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DJRePete closes out the year with part 2 of his ‘best-in-mix’ 2011. Tune in for alternative from Bright Eyes and You Say France and I Whistle, mellow tracks with Bon Iver and The Head and the Heart, and electronica crossover via Thomas Tantrum and Pepper Rabbit. Plus more New Year’s Eve shows to highlight for any last minute concert goers, and the festivals abound as summer hits full swing down under. Ride out 2011 with this eclectic mix on BTR with DJRePete!
Need a pause from the holiday music? Hit up BTR with DJRePete today as he’s wrapping up the year with a few choice mixes from artists who broke thru this past year! Tune in today for Deer Tick, Cut Copy, and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Also hit up a rhythm & blues set featuring IAmOmni and Electric Guest, plus quirkier tracks via My Brightest Diamond and Shayfer James. Balance your festive spirit with BTR today!
The Backroom today is chock full of new talent, with rock blues from Tom Waits, international blues from El Rego, and ballad blues from Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings. Tune in for info on the upcoming Actual Festival, and don’t miss crossover blues talent from Portland’s Blitzen Trapper and The Deep Dark Woods. Find it all in the Backroom today on BTR!
Wednesday on BTR means DJRePete. Tune in for upbeat alternative from You Say France And I Whistle, a beat via Dice Raw of The Roots-fame, and new music from The Dø. And don’t miss artists playing Australia’s Falls Music & Arts Festival, including BTR newcomer The Head and the Heart. Plus recording news from Boston’s Swedish Suicide. Escape the holiday madness today with DJRePete on BTR!
DJRePete has a Wednesday playlist sure to please. Amid the mix, you’ll discover electronica crossover from Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin, ubiquitously festive sleigh bells from Dreamers of the Ghetto, and a set that can only be described as ‘quirky’ headlined by Shayfer James. Also checkout info on the Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival going down in 2012, and featuring BTR band Peggy Sue. Plus, some choice throwbacks including Gogol Bordello and The Kabeedies. Enlighten your week with this enlightened blend on BTR with DJRePete!
DJRePete closes the door on November with alt rock from Surfer Blood, electronica from Vega, and look back at a few bands who hit the metaphorical ‘airwaves’ last year. And speaking of Wavves, tune in to hear about a unique set of shows the band is playing, appropriately on the water. And while the thermometer spells cold in the northern hemisphere, festival season is just starting down-under where Stereosonic is currently going down; get the scoop. Catch it all today on your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
DJRePete starts off your Wednesday with some alt rock from Peter Bjorn & John, a dreamy remix by Delicate Steve, and some chill beats by Jose James. Plus don’t miss a stream-of-consciousness track from BTR newcomer My Brightest Diamond. And a coincidental animal themed set. Really. It’s coincidence. All today, your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
Got the Monday blues? DJRePete’s got you covered with an hour of blues breakin’ thru from Joe Henry, rock blues with Deer Tick, and some international blues with El Rego. Plus, check out an artist playing a Rhode Island concert series. And don’t miss blocs by Bonnie “Prince” Billy and the musically diverse blues band Nation Beat. Catch it all in the Backroom on BTR!
Your Wednesday starts with DJRePete and brand new electronica crossover from Chairlift, indie alt from The Generationals and Dan Mangan, and rock from the Dum Dum Girls. Tune in for info on the Crossing Borders Music & Literature Festival, and one BTR band opening tonight for the Foo Fighters in Boston. And it’s never too early to plan a New Year’s celebration, and one BTR band’s got their plans set in Austin. Check in with DJRePete on BTR!
Midweek on BreakThru Radio with DJRePete is a mix of old and new. Tune in for brand new music from Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin, Clubfeet, and The Tallest Man on Earth.  Also check in with several BTR throwback artists including Neko Case, Elf Power, and Swedish Suicide. Plus, a chill hip-hop set via MaG, IamOmni, and Dam Funk. Your Wednesday Soundtrack solved, here on BTR with DJRePete!
DJRePete’s all about the mix today on your BTR Wednesday, breakin’ thru with an enlightened blend to get your day started. Tune in for new alternative from Gregory Pepper & His Problems and Malajube, rock from the Dum Dum Girls and Love is All, and beats from Theophilus London and Amanda Blank. Plus, intermixed for fun, a few throwbacks from the likes of Sleeping In The Aviary, Hollerado, and the Violens. Check in with some new and vintage (?) today with DJRePete on BTR!
