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As we enter a new year, we ask people in New York City about any resolutions they may be considering and whether they…
This week we chat with Judy McGuire, author of "How Not to Date" and "Official Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll Book of…
More than 100 vendors have set up shop at this year's Union Square Holiday Market to sell unique gifts from local…
NYC-based El Jezel have been together for over a decade, combining elements of glimmering, wistful shoegaze and…
BTR chats with New York-based rocker Anna Rose about her rock roots, constantly evaluating your surroundings, and her…
Donovan Wolfington is apparently a person. He's out there somewhere, but that's a story for another day... This is about…
It’s “Dusk Week” at BTR… with the setting sun of dusk, comes reflection on the preceding day. In that spirit,…
Although Lena Fayre is a young artist, she's already released an EP and two LPs, as well as had her music included in…
Dilly Dally is a Toronto-based band who descended upon NYC during the CMJ Music Marathon seemingly on a mission to…
Check out today’s edition of BTR The Jazz Hole Live with a brilliant live set by the Sam Trapchak Quintet, recorded at…
What do you cherish most in your fridge? Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis discover what kitchen-goods people in New York can…
Des Ark is the name of Aimée Argote's long-running musical project. Based in North Carolina, the band has taken many…
Liz Vice is a musician from Portland, Oregon. With a soulful voice and love of storytelling, her jazz-tinged tunes are…
Arguably, everyone has a type - that ideal set of traits they look for in another person. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa…
Frogbelly and Symphony is an international band, splitting its time between Sheffield, UK, and Brooklyn, NY. Members Liz…
Welcome to another edition of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. Thanks for joining me, DJ Moguls, here at Break Thru…
BTR catches up with the pop-rock band East Love to chat about their creative process and their future plans.
Wet Nurse is a garage pop band from Orlando, Florida. Their music lands in the fast/short/catchy realm, and takes things…
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, BTR Pulse takes to the streets to ask people in New York what they are…
Self-reflection can be a powerful thing. With that in mind, BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people at Madison…
Narc Twain is an indie rock band based in New York City and fronted by Jukebox The Ghost's Tommy Siegel. This particular…
BTR chats with Emma Witmer about her teen angst-inspired debut and the beauty hidden in junk shops.
Astronauts, etc. is the primary musical outlet for Oakland, California’s Anthony Ferraro. With a background in…
This week we catch up with student and photographer Heath Owens, author behind the blog A Chronic Case of Resfeber!
No matter the virtue, vice is never far behind. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York about their…
The Lighthouse and the Whaler, whose name is inspired by the Herman Melville classic, Moby Dick, is a four piece indie…
BTR chats with Brooklyn-based band Animal Years about recording in a cabin in the woods and where they got their very…
No longer the “baby band” they were back when we last checked in with them, Brooklyn trio Boytoy dropped by Serious…
It’s Super Week at BTR, so Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis take to NYC's Madison Square Park to find out the answer to the…
Soda Shop is a New York band whose dreamy, shimmery indie pop evokes the same 50s nostalgia as their wholesome name.…
This week if you're hung over you're in luck! We chat with Shelley Buchanan, Bloody Mary connoisseur and founder of The…
Sometimes all of the right pieces just seem to fall into place. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New…
Brooke Annibale is a singer/songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who credits much of her musical direction to…
Ryan Camenzuli, aka Zuli, is already ahead of the game at just 22 years old. Beyond being a skilled musician and…
Wet Nurse is a garage pop band from Orlando, Florida. Their music lands in the fast/short/catchy realm, and takes things…
BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz talk with passersby in NYC's Madison Square Park about the most mysterious and…
Janie Price is an English/Irish musician who performs as Bird. Her sweet, synth-laden pop music is often centered around…
Welcome to another edition of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. Thanks for joining me, DJ Moguls, here at Break Thru…
New York City has started to wind down after another successful CMJ Music Marathon, but the buzz around certain bands…
Jonah Parzen-Johnson is a Brooklyn-based experimental folk musician, previously seen on BTR leading the afrobeat group,…
Whether it's created by the media, dark secrets, the great unknown, or our own selves, in one way or another fear…
Kagoule is a band of three teenagers from Nottingham, Great Britain. Growing up as friends and bandmates, the trio has a…
PHOTOBLOG: This week BTR went to see the Mike Kelley exhibition at Hauser & Wirth. This show featured an array of…
