Our Week In Music: 2021 Releases We're Excited For, Interviews, & a 1970s-Inspired Live Performance

In case you couldn’t keep up with the musicians, bands, and artists we’ve been throwing at you all week, here’s a quick recap …


This week, on The Music Meetup, host Elena Childers chatted with Black Haüs—a North Carolina-based punk/garage group. The genre-defying band released a new EP last year and a new single just last month. Plus, they share a never-before-released track on the episode.


For BTR Live Studio (at Home), Crazy DJ Bazarro chats with MC Tiye Pheonix! From the group Polyrhythm Addicts, she now MCs in the group Apani B Fly. With two solid projects that dropped in 2020, Phoenix talked to Bazarro about staying focused during the madness.


Plus, another new BTR Live Studio (At-Home) with Hollyy. Host Bryan Bruchman chatted with the refreshing retro-soul garage rock band from Chicago. They delivered a super high-quality performance and talked about their writing and recording process, and how they’ve adapted to working on music remotely over the past year.


Finally, our Top Artist of the Week was Buck Meek! Our hosts spun his new album Two Saviors (out on Keeled Scales) the most this week.



You can also watch the exclusive performance from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with Tiye Pheonix and Hollyy  right here, along with previously unreleased At-Home Live Studios with Raye Zaragoza from back in October:



We kicked off the week with a list of underground music we’re most excited to come out in 2021! From new solo projects to artist we know and love like The Muckers, we’re stoked on these.


We also premiered political folk artist Chris Pierce’s new track “San Francisco Bay.” A powerful tune that sings an “ironic offering” of thoughts immigrants had when first traveling to the shores of America.


Plus, we premiere Stoner Control’s “Sparkle Endlessly.” The title track from their upcoming album, this pop-punk trio wishes for intimacy to be a lot less messy in this catchy song.


And, third times a charm! For our third premiere of the week, we had a live recording from Kino Motel. The indie rockers created a vintage 1970s atmosphere to their song “Simple Desire.”


Finally, you can read the entire write-up on the genre-defying punks Black Haüs for The Music Meetup, here!


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The Mainline: January 2021 Release Round Up

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