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Today's show features recording artist Otis Clapp.
Today features music from DJ Skizz, Big Twins, Pre$$ha Dinero, AWKWORD & more.
Today's show features music from Dave Dar, Da Flyy Hooligan, Supawave Osbourne & Mark Ski.
Lilah Larson is one-third of the band Sons Of An Illustrious Father, who visited BTR Live Studio in 2016 for an unforgettable session. Now, Larson steps out from the comfort of that group with her…
Today features music from J Scienide, Dunbar, The Council & more.
The Ghost of Paul Revere has been making major waves across New England with their homegrown brand of holler-folk. Friends since childhood, they are known for their extroverted, rollicking live shows…
The Ghost of Paul Revere has been making major waves across New England with their homegrown brand of holler-folk. Friends since childhood, they are known for their extroverted, rollicking live shows paired with reflective, introspective songwriting. Catch The Ghost of Paul Revere on tour across the US this winter and also here in this session recorded at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. The band's new album, Monarch, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today's show features a conversations with Kyah Baby, Lyirc Jones & Nefertiitii.
Becca Mancari is a songwriter with an honest heart who has found her musical footing in the American south -- specifically Nashville. Mancari is currently celebrating the release of her debut full…
Becca Mancari is a songwriter with an honest heart who has found her musical footing in the American south -- specifically Nashville. Mancari is currently celebrating the release of her debut full length album, Good Woman, which has been a lifetime in the making. She and her band visited Serious Business Music in Brooklyn earlier this fall during their tour with Humming House. Good Woman is available now from Gold Tooth Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today features music from Bumpy Knuckles, Strong Arm Steady, Roc Marciano & more.
Mimicking Birds is a band from Portland, Oregon, who plays dreamy sounding pop tunes. We met up with them at the Work Heights co-working space in Crown Heights known as Dean Machine where they played…
Today's show features a conversation with DJ E-Clyps.
Today features music from Sy Ari Da Kid, Big Block Silvers, 3D & Shabaam Sahdeeq.
Today's show features music from iLLSPOKINN & ZAJAZZA, Tone Chop & Frost Gamble, DJ Premier, UFO Fev and Villa G
Today features music from Mark Ski, DJ Premier, ASAP Ferg, Skyzoo & Torae.
STS9, Umphrey’s McGee and the Disco Biscuits promise a very good time at this weekend’s Dominican Holidaze.
The perfect lineup to convey the badass soul of the Brooklyn music scene assembled in Bushwick.
Today's show features music from DJ Premier, UFO Fev, Supawave Osbourne and Villa G.
Today features new music from Supa Wave Osbourne, Mark Ski, DJ Premier, ASAP Ferg and Bruse Wane.
Gabrielle Marlena is a folk singer who has moved from Connecticut to Montreal to Brooklyn. Her sound and songs, influenced by these moves and her life experiences, come together in a way that is both introspective but relatable while also being super easy to listen to. BTRtoday caught Gabrielle at Two Boots in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a performance of her song "Percolate." Gabrielle Marlena’s debut album, Good Music For You, is now available
Cherry Glazerr, Thick and Dances had the room bursting with energy and excitement. Not bad for a Sunday night.
Today's show features music from DJ Premier, Bumpy Knuckles, Nottz and Slaine vs Termanology.
Today features new music from DJ Premier, ASAP Ferg, Pre$$ha Dinero & JOAT SLNM.
Comic Arts Brooklyn is an annual festival put on by the fine folks from Desert Island, the Williamsburg destination for comic lovers of all ages. This year, the free event was brought to Pratt…
Chelsea White visits Avocaderia, the world's first avocado bar, located inside Industry City Food Hall in Brooklyn, New York. Co-owner Francesco Brachetti talks about the inspiration behind Avocaderia…
This week we revisit the Brooklyn record label Kanine Records, with an in-depth interview with Lio Kanine, who has some great advice for being a successful band and hooking up with the right label,…
The song premiere for Freddie Nunez's old-school country influenced "Nights In This Town"--check it out here.
Today's show features new music from The Council, Tone Chop & Frost Gamble and Conway.
Today features new music from The 3rd Power, Da Fly Hooligan and J-Sciende.
Meryl Meisler is a New York-based documentary photographer whose work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Historical Society, Dia Art Foundation, MASS MoCA, the New Museum for…
Spectators urged marathoners to finish with creative and clever signs.
Since Brooklyn performance space Glasslands closed in 2014, music and art fans across the city have anxiously awaited the next move from the powerhouse promotion team of the venue's proprietors,…
Today's show features music from Conway, Da Flyy Hooliagn, Jakk Frost, Big Twins & DJ Skizz.
Today features new music from Da Fly Hooligan, Slaine .vs. Termanology, Sure Shot and J-Sciende.
This week we finally get to the long-awaited Exploding In Sound Records feature on the show, including an interview with the label's founder, Dan Goldin (who also runs the music blog Post-Trash)! We…
Today's show features music from UFO Fev, Big Twins & DJ Skizz.
Today features new music from Villa G, Slaine .vs. Termanology, Sure Shot and J-Sciende.
All Our Exes Live in Texas is the collaboration of four of the best singer-songwriters from Sydney, Australia -- Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney. Their talents combine beautifully with four-part harmonies around mandolin, ukulele, accordion, and guitar and while their music certainly has some sweet subtleties, there’s nothing soft about the band’s vibe, which tends toward badasserie. We caught up with them on their recent trip to New York City for this intimate performance in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. When We Fall, the debut album from All Our Exes Live In Texas, is available now.
