Gettin' excited for New Years Eve with a super fun, feel good, high energy set list including All The Locals and Slightly Stoopid. We're also doing a spotlight on Tea Leaf Green for their awesome new album "In The Wake" that came out earlier this year.
Your all-female music mix on BTR!
Part THREE in our "best of" series. We'll talk about our respective top six albums of the entire year, that were not featured on The Music Digest, over the course of this episode and the next one. Today we talk about our respective 4-6 Music Digest top picks. The three of us have different music backgrounds and taste, so this makes for an interesting count down. It's time to round out the year, listen to great music on this podcast and enjoy it. Every minute of it.
New Years Eve news from The Disco Biscuits, The Manhattan Project and Yonder Mountain String Band. Also, new tunes from Rob Drabkin and Big Light.
The Alt-Country Hour on BTR is ready for you this Sunday! Enjoy some great tunes alongside DJ Emily!
Greetings, everybody! Welcome to the Music Digest's "Best of the 'Gest 2013, Part 2" Countdown! This week, the gang each picks their own favorite three records from the Music Digest this year. I don't want to spoil it for you, but I think you're gonna really be surprised by our picks. So push play, and get ready for a real rock and roll (and folk) thrill ride through the finish! Merry Xmas!
Feeling groovy this week with Rubblebucket, Lotus and Skerik's Bandalabra. Getting triply with Arjun and Electric Love Machine.
Ladies, come on down!
And so begins our epic four part year-end "best of" series. We'll talk about our respective top six albums featured on Music Digest over the course of this episode and the next one, then the last two episodes of December account for our top six albums of the year that were not discussed on MD. Today we talk about our 4-6 Music Digest top picks. The three of us have different music backgrounds and taste, so this makes for an interesting countdown. It's time to round out the year, listen to great music on this podcast and enjoy it.
Spotlight on Detroit, Michigan. 00:00 Spotlight on Detroit, Michigan 00:31 Time is Now-Humons 04:42 Made a Place-Dog & Panther 08:34 Level Up-Vienna Teng 12:24 Girls on Parade-George Morris & The Gypsy Chorus 15:52 Spotlight on Detroit, Michigan 16:48 Shotgun-Flint Eastwood 19:51 Voices Rant On-The Go 24:02 Feral Cats-Protomartyr 26:54 For You And I-The Hounds Below 29:37 We All Need Honey (Facts: Sheefy Mcfly)-Lord Scrummage 32:09 Spotlight on Detroit, Michigan 33:09 You Showed Me-Mountain Time 36:03 I Wonder-Deadbeat Beat 41:49 Promenade-The Kickstand Band 43:44 Face Parade-The Pizazz 45:43 Spotlight on Detroit, Michigan 46:12 Count Your Curses-Cool Graveyards 50:19 Cigarette Girls-Fake Surfers 51:28 Made of Ash-Flat Black Animal 54:07 Wind blew Cold-Timmy Vulgar 58:27 Spotlight on Detroit, Michigan 58:58 Missing Time-Feelings 63:34 Toothpaste-Growwing Pains 65:24 Spotlight on Detroit, Michigan 65:54 Sunshine-Fur 68:47 Finish Humons Dog & Panther Vienna Teng George Morris & They Gypsy Chorus photo: Joe Gall Flint Eastwood Jan 18, 2014 The Loving Touch-Ferndale,MI The Go The Hounds Below Lord Scrummage Mountain Time Deadbeat Beat The Kickstand Band Protomartyr Dec. 26, 2013 Jumbo's Bar-Detroit Fake Surfers Flat Black Animal Timmy Vulgar Feelings Growwing Pains Fur Flesh Wave Gold Tapes Urinal Cake Records
Saying goodbye to Ryan Montbleau Band after 10 years and congratulations to Phish for celebrating their 30th anniversary. Plus, tunes from moe., new hip hop Lotus, and Acorn Project.
Today we break down Somewhere Between Here And Nowhere, the newest release from The Black Hollies. Released on October 22nd by Ernest Jenning Records, the album is the New Jersey band's fourth release, arriving four years after their last LP. Justin Morey, the lead vocalist has spent many years working with sound production, and it really shows on this release. Lush ethereal soundscapes create a wall of sound layered with fuzz pedals, antique organs, and more, mimicking nostalgic elements in psych rock rock.
