Katie Dey. The Frghtnrs. G.L.O.S.S. Paper Gates. Shawn Wasabi. Battles. Erick The Architect. Bad Cs. Krill. lee (asano+ryuhei). And more…
We delve into some positive changes to make for 2016 that can help the New Year ring in with some environmental hope in protecting our resources.
Well folks, it’s been a fun ride. For nearly the past decade, I’ve been bringing you the best of the San Francisco Bay Area’s live music scene every month here on Bay Area Live. I’m sad to announce this is the final installment of this illustrious, groundbreaking program. Who better to send us off than the one and only Al Lover, master of psych drone and trippy ass beats? We’ll also hear a few tunes from LA-based Americana band Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light. It’s been fun, BTR fans. Cheers!
Happy New Year!!! This week I have a wonderful guest, Marta Tryshak, amazing digital media guru and creator of the blog With Love Gabrielle!
As we enter a new year, we ask people in New York City about any resolutions they may be considering and whether they think making resolutions actually helps people to make their desired changes.
Happy New Years Eve! This is the last Thursday mix for 2015. I wish everyone a very happy holiday season. Here’s to 2016! Today I’ll be playing my absolute favorite tracks from 2015.
For this Best of 2015 Den I read aloud conversations with Main Attrakionz, Ava Luna and Yowler and play music from all. Plus Coneheads and Katie Dey
In Part 3 of 4 of Overnight Sensation’s OFFICIAL Best Hits of 2015, you’ll hear great bedroom singer/songwriter/producer music from Dogs Only, Katie Dey, Monogamy, and more! Plus bona-fide classics from Jessica Pratt, Joanna Newsom, The Mantles, etc,etc! So much good stuff! And stay tuned for Part 4, “Pop,” coming next week!
Johanna Botta stopped by Barcade in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood to speak with the bar’s co-owner, Paul Kermizian. While there, she unleashed her inner child, playing Pac-Man and devouring a fried chicken and waffle sandwich, then washed it down with a craft beer from Barcade’s vast and rotating selection.
DJ Wynn shakes up the New Year with tracks from The Human Experience, Peter King, Maurice el Medioni, and Debo Band.
DJRePete’s Best In Mix 2015 concludes this week with electronica from CHVRCHES and Bob Moses, alternative from Toro Y Moi and FFS, and soulful beats with Saun & Starr and 11 Acorn Lane. Tune in for info on BTR bands playing New Years Eve shows, including one doing an “eve eve” show instead. Plus, some trippy goodness with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Michael Rault, and Of Montreal. Start the countdown a day early as DJRePete closes out 2015 on your BTR Wednesday!
This week, Jason has a whole slew of post-Decemberween toons to get you in the mood for returning all of your unwanted stupid presents for refunds or the cash equivalent, or selling them on Ebay if need be. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
PWR BTTM is the New York-based queer punk duo of Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce. Switching off between drums and guitar, the band’s latest release examines their experiences with queerness, gender, and adulthood while living upstate. Full of fun, fuzz, catchy melodies, and extreme finger-tapping, their songs are just too good to not love. They stopped by Serious Business to rock out, share some stories of songs, and to give Maia a fabulous makeover.
Click and enjoy some Tuesday tunes here on BTR! 90 minutes of great new tracks and some old favorites as well.
In this Best of 2015 Den I read aloud conversations with John Dwyer (of Damaged Bug) and Four Tet and play music from both, Paper Gates too
Happy New Year! This week I predict the hottest travel destinations in 2016 and chat with map expert Jerry Brotton!
Do you hate New Year’s Eve? No? Well, you probably should. Brooke sure does, and she’s gonna let you know why!
DJ Wynn finishes off his list of favorite albums of 2015 with Beat Connection, Diane Coffee, Beach House, and Sufjan Stevens.
BTR chats with Tenenbaums, a dream rock trio from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
It’s not that Hanabi has the post holiday blues or anything, it’s that he is thrilled that another Christmas is in the books. Usually, we could talk about what to do with all the after Christmas food, but not this year. Instead we checked out a very weird situation going on down at the former Fizzary space. This drama is so good it doesn’t matter if you’re local or not. The Fizzary until recently, was a vintage style soda shop that carried hundreds of varieties of soda from around the world and from craft-styled makers. Anyway, the people that are subleasing the space have apparently turned it into a not-so-underground gambling club and illegal bar. Apparently it’s be so shady that the landlord has taken to extreme measures to notify the police and alcohol commission, and so far no one seems to care. Hanabi also loves movies. His favorite place to catch a movie just so happens to be the Sundance Kabuki theater over in Japantown. This place is rad. There super comfy couch-like chairs with tables attached and you can order real food and drink beer, wine and cocktails as well while watching a flick. After watching a cool flick and getting his swerve on, Hanabi likes to maintain his buzz as one of his favorite locals, which happens to havean amazing cocktail program, as well as a cool bartender who is the same age as Hanabi and has lots of cool late 80’s and early 90’s tales to tell. The bar is called Holy Water and the drink of choice is the bourbon buck, but the painkiller has the better name and the better kind of ice.
DJ Drew’s Best of 2015 part 3 on his Sunday show, only on BTR
Welcome to another edition of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. Thanks for joining me, DJ Moguls, here at Break Thru Radio. This holiday I’m serving up a mix to get you through the upcoming cold months. Janet McGarry, The Country Gentlemen, Alison Brown, the Urbans Monroes and more! Scroll down through the playlist for details.
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! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
We talk about the best holiday movies and review the new action, drama, comedy ‘American Ultra’
Merry Christmas! It’s the day after, and today I’ve got an extremely cozy show for you. I like to spend the day after Christmas taking it easy, sipping tea, next to a roaring fire. Okay, maybe it’s not quite THAT picturesque, but you get the idea. That’s why today’s show is all about cozy-ness. It’s a day after Christmas show that’s perfect to put on while you’re relaxing with the family. And don’t forget to give yourself the best present of all, and follow BTR on Facebook!
It’s that time of year… Time for me, DJ Patrick K, to recap some of my most favorite tracks from The Rock Show in the year 2015… Extremely exciting stuff, hope you like it!
Julien Baker is from Memphis, Tennessee, and currently in school at MTSU. Regionally, she may be better known as a member of the punk-influenced indie band, Forrister, though in recent months her solo work has caught the attention of the national music press. What makes her stuff stick — beyond an undeniably great voice — is the way she effortlessly spins heart-wrenching, brutally honest, confessional lyrics over sweetly melodic, looped guitar. Without much more than a few songs floating around to hear, she’s managed to captivate more than a few new fans, ahead of the release of her full recorded debut. She stopped by Serious Business Music to play a few songs and chat with Maia about her upcoming plans for both her solo work and band.
Mark McGuire. Ava Luna. Oneohtrix Point Never. Abra. Jib Kidder. Krill. Main Attrakionz. Sheer Mag. vhvl. gobbinjr. And more…
Journey back in time with me to April 18, 2015 at Silent Barn in Brooklyn, New York, where Ava Luna, Palberta, LVL Up and Krill came to play
How to spread the spirit through food conservation–the best kind of giving that we can pay forward not only to our personal communities, but to the global community too.
This week we chat with Judy McGuire, author of “How Not to Date” and “Official Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll Book of Lists,” and the blog Bad Advise.
More than 100 vendors have set up shop at this year’s Union Square Holiday Market to sell unique gifts from local businesses unavailable elsewhere. This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker speaks with shoppers and vendors about holiday gift ideas and why the market is so popular.
Happy Holidays! Only two Thursdays left in December. Today I’ll be playing some of the best tracks from 2015. Remember, next Thursday, 12/31 (New Year’s Eve) I’ll be rocking my absolute favorite songs from 2015. Stay tuned!
In this Best of 2015 Den I read aloud conversations with Shamir, Saun and Starr and Knxwledge and play music from all, Pink Siifu too
It’s the final God Bless Weirdmerica of 2015! We’re celebrating another great year of New Weird America and freak folk by playing some of our favorite songs from this year. An argument is made for dunkelbunt’s Mountain Jumper as the weirdest album of the year. Stay tuned and check it all out, plus don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook!
In Part 2 of 4 of Overnight Sensation’s OFFICIAL Best Hits of 2015, you’ll hear great PUNK ROCK music from CCTV, Vexx, GLOSS, ISS, and more! And stay tuned for Part 3, “Singer/Songwriter/Producer,” coming next week!
BTRtv’s Chelsea White visits Brooklyn Brew for a lesson on making cider with the company’s founders, Erica Shea and Stephen Valand!
Bring cheer into your household with this Worldwide Hour Holiday Mix featuring Manu Dibango, Shugo Tokumaru, Sara Tavares, and Taj Mahal.
DJRePete starts the countdown to 2016 today with part 1 of his annual BTR Best In Mix. Today he’s spinning a choice set of tracks that ‘broke thru’ on the station in 2015, including alternative from Baio and Mike Pace and the Child Actors, electronica cross-over with Eternal Summers and Teen Daze, and folk with the Sugarplum Fairies and Little Lapin. Plus, Speedy Ortiz headlines a high energy punk alt set to power you into your holiday weekend. That’s your Wednesday start on BTR!
This week, Jason has a whole slew of pre-Decemberween toons to get you in the mood for stuffing yourself stupid with too much food, and pretending that you like your relatives. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
As a Chasidic, all-female, alt rock band from Crown Heights, Bulletproof Stockings stand out from the crowded Brooklyn music scene, and they’ve drawn considerable attention for their music, as well as their female-only rule for audiences. Musically, they manage to blast out heavy rock with the unconventional instrumentation of drums, piano, cello, and violin — without an electric guitar in sight. The quartet stopped by the new Serious Business Music in DUMBO to rock out and chat with Maia about their music.
It’s a 90-minutes Tuesday set, hosted by DJ Emily. Relax for a bit and enjoy the tunes.
In this Best of 2015 Den I read aloud conversations with TheeSatisfaction, Palberta, Zula/annex and Kamasi Washington and play music from all. Plus Nils Frahm and Little Spoon.
This week I give you a super unique Holiday travel guide and we chat with world traveler Lillie Marshall!
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 delivers Part II of his favorite albums of 2015. We’ll hear from Saun and Starr, CHVRCHES, and Ava Luna.
BTR catches up with Brooklyn based improvisational artist Ben Seretan.
Some things to prepare for if you get invited to one of these events. First, the ceremony is long. In this case it was shaved down to a mere hour, instead of the more usual four hours. Secondly, it’s an explosion of color. From the bride and groom in their deep scarlet and gold to the guests resplendent in every other color you could imagine. Then there’s the dancing, and lots of it. It’s like a Bollywood production on the dace floor. Lastly, and maybe most importantly there is food, and lots of it. First there was an appetizer course with a chaat, which you can kind of think of as an Indian tapa, that consisted of an Idli, which is a little cake/ dumpling made from rice flour that was smashed and covered in a rich yogurt and a spicy chutney.
I’ve had no less than two different documenting their current trips to Japan this week. Needless to say, Hanabi is now jealous and feeling quite spiteful towards them rather than celebrating their good times. Japan is a super fun time and even though Hanabi has been, it’s very upsetting when other people go there an rub it in that Hanabi wasn’t invited. So this week’s playlist represents all the spitefulness, envy and sadness, Japanese-style, that we could think of. Just kidding, although Japan is fun, we’re happy for them.
Part 2 of DJ Drew’s Best of 2015 only on BTR
LOBSTER – I love you. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
We talk about the best winter time movies and review the new Michael Moore documentary ‘Where To Invade Next’
We’re on part one of a two part Saturday Show today! I’m going over my favorite releases from 2015. Today’s show will be the last six months, and in two weeks will be the first six months of 2016. I hope you enjoy this musical recap of the year, and I also hope that you check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
It’s that time of year… Time for me, DJ Patrick K, to recap some of my most favorite tracks from The Rock Show in the year 2015… Extremely exciting stuff, hope you like it!
It’s December and the holiday season is in full effect! Sinista returns with the annual “Best Of” show, where he takes you through the best the UK has had to offer in 2015. Dope tracks from the likes of Mic Righteous, Chrome & Illinspired, Akala, Triple Darknes and many,many more. So Merry Christmas and we hope you enjoy the show.
Donovan Wolfington is apparently a person. He’s out there somewhere, but that’s a story for another day… This is about the band from New Orleans who borrowed his name: four guys making poppy punk rock, with some heavy parts and some happy parts and some sad parts. They didn’t name their album How to Treat the Ones You Love by happenstance. It serves as an exploration of their own lives’ difficulties and lessons, and an honest, literate way to attempt to be a slightly less terrible person in a not-always-so-great world.
Fred Thomas. lee (asano+ryuhei). Flatbush Zombies. Rsmg. Palehound. Sheera. Kamasi Washington. Protomartyr. Blood Orange. And more…
milo. Knxwledge. Ewonee. Palm. Deantoni Parks. Ava Luna. Fake Tears. Coneheads. Amara Toure. Four Tet. Ohbliv. And more…
This week on Third Eye, we’re shining a light on the paradigms that the sun is setting on as well as introduce new habits that sustain a long life.
This week we chat with author and creator of the blog Washington Square Park Blog!
It’s “Dusk Week” at BTR… with the setting sun of dusk, comes reflection on the preceding day. In that spirit, BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people at NYC’s Madison Square Park to reflect back on their proudest achievements in life.
Just three Thursdays left in 2015! Enjoy some of my favorite tunes from the year with a few new tracks by Animal Collective, The Moonlandingz and Death By Unga Bunga mixed in!
In this Best Of 2015 Den I read aloud conversations with Weird Inside, $3.33 and Krill and play music from all
In Part 1 of 4 of Overnight Sensation’s OFFICIAL Best Hits of 2015, you’ll hear great INDIE ROCK music from siiiiickening bands like Twerps, Summer Saints, Protomartyr, and more and more! And stay tuned for Part 2, “Punks,” coming next week!
Shalini’s Kitchen founder Shalini Singh gives BTRtv’s Johanna Botta a lesson in traditional Indian cooking!
DJ Wynn shares a handful of international releases he considers to be the best of the crop from 2015. We’ll hear from Arianne Moffat, Petite Noir, Gypsophilia, and The Very Bets.
DJRePete energizes your BTR Wednesday start with alt with Oberhofer and Peach Kelli Pop. Hit up blues with Joel Plaskett and Glen Hansard, dancy beats with !!! and Icky Blossoms. Plus, to help you hide from the holiday season madness, enjoy a few escapist tracks including a string folk set headlined by a bloc with The Mae Trio and warm weather thoughts with Beach Slang. And ahead of next week’s annual Best In Mix, DJRePete opens up the 2014 archives for a few choice tracks from last year. Get you midweek music discovery fix with BTR!
This week, Jason has a plethora; yes, that’s right, a plethora, of healing sounds to soothe your weary soul. And also, as if that isn’t enough, there’s his usual aimless drivel, or as some might call it; chat.. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Although Lena Fayre is a young artist, she’s already released an EP and two LPs, as well as had her music included in the hit tv show The Vampire Diaries. Where does that leave the 19-year-old Los Angeles-based indie pop singer? Looking towards the future, following her album full of post-relationship melancholy and beautiful songs. Her style is really about as flawless as it gets, with perfectly composed and arranged tunes to back up every bit of the hype. She stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to play a few, and to share the story behind her album’s concept and cover art.
Get your music fix this Tuesday with 90minutes of tunes, hosted by DJ Emily!
In this Best of 2015 Den I read aloud conversations with Palm, Jib Kidder and Jessica Pratt and play music from all
This week I chat with the fantastic Erik Gauger, creator of the wonderful travel site Notes From The Road.
SPOILERS: Brooke bitches about everything she thinks is wrong with Christmas.
DJ Wynn shares his favorite 10 albums of 2015. This mix features Petite Noir, Torres, and Joanna Newsom.
BTR chats with Baltimore based indie rockers, The Milestones.
Hanabi decided to get with the holiday spirit and made some Latkes. Though not a tradition in the Hanabi house growing up, it’s definitely one worth incorporating. Who doesn’t like potatoes, especially lightly fried potatoes. Hanabi also went in very wide arc to make a recipe for a drink that resembles a very holiday drink that is well known to parents and grandparents of a certain age, but all the millennials out there will know it as butter beer. Speaking of beer. Hanabi decided to try making beer can chicken. In the oven. What?
DJ Drew’s best of 2015 part 1 only on BTR
DISCHARGE LOUNGE – Well, this was a fun session! If you don’t believe me, listen to it, and also look at the photos. And if you did believe me all along, still listen to it, and look at the photos. Basically, just listen to the damn session and look at the photos!! OK!! I love you.
We talk about the best sunset scenes in cinema history and review the new documentary The Wolfpack!
Happy December! We’re nearly halfway through the month. And guess what? While all those other stations are just playing Christmas tunes or going over their top of the year lists, we’re still playing brand new music! Check out new tunes from Lettuce, Beacon, and Kiasmos. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
One more week ’til the best part of the holidaze– The Rock Show’s top hits of the year! Until then, we’ve still got plenty of new music to play. And don’t forget, it’s Refrigerator Week on BTR!
