefully executed compositions make maximum use of explosive, cathartic moments of joy, elevating their subtle, fragile indie rock to shimmery dance pop at a moment’s notice.
Bill Callahan. S O H N. The Courtneys. Zula. Zorch. Zomby. Lindsay Lowend. Jonathan Rado. Deerhunter. The Mantles. And more..
Jonathan Rado. Bitchin Bajas. Tame Impala. The Courtneys. Yo La Tengo. Moon King. White Birds. La Luz. Deerhunter. And more…
It’s Algorithm Week on BTR! On today’s show, we’re on the phone with the creators of a smartphone app that helps quantify one’s performance in the bedroom. But first, viral filmmaker Jason Stefaniak returns to kickstart a hip-hop musical inspired by Occupy Wall Street.
Now in its 87th year, New York City’s annual Feast of San Gennaro runs for eleven days in September on the streets of Little Italy. From sausage and peppers to raw clams and piña coladas, the city’s longest-running street carnival boasts more than 300 street vendors sprinkled among live music and carnival games. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with people at the festival.
Full Moon. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today, a conversation I recorded last night with Zula on the balcony of Shea Stadium in Brooklyn, New York. The Brooklyn-based quartet is gearing up to release their debut LP on October 29th, and are celebrating via a tour with Starlight Girls.
“That’s hot.” – Paris Hilton’s statement about last week’s episode of Overnight Sensation. What will she say this week? Tune in to find out!
Since the last time Speedy Ortiz dropped by our studio, the band has played countless shows all around the country and landed on the radar of the music scene at large. That same charming, lo-fi grunge sound that made them endearing early on still applies, but now the pairing of Sadie Dupuis’ melodies with satisfying fuzz comes on like a confident juggernaut — not that there was any lack of confidence before. If you’re like us and have a serious soft spot for the likes of 90s greats such as Helium, Pavement, and Mazzy Star, Speedy Ortiz should already be your new favorite band. Here, we present a performance of “Casper (1995)” from their recent session for Serious Business on BTR.
DJ Wynn celebrates The Gipsy King’s 25th anniversary, then spins new music from Femi Kuti and crackly favorites from Cheo Feliciano and Justo Betancourt.
Well, today’s show is set to be a classic for sure, as Iain returns from his glamorous holiday in (the south of?) France. He’s all tanned up, and topped up with energy (yeah, right..), and Jason has drunk a complimentary Red Bull Icecream, so he’s 100% raring to go too! Are you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
DJRePete breaks thru with the debut of pop-electronica artist Adam Lareau. Also, tune in for a seasonably apropos track from Dent May. Plus, a track from the brand new Neko Case album, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon’s other band: Volcano Choir, and Cut Copy ahead of their US tour. And, for good measure, fun with kazoos. It’s BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
This week, Mr Jason and his rusty steed Dr Patel get up to all sorts of mischeif, in the flimsy guise of entertainment. Make no mistake though, the music at least is the toppest of quality. Their banter on the other hand; well, that’s open to interpretation. How will it turn out??? Let’s do a radio and see!
Strange Talk are an Australian foursome making summery dance music. A live band that commands the dance floor with more beats and synths than your favorite club DJ, they’ve got the right pedigree to do the genre justice. With the requisite classically trained musician, a dance producer/DJ, and an array of funk/soul musicians, all the elements are there to make the kind of catchy, upbeat dance music that fits right in at festivals and headlining gigs on the international circuit.
90 minutes of music alongside DJ Emily!
Today, Wynn and I’s reaction to “Insidious: Chapter 2,” which we saw last night in lower Manhattan. The conversation begins on the escalator post-credits. SPOILERS BEWARE
Since the last time Speedy Ortiz dropped by our studio, the band has played countless shows all around the country and landed on the radar of the music scene at large. That same charming, lo-fi grunge sound that made them endearing early on still applies, but now the pairing of Sadie Dupuis’ melodies with satisfying fuzz comes on like a confident juggernaut — not that there was any lack of confidence before. If you’re like us and have a serious soft spot for the likes of 90s greats such as Helium, Pavement, and Mazzy Star, Speedy Ortiz should already be your new favorite band.
