Our Week In Music: Pioneering Musicians, Winter Break Playlist, & Lots of 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, host Elena Childers chatted with the founding father of idiosyncratic soul, a pioneering R&B musician, and kindhearted artist Jerry Williams Jr. aka Swamp Dogg! He spoke about his most recent album, Sorry You Couldn’t Make It, how he got started in music opening for musicians like Sam Cooke, and how he got the name Swamp Dogg during a self-discovery journey. Plus, listen to the entire new album.


There was also a brand new episode of Roadside Assitance! The winter break special, BTR hosts brought some much-needed winter assistance on this mix.


For BTR Live Studio (at Home), Jen Meller chatted with the satirical synth-duo Electric Grandmother, Pete and Mary Alice. They discussed the process of creating “Space Phone,” remembering the days of calling each other over the car phone, and the process of turning it into a stop-action music video.


Subliminal Inevitable also had a new episode this week, this time featuring Friend Club Records. Host Bryan Bruchman chatted with the new Buffalo, NY-based indie label’s co-founder Rob Froese. Plus, they dove in for a huge selection of music from the label.


Plus, another new BTR Live Studio (At-Home) featuring Rochester-based musician Connor Benincasa, aka Comfy. Host Bruchman chatted with Benincasa about the project and got a low-key, ultra-cozy exclusive performance (joined by Aurora Case).


Finally, our Top Artist of the Week was Call Me Spinster! Our hosts spun their new self-titled EP (out on Strolling Bones) the most this week.



You can also watch the exclusive performance from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with The Electric Grandmother and Comfy right here, along with previously unreleased At-Home Live Studios with Drop D from back in October:



This week we started with the premiere of Bones Owens’ newest music video. A fun dancey video for the song “Good Day,” it’s a true blue rock ‘n’ roll song that’ll give you a pleasant pick-me-up.


We also got to premiere a new music video from The Record Summer! This danceable track will have you re0living the days when we could dance up close and personal.


We also curated got to premiere the post-punk song from NYC/NJ band Whiner. The nostalgic and heartbroken track “Dog” has pinches of The Cure and Joy Division but still sounds fresher than ever.


And, we had a fun video premiere from The Little Miss for her track “Spring Cleaning!” A music video and song to help you declutter your home and have you pondering on your unneccessary consumerism-driven purchases.


Finally, you can read the entire write-up on the legendary Swamp Dogg for The Music Meetup, here!


In Other Music News…

Uproxx:Playboi Carti Gives A Punk Performance Of ‘Slay3r’ On ‘The Tonight Show’

Stereogum:Billie Eilish & Rosalía – ‘Lo Vas A Olvidar’

The Family Reviews:Meet Justin Dean Thomas

OVRLD:After the Fall: Where Music Might Happen in a Post-Pandemic Landscape