Our Week In Music: Metal, Future Punk, & Exclusive Premieres

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, Elena Childers chatted with her good friend from Florida, Ben Katzman. His project Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser just released a totally instrumental shredding album called Shred Mountain. Elena spun the album and chatted with Katzman about that and much more.


For our BTR Live Studio (at Home), Bryan Bruchman chatted Jill Townsend, a Nashville-based musician whose solo project, Fetching Pails, released its debut record about a year ago. Here, she joined Bryan for a conversation about that record, what’s happened in the year since, and delivered an amazing exclusive performance of one song from that release plus two new, unreleased songs for us.

We also had a new episode of Spotlight On the City. This time Lottie Leymaire dedicated the show to Laramie, Wyoming. You heard from 10 Cent Stranger, Hunter Hicks, Manon Ward, Shawn Hess, The Littlest Birds, The Locals*,  and lots more local Laramie bands.


Plus, on another BTR Live Studio (at Home) Crazy DJ Bazarro talked with Ke Turner. Turner and her DJ, DJ RedHanded, played no games on this performance level. RedHanded on the scratches went hand in hand with Ke Turner’s energetic vibe. They talked about Turner’s career, real life, and traveling to new places to make a name for herself in another region.


Finally, our Top Artist of the Week is Oceanator! We listened to their newest album, Things I Never Said the most this week—out now on Polyvinyl Record Co.



You can also watch exclusive performances from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with Fetching Pails and Ke Turner  right here, with a previously unreleased At-Home Live Studio with Forever Honey from back in August:



Our week started on an interview with Shitbats. The Canada-based malevolent heroes bringing you punk and future punk. We chatted new debut album Guano and more with frontwoman Cat Clyde.


We also had an exclusive pre-release of NYC’s Spite FuXXX new seven-inch. It burst with fast, hard-hitting riffs and their combo of melodic-yet-gritty punk had us moving our hips as we shouted along to the revolution.


We also premiere the cross-country collab for “illusions. Queer artists and friends Grayson, Danny Denial, and Uruguay got together virtually to create an emotional song and a personal music video.



Finally, go check out the written Music Meetup feature on Ben Katzman & his project Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser! Our music content editor chatted pandemic, new album Shred Mountain, the passing of Van Halen, and, of course, shredding.


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