Inching you closer to the Halloween weekend, DJRePete has your midweek mix today on BTR. Tune in for French Canadian pop via Malajube, autumn twang from new Blitzen Trapper and Dan Mangan, and chill beats from Ras G.  Plus check in with a few BTR artists who hit the metaphorical BreakThru Radio airwaves this time last year, in a retrospective set. It doesn’t get more spooktacular than that; and we promise, no more puns.
CMJ is upon us in New York City, and if you can’t be there, BTR’s got you covered today, as DJRePete’s spinning an all-College Music Journal mix previewing the BTR talent playing the festival. Tune in for alt rock from Zambri and the Dum Dum Girls, electronica crossover via Clubfeet and Chairlift, and brand new music from emerging band Pepper Rabbit. Get ready for the festival or live vicariously with a CMJ mix today on BreakThru Radio with DJRePete!
The Backroom today features BTR blues talent playing this week’s College Music Journal Festival in New York City. Plus, tune in for brand new rock blues from Pack A.D., funk from Stacey Lane, and throwbacks form Lazy Poker and Leopold And His Fiction. Join DJRePete and the rest of the blues talent today in the Backroom on BTR!
That clang of pots and pans means DJRePete is back in the kitchen for another shift as guest chef on the BTR Cooking Show. Tune in for a quick and healthy cerviche that’s as packed with tang and spice as the playlist that accompanies, including cultural dance beats from Chilly Gonzales, southern twang from M. Ward, and rock from the Limes. Wet your musical and actual appetite today, with the BTR Cooking Show!
Satisfying your thirst for new music, and the balance of a good music mix, check in today with DJRePete, who’s got a preview of the talent playing the CMJ Music Marathon as well as the upcoming Harvest Festival going down down-under in Australia. Plus, tune in for alternative from Bright Eyes, beats from M+A, and jazz-funk infused set with Da Cruz. Also, check in with BTR artists from this time last year with a throwback set from Your Youth, Rickolus, and Brass Bed. That about sums up the start to your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
Your Wednesday mix is delivered today by DJRePete. Tune in for brand new alternative from Sleeping in the Aviary, rock from the Dum Dum Girls, and a beat from Speech Debelle featuring Roots Manuva & Realism.  Plus a jazzy set featuring a BTR throwback from the Maido Project out of Paris. And DJRePete weighs in on the end of the REM era with reflections on their breakthru beginnings. All today, on your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
Midweek on BTR and in an annual tradition, DJRePete highlights a few choice tracks in homage to his anniversary as on the station. Celebrate six years with likes of The Apples in Stereo, Throw Me the statue, and Peter Bjorn & John. Never playing favorites; it’s all about the mix! Also tune in for info on two upcoming music festivals, and a repurposed ad jingle for good measure. It’s your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
It’s Pygmalion day on BTR with DJRePete! The 5 day midwest festival kicks off today, so whether you’re getting psyched for it or want to live vicariously, BTR has you covered with the likes of Cut Copy, Asobi Seksu, and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Also, check out alternative from Brass Bed, acoustic from Jessica Lea Mayfield, and a trippy set headlined by Bachelorette. Get your midweek dose of musical enlightenment today on BTR with DJRePete!
Feeling blue? BTR’s got you covered today with the BTR Backroom Blues Hour! Tune in for info on a pair of music festivals from Philadelphia to Poznan, featuring BTR blues talent. Also check out the latest R&B from Otis Heat, international blues from Ali Farka Touré, and alternative blues from Conor Oberst. It’s a packed house today on the Backroom with DJRePete on BTR!
Midweek on BTR with DJRePete is all new with a touch of the classic. Tune in for brand new alternative from Tom Vek of Digitalism fame, folk from Jonathan Wilson, and hip/hop from Metermaids. Plus, check in with throwbacks from Bon Iver, Bedouin Soundclash, and Alexandra(H), ahead of an all-out classics show later this month in honor of DJRePete’s 6 years Breakin’ Thru! Get Wednesday dose of BTR and DJRePete!
Electrify your Wednesday with DJRePete headlining your lineup with ukulele-infused pop from Bourgeois Heros, grunk rock from Swedish Suicide, and a jazzy set headlined by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Also, check out a set of Remix Artist Collective (RAC) tracks, a remix of ‘the song of the summer’ by Foster the People, and Dent May before his recent electro pop album! Also, get the scoop on a trio of music festivals before the summer ends! Catch it all today on BTR with DJRePete!