Lately, DJ Wynn has been reading essays by David Foster Wallace, and somehow he relates that to the new Hookworms album, Pearl Mystic. He also spins new music from Man Man, King Khan and The Shrines, and Tica Douglas.
This week on Discovery Corner on BTR, I feature the music of and speak to Brooklyn-based rapper J57. He most recently released the album Walk In The Sun which is a collaboration with San Diego rapper Blame One. We discussed why commuting to New York from the ‘burbs is no fun, his days of working at Fat Beats records and how not to act in the hip-hop game. Get into it! Playlist 00:00 DJ Jordan Intro 02:28 B.L.A.M.E.57- Blame One & J57 (feat. DJ Rhettmatic) 06:12 They Don’t Know- Blame One & J57 (feat. Akie Bermiss) 09:50 DJ Jordan Mic Break 10:22 Interview with J57 32:53 DJ Jordan Mic Break 34:18 K.W.O- Blame One & J57 37:37 Mad Money- Blame One & J57 40:12 Walk in the Sun- Blame One & J57 43:35 Finish Upcoming Tour Dates September 19 2013- The Casbah- Hamilton, ON, CA September 21 2013- Toronto, ON, CA October 3 2013- Brown Bag All Stars @ A3C Music Festival- Atlanta, GA October 14- CMJ Festival- New York, NY
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 Assistant Week we look back at the US Open and the start of the NFL season, debate who our ultimate team captains would be and ask if sports have become too specialized.
Quince is a one Michelin star restaurant that is somewhat of a local legend around town and I just happened to have dinner there on the same night we recorded the show. It was fresh in mind so I needed to discuss. In our quest to be as diverse as possible we cleanly segued into burger talk, specifically Umami Burger. Since we we’re already discussing burgers, we wanted to give a shout out to the fast food workers seeking a living wage.
Well of course it’s a Japanese music show, this is the show where we play awesome Japanese music. Now, sit back and enjoy some great tunes by the likes of Flipper’s Guitar, Access and The Hiatus.
DJ Drew’s Sunday Show only on BTR
HEIDI GOODBYE – Heidi was brought to my attention by my good showbiz buddy Camille Davila, who has been on this show a few times before, in different guises. Camille described Heidi as sounding “like Syd Barrett, only more bluesy”, which I think is a great description. I was lucky enough to see Heidi (and Camille) play live on her recent tour, and she was amazing, and breath-taking. I had no breath left at the end. She took all of it! So, get your asthma pumps at the ready!
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane chat about NSA Pickup Lines. Then, they each choose a few of the 19 Brutal Truths About Life That No One Will Tell You that they both needed to hear. They also share their test scores for LoveFlutter’s Quirky-Interesting Test. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:53 Shelly – Aisha Burns 01:13 Funny Pick Ups: NSA Pick Up Lines 05:56 Born Tight – Man Man 06:28 Advice Time: Brutal Truths 15:23 Daddy Was A Real Good Dancer – The Dismemberment Plan 15:59 Relationships in the Digital Age: LoveFlutter 27:29 Outro 28:13 Finish The Music Aisha Burns (Official Life in the Midwater album art.) Man Man (Official On Oni Pond album art.) Live: Sept 19 – Chop Shop – Charlotte, NC Sept 20 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA Sept 21 – The Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans, LA The Dismemberment Plan (Official Daddy Was A Real Good Dancer album art.) Live: Sept 14 – Meadow Brook Music Festival – Rochester Hills, MI
RAR decided to check out Afternoon Delight. We also talk to you about Buzz Kill Flicks, and sequels that were doomed by the success of their prior films.
It’s Assistant Week on BTR! Madalyn shares one of her worst assistant horror stories, and then spends the rest of the show playing some seriously upbeat pop rock to make up for the horrors. Plus, we’ve got brand new music from Philadelphia’s own Man Man on the show, always an exciting event! And don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook and Twitter!
Gimme Rock Shooooooow! (R-O-C-C-K!) I want Rock Shooooooow! (Um, did I happen to say?)
