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Blood Red Shoes is a rock n' roll band from Brighton, England, made up of the duo of Laura-Mary Carter on guitar and…
Minneapolis noise band Marijuana Deathsquads is the ever-evolving, experimental project lead by Ryan Olson, (here he’s…
Twin Peaks is a Chicago-based band comprised of Cadien, Clay, Connor, and Jack -- four young dudes blasting out fuzzy…
On Saturday, May 4th, artists, architects, poets, technologists, entrepreneurs, and inventors shared their ideas and…
NYC-based El Jezel have been together for nearly a decade, combining elements of glimmering, wistful shoegaze and…
Courtney Barnett lives in Melbourne, plays guitar, and writes songs. As vague as that sounds, it's the absolute truth.…
NSFW! It’s not even the topless dancer that makes us think this one could bring some grief from your boss… Celebrate…
Austin's Mirror Travel had a previous music life as the popular band Follow That Bird. Label issues and perhaps some…
On this week’s episode of BTR Pulse, new correspondent Sarah Fraser hits the streets of New York to ask people what…
Genghis Hans is the cleverly named Brooklyn-based pop duo of guitarist/singer Hansdale Hsu and producer Stryker…
Grandchildren are a Philadelphia-based band with lots of a drums, keyboards, horns, and mind-boggling arrangements. This…
NSFW! It’s not even the topless dancer that makes us think this one could bring some grief from your boss… Celebrate…
Joanna Gruesome is an irresistible noise pop five-piece from Cardiff, UK. During the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon, the band…
Melaena Cadiz is a Brooklyn-based songwriter originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, who plays a dreamy sort of…
Beginning as a synth-pop duo in London, Lovelife (aka LVLF) sure have gotten around. After spending some time in…
Shark? return! Remember, it's not “Shark!” or “Shark” -- the question mark is important, asking "is it a shark?"…
traumahelikopter (lowercase intentional) have got it figured out: play short, fast, loud songs, and do it faster,…
Situated on the Bowery in New York City since 1879, The Bowery Mission has been an important safe haven for homeless men…
This Month Brought Memories Of Tragedy And Thoughts Of Good Cheer Indeed!!! Chaz Mannenheim, your Newsman Of Yesteryear,…
Duologue are a 5-piece band from London. With a rich falsetto sitting neatly on top of a finely-crafted web of…
Crosss (pronounced “Crosses”) is a Canadian trio headed by songwriter Andy March, who also runs a great cassingle…
Norwegian songwriter Susanne Sundfor exists at the intersection of two worlds (as cleverly depicted in the video for her…
As big businesses prepare to open their doors for Black Friday, local stores are getting ready for Small Business…
Australians have long been known for their love of beer, but the country is also infatuated with espresso coffee. As…
Courtney Barnett lives in Melbourne, plays guitar, and writes songs. As vague as that sounds, it's the absolute truth.…
Connecticut-based indie rock band OVLOV are, like their Northeast pals in Speedy Ortiz, Grass Is Green, and other…
The Hudson Valley reggae band fusing island influences with a familiar feel.
Toasties Deli in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood is a pleasant experience all around.
A supplement called bovine colostrum could help 2016 Summer Olympic athletes battle Rio’s pollution.
Wolf People -- a British band signed to North American label Jagjaguwar -- comes from the imagination of singer and…
As big businesses prepare to open their doors for Black Friday, local stores are getting ready for Small Business…
Anthonie Tonnon is a songwriter and performer based in Auckland, New Zealand, who performs both solo and with a four…
Los Angeles-based together PANGEA began with lead singer-songwriter William Keegan's teenage 4-track recordings. Over…
The New York-based jazz pianist who is on a neverending quest to search for the swing.
