Our Week In Music: Old-School Punks, Interviews, & Live Sets At-Home

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 spoke with the Dead Milkmen’s Rodney Anonymous, one of the founding fathers of satirical punk, about DIY corpse preservation, new & old tunes, the Satanic Temple, & much more.

For our BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions, Bryan Bruchman spoke with Shamir about sustainable merch, his record label, and his upcoming self-titled full-length record. A singular voice and chameleon-like talent, Shamir also delivered a raw and intimate acoustic performance from his home in Philadelphia. Also, Jeanette D. Moses chatted with Space Sluts, the synthy, sexy solo project of Brooklyn-based musician Madi Cox, who you may recognize as the keys player from the band Shelter Dogs. Madi dished on her recently-released single “St. v,” shared a live version of her quarantine song called “Touch Me (COVID),” and discussed how self-releasing music can feel a whole lot like dating.

And on the bi-weekly When We See Each Other, Nikkiesha McLeod interviewed Witch Prophet’s Leilani about their album, ‘DNA Activation,’ as well as their experience in the music industry as a Black and queer artist based in Toronto.

Plus, check out Bryan Bruchman’s 200th episode of The Subliminal Inevitable, which featured the Pittsburgh, PA-based label Misra Records. Hear the interview and some new music from the label as well as other artists mentioned in their conversation.

And finally, our Top Artist of the Week is Allegra Krieger. Her album, ‘The Joys Of Forgetting,’ is out now from Northern Spy Records. Hear a track from the album, along with music from the rest of the BTR Top 10, on Emily Smith’s weekly show.

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You can also watch exclusive performances from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with Shamir and Space Sluts right here:

Also, our bonus video from BTR Live Studio this week was a new one of the Natvral, from their At Home session earlier this year:



Walter Lure, the legendary punk guitarist for Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, died at 71 last weekend. Elena Childers curated a playlist of old-school NYC punks in tribute.

And you can also read Elena’s interview with the Dead Milkmen’s Rodney Anonymous here.

Plus, don’t miss the debut double-song premiere from La China de la Gasolina. From the drummer of Champagne Superchillin,’ this album is like a colorful, humid fever dream from Havana, Cuba.


In Other Music News…

Brooklyn Vegan:mems of Ramones, Sex Pistols, Blondie, Garbage & more pay tribute to Heartbreakers’ Walter Lure

Consequence of Sound:R.I.P. Justin Townes Earle Singer-Songwriter Dies at 38

NME: Squid launch record label Ink with guitarist Anton Pearson’s new EP

Alt Citizen:The Lemon Twigs’ ‘Songs for the General Public’ is a chaotic rollercoaster of emotions