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Ep 43 // Around Town: Late June + Early July

The Planes are playing songs from their album, Wax Diamond, at El Cortez on 6/27, with the lineup that played on the album. Then Kanine Records is throwing a summer party on the rooftop at Our Wicked Lady on 6/29, featuring Weeping Icon. Lina Tullgren is also playing 6/29 over at Alphaville. And Maneka is at Elsewhere’s Zone One on July 5th. Hear all those artists here, along with some local NYC/Brooklyn musicians who’ve been in for sessions of BTR Live Studio recently: Kino Kimino, Nadine,...


Ep 42 // Northside Fest Preview

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. And it all starts with BTRtoday’s very own showcase at The Knitting Factory on Thursday, June 7th, with Lou Barlow, Shana Falana, and The Goon Sax. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:40 - // Welcome / About the...


Ep 41 // Shana Falana + Black Moth Super Rainbow + The Stargazer Lilies + Lazyeyes

BTRtoday is presenting a showcase at the Northside Festival in June that will feature Lou Barlow, Shana Falana, and the Goon Sax playing at Knitting Factory. We’ve got a big block of Shana Falana songs for you here. Also, Black Moth Super Rainbow and The Stargazer Lilies are coming to town (Music Hall of Williamsburg to be exact) and Lazyeyes has a new album called Echoes coming out, with a release show at Secret Project Robot coming up. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:40 - //...


Ep 40 // PizzaFest V

Once a year, the King Pizza Records universe fully descends from its pizzafied plane of existence to deliver a weekend of unadulterated rock and roll madness upon our lowly terrestrial orb. It’s called PIZZAFEST. Specially, this year, it’s Pizzafest V and it’s happening May 17-19 at The Gutter in Brooklyn, New York. This episode of the podcast features as many bands that are playing the three day extravaganza as we could pack in, so listen up then get your tickets and go! Full lineup and...


Ep 39 // Neuromancer+More

Another new track from Parlor Walls in advance of their EP release show at Alphaville. Also, Holy Tunics is at Mercury Lounge, Soccer Mommy is at Rough Trade, Forth Wanderers and Trace Mountains are at Market Hotel, and GIVERS are at Baby’s All Right. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:40 - // Welcome // 03:07 - “Neuromancer” - Parlor Walls 05:51 - “Low Vulture” - Parlor Walls 09:14 - “Forget Your Love” - Holy Tunics 11:59 - “Clutching the Straw Map To Your Heart” - Holy Tunics...


Ep 38 // BTR Premieres: Parlor Walls + Gracie Mansion + Robot Princess

There’s a lot of excellent new music out by Brooklyn artists this April. In fact, you can attend release shows three nights in a row from Thursday, April 26th, through Saturday, April 28th for three different artists you can hear in this episode of the podcast. This is your first chance to hear a new track off of Parlor Walls’ new EP, EXO, anywhere on the BTR network. Additionally, we have tracks from Gracie Mansion’s new EP and Robot Princess’ new album available here for the first time...


Ep 37 // Max Goransson + Quiet Loudly

Max Goransson is a veteran of the local NYC/Brooklyn music scene and played in numerous bands over his years in the city before moving to Massachusetts a few years back. He’ll be back in town in mid-April for a reunion of Quiet Loudly, the group he started with his old buddy Sal Garro and for which he provided much of the songwriting and sonic direction. Max stopped by for a discussion of his musical history, songwriting, and especially the band he and Sal began, which eventually included...


Ep 36 // SXSW+More

Jesse R. Berlin and Jonathan Pilkington Kahnt are at Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn. Oneida has a new album. And a whole bunch of NYC bands are down in Austin, Texas, for the 2018 South By Southwest Music Festival. Hear a bunch of those artists here. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:40 - // Welcome / Jesse + JPK // 04:12 - “Tallulah” - Jesse R. Berlin 07:40 - “Imaginary Conversation” - Jonathan Pilkington Kahnt 11:33 - // SXSW coverage w/ Jeanette D. Moses and Elena Childers...


Ep 35 // Old/New/Returned

Grooms and Oneida are both playing Secret Project Robot (different nights). Richard Buckner is at Union Hall. Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker plays solo. New BTR Live Studio tracks from The Mad Doctors, and older session tracks from Robot Princess and the recently re-emerged pow wow! 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:40 - // Welcome // 04:19 - “Thimble” - Grooms 09:56 - “End” - Grooms 14:06 - “Treasure Plane” - Oneida 17:29 - “Wild Horses” - Oneida 21:29 - // Mic Break // 23:49 -...


Ep 34 // Around Town

Lina Tullgren is playing at Alphaville and Three’s Brewing. Strfkr and Reptaliens are playing at Brooklyn Steel. Operator Music Band and Shana Falana are playing at H0L0. Hear them all on here. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:40 - // Welcome // 02:19 - // Lina Tullgren comes back to NYC // 04:30 - “Asktell” - Lina Tullgren 07:15 - “Perfect” - Lina Tullgren 10:10 - “Fitchburg State” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) - Lina Tullgren 13:51 - “Red Dawn” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) - Lina...


