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In this encore edition of in The Den from June 16, June 18th and September 24th, 2014, I talk about Aphex Twin, and then play a bunch of songs I recorded at the Northside Festival (including Sharon Van Etten, Shilpa Ray, Frankie Cosmos, Ratking and Malang Jobarteh)
It’s the OVERNIGHT SENSATION BEST OF 2014, Part 3 of 3 music extravangaza! The final chapter! We explore the best in DIY pop, electronic, hometaper weirdo music of 2014!
Bombay Rickey is a band based in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, with an eclectic mix of influences. Self-described as “the soundtrack to a Bollywood noir film from the 1960s, or perhaps to a spaghetti western that never existed,” they bring together jazz, funk, rock, and a plethora of world music sounds for an exciting blend that’s all their own. We visited the band at home for an intimate living room performance, in the middle of one of the most serene neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
DJ Wynn has crafted a world music set perfect for any party. Afrobeat from Manu Dibango, afro-salsa from Africando, and Ethiopian Jazz from Debo Band. Let’s Dance!
Well, this week The Jayman is flying solo without a license. Hopefully he’ll be bouyed by the support of his legions of fans.. Realistically though, it may help to know that as-per-usual the show is packed full of jam of the toppest variety. We’re 100% raring to go! Are you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
The countdown is on! DJRePete helps you close out 2014 this New Years Eve with a Best in Mix featuring artists who broke thru the BTR airwaves this year. Hit up alt with Quilt and The War On Drugs, a 70s vibe and beats with Laetitia Sadier as well as Flight Facilities, and addictive rock alt with Los Straitjackets and Ex Hex. And closing out with an appropriately reflective track by Field Report. Usher in 2015 with BTR and DJRePete!
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.
This Portland, Oregon-based group is a bright, spirited collective with 6 or more voices joining in, rallying around the lyrics of bandleader Tim Perry. With a positive vibe and uplifting themes, they operate under the admirable notion of using music to change the world. With their own language and an infectiously positive outlook paired with infectiously catchy songs, Ages And Ages just might have a shot at achieving their goal while creating some brilliant music along the way.
90-minutes of tunes on BTR!
In this encore edition of In The Den from April 23rd and April 28th of 2014, everything you ever wanted to know about the up-and-coming producer Jesse Futerman, complete with interview
This week we chat with the dinner sharing organization Purple Dinner, and take a motorcycle tour through India.
George welcomes the wonderfully absurd Ben Kronberg (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Last Comic Standing) to the show to discuss how he arrived at his unique one-liner style. Then things really heat up during a round of “Topical Topics” as Ben fills George in on his dick pic history.
DJ Wynn shares his favorite singles from 2014 with cuts from Hudson Mohawke, Lia Ices, Deerhoof, The Antlers, Naomi Shelton, and Zeus.
This week is the Western Americana rompers The Patti Fiasco, featuring an interview with songwriter Alysia Kraft
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. 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 look back at the year that was with a best-of show from some of our favorite moments on the show over there—mostly Kristy being unpredictable.
New Years is almost upon us. Instead of going out this year DJ Hanabi is hosting a little gathering. We aim to impress. With deliciousness such as Gougere’s, which are basically little cheese puffs. Hanabi is also pulling from left field to introduce Scotch Eggs as a New Years thing. You want fun drinks? Okay, how about Punch Parker, a Prosecco and Gin plus fresh fruit punch that is sure to have guests talking about how awesome of a host I am. Oh, and Hanabi is blowing you mind with his Vampiro recipe. It’s a cocktail; a mean looking cocktail.
DJ Drew’s Best of 2014 Sunday show on BTR
As you can tell, I’m betting on there being at least some folks out there still interested in listening to some Christmas tunes! Happy Holidays and welcome to the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. For this month of December: Christmas music. I’ve hand picked several tracks off my favorite Christmas LP: David Grisman’s Acoustic Christmas. Also, listen to Newgrange, Ronnie McCoury, Cody Kilby and Rhonda Vincent pick some fine holiday tunes. Don’t forget to check out those Christmas Bluegrass Festivals, find the details by scrolling down through the playlist. My best to you and yours!
THE HIPSHAKES – I love The Hipshakes, and I’m so excited to bring you this super exciting live in the studio set by them! We’d not seen each other for many years, after recording a few great sessions and a lost classic LP together in Old School Studios in days of yore. Tonight’s the night though! Whooooooo!
This week, The Hash takes a look at New Year’s resolutions and reflections, and shares some of 2014’s bloopers.
This week we review the new crime-thriller ‘Nightcrawler’ and feature interviews with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jennifer Fox
Merry Christmas! I hope everyone had a very happy holiday, and are enjoying the days between Christmas and New Year’s! Today on the show we have part two of a two-part 2014 new music retrospective. I’m playing all of my favorite new songs that came out this year. I hope everyone has a great last few days of 2014 and a great start to 2015!! We’ll back next Saturday in the new year!
It’s the BEST of 2014, Part 1! VERY EXCITING!!
With a new year just around the corner, I’m taking this opportunity to look back at 2014 on Sew & Tell. This week’s show is my annual year-end highlight show, featuring just a few of the incredible guests who have contributed to this year’s engaging fashion coverage. You’ll hear clips from my conversations with: Lisa Padovani, costume designer for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire; Gabriel and Sarah Chrisman, a young husband and wife in Seattle who have adopted a “Victorian lifestyle,” complete with historically accurate clothing (including corsets!); Kara Eschbach, co-founder of Verily, a women’s lifestyle publication with a firm no-Photoshop policy; and documentarians Ismail Ferdous and Nathan Fitch, co-founders of Cost of Fashion, who covered the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse. It’s a great, but by no means exhaustive, cross-section of guests from 2014, and I hope you’ll also take some time to check out the links to other highlight shows from the past year that I’ve provided on today’s playlist page. I’m also featuring music highlights from the past year – you’ll hear my favorite tracks from my favorite 2014 albums on today’s show. So join me as I look back at a year full of fashion, here on BreakThru Radio…
TEEN last visited the studio in 2012 for a stripped-down session, right around the release of their debut album. Now, with a leaner, tighter blend of synths, live and programmed instruments, and killer vocal harmonies, Teeny Lieberson and crew are back to share their latest jams. We’ve been into them from the first listen, but now, with the full live band experience at this session, their growing acclaim is on full display.
Chad VanGaalen. Aphex Twin. Photay. Andy Stott. Ratking. Tonstartssbandht. Mr Twin Sister. Shabazz Palaces. Timber Timbre. Woods. And more…
Mark McGuire. Lichens. Phosphorescent. Blanck Mass. Bitchin Bajas. William Onyeabor. Battles. The Field. And more…
We interview Jordan Krietz about Stearclear, an app that can shuttle intoxicated people and their cars home, and talk with fantasy football expert Liz Loza
Oakland post rockers Unconditional Arms and San Francisco straight-up rockers Wild Decade are featured this month, and a sneak peek at a set by San Francisco retro rockers Li Xi closes out the final Bay Area Live of 2014. Happy holidays!
This week we chat with Jade Haag, author behind Feminist Snow White, about feminism and fairy tales.
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people whether they would be able to forgo unnecessary shopping for a whole year and buy only the necessities. People share whether or not they believe they would be up to the challenge and what might stand in their way.
Happy Holidays. Lottie@btrtoday.com
In this encore edition of In The Den from March 12th 2014, I chat with fellow BTR personalities DJ Wynn, James and Chuck on location at a film screening somewhere in Bushwick
Merry Christmas Eve! I love Christmas Eve because it’s the quietest, most contemplative holiday of the year, at least as far as I’m concerned. So for today, I’ve put together a very quiet, contemplative mix. I hope these tracks get you in the mood, and prepare you for the day ahead tomorrow filled with presents and food and excitement! So cozy up and enjoy these weird soothing songs.
It’s the OVERNIGHT SENSATION BEST OF 2014, Part 2 of 3 music extravangaza! This episode features some of my favorite INDIE ROCK, GUITAR POP, DIY HOMEFUZZ and everything in between!
NYC-based El Jezel have been together for over 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.”
DJ Wynn wishes you a merry holiday with global melodies from Soley, Debo Band, Helado Negro, and Amadou & Mariam.
Planet Beet with Mr Jason & Iain Lowery – ORIGINALLY AIRED – Wednesday 8th October 2014
DJRePete is breaking format today with a holiday mix that’s sure to please EVERYONE—even the anti-holiday music lover! Hit up alternative from Sufjan Stevens and St. Vincent, acoustic with Asobi Seksu and Caitlin Rose, and electro beats with Saint Etienne. And back for the second straight year, DJRePete pulls out the brass for a string of Christmas tracks that will make you feel right at home on Bourbon Street. Happy holidays from DJRePete and BTR!
Wow! This week’s show is our actual Xmas show, so settle even more comfortably than usual into your listening chair for some vaguely Christmas themed songs, and a load that aren’t, but ARE just plain ACE! It really is a packed full of jam show this week! Seriously, it honestly is going to be an amazing show this week! I know that we often say that, but we mean it this time.
Monika Heidemann, formerly of Brooklyn pop band Xylos, has set out on her own with a bass guitar and an array of production instruments to bring her own gorgeously-penned songs to life. With minimal instrumentation, her clear vocals cut through with a certain determination, demonstrating a skillful depth that begs a closer listen.
A 90-minute set for your Tuesday!
In this encore edition of In The Den from February 10th, 2014, live music from both Zula and Celestial Shore. Plus conversations recorded with Zula and friends outside
Join Chaz for his annual holiday preparations! Around the home and out on the wintery and festive streets of NYC, he’ll surely get you and yours in the most delightful of holiday spirits!
DJ Wynn completes his list of his favorite albums of 2014 with tracks from Sharon Van Etten, The War On Drugs, Flying Lotus, and Laetitia Sadier.
This week we feature Porter, one of the greatest Mexican-rock bands, and speak with Victor Valverde
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Winter Week we welcome in the Holidays and look back at the year that was in sports from the biggest victories to the greatest disappointments and discuss the prevailing themes a very busy 2014 in the sporting realm.
Turns out Insane Dane is not as up on his Christmas traditions as he thinks he is, despite being bombarded by Christmas propaganda since birth. That’s just lazy Insane Dane. He thought that Christmas was a ham-only holiday. He was amazed to discover it is in fact a multi-meat holiday. Hanabi is on a solo mission again and thus experimenting with char siu bao (aka bbq pork buns) and Hanabi describes the nuances of Midwestern hot dish and it’s appearance at church pot luck dinners.
So this week we have a myriad of songs we have forgotten to play. There are some many, it’s hard to keep track. We are like elephants; a Hanabi never forgets!
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
SPIRES – There was a real edge in Spires’ performance the night we recorded this show at The Grand Victory in Brooklyn. It really translates to the energy of the recording, and I know you’re gonna dig it. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week, The Hash covers a new study, ‘The Newsroom’, and traveling with a significant other.
This week we review ‘The Imitation Game’ and include interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, and Matthew Goode
2014 is almost over!! There’s only just a few days left, and on this week’s show, we’re going to play some of the best new songs from this year! It’s part one of a part two celebration of all the amazing music in 2014. So check out this batch of songs, and then make sure to tune in again next Saturday for the rest!! It’ll be a Saturday treat between Christmas and New Year’s!
This week we’ve got a nice wintry mix to get you into the holi-day spirit! Enjoy!
As the year comes to a close and 2015 edges ever closer by the day, the UK Hip Hop scene reflects on 2014 with a healthy smile as heads rocks back and forth. Like always in December Sinista & Stark Note play some of the best tracks of the year and reflect on the dopeness. With tracks from the likes of English Frank, Phili N Dotz, Genesis Elijah and many more. Everyone at the UK Hip Hop show would like to wish all the listeners of Break Thru Radio a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
It’s the holiday season, and the holiday season means giving (and receiving) gifts! So for this week’s Sew & Tell I’ve tapped five of BTR’s culture DJs for gift ideas. You’ll find lists of their stellar suggestions on today’s playlist page, covering everyone from your globetrotting BFF to your bookworm uncle. Plus, I asked each DJ to weigh in on their personal favorite fashion find of 2014, and they shared their discoveries. You’ll hear from DJ Jen about her experience going shampoo-free, DJ Dane about his Ebay vintage watch obsession, DJ Jess about her favorite new travel-friendly label, DJ Meredith about Nike’s great new designs, and DJ Kory about an innovative young sportswear label in L.A. Plus, I’ve got a playlist of holiday-friendly indie tracks, including music from Tweedy, Pink Mountaintops, Sufjan Stevens, and more. So check your shopping list and get ready to add a few last-minute purchases – your gifts are sure to be a hit this holiday season, thanks to BTR’s savvy DJs!
Angel Olsen. Ava Luna. Markaria Rho. Alex G. Kiasmos. Jesse Futerman. Star Rover. Lee (Asano+Ryuhei). Doss. Knxwledge. And more…
Tink. Run The Jewels. The Wavelengths. Sharon Van Etten. Ohbliv. Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings. BONES. Silk Rhodes. And more…
This week we interview Ben London about bringing mom-and-pop candies online, and speak with biomechanics specialist Camilla Pandolfi about jellyfish barges
This week we chat with IT & Marketing Specialist Paul O’Flaherty about how to market with social media!
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people about their holiday fiascos. From tree malfunctions to travel delays and gift issues, people share their stories and fails from past holidays.
The Thursday Mix. 12/18/2014. The Best of 2014 Part 2. Lottie@btrtoday.com
In this encore edition of In The Den from January 22nd, 2014, revisit one of the last nights at the Brooklyn DIY venue 285 Kent (RIP).
It’s the OVERNIGHT SENSATION BEST OF 2014, Part 1 of 3 music extravangaza! This episode features some of my favorite PUNK, GARAGE PUNK, GARAGE POP and everything in between!
Big Rock. Big Roll. Big Sound. From the land of Springsteen (one of the patron saints of Serious Business), The Everymen roll hard… and 9 members deep, to boot. E Street Band comparisons are no coincidence (soulful rock with raspy vocals and huge sax make it, perhaps, hard to avoid), but it really must just be something in that Jersey water (can someone look into that, by the way?). Hard touring, hard partying, and hard rockin’ with a heart of gold, The Everymen cut to the core with every note. Here, on a long-awaited ode to Serious Business On BTR, they crammed into our beloved and well-worn SoHo studio to blast out the jams. And make sure to watch this one to the end for a special Travis-centric treat.
DJ Wynn shares his favorite world releases from 2014 with music from Seun Kuti, Kasai Allstars, Helado Negro, and Oy.
This week, it’s the week before Christmas, and we warm up for the holidays by playing a starting a new Album Of The Month, by The Baron Four. Also, Jason plays one of his bestest most favouritest songs ever, and stuff my The Muffs, from their latest LP.
DJRePete starts his annual tradition, reviewing 2014 with the first of two Best In Mix editions. Tune in for electronica tracks by Lia Ices and Electric Youth, alt from Bishop Allen and King Tuff, and blues with Sean Rowe and Son Little. Also, hit up info on a few BTR bands playing Shaun White’s LA-based Air + Style snowboard festival this winter, as well as artists playing the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival in Chicago. Start the countdown to the new year today, on your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
Wow! This week’s show is our pre-Xmas Xmas show, so settle into your listening chair for some vaguely Christmas themed songs, and a load that aren’t, but ARE just plain ACE! It really is a packed full of jam show this week!
Monomyth is a psych-pop foursome from Halifax, Nova Scotia. To borrow from their official bio, since they put it so perfectly, they play “janglophile pop with a smirking sense of humour, stadium-sized hooks, and starry-eyed harmonies from the barbershop of broken dreams,” with inspiration from the likes of Sloan, Big Star, Television, and My Bloody Valentine peppered amongst their three lead singers. During CMJ 2014, they stopped by Saltlands Studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to play some songs and share tales of their highly inspired creative process and the challenges of a rivalry with a similarly-named band.
The Tuesday Mix on BTR with DJ Emily!
