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Adrian Daniel is a musician from Brooklyn, New York, whose music is a funky, soulful take on alternative rock and pop. He brought his full band to Serious Business music in DUMBO to play some songs, and to talk a bit about the issues that his single, “Pride,” brings up. Featured song: “Pride” Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
As one year ends, it’s a good time to think about what we want in the next one, 2017. For “New Years Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about their New Year’s resolutions. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Don’t Make Me Hit You” by Har Mar Superstar
For one of the most fun cities in the world, it’s hard to imagine that there is only one board game cafe in New York, but it’s true. With over a thousand games to play or purchase, The Uncommons is different from other restaurants or bars that have only a few games on the shelf. Chelsea met with Greg May, the cafe’s founder and CEO, to find out a little more about what the cafe has to offer and play a friendly round of Cat Tower. Songs featured in this episode: “New Years” by Asobi Seksu // “MRDR it’s ok” by Team Spirit // “Oh Nancy” by Young Rival // “I See More” by Ages And Ages // “Golden Girl” by Ladyhawke
Astronautalis, aka Andy Bothwell, is a man with a lot on his mind. Let’s start with the basics: he’s a rapper known around the world for his hard-touring, indie/punk ethics living in Minneapolis, Minnesota — a city that’s quickly becoming one of our favorites for music, thanks to the Doomtree and Totally Gross National Product crews, among plenty of other great acts in recent years. And while he’s certainly got the hip-hop chops to destroy any stage, Astronautalis quickly sets himself apart from the crowd by making his deep and passionate love of all genres of music — and especially indie rock — very apparent through conversation or even by checking out his list of collaborators on records. Smart, talented, and quick-witted, Astronautalis is changing the game. He dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to bring some fire with just a laptop and a microphone. Cut The Body Loose by Astronautalis is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We’re proud to present a new recurring edition of BreakThruTV, spotlighting organizations and people who help others. The first of these episodes features the New York chapter of Open Architecture Collaborative. Open Architecture New York describes themselves as “a volunteer-run collective that actualizes the potential of local communities in New York City through creative design and development solutions.” We spoke with Director of Outreach Drew Miller and Managing Director Shannon Beck and visited one of their “design charrettes,” in which design professionals and anyone interested in helping can offer their insight on an upcoming project for the community.
The Spook School is a wonderful group of people from Edinburgh, Scotland, who make upbeat, memorable queer indie-pop punk rock. We met them in Austin this year when they kicked off our party, impressively packing the house with an early crowd, and had to have them come by the studio while they were in town for NYC Popfest. Here, they share a tune crafted for the Slumberland/Fortuna Pop!’s upcoming Continental Drift split record. The Spook School’s Try To Be Hopeful is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
For “Holiday Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about what they hope to receive for the holidays. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Break In” by Saturday Looks Good To Me
Chelsea White checks out The Peoples Improv Theater, aka The PIT, to get the inside scoop on the improv school’s history and mission from founding member Ali Reza Farahnakian. She even faces her fears of going off-script and takes an improv class herself for the full experience. Music featured in this episode: “Wires” by Telekinesis // “Strange Love” by Winter Gloves // “Golden Facelift” by Broken Social Scene // “Whidbey” by Incan Abraham // “Candleholder” by Monomyth // “Dalai Lama Big Banana” by Dune Rats
Tank & The Bangas is a soul/hip-hop/rock band blasting forth from New Orleans and overflowing with spirit and energy. Led by poet/vocalist Tarriona “Tank” Ball and rounded out by a tight band of musicians and backing vocalists, The Bangas is a huge force to reckon with. Bringing a bit of a musical hodgepodge to the table, their style jumps from genre to genre, pulling in the fury of a gospel tent and the creativity of a poetry slam, you’ll be pulled in immediately. The whole band crammed into the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO to rock this one for us. The Big Bang Theory: Live at Gasa Gasa Is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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.”
Grace Joyner has officially stepped out of the shadows. Whereas she used to sing harmonies in various bands around Charleston, South Carolina, she’s now come into her own with this project. Featuring dual keyboards without a guitar in sight, she and her band craft evocative, dramatic, psych-tinged rock/pop music that’ll move you. Currently on her first full length release following an emotional debut EP, Joyner is clearly on to something, and developing as a strong songwriter and performer. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to show us how they do it. Maybe Sometimes-in C by Grace Joyner is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
If you could travel through time, where would you go? For “Time Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about where they would go if they had the chance to travel through time, and why. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Summer Days” by GRMLN
Sunset Botanica is a Brooklyn-based company which makes shrubs, bitters, and other cocktail components. To help get in the holiday spirit, the owner of the company, Carlos Victoria, whips up a rum and vanilla old fashioned made with his handcrafted vanilla bitters. Music featured in this episode: “Playas Marinas” by Chico Trujillo Recipe: 2.0 oz Dark Rum 0.5 oz Simple Syrup 2 mL Bitter Sunset Vanilla Thrilla Bitters Add ice Stir for 30 seconds Pour into rocks glass Add ice to glass Garnish with orange twist
Walker Lukens is a songwriter based in Austin, Texas. His new EP grew out of voice memos and home recordings — ultimately fully produced by Spoon drummer Jim Eno (who even plays keyboards on it) and reproduced in all its fully-realized glory by Lukens’ band, The Side Arms, to sound just as great live. Catchy melodies, deep and soulful grooves, and some hard-to-categorize ambient sounds blend together in a special way, giving the songs their own unique vibe to make them extra memorable. He stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this special session. Walker Lukens’ EP, Never Understood, is available now from Modern Outsider. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Brooke’s style in this episode could be described as “depressed stream of consciousness.” The reality of global warming has been setting in since she first saw AI: Artificial Intelligence, and just like Brooke’s mom who doesn’t want to be bothered during her naps, people don’t care. This is distressing, and Brooke just really can’t do it anymore.
The core members of Brooklyn world party band Balkan Beat Box — Tomer Yosef, Ori Kaplan, and Tamir Muskat — have been shaking things up with their deep grooves for over a decade now. Their Eastern European roots shine bright as they work in elements of hip-hop, reggae, punk, free jazz, and many more genres to fuel their anthemic, brilliant musical fire. They brought their massive sound to Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this episode of BTR Live Studio. Shout It Out is available now from Balkan Beat Box. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
How much faith do you put in your astrological sign? For “Star Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about whether or not they believe in the power of the zodiac. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “The Dream’s In The Ditch” by Deer Tick
Quinn was six years old and living in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan when the attacks on The World Trade Center took place. With her school only blocks from the Twin Towers, Quinn has vivid memories of the day and aftermath which have affected her life every day since. She describes how 9/11 changed her life, her opinions on the government’s response to the victims and her views on trying to move past the events. Music featured in this episode: “In The Stream” by S. Carey
Kendra Lou is a songwriter from Copenhagen, Denmark, currently living in New York City. Her music has strong roots in jazz and soul, resulting in a unique blend of genres that intertwine throughout her own alternative pop songs. She stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn with her band for this special performance. Songs Of The Black Moon is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
BTRtv explores the skies over the far reaches of Brooklyn with aerial drone footage for your visual enjoyment, all set to the tune of “I Suppose I Should Say ‘Thanks’ Or Some Shit” by Gold Panda. The BeBop drone used in this video was provided by Parrot.
SUSTO is the musical project of Justin Osborne and his gang of “Acid Boys,” based out of Charleston, South Carolina. The band has had the benefit of a sort of mentor in the form of Band Of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, as well as various other musical luminaries (like The Lumineers, for one) who’ve taken the band out on the road. Appropriately, the band has a tasteful take on rootsy rock with a slightly fried sense of humor. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn while out on the road for this special session. & I’m Fine Today will be released January 13, 2017. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Everyone has their own idea about what it means to relax. For “Chill Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova asks people in New York City about what their ideal chill out scenario might be if money was no object. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Prisoner” by Har Mar Superstar
The Royal Munkey aims to bring the flavor and feel of “Old Bombay” to New York City. Inspired by the Anglo-Indian cooking of colonialism in India, The Royal Munkey serves European style dishes prepared with Indian spices and flavors. Chelsea White visited the restaurant to talk with Chef Derik Alfaro about the food and try some of the menu’s best sellers. In Dishes, Part 1, Chelsea samples some appetizers; here, she has her eyes on the entrees. Music featured in this episode: “Spinoza” by Generationals // “Stop & Go” by Summer Twins // “Icelene’s Loss” by Sonny & The Sunsets
Lisa Prank is the musical alter ego of Seattle-based songwriter Robin Edwards, backed by the ever-reliable rhythm section of her trusty drum machine. The Lisa Frank-nod in the band’s name hints at the colorful vibe and nostalgic touches of the music, which draws heavily on pop-punk and garage rock to convey Robin’s earnest tales. She stopped by Serious Business Music in DUBMO, Brooklyn, to pour her heart out for us in this episode of BTR Live Studio. Adult Teen is available now from Father/Daughter Records with a limited cassette release on Miscreant Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Doctors suck… but they are also kind of awesome… but… they also give you bad news and sometimes take your blood. Brooke doesn’t think she has what it takes to be a doctor. Her mind is all over the place today. Maybe because she’s sick. She could probably use a doctor.
Songwriter Michael Nau lives in Cumberland, Maryland. Initially gaining recognition for his songcraft in the band Page France, Nau then kept things going by collaborating with his wife, Whitney McGraw, as Cotton Jones. While writing and touring with that project, Michael was stockpiling the tender, sweet songs that would eventually launch his solo career with Mowing. He stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share a few tunes with you! Mowing, the debut solo record by Michael Nau, is available now from Suicide Squeeze Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Arts Brookfield brings art to public spaces in many cities around the World. Debra Simon, Vice President of Arts Brookfield talks about a recent installation called The Swings: An exercise in Musical Collaboration by Daily tous les jours, a giant interactive piece in which each swing, when moved, creates a sound represented by piano, harp, vibraphone or guitar.
Is Black Friday a great way to save or the root of all evil? For “Black Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova asks people in New York City whether they’ve ever gone Black Friday shopping and, if so, whether they have any survival tips. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode:”We Don’t Sleep” by Har Mar Superstar
Racing Heart is the musical identity of Mathias H. Tjønn. Based in Oslo, Norway, and aided by the production skills of Hanne Hukkelberg, the band is a shapeshifting project that has seen contributions by the likes of Jenny Hval and Martin Langlie. The songs are definitely pop-oriented, but with a fascinating, experimental take on the genre, exploring a blend of conventional sounds alongside tried-and-true melodic structures. Mathias stopped by Serious Business On BTR to share this intimate look at his music. What Comes After by Racing Heart is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Cody ChesnuTT emerged on the national musical landscape in 2002 with his appropriately-titled The Headphone Masterpiece. Truly a special record from a unique, soulful voice, it left so many wanting more — and even moreso when the Roots covered/collaborated with ChesnuTT on their version of the single, “The Seed.” And though his recorded output in the following years was limited, it’s been less sporadic since 2010. Now, with a new album looming, he joined us in a backyard in Crown Heights, Brooklyn for an intimate performance of “ I Stay Ready.” My Love Divine Degree is due out in 2017.
Adia Victoria is a songwriter currently based in Nashville. With her “gothic country” take on rock n’ roll, sweetened by a poetic touch, Adia blends the slow and spooky with the crunchy and melodic in a unique way. She dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO while on the road to share some music from her new album. Beyond The Bloodhounds by Adia Victoria is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
What’s the meanest thing that someone has ever said or done to you? For “Mean Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis asks people in New York City to share some not-so-savory moments in their lives. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “www” by Har Mar Superstar
The Royal Munkey aims to bring the flavor and feel of “Old Bombay” to New York City. Inspired by the Anglo-Indian cooking of colonialism in India, The Royal Munkey serves European style dishes prepared with Indian spices and flavors. Chelsea White visited the restaurant to talk with Chef Derik Alfaro about the food and sample some of the menu’s best sellers. Music featured in this episode: “Silence Can Say So Much” by Elephant Stone // “Another Go Round” by Beat Connection
Total Slacker is, according to their own description, a slimegaze band from Brooklyn. Comprised of Tucker Rountree, Lydia Gammill, and Mattie Siegal, the trio has gained considerable footing on the scene since the project took off in 2010. With heavy, catchy grooves and guitar-based hooks — along with some serious shredding — there’s definitely a bit of shoegaze and grunge going on, but what really stands out is the sprinkling of sparse 80s guitar throughout each song, often before a chorus shows up and kicks everything into overdrive. There’s some masterful pop songwork beneath all the musical acrobatics that shouldn’t be overlooked happening here as well. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a live look at how they make it all happen. Parallels by Total Slacker is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Brooke is spotted outside of her bathtub as she travels to Staten Island (less formally known as “the L.A. of New York”) for a visit to… another tub. Actor Justin James Lang graciously opened his heart and his bathroom so that he and Brooke could bitch about things that come up in this autumnal time of year, including but not limited to creepy things, halloween costumes, and the terrifying reality that there are people out there who would rather we not be true to ourselves. This episode is as deep as Justin’s tub, which, if you look closely, is pretty deep. Music featured in this episode: “Golden Girl” by Ladyhawke
Eros and the Eschaton is a Colorado-based indie rock band. Their pop tendencies are lightly coated in shoegaze touches, with the real hook being the vocal interplay between Kate Perdoni and Adam Hawkins, who founded the project in 2012. Fans of Broken Social Scene will definitely appreciate this group’s approach to the experimental indie-pop genre. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for this session. Weight Of Matter is available now from Bar/None records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Alanis Morissette might have muddied the definition for us a bit, but we all know what irony is, right? For “Irony Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis asks people in New York City about the moments in their lives that seemed like they shouldn’t have happened but did anyway, against all odds. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Rhythm Bruises” by Har Mar Superstar
Dinowalrus has been melting faces and brains in the Brooklyn DIY scene for almost a decade now. Led by vocalist/guitarist Pete Feigenbaum, the project has shifted lineups and sounds over the years, currently finding itself as a four piece with drummer Max Tucker, bassist/vocalist Meaghan Omega, and synth player Dan Peskin. The band draws on synthpop and British psych/garage among others, yet crafts its own distinct sound. While they’ve worked with labels in the past, the band self-produced and released their latest effort and continues to push their heady vibes forward in the local and international scenes. They returned to Serious Business Music for this fresh episode of BTR Live Studio! Fairweather by Dinowalrus is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
BreakThruTV is proud to present its third edition spotlighting organizations and people who help others… Shawnee Renee Benton-Gibson’s mantra is “expose yourself to expand yourself, ” and she has spent years sharing this message with others. In addition to starting the Spirit Of A Woman Leadership Development Institute, Gibson is involved in various outreach and empowerment efforts in her community. Much of her work focuses on examining and learning from one’s past in order to gain insight, promote healing, and create a positive future. Music featured in this episode: “Blind In Both Eyes” by Bird Courage // “I won’t Give Up” by Low Roar
Queens five-piece Oxymorrons is a high energy, experimental hip hop collective. Falling somewhere between sample-happy hip hop breaks and beats and chart-topping pop choruses — all on a bed of funk and rock — everything these guys do is meant to please and make you dance. They’re serious about good times, with plenty of tongue-in-cheek bits to drag a smile out of even the most serious, jaded music fans. Their bag is full of musical tricks, and they pull out all the stops on their new EP to show you a good time. They brought the fun to the studio at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for this exclusive session. The Complex But Basic EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Election day is right around the corner! For “Vote Week” at BTRtoday Anna Bashkova and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about who they are voting for and why they’ve made their choice. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Raspberry Thighs” by The Mantles
In this edition of 1st Person, Haley talks about getting her start in the entertainment world and her motivation for seeking internet fame. Music featured in this episode: “Get Free” (feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors) by Major Lazer Check Haley out on Youtube!