Minneapolis noise band Marijuana Deathsquads is the ever-evolving, experimental project lead by Ryan Olson, (here he’s…
Charlene Kaye is a New York-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Growing up in Hawaii, Kaye developed a…
Put simply, Grooms are a noise pop band based in Brooklyn. From shifting lineups and genre experimentation to…
Twin Peaks is a Chicago-based band comprised of Cadien, Clay, Connor, and Jack -- four young dudes blasting out fuzzy…
In 2012, the ING New York City Marathon was canceled in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. However, on Sunday, November…
Baoku Moses is a Nigerian-born, Cincinnati-based artist specializing in African cultural performance and an Afro-beat…
ideo2lip] FYuppies are a band from Omaha, Nebraska, who deliver angular, energetic post-punk that sits somewhere…
Zula are a young Brooklyn band with a West African name and tunes built around the songwriting of cousins Henry and Nate…
Examining how the Occupy movement has evolved far beyond the realms of Wall Street and the consciousness of 2011…
Last November, we spoke to residents of the Red Hook community that had been devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Despite the…
On October 24th, Forced Meme Productions hosted their fifth annual HallowMeme Costume Party at The Bell House in…
Formed in 2008 in Sheffield, England, the Crookes consist of George Waite, Daniel Hopewell, Russell Bates and Tom Dakin.…
The Brooklyn-based electro-pop group that offers a moment in time captured in a visual.
How would you feel if your college dorm was built over a Native American burial ground?
Hailing from the far Northeast reaches of Bar Harbor, Maine, Coke Weed make woozy, swirling, psych rock. There's a clear…
Emma Louise Niblett, better known by the stage name Scout Niblett, is an English singer-songwriter and…
It's Community Week at BTR! On today's show, we're bringing you the interviews behind two headlines you can find on the…
The graffiti mecca in Long Island City known as 5 Pointz has served as a cultural resource as well as a safe, legal…
Forest Fire, the NYC-based band led by songwriter Mark Thresher, has seen some changes over the years. Though it began…
Celestial Shore is a post-rock trio from Brooklyn. Their music can be difficult to unravel, as they wind mathy, jazzy…
The Pack A.D. (the A.D. stands for “After Death”) is a Canadian garage rock duo from Vancouver, British Columbia,…
The annual CMJ Music Marathon is once again upon NYC, bringing with it seemingly countless artists playing shows all…
Sleepy Kitty is a two piece indie rock band from St. Louis via Chicago. Made up of frontwoman Paige Brubeck and drummer…
Ebony Bones -- born Ebony Thomas -- is a British singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Known for her onstage…
The one time Bostoner and street performer is carving out her future legacy in real time.
Steel Phantoms return to the studio for a second round of Serious Business On BTR! Now in ultra-compact duo form, Aaron…
There's always been an interesting bond between sad, dark music and dance pop. SISU, fronted by multi-instrumentalist…
Controversy abounds over the construction of a natural gas pipeline through lower Manhattan.
Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began on October 1st. It is expected that 7 million people will register online…
Forest Fire, the NYC-based band led by songwriter Mark Thresher, has seen some changes over the years. Though it began…
Los-Angeles based post-punk outfit DTCV (formerly Détective) was formed in March 2012 by James Greer (ex-Guided By…
Sleepy Kitty is a two piece indie rock band from St. Louis via Chicago. Made up of frontwoman Paige Brubeck and drummer…
On Wednesday, September 25th, hip hop pioneer Big Freedia --known as the Queen of Bounce -- enlisted over 350 booty…
Previously seen on an episode of Serious Business On BTR (where we all learned how to properly pronounce their name),…
The Library is on Fire is the American indie rock trio of Steve Five, Pete Sustarsic, and Travis Tonn. Formed in 2007…
Los Angeles lo-fi psych trio Tashaki Miyaki don't reveal much about themselves. Named after a mispronunciation of…
On August 20th, a pedestrian named Sian Green -- a British tourist -- lost her leg at 49th Street and 6th Avenue in…
Golden Suits is Fred Nicolaus from the band Department of Eagles. His experience co-writing songs for that group,…
Golden Suits is Fred Nicolaus from the band Department of Eagles. His experience co-writing songs for that group,…
The Brooklyn-based dance punk band that invites you to join their break-up party.