Dilly Dally is a Toronto-based band who descended upon NYC during the CMJ Music Marathon seemingly on a mission to destroy everything in their way — appropriate for a group whose website features an old school post-apocalyptic fighting video game. The band’s core members, Katie Monks and Liz Ball, have a long history of making music together, inspired by the dynamics of the Pixies, heavy darkness of Nirvana, noise of Sonic Youth, and the arty thrash of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. A tight band with catchy, powerful songs (not to mention Monks’ memorable vocal style), Dilly Dally is a long time in the making and set to make an impact. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to tear through some songs and chat with Maia.
Cat Power. uuum. Ewonee. of Montreal. Pinback. Swans. Lil B. King Khan and the Shrines. Minutemen. Palberta. Peaking Lights. And more…
Ewonee. Ohbliv. Palm. Katie Dey. Daedelus. Nils Frahm. TunaBunny. Tommy McCook. Palehound. Lee. Boards of Canada. And more…
Today’s question asks how we can reduce waste in our homes and what are the ways in which global leaders are tackling hunger abroad?
This week we get some relationship advice with psychotherapist Elizabeth Reyes-Fournier, author behind the blog CoupleDumb!
What do you cherish most in your fridge? Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis discover what kitchen-goods people in New York can and can’t live without.
The Thursday Mix for December 10, 2015 features tunes by Farao, Saintseneca, Waxahatchee and more!
Today I play a bunch of new songs from the likes of Kiasmos, TEEN, Beacon, Plaitum and more
It’s another Weird Wednesday here on BTR, because it’s time for God Bless Weirdmerica. I can’t always promise that every band will actually be from the US, or that everyone on the show is freak folk, but I CAN promise that you aren’t going to be able to hear a show like this on regular radio. Pledge allegiance to God Bless Weirdmerica, with greats songs today from Man Man, Gardens & Villa, Nat Baldwin, and more!
Wow! It’s already December! Not quite ready to hit you with my best favorite songs of the year just yet, so for now here is a great show full of some of my favorites songs/bands/etc. from over the years. Enjoy! And tune in next week for ALL my best favorites of 2015!
Shalini’s Kitchen founder Shalini Singh gives an introduction to her business, an overview of the types of classes offered, and a bit of background on how this unique take on learning Indian cooking began.
DJ Wynn serves up double shots of Chico Trujillo, La Chiva Gantiva, Shugo Tokumaru, and Rokkurro.
Midweek on BTR means a music discovery mix with DJRePete who’s spinning “psychedelia” via Dungen and Axel Krygier, seductive electronica with Icky Blossoms and CHVRCHES, and alt ballads from Baio and Joel Michael Howard. Plus, hit up info on a neat venue Mikal Cronin is playing in Portland of the McMenamins variety. And get a heads up on a mid-winter festival in Madison, WI, aptly called FRZN, where you can find BTR artist John Mark Nelson. Plus, some beautifully trippy instrumentation with Joanna Newsom. That’s your BTR Wednesday start with DJRePete!
This week, Jason has presents for everyone! Including himself! He’ll be un-wrapping a gift from his sister, live on the air! How exciting! And you, dear viewer, get to unwrap the gift of music, in handy little chunks, throughout the show. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Des Ark is the name of Aimée Argote’s long-running musical project. Based in North Carolina, the band has taken many forms, but has always been guided by the focused and hauntingly beautiful words and music of Argote, from hushed tones to roaring rockers. Des Ark stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to play some of their latest songs — which happened to have some of the most colorful titles we’ve seen in a while — and to chat with Maia about where the music comes from and how it’s heard.
Getting you through the work week with your Tuesday mix on BTR!
Today I read aloud a conversation with Pep and play some songs of theirs. Plus music and talk about Spoon, Oneohtrix Point Never and uuum
This week I tell you all about my amazing vacation to Pass-A-Grille, Florida, and the Coconut Inn, then chat with Amanda Williams, creator of A Dangerous Business.
The outrageous Maria Heinegg pays George a visit to discuss her active bisexual-vegan-crossfit-and-many-more-hyphens lifestyle. George also offers her his services as a life coach and the two take a much needed gumball break.
DJ Wynn’s Best Tracks of 2015 Part II featuring Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Pops Staples, Son Little, Pure Bathing Culture, Torres, and We Leave At Midnight.
BTR chats with Brooklyn based band Infinity Girl about their sophomore LP and their plans for a future release.
It’s sad when a 93 year old restaurant Roosevelt Tamale Parlor, that has been something of a neighborhood staple closes it’s doors for good. It’s even more sad when they list the reason for closure as high labor costs. The current minimum wage in San Francisco is $12.25, and that is barely enough to afford rent in the city. Definitely a conundrum. On a brighter note, my love of breakfast has been met by a wonderful Instagram account called Symmetry Breakfast. It’s basically everything. Hanabi, is becoming something of a Japanese cuisine master and he’s flaunting it with his sake shioyaki and taking it even further with his scallion pancakes.
Sundays with DJ Drew and his first Sunday show in December with tunes from Ty Segall, Son Little and Mercury Rev
MAYA LAW – Even though she’s just 16, Maya is already all over the local music scene, playing live sessions for the BBC, doing lots of gigs, and I just had to get her into the studio for some analogue goodness for your ears. She has a fantastic voice. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
We share our top ten favorite films from every genre and review the new Steven Spielberg film ‘Bridge of Spies.’
Happy December! If you’re like me and also everyone else I know, then you have a winter cold! It stinks, you’ve got a runny nose, and your throats been a-hurtin’ for weeks. But don’t worry- we’ve got nineteen great distractions on the show today! Everything from electronic to acapella- we’ve got it on the show today. And don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook and give us a like!
Wow! Can’t believe that Okkervil River and Spoon are getting special-edition deluxe 10-year anniversary releases! And we’ve got the tracks, plus more, right here on BTR.
Liz Vice is a musician from Portland, Oregon. With a soulful voice and love of storytelling, her jazz-tinged tunes are infused with a spirituality and warmth that recalls classic gospel. Liz stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO on a recent visit to NYC to play some music and chat with Maia.
Deantoni Parks. Spoon. DJ Paypal. Emily Reo. milo. Black Tambourine. White Isles. Levantis. Oneohtrix Point Never. The Como Mamas. And so much more…
Deantoni Parks. Gobbinjr. Palberta. The Frghtnrs. Iron and Wine. John Maus. Computer Magic. Quelle Chris. And more…
It’s type week here at BTR, and despite the roaring silence of a binary coded void, we’re here to talk about the old school types.
This week we catch up with architect and illustrator Lauren Hollaway, creator of Viciously Sweet!
Arguably, everyone has a type – that ideal set of traits they look for in another person. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City’s Madison Square Park about what it is they seek out in their relationships.
The Thursday show for December 3, 2015 kicks off with Cass McCombs’ latest album, A Folk Set Apart, which contains rarities and b-sides. You’ll also hear new tunes from Givers and Kelley Stoltz
Today DJ Patrick K drops in to talk about the music of White Isles. Then I read aloud a conversation with recent BTR Tune Up artist East Love, and finish with new music from Deantoni Parks
Here we go, taking a good look into the Overnight Sensation grab bag! There’s a LOT of stuff in there… Let us check out what we get!
Do you ever get tired of interacting with other people? Thankfully, the modern world is full of ways to avoid coming into contact with others in the flesh, and here, Chelsea White has the top five gadgets to help you do just that!
DJ Wynn helps you shake off that excess holiday weight with energetic tracks from Chicago Afrobeat Project, Manu Dibango, Fool’s Gold, and The Very Best.
DJRePete spares you from the holiday music today with alternative from Oberhofer and The Mountain Goats, a trippy set with Michael Rault and the very 60s-sounding Hierophants, and electronica beats with Skylar Spence and Soda Shop. Also, hit up info on the Stereosonic Festival going on this weekend in Australia and featuring an appearance by BTR artist Claptone. Plus, discover alt artist Shirlette Ammons and don’t miss a cameo from Peter, Bjorn, and John. Spare yourself the sleigh bells for this 90 minute music discovery mix with DJRePete on BTR!
Wow! This week, it’s great to have my trusty sideboard Gemma by my, erm, side, again. Oh Gemma, why have you been a wafer so long? So, we have genuinely tanfastic music today from the likes of Fred Hughes, Ronny Kae, and The Budos Band. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Frogbelly and Symphony is an international band, splitting its time between Sheffield, UK, and Brooklyn, NY. Members Liz and Tom Hanley, Ben Trott, and Ray Rizzo come from a wide variety of musical backgrounds, bringing in a world of influences to their finely executed experimental tunes. The influence of traditional folk music and poetry is evident, but the prog and post-punk vibes can’t be ignored either. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to mesmerize us with some of their swirling jams, and to chat with Maia about the origins of their complex work.
It’s a 90-minute Tuesday mix for your Tuesday. This mix comes complete with music from Gems, of Montreal, and Jollie Holland.
Today I play a mix of music featuring Amara Toure, Helado Negro, Tink, Women, CYNE, Kool Keith and more…
This week I tell you all about my world foods bucket list, then we chat with famous travel writer Pam Mandel, author behind Nerd’s Eye View!
In this episode of Bitch Talk, Brooke explains the frustration that comes from being someone who loses stuff all the time.
This is Part I of DJ Wynn’s favorite tracks of 2015. This first part will cover artists A through M and features Beat Connection, CHVRCHES, Editors, Hudson Mohawke, Joanna Newsom, and Matthew E. White.
BTR chats with the lead singer of We Leave At Midnight about their upcoming sophomore release.
Another one in the books! The Thanksgiving books that is. We decided to give you a little taste of the after party with an awesome, and very British way of getting rid of all those left over mashed potatoes and veggies, called bubble and squeak. We also talked about how awesome Japanese milk bread is and how well it pairs with left over turkey and some onion jam to make the best turkey sandwich ever. Hanabi decided that all this colonial day of thanks business was for the birds so he hit up Groupon to snack additional savings on some Thanksgiving churrascaria
Final Sunday in November with tunes from Kelley Stoltz, Cass McCombs and Joanna Newsom on DJ Drew’s Sunday Show
Welcome to another edition of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. Thanks for joining me, DJ Moguls, here at Break Thru Radio. This thanksgiving I’m serving up a mix to get you through the upcoming cold nights. More Mr. Sun, you know, Darol Anger, Joe Walsh, Grant Gordy, Ethan Lodziewicz. On this hour you’ll also hear The Infamous Stringdusters, the Demolition String Duo and Cropdust! Scroll down through the playlist for details and tourdates.
BEBOX – Having seen Bebox do her live thing at a few gigs, including on of Iain Lowery’s OST nights at Cinema City, I knew I had to snare her for an OSS session. A few failed attempts later, and here we are. Voice, and loop station. That’s it. Here are the results. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
We review the incredibly awful horror/comedy ‘Thankskilling’ just in time for the holidays. Look out for killer turkeys!
Are you tired of turkey yet? Did you eat all the stuffing? Is it time to go get some Chinese food or some pizza? Well, whatever food you’re in the mood for on this post-Saturday Thanksgiving, we’ve got songs you’ll be in the mood for. From Ty Segall to Os Mutantes, we’ve got something for everyone on the show today. And don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
Here we go guys, It’s the ROCK SHOW on BTR! Glad you’re here, because I need all the help I can get! Stay tuned for new ones from Katie Von Schleicher, Connan Mockasin/Dev Hynes, Useless Eaters, Kelley Stoltz, and so many more! Whooo!
Wet Nurse is a garage pop band from Orlando, Florida. Their music lands in the fast/short/catchy realm, and takes things even further with the secret weapon of Nina and Susana Chaplin’s dual lead vocals. You really can’t do better than sibling harmonies — the Chaplins even remind us a bit of the Deal sisters, with their pleasing slight-raspiness. Musically, the band draws on surf, punk, and pop, all wrapped up with a nod to the 90s alt-rock that makes it feel just right. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to rip it up and chat with guest host Travis Harrison.
Eola. Wilderness. Los Indios Tabajaras. Getatchew Mekurya. Ava Luna. Fred Thomas. Bad Cs. And more…
The Caretaker. Aphex Twin. Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. J Dilla. Illa J. Yancey Boys. And more…
Today’s podcast is about the power of reflections and how does science and art help us more deeply reflect on the mirror images we see?
Bay Area Live goes on the road for a second month! Well, not really, because I’m back in San Francisco now. But I still have some killer music to play from when I was out on the road with my band Face Tat in October. This month, I’m stoked to play a set by Vinyl Williams from Neurolux in Boise, Idaho recorded October 25.
Happy Thanksgiving! This week we catch up with Shannon Dew, Beachbody personal fitness coach and author of the lifestyle blog Life After Dew.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, BTR Pulse takes to the streets to ask people in New York what they are thankful for this year and how they will be celebrating.
This is the Thanksgiving Thursday mix for November 26, 2015. Happy day, everyone!
Today a trio of songs and a lengthy concerto in honor of Mirror Week. Plus a special re-broadcasting of the BTR Thanksgiving (circa 2011)
Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Before you feast tomorrow, feast your ears right now on this weird meal! We’ve got lots of weird for you, including, you got it, Thanksgiving. For some sides, we’ve got new Cass McCombs, Breakfast, and of course, the gravy of New Weird America, Ducktails. Cool analogy, right? Listen today, and check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and SoundCloud, too!
Hey! Do you like LO-FI?! Well, now’s your chance to hear some of the top talents going in that very audio quality… Sometimes Always, Lab Coast, Yuna, and so many more… So much to look forward to!
Self-reflection can be a powerful thing. With that in mind, BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people at Madison Square Park about their moments of self-discovery.
DJ Wynn’s Holiday dance mix features music from Casiokids, Petite Noir, Yelle, and Ravi Harris & The Prophets.
DJRePete inches you 90 minutes closer to the Thanksgiving weekend in the US with power electric alt from CHVRCHES and Metric. He’s also thankful for the latest album from Here We Go Magic and an addictive beat track from Bob Moses. Plus, hit up a folk set headlined by The Mae Trio head of their appearance down-under to play the new MOTH venue in Brisbane. And get info on Evening Hymns’ doubleheader this Friday in Toronto. That’s your Thanksgiving Eve start with DJRePete on BTR!
This week, Jason’s heart is beating a mile a minute, because of some exciting tracks by Eddie Cano, Joe Shinall, Destruments and the incredible Waltel Branco. As well as the as yet un-released early 80s brit-funk of Afrika. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Narc Twain is an indie rock band based in New York City and fronted by Jukebox The Ghost’s Tommy Siegel. This particular project came about thanks to the inspiration of some thought-provoking 21st-century dystopian poetry, and the hard-edged, punk-tinged music pairs well with Siegel’s dark perspective. The band stopped by Serious Business Music to give us a first listen to the new band’s songs and to chat a bit about conspiracy theories and music (but mostly conspiracy theories).
It’s another fantastic, 90-minute Tuesday mix on BTR!
Today I read aloud a conversation with gobbinjr and play music off her new album manalang. New music from Invisible Circle, Nils Frahm and Olafur Arnalds
This week is my super secret winter travel spots, Asia edition! After that we chat with Beth Henry, voice behind Cloud Surfing Kids.
The hilarious Joe Zimmerman stops by the studio to delve deeply into the Spin Doctors’ back catalog and to play a rousing game of “Andrew Jackson: Did He Do That?”
DJ Wynn covers some of his under the radar picks of 2015. Music from Doe Paoro, Fort Romeau, Oberhofer, and Farao.
BTR chats with multi-instrumentalist Mauricio Vazquez (Fair Coyote) about the creative process for his debut EP.
Hanabi is all about Thanksgiving. It’s an opportunity to put on a great spread. Although the menu may be similar, a Thanksgiving feast is very specific to an individual family and most of us have eaten the same Thanksgiving dinner, as prepared by family members as long as we can remember, and we still crave those same dishes, prepared the exact same way every time. There’s nothing wrong with that. But, occasionally, we may not be able to sit down with our families and we have to go it alone. Hanabi finds himself in that boat this year. SO, he’s chosen to host his own orphans Thanksgiving dinner. Yes, there will be turkey. But, instead of a whole bird he’s going for a porchetta turkey breast. What the hell is that you ask? Porchetta is of course a pork roast that is stuffed with mixture or herbs, garlic and lemon zest. Basically it delicious. Hanabi us also making a brussels sprout gratin loaded with gruyere cheese. Hanabi is also making some macarons because why the hell not?
Made Of Oak, Dungen, Beach Slang, Mark McGuire and so much more on DJ Drew’s Sunday show on BTR
ALTO 45 – It’s good to have the Alto 45 boys back in Old School Studios. Even if there’s been a nine year gap between visits. It seems like it was only yesterday. Or last month. OK, it seems like it was about five years ago. Definitely not nine. I was worried that we wouldn’t even recognise each other. Turns out, none of us have really changed, which is reassuring.