Kicking off December with some legendary jammers like Mickey Hart Band and Gov't Mule. Plus, tunes from the new Rob Drabkin and The Dream Logic albums.
The ladies are taking the stage on BTR!
Today we review a self titled EP from the Vancouver based all-girl rock trio PUPS. The band has seasoned musician Rose Melberg (of Tiger Trap, The Softies, and Go Sailor) in it, and offers a fun and adorable take on garage rock. The EP is concise, short and sweet, but offers a mature sound and interesting rhythm changes, as well as impressive female vocal harmonies. A cohesive, accessible, easy album thats execution is more difficult than it sounds.
A delicious Thanksgiving/Hanukkah/DJ Laura birthday blend of feel-good tunes from some of your favorite artists in the jam band scene including Clayton Joseph Scott and Dangermuffin! Also, info on Jam Cruise #12 featuring Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and ALO.
The Alt-Country hour is good to go this Sunday on BTR!
This week we review Cupid Deluxe, an impressive new effort from seasoned producer Devonte Hynes. This is Hynes' second LP under the moniker Blood Orange, but he has released other music through the bands Test Icicles and Lightspeed Champion. Hynes is the also the songwriting and production force behind Solange's album True and Sky Ferreira's hit "Everything is Embarrassing." Cupid Deluxe, released on Domino Records on November 14, is a compositional tour-de-force that somehow remains very modern while touching upon the nostalgia of Prince, the '80s, and R&B -among other elements.
Lotus has a new hip hop album? Yep, and we've got a special three-song spotlight on it this week! Plus, we have the new album "Shapes and Colors" from The Indobox!
Some fabulous tunes from some fabulous ladies!
Today we have the rare collective support from all three hosts of The Music Digest for Yuppies' self-titled release that came out on Dull Tools Records on September 17th. The album offers smart post-punk riffs that skillfully transition between dissident noise and catchy hooks. It's a dynamic, raw, thoughtful record from the Omaha band, that offers an inspired glimpse of hopeful developments in rock music.
Spotlight on Edinburgh, Scotland. November 12, 2013.
This week we're introducing Perpetual Jones out of Billings, Montana! Also, new tunes from The Manhattan Project and All The Locals.
Today we're reviewing Kauliflowr, the second official LP release from master beatmaker Glen Booth, aka Knxwledge. The record came out on October 14th through the Dublin label All City, which distributed his debut album. Though he only has two official LPs under his belt, Knxwledge has over 50 unofficial releases, along with a self-proclaimed collection of over 500,000 beats. A sample master, this is what this dude loves to do. He focuses on throwback, classic stuff. The album comes off as a bit disjointed, but with some incredibly satisfying moments.
We're checking out some some fun fall/winter festivals from Tea Leaf Green and Slightly Stoopid. Also, enter to win prize packs from Slightly Stoopid and Dangermuffin by tweeting #BTRJamSession.
Welcome to the ladies!
Today we review Spencer Krug's fourth album under the moniker Moonface, Julie with Blue Jeans On. Released by Jagjaguwar on October 29th, the record offers a unique addition to extensive discography of Krug, who has been in many bands such as Wolf Parade, Swan Lake, Sunset Rubdown, and more. Julia with Blue Jeans On diverges substantially from his past endeavors, it is a stripped down album that features only piano and vocals. We're not entirely convinced.
Tons of new artists to introduce you to, including Native Companion, Jann Klose, Dream Logic and All The Locals. Also, a tune from Acorn Project's newest album "Shift."
Sunday's Alt-Country mix on BTR!
Today we review Uncanney Valley, the first album in 12 years from seasoned band The Dismemberment Plan. The 10-song LP was released on October 15th on Partisan Records. It is a well crafted record that displays a variety of creativity and skills, but might not quite offer the same level of energy and exuberance in their past releases.
News about the 25th annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, including DJ Laura's permanent connection to the man himself. Plus, tour news from Galactic, Future Rock and Keller Williams.