Dumpster Hunter is the NYC-based quartet of Jeff Taylor, Mark Guiliana, Steve Wall, and Chris Morrissey. Taylor (who has…
Now in its 87th year, New York City’s annual Feast of San Gennaro runs for eleven days in September on the streets of…
Strange Talk are an Australian foursome making summery dance music. A live band that commands the dance floor with more…
Since the last time Speedy Ortiz dropped by our studio, the band has played countless shows all around the country and…
The once Long Island-based, now Brooklyn-based rapper with the old soul of a record store employee.
Calling all aspiring designers!! You guys are gonna be SO excited by this week's show. What if I told you that there was…
As top designers showcased their spring and summer collections for next year during this fall’s Mercedes Benz Fashion…
Birds in Weather is a Brooklyn indie rock trio whose meteorological moniker is more than just an excuse to put birds on…
The Box Tiger is an international indie rock band from the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario, led by songwriter Sonia…
Originally known as Boy Without God, Gabriel Birnbaum's eccentric indie folk project, Wilder Maker, is full of enough…
The White Plains, NY powerpop band who’s doing what they can to bring the scene back.
A playful rock trio from Long Beach, California, Tijuana Panthers don’t waste time with overwrought effects or…
Here And Gone Is August! And Here Are Some Hot Topics And Crackling Commentary From CHAZ MANNENHEIM: NEWSMAN OF…
Brooklyn-based songwriter Leah Siegel is Firehorse. Like her performance moniker, Siegel and her music are appropriately…
Radical Dads are the Gowanus, Brooklyn-based trio of Lindsay Baker, Chris Diken, and Robbie Guertin (formerly of Clap…
Emily Bell is a Texas musician who belts out soulful rock n' roll that effortlessly incorporates elements of delta…
Tennis fans descended upon Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York, on Monday, August 26th, for the opening day of the…
BTR staff check out NYC's Mission Chinese Food for the first time.
Atlanta's Mood Rings tread in enjoyably murky musical territory. While it's clear that pop music has been a strong…
New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, who admitted to steroid use in 2009, is currently fighting an unprecedented 211…
Katie Mullins is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter with a background as an opera singer and actress. Not your typical…
Tawiah is a South Londoner who attended The BRIT School, laying the foundation for a strong early start to her musical…
Steel Phantoms return to the studio for a second round of Serious Business On BTR! Now in ultra-compact duo form, Aaron…
New York Burger Co. combines too many strong flavors and is otherwise somewhat forgettable.
Horsehands are a Boston-based post-punk trio. Not necessarily the post-punk you may be thinking of, though, with…
A federal judge ruled on Monday, August 12th, that the NYPD's "Stop and Frisk" policies are unconstitutional and…
The Meaning Of Life is a band from Brooklyn who pulls together the oft-surreal lyricism of singer/bassist Marta DeLeon…
Radical Dads are the Gowanus, Brooklyn-based trio of Lindsay Baker, Chris Diken, and Robbie Guertin (formerly of Clap…
Revelers gathered in Times Square on Monday, August 5th, to celebrate National Underwear Day, an attempt to break a…
It’s July and Chaz Mannenheim is here to bring you the stories that you already know! Or maybe you don’t! Did you…
Still Corners is the duo of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray. Hughes -- from Austin, Texas, but residing in London for the…
Here's what you need to know about Hector's Pets: this rag tag band of rocker dudes could totally play the house party…
Accounts of alternative museums and attractions to the mainstream institutes.
There are 15 precious weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day for New Yorkers to let their hair down and soak up the…
Father John Misty stops by the Surf Lodge in Montauk for sunset by the beach.