Kuroma has long been the dense, psych-laced pop project of Hank Sullivant, based in Athens, Georgia, who has played in notable acts MGMT and The Whigs. On the project’s latest release, they keep the Beach Boy-influenced vibes going, but add a new twist: inspired by a recent religious awakening of sorts, the trippy sounds are taken even further into the spiritual realm. Here, Hank joins us for an intimate, solo take on his music at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The Dark Horse Rides Again is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Brooke gets animated (and cranky) while sharing her disgust for movie sequels. The titles, the storylines, and the actors — she’s bitching about all of it. Don’t worry, she’ll be in a better mood next time (maybe?).  
Computer Magic is New York-based mastermind Danielle “Danz” Johnson. Danz grew up in the Catskills in upstate New York, moved to the city for college, then took off for Tampa, Florida, where Computer Magic began. Six years later, the project has generated a slew of releases, pretty much attained the mythical “big in Japan” status, and grown considerably. Currently based out of upstate New York again, with a music studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Computer Magic keeps adding to its growing catalog of cleverly-crafted pop music. Obscure But Visible is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The moment has arrived: zombies have taken over the city and are ready to eat your flesh. For “Fiasco Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about what they would do in a zombie apocalypse. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “If We Don’t Die Today” by The Thermals
Sunset Botanica is a Brooklyn-based company which makes shrubs, bitters, and other cocktail components. To help get in the Halloween spirit, the owner of the company, Carlos Victoria, whips up an Agave Sunset, a tequila-based cocktail that includes some of his handcrafted ingredients. Here’s how to make it: – 2 oz Silver Tequila – 1 oz Botanical Shrubs Mango Fury – 1 oz Lime – .5 oz Simple Syrup – Add Ice – Shake for 30 seconds – Top with Bitter Sunset Hibiscus Rose bitters Music featured in this episode: “Para Elisa” (Beethoven, Enrique Delgado) by Los Destellos
Tom Brosseau is a folk musician from North Dakota. We last caught up with him down in Austin, Texas, where we spent a fine afternoon with him in the backyard, so it was a pleasure to see him again back on our home turf in New York. Tom spent a decade in Los Angeles, making music and hitting the road, but has returned to his roots in the midwest, which seems like a more apt fit for his mild-mannered, friendly ways. He seems to be a bit out of time — as if he’s somehow found himself navigating the world decades later than he expected to — which brings a surprising, refreshing perspective to oft-treaded subject matter in his songs. Slow down, take a listen, and enjoy this personal appearance by Tom Brosseau, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn. North Dakota Impressions is available now in a variety of physical and digital media formats for your enjoyment. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Cody ChesnuTT emerged on the national musical landscape in 2002 with his appropriately-titled The Headphone Masterpiece. Truly a special record from a unique, soulful voice, it left so many wanting more — and even moreso when the Roots covered/collaborated with ChesnuTT on their version of the single, “The Seed.” And though his recorded output in the following years was limited, it’s been less sporadic since 2010. Now, with a new album looming, he joined us in a backyard in Crown Heights, Brooklyn for an intimate performance of his newly released single. My Love Divine Degree is due out in 2017.
The moment has arrived: you’ve brought your date home, and are looking to put on the perfect record to “set the mood.” For “Listen Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about the music they choose to charm someone special. For more on this topic check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Turn To White” by She & Him
The way Melvin describes it, he grew up in “Hell.” He got involved in gang activity early in life mostly due to peer pressure. After a rival gang threatened the life of Melvin’s brother, he put crime behind him and joined the Navy. As a retired veteran, Melvin shares his thoughts on both of his former lifestyles. Music featured in this episode: “Empty Sunset” by D33J
Bushwick’s own Not Blood Paint is back. Last time they joined us in the studio, they were aliens, speaking of new suits and mind control (we think?). Now they seem to have transformed into skeletal spectres, roaming the earth in search of that perfect guitar riff. The transformation isn’t just a physical one, though, as their music shifts in cosmic leaps as well… okay, to be honest, they seem to have many, many personas to choose and try on for any performance. Whichever persona they’re in, there’s an underlying art/prog rock element to every sound coming from this foursome, but they’ve apparently processed every musical genre in order to output a new, multi-dimensional version of rock that shifts from indie to metal to pop within just a few bars. It’s hard to wrap your head around what these guys are doing, but maybe that’s exactly the point…  check them in this session, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to try and figure it out for yourself. Believing Is Believing by Not Blood Paint is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Brooke and her doppelganger, Amber Nelson, are fully clothed in the tub to discuss an expansive array of topics. They cover politics, various and disgusting forms of human excrement, and how to hire a hitman. Amber assures Brooke that she could get away with murder — a good time had by all!
Alex Napping is a band that began just a few years ago in Austin, Texas (though now they’re partially NYC-based), centered around the bedroom recordings of Alex Cohen. Now that they’re one record, a couple singles, and a new label announcement (Father/Daughter Records) into their career, things are really starting to happen for this indie pop band. On the eve of their first proper Brooklyn show, the band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some tunes. Trembles Part I & II  by Alex Napping is available now on cassette. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
What famous person, living or dead, do you identify with most? For “Connection Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova and Zach Schepis ask strangers on the streets of New York City about the celebrities they feel most connected to. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Shithole” by Weaves
Do you ever find yourself wishing for a snack more refined than something which is going to leave “flavor dust” on your fingers? Maybe something that, on the rare occasion another human visits your house, suggests that you have used a stove before, but at the same time won’t take too much effort? Enter the Prosciutto, Arugula, Brie and Apple Quesadilla! This is a one pan recipe that combines ingredients which are delicious and easy to find, but isn’t so difficult to make that you’ll need to work all day. Music featured in this episode: “Demons” by Summer Twins
Uni Ika Ai is a Brooklyn band whose personnel reads like a supergroup of the borough’s most notable acts from the past few years — headed up by Maia Friedman (Bobby, Toebow), in collaboration with Peter Lalish (Lucius, Elizabeth & The Catapult), and rounded out with Tom Deis (Via Audio) and Dan Drohan. The band is still a relatively new endeavor, but the members’ combined experience yields a masterful result. At its core, the project feeds on improvisation and experimental sounds, yet the output is wholly sweet and melodic, in a perfect blend of art and pop. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to show us just how they make their magical sounds work together. Keeping A Golden Bullseye In The Corner of My Mind is available October 14, 2016. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
BreakThruTV is proud to present its second recurring edition spotlighting organizations and people who help others… When he’s not taking care of people as a supervising nurse, Mel is taking care of rescued animals as part of the Northeast branch of Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation (SNARR). SNARR is an animal rescue that focuses on saving high need animals that are often very difficult to place, mostly due to serious medical conditions. Gemma, despite being mistreated and abandoned, is a sweet dog who was given a second chance thanks to the efforts of SNARR and, with Mel, she in turn helps others by accompanying him to the hospital where he works and spending time with the patients. Music featured in this episode: “Vocal Chords” by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. // “Something” by Julien Baker
It’s been a minute since we’ve checked in with Brooklyn rock band Heliotropes. Principal songwriter/singer Jessica Numsuwankijkul has completely revamped the project, returning with all new faces, a new album, and a leaner, more focused sound. Things still get pretty heavy, but whereas in the past it seemed like the influence of metal — particularly of the Seventies style — loomed large over the band, with their latest full length there’s a whole lot more pop sweetness and psych vibes. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a live taste of it. Over There That Way by Heliotropes is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview: http://b-t-r.co/2dlxPLX
What annoys you most? For “Blunt Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova and Ubah Bulale ask people on the streets of New York City about the things in life that they simply can’t stand. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Reconstruction” by Small Black
In this edition of 1st Person, Jeff talks about how his perceptions of adulthood have changed as he has grown. He also describes what he believes is the best part of being an adult. Music featured in this episode: “Forgotten Fantazy” by Seth Bogart
Breanna Barbara is a Brooklyn-based musician, but don’t let the geography throw you — her music is steeped in southern/blues rock traditions, as seen through the sweat-drenched eyes of New York City. Howling, yelping, and rockin’ with a furious intensity — even at slower tempos, like a psychedelic waltz — Barbara is fast becoming a force to reckon with in the local scene. Mirage Dreams by Breanna Barbara is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview: http://b-t-r.co/2d3SZfC
Brooke gets personal and talks about the recurring themes of the stress dreams that plague her naps. She also describes her bi-weekly stops at the bodega for Bitch Talk supplies. Spoiler alert: she’s “that guy.”
Corbu is a psych-electronic band from New York. The band has a flair for the dramatic, with mesmerizing lights and an airy vibe that blends live instruments with electronics and effects to create an otherworldly atmosphere akin to the likes of Radiohead, M83, and — yes — Air. The band stopped in prior to hitting the road with Bloc Party to turn the live room at Serious Business Music into their own cosmic world of sound. Corbu’s debut album, Crayon Soul, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Sometimes, it’s good to take a moment to appreciate something about yourself that you’re proud of. For “Self Week” at BTR today, Anna Bashkova and Ubah Bulale ask people in New York City what they love most about themselves. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Mitad De Tu Mundo” by Helado Negro  
Not too long ago, we visited Lucky Luna, a restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that highlights both Asian and Latin American cuisines without taking the normal route of a typical fusion restaurant and combining the two. Chelsea, who likes to challenge people to games she makes up herself to ensure her own eventual victories, sat down with chef and co-owner Ken Ho for a round of The Odd Couple Food Challenge. Music featured in this episode: “Bed Case” by Tancred // “Faces In The Dark” by Generationals // All other music composed by Kevin MacLeod
Tank & The Bangas is a soul/hip-hop/rock band blasting forth from New Orleans and overflowing with spirit and energy. Led by poet/vocalist Tarriona “Tank” Ball and rounded out by a tight band of musicians and backing vocalists, The Bangas is a huge force to reckon with. Bringing a bit of a musical hodgepodge to the table, their style jumps from genre to genre, pulling in the fury of a gospel tent and the creativity of a poetry slam, you’ll be pulled in immediately. The whole band crammed into the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO to rock this one for us. The Big Bang Theory: Live at Gasa Gasa Is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Waterstrider is a project based in Oakland, California, led by the nimble guitar playing and tender vocals — in the vein of Thom Yorke or James Blake — of Nate Salman. As a live band and on record, the project incorporates electronics, lush ambient soundscapes, and broad dynamics to great, dramatic effect. For this session, Nate performs solo on guitar, where the fragility and emotion of his songs comes to the forefront. Nowhere Now is available now from 30th Century Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. 
EZTV play easy, breezy pop — like, seriously catchy, smooth pop. At times it’s so fragile that it feels as if it could fall apart, but these three Brooklyn guys are so good that it just coasts along. And it’s not hard to understand why they’ve been so busy lately, with an ever-ascending profile locally and internationally. High In Place by EZTV is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Is there a memory that you wish you could erase forever? For “Forgotten Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis and Anna Bashkova ask strangers in New York City about the things in life that they wish they could forget. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Wheels” by Pink Mountaintops
In this edition of 1st Person, Kiya opens up about how studying accounting full time left her feeling like her creativity was stifled. She shares her inspiration for starting a shoe line and her feelings about fashion as an expression of personality. Music featured in this episode: “We Get Along” by Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings
Gringo Star is the Atlanta-based punky psych-rock outfit you know and love — or, at least, should get to know and love! They deal in reverb and feedback and draw on the best of pop, garage, and rock, twisting it into their own warped sounds. Get crazy with them in this session, recorded at Serious Business Music in DUMBO. The Sides And In Between by Gringo Star is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Brooke gets real serious with this month’s tubmate, James III, to talk about aliens. Aliens? Yes: Aliens. Aliens in real life. Aliens in the movies. And aliens in our memories… maybe?
Jaw Gems is an electronic foursome based in Portland, Maine, crafting complex and groovy instrumental vibes — they call it “drip hop” — from their drums, bass, and keys combo. Forged under the heavy influence of a shared love for J Dilla, they worked it out on a weekly basis at a local bar as their chops and fan base grew and the road came calling. They can throw down on a rhythm for hours and make it sound fresh each time through, revealing new layers to their understated musical intensity with every round. Get down with them in this session, recorded at the dank basement studio at Serious Business Music in DUMBO. Heatweaver by Jaw Gems is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
What’s one of the scariest, craziest moments in your life? For “WTF Week” at BTRtoday,  Zach Schepis and Anna Bashkova ask people in New York City about the moments they’ve experienced that made them ask, “what the fuck?” For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Vacation” by SPLASHH
What is the Internet, really, if not a home for porn, cat pictures and recipes? BreakThruTV is here to help you fall deeper into that video recipe wormhole that usually pulls you in about a half hour before you realize how hungry you are and convince yourself that “you can definitely make this.” The chocolate apple pie ice cream sandwich is a perfect dessert for someone who is ready to jump into autumn, but at the same time isn’t quite willing to let summer go. See for yourself: you can definitely make this. Music featured in this episode: “Echosassy” by Gardens & Villa
Joe Michelini, whose much loved New Jersey-based band River City Extension recently called it quits, has launched a fresh project from his home base of Philadelphia. American Trappist is an artful punk/Americana endeavor with some epic Boss nods that we love. Joe stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some bare bones acoustic renditions of his new tunes. American Trappist’s self-titled debut LP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Oakland, California quartet Happy Diving is, simply put, a fuzzy, crunchy, tight rock band. Wailing guitar solos, screeching feedback like a laser beam to your brain, and slacker-cool vocals to rival the great J. Mascis all add up to a super-satisfying combo of grungy fun. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO on a recent tour to rock out for your pleasure. Electric Soul Unity is available now from Topshelf Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Should you be able to smoke marijuana in public if you really want to? For “Light Week” at BTRtoday,  Zach Schepis and Anna Bashkova ask strangers in New York City how they feel about lighting up out in the open. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Song featured in this episode: “See It Through” by Dam Gila
In this edition of 1st Person, Dustin talks about how he progressed from playing video games to designing them. He also shares how he draws inspiration from the real world to create storylines for his games. Song featured in this episode: “Modern Age” by Sonny & The Sunsets
Waterstrider is a project based in Oakland, California, led by the nimble guitar playing and tender vocals — in the vein of Thom Yorke or James Blake — of Nate Salman. As a live band and on record, the project incorporates electronics, lush ambient soundscapes, and broad dynamics to great, dramatic effect. For this session, Nate performs solo on guitar, where the fragility and emotion of his songs comes to the forefront. Nowhere Now is available now from 30th Century Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Brooke unleashes her inner feminine goddess for what she calls “the most feminist episode” of Bitch Talk yet to talk about the struggle of having big boobs. From snacking on leftovers found in cleavage to custom bras and how horrible Victoria’s Secret is for women with large breasts, Brooke covers it all. Also, be nice to women… and read Reductress while you’re at it.
Toronto’s Greys return to BTR Live Studio. Last time around, lead singer Shehzaad was a bit under the weather and had to have some tour buddies fill in on vocals, so for their second time around, the band brought the full rock action. With a solid foundation of hardcore and noise rock, Greys head further into post-punk territory with their latest sounds, playing with structure and melody in highly creative ways — all without losing any of their intensity. Outer Heaven is available now from Carpark Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Relationships often don’t quite get the closure they deserve, but what if you could go back in time and do things a little differently? For “Nostalgia Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis and Anna Bashkova ask strangers in NYC about what they wish they had said to their exes. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Sweatpants” by Childish Gambino
Arts Brookfield brings art to public spaces in many cities around the World. Debra Simon, Vice President of Arts Brookfield talks about a recent installation called The Swings: An exercise in Musical Collaboration by Daily tous les jours, a giant interactive piece in which each swing, when moved, creates a sound represented by piano, harp, vibraphone or guitar.
