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As an avant garde artistic statement, denitia & sene are a testament to the current musical landscape in Brooklyn.
How those affected by the hurricane are handling the holidays.
Katie Dill is currently one half of the music project Mean Lady, but has also been performing and recording her own…
The Afrobeat blog offers two good concert options for "our last day on earth." But since the 20th and 21st have passed…
Reflecting on landing for the first time in the Big Apple.
Lost Bayou Ramblers got their musical start playing traditional Cajun music in their home state of Louisiana. Deciding…
Zoe Boekbinder was born in Ontario, Canada and currently resides in New Orleans. She tours internationally, playing her…
On November 26, 2012, TBWA/Chiat/Day hosted a launch party for photographer Rose Hartman's new book, Incomparable Women…
The holiday season is upon us, so, this week on BTR Pulse, we speak to people about their favorite holiday traditions…
A union of mainstream taste and marginal spectacle, Day has written for the likes of Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Missy…
Blonds’ music is so good that, according to the band, it will “swallow your soul.”
Is imitation the highest form of flattery or the lowest form of creativity?
The Rattlesnakes are a psych-punk band from Portland, Maine, with a touch of an amiable “who cares” attitude that…
How easy getting a fake id can be and what lawmakers are doing about it.
The Rise of the Celebrity Death Hoax.
Zombie Jazz outfit Father Figures began as a Brooklyn basement band like any other -- or maybe unlike any other.…
Our coverage of Sandy's effects on New York City continues, with Chris Robbins of Gothamist reporting on the massive…
Kurt Baker is a singer, songwriter, and rock n’ roll performer from Portland, Maine ,who has always gone by the famous…
One photographer's look at downtown Manhattan after Sandy.
Michelle Young chronicles a visit to the historic Salmagundi Club for a GroupMe venture launch party
Hurricane Sandy may have postponed the season opener of the Nets at the recently opened Barclays Center, delaying the…
On October 25th, Force Meme Productions hosted the Fourth Annual HallowMEME Costume Party at The Bell House in Brooklyn.…
The strange case of the Toynbee Tiles and those trying to track their origin.
Brooklyn’s YVETTE are Noah Kardos-Fein and Rick Daniel. Taking the primal, ritualistic rawness and physicality from…
What began as a love for all-things Chris Rock has evolved into a creative career move for this NYC based comic.
How to visit NYC and not annoy everyone who lives there.
Teeny Lieberson was playing in the indie-psych band Here We Go Magic when a break from the group led to the writing of a…
A frugal guide to making sure you end up at the right celebration this weekend, courtesy of our favorite local blogs.
Mike Higbee is a Paris-born, New York-based singer-songwriter whose most recent album, Secret Life, was recorded at Let…
New York City has some amazing walking tours available for tourists and natives alike.
Originating in New Orleans and currently based half in Brooklyn and half in Providence, RI, Callers is a group with…
Brooklyn noise rock duo Talk Normal (aka Sarah Register and Andrya Ambro) layers a creative array of effects and…
The Bowery Riots are a 3 piece rock n roll band who take their name from the turn of the century gang The Bowery Boys…
Ever since Ronald Reagan asked voters to consider, “Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?,” during his…
Brooklyn-based electronic/psychedelic producer Erin Rioux (pronounced ree-yoo) is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist…
Zombie Jazz outfit Father Figures began as a Brooklyn basement band like any other -- or maybe unlike any other.…
Beach Day come from a surreal place they call Hollyweird, Florida (actually Hollywood, but the nickname seems to fit).…
Ever since Ronald Reagan asked voters to consider, “Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?,” during his…
Today's episode of Spit Take Comedy on BreakThruTV features Reid Faylor, a stand-up comedian with the enthusiasm of an…
Beat Radio is the perpetually-evolving project of Bellmore, Long Island’s Brian Sendrowitz, who’s been crafting…
When Dinosaur Feathers stopped in for their session with Travis they graced us with that they call “The Trio.” The…
After nine years of development and countless court battles, the Barclays Center opened last Friday night in downtown…
Lightning Love are an indie pop trio from Ypsilanti, Michigan. The band began with Leah Diehl's solo demos of voice and…
Eric Lindley is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer with a tendency towards sparseness and…
With 120 leaders in New York for The United Nations General Assembly this week, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's…
Today's episode of Spit Take Comedy on BreakThruTV features Narinder Singh, a New York-based comedian known for taking a…
Schools across the country crack down on things deemed "controversial."
The Well-Informed play their own style of classic piano pop in its finest form. They call it "Pop Revivalism for the…
iPhone fever is at an all time high with the release of the latest smartphone from Apple. Orders for the iPhone 5 topped…
Kris Gruen, currently based in Vermont, was born in New York City with music in his blood, thanks to his father, iconic…
The Two Man Gentlemen Band is comprised of a fine pair of showmen with the best of taste in all things food, beverage,…
Imagine the wildest party ever -- maybe it's on a beach or in an abandoned warehouse -- raging out of control to the…
Shoppers and Fashionistas kick off the beginning of New York Fashion Week.
A native of Blue Point, Long Island, Travis McKeveny grew up with a wealth of great musical inspiration from the likes…
September 6-13 is Fashion Week in NYC. Over the coming days, designers, models, and fashionistas from across the world…
Strongly influenced by her own military family background -- including extensive traveling throughout the world --…
Adrian Fischer of FlyingFisch challenges the ignorance and hatred he finds around him with a message of inspiration.