Brooklyn trio Sloppy Heads have emerged from the secret lair where they’ve crafted their first full on, totally real, cool-as-hell LP with the help of the capable James McNew (Yo La Tengo, Dump). It’s maybe just a little sloppy, but more like loose, in a sweet, groovy kind of way. The band stopped by Serious Business Music iN DUMBO to show us the new jams.
Brooklyn trio Sloppy Heads have emerged from the secret lair where they crafted their first full on, totally real, cool-as-hell LP with the help of the capable James McNew (Yo La Tengo, Dump). It’s maybe just a little sloppy, but more like loose, in a sweet and groovy kind of way. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to show us the new jams. Useless Smile is available now from Shrimper Records.
Today's show features music from Big Twins & DJ Skizz, J Scienide and The Proz.
Today features new music from The Council, J Scienide, Shabaam Sahdeeq & Count Bass D.
Big Bliss is a Brooklyn band formed in 2015 by brothers Cory (drums) and Tim (vocals, guitar) Race, along with bassist Wallace May. The trio blasts out a furious sort of post-punk and indie rock that draws a bit on shoegaze (think perhaps a little Mission Of Burma here, a little Interpol there), and have been playing shows almost constantly since their inception. We finally got them to take a breather and stop by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to show us what they’ve been up to. The “Fortune” single is available now from Exit Stencil Recordings.
Big Bliss is a Brooklyn band formed in 2015 by brothers Cory (drums) and Tim (vocals, guitar) Race, along with bassist Wallace May. The trio blasts out a furious sort of post-punk and indie rock that draws a bit on shoegaze (think perhaps a little Mission Of Burma here, a little Interpol there), and have been playing shows almost constantly since their inception. We finally got them to take a breather and stop by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to show us what they’ve been up to. The “Fortune” single is available now from Exit Stencil Recordings. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The Black Lips, Diet Choke and The Nude Party set off an explosion of dirty energy.
Today's show features music from Big Twins & DJ Skizz, J Scienide, Sure Shot & J57.
Today features new music from Sure Shot, J57, AWKWORD, Big Twins & DJ Skizz & Lyric Jones.
Let's get ready to hibernate w/ a playlist of brand spankin' new songs!
Today's show features music from recording AWKWORD, Big Twins & DJ Skizz and Nefertiitii.
Today features new music from Sure Shot, J57, AWKWORD, Big Twins & DJ Skizz & Lyric Jones.
Honey plays the kind of intense rock ‘n’ roll that would play in your head while you hide from a psycho killer.
Listening to more than one brand new track from certain artists because treat yo' self.
Today's show features music from recording artist Nefertiitii.
Today features music from J Scienide, Da Flyy Hooligan, UFO Fev and Lyric Jones.
Today on the show we’ve got great songs from Fred Thomas, Moonface, Blake Miller, Ty Segall, Marissa Nadler, and even more…
Mosquitos first gained notoriety for their Bossa Nova/indie pop hit “Boombox” in the 2000s. After spending a decade in Rio de Janeiro and Oaxaca, Mexico, the now NYC-based trio is back with a fresh batch of music inspired by their experience. Singer Juju Stulbach and singer/multi-instrumentalist Chris Root stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to share this acoustic, stripped-down take on their tunes with us. Mexican Dust is out now on Six Degrees records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Mosquitos - in this case in acoustic duo form of Brazilian singer Juju Stulbach and singer/multi-instrumentalist Chris Root, first gained notoriety for their Bossa Nova/indie pop hit “Boombox” in the 00’s. After spending a decade in Rio de Janeiro and Oaxaca, Mexico, the NYC-based band is back with a fresh batch of music inspired by their experience. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to share their tunes with us. Mexican Dust is out now on Six Degrees records.
Today's show features music from Dillon & Diamond D, Wordsworth and Sam Brown, Torii Wolf, Da Flyy Hooligan and more.
Today features music from Da Flyy Hooligan, UFO Fev, Dillon & Diamond D and Kev Brown
Elena and Joe recap their time at This Is Real, an immersive horror experience in New York City.
Ms. White is a NYC-based jazz-pop artist documenting her medical transition through music. Her music takes a hard look at the male-centric music industry and makes a fierce declaration of womanhood. We found her and producer Theo on a rooftop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for this exclusive performance of the Amy Winehouse-inspired track, “Ms. Jade.” Ms. White’s debut EP, Jade, is available now.
The Values' debut EP premiering exclusively here on BTRtoday! They're catchy pop & angsty garage rock--get the best of both worlds.
The Values' Debut EP provides four tracks you can’t help but sing along to whether you know the words or not.
Today we’re flirting with the apocalypse with some end of the world-themed songs, plus new tunes from Lomelda and Early Riser.
Today's show features music from Dillon & Diamond D, Wordsworth and Sam Brown, Torii Wolf, Da Flyy Hooligan and more
Today features new music from Big Twins x DJ Skizz, Lyric Jones, Torae & The Proz.
On the show today we’ve got brand new tracks from Oh Sees and the Fresh & Onlys, plus talking about an exciting Joshua Lightshow Show!