Fear Of Men are back. The band, from Brighton, England, previously appeared on BTR Live Studio a few years ago, but now, more mature and taking a distinctively groovier, stranger turn with their music, the group returns to share some of their latest with us. Fall Forever is available now on Kanine Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Dott is an indie pop band based in Galway, Ireland, who we last caught up with on BTR Live Studio, when they visited NYC to play our CMJ show a couple of years back. The quartet’s primary songwriter and singer, Anna, spent the last year with lead guitarist Evan in Toronto, where the two developed a duo version of the band, aided by backing tracks, and crafting a brand new batch of songs to coincide with the experience. Here, they share a bare, acoustic-driven version of one of these new tunes. Beverly Baldwin EP is available now from Mirror Universe Tapes.
At first glance, Arc Iris appears to have landed here from the future of music — and it’s not just the flashy outfits and dramatic lighting, either. With a fortress of keyboards, some of the tastiest drumming around, and the magnetic whirlwind of Jocie Adams heading it all up with twisting stories and songs, this trio from Providence, Rhode Island, packs a lot of memorable punch through musical virtuosity that’s sure to make an impact on any audience. Adams may be familiar from her time in the innovative indie-folk band, The Low Anthem, but Arc Iris is truly its own creature, drawing comparisons to the likes of Björk and Radiohead with their unusual approach to pop music. Moon Saloon, the second album by Arc Iris, is out now from Bella Union. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
If you suddenly lost your home and could settle anywhere with no strings attached, where in the world would you choose to live? For “Home Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City about where in the world they would journey to if they could start all over again. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Pilot Light” by The Love Language
In this edition of 1st Person, Joshua describes what it was like to visit China. He also shares his future plans should the presidency fall to Donald Trump. Music featured in this episode: “Thousand Eyes” by Lia Ices  
From his homebase in The Berkshires of Massachusetts, Woodson Black crafted the elegant genius of Haux and the project’s first release of ambient pop. Blending acoustic and electronic elements with layers of sound, falling on each other like clouds rather than crushing the foundation, Haux is here to draw you in, calm you down, and tell you secrets. The full band joined our crew at Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this performance. The debut EP by Haux, All We’ve Known, is available now from Akira Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Brandon Scott Wolf, creator of datebrandonscottwolf.com and Empty Plates of New York, joins Brooke in the tub to complain about time. Not really though since Brandon doesn’t seem to like bitching. Instead, the two discuss a myriad of topics until Brandon almost drowns himself.
Big Eyes is a super tight, badass rock band from NYC. Kait Eldridge formed and leads the project, and it owes much to 70s riff-heavy power pop, which the band pulls off flawlessly. Kait’s pop-punk roots show at times, and they happen to blend well with the big riffs and catchy hooks. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to tear it up with music from their latest album. Stake My Claim by Big Eyes is available now from Don Giovanni. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
What’s the sweetest thing that someone has ever done for you? For “Sweet Week” at BTRtoday Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask the people of NYC’s Madison Square Park about their most cherished memories. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Song featured in this episode: “First Shot”  by  The Love Language
This episode of BreakThruTV is presented by Urban Outfitters… Everyone knows that keeping up with a busy social life can get expensive, especially when trying to wine and dine a potential mate. From happy hours to fancy dinners, the cost of those dates can really add up. Thankfully, Chelsea has some ideas for those of us who aren’t rolling in the dough. Songs featured in this episode: “Fading Lines” by Amber Arcades // “Eliza” by Anna Calvi // “Golden Girl” by Ladyhawke // “Steady” by Jel // “Acid Rain” by Robert DeLong // “Long Way Down” by Robert DeLong
Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster is mostly known as the lead singer of the Oxford, Mississippi trio, Water Liars. In contrast to that band’s raw energy and often heavy themes, Kinkel-Schuster’s solo project is much gentler, with softer tones and a bit less chaos, though no lack of musicality or catchiness. Justin stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share a very stripped down — just himself and a guitar — taste of some of his music. Constant Stranger, the debut solo album by Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster, will be released September 30, 2016, via Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Adeline Hotel is the musical project of Brooklyn songwriter Dan Knishkowy. Both the project’s recordings and this session, like any live incarnation of the band, involve a bevy of talented local musicians, whose names and faces might be familiar to any fans of the burgeoning local scene. Adeline Hotel is an effort to make sense of the everyday bits of life, and perhaps take a stab at some kind of bigger idea behind it all, laid out neatly on a bed of country-tinged slowcore. We caught up with the group at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s current favorite music venue, Baby’s All Right, for an intimate performance in the round. It’s Alright, Just The Same by Adeline Hotel is available now.
Laura Loriga is the principal songwriter and performer for the band Mimes Of Wine. Currently splitting her time (and band members) between NYC and Bologna, Italy, Loriga drives the project with her stunning voice and tasteful piano playing. Though her newest release is the first to feature a full band, for this session Mimes Of Wine appears in its rawest form, as Laura Loriga solo, on keyboard and vocals at Serious Business Music in DUMBO. La Maison Verte by Mimes Of Wine is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
From navigating through awkward chapters of adolescence to trying our best to fit in at a new job, most people have felt like outcasts at one time or another. For “Misfit Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in NYC’s Madison Square Park about the moments in their lives when they’ve felt like misfits. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “When Soul Love Begins” by The Love Dimension Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
As one of the countless people who have or will move to New York City to chase their dreams this year, Larena shares what motivated her to make the move from Missoula, Montana. She also recounts her scariest moment since becoming a resident of New York City. Music featured in this episode: “Sea Legs” by The Shins Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
NYC garage rock band Rich Girls — usually a trio led by Luisa Black, but a duo here — brings that gritty blend of post-punk and art-rock back to the forefront. Begun by Black in London, the band has grown and changed over several releases, but kept things nice and reverby all along. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some new music with us for this session. Rich Girls’ new EP, Love is the Dealer, will be available September 2016. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Brooke gets comfortable in the tub to discuss Tinder. She shares some of her great opening lines and the proof behind her exclamation that chivalry is dead. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Ishmael Osekre is a Ghanaian-born musician and writer who has made a name for himself as an active proponent of the Brooklyn indie music scene. Along with his rowdy band, The Lucky Bastards, Osekre drives the punk-and-ska-inflected afropop tunes with his distinctive raspy voice and crisp guitar playing, earning him the distinction of being called “the Fela of punk.” The band brought their positive energy to Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this fun performance! Osekre & The Lucky Bastards Why Are You Here ? EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
The act of protesting is seemingly transforming before our eyes with the use of technology, but are the latest strategies creating true and lasting change? For “Protest Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in NYC’s Madison Square Park about the effectiveness of protests and the best tactics to disrupt the status quo. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “White Cops on Trial” by Sonny & The Sunsets Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
In this edition of 1st Person, Kelly talks about her expectations related to physical beauty when she moved to the United States and how they have changed over the years. She also shares her future plans and how she hopes to help others feel beautiful. Music featured in this episode: “The Most Liveable City” by Gold Panda Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Songwriter Michael Nau lives in Cumberland, Maryland. Initially gaining recognition for his songcraft in the band Page France, Nau then kept things going by collaborating with his wife, Whitney McGraw, as Cotton Jones. While writing and touring with that project, Michael was stockpiling the tender, sweet songs that would eventually launch his solo career with Mowing
Dreamy aesthetics, sultry sounds, and soothing vocals all come to mind when you listen to the 1960’s inspired folk tunes by the NYC-based musician CHILLEMI. Hear his new EP here before it’s released!
We talk about the gender image of women in Hollywood, robots making horror movies, and review “Almost Famous” for our monthly segment of “Becc to the Future.”
Wooow. This week’s show is sure to delight and amaze even the most casual of ROCK and OTHER types of music fans. And that’s the DJ Patrick K Guarantee! Look for new tracks from DINOSAUR JR, HELIOTROPES, and so many more.   Dinosaur Jr. – GIve a Glimpse of What Yer Not   Blood Orange – Freetown Sound   Heliotropes – Over There That Way
We last caught up with the Massachusetts-based duo, You Won’t, in Austin during SXSW a couple years ago, and they’ve only continued to grow and develop their two-man cacophony of experimental folk/rock pop since then. Together, Josh Arnoudse and Raky Sastri blend an impressive array of instruments and effects to create their own world of sound, full of vivid imagery and storytelling with just a touch of humor. We welcomed the band back to the studio for this up-close look at how they cleverly make all that noise together. Revolutionaries, the new album from You Won’t, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Preoccupations. Krill. Pile. GOGGS. The Frightnrs. The Hunches. Snail Mail. Carter Thornton. Connections. Mirror. Thee Oh Sees. And more…
We are taking ourselves to the outskirts of consciousness by looking at research that attempts to collect near death experiences from around the world.
On today’s episode we’re chatting in the studio with Olivia Harrison, an awesome and hilarious feminist writer who has blogged for BUST Magazine, Mental Floss, Heritage Radio Network, Refinery 29, and been featured in HuffPost. We’re talking queefs, haters on Facebook, and Amy Schumer.   00:00 Mic Break 00:46 Seeing Green – Puzzle 04:16 Moneyman – Puzzle 07:37 Olivia Harrison 22:48 Anatony – Twin River 07:48 Known To Run – Twin River 31:14 Olivia Harrison 38:20 My Last Catastrophe – The Smoking Trees 41:06 Always The Sun – The Smoking Trees 45:50 Olivia Harrison 49:17 Lifetime Experience – The Smoking Trees 52:29 The Archer And The Bull – The Smoking Trees 54:45 Send Off 54:57 What It Takes – Enjoy 58:52 Just Like The Day We Met – Enjoy 60:38 End Courtesy of Olivia Harrison Courtesy of Olivia Harrison
If you could pick anyone to survive the apocalypse with, who would you choose? For “Survival Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask strangers in NYC’s Madison Square Park about who they would pick and why. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “The End” by Little Fevers Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from In The Red Records
We’ve got a great God Bless Weirdmerica for you today! With great new tracks from deCollage, Heaven For Real, and Puzzle, you’re not going to be able to rip your ears away from this bad boy. We’ve also got tracks from Robin Bacior, Quintron, and Vetiver. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show, and don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
Guess what? This week’s show is a bit of a grab bag! Meaning, I stick my hand in the bag, pull out a song, and whatever comes out, I MUST play it. Fortunately, everything fits together quite nicely, and it’s all great, warm, fuzzy bedroom pop, and indie rock… DJ Patrick K, you’ve done it again! Congrats!
Chelsea takes on Greg and Mark from The Uncommons in a sober round of Cards Against Humanity. She also gets a look at some of the other party type card games offered in the cafe. Songs featured in this episode: “Lost Weekend” by The So So Glos // “Fine Fine Fine” by !!! // “Madora” by Beverly Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Hop on the Worldwide Hour and hear music from Amadou & Mariam, Gotan Project, Bonga, and Maurice el Medioni.
Amy Klein is a poet-musician who first landed on the radar of most music fans during her stint playing with the excellent NJ-centric punk band, Titus Andronicus. In the five years since, she’s led several bands (Hilly Eye and Leda) and worked tirelessly on her first full batch of catchy, psych-tinged rock songs under her own name. With her album finally out in the world, Amy brought her band to Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us an inside look at the tunes! Amy Klein’s debut solo album, Fire, is available now from Don Giovanni Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Thee Oh Sees, Zula and Jon Bap
Brooke is joined by verified Twitter user and Elite Daily entertainment writer Taylor Ortega to talk through some of the more popular conspiracy theories. There’s also cake. In the bathtub, so you can imagine how this will go. Follow Brooke Comegys on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Taylor Ortega on Twitter and Instagram. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
If you’re looking for some true-blue rock’n’rollers, here they are: The Mystery Lights is a concoction of blues, punk, psych, and garage rock that creates some of the best tunes you’ll hear all year!
We talk about how to say cool shit in Yiddish, smoking in films, why pot is weird for your dreams, and review the awesome new horror flick “The Witch.”
Woohoo, it’s yet ANOTHER episode of everybody’s favorite– THE ROCK SHOW on BTRtoday! It’s been the number one show going on this station for over five years, and it’s only getting better. So if ya don’t know, you better start familiarizing yourself. Adapt or die, friends.
NYC songwriter Sonya Kitchell began her career in western Massachusetts, releasing her first gentle folk record ten years ago at the age of seventeen. In the decade since, her style has developed and her skills as a songwriter, performer, and in the studio have become highly refined. Sonya stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to bring us this raw, captivating look at her music. Sonya Kitchell’s We Come Apart is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Sonya Kitchell on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Come Fri with me… 00:00 Latola 00:45 Getting Warm – Zula 07:22 CHEETAHT7b – Aphex Twin 14:06 Jealous of Roses – Bibio 16:36 Warm Shadows – Cigarette 20:44 We Escaped The Night – White Isles 23:05 Young, Latin and Proud – Helado Negro 26:13 You Are Never Alone – Jesse Futerman 30:25 Latola 31:25 I’m Still Here – Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings 35:22 Women – Norvis Jr and Jusmoni 38:44 Don’t Run Into The Dark So Quick – Jon Bap 42:04 Nature’s Candy – TheeSatisfaction 46:14 Triple Double No Assists – Sporting Life 49:47 Good Antennae – Dark Twaine 56:33 Ishmael – Shabazz Palaces 61:10 Maniac Depressant – Gonjasufi 63:12 Latola 65:30 Drag Open – Women 70:24 Summer’s Moon – Lewis 74:14 O Amor Em Paz – Antonio Carlos Jobim 77:51 Stages – Ava Luna 81:13 Junes – Helado Negro 87:12 Pheromones and Pineapples – Violet Eyelets 90:53 Stasis (again) – Lor Snac 91:59 In The House Of Yes – Mr Twin Sister 98:42 Latola 100:23 Whip Flash – Jonathan Witt 102:23 Loves Refrain – Jefre Cantu Ledesma 110:04 Flight of the Feathered Serpent – Fuck Buttons 119:36 Latola 121:18 Heaps of Ice – The Clamps 123:59 Finish Grasshopper Zula Cheetah Aphex Twin Don’t Run Into The Dark So Quick Jon Bap
This week is Karma Week. We speak with a psychology professor and a marketer on the rippling effect of small acts of kindness and karma.
Ruth Maramis is the founder of FlixChatter, a movie review blog that gives in depth, honest reviews while at the same time managing to sound intelligent and put together. I think we can all agree that the internet is chalk full of people spewing their feelings left and right (myself included) so it’s nice to see people express opinions without all the vitriol. Ruth is also a staff blogger at the Twin Cities Film Fest and she’s currently working on her first screenplay. 00:00 Mic Break 00:34 Along The Way – Adan & Xavi y Los Imanes 04:21 Fuera El Dolor – Adan & Xavi y Los Imanes 06:58 Intro 07:34 I’m Not The One – Adan & Xavi y Los Imanes 11:23 Finalidad – Adan & Xavi y Los Imanes 14:52 Flix Chatter – Ruth 24:58 West Coast – Hey Marseilles 28:35 Another Life – Hey Marseilles 31:44 Flix Chatter – Ruth 40:09 Fresh Faced Claire – Carter Tanton 43:12 Poison In The Dart – Carter Tanton 46:04 Send Off 46:16 The Dressmaker’s Girl – Carter Tanton 51:24 Diamonds In The Mine – Carter Tanton 56:30 Finish Courtesy of FlixChatter Courtesy of FlixChatter
We’ve all heard the age-old saying, “what goes around comes around,” but does it ring true? For “Karma Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in NYC’s Madison Square Park about whether or not karma has ever affected them or the choices they’ve made. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Honey Tiger Eyes” by Ducktails Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Xenia Rubinos
It’s another week of heavenly POP hits… We’ve got dancey pop from DAVID WEST and HOLY BALM, indiepop from COOLPORT and MALISH MAKU, bedroom pop from DOGS ONLY and COMPETITION… and so much more pop, you wouldn’t even believe it.