Calling all aspiring designers!! You guys are gonna be SO excited by this week’s show. What if I told you that there was a new company who would essentially act as your virtual assistant, helping you with every step of design production? A square one for independent designers? Well, I am happy to say that this ingenious company does, in fact, exist, in the form of The Ignited. The Ignited is a web-based design service, helping independent designers through each part of the production process, from sourcing to sample making to manufacturing. Once a garment is made, The Ignited offers designers a brilliant Kickstarter-like model to raise the necessary backing for a specific garment to go into production. On today’s show, I’m joined by The Ignited Design Director Ellena Doe, who will talk about the development of this new fashion business model, their step-by-step production process, the logistical solutions the team has found that make this web-based alternative a smooth process, and more. Plus, a great mix of music with brand new Neko Case, more of the gorgeous new Volcano Choir album, and, on the heels of a rock- & punk-heavy fashion week, a set dedicated to garage punk. Fall is the season for new beginnings, so get back in the design game with Sew & Tell on BTR!
Based in Victoria, British Columbia, Aidan Knight and his band play — in their words, quoting the words of others — “baroque” and “downtrodden” music. Don’t let this mislead you — though much of it is slow, or mellow, or quiet, there’s a subdued sort of optimism going on just below the surface throughout many of these experimental folks songs. Sure, there’s the sort of melancholy that comes from recording in a cabin in the woods, Bon Iver-style, but there’s more to Aidan Knight than that. Here, he and the band play some songs and Aidan talks a bit about the songwriting and recording process.
Dizzy Wright. Hookworms. Bill Callahan. Scout Niblett. North Dakota. Celestial Shore. Volcano Choir. Adze. Andy Stott. Azizi Gibson. Flatbush Zombies. And more…
Dpat. Dizzy Wright. Calibro 35. Celestial Shore. Jon Hopkins. TV Ghost. Flatbush Zombies. Hookworms. Ava Luna. Gonjasufi. And more…
It’s Assistant Week on BTR! On today’s show, we’re getting an inside look at a day in the life of a virtual assistant. And later, we talk to scientists about the realities of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
As top designers showcased their spring and summer collections for next year during this fall’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City, BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker caught up with bloggers, designers, and celebrities to discuss what they were wearing and chat about their personal styles.
The Thursday Mix. September 12, 2013. Lottie@btrtoday.com 00:00 Lottie on BTR 00:24 Loot My Body-Man Man 03:44 Luckiest Man-King Khan and The Shrines 07:26 Bullet-Franz Ferdinand 10:06 One Way Ticket-Tijuana Panthers 12:19 OK-LA-EE-OHMA-Bear Cause 16:36 Midnight Mass (At The Market Street Payphone)-Pond 22:51 Lottie on BTR 23:56 Wear me Out-Summer Cannibals 26:08 Maze Fancier-Thee Oh Sees 29:22 Secret Surprise-Joanna Gruesome 32:01 The Dove -Heliotropes 36:43 My Dying Days-Bad Cop 39:34 Lottie on BTR 40:36 Form and Function-Hookworms 46:34 Everybody Wants Some-Coachwhips 48:39 We are a Payphone-Califone 52:54 Midwater-Aisha Burns 56:53 Common Sentiments-Typhoon 61:17 Didn’t I Warn You-Golden Suits 65:15 Lottie on BTR 66:44 Who Are You Seeing?-Alex Bleeker and The Freaks 69:04 As it Comes-Cheyenne Mize 72:13 Night Still Comes-Neko Case 76:11 6th Street-Ty Segall 79:06 Captive to Nowhere-Shannon Wright 83:17 Lottie on BTR 84:37 Bye Bye (Ella Me Dice Vay)-Gipsy Kings 88:06 Finish Joanna Gruesome Sep 14, 2013 Jacobs Market-Cardiff, Whales Sept 16, 2013 Shacklewell Arms-London,England Sep 17, 2013 County Sprots Club-Bristol,England Man Man Sep 19, 2013 Chop Shop-Charlotte,NC Sep 20. 2013 Howling Wolf-New Orleans,LA King Khan and The Shrines Oct 11, 2013 Casbah-San Diego,CA Oct 12, 2013 Culture Collide Festival-Los Angeles,CA Oct 13, 2013 Slims-San Francisco,CA
Today, I talk about and play music from Joanna Gruesome and Hookworms
September! The transition from summer to fall, my two favorite seasons and, thus, the best time of the year. We’re mirroring that mood on the show today. We’re starting off with three standout new tracks, and then taking the rest of the show to be a little more mellow– inspired by fall and the brand new Volcano Choir album, which really couldn’t be better. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates!