Today's show features music from Wordsworth and Sam Brown, Torii Wolf & UFO Fev.
Today features new music from UFO Fev, Jakk Frost, Tone Chop & Frost Gamble, Sean Price & more.
Today's show features music from Wordsworth and Sam Brown, Torii Wolf, Dunbar and more.
We're rockin' out like always with the freshest indie tracks here on New Vibrations!
Today features new music from Jakk Frost, Tone Chop & Frost Gamble, Mark Ski & MC Eiht.
Nothing can stop them now, ‘cause they’re The Duke of Surl--a catchy & danceable garage rock project born in NYC.
Featuring tracks from Brooklyn’s Afro Punk festival artists like Sinkane and The Cool Kids, plus new music from Widowspeak and Dent May!
Today's show features music from Tone Chop & Frost Gamble.
Today features new music from Dillon & Diamond D, Wordsworth & Sam Brown & Jakk Frost.
You'll never hear anything catchier. So, prepare your ears for a treat that is Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs!
Solar eclipse songs, a boatload of new music, and a great tracks featuring Kathleen Hanna of Le Tigre and Bikini Kill- stay tuned!
Today's show features music from UFO Fev, Immortal Tech, Bumpy Knuckles & more.
Today features new tracks from Jakk Frost, Sean Price & Count Bass D.
Madeline Kenney is a singer-songwriter based in Oakland, California. Her debut album, Night Night At The First Landing, which was produced by Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bear, is out on September 1 from Company Records. We met up with her in Brooklyn’s McGolrick Park in Greenpoint for this solo performance of her recently released single, “Rita.”
We’ve got a lot of brand new psychedelia on the show today with Dire Wolves, The Mirrors, and Laucan. Stay tuned for all that and more!
Idgy Dean is the live-loop-based solo musical endeavor of Brooklyn’s Lindsay Sanwald. Sanwald’s presence is electric, and the energy and skill with which she weaves together and manipulates live sound loops is unforgettable. Get a look at how she does it in this session, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Heavy Cosmic Lumber is available for pre-order on Pledgemusic now.
Idgy Dean is the live-loop-based solo musical endeavor of Brooklyn’s Lindsay Sanwald. Sanwald’s presence is electric, and the energy and skill with which she weaves together and manipulates live sound loops is unforgettable. Get a look at how she does it in this session, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Heavy Cosmic Lumber is available for pre-order on Pledgemusic now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today's show features new music from Sean Price, MC Eiht, Dunbar, Maffew Ragazino & more.
As a way to celebrate the end of last week's hot, humid and wet weather, BTRtoday indulged in the food of Smorgasburg in Williamsburg.
Hasidic men throwing Molotov cocktails. A man on fire running into the Church Ave G train stop. A bunch of hipsters running rampant. Oh yeah, this is going to be an over-the-top action film.
Today’s Garbage Garage has new Avey Tare and tracks from Sam Amidon and Nels Cline, both playing the Prospect Park Bandshell tonight!
Today's show features music and conversation from Dunbar (Sure Shot & Bunchy Cartier).
The End is a Brooklyn coffee shop, known for whimsical atmosphere and Instagram-worthy creations, inspired by its sister store, Montauk Juice Factory, on the east end of Long Island. One of The End's most popular drinks is the Unicorn Latte which is made with a variety of ingredients, including blue-green algae and unicorn dust. Chelsea White sat down with co-owner of the shop, Madi Murphy, to talk about the magic of the Unicorn Latte and experience it for herself. Music featured in the episode: "The River" by Ladyhawke // "I Was Born (A Unicorn)" by The Unicorns
New Broken Social Scene starring Leslie Feist, plus highlights from Newport Folk Fest, including Wilco and Fleet Foxes!
Brian Hill is an ever-evolving work of art in progress. From a brief time in the modeling world to playing guitar in the studio and live with bands like Chairlift and Tamaryn, the revelation of Hill’s own project has been a long time coming. Stemming from a collaboration with friends (members of Froth, Cherry Glazerr, etc) to a rotating cast of players in the form of the Noh Starrs, his music has undeniable nods to 60’s and 70’s New York City rock, folk, and psychedelia. Known for immersive, memorable performances, Brian brought his gang to our live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for this fairly reserved, yet thoroughly impressive performance. And The Noh Starrs will be available August 18, 2017 on Modern Sky.
Brian Hill is an ever-evolving work of art in progress. From a brief time in the modeling world to playing guitar in the studio and live with bands like Chairlift and Tamaryn, the revelation of Hill’s own project has been a long time coming. Stemming from a collaboration with friends (members of Froth, Cherry Glazerr, etc) to a rotating cast of players in the form of the Noh Starrs, his music has undeniable nods to 60’s and 70’s New York City rock, folk, and psychedelia. Known for immersive, memorable performances, Brian brought his gang to our live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for this fairly reserved, yet thoroughly impressive performance. And The Noh Starrs will be available August 18, 2017 on Modern Sky. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today's show features music and conversation from UFO Fev!
I made a fashionably late entrance this year. I brought my sunscreen, sunglasses and wore my most summery outfit. But the joke was on me. I avoided sunburn but left the fest drenched and shivering.
