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Coachella Preview

It’s the Coachella edition of The Listening Booth with DJRePete, who is spinning a spotlight of artists playing the festival in Indio, CA this weekend and next! Tune in for alternative with The War on Drugs and throwbacks from Portugal, The Man, as well as electronica remixes from Alt-J and Chromeo. Plus, all new music with Buffalo Tom, Sloan, and Franco-artist Melissa Laveaux with her blend of psychedelic creole. Get into the festival season with this Coachella edition of The Listening...


Remix Redux

The Listening Booth dives into the archives this week for a remix redux of power electronica from the likes of Phoenix, Passion Pit, and Sally Shapiro. Plus brand new alt from Las Rosas, Swampmeat Family Band, and stef chura. Also, tune in for a spotlight on Tracey Thorn—previously of Everything But The Girl fame—with a track from her 5th solo record, aptly entitled Record. And hit up some April rainy blues with a bloc by The Men along with trippy blues from Ed Schrader's Music Beat....


Smarch Smorgasbord

The Listening Booth closes out the month with a smarch smorgasbord of music including addictive folk track by The Low Anthem, punk with Dwarves, some R&B alt from Pearl Charles, and trippy goodness with The Orielles. Also, DJRePete properly introduces you to alt rock band and BTRToday newcomer Young Statues whose origins probably have some Athens GA alt legend fairy dust to thank. And tune in to hear about a Dutch music venue with separate halls designed for specific genres. Appropriate...


The Secret Origin of Aussie band Hockey Dad

Plenty to discover in the Listening Booth today with DJRePete who is spinning the latest record by Of Montreal as well as Joan as Police Woman in an electronica crossover mix. Also, tune in for an exclusive folk track out of the BTR Live Studio by Jordan Klassen, some album news from alt band Las Rosas, and rock with stef chura. And hit up the tale of how an Australian band got the name Hockey Dad, despite the poor popularity of the ice sport in the country and instead due to the...


Music Discovery Luck

Lucky you, you’ve found the Listening Booth this St. Patrick’s Day with a bare minimum of cliche references! Join DJRePete at the end of the rainbow as he dives into the origins of Anna Burch’s self-proclaimed “bummer pop” with her debut album Quit the Curse. And with two more festival days to go, tune in for a few more SXSW artists including Mattiel, Lime Cordiale, and Low Cut Connie. Plus a pot of golden tracks in an R&B spotlight featuring collaborations by Nightmares on Wax, throwbacks...


SXSW Survivalist Playlist

The Listening Booth has your SXSW preview today with a playlist exclusively comprised of artists playing the Austin festival. Plan your route or live vicariously with brand new alt from Anna Burch, surf escapist vibes from High Waisted, and blues with Black Pistol Fire. Also tune in to hear about the journey of self-described pagan folk metal band Hex—from spins on college radio to playing SXSW with their first LP and US tour. Plus, Andrew W.K. brings the party to south-by! DJRePete has...


Music Discovery + Punktastic Spotlight

DJRePete is spinning brand new electronica in a mix on The Listening Booth from the likes of Bark Bark Disco and Nightmares on Wax. Plus, more from the new albums by the Born Ruffians and Ty Segall, alt rock with Hex and The Royal They, and a punk spotlight featuring the BTR Live Studio session with Glasgow band Pinact. Also, check out some talent playing the upcoming Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho. Grab your music dose in the Listening Booth on BTRToday! 00:00 - Mic Break 00:35 -...


Blues Beats Mix

In The Listening Booth this week DJRePete dives into the new and diverse album by Calexico as well as the Phantom Ship it was recorded in—and all a part of a blues spotlight with the likes of Nightmares on Wax and the new album by Glen Hansard. Also, tune in for brand new upbeat alt from Goodfight, the trippy new album by Ty Segall, and the new record by Born Ruffians. Get your music discovery on in The Listening Booth with DJRePete on BTRtoday! 00:00 - Mic Break 00:37 - Oklahoma -...


Guided By Voices Lookback + Folk Deep Cuts

DJRePete has your mix today with new power electro alt from Death of Lovers, rock with the new album by Hex, and a folk spotlight featuring deep throwbacks from Laura Marling and M. Ward. Also tune in for a Guided By Voices retrospective look amid the band’s latest iteration. Plus, check in with The Rural Alberta Advantage before they head off on a Europe tour and catch up on some BTR Live Studio exclusive cuts. It’s a packed Booth. It’s the Listening Booth with DJRePete on BTRtoday! 00:00...


An Electro Alt Vibes Spotlight w/Headliner Bell's Roar

The Listening Booth on BTRToday with DJRePete is spinning electro alt vibes in a spotlight today with Japandroids and Judah and The Lion. Also hit up a blues bloc with Thomas Mudrick, a few tracks from the BTR Live Studio including Fufanu, and a new folk track by Bedbug. Plus, a Listening Booth spotlight on a voice for equality via Bell’s Roar. We catch up with Bronx native Sean Desiree and the motivations behind the music and new album We Carry Us! 00:00 - Mic Break 00:32 - Regeneration -...


More Music Discovery!

