This week, I’m out in sunny Los Angeles, so we’re playing some of my favorite LA bands: No Age, Mika Miko, and of course, Best Coast (though I have to admit- I still think the East Coast is the best coast. Seasons, right!?!?). We’ve also got a ton of great new music on the show, including the very strange and exciting multi-instrumentalist Nnamdi Ogbannaya from Chicago. Plus, we even do a set of 2000s second-wave shoe gaze with the likes of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Stay tuned!
Joyful Noise Recordings is an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label begun in 2003 by Karl Hofstetter. In this episode, we'll hear a ton of great music from the label's releases, along with an interview with Karl where we cover the label's beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how… | listen
The trailer for Tony Soprano's origin story is here, and it's in the best hands it could possibly be. | read
Get spiritual with Spiritual Mick! | read
Ben made long walks a part of his quarantine routine once conditions in New York City were safe enough for that activity. On one of those walks, he was faced with a split-second decision to abandon all the caution he’d previously practiced (and which he discussed in a previous episode of 1st… | watch
LA-based singer songwriter Willa Amai is a superb young talent and the protegée to legendary songwriter Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes). With extensive critical praise ahead of the release of her debut record, it’s no surprise that Amai delivers a stunning solo performance here for BTR Live Studio at… | watch