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Ep 72, part 2 // ...Is Still In Your Future

7/31/2019
NOTE // This is a continuation from Part 1 After moving to NYC in 1998 and beginning to seriously play music there in 2001, J is leaving the city in the fall, so this is the last episode of the podcast. It’s packed with around 6 hours of music, so it’s split into two parts, and reviews many of the artists he’s gotten to know either personally or musically during his time in New York. Interviews: Kristie Redfield, of The Song Corporation + Flying Pace Elizabeth Devlin Carl Creighton, of Howth...

Duration:03:00:14

Ep 72, part 1 // What's In Your Past...

7/31/2019
After moving to NYC in 1998 and beginning to seriously play music there in 2001, J is leaving the city in the fall, so this is the last episode of the podcast. It’s packed with around 6 hours of music, so it’s split into two parts, and reviews many of the artists he’s gotten to know either personally or musically during his time in New York. NOTE // This is continued in Part 2 Interviews: Kristie Redfield, of The Song Corporation + Flying Pace Elizabeth Devlin Carl Creighton, of Howth Alyse...

Duration:03:17:15

Ep 71 // Take 3 w/ The Unsacred Hearts

7/17/2019
Joe Willie and Travis from The Unsacred Hearts join J to discuss the history of the band from its formation out of the remains of previous projects, through their evolution over the course of more than a decade and a half of live shows and studio recordings, all the way up to their brand new release, ‘City To Sea.’ 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 01:06 - // Welcome / The Unsacred Hearts // 03:08 - “Gotta Gotta Shake It” (clip) - The Unsacred Hearts 03:41 - // INTERVIEW: How J met...

Duration:01:40:33

Ep 70 // Carlo Minchillo + Brooklyn Drum Collective

7/3/2019
Carlo Minchillo tells us about the Brooklyn Drum Collective, an organization he co-founded with the purpose of building a stronger community local drummers and musicians more generally. We hear music from Powersnap, Bizarre Sharks, and True Dreams, who are all playing a BDC-sponsored show on the rooftop at Our Wicked Lady on July 19th, along with Catty. We also hear from a few projects Carlo has recently begun playing with, himself: Pocket Protector, The Planes, and Glass Slipper. Pocket...

Duration:01:04:30

Ep 69 // Countdown

6/19/2019
Advance Base plays at Baby’s All Right on June 30. Trace Mountains and Thelma play Our Wicked Lady’s Thursdays for the Cause benefit series on July 25. Molly Burch and RF Shannon play Rough Trade on August 7. We have tracks by all of them in our first block of music. Then, a special announcement about the future of the podcast, as it were, and a special block of music featuring some music by longtime friends of StereoactiveNYC from before our podcast days: El Jezel, The Unsacred Hearts, The...

Duration:01:19:24

Ep 68 // RIP The Mad Doctors + PizzaFest666 / dumb in BK / Gemma’s Record Release

6/5/2019
The Mad Doctors recently announced they’ll be bringing their band to an end, but not before putting out aa final EP, appropriately titled ‘RIP,’ and doing one last run of tour dates. First, though, they’ll be playing the annual King Pizza Records extravaganza, PIZZAFEST666, along with a bunch of cohorts: Stuyedeyed, Lumps, PowerSnap, The Rizzos, Top Nachos, Shelter Dogs, Vamanos, Sun Voyager, The Night Screams, and more! Also, Vancouver post-punk band dumb is in Brooklyn to play a show at...

Duration:01:02:09

Ep 67 // Haybaby’s Release Show + Shark? Returns

5/22/2019
Haybaby is releasing a new album called ‘They Get There,’ so they’re playing a release show on Monday, May 27th, at Alphaville in Brooklyn. Also on the bill is Shark?, who are reuniting after good stretch of not playing together to celebrate 10 years since they started playing together. And, as if that weren’t enough, a couple of StereoactiveNYC and BTRtoday favorites are also on the bill, too: A Deer A Horse and The Royal They. So, yeah, should go to this show. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC /...