We review the Academy Award winning masterpiece ‘Ida’ and talk about the best shows worth binge-watching!
Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you’re relaxing, because this time next week you’ll be in a turkey-induced leftover hangover! And the stressful holiday shopping season will have officially begun, so chill out today with this awesome set of songs. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram.
It’s Friday, so you know we’re bringing that good ROCK MUSIC to you, just in time for the weekend! Oooooh, baby! Lots of great new music here at BTR, and I am very excited to play it all for you.
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.
Astronauts, etc. is the primary musical outlet for Oakland, California’s Anthony Ferraro. With a background in classical music, Ferraro crafted the project’s initial recordings at home in his bedroom before fleshing them out with a solid stable of jazz players. Things took a decidedly indie turn when he wound up as a touring member of the band Toro Y Moi, whose chilled-out funk touches seem to have rubbed off a bit on Astronauts, etc.’s own psych-tinged pop. The group stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to play some tunes and chat a bit about the band.
Worthless. Wand. Woods. Celestial Shore. Illa J. Barnaby Carter. Viet Cong. Ava Luna. Juan Wauters. And more…
Worthless. Bitchin Bajas. Bad C’s. Jesus Jim. Kamasi Washington. And more…
Today, we take a more expansive view of gluttony, not only of over-consumption of food, but also of technology, in this digital wave of devices.
This week we catch up with student and photographer Heath Owens, author behind the blog A Chronic Case of Resfeber!
No matter the virtue, vice is never far behind. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York about their most self-indulgent habits and what they do to overcome those habits.
The Thursday Show for November 18, 2015 is the second installation of my throwback Thursday mixes. You’ll be hearing many of my favorite tunes from over the years.
Today I read aloud conversations with Worthless and Animal Years and play music from both. Also, Jesus Jim.
This week’s set is so great. ALL-NEW music from bands like Joy Again, Girl President, Cat Smell… and from hometapers like Super Hit, Crushing Love, Wished Bone… AND everything else in between!
Burke & Wills is a modern Australian bistro on the upper west side of Manhattan that focuses on seasonal, produce-driven cuisine. BTR’s Chelsea White stopped by to meet co-owner Tim Harris, and to taste the Roo Burger, which is made from ground kangaroo meat and served with tomato jam, arugula, drunken onions and triple-fried french fries (also known as chips). Is your mouth watering yet?
Hear from the world with DJ Wynn and tracks from Abidas Ernesto Garcia, Ariane Moffat, and Petite Noir.
DJRePete energizes your Hump Day with high octane alt from Oberhofer and a track off the new album by CHVRCHES! Also, lose yourself in some trippy tracks by Of Montreal and Strange Talk as well as soulful blues tracks from Son Little and K’s Choice. Plus, check out some music before you can even buy it by Beat Happening whose new album Look Around drops on Friday. And don’t miss an electric set with the latest from Metric and Saintseneca. That’s your Wednesday start with DJRePete on BTR!
This week, Jason’s got a pile of clasics, and Gemma has a pile of drunken tales to tell. Same as any other week. But, different. Also, listen out for the first 3 clues to our MILLION DOLLAR GIVEAWAY!
The Lighthouse and the Whaler, whose name is inspired by the Herman Melville classic, Moby Dick, is a four piece indie rock band from Cleveland. The lineup has undergone some changes since its inception in 2008, while they have received national attention since the release of their debut EP, A Whisper, A Clamour, in that same year. The guys, who have maintained a heavy tour schedule (often with BTR faves like Surfer Blood and Matt Pond PA), dropped by during a recent stop in New York to share a few songs and talk with Maia about the new album.
You need this 90-minutes of tunes for your Tuesday! Enjoy it all alongside DJ Emily!
Today I play songs from Joanna Newsom, Deafheaven, Bitchin Bajas, The Caretaker, Dirty Beaches and Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm
This week I give you my top secret winter travel spots in Europe, then we chat with Brendan Leonard, founder of the outdoor adventure travel website Semi-Rad.
“Who gives a $&%# if you’re alone?” This week on Bitch Talk With Brooke, we hear from Brooke about why breakups are maybe the best worst thing to ever happen.
New music from Beat Connection, Shirlette Ammons, Darkstar, and W-X.
BTR chats with Lucien Fraipont of Brussels-based band Robbing Millions about their upcoming debut.
When you meet a lovely girl who is super into all the vintage and mod stuff you ever dreamed of. Then she tells you she likes the 5,6,7,8’s and you tell her that you’re in the unique position of playing them for her on your Japanese music radio show. So you do that, and give her a shout out. Then you find out TOE is on tour and coming stateside. That’s just icing on the cake right there.
Hanabi is back from their trips and decide to take a stay-cation. Hey, Seattle isn’t a bad place to do that either. Hanabi likes to go to some of the lesser talked about, more off the beaten path, every-man kind of places. It’s even better when yo consider how often he does this for Japanese restaurants. Obasan is just such a place and their mackerel shioyaki is anything but off the beaten path.
DJ Drew’s Sunday Show! with tunes from Apprentice Destroyer, Joanna Newsom, Young Rival and Wet Nurse
THE WOODLAND CREATURES – Today is the long-time-coming return visit of folky acoustic duo Woodland Creatures. Their debut LP “Fool The Wolves” is out now, and is fantastic, so buy it, right now. No, hold on, listen to this session first, and THEN buy it. Yes, in that order. Thanks. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
We review the super intense new Netflix original war film ‘Beasts of No Nation’ starring Idris Elba
Happy middle of November!! It’s a cool time weather-wise, but it’s NOT a cool time for music! Holy smokes, there was so much good music released this week for the holidays. Amazing. BREAKFAST is super cool, Mark McGuire, is extra chill, and Wx is practically frozen it’s so hot. Yeah, I’m using lots of cold synonyms because the weather’s getting chilly. Don’t take my lame word for it- listen to the show. And don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and Soundcloud.
All right, another week, another Rock Show on BTR! This week’s isn’t, like, hella rockin’ per se! But it’s got a great set of solid damn toons for you!
No longer the “baby band” they were back when we last checked in with them, Brooklyn trio Boytoy dropped by Serious Business Music to lay down some of their latest twin-guitar-attack groovy pop vibes. Check out their great new tunes, and get a peek at their impressive paradiddle skills!
White Isles. Pink Siifu. Toucans. milo. DJ Paypal. Coneheads. Michael O. Joanna Newsom. Honey Ear. Grand Puba. And more…
White Isles. Helado Negro. McQueen. Averkiou. Palehound. Four Tet. Yowler. milo. Oneohtrix Point Never. And more…
This week we explore the extraordinary and remarkable feats of super-strength herbivores as well as research into obesity.
This week we chat with Glasgow-based blogger Ayden about her creation Little Blog of Horrors, the truth about selfies, and how to take a compliment!
It’s Super Week at BTR, so Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis take to NYC’s Madison Square Park to find out the answer to the perennial question, “what superpower would you like to have?
The Thursday Show for 11/12/15 is a throwback show. The next two weeks I’ll be playing my favorite tunes from The Thursday Show over the years. You’ll hear from Songs: Ohia, Crooked Fingers, Dark Dark Dark, Richard Swift and more! After the two throwback shows, I’ll be counting down my favorite music from 2015. Out with the old, in with the new!
Today I play a bunch of new songs from White Isles, McQueen, Oneohtrix Point Never, Rival Console, Palm, Nils Frahm and Olafur Arnalds, JEFF The Brotherhood, DJ Paypal and The Lavender Flue
It’s Weirdvember! Actually, it’s not, but there should totally be a national month to celebrate weirdness. Maybe the true weird move is to say that every month it’s weird month. Well, it’s at least weird hour here on BTR, and we’ve got some new tracks coming your way from Shigeto and Joanna Newsom, plus some old favorites from Death Vessel and These Are Powers. Remember that band? They were awesome. Check them out on today’s show!
True-to-form episode this week, and I couldn’t be more excited! Top rock tracks from Brusing, Lavender Flu, Katana Girl in the front! Bedroom pop from Yesses, Old Magic Pallas, Orang in the back… and so much more!
Arrogant Swine is a BBQ joint in Bushwick, Brooklyn. BTRtv’s Chelsea White visited the self-proclaimed “Church of Pork” to speak with proprietor and pit-master Tyson Ho about what makes Carolina-style BBQ so unique and to sample some of their whole-pig fare, ketchup-based slaw, and their mac and cheese waffle.
DJ Wynn continues his journey through the A to Z of world music from his collection with Up, Bustle & Out, Vagabond Opera, Wasis Diop, Xplastaz, Yelle, and Zozo Afrobeat.
BTR opens up your Wednesday with DJRePete. Today he’s spinning the new album by the Born Ruffians, highlighting the piano and vocal talents of Soren Bryce, and sampling some BTR’s international talent with the likes of Abdias Ernesto Garcia. Plus, hit up some electronica range with Superhuman Happiness, Summer Camp, and the Eternal Summers. And don’t miss alt with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, and a bloc by BTR newcomer out of New Jersey: The Front Bottoms. That’s your midweek mix with DJRePete on BTR!
This week, Jason’s got a stack of stock to stick it to you with. Including, but not limited to, Ruth & The Adelians, The Droptones, New Juggler Sound, and The Pepper Smelter. All your favourites!
Soda Shop is a New York band whose dreamy, shimmery indie pop evokes the same 50s nostalgia as their wholesome name. With songs centered around the songwriting/producing duo of Maria Usbeck (also of Brooklyn band Selebrities) and Drew Diver (formerly of The Drums), they rarely play live but have been making a huge impression with their fantastically recorded tracks. The band stopped by Serious Business Music to share a live taste of what they’re capable of, and to chat about the meaning of their songs.
90-minutes of tunes for your Tuesday! Turn of the music and enjoy this mix with DJ Emily!
I’m sick and my throat hurts so it’s an all-supergroup mixtape today in honor of Super Week on BTR. Tune Up coming Wednesday…
This week I give you the top five best secret travel spots in the U.S., plus we chat with Justin Ames, editor-in-chief of The Velvet Rocket, an online travel magazine dedicated to exploring unique cultures!
Comedian and writer Maeve Higgins tells George about the reality behind so-called “love at first sight” — chemical reactions and timing may have more to do with it than anything.
New music from Joanna Newsome, Pure Bathing Culture, Phantom Horse, and Young Rival.
On sketchy Craigslist communion and the importance of supporting quality songwriters.
Hanabi completed their sweep of New Orleans over Halloween weekend and it was a real eat-fest from start to finish. Yes there were several trips to Cafe Du Monde. That’s mandatory. But it was the jazz brunch at Commander’s Palace among others that stole the show. We’re talking bbq shrimp and grits here! The LPG Burger at La Petite Grocery is ridiculous! They have badass shrimp and grits too! If you want to get weird on Magazine st. head over to District Donuts. Not that their food is at all weird. It’s just a really cool thing to say. While Hanabi was out partying, other Hanabi found some Mole Salumi at Salumi Cured Meats. You’re welcome! He also made some beer and bacon pancakes. You’re extra welcome.
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR with awesome tunes from The Garden, Wand, Son Little, Here We Go Magic and The Manties
HOT RAISIN – It’s the old team, back together again! Myself and the Hot Raisin girls go back a long way. All the way to the city centre in fact! So, you can imagine how excited I am to have them back in the studio for a radio session after all these years, with a new band name, and a new set of songs. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
We review the highly-acclaimed new thriller ‘The Gift’ starring Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman, and Rebecca Hall.
Happy November! We’ve got a great show for you today. New tracks from Real Estate’s Martin Courtney, Shigeto, and Pictureplane. And don’t forget to check out BTR on social media- we’ve got great things for you to discover on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
Wow! Great Show! Can’t believe it! It’s the Rock Show. Hear great songs from Martin Courtney, Shadow in the Cracks, and of course, the almighty JOANNA NEWSOM! Wooooow!
It’s (almost) spring!! While we are technically still one week out according to the calendar, the snow has started to thaw, grass is showing, and the sun is shining, so we here at BTR are celebrating! And what better way to ring in the spring than with some beautiful, beachy fashion? Brooke Goldman launched her lineDISTRICT Collection three years ago, and in that short time, her label has grown to be synonymous with flirtatious, fashion-forward styles that are incredibly versatile. It’s no wonder that Blake Lively is counted amongst Brooke’s fan base – Brooke’s designs offer effortless elegance. On today’s show, Brooke will talk about discovering her fashion path while majoring in anthropology, the insights she gained while working in buying and merchandising that helped her build a successful brand, the DISTRICT aesthetic, her textile-driven creative process, and more.
Vundabar is a young (as in they’re all just around 20 years old) Boston-based “sludgy jangly pop” trio. Like their local forebearers The Pixies, the band leans heavily on the satisfying loud/quiet/loud dynamic in much of their work. The guys stopped by Serious Business Music to share some of their catchy jams and chat with Maia about the project.
Joanna Newsom. The Lavender Flue. White Isles. GoldLink. Palberta. Palm. Honey_Ear. milo. Pete Rock. And more…
It’s Thursday night… 00:00 Latola 01:14 going no place feat. Elucid – milo 05:15 Timeandluv – Pink Siifu 09:01 See Thru To U (feat. Erykah Badu) – Flying Lotus 11:55 Purple Haze feat. Lloyd and Trinidad James – Curren$y 15:50 Gather The People – Ohbliv 18:56 All Good feat. Moka Only and Ivan Ave – Illa J 22:17 Tattletale Pt. 1 – Antibalas 26:52 Tattletale Pt. 2 – Antibalas 29:49 Latola 30:53 Western Beats – Kane West 45:52 For Your Momma – Erick The Architect 47:39 Tricky – Erick The Architect 49:43 Lenny – Erick The Architect 53:10 Stay Back – Erick The Architect 55:44 Retreat! – Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings 59:23 Latola 60:32 Dot Net – Battles 63:31 Finish so the flies don’t come milo Illa J Illa J Western Beats Kane West (Retreat!) Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings
In this episode we look to the different research that opens our minds to the true balance we strike within our biological selves, even down to the DNA sequence itself.
This week if you’re hung over you’re in luck! We chat with Shelley Buchanan, Bloody Mary connoisseur and founder of The Drunken Tomato!
Sometimes all of the right pieces just seem to fall into place. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City about the moments in their lives where they’ve felt intense chemistry.
The Thursday Mix for the first week of November features new music from Little Fevers, Young Rival, Pure Bathing Culture and more! You’ll also hear a track off of Joanna’ Newsom’s latest release Diver’s and a lovely tune by an artist I recently discovered, John Mark Nelson.
Today I read aloud a lengthy chat with Joanna Newsom and play music off of her new album Divers. Plus new music from Honey_Ear
On this week’s episode I talk a lot about the new Joanna Newsom album, Divers! Out now on Drag City! It’s great! Also, I play many other calm songs. Enjoy.
Johanna Botta heads out to Bushwick, Brooklyn, to find The Muse, Brooklyn’s premier circus school and event facility. Previously housed on the ill-fated block of Williamsburg that also held Glasslands, 285 Kent, and Death By Audio, the school has a new home further out on the L train, this time with plenty of room to stretch their legs and host classes and events. Here, we check in with the founder of The Muse, Angela Buccinni, and learn some circus skills from aerial artist and instructor, Nicki Miller.
DJ Wynn continues to journey through the A-Z of world music from his collection with music from Quantic, Rachid Taha, Seu Jorge, and Tinariwen.
Today on your BTR start, DJRePete is breakin’ thru new music from Zerobridge! Plus, hit up alternative from Farao and Craig Finn, blues with William Elliott Whitmore and Low Cut Connie, and rhythm beats via Allday and Bob Moses. Also tune in for info and BTR bands playing today at the Arizona State Fair and the Cardinal Sessions Festival this weekend in Germany. And for fun this post-Election Day in America, check out a political throwback track from Skidmore Fountain. That’s your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
This week, Jason’s got a whole lorra great songs for you, from the likes of Breakdown Brass, The Putbacks, Los Sospechos, and many more than you can stick a big shake at! Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Brooke Annibale is a singer/songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who credits much of her musical direction to experiences growing up around her family’s music store. This musical direction led her to Nashville, where she attended college and lived, returning often over the years to record there even after returning to her home city. She stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some tunes and talk about how she crafts her timeless folk songs.