Ep 33 // Hardest Work + New Music + Bayou to Brooklyn

Oh My Rockness has a list of what they call the “Hardest-Working Bands of 2017” -- the artists who they listed the most shows for last year. Of the ten on the list, six will be playing a show together on Friday, February 2nd at Baby’s All Right. And we have music from five of those six to start this episode off: Big Bliss, Fruit & Flowers, Darkwing, Grim Streaker, THICK. After that, we have excellent new music from Kid In The Attic and TKR TKR. And we end with a block of music by the now...


Ep 32 // Live Studio NYC

In this episode, we feature lots of excellent artists based in New York who’ve recently visited us for a session of BTR Live Studio: BIRDS (2018) Ghost Funk Orchestra (2017) Frame (2017) Sloppy Heads (2017)


Ep 31 // Gold Streets Reunion // New Music From The Royal They & Jesse R. Berlin

Our first episode of 2018 features details about the Gold Streets reunion delivered by guitarist/singer Norm Vino. We also have excellent new music from The Royal They’s Foreign Being LP and Jesse R. Berlin’s Kill Em All EP. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:16 - // Welcome / About Gold Streets // 04:39 - // Norm Vino from Gold Streets // 09:46 - “Funny Cry Happy” - Gold Streets 13:04 - “Billy’s Dead” - Gold Streets 16:34 - “Go” - Gold Streets 20:22 - “End Transmission” - Gold...


Episode 30 // 2017 Year In Review

For our final episode of the year, we present twenty songs by NYC-based artists who had new music out in 2017. We wholeheartedly recommend you support these artists by buying as many of these as you can: Katie Von Schleicher - Shitty Hits Grooms - Exit Index Landlady - The World Is A Loud Place Office Culture - I Did The Best I Could The New Restaurants - Elizabeth Devlin - Orchid Mantis Winston C.W. - Thirty Thelma - Thelma Pat Kelly - Planet X GunFight! - Stripes...


Episode 29 // The Royal They + Guided By Voices

The year is set to close out with lots of great rock shows happening around NYC. We’ve got a new track called “Sludgefucker” by The Royal They mixed in with music by Crazy Pills and El Silver Cabs to preview a show they’re all playing at The Gutter. Plus we’ve got tracks from the two most recent Guided By Voices albums making their BTR premiere. And we have tracks by Pile and Bad History Month to preview the release show they’re playing for Exploding In Sound Records’ Live At Shea. Also,...


Episode 28 // A Door Girl, a Trial, and Fears that are Weird

Local artists are well represented at Brooklyn venues in the last days of November and first days of December, with shows featuring Mount Sharp, Flying Pace, Shilpa Ray, Acid Dad, and gobbinjr. Plus Angel Olsen comes to town. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:16 - // Welcome // 02:15 - “Shut Up Kiss Me” - Angel Olsen 05:31 - “Forgiven/Forgotten” - Angel Olsen 07:29 - “Unfucktheworld” - Angel Olsen 09:33 - “Crazy Eyes” - Mount Sharp 12:20 - “Skin” - Mount Sharp 15:47 - “RUR” -...


Episode 27 // White Reaper, Exploding In Sound, & More

We have a lot of music and artists that are new to the podcast in this episode, including Bad History Month with a song off their new album, ‘Dead And Loving It: An Introductory Exploration Of Pessimysticism’ -- plus songs by their Exploding In Sound labelmates, Two Inch Astronaut and Baked. Also new to the podcast are El Silver Cabs, White Reaper, and Slaughter Beach, Dog. And to celebrate the release of Taylor Swift’s sixth studio album, Taylor Slow is back in action to play covers of...


Episode 26 // Loud Soft Loud

There are a lot of shows going on between October 26th and November 9th...We’ve got brand new stuff by Winston C.W., pretty new stuff by Heaters, and exclusive BTRtoday live tracks by Marijuana Deathsquads, Julien Baker, Michael Nau, Breanna Barbara, Big Bliss, and Grim Streaker. There’s also a good deal of King Pizza Records represented with The Mad Doctors, Sun Voyager, and Lumps. So, what’s that leave? Well, Battles, Pat Kelly, and Guantanamo Baywtach. Like we said, there’s a lot going...


Episode 25 // A Tour & A Benefit

In this episode, we’re focused on artists playing shows around NYC in the weeks after October 11. The Duke Of Surl is kicking off a tour. The Footlight has Baked one night and a benefit show for Drew St. Aubin featuring GunFight! And Robot Princess the next, Cults is at Music Hall of Williamsburg in support of an excellent new album, and Katie Von Schleicher, Caroline Says, and gobbinjr join forces at Union Pool. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:16 - // Welcome // 02:28 -...


Episode 24 // Beau Alessi + Doug Schrashun (The New Restaurants)

The New Restaurants is a Brooklyn-based band led by longtime friends Beau Alessi and Doug Schrashun, two veterans of the NYC/Brooklyn music scene -- perhaps best known for their involvement in MiniBoone and Robot Princess. With a new website (as opposed to an album) available now on Bandcamp and soon at, the duo talk about their history together (which includes writing NBA All Star Jams eleven years running) as well as their unique way of writing music for this latest...