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Alt-Jazz Summer Sunset

The final Listening Booth of the summer season (for real this time) has more from the new album by The Beths, the return of BC Camplight, plus the debut of 3 brothers and their 9th grade math class friend: it’s the band Dizzy. And to close out the season, DJRePete is spinning a sunsetting jazz set including new trippy, alt-jazz by Pram. 00:00 - Mic Break 00:55 - Smokings For Quitters - Thin Lips 04:31 - I Know I'm The Asshole - Thin Lips 07:20 - Over On Everyone - Beechwood 11:09 - Uptown...


DJRePete celebrates 13 Years on BTRtoday!

DJRePete marks 13 years on the BTRtoday airwaves today with an epic throwback mix featuring alt from Throw Me the Statue, RAC electro remixes from the likes of Tokyo Police Club and Phoenix, and crowd pleaser hip hop from The High Decibels. Plus, just as he’s done for the last 13 years, DJRePete is breakin’ thru new tracks from Mike Pace and the Child Actors, Calicoco, and OHMME. And hit up a info on a star-studded political fundraiser show going down in Queens later this month featuring...


Unofficial End of Summer Surf Mix

We’re celebrating (the not end of) summer in the Listening Booth today with a surf rock mix to accompany your holiday weekend adventures. Hit up new beach born tracks from The Creation Factory and Echo Courts, along with Ventures-like throwbacks from Black Flamingos and High Waisted. Plus, check out must hear new alt from Jeremy & the Harlequins and The Beths—who play this weekend’s King Street Crawl festival in Sydney’s Newtown. And stick around for a dose of trippy electronica with Shy...


Dog Days of Summer Mix

Fetch a dog days of summer mix in The Listening Booth today where DJRePete dives into the origins of the time to some dog-inspired tunes, including new alt from Shy Boys and electro R&B with Kenneth Masters & DJ Cramske. Plus, tune in for a classic BTRtoday summer throwback rock set with the Alternate Routes, folk banjo from a Mumford & Sons b-side, and new blues via Chet Vincent. 00:00 - Mic Break 01:01 - Sleepy Dog - Wand 03:21 - Your Dog - Soccer Mommy 06:29 - Take The Doggie - Shy Boys...


Trippy Summer Electro Vibes

The Listening Booth gets trippy and electro alt today with R&B beats with S4U and electro from 77:78 including details about their upcoming appearance at The Good Life Experience Festival. Plus, alt bands Aeves and LA’s yOya, rock with the latest collaboration between Ty Segall & White Fence, and sprinkled in: some retro music discovery via throwbacks from CSS, Crystal Castles, and Bing Ji Ling. 00:00 - Mic Break 00:45 - Wild Hearts - Aeves 04:03 - The River - Ladyhawke 07:28 - Liftoff -...


A Well-Traveled Mix

DJRePete heads up the line-up today on BTRtoday with a music discovery mix featuring the latest rock from Dott, trippy blues via Mo Douglas, and electronic crossover with Uni. Plus, the very real and bare origins of The Nude Party who lived the name, Lollapalooza’s international escapades, and a throwback alt and electro set spanning the globe via El Pan Blanco! 00:00 - Mic Break 00:40 - Do Ya - Dott 03:41 - S - Julian 05:02 - Old Leaves Shiver - Laura Carbone 09:28 - Paula - Harlan T Bobo...


Alt & Summer Jazz Odyssey

Get on over to The Listening Booth with DJRePete where today on the program you in for the latest alternative from The Essex Green and Flasher, trippy goodness from NY band Uni, and even a jazz odyssey set to get lost in with Sun Ra. Also in the mix, throwbacks from the likes of Noah & The Whale, the origins of true NY band PMS & the Mood Swings, and one more set of Lollapalooza artists before the festival wraps up Sunday. 00:00 - Mic Break 01:10 - Who’s Got Time? - Flasher 03:28 - Too...


Lollapalooza Survival Kit

Lollapalooza takes center stage in The Listening Booth this week, with a survival kit mix for festival goers and a jealousy mix for festival enviers. Hit up alt rock from Post Animal, power electro from CHVRCHES, and beats from Lizzo and Buddy. And speaking of beats, hit up a nicely placed throwback hip hop set—just for fun—from the likes of Collective Efforts and El Da Sensei. 00:00 - Mic Break 01:12 - Police Encounters - FFS 04:14 - The Woods - Portugal. The Man 07:25 - Take Me To The...


Sundowns & Progressive Weirdness Mix

The Listening Booth starts up with the alternative music scene out of San Sebastian, Spain with the new record by Flasher. Plus, hit up alt rock from Petal, a ballad throwback from Laura Marling, and electronica with—self-proclaimed progressive weirdness—Let’s Eat Grandma. Also, hit up the origins of Neighbor Lady ahead of their Sundown Series show in Tallahassee. And we break the rules with broken-thru artist Johnny Marr of The Smiths fame as we check in with his latest solo project....


Summer Trippy Vibes

The Listening Booth on BTRtoday is your place to hit up an evolving electro set from the likes of For Esmé, pop alt with Peach Kelli Pop, and blues alt with RF Shannon. Plus, trippy goodness from BTRtoday newcomer Ben Caplan, paired with throwbacks from Gogol Bordello and .357 Lover—who are in action tonight at the unique venue, the Bushwick Starr! And tune in for album news from Michael Rault + info on his appearance at the upcoming Hopscotch Music Festival. Catch up on you tunes and news...