Hey all, got a REAL HOT show for you this week. It’s an all-star cast of indie rockers! We got guitars, we got drums, we got bass, we got it all, and it’s only on Overnight Sensation, only on BTR!
Birds in Weather is a Brooklyn indie rock trio whose meteorological moniker is more than just an excuse to put birds on their artwork (though that does tend to happen). Comprised of a painter, an opera singer, and an alcohol distiller who were brought together by floods in both Brooklyn and Denmark, BiW craft dynamic, Velvety art-pop songs. Here, we present an additional video from their recent session, featuring a performance of their “Internet Song.”
DJ Wynn spins modern Ethio-Jazz from Debo Band, daydreams about Shugo Tokumaru scoring “Adventure Time,” and shares his thoughts on the movie “Cutie and The Boxer.”
Well, today’s show is a super-intimate affair, with Mr Jason hiding under a togged up duvet/comforter. No, he’s not hiding FROM you, dear listener, he’s simply trying to make his dulcet tones even more melodious and sooting to your delicate ear. And to your other ear, which isn’t so important. He’s 100% raring to go! Are you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
Join DJRePete as he celebrates 8 years on BTR with a choice mix highlighting artists that have brokenthru over the years including alternative from Bright Eyes, softer tracks from Bon Iver and The Head And The Heart, and a quirky finish with Of Montreal. Plus, visit the seasonally apropos sounds of Blitzen Trapper, hit up a rare French cut of a well-known Ladyhawke track, and catchup with a few bands kicking off fall US Tours. That’s your retrospective edition of the BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
This week, Mr Jason will be playing lots of songs sung by lovely ladies. What with him being such a superstar playboy. Erm.. That’s what it says here anyway.. Well, I’m not going to argue. I’m just here to type up the playlist, and write this intro blurb. Still, I just looked at the playlist, and there really is some great music in there, so.. How will it turn out??? Let’s do a radio and see!
The Box Tiger is an international indie rock band from the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario, led by songwriter Sonia Sturino; however, as one member lives in Portland, Maine, surely they can be considered international. The band clearly has a lot of heart, as dramatically displayed in their performances, which blast through huge hooks and spirited choruses for an overwhelming experience. Though still a young band, their rigorous tour schedule and opening slots for some popular, like-minded bands such as The Joy Formidable are a clear indicator that they’re on a mission.
90 minutes of good times.
Today, I talk about and play music from Dizzy Wright, Neko Case and Joanna Gruesome
Originally known as Boy Without God, Gabriel Birnbaum’s eccentric indie folk project, Wilder Maker, is full of enough noise and passion to live up to the new name. With the help of a large cast of friends and acquaintances, Birnbaum makes each song a journey, weaving a story through bursts of noise and varied riffs and time changes, with plenty of room to live and breath. Then there are pop songs — well, they’re all pop songs, really, but these tight little nuggets have horns that stab in all the right places, just daring you to dance, and maybe even get a little wild.
Monday’s Mix features new music from King Khan and The Shrines, Volcano Choir, Neko Case, and Grooms.
Photo credit goes to Natalia Gubinski. This week on the show I featured the music and interview with American Pinup from White Plains, NY. They released their second full-length album Change Machine last Tuesday and are riding the high off of promoting it and getting positive feedback. We discussed the pros of finding a guitarist on Craigslist, the possibility that they had a past life as a powerpop band in the 70’s, and the uprising of Westchester music. Help me help out my good friends by getting into it! Playlist 00:00 DJ Jordan Intro 02:23 Far Away- American Pinup 07:02 Storm Chaser- American Pinup 10:37 Siren- American Pinup 14:03 DJ Jordan Mic Break 14:25 Interview with Rob and Lauren of American Pinup 36:32 DJ Jordan Mic Break 37:26 Look Alive- American Pinup 40:59 Joy Ride- American Pinup 45:42 A New America- American Pinup 51:29 Finish Upcoming Tour Dates September 14 2013- The Dev- Utica, NY September 20 2013- The Loft- Poughkeepsie, NY September 21 2013- The Middle East Downstairs- Boston, MA October 5 2013- Captain Lawrence Brewery- Elmsford, NY Photo courtesy of C3 Photography.