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from reigning Tune Up artist Noelle Tannen and Dirty Beaches
This week on TST it’s all about NYE – the best parties versus the best secluded spots! Then it’s local eyes on Boston with Hell on Heels Girl!
Join Chaz for his annual holiday preparations! Around the home and out on the wintery and festive streets of NYC, he’ll surely get you and yours in the most delightful of holiday spirits!
DJ Wynn continues his countdown of his favorite albums of the year with music from Ty Segall, Angel Olsen, and TEEN.
We interview Floating Action’s Seth Kauffman about working with Lana Del Rey and being “the most underrated person in music”
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Scarcity Week we debate Ohio State’s presence in the College Football Playoff, run through the Quick-hits as ever and discuss some scarcities in the sporting world.
In our efforts to further advance the “war on Christmas” DJ Hanabi wanted to find out a little more about the other holiday, in the phrase “happy holidays” aka Hanukkah. So, we went to resident Hanukkah expert, Insane Dane. He gave us the low-down. We came away with the following in mind. Pastrami and potato pancakes. Sold!!!!!!
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
KING BLOOD – It’s another storming session this week from another storming Norwich based band of cheeky youngsters! Oh boy! Conor, my glamorous assistant recorded them, and did as sterling a job as usual. Go and check King Blood live if you get the chance. Yes, that includes you!
This week, The Hash covers Uber’s latest problems, startup sexism, and a new dating app.
This week we review the hard-to-watch ‘Foxcatcher,’ and talk about why funnyman Steve Carell actually makes a terrifying character convincing
The weather in New York this week was absolutely awful!! Rain, rain, and more rain! That’s why I’m starting today’s show off with a sunny song about warm temperatures. And it only heats up from there! We’ve got Terry Malts, Mr. Dream, and Speech Debelle to keep things rolling on the show today. And don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud!
Siiiick show this week. It’s Scarcity week, but there’s certainly no shortage of ROCK MUSIC on this week’s episode.
Originally aired – December 13, 2013 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!
White Reaper is a badass rock ‘n roll/garage-pop band from Louisville, Kentucky. You really don’t need to hear much more than that to know that you’ll love them from the first fuzzy chord. They stopped by in the middle of a CMJ blitz for this session sat Saltlands in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
Maximo Park. Panda Bear. Gravenhurst. Calibro 35. Eddy Current Suppression Ring. Crystal Stilts. Born Ruffians. The Field. And more…
Mogwai. Kate Bush. The Decemberists. Bobby. CFCF. Suckers. Gravenhurst. Matthew E. White. TV On The Radio. And more…
This week we talk with Lauren Singer, a woman who leads a zero-waste lifestyle, along with Princeton professor Eldar Shafir about why scarcity is a mental construct
This week Jen Tilley takes us through simplifying your cooking and how to take amazing food photos!
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser talks with people about self esteem. People share where they believe self esteem comes from and what they do personally to build their own self esteem.
The Thursday Mix for December 11, 2014. Part 1 of the Best of 2014. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Dirty Beaches. Then, a conversation with BTR’s own DJ Wayne Ski about current events, the dearth of scratching in new hip hop and the time he ran into the legendary DJ Jam Master Jay
This week on God Bless Weirdmerica we’re dusting off some really great tracks, from the likes of Angel Olsen, Damaged Bug, and Tickley Feather.  In this season of near-constant commercialism, take a second to sit back and relax and get a little weird.  Plus, tune in next week for our Christmas Eve Weirdmerica special.  And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and SoundCloud!
This week, we’ve got hits queued up from high-profile acts such as Kero Kero Bonito, Hannah Diamond, and Jessica Pratt, and we’ve got hits queued from from lesser-known-but-still-killer acts like Thompson Owen, Tall Ducks, The Guides… and so many more! Keeping it DIY indie rock/bedroom pop REAL!
Big Ups is a Brooklyn post-hardcore band drawing from the Minutemen/Black Flag bloodline, busy touring and making great music. Here we present another full song performance from their recent session with Travis.
DJ Wynn has an offering of music from around the world. This mix features Brazilian carimbo maestro Pinduca, Nigerian pioneer William Onyeabor, and Chinese composer Wu Fei.
This week, it really is genuinely the last week of Deerhoof’s “La Isla Bonita” as Album Of The Month (or is it…?), and we have some more classic Robert Wyatt. Also, a bunch of other great tracks from the likes of Timo Ellis, Spires, and other nice people.
DJRePete’s at the controls kicking off your BTR Wednesday with alt via Bishop Allen and Ty Segall, electronica crossover with a bloc by Literature, and a reflective track by The History Of Apple Pie. Plus, if you’re downunder this month, DJRePete’s got you covered previewing a slew of shows across Australia including this weekend’s Festival of the Sun. And tune in for a sneak preview of his upcoming Best in Mix shows to close out 2014. That’s your BTR start with DJRePete!
Wow! This week’s show comes at you live from New Yoik City, as our intrepid pair are there on Holiday. What mischief will they get up to? What adventures will they relay to us in stereo on the airwaves?
Flowers is the London-based trio of Sam, Rachel, and Jordan. Formed in 2012 and booked for a tour supporting The Pains Of Being Pure at Heart before playing their first gig, they’ve been making brilliant first impressions all along the way with their charmingly fuzzy pop. From solid, minimalist structures to sonic mayhem and captivating vocals, they band has a way of captivating audiences. They stopped by Let Em In Music in Gowanus, Brooklyn, while in town for CMJ for this special session, recorded by engineer Nadim Issa.
90-minutes of music for you this Tuesday on BTR!
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Cassie Lopez, Dirty Beaches and Gravenhurst
Sabila Sabila is the new solo project of Brooklyn-based Haleh, who happens to be half of the experimental electronic duo, The Mast. Though the music of Sabila Sabila is just starting to seep out via recordings and videos, Haleh has apparently been sitting on this goldmine for years, sharing them privately with friends in small, intimate live performances. We caught up with her at the Jill Lindsey store in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, for this gorgeous tune in an appropriately lovely shop, in collaboration with our friends at Paper Garden Records.
DJ Wynn shares 3 of his 10 favorite albums of 2014, featuring music from Sylvan Esso, Ava Luna, Slow Club, Strand Of Oaks, and Hospitality.
Hello and welcome to Discovery Corner on BTR! This week on the show I’m featuring the LA-trio Tashaki Miyaki, a dreamy psychedelic lo-fi experience brought to you by Lucy (drums), Rocky (guitar), and Dora (bass).
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Comedy Week we welcome Kristy back at long last and hear what she’s been up to, run through some quick hits and ask what happened to the sports comedy movie?
There’s always bound to be a little bit of a holiday come down after all that Thanksgiving food, especially when we start to realize that Christmas and Hanukkah are so close at hand. Regardless, we have to press on with our eating adventures. Hanabi went out and tried Porkchop & Co. in the Ballard district in Seattle. He didn’t have the Porkchop, if you can believe that. He had some awesome grits though. I was in Carmel over the weekend, and I headed towards one of my all-time film favorites, Clint Eastwood’s former restaurant called The Hog’s Breath Inn to see if any of those old 1980’s vibes still remained. Also, I give you a simple, no-nonsense way to use up any Thanksgiving leftovers that you should really get rid of, and which will work for post Christmas leftovers brilliantly. A dense but fun episode for all.
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
SECRET FROM RICHARD – It’s another storming session this week from another storming Norwich based band of cheeky youngsters! Oh boy! Conor, my glamorous assistant, has been recommending Secret From Richard for a while now, so I said “you go girl!”, and Conor booked them, and recorded them, and here is the result!
This week, The Hash covers beard enthusiasts, edgy jokes, and rom-sitcoms.
This week we review the new comedy St. Vincent and feature interviews with Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, and Melissa McCarthy
Happy December!!!  Now that we’re firmly in that time between Thanksgiving and Christmas aka “shopping season” aka “all Christmas music all the time,” it’s important to have somewhere you can turn for a little non-Christmas music from time to time.  That’s what BTR is great for.  Sure, I may play a Christmas tune or two before the month is out, but for the most part, I’m still playing all the same great independent music that you hear all year round.  So take a break from your shopping and breathe some fresh musical air on the show today!
It’s not Christmas yet! Quit asking me about it!!
This week on Sew & Tell, I’m joined by Taylor Johnston, a horticulturist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston who, dissatisfied by the lack of stylish, durable workwear available for women, took matters into her own hands and created the perfect solution: Gamine Co. Today on the show, you’ll hear from Taylor about how fashion legend Bill Cunningham played a role in the creation of Gamine Co.; the practical and aesthetic considerations behind each Gamine Co. piece; the label’s production process, which honors historic American manufacturing; some of the exciting new projects ahead for Gamine Co., and more. Plus, I’ve got a beautiful, nature-inspired playlist of tracks for you featuring Beach House, S. Carey, Iron & Wine, and Tweedy, AND a great holiday gift guide full of suggestions for your favorite botany nerd. So roll up your sleeves and dig into some fresh fashion with Sew & Tell on BTR!
Flashlights are a punk band from Orlando, Florida. Like many groups, what began as a solo acoustic project in 2007 (in this case, for singer/guitarist Terry Caudill) eventually grew to include members of the local punk scene. With songs about such classic topics as dead end jobs and lousy living conditions, heartbreaks and hangovers, the band owes more to the indie rock arm of punk music (Superchunk, Archers of Loaf, Sebadoh, Neutral Milk Hotel, etc.) than the harsher, poppier stuff of their fore-bearers. During CMJ 2014, the band stopped by Let ‘Em In Music in Gowanus, Brooklyn, for this special session, engineered by Nadim Issa.
Gifted Gab. Seafloor. milo. Run The Jewels. Ultimate Painting. THEESatisfaction. Clark. Markaria Rho. Thelma and the Sleaze. Chad VanGaalen. And more…
Silk Rhodes. Ladada. Ty Segall. Antibalas. Slow Magic. Lindsay Lowend. Bill Callahan. Bugseed. Kiasmos. And more…
It’s Comedy Week at BTR!
This week Yissel Ayala of Fashion + Geekery traces the evolution of fashion in comic books!
No longer requiring a physical card or certificate, e-gift cards allow a purchaser to email their gift directly to its recipient. This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people whether or not they think e-gift cards are a good gift and whether they plan to give any themselves.
The Thursday Mix. All Female musicians today! December 04, 2014. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Silk Rhodes and Clark
This week’s first set is all-killer indie pop from bands like Flowers, Piano Movers, Totally You, and more! This week’s second set is all-killer experimental pop from bands like Dissolve, Cole Lodge, Cold Foamers and more! So much killing, and it’s not even Christmas!
Nikki Yanofsky is a young Canadian jazz/soul singer. Just 20 years old, she’s already been performing in the public eye for eight years, garnering awards and appearances at international festivals and world class venues. We caught up with Nikki at Caroline Music’s office space for this intimate acoustic performance.
DJ Wynn is fending off the holiday food hangover with shakers from Kasai Allstars, Fruko, Oy, and La Chiva Gantiva.
This week, it’s the last week of Deerhoof’s “La Isla Bonita” as Album Of The Month (or is it…?), and we have some classic Robert Wyatt tracks from his days in Soft Machine & Matching Mole. Also, a bunch of other great tracks from the likes of The Love Me Nots and Ty Segall (& His Erotic Beagle?).
Hump Day on BTR with DJRePete keeps it holiday music free, breakin’ thru with rock alt from Team Spirit, folk pop with Lily & Madeleine, and electro beats with Kele and Electric Youth. Plus, more from the concept album by Los Straitjackets, info on where next to catch the solo gigs of David Barnes via Of Montreal fame, and some nostalgic throwbacks from the likes of The Alternate Routes. Get your midweek fix on BTR with DJRePete!
Wow! This week we have another Decemberween track, which is the expansive, yes, the expansive sounds of The Sha La Das. We also have a bunch of mambo, some classic but new Impressions, courtesy of Binky Griptite, and a couple of songs from the new Willie West LP.
Cy Dune is the pen name and “mythological rebel persona” of Seth Olinsky, songwriter of bizarro folk punks Akron/Family. His extensive history of experimental sonic expressionism has taken him to countless corners of the music world, and this incarnation of his work manages to pull many of those pieces together. A largely improvised project, Cy Dune blends live performance of guitar and vocal and instrumental loops. For this special session, recorded at Greenpoint’s Spaceman Sound, Seth performs and shares some insight into the genesis of this unique project.
Enjoy this 90 minute Tuesday mix on BTR!
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Natural Velvet. Plus a mixtape for the 1st of December!
This week’s segment is all about saving money during Holiday travel, plus some very special local eyes from a man who is walking across the globe!
Comedian Gonzalo Cordova pays a visit to Spit Take Comedy to discuss his recent play, Jesus The Barbarian, as well as the dangers of upsetting conservatives on the internet. He and George also play a game of “Death Decider” to find out just how Gonzalo envisions his last moments on this earth playing out.
DJ Wynn shares his favorite singles of 2014 and some memories that go along with them. This mix featues music from Angel Olsen, Flying Lotus, Laetitia Sadier, Ty Segall, Slowclub, and Bonnie Prince Billy.
This week we interview Simone Stevens from Bonsai about personal songwriting, inspiration, and going electric
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Stuffed Week we run through the quick-hits, and go through our own lists of what were fed up with and what we want more of in the sports world.
With Thanksgiving in the rearview, we of course want to break it all down for you. Hanabi did his first orphan’s Thanksgiving in Seattle and was forced to live by his wits. We think he did it right in serving up some oxtail stew, scallions and brussels sprouts. Other Hanabi gives his favorite turkey day wine pairing (hint: it’s Beaujolais). He also tells you the right way to make mashed potatoes (hint: you’re doing it wrong). Finally, Insane Dane provides you with a kickass, not-quite kosher stuffing recipe at Dish + Drink!
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
Welcome to the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. Larry Stephenson has a new album: Pull Your Savior In. He will start his tour again on the 2nd of the new year, merely one month from now. Mustered Courage and Sweet Potato Pie are also both on tour. Scroll down for details. 10 days of skiing so far this year ain’t bad. Looking forward to the rest of the season. Also, listen to some Charlie Waller!
SOLKO – It’s not often we get to record reggae bands around here in sunny Norwich in the U of the K, so today’s rather refreshing. Listen to all the warm, crunchy, analogue goodness, put on your skanking slippers, and most importantly, make sure you at some point leave the house, and go and catch Solko playing live, in a venue near you.
The Hash on BTR!
This week we review the Stephen Hawking’s biopic “The Theory of Everything” and feature interviews with the cast, writer, and director
I hope that everyone has fully recovered from their Turkey Day pig-out session.  Or extended family-time session.  Or whatever crazy tradition you happen to go all our for on Thanksgiving!  If you need a little more help with your recovery, we’ve got a great show packed with so many of the great genres that BTR has to offer.  So have a listen, and then make sure to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud!
We’ve got some great songs queued up for you on this week’s BLACK FRIDAY special episode. Tune in!
Who doesn’t love a good costume drama? Television audiences are clearly big fans, given the recent popularity of shows like “Downton Abbey,” “The Tudors,” and “Game of Thrones.” HBO’s Prohibition-era “Boardwalk Empire” brings the vintage action home to NYC with sharp writing, masterful acting, and exquisite design, set in the middle of 1920’s – ’30’s Atlantic City. For this week’s show, I had the honor & pleasure of chatting with one of “Boardwalk Empire”‘s head costume designers, Lisa Padovani. Lisa has had a distinguished career in period design for film and TV, and in addition to four years on “Boardwalk,” her resume includes projects like “Oz,” “Mad Men,” and the wildly imaginative 2007 Bob Dylan film biopic “I’m Not There.” On today’s show, Lisa shares about how she got her start in costume design, some of the challenges and benefits unique to designing for a period TV show, a few of her favorite “Boardwalk” costumes, and more.
[blip]video2[blip] Tei Shi, aka songwriter Valerie Teicher, was born in Argentina and spent time in Bogota, Vancouver, and Boston before laying roots in New York. Musically, Tei Shi comes from a place somewhere between shoegaze and dance music, with swirling layers of airy vocals floating on electronic loops and production. On her first release, dark, mellow melodies ruled, but newer material sees Tei Shi pushing things in a more assertive, bass-and-beat heavy direction.