Sleepies proclaim themselves as “nice kid freak punk,” a sound they’ve been perfecting since forming in 2008. The…
The Aviation Orange is a Brooklyn-based quintet with significant praise and experience for a relatively young group.…
Public Displays of Affection, also known as “PDA,” can range anywhere from a simple peck on the cheek to a not so PG…
An interview with Morrigan McCarthy of Restless Collective, a photography and multimedia collective.
Renowned for its inspirational coaches, cool music, and full body workouts, SoulCycle has built a cult-like following.…
Turnip King, as Travis puts it, are “extremely non-old.” While the members of the Sea Cliff, NY, band might be…
They describe themselves as a group bound by sex and synths – a band making sex pop music for the masses.
Brooklyn duo Cultfever created a world of their own for the songs on their self-titled debut album. Drawing on elements…
Tenants of three buildings in Sunset Park, Brooklyn stage a mighty resistance against their neglectful landlord.
Hailing from New Jersey, The Static Jacks are a poppy garage punk band that have been together since 2007. After the…
A six piece group of low-key, highly talented musicians out of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Howth (rhymes with “growth”) just might be the most likeable indie rock band in Brooklyn. Previously working as a…
Condom makers Trojan handed out 10,000 free vibrators at locations throughout Manhattan this week to launch their new…
Shenandoah and the Night is a four piece ensemble from Brooklyn who, with their haunting melodies and attraction to…
Sleepies proclaim themselves as “nice kid freak punk,” a sound they’ve been perfecting since forming in 2008. The…
Backwoods Pond Fest kicks off this weekend in Peru, New York with headliners The Indobox. We’ve got a full album…
Katie Dill is currently one half of the music project Mean Lady, but has also been performing and recording her own…
Condom makers Trojan handed out 10,000 free vibrators at locations throughout Manhattan this week to launch their new…
With the drama of the London Summer Olympics in full swing and winning performances from superstar athletes such as…
Elizabeth Devlin, with her haunting combination of lilting voice and enchanting autoharp, is a self-produced NYC…
After a musical hiatus following the disbanding of DeYarmond Edison, Chris Porterfield is making music again with his…
Dusted consists of Brian Borcherdt (Holy Fuck) and Leon Taheny (Final Fantasy, Rituals, Bruce Peninsula). The duo plays…
Performing as Cadence Weapon, Rollie Pemberton is known for his way with words -- even spending two years as Poet…
On July 12th, BTR Pulse attended the first installment of 106.7 Lite FM’s “Broadway in Bryant Park.” The lunchtime…
In honor of our beloved team member who left us far too soon.
Polly, a rapper with a decade of experience, produces songs of a storytelling nature. Although influenced by artists…
FIDLAR (an acronym for “Fuck It Dog Life’s A Risk) is a group of Los Angeles party rockers with a devil may care…
Sydney Wayser is a NYC singer-songwriter with roots in both Los Angeles in Paris. She recently visited our studios to…
Former air traffic controller, Dave Munro got his musical start creating demos while serving away from home in the US…
After five years of marriage, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have called it quits, bringing much speculation from the media…
Originally hailing from central Iowa, but now spending plenty of time on the coasts, Coolzey takes inspiration from a…
The fight against domestic sweatshops and how the definition of a sweatshop is changing.
On May 15th, Vancouver dark-dance band Mode Moderne celebrated the North American release of their new EP, Strange…
Team Genius joins visits the studio for a session of BTR Live Studio and discusses and chats with Maia about their…
Says Travis: “GOES CUBE makes music that pummels your ears. In a pinch you have to classify it as metal but these…
Asthmatic Kitty recording artist Shannon Stephens returns with her new album, Pull It Together, produced with help from…
Teens interested in having anything other than their ears pierced could soon be banned from doing so in New York State.…
A few of our favorite costumes from this year's event.
The Spinto Band is a hardworking group of guys from Wilmington, Delaware, who make excellent rock music (of the…
Says Travis: “PS I Love You rocks viscerally, their songs charging ahead like big machines that run on melted down…
A beginner's guide to NYC food trucks.
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Rodney King was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool on June 17, 2012, at age 47. His beating by LA police in…
Atlanta band Bosco was formed around the musical vision of Savannah songwriter Brittany Bosco. Creating lush songs…
As Lacrymosa, Caitlin Pasko, composes beautiful orchestral pop songs that build and weave a variety of textures into…
According to a 1992 law, women in New York have the right to go topless anywhere a man can, so long as they’re not…
With a style somewhat reminiscent of the late, great Townes Van Zandt, The Ghost Of Arthur James makes music that sounds…
Through the entire month of May, Madison Square Eats has been indulging the intersection of Broadway and Fifth Avenue…
Occupiers take to the streets of a rainy New York City in a display of solidarity.
Get to know David Cope, a rising stand-up comic out of New York who is in the process of moving to LA for a dream and a…
Photos of weekend Linsanity in Manhattan.
Fundimensionals combine elements of classical orchestration and jazz stylings, to create a musical journey that has yet…
Ever wanted to exude the same sexy prowess as Sam from Sex & The City (who hasn't)? Or the put-together understated…

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