The Bowery Mission - BTR Pulse [ep152]
Situated on the Bowery in New York City since 1879, The Bowery Mission has been an important safe haven for homeless men and women. As homelessness numbers in the city this past year reached their highest level since the Great Depression, The Bowery Mission has diligently worked to gather as many donations and volunteers as possible. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with Matthew Krivich, the Director of Operations, about their preparation for another bustling season of holiday giving.
Featured song: “Headlights” by Night Moves
Additional video courtesy of the Bowery Mission.
Official website for the Bowery Mission: http://bowery.org
Break time #roofhangs with @thecanttells for #BTRLiveStudio @distillerpromo photo by @subinev
Month In Review: November 2013 - Chaz Mannenheim, Newsman Of Yesteryear!
This Month Brought Memories Of Tragedy And Thoughts Of Good Cheer Indeed!!! Chaz Mannenheim, your Newsman Of Yesteryear, brings to you the meaty substance of today’s most popular news stories including the Toronto Mayor’s hilarious addiction crisis, the unending enigma that is the JFK assassination, and the always entertaining answer to the question, “What Are You Doing For Thanksgiving!!!” Thrill as Chaz Mannenheim brings you all the news you missed and all the news you love!!! MONTH IN REVIEW: NOVEMBER 2013!!!
This episode features Jo Firestone, Katie Hammond, and Tom Nondorf.
Chaz on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ChazMannenheim
Jo Firestone on Twitter: @jojofirestone
Katie Hammond on Twitter: @katiejhammond
We shot some members of Urban Aerial NYC today at their Bushwick space for an upcoming video #aerialist #bishwick #brooklyn #nyc
Duologue - BTR Live Studio [ep275]
Duologue are a 5-piece band from London. With a rich falsetto sitting neatly on top of a finely-crafted web of electronics and stringed instruments, they build memorable pop tunes that deserve repeated listens. Programmed loops and breakbeats blend perfectly with ambient, folk, and pop elements, making for an immersive sonic experience. The band stopped by to share some songs and to chat with Maia about making music without a drummer and going undercover while traveling.
Featured song: “Underworld”
Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1ekDOGE
Duologue’s latest release, Song & Dance, is now available.
Official website for Duologue: http://duologuemusic.com
Crosss - Serious Business on BTR [ep142]
Crosss (pronounced “Crosses”) is a Canadian trio headed by songwriter Andy March, who also runs a great cassingle series called Craft Singles, which has put out music by Crosss and many more. Their jams are a sort of psychedelic, anthemic metal full of garage riffs and grunge dirges. Over the past year they’ve been hitting NYC regularly, and on a recent trip they stopped by the studio to play some music and chat with Travis. The band also provided a great first run for a new pair of Edwina microphones we’re using to record drums, courtesy of Ear Trumpet Labs in Portland, Oregon.
Featured song: “Sacred Cow”
Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1dw7012
Obsidian Spectre, the latest release by Crosss, is now available.
Crosss on Bandcamp: http://crosss.bandcamp.com
Ear Trumpet Labs microphones: http://eartrumpetlabs.com
Aussie Coffee Culture in NYC - BreakThruTV [ep61]
Australians have long been known for their love of beer, but the country is also infatuated with espresso coffee. As part of the newest wave of New York’s always changing cafe culture, several spots owned or run by Australians have begun opening up across the city and introducing coffee names such as the “flat white” and the “long black.” Coffee purveyors such as Bluestone Lane, Toby’s Estate, Bluebird Coffee, and Little Collins are all attempting to recreate the Melbourne and Sydney coffee culture right here in the Big Apple. BreakThruTV’s Lauren Hawker spoke with Bluestone Lane’s Aaron Cook and Nicholas Stone, as well as Bluebird’s Tyson Stagg about the trend.
Featured song: “Hindsight” by The Stevens
Official website for Bluestone Lane: http://bluestonelaneny.com
Official website for Bluebird Coffee Shop: http://bluebirdcoffeeshop.com
Courtney Barnett - BTR Live Studio [ep274]
Courtney Barnett lives in Melbourne, plays guitar, and writes songs. As vague as that sounds, it’s the absolute truth. She even releases her records via her own label, Milk! Records. What we’re not telling you is that there’s something very special about her songwriting — something almost nostalgic and definitely timeless, akin to the folk and psych of the 60s. Once you hear her songs, you’ll want to keep her your own little secret, too.
Featured song: “Avant Gardener”
Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/17huC4t
The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, the latest release by Courtney Barnett, is now available.
Official website for Courtney Barnett: http://courtneybarnett.com.au
Iska Dhaaf music time for #btrlivestudio
Iska Dhaaf are here for our second #BTRLiveStudio session of the day!
Post-session hangs with @thegriswolds #btrlivestudio. Photo by @subinev
It’s #btrlivestudio time with @thegriswolds
OVLOV - Serious Business on BTR [ep141]
Connecticut-based indie rock band OVLOV are, like their Northeast pals in Speedy Ortiz, Grass Is Green, and other Exploding In Sound-affiliated acts, keeping the 90s guitar rock vibe alive. With Dinosaur Jr.-level volume and walls of shoegaze distortion, they’ve been keeping it heavy since 2008. Fronted by Steve Hartlett (vocals/guitar) and with an evolving/rotating cast of contributors and collaborators (for example, am features guest vocalist Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz on a few tracks), the band is set to keep the melodies and hooks huge as they tear through the underground scene. They stopped by to play some tunes and chat with Travis about transportation options, lovemaking, and music.
Featured song: “The Well”
Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1dbhDq0
OVLOV’s latest release, am, is now available from Exploding In Sound Records.
OVLOV on Bandcamp: http://ovlov.bandcamp.com
This Week + Next Week on BTRtv
Here’s a recap of the videos we featured this week on BTRtv and what we’ve got coming up next week:
MON, 11/18: Marijuana Deathsquads - Serious Business on BTR [ep140]
TUE, 11/19: together PANGEA - BTR Live Studio [ep272]
WED, 11/20: "A Friend From Argentina" by Anthonie Tonnon - BTR Hear & There [ep82]
THU, 11/21: Small Business Saturday - BTR Pulse [ep151]
FRI, 11/22: Wolf People - BTR Live Studio [ep273]
MON, 11/25: OVLOV - Serious Business on BTR [ep141]
TUE, 11/26: Courtney Barnett - BTR Live Studio [