Let's let the ladies take the stage!
Today we review Body Language, the second full length album of the year from the Columbus, OH band Connections. The LP, that was released on October 2nd by Anyway Records, offer a concise 30 minutes of incredible guitar work, skilled rhythm changes, and good ole nostalgic rock. Somewhat reminiscent of Guided by Voices, Connections deliver catchy hooks in songs that almost sound like you've known them your whole life.
Introducing Electric Love Machine to the Jam Session fame! Also, news from Acorn Project and Toubab Krewe.
Today we review Dream River, the newest album from producer, performer, and songwriter Bill Callahan. Released on Drag City on September 17th, this addition to Callahan's 25 years of discography adds a polished, simple, and beautiful approach to life and love. The 47-year-old's accomplished songwriting is evident in his unique rhythms, poignant lyrics and inflection, and gorgeous melodies. Highly recommended.
Spotlight on Lafayette, Louisiana. 00:00 Spotlight on Lafayette, Louisiana 00:35 Drop Trou-Vagabond Swing 05:20 If I Was a Farmer-Feufollet 10:39 This Song-ImagineIAM 15:41 Hair Thrown Upward and Back-The Lena Groove 18:39 Gone Away-Silent Spark 22:53 Spotlight on Lafayette, Louisiana 23:56 Mile 98-Nick Lavin 26:46 The Wolves-Sean Bruce 31:29 Suffering and Pain-Reece Sullivan 34:22 Waste My Time-The Carbon Poppies 36:34 Hot Potato-The Amazing Nuns 38:27 Happy I'm Not You-Hotblack Desiato 42:11 Chuck Jones Bull-Cones of Uncertainty 44:48 Spotlight on Lafayette, Louisiana 46:05 Beginning-Fights 49:53 Drive Me Crazy-Nights & Nights 54:03 Wishful Thinking-Television Man 57:23 Barefoot-Us Over Water 62:34 Abyss-The Botanist 66:57 Compliment-Selfawarewolf 73:01 Spotlight on Lafayette, Louisiana 73:55 Parvatti The Witch Dances in New Delhi-MILKS 78:58 Finish Vagabond Swing photo: Vagabond Swing Oct 11, 2013 Alabama Music Box-Mobile,AL Oct 12, 2013 Blue Canoe-Tupelo,MS Nov 08, 2013 Red River District-Shreveport,LA Feufollet photo: Blake Bumpus Oct 12, 2013 Festival Acadiens et Creoles-Lafayette,LA Oct 12, 2013 Blue Moon Saloon-Lafayette,LA Oct 27, 2013 Lakeview Park-Eunice,LA ImagineIAM photo: ImagineIAM The Lena Groove photo: The Lena Groove Fights photo: Fights Silent Spark photo: Silent Spark Nick Lavin photo: Nick Lavin Sean Bruce photo: Sean Bruce Reece Sullivan photo: Reece Sullivan Oct 12, 2013 Neutral Grounds Coffee Shop-New Orleans,LA Oct 25, 2013 Frankie's-Lafayette,LA The Carbon Poppies photo: The Carbon Poppies Nov 22, 2013 Parc San Souci-Lafayette,LA The Amazing Nuns photo: The Amazing Nuns Hotblack Desiato photo: Hotblack Desitato Cones of Uncertainty photo: Cones of Uncertainty Nights & Nights photo: Nights & Nights Television Man photo: Television Man Us Over Water photo: Us Over Water The Botanist photo: The Botanist Selfawarewolf photo: Selfawarewolf Nov 9, 2013 The Station-Broussard,LA MILKS photo: Milks
10 Ft. Ganja Plant makes their debut with a three-track feature off of their new album "Skycatcher." Last week to enter to win the Slightly Stoopid prize pack! Just tweet that you want it from #BTRJamSession and you're entered to win.
Let the ladies take the floor!