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 Taboo Week we welcome Kristy back and hear what she’s be up to, as well as discuss some taboos in the sporting world, along with unwritten rules.
I’m ready for some football edition of Eatopia!
Sunday’s with DJ Drew on BTR
OLLIE RUDGE – Today’s session guest was brought to our attention by the infamous “Johnson”, friend to the stars, from Access To Music. If Ollie’s good enough for Johnson, then he’s good enough for us. And if he’s good enough for us, then he’s good enough for you lucky listeners too! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week, DJs Molly and Dane reveal some interesting facts about themselves in response to this Thought Catalog article. The two also chat with DJ Jorri about age differences in relationships and later analyze what went down with #SlaneGirl.
It’s Taboo Week and RAR is taking on Drunk Cinema with the newest mumblecore film, Drinking Buddies.
There are some exceptional new albums on the show today! We’ve got new tracks from Volcano Choir, Grooms, and my favorite artist that I love to hate, Neko Case. Plus, we’ve got some recent favorites from bands like The Mallard and Purling Hiss. And as always, check out BTR’s Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the latest and greatest going on at the station.
We’re rockin’ and a rollin’ all night long, this week on THE ROCK SHOW!
I have a very special interview for today’s NYFW Sew & Tell; it was my honor to talk earlier in the week with designer Eden Miller of Cabiria, whose appearance in today’s Fashion Law Institute runway show at Lincoln Center marks the *first* time a plus-size line has walked the runways of Fashion Week. (Can you believe that??) I had a great time talking with Eden about her bold, classic designs, inspired in part by mid-century European cinema from the likes of Fellini. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Eden about how her love for sewing was sparked at age eight in a nursing home, her 20+ years of costume design experience, how the idea of Cabiria’s beautifully crafted, modern styles came about, her encounter with a terrifying, one-of-a-kind fur muff, what it took for her to prepare this S/S 2014 collection, and more. Plus, amazing new music on the show today from Volcano Choir, Typhoon, Still Life Still, Deer Tick, and more. So pop that champagne, turn up the volume, and celebrate NYFW with BTR!
A playful rock trio from Long Beach, California, Tijuana Panthers don’t waste time with overwrought effects or needlessly lengthy tunes. They have a surf vibe that makes every 2-minute tune sound extra poppy and fun — and appropriately, thankfully, these guys actually do surf. The guys dropped by to play some tunes and talk about the Fellini-inspired music video for their catchy single, “Boardwalk.”
TV Ghost. Neko Case. Bill Callahan. Fuck Buttons. King Khan and the Shrines. Chelsea Wolfe. Steve Hauschildt. Destruction Unit. Nicolas Jarr. And more…
TV Ghost. Zula. Kurt Vile. Antonio Carlos Jobim. Interpol. Guantanamo Baywatch. Deerhunter. Lower Dens. Julianna Barwick. And more…
It’s Taboo Week! On today’s show, Philadelphia artist Erin M. Riley talks about female sexuality in her work, Bawdy storyteller Reid Mihaulko talks about a non-profit he started for cuddling, and we ask New York City Comptroller John Liu more about why he thinks legalizing marijuana would help the city.
On Thursday, August 29th, workers at fast food chains such as McDonald’s and KFC conducted strikes and walkouts across the country, hoping for wage hikes that would boost their hourly pay to $15 from the current federal minimum of $7.25. In New York, local officials and politicians joined workers in Union Square to express their support for raising the minimum wage and the chance to unionize. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with organizers and participants at the demonstration.
It’s the new moon. It’s also the first Thursday of September. 9/5/13. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today, I talk about and play music from Lindsay Lowend, TV Ghost and King Khan & the Shrines
Hello my friends… We go some very deep, very dark places on this week’s show. But do not be scared, for I will b there 2 guide u. Overnight thrills, Overnight Sensations. Only on BTR.
Here And Gone Is August! And Here Are Some Hot Topics And Crackling Commentary From CHAZ MANNENHEIM: NEWSMAN OF YESTERYEAR! Watch Chaz Speak To The Street Urchins Of NYC About That Steroid Pumping Yankee, A-Rod!! Gender-Bending Convict Chelsea Manning! The Newest Member Of The Obama Family And More!!! Watch MONTH IN REVIEW: AUGUST 2013 Here And Now!!!