Active Bird Community is a Brooklyn-based indie garage pop band who’ve been bubbling up in the local scene for just a couple of years now. They ride the line between the straight up NYC rock and looser, quirky indie rock. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to show us just how it’s done. Stick Around by Active Bird Community is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today Wayne Ski talk with Skipp Whitman about his latest project Piece. Skipp talks about how he got started in the game and personal content in his music. Follow us on Instagram @btrtoday!
On today’s Garbage Garage we’ve got bands playing live in NYC, plus new tracks from new favorites Shannen Moser and Hollow Everdaze!
Today's show features music from Everybody Luv Black, MC Eiht & Chuuwee.
This week get ready to hear some true blue rock 'n' roll.
Wayne Ski talks about NBA free agency, The Knicks & his view on the new Jay-Z album. Download the BTR Today app and follow us on Instagram @btrtoday.
Office Culture has a new album out called I Did The Best I Could, so we’ll hear some tracks from them as well as tracks by the previous project by a couple of the guys, Ball Of Flame Shoot Fire. We’ll also hear about the Out In The Streets Fest… oh and for some reason, Randy Newman’s name is said about twenty times along the way.
826NYC is a non-profit organization which operates out of the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company. Established in 2004, 826NYC aims to help students ages 6 to 18 years old to improve their writing skills with after-school programs and workshops while also offering community programming. BTRtoday met some of the staff from 826NYC to hear about their mission, getting involved, and what they love most about the program Music featured in the episode: "A Moment Allowed" by The Real Tuesday Weld // "Need" by WhoMadeWho
Today's show features new music from Mc Eiht, Five Steez, Koncept & more.
From rock, to folk, to country--it's all good music here. Guaranteed!
Brooklyn indie rock trio Holy Tunics have been making the scene for a minute now, and we think they’re on to something with their catchy, upbeat, sun-kissed guitar rock. They dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share this song with us. Hot To Trot by Holy Tunics is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
There’s no need to focus on how lady-centric these bands are, but you can't deny these gals kick ass.
Today's show features new music from F.Y.I., Brown Bag Allstars, Koncept, CamelPhat & Elderbrook.
The Jaguar Club has been a part of the New York music scene off and on for a number of years, but the project is coming to an end and they’re going out on an accomplished note -- with a new EP and a farewell show. We get into that, as well as some highlights from the recent Northside Festival and a preview of King Pizza Records’ Pizzafest 4.
Today on Garbage Garage we feature bands playing Firefly Music Fest, plus new tunes from Big Thief, Dot, and Celebration!
Today's show features new music from DJ E-Clyps & Anya V, Lord RAJA, Brown Bag AllStars & more.
You just HAVE to listen to this week's playlist 'cause it's filled with amazing musicians, bands and songs.
We’ve got some great summer tracks on today’s show plus new ones from Adult Mom, Will Stratton, and Jambinai!!
Today's show features new an Interview and new music from King Shampz.
This episode essentially functions as something of an itinerary for this year’s Northside Festival, offering suggestions of artists you can see each night at various venues around town if you’re into some major show-hopping to see and hear as much music as you can.
John’s in the studio to talk about the broader implications of Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, plus red-baiting in Brooklyn schools, and listener mail. People's Climate March 2017 Photo by Dcpeopleandeventsof2017 courtesy of Wikimedia Commons  
Brand new music on Garbage Garage today by old favorites !!!, British Sea Power, and new tunes from MacDeMarco!
Today's show features new music from DJ E-Clyps & Anya V, Lord RAJA, Com Truise, Baldi & Cherub.
On today’s show we’ve got a new Fred Thomas live track plus tunes from The Mountain Goats, Low Cut Connie, and Mac DeMarco!
Today's show features new music from DJ E-Clyps & Anya V, Kyah Baby, Baldi & Cherub.
Clouder is a band that always puts on a memorable live show -- a live show that will likely end with at least a portion of the audience drenched in spilled beer. The band is no stranger to BTR, having stopped in for a couple of studio sessions and played one of our SXSW day parties. It’s been a couple of years since the band has been active, due to the guys moving to far flung locations throughout the country, but with an impending reunion show, we take a look and listen to some music by Clouder and other projects its members are or have been involved in.
This week listen to the 7-piece band Evolfo, and chat with the man who brought them altogether, Matthew Gibbs.
Fraidycat is the Brooklyn-based trio of Andy Kinsey, Daniel de Juan, and Charlotte Kahn. They call their music “slop pop” but let’s call it what it is because sloppy isn’t really all that accurate: this is fun, anxiously grooving pop music with punk nods. There’s a playfulness and honesty to it that just works really well. Check it out for yourself -- the band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to show us what they’ve got (besides an excellent name). Other Better Places by Fraidycat is available now on cassette. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Fraidycat is the Brooklyn-based trio of Andy Kinsey, Daniel de Juan, and Charlotte Kahn. They call their music “slop pop” but let’s call it what it is because sloppy isn’t really all that accurate: this is fun, anxiously grooving pop music with punk nods. There’s a playfulness and honesty to it that just works really well. Check it out for yourself -- the band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to show us what they’ve got (besides an excellent name). Other Better Places by Fraidycat is available now on cassette.
Today's show features a nterview and music from Baldi's Songs For A Future You.
This episode actually starts outside of NYC, featuring music by a couple of artists who recently played at Festival International in Lafayette, Louisiana. Then, we explore music by the members of a new project called Gracie Mansion, all of whom are veterans of the local music scene. And, finally, we segue into a tribute to beloved Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium, which is now in the process of seeking a new home and situation in hopes of continuing to service the community they’ve both been a part of and helped to develop over the years.