90-mintues of tunes are ready for you this Tuesday on BTR!
recorded in: Today I talk about and play music from Heirophants, milo, Porches, Mieux, Bitchin Bajas and Natural Information Society 00:00 Latola (music by Ohbliv) 03:54 Nervous Tic – Heirophants 07:23 Latola (music by Barnaby Carter) 12:42 Conspiracy Theory – Heirophants 15:24 Latola (music by Candy Claws) 19:47 rabblerouse – milo 20:56 souvenir feat. Hemlock Ernst – milo 24:42 Latola (music by Captain Murphy and Malcangrejos) 29:53 an encyclopedia – milo 34:58 Latola (music by The Caretaker) 36:54 Technotrap – Mieux 41:53 Latola (music by The Caretaker) 43:20 Hour – Porches 46:26 Latola (music by The Caretaker) 51:00 On No Fade – Natural Information Society and Bitchin Bajas 70:24 Finish Parallax Error Heirophants so the flies don’t come milo 10 Years of Jazz and Milk Mieux Hour Porches Automaginary Information Society and Bitchin Bajas
This week we chat about canyoning in Interlochen, Switzerland, plus chat with travel writer, sketch artist and illustrator Candace Rardon, author of The Great Affair.
Ryan Camenzuli, aka Zuli, is already ahead of the game at just 22 years old. Beyond being a skilled musician and songwriter, the NYC-based artist had a bit of luck early on, benefiting from a relationship with a member of his favorite band, Akron/Family. Zuli admittedly wears his influences on his sleeve, and so folk, experimental, and psych-pop touches stemming from A/F, Animal Collective, and the like shine through in his own music. We caught up with Zuli (the band) at a friend’s apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn, for this intimate acoustic performance.
DJ Wynn missed Halloween this year, but carries on the spooky tradition with cuts from Froth, Starlight Girls, Sharon Van Etten, Saun and Starr, and Jaill.
On unlikely communion and boundary-pushing pop.
Hanabi has been on a delicious New Orleans bender, and that train is still rolling. As Hanabi gets set to head out to New Orleans, he decided that since it’s going to be a calorie bust, he might as well get into some salad. Healthy, green salad. There are good salads, and there are bad salads. Hanabi wants you to eat more good salads. By the way, the best salad is the salad Nicoise. Yes, it’s better than a Cobb salad, and is slightly better than a Caesar salad. Of note, Hanabi means the actual Caesar salad made the proper way with raw yolks table-side, and not that ridiculous cream based dressing that passes for Caesar dressing. Oh, and it has to have the anchovies too. Since we’re talking Salad, Hanabi had a Chef’s salad at the Standard in New Orleans. The Chef’s salad is pretty good, still not up to a Nicoise though. Nothing goers better with a salad than a Sazerac. Remember that.
Post Halloween spookiness!!!! DJ Drew delivers the ghoulish tunes on his Sunday Show only on BTR
ROBYN ASTRID – I found out about Robyn’s music via local legend Richard Shashamane’s excellent, on which he puts up photos and videos from the 4-5 local gigs that he goes to every night of the week here in Norwich. I often rely on his site for informing me about new local bands and artists that I don’t yet know about, and Robyn was one of them. Thanks Richard, and thanks Robyn! And don’t forget Dan on trumpet! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane are joined by Samantha Spoto to chat about grammar and online dating. Then, the three analyze what the number of sexual partners we’ve had says about us. The show wraps with an in-depth discussion between Molly and Dane regarding the three most recent episodes of FXX’s ‘You’re the Worst.’
This week we review the Patrick Brice horror film “Creep” just in time for Halloween!
Happy Halloween!!! I’ve put together a very spooky Halloween show for you today. If you want the type of sexy costume Halloween, then this show is not for you. If you want a creepy, spooky, are spirits real kind of Halloween, then you’re definitely going to want to put this on on your party. We’ve got songs like Killr Punx, Scary Demons, Blood Runs, and the very Halloween Chicken Shit. So let’s get spooky, today on BTR!
Wet Nurse is a garage pop band from Orlando, Florida. Their music lands in the fast/short/catchy realm, and takes things even further with the secret weapon of Nina and Susana Chaplin’s dual lead vocals. You really can’t do better than sibling harmonies — the Chaplins even remind us a bit of the Deal sisters, with their pleasing slight-raspiness. Musically, the band draws on surf, punk, and pop, all wrapped up with a nod to the 90s alt-rock that makes it feel just right. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to rip it up and chat with guest host Travis Harrison.
It’s the ROCK SHOW! And you know it is… New Joanna Newsom (!!), Pure Bathing Culture, Mantles, and, like, SO much other good ones. It’s fun, it rocks, but it won’t upset you! It’s just right!
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.
Coneheads. Misfits. Unicorns. Jameses. Songs: Ohia. Keith Hudson. FNU Clone. TV Ghost. Destruction Unit. And more…
Eat Skull. $3.33. Gnoomes. The Lavender Flue. Barnaby Carter. Guerilla Toss. Lambchop. Flatbush Zombies. And more…
What is it that drives people to put themselves in frightening situations? Why do we enjoy being scared?
Bay Area Live goes on the road! I’m on tour with my band Face Tat, and while I was traveling through the Pacific Northwest, I recorded some of the killer bands I was playing with. I caught up with Kid In The Attic, a Brooklyn band, in Portland, Oregon. Gazelles played their hometown of Eugene, OR and I was lucky enough to catch that too. All that and more on this edition of Bay Area Live!
This week we check in with UK fashion blogger and journalist Emma, author behind the Cosmopolitan partnered blog What Emma Did!
BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz talk with passersby in NYC’s Madison Square Park about the most mysterious and unexplainable events in their lives.
The Thursday Show for October 29 brings you brand new music by Joanna Newsom. She released her fourth studio album, Divers, last Friday. I’ll also play a track off of Son Little’s latest, self-titled full length, plus a lot more to get you going on your Thursday!
Today Patrick K drops in to talk Halloween and help intro a set of songs that have one thing in common – organ, as it seems to be the most Halloweeny instrument…
It’s a delightfully weird Wednesday again here on BTR. I’m really digging the new album from German soundscape creators Phantom Horse, so we’re leading off with them today. We visit some old favorites like Sharon Van Etten and some really, really old favorite like Sufan’s Stevens’ title track from Enjoy Your Rabbit. So make sure to stay tuned!
Wow! I can’t believe it. One full set of heavy punk and punk-based rock! Followed by one full set of idiosyncratic pop and pop-based rock music! It’s a lot of fun. Great new tunes from Beating Chain, Odd Hope, Terry, and so many more!
The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Gowanus, Brooklyn, aims to present death and other morbid subjects in a beautiful and welcoming context, in order to get people to rethink any negative views they might hold on the topics. BreakThruTV’s Johanna Botta tours the museum with the its creative director, Joanna Ebenstein, and checks out a phrenological death mask, post-mortem photographs, and a diaphonized stingray, among other things.
DJ Wynn continues sharing his A to Z’s of world music with M through P in this set. Music from Manu Chao, Nuru Kane, Olof Arnalds, and Peter King.
Midweek on BTR starts with DJRePete! Tune in for info on the Liverpool Music Week going on now, as well as a modern pop opera going on at BAM next month with Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond. Also, hit up seasonally appropriate tracks from Standfast and Jumbling Towers. And as Halloween approaches this weekend, DJRePete musically gets you into the spirit with a creeptastic set including Johan Agebjörn and Sarah Kirkland Snider. That’s your Wednesday lead off mix on BTR!
This week, Jason’s flying solo, and is licensed to thrill you with some great new toons by Calibro 35, Grace Love, Orgone, The Milk, Emma Donovan and Geno Washington, and some classics by the likes of Camille Lil Bob and Sharon Jones. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Janie Price is an English/Irish musician who performs as Bird. Her sweet, synth-laden pop music is often centered around her main instrument, the cello, along with her voice. She stopped by the studio to share some songs and talk about how the process for each album has evolved, the latest of which was produced with Chris Kimsey (known for his work with the Rolling Stones).
Get ready for 90-minutes of great tunes on BTR this Tuesday!
Today I read aloud a conversation with Hypoluxo (which you can read yourself right here on BTR) and play some songs of theirs. Plus new music from The Lavender Flue and $3.33
This week I give you my top five most mysterious places in the world, then we chat with Denise, founder of a tour company that plans mystery vacations!
Comedian Maeve Higgins shares her opinions on the differences between who current home of NYC and her previous home of London, as well as which she prefers.
New music from The Orange Peels, Froth, Flo Morrissey, Will Butler, CHVRCHES, Blood Orange and more
On the current state of pop music and revisiting the golden age of the ‘80s.
This week Hanabi gives us the dirt on his trip to New Orleans. Let’s get Cafe Du Monde right out of the way. It’s truly an amazing place in which $5 gets you instant gratification. A chicory coffee and plate of fresh beignets is really all you need. Open 24 hours too! As Hanabi is wont to do, he visited an Izakaya for a fresh take on octopus. It took him awhile to eat it but it was worth it. He went to the famed Lafitte’s Blacksmith and saw a cop on horseback stroll up and order a drink. Speaking of drinks, he sampled LA 31’s Biere Noir. He stuck around the French Quarter, but that place is loaded with places to eat and drink and just see weird things in general. Oh, Hanabi will be there over halloween and Day of the Dead so there will be more to report.
Dig in this Sunday with an awesome 90 min long mix from DJ Drew on BTR
Welcome to another edition of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. Thanks for joining me, DJ Moguls, here at Break Thru Radio. I’m very excited to bring you some tracks off of the debut release from Mr. Sun. Their first album together as a group, these guys have been around the scene for a while. Darol Anger leads Joe Walsh, Grant Gordy and Ethan Lodziewicz in creating bluegrass, jazz and contemporary classically themed vibrations. On this hour you’ll also hear Berachah Valleyand After The Rodeo! Scroll down through the playlist for details and tourdates. PS Killington is open and ready for skiing!
BALD WIFE – I saw this band play a storming set to a packed crowd at The Playhouse Bar in Norwich recently, and simply had to book them for a session. And here it is. BIG, bangy drums, played by a big, bangy drummer, sludgy guitar played through a bass amp, and growly disgruntled vocals. What’s not to like?
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane feature a full show of Relationships in the Digital Age segments. The first segment covers relationship problems caused by social media. Then, the pair delves into revenge porn and what PornHub is doing to combat it. The show wraps with an analysis of the recent Twitter scandal surrounding IHOP’s insensitive and offensive tweets.
We review James Ponsoldt’s new film about the tragic life of writer David Foster Wallace called “The End of the Tour,” starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg
It’s probably the last week all in 2015 (and a good portion of 2016) that we’re going to see 70 degrees, so I put together a nice, breezy playlist in celebration. We’ve got a lot of electronic sounds on the show today that are perfect to space out to while you’re taking a walk enjoying what’s left of the not-terrible weather! And as always, don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and Sound Cloud!
Lots of nice good stuff this week. I’m so excited to play for you new music from The Mantles, Burnt Ones, Pure Bathing Culture, and so many more! I love The Mantles!!
Join me this week for a conversation with Jenny Wu, an architect with Oyler Wu Collaborative and designer behind a new line of jewelry called LACE. Jenny’s beautifully intricate necklaces, earrings and rings have incredible drama and delicacy, and are created entirely through the process of 3-D printing. On today’s show, Jenny talks about the shared aesthetic and approach to design between her architecture and LACE pieces, the innovation 3-D print technologies are bringing to every field and industry, the materials and process she uses to create LACE, and more.
Jonah Parzen-Johnson is a Brooklyn-based experimental folk musician, previously seen on BTR leading the afrobeat group, Zongo Junction. Utilizing a baritone saxophone and analog synth, he uses circular breathing to craft his very unique style of indie and folk-inspired solo work.
The Lavender Flue. Goggs. Nagual. The Mantles. Sporting Life. Palberta. Palm. King Cyst. Ratking. And more…
Tall Black Guy and Danced Til Midnight. Myke Bogan. Dark Twaine. The Ghost Ease. Timothy.J.Elliott. Sunbyrn. Oneohtrix Point Never. And more…
Today we explore the dynamics in some of the breeding grounds of fear and how we can shed light on mitigating the fear as we watch the horrific news of the day.
This week we catch up with Scotland-based blogger Lisa-Marie Ferla, author behind Last Year’s Girl!
Whether it’s created by the media, dark secrets, the great unknown, or our own selves, in one way or another fear permeates all of our lives. Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz take to NYC’s Madison Square Park to ask people about their biggest fears and what they can do to face them.
The Thursday Mix for October 22, 2015 kicks off with Son Little’s first full-length album via Anti Records. We did a session with him this past March during SXSW. You can find the link in my playlist. You’ll also hear from Claptone, Alix Williams, Sego and more! Stay tuned.
Today DJ Patrick K drops in to report on the new and long-awaited Steam Controller. Plus new music from Gnoomes and The Mantles
This week we’re going back to the classic format– one set of bedroom “rock” and one set of bedroom “pop,” and everything in between! It’s a real laugh-a-minute thrill ride featuring new hit records from Dicktations, Worst Boys, Ray Daisies, and so much more!
BTRtv’s Chelsea White visits Brooklyn Brew for a lesson on making cider with the company’s founders, Erica Shea and Stephen Valand!
Wynn continues his flight through the A to Z’s of world music with Issa Bagayogo, Jorge Ben Jor, Konono No.1, and Lila Downs.
BTR starts off by breakin’ thru to the future on this Back to the Future Day with an appropriate mix in homage to 2015, the films, and the future. Hit new tracks by Vundabar and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Plus, electronica with The Blow, Hot Chip, and Electrolightz as well as back-in-time alt throwbacks from The Apples In Stereo, The Futureheads, and a Delorean. Also in the mix, festival news for The Drums as they help kick off festival season in Melbourne Australia. And the band Diehard pines for a Back to the Future IV. Go back in time with DJRePete to start your Wednesday on BTR!
This week, Jason & Gemma play the hits, including new stuff from The Limboos, and The Excitements. Also, some excellent stories from Gemma about cliffs, rocks, the wild, wild sea, and that kind of thing.
Kagoule is a band of three teenagers from Nottingham, Great Britain. Growing up as friends and bandmates, the trio has a special chemistry that fuels their creative forces, from their 90s alt-rock sound to the artwork and visual approach of everything they do. Full of spot-on dynamics and verse-chorus-verse turns to make Dinosaur Jr, Smashing Pumpkins, and Pixies fans take notice, the band is poised to bring their big sound, which is already making waves in their home country, to the U.S. in a big way.
90-mintues of tunes with your host DJ Emily. The perfect compliment to your Tuesday.
Today I read aloud a conversation with Illa J and play music off his new, self-titled album. Also, beats from Potatohead People
This week tune in for the five creepiest places on Earth! Then we chat with freelance writer Vera Marie Badertscher, creator of A Traveler’s Library!
Julien Baker is from Memphis, Tennessee, and currently in school at MTSU. Regionally, she may be better known as a member of the punk-influenced indie band, Forrister, though in recent months her solo work has caught the attention of the national music press. What makes her stuff stick — beyond an undeniably great voice — is the way she effortlessly spins heart-wrenching, brutally honest, confessional lyrics over sweetly melodic, looped guitar. Without much more than a few songs floating around to hear, she’s managed to captivate more than a few new fans, ahead of the release of her full recorded debut. Here, she performs “Sprained Ankle,” the title track from her debut album which will be released October 23 on 6131 Records, recorded during her recent visit to BTR Live Studio.
New music from Sego, Editors, CHVRCHES, and Gang Signs.
On raising a son while rocking the bass and the benefits of taking your time.
Yeah! It’s time for another round of hot Japanese sonic madness with lyrics you totally can’t understand so there’s a high probability that they are in fact talking about you.
This week Hanabi both hits the road and aspirates to hit the road. First Hanabi explores some of the most ubiquitous British comfort foods starting with the venerable savory pie at Mother Mash near Caraby St. and Harry’s cafe de Wheels in Sydney. Yes, Hanabi is well aware that Sydney is not a part of the UK, but the culinary traditions persist. Hanabi also discusses the jewel in the crown otherwise known as the full English breakfast. Hanabi is currently in New Orleans and that is basically a show unto itself with all that food. Hanabi does enjoy going off the beaten path to try local, budget friendly haunts so check out his visit to Verti-Marte in NOLA for a little po’ boy sandwich and a crawfish beignet.
DJ Drew’s Sunday Show jam packed with tasty tunes…..dig in!
FEDERAL TELE – I’m not very good with keeping up with all the latest hot genres, but I guess you’d describe this as post-rock. And it really does rock! And it posts a little bit too! So, that’s both bases covered there. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss surprising statistics about sex. Then, the pair delves into the importance of selfies for young women in response to a Huffington Post article. The show wraps with an in-depth conversation about The CW’s new show, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.’
We review Ridley Scott’s new movie ‘The Martian’ starring Matt Damon and talk about our favorite friendship-based movies
Welcome to Bitch Talk With Brooke, a new series featuring Brooke Comegys letting loose on topics she has strong opinions about. In this first episode, Brooke talks about her time as a waitress in New York City. Follow Brooke on Twitter and Instagram.
Happy CMJ week everyone! BTR had our awesome party on Wednesday, but I hope you’ve been going to amazing shows in NYC all week. We’re keeping the great music going on the show today with tracks from Here We Go Magic, Wand, and Oberhofer, plus a gajillion more bands. Ok, maybe not a gajillion, but at least 18! And don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
Keepin’ the ROCK SHOW dream alive here on BTR. Forget all those other shows that promise you ROCK! This here’s your best bet for the real stuff!