Hop on the Worldwide Hour with DJ Wynn and hear global melodies from Oumou Sangare, Les Bantous, Dark City Sisters, and Ebo Taylor.
Well, today’s show is a real corker. It’s pretty much 100% corks. And the corkees, Messrs Jason and Iain, will be at hand to guide you through the danger-filled waters of music that we like to call Planet Beet. We’re 100% raring to go! Are you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
DJRePete’s all about the transitions this week on BTR. As we hit the proverbial end of the summer season, turn the page with new alternative from Bad Cop, The Dodos, and Still Life Still. Plus, music before you can buy it from Deer Tick, a bloc from the variable Dent May, and ‘quirk-electronica’ with Of Montreal. Plus, closing the loop on transitions, celebrate DJRePete hitting 8 years on the BreakThru Radio airwaves with 2009 throwbacks by Almost Charlie, Zero 7, and The Rural Alberta Advantage. It’s BTR Wednesday!
Mr Jason & Sir Lotsalot are in the mood for some hot/sweet toons. Are you? Good, I thought so. Let’s see what we can muster up in the Seal Of Approval kitchen. In the meantime, it’s time to kick out some more jam, and do a radio!
Brooklyn-based songwriter Leah Siegel is Firehorse. Like her performance moniker, Siegel and her music are appropriately independent, assertive, and free-spirited. An early interest in music through classical violin and self-taught guitar and singing brought Siegel to songwriting at an early age. Add to this mixture the inspiration of heavy musical legends like Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, the Velvet Underground, Led Zeppelin and both Tim and Jeff Buckley, and you’ve got the formula for a powerful, dramatic take on rock. Not content to rest on the ever-growing-laurels of this project, Siegel also fronts Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout and sings in the Citizens Band, not to mention a new collaboration with Dave Hodge (Broken Social Scene, Bran Van 3000, Basement Jaxx) called Leisure Cruise which features guests from Metric, Blondie, Stars, Broken Social Scene, and more.
Tuesday is ready to go on BTR!
Today, a relaxing all-music mixtape for Labor Day. Just sit back and be.
Radical Dads are the Gowanus, Brooklyn-based trio of Lindsay Baker, Chris Diken, and Robbie Guertin (formerly of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah). In addition to pumping out great pop jams accompanied by only the most excellent artwork, the band professes their appreciation for “gummy snacks, hitting the fizz, snoozin’ on Sundays, meditation, meditating on pizza, pizza itself, sunglasses, friends, all-time peace, and the search for the attainment of the transcendence of coolness.” We can get behind that. Oh, and the music rules, too.
Impending death was the inspiration for the new album by Typhoon, which has been filling up DJ Wynn’s ears of late. He’ll share the story of lead singer Kyle Morton, as well as new music from Dent May, Deer Tick, Dodos, and Califone.
This week on the show I feature Nnamdi Ogbonnaya from Chicago, IL. He is known primarily for his involvement in a whole slew of bands in the Chicago scene including Itto, The Para-Medics, Nervous Passenger as well as his label, Swerp Records. However, it was his solo work that caught our attention under his own name. I played the songs from Bootie Noir released in May of this year but most recently he released West Coast Burger Voyage, which he wrote while on tour with Itto. We discussed his constant urge to make music, why his records aren’t “joke albums”, and how butts have become a source of constant inspiration for him. Get into it! Playlist 00:00 DJ Jordan Intro 02:31 5 O’CLOCK SHADOW- Nnamdi Ogbonnaya 04:11 ICE CREAM (Banana Split)- Nnamdi Ogbonnaya 07:40 DJ Jordan Mic Break 08:03 Interview with Nnamdi Ogbonnaya 28:06 DJ Jordan Mic Break 29:25 CRUNCHY TWERK- Nnamdi Ogbonnaya 32:16 MUMBLE- Nnamdi Ogbonnaya 34:57 SKANKATRON- Nnamdi Ogbonnaya 38:00 SPORK- Nnamdi Ogbonnaya 40:31 Finish Upcoming Tour Dates No Upcoming Tour Dates
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 Trailblazer Week we discuss some of the most important innovations in sporting history, plus debate who the most trailblazing athletes are of all time.