Losing none of their energy and angst from their ‘80s glory days, The Jesus and Mary Chain show they’re the Dorian Greys of punk rock.
Alexander F is the modern post-punk brainchild of Brooklyn musician Alex Toth, who is known for his work as a trumpet player and vocalist for Rubblebucket. It was a look inward during a silent retreat that inspired what would become the first batch of songs for Alexander F, which come to life with a perfectly poised execution, topped off by Alex’s captivating moves (think somewhere between Talking Heads’ David Byrne and Future Island’s Samuel Herring). The band descended upon the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to give us a taste of what they’ve got going on! Alexander F’s self-titled new album is available now.
Alexander F is the modern post-punk brainchild of Brooklyn musician Alex Toth, who is known for his work as a trumpet player and vocalist for Rubblebucket. It was a look inward during a silent retreat that inspired what would become the first batch of songs for Alexander F, which come to life with a perfectly poised execution, topped off by Alex’s captivating moves (think somewhere between Talking Heads’ David Byrne and Future Island’s Samuel Herring). The band descended upon the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to give us a taste of what they’ve got going on! Alexander F’s self-titled new album is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today on Garbage Garage we have brand new songs from great artists like Tica Douglas, Black Lips, and Horse Jumper of Love.
Holly Overton recently shared her latest album with Midnight People at Sunnyvale for the release of “Every New Day.”
Lexie Roth grew up in upstate New York, surrounded by some huge musical figures connected to her guitarist father, Arlen Roth, laying the strong groundwork for her early musical development. Her first album was released when she was just 18 years old, after which she traveled to the west coast before eventually returning to the east coast. Now she splits her time between Los Angeles and Martha’s Vineyard as she continues to further develop her tuneful, folk-influenced indie rock. Lexie stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some of her music with us in this intimate session. Move Me by Lexie Roth is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Lexie Roth grew up in upstate New York, surrounded by some huge musical figures connected to her guitarist father, Arlen Roth, laying the strong groundwork for her early musical development. Her first album was released when she was just 18 years old, after which she traveled to the west coast before eventually returning to the east coast. Now she splits her time between Los Angeles and Martha’s Vineyard as she continues to further develop her tuneful, folk-influenced indie rock. Lexie stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some of her music with us in this intimate session. Move Me by Lexie Roth is available now.  
Today's show features music from Sísy Ey, Chuuwee & Trizz, DJ E-Clyps and Homeboy Sandman.
Active Bird Community are a Brooklyn-based indie garage pop band who’ve been bubbling up in the local scene for just a couple of years now. They ride the line between the straight up NYC rock and looser, quirky indie rock. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to show us just how it’s done! Stick Around by Active Bird Community is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Molly Burch grew up in a showbiz family in LA, raised on classic pop and jazz music that inspired her to dive into her own studies of jazz. Her musical journey eventually led to Austin, where she developed her beautiful, understated style of country-tinged songwriting and crafted what would become her fantastic album Please Be Mine. Molly and her band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to for this special live session. Please Be Mine by Molly Burch is available now from Captured Tracks. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Check out brand new tracks from Golden Pelicans, Los Angeles Police Department, and 0+S. Plus, some live show inspiration for the weekend!
Meet the ultimate Brooklyn solo-artist, Wolf Diamond—he shreds; you swoon.
The Tablets are the Brooklyn-based duo of Liz Godoy and Brenden Beu.  Their story starts in Mexico, comes together in San Diego, and was fully realized once they got to NYC. Musically, they combine shoegaze guitars, farfisa, electronic beats, trippy visuals, and sweet vocals to create their moody pop music. It had been a while since we checked in with the band, so they dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some new tunes in advance of a string of 2017 single releases. The flexi-single "Not a Sign + Tyranny Glitches" is available now via Mon Amie Records  
The Tablets are the Brooklyn-based duo of Liz Godoy and Brenden Beu. Their story began in Mexico, came together in San Diego, and was fully realized once they got to NYC. Musically, they combine shoegaze guitars, farfisa, electronic beats, trippy visuals, and sweet vocals to create their moody pop music. It had been a while since we checked in with the band, so they dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some new tunes in advance of a string of 2017 single releases. The flexi-single "Not a Sign + Tyranny Glitches" is available now via Mon Amie Records Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
A too-cool-for-school kind of Friday night, brought to you by Flatbox Presents!
Today's show features an interview and new music from Superwave Osbourne.
Meet Monograms! They're a mixture of synth pop and punk rock, and who could ask for more??
We chat w/ NYC music pioneers Sharkmuffin, and, boy oh boy, do they have a killer record coming out May 5--check it out!
A lot has happened since last we caught up with Fred Thomas (in a backyard in Austin, TX). In the two years since then, he quit his day job, got married, moved to Canada, and made a fantastic new album full of his trademark indie folk troubadour-style pop songs, full of hope and brutal honesty. Fred’s musical resumé is impressive, from fronting the lush pop of Saturday Looks Good To Me to playing with and producing bands like Tyvek. He dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share an intimate solo performance for this session. Changer, by Fred Thomas, is available now from Polyvinyl Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
A dreampop duo of synth wonderfulness, they call themselves "surf-gaze"--you don't want to miss out on Surf Rock Is Dead here on BTRtoday!
