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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...

Duration: 01:59:30

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...

Duration: 01:59:34

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...

Duration: 01:59:44

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...

Duration: 02:00:37

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...

Duration: 01:59:50

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 -...

Duration: 02:00:28

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...

Duration: 02:00:14

Potluck Punk

DJRePete is cookin’ up a post-holiday potluck mix in the Listening Booth with a veritable smorgasborge of genres from folk to punk and alt rock. Hit up a spotlight on BTRtoday newcomer DZ Deathrays, famed Aussie band with a lot of mileage on their passports and stickers on their guitar cases. Plus, some apropos leftover throwbacks by Bad Veins, Noah and the Whale, and the Kabeedies. And a superstar cameo from a New Zealand duo with a UK tour afoot. Come hungry for some music discovery in...

Duration: 01:59:48

Holiday Helpings & Blues

A packed Listening Booth today! Tune in for the BTRToday debut of the mysterious legend that is Lord Sonny The Unifier. The Brooklyn band’s debut album still baking but you can catch a preview today in the Listening Booth for their epic anthem alt rock sound, and also take a sneak peak at their first video on YouTube. Also in the Booth, just in time for the holidays and reminding us there’s good out there, an inspiring benefit concert to highlight with the trippy folk electro tunes of...

Duration: 01:59:58

Veteran Beat Spotlight

The Listening Booth has a mix that’s sure to please stretching from electro, alt rock, folk, and some beats. And on this Veteran’s Day, DJRePete spins a track in homage, plus a set of veteran throwback bands including New Orleans artist Dawn Richard of D∆WN and a spotlight of her album Redemption. Also, another look at this year’s release by Little Lapin: Wake Up With The Sun. Catchup with DJRePete this week in the Listening Booth on BTRToday! 00:00 - Mic Break 00:46 - This Heart - Donora...

Duration: 02:00:11

Pop-Electro-R&B-Diversity Edition

The Listening Booth is spinning high energy pop alt, electronica, and R&B this week in a diverse mix that’s sure to please. Along the way, DJRePete has a spotlight on the new album by Weaves—their second, entitled Wide Open—a band born out of jam sessions and demos over the last five years and currently jammin’ on tour in Europe. Plus, tune in for the story of band Donora’s unexpected parental influence beginnings. And hit up a pair of tracks from the BTR Live Studio sessions of Suzanne...

Duration: 02:00:04

Halloween Party Alt

Some Halloween party inspired alt tunes lead off in The Listening Booth this week via The Mynabirds, A Giant Dog, and Spacebirds with some witchin (read: bitchin) tunes for the holiday. Plus, The Rural Alberta Advantage is back this week in The Listening Booth with a track off their addictive new album The Wild and ahead of their hometown appearance tonight in Banf at Rose & Crown. A vinyl drop and a UK / EU tour also ahead for these Toronto transplants. Also in the mix, electro with Kllo,...

Duration: 02:00:24

The Listening Booth: 2nd Annual CMJ In Memoriam Spotlight

The Listening Booth serenades the spirit of CMJ this week, as DJRePete commemorates the canceled festival by spinning artists from showcase past and several artists that could have played this year! Tune in for new music by Ride, Alvvays, and White Reaper. Plus, hit up the BTRToday vault and check in with today’s happenings with CMJ performers Eternal Summers, Foxygen, and Jesca Hoop. Also, hit up info on two upcoming European festivals and catchup with some electro alt via The Rural...

Duration: 02:00:29

Week of 10/14/17

New rock, electronica, and alternative awaits you in the Listening Booth with DJRePete, who is spinning INHEAVEN, the Fresh & Onlys, and Lovely Bad Things. Also hit up Saturday night dance tracks in a electronica crossover spotlight featuring Little Boots, CHVRCHES, and Cut Copy. Plus, a trio of exclusive cuts from the BTR Live Studio by Grim Streaker and Skout. Book some time in the Listening Booth on BTRToday! 00:00 - Mic Break 00:35 - Regeneration - INHEAVEN 04:11 - Wolf Lie Down -...

Duration: 02:00:30

Week of 10/07/17

The Listening Booth gets into the seasonal spirit this week with an autumn alt and folk mix featuring new track by Faith Healer, The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, and Judah and The Lion. Plus hit up info on Boston event dubbed A Nightmare Before Halloween, featuring Big D & The Kids Table. And tune in for a few seasonal throwbacks from the likes of Bon Iver, Laura Marling, and Blitzen Trapper. Grab something pumpkin and dive into a pile of leaves today in the Listening Booth with DJRePete...

Duration: 02:00:25

Week of 09/30/17

It’s the Listening Booth on BTRToday! Today on the program, DJRePete is still not admitting it’s fall yet, with summer vibes of adventure via The Go! Team and Anthony Mudrick, whimsical folk vibes from Roselit Bone, and an electro spotlight with the latest from Broken Social Scene and Kim Churchill. Plus, hit up info on Cal Fest 2017 as well as the unfortunate acronymed HOC Festival. And check out throwback tracks by the Pains of Being Pure At Heart and the mother of all throwbacks by I Am...

Duration: 02:00:30

Week of 09/20/17

DJRePete closes out the summer season on the Listening Booth appropriately, with a summer blues spotlight featuring rock blues with Black Mekon, Black Lips, and a BTR Live Studio track from Chillemi. Also, hit up the new alt rock album by Alvvays, anthem alt from Judah and The Lion, and a whimsical ballad by Woods. And for good measure, psychedelic trippiness via Fai Baba and throwbacks by Lazy Poker and the fem rock band Plasticines. Wipe those summer blues away in the Listening Booth on...

Duration: 02:00:26

Week of 09/13/17

DJRePete marks 12 years on the BTRToday airwaves with a mix in the Listening Booth comprised of new tracks and a self-indulgent throwback spotlight! Tune in for more tracks off the new albums by Kelley Stoltz and Hiccup as well as Lee Bozeman’s new EP. Then, hit up alt by Ex Hex and The Submarines, folk with Walter Sickert & The Army Of Broken Toys and the Last Good Tooth, and R&B via Speech Debelle and Heather Greene. Plus, hear DJRePete’s pitch for the most underrated band he’s heard...

Duration: 01:59:39

Week of 09/06/17

Your BTRToday Wednesday starts in the Listening Booth where DJRePete is spinning trippy tracks off the new albums by the Trailer Trash Tracys and Dent May, alternative with Kim Churchill and Aron D'Alesio, and throwbacks from My Teenage Stride as well as The Go! Team. Plus, tune in for a folk spotlight that touches electro with O+S, visits a pair of tracks from the BTR Live Studio, and even reaches Iceland to spotlight the new album by Mammút. Mix it together and you have your weekly dose...

Duration: 02:00:30

Week of 08/30/17

Join DJRePete in the Listening Booth where this week he’s got fresh alt tracks by Kelley Stoltz, The Mynabirds, and Ghostpoet. Plus, hit up a bloc of blocs, from the likes of Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs and A Giant Dog as well as a trio of exclusive live cuts from the BTR Live Studio. Also, listen in for an electronica spotlight to get you to your holiday weekend featuring new music by LIMITS and Matisyahu, and a throwback by Walter Meego. And grab yourself info on the upcoming Folk...

Duration: 02:00:30

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