Our Week In Music: Rooftop Performances, Premieres, & Playlists

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 Dante Elephante about mullets, his disco-infused life, and his newest album Mid-Century Modern Romance—which you can also listen to in full in the episode.


For BTR Live Studio (at Home), Crazy DJ Bazarro chats with Thunny Brown and his partner Stuck B about growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY, making music, and Thunny performs on his Brownsville roof.


There was also a brand new Spotlight On The City episode. This week host Lottie Leymarie featured St. John’s based artists—the capitol city of the Canadian providence of Newfoundland and Labrador. You heard from Kelly McMichael, Kyle Gryphon, Kirk Wells, Sherry Ryan, Conditioner, Property, and more!


Check out the newest episode of When We See Each Other. Host Nikkiesh McLeod kicked off the new year with plenty of music, featuring tracks from Gaspard Eden, Laura Groves, Call Me Spinster, Calexico, Made Kuti, Menahan Street Band, Arlo Parks, Leathered, and Femi Kuti.


Subliminal Inevitable also came through with a new episode this week. Host Bryna Bruchman took one final look at 2020, digging back into his indie label interview episodes to compile the origin stories of labels he featured.


We also had a new BTR Live Studio (At-Home). This week Bruchman chatted with Sanya N’Kanta—a Jamaican-born musician currently based in Charlotte, NC who writes, performs, and produces songs with a wide range of musical influences and styles.


Finally, our Top Artist of the Week was Falcon Jane! Our hosts spun her new album, Faith (out on Darling Recordings) the most this week.


You can also watch the exclusive performance from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with Thunny Brown and Sanya N’Kanta right here, along with previously unreleased At-Home Live Studios with Sammi Lanzetta from back in September:



This week we started with telling you why Ariel Pink and John Maus have been the worst way before they decided to join in on the attempted MAGA coup.


We also got to premiere a new music video from Parker Woodland. The upbeat pop-punk/indie thrasher “The World’s On Fire (and We Still Fall In Love)” takes a look at the hardships of the world but also makes time to appreciate the beauty of life.


We also curated a playlist of activist musicians in preparation for MLK Jr. Day But don’t be fooled, the holiday playlist is just an excuse to make this a headline—we should constantly be helping these musicians and what they stand for as much as we ca


We also got to premiere Kaz Mirblouk’s newest song “Title Sequence.” The melody gives you some grey vibes to keep you in the right mood for 2021.


Finally, you can read the entire write-up on Dante Elephante for The Music Meetup, here!


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Audiofemme:Kesswa Collabs with Shigeto on MOCAD-Commissioned Short Film ‘Is My Mind A Machine Gun?’

Earmilk: “Album Review: R.A.P. Ferreira—Bob’s Son

Brooklyn Vegan: “Sadie Dupuis’ (Speedy Ortiz, Sad13) favorite albums of 2020