Dope Body is a band from Baltimore, Maryland. Though their use of punk tactics -- abrasive blasts, loops, yelps and…
Stephen Kellogg, last seen in the music scene fronting his band, The Sixers, had a rough 2012. Last year saw change and…
Cheap Time are a Nashville-based rock trio who pull together bits of pop and punk for razor tight tunes. Growing out of…
Jesse Woods only moved to Austin, Texas, a few years ago, but his adopted city's trademark blend of musical genres…
The world's media was in a frenzy this week over the arrival of the British royal baby. Tuesday's first glimpse of the…
Asuka in Chelsea is a great deal for both sushi and happy hour.
Body Language is a Brooklyn foursome -- though with the addition of that all-too-important 5th member, Computer, the…
The Westchester folk n’ roll ensemble that invites you to join their family.
Dope Body is a band from Baltimore, Maryland. Though their use of punk tactics -- abrasive blasts, loops, yelps and…
Left to her own devices, Julia Easterlin is easily a one-woman band. Aided by a tight live rhythm section, her songs --…
On July 13, 2013, a jury in Sanford, Florida, acquitted George Zimmerman of the murder of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year…
On July 4, 2013, BreakThruTV’s Lauren Hawker spoke with people at a “Restore The Fourth” rally at NYC’s Union…
Brooklyn band Friend Roulette's name alone brings to mind a very particular image: a group of friends hanging out,…
Jane Eyre -- briefly known as Boy King Island in its early stages -- is a quickly rising band on the New York scene and…
Weekend began as a notoriously noisy shoegaze band in San Francisco, but a recent move to Brooklyn marked a shift in…
Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, launched his bid for New York…
A lifetime music nerd, BTR's Matt Lehtola has never been to a music festival like Bonnaroo before. Join him as he loses…
Nature Cruise are the trio of Eric, Laura, and Steven: high school buddies from Long Island, NY, who've grown up and…
Yoni Gordon is a soulful troubadour who cut his teeth in Boston before landing in Brooklyn. Standing tall and proud, his…
Songwriter Matt Bauer was born in Kentucky -- though he recently lived in Brooklyn and currently calls Austin home --…
Free events throughout big cities this July 4th Weekend.
Since the recent revelations that the National Security Agency is gathering data on Americans' use of telephones and…
Shades of classic rock and 50's/60's pop permeate The Blank Tapes' stoner/pych-rock vibes. Hailing from San Francisco,…
Astoria, Queens-based pow wow! is the brainchild of Eddie and Jeff Nazareno, brothers originally from the suburbs of…
Emily Wells is known as a talented multi-tasking multi-instrumentalist, exercising an acrobatic array of electronics in…
Following the example of cities like San Francisco and Seattle, Mayor Bloomberg is hoping to implement a mandatory…
Nature Cruise are the trio of Eric, Laura, and Steven: high school buddies from Long Island, NY, who've grown up and…
Brass Bed is a four-piece band from Lafayette, Louisiana, that's been busy finding its way over the past few years.…
Crazy Pills is the ever-evolving rock n' roll outlet of NYC musician, Amanda B. (aka “Tha Kitten”). Here, she fronts…
David Wingo, a film composer from Austin, developed his group, Ola Podrida, from a recording project to a live band…
It has been fifty years since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law with the goal of abolishing wage…
Toubab Krewe are a true musical phenomenon. Hailing from the jam-friendly city of Asheville, North Carolina, they blend…
Toubab Krewe are a true musical phenomenon. Hailing from the jam-friendly city of Asheville, North Carolina, they blend…
Psychic Twin is the project of Erin Fein, an Illinois native from the Champaign/Urbana area who recently moved to New…
Since the recent revelations that the National Security Agency is gathering data on Americans' use of telephones and…
Dru Cutler's story begins in Tampa, Florida, where he played in a punk band with a narcoleptic drummer before taking his…
Dana Falconberry -- a Michigan native currently based in Austin, TX, whose songwriting is distinctly inspired by visual…
The Brooklyn by-way-of Athens, GA trio that transforms dreams into records.