Gato Loco is an instant party -- a wild, instrumental explosion of horns and beats harnessed into an avant-garde…
BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City about how they form and maintain bonds with the people…
Johanna Botta gets a lesson on how to properly push some biscuits from Jonathan Schnapp, owner of the Royal Palms…
Technology continues to mobilize various aspects of our personal and professional lives. In this week's Pulse, Zach…
Mobile Week - The state of New York is a stark exercise in living, breathing contrast. Groups are rallying to secede…
PHOTOBLOG: This week, BTR went to check out a solo exhibition by London-based artist Danny Rolph, titled 'RECOLLECTION'.…
Ryan Camenzuli, aka Zuli, is already ahead of the game at just 22 years old. Beyond being a skilled musician and…
Pop culture is a guilty pleasure most of us enjoy in one way or another, whether it's catching up with the latest late…
Brunch at Jack's Wife Freda is something of a New York staple, despite how new the restaurant is. The…
Welcome to another edition of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. Thanks for joining me, DJ Moguls, here at Break Thru…
New York is thought of as a place where anything is possible. But in such a fast-paced environment, with everyone…
Stress Week - Those who enjoy the challenges of NYC may argue that the competition is beneficial for betterment and that…
Mesiko is the trio of Raquel Bell, David Marshall, and Ray Rizzo. Together, they make a beautiful, chaotic, psychedelic…
Interested in space exploration? Ruckzuck might be the band for you. The psychedelic trio hailing from Long Island, NY,…
It's that time of year once again: the leaves are changing, school is back in session, and the pumpkins are rolling in.…
To celebrate autumn, BreakThruTV’s Lyndsey Rodrigues stopped in to a few New York City spots known for their popular…
PHOTOBLOG: This week, BTR went to go check out 'Energy & Abstraction,' an exhibition of drawings by Gordon…
Check out a new live set from the Blue Note Jazz Club New York by the Japanese pianist Manami Morita on this month’s…
The open source movement is attempting to bring a level of transparency and democratic engagement not usually seen in…
Janna Pelle is a Miami-bred, Brooklyn-based pop songwriter with a flair for the eccentric. Proudly inspired by the likes…
For the current generation entering the workforce, the first job they have may not necessarily be part of a fixed career…
PHOTOBLOG: BTR checks out the opening day of the 2015 US Open at Flushing Meadows' Billie Jean King National Tennis…
Labor Week - Last month, workers in New York City saw the passing of an historic bill: legislation mandating that all…
Welcome to another edition of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. Thanks for joining me, DJ Moguls, here at Break Thru…
The landscape of producing news and information is rapidly changing, but does that mean its quality has to be…
Red Maple is located within The Chequit Inn on the corner of Grand Ave in Shelter Island Heights in Shelter Island, New…
Gearing up for my event this Saturday at Fresthetic in Brooklyn. We caught up with store runner Carlos from Classic…
As summer begins to wind down, kids and young adults prepare once again for school books and teachers’ dirty looks.…
Photographer Meryl Meisler grew up on the South Shore of Long Island, and in the 1970s she began photographing her…
PHOTOBLOG: BTR checked out Stargazing on New York City's High Line. The Amateur Astronomers Association provided…
We live in a time when abundance reigns king. There can sometimes seem to be no limit of places to eat and shop, ways to…
With a flagship store in Williamsburg and a new addition in the East Village, OddFellows Ice Cream Co. has become famous…
What makes people happy? Perhaps it’s a long-awaited journey to a foreign country or a simple walk through a garden.…
A new app called Wonder lets users search for and save NYC and London restaurants, bars, stores, and more by swiping.…
Laser Background, the hazy dream-pop brainchild of Philadelphia's Andy Molholt, plays around in that murky field of tape…
Our media landscape is increasingly clogged with constant content, spinning virally and then fizzling out. Everything we…
Johanna Botta stops by to push some biscuits and sample the modern leisure and fun vintage vibe at The Royal Palms…
Welcome to another edition of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. Thanks for joining me, DJ Moguls, here at Break Thru…
No matter where you roam, you're always coming home. Third Eye Weekly host Zach Schepis returns to New York City’s…
Diet Cig, which may or may not require a government warning, is actually New Paltz, New York-based duo Alex and Noah.…
What is real? Do our perceptions help shape the world around us, or is there some outside force at work that defines the…
A person’s birthday can be a time to all-out party or a time for more low-key festivities, but regardless of how…
People often say they like to support American businesses and buy locally in their communities, but how many actually…
Caverns is a five piece rock band based in New York City that blends classic rock hooks with psychedelic vibes, all …
PHOTOBLOG: If you're in Manhattan and looking for something close by to keep you occupied or take a break from work,…
