CMJ is back? Sorta. The Listening Booth has all the scarce details this week for the revamped music festival going down next week, while you take in some legacy CMJ performers in a throwback set. DJ RePete is also spinning brand new alt with Alex the Astronaut, blues folk from Bill Callahan, and more electro from the new Dent May. Plus, hit up two bands with the following self-described genres: Romantic Garage Rock n Roll Pop Music, and Saucy lo-fi, lady rock, fueled by the ashes of white-wine mansplanations.
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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
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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
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