Today we review The Golden Age, the first full length album from Dizzy Wright. The 22-song beast of an album that was released on August 19th on Funk Volume is a journey of an LP. Dizzy covers consciousness, frontin' in the rap game, always being consistent in life, and many other tropes and themes in the album. Though it's full of good messages, it can get a little preachy at times, but the great 90s beats are an awesome listen and a great ode to era. It's available for free download on
Slightly Stoopid takes the spotlight this week and we've got a giant prize pack from them to giveaway! Just tweet that you want it from #BTRJamSession and you're entered to win.
Alt-Country time on BTR!
Today we review The Courtney's self-titled full length album that was released on Hockey Dad Records on June 7th. On the eight song album the three ladies in the band deliver a nostalgic ode to 90s and New Zealand rock with harmonized vocals, tight instrumentals, and slacker garage sass. This is an album to have some fun to.
Very excited to welcome Mickey Hart Band to Jam Session this week with a 3-track spotlight off his new album "Superorganism." We're also bringing Arjun and Slightly Stoopid to the BTR family!
Sorry gentleman, the ladies are stealing the show today.
Today we review the debut solo album from Jonathan Rado, one of the lead members of Foxygen. Law and Order, an ambitious production, was released on September 3rd by Woodsist Records. Rado covers a variety of genres including soul, funk, garage rock, 60s psychedelia, country folk, and noise in the LP, giving a new twist to classic compositions. The albums, experimental at points, is a great display of his musical range and prowess in production.
Introducing a ton of new artists today including Max Allen Band, Jitterbug Vipers, Rob Drabkin and Vinyl Soup. Some usual faves as well like ALO and Tea Leaf Green thrown into the mix.
Today we review Neko Case's first release in over four years, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, which came out on Anti Records on September 3rd. The album is highly personal and displays confusion, identity, and loss. It was a labor of love for Neko Case who lost her grandmother as well as both her parents since her last LP. Her beautiful voice ebbs and flows through indie-pop, alt-country, full production, and inspired a cappella moments on the album.
You've just tuned into Spotlight on the City. For the month of September, I'm going to feature Ann Arbor, Michigan. 00:00 Spotlight on Ann Arbor, Michigan 00:19 Some Other Times-Radiant Marks 03:34 Attitude -Chit Chat 06:29 Good God, Lemon!-Wednesday in May 09:05 The Path Home-Bad Indians 11:46 Spotlight on Ann Arbor, Michigan 12:18 Backfire-Absofacto 16:25 Lay Back-Babydown 20:04 Spells-Medicine Hat 25:40 Raining-Shells 31:50 White Sun-Soap 36:34 Starlight Beach-Damned Dogs 40:30 Spotlight on Ann Arbor, Michigan 41:10 The Devil's Waiting Room-Sysster 44:12 Empty Beach-Saturday Looks Good To Me 47:33 Mr. Shambles-Jack and The Bear 51:07 I Wish I Had a Home-Rebel Kind 54:12 Danielley's Song-Jetty Rae 57:58 Poor Laetitia-Orpheum Bell 61:48 Spotlight on Ann Arbor, Michigan 63:13 Only Blue Lightning Bugscome Out After the Rain-Sad Souls 69:02 Finish Radiant Marks Chit Chat Sept 14, 2013 Blind Pig-Ann Arbor,MI Wednesday in May Bad Indians photo: Nate Dorr Absofacto Babydown Medicine Hat Shells Soap Damned Dogs Sysster Saturday Looks Good To Me Doug Coombe Sept 26, 2013 Hunter's Ale House-Mount Pleasant,MI Sept 27, 2013 Midpoint Music Festival- Cincinnati,OH Sept 28, 2013 Pygmalion Music Festival-Champaign,IL Jack and The Bear Sept 10, 2013 Emerald Lounge-Asheville,NC Sept 11, 2013 Motorco Music Hall-Durham,NC Sept 12, 2013 Miller's Downtown-Charlottesville,VA Dec 3, 2013 rock wood Music Hall-New York,NY Rebel Kind Jetty Rae Sept 15, 2013 Moomers-Traverse City,MI Oct 3, 2013 Southwest Minnesota State University-Marshall,MN Orpheum Bell Dec 01, 2013 Old Town School-Chicago,IL Dec 13, 2013 LangLab-South Bend,IN Dec 14, 2013 Bells Brewery-Kalamazoo,MI Dec 15, 2013 The Ark-Ann Arbor,MI Sad Souls
This week we're celebrating Telluride Blues & Brews and Wormtown Music Festivals, both happening this weekend. Spotlights on headlining artists including Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and more.