This episode of BreakThruTV is presented by Urban Outfitters… For one of the most fun cities in the world, it’s hard to imagine that there is only one board game cafe in New York, but it’s true. With over a thousand games to play or purchase, The Uncommons is different from other restaurants or bars that have only a few games on the shelf. Chelsea met with Greg May, the cafe’s founder and CEO, to find out a little more about what the cafe has to offer and play a friendly round of Cat Tower. Songs featured in this episode: “New Years” by Asobi Seksu // “MRDR it’s ok” by Team Spirit // “Oh Nancy” by Young Rival // “I See More” by Ages And Ages // “Golden Girl” by Ladyhawke Follow The Uncommons on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Hop on the Worldwide Hour and hear music from Thee Commons, Konono No.1, Staff Benda Bilili, and Helado Negro.
The Spook School is a wonderful group of people from Edinburgh, Scotland, who make upbeat, memorable queer indie-pop punk rock. We met them in Austin this year when they kicked off our party, impressively packing the house with an early crowd, and had to have them come by the studio while they were in town for NYC Popfest. Here, they share a tune crafted for the Slumberland/Fortuna Pop!’s upcoming Continental Drift split record. The Spook School’s Try To Be Hopeful is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow The Spook School on Facebook and Twitter.
Today I talk about and play music from Thinking Plague
Emanuel & The Fear (aka songwriter Emanuel Ayvas and his gang of musical cohorts) returns to BTR Live Studio with their latest orchestral-pop rock sagas. With a leaner lineup than past incarnations, the group now leans pleasingly and more heavily on the folky, storytelling side of indie rock than ever before. Here, the band stops by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share a live take on their newest single. Emanuel And The Fear’s new album, Primitive Smile, will be available in September. Follow Emanuel And The Fear on Facebook and Twitter. Also, check out the band’s previous BTR Live Studio episode. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Tacocat is the must-have band for your summer playlist. You gotta love ’em! They’re fun, colorful, punk rock and love cats–and if the Internet has taught us anything, it’s that the world loves cats!
We talk about Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris, a Pokemon Go! movie, how synthetic marijuana might cause the zombie apocalypse, and review the new political doc “Weiner.”
“Rock and roll rock shoooooooow/ Rock and roll rock shooooooooow/ Really…. rockin’ tonight!” It’s yet another episode of THE ROCK SHOW right here on BTRtoday and my friends, we’ve got it all. Indeed, if it rocks, if it rolls, even if it it’s just sitting there, you can count on hearing it here!
Chicago trio Tiny Fireflies came together in a perfect way: Kristine Capua (Tiny Microphones) and Lisle Mitnik (Fireflies) brought their own complementary pop sensibilities together as a one-off collaboration for a compilation, but the overwhelming popularity of their new “band” led to further collaboration, and eventually to the band we find in front of us today. As a trio — unless you include the drummer, Tom the drum machine — they make perfectly layered, shimmering indie pop with a super nostalgic, sweet vibe. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to show us how they make it happen. Tiny Fireflies’ debut album, The Space Between, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Tiny Fireflies on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Come Fri with me… 00:00 Latola 00:25 The Soul Pt. 2 – Oswin Benjamin 04:21 VRY BLK ft. Noname (prod. by Oddcouple and Kweku Collins) – Jamila Woods 07:56 Light The Way – Africa Hitech 12:51 Golden Lakes (prod. Ohbliv) – Moruf! 16:30 More Than You Know (prod. Thelonious Martin) – Tree 20:02 Breath I – Lor Snac 22:10 Breath II – Lor Snac 24:01 The Fix – Black Milk 27:49 Calculus – Ava Luna 31:37 Latola 32:51 By Ourselves – Blood Orange 35:03 Augustine – Blood Orange 38:54 Stormy (J.R. Cobb) – Madlib 42:34 Why Is It So Hard – Charles Bradley 46:43 Reagan – Killer Mike 50:53 Early (ft. Boots) – Meow The Jewels 54:37 Black Widow – Madlib 56:54 The Duck and The Butcher – Tyondai Braxton 62:25 Latola 63:21 I Won’t Say – Xena Rubinos 66:49 No Days Off – Gifted Gab 69:56 4th of July (prod. Contour) – Fly Anakin 71:38 Revolving – ewonee 74:19 The Next Step – Kamasi Washington 89:08 These Moments – The Expressions 92:21 Latola 93:12 USA I: Is A Monster – Dan Deacon 97:55 USA II: The Great American Desert – Dan Deacon 105:06 USA III: Rail – Dan Deacon 111:36 USA IV: Manifest – Dan Deacon 115:14 Latola 116:01 American Nightmare – Misfits 117:44 Finish The Soul Pt. 2 (prod. by Black Milk) Oswinn Benjamin Heavn Jamila Woods Freetown Sound Blood Orange
It’s Cool Week here on BTRtoday and we are chatting with a movie director and an AI researcher to learn about their fascinating journeying to creating a computer algorithm that develops entire screen plays for film.
FakeScience is a “less than factual guide to our amazing world.” It’s a hilarious spoof on how easily “science” gets bandied about on the internet, with “facts” being less than relevant.
Skydiving, wild parties, embarking on distant adventures… for “Cool Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis talks to people in New York City about the coolest things they’ve ever done. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “My Real Name” by Genevieve Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about my youth and current events, new songs too
Happy Weird Wednesday! On today’s God Bless Weirdmerica, we start off with what is technically, I suppose, a hip-hop track from Blood Orange (aka Lightspeed Champion aka Devonte Hynes), but I think his amazing blend of electronic elements make it an excellent candidate for an out-of-genre experience. Plus, new music from deColalge and No One Mind, and old favorites like Dan Deacon.
This week’s set is highly poppy and extremely good. Featuring new records, big and small, from the likes of DINOSAUR JR., KATIE DEY, FAILED FLOWERS, and so many more, but like, if those bands aren’t enough to make you listen, then you have already failed!
As a street performer in New York City, Billy has seen it all. In this edition of 1st Person, he shares a memory from his time performing in Central Park. Song featured in this episode: “My Mathematical Mind” by Spoon Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Hop on the Worldwide Hour and hear Summer jams from Bombino, Amadou & Mariam, Chicago Afrobeat Project, and Baloji.
Dead Leaf Echo is a dream-pop band from NYC, calling their take on the genre “Nouveau Wave.” The group blends the classic jangle/noise dynamic with romantic, drug-laced scenarios, proudly bearing the influence of 4AD favorites such as Pixies, Lush, etc. Approaching a decade of playing in the NYC trenches and through frequent national touring, Dead Leaf Echo has kept the tunes coming with an impressive number of releases, along with artfully-crafted short films to accompany them. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a closer look at how they craft their big sound. The band’s Child.glass.heart split 7″ with The Harrow is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Dead Leaf Echo on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Blood Orange
Brooke is convinced that most landlords and supers are pretty shitty, and she is fed up. She bitches about them from her freshly caulked tub, no thanks to building maintenance. Follow Brooke Comegys on Twitter and Instagram. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Eat trash and be free with High Waisted, the surf rock band that’s leaving a trail of sparkles across the U.S.! Influenced by happiness, confetti, Dick Dale, and doing whatever the hell they want.
We talk about misogyny in Hollywood, legalization developments in California, and review the new sic-fi thriller “Midnight Special.”
Just when you think I’m gonna zig… I go and zag! And vice versa, naturally. It’s the Rock Show way, and me personally, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Oh and by the way? Don’t forget to check out that app, rate and review (5 stars only, plzthx).
Weakened Friends is a heart-on-the-sleeve indie rock band from New England. Comprised of Sonia Sturino and Cam Jones (both formerly of The Box Tiger), along with Annie Hoffman (of The Field Effect), this trio of fairly tall humans plays with a burning passion that’s hard to fake. This project seems a little more straightforward than The Box Tiger’s caterwaul in a pop-punk sort of way, and — if it’s possible — considerably more vicious. The band took a minute out of their busy regional tour schedule (which seems to include dominating Boston and Portland, Maine – with serious progress being made in NYC as well) to drop by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a live taste of what they’ve got coming up. Crushed by Weakened Friends will be released July 22, 2016. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Weakened Friends on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Come Fri with me… 00:00 Latola 01:01 Fear O The Light – Katie Dey 03:57 Don’t Do Bad Things – Matthew Urango 06:24 Roses and Cherries – Ava Luna 09:15 CHEETAHT7b – Aphex Twin 16:00 But You – Blood Orange 19:03 Causers of This – Toro Y Moi 22:05 Shucks – Dungeonesse 25:38 Lay Down Stay Down – Malachai 28:12 Another Sun – Malachai 30:30 Latola 33:41 Last Delicious Cigarette – Matmos 42:17 3 Ravens – Chrysanthemum Bear 43:45 Uptown Psychedelia – Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin 49:42 Bleeding Lights – Jesse Futerman 54:49 Interstellar – Frankie Rose 58:17 Glow – Nonkeen 62:54 Latola 64:32 Thinning – Snail Mail 67:51 La La La (remix) – HOOPS 72:00 Evil Death Roll – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard 79:14 Theme – Flying Lotus 80:38 Tesla – Flying Lotus 82:32 Eager To Tear Apart The Stars – Leyland Kirby 92:58 Reabsorb – ewonee 95:04 Latola 96:08 No Mama Blues – The Lostines 99:26 Tomorrow Gon Be Too Late – C.W. Stoneking 102:30 The Walk To The Dep – Eola 104:28 Inclusion – Bitchin Bajas 116:17 Latola 118:54 Saturn’s Hexagon – Jab5 Krono5 121:56 Finish Flood Network Katie Dey Lostine Demos The Lostines Thinning Snail Mail You’re Dead! Flying Lotus Soul Sifting Through Heart Strings Jab5 Krono5
We’ll chat with a viticulture extraordinaire on the delicate task of building vineyards with a mission for greater environmental awareness and a filmmaker who’s developed a manual for maintaining life on the open road.
Today we’re sitting down in the studio with Jenavieve Hatch, a blogger who has written for numerous platforms and currently writes for HuffPost Women. She’s got a flare for writing in a down-to-earth feminist style that speaks to young women across the internet. 00:00 Mic Break 00:42 Faraway Eyes – Aloha 05:44 Ocean Street – Aloha 09:38 Intro 10:00 Moon Man – Aloha 14:35 Flight Risk – Aloha 18:56 Jenavieve Hatch – Jenavieve Hatch 21:04 I Have Been To The Mountain – Kevin Morby 24:18 Singing Saw – Kevin Morby 31:36 Jenavieve Hatch – Jenavieve Hatch 43:02 Drunk and On a Star – Kevin Morby 47:21 Dorothy – Kevin Morby 52:30 Send Off 52:48 Secret Police – Kiran Leonard 55:20 Pink Fruit – Kiran Leonard 71:36 Finish Courtesy of Jenavieve Hatch Courtesy of Jenavieve Hatch Courtesy of Jenavieve Hatch
Beginning this October, New Yorkers will have to pay for the convenience of plastic bags when they do their shopping. In an effort to curb pollution and encourage a greener lifestyle, plastic bags will cost five cents each. For “Sustainable Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people for their opinions about this new fee. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Salt Water” by Brazos Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I play my favorite songs of 2016 thus far though, I may have overlooked a few…
Wow! Already half way through 2016! It’s been a very good year for NEW MUSIC so far, so we’re taking this week to pay our respects to some of the best of it. We open with a set of weirdo pop and indie rock featuring heavy-hitters like HOOPS, DRUG PIZZA, THE WORLD, THE BIBS… oh my! Then we hit you with the loud/fast stuff, like tracks from KALEIDOSCOPE, LEMONADE, RADIATION RISKS, JJ DOLL… it’s just crazy. So listen hard and listen good, my dearies!
In this edition of 1st Person, Lorraine shares stories about different types of traumas that have happened in her life and how those traumas have defined her outlook on the world in certain ways. Song featured in this episode: “Sixteen Forever” by The Casket Girls Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Hop on the Worldwide Hour and hear music from XIXA, Bombino, and Seun Kuti.
free cake for every creature, with its adorable and almost sickly sweet name, is bringing twee back. Katie P. Bennett’s indie pop music, filled out by a full band that manages to play about as quietly as possible, has about as much of a 90s K Records vibe as any group of millennials could possibly muster. While references and nods are likely intentional to some extent, we’re forced to believe that Bennett really is just laying her soul out there honestly, sharing her own stories of love and confusion (you know, “growing up” stuff) in the most melodic way possible. Her soft-spoken vocals hook you from the start and make you ache for the rest of the story. The band stopped by the studio for this live look at one of their new album’s most memorable tracks. Talking Quietly Of Anything With You is available now from Double Double Whammy. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow free cake for every creature on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today it’s about music for the 4th of July
Ladies and gentleman: Go-go listen to the Death Valley Girls! The L.A.-based band with all the loving tenderness of a buzz saw. They’ve got a ’60’s-pop sound, with a punk rock kick.
This week we talk about Teen USA dropping their swim suit contest, legalized marijuana developments in California, and review the Season 6 finale of “Game of Thrones.”
Just some good, upbeat hits this week. Is it the latest? Is it the greatest? Is it both? Well you’ll just have to tune in to find out!
Astronautalis, aka Andy Bothwell, is a man with a lot on his mind. Let’s start with the basics: he’s a rapper known around the world for his hard-touring, indie/punk ethics living in Minneapolis, Minnesota — a city that’s quickly becoming one of our favorites for music, thanks to the Doomtree and Totally Gross National Product crews, among plenty of other great acts in recent years. And while he’s certainly got the hip-hop chops to destroy any stage, Astronautalis quickly sets himself apart from the crowd by making his deep and passionate love of all genres of music — and especially indie rock — very apparent through conversation or even by checking out his list of collaborators on records. Smart, talented, and quick-witted, Astronautalis is changing the game. He dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to bring some fire with just a laptop and a microphone. Cut The Body Loose by Astronautalis is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Astronautalis on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Justin Demus. Beach House. Boy Harsher. Celestial Shore. Grimm Doza. Half Waif. Klara Lewis. CE Schneider Topical. Morgan Guerin. And more…
We’ll discuss the implications of cyber security and cyber criminals that prowl the deep-web, and take a closer look at if karma actually exists.
We’re talking to Luvvie, a writer, speaker, digital strategist, and founder of Awesomely Luvvie, a blog about pop culture, politics, race, media, humor, and anything else she fancies. 00:00 Mic Break 00:43 Running Around – Pretty City 03:11 Second Hand Clothes – Pretty City 05:56 Intro 06:12 Fun Machine – Pretty City 11:15 Ignoring My Friends – Pretty City 14:19 Awesomely Luvvie – Luvvie 21:36 Together Again – The Love Dimension 24:34 When Soul Love Begins – The Love Dimension 27:22 Awesomely Luvvie – Luvvie 40:13 Surf Heart – The Love Dimension 43:05 Get Real Wild – The Love Dimension 45:36 Send Off 45:52 In The Valley – No One Mind 47:57 Island of House – No One Mind 50:16 Finish Courtesy of Awesomely Luvvie Courtesy of Awesomely Luvvie
Conversations can quickly turn awkward due to the sting of an unexpected comment or just a complete loss for words. For “Conversation Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in NYC to divulge their handy tricks and skills for maneuvering out of those uncomfortable moments. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “How The Ranks Was Won” by Brazos Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Leapling, case/lang/veirs and Gorgeous Bully
It’s a veritable SUMMER BUMMER this week– hitting a lot of dour low notes and contemplative spaces courtesy of greats like THE DEAD C, THE WHINES, and JOHN DAVIS! But of course, there’s a few poppy highs in the mix to balance things out a bit. So just give it a chance!