Juan Wauters. Ratking. jj. How To Dress Well. Twin Shadow. Yo La Tengo. Noname Gypsy. Markaria Rho. J Dilla. More…
Happy Thanksgiving yall, here are some songs relating to food
It’s Stuffed Week at BTR!
This month Bay Area Live features a set by Portland’s Radiation City, who played at the Rickshaw Stop here in San Francisco on November 23. The band just recorded a new record here in SF at Tiny Telephone Studios and are out on the road testing some of the new material as well as playing some of their older material. Bay Area Live listeners get a sneak peek of their new album! If you like what you here, I had the pleasure of premiering a b-side from the as-yet untitled and unannounced new album on the Bay Area music blog I write for, TheBayBridged.com. It’s well worth a listen as well! But first, enjoy this live set from Radiation City.
This week we return to Sabrina Rongstad de Bravo, only this time, she’s talking cooking with her other blog Sabrina’s Latin Kitchen!
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people whether their Thanksgiving is more “family fun” or “family feud.” People share what their holiday is usually like, and why it may fall into one category or the other.
The Thursday Mix. Nov 27, 2014. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Thelma and The Sleaze and Gravenhurst
It’s the first of two God Bless Weirdmericas for December 2014, and we have a great wintry mix for you today! It’s snowy and moody (Kate Bush’s Misty from 50 Words For Snow), but we also have some earnest rock to lead us into that Christmastime feeling of hopefulness (Neutral Milk Hotel). Check out all the weirdness on the show today, and when you’re done, check out BTR on Facebook to stay up to date on all the goings-on around the station!!
It’s a very special THANKSGIVING episode of Overnight Sensation… We give thanks to all of our listeners for their wonderful support over the years by offering some of our all-time favorite tunes! Featuring songs from the greats like The Go-Betweems, The Field Mice, Trashcan Sinatras, and so many more. And don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook!!
Two Inch Astronaut is a trio from Colesville, Maryland, that exudes the classic post-punk guitar vibes that the kids love — those kids being us, obviously. Here, we present an extra video from their recent session, featuring the full performance of their song, “Cigarettes, Boys, And Movies.”
DJ Wynn is giving thanks for a great year and hopes that you take the time to do the same. This mix features music from Kasai Allstars, Cesaria Evora, Jair Rodrigues, and Willie Colon.
This week, our heros (debateable..) are joined again by guest co-host Fiona. She’s Scotch. Deerhoof’s “La Isla Bonita” is still our Album Of The Month, and we have other new tracks from all sorts of people, from all (some..) walks of life.
Inching you closer to your holiday weekend in the states, DJRePete has your pre-Thanksgiving mix including, appropriately, Big D & the Kids Table as well as some family values with BTR newcomer Energy Slime. Plus, high energy rock blocs by Team Spirit and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. And don’t miss a pair of blues artists with upcoming shows at NYC’s famed Apollo Theater: Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens and The Budos Band. So hit up DJRePete as he thankfully gets you 90 minutes closer to the long weekend on BTR!
Wow! This week we have more tracks from the Mr Bongo 25th Birthday compilation, plus our first Decemberween track sofar this year. AND, all sorts of fantastic reissues and the odd newish song thrown in for gooderer measure.
Winstons is the new, Brooklyn-based/Virginia-conceived duo of Lou Nutting (guitar, vocals) and Ben Brock Wilkes (drums, vocals). Formed less than a year ago, this garage-soul band has already stormed some of the best stages in town with their furious blues-tinged rock ‘n roll, and they brought their high energy performance to Spaceman Sound in Greenpoint for this session.
Enjoy 90 minutes of tunes while you try to pass the time until Turkey Day!
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Ratking and reigning Tune Up Artist the Due Diligence
Gemma Ray is a British musician, singer, composer, and producer. Currently living in Berlin, her style is described as pop-noir, and draws heavily on indie folk and blues. On a recent visit to New York, she stopped by Lowlands Bar, a charming bar tucked away in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, for an intimate performance of her song “You Changed Me.”
DJ Wynn has crafted an electronic set to get you energized to put on three layers of clothing to step outside. Featuring music from Hudson Mohawke, Tomas Barfod, Rustie, Danny Brown, and Caribou.
An interview with Corey Mastrangelo, guitar player in the post-dance-rock group Vasudeva
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Makeshift Week we run through the quick-hits, discuss the most makeshift sports out there and discuss a—in our opinion—sad story out of Canada.
DJ Hanabi is going places this year. Stops planned include Sweden and South Africa. We also discussed a crazy pop-up restaurant project in Copenhagen called Spisehuset Rub & Stub where they’re trying to cut down on food waste by serving less than perfect food that otherwise wouldn’t make it to a market shelf. We also get into Chop Bars in Ghana for good measure. Don’t forget to check out Dish + Drink with Insane Dane!
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
MIRE – This week’s session is a local 3-piece that were brought to my attention by my glamorous assistant Conor, who was also on engineering duties for the session. And a sterling job he’s done too! Let us see if you agree. If you don’t, then, well, you’re wrong. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week, The Hash covers how to handle first dates, a new dating app, and loving yourself.
We review the new HBO documentary ‘Banksy Does New York’ and interview the Basil Tsiokos, the director of DOC NYC
We have some excellent brand new music on the show for you today, from two exciting bands: Team Spirit and Energy Slime.  Plus, have you checked out our Facebook page recently?  If you like the music you hear on the show and you want to hear MORE of it, then you have to head on over to our Facebook page and like it.  We’re always putting up brand new content including exclusive live videos of your favorite bands!  Check it out!  And of course, don’t forget to follow us on our other social media platforms like tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and SoundCloud!
Buckle up, buck-0… This week’s set is gonna bl0w yr mind!
November is upon us and the UK Hip Hop exponents known as Sinsta & Stark Note have returned with a boot full of UKHH! There is music from the likes of Cappo, Ricky Lix, Gi3mo and many more. Ray Vendetta’s Adamantium Archives is the Album Of The Month and the ever ready legendary Raga Twins are getting a spin in Classic Corner as we feature “Reggae Owes Me Money”. So pump the volume up, put the kettle on and enjoy some DOPE UK Hip Hop.
Have you ever seen a sweater at the store and thought, “You know, if I knit, I could *make* that”? Meet Wool and the Gang, a London-based knitwear label that’s all about helping you realize your knitting potential. Not only does WatG offer beautifully-designed, sustainable knitwear, they also sell a “knit kit” of pattern and supplies for each garment so that, yes, you can DIY it! They’re so jazzed about knitting that they also offer a bunch of great educational resources, and the opportunity to be part of a global community of enthusiastic knitters. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Aurelie Popper, co-founder of this innovative company, about how the idea for Wool and the Gang developed, how their community of customers and knitters is critical to their growth, what makes their brand sustainable, some of the latest trends in knitwear, some great Wool and the Gang holiday gift ideas, and more! Plus, I’ve got a very cozy playlist for you full of folky songs that are the perfect hibernation soundtrack, including music from Bon Iver, Alessi’s Ark, and UK Afro-pop-folk hybrid The Melodic. So find your favorite blanket, brew yourself a cup of tea, and settle in as we hunker down for a stylish winter here on BreakThru Radio!
Following a 13-year stint as a member of beloved New York band The Walkmen, Peter Matthew Bauer is now on his own (with, perhaps, a little help from his friends). His debut solo album, Liberation!, was largely conceived on a trip across Europe and delivers a driving, dense sonic package that may feel a little familiar to fans of his previous band. He stopped by to share some songs and talk a bit about the project with special guest host Travis Harrison in this, the final episode of BTR Live Studio recorded at the SoHo location of Serious Business.
Frank Leone. Falty DL. Cayetana. Lionlimb. Nils Frahm. Hookworms. Knxwledge. Angel Olsen. Shamir. And more…
Torn Hawk. Hookworms. Pional. Celestial Shore. Andy Stott. Nots. Jay Reatard. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. And more…
It’s Makeshift Week here on BTR! On today’s show, we’re talking with Taino Native American percussionist William Ruiz about his experiences playing the 12-tongue log drum. Plus, a word with Jolie Kerr about her new book
Welcome to Biology of the Blog! This week we’re catching up with Sabrina Rongstad de Bravo, the voice behind Sabrina’s London Diaries! Sabrina is here to tell you all about living and loving in the U.K.’s capitol.
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people whether their Thanksgiving is more “family fun” or “family feud.” People share what their holiday is usually like, and why it may fall into one category or the other.
The Thursday Mix. 11/20/2014. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Lionlimb, Nots and Andy Stott
This is your chance to hear unbelievable, BRAND-NEW HITS! From bands like The Liquidation, Onett, Crushing Love, Rec Centre, and more!
Crobot is a big, dirty, groovy rock band from Pottsville, Pennsylvania. These guys have clearly studied the works of classic rock and metal’s heaviest hitters, as they pump out riff after riff of absolutely solid tunes.
Warm up with a delivery of the world’s music arranged by DJ Wynn. Featuring warmth from Orchestra Baobab, Willie Colon, Alex Konadu, and Pedrinho Rodrigues.
This week, our lads have a guest co-host. Well, a few of them, but they end up settling on one. Will he/she dig the songs that they play in this week’s show? The answer is; maybe. We continue featuring Deerhoof’s “La Isla Bonita” as our Album Of The Month, and play a hoard of other new stuff.
Get your midweek mix fix with DJRePete who’s spinning a no-nonsense lineup of alternative by Gossling and Sharon Van Etten trippy tracks by Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Foxygen, and blues with King Tuff and Elliot Brood. Plus music discovery with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard as well as the brand new single Bones by Maia Vidal. That’s your Wednesday start on BTR!
Wow! This week we have more tracks from the Mr Bongo 25th Birthday compilation, plus we’re featuring the first Budos Band record, for fun, and Jason plays some of his favourites to Gemma, to see what she thinks. Will she like them? You’ll have to wait and find out..
Streets Of Laredo, the New Zealand-originating family band fast on their way to becoming a household name in Brooklyn, makes the sort of joyous acoustic racket rarely seen in rock clubs these days. Drawing on 70s folk-rock (a la Bob Dylan and Paul Simon), and using horns, guitars, and lots of sing-a-longs, the bright-eyed optimism that brought the group to a new city in a new country is evident in their music.
90-minutes of tunes for you this Tuesday!
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from The Cairos, Celestial Shore and Hookworms
This week we’re talking about how to make money when you travel, plus getting local eyes on London!
George welcomes the wonderfully absurd Ben Kronberg (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Last Comic Standing) to the show to discuss how he arrived at his unique one-liner style. Then things really heat up during a round of “Topical Topics” as Ben fills George in on his dick pic history.
DJ Wynn shares new music from Sean Rowe, Jon Hopkins, Lowell, and King Gizzard and The Wizard Lizard.
We talk with LA country music artist Chase Byrne about God’s relationship advice, the importance of laughter, and sorority parties
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Obstacle Week we run through the quick-hits, take a college football quiz, ask how much football is it healthy to watch, and discuss the rise in popularity of obstacle races like Tough Mudder and others.
It took us two shows to chronicle Hanabi’s trip to Mexico. So, settle in for some good old fashioned tales of continuing adventure in the land down under, Texas.
There is music. It’s from Japan. Deal with it! It’s the music:
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
PREDAWN – This week’s live set is a psych-rock masterpiece in my humble opinion. If you like your sike loud and instense, then tonight’s show will be right up your alley my friend. But please, do wear earplugs if you’re at all concerned about preserving your hearing, as there’s some serious cymbal and wah-wah action going on.
This week, The Hash covers miscommunication, dating advice, and abusive relationships.
We review Christopher Nolan’s space-gasmic sci-fi epic “Interstellar” and feature interviews with the cast
Have you checked out our Facebook page recently?  If you like the music you hear on the show and you want to hear MORE of it, then you have to head on over to our Facebook page and like it.  We’re always putting up brand new content including exclusive live videos of your favorite bands!  Check it out!  And of course, don’t forget to follow us on our other social media platforms like tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and SoundCloud!
Oh my God! I love the Rock Show! It rocks so hard… How do they do it?
What if I told you about a tough, durable, stylish sneaker that’s made of… paper? Sounds impossible, right? This week’s guest, Steven Weinreb, is the founder and CEO of Civic Duty, a new line of footwear made from Tyvek. Tyvek is a recyclable plastic-based fiber with the texture of paper that’s remarkably resilient and water-resistant, making it an overlooked but ideal textile for garment design. On today’s show, Steven will talk about what triggered his idea to create shoes from Tyvek, the process of creating a viable prototype, the unique properties that make Tyvek a perfect fit for shoes, the challenges of launching and building Civic Duty, some of the ways Civic Duty is giving back, and more. Plus, a playlist full of great indie releases from this year, including Christopher Denny, Hiss Golden Messenger, Zeus, and Electric Youth. So join us for some true fashion innovation here on BreakThru Radio!
Raindeer is a psychedelic synth-pop band from Baltimore, Maryland. True to their Baltimore, aka Charm City, roots, they’re a little quirky and very… well, charming in their pop goodness. Originally the solo project of Charlie Hughes, the band has a colorful, acid-tinged aesthetic that’s fitting for their sonic tendencies, which push things towards Britpop and garage realms while keeping it weird.
Celestial Shore. Black Milk. Silk Rhodes. Miserable Chillers. Kiasmos. Torn Hawk. G. Green. Coyote. Star Rover. DRTYDRDZ. And more…
Kiasmos. Flying Lotus. Jon Hopkins. Getatchew Mekurya. Nots. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Juan Wauters. Viet Cong. And more…
It’s Obstacle Week on BTR! On today’s show, we’re talking with one of the 400 brave souls who jump out of airplanes to fight fires. Plus, the historic 2014 midterm election results that the mainstream media didn’t think you needed to know.
This week we combine fashion and geekery with Yissel!
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people whether they would be able to forgo unnecessary shopping for a whole year and buy only the necessities. People share whether or not they believe they would be up to the challenge and what might stand in their way.
This is a special edition of The Thursday Mix. All Female Artists!! Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today Kiasmos is In The Den to talk about their debut, self-titled album for Erased Tapes Records. Plus new music from Jon Hopkins!
It’s a banner day here on God Bless Weirdmerica. New Panda Bear. New Deerhoof. New Mark McGuire. AND brand new up and coming artists as well, like Elisa Amborgio. It’s definitely a good one today, and you’ll want to stay tuned for the whole weird hour. Plus, don’t forget to check out BTR on all our social media sites, especially tumblr, where we have a ton of cool new content for you to check out all day long!
Sick times will be had by all. They will be had… by all! On Overnight Sensation.
Sean Rowe has an unforgettable voice. Deep and resonant, his singing perfectly expresses his naturalist roots and stirring songwriting. Drawing on the folk and blues traditions, Rowe taps into something timeless, whether performing solo or with a group. Here, he performs at a friend’s apartment in Brooklyn, in the most casual and intimate of living room settings, joined by friends and fellow musicians.
Staying in is becoming more appealing as the weather gets chillier, so let DJ Wynn bring warm tunes to you from William Onyeabor, Seun Kuti, Staff Benda Bilili, and Kasai Allstars.
This week, another unexpected and surreal phonecall from Johnson. Our new Album Of The Month is from Deerhoof, and we feature some tracks from the Album For October project. Plus the usual hi & lo jinks from our intrepid hosts. We’s 100% raring to go! Am you?
DJRePete gets things started on your BTR Wednesday! Tune in for the new concept album by Los Straightjackets, info on an upcoming Bowie-themed concert series by Of Montreal, and a Kalamzoo MI show going down tonight featuring White Reaper and Deerhoof. Plus, alt with the Generationals, rock with PUJOL, and dreamy Icelandic piano with Óbó. And a throwback by The Head and the Heart for good measure. That’s a jam-packed start on BTR!