Let the ladies take the floor!
Today we review TV Ghost's third full-length album, Disconnect, which was released on September 3rd by In the Red records. The Lafayette, Indiana quintet uses churning rhythms, psychedelic drone, lush production, and dynamic guitars to create a full and eerie sonic post-punk space reminiscent of goth.
My memories of Hancock, NY are all about summer sleep away camp, but that's all about to change this weekend with the annual Catskill Chill Music Festivals. We're celebrating with headliners Lotus, Galactic, Papadosio and more.
It's the Alt-Country Hour on BTR!
Today we review Deep Trip, the first studio album from the band Destruction Unit. Released on Sacred Bones on August 20th, the 9 track LP is a very full, guitar heavy album that taps into a variety of genres such as punk, metal, psychedelia, drone, space-rock, and more. Destruction Unit, a band that has had a variety of members come and go, offers a solid, hopefully lasting line-up in this loud, fast, and intricate record jammed with intense guitar sounds.
We're all over some heavy festivals this week, including Yonder's Harvest Music Festival, Suwannee Hulaween, and AURA Music Festival. Special spotlight on Yonder Mountain String Band.
Ladies are taking the stage!
Today we review Time Off, the first album from seasoned guitarist Steve Gunn that offers a full three piece band. Released on Paradise of Bachelors records on June 18th, the record offers some truly beautiful guitar sounds that embody elements of psych, blues, country, folk, americana, and even drone. The six-song release has crisp production and ebbs, flows, and develops in a warm sonic space.
This weekend marks the 7th annual Camp Barefoot festival, featuring Jam Session favorite Tea Leaf Green. We've also got tunes from Steve Kimock, Toubab Krewe, and The Disco Biscuits, who are all back on tour this September.
Today we review the psychedelic, atmospheric 4-song epic Bitchitronics by the band Bitchin' Bajas. It was released on July 16th on Drag City Records. Like one of the favorite phrases of the three piece, this ambient album will help you "find your zone."
You've just tuned into Spotlight on the City. For the month of August, I am going to feature Johannesburg, South Africa.
We're getting familiar with this year's headliners at the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago on Labor Day weekend including The Disco Biscuits, Future Rock and Conspirator. Also, mad respect to Moe. for yet another successful Moe.Down festival this past weekend!
Gentleman, step aside and let the ladies take the stage!
Today we review the debut album by Counter Intuits, a collaborative project from two great Ohio musicians, Ron House (Great Plains, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Psandwich) and Jared Phillips (Times New Viking.) Either called Sheets of Hits or self-titled, the record was released in January and offers skilled diy lo-fi production and an array of interesting sounds and sentiments.
This week we're talking about the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and the new North Mississippi Allstars record coming out this fall. Also, tunes from Dangermuffin and info on how to win their prize pack!
New music from Deer Tick and old music from Deer Tick are a part of today's mix.
Tons of new music this week including tracks from Hot Buttered Rum and Assembly of Dust. We're also streaming The Manhattan Project's newest EP "Atomic Bomb Party Volume 3," which was just released a few weeks ago!
Gentleman, clear the floor!
Today we review, Ceres and Calypso in the Deep Time, the third LP from the Colorado band Candy Claws. The album is a musical mythical journey that weaves dream pop, psych, shoegaze and several other musical elements with the epic story of a seal-like beast and a human as they travel through the Mesozoic Era. This concept album is lush and full of warm summer vibes.
Still on a beautiful, spiritual and musical high from the Lightning In A Bottle festival last weekend presented by The Do Lab and featuring Papadosio. We're also talking about Papadosio's festival Rootwire, featuring three nights of them and headliner Marco Benevento Trio.
Today we review the Boston band adze and their debut self-titled album. Their music touching somewhat upon Akron Family, post-punk, no wave, and experimental, is difficult to describe at best. A bandcamp treasure, their persona is equally obscure. I couldn't even find a photo. Let's see what you think.