After a lesson in pizza making and sampling her creation at Babbalucci, Chelsea checks out the bar for a taste of the “Beetlini Cocktail.” Earlicia, Babbalucci’s mixologist, explains the drink’s ingredients while putting them all together in the signature cocktail. Music featured in this episode: “Your Life In The End” by Prince Rama // “Concorde” by Incan Abraham Check out Babbalucci on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Hop on the Worldwide Hour and hear music from Papaito, El Rego, Johnny Pacheco, and Cecilia Noel.
Acid Dad is a no-nonsense psych-punk band in the vein of Thee Oh Sees, Parquet Courts, and The Strokes, and with nods to classics like The Zombies, The Kinks, Television, The Stooges, etc. Comprised of Vaughn Hunt (Vocals, Guitar), Danny Gomez (Vocals, Guitar), Kevin Walker (Drums), and Sean Fahey (Bass, Vocals), this quartet uses riffy rock and reverb-heavy vocals to pull you close and make you move. They dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to take us on a pretty sweet trip. Let’s Plan A Robbery by Acid Dad is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Acid Dad on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Grimm Doza and Aphex Twin and Leapling
Brooke is a woman of many talents and in this episode of Bitch Talk, she proves it. After hearing a bunch of crap from people that the tub she does her bitching from is gross and disgusting, she re-caulks the whole thing. Follow Brooke Comegys on Twitter and Instagram. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
The Nude Party is a HiFi, crazy six-piece band from the mountains of Boone, North Carolina. They’re a rambunctious bunch who don’t give any f*cks and know how to have fun.
We talk about Jim Carrey making a horror movie, weed legalization in Massachusetts, and review the terrible new romantic comedy “How To Be Single.”
Wooo, can you believe all these great video shows on BTRtoday these days? We’ve got one show called BTRtv that is actually THREE shows in one! You gotta check it (them) out, my friends! And also, don’t forget to watch for falling ROCK because it’s the ROCK Show and don’t you forget it!
Dentist is an indie rock band based in Asbury Park, New Jersey, whose music hits the sweet spot between surf, punk, and pop. Having honed their skills locally for a few years, they’re ready to get out on the road, and we’re pretty sure they’ll find that kids everywhere dig their sound. Here, they made the trip to the city to rock the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for us. Dentist’s self-titled debut is available now, with their second full length coming in 2016. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Dentist on Facebook. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Aphex Twin. Leapling. Dopecal. Lonny X. Deerhoof. Black Milk. Owen Pallett. Micachu. Andy Stott. Deantoni Parks. $3.33. And more…
We learn how a mythology is built from an inside look into the life of the legendary director, Stanely Kubrick. As well as how mythologies are projected into the future through the dystopian fears of technological advancements in the medical field.
Haylin’s frank take on the divine is a breath of fresh air. In her witchcraft newsletter she gives advice on room cleaning and organization, mental clarity, and maintaining emotional well-being, all with a very personal take on new-age practices.
New York City is thought of by many as the greatest city in the world, but that distinction comes with some baggage in the form of myths — some good, some bad. For “Myth Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in Manhattan about which NYC myths they think to be untrue. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Could It Ever Get Better?” by These Shaky Isles Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Steve Gunn
Hello and welcome to weird Wednesday! This is of course God Bless Weirdmerica, the show on BTR where I play new weird America, freak folk, and generally odd music. Odd to me, at least. We’ve got a great show for you today where we discuss the “canterbury scene,” my love for Spencer Krug, and hear great new music from Beth Orton, Grace Joyner, and more. And don’t forget to hop onto Facebook and give BTR a like!
Ripping through some summer faves in this set. Starts off light ‘n’ poppy with tracks from MAZES, THE 6THS, MARINE GIRLS, and more! The back half gets a bit darker and stranger courtesy of CASE STUDIES, NEIL MICHAEL HAGERTY, etc etc. Good stuff, IMO, and you’re gonna think so too.
BTRtv’s Chelsea White visits Babbalucci, in Harlem, where she gets a lesson in making pizza from chef and owner Andrew Lopresto. While learning to make the restaurant’s signature pie, Chelsea gets a surprise and finds out the meaning of the word “babbalucci.” Music featured in this episode: “Jaded” by GRMLN // “Chief” by Lettuce // “Ended Up Making Love” by MiWi La Lupa Check out Babbalucci on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Hop on the Worldwide Hour and hear from the world with music from Seun Kuti, Xenia Rubinos, El Rego, and El Guincho.
Violet Sands is the new project from Deidre Muro (who has been on BTR Live Studio previously with Deidre & the Dark and Savoir Adore), David Perlick-Molinari (French Horn Rebellion) and Derek Muro (Love Like Deloreans, Mighty Five). Their music builds a psych-pop vibe on top of electronic beats and textures, for some super-smooth, catchy grooves. For this jam, Doc from Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue joins the band on vocals for an extra touch of soul in the studio at Serious Business Music. Violet Sands’ Strange Attractor EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Violet Sands on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Giggle the Ozone, Bueno and Tonstartssbandht
Mise En Scene is a Canadian band from Winnipeg whose music is centered around the collaboration between Stefanie Blondal Johnson on vocals and guitar and Jodi Dunlop on drums. Sunny and with a healthy dose of reverb, their music is catchy and fun — aka, perfect for an afternoon session on the porch of the BTRhouse in Austin! The four-piece group stopped by for a stripped down performance in the middle of a busy week at SXSW! Check out Mise En Scene’s previous performance featuring “Show Me You’re Real.” Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Mise En Scene on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
The sound’s of Las Rosas is perfect for your next trip to Rockaway beach. BTRtoday sits down with them to talk about their music, being NYC-based, and their outspoken opinions on The Goo Goo Dolls.
We talk about Chinese cinema taking over America, a new Pokemon that looks like Donald Trump, and review the Charlie Kauffman animated oddity “Anomalisa.”
Check it out, my dearies… It’s a brand new episode of the ROCK SHOW. And lookey here, what do we have? Well it’s new music from good people like A GIANT DOG, WILLIAM TYLER, LET’S EAT GRANDMA, and soooo many more!
SAVAK is a Brooklyn band composed of some very experienced musicians. Having previously played in such notable groups as The Obits, Holy Fuck, Nation of Ulysses, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and The Cops, the members of SAVAK collectively and unsurprisingly possess a deeper knowledge of music, more time in the punk trenches, and a more mature sound than the average band that’s only been together since 2015. The jerky rhythms of post-punk and the jangle of 80s college/early alternative rock blend perfectly with psychedelic swirls and hooky rock riffs under the shared guitar/vocal duties of Michael “Jaws” Jaworski and Sohrab Habibion. The band officially consists of six members, but has been known to expand on record and at some live shows, while we lured a quartet version to Serious Business Music to see what they’ve got going on… spoiler: it’s a lot, and it’s really, really good! SAVAK’s debut LP, Best Of Luck In Future Endeavors, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow SAVAK on Facebook and Twitter.
Bebel Gilberto. Nonkeen. Bueno. Gemma. Lightning Bolt. Grimm Doza. Ivey Sole. Handglops. Jon Bap. Grouper. Yowler. And more…
We’re going to take a closer look at emerging technologies that can be hacked to be more cost efficient, along with how one organization is breaking down barriers for the LGBT community to integrate with coding groups.
Katrina Day is a New York based actress, writer, and director. She founded Lady Parts, where she posts hilariously sexist casting calls, after seeing one too many casting calls that go something like the recent Quentin Tarantino email seeking “whores.”
Cyber warfare and government security breaches by foreign or potentially hostile players are an ever-growing concern, but we wondered what information the average citizen would be interested in if they were given open access to their own government’s network. For “Hack Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York what information they’d seek out if given the opportunity. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Look At Orion!” by Bibio Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about the latest American gun massacre
Wow! New choon from the almighty KERO KERO BONITO and it’s an instant hit! Plus more great pop from KIP MCGRATH, GRAPE ROOM, THE PILLS, and more more more! It’s all pop this week and it rules. Deal with it!
In this edition of 1st Person, Jesse discusses life as an artist as he knows it and talks about a major moment in his career. He also offers advice for anyone who might be on the same path. Song featured in this episode: “du Zirconia” by Com Truise Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Hop on the Worldwide Hour and hear music from Xenia Rubinos, Wu Fei, Konono No.1, and Adan & Xavi.
Brooklyn psych-surf-garage-rock band Fruit + Flowers’ appeal is centered around the interplay between Caroline Yoder, Ana Becker and Elizabeth Wakefield. Catchy, gritty, and maybe a little unhinged at times, the band has been going hard for the past year, touring and playing so many local shows that it can almost be assumed that if there’s a cool bill at a new or underground Bushwick venue, they’re on it. While they’ve released almost no recorded music yet, we know they’ve got a lot up their collective sleeve, so we had them drop by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to show us just how they do it. The song “Turquoise” from Fruit + Flowers is available online now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Fruit + Flowers on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Madlib
Brooke gets heavy with talk about celebrity deaths. She shares her theories on the subject and also recalls the first time a celebrity death affected her actual life. Follow Brooke Comegys on Twitter and Instagram. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Rey Pila is the adolescent child of Depeche Mode and David Bowie, that was raised by wild Iggy Pop! This week we interview lead singer, Diego Solórzano and listen to their album “The Future Sugar.”
This week we talk about that time Meryl Streep pretended to be Donald Trump and review the psychological thriller “10 Cloverfield Lane.”
So much good news for you, and it’s not even Easter! No, this week’s good news includes music from WHITNEY, EAGULLS, SPRAY PAINT, and so many more! It’s a lot of fun, and you just might learn something!
Lissie is originally from Rock Island, Illinois. She landed in California as a young singer-songwriter and learned a lot in her time in the industry there before returning to her midwestern roots by moving to Iowa. Her music is folk with a pop/country touch, but most notable here is her remarkable voice, which gives every word sung a life of its own. She stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share a raw, stripped down performance with us. Lissie’s album My Wild West is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Lissie on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
$3.33. Hush! Dallas James. Drowse. Deakin. Video Age. Knxwledge. Pharoah Overlord. Palehound. Marvel Alexander. Seiho. Oswinn Benjamin. And more…
We will be investigating into the political complexity and myths of the Affordable Care Act, as well as learn about a third party candidate and the pricy game of running for US presidency.
Space is amazing and so is the Spacewriter! She’s an award winning science writer with 6 books and 40 documentary scripts to her name. She is also a science outreach consultant, working with various institutions as a science writer and technical editor for all things relating to astronomy and astrophysics.
As part of “Affordable Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about their favorite free activities for the summer amid the seemingly always-rising cost of living in the city. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Too Much Space Man” by Diane Coffee Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Hush! Dallas James, Koncept Jackson, Fly Anakin, Grimm Doza and Ben Lukas Boysen
Welcome to God Bless Weirdmerica! We’ve got a great lineup for you today- brand new music from The Galaxy Electric and You + Your D. Metal Friend, plus old favorites from Death Vessel and Here We Go Magic, and medium-new favorites from Kiran Leonard and Bell Orchestre. It’s all on the show today so make sure to stay tuned, and also sign onto Facebook and give BTR a like!
Hey hey hey! Classic set this week! We kick things off with some new good stuff from THE PRITS, CHOOK RACE, SMILES on the rock end of the spectrum. Then we take a turn into more postpunk/weirdo territory with TREEHOUSE, FILTHY HUNS, DUMB WOLVES, and more more more!
The same old workout, day after day, can become mundane pretty quickly. From crawling around like a jungle cat to working out in heels, Chelsea White runs down the list of the top five weirdest workouts which are sure to keep your fitness routine interesting. Song featured in this episode: “Everyone’s A Bitch” by Jaill // “Foreign Object” by The Mountain Goats // “Silvering” by LoneLady // “A Sea Ringed With Visions” by Fujiya & Miyagi // “Bye Bye (Ella Me Dice Vay)” by Gipsy Kings // “Another Toe In The Ocean” by Pixies Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Hop on the Worldwide Hour and hear music from XIXA, Casiokids, Arianne Moffat, and Seun Kuti.
Tangerine is a Seattle-based garage pop trio with a rough and dreamy style that complements their straightforward, catchy songs. The band doesn’t waste much energy on frills beyond some sweet guitar solos, opting to save it for their fun music and touring around the country instead. We were lucky enough to get them into the studio at Serious Business Music to brighten our day with this special performance. Tangerine’s Sugar Teeth EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Tangerine on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Spray Paint, Sassy Black and Deakin
Adeline Hotel is the musical project of Brooklyn songwriter Dan Knishkowy. Both the project’s recordings and this session, like any live incarnation of the band, involve a bevy of talented local musicians, whose names and faces might be familiar to any fans of the burgeoning local scene. Adeline Hotel is an effort to make sense of the everyday bits of life, and perhaps take a stab at some kind of bigger idea behind it all, laid out neatly on a bed of country-tinged slowcore. We caught up with the group at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s current favorite music venue, Baby’s All Right, for an intimate performance in the round. It’s Alright, Just The Same by Adeline Hotel is available now. Follow Adeline Hotel on Facebook and Twitter. Check out Baby’s All Right on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Meet the east coasters who combine dad rock, old-school country, punk, and The Spice Girls to create what is BOYTOY—a NYC-based band that’ll surf their way to the top of your playlist.
We talk film and marijuana news, how North Korea endorsed Donald Trump, and review the new Coen brothers flick “Hail, Caesar!”
I tried to keep it lite for the summer time… I tried my hardest. But the hits came in heavy this week, and what can I say? I’m gonna take the hits as they come. So look out for cool new tracks from SPRAY PAINT, SUPERMOON, PITY SEX, and many more!
John Mark Nelson is a musician from Excelsior, Minnesota. While young, he’s far from inexperienced, having spent the past decade writing, recording, and playing music. Stylistically, Nelson’s work falls somewhere in the rock/pop world, but he has a melodic sensibility that makes every moment of his songs compelling while his words and compositions set him apart from your average artist. He stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO recently for this special performance. I’m Not Afraid by John Mark Nelson is available now on GNDWIRE Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow John Mark Nelson on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Primetime. Deakin. Slim Smith. CCTV. Hailu Mergia. Klara Lewis. Pumice. And more…
We could all use a new way of looking at the world, so today’s guests are here to show us some vantage points that range from the very small to the vast and interconnected.
Today we’re getting’ witty with Mad Kane, founder and writer of Mad Kane’s Humor Blog and Mad Kane’s Political Madness.
For “Perspective Week” at BTRtoday Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people about a time in their lives when they wish they were able to change how they saw a certain situation. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Needs” by Baio Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Post Pink, Klara Lewis, Micachu and The Field
Hey, have you heard about the new BTRtoday app? You can get it in your Apple devices (BTR)today! Also, playing summertime classic hit songs from LEE MOSES, SE ROGIE, POV VANNARY, and so many more!
In this edition of 1st Person, Chris discusses his chosen transient lifestyle, in which he leaves himself open to continuously experiencing new things through a willingness to move from place to place. Song featured in this episode: “du Zirconia” by Com Truise Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Hop on the Worldwide Hour and hear music from Los Amigos Invisibles, Sierra Maestra, Africando, and Cecilia Noel.
Del Water Gap’s S. Holden Jaffe began the project on his own, alone in upstate NY before making his way down to NYC. There, he met his future and current bandmates (bassist William Evans and drummer Charles Schlinkert) in the blackout following Hurricane Sandy. The band’s sound is weary, melodic alt-folk with a modern feel. The trio stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share their music with us. Del Water Gap’s “Cut The Rope” / “Lamplight” 7” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Del Water Gap on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from $3.33, Hoops and Salt People
Brooke and her guest, actress Lebogang Ashleigh Fisher, discuss dating in today’s world. They cover Tinder, compare American men to those from other countries and share the cold hard truth: New York is a romantic city that pretty much always smells like pee. Follow Brooke Comegys on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Lebogang Ashleigh Fisher on Instagram. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Meet Lou and Ben from Winstons. A NYC-based band that has only drums and guitars, accompanied by some heartbreaking rock’n’roll lyrics that’s sure to get you movin’ and swoonin’!