It’s October and the sun is still shining! So make the most of this apparent Indian Summer and chill with Sinista as we play some dope UK Hip Hop. There is no Stark Note this month due to a studio relocation, but he will be back very soon. While Stark Note might be absent the heavy UK Hip Hop is not! Dirty Dike’s latest offering “Sucking Prawns In the Moonlight” Is the Album Of The Month, plus there is brand new music from the likes, Ray Vendetta, Stig Of The Dump, Holly Flo Lightly and many more. Hope you enjoy!
Between NYFW and last Sunday’s Oscars, the fashion world has been saturated with glamour over the last couple weeks – but nothing compares with the mind-bogglingly intricate work of Minnesota-based bead collector and designer Gail Be. What started as a handful of classes in beaded jewelry grew quickly into a lifelong passion for beadwork, and eventually manifested in the stunning, full-length, all-bead garments that Gail creates today. Lady Gaga wore one of her designs on the cover of “Cheek to Cheek,” her recent collaboration album with Tony Bennett, but its Gail’s latest project that has been turning heads all over the globe: Fantasy, the world’s largest beaded wedding gown. Join us today as Gail shares the incredible story behind her work, the process of building Fantasy, her passion for vintage beads, and her plans for new designs.
Gato Loco is an instant party — a wild, instrumental explosion of horns and beats harnessed into an avant-garde “psycho-mambo” group with a dizzying array of influences, pulling from jazz, rock, and latin sounds and grooves. The whole New York-based crew of Stefan Zeniuk (tenor & bass saxes), Tim Vaughn (trombone), Joe Exley (tuba), Lilly Maase (guitars), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass), Kevin Garcia (drums), and Rich Stein (percussion) crammed into the studio at Serious Business Music to blow it out and chat with Maia about how their memorable sound got to where it is now.
Palehound. Sunflower Bean. FlyLo. Egglub. Meow The Jewels. Palberta. Tree + Crack. Iglooghost. Moon Duo. Guerilla Toss. And more…
Guerilla Toss. Yowler. Hypoluxo. Juan el Alto. White Reaper. lee (asano+ryuhei). Wavelengths. Krill. Damaged Bug. And more…
This episode we explore these various bonds and ask how they facilitate a sense of peace in our lives.
This week we are getting stylish with Rosalia-Marie, Vancouver based fashion blogger and author behind!
BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City about how they form and maintain bonds with the people around them, as well as how those bonds help people to get through the good and bad times in their lives.
The Thursday Show for October 15, 2015 brings you new tunes by Here We Go Magic, Luke Temple’s electronic side-project. You’ll also hear tracks from Small Black. The Brooklyn outfit will release their third studio album, Best Blues, via Jagjaguwar, tomorrow (10/16). Also, stay tuned for CHVRCHES, Ms. John Soda, Flavor Waster and more!
Today I talk about all the fantastic bands playing BTR’s CMJ showcase at the Cake Shop in New York City TODAY YOOOO we got Worriers, Diet Cig, The Ghost Ease, Palehound, Sweet Spirit, Beverly and Gramma’s Boyfriend yall
Welcome to another edition of God Bless Weirdmerica, where we dissect exactly what “weird” means. Pretty much where music is concerned, anything that defies genre. More specifically, we play New Weird America music and all of its relatives. That’s why on today’s show we’re playing everything from the spectacularly weird Ero Gray to the nearly normal Mercury Rev. Make sure to stay tuned and check it all out!
This is just a good, old-fashioned chill-out set… The chill is beginning to set in the air, so I figured it was appropriate. You will love to hear these songs from Walking Trails, Peter Gutteridge, Brenda Ray, and more!
Johanna Botta gets a lesson on how to properly push some biscuits from Jonathan Schnapp, owner of the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club.
DJ Wynn goes from E- H in his world music library. This mix features music from Elis, Regina, Fela Kuti, Gal Costa, and Helado Negro.
CMJ is upon us!! DJRePete is spinning a mix exclusively comprised of artists playing the New York festival to help you plan your route or live vicariously. Hit up brand new alt with Mercury Rev and Sleep Thieves. Plus, rock with Ex Hex and Iceland band Mammút, electronica crossover with Line & Circle and Eternal Summers, and trippy goodness with Michael Rault and Shayfer James. Join the BTR team including DJRePete in Manhattan and Brooklyn this week in our music discovery quest at CMJ!
This week, Jason & Gemma discuss at least 85% of the important issues of the day, and maybe even less! Also, they find time to play you the hits, including new stuff from The Limboos, and The Excitements. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Air Waves is the long-running musical outlet for New York’s Nicole Schneit. With a five year gap between records, Air Waves has finally returned with a solid set of pop-leaning indie rock and a fresh band (featuring members of Hospitality). The group came by to play some tunes and chat with Maia about taking a break and then getting back into it, plus Nicole shares some useful advice for musicians.
90-minutes of music for your Tuesday. Join in for some great tunes alongside your host, DJ Emily!
Today I talk about Hypoluxo and Palehound and play music from both. Then I read aloud an interview with reigning BTR Tune Up artist Animal Flag.
This week i give you the five coolest places to dine in the world, then chat with expert travel hacker Clint Johnston, author behind the popular!
The sharply dressed and sharp witted Colin Burgess pays a visit to Spit Take Comedy to chat with George about his unusually tiny baby and what he is and isn’t willing to put on his pee pee. Though the episode ends on a positive note, a heated argument breaks out between Colin and George that adds a bit of draaaaaaama to the proceedings.
New music from Ms. John Soda, Introverted Dancefloor, Strange Talk, and Small Black.
Perfection in the studio with lifelong friends
BTR Eatopia: Mobile Week Edition
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
THE EXTONS – Tonight ladels and jellyspoons, we have for you a great little band from Kings Lynn, called The Extons. They were recommended to be by my glamorous assistant, Conor Etteridge, and he was jolly well right; they’re excellent! Have a listen! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane analyze the relationship between Lindsay and Edgar on FXX’s You’re the Worst. Then, the pair chats about how to make friends as adults. The show wraps with an in-depth discussion about Nancy Meyers’ films, her career, and what she thinks about women in the film industry.
We review the new Boston gangster film ‘Black Mass’ starring Johnny Depp and talk about the best tech-based movies
It’s an exciting show today! First, we’ve got all new songs. Second, there’s an amazing contest going on tomorrow that you’ll have to take a listen to hear about. I particularly like the new tracks from Wand, Saintseneca, and Princess Century. All that, and make sure to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest and SoundCloud!
Hello and welcome to the ROCK SHOW on BTR! It’s a very exciting time here at BTR, for our FREE CMJ show is coming up next week! Check out tunes in this week’s set from bands that are playing– including Gramma’s Boyfriend, Worriers, and Beverly! Plus so many more good tunes… It’s good!
What if you could wear your favorite yoga pants to work, and still look beautifully polished, professional, and commanding? That’s exactly what Lisa Sun, founder and CEO of Project Gravitas, has set out to do with her new line of women’s wear. Not only are Project Gravitas pieces comfortable and well-constructed classics, the designs are created with a variety of body shapes and sizes in mind. (Imagine that! A line of clothes for women, actually *designed* for more than one woman!)
Mal Blum is a New York-based musician who crafts excellent, revealing narrative-driven pop songs that tend to be endearingly sentimental. There’s punk, anti-folk, and folk vibes in every word, whether the performance is solo or with a full band. In whichever form, Mal Blum (the person or band) is a special joy to be around and listen to — not to mention, usually pretty hilarious. They brought the full band experience to Serious Business Music for this episode of BTR Live Studio.
Illa J. Gemma. Maxo. Mick Jenkins. Iglooghost. The Coneheads. TheeSatisfaction. Meow The Jewels. Cass McCombs. And more…
Illa J. Tree. Ahnnu. Zula. Mozaic. Sheera. Leapling. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib. Meow The Jewels. Friendzone. And more…
Today’s podcast speaks with experts who are mobilizing action to discover unknowns in fields from astronomy to forensic anthropology.
This week we chat with freelance Chicago-based journalist Robert Loerzel, author behind the music blog The Underground Bee.
Technology continues to mobilize various aspects of our personal and professional lives. In this week’s Pulse, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City about the effects of this mobilization on their own lives.
The Thursday Mix for October 8 brings you new tunes by Wana, a band on one of my favorite labels, Drag City. You’ll also hear from The Mae Trio, a group out of Melbourne, Australia and LA Band Stoney Spring. You’ll also hear new music from an old favorite band of mine, K’s Choice! The band formed in 1994 in Antwerp Belgium. I will be playing a song off of their latest and sixth studio album, The Phantom Cowboy.
Today I read aloud a conversation w/ Illa J and play songs off his new self-titled LP. Plus new music from lee (asano+ryuhei)!
This week we look back at some indiepop favorites from bygone eras. Look forward to timeless hits from The No-No’s, Elf Power, Mirah, The Lucksmiths, and of course lots of Rose Melberg tunes. This is why we’re the #1 program on BTR you’ll NEVER hear about on our Facebook page!
Arrogant Swine is a BBQ joint in Bushwick, Brooklyn. BTRtv’s Chelsea White visited the self-proclaimed “Church of Pork” to speak with proprietor and pit-master Tyson Ho about what makes Carolina-style BBQ so unique and to sample some of their whole-pig fare, ketchup-based slaw, and their mac and cheese waffle.
DJ Wynn is sharing world music from A through Z. This mix is A through D and features Amadou & Mariam, Balkan Beat Box, Cesaria Evora, and Dele Sosimi.
DJRePete kicks off your Wednesday on BTR with some high energy pop alt from Destroyer! Also, find out how to best keep tabs with BTR during CMJ coverage next week as well as where to tune in to plan your musical route. Plus, a wistful ballad by Soda Shop, trippy goodness with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and punk with Joanna Gruesome. And don’t miss album news from the culture mashup band Delhi 2 Dublin. DJRePete’s got your midweek fix on BTR!
This week, Jason cooks up a soul omelette, using flower, sugar, grease, buffalo wings, all dapped into a bowl, of, erm, flavour? Yeah, that sounds fine. Basically, what I’m trying to tell ya, is that there’s lots of great music on today’s show. OK? Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Worriers is a Brooklyn-based punk band featuring an ever-evolving cast of collaborators that revolves largely around the songwriting, vocals, and guitar work of Lauren Denitzio, formerly of The Measure [sa]. Currently on the road to promote their most recent full-length, produced by Laura Jane Grace (of Against Me!) and put out by New Jersey’s Don Giovanni Records, the group stopped by Serious Business Music to play some of their fiercely honest and super catchy songs.
90-minutes of music for your Tuesday. Join in for some great tunes alongside your host, DJ Emily!
Today I read aloud conversations w/ Tall Juan and Juan Wauters and play music from both
This week we talk about what to expect when you’re getting ready for a big trip (or any other huge life change), plus chat with professional skydiver Mike Burgess!
Ryan Camenzuli, aka Zuli, is already ahead of the game at just 22 years old. Beyond being a skilled musician and songwriter, the NYC-based artist had a bit of luck early on, benefiting from a relationship with a member of his favorite band, Akron/Family. Zuli admittedly wears his influences on his sleeve, and so folk, experimental, and psych-pop touches stemming from A/F, Animal Collective, and the like shine through in his own music. We caught up with Zuli (the band) at a friend’s apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn, for this intimate acoustic performance.
This spooky mix from DJ Wynn features booming thunderclaps from The Dap Kings, Viet Cong with the stench of Death, Land Lines tearing you asunder, and Thee Oh Sees with big bad intentions.
On touring with The War on Drugs and the democracy of songwriting
Hanabi likes to wade knee deep in controversy and nothing seems to stir up culinary controversy right now like 16-year old chef Flynn McGarry. If you’re not too familiar with him, he’s a young kid trying to operate in a grizzled, often ego-centric 30-something’s world, and seemingly unapologetically. Say what you will about earning your stripes through blood, sweat and tears as the idiom goes, but sometimes there’s someone half your age, who for no reason even they can explain, can just do it better than you without even trying. But, if I’m Japanese ramen chef Shouichi Fujimaki who charges $120 a bowl for his ramen, I’m probably not going to be too worried yet by Hanabi’s foray into cooking up his own shio ramen. from scratch. Okay, I’d be a little worried. He even throws down a little gyoza in soup to show off a bit. In keeping with a little Japanese theme, Insane Dane visited New York institution Hatsuhanna for a really well presented sashimi bento-box called The Box of Dreams. he also visits Swine for a little after-work imbibing.
Sunday in Rock-tober! Let’s do this! DJ Drew’s Sunday show only on BTR
THE SOUND OF SIGHT – Been wanting to book Sound Of Sight for a long time. Since they played as a trio at an Old School Studios private party a while back. As you can hear with your very own ears, this was a fun one. Although, I did have to edit out about 15 minutes of chithcat between the songs, haha! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane start off by discussing five ways people might be slut-shaming women. Then, the pair delves into the debate over Justin Bieber’s most recent hit, “What Do You Mean?” and whether or not the song condones rape or promotes consent. The show wraps with the hosts joined by Samantha Spoto and the three chat about friendships and work relationships.
We review M. Night Shyamalan’s new thriller ‘The Visit’ and talk about ten movies that are supposed to be good but really suck
It’s the first Saturday in October, and we’re still serving up great music here on BTR! The fall sweater weather is in full force- it’s a great time to walk around with your headphones in and your sweater zipped all the way up. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this playlist on that walk! And when you get home, don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud!
It’s POP Week here on BTR, but this ain’t no POP show… This ain’t no country club either… This is L.A.!
It’s Pop Week here on BTR, and who better to feature on today’s show than Leesa Evans, stylist and costume designer behind such pop culture comedy classics as Bridesmaids, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, This Is 40, Trainwreck, and the upcoming Zoolander 2? Not only is Leesa a talented stylist and costumer designer, she is a totally lovely person who was an absolute delight to speak with! Leesa has some wonderfully thoughtful, insightful things to say about the process of costume design and cultivating style, so join us as she shares a bit about her experiences. You’ll hear from Leesa about what she learned as the daughter of a fashion designer, the joy she takes in the collaborative nature of costume design, some of the nuanced details and decisions that go into a film’s overall style, dressing the lovely ladies of Bridesmaids, her own go-to Halloween costume, and more! And for my parting playlist: a mix featuring some of my favorite pop tracks from recent years, including songs from Lia Ices, Sylvan Esso and The Mynabirds. Come join the pop fashion fun with Leesa Evans on BTR’s Sew & Tell!
Good Old War found a great shortcut to a solid band name: combining elements of the three founding members’ names (Goodwin, Arnold, and Schwartz). Now a duo, the Philadelphia-based band excels in the sort of foot stompin’, clappin’-n-hollerin’ indie pop that’s been growing in popularity in recent years, and are known for their rousing live shows. The guys stopped by Serious Business Music to play some tunes and chat with Maia.
Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens. Homeboy Sandman. Julia Holter. Meow The Jewels. Andy Stott. And more…
Erick the Architect. Sporting Life. Trance Farmers. Katie Dey. Zula. Wati Heru. Steve Hauschildt. Timothy.J.Elliott. And more…
We’re going to take a look at pop in its many forms, from popular philosophy to the popularity of the Maker Movement.
This week we catch up with Sally Vincent, author behind the blog Raining Sideways, where she chronicles her life running a farm in the English countryside!
Pop culture is a guilty pleasure most of us enjoy in one way or another, whether it’s catching up with the latest late night show or reading up on celebrity gossip. BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York about their favorite pop culture indulgence for this week’s Pulse.
The Thursday Mix for the very first day of October, 2015. Today, I’ll be playing brand new music by Alex G, Air Waves, Stoney Spring and Sleep Thieves. I will also be premiering a brand new tune from BTR favorites, Canadian outfit, Born Ruffians. The group formed in 2004 and will be releasing their fourth studio album, RUFF, tomorrow, October 2nd via Yep Roc.
Today I read aloud a conversation with Wand and play music off their new album 1000 Days. Plus new songs from both Palm and Gemma.
Keeping it nice and quiet this week with lots of ACOUSTIC music. Hits from all over, including show favorites like SE Rogie, Gino Bordin, and so many more. Be quiet, listen! OK?!
The Good Batch is a bakery in Brooklyn that specializes in making delicious and devilishly creative ice cream treats. The Clinton Hill staple is especially known for its signature Dutch stroopwafels and mouthwatering artisanal ice cream sandwiches. BTRtv’s Johanna Botta spoke with Founder and Head Pastry Chef Anna Gordon about the shop and sampled some wares.