Catch up in the Listening Booth with some music discovery with zen samba-like tracks from Trailer Trash Tracys and Intended Immigration, a claptrack folk set with echoes of Mumford & Sons, and a few throwbacks from Of Montreal and Big D & the Kids Table. Plus, hear the homework-turned-influence for artist Jade Jackson that resulted in her band’s debut album Gilded. And find out how one gets to play the Baby’s All Right showcase: NYC’s Hardest-Working Bands of 2017. That’s your mix with...


Power Electro Spotlight

A solid mix awaits in the Listening Booth with DJRePete where you’ll discover brand new power electro from Superorganism, addictive alt via Elizabeth and the Catapult, and downbeat rock from Fai Baba. Plus, tune in for info on an escapist festival in both name and geography with the Let Go Fest in Melbourne. And hit up the origin story of longtime BTRToday band the Cloud Nothings, from a spit-balling GarageBand artist to NYC performer on the heels of a Myspace page. Checkin with the tunes...


A Mattiel Review

Head to The Listening Booth this week where DJRePete is spinning alt with All We Are and El Pan Blanco, folk with Little Lapin, and 80s-esc electro via Los Colognes. Also, tune in for a spotlight on Athens native Mattiel, a cover-to-cover review of her self-titled LP, a blues track sample, and some tour news. Plus, hit up a few tracks out of the BTR Live Studio with Dan Croll and trippy goodness via Emel. That’s this week’s mix with DJRePete on BTRToday! 00:00 - Mic Break 00:31 - Human -...


The many music personas of Chaz Bear

This week in The Listening Booth with DJRePete, we check in with the many music personas of Chaz Bear! You may know him from his alternative band Toro Y Moi or by his electronica spinning DJ name Les Sins. Either way, hear about the man whose “music hobby” landed him a recognized holiday in the city of Berkeley, CA. Also tune in for new alt tracks from All We Are and Spud Cannon and ballads with Beach Fossils and Walter Martin from the BTR Live Studio. That’s your weekly mix with DJRePete...


Retro Rediscovery!

The Listening Booth jumps forward into 2018 with some retro rediscovery. Nostalgic DJRePete taps into Best In Mixes of the past to check in with Asobi Seksu, an electro remix of Foster the People, and alt from Toro Y Moi—aka “Chaz Bear.” Plus, hit up a spotlight on UK artist L.A. Salami via their 2017 single, some imminent 2018 tour news, and a forthcoming new album drop this spring. It’s the first mix of the year from The Listening Booth on BTRToday! 00:00 - Mic Break 00:45 - On Your Side...


Best In Mix 2017 (Part 2)

Music re-discovery for you in the Listening Booth as DJRePete counts down to the New Year with part 2 of his Best In Mix! Epic alt awaits from Lord Sonny the Unifier, upbeat alt from Partner, and R&B piano acoustic via Samson Ashe. Also, check in with 2017 BTRToday band Siberian Traps and find out where their brand of punchy-jango-pop will be playing New Years Eve! Get nostalgic and into the season spirit with this retrospective mix in The Listening Booth on BTRToday! 00:00 - Mic Break...


Best In Mix 2017 (Part 1)

An annual Listening Booth tradition kicks off today on BTRToday with DJRePete spinning part 1 of a 2017 retrospective dubbed Best In Mix! Dance beats from !!!, along with blues via Mavis Staples, and folk with The Rural Alberta Advantage. Plus, we check in with 2017 BTRToday newcomer Peter Oren, an everywhere-artist with an Americana sound who can help you plan some festival travel in 2018. Also, tune in for a surprising pizza-come-venue operator tidbit of the UK variety. And hit up New...


Holiday Genre Surf + Sufjan Stevens Spotlight

Retreat from the cold in the Listening Booth where DJRePete warms up the mix with an unseasonable surf track by Guantanamo Baywatch, upbeat alt via She-Devils, and a crowd-pleasing clap-track by Elliott Brood. Plus, tune in for the scoop on Sufjan Stevens new record The Greatest Gift, put out as an addendum to his 2015 album Carrie & Lowell—which was a tribute to his late mother. Hear one of several tracks reimagined and remixed for this companion release. That’s your weekend fix with...


Alt, Electro + Backroom Blues & Mavis Staples Spotlight

Catch up on some alt, electro, and rock tunes in the Listening Booth this week with Mew, The Pack A.D., and The Mountain Goats. Plus hit up a Backroom Blues spotlight on activist, R&B maven, dare we say living legend: Mavis Staples and the new album out just a few weeks ago entitled If All I Was Was Black. 15 studio albums over 50 years, a Chicago fixture, and almost a Dylan! Hear that story, tour news, and (of course!) the record in the Listening Booth with DJRePete on BTRToday! 00:00 -...


Hide From the Holidays Edition

Escape the holidays for a tick with this sleigh full of new music in the Listening Booth where DJRePete is spinning the folk blues, electronica alt, and even an entrancing calypso track from Mr. Flannery and His Feelings. Plus, hit up info on next week’s tribute show to 90s alt band the Brainiacs in Brooklyn with band Savak. Also, explore the fast, fun, and proud Partner album In Search of Lost Time. The Ontario band armed with wit, gay pride, and a sense of irony have been on the road all...


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