We review the new Marvel superhero flick “Captain America: Civil War.”
Keeping things fairly upbeat and ACCESSIBLE this week! Look out for great new tracks from the likes of A GIANT DOG, SYNTHETIC ID, and HANDGLOPS! Plus heavy hitters from The Mantles, Damaged Bug, and more more more!
Guerilla Toss seems to exist in an acid-drenched cartoon world of future music. Stylistically, there’s some sort of punk/funk/jazz jam going on, but never mind the ingredients, this band’s all about the end result, which is a strange, morphing blend of totally mind-bending goodness, pulled together by the vocal performance of Kassie Carlson. Though they originated in the Boston area, the group has since found its way to New York, where their collaborators in the DFA-related and Brooklyn experimental/art scene provide some pretty fertile ground for collaboration. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to blow our minds. Eraser Stargazer by Guerrilla Toss is available now from DFA Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Guerilla Toss on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
C.W. Stoneking. Orb. Hystermajesty. $3.33. Leapling. Madlib. Pumice. Angry Angles. Ava Luna. Pumice. lee (asano+ryuhei). And more…
We are looking at the fairly intricate and technical philosophies, as well as the advancing technologies that help reveal even the most minute of Egyptian mummies.
This week we’re getting to know the prolific Margaret Andrews, founder of the humor blog Nanny Goats in Panties, as well as the guide to blogging Sticky Readers, and the local blogging community Sacramento Bloggers.
Donald Trump talks a mighty game, but is he really trying to compensate for something much smaller? For “Tiny Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of New York City whether or not they think the presumptive Republican nominee for President of the United States is well-qualified… and well-endowed. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Penis Glove” by The Adventures of the Silver Spaceman Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Marissa Nadler mostly
Happy Weird Wednesday! It’s God Bless Weirdmerica, and it’s time for another strange set of great music. This is the show where we play freak folk, New Weird America, psychedelic and any songs that just don’t a genre, like our friends on the show today dunkelbunt. We’ve also got a very psychedelic track from Sun Araw, and some dreamy pop folk from Deradoorian. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
Great show this week. Unbelievable! Good! New music from new records from DAVID NANCE, PUMICE, LASER BACKGROUND, THE WORLD, and so many more! We got rock, pop, noise, and more fun than you can imagine… Right here on Overnight Sensation!
Lucky Luna is a restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that features both Taiwanese and Mexican cuisines. After checking out the food, Chelsea got a look at the preparation behind the kimchi (made in-house with vegan and shellfish-free options) and nori bloody mary which won Best Overall and Most Original at the Bloody Mary Festival. Songs featured in this episode: “Waste A Lot Of Things” by Jaill // “Heart” by Dune Rats Follow Lucky Luna on Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Hop on the Worldwide Hour and hear tracks from Bonga, Gotan Project, Marianne Feder, and Manu Dibango.
Audacity is a garage punk band from Fullerton, California. They’ve been bashing out fun, uncompromising tunes since they were kids, and while still young, they’ve already got more than enough years (we’re talking 10+) under their belt together to show all the newcomers exactly how to do it right. Turn this one way up and enjoy. Hyper Vessels by Audacity is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Audacity on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from C.W. Stoneking mostly
Pearl Charles is a young songwriter from Los Angeles. At just 23 years old, she already has about five years of touring experience under her belt from her time with The Driftwood Singers and The Blank Tapes (which is where we met her, when they visited BTR Live Studio a while back). Setting off on a solo career over the past year, Pearl has been finding and developing her own voice and timeless, bluesy psych-folk style. She stopped by the BTRhouse in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2016 to share some of her new tunes with us, under the big old tree in our backyard. Pearl Charles EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Pearl Charles on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
The wildest chicks heading the most badass band you’ll ever hear! This week we talk with Toronto-based band Dilly Dally about their big break, punk rock, and Lady Gaga.
On our first episode of the BTRtoday’s new stoner movie podcast, we talk about how Pixar is trying to save the clownfish, why Ben Carson definitely smokes weed, and review the cult classic “The Big Lebowski.”
Whoop. Another day, another dollar, another BTRtoday, another ROCK SHOW! You know it, baby! We got a whole lot of great new records in over the past few weeks, and you’re about to hear some of them right now!
Miwi La Lupa, a NYC-based songwriter who previously visited BTR Live Studio around the release of his debut album, is back with an excellent sophomore release. Continuing his evolution as a songwriter and band leader, MiWi La Lupa draws from folk and rock inspirations to tell personal stories through highly catchy pop songs. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to share some of the new sounds. Ended Up Making Love by MiWi La Lupa is available now from Team Love Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow MiWi La Lupa on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Lor Snac. Pat Moon. Bilzegypt. Gioia. The RBC. Heavy Sunsets. Kamasi Washington. Madlib. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Goldlink. Useless Eaters. Fly Anakin. And more…
We’re going all the way, to the farthest reaches of human consciousness, of the universe, and even, beyond the grave…
We’re delving into herbalism, vitamin supplements, and why you probably shouldn’t be using 12 products on your face.
If you could travel through space, where in the universe would you go? For “Space Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of New York City which interstellar regions and far away planets they might venture to if given the opportunity. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Electric Love” by He’s My Brother She’s My Sister Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Teen Suicide and Animal Collective
This week’s show is good and fun, OK? Starts off with a dance/postpunk set featuring heavy new hits from DAVID WEST, DJ MACKBOOGALOO, CAKEDOG, and more! Second set goes back to the bedroom with homerecorded weirdpop from THE BIBS, MONOGAMY, KEEL HER, and many more great ones. It’s good! It’s fun! So set it and forget it!
Lucky Luna is a restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that features both Taiwanese and Mexican cuisines with a special focus on fostering community and sourcing local ingredients. Not a traditional fusion restaurant, the menu highlights dishes that might be found in Taipei or Oaxaca, but they are not combined. Chelsea White sat down with co-owner, Marisa Cadena, to talk a little about the inspiration for the restaurant and to sample a few menu items. Songs featured in this episode: “Ride” by Twenty One Pilots // “Hey You” by The Thermals // “Casual Wrecks” by Adult Books // “When They Fight, They Fight” by Generationals // “I Turn My Camera On” by Spoon // “Phantom Limb” by The Shins Follow Lucky Luna on Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Hop on the Worldwide Hour and hear music from Bombino, El Rego, and William Onyeabor.
Moving Panoramas is an Austin-based trio that plays shoegaze-inspired pop, bouncing through chill grooves with soft, reverb-laden vocals floating on top. Comprised of Leslie Sisson on guitar/vocals (who previously visited BTR Live Studio with The Wooden Birds), Rozie Castoe on bass/vocals, and Karen Skloss on drums, the band has developed a perfectly locked-in style that works well to create the sort of “panoramic” sound that they’re chasing under those big Texas skies. Moving Panoramas’ debut LP, One, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Moving Panoramas on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Tippa Lee, the James Hunter Six, Balam Acab, Kent Loon and Troy
This week we chat with Sarah Josey about tiny house living in Alaska.
In what might be the weirdest episode yet, Brooke is joined in the tub by The Chris Gethard Show’s David Bluvband, aka The Human Fish. They talk about the word “crazy,” flip off the camera and, spoiler alert: Brooke feels David’s body hair. Follow Brooke Comegys on Twitter and Instagram. Follow David Bluvband on Twitter and Instragram. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Get ready for a band that finally knows how to use that fog machine and light rig properly. Future Punx, a Brooklyn-based band, not only gets the vibes just right, but they also rock the stage!
This week we review the new drama Almost Paris, directed by Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival!
Some nice, new, and good music for you. Always only the best for my Rock Show fanatics! And we should probably come up with a better name for my fans than “Rock Show Fanatics”… How about… uh… “Rockamaniacs?” “Rockshowbros?” We’ll work on it.
Atlanta punk trio The Coathangers just cruised into their 10th year of rockin’ — and to say they’ve come a long way is a huge understatement. The band began as a wild, no wave/garage-inspired ball of fun and chaos made up of friends who didn’t totally know how to play but wanted to start a band. Along the way, they’ve matured and picked up a broad range of inspiration, all while honing their sound and musicianship to a fine point. This charmer of a kiss-off single nearly burned down the damn studio, and all with the best, most punk instrumentation we’ve seen in awhile: drums, bass, and dog toy! The Coathangers’ new album, Nosebleed Weekend, is available now from Suicide Squeeze Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow The Coathangers on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Scott Deadelus. Devonwho. The Bin Bags. Tippa Lee. The James Hunter Six. Handglops. Kent Loon. Tobacco. DJ Mackboogaloo. And more…
This week is island week, and we’re going to take a look at how seemingly independent, isolated phenomenon are really surrounded by a number of waves of influence.
This week we get a lesson in fitness with tennis and golf aficionado Ren Gates, lead content writer for the Play Your Court blog and Play Your Course blog!
Stranded on a desert island, alone, and without a means to escape… what would you choose to bring with you? Whether it’s books or vodka, for “Island Week” at BTR, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of New York City what comforts they would bring to their tropical isolation. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Merchants of Soul” by Spoon Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Perturbator and The Myrrors
Happy Wednesday! We have some really cool music for you on God Bless Weirdmerica today. Even though we technically play New Weird America music, we’re kicking off the show with a string of non-American bands today, or at least bands who use international genres to create a new sound. It’s great sometimes to hear the traditions that some of the freak folk and even more popular indie bands today come out of. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud!
I just can’t stay away from the LATEST BEDROOM POP records for too long, so I’m back at it again with the LATEST BEDROOM POP! Killer new stuff from great bands like Nico Wussy, Smokescreens, Kurt, Haunt, and more!
Ah, alcohol. The magical liquid that allows us to release our inhibitions, think up some of our most brilliant ideas, and, of course, feel like we haven’t eaten a bite of food in three weeks. Chelsea White tells us the top 5 things to eat when you’re drunk AF. Songs featured in this episode: “Don’t Slow Down” by Matt & Kim // “Bed Case” by Tancred // “Killing Moon” by Tetherball // “Friendship” by Mike Dillon // “Trouble” by Hey Marseilles // “The Walls” by The Thermals Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Hop on the Worldwide Hour for new music from Thee Commons and Konono No.1.
Journalism is a Brooklyn band fronted by Kegan Zema. Kegan recently staged a multimedia exhibit at the Bushwick, Brooklyn venue/collective Silent Barn, f which he is a member, called “American Icon” in which he, as “ZEMA,” took on the personas of David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe, and more. Musically, Journalism explores similar territory as the early 2000s wave of post-post-punk and garage rock, straddling the line between brooding and dancing, but Zema’s awareness and interest in musical and pop culture theory clearly influences his lyrics and the band’s performance. The group stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share a tune. Faces by Journalism is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Journalism on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Hollis Brown, Oneohtrix Point Never via Four Tet and the new Elestial Sound compilation
This week we chat with BTRtoday’s own contributing writer Brittany Tedesco about her upcoming trip to Egypt and her study abroad year in Australia!
CocoRosie is the eccentric and fascinating musical project of sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady. The duo first gained notoriety in the 2000s scene of Brooklyn musicians and artists experimenting with pop, rock, and other genres, and has since continued to evolve their sonic perversions. Making great use of blending two disparate vocal styles — one crooning and nostalgic, the other childlike and rap-influenced — as well as their unique use of toys and children’s instruments, CocoRosie continues to make highly innovative music. The band, including a beatboxer and synth player, rolled up to the BTRhouse in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2016 to take over the backyard, completely making it their own for this very special performance under the big tree. Heartache City is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow CocoRosie on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Yazan, is the most well-rounded musician you’ll find anywhere in NYC, maybe the world! His bluesy vibes and guitar riffs don’t keep him from exploring all kinds of new music mediums.
Our third week of Tribeca Film Festival coverage brings us a review of the harrowing short film “Curve” and interviews with the cast and crew!
Here on The Rock Show, we like to mix it up every now and then… give you a TRUE mix of whatever kind of tunes you can imagine… but imagine this– they’re all GREAT! That’s just what we have planned for you, right now, on this week’s show.
2001 is a bit of a supergroup. With an impossible to Google band name, unconventional pop rhythms and song structures, and an impressive NYC music scene pedigree, this collaboration between Joan Wasser (of Joan As Policewoman) and Benjamin Lazar Davis was sparked by a fascination with Pygmy music while in Africa. Here, they share a Joan-led tune with looping guitar stutters, tight grooves, and pointed lyrics. 2001 currently has two singles, “Broke Me In Two” and “Overload,” available. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow 2001 on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Chris Cohen. The Bin Bags. Andy Stott. Tonstartssbandht. Flatbush Zombies. Ohbliv. Jake Tobin. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. Keel Her. CE Schneider Topical. Ben Varian. And more…
This week is Break Week and we are looking into the brain and the fascinating ways that it can break us from reality.
This week we get a lesson in high fashion with Australia-based blogger Brooke Madison, of The Glitterati Gallery!
For “Break Week” at BTR, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City what they would do if they could take a break from all the responsibilities in their busy lives. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Pocket Change” by Lettuce Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Andy Stott and Eagulls
Welcome, one and all! Guys, I just can’t help myself from playing all of my ALL-TIME favorite bands! I’m sorry to all the great new bands I might be playing otherwise, but once you hear this week’s set you’ll agree– sometimes you just gotta go with some tried-and-true clazzix. So join me in hearing such hits from bands like LES CALAMITIES, THE BARBARAS, THE LEOPARDS, and so many more!
In this edition of 1st Person, Leigh shares what it means to be a dancer. She speaks about why dance is special to her as well as some of the struggles she has encountered. Song featured in this episode: “Raw Light Overture” by Botany Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Hop on the Worldwide Hour and hear one-two punches from El Guincho, Lila Downs, and Tinariwen.
The Dead Ships is the Los Angeles-based garage rock trio of Devlin McCluskey, Christopher Spindelilus, and Alex Moore. While still a relatively young project, the band has already recorded an EP with Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning, rocked the stage at Coachella, and is currently on track to release a full length (again collaborating with Canning). Here, they blast through their hard-rockin’ anti-authority anthem of a single, “Company Line.” The Dead Ships is currently working on their full length follow up to 2015’s EP1. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Check out The Dead Ships on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Gravenhurst
This week we explore college tuition and education in different parts of the world!
Brooke flies solo in the bathtub to talk about the future. She shares her experience of a recent robot interaction and what we can expect thirty years from now. Things don’t look great, and it’s somehow all Instagram’s fault. Brooke Comegys on Twitter and Instagram. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Grab your dad and your drugs, because on this week’s Discovery Corner we’re talking to the Brooklyn-based psych-punk band Acid Dad!
It’s our second Tribeca featured film! We review the documentary “Bugs,” which talks about the world of edible insects and interview the makers of the film to hear about what this strange future may hold.
Wow! First set rocks with new tracks from Fauna Shade, Greys, Cate Le Bon, Synthetic ID, and more. THEN, the second set rolls with new tracks from Julianna Barwick, Mike Dillon, TEEN, and more, more more! It Rocks! It Rolls! It’s The Rock Show on BTRtoday!