Worldwide Hour: The Human Experience and AJ Davila
DJRePete closes out the month with the debut of the new album by Setting Sun, Nashville electronica via MYZICA, and apropos sweet ballads with Sweet Badoo. Also on the program, RePete revisits the live album by the Eels from the UK’s Royal Albert Hall, keeps tabs with Summer Camp and Little Boots, and gets lost in a track by Thee Oh Sees. Plus, zen out with a folk alt set complete with strings via Destroyer and The Ghoul Goes West. That’s your September finale with DJRePete on BTR!
This week, Jason drinks soup, or possibly tea, and guides you through the choppy waters of music, to a serene island that he likes to call, Seal Of Approval. We have new stuff from The Cactus Channel & The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, and lots of would-be classics. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Shana Cleveland is a Seattle-based musician, artist, and writer. A member of the band La Luz, she also records and performs her own music under the name Shana Cleveland and the Sandcastles. Her soft, mesmerizing vocal style and distinct acoustic guitar picking makes for both catchy and hypnotic folk songs. She stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO for an intimate solo performance, and to chat with Maia.
90-minutes of music for your Tuesday. Join in for some great tunes alongside your host, DJ Emily!
Today I read aloud interviews with Steve Hauschildt and The Winter Passing and play songs from both. Plus new music from vhvl!
This week we chat with Zach Schepis about his trip to Thailand!! Tune in for some of the best travel stories you’ll ever hear!
Comedian Dave Hill discusses his superfandom for Eddie Van Halen with George and how it put a dent in his wallet along with near-crippling discomfort in his feet.
New music from Bob Moses, Born Ruffians, Night Beds, and Air Waves.
One man’s musical journey from the streets of Brazil to the heart of Manhattan’s jazz community
This week it’s the FINAL SPORTS SHOW OF ALL TIME. That’s right—it all comes down to this, or some other sports cliché. For the last-ever show, we reminisce about the origins of the show, how we all met and were brought together and some of our favorite memories over the years.
Hanabi has been in a crazy pasta and dumplings mood lately. After thinking about how awesome Julia Child’s kitchen exhibit at the Smithsonian is, I decided to make an old favorite recipe of hers called Orecchiette con con Broccoli di Rape, or basically little ear pasta with broccoli rabe. It’s a simple dish, but it’s an amazing one-pot style dish that’s perfect for some Euro-style mid-week eating. Hanabi also said “I’m severely lacking in dumplings this week” and headed out to a favorite hole in the wall Chinese dumpling spot called Kingdom of Dumplings where their xiaolongbao rules over all other dumpling kingdoms. Not to be outdone Hanabi made some dim sum called beef cakes and karaage which is a great combo if I do say so myself. Don’t sleep on Destihl Brewery and their Rye Wine Ale either. Insane Dane is all about that pear nectar margarita because he’s not letting go of summer at Dish + Drink.
End of Sept tunes hand picked by DJ Drew on his weekly Sunday Show only on BTR
Welcome to another edition of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. Thanks for joining me, DJ Moguls, here at Break Thru Radio. On this hour you’ll hear Hot Rize, The Lonesome Trio, Alison Brown and Archie Fisher. And guess what, three out of four are out on tour right now! Scroll down through the playlist for tour dates. Thanks for joining us here at BTR!
DUM DEE & THE GOONS – It took a while to sort this session out, but we persisted, and eventually found an evening that the band and I could both be at the studio at the same time. I feel that that is the secret behind this session.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss the aspects of a date that guys feel awkward about in response to a article. Then, the pair delves into an Anna Breslaw story about Manic Pixie Dream Boys. The show wraps with an analysis of the first two episodes of the latest ‘You’re the Worst’ season.
We review the harrowing disaster movie ‘Everest’ and talk about our top ten favorite movies to watch when we’re feeling stressed
It’s a good one today! Air Waves has a new album it- it’s a little bit bigger than Dungeon Dots, but still definitely all her, and we’re playing a track from it today that features one of my favorite Baltimoreans, Jana Hunter. Plus, new tracks from Setting Sun and up-and-comer Alex G. And don’t forget to head on over to Facebook and give BTR a like! Happy listening!
It’s already fall, who knew? Check out this killer grab-bag of rock and non-rock music alike… New stuff from Alex G, Air Waves, Mike Krol, and more! Guaranteed hits left and right. Have fun!
Stressed about style? This week’s guest is here to help! George Brescia is a celebrity stylist, red carpet critic, media fashion expert, and author of the recently published Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life: Because You Can’t Go Naked, a guide to complete personal transformation through your closet. Join us today as George talks about his fashion career, the role of a stylist, some guidelines for looking great on or off the red carpet, a few of his favorite looks from Sunday’s Emmy Awards, his own go-to style staple for fall fashion, and more. Plus, I’ve got a great mix of music featuring songs from Florida’s Surfer Blood, experimental art pop diva My Brightest Diamond, and up-and-coming Wisconsinites PHOX. So stick around and unwind in style, with George Brescia on BTR’s Sew & Tell!
Will Sprott is a musician with a memorable voice and songwriting style. Whether it be with his previous project, The Mumlers, or his current solo effort, there’s a timeless quality to his work. Originally from San Jose, California, and currently based in Seattle, there’s a sort of melancholy paired with sunny, West Coast vibes to Sprott’s tunes. He stopped by Serious Business in DUMBO, Brooklyn on his first solo tour (with La Luz) to share some tunes and talk about the project.
Sheer Mag. Sporting Life. Sela. Protomartyr. $3.33. DJ Paypal. Shakey Graves. Chester Watson. And more…
Myke Bogan. Chester Watson. Knxwledge. Sinkane. Thundercat. Rsmg. Run The Jewels. Amara Toure. Saun and Starr. And more…
Today we’ll be talking about some of the common stresses that we face and some alternative methods to alleviate them.
It’s been a great summer. Bay Area Live got rocked by Parae and Soft Lions and got loud and sweaty with metal bands like Walken, With Our Arms To The Sun, and Giant Squid. Check it all out right here, right now.
This week we’re chatting with yoga instructor Ruben Vasquez about how to be present, author behind Yoga Is Being Present.
New York is thought of as a place where anything is possible. But in such a fast-paced environment, with everyone rushing to make it out on top, does the opportunity come with a price? BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people at New York City’s Madison Square Park about the things that stress them out most about living in NYC and what they do to relax.
The Thursday Mix for 9/24/15 brings you brand new tunes by Martin Courtesy, Doe Paoro, Soren Bryce, Baio and more! You’ll also hear from one of my new favorite artists, Steven A. Clark. Clark lives in Miami-by-way of Fayetteville and Little Rock. His latest album, The Lonely Roller, is out now via Secretly Canadian.
Today I read aloud a lengthy conversation with Myke Bogan and play music off his new album Casino Carpet
Happy Wednesday! We’re taking it back a little old school today and playing some Neutral Milk Hotel and Jookabox back when he was Grampall Jookabox. We’ve also got exciting new tract Destroyer and Frog Eyes on the show, and I rehash a new favorite from Fenster. Don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Instagram, SoundCloud and Pinterest, too!
Hey, hey, hey, this week on Overnight Sensation we are moving back to more current affairs, playing mostly ALL-NEW songs from ALL-NEW records! And it’s all hits, too, so get ready to ROCK! We’ve got hard-rockin tunes from Hurry Up and ISS, soft-rockin tunes from Hair Perfect and Shindigs, and SO MUCH MORE besides! It’s almost too good.
Johanna Botta stopped by Barcade in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood to speak with the bar’s co-owner, Paul Kermizian. While there, she unleashed her inner child, playing Pac-Man and devouring a fried chicken and waffle sandwich, then washed it down with a craft beer from Barcade’s vast and rotating selection.
New music from Ariane Moffat, Petite Noir, and Taraf de Haidouks.
DJRePete is giving way to fall today on BTR, with an apropos autumn mix featuring throwbacks from Blitzen Trapper, The Head And The Heart, and Bon Iver. Hit up info on the ‘other BAM,’ a festival going on across the pond in Barcelona and featuring Saun & Starr. Plus, new soul with Ambrosia Parsley, Neko Case will make you yearn for outdoor fall concerts, and throwback populism with Bright Eyes. And for fun, DJRePete nominates arguably his favorite lyricless track of all time. You be the judge on this, your BTR Wednesday!
This week, Jason & Gemma give you a “Secret Special”. The idea being, that they don’t disclose any of the song titles or artistes to you, the listener. Unfortunately, the idea is foiled by being able to read the titles below, on your very screen. Oh well, it’s the thought that counts.
The Glazzies are the duo of Peter Landi and Dave Horn, based out of Sag Harbor, New York. With a heavy nod to fuzzy ’90s alt rock, their songs touch on grunge, psychedelic, and punk. Their love of the heavy, hooky style is so deep that they even had Dinosaur, Jr. drummer Murph play on their EP. The guys came by Serious Business in DUMBO to rock out and chat with Maia.
90-minutes of music for your Tuesday. Join in for some great tunes alongside your host, DJ Emily!
Today I read aloud interviews with Guerilla Toss and reigning BTR Tune Up Artist Ruckzuck. Plus a news update on Viet Cong…
This week we explore travel through history and chat with art historian Julika, author of the blog Sateless Suitcase! Plus I give you my top five most historically relevant world destinations!
Mesiko is the trio of Raquel Bell, David Marshall, and Ray Rizzo. Together, they make a beautiful, chaotic, psychedelic pop racket. We joined them in their Moose Lab studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for a very close encounter of the rock n’ roll kind.
New music from Battles, Diane Coffee, and Grandchildren.
The kind of rock and roll dolphins would make… if they could!
This week for Fall Week as the penultimate show we look back and revive some old features to see what—if anything—we’ve learned over the years. We also weigh in on the opening week of the NFL season as football hits the ground running us into Fall.
It’s fall week here at BTR, and along with autumn comes football. And by football I mean real, grid-iron football, not that soccer stuff that ends in a tie and people think that’s okay. So, Hanabi headed down to Santa Clara in the heart of Silicon Valley to check out the Minnesota Vikings taking on the San Francisco 49ers. The game was sloppy, but the food choices had some ups and downs as well. Check out the show to get all the dirt on the eats at Levi’s Stadium. Hanabi got lazy this week. You know you’re lazy when have sushi delivered. This is something you should never, ever do. Sushi shouldn’t even be available for delivery. If you want sushi, get up and go get it, freshly made in front of you. Otherwise order a pizza, which is perfect for delivery. Listen to Hanabi talk about the mistake he made in having Sushi Bella delivered. Insane Dane apparently wants to know more about Pumpkin Spice Lattes so he checked into it in a riveting piece for Dish + Drink. He also made some Steak Salad for you, and checked out Little Town Social so you don’t have to. Oh, and we’re super excited to play the new Battles album!
Don’t hate, but we may have snuck a Taiwanese band in this week. We occasionally like to keep people on their toes and guessing. Sometimes we get crazy and throw a K-Pop, or HK-Pop band in just for fun. Anyway, this week we thought you deserved some tracks from bands like Sour, also more from Kyoka and the cleverly named Young Juvenile Youth.
The Sunday Show with DJ Drew on BTR
ROPE STORE – If you like your music with a touch of soul, and if you like it crunchy, and a little bit drunk, then you’re in for a treat, of sorts! If you’re regular BTR listeners, then you may well know Gemma & I from the Seal Of Approval Show, which we co-host together. Rope Store is our other musical outlet. And along with with 6 other friends, we sometimes play shows. It sounds, a little something, like this..
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss the reasons why feminism may not be for everyone in response to this Thought Catalog piece. Then, the pair reads GLAAD’s report on LGBTs on television in 2015. The show wraps with an analysis of Sizzl, a bacon-themed dating app launched by Oscar Meyer.
We review the terrifying new Austrian revenge horror thriller ‘Goodnight Mommy’ and provide a list of the best Autumn flicks
I love a crisp September Saturday. A crisp walk in the park, wearing a sweater, listening to great music. It doesn’t get better than that. BTR can take care of one of those three things (the sweater and the weather are out of our hands). But we do promise great music. So make sure to check out the show, and after, head on over to Facebook to give us a like!
Hooppee, it’s the FALL! Well, not yet, but it sure feels like it if you walk outside. Actually, it’s kinda hot again, but a couple days ago, it sure felt like FALL! To commemortate the occasion, I have hand-picked a set of fall-time mood tunes, sure to get you in the mood for the impending FALL in temperatures!
It’s September, the autumn has arrived and Sinista & Stark Note return with a bag full of bangers to quell any of your post summer blues. This month is a classic show and we have dope tracks from yesteryear, music from the likes of Rodney P, Blade, Lowkey and many more. So put the kettle on and let the UK Hip Hop Show take you on a trip down memory lane…
On this week’s show, I’m joined by model Rebekah Marine, who walked in last weekend’s FTL Moda show during NYFW. Known as the “Bionic Model,” Rebekah was born without a right forearm. Now equipped with the newly developed i-limb quantum prosthetic arm, Rebekah has achieved the dream she held as a young girl: a career as a model. In addition to her modeling work, Rebekah is a spokesperson for the Lucky Fin Project, a non-profit that mentors individuals with upper limb differences, and the face of Touch Bionics, the creators of the i-limb quantum. Join us as Rebekah talks about her path into modeling, how she prepared for this week’s FTL Moda show, what makes the i-limb quantum unique, a few of her own fashion and beauty favorites, and more. Plus, I’ve got a playlist of indie music that will provide the perfect soundtrack to your pumpkin spice latte: you’ll hear songs from sister folk duo Lily & Madeleine, folk band Arc Iris, and singer-songwriters Marketa Irglova and Farao. So join us for an hour of groundbreaking fall fashion, with Rebekah Marine on BTR’s Sew & Tell!
PWR BTTM is the New York-based queer punk duo of Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce. Switching off between drums and guitar, the band’s latest release examines their experiences with queerness, gender, and adulthood while living upstate. Full of fun, fuzz, catchy melodies, and extreme finger-tapping, their songs are just too good to not love. They stopped by Serious Business to rock out, share some stories of songs, and to give Maia a fabulous makeover.
Shannon and the Clams. Pink Siifu. Celestial Shore. Saun and Starr. Katie Dey. Assad Khoury. The Mallard. And more…
Shannon and the Clams. Katie Dey. Sheer Mag. Royal Headache. Bitchin Bajas. Angel Olsen. Quelle Chris. And more…
This week we’re honoring one of our favorite seasons by talking with three distinct guests that pay homage to different interpretations of fall.
This week we chat with clinical herbologist and clinical nutritionalist Sarah Josey, owner of the Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary and creator of the blog of the same name.
It’s that time of year once again: the leaves are changing, school is back in session, and the pumpkins are rolling in. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz don their autumn jackets and take to Madison Square Park, where they ask people to talk about what they enjoy most about Fall in New York City.
The Thursday mix for September 17 brings you tons of new album releases by The Ghost Ease, Soda Shop, Steven A. Clark, Battles, Diane Coffee, Telekinesis and more! Also, stay tuned for a brand new track by The Sugarman 3, a group on one of my favorite Brooklyn-based soul labels, Daptone Records.
Today I read aloud a conversation with Shannon and the Clams and play music off their new album Gone By Dawn. Plus a taste of the new Tommy McCook reissue
Fall has fallen, and we are here to commemorate it with a nice, crisp set of neopsychpop tunes from the ages. Revel in the niceness and crispness of proven hits from bands like OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL, FLYING SAUCER ATTACK, and SCOTT DEADELUS, among so many others! Get that sweater on and get ready to ENJOY!
To celebrate autumn, BreakThruTV’s Lyndsey Rodrigues stopped in to a few New York City spots known for their popular fall flavors. She sat down with the owners of 12 Corners Cafe to discuss their pumpkin spice latte, visited Doughnuttery in Chelsea Market to sample some fall-inspired doughnuts and got the recipe for the Tin Star, a returning fall favorite at the Tippler, a bar under Chelsea Market.
Journey around the world with DJ Wynn and hear from Petite Noir (Cape Town), Gypsophilia (Halifax), and The Very Best (London/Malawi).
Energize your Wednesday start on BTR with DJRePete who’s spinning some power alt with Oberhoffer and the very 60s sounding Rope Store to start. Plus, addictive electronica with Fenster, melancholy alt via Alex G, and ballads from the likes of Frogs Eyes. More from the latest by Little Boots also in there, as well as some Of Montreal ahead of their show Friday at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Finally, in a blast from the past, Silicon conjures up visions of the long lost 90s dancing baby. That’s your midweek start on BTR!
This week, Jason is ever so relieved at the return of Gemma, who helps steer this musical ship through the murky waters of soul, funk, r&b, and some other rivers that link them.
The Black Lillies is an indie roots band from Knoxville, Tennessee, headed up by singer/songwriter/producer Cruz Contreras. Drawing on Americana, rock, country, gospel, and more, this hard-touring Appalachia-inspired group is ready to stomp their way into your head with their tight, catchy tunes. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some songs from their new, PledgeMusic crowd-funded record.
Get ready for a fantastic 90-minute set with your host, DJ Emily!