A dream-pop duo of synth wonderfulness, they call themselves "surf-gaze"--you don't want to miss out on Surf Rock Is Dead here on BTRtoday!
Happy Earth Day BTR Listeners! Today we’ve got great new tracks from Warm Soda, Yi, Timer Timbre, and more…
Living Body is the latest project of Jeff T. Smith (previously of Juffage) - a Leeds-based musician originally from Chicago. The experimental pop group began with a “Sonic Cauldron” concert at Left Bank Leeds in 2013, where Smith assembled a group of musicians to collaborate for the event (including Katie Harkin from Sky Larkin and Tom Evans from Vessels), ultimately leading to future collaboration and the evolution of Living Body as a proper band. The live group for their recent US tour took the form of a trio, featuring Alice Rowan handling many of the vocal and electronic drumming duties. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to give us our first taste of how they make it all happen live. Body Is Working, the debut LP by Living Body, is available now.
Living Body is the latest project of Jeff T. Smith (previously of Juffage) -- a Leeds-based musician originally from Chicago. The experimental pop group began with a “Sonic Cauldron” concert at Left Bank Leeds in 2013, where Smith assembled a group of musicians to collaborate for the event (including Katie Harkin from Sky Larkin and Tom Evans from Vessels), ultimately leading to future collaboration and the evolution of Living Body as a proper band. The live group for their recent US tour took the form of a trio, featuring Alice Rowan handling many of the vocal and electronic drumming duties. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to give us our first taste of how they make it all happen live. Body Is Working, the debut LP by Living Body, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Cult Records & Alt Citizen get together to create Cult Citizen—an event featuring awesome artists you NEED to know about!
Avocados pack a surprisingly serious punch when it comes to flavor and health benefits.
Closeness is the new duo of Todd Fink (The Faint) and Orenda Fink (Azure Ray), who were married for a decade before starting a project of their own together. With a lush electronic landscape and distinct, effect-heavy vocals, the duo blend rock and pop with an approach that draws on the familiar styles of their previous work in a fresh way. Personality Therapy by CLOSENESS is available now from Graveface Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Wyldlife is a supercharged 70s-style punk rock ‘n roll gang from New York City. These guys are the total package -- fast, tight, and overflowing with catchy riffs behind a wicked sense of humor and a sneer, all clad in the requisite leather jacket. The guys stopped by Serious Business in DUMBO to tear it up for this session! Out On Your Block is available now from Wicked Cool Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
From Australia, we're premiering Ruth Carp & The Fish Heads' newest album ‘Can Men Like Us Go To Heaven?’
Over the past decade or so, the Los Angeles-based Blake Hazard has gone from playing on the streets of New York City to the successful duo The Submarines and now on to her current solo project. Blake’s songs work beautifully in the context of a minimalist setup with just voice and guitar, but also lend themselves to huge pop production, which you can hear some of in the series of remixes being released this year. Here, she stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO solo for this intimate session! The Styrofoam remix of “Hey” is out now, with more singles and remixes coming throughout 2017. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
  Over the past decade or so, the Los Angeles-based Blake Hazard has gone from playing on the streets of New York City to the successful duo The Submarines and now on to her current solo project. Blake’s songs work beautifully in the context of a minimalist setup with just voice and guitar, but also lend themselves to huge pop production, which you can hear some of in the series of remixes being release this year. Here, she stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO solo for this intimate session! The Styrofoam remix of “Hey” is out now, with more singles and remixes coming throughout 2017.
Breanna Barbara is a Brooklyn-based musician, but don’t let the geography throw you -- her music is steeped in southern/blues rock traditions, as seen through the sweat-drenched eyes of New York City. Howling, yelping, and rockin’ with a furious intensity -- even at slower tempos, like a psychedelic waltz -- Barbara is fast becoming a force to reckon with in the local scene. Mirage Dreams by Breanna Barbara is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Hip-hop from Lizzo, great new tunes from Little Lapin and Judah and The Lion, and some great piano tunes from Moonface!
A punk rock show to welcome home Brooklyn-natives Stuyedeyed from tour—lineup includes Retail, Thick, & Psymon Spine!
Stephen Perry has been a fixture of the local Brooklyn/NYC music scene for the better part of a decade now. His band, The Planes, recently took a year-long hiatus, but is now back strong after playing some shows and putting out a new album called Wax Diamond. Mr. Perry was kind enough to stop by and chat about his personal musical history, from his time growing up on Cape Cod to now, as well as the new album. Additionally, we have new music by The Mad Doctors, as well as all the artists playing their upcoming LP release show at Our Wicked Lady -- Stuyedeyed, The Royal They, and Crazy Pills. And we have new and recent tunes by OxenFree, Lexie Roth, and Peter Silberman to boot. For more on The Mad Doctors, check out the the most recent editions of The Music Meetup podcast and column by BTRtoday’s very own Elena Childers.
Skout is Laura Valk and Connor Gladney -- a duo that have found the sweet spot between folk and pop that’s often called indie-folk. They combine gripping, catchy melodies and sweet pop harmonies, which just works so perfectly for their style of songwriting and singing. The Brooklyn-based band recently joined us at Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this refreshing session. Just Words by Skout is available now.  