Welcome to another edition of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. Thanks for joining us here at Break Thru Radio. Béla…
Obsessive admirers can notably go to extreme lengths to show their desperate appreciation for a celebrity or sports…
Whether it be nail biting or constant texting, many find certain quirks of their significant others to be downright…
Gentle drizzle on a cloudy afternoon can be a recipe for a day of Netflix-binging or cozy reading. Everybody has their…
Brooklyn's annual Go Green! Festival is designed to show an appreciation for our environment through information and…
Each Thursday, the internet summons us to reflect back on the past and celebrate it in the present. Whether a favorite…
Highly Suspect is a Brooklyn-based heavy blues/garage rock band. The trio draws on classic blues rock sounds and subject…
Guac Is Extra columnist Samantha Spoto recounts her journey through the month of May. She's up to 48 burritos of the…
June is almost here! Welcome to this new edition of the Green Mountain Bluegrass Hour. Skiing in Vermont didn't quite…
Andrew Vladeck, principal songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist for the band Fireships, is currently on tour to promote…
Dreaming of sandy shores and clear, blue waters? Summer is around the corner and many people are day dreaming of their…
Howard is one of those bands that blurs the lines between a solo project and band; named for the lead singer/songwriter,…
PHOTOBLOG: At Internet Week New York, famous furry friends of social media made an appearance with their owners. The…
In an age when the latest technology, medicine, or super-foods are developing at an exponential rate, how do we know…
It takes about fifteen years before music genres make a comeback, right? Great, then Vomitface has arrived right on…
Nashville-via-Brooklyn-via-everywhere country singer/songwriter MIchaela Anne returns to BTR in the midst of a tidal…
This week we're chatting with Erin Cronican, an actor, singer, and director based in New York. Her blog The Erin…
FOMO (aka, the Fear Of Missing Out) is, according to some, a growing phenomenon at least partially caused by constant…
Today, the thought of “nerds” might have a more positive connotation than the socially awkward geeks of the past.…
Wakefield spent years living in squatted buildings in Europe and New York and brings firsthand knowledge to Sid’s…
Many people seem to agree that the climate is changing, but disagree on what can be done about it. This week on BTR…
PHOTOBLOG: An Earth Day kick-off took place on Sunday, April 19 at the Audubon Center Boathouse in Prospect Park from…
For Care Week at BTR, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people when they felt most cared for in their lives and when they…
Nots is a badass garage punk quartet from Memphis, Tennessee. Fronted by singer-guitarist Natalie Hoffman (formerly of…
MiniBoone is a Brooklyn-based quartet that should be familiar to regular viewers of BTRtv. They make catchy,…
Jimmy's Diner is a delicious hole in the wall brunch spot in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Like most diners, the menu at Jimmy's…
For “Monitoring Week” at BTR, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people at Grand Central Station whether they believe…
Crying is a NYC chiptune trio. Their take on the video game-jamming blend of prog and pop-punk is packed with energy,…
For “Class Week” at BreakThru Radio, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis hit the streets to ask people about the most…
BTR Side Tracks is our recently launched series where we present previously unseen performances of full songs from…
The second installment of Guac is Extra details quality burritos at high prices.
Janna Pelle is a Miami-bred, Brooklyn-based pop songwriter with a flair for the eccentric. Proudly inspired by the likes…
Leave The Planet is the London-based shoegaze duo of Nathalia Bruno and Jack Milwaukee. Influenced by the likes of…
It’s “Unprepared Week” at BreakThru Radio, so BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis hit the streets to ask people…
Devin Tuel is a songwriter from Pennsylvania and Stephen Harms is a multi-instrumentalist and composer. Over the past…
Old Monk is the brooklyn-based rock trio of Josh, Ian, and Tsugumi. Their heavy, prog-inflected indie rock is both…
On naked garbage bag jams and serious humor.
This week we learn ll about oysters with professional connoisseur Julie Qiu.
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people whether they prefer warm or cold weather.
On March 15, 2014, BTR threw a free, unofficial day party during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Held at The…
According to a recent survey, the average first date in New York and Washington, D.C., is over $150. This week on BTR…
Our old buddies Howth (rhymes with growth) have undergone some changes since last we heard from them with their Teenage…
It takes about fifteen years before music genres make a comeback, right? Great, then Vomitface has arrived right on…
Mark, Scott, and Nathan make up Heaven For Real, the indie rock trio from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Musically, they work in…
Located in a hot dog shop, Please Don’t Tell is one of New York’s most well known secrets.