Today I read aloud conversations with Modern Merchant and Petite Noir and play music from both
This week I share my recent trip to the Connecticut shoreline with you including where to get the best lobster roll in the States, then we chat with Penny Sadler, Italy-lover and author behind the blog Adventures of a Carry On!
The delightful Maeve Higgins pays a visit to the Spit Take Comedy couch to discuss her prowess at pranks and strange voices. George also reveals Maeve’s amazing psychic abilities in a segment called “Does Maeve Higgins Have Psychic Powers?”
New music from Petite Noir, Diane Coffee, Farao, and a golden collection from Daptone Records.
On fusing together the worlds of math-rock and pop
This week for Open Week we hear about Kristy’s struggle to get past security at the US Open and her love for the tournament, welcome the NFL season with a string of football-related quick-hits and take a short quiz on the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
It’’s been hot in the city. Ridiculously hot. I live in this city to avoid the heat other cites get. Well, that and the food of course. Anyway, when the mercury gets to 90 in San Francisco which is just insane to even imagine if you’ve ever spent more than an hour here during the summer, I always seek something a bit colder than the outside air temperature. Ramen is right out so I move onto something in the dessert spectrum which some people may not know to much about. Of course I’m talking about ice cream. Like everything else here we have peeps who make it right. Bi-Rite is doing it right, as evidenced by the long lines they attract. Humphrey Slocombe is so good someone started a parody twitter account. But let’s not dawdle on those two ice cream giants. Instead, let’s get Taiwanese on it. More specifically, due huabing or shaved snow if you don’t want to butcher the name. This stuff is amazing, and weird rolled into onw. Like sweet green beans on your ice cream, then shaved snow is for you. Hanabi also went to check out some cajun cooking, specifically frog legs at Roux. He also has a little recipe for you too for some quick ginger ground pork and cabbage too. Kale and apricots? Ask Insane Dane about that one. More specifically the kale apricot smoothie.
The NFL Season starts this Sundays, and so do the tunes with DJ Drew!
13TH CHIME – This week’s band are the legendary UK goth band 13th Chime. They formed in Haverhill, UK in 1980, building up a HUGE following at their live shows, and releasing three fantastic singles over the next few years. All of those singles have recently been re-released, and they’re now in demand again all over the world, being offered shows in the USA, Russia, Poland, and all over Europe. They just played in Russia, and are in Poland in October, and I’m hoping they play soon in the UK, and for you in the USA.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss the benefits of having your coupled friends take over your Tinder account. Then, the pair chats about roommates and how the practice impacts Millennials. The show wraps with an analysis of why women are more likely to propose open relationships than men.
We review the new Beach Boys Brian Wilson biopic ‘Love and Mercy’ and share our top ten most mind opening movies!
Happy back to school! Everyone’s officially back to school now, right? Though there hasn’t been a full week for most? Well, even though we’re easing back into it, you deserve a treat, and that’s what this radio show is this Saturday. With great tracks from Waxahatchee, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, and Diane Coffee, you can’t miss out! And don’t forget to give BTR a like on Facebook!
It’s the WEEKEND! Time for some WEEKENDER ROCK, courtesy of the Rock Show, of course! Hits from Mike Krol, Sarah Baethe Nelsen, Diana Coffee, and so many more!
For BTR’s Open Week, Sew & Tell goes meta! I had the great opportunity to speak with Rob Sanchez and Pavan Bahl, two-thirds of the dynamic host trio behind Fashion Is Your Business, a great new podcast focused on the intersection of fashion, business and tech. In addition to hosting the weekly show, both men are entrepreneurs in the fashion field themselves: Rob just launched his own innovative menswear label, Ralph & Remington, while Pavan is the founder of a unique community and fashion/tech incubator called Open Source Fashion. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Rob and Pavan about their own individual projects, the development of Fashion Is Your Business, how the radio format can serve as a unique platform for fashion, a few of their own favorite fashion pieces, upcoming events and developments for Open Source Fashion and Ralph & Remington, and more! And in the mix I’ve got a great playlist of indie tracks for you, featuring new work from electro-pop artists like Painted Palms, Brika, and The Mynabirds. So open yourself up to the business of fashion, with Fashion Is Your Business on BTR’s Sew & Tell!
Lisa Alma is a producer, vocalist, and visual artist from Copenhagen, Denmark. Her synth-heavy, downtempo pop music, often accompanied by her own striking video work, tends toward introspection and melancholy, making it perhaps better suited for soundtracks than dance floors. She stopped by while in NYC working on new music, and shared a few songs and stories with Maia at Serious Business Music in DUMBO.
Erick the Architect. M. Sage. Gemma. BZ.KT. Timothy J. Elliott. Yowler. Women. lee (asano+ryuhei). Julian Lynch. Magik Markers. Tim Hecker. Ratking. And more…
Levantis. Gemma. Erick the Architect. Maxo. Graves. Charles Bradley. Vince Staples. Fred Thomas. Abhi//Dijon. Chad VanGaalen. And more…
We’re going to be exploring some of the ways that open sourcing and openness can provide more opportunities in the sectors of community politics and science.
This week we chat about the best tips for project management with expert Elizabeth Harrin, author of several books on the subject and the blog A Girl’s Guide To Project Management.
The open source movement is attempting to bring a level of transparency and democratic engagement not usually seen in government. BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis spoke with people in New York about their take on the concept of an open source city in the future.
The Thursday Show for September 10, 2015 brings you a brand new tune called “Sapokanikan” from Joanna Newsom’s forthcoming album, Divers. It will be released via Drag City on October 23, 2015. You’ll also hear songs from Silvertron Youth Choir, a trippy, experimental outfit from, you guessed it, Silverton, OR.
Today I read aloud a recent conversation with reigning BTR Tune Up artist Abdu Ali. Plus new music from Timothy J. Elliott and BZ KT
We’ve got a big one today! New albums from Destroyer and Frog Eyes means that we’ve got debuts from two of New Weird America’s heaviest hitters. It’s not a competition, but if it were, they’d both be winning as far as I’m concerned. We’ve also got new tunes from Panda Bear, BOTANY, and The Diamond Center for you today. And don’t forget to like BTR on Facebook!
This week on Overnight Sensation, we’re doing a LESS TALK, MORE ROCK POWER BLOCK HOUR OF ROCK! It’s an unbelievable parade of hits that you’re just not even going to believe… My God, where to start? We’ve got HITS from bands like ULTRASUAVE, GREAT PLAINS, The AUTOCOLLANTS, and so many more! Plus, a great new tune from the almighty PROTOMARTYR! Just listen to it already, you idiot!!
Located at 461 Court Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, Black Gold Records is your one-stop shop for vinyl, antiques, and a good ol’ cup of Joe. BTRtv’s Johanna Botta spoke with co-owners of the store, Jeff Ogiba and Sommer Santoro.
00:00 DJ Wynn 00:47 Are I here – Helado Negro 04:17 Ojos Que No Ven – Helado Negro 06:37 Akwaaba – Oy 09:48 Market Place – Oy 13:29 Devil – Soley 17:43 Aevintyr – Soley 20:59 Fyrirbo Yi – Obo 23:21 Rett eya Rangt – Obo 26:12 DJ Wynn 27:03 He Who Makes Bush Fires For Others – Kasai Allstars 38:29 The Dead Don’t Dance – Kasai Allstars 51:02 Es Verdad – Max Capote 53:59 Sin Mentirte – Max Capote 56:20 Estrenando – La Chiva Gantiva 60:00 Me Voy de Mi Cabeza – La Chiva Gantiva 63:49 DJ Wynn 64:39 IMF – Seun Kuti feat. M1 of Dead Prez 69:37 Finish Helado Negro Obo Kasai Allstars
DJRePete marks his own decade on the BTR airwaves with a self-indulgent mix of throwbacks from over the last 10 years. Tune in for power rock from Music Go Music, addictive folk with Here We Go Magic, and beats with TheSatisfcation. Plus, DJRePete revisits hip hop band The High Decibels, gets lost in a pair of lyricless tracks by Delicate Steve and Euphone, and semi-coins the genre alt soul through Joan As Policewoman. And hit up info on the One Eskimo animated experience with a message. As always, a solid mix to start your BTR Wednesday!
This week, Jason ponders the chances of some of tonight’s artistes getting together to open a firm of lawyers. I bet you were thinking the same thing, right? There’s allsorts on today’s show. It really is packed full of jam. So, put on your radio gloves, and settle in for a sticky ride! Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Julien Baker is from Memphis, Tennessee, and currently in school at MTSU. Regionally, she may be better known as a member of the punk-influenced indie band, Forrister, though in recent months her solo work has caught the attention of the national music press. What makes her stuff stick — beyond an undeniably great voice — is the way she effortlessly spins heart-wrenching, brutally honest, confessional lyrics over sweetly melodic, looped guitar. Without much more than a few songs floating around to hear, she’s managed to captivate more than a few new fans, ahead of the release of her full recorded debut. She stopped by Serious Business Music to play a few songs and chat with Maia about her upcoming plans for both her solo work and band.
90-minutes of music are ready for you this Tuesday on BTR!
Today I play music from reigning BTR Tune Up artist Abdu Ali. Plus music from Amara Toure, John Talabot, Fela Kuti and more.
This week I am giving you my top five most terrifying destinations in the world, plus we’re chatting about the best UNESCO World Heritage sites with traveler and ESL teacher Julio Moreno
Janna Pelle is a Miami-bred, Brooklyn-based pop songwriter with a flair for the eccentric. Proudly inspired by the likes of Lady Gaga, Fiona Apple, and David Byrne, her fun, creative performances and style reflect that. Her daring music video for the single, “City Life,” took the song to the rooftops of the city. Here, she is joined by Doug Berns on bass and Alex Cohen on drums to share the other side of it, bringing the song back home to her bedroom, where she writes and rehearses her music.
New music from The Fresh and Onlys, Craig Finn, Botany, Grey Lands, and Froth.
On female Christian rock bands and fusing politics with art
This week for Labor Week we look ahead to the fall—at long last!—discuss the Tom Brady verdict, plus the US Open, Little League World Series and other news stories from the week that was.
BTR Eatopia: Labor(ious) Week Edition
Sundays with DJ Drew – This week The Fresh & Onlys start it up, the double shot is filled with Panda Bear, Painted Palms and Craig Finn and the outro by Jessie Jones!
Live @ Old School Studios: The Baron Four
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane analyze the concept of cheating in response to the Ashley Madison hack. Then, the pair delves into sexism against waitresses in the restaurant industry. The show wraps with a discussion on being single and happy.
Due to Wes Craven’s recent passing (RIP), we decided to honor his legacy by reviewing his debut ‘Last House on the Left’
Our first Saturday show in September! But guess what? Even though we’re back to school, summer isn’t over yet! We’ve still got nearly two weeks of official summer left, and great albums are still pouring out: Destroyer, Panda, and Frog Eyes. Check ‘em all out on BTR today!
Lots of love for this week’s ROCK SHOW! Weirdo rockers from Mike Krol, Fresh & Onlys, Fenster, Slime, and soooooo many more!
Re-broadcast, originally aired 2/10/12. I know that NYC is still celebrating the Superbowl hardcore, and I hope you fully enjoyed the amazing, nail-biting win… BUT. Let’s be serious. The Superbowl of Style is just around the corner – NY Fashion Week! So we’re gonna get down to business and talk fashion today. And speaking of business – I have the honor of highlighting an incredible organization and business venture on today’s show. Awamaki is a non-profit based in Peru, that works with local women to preserve indigenous weaving techniques, and to further their skills as craftspeople. Towards that end, Awamaki recently launched a design residency program, spearheaded by Annie Millican. The Awamaki Lab residency offers young designers an opportunity to create a collection of clothing, built around these beautiful traditional Peruvian textiles. Awamaki Lab just celebrated the launch of its second collection, F/W 2012, designed by collaborators and fellow Parsons grads Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm. The pieces are timeless yet modern, with references to menswear that retain a thoroughly feminine sensibility. On today’s show, Andria and Courtney talk about their experiences in Peru, learning about local fibers and natural dyes, and how anthropologists and explorers from the turn of the century led to these gorgeous garments. Plus, tons of great new music today from Dr. Dog, Sharon Van Etten, of Montreal, Young Magic and more! So prep yourself for Fashion Week with your first collection of F/W 2012… *Note: In the broadcast, I mention that the first Awamaki Lab Collection was designed as a collaboration between Annie Millican and Nieli Vallin. This is incorrect; Annie facilitated and created the residency, but Nieli was the sole designer. You can see images of Nieli’s Awamaki Lab designs here, in a slideshow published by Ecouterre. 00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Soaring – Shigeto) 03:05 Interview with Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm of Awamaki Lab 09:44 DJ Marie 10:19 Lonesome – Dr. Dog 13:30 Skin and Bone – Heartless Bastards 17:24 Leonard – Sharon Van Etten 21:05 DJ Marie 22:13 Interview with Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm 28:14 DJ Marie 29:22 Light Year Girl – The Phantom Family Halo 33:14 We Will Commit Wolf Murder – of Montreal 38:44 The Dancer – Young Magic 42:25 DJ Marie 43:34 Interview with Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm 50:21 DJ Marie 52:58 Always On The Run – Yuksek 56:42 Finish Selections from Awamaki Lab Collection 2, F/W 2012 (Designs by Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm, Photos by Kate Reeder) Dr. Dog (Photo by Jason Nocito) Sharon Van Etten (Photo by Kristianna Smith) of Montreal (Photo by Patrick Heagney, courtesy of Pitchfork)
The Brooklyn-based production duo of Devon Craig Johnson and Nasimiyu Murumba are musicians who play a variety of instruments in other projects, but here their powers combine to make the hooky pop hits of Baeb Rxxth. There are touches of trap, dance, rock, jazz, and soul in what they’ve got going on, but it all feels totally unique. They young band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some tunes and chat with Maia.
Quelle Chris. Royal Headache. Yowler. Twerps. Erick The Architect. Jib Kidder. Rsmg. Amara Toure. And more…
$3.33. Curren$y. Ahnnu. Ohbliv. Nicholas Nicholas. Quelle Chris. Gifted Gab. Jessica Pratt. Amara Toure. And more…
We delve into the labors of work, health and reporting on today’s podcast to discover how to find happiness and balance in it all.
This week we’re chatting about cinematic photography with London based photographer Mitch Waite, author behind a blog of the same name that documents his experiences!
For the current generation entering the workforce, the first job they have may not necessarily be part of a fixed career trajectory. Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about some of the jobs they’ve liked and disliked the most.
The very first Thursday mix for September features tons of fresh music. You’ll hear new songs from Panda Bear, Dungen Botany, Fenster and so much more! Also, I’m excited to be premiering a track from Battles’ upcoming and fifth studio album, La Di Da Di. It’s their first album in over three years! Stay tuned!
Today DJ Patrick drops in to talk Destroyer and afterwards I read aloud a recent interview with Dan Bejar. Plus new music from Pink Siifu and Ohbliv post-Destruction
We’ve got some darker guitar moods on this week’s show, but don’t fear! It’s not too dreary… Just a little taste of the sad stuff, special for you. From me, DJ Patrick K. Expect to hear hit records from the likes of 84 Nash, The Stapler, G Green, Darlingchemicalia, and a lot of other bands that arent from Columbus or Sacramento!
BTRtv’s Johanna Botta visits the first and only cat cafe in New York City, where you get to eat your cake and pet a cat too. And for those who may visit and can’t bear to leave their new feline pal behind, Meow Parlour makes it easy for to take a furry friend home through their partnership with Kitty Kind.
Join DJ Wynn on this journey and hear modern global melodies from Gypsophilia, Debo Band, Ceu, Helado Negro, and Kasai Allstars.
DJRePete’s serving up a dose of music discovery today with ballads from the likes of Flo Morrissey, music before you can buy it by Starlight Girls, and new beats from Little Boots. Plus, info on a trio of festivals including one this weekend at the (you-must-see-before-you-die) Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark where the Offspring Festival is going down. Also hit up a jazzy international set led by La Chiva Gantiva. And for fun, look for the Finding Nemo Easter egg in today’s show. Your BTR Wednesday awaits!
This week, Jason interferes with your ears, and whichever other orifices he can get his hands on. There’s plenty of entertaining tea-based chat, inspirational concepts and ideas etc.. Oh, and there’s also more of Venazualan early 70s group “Spiteri”, a pair of tasty morsels from the new Brian Auger comp, and more from the debut LP by The Sorcerers. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Bodega Bay is a New York-based art rock sextet. The band uses familiar musical ideas (think Velvet Underground, Pavement, Wire) in tandem with improvisation, sociopolitical commentary, performance, text, disruption, and assorted experimentation to arrive at their own distinct creations. Their latest release arrives in the form of a 33 1/3 lyric and art book, accompanied by a download code for 33 songs — which are, unsurprisingly, overwhelmingly good. There’s a freedom and playfulness in what they’re doing that underlies the very plainly stated truths of so many of their songs — which, again, are really, really good.