Wow! This week we have Little Lemmy (not the Motorhead guy), Big Joe (not the rapper), The New Mastersounds (so much better than the old mastersounds) copying The Meters and doing it well. Also, some tracks from the Mr Bongo 25th Birthday compilation, which are without fail fantastic.
Johnny Lewis has a fascinating musical career history: he’s already done electronic production for The Larva Ink, Lizzo, and Bokonon, and he’s even been on the festival circuit, opening for national acts such as The Flaming Lips and EOTO. But he gave that up to move to NYC, where his love of acoustic music led to the writing of his first solo record. His production background certainly helped to make this stand out among the slew of folk and alt-Americana records out there, as the songs are expertly crafted and layered in a way that most debuts aren’t. Johnny brought his full live band to the studio to share the music and talk a bit about this musical journey.
Your Tuesday Mix is good to go on BTR!
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Suburban Living and Mark McGuire
Gemma Ray is a British musician, singer, composer, and producer. Currently living in Berlin, her style is described as pop-noir, and draws heavily on indie folk and blues. On a recent visit to New York, she stopped by Lowlands Bar, a charming bar tucked away in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, for an intimate performance of her song “The Right Thing Did Me Wrong.”
DJ Wynn is pouring double shots of new music from Deerhoof, Son Little, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Dope Body, and The Rosebuds.
Playing the music of and speaking to Afrolicious founder Joe “Pleasuremaker” McGuire
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Cyber Week we do our best to entertain without Kristy around, run through some quick hits and discuss what sports might look like and just what will count as sport in the future.
DJ Hanabi went gallivanting off to Mexico. He chronicles his adventures for all who will listen. Mexican cuisine is far more diverse and regional than you ever knew. It’s not all tacos and it’s definitely not burritos folks. Let Hanabi show you how Mexico does it.
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
This week, The Hash covers superheroine films, Gamergate, and prenups.
This week we review the chilling Swedish drama ‘Force Majeure’. Look out for avalanches!
We have a lot of heavy hitters on the show today!!  Brand new tracks from Panda Bear, Deerhoof, or Mark McGuire on their own would be enough to rejoice about, but all three together?  Well in that case, you KNOW we’re having a lot of fun on the show today.  But we haven’t forgotten about up-and-comers either.  Check out a brand new track from very cool artist Elisa Ambrogio!  And of course, don’t forget to follow BTR on tumblr, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
BEST INTENTIONS – Well, we’ve got a fun set for you today, with Norwich’s “Best Intentions” perking the place up with their punk pop type stuff. Conor and I were stage-diving off of the mixing desk, onto the lovely couch in the control room. It’s OK, we’ll get the mixing desk repaired before next week’s session, so don’t worry about that.
Some rock music, some non-rock music, but whaddya expect?? It’s The Rock Show on BTR!
Have you ever wished there was some way to know if the jeans you’re about to order online will actually be a good fit for you? Someone you could consult, like a good friend who has the same pair and can tell you her experience. Enter Fitbay: the new social media site that’s connecting body doubles around the world, to better match you with your perfect fashion fit! Christian Wylonis is the innovator behind this new Copenhagen-born, New York-based platform, and on today’s show, Christian will talk about how Fitbay functions as a social media/fashion service, the feedback and data it gathers in order to find users’ ideal styles, some of the label trends and patterns that the Fitbay team have noticed during the site’s beta phase, and more. Plus, I’ve got a playlist full of songs from some of this year’s best releases, including tracks from Lia Ices, Sharon Van Etten, The Melodic, and Sylvan Esso. So join us this hour on BreakThru Radio to find out how you can become a more savvy & “fit” online shopper!
Sunflower Bean is a New York-based trio of young psychedelic rockers. Comprised of Julia Cumming (vox/bass), Nick Kivlen (vox/guitar), and Jacob Faber (drums), they’re quickly making a name for themselves as a band to watch — especially at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon. Riffy, groovy, and heavy, they’ve got the right blend of lo-fi Sabbath vibes to keep the party going.
Nick Hakim. Coyote. Mark McGuire. Run The Jewels. Nots. Dicktations. Photay. Juan Wauters. Clark. Bibio. Knxwledge. And more…
Nick Hakim. Hot Chip. Ohbliv. Fleet Foxes. Syrinx. Protomartyr. John Maus. Kronos Quartet. And more…
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser speaks with people about what it’s like for baby boomers and millennials to work together. People share their thoughts on what it’s like to work with someone from a different generation
It’s Cyber Week on BTR! On today’s show, Charlie Smith of Great Fire talks about the work of his organization in exposing online censorship by Chinese authorities and complicit corporate media interests. And later, Cora Currier of The Intercept explains how governments are bypassing encryption techniques, largely viewed by technologists as the last line of defense for your online privacy.
Tune into this week’s Biology for life as an actor in London!
The Thursday Mix. November 6, 2014. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Kiasmos. Jon Hopkins. Syrinx. Nils Frahm. Milo. Nick Hakim. Alex G. The Bad Plus. Man Man. And more…
Good hits from 2k14 so far… it’s almost over, but not quite!
Pinegrove are a young group originally from Montclair, New Jersey, but now calling Brooklyn home while touring the national DIY circuit to share their eclectic sound. With inspiration from the post-rock, alt-country, and progressive rock worlds, their music, written by singer/guitarist Evan Hall, is heartfelt, quirky, and catchy. The foursome stopped by the studio before kicking off a summer tour to share some songs and chat about the band.
Warm up with DJ Wynn and mix featuring Sekou Batourou Kouyate, Helado Negro, Staff Benda Bilili, and Grupo Fundo De Quintal.
This week, we give you the 4th installment of inspirational words; so if you need some support, listen out for that at the end. Also, a phonecall from Johnson. And “Classic Album” from The Vaselines. We’s 100% raring to go! Am you? Hey, Whaddaya Say? Let’s Radio!
Get over the election day hangover with a 90 minute mix from DJRePete, featuring a review of The History Of Apple Pie’s new record, more from Foxygen, and the BTR debut of Jack Skuller’s new single. Plus, high energy electro alt with The Rentals, modern punk with King Tuff, and a zen set headlined by a track off the week old album Fumes by Lily & Madeleine. And a trio of banjo tracks for good measure. That’s your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
Wow! This week we have a band named after a tape machine, a band named after quite a long distance, a band named after a vessel for keeping pepper in, as well as a band that could be named after an old hairstyle, but are not.
Tei Shi, aka songwriter Valerie Teicher, was born in Argentina and spent time in Bogota, Vancouver, and Boston before laying roots in New York. Musically, Tei Shi comes from a place somewhere between shoegaze and dance music, with swirling layers of airy vocals floating on electronic loops and production. On her first release, dark, mellow melodies ruled, but newer material sees Tei Shi pushing things in a more assertive, bass-and-beat heavy direction.
90-minutes of tunes to listen to with DJ Emily!
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Dune Rats, our reigning Tune Up Artist. Then I talk about my cousin Steve.
This week on TST we’re going to Asia!!
On this episode George welcomes writer and performer Meredith Hackman to discuss her improv team’s controversial name and pumpkin spice overkill. Be sure to catch Meredith perform as part of Gypsy Danger at The PIT in NYC every Wednesday. And also be sure to never watch George do improv as his attempts during this episode are horrifying.
DJ Wynn just wrapped up one of the busiest month’s of work he has ever had, so besides going to sleep immediately, he has also gift wrapped a set of happy feelings featuring music from Tame Impala, Flying Lotus, Danny Brown, and Nils Frahm.
Playing the music of and speaking to Brooklyn-based dreamo band Living Room.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Unexpected Week we welcome back and catch up with Kristy, run through a list of unexpected sports moments and then take a quiz to wrap it up.
You can’t be firing on all cylinders all the time. Hanabi describes one of those times at a Seattle favorite of ours, Skillet Diner. Guys, there’s Game of Thrones beer! Winter is Coming and we’re all going to get wasted!
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
DAVID CRONIN – This week we have another lovely live set that the sexy Iain Lowery recorded at his bi-weekly O.S.T night at Norwich’s Cinema City. This one is a little different to his usual OST fare, in that instead of an acoustic based act, it’s all electronic. David can be seen busking, electronically, around Norwich City Centre apparently, although I’ve not seen him personally, so it’s possible that Iain is lying to me. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week, The Hash covers ‘The Voice’ and the best romcom couples of all time.
This week we review “Tracks,” the true story of one woman’s journey across the Australian outback, starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver
Happy first of November!!  What were you for Halloween last night?  Something spooky?  Something pop-culture related?  A mouse?  Well, whatever you dressed as, we’ve got a great day-after mix for you here on the show today.  Lots of soothing electronic tunes, and some great rockers so you can relive your party memories.  And don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud!
This is not a Rock Show at all… It’s a Vibes Show. So dig this vibes, baby!
Happy Halloween, fashion fans! In honor of today’s festivities, my guest this week is Toree Arntz, designer of the beautiful, mythical pieces that make up her label Fauxtale. The Los Angeles-based artist is passionate about animals, and utilizes their naturally-shed materials to create breathtaking and dramatic fashion. What started as a few custom Halloween costumes for friends has blossomed into an amazing, expressive full line, and on today’s show, you’ll hear from Toree about the journey that took Fauxtale from party costumes to custom pieces for high-level clients, how the animals at the Wildlife Waystation sanctuary inspire her designs, why she never creates pieces for herself, and more. Plus, a haunting playlist full of frighteningly good indie music, including tracks off the latest from Lia Ices, Sylvan Esso, and Marketa Irglova, along with older tunes from Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, and Jeremy Messersmith. And I have a few fun last-minute Halloween costume inspiration for all you procrastinators out there! Join us for a devilishly stylish hour of radio, here on BTR!
Two Inch Astronaut is a trio from Colesville, Maryland, that exudes the classic post-punk guitar vibes that the kids love — those kids being us, obviously. They dropped by to tear through some tunes and chat with Maia and special guest co-host, Travis.
Run The Jewels. Crushing Love. Glish. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib. Geotic. The Budos Band. Black Milk. Whirr. And more…
Big Mouth. Run The Jewels. Mr Twin Sister. Jon Hopkins. Kiasmos. Thursday night. And more…
It’s Unexpected Week at BTR!
There’s a great show going down on December 3 at Brick & Mortar Music Hall featuring three bands who have just put out new albums, all of which are some of my favorite albums of the year: Li Xi, Al Lover, and BPos. I couldn’t wait until December 3, though, right? So I put this show together instead.
Tune in for a behind the scenes look at the life of L.A. actor Matt Shevin!
The November Project is a fitness movement that was started in Boston, Massachusetts, as a way to encourage all people to get active and support others in their quest for a healthy lifestyle. The movement has spread across North America and focuses on accountability, positive reinforcement and giving back to the community. One branch of the group offers free fitness classes in exchange for hugging every person in the class. This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people if they would be willing to hug a group of strangers for a free fitness class.
Thursday, October 30, 2014. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Lily and Madeleine, Vetter Kids and Run The Jewels
All kinds of pop, from the boardroom to the bedroom!
Dub Thompson, the California-based project driven by Matt Pulos and Evan Laffer, has had a little help from friends in fueling their need to get weird. Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado helped move things along while the duo stayed with him in Bloomington, Indiana, for a summer, and that band’s crackly pop sensibility — and perhaps the free-flowing, blissed-out Midwestern summer vibes — seem to have found their way into the tunes.
Get the indie rock music out of your head after a strenuous CMJ fest and bask in the world’s music from Algeria, Cuba, Mali, and Benin.
This week, we give our third installment of inspirational words; so if you need some support, listen out for that at the end. Also, another amazing hip hop rapping music type improvised song to look forward to. And “Classic Album” from The Vaselines. We’s 100% raring to go! Am you?
Building up your Wednesday with a worthy mix is DJRePete. He’s spinning alternative from Bishop Allen and Nobunny, dreamy electronica with Hundreds and the Nightmares on Wax, and rock from Motel Beds and Speedy Ortiz. Plus, a trio of crowd pleasing throwbacks from Chairlift, The Blow, and Lykke Li. And don’t miss US tour news from Tycho and the trippy amazingness of the UK’s Dan Melchior Und Das Menace. All that, on this edition of your Wednesday mix with DJRePete on BTR!
Wow! This week we have more from the brand new Budos Band LP, plus haunting melodies from the likes of Apple & The Three Oranges, Cherry Boop & The Sound Makers, Marlboro Men, and we kick things off with our favourite ginger ball of trouble, Shirley Temple. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you? How will it all turn out???
Overlord is a bit of a Brooklyn institution. Longstanding torchbearers of the borough’s pop/indie rock tradition, the running joke about how their name sounds like that of a metal band is starting to wear a little thin. They’ve certainly developed their own reputation and are too good to exist as the punchline of their own joke. Originally more of a solo project for songwriter George Pasles, they’ve existed as a full band — with Sarah Brockett (of Palomar), Tris McCall (of My Teenage Stride), and Matt Houser (of The Human Hearts) — for long enough now to prove that they do, in fact, rule. Here, they sit down with both Maia Macdonald and Travis Harrison for a fun chat.
90-minutes of tunes for you!
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from SoftSpot and Heidi Sabertooth
Bombay Rickey is a band based in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, with an eclectic mix of influences. Self-described as “the soundtrack to a Bollywood noir film from the 1960s, or perhaps to a spaghetti western that never existed,” they bring together jazz, funk, rock, and a plethora of world music sounds for an exciting blend that’s all their own. We visited the band at home for an intimate living room performance, in the middle of one of the most serene neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
It’s a sad day friends. Glasslands announced they are closing their doors on New Year’s Eve, and DJ Wynn is gonna turn into one of those New Yorkers who starts conversation with, “You remember when…” Today’s show features acts DJ Wynn caught the past 6 years living in the city such as Nils Frahm, Shannon and The Clams, Twin Shadow, Grimes, Ava Luna, and Das Racist.
Playing the music of and speaking to East Orange, NJ-based rapper of royalty Drift.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Anti-Social Week we again do our best without the irreplaceable Kristy as we run through the quick-hits and ask what sporting activities are social or anti-social.
Sometimes it’s best to stay home and sous vide a pork tenderloin, to perfection. We’ll tell you how. Also, check out what breakfast looks like around the world (Note: English and Irish breakfast, with a side of blueberry pancakes wins). Also, you should make simple syrup, not just because it’s simple.
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
I must say. I went to one of the best shows I’ve been at for a long time last Wednesday night. Three Vermont bands and one from Massachusetts, but it wasn’t Bluegrass. It was 242 main street’s 30th anniversary show making it the oldest “all ages” venue in America. The event was substance free. It has always been a hardcore and punk venue playing an array of VT, east coast and some national groups like the Foodstamps, the River City Rebels and even Reel Big Fish. I frequented 242 in Burlington Vermont during high school but admit I haven’t been there since. The night opened up with Bruise Box, a Youth Garage Punk Band out of Burlington Vermont. Burlington Hardcore band As We Were followed. Rutland Vermont’s own Get A Grip put it up and Bane, Massachusetts Hardcore legends, finished it off. Local. Intense. Circle Pit. The energy of the scene was considerable.
Grass House-LIVE @ OLD SCHOOL STUDIOS with MR JASON – Saturday 25th October 2014
This week, The Hash covers Luxy, listener bias in conversation, and alone time.
This week we review our favorite movie of the year “Birdman,” and feature interviews with Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, and more!
Straight talk: my DJ voice isn’t sounding too hot this week- I’ve got that pesky October cold that seems to be making the rounds.  Luckily, I’m pretty sure no one tunes in to hear me talk— you tune in to hear great new bands and your favorite old ones.  And luckily, we’ve got all of that on the show today!  From broken-up indie-pop flag bearers Harlem Shakes to the gospel queen herself Mavis Staples, to brand new tracks from heavy hitters Pissed Jeans- we’ve got it all for you on BTR today!!
My dear listeners… DON’T FORGET to come to the BTR CMJ Day Party TODAY! IT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW! We’ve got the likes of Literature, Popstrangers, Dinosaur Feathers, and more! And you can listen to them on this very episode of the Rock Show!