DJRePete closes the month and edges you closer to the holiday weekend with electro pop from (otherwise-ukulele-enthusiast) Dent May, folk from Laura Veirs, and a set with a beat headlined by G-Side.  Also, tune in for info on an upcoming festival going down next month in the US heartland. And check out a love for steel beings from Vancouver’s Dan Mangan. To recap: ukulele-turned-electronic, rockin’ the cornfields, and robot love = today on BTR with DJRePete!
DJRePete is spinning an all new program today including an electronica remix of Noah and the Whale, folk from Caithlin De Marrais, and a bloc from the chill beats of Grieves. Plus, tune in for info on a Japan relief album featuring new music from Asobi Seksu. And hit up info on a few festivals going down this weekend in the UK. It’s all today, on BTR with DJRePete!
Get through the hump day with BreakThru Radio and DJRePete… Tune in for brand new music from Digitalism, Fruit Bats, and the Memory Tapes as well as recent BTR hits from Miike Snow, Passion Pit, and Dan Black. And festivals abound, with four upcoming to highlight today. Plus, four languages comprise a BTR international set, headlined by French “First Lady” Carla Bruni. Get your midweek fix for a mix, here on BTR with DJRePete!
DJRePete fires up the Backroom, debuting the rock vibes of The Kills, twang blues from William Elliott Whitmore, and new age blues with Gardens & Villa. Also tune in for a look at talent playing a trio of festivals this month, including the NY State Fair in Syracuse. Catch your hour of the blues today with DJRePete on BTR!
BTR is all new today with DJRePete. Tune in for info on a trio of festivals featuring BTR talent, ranging from an airport runway in the Hamptons to a summer festival in Japan.  Also check out a remix set with the likes of Passion Pit. Plus, tracks from Handsome Furs, Cold War Kids, and Florence and the Machine. And, if you dig werewolves, we’ve got that too. Check out your Wednesday mix with DJRePete on BTR!
Your Wednesday dose of BTR means DJRePete, and we’re just days from Chicago’s 20th Lollapalooza in Grant Park. Whether you’re hungry for a preview or can’t make it, DJRePete’s got you covered today with a preview playbill from the likes of Bright Eyes, Lykke Li, and Noah & The Whale! Plus, check in with longtime BTR artist Haley Bonar and her marathon concert schedule this weekend, including a double appearance in Grant Park. Also, don’t miss a remix set, capped by a Crystal Castles collaboration with Robert Smith—yes, THAT Robert Smith. Catch it all today, your midweek mix with DJRePete on BTR!
Your Wednesday is jampacked! Tune in for brand new music from Bon Iver and Vetiver, and get the scoop on several area festivals including arguably the only NYC area festival of the season. Plus, DJRePete continues to celebrate BTR’s 6th birthday this month with a few sets highlighting some of the talent that’s Brokin’ Thru on the BTR airwaves. Catch it all today on BTR with DJRepete!
DJRePete has your midweek mix with brand new music from Aṣa, Let’s Wrestle and JNatural. Plus, check out a BreakThru Radio birthday tribute comprised of BTR artists from over the past six years on the station: Ra Ra Riot, Blitzen Trapper, and Fleet Foxes just to name a few. Also be sure to tune in for info on the Hillside Festival going down this weekend in Geulph Ontario and featuring several BTR artists. It’s all today on your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
The Backroom is all new with a pair of BTR blues artists breakin’ thru with new albums: Hazmat Modine and Booker T. Jones, featuring Lou Reed and The Roots. Also tune in for the scoop on an upcoming festival in Montreal featuring BTR talent. And enjoy some diversity today in the Backroom with folk, funk, and alternative blues crossover. Catch it all today on the monthly edition of the BTR Backroom Blues Hour with DJRePete!
Your BTR Wednesday is both nostalgic and informative with DJRePete. Tune in for a pair of throwback sets featuring artists heard over the last 6 years here on BreakThru Radio, as the station hits another birthday. Also check out artists playing two upcoming festivals and an exclusive track from the BTR Live Studio. Get your midweek music fix today with DJRePete on BTR!
DJRePete welcomes you into his kitchen once again, with a no nonsense side dish of surprising versatility: rosemary-garlic potatoes. Learn to cook this incredibly easy-to-make side dish whilst tuning in to a kitchen soundtrack from the likes of Zach Brock, Fleet Foxes, and Bowerbirds. Don’t mind the clang of pots and pans; it’s just DJRePete on the BTR Cooking Show!
Your midweek dose of BTR starts with DJRePete, delivering new tracks by Bon Iver, The Ladybug Transistor, and Madison. Also, this is the first of 4 straight Wednesdays celebrating BreakThru Radio’s 6th birthday this month, featuring throwback tracks today from CSS, Ladyhawke, The Blow, and an-oldie-but-a-goodie from the BTR Live Studio. Plus, get the scoop on two more festivals going down this month. DJRePete’s got your mix, today on BreakThru Radio!