Skout is Laura Valk and Connor Gladney -- a duo that have found the sweet spot between folk and pop that’s often called indie-folk. They combine gripping, catchy melodies and sweet pop harmonies, which just works so perfectly for their style of songwriting and singing. The Brooklyn-based band recently joined us at Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this refreshing session. Just Words by Skout is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
These surf-rock punkers bring the tunes, thrills and the entertainment.
On today’s April Fools show we’ve got a BTR Live Studio track from Fiona Silver, plus new tunes from old favorites Sean Rowe and Real Estate
Brian Chillemi is a Brooklyn musician known for his garage rock work in the bands Junk Boys and Organs. CHILLEMI is his acoustic, folk solo project, floating very much in a Dylanesque realm. Brian joined us for this intimate session at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to show us how it’s done. CHILLEMI’s I Went To Town EP is available now.    
Brian Chillemi is a Brooklyn musician known for his garage rock work in the bands Junk Boys and Organs. CHILLEMI is his acoustic, folk solo project, floating very much in a Dylanesque realm. Brian joined us for this intimate session at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to show us how it’s done. CHILLEMI’s I Went To Town EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Vinegar Mother is a progressive soul group begun in Connecticut and now making moves in the New York City music scene. Comprised of Julia Zivic on vocals, Itamar Gov-Ari on keyboard, Jason Zivic on drums, and Mike Roninson on bass, the band is dedicated to bringing some much-needed good vibes to 2017. They dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some of that with you for this session! The Sunny Seat EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
A wild night filled with chaotic punk rock and sultry sax—-shit got weird in the best way possible!
  Lilah Larson is one-third of the band Sons Of An Illustrious Father, who recently visited BTR Live Studio for an unforgettable session. Now, Larson steps out from the comfort of that group with her solo debut. On record, she plays every instrument while here she is joined live by a drummer to support her thoughtful, raw songs. Check out this session, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn,  to get a first look at this incredible musician’s debut. Pentimento, the debut solo LP by Lilah Larson, is available now.  
Lilah Larson is one-third of the band Sons Of An Illustrious Father, who recently visited BTR Live Studio for an unforgettable session. Now, Larson steps out from the comfort of that group with her solo debut. On record, she plays every instrument while here she is joined live by a drummer to support her thoughtful, raw songs. Check out this session, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to get a first look at this incredible musician’s debut. Pentimento, the debut solo LP by Lilah Larson, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Wyldlife are a supercharged 70’s-style punk rock ‘n roll gang from New York City. These guys are the total package - fast, tight, and overflowing with catchy riffs behind a wicked sense of humor and a sneer, all clad in the requisite leather jacket. The guys stopped by Serious Business in DUMBO to tear it up for this session! Out On Your Block is available now from Wicked Cool Records.
Wyldlife is a supercharged 70s-style punk rock ‘n roll gang from New York City. These guys are the total package -- fast, tight, and overflowing with catchy riffs behind a wicked sense of humor and a sneer, all clad in the requisite leather jacket. The guys stopped by Serious Business in DUMBO to tear it up for this session! Out On Your Block is available now from Wicked Cool Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Sam Kogon is a Brooklyn musician with an arsenal of vintage sounds and styles. His technicolor indie rock take on glam, which he’s apt to calling “baroque pop,” feels warm and familiar in a way that’s reminiscent of the Beach Boys at times. Surrounded by some of the scene’s most talented musicians, Kogon is a young artist with an already-impressive musical resume. Psychic Tears by Sam Kogon is available now from Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The BTRtv drone explores the skies over Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, for your visual enjoyment, all set to the tune of "Breathe" by JEL The BeBop drone used in this video was provided by Parrot.
Garbage Garage is going to NOLA today to celebrate Mardi Gras with tracks from Soul Rebels Brass Band, Jolie Holland, and more…
Don’t try to make meaning of the name, just listen. You’ll hear music that sets off all of your triggers and strokes all of your fears in the most enthralling way!
Brooklyn indie rock trio Holy Tunics have been making the scene for a minute now, and we think they’re on to something with their catchy, upbeat, sun-kissed guitar rock. They dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share this brand new song with us. Hot To Trot by Holy Tunics is available now.  
Brooklyn indie rock trio Holy Tunics have been making the scene for a minute now, and we think they’re on to something with their catchy, upbeat, sun-kissed guitar rock. They dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share this brand new song with us. Hot To Trot by Holy Tunics is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
A celebratory night at the Warsaw in Greenpoint, Brooklyn filled with moving & groovin’, live ‘60s soul music, and all the good vibes you’ll ever need!
Find the best gifts for your alternative babes, grab a beer and get a metal massage, all at Saint Vitus.
Nelson, Humberto, Andrea, and Luis are Brooklyn-based band, Stuyedeyed. Full of brilliant, nervous energy, their music explodes in every direction at once, pulling from the archives of garage and psych rock beauty for their own take on jangly pop and overdriven rock. They stopped by to destroy the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn for this special session! Funeral by Stuyedeyed will be released March 10, 2017. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today on Garbage Garage we’re saluting the President’s, plus playing some old favorites like Lizzo and Dirty On Purpose…
Ariana van Gelder is an ambient artist in Brooklyn, New York who calls her style “Dream Drone.” She is an intelligent and inspiring woman who’s able to envelope her audience and transform the atmosphere of any room with her unique vocals and collection of effects pedals.
