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For our final episode of the year, we present twenty songs by NYC-based artists who had new music out in 2017. We wholeheartedly recommend you support these artists by buying as many of these as you…
The year is set to close out with lots of great rock shows happening around NYC. We’ve got a new track called “Sludgefucker” by The Royal They mixed in with music by Crazy Pills and El Silver…
Local artists are well represented at Brooklyn venues in the last days of November and first days of December, with shows featuring Mount Sharp, Flying Pace, Shilpa Ray, Acid Dad, and gobbinjr. Plus…
We have a lot of music and artists that are new to the podcast in this episode, including Bad History Month with a song off their new album, ‘Dead And Loving It: An Introductory Exploration Of…
There are a lot of shows going on between October 26th and November 9th...We’ve got brand new stuff by Winston C.W., pretty new stuff by Heaters, and exclusive BTRtoday live tracks by Marijuana…
In this episode, we’re focused on artists playing shows around NYC in the weeks after October 11. The Duke Of Surl is kicking off a tour. The Footlight has Baked one night and a benefit show for Drew St. Aubin featuring GunFight! And Robot Princess the next, Cults is at Music Hall of Williamsburg in support of an excellent new album, and Katie Von Schleicher, Caroline Says, and gobbinjr join forces at Union Pool.
Beau Alessi and Doug Schrashun talk about The New Restaurants, plus music from c'yotes, Metz, and Deerhoof.
We have a music heavy episode this time, including new tracks from The New Restaurants, who are celebrating the release of a new website (‘cause that’s how they do), and Lomelda, who has a new album out. Both have release shows coming up. Also, we have plenty more music from artists playing around NYC/Brooklyn in late September.
Drew St. Aubin is a guy who was a longtime fixture of the NYC music scene before he left to live in New Hampshire a little while back. Unfortunately, an accident has left him pretty banged up, but a bunch of his friends are trying to help out with medical costs with a GoFundMe campaign and a couple of benefit shows that are in the works. Both StereoactiveNYC and BTR have a long history with Drew, so we’ve got a whole bunch of music that features his multiple talents and some stories to go with them. Also, we have some new music by former Ball Of Flame Shoot Fire members Pat Kelly and Jess Tambellini as well as new stuff by Shilpa Ray.
Winston Cook-Wilson is the mastermind behind Office Culture, a project that’s been featured on this podcast many times. Additionally, he’s got a separate solo project and works as a cultural writer for outlets such as Spin and Pitchfork. We discuss all of that, plus his musical beginnings and history (including his old group, Ball Of Flame Shoot Fire), and his interview with his musical hero, Randy Newman. Mentioned in the episode: “Randy Newman Stages the Most Ambitious Production of His Career” // Spin Review: Randy Newman - ‘Good Old Boys’ // Pitchfork
Both Katie Von Schleicher and Dead Stars have new albums -- Shitty Hits and Perfect Patterns respectively -- out or on the way, so we focus mainly on them and their release shows in this edition of the podcast. Along the way, we’ll also hear tunes by Sam Evian, Tiny Hazard, Grim Streaker, and Fraidycat. Also, Innov Gnawa is set to begin a residency at Threes Brewing, so we’ll hear from them as well.
Gimme Tinnitus has been a great booster of the local NYC/Brooklyn music scene for many years. And now, along with Mirror Universe Tapes, they’ve put together a mixtape featuring a slew of great artists, all to benefit the NYCLU. Among those artists are two that recently stopped by BTR for studio sessions, so we’ll hear from them as well as a lot of other artists playing in the NYC area in the latter part of July and the first days of August.
Office Culture has a new album out called I Did The Best I Could, so we’ll hear some tracks from them as well as tracks by the previous project by a couple of the guys, Ball Of Flame Shoot Fire. We’ll also hear about the Out In The Streets Fest… oh and for some reason, Randy Newman’s name is said about twenty times along the way.
The Jaguar Club has been a part of the New York music scene off and on for a number of years, but the project is coming to an end and they’re going out on an accomplished note -- with a new EP and a farewell show. We get into that, as well as some highlights from the recent Northside Festival and a preview of King Pizza Records’ Pizzafest 4.
This episode essentially functions as something of an itinerary for this year’s Northside Festival, offering suggestions of artists you can see each night at various venues around town if you’re into some major show-hopping to see and hear as much music as you can.
Clouder is a band that always puts on a memorable live show -- a live show that will likely end with at least a portion of the audience drenched in spilled beer. The band is no stranger to BTR, having stopped in for a couple of studio sessions and played one of our SXSW day parties. It’s been a couple of years since the band has been active, due to the guys moving to far flung locations throughout the country, but with an impending reunion show, we take a look and listen to some music by Clouder and other projects its members are or have been involved in.