Grass Is Green is one of the best post-punk bands currently in Boston. Rippin' weirdo noise and explosive energy is all…
What Happened In May 2013?? Someday, People Will Want To Know!!! Chaz Mannenheim Is Bringing It To You Today!!! That’s…
Blood Red Shoes is a rock n' roll band from Brighton, England, made up of the duo of Laura-Mary Carter on guitar and…
Brooklyn trio Dead Stars make self-described nerd grunge, which turns out to be the perfect description of their sound.…
Eastern Hollows is a Brooklyn quintet led by Travis DeVries, whose previous solo efforts and work with The Turn-ons…
Nearly two years after he resigned from Congress because of a high profile sexting scandal, Anthony Weiner has tossed…
Eternal Summers -- previously a duo of Nicole Yun and Daniel Cundiff, more recently fleshed out with the addition of…
The electronic-duo that’s making musical use of the daily commute.
Actress Angelina Jolie made headlines recently when she revealed in a New York Times op-ed piece that she recently had a…
Bird Courage appeared on BTR Live Studio back when they were the duo of Sam Saffery and Erik Meier and accustomed to…
Not Blood Paint are quite possibly robots, or maybe aliens, or, at the very least, four musicians with a serious…
Pop Zeus is the project of Brooklyn’s Mikey Hodges. As the story goes, it was impressed upon his young music-loving…
CitiBike, New York City's new bike share program, is launching in Manhattan and Brooklyn on Memorial Day. Despite early…
BTR’s Matthew Demello and Jordan Reisman sat down with fitness guru and musician Cherie Lily and her husband, Andrew…
Shades of classic rock and 50's/60's pop permeate The Blank Tapes' stoner/pych-rock vibes. Hailing from San Francisco,…
Forty years after Roe v. Wade, the abortion debate continues amidst new emerging state laws.
Eternal Summers -- previously a duo of Nicole Yun and Daniel Cundiff, more recently fleshed out with the addition of…
Did you know that your trippy tapestry was influenced by a Buddhist ritual?
Conor J. O’Brien -- whose Dublin-based band, Villagers, has been nominated for a Mercury Prize, won an Ivor Novello…
On Saturday, May 4th, artists, architects, poets, technologists, entrepreneurs, and inventors shared their ideas and…
Formed in Brooklyn in 2011, Clouder made a big splash with their roaring, guitar-driven 60's-inspired rock 'n roll.…
Fear of Men are a band from Brighton, England, born of an art school project by vocalist/guitarist Jessica Weiss and her…
The landscape of professional sports changed on Monday, April 29th, when NBA center Jason Collins revealed in an…
The music of Xenia Rubinos is uniquely dependent on beats in a big way; drummer Marco Buccelli contributes much more…
On Monday, April 15th, two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Three…
Arms is a project led by former Harlem Shakes guitarist Todd Goldstein. Now in its ninth year and having undergone…
Raccoon Fighter is a trio of Brooklyn-dwelling men making rip-roarin' rock 'n roll. They offer heavy, groovy,…
The London-based quartet of Roxanne Clifford, drummer Patrick Doyle, guitarist James Hoare, and bassist Marion Herbain…
On Tuesday, April 16th, a committee of New York Assembly lawmakers approved a bill to legalize marijuana for medical…
Bird Call is a NYC-based musical project founded by singer and musician Chiara Angelicola. Featuring synthesizers and…
Songwriter Sam Cohen -- previously of the band Apollo Sunshine -- has been developing his psych-pop style for years now,…
Isaac Delusion are three Paris-based multidisciplinary artists, on a mission to explore the movement of light through…
In a society where bullying is an ongoing major cause for concern and, in light of recent news that dodgeball has been…
Clementine & The Galaxy is the NYC-based duo of vocalist Julie Hardy and producer Mike MacAllister. Sparked by a…
Ryan McPhun is the driving force of The Ruby Suns. Previously seen behind the drums with Aussie group Architecture in…
On Monday, April 1st, thousands of baseball fans flooded Yankee Stadium for a MLB Opening Day game between the arch-…
March 30th, the third (and last) sold out New York show at the Beacon Theatre.