Summer Soul + Independent Venue Week Preview

Jump into the Listening Booth for eclectic, soulful beats from BTRtoday newcomer Kadhja Bonet, and more from the latest records by Neko Case and Sam Evian. Plus, we’re talking Independent Venue Week with a set featuring artists playing BTRtoday + StereoactiveNYC’s showcase at Pianos this Thursday! Also, tune in for the multi-tasking origins behind Gabriella Cohen’s latest record Pink is the Colour of Unconditional Love, and why the band is on a much needed summer break. That’s your weekly...


Independent music for Independence week!

Join DJRePete in the Listening Booth for a pre-holiday week mix, appropriately spinning independent music for Independence Day! Tune in for new alt with Sam Evian, new beats with Nightmares on Wax, and rock from Peach Kelli Pop. Plus, check in with the latest album by Neko Case as we explore her collaborations. And find out where you can go to be sappy. There’s a whole festival waiting for you. Catch it all in the Listening Booth on BTRtoday! 00:00 - Mic Break 00:43 - Baby - Gabriella...


BTRtoday 13th Birthday Bash!

DJRePete is busting out the music discovery noisemakers in The Listening Booth for BTRtoday’s 13th Birthday! Tune in for a mix of new and wayback throwbacks to mark our entre to teenager-hood with new tracks by synth-pop band Distractor, Nigerian alt with Bombino, and the latest from Postdata. Plus, we dive deep into the BTRtoday archives for blues with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, alt via Gogol Bordello, and R&B beats from Speech Debelle. And hit up some of the earliest of early BTRtoday...


Power Rock Ballad Spotlight

Dive into The Listening Booth where DJRePete is spinning a power rock spotlight—echoing an 80s vibe—with BTRToday newcomer Turbonegro and a few choice throwbacks. Plus, hit up brand new music including punk from fem rock band Kitten Forever, dreamy electro by GUM, and the latest alt album by Las Rosas—who apparently have been known to play percussion through broken hands. The story on that anecdote and the self-described sex fuzz R&B of Haley Blais also await you in The Listening Booth on...


Festival Fever, Bonaroo & Northside mix!

Festival fever continues in The Listening Booth where DJRePete is spinning a mix of performers at BOTH the Bonnaroo this weekend and the Northside Festival still going strong in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Hit up info on the mystery multi-concert appearance by Bon Iver at Bonnaroo, along with festival performers: Chromeo, Mavis Staples, and Broken Social Scene. And back at the Northside Festival after last week’s mix, hit up a few more alt tracks with Active Bird Community and rock with...


Northside Festival Prep!

It’s the Northside Festival edition of The Listening Booth with DJRePete! Prep your route or live vicariously with this wall-to-wall festival talent mix including electronica from Penguin Prison, alt with Deerhoof, and rock with Weaves. Also, don’t miss info on the BTRtoday showcase featuring Shana Falana and Lou Barlow. And hit some psychedelic punk rock from the likes of Shellshag and a trio of tracks from the BTR Live Studio to get you pumped for showcases at the Williamsburg Festival....


Surf's Up

Surf’s up in The Listening Booth as DJRePete kicks off the unofficial start to summer with the holiday weekend in the states! Appropriately beached vibes await you from Eels, High Waisted, and longtime BTRtoday band Mudhoney. Plus, we highlight some of the talent playing London’s All Points East Festival going down today in Victoria Park. And hit new blues in a spotlight featuring The Burning Peppermints and Animal Electricity. That’s your week’s mix in The Listening Booth on BTRtoday!...


Dive on in!

Alt, folk, and electro await your music discovery mix in The Listening Booth with DJRePete where he’s spinning new music from L.A Salami, Speedy Ortiz, and Animal Electricity to name a few. Plus, tune in to hear the origins of The Burning Peppermints a week after dropping their latest album: Glitter Vomit. And hit up some old with the new, electro throwbacks by Metric and Florence and the Machine paired nicely with new tracks by Confidence Man and The Amazing. Dive into The Listening Booth...


Trippy 60s Throwback Revue

It’s getting psychedelic in The Listening Booth this week as DJRePete spins a trippy mix of new artists with Once & Future Band, Alexis Taylor, and Confidence Man who plays today at the Groovin the Moo festival down under out side Perth, Australia. Plus, pop alt with more from Peach Kelli Pop, blues with Mavis Staples, and throwbacks from Of Montreal and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Hit your weekly trippy dose of The Listening Booth on BTRtoday! 00:00 - Mic Break 00:48 - Whatever - The Beths...


Cinco De Mayo Mex-Alt Discovery

The Listening Booth with DJRePete opens up your weekend mix with brand new alt from Soccer Mommy and Postdata. Plus light electro via CHAI and more UK blues with Swampmeat Family Band. And in recognition of Cinco De Mayo, a different spin with an alt rock music discovery set out of Mexico featuring El Pan Blanco, Nelson Y Los Filisteos, and San Pedro El Cortez out of Tijuana. Entrar en el Listening Booth! 00:00 - Mic Break 00:39 - Rose on Top of the World - The Men 05:00 - Forgiveness -...