Phish summer tour! This week we're checking out the new album from Phish's keyboardist Page McConnell. Also, info on Umphrey's McGee's Halloween Mashup and The Bridge's reunion shows.
Ladies, it's your turn!
Today we review the debut LP from the post-punk all-girl trio North Dakota. The three-piece out of Tempe, AZ combines riot grrl nostalgia with funny, simple lyrics, vocal choruses, and harmonies. Short and sweet at 22 minutes, this album packs a punch.
You've just tuned into Spotlight on the City. For the month of July, I am going to feature Asheville, North Carolina!
We're celebrating some of this weekend's festivals, including The Forecastle Festival and Camp Bisco. Also, news of the third Panic En La Playa next year with Widespread Panic.
The Alt-Country hour is good to go this Sunday on BTR!
For our first episode sponsored by Urban Outfitters, we have a very special July 4th "best of" mix. Here we present you with reflections on the albums of our prior 10 shows, and put together our favorite songs from the records past. Perhaps feelings have changed, maybe we're stuck in our old ways, there's only one way to find out. COMPILATION MIX, ENJOY.
Today let's celebrate the awesome open-mindedness of the jam community! A set devoted to the electronic scene in honor of the upcoming Lightning in a Bottle festival featuring Papadosio, and then a set of jamgrass including Hot Day at the Zoo and Jatoba.
Ladies are hogging the spotlight today!
Today we review The Mantles' second full length LP, Long Enough to Leave, which came out on Slumberland Records on June 19th. With this record, the sweet, yet gritty, indie-pop group out of San Francisco delivers a concise conglomeration of jangle-pop, psych, and melodic indie in a laidback fashion perfectly suited for the summertime.
News this week from Gov't Mule about a new studio album this fall, as well as the pay-per-view Widespread Panic Red Rocks show this Friday. Tons of live jams and some sweet studio tracks round it out.
Today we released the debut album from the Sacramento goth-punk band Screature. It was recorded and mixed at The Hangar Studios, which has been a hub for In The Red Records. Screature, a four-piece with only one guy, pushes the haunting genre in a new, eerie, modern direction.
This week we’re introducing Whitewater Ramble with their new album "Roots & Groove," produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth. We're also talking about the 12th annual Camp Bisco.
Time for the ladies to take the stage! This mix is going out to Sharon Jones!
Today we review Jessica Pratt's self-titled debut album that came out November 12th on Birth Records, a label Tim Presley (of White Fence) created just to release this LP. The 11-song, 41 minute record is a pleasant stream of warm, acoustic, fingerpicked melodies and hauntingly poignant lyrics reminiscent of female singer-songwriters of decades passed.
You've just tuned into Spotlight on the City! For the month of June, I am featuring Columbus, Ohio!
This week we’re featuring artists at Papdosio’s Rootwire Festival in August, as well as the Harvest Festival in October, hosted by Younder Mountain String Band. Keep those photos coming on Instagram for the #BTRJamSession contest – we’ve got lots of cool prizes to give away!
Best music mix for your Sunday... promise!
The Music Digest DJs Pat, Matt, and Margaret 7/8/13 Today we review the third LP release from Shannon and The Clams, Dreams in the Rat House, which came out on Hardly Art on May 21st. For this album, the Oakland trio hones their lo-fi production prowess and offers a fun, grungy, garage-y, modern twist on mid-60s psychedelia. A great listen for summer. 00:00 Intro 00:39 Mic Break 06:19 For Goodness Sake - Shannon and the Clams 09:45 Mic Break 14:00 Bed Rock - Shannon and the Clams 16:11 Mic Break 20:02 The Rabbit's Nose - Shannon and the Clams 23:13 Mic Break 26:39 Rip Van Winkle - Shannon and the Clams 28:45 Mic Break 33:20 Unlearn - Shannon and the Clams 37:36 Mic Break 41:45 If I Could Count - Shannon and the Clams 45:35 Mic Break 49:56 Ozma - Shannon and the Clams 53:24 Finish Dreams in the Rat House 1. Hey Willy 2. Rip Van Winkle 3. Bed Rock 4. Ozma 5. Into the River 6. If I Could Count 7. Rat House 8. The Rabbit's Nose 9. Heads or Tails 10. Unlearn 11. Into a Dream 12. I Know Shannon and The Clams (photo from Shannon and The Clams) June 11 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL June 13 - Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI June 14 - Mahall's 20 Lanes - Lakewood, OH June 18 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA June 20 - The Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY June 21 - Comet Ping Pong - Washington DC June 23 - The Earl - East Atlanta, GA June 24 - Stone Fox - Nashville, TN June 26 - Club Dada - Dallas, TX
This week we’re introducing Austin’s own Rixon, a mainstream jamband with psychedelic tendencies, who recently released their debut album “When Morning Comes.” I’m back on tour this week with Keaton Simons, and loving your photo submissions on Instagram for the #BTRJamSession contest – keep ‘em coming!