It’s Anti-Social Week here on BTR, and my guest this week is the perfect style solution for when you’re doing a bit of hibernation. Ashley Jude and co-founder Ellie Williams launched Tog + Porter in 2009, offering their customers a unique opportunity to receive personal style service and fresh fashions by mail. Five years later, Tog + Porter have a strong fan base of women from all stages of life, from new moms to mid-career professionals, to young college grads. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Ashley about how she got the idea to launch Tog + Porter following the 2008 financial crisis, what it takes to be part of their stellar team of stylists, the step-by-step details of how Tog + Porter’s service works, some of the brands and labels you might find in your delivery box of goodies, and how their stylists work with clients to build fashion confidence that will last a lifetime. Plus, I have all the details for you on today’s CMJ BTR Showcase Party over at Cake Shop, with a lineup that features a whole afternoon of live indie music from Dinosaur Feathers, Literature, Popstrangers & more, AND a playlist full of great music for you on today’s show including tracks from The Fresh & Onlys, Iska Dhaaf, and Tweedy. We’re having so much fun this week on BTR, we just might forget to be anti-social!
Roz And The Rice Cakes is a trio of good-natured, fun-loving kids residing in Providence, New Hampshire. Musically, there are some jazzy smarts going on, but the general direction is a little more experimental pop — perhaps even punky at times. We’re not really sure how they ended up doing the cool thing they do, but we sure do like it, and we’re not the only ones, as they’ve got an extensive list of A-list bands they’ve shared stages with.
John Talabot. The Hawks (Of Holy Rosary). Pional. Cassie Lopez. Kiasmos. Slothtrust. Burnt Ones. Flying Lotus. Andy Stott. And more…
Ex Breathers. Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel. Cassie Lopez. Vetter Kids. Alex G. Bueno. Brain F. Pissed Jeans. And more…
It’s Anti-Social Week on BTR! On today’s show, we’re talking with the minds behind two of the most provocative viral videos on the subject of how the Digital Age is doing more to keep us apart rather than bring us together.
Tune in for tips on how NOT to be the starving artist!
A recent blog post on Forever Ashley suggests that it is never okay to share your feelings if you have a crush on a married man. This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people if they believe it’s okay to be honest about the crush and under what circumstances it may become a problem.
The Thursday Mix. October 23, 2014. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Slothtrust. Then a fine mix of female fronted music featuring Marissa Nadler, Mr Twin Sister Julie Byrne and more…
God Bless Weirdmerica – October 22, 2014
I have a KILLER set fr youse this week. First set is a lot of home recorded POP/ROCK music, second set is a lot of home recorded ROCK/POP music. It’s a narrow distinction, but it’s there… you’ll see!
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?
CMJ’s Music Marathon is taking place this week in NY, and DJ Wynn encourages you to pop into a random country’s showcase to encounter new music (especially if you are waiting in a line). This mix features artists from Nigeria, Brazil, France, Mexico, and The Democratic Republic of The Congo.
This week, we give more inspirational words to our impressionable listeners, inbetween playing fantastic tunes from the Hit Parade. So, you’ve got that to look forward to, more from King Tuff’s new rekkid, and our last week of featuring Ty Segall’s Album of The Month. Also a brand new old “Classic Album” from The Vaselines.
CMJ is upon us! And DJRePete is here to help you plan your route or live vicariously via a mix exclusively comprised of artists playing the festival in New York. Hit up alternative with the Popstrangers and Cold War Kids, beats with Serengeti, and alt rock via the Heliotropes. Plus, tune in for info and tracks from the artists playing BTR’s CMJ Showcase at Cake Shop on Friday. Get psyched! It’s CMJ!!!!
Wow! This week we have more from the brand new Budos Band LP, to coincide with their Bar Crawl around Williamsburg. Also, The Wrecking Crew’s Plas Johnson, more from The Slingshots, a full airing of the new Lucky Brown single, and some more excellent tunes for you to stick a shake at. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Sun Club is a Baltimore band that formed in 2012, blending their main influences of The Beach Boys and Animal Collective (though we hear other influences in there as well) into a sunny, frenetic, poppy good time. We get the sense that these guys are really fun and like to party. You should probably party with them, or at least go check them out on tour. Here they play some tunes and discuss the history of the band.
Enjoy your Tuesday alongside DJ Emily and some really sweet tunes!
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Bueno and Budos Band
Tune in to hear how to make friends while traveling and get some local eyes on Barcelona, Spain.
On this episode of Spit Take Comedy George gets bodyslammed by the hilarity of Casey James Salengo as they discuss dad kisses and wrestling lingo. Casey, a comedian and co-host of the wrestling podcast The Heavenly Bodcast, shows us he’s truly earned the right to use three names — or maybe even four?
Join BTR on Oct 24th at Cake Shop for our FREE CMJ Day Party featuring White Reaper, Literature, Dinosaur Feathers, Monomyth, DOTT, Flowers, and Popstrangers.
Playing the music of and speaking to Israeli jazz guitarist Yotam Silberstein.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Future Week we do our best to entertain without Kristy in the studio whilst discussing the quick-hits and yea or naying some predictions for the future of the sports landscape and listen to Allo Darlin’ to celebrate their new album “We Come From the Same Place.”
Correction on the Top Chef recording rant from last week. It turns out that was preview and the first episode aired last night. Can we all just agree Padma is mailing it in? Anyway, We discussed visits to Moto in Chicago and WD50 in New York. Insane Dane is just that, insane. Smart Chopsticks?
Japanese noise bands are a thing to behold. Anti-music has never sounded better. We discuss some legendary acts on this edition. Cover your ears!
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
RAD FRU – Hey fans, it’s time to listen to some Rad Mu, by Rad Fru, LIVE, at Old Schu Stu. They’re a rockin’ drums and guitar duo, with loads of energy, and having been recommended them by a bunch of people, I just HAD to get them into the studio for a session. I trust you’ll like. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week, The Hash covers a new law in California, break-ups and Twitter, and ‘A to Z’.
We review David Fincher’s box-office hit “Gone Girl” and feature interviews with Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, and more!
It’s Future Week here on BTR!  I think that the future is a fascinating concept, so we’re dedicating the first half of the show to future-themed songs!  But don’t worry, we still have a ton of new music for you in the back half of the show, with an exciting track from Woods/Babies member Kevin Morby. Plus, check out more stuff from more great bands on BTR’s Facebook, tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud pages!
My dear listeners… DON’T FORGET to come to the BTR CMJ Day Party next Friday! We’ve got the likes of Literature, Popstrangers, Dinosaur Feathers, and more! And you can listen to them on this very episode of the Rock Show!
Its October and the year has flashed past our very eyes with the quickness. But Sinista and Stark Note have been there every step of the way to provide you with your musical nectar, and October is no different! We have a fat sack of dopeness from the likes of Ray Vendetta & Spitfire amongst others. Genesis Elijah is back with another album called “Private Moments In Public” and is featured as the album of the month. Classic Corner is also back and we are spinning Diversion Tactics’ acclaimed album “Pubs Drunks & Hip Hop”. So go put the kettle on and chill out with Sinista & Stark Note as we serve up a hot slice of dope Hip Hop.
Wearable tech is the future of fashion, and the past two years have seen a boom of crossover developments in the industry. But one major criticism of most offerings has been the lack of aesthetic appeal in favor of technical functionality. Enter today’s guest with a truly elegant solution: Deepa Sood, founder of Cuff, a new line of “smart jewelry.” The multi-functional Cuff acts as security, notification, and “a touch of magic,” all wrapped discreetly in a selection of stylish, versatile bracelet or necklace designs. On today’s show, Deepa will share the story of her journey from a law office to product design at Restoration Hardware, and then to the helm of Cuff; the unique features that Cuff pieces offer consumers; future prospects for Cuff’s innovative technology, and more. Plus, I’ve got a great playlist of country/folk tracks for you today, including the latest from Toronto’s Elliott Brood and Vancouver singer-songwriter T. Nile. So join us for a glimpse into the future of fashion, today on BTR!
Greys is a garage punk band from Toronto and blasting out ferociously efficient jams is, to put it simply, what they do. While on tour with their pals The Dirty Nil, Greys lead singer Shehzaad was feeling a little under the weather, so tour mates Dave and Luke filled in on vocals for a couple songs at this session (though he came through to rock it on the featured song, “Brain Dead.”)
Ace Hood. Miro Belle. Migos. Balmorhea. lee (asano+ryuhei). Bueno. Nipsey Hussle. Tonstartssbandht. Aphex Twin. And more…
lee (asano+ryuhei). Miro Belle. Ace Hood. milo. Kiasmos. Jaylib. Nick Hakim. GoldLink. Caribou. Flying Lotus. And more…
It’s Future Week on BTR! On today’s show, BTR staff writer and co-host of the Scotch & Cinema podcast, Jess Goulart, joins us to discuss how video game movies may someday become the new comic book movies, as far as Hollywood blockbusters go. And later, freelance journalist and spoken word artist Jennifer Leigh Oprihory joins us to discuss a slew of foreign policy issues, her recent story for the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative on the US military’s role in international disaster relief, and read us some poems!
Tune in to hear how to cure homesickness is New York City!
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser talks with people about intuition. People share stories of times they did or did not trust their instincts and how the situation worked out.
The Thursday Mix. October 16, 2014. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Girlpool and Ex Hex
Sick mix this week. No n00bs allowed, though, seasoned pros only! If you think you can handle it, tune in!
Gramercy Arms is a New York-based collective of revolving musicians and artists, masterminded by main songwriter/producer Dave Derby (Dambuilders/Lloyd Cole) along with Rainy Orteca, Sean Eden and Kevin March. For this intimate BTR Hear & There session, we found the band performing in the lovely back room of Hi-Fi, a revered musician-friendly bar in the East Village.
Worldwide Hour on BTR
This week, we “improve” some of the songs with the use of a digital drum pad thing. It is quite fun, but loses its novelty very quickly. So, you’ve got that to look forward to, and more from King Tuff’s new rekkid, and we continue featuring Ty Segall’s Album of The Month. Also Coach-hhhhhhhhwhips, Caribou, and other stuff.
An all-new mix awaits your BTR Wednesday start with DJRePete, who’s spinning blocs from the new albums by Ex Hex and Foxygen. Plus, alternative rock with King Tuff, lighter alt via the latest from The Rural Alberta Advantage, and beats with The Budos Band. Also tune in for info on a jampacked concert going down in Iceland and featuring Lay Low. And hit up a track by Dinosaur Feathers ahead of their appearance at the BTR CMJ showcase at New York’s Cake Shop. Get up to date with DJRePete on BTR!
Wow! We have some tracks from the brand new Budos Band LP today, as well as some boogoloo, some slightly psych-ish rock, some tear-jerking late 60s pop, and all sorts of other stuff to tempt you. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Future Of What is the Brooklyn-based pop trio of Blair Gimma, Sam Axelrod, and Max Kotelchuck. Blair’s distinct voice, low-key and beautiful in its simplicity, may be familiar from her previous solo/guitar-based project (also called Blair). Like much of our favorite pop music, there are some strong nostalgic vibes kicking around in the subject matter of these songs, and when you pair that with tastefully minimal, sharp production, it’s a winning combination. The band stopped by to share some songs, talk about the recording process (including their muse), and to investigate the case of Maia’s missing Casio keyboard.
Enjoy this mix alongside DJ Emily today!
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Prettiots. Then, a special Native American’s Day mix featuring brand new Miro Belle and Lee (asano+ryuhei)!
Monday’s Mix is filled to the brim with new music from Flying Lotus, Caribou, Foxygen, and Bonnie Prince Billy.
Playing the music of and speaking to funky Denver analog revivalists The Motet.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Fine Lines Week we check in on the baseball playoffs, run through some quick hit headlines, debate some grey areas, and take a couple quizzes.
Eatopia With DJ Hanabi! Aperol Me Bro Edition!
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
This week, The Hash covers the Red Pill Philosophy, FX’s ‘You’re the Worst,’ and YouTuber Sam Pepper.
This week we review director Kevin Smith’s new horror film, “Tusk.” Beware folks, this one’s not for everyone…
Today on the show we have so much amazing new music for you to check out.  We have brand new tracks from fan favorites Allo Darlin’, Flying Lotus well-regarded new album, and the always-intense Pissed Jeans.  Plus, check out more stuff from more great bands on BTR’s Facebook, tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud pages!
‘You’re unbelievable! Ohhhhhh!’ — Andrew Dice ‘Diceman’ Clay on The Rock Show
This week on Sew & Tell, I’m honored to bring you an interview with the first fashion illustrator we’ve ever featured on the show. Richard Haines is one of the industry’s foremost menswear illustrators, whose popular blog What I Saw Today is a catalogue of his elegant street style sketches and fashion studies. Richard’s career in illustration is a recent transition, one he comes to from thirty years spent designing for some of menswear’s top labels, including Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis, and Bill Blass. It’s no wonder that his sketches and drawings convey a strong sense of drape and a firm grasp of garment construction, giving a structural anchor to his passionately expressive renderings of ephemeral moments. On today’s show, Richard talks about the path that took him from illustration into design and back again, how the digital era has impacted the fashion illustration industry, some of the moments that inspire and inform his sketch work, a few recent job highlights, and more. Plus, a great playlist chock full of new music including the latest from Wampire, Allo Darlin’, Greylag and Radiohead drummer Philip Selway. So join us for some fine, fashionable lines here on BTR!
New Myths is a NYC-based trio comprised of Rosie Slater (drums and vocals), Marina Ross (bass and vocals), and Brit Boras (guitar and lead vocals). Even with their conventional rock set up (drums/bass/guitar) they use clever vocal arrangements and effects to build catchy, danceable grooves behind their badass riffs. Formed in 2012, the band’s reputation has been growing quickly for such a young group, and is sure to keep going with the release of their debut full length.
Flying Lotus. Caribou. milo. Sunbeam Sound Machine. Useless Eaters. A Winged Victory For The Sullen. Kiasmos. Sea Oleena. Zola Jesus. The Mallard. And more…
Flying Lotus. Caribou. Aphex Twin. Rustie. Fuck Buttons. Saul Williams. Kiasmos. milo. Mr Twin Sister. Taylor McFerrin. And more…
It’s Fine Lines Week on BTR! Get specific with Third Eye Weekly, as explore the colorful history of the Fineline Tattoo parlour in NYC. And later, Eric Gorsky of The Denver Post helps us understand the larger context behind a recent underreported story out of the Jefferson County, Colo. school district.
This week we’re going vegan with Emily of This Rawsome Vegan Life!
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people whether they have a backup partner lined up in the event that their current relationship ends. People share whether or not they have, or have ever had, a backup relationship and why.
The Thursday Mix. October 9, 2014. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Flying Lotus and Kiasmos
Happy October! It’s Halloween month, and if this radio show could speak for itself and pick a holiday, it would definitely be Halloween! I mean, what holiday is weirder!?!? We’ll do a spooky halloween show for you later in the month, but we’re ramping up to it today with cool weirdness from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks! And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud!
This week’s show is a TRUE Overnight Sensation. The first set is chock-full of high energy lo-fi rockers, the second set is chock full of low-energy loners! You’re gonna love it, or my name isn’t DJ PATRICK K!
When Landlady visited the studio recently, they did something bands don’t normally do at these sessions — they made our crew a part of their performance. It was a unique moment that was partially featured in the full episode from their session. Here, now, we present the full song, “Above My Ground,” as Adam Schatz takes the cameras from our crew mid-song and invites them to participate.
DJ Wynn plays tracks from the new The Budos Band record, Burnt Offering, and celebrates the occasion with other afro-soul tracks from Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Antibalas, and Manu Dibango.
This week, Iain’s back. And all the other parts of his body. They’re all here, for your delight? The magic in the air is palpable, and the chemistry is deafening. More from King Tuff’s new rekkid, and we continue featuring Ty Segall’s Album of The Month. We’s 100% raring to go! Am you?