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people whether the ring needs to be given back after an engagement is called…
Monomyth is a psych-pop foursome from Halifax, Nova Scotia. We caught up with them for a session of BTR Live Studio when…
Bonsai is a Brooklyn-based band made up of singer-songwriter Simone Stevens, Greg McMullen on guitar, and Bryan Bisordi…
Fried chicken and champagne aren't Birds & Bubbles only strong suit.
BTR favorites EULA have been skronking their way across the NYC DIY landscape for a few years now. From their days as a…
For years, Chicago residents have used furniture, toys and all manner of things to save their parking spots after…
On this episode of BTR Side Tracks we present a previously unseen performance from Minneapolis-based trio The Blind…
DRGN KING began as an experimental studio collaboration between Philadelphia-based songwriter Dominic Angelella and…
Cathy Kaufman chats about New York Culinary Historians’ functions.
Cariad Harmon is a charming London-bred folksinger who currently lives in New York. She dropped by Saltlands Studio,…
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people whether they think men or women take more selfies and shares the…
BTR Side Tracks is our recently launched series where we present previously unseen performances of full songs from…
Maquina Supervium (it’s ok if you don’t quite know how to pronounce it) are a Brooklyn trio built around the jangly,…
Crying is a NYC chiptune trio. Their take on the video game-jamming blend of prog and pop-punk is packed with energy,…
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people how they prefer to celebrate Valentine’s Day, whether it be with…
Normally, at studio sessions, we’re only able to shoot enough footage to properly showcase one full song in our…
With a couple of more years of shows and tons of praise fueling them, Brooklyn’s Lazyeyes returns for a second BTR…
Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Scandal, has been reported saying that it is impossible for women to have it all -- that…
White Reaper is a badass rock 'n roll/garage-pop band from Louisville, Kentucky. You really don't need to hear much more…
Ayad Al-Adhammy is the heart and soul of Brooklyn rock n' roll gang, Team Spirit. Previously the brains behind Passion…
Nots are a badass garage punk quartet from Memphis, Tennessee. Fronted by singer-guitarist Natalie Hoffman (formerly of…
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people what things they think should never be skimped on. People share their…
Nikki Yanofsky is a young Canadian jazz/soul singer. Just 20 years old, she's already been performing in the public eye…
The Blind Shake is a Minneapolis-based trio fronted by brothers Jim and Mike Blaha, with their friend Dave Roper on…
Being a boss of bossa nova while bringing the noise.
Jared Samuels and his collective of musical conspirators, aka Invisible Familiars, seems to be almost too good to…
Michael Anderson, coach of the Arroyo Valley High girl’s basketball team in California, has been suspended for three…
Flowers is the London-based trio of Sam, Rachel, and Jordan. Formed in 2012 and booked for a tour supporting The Pains…
Singer-songwriter Eliot Bronson grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. There, he played in folk band The Brilliant Inventions,…
Workman Song is a solo project fronted by Sean McMahon, a 25-year-old from Western Massachusetts currently living in New…
Roots reggae meets bluegrass meets Eastern philosophy and the importance of family.
Popstrangers are an indie pop band from Auckland, New Zealand, who recently relocated to London. Their sound…
On The Ave goes In the Den with DJ Latola! We talk PoliTRICKS and the art of being a DJ.
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser talks with people about New Year’s resolutions. People talk about the resolutions…
Workman Song is a solo project fronted by Sean McMahon, a 25-year-old from Western Massachusetts currently living in New…
Mike Pace once led the popular NYC band Oxford Collapse, who dished out catchy, 80s college rock-tinged post-punk in the…
This week we talk travel fitness, catch up with world champion dancer Michelle Stanek, and get local eyes of Syracuse,…
Dott is a band based in Galway, Ireland, who play shiny, harmony-driven garage pop. If you're into super hummable…
Serial, a podcast spun off from This American Life, released its first twelve episode season over the course of fall…
Literature is an indie-pop band based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band's roots were planted when songwriter Kevin…
Fiona Silver is a young New York native with an old soul. Musically, her work drifts from rock to soul and pop, all…
BTR catches up with the experimental pop duo Soft Touch that makes killer dance music.
Following a 13-year stint as a member of beloved New York band The Walkmen, Peter Matthew Bauer is now on his own (with,…
A London-based filmmaker and photographer compiled his photographs of lost feline posters.
As we enter a new year, we ask people in New York City about any resolutions they may be considering and whether they…

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