90-minutes of tunes for your Tuesday! Enjoy this set alongside your host, DJ Emily!
Today I read aloud a conversation with reigning BTR Tune Up artist Whitewash. Plus music from Quelle Chris and Yowler
Tune in this week for my top ten last minute Labor Day getaways, plus walking from Edinburgh to London with Hannah Ranken!
NYC-based songwriter Elizabeth Devlin has a distinctly haunting style thanks to her use of the autoharp and penchant for unconventional musical structures. We visited Devlin in her Queens studio, where she performed a special new song, inspired by the racial and social unrest in Baltimore, surrounded by artist Natalie Baxter’s “Warm Guns” work.
DJ Wynn dives into new music from Slime, Land Lines, and My Brightest Diamond.
On drunken French antics and the paradox between sentiment and satire
This week for Surface Week we welcome Kristy back at long last! We also run through an extended quick-hits, learn some new words and a bit about playing surfaces.
BTR Eatopia: Surface Week Edition
The Sunday Show with DJ Drew on BTR
Welcome to another edition of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. Thanks for joining me, DJ Moguls, here at Break Thru Radio. You’ll hear Tony Trischka, Michael Daves, Della Mae and Rob McCoury. Guess what, they’re all out on tour right now! Scroll down through the playlist for the detailed tour dates. Plus cuts from After The Rodeo, Hank Williams and The Downtown Mountain Boys. Thanks for joining us here at BTR!
CHAD MASON – If you’re a long-time listener to the show, you’ll have heard Chad Mason before, whether you realise it or not; as he’s a regular at our Old School Studios parties, and we’ve had many an All Star (Drunken) Jam til the early morn. You’ll also have heard him on the old Planet Beet show, and may have seen him playing at one of the MANY festivals & venues that he’s played over the last few years, which are too numerous to list.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane begin by delving into the ways in which men respond to women who reject them. Then, the pair discusses Target’s recent decision to do away with gender specific aisles in their toys section. The show wraps with a conversation about what women (and men!) need to know about sex before they head off to college.
Find out why we thought the new Avengers: Age of Ultron kicked ass and hear our list of the best mindless movies!
It’s nearly the end of August and great new music is still being released for 2015! First up, we have a reissue of the Reatards’ Grown Up Fucked Up, Jay Reatard’s first band and an excellent album. Plus, we’ve got new stuff from a very cool vocalist Briana Marela, and an exciting and delightfully weird new album from Angel Deradoorian, initially of Dirty Projectors fame. And of course, don’t forget to give BTR a like on Facebook!
It’s a fun and fresh set this week! We’ve got lovely tunes from HOOKWORMS, BRIANA MARELA, DUCKTAILS, and more! If you like you rock music free and easy, then there’s only one place for you in this lonesome, godforsaken earth– The Rock Show on BTR!
It’s Surface Week on BTR, and fashion celebrates surface with print and pattern. On today’s show, I’m joined by dynamic entrepreneur Jesse Finkelstein who, along with his sister Meredith, is behind the creation of two unique design platforms: Print All Over Me and Byco. Print All Over Me (or PAOM) offers its users the opportunity to create digital patterns, then order garments or accessories printed with that design. Byco is a one-stop shop for designers who want to take their ideas from paper to production. Both sites put the power of creativity and fashion design into, well, YOUR hands, and serve as invaluable resources for independent designers. On today’s show, Jesse will talk about the formation of Byco and PAOM, the production process behind both concepts, the components of a successful design, Print All Over Me’s overnight success, Byco’s recent collaboration with ELLE, upcoming projects, and more. And I’ve got a playlist filled with fresh indie releases, including the latest from Wilco and The Mynabirds, along with tracks off the debut albums from “musical pranksters” Silvertron Youth Choir and up-and-coming British electro-artist Georgia. So get your surface ready for a stylish fall with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
The Velvet Teen is a California-based indie rock trio. Begun as a solo project by Judah Nagler in 1999, the group has evolved over its 15-year career, and is currently playing in support of a strong new album. The band stopped by Serious Business in DUMBO to rock out and chat with Maia about their work.
GRNDMS. Ohbliv. Kamasi Washington. Twerps. Destroyer. Abra. Ava Luna. Tink. Joanna Newsome. And more…
Ohbliv. Klauss. Pink Siifu. Barnaby Carter. Aphex Twin. Fake Tears. Richard Swift. Knxwledge. Jens Lekman. And more…
Today’s podcast is about the paradox in how the seemingly superficial, on-the-surface workings of our world have greater impacts than we image.
Up-and-comers Soft Lions hail from San Diego, but they recently made the trek up to San Francisco — and I was there with my trust recorder in hand. Also captured a set from local post-punk outfit Parae. Enjoy!
This week we catch up with Rhoda Mills, physiotherapist specializing in couples, who authors the blog Relationship Realities!
The landscape of producing news and information is rapidly changing, but does that mean its quality has to be compromised? Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of NYC about our increasingly superficial media and how to support quality over speed.
The Thursday Mix for August 2015 will be featuring a new track by Jagjaguwar artist, Briana Marela from her album, All Around Us. You’ll also hear new artists like Land Lines, Fake Tears, Nyx and Mondo Drag plus some old favorites like M. Ward and Dam Gila. Be on the look out for another new track from Diane Coffee’s forthcoming album, Everybody’s A Good Dog.
Today Patrick K stops by to talk about Joanna Newsom a bit. Plus new music from Ohbliv, GRNDMS and Noah
We’ve got three amazing new artists on the show today, all featuring some powerful female vocalists: Land Lines, Deradoorian, and Briana Marela. It’s really awesome to be able to play so much new music from women on the show. Plus, a really playful new track from Fenster and a now decade-old song from favorite Old Time Relijun. And as always, don’t forget to give BTR a like on Facebook!
This set is back-to-back-to-back-and-so-forth of heavy hits of OUTSIDER / JUNK ROCK. I’m so excited. We’ve got all-timers from DARCY CLAY, ROYAL TRUX, BEN WALLERS, and more! Throw some newer tracks from HURRY UP, SUBURBAN HOMES, and AYE NAKO, and… well, you’ll just have to tune in to find out for yourself!
When you hear “boat club,” Brooklyn is probably not the first destination that comes to mind, but the North Brooklyn Boat Club is giving urban-dwellers the chance to hit the water while providing a mix of environmental education, awareness, and remediation programs. BTRtv’s Chelsea White spoke with Founding Board Member Jens Rasmussen about the organization.
DJ Wynn will carry Summer vibes with him to Iceland with this salsa mix featuring Chico Alvarez, Africando, Orchestra Baobab, and Candido.
DJRePete has your soundtrack for these dog days of summer, spinning a mix of blues with Matthew E. White and Low Cut Connie, electronica with Sally Shapiro and the Pinkertones, and modern New Orleans funk with the Stoop Kids and 11 Acorn Lane. Plus, alt with Young Guv, Jaill, and The Cribs as well as throwbacks from Tiga and Peter Kruder. And hit up info on a Toronto non-profit residency space that’s doing some great work. Plus, tacos and beer. It’s your BTR Wednesday start with DJRePete!
This week, we start the show off with a load of animals. Herd of animals? “Of course we have!” I hear you cry. The animals in question are courtesy of Venazualan early 70s group “Spiteri”. We also have more from the new Brian Auger comp, and more from the debut LP by The Sorcerers.
Lindi Ortega is a country/roots songwriter and performer from Toronto. Currently based — appropriately — in Nashville, Ortega’s latest album takes a look at heartbreak, failure, fear, and misfortune in saloons, flophouses, and cheap motels. She stopped by Serious Business in DUMBO to share her soulful style and chat with Maia about her music.
90-minutes of tunes for your Tuesday. Enjoy this mix alongside your host, DJ Emily.
Today I read aloud conversations with Mexican Slang and Battles and play music from both. Plus new Dope Body and Barnaby Carter yall.
This week we chat with Ann Morgan, who read one book from every country in the world in just one year!
Comedian, writer, and rock aficionado Dave Hill gets his mettle AND metal tested as he and George discuss the soothing power of candles and pashminas. They also play a game of “Metal Or Made Up” to finish off the visit. Metal to the core!
Monday’s Mix features double shots of Night Beds, Ducktails, Son Lux, Speedy Ortiz, and Matthew E. White.
On controlled explosions and Japanese karaoke
This week for School Week we get ready for the school year, the unofficial start of the year in many ways, by looking back at three of our favorite segments from the year so far.
BTR Eatopia: Schoolin The Kids on some Chorizo Edition
DJ Drew’s Sunday Show: Week of 08/23/15 with music from Reatards, Fake Tears, Land Lines, Deradoorian, Sweet Baboo
TONY BROOK – Well what a pleasure it was to meet and record Tony Brook. His songs draw you in, in a way that only the blues can. He’s not only a great player & singer, but he’s also great with a crowd, and he proved that by leaving the studio and going straight to play a gig to a packed audience who loved every second. He played electric guitar at the gig, with a drummer and bassist, and the band sounded great, so I’m going to try to get them into the studio as soon as possible. Thanks to Yve Mary Barwood for harmonising on the last song, and introducing me to Tony.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane begin by taking a look at a list of do’s and don’ts for the first week of college in honor of School Week. Then, the pair delves into athlete and celebrity sexual assault charges and reads “Why I choose to believe accusers.” The show wraps with an in depth discussion on Vanity Fair’s commentary regarding Tinder’s impact on hook up culture.
We talk about if comedy and action can mix in Marvel’s newest adaptation ‘Ant Man’ and review the top ten best school flicks!
It’s another August Saturday and we have another fantastic Saturday show for you. We start with some new tracks, but then we delve deep into the BTR back catalog. Oldies but goodies from About Group, Choir of Young Believer, and a Wye Oak song all the way back from 2009. Six years ago! Holy smokes, time flies. Best to enjoy the summer as long as you can and listen to these hot tunes on BTR.
Whoopee! Another week, another killer episode of The Rock Show on BTR! Here you can hear new tracks from Alex G, Deradoorian, and Fenster. Plus, we’ve got favorites from bands like Ava Luna, Speedy Ortiz, and even more than just that! It’s always a party, and you’re ALWAYS invited!
We arrive at August and as the summer starts to wind down Sinista & Stark Note are here to keep the temperature rising with some dope Hip Hop, UK style! With music from Twizzy, who’s “Done With the Bull” is Album Of The Month, Trademark Blud, Akala and many more. Plus Lewis Parker’s Rise EP is getting spun in classic corner. So pull up a chair and come take a ride on the UK Hip Hop mothership!
BTR is heading Back To School, and Sew & Tell’s got the latest looks in campus fashion on today’s show, courtesy of Her Campus! Her Campus is the premier global community and incredible resource for college women, founded by Harvard students Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, Windsor Hanger Western, and Annie Wang. Join me this week for a conversation with Annie Wang, the CPO and Creative Director for Her Campus, who will share the story of how Her Campus began, her current role at Her Campus and how its grown, what it takes to be a Her Campus contributor, some hot fashion looks for the fall semester, a few practical tips on how to build a solid college wardrobe, details about October’s upcoming College Fashion Week, and more! Plus, you’ll hear a playlist chock full of brand new music to carry you through the fall, with fresh tracks from Los Angeles band The Mynabirds and Colorado’s Land Lines, as well as songs off the debuts from electro pop duo Fake Tears and Seattle singer-songwriter Briana Marela. So study up in style with Her Campus on BTR’s Sew & Tell!
Sye Elaine Spence is a singer/songwriter living in Atlanta, though she is originally from New York City. Spence spent time as a professional songwriter, collaborating with artists and producers and releasing some of her own pop-rock and soul songs before taking a break to refocus her musical career. Eventually, she met Michael Lesousky and set off on her current path of a quiet, poetic style of songwriting. Sye and Michael took a bus up from Atlanta to play a few songs and talk about the music at Serious Business in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
Deradoorian. $3.33. VHVL. Katie Dey. Shadow the Great. Abdu Ali. Abra. The Coneheads. Joanna Newsom. And more…
TunaBunny. Brianna Marela. Abdu Ali. Damaged Bug. Alex G. Saun and Starr. Panda Bear. Tree. And more…
Experimental new teaching methods, DIY schools, and more creativity are all becoming staples in an institution badly in need of reform.
This week we get a lesson in expert blog creation with Marko Saric, author behind How To Make My Blog!
As summer begins to wind down, kids and young adults prepare once again for school books and teachers’ dirty looks. Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis take to the streets to ask people about their fondest memories of school and the intricacies involved in the bittersweet return to academia from the break of the warmer months.
The Thursday Mix for August 20th features a brand new track from Mercury Rev, a band that formed in the late 1980’s. They will be releasing their eighth studio album, The Light In You, on September 18 via Bella Union/ Pias. Their first album, Yerself is Steam, was released in 1991. You’ll also hear new tunes from The Ghost Ease, The Mynabirds, Gardens & Villa, The Domestics and more!
Today I read aloud a recent interview with Deradoorian. Plus music from Abdu Ali and The Coneheads
Joanna Newsom has a new album coming out soon, so I have been listening to her old records a lot lately! I start off with a track from her, then make a bee-line for 2005 to bring back hits of the first freak folk era, including Dirty Projectors and Akron/Family. From there, we go to more contemporary “freak pop” hits from CE Schneider Topical, Gem Jones, Miserable Chillers, and more!
Located in Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Pin-Up School is the perfect place to channel your inner Bettie Page. Here, BreakThruTV’s Johanna Botta gets a tutorial on how to achieve the makeup and hair styles of that retro pin-up vibe, from co-founders of the school Anna Patin and Renee DiDio.
Tired and delirious, DJ Wynn marches on with music from Emahoy Tsegue Maryam Guebrou, Baloji, Femi Kuti, and Rokkurro.
DJRePete energizes your BTR start today with some power rock from Cusses, Icky Blossoms, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin! Tune in for the scoop on another US “palooza” festival, this one featuring both a BTR band + an attempt at the world record for high fives in 60 seconds. Uh-huh. Plus, Laura Marling, Sharon Van Etten, and a jazz throwback with Zach Brock. Basically, a solid mix to start your BTR Wednesday!
This week, Jason’s flying solo (not literally flying), and has a variety of themes covered in the songs of his choosing. There’s more from the debut LP by The Sorcerers, and and more from the new Brian Auger anthology & the awesome Chicha Libra. Oh boy! I can’t wait! Can you?
Reservations is a rock band based out of Austin, Texas. Beginning as a collaboration between songwriter Jana Horn and guitarist Paul Price (who also leads the band Good Field), Jason Baczynski eventually joined on drums after the band’s home-recorded debut EP. Now, with a fuller sound (achieved live with an expanded lineup) and a spectacular full length under their belt, Reservations is making their way around on tour and starting to get some much-deserved attention. Horn’s soft, dreamy vocal style pairs perfectly with the band’s fragile balance of reserved grooves and spaced-out guitars, drawing frequent comparisons to Mazzy Star. The band stopped by Serious Business in DUMBO to play some songs and chat with Maia about the ideas behind their new record.
Enjoy a 90-minute Tuesday set alongside DJ Emily. New music from Cayucas, Wilco and The Mynabirds are all in the mix.
Today I read aloud a conversation with Flower Girl, whom you may have read about recently on BTR. Plus amazing new / old music from $3.33. Curren$y.
This week I give you my top five things that might surprise you about studying abroad plus chat with relocation specialist Kate Yu about choosing the right country for yourself and travel in North Korea!
Ben Stalets, a down-home folk-singing songwriter from Toledo, Ohio, has a friendly and honest disposition. His songs are uncomplicated and unpretentious, with a rawness that’s both instantly familiar and memorable. On a recent visit of Ben’s to New York City, we caught up with him at The Owl Farm Bar in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where he shared this song.
Monday’s Mix features new music from Vundabar, Gardens & Villa, Good Field, and Mittenfields.
Moving on after the loss of a band-mate and escaping stereotypes of the South
This week for Excess Week we grapple with some mid-August nostalgia whilst getting slightly excited about baseball for once and take a look at some of the most shocking numbers in sports.
BTR Eatopia: (IN)Excess Week Edition
This week we decided to be awesome. If you want to just get weird, then we’ve got Femm all cued up for you. Two girls that look like school girls who are supposed to be mannequins. That’s Femm. Shhhh, don’t tell Kraftwerk that someone else is pretending to be Mannequins. We also feature Yu Miyashita aka Yaporigami. Want a little more Kyoka in your life? Cool! We have that too.
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR with music from Gardens & Villa, Native Harrow, Oberhofer and Hey Mother Death plus a double shot block with music from Slime, The Good Life and The Ghost Ease
MR DAVID VINER – There are a variety of music-based ways that you may have heard of Mr David Viner. You may already be a fan of his from his first few LPs. You may be able to look into the future, and are a fan of his forthcoming LP (which is out late September), or you may have seen him on tour with people like The Von Bondies, The White Stripes, Dr John, and others. Not bad eh! And he’s here, now, in the studios that they like to call “Old”, and “School”.