BTR starts your Wednesday with DJRePete who’s got more from the latest album by Lia Ices, while Hiss Golden Messenger continues to make a case for a genre he’s calling “autumn.” Plus trippy goodness with My Brightest Diamond, some throwbacks via Bibio and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and an electronica disco pop start to the day with Saint Pepsi. And don’t miss a few festival previews in California and Mexico. That’s your Wednesday start on BTR with DJRePete!
Wow! It’s been an exciting week here at S.O.A headquarters. Seal Of Approval Records’ debut 45 release has just started getting great reviews, and the orders are flooding in. Jason’s just moved house, so it’s the end of an era, of sorts. But he’s still had time to search for an hour’s worth of fantastic music. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
The Henry Millers is a New York-based band fronted by the duo of John MacCallum and Katie Schecter. Longtime friends before they became musical collaborators, MacCallum and Schecter have a unique chemistry fueling their synth-driven pop music. The band stopped by the studio to share some tunes and talk a bit about the project.
Just a fun mix for your Tuesday!
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Sunbeam Sound Machine and Caribou
This week on TST we cover idea sharing, car sharing, and home sharing, plus get local eyes on Rome!
Chaz Mannenheim demonstrates the exciting, yet uncontrollable, power of his newest technological discovery!
DJ Wynn is providing alternatives for his girlfriend who is stuck on 90’s R&B tracks and hit songs from 2003. This set features music from Blood Orange, Young Fathers, Danny Brown, KOOL AD, Naomi Shelton, and Electric Wire Hustle.
Playing the music of and speaking to Philadelphia, PA guitar enthusiasts Beach Slang.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Debt Week we try and predict the future farewells of iconic players following Jeter’s departure, and try and put a price on the happiness that sports brings into our lives.
Hanabi headed to D.C. and discovered that it has many edible gems. Some of the favorites were Volt in Fredrick MD, which was no joke! Also, Union Market is a magical food emporium, especially with vendors like Red Apron Butchery. You would have to be stupid to leave town without trying Toki Underground. You would be even more foolish if you didn’t stop by Ben’s Chili Bowl for a half smoke. Hanabi did all of those things.
BEN SMITH – This week’s show is brought to you live on tape from Brooklyn’s best venue, The Grand Victory! I was lucky enough to record a load of shows there last June, and I’ve gradually been bringing them to you bit by bit since then. This one’s a doozy, featuring frontman from The Brought Low, the amazing Ben Smith. If you’re wondering why the photos aren’t from the gig, it’s because I was busy doing the live sound mix, AND recording it separately to reel to reel tape, so I wasn’t able to leave the booth to go down the front. You’ll just have to use your imagination, or better still, why not go and see Ben playing a show? Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week, The Hash covers Martine Rothblatt, female sportscasters, and Cuddlr.
We review the debut of VICE films’ Somalian pirate drama “Fishing Without Nets” and interview the film’s director Cutter Hodierne
I can barely believe it’s October!  Summer festivals are just a distant memory, school is in full swing, and open-toed shoes are just about behind us.  But we’re keeping up the warm summer vibes on the Saturday Show with a bunch of great rock and roll for you.  We’ve got girl rockers Ex-Hex, punk rockers Ausmuteants, and Brooklyn weirdos Dinosaur Feathers- all new on the show today!  And don’t forge to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud!!
Hot new tracks from so many bands, including Ausmuteants, Ex Hex, Foxygen, and more more more!
It’s Debt Week here on BTR, and while debt is often something to avoid, every now and then it can be a good thing: we can, for example, owe a debt of gratitude to someone who helped us out along the way. This week’s Sew & Tell guests will stand to collect a lot of gratitude in future years – Rosa Thurnher and Regina Weir are founders of Factory Girls, a new fashion incubator in downtown Atlanta that’s working to support the local industry and burgeoning new talent. From studio space to production connections, mentoring relationships to educational resources, Factory Girls offers Atlanta’s design community a wealth of resources that give independent designers the boost they need to get their labels off the ground and into stores. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Regina and Rosa about the evident needs that sparked their concept for Factory Girls, the specific ways in which they support and bolster Atlanta’s independent design community, how they’re able to serve as mentors to Factory Girls’ Designers in Residence, some of the highlights of Atlanta’s contemporary fashion scene, and more. Plus, a playlist with exciting new releases from Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Toronto’s The Rural Alberta Advantage, D.C. punk band Ex Hex, and pop/psych/funk duo Foxygen. So join us today as we learn what it takes to turn a city’s fashion industry into a central creative community, right here on BTR.
Johnny Lewis has a fascinating musical career history: he’s already done electronic production for The Larva Ink, Lizzo, and Bokonon, and he’s even been on the festival circuit, opening for national acts such as The Flaming Lips and EOTO. But he gave that up to move to NYC, where his love of acoustic music led to the writing of his first solo record. His production background certainly helped to make this stand out among the slew of folk and alt-Americana records out there, as the songs are expertly crafted and layered in a way that most debuts aren’t. Johnny brought his full live band to the studio to share the music and talk a bit about this musical journey.
Milo. Lace Bows. Open Mike Eagle. Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel. Zula. Sea Oleena. Hellfyre Club. Ava Luna. Dicktations. And more…
Sea Oleena. Milo. vhvl. Krill. Nick Hakim. Aphex Twin. Foxygen. Idiot Glee. The Budos Band. Shabazz Palaces. And more…
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people if they believe Major League Baseball games should be shorter. People share their opinions on the lengths of the game and why or why not they support limiting game time.
It’s Debt Week at BTR! On today’s show, what is life like where the government picks up the bill for students? Is getting a (mostly) free ride all that it’s cracked up to be? Geert Faber is a graduate student from Holland who gives us a bit more perspective on whether the grass is truly greener on the other side.
This week we talk about your Healthy Little World!
The Thursday Mix. 10/02/14. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Sea Oleena and Julie Byrne
Wowee! Today’s show is overstuffed with wonder-full bedroom pop and lo-fi indie rock, made by sundry cool people!
Boyfriend is a badass female rapper from New Orleans by way of Nashville. Her rhymes may come off as raunchy at first, but maybe she’s just trying to tell you something you’re not ready to hear. Full of sex-positive anthems and a strong dose of theatrical comedy, her jams are hard and her attitude strong. She stopped by on a recent tour to perform some tunes and talk a bit about how she writes.
David Byrne’s label Luaka Bop is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary with Atomic Bomb! Who Is William Onyeabor? Today’s Worldwide Hour features tracks from the Luaka Bop resissue of Onyeabor’s collection, as well as Nigerian artists Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, and King Sunny Ade.
This week, The Jayman’s flying solo without a license. He makes up for the solitariness by filling your hearts, and ears, with audible items by the likes of Birds Of Hell, Wild Bore, and Invisible Familiars. Also, we continue featuring Ty Segall’s Album of The Month.
DJRePete opens your Wednesday mix! And as we turn the calendar, tune in for info on the upcoming Treasure Island Festival in San Francisco, as well as a preview of CMJ happenings later this month. Plus, hit up brand new music from Stu Larsen, alt via The Antlers, and electro trippy rock from Trin Tran. And for good measure, a throwback by Of Montreal. Get your midweek fix on BTR with DJRePete!
Wow! I have my excellent PR/PA lady, Gemma, with me today. Some of you regular listeners may already be familiar with her, which I applaud. Not literally. What would be the point? That would just confuse her, and the listeners, unless I explained it beforehand, or straight after. Good music awaits.. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Asian Dub Foundation has been stirring things up for almost 20 years now. The London-based group began as a group of friends, inspired by their parents’ diverse music collections to create their own music, full of Indian and African touches, fused with modern influences from various punk, dance, and rap genres, all coated with fast, socially-conscious lyrics. Two of the current featured members of the group, Aktav8r and Nathan Flutebox Lee, dropped by to share a special performance, and to chat a bit about the band.
Hanging with DJ Emily this Tuesday is a good idea.
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from vhvl, Twerps and Milo
The Wytches are a trio based in Brighton, UK, with a heavy, grungy, surf-punk sound. Raw and vibrant, their live shows are known for great performances, and their new record showcases an accurate analog capture of their style. During the band’s summer tour of the U.S., we caught up with them at their label (Partisan Records) for an intimate acoustic performance of the single, “Wire Frame Mattress.”
DJ Wynn shares scuzzy rock from King Tuff, Purling Hiss shows us guitar nirvana, vintage melodies by Zeus, and the return of a legend, Aphex Twin.
Playing the music of and speaking to the Canadian Punjabi sensation Preet Mani.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Cooking Week we talk to Kristy about her time as a sous chef on Dinner: Impossible, run through a few quick-hits and look back on the legacy of Derek Jeter.
Finally we get to talk about some food around here! We delve into some simple food, for those who aren’t as good at cooking as Hanabi is. Insane Dane unleashes his madness as well
Sundays on BTR with DJ Drew
Autumn is in full bloom here in VT and ski season is right around the corner! I just ran into my friends in the Bondville Boys a couple weeks ago at the Vermont Cider Festival in Killington, VT. They were playing songs of their new album, Rivergrass. They’re out on tour this October scroll down through the playlist for details. Also check out Della Mae and Spirit Family Reunion! A few weeks back I had the pleasure to hear Spirit Family Reunion live at the Hop Jam up in Bolton, VT while enjoying various hoppy pints and hiking up to the windmill with my Uncle! That was the last time I remember seeing the mountains still green. Foliage is in full swing and set to peak the first week in October. summer was great but I’m sure ready to see what this winter has in store!
TRUE ADVENTURES – Hey, let’s all have a true adventure, right here, right now! Oh, you’re all a bit busy? Well, never mind. Hows about we just listen to a soothing set of songs by a band whose name just so happens to be True Adventures? Yeah, that worked out quite well.. . Just the way we like it.
This week, The Hash covers the NFL and Ray Rice, Kirsten Gillibrand’s new book, and emotional infidelity.
We review the British-comedy “Hector and the Search for Happiness” and include interviews with Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, and Peter Chelsom
Did somebody say new King Tuff?  Uh, yeah, I did!  We’ve got brand new King Tuff on the show today, which is always a big Saturday treat.  Plus, new tracks from Twerps, Purling Hiss, and even a band called Tweedy aka Jeff Tweedy and his son!  Don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook and Twitter too for all of the latest updates on the station!
Oh me oh my… I am getting too ld for this s**t! Dig new tunes form Purling Hiss, Twerps, King Tuff, and leave me alone!
This week on BTR is dedicated to one of my other passions: cooking! (And, of course, eating…) Food + fashion go hand in hand for many reasons, and no one knows that better than this week’s guest, chef-turned-designer Alex McCrery. After more than 17 years working in the food industry, Alex became dissatisfied with the frumpy uniform options available to professional chefs. His personal frustration led to research, which ultimately led to the creation of a new, uniquely stylish label of cooking garments called Tilit Chef Goods. On today’s show, Alex talks about his Southern-meets-Italian cooking background, what led to the launch of Tilit, the aesthetic he aims to offer through the label, a few of his own fashion and food favorites, and more. Plus, a decadent playlist of tracks including a song off the brand new album from Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer, along with music from Tijuana Panthers, Arc Iris, and New Orleans’ Generationals. So grab your cast iron pan and follow a new recipe for fashion, with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
Spirit System is a band from Winston Salem, North Carolina, who call their music “etheralia/darkwave/gaze.” Helmed by Eric Gilstrap (also of Clouder) and Laurie Ruroden, along with drummer Gary Guthrie and (for this session) Gilstrap’s Clouder bandmate Max Goransson, the band takes this hybrid genre seriously, with deep bass and reverb everywhere. Spirit System is definitely tapping into something deep and dark, pulling it to the surface in song form.
Aphex Twin. Salad Boys. Snorlax. Mr. Twin Sister. Sparkling Wide Pressure. Kane West. Lambchop. Prism House. ILOVEMAKONNEN. And more…
Aphex Twin. Ewonee. John Talabot. Stanley Ipkuss. Photay. Daphni. Hot Chip. Whirr. Purling Hiss. And so much more…
It’s Cooking Week at BTR! On today’s show, political scientist, author, and professor emeritus with Boston University, Andrew J Bacevich joins us to discuss his recent op-ed for Reuters on President Obama’s announcement on air strikes against the ISIS. And later, researcher for the Remote Control Project, Crofton Black discusses his work datamining documents from the Department of Defense on the corporate interests involved in the US Special Operations Command.
This episode: Oakland’s BPos, a rap crew that celebrated the release of their new album “Positive Beings” at San Francisco’s Brick & Mortar, and I was there to capture it all. Plus, another killer set from the Music Video Race showcase, this time by the band Doppio. You might recall that last month I played sets by Your Cannons and Giggle Party, two other bands that played at Above DNA that night. I think you’ll like what Doppio has in store for ya…
Tune in for Sam on being Forever Twenty-Something!
Many websites where people can offer services — such as those for actors, models, etc. — include warnings for their users about potential scams. Sarah Fraser asks people whether they think these warnings are necessary of if common sense should prevail.
The Thursday Mix. 9/25/14. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Aphex Twin (for the entire show)
Today on God Bless Weirdmerica we’re playing a lot of sad but beautiful songs. Maybe the fall weather puts you in the mood for that kind of thing? Hopefully, because we’ve got Jolie Holland, Islands, and Marketa Irglova all trying to break your heart! And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, and tumblr for all of the latest updates on the station!
Today’s set is great. Really great! Hit records from across the globe, unstoppable energy… The only thing is, my mic breaks BLOW CHUNKS. Some days you got it, some days you don’t! But don’t forget, it’s all about the music! Peace n Luv.
White Hinterland is Casey Dienel. In the wake of her previous, production-heavy album, she retreated to the basement of her family’s house in Scituate, Massachusetts, to build a studio and learn the ins-and-outs of self-recording in order to craft a new, piano-and-voice-reliant body of work. In Dienel’s own words, the “themes of this record… are personal agency, strength, growth, and determination.” It’s raw and beautiful, and she stopped by to share some of these songs and talk about her work with Maia.
Summer is over. The sun shaped pinata that was bashed over the weekend was my indicator. Let’s keep warm with these tunes from Johnny Pacheco, Yasmine Hamdan, Tinariwen, and Thomas Mapfumo.
This week, we kick off the show with a song about the happiness that cold chocolate brings. So, ignore what Errol Brown told you. Cold chocolate is better than the hot variety. Album Of The Month is by Ty Segall, and we also feature new stuff by Summer Camp, Slow Club, Sloan, and others. Ooh! Also! Episode 4 of Ben C Winn’s “Winndow On The World”!!! How on earth could I nearly forget that!
DJRePete is spinning an all new mix today with the latest from Lia Ices and My Brightest Diamond. Plus, zone out with some beats from the likes of Les Sins, hit up rock alt by Field Mouse, and get into the autumn season with a ballad by Holy Ghost Tent Revival. And don’t miss an instrumentally rich track by Marketa Irglova that’s sure to please. Consider your Wednesday soundtrack solved via DJRePete and BTR!
Wow! It’s gonna be another amazing show today. I can just tell.. And I really mean it this time! We’ve got some new blazers, a sound machine, the king of the pond, and some grits. Sounds good, right? Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
There are a couple of things we love about San Diego foursome The Donkeys: 1) Their music, of course, and 2) Their enthusiasm for travel. If you happen to follow their Instagram account, you’ll be treated to playful portraits of the signs welcoming this easygoing, distinctly West Coast band to the various states as they make their way back and forth across the country. This habit fits the band’s easygoing, sunny vibe well, and hints at their own nostalgic nod to the American rock ‘n roll heritage.
Tuesday is tons of fun on BTR!
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Hookworms, Whirr and Axis Of
Tune in for the best Road Trip tips and some local eyes on East Coast fall leave viewing routes!
Lisa Delarios has been wowing New York City crowds with her quirky comedic sensibility for years and has produced a number of successful shows as well. In this episode of Spit Take Comedy, George delves into Lisa’s new direction as creator of “specific sympathy” cards and also shows off some recent thrift store treasures!
If we have to start bundling up indoors, we’re gonna do it with new music from Lowell, Electric Youth, Sloan, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, and Hiss Golden Messanger.