So Hanabi and Insane Dane had a chance to experience a cross-country culinary phenomenon. No, they did not open an In and Out burger in NYC. But, they did open an NYC version of the San Francisco cult classic, Mission Chinese Food. Even though those NYC folks don’t exactly know what the Mission in Mission Chinese Food means we can at least share a good meal even if we’re 3,000 miles away. Hey New York. Don’t say San Francisco never gave you anything.
Sunday’s With DJ Drew on BTR
COLOUR ME WEDNESDAY – Hurray! It finally happened! This session has been a long time in the making. Colour Me Wednesday first contacted me over 18 months ago, when they’d heard the “Swearin” session on this very show, and being fans of Swearin’, and enjoying the session, they asked if they could come to the studio in Norwich to record one of their own. Well, due to lack of transport it didn’t end up happening, but we kept in touch, and when I saw that the first date of their tour was going to be in Norwich, I said “hey dudes, why not swing by the studios they like to call old school after your show?”. They said “wicky wicky awesome”, or words to that effect. And here we are with this great session in hand. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane chat about their personal shortcomings. They also analyze the stereotype that men should pay for dates as discussed in this Nerve article and finally, the two talk about the dating app, Tinder. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:44 Burial Suit – Still Life Still 01:17 Get to Know Molly & Dane Through Bad Characteristics 06:37 Endlessly – Dent May 07:08 Analyzing Stereotypes: Who Should Pay? 17:11 A Rainy Night in Soho – The Kissaway Trail 17:42 Relationships in the Digital Age: Tinder 24:49 Outro 25:32 Finish The Music: Still Life Still (Official Mourning Trance album art.) Live: Oct 26 – Zaphod Beeblebrox – Ottawa, ON Dent May (Official Warm Blanket album art.) Live: Sept 10 – Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL Sept 12 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA Sept 13 – Red 7 – Austin, TX The Kissaway Trail (Official Breach album art.) Live: Sept 7 – Golden Leaves Festival 2013 – Darmstadt, Germany
This weeks show we bring you a Double Feature! I Declare War is the most intense capture the flag game you’ve ever seen, and then check out Spark: A Burning Man Story. These two flicks, your entertainment news, and a mystery science trailer round out the show your your listening pleasure.
Today is the Saturday of Awesome Old Bands Coming Out with New Material. I mean, we’re talking old bands. Bands you might have forgotten about even. Remember Franz Ferdinand? The band, not the archduke. Well, guess what? There’s a brand new song from them on the show today!! And they’re not all! We’ve got Appomattox, Deer Tick, and The Dodos! Very exciting. And as always, don’t forget to stop by Facebook and Twitter and follow BTR for all the latest happenings at the station.
Gimme Rock Shooooooow! (R-O-C-C-K!) I want Rock Shooooooow! (Um, did I happen to say?)
I have a seriously sartorial trailblazer for you on today’s show: meet designer Courtney Allegra, who debuted her eponymous ready-to-wear women’s line at last fall’s LA Fashion Week. She’s been featured on The Today Show alongside Rachel Roy, appeared in the pages of Seventeen, Girl’s Life, Essence, Huff Po, and Avant Garde, and her label has been worn on the red carpet. She’s also in high school. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Courtney about what it’s like to launch and run a label at age 16, where she gets inspiration for her bold, fresh, sophisticated-yet-playful designs, and her amazing post-graduation ambitions. Plus, a playlist full of great songs off just a handful of this week’s new releases – tracks in the mix from Dent May, The Dodos, Califone, and Franz Ferdinand (they’re back!!) So tune in and get ahead of the fashion curb with Sew & Tell on BTR!
Emily Bell is a Texas musician who belts out soulful rock n’ roll that effortlessly incorporates elements of delta blues, ’60s rock, and girl-group glam. Raised in musical theater and taught by seasoned performers, her power is clearest onstage, where she delivers what she likes to call “technicolor rock ‘n’ soul” with the help of her partner and musical companion John Evans. Gaining popularity in Austin through riveting SXSW performances and her performing-arts fests, Summer Camp! and Winter Camp!, Bell is set to continue making a name for herself in both the local and national scenes.