This episode actually starts outside of NYC, featuring music by a couple of artists who recently played at Festival International in Lafayette, Louisiana. Then, we explore music by the members of a new project called Gracie Mansion, all of whom are veterans of the local music scene. And, finally, we segue into a tribute to beloved Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium, which is now in the process of seeking a new home and situation in hopes of continuing to service the community they’ve both been a part of and helped to develop over the years.
GunFight has been a band for 10 years now and just being a band at all is hard enough, so being a band for 10 years is a laudable accomplishment -- of course, then it’s even harder to be as good as GunFight! consistently and continually is. They’ve got a new album coming out that’s been in the works for quite a while and they’re celebrating that release, as well as their 10 year existence, with a show at The Footlight in Ridgewood, Queens, on Saturday, April 22nd. Also on the bill are Raccoon Fighter, Sun Hat, and Shark? We’ll hear music from all of those bands (or at least some members of those bands), plus a few others with some clear connections to GunFight! GunFight! - Stripes GunFight! // photo courtesy of the artist
Stephen Perry has been a fixture of the local Brooklyn/NYC music scene for the better part of a decade now. His band, The Planes, recently took a year-long hiatus, but is now back strong after playing some shows and putting out a new album called Wax Diamond. Mr. Perry was kind enough to stop by and chat about his personal musical history, from his time growing up on Cape Cod to now, as well as the new album. Additionally, we have new music by The Mad Doctors, as well as all the artists playing their upcoming LP release show at Our Wicked Lady -- Stuyedeyed, The Royal They, and Crazy Pills. And we have new and recent tunes by OxenFree, Lexie Roth, and Peter Silberman to boot. For more on The Mad Doctors, check out the the most recent editions of The Music Meetup podcast and column by BTRtoday’s very own Elena Childers.
We’ve got a lot of music in this episode… We’ll hear tunes by She Keeps Bees and New Myths, who are playing a benefit show for Planned Parenthood, as well as a song by Dumb Wolves, who are playing Thursdays For The Cause, in support of Our Revolution, at Our Wicked Lady. After that, it’s another group of songs from the King Pizza Records universe, with tracks by The Rizzos and a new one by The Mad Doctors. Then we have great stuff from Allah-Las, Sneaks, Office Culture, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Fred Thomas, Mount Sharp, and Pavo Pavo.
There’s a lot of new music coming out right now from NYC-based artists. One such artist is Parlor Walls, whose new full length album is being released by Northern Spy Records on March 10th, so we invited frontperson Alyse Lamb to talk about her musical history in a segment we call Take3, in which we listen to and discuss three songs she’s written over the course of her career. We also listen to some great new tracks off of new releases by Stuyedeyed, PEP, and the Duke Of Surl. In addition to all that, we also have music by Chain Wallet, Michael Nau, Light Therapy, and Libel.
Artists playing around NYC from 2/24-3/9; Thursdays For The Cause, March lineup; King Pizza Records; new music by Vagabon, A Deer A Horse, PWR BTTM; and a single to benefit Flint water crisis victims.
This episode covers February 9 through February 23, 2017 and features an interview with Carl Creighton. Carl’s band, Howth, released an album called Trashy Milky Nothing Town (it’s about ninja turtles) in 2015 and will be performing the album in full to accompany a full album-length music video he recently produced, that features many familiar faces from the local music scene. We also discuss politics, Howth’s next album (about the man behind the Heimlich Maneuver), and more. Also in the episode is music by Black Marble, Old Monk, The Rizzos, Katie Von Schleicher, and Grim Streaker, as well as a new focus on benefit shows -- including Thursdays For The Cause at Our Wicked Lady.
This episode covers January 26 through February 8, 2017 and features an interview with Elizabeth Devlin. Elizabeth has a new album called Orchid Mantis coming out soon, so we discussed her musical history in NYC; how her poetry and visual art practice informs her music; her preferred instrument, the autoharp; and details about her album release party. Also in the episode is music by Sun Voyager, Holy Tunics, Jesse R. Berlin, Cloud Nothings, and Computer Magic.
In this episode, we hear music by artists who are playing around the NYC area from January 11th-26th. Among them are Shark?, who are playing a reunion show, and Landlady, who are playing an album release party. Also, Cake Shop, an institution of the local scene for over a decade, closed on New Year’s Eve, so we share some thoughts on that great venue.

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