Sons Of An Illustrious Father is the Brooklyn-based trio of Osh Aubin, Lilah Larson, and Ezra Miller. The band has a strong, family-like connection and often swaps instruments during their set, trading off lead duties on different songs. There’s something special to their “future folk” and we could totally feel it in the studio as they came by to share this version of “Tendrils.” Sons Of An Illustrious Father’s new album, Revol, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Sons Of An Illustrious Father on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Ava Luna. Strapping Young Lad. Dirty Beaches. Krill. Dilla. Burial. Clark. TV Ghost. Coyote. Eola. White Isles. Timber Timbre. And more…
For all the weirdos out there, all the people who don’t quite fit inside any predetermined box, this week’s podcast is for you.
This week we do some deep breathing with Emma Silverman, creator of the blog The Joy Of Yoga and author of the book of the same name.
We all have our quirks that may weird out friends and family if revealed. For “Strange Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people on the streets of New York City to give us the dirt on their strangest interests or habits. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Dark Knight In Shining Armor” by Pujol Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I play some songs and say little, lost a friend
Happy Wednesday and welcome to another brand new God Bless Weirdmerica. I’ve got an eclectic mix for you today, and when I say eclectic on this show, that means everything from folk to really odd hip-hop to dreamy pop- pretty much anything as long as it’s strange in some way. Even if it’s a parody of a well-worn genre, like I might argue the Cass McCombs song I’m playing today is in a way, it fits in with this show. And don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
What’s new in the world of rock music? Well, let’s start things off with an excellent NEW song from THE WORLD! They’re from Oakland and they rule. How about new tunes from SLEEPING BEAUTIES, HONEY RADAR, CUT WORMS, and that’s just the first 10 minutes?? OK, give it to me.
While visiting the Sakura Matsuri Festival, Johanna Botta got a special tutorial on samurai sword fighting from Yoshi Amao, the founder of Samurai Sword Soul. She learns basic fighting movements, their traditional names and gets a few tips on fighting like a samurai. Song featured in this episode: “The Yabba” by Battles Check out the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Facebook and Twitter. Follow Samurai Sword Soul on Facebook. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Fly around the world with DJ Wynn and hear tracks from El Guincho, Amadou & Mariam, Bonga, and The Very Best.
Flora Cash is the folk-pop duo of Shpresa Lleshaj & Cole Randall. Their story is a classic modern romance: meeting across the globe via Soundcloud, collaborating, falling in love, moving back and forth between Stockholm, Sweden (where they’re currently based) and Minneapolis, Minnesota to be together… and their music reflects their story. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share an intimate look at their song, “For Someone.” Can Summer Love Last Forever?, a mini-LP by Flora Cash, is available now from Icons Creating Evil Art. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Flora Cash on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about Prince mostly
This week we chat with the founder of Wear Your Voice about solo travel, and travel’s influence on body positivity!
Humeysha was created in India by musician Zain Alam, drawing on influences from New York to New Delhi to craft an emotional, multilingual story inspired by travel and heritage. Here, the band visits the Knockdown Center, an art center and event space dedicated to unusual projects and collaborations in Maspeth, Queens, to give their epic tale of “A Passage to America” plenty of room to stretch out. Humeysha LP is available now. Follow Humeysha on Facebook and Twitter. Follow the Knockdown Center on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Combine Dick Dale with The Buzzcocks and you’ve got Tijuana Panthers—the Californian based band that will give you a pick-me-up and a kick in the gut all at once!
Our first episode where we cover the Tribeca Film Festival! We review “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” and interview cast members Jessica Biel, Jason Sudeikus, Maisie Williams, and director Bill Purple.
I know you love the ROCK SHOW on BTRtoday, and this week’s episode is a perfect example of why. Take a look at the playlist. You get to hear cool new stuff from DOLLYS, WOODS, LA SERA, and so many more. All you gotta do is just push play. Go ahead!
Paul & Kris Masson are the duo at the core of the Baltimore-based Great American Canyon Band. Their dreamy folk rock has a certain beautiful heaviness at times, carried by the couple’s well-worn harmonies. Though the full four-piece band is in the midst of a year packed with tour dates, Paul and Kris stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this stripped-down session. Great American Canyon Band’s debut LP, Only You Remain, is available now from Six Degrees Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Great American Canyon Band on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Hoops. Deantoni Parks. Woods. Dakim. Suuns. Jameszoo. Heavy Sunsets. ewonee. Kitten Forever. Kadjha Bonet. Fela Kuti. And more…
Let’s all take a step back from the rush, inhale a deep breath, and concentrate our minds on the ways in which we can better focus and center both our bodies and minds.
This week we learn how Broadway stars stay in peak mental and physical condition with the creator of Fit For Broadway, Jane Jourdan.
Amongst the overlapping currents of political slandering and entertainment media, it can be hard to keep track of the issues that matter most. For “Focus Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City whether our culture has lost focus in addressing the pertinent issues of our time. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Needs” by Baio Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Suuns, Kitten Forever and Fly Anakin
This week we’re hitting all the best spring-time bands: The Courtneys, Times New Viking, Bill Fox, The Go-Betweens, and so many more. If it’s spring-time where you are, this mix will sound very good to you! But it’s a good mix in all seasons, so just check it out!
BTRtv’s Johanna Botta headed to the annual Sakura Matsuri Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for the yearly display of Japanese culture. She spoke with Yoshi Amao, the festival’s Master of Ceremony, about the roots of the festival and also to some of the participants about what the festival has to offer. Songs featured in this episode: “Joyland” by Trust // “The Yabba” by Battles // “Higher” by Lia Ices // “Mantra (Shash’U Remix)” by Eman X Vlooper // “Untying The Knot” by Panda Bear // All other music composed by Kevin MacLeod Photo Credits: Luigi and Mario // Goku & Bulma Cosplayers // Sailor Moon Cosplayer // OKIMG_8472 // Team Rocket & Pikachu cosplayers Check out the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Hop on board The Worldwide Hour and hear music from Mexican Institute Of Sound, Mahotella Queens, Hallelujah Chicken Run Band, and Orchestra Baobab.
CocoRosie is the eccentric and fascinating musical project of sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady. The duo first gained notoriety in the 00’s scene of Brooklyn musicians and artists experimenting with pop, rock, and other genres, and has since continued to evolve their sonic perversions. Making great use of blending two disparate vocal styles — one crooning and nostalgic, the other childlike and rap-influenced — as well as their unique use of toys and children’s instruments, CocoRosie continues to make highly innovative music. The band, including a beatboxer and synth player, rolled up to the BTRhouse in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2016 to take over the backyard, completely making it their own for this very special performance under the big tree. Heartache City is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow CocoRosie on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today we celebrate Record Store Day 2016
This week we explore the most remote places in the world, starting with east Antarctica!
Brooke is joined in the bathtub by her pal, Petey Pounds. Together, the duo clears the air on vaping… and also nipples. Follow Petey Pounds on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Brooke Comegys on Twitter and Instagram. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
The Toronto-based band PUP is nothing like the cute puppies that appear when you search their name. They’re punk rock to the core, with raw and hard sounds to get your blood pumping.
We talk about what to expect next week for the Tribeca Film Festival and review the eccentric new drama “The Lobster.”
We’re taking this week’s show to tell you all about all these NEW shows we’ve got airing here on BTRtoday! But actually, they’re not really “new” shows at all– they are actually brand new spins on some of the most CLASSIC BTR shows going. So don’t forget to check them out, and by the way? It’s the ROCK SHOW!
Lucy Dacus is a young musician based out of Richmond, Virginia, who came out of nowhere and immediately caught our attention. In a similar vein as other recent favorites Courtney Barnett and Julien Baker, Dacus has a clear and honest style of storytelling and perspective through song that we just can’t get enough of. While on tour with her band at SXSW in Austin, Texas, she stopped by the BTRhouse to play some music for us in the comfort of our front porch. Lucy Dacus’ debut single, “I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore,” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Lucy Dacus on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Come Fri with me for 90 minutes of music featuring all kinds of fun and weird, catchy sounds from bands like CE Schneider Topical, The MnMs, Ash Koosa, Kamaiyah, Puff Pieces, Woods, Flatbush Zombies, Tomita, S-21, Enamel and more…
We are looking at the inhumane treatment of animals in the Western world, where many of us view them as nothing more than “bodies” to be raised for the slaughter.
This week we explore healthy living with Georgie Morley, creator of In It 4 The Long Run!
Is our culture helping or hindering the acceptance of more diverse body images? For “Body Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people on the streets of New York City if they truly see a positive body movement underway. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “How” by Daughter Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Woods mostly (and get into new Enamel and Zula toward the end)
It’s a moody, long, windy path on God Bless Weirdmerica today. We’ve got our long loquacious lyricists with Destroyer and newcomer Kiran Leonard, we’ve got our classical gorgeous soundscapes with Mikael Lind and Agnes Obel. And we’ve even got electronic that I think is just weird enough to go on the show. And it’s all definitely moody. A real teenager of a show, if you will. And don’t forget to download the brand new BTR app for your phone!
Here we are, back again on another Wednesday with some FRESH and BRAND NEW music. Never-before heard music from the deepest, darkest, most underground sectors of the independent DIY music scene. HITS from Wilmoth Houdini, Lord Fly, Fruit Jar Guzzlers, and so many more!
Life can be hard sometimes. Lucky for us, this world is full of cute and furry distractions which can brighten up almost any situation. Chelsea White shares some of the obvious, and also less than obvious, things that are better when you add a cat. She also makes a few (p)awesome cat puns, because, honestly, who can help themselves? Songs featured in this episode: “When They Fight, They Fight” by Generationals // “When, When” by Civil Twilight // “Birth Right” by Domino Kirke // “Secret Door” by Arctic Monkeys // “You Don’t Know Me” by Son Lux // “Get Greasy” by Lettuce Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Hop around the world with DJ Wynn and a playlist featuring XIXA, Arianne Moffat, Seun Kuti, and Taraf de Haidouks.
Mise En Scene is a Canadian band from Winnipeg whose music is centered around the collaboration between Stefanie Blondal Johnson on vocals and guitar and Jodi Dunlop on drums. Sunny and with a healthy dose of reverb, their music is catchy and fun — aka, perfect for an afternoon session on the porch of the BTRhouse in Austin! The four-piece group stopped by for a stripped down performance in the middle of a busy week at SXSW! Mise En Scene is currently preparing to release their sophomore record. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Mise En Scene on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Burnt Seeds, CE Schneider Topical, Ohbliv and more
This week we talk naked vacationing with Felicity Jones, co-founder of Young Naturists America!
Mary Houlihan is a force to be reckoned with in the NYC comedy scene as star of her own meta-one woman show; co-creator of Cartoon Monsoon, a variety show with puppets and animated shorts; and with regular contributions to various comedy institutions like The Special Without Brett Davis, The Best Show, Jimmy Kimmel, and more. She was kind enough to stop in to visit with George to reminisce about their time as pen pals and to give him advice on what to do with his new puppet idea. Follow Mary Houlihan on Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
BTRtoday talks to Lias Saoudi from the wild rock band Fat White Family about music making, touring, getting naked on stage, opening for Iggy Pop, and all kinds of fun stuff!
We review the visually stunning and harrowing new black and white film “Embrace of the Serpent.”
We’re putting the ROCK back in ROCK SHOW this week with hits songs from show favorites such as Deerhoof, So Cow, Ex Hex, White Lung, and so many more… We’re really rockin’ tonight!
Guts Club is Lindsey Baker. Currently residing in New Orleans, Baker writes and performs striking, flowing stories in folk song form, righteously unadorned and straightforward, with minimal accompaniment on record. Guts Club joined us in Austin during SXSW 2016 for a special performance under the big tree in BTRhouse backyard. Shit Bug by Guts Club will be available July 2016. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Guts Club on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Kai Whiston. Swarvy x Pink Siifu. Enamel. Teen Suicide. Kamaiyah. Aloha. Quincy Vidal. Woods. Raahiem. Max Graef and Glenn Astro. Kadhja Bonet. Kamasi Washington. And more…
We are looking at the redeeming work of saving animals from shelters and how we can benefit more than we realize from rescuing animals.
This week we take a jog with Shawna Hussey, NYC-based runner and creator of the blog Run This Apple!
We’ve all faced moments in our lives when we were forced to atone for mistakes. For “Redemption Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people on the streets of New York City about decisions that have righted wrongs and healed relationships. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Factory Flaws” by Young Galaxy Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Max Graef, Glenn Astro, Christopher Rau, and J Dilla
As I walk down memory lane… I come across many GARAGE/PUNK hit songs from the 80s, 90s, and today! And today, I play some of them for you. Check out these killer classics from old bands like The Rantouls, The Cave Weddings, The Romance Novels, as well as tunes from even older bands like The Mummies, The Gories, and The Cheater Slicks… It’s a lot of fun and also very nostalgic, if I do say so myself!
“1st Person” features people telling firsthand stories about their own lives and experiences… Abby talks about how her career goals have shifted over the years, as well as the motivations behind those changes. She also shares her philosophy on finding the right career. Song featured in this episode: “Painted In Gold” by Strange Talk (feat. Bertie Blackman) Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
New music from Tuareg guitarist, Bombino, and a set featuring similar riffs from Habib Koite, Wu Fei, and Bassekou Kouyate.
DJRePete’s got your midweek soundtrack with brand new alternative from Bleached and Masha Qrella, electro trippy-ness from The Range and Beacon, and R&B throwbacks from Honey Larochelle and Meklit Hadero. You’ll also hear from Tycho and Lettuce, two acts playing this weekend’s Euphoria Fest in Austin. And in his inaugural weekly music spotlight, DJRePete harkens back to his Blues Hour days with a mix of funk from Mavis Staples, alt blues with M. Ward, and rock blues from Hill Country Revue. Check in with the new expanded edition of DJRePete on this BTRtoday Wednesday!
Dreamers is telling it like it is, singing about what they know. This Brooklyn-originating trio bashes around with punk ethos in a power pop cosmic state, making super accessible music that still has a coat of grit. The guys stopped by for an intimate, stripped-down session on the porch of the BTRhouse in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2016. Dreamers’ You Are Here EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Dreamers on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Today I talk about and play music from Ded Rabbit, Max Graef and Glenn Astro, Ash Koosa and Black Mountain
This week we examine the #Viajosola movement; a Twitter trend where women tweet out their support for women traveling alone, after the public reaction to two tragic deaths.
Brooke is joined in the tub this week by makeup artist Melanie Licata of SyFy’s Face Off to discuss what it’s like to get criticism from strangers via social media. Follow Melanie Licata on Twitter. Follow Brooke Comegys on Twitter and Instagram. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Holly Miranda is the badass, rock’n’roller chick you’d think only exists in movies. Her songs have heartbreaking lyrics backed by killer melodies that hit you right where it’s needed.
First Sunday in April celebrated by DJ Drew on his Sunday show only on BTRToday.com and the new BTRToday App
This week we review the riveting British artificial intelligence flick “Ex Machina”.
Another Saturday and another great show full of perfect Saturday songs here on BTR. We’ve got new tracks from The Thermals, Bleahes, and Bibio, plus some old favorites from the likes of Luke Temple, Meklit Hadero, and believe it or not, the Postal Service. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram.
We’re really keeping things ROCKING on this week’s episode. New music from Bob Mould, Bleached, The Thermals, and many other good ROCK music bands has really helped with this. Hope you like it.
Holy Esque is a rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. With sweeping soundscapes and dark themes, the music on their recently-released LP has a huge feeling that can be at once overwhelming and totally captivating. The band reigned their sound in considerably for this intimate, stripped-down session on the porch of the BTRhouse in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2016. At Hope’s Ravine is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Holy Esque on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Laser Background. Teen Suicide. Japanese Breakfast. Pink Siifu and Malik Abdul Rahmaan. Kamaiyah. nufraktur. Matthewdavid. And more…
It’s the last Dapper Fitting Drinking Hour ever yall. Let’s listen to music and say lullabye…
Today we’re going to take a look at some of the epidemics facing us today, and what we can do to fight them together.