Zula. Celestial Shore. Zorch. Lindsay Lowend. Boards of Canada. The Jameses. Bad Cop. TNGHT. Ty Segall. Dizzy Wright. The Underachievers. And more…
Shigeto. Destruction Unit. Ty Segall. Julia Holter. Boards of Canada. Ennio Morricone. Azizi Gibson. Bebel Gilberto. La Luz. Foxygen. And more…
It’s Trailblazer Week at BTR! On today’s show, 19-year-old nuclear physicist Taylor Wilson talks about the future of energy and how to keep America safer. And later, MIT Professor Mitchel Resnick tells us about the ways that technology can improve education.
This month I’m stoked to have B. Hamilton, an Oakland three-piece that makes a big ass noise. Also San Francisco’s Li Xi and Brooklyn’s The Beets on an action-packed episode of Bay Area Live
Tennis fans descended upon Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York, on Monday, August 26th, for the opening day of the 2013 U.S. Open. This year’s tournament, as usual, will be extremely lucrative for the city, generating more than $720 million. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke to people about their love of the sport and who they look forward to seeing in competition.
August 29, 2013. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today, I talk about and play new music from Celestial Shore and Zorch
This week’s hot weird topic is Julianna Barwick. Her new album is very, very good and a little bit strange and a little bit folksy, which makes it perfect for God Bless Weirdmerica. And we, of course, have the show loaded with all your weird favorites, like Black Dice, Eleanor Friedberger, and AnCo. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest happenings.
To all my friends and fans: I sincerely hope that you LOVE this BRAND NEW episode of OVERNIGHT SENSATION on BTRtoday! I have assembled it especially for you… Enjoy!
Radical Dads are the Gowanus, Brooklyn-based trio of Lindsay Baker, Chris Diken, and Robbie Guertin (formerly of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah). In addition to pumping out great pop jams accompanied by only the most excellent artwork, the band professes their appreciation for “gummy snacks, hitting the fizz, snoozin’ on Sundays, meditation, meditating on pizza, pizza itself, sunglasses, friends, all-time peace, and the search for the attainment of the transcendence of coolness.” We can get behind that. Oh, and the music rules, too. Here, we present an additional video from their recent session, featuring a performance of title track from their latest album.
DJ Wynn shares his experience with Whiskey and Westerns, which shaped today’s set featuring Amadou & Mariam, Gipsy Kings, Lee Scratch Perry, and Tinariwen.
Well, it’s shaping up to be a hell of a show today! We have a new Classic Album, in the shape of Galaxie 500’s “On Fire” LP from 1989. We continue with our current Album Of The Month, which is Local Girls’ “Deluxe Kicks”. And also there’s some good news and some bad news in the form of answerphone messages. We’re 100% raring to go! Are you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
DJRePete inches you closer to your holiday weekend in the states with a bloc off the latest EP by Appomattox. Plus, as summer winds down, hit up info on the autumn festival circuit, including a “Good” one with the Born Ruffians. Also in the mix, a blues set from the likes of Lola Johnson and Lykke Li, a set with a beat from Speech Debelle and Grieves, as well as a set of throwbacks with favorites by Here We Go Magic and Mimicking Birds. A jam packed Wednesday start for you with DJRePete on BTR!
Mr Jason & the good Dr Patel are back injecting your ear holes with the best funk, soul, jazz & blues that they can find. Featuring some more great live tracks from ‘Galactic’ as well as ‘Jimmy Preacher Ellis’ & ‘Third Coast Kings’. This week definately features 100% more ‘R’ than ‘B’ can we radio? Let’s Kick It And See!
Birds in Weather is a Brooklyn indie rock trio whose meteorological moniker is more than just an excuse to put birds on their artwork (though that does tend to happen). Comprised of a painter, an opera singer, and an alcohol distiller who were brought together by floods in both Brooklyn and Denmark, BiW craft dynamic, Velvety art-pop songs.
The Tuesday mix is packed full of 90-minutes of music!
Today, I talk about and play new music from Destruction Unit and Shigeto
Kleenex Girl Wonder is the chameleon-esque stage name of one Graham Smith, a songwriter from the suburbs of Chicago who’s been calling New York City his home for some time now. Beginning with a group of neighborhood friends and evolving into a shifting cast of players, KGW is a sort of indie rock institution, constantly experimenting while staying true to its time-tested formula. The current band features Smith on bass and vocals, Thayer McClanahan on guitar, and Matt LeMay on drums.