The perfect night for lovers, heartbreakers, criers, and partiers. Valentine’s day was spent with over 15 artists raising money for Planned Parenthood!
Vinegar Mother is a progressive soul group begun in Connecticut and making moves in the NYC music scene.Comprised of Julia Zivic on vocals, Itamar Gov-Ari on keyboard, Jason Zivic on drums, and Mike Roninson on bass, the band is dedicated to bringing some much-needed good vibes to 2017. They dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some of that with you for this session! The Sunny Seat EP is available now.
Vinegar Mother is a progressive soul group begun in Connecticut and now making moves in the New York City music scene. Comprised of Julia Zivic on vocals, Itamar Gov-Ari on keyboard, Jason Zivic on drums, Paulie Beladino on guitar, and Mike Roninson on bass, the band is dedicated to bringing some much-needed good vibes to 2017. They dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some of that with you for this session! The Sunny Seat EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Secret Crush is an extremely likeable Brooklyn rock band made up of Greg Timmes, Matt Billington, Nick Rogers, and John Swanson. They’ve got the grungy, waily guitar thing so down that it makes it hard not to bounce along to their songs. Take a listen and you’ll see exactly what we mean. It’s ok, nobody can see you dancing in front of the computer. Go for it. Birth EP by Secret Crush is available now.
Secret Crush is an extremely likeable Brooklyn rock band made up of Greg Timmes, Matt Billington, Nick Rogers, and John Swanson. They’ve got the grungy, waily guitar thing so down that it makes it hard not to bounce along to their songs. Take a listen and you’ll see exactly what we mean. It’s ok, nobody can see you dancing in front of the computer. Go for it. Birth EP by Secret Crush is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The BTRtv drone explores the skies over Marine Park in Brooklyn, New York, for your visual enjoyment, all set to the tune of “Comm.” by Botany. The BeBop drone used in this video was provided by Parrot.
They’re just three protozoa that crawled out from under the pillars of creation and picked up instruments. But what happened after they picked up those instruments is a pivotal point in the history of Brooklyn’s music scene.
Sam Kogon is a Brooklyn musician with an arsenal of vintage sounds and styles. His technicolor indie rock take on glam, which he’s apt to calling “baroque pop,” feels warm and familiar in a way that’s reminiscent of the Beach Boys at times. Surrounded by some of the scene’s most talented musicians -- including a collaboration with Frankie Cosmos on the album version of this particular track -- Kogon is a young artist with an already-impressive musical resume. Psychic Tears by Sam Kogon is available now from Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records.
Sam Kogon is a Brooklyn musician with an arsenal of vintage sounds and styles. His technicolor indie rock take on glam, which he’s apt to calling “baroque pop,” feels warm and familiar in a way that’s reminiscent of the Beach Boys at times. Surrounded by some of the scene’s most talented musicians -- including a collaboration with Frankie Cosmos on the album version of this particular track -- Kogon is a young artist with an already-impressive musical resume. Psychic Tears by Sam Kogon is available now from Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Breanna Barbara is a Brooklyn-based musician, but don’t let the geography throw you -- her music is steeped in southern/blues rock traditions, as seen through the sweat-drenched eyes of New York City. Howling, yelping, and rockin’ with a furious intensity -- even at slower tempos, like a psychedelic waltz -- Barbara is fast becoming a force to reckon with in the local scene. Mirage Dreams by Breanna Barbara is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We’ve got a cold theme on Garbage Garage today, plus a crazy story about one of our favorite bands, Deer Tick! Stay tuned…
On James Joyce's "fuckbird," why the Cake Shop is awesome, and how to start a band from scratch.
Nelson, Humberto, Andrea, and Luis are Brooklyn-based band, Stuyedeyed. Full of brilliant, nervous energy, their music explodes in every direction at once, pulling from the archives of garage and psych rock beauty for their own take on jangly pop and overdriven rock. They stopped by to destroy the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn for this special session! Funeral by Stuyedeyed will be released March 10, 2017. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The NYC-based band Lady is calling it quits and they’re making sure to go out with a bang at Shea Stadium this Friday! Also playing are Gingerlys, Holy Tunics, & NO ICE—all ages and only $10!
The BTRtv drone explores the skies over DUMBO, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, for your visual enjoyment, all set to the tune of “Insides” by Fort Romeau. The BeBop drone used in this video was provided by Parrot.
Brand new weird Wednesday tunes from Pavo Pavo and Kid Koala, featuring Emiliana Torrini, stay tuned for all that and more…
Today on Garbage Garage we are leaning into sadness with some gloomy tracks from The Antlers, Gayngs, and Fanshaw…
On meeting at an orgy, using depression to write, and odd time signatures.
The BTRtv drone explores the skies over Red Hook, a waterside neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, for your visual enjoyment, all set to the tune of “Black” by Protein. The BeBop drone used in this video was provided by Parrot.
We’re sticking to our New Year’s resolution to listen to great music today with tracks from The Babies, Tinariwen, and Handsome Furs.
On playing hot potato with instruments, lyrical patterns, and staying focused and positive.
Three of some of the best bands in the scene right now—and all in one night! You know it had to be one wild time.
On today’s God Bless Weirdmierca, we hear from everyone from Dunklebunt to Antony and the Johnsons and more…
Check out an Ethiopian café that carries on the coffee traditions of their motherland.

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