J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he became Director Of Video Production for BTRtv.
Also after college, he got heavily involved in the local music scene, playing in various bands. This led to the creation of StereoactiveNYC, an umbrella under which to promote local music. Since 2003, it's been a showlist, a music blog, a video channel, and a sponsor of live shows. As of November 2016, it's also a podcast on BTRtoday...
Additionally, he founded Fort Useless, a non-profit arts and performance venue that grew directly out of StereoactiveNYC, opening in Bushwick in 2009, where it remained until 2014.
He is currently Chief Content Officer at BTRtoday and Executive Producer for BTRtv.
J. McVay shares his 10 favorite films of 2018. He also revisits a few documentaries from the Tribeca Film Festival that really deserve distribution and looks ahead to some films out in 2019 he and his colleagues caught at the festivals this year.
We missed former co-host J. McVay so much that after a month away we had to invite him back as a guest on the show. This week we check out new album tracks from Shantih Shantih, City and Colour, DIIV,…
Lisel is the solo project of LA-based experimental musician Eliza Bagg (fans of Pavo Pavo may be familiar with her from her time spent in that band). With an eclectic musical background spanning the… | watch
Kazu Makino, best known as the lead singer of indie rock legends Blonde Redhead, recently released her debut solo record. In this intimate session, Kazu joins us along with Darian Thomas for a selection of stripped-down performances from the dreamy album. | watch