Duration:00:58:05

Ep 66 // Grim Streaker’s ‘No Vision’

5/8/2019
New York’s own Grim Streaker has a new album called ‘No Vision,’ and they’re playing a record release show at Alphaville with Big Bliss. Field Medic is also playing a show at Alphaville. And Spritzer and Stimmerman recently stopped by for BTR Live Studio sessions, so we have tracks from those. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 01:06 - // Welcome / Grim Streaker’s new album! // 03:00 - “ADD” - Grim Streaker 05:11 - “Today New York” - Grim Streaker 07:25 - “Sensitive Demon” - Grim...

Duration:00:54:34

Ep 65 // Mainly May

4/24/2019
Maneka is playing at Alphaville. Delicate Steve is playing at Baby’s All Right. Gracie Mansion is playing at Sunnyvale. Broken Social Scene is playing at Webster Hall. Pile is playing at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Amy O and Remember Sports are playing at Baby’s All Right. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 01:06 - // Welcome // 03:07 - “Tiger Baby” (feat. Jordyn Blakely) - Maneka 05:08 - “Dracula” (feat. Katie Capri) - Maneka 08:59 - “Rubber Neck” - Delicate Steve 12:36 -...

Duration:00:55:02

Ep 64 // April Into May

4/10/2019
Confidence Man is playing at the Knitting Factory. Reptaliens is at Brooklyn Steel. Big Thief and Lomelda are at Elsewhere. EX HEX and THICK are also at Elsewhere. And Broken Social Scene is at Webster Hall. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 01:06 - // Welcome // 03:44 - “BubbleGum” - Confidence Man 07:09 - “Don’t You Know I’m In A Band” Confidence Man 10:27 - “VALIS” - Reptaliens 12:57 - “If You Want” - Reptaliens 16:09 - “Mythological Beauty” - Big Thief 21:08 - “Interstate...

Duration:00:57:44

Ep 63 // Live Studio NYC

3/27/2019
We’re looking back at sessions of BTR Live Studio from 2019, so far, that have featured artists from the NYC/Brooklyn area. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 01:06 - // Welcome // 04:50 - “Happy At Your Gate” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) - Erika Spring 08:26 - “6 More Weeks” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) - Erika Spring 11:25 - “Es Is” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) - Zenizen 14:12 - “Follow The Leader” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) - Zenizen 19:09 - “NE1” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) - Bedstudy 24:36 - “Ø...

Duration:01:31:37

Ep 62 // March into April

3/13/2019
BTRtoday presents Dilly Dally at Music Hall Of Williamsburg. Lumps, Darkwing, Coco Verde, BIRDS, Jamie Frey of NO ICE, and Holly Overton play Fauxmo Fest 2019. Shelter Dogs is at Alphaville. Remember Sports is at Brooklyn Bazaar. Priests and Com Truise are at Elsewhere. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 01:06 - // Welcome / BTRtoday Presents: Dilly Dally @ Music Hall of Williamsburg // 03:03 - “Heaven” - Dilly Dally 06:12 - “Sober Motel” - Dilly Dally 09:39 - “Chains” - Chastity...

Duration:01:08:16

Ep 61 // Of Shows, Birthdays & Benefits

2/27/2019
Son Lux is playing Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series. Ty Segall & White Fence are playing Warsaw. Van Goose has a release show at the Footlight. Jim Wood’s birthday show at Pet Rescue is a benefit show for Astoria Art House. TENDER is playing at Rough Trade. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 01:08 - // Welcome // 02:59 - “Leave the Riches” (BTR Live Studio, 2012) - Son Lux 06:20 - “Wither” (BTR Live Studio, 2012) - Son Lux 10:56 - “My Friend” - Ty Segall & White Fence 14:50...