Summer is in full swing on BTR, and that means festivals abound; tune in for three summer ways to catch music outdoors in three different countries. Also, catch the latest release from Peter Bjorn & John, some Of Montreal, and a throwback by Collective Efforts. Check in with DJRePete today, on BTR!
DJRePete has your Wednesday mix, complete with a timely theme! Tune in today for coverage of the BreakThru Radio talent playing at (arguably) the biggest UK festival: Glastonbury, which kicks off today in Pilton, UK. Among the talent, hear tracks from Two Door Cinema Club, Bombay Bicycle Club, and Bright Eyes. Plus, check out a preview of DJRePete’s July programs celebrating BTR’s sixth birthday! Get your midweek fix of BTR with DJRePete!
Monday Blues? You’ve found the right place with the BTR Backroom Blues Hour! Tune in for info and to preview a BTR artist playing the upcoming Solidays Festival in Paris. Also check out Backroom newcomers: Boom Chick with some rock blues, Natural Child with a bit of twang blues, and addictive lyricless blues from Menahan Street Band. Plus, learn the difference between a cigar box guitar museum and a museum of cigar boxes and guitars. Find the intrigue in the Backroom today with DJRePete!
Let DJRePete and BTR get you through the humpday today! Tune in for info and a preview of BTR artists playing the UK’s Glastonbury Festival and Germany’s Hurricane Festival. Also, check out brand new music from Here We Go Magic, the Generationals, and Mitten. Plus, a few BTR throwbacks from The Apples in Stereo and Beach House. Catch it all in the mix today, your Wednesday edition, of BTR with DJRePete!
A midweek mix to start your Wednesday with DJRePete. Tune in for addictive electronica featuring a Ra Ra Riot remix, an acoustic set with Fleet Foxes, and a mix of Alternative via BTR throwback My Teenage Stride. Also, in recognition of tomorrow’s Bonnaroo kickoff, a track from Freelance Whales who play the four-day festival, and get clued in to where you can check out more BTR talent at Bonnaroo. Your day starts here with DJRePete on BTR!
Jam-packed is one way to describe the start to your Wednesday on BTR! Check in with The Drums, Matt & Kim, and Gogol Bordello as DJRePete previews the 4 day festival going down in Manchester TN June 9th through the 12th.  Also, tune in for info on an Irish festival featuring this week’s BTR Discovery Artist of the Week. It’s festival Wednesday (apparently) with DJRePete on BTR!
It’s all about the mix today on BTR with DJRePete. Tune in for electronica crossover from Cut Copy and The Apples in Stereo, alternative pop from Quintron and Maritime, and a BTR throwback set from Grand Archives and Casxio. Also, a unique Rock N Roll variety show to highlight, featuring Swedish Suicide. Plus, a newcomer to the station who credits their BTR band contemporaries for their inspiration. Check it all out on your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
Your Wednesday + BTR = DJRePete! Tune in today for a preview of BTR programming ahead of Bonnaroo next month, get the scoop on the 2 contests you can partake in today, all whilst checking out an eclectic mix of alternative from the likes of The Soft Pack, electronica crossover from Music Go Music, and acoustic from Jaymay. Also, check out info on a Bon Iver outdoor concert going down this summer in Brooklyn. Get your midweek fix on BTR!
The BTR Backroom Blues Hour is all new and chock full of news & info today with DJRePete. Tune in for yet-to-be-released music from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, find out where you can score some blues and bowling, and get the scoop on some blues artists playing Bonnaroo next month! Get your monthly fix today in the Backroom on BTR!
Wednesdays on BTR mean DJRePete and an eclectic midweek mix. Tune in for soft alternative from The Head and The Heart, a quirky set headlined by Gogol Bordello, and a rock set from Swedish Suicide. Speaking of the Boston-based Swedish Suicide, also tune in for info on a unique show they’re putting on at the end of the month that’s part music, part variety. And for good measure, check out a remix set featuring Lykke Li!
DJRePete with some big news of the geographic nature. Plus, an early look at a BTR artist playing at Bonnaroo, brand new music from The Pains of Being Pure At Heart and The Raveonettes, and the latest from Peter Bjorn & John. Also, get the scoop on the BTR Coffee Break Contest and the I Share BTR! Contest. Don’t miss out, it’s BTR with DJRePete!

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