Time for the ladies to take the floor!
It's Up to Emma is minimalist English singer and songwriter Scout Niblett's seventh release to date. Perhaps one of her most lush records, the LP came out on Drag City on May 21st. The album chronicles the phases of loss and coping in the aftermath of a failed relationship, weaving aggressive reverby guitar with lush string arrangements for a grungy, strong, and personal collection of songs.
This week we’re launching the #BTRJamSession contest! First giveaways are two Dangermuffin prize packs; enter to win by posting a photo on Instagram of what the Jam Session community looks like to you and tag #BTRJamSession.
On today's show we review Saturday Looks Good to Me's most recent LP, One Kiss Ends it All, released on May 21st on Polyvinyl Records. It's the first album in six years that we've seen from Fred Thomas and all the contributors that have fluctuated with the band. Today is Saturday, and Saturday always looks good to me.
Big Tree, currently planted in California's Bay Area, has spent the past five years establishing a fan base on both coasts. With a lush sound that blends folk and pop, the 5-piece band crafts songs of an epic nature, full of movement and melody. Here they discuss their bi-coastal existence, as well as their experience with an eco-friendly touring van, among other things, with guest host DJ Wynn.
We’ve got the new Tea Leaf Green album, “In The Wake,” and we’re featuring five tracks from it on this week’s episode! Also, new live jams from Widespread Panic and Umphrey’s McGee who just announced two co-headlining shows.
Time to let the ladies take the stage!
This week we review Chance the Rapper's second LP, Acid Rap, self-released on April 30th. The 20-year-old, who took acid while writing the LP, touches upon a variety of musical genres, trap, juke, gospel, soul, ragtime, and more, an impressive effort for such a young mc. The album will arguably sustain the year, having recieved a flood of positive criticism already. I liked this album, I made this show long, my bad (xo Margaret.)
Spotlight on Kalamazoo, Michigan.
This week we’re introducing Venice Gas House Trolley out of Madison, WI, who’s ranked #1 jam band in their hometown on Reverb Nation. Also, info on the Hangout Music Festival and Dark Star Jubilee.
Enjoy some Sunday tunes here on the Alt-Country Hour on BTR!
This week we review Benny Boeldt aka Adventure's newest album, Weird Work. Released on April 30th, this album is the third he's put out with Carpark Records. It is a playful, sonic return to the 8-bit tendencies found in his debut self-titled album.
Scoping things out with artists at this year’s Wakarusa, Bonnaroo and All Good, including ALO, Kung Fu and Ryan Montbleau Band. Also, we’re talking about the co-headlining tour this summer with STS9 and Umphrey’s McGee.
Gentleman, clear the floor! It's time for the ladies to take the stage!
On the second episode of Music Digest we review Akron/Family's newest album Sub Verses, their 6th studio album. Released on April 30th, the 10-track release is an amalgamation of the electronic sound displayed in their 2011 release, II:The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT and the folky harmonized aesthetic of their albums prior.
This week is all about Gathering of the Vibes, happening July 25 – 28th in Bridgeport, CT at Seaside Park. We’ve got festival founder Ken Hays on the show to talk about what’s new this year, its family friendly vibe, his favorite memories and favorite artists of years past and present.