Duration:01:01:24

Ep 60 // Around Town

2/13/2019
Wilder Maker is playing at C’mon Everybody. Operator Music Band is playing Zone One at Elsewhere. Innov Gnawa is at National Sawdust. And Sam Evian and Cass McCombs are playing at murmrr. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 01:08 - // Welcome // 02:58 - “Impossible Summer” - Wilder Maker 08:19 - “Cocaine Man” - Wilder Maker 15:59 - “Sunk” - Operator Music Band 20:03 - “Communicator 4” - Operator Music Band 23:56 - // Mic Break // 26:10 - “Moulay Ahmed” (BTR Live Studio, 2015) - Innov...

Duration:00:56:42

Ep 59 // Around Town

1/30/2019
We have two big blocks of music for you in this episode. One features BTR Live Studio session tracks from Lumps, The Duke of Surl, The World’s Greatest Detective, and Powersnap, all of which are playing at The Gutter on 2/1. Our second block features Pavo Pavo, who’s playing at Elsewhere on 2/6, then Anemone, Hypoluxo, and Champagne Superchillin, who are all playing together at Baby’s All Right on 2/13. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 01:08 - // Welcome // 04:35 - “Use Your...

Duration:01:02:30

Ep 58 // The Planes + Adeline Hotel + Coco Verde

1/16/2019
We have new music from The Planes, plus session tracks from Adeline Hotel, who are playing at Union Pool in Brooklyn. We also have session tracks from Coco Verde, who are playing a residency at Carmelo’s in Brooklyn and session tracks from Fruit & Flowers, BIRDS, and Max Pain and the Groovies -- all of whom are joining them during the run of dates. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:40 - // Welcome / About The Plane’s ‘Sleep Like A Noble’ // 03:09 - “Caught In The Rain” - The...

Duration:01:07:12

Ep 57 // Take 3 w/ El Jezel

1/2/2019
For our first episode of 2019, we a very special conversation with two of our favorite people. A little while back, we spoke with Jess and George Flanagan, two-thirds of the band El Jezel, about their history as a band. It was a lot of fun to talk to them, to reminisce, and to learn things about the band that we hadn’t known before. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:40 - // Welcome / Intro to El Jezel Interview // 01:57 - “Balconies” - El Jezel 08:48 - // Jess & George Flanagan...

Ep 56 // 2018 Year In Review

12/19/2018
For our final episode of the year, we’re looking back on some music by local artists that came out in 2018. This is music that made an impact on us and we hope it has or will make an impact on you. And we wholeheartedly recommend you support these artists by buying as many of these releases as you can: Ava Luna - ‘Moon 2’ Big Ups - ‘Two Parts Together’ Gracie Mansion - ‘Dreams In Color EP’ Jesse R. Berlin - ‘The Bitter Tears of Jesse R. Berlin’ Kid In The Attic - ‘“More” (single) The Mad...

Duration:01:19:47

Ep 55 // Farewell to Big Ups

12/5/2018
Big Ups recently announced they’re going on indefinite hiatus and they’ll be playing their final shows in January 2019 -- with their final show being at The Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Friday, January 18, 2019 w/ Guerilla Toss, Washer, and Bethlehem Steel. To celebrate one of the great NYC artists of recent years, we devote the episode to their music, including live session tracks from their two visits to Serious Business in BTR back in 2012 and 2014. Congratulations and good luck to Big Ups!...

Duration:01:06:31

Ep 54 // Sunday for SAVI, Milagres, +More

11/21/2018
Shilpa Ray, NO ICE, Crazy Pills, and more are playing ‘Sunday for SAVI: A Thanksgiving Concert’ to benefit the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Program (SAVI). Milagres has new album out called ‘Ziggurat’ and a show at Elsewhere Zone One. Shannon Shaw is playing Brooklyn Bazaar. Mount Sharp is playing East Williamsburg Econolodge. And Operator Music Band is playing Alphaville. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:40 - // Welcome / About SAVI // 03:41 - “Morning...

Duration:01:15:49