This week we get a lesson in New York City style with lifestyle blogger and fashion guru Courtney Quinn, creator of Color Me Courtney!
An epidemic is the rampant outbreak of anything from a disease to a cultural phenomenon. For “Epidemic Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in NYC what they consider to be the greatest epidemic facing our world. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “One Day” by The Child Of Lov (Featuring Damon Albarn) Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
This is the very last Thursday of March and I am going to play tons of fresh, new tunes for you! You’ll hear from Little Green Cars, Little Lapin, Bleached, Jay Arner and more! I’ll also be playing a tune off of The Thermals’ latest release and seventh studio album, We Disappear.
Today I talk about and play music from Alex Young, Pink Siifu and Malik Abdul-Rahmaan, Kamaiyah, Jesse Futerman, Open Mike Eagle and Paul White, Photay and Suuns
This week is a real grab bag of old and new music! First set is all lo-fi GUITAR music featuring a great new song by NWI’s LIQUIDS, plus older hits from 90s faves SUMMER HITS, CANNANES, NEW BAD THINGS, and more! Second set starts off cold with a new track from SF’s own JEALOUSY. Where do we go from there? Well, you just gotta tune in to find out!
America, the beautiful … is actually a ticking time bomb. Chelsea White runs down the list of natural disasters that maybe we should be a bit worried about. Songs featured in this episode: “All About Us” by TEEN // “Get Out Of Here” by Cathy // “I Like The Things About Me” by Mavis Staples // “Beach III (Ocean Blue)” by Coastgaard // “All Night (feat. Hawkboy)” by TIGHTTRAXX & DNNYD // “Lowlands” by The Stranglers // “Mr. Adams / Who Feels Right (Live)” by White Fence Images and videos featured in this video via Creative Commons, public domain, fair use, etc: Dance fail // Sistine Chapel // Seattle // Hollywood Sign // Sleeping Beauty Castle // Napa Valley // Army Scientist // Al Roker // Northeast USA Map // Neat Living Room // Superbowl 50 // Iron Man // TMNT // Red Power Ranger // Wonder Woman // Dragon Ball Z // Wolverine // Superman // Bruce Willis Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Music from El Guincho, Amadou & Mariam, Shantel, and Oumou Sangare.
An eclectic mix awaits your LISTEN start to your BTRtoday Wednesday. DJRePete’s spinning a mix of electronica with Prince Rama and Saint Pepsi, punk via Adult Books and Feels, and alt with Susanna Rose and Tetherball. Plus, Zach Brock headlines a jazz set with a seasonally appropriate track. Also tune in for info on a band playing an upcoming in-store show at Amoeba records. And baked in are some throwbacks from the Dum Dum Girls, Dimestore Mystery, and Okkervil River. Something for everyone to start on BTRtoday with DJRePete!
Pearl Charles is a young songwriter from Los Angeles. At just 23 years old, she already has about five years of touring experience under her belt from her time with The Driftwood Singers and The Blank Tapes (which is where we met her, when they visited BTR Live Studio a while back). Setting off on a solo career over the past year, Pearl has been finding and developing her own voice and timeless, bluesy psych-folk style. She stopped by the BTRhouse in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2016 to share some of her new tunes with us, under the big old tree in our backyard. Pearl Charles EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Pearl Charles on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
DJ Emily is getting your Tuesday going with a 90-minute set. This show feature new music from M. Ward and Thao and the Get Down Stay Down!
Today I talk about and play music from nufraktur, Lor Snax and Black Mountain
This week we’re chatting with Emma Higgins, the fantastic creator of the travel website and print magazine: Gotta Keep Movin.
The hilarious Dean Masello stops by on his very own birthday to talk moustaches and babies! Also, George quizzes him on his parenting skills before demonstrating proper potty etiquette. Follow Dean Masello on Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
New music from Black Mountain, Night Moves, Little Green Cars, and Yndi Halda.
Meet Crook Kid, Minnie, and Rusty from the punk rock band The Coathangers! A trio of badass chicks singing about nosebleeds, tequila, and nestling boobies to head bang your little heart out to!
Hanabi is not a hater. Well usually Hanabi is, but not when it comes to vegetarian and vegan foods. Hanabi is very judge-y though. It’s not that meat or dairy free foods are bad, it’s just that there needs to be a greater level of creativity and attention to detail when preparing these foods. Let’s face it, even an over-cooked or simply a low-quality cut of meat can be made to taste passable in one way or another. You can add cheese, even horrible processed cardboard cheese and save hopeless dish. But, you can’t really save poorly executed vegan or vegetarian dishes. The ingredients are just that fragile and requires a deft hand to put it all together. With that said, Hanabi usually hates fake meat and fake cheese. That’s a big part of what in Hanabi’s opinion drags down meat and dairy free cuisine. But, Hanabi wanted to try a new vegan burger place on Haight St. called VeganBurg. He actually liked it, and it inspired him to do a vegan-burger battle. He put VeganBurg up against an old time favorite from Sacramento, the Sunflower Drive-In. Listen to see who comes out on top. Hanabi also checked out 633 Bistro in Seattle and is clearly still on a Lent kick, so he opted for a ginger beer from Smalltown Brewery.
HAPPY EASTER SUNDAY – celebrate with a Easter Sunday themed show from DJ Drew on The Sunday show only on BTRToday.com
Welcome to another edition of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. Thanks for joining me, DJ Moguls, here at BTRtoday. You have likely noticed our totally revamped web site and rebrand – new app in the app store as well! This is all very exciting so go check out our newest music, video and editorial content! This hour, hear Banana Express, Pokey LaFarge, Mac Wiseman, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn! Scroll down through the playlist for details.
We review the new sci-fi thriller “Coherence” and talk about some of the greatest characters in movie history!
Happy Saturday! I hope everyone out there is having a very relaxing weekend, and that this is your chill out playlist for the day. We’ve got everything from funk, soul, garage rock, to jazz on the show today, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the eclecticness that you can only get on a great station like BTR! And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
Here we go! Bleeps n bloops pop music in the first set. Not very “rock,” I know, I know… But we make up for it in the second set with some BIG ROCK TUNES. So keep your dang hat on!
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Adan Jodorowsky (formerly operating under the name Adanowsky) and Xavi Polycarpe (of the rock band Gush) are French natives and old friends who found themselves collaborating after each going through simultaneous breakups. The duo diverges from their own musical pasts while maintaining their own sensibilities — rock for Xavi and pop for Adan, whose time spent in Mexico comes through in his Spanish singing. Heading more for the warm, smooth pop rock of George Harrison and Harry Nillson, the two are aided by their choice to record mostly live and direct to 8-track tape before filling things out with the rhythm section, Los Imanes. Adan & Xavi stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn on their first trip out performing in support of the project. Featured song: “Fuera El Dolor” // Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Adan & Xavi Y Los Imanes is available now. Follow Adan & Xavi on Facebook and Twitter.
Wiki. Kush Jones. Andy Shauf. Zula. Chester Watson. of Montreal. Forest Swords. Burnt Seeds. North Dakota. The Field. And more…
Kush Jones. Iglooghost. Soft Drinks. La Machine. HOOPS. Das Racist. Seth Bogart. Ava Luna. O.G.ology. The Guests. And more…
What are some of the ways that we can sustain a natural and ongoing dialogue, to form communities of knowledge outside of institutions?
This week we get some career advice with Laura Yamin, author of the blog of the same name and creator of the “Say Yes” podcast, both of which counsel women to pursuit their work dreams.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Is it possible to live a natural lifestyle in a teeming metropolis? For “Natural Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people on the streets of New York City how they find holistic balance in one of the busiest industrial epicenters of the world. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Born Tight” by Man Man
The Thursday Show for March 24, 2016 will be debuting new albums from Night Moves, Black Mountain, A Giant Dog, Sunwatchers and so much more. Spring has Sprung! New music is blooming. Get into it!
Today I talk about and play music from Kush Jones, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, The Field and ewonee
Have you downloaded BTR’s new app yet? If not, then you need to check it out ASAP! It’s such a great and easy way to find all of your favorite BTR shows and take them with you on your phone or on your iPad. You’ve gotta check it out. You’ve also got to check out today’s amazing show, with artists like The Blow, Prince Rama, and Roisin Murphy. You don’t want to miss it.
This week it’s more heavy punk and hardcore music for ya. Hope you’re ready. Starts off with a heavy set featuring good new stuff from Liquids, Lemonade, ScannerCop, & more. Goes a bit poppier towards the ends, like a sweet dessert at the end of a noisy, trying dinner.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! “1st Person” is a new recurring segment that features people telling firsthand stories about their own lives and experiences. In this episode we meet Marlene, who talks about the many careers she’s had over her lifetime and the experiences she gained from those. She also offers advice for people who are unsure of what they want to do in their lives. Song featured in this episode: “Wait Up For You (Stint Remix)” by The Belle Game
Bring on the warm sounds of Spring with music from Papaito, Cecilia Noel, DJ Spam and The Spam Allstars, and Johnny Pacheco.
DJRePete’s got a new edition today featuring a blend of music discovery and throwbacks you should know for a stitched mix that’s sure to please. Hit up the latest alt from Hey Marseilles and Quilt, electro with Hop Along and Ben Abraham, and blues via Mavis Staples and Carter Tanton. Plus, some choice cuts from The Blow, Chairlift, and Lykki Li. And hit up info on a quartet of festivals from across the globe. That’s your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Tiny Hazard is an impossible-to-define experimental Brooklyn pop band. Fronted by the dynamic singer Alena Spanger, the band moves between sparse, pretty pop and explosive, caustic noise on a whim. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to show us just how they do it. Featured song: “Like A child” // Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Tiny Hazard is currently preparing for the release of a new LP. Follow Tiny Hazard on Facebook.
This 90-minute set, hosted by DJ Emily, features some new tunes from La Sera, M. Ward, and Teen.
Today I talk about and play music from Iglooghost, The Gaslamp Killer, Starchild and the New Romantic and Submotion Orchestra
This week we chat about 2016 travel trends and catch up with Rod Nightingale, who gives us the scoop on communities for traveling digital nomads!
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! What do carrots, Danny Devito’s couture, and expensive jeans have to do with one another? Somehow, they all play into Brooke’s fashion sense. Follow Brooke Comegys on Twitter and Instagram.
New music from Lushlife and Seth Bogart.
David Block from “The Human Experience” travels about 300 days out of the year. You’d think all that traveling would keep him busy. Nope, say hello to “Gone Gone Beyond!”
Hanabi lives in a magical land of apps. The apps allow Hanabi to do absolutely nothing for himself anymore. I’m being a bit cynical, but it’s true that the San Francisco Bay Area is a hotbed for new apps that tend to be available here long before they reach the rest of the country. For example, New Orleans just recently got Uber. One of the food related apps that I’ve recently used is No Wait. No Wait allows you to put your name on the restaurants waiting list without having to be there in person. That’s usually a no-go over the phone. But, the time I used it, it worked. It’s sort of bridge between a waiting list and an actual reservation. Score one for technology. Another app I frequent is Instacart which is available in several cities throughout the country. Much like the now defunct WebVan from 2000, Instacart will go shopping for you at local markets and deliver your groceries to you. It’s fast and ultra convenient. There are several apps for food delivery now as well, including deliveries from restaurants not typically known for to-go orders. It seems logical that a restaurant wouldn’t want to turn down that additional revenue stream. Hanabi also got down with some Sichuan cuisine at the appropriately named Sichuanese Restaurant. Classic! He also guzzled some Diamond Knot IPA with a very Cathulu looking label.
On this episode, we’re jumping in the Japanese Music way-back machine. We’ve got some old school favs from the likes of Midori Takada, Yukihiro Takahashi, Miharu Koshi. Enjoy!
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTRToday.com, with tunes from Thomas Mudrick, M. Ward, Benji Hughes and more
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? Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
We talk the greatest movie characters of all time and review the hilarious new Marvel hit “Deadpool.”
Happy Saturday! It seems like the wintry weather might be just about over, and spring is here! Let’s celebrate with a batch of fantastic songs to enjoy our Saturday with. Also, make sure to check out BTR’s brand new app in the app store, so you can easily find all your favorite shows and take them with you on the go on your phone! Plus, don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
This week I choose to open with a set of new new wave music, real synthy stuff. New records from Adult Books, Seth Bogart, stuff like that. THEN, I follow it up with a tight rock set, featuring Running, White Reaper, Hop Along, you know the drill. It’s the ROCK show.
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!
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Eskimeaux is the musical project of Gabrielle Smith, a founding member of Brooklyn collective The Epoch. Begun in 2007, it has served as an umbrella for everything from noise experiments to rock combos, while currently existing as a tight four member bedroom-pop band. Eskimeaux stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to play some songs and talk a bit about their history. Featured song: “Power” // Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Year Of The Rabbit by Eskimeaux will be available April 15, 2016. Check out Eskimeaux on Facebook.
The Guests. Flatbush Zombiez. Photay. Julianna Barwick. Doug Tuttle. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Quelle Chris. Battle Trance. Imaginary Forces. Madlib. And more…
Fela Kuti. Flatbush Zombies. Quelle Chris. Nxworries. Julianna Barwick. Jameszoo. Lor Snax. Kaytranada. And more…
We will be looking into the essentials that cause America’s drug shortages and demystifying what food additives mean for our health.
This week we learn about the ins-and-outs of love with Politics Chic, author of the blog Politics of Love!
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Can you capture your personality in one word? For “Essence Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people on the streets of New York City about the core of their personalities and how the world has helped to shape their characters. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Planting Flowers” by Shadow In The Cracks
The Thursday Show for 3/17 features tons of new releases. You’ll also hear from a carefully curated list of Women who are releasing excellent new albums. Are you at SXSW this week? Come to our show on Saturday, 3/19 at The North Door. More info in the More info section! Hope to see you!
Today I talk about and play music from Flatbush Zombiez, Photay, Doug Tuttle, Julianna Barwick, Doug Tuttle, The Koreatown Oddity and Jameszoo
Today we’re bringing you yet another set of Kool Klassics. Hits of the ages from some of the best names in indiepop, indie rock, experimental pop, postpunk, and more! HITS of the ages from bands like The Pooh Sticks, Elf Power, Marine Girls, and…
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Everyone knows that there are plenty of terrifying animals out there that can rip a human to shreds, but it turns out there are plenty of cute ones that are just as deadly. Chelsea White lets us know which ones to avoid on our next trip to the zoo… or jungle. Featured songs in this episode: “Your Life In The End” by Prince Rama; “My Dying Days” by Bad Cop; “Message” by WIN WIN; “Pocket Change” by Lettuce; “Nihilism For Beginners” by Adult Books; “Merchants Of Soul” by Spoon; “Never Ending Circles” by CHVRCHES Videos featured in this episode: https://youtu.be/GzxOyliSN8I /// https://youtu.be/c4xPYQuQc9E /// https://archive.org/details/toolusing /// https://vimeo.com/149974338 /// https://youtu.be/RsGHbxidnQg
DJ Wyn serves up double shots of Amadou & Mariam, Bonga, Manu Dibango, and Marianne Feder.
We’re all SXSW, all the time to start your Listen mix on BTRtoday. DJRePete is spinning artists exclusively playing the festival in Austin including alt rock with Beach Slang and Ex Hex, electro beats from Chairlift and CHVRCHES, and some funk with Charles Bradley and Har Mar Superstar. Plus, tune in for news on why Eleanor Friedberger loves and leaves Brooklyn. And hear why Death By Unga Bunga is playing the most delicious sounding venue in all of Austin this week. Plan your route or live vicariously with this SXSW mix on BTRtoday!