For the first episode of Music Digest we'll be discussing Thee Oh Sees newest album, Floating Coffin. Released on Castle Face records on April 16th, the 10-song LP combines a variety of production techniques, instruments, and saturated sounds for a cohesive, ethereal, and catchy record.
This week we’re talking about the Hang Out Festival in Alabama, Toubab Tuesdays and the 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes festival. Be sure to tune in next week when we have Vibes founder Ken Hays on the show to talk about the festival!
Time for the ladies to take the floor!
Perpetual Groove recently went on an indefinite hiatus, but members have created a new band, Ghost Owl, and we’ve got a track from that new project this week! Also, we’re introducing Sam Holt Band.
The Alt-Country Hour on BTR!
You've just tuned into Spotlight on the City! For the month of April, I am going to feature Ithaca, New York!
This week we’ve got info on Tea Leaf Green’s new album, Bonnaroo and the first annual JamBase Live festival at the Gorge. New tunes from Jam Session newbies Big Something, Dangermuffin and Sons of the Lake DC.
Gentleman, clear the floor!
Happy Spring! We’re so close to festival season! News this week about Phish’s summer tour, Gathering of the Vibes festival and Jam Cruise 12.
This week we’re checking out some of the All Good Music Festival headliners including North Mississippi Allstars, Keller Williams, STS9 and Papadosio. Also, touring news from The String Cheese Incident and Widespread Panic, after their one-year hiatus.
Clear the floor, gentleman!
Checking out some of this year’s Hang Out Fest headliners including Bassnectar, moe. and Gov’t Mule. Also, touring news from Kyle Hollingsworth and RAQ.
The Alt-Country Hour on BTR!
You've just tuned into Spotlight on the City. For the month of March, I am going to feature Sacramento, California.
We’re celebrating the upcoming 12th annual Camp Bisco festival this week with headlining artists including The Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar at the Indobox. Also, featuring tunes from new albums by Lotus and Skerik’s Bandalabra.
Ladies are taking the stage!
This week’s episode is all about the upcoming annual Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL in May. We’re featuring headlining artists including Keller Williams, North Mississippi Allstars, Conspirator and Cornmeal.
This week we’re introducing North Carolina’s Southern meets Americana soul band, The Deluge, with a new artist spotlight. Also, touring news and tunes from the new partnership of ALO and Ryan Montbleau Band.
Your all-female music mix! Ladies Skate Only is hosted by DJ Emily!
Tons of new music this week, including a little spotlight on Assembly of Dust and their work with notable artists like Mike Gordon and Grace Potter. 1999 throwbacks with Yonder Mountain String Band and Widespread Panic!
The Alt-Country Hour is ready to go this Sunday on BTR!
Spotlight on Boise, Idaho!
The Everyone Orchestra recently announced the Carolina Sessions, a 3-night run in Raleigh and Asheville, NC March 7-9. On today’s episode we’ve got all of the special guests who will be performing on the tour!
Your all-female music mix!
Featuring this week’s BTR Discovery Artist, reggae rock band Roots of Creation. Also, touring news from Papadosio and dates for The Disco Biscuits’ Camp Bisco.
New artist spotlight this week on Sol Driven Train, out of Charleston, SC. Also, my SoCal blood meets the jam world on February 16th in LA at the Mint when Clayton Joseph Scott opens for Toubab Krewe.
Your all-female music mix!
The healing power of music is in full effect this week with new remixes from Umphrey’s McGee. Also, a brand new tune from Lotus off their soon-to-be-released album Build.
The Alt-Country Hour with DJ Emily on BTR!
Sharing 60 minutes of my 10-hour playlist for my road trip to Sundance this week, featuring ALO, The New Deal and Kyle Hollingsworth. Also, we introduce funk band Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket with a three-track new artist spotlight.
Your all-female music mix on BTR!
Happy 2013. You've just tuned into Spotlight on the City. This month, I am going to feature Bloomington, Indiana.
2013 is going to be all about new music and exploring the boundaries of what it means to be in the jam band scene. This week we’ve got some avant-garde artists like Surprise Me Mr. Davis, Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet, Big Light and Light.Sweet.Crude.