Brooklyn post-punk trio Fan-Tan began in 2007 when Ryan Lee and Sandee K moved from Chapel Hill, NC to Brooklyn, NY, and…
Big Harp is the duo of Chris Senseney and Stefanie Drootin-Senseney (who have performed with The Good Life, Bright Eyes,…
Ten years ago this month -- on March 20, 2003 -- U.S. led forces invaded Iraq. One of the original rationales for the…
Opened in May 2011 in Jersey City, Mana Contemporary is a multi-dimensional art complex that provides services and space…
JuiceBox began in 2009 as the brainchild of NYC saxophonist Nick Myers and more recently solidified their soul/jazz…
Fletcher C. Johnson is conveniently the leader of the band, Fletcher C. Johnson. Based in Brooklyn, his group blazes…
New Yorkers show their Irish pride in Manhattan over the weekend.
What's the one fashion accessory you're born with? Hair! And this week's show is dedicated to your wardrobe's mane…
Mayor Michael Bloomberg was dealt a major setback on Monday, March 11th, when a New York Supreme Court judge struck down…
Cold Blood Club usually exhibit their inspired take on dance pop through sweaty beats and joyous bursts of electro…
This talented artist made the trek from his home in Switzerland to The States and is making a name for himself in the…
Bowmont began as a studio project in 2012 by Danish born singer & multi-instrumentalist Emil Bovbjerg and Grammy…
Leaving behind the more aggressive group The Twees, Jason Abrishami started Brooklyn indie band Lazyeyes with the…
October Gold works with a simple formula: folksy acoustic guitar plus classically informed violin playing, combined with…
In celebration of New York Beer Week, BTR Pulse explores the wonderful world of craft beer. Lauren Hawker visits three…
The infamous New York graffiti artist makes his gallery debut.
Endless Jags is a Portland, Maine-based rock band, comprised of members of Brenda, Gully, Foam Castles, Haru Bangs, Jaw…
Tall Tall Trees, an NYC-based band formed in 2008, is the musical project of multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Mike…
Dynasty Electric is an internationally-touring Brooklyn band making psychedelic electronic dance rock. Built on the…
Union Street Preservation Society is an Americana/bluegrass band based in Brooklyn, NY (yes, on Union Street). This…
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch passed away on February 1st at the age of 88. Taking office in the late Seventies,…
Vandaveer is the song-singing, record-making, globetrotting project of alt-folk songwriter Mark Charles Heidinger.…
The People's Record reports on a Manhattan judge's decision to continue the NYPD's 'stop and frisk' program.
On February 2nd, Grand Central Terminal celebrates the centennial anniversary of its opening. To mark the occasion, New…
EMEFE is a lively 10-piece afro-rock band from New York City whose members boast some impressive history: Antibalas,…
Seminal sports photographer Neil Leifer debuts his new collection at The Morrison Hotel Gallery in Soho.
Originating in what they call “a small town with no future and one stoplight,” Slam Donahue felt they had to move to…
NYC Restaurant Week is the time of year when restaurateurs showcase their menus in pre fixe fashion at manageable…
Millionyoung is the Florida-based indie/electronica musical act of Mike Diaz. No matter the form - from DJ to duo to…
Parks are a Boston-based indie pop band formed by songwriter Brian E. King. Leaving behind his previous project,…
New York is currently experiencing its worst flu season in three years. According to the state's Health Department,…
Launched in 1975 and spanning 15 issues through 1979, Punk Magazine was an integral part of the music and art scene of…
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Winter People manage a lush and remarkable post-rock/folk sound, creating a charming…
As we leave behind 2012 and begin 2013, we ask people in New York City about any new year’s resolutions they may be…

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