Playing the music of and speaking to San Francisco-based soul rebels Future Twin.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Emotion Week we keep tabs on turmoil in the NFL, discuss the Oscar Pistorius verdict, and break down how being a sports fan and playing sports affects people emotionally.
Who knew, but Guatemala can really hook a player up with a hot dog. Hanabi was part of a super funny event that involved chef Michael Tusk of Quince, and MC Hammer. The strangeness of this occurrence, necessitated a hot dog from Los Shucos. Whoa!
Although as usual we bring you the coolest music from Japan, we decided to save the best tracks for first. Of course the rest of the tracks are really cool too, so obviously you have to listen to the entire show to get the big picture.
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
ENDERBY’S ROOM – Today the show comes to you LIVE, from Iain Lowery’s OST night, at Cinema City in Norwich. We have a set for you from Enderby’s Room, who are from that lovely town of London, where the streets are paved with filth. Just the way we like it. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week, The Hash covers nude photo leaks, controversial ad campaigns, and emoticons at work.
We review Brian Knappenberger’s “Internet’s Own Boy,” a documentary on the life of Reddit founder and political activist Aaron Swartz
Happy September Saturday!  I hope everyone out there has been enjoying the sweater weather- I know I am.  There’s nothing better than being able to wear something snuggly AND get away with open toed shoes.  If you need your early fall perfectly soundtracked, then BTR is the sweater/sandals music combo you’ve been looking for!  We’ve got amazing new stuff on the show today from a Swedish band named Goat, an Irish band named So Cow, and a Canadian man named, of course, Moonface.  Stay tuned to check it all out!
Haha, another week, another Rock Show. It’s f***in’ sick, ‘scuse the French!
September, the summer is winding down and the climate is becoming a little bit more more chilly. As autumn enters ever nearer Sinista and Stark Note are here to help ease those post-summer blues. This month they are playing a medley of UK Hip Hop from the last 20+ years. With music from the likes of Cappo, Def Tex, Rodney P plus many more. Kicking off the show there is music from the late Gemini, who sadly past away a couple weeks ago. So chill out and let this classic mix of UK Hip Hop entertain you for the next hour. Rest In Peace Gemini…
Today on Sew & Tell, I am delighted to bring you a great interview with Emily Spivack, author of the newly published Worn Stories and curator of the project Sentimental Value. Both focus on the deeply personal relationship that people have with clothing – the emotional connections, stories, and significance that form our attachments to what we wear. When I spoke with Emily two years ago, the two projects were documented primarily as blogs; now, Emily has created a beautiful selection of 67 narratives recorded in the Worn Stories book, and her Sentimental Value collection is on display in art exhibits throughout the country. I had a chance to catch up with her this week and in today’s follow-up interview, you’ll hear from Emily about the growth of development of these two projects, some of the things she’s learned and observed through her work about emotional connections to clothing, her own “happiest garment,” and more. Plus, I’ve got a great, emotive playlist for you including brand new music from Electric Youth, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Slow Club, and Sloan, along with tracks off the latest from Little Lapin, Sean Rowe, and Christopher Denny. So join us for a moving hour of fashion, music, and emotion, right here on BreakThru Radio!
Bailiff are a no-nonsense bluesy indie rock trio from Chicago featuring the classic rock formula of drums, bass, guitar, and killer riffs which they push the next level. The result is super solid pop, drawing on the likes of Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, the Beatles, and Dylan — and not just the rock bits, there are hints of everything from Indian raga to Native American chant planted in these grooves. Here, the band plays some songs and chats with Maia.
Mr. Twin Sister. Max Graef. Nick Hakim. Idiot Glee. Strapping Young Lad. Tim Hecker. Bugseed. White Poppy. Photay. Tom Misch. And more…
Mr. Twin Sister. LODRO. We Are Five. Tom Misch. My Brightest Diamond. Ed Schrader’s Music Beat. Mac DeMarco. White Lung. And more…
It’s Emotion Week at BTR! On today’s show, Jordan Reisman of the Discovery Corner podcast talks about the state of the “emo revival.” And later, Dr. Gerald Woerlee is on the phone to discuss his extensive research into out-of-body experiences and astral projections.
This week we get healthy with herbalist Sarah Josey!
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks whether looks matter when it comes to work and life in general. People discuss which aspects of life looks may or may not be important for and whether they, themselves, have ever been judged on their looks.
The Thursday Mix. 9/18/14. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Bugseed, Nick Hakim and Mr. Twin Sister
We’re garage rockin’ through another Wednesday. Strap on your mop top and your Beatle boots, and get ready for a tiiiiimmmeeee waaaaarrrrrrppppp!
Begun as a collaboration between former Vivian/Dum Dum Girl Frankie Rose and Drew Citron (a former member of Frankie’s band and NYC act Avan Lava), Beverly has taken on new life in the form of a live band (now fronted by Drew, without Frankie) and is quickly amassing fans. Lush pop harmonies and satisfyingly noisy guitars fill the space of their shoegaze pop songs in just the right way.
DJ Wynn continues his weekend dancing shenanigans with music from Johnny Pacheco, Fela Kuti, Willie Colon, and Helado Negro.
This week, it’s a new Album Of The Month by Ty Segall, and a load of other stuff that Iain is ambivalent about pretty much. So, nothing new there then! Jason however, is over the moon about every single one of these songs, and the bands that made them. Seriously. He really is. We’s 100% raring to go! Am you?
An all new mix fuels your Wednesday start on BTR with DJRePete. Tune in for brand new alternative from Roadkill Ghost Choir and Ty Segall, a zen-like track from Karnamrita Dasi, and the choral strums of Quilt. Plus, hit up Passenger tour news and a double dose of Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Volcano Choir fame. Get to it! It’s BTR with DJRePete!
Wow! It’s gonna be another amazing show today. I can just tell.. I’ve hand-picked a special selection of way higher than average quality, only because I know that you, the loyal listeners, are listening, loyally. Otherwise, I’d just play any old tat. Song Of The Show mention goes to Faithful Man by Lee Fields. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you? How will it all turn out??? Let’s do a radio and see!
Challenger is the project of NYC producer/composer/songwriter John Ross, featuring a full band for live performances. Drawing on the synth and loop-heavy sounds of 80s new wave, the songs are dense and full of pop hooks. Here, the group plays some songs, then chats with Maia.
Enjoy your Tuesday with 90-minutes of music and fun with DJ Emily.
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play songs from Lodro, My Brightest Diamond, Mr. Scruff and Max Graef
Jack & Eliza grew up in NYC as childhood friends. At 15, Eliza won the International John Lennon Songwriting award. Now, with both in college in their hometown, they’re musical collaborators, performing as a duo all around the city. Their simplistic approach — two guitars, two voices — brings their talents to the forefront, as their vocals work together to weave together pristine narratives. Inspired by the sunny, psychedelic pop of bands like The Beach Boys and The Mamas & The Papas, these two are riding a similar sunny, blissful wave. We caught up with them at Coco, a restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for an intimate acoustic performance of their single, “Secrets.”
DJ Wynn shares memories inspired by the Richard Linklater film, “BoyHood,” as well as new tracks from Slowclub, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, My Brightest Diamond, and Literature.
Playing the music of and speaking to San Francisco, CA-based pig owner Luke Sweeney.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Share Week we weigh in on the Ray Rice and Bruce Levenson stories, and discuss what athletes should and shouldn’t share over social media and when they do if it brings us closer to them or drives us further away.
DJ Hanabi loves fair food. Corndogs are a staple. Nobody’s talking about them because we’re so wrapped up in gluten content. We need to start talking about corndogs. So, we did.
DJ Drew’s Sunday Show on BTR
THE WASH – Tonight is for fans of psych, prog, avante guarde, and other fantastic genres like that. The Wash is made up of David on guitar (who also drums in various bands), Shane (who is in Bavarian Rocket Groop), on keyboard & piano, and James Mason (no, not that one) also on guitar. Oh, and for one time only, there’s a special handsome guest on bass, and a little bit of drums.. Stop it, I’m blushing.
This week, The Hash hosts a special back-to-school edition of the show for college students.
This week we review the summer-hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” and feature interviews with Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, and Zoe Saldana!
With the announcement of the new Apple products this week, we all found a free download of the new U2 album in our iTunes.  Which is cool.  The only thing is- BTR has a free download of all of today’s very best new indie music multiple times every day!  And today we have a great playlist for your Saturday- make sure to check out exciting new releases from Moonface, So Cow, and an AUSTRALIAN band called Lower Plenty.  Plus, don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and SoundCloud!
Last week I hit my five year anniversary, so I guess it’s time to sit back and rest upon my laurels… NOT! I’ve got my eyes on the FUTURE, I’m not stuck in the past. And I’ve got the TUNES to prove it!
A very special New York Fashion Week show today, featuring one of the event’s youngest-ever designer to debut her collection: Isabella Rose Taylor, a 13-yr-old professional whose eye for style and keen ambition is making waves and attracting fans. Already a high school graduate, Isabella launched her eponymous line just a couple years ago and has achieved an impressive level of commercial success in that short time – Nordstrom’s is carrying her fall collection this year! Tune in today to hear Isabella talk about the passion for art and design that got her started, how she incorporates her own artwork into the line, and offer some advice to fellow young innovators and entrepreneurs. And later in the show, I’m joined by DJ Dane to talk about favorite looks from the runway and from NYFW Men’s Day, plus a playlist full of the latest releases, including brand new My Brightest Diamond, Zeus, Lia Ices, and more! Lots of stylish ground to cover this hour, so join us for a NYFW recap here with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
TEEN last visited the studio in 2012 for a stripped-down session, right around the release of their debut album. Now, with a leaner, tighter blend of synths, live and programmed instruments, and killer vocal harmonies, Teeny Lieberson and crew are back to share their latest jams. We’ve been into them from the first listen, but now, with the full live band experience at this session, their growing acclaim is on full display.
Photay. Aphex Twin. Wavelengths. Getatchew Mekurya. Brain F. Mannequin Pussy. Acid Baby Jesus. Silk Rhodes. Yuppies. King Midas Sound. And more…
Aphex Twin. Photay. Flying Lotus. GoldLink. Guppy. Suuns. Tom Misch. Rustie. Posu Yan. Caribou. And you…
After an apparently massive breach in online security, hundreds of nude photos, including those of several celebrities, were leaked online. This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people if, since the leak, they are more careful about the photos they keep on their phones.
It’s Share Week on BTR! On today’s show, BreakThru Radio’s own Michele Bacigalupo tells us more about apps for monitoring police interactions. And later, Claire Mysko of the National Eating Disorder Association shares with us the best ways to dispell the myths about some of the most misunderstood mental disorders in psychology today.
This week it’s comics, cosplay, video games and general geeking out with Girl Gone Geek!
9/11/14. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Acid Baby Jesus, Tom Misch and Flying Lotus
Today on God Bless Weirdmerica we have a brand new song from weirdo songstress Orenda Fink. Plus, there’s some powerful weirdness from The Flaming Lips and Man Man, plus some nice calming weirdness from the likes of Here We Go Magic and Lesser Gonzales Alvarez. Basically, whatever kind of weird you’re looking for? We’ve got it. And while you’re listening, don’t forget to check out BTR on social media for a bunch of cool extras while you listen to the tunes!
It’s a pretty low-key set this week, but it’s also a lot of fun… so pay attention, dammit!
Tancred is the solo project of Jess Abbott, member of the Minneapolis band Now, Now. Born in California before growing up in New England, her current home in the Midwest may be a slightly unnatural fit for someone more accustomed to the coasts, but her direct, confessional music has certainly found a home with her fans, as demonstrated by a dedicated internet fan base built up around her YouTube and Tumblr presence. Initially an acoustic project, Tancred has developed into a full band sound on the latest record, and Jess took the music on the road for a brief tour in December 2013, which also brought her to our studio.
Helado Negro has released his second album of 2014 and the electronic energy is powering this set with music from Juana Molina, Casiokids, Digitaldubs, and Da Cruz.
This week, I can’t remember ANYTHING that happened in the show. Weird, right? Oh, hang on, I do remember that Iain told some bad jokes about Sting. As did I.. Hmm, the music though, it’s all a bit of a blur, as we were just having SUCH an amazing and fun time, being together, and being with you, the listener. I’m going to call you Daniel. Yes, Daniel. Also, Album Of The Month from The Hipshakes, and Classic Album from Pavement.
DJRePete marks 9 years on the air today with a mix comprised of artists from over the past several years including folk from Neko Case, electronica remixes with Florence and the Machine, and beats by Ugly Duckling. Plus, revisit Remix Artist Collective with spins on You Say Party! We Say Die! as well as Thomas Tantrum. And hit up new music animation news from One Eskimo. Celebrate with DJRePete and this retrospective mix on this BTR Wednesday!
Wow! It’s gonna be another amazing show today. I’ve done the dishes, and all of my other chores, and I’ve put the cat out. We don’t even have a cat, so it was for the best. I’ve rounded up a team of great songs, including a few favourite artists of mine, like Ray Camacho for example.
Pinegrove are a young group originally from Montclair, New Jersey, but now calling Brooklyn home while touring the national DIY circuit to share their eclectic sound. With inspiration from the post-rock, alt-country, and progressive rock worlds, their music, written by singer/guitarist Evan Hall, is heartfelt, quirky, and catchy. The foursome stopped by the studio before kicking off a summer tour to share some songs and chat about the band.
Tuesday is ready to go with some selections with DJ Emily!
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Nice Knees, Helado Negro and (gasp) APHEX TWIN
This week we kill the camping craving with where to go, what to bring, hanging tents, and staying safe, plus get local eyes on Yosemite National Park!
In this episode of Spit Take Comedy, we discover that Joe Cocozzello isn’t just a comedian, but rather a wild stallion of frenetic hilarity. Watch as George bravely attempts to lasso him and harness his unique perspective as they discuss haircuts, scents, and medical marijuana for dogs (and also humans — don’t forget humans). Check out the “Joe Cocozzello Pine Box Rock Shop Comedy Hour” on the last Saturday of every month at the Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn, New York. Also, keep your eyes and ears peeled for his forthcoming video podcast!
New, New! Everything is new! Fresh tunes from Slowclub, Marketa Irglova, Summer Camp, Real Estate, and Lia Ices.
Playing the music of and speaking to Hollis, Queens hip hop historian Lord Nez.
This week for Binge Week we look at ahead to the fall of sports that awaits us, pick the city we’d most like to binge on sports for a weekend in and just marvel at whatever Kristy has to say.
DJ Hanabi and Insane Dane are no different from you. We have certain foods where if it’s put in front of us, we’re pretty much going to ravage it. Sometimes a Wheat Thin can cause a feeding frenzy.
Sunday’s with DJ Drew on BTR
HAPPY COLOURED MARBLES – I heard this band for the first time recently, and liked them, just about the same time that my glamorous assistant Conor said that he was going to be bringing them into the studio for a session. So, that worked out well! I’ve already played their stuff on the Planet Beet show, and now they’re on “Live @ Old School Studios”. They’re taking over!!
This week, The Hash covers catcalling, early college experiences, and Sofia Vergara at the Emmys.
This week we review the Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez “Sin City 2,” and include press conference interviews with the cast
Well, it’s September.  Summer (aka the party) is over.  Time to get back to school, back to work, back from vacation.  Except one thing that’s NEVER over here on BTR is amazing new music.  Last week we celebrated my six year anniversary by playing all old tracks, and this week we’re turning it around and only playing brand new songs!  Showstoppers include new tracks from Real Estate, Sean Rowe, and Marketa Irglova.  And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud!
Oh my GOOOOOD! It’s the Rock Show’s Five Year Anniversary Celebration! I’m so excited!! Please congratulate me now! Here’s to FIVE MORE YEARS!!
There’s binge watching, binge drinking, binge eating, but what about binge shopping? This week on Sew & Tell, I’m joined by former model, fashion editor and author Avis Cardella, who shares her experience with fashion addiction in her 2010 book Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict. On today’s show, Avis talks about the seductive power of fashion magazines and media, how she came to recognize her shopping habits and patterns as addiction, her self-directed road to recovery, how the culture of her new home in Paris has helped her maintain a healthier perspective on fashion, and more. Plus, a playlist chock-full of great new fall releases including sneak previews of the upcoming sophomore LPs from both Czech singer-songwriter Marketa Irglova and Connecticut native, Northern California transplant Lia Ices, as well as more music off “Madman,” next week’s buzzy release from Sean Rowe. All that plus some NYFW chatter and more ahead this hour, so join us as we binge on great radio, with Sew & Tell on BTR!
This Brooklyn foursome has been around just long enough to prove that they mean it, and the work is paying off as more and more praise deservedly heads their way. Driving, catchy guitar-pop is their game, bringing to mind some of their NYC forebearers (The Strokes, first and foremost), as they ride the line between lo-fi and intentionally fuzzy. The guys stopped by to share some tunes and chat with Maia about their music.
Cayetana. Holy Other. strangehead. Photay. Vince Staples. Summer Camp. Morgan Hislop. La Big Vic. Computer Magic. Helado Negro. And more…
Photay. Wavelengths. strangehead. Les Sins. Rustie. Krill. Markaria Rho. Slow Club. Jacco Gardner. Timber Timbre. And more…
It’s Binge Week at BTR! On today’s show, Molly Freeman of the Hash podcast on BTR chats about her story on the site this week about the origins of binge watching. And later, Providence-based music writer, columnist, and all-around man about town Rob Duguay joins us to talk about ending the Beatles vs. Stones debate through the glories of binge listening.
This week we chat with Sam Schuerman about her beauty blog, family vlog, and YouTube make up channel!
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people how they can tell whether they are settling in a relationship or at work. People share what signifies settling to them and offer suggestions on how to avoid it.
9/4. It’s a good day. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Photay, strangehead and the Wavelengths
This set is a CLASSIC end of the summer set. Starts off with some hot dance tracks, and cools things off with some weirdo experimental rock! You can’t beat it, so please don’t even try. We’re #1.
Round 2 of Exploding In Sound Records’ takeover of Serious Business on BTR continues with the most excellent Baked! Transmitting spacey, chilled-out vibes through the atmosphere, there’s a nostalgic timelessness about these tunes that can evoke the likes of the Beatles without sounding retro. There are even tasty heavy bits dropped in just at the right moments, pulling things from pop to psych, but overall it’s catchy and groovy, and we love it.
DJ Wynn shares tunes from El Rego, Monguito, Max Capote, and Franny Glass.
This week, we all rejoice in the return of our secret weapon, Iain Lowery, to the fold. Will he bring that high-energy entertainment that we’ve become so used to? Only time will tell, and we have a bunch of that for you today. About an hour, as per usual, which contains just enough tunes to shake an average-sized stick or pointing implement at. Also, Album Of The Month from The Hipshakes, and Classic Album from Pavement.
can buy it by Sean Rowe, high energy rock with The Rentals, and dreamy electronica with Devonté Hynes. Plus, the much anticipated new album by Basment Jaxx, addictive alt by Roadkill Ghost Choir, and an in-store record signing + show to highlight in America’s heartland. And don’t miss a special throwback set teaser. It’s a secret. Tune in with bated breath to DJRePete on BTR!
Wow! It’s gonna be an amazing show today. “How can you be so sure Mr Jason?” I hear you ask. Well, I can be so sure, because, today we welcome back Dr Patel, my erstwhile co-host, with a welcome arm or two! And BOY do we have some crackin’ music with which to celebrate!
White Hinterland is Casey Dienel. In the wake of her previous, production-heavy album, she retreated to the basement of her family’s house in Scituate, Massachusetts, to build a studio and learn the ins-and-outs of self-recording in order to craft a new, piano-and-voice-reliant body of work. In Dienel’s own words, the “themes of this record… are personal agency, strength, growth, and determination.” It’s raw and beautiful, and she stopped by to share some of these songs and talk about her work with Maia.
DJ Emily’s got your Tuesday set on BTR
Today a special 2 hour all music mixtape for Labor Day!
Episode 4 of Spit Take Comedy is a straight up George-fest! George invites hilarious comedian George Gordon to talk about their shared distaste for their own name, the strange world of cover bands and who to invite to the perfect brunch. Be sure to check out the mannered and anecdotal standup of George Gordon!
DJ Wynn spins new music from Sean Rowe, The Rentals, Ty Segall, White Fence, and talks about gifts you should give your children and the missing magic from Weezer after the departure of Matt Sharp.
Playing the music of and speaking to the Denver, CO-based singer-songwriter Rob Drabkin.
This week for Trending Week we catch up with Kristy and hear about her time at the US Open media day and debate whether some current sporting fashions are here to stay or mere trends.
Like any other form of pop culture the food scene is not immune to trends both good and bad. Much like the last 15 years of SNL sketches, some trends don’t quite know when to end. We discuss some recent food trends on this week’s show. You’ll totally agree with us.
Sunday’s with DJ Drew on BTR
Hey gang, it’s DJ Moguls. Welcome to the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour here on BTR. I gotta say I’m getting used to these cool evenings. Winter is on the horizon! I’m starting off with Orange Blossom Special played by Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper. Orange Blossom Special was written by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938 about the passenger train of the same name which connected New York City to Miami between 1925 and 1953. Michael Cleveland is on tour. Find him all over the Atlantic Coast. Also Check out Mustered Courage, Ralph Stanley, Constant Change and the DownTown Mountain Boys, all on tour. Scroll down through the playlist for details.
ANYTHING MAN – Regular listeners to the show will know that we have semi-regular parties at the studio, where we invite only the loveliest of people, who come along, watch the bands, have fun, and some of them jam afterwards, randomly making up songs, well into the early hours. Well, this band includes four of those people (Justina, Bromley, Andy & Joe), as they’ll be semi-improvising some songs for you now, along with Mic on drums. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week, The Hash covers Straight White Boys Texting, overbearing parents, and the bad boy stereotype.
This week we review the U.K. prison drama “Starred Up” and interview the film’s director David Mackenzie
It’s my six year anniversary of DJing the Saturday show!  It’s hard to believe that much time has passed, but it’s been great being part of the BTR family.  Playing good music every Saturday for the best listeners around is the coolest.  Today to celebrate I play all of my absolute favorite tunes from the past six years.  It’s a great show, so stick around and party with me!
Classic episode today. First set rocks, second set rolls! Featuring hits from Twerps, Robyn Hitchcock, Coachwhips, and more!
On this week’s show, I’m joined by Joshua Brueckner, founder of an innovative new service called SKINNYFATTIES. Rather than relegate necktie styles to the dictates of trends and designers, Joshua and his team put the power of customization into their clients’ hands, tailoring their ties to individual preferences and needs. On today’s show, you’ll hear Joshua talk about the genesis of his idea to tailor ties, the growth of that idea into SKINNYFATTIES, the services they offer clients, some of the criteria they take into consideration when tailoring a customer’s tie, some of his favorite tie labels and designers, some new tie trends on the horizon, and more. Plus, a playlist full of the latest releases – brand new music from Sean Rowe, Ty Segall, Roadkill Ghost Choir, and others. So join us for a lesson in the power of the tie, right here on BreakThru Radio!
Wild Moccasins is an indie pop band from Houston, Texas. Their infectious, exuberant jams are as colorful as the confetti and balloon drops that fans have come to enjoy at their live shows. A tight-knit crew of music nerds who found each other at concerts and record shops, they’ve grown together through songwriting and performance, and that connection is apparent in their records and live shows as they leave it all onstage.
Peaking Lights. Rustie. Baked. Les Sins. Jon Hopkins. Mr. Twin Sister. Julia Holter. Chad VanGaalen. Weed. Glass Ghost. And more…
Rustie. Lindsay Lowend. Photay. Ratking. Les Sins. Ty Segall. Com Truise. Shadow The Great. Caribou. Sean Rowe. And more…
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people whether they “pay-it-forward” because they want to or because they feel guilted into it.
It’s Trending Week at BTR! On today’s show, we’re helping to #stopthebeautymadness in the media with activist Robin Rice. Plus, BTR staff writer Lisa Autz explains how one NYC apartment complex’s attempt to accommodate affordable housing sparked a controversy over possible economic discrimination.
The Music Video Race is an annual event held here in San Francisco that teams up bands with filmmakers and gives them a weekend to shoot and edit a music video, and they picked a handful of bands to showcase at Above DNA right here in San Francisco. Today I’m stoked to play for you two of them: Your Cannons and Giggle Party. With their three-guitar setup, Your Cannons sounds a bit like a more indie-leaning Radiohead, complete with British singer. Giggle Party really means it with the “Party”—this show had blow-up mics, balloons, dancing, crowd participation, you name it. The Music Video Race is expanding to Austin and LA this year, so be on the lookout!
This week on Biology we hear from Atlanta-based beauty expert and blogger Elle.
Thursday Mix. 8/28/14. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Abhi//Dijon, Ty Segall and Lindsay Lowend
Happy six year anniversary God Bless Weirdmerica! That’s right; we’ve been serving up all the newest, all the weirdest tunes for you over the past six years. Find something that doesn’t quite fit into any established genre? Things that are unique and live on their own? Then you’ll have found them on this show. We’ve seen so many great artists and great albums, and today I play some of my faves, some that date back all the way to my very first show. So enjoy! Here’s to six more years of total weirdness!
New hits, old favorites, and everything in between! It’s Overnight Sensation! It’s more fun than you could possibly hope to have in the year 2014, and it’s all here on BTR. New indie rock songs from Twerps, Milk Dick, and PLOUSE, and more! And some old stuff too.
In the current sea of guitar-heavy northeast indie rockers, Boston’s Pile has a different approach from the average post-punk thrashers — perhaps taking a cue from the Pixies and often slowing the pace down to give their melodies some room to breathe. Don’t let that make you think they’re any less powerful, though, as they can and do unleash some head-spinning serious riffage and growling vocal fury when they feel the need to. Another hard-touring band in the Exploding In Sound Records world, they’re already a household name around these parts, and leaving a trail of happy music fans everywhere they go.
DJ Wynn flashes back to his first year putting together the Worldwide Hour with goldies from Tinariwen, Manu Dibango, Amadou & Mariam, Africando, and DJ Rekha.
This week, we start the show with the themetune to Mr Jason’s super-exciting brand-new forthcoming TV challenge show, “Mr Jason’s Location Invasion”, coming soon on CANARY TV!! Also, Album Of The Month from The Hipshakes, and Classic Album from Pavement. We’s 100% raring to go! Am you?
DJRePete inches you closer to the holiday weekend in the states with the latest from Bishop Allen, and alternative from Literature, and Joel Jerome. Plus, fresh off their Arcade Fire opener shows, he highlights The Unicorns who are still on the road. And don’t miss info on a trio of festivals including LouFest in St. Louis and the Hopscotch Music Fest in Raleigh, and the POP Montreal International Music Festival. Blues, electronica, and throwbacks from Matt & Kim, Arc Iris, and Euphone. That’s your Wednesday start with DJRePete on BTR!
Wow! It’s quite an education show today, and in places, almost autobiographical. “But Mr Jason!” I hear you say, “You didn’t write any of the songs, so how can it be autobiographical?”. Well, that shows what YOU know, cos I DID write one of the songs! So there! OK, it’s probably the weakest song in the show, but I’m doin’ my best!
SPEAK is the Austin-based art rock quartet of Troupe Gammage, Joey Delahoussaye, Nick Hurt, and Jake Stewart. Their music tends towards the dramatic side of electronic synthpop, in the form of darkly epic dancefloor jams topped with falsetto vocals, all while hints of their influences (reportedly Peter Gabriel, Blur, and Kanye West, which sounds pretty accurate) shine through.
Tuesday is ready to go! Enjoy 90-minutes of music hand selected by DJ Emily.
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from White Lung and Rustie
This week on TST we talk about what to do when it’s all going to hell and local-eyes Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica!
Here for you, viewer, is a whirlwind review of Chaz Mannenheim’s most outrageous and powerful moments, taken from his wartime radio broadcasts and all leading to his fateful transportation to our modern age.
DJ Wynn spins oldies with The Unicorns, scuzzy new tracks from The Amazing Snakeheads, and bright beats from JJ.
Playing the music of and speaking to Norwich, UK-based surf-punk band CLAWS.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Photo Week we discuss the Little League World Series and how it may be saving baseball, run through the quick-hits and discuss the evolution of sports photography.
Since it’s photo week we thought we should shed some light on some top notch food photography. Tastespotting.com is a personal favorite. They even call themselves a visual potluck. Offline DJ Hanabi said it was like Pinterest for food. Great observation, and it would have been even more impactful had he said it during the show! We also discussed my newest food shopping obsession, Instacart. Seriously, it’s awesome.
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
LET’S EAT GRANDMA – This week, we have a live set from Norwich’s best all-girl multi-instrumentalist duo, Let’s Eat Grandma! Between the two of them, Rosa & Jenny, during this session they played drums, guitar, keyboard, mandolin, saxophone, cello, harmonica, chimes, and they both sang. They were rushing around, swapping instruments, running from the keyboard to the drums, that kind of thing. Hopefully they won’t have a nasty fall, like Mr Dumpty.. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week, The Hash covers past partners, women renting men, and diversity in superhero media.
This week we review the millennial rom-com “What If,” including interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, and Adam Driver
Today on the show we feature brand new tracks from a smart, fun band appropriately called literature, a familiar floaty songstress called JJ, and a live band track from way way back from fan favorites Holiday Shores.  All that plus, your perfect soundtrack to one of the last summer Saturdays!  So sit back, relax, and enjoy BTR, and while you’re at it, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, and SoundCloud!
We go from rocking to rolling over the course of one hour! It’s an amazing variety, and it’s only on THE ROCK SHOW on BTR!
This week, the station is taking a look at one of my favorite topics: photography. Here on Sew & Tell, I had a the pleasure of chatting with visual anthropologist, professor, and street style blogger Brent Luvaas of Urban Fieldnotes, about the ways in which street style photography is influencing and shaping the fashion industry. Brent documents not only the colorful street styles of Philadelphia, but also the culture of street style blogs themselves, using Urban Fieldnotes as an ongoing research project. On today’s show, he shares his insights into the nature of street style photography, some of the movements’ founders and historic influences, the ways in which the widespread popularity of street style blogs is shaping high-end fashion editorial, his own approach to street style documentation, and more. Plus, a very photogenic playlist full of tracks old and new – you’ll hear the latest from Montreal’s Ark Life and Philly band Literature, alongside earlier songs from Phosphorescent and Matt and Kim. So grab your camera(phone) and get inspired to hit the streets, with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
Vancouver-based Gold & Youth write songs with a hazy, breezy, nostalgic air to them. Equally adept at crafting jams for West Coast summer drives as they are at soundtracking a midnight adventure in the city, their blend of electronics and other instrumentation lays just the right bed for their haunting vocal melodies. Fans of 80s synth-pop should take note: though there’s not much retro about this, nods to the likes of Depeche Mode and Roxy Music are definitely there, bringing electronic sounds to life in the most organic ways.
Caribou. Krill. Shadow The Great. Nick Hakim. Lindsay Lowend. OOIOO. Twerps. TheeSatisfaction. Night Manager. Doomsquad. And more…
Nick Hakim. OOIOO. Shabazz Palaces. Julia Holter. Literature. Shabazz Palaces. Lee(Asano+Ryuhei). Spoon. The Wavelengths. And more…
It’s Photo Week at BTR! On today’s show, we’re on the phone with photography historian Brenton Hamilton. Plus, author and New York interior stylist Hilary Robertson chats about the appeals of “shelfies”.
This week we chat with Sean Michaels, founder of the music blog Said The Gramophone!
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people in Washington, DC, whether they think it’s appropriate for celebrities to use crowdfunding to help produce their projects.
August 21, 2014. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Silk Rhodes, The Wavelengths, Nick Hakim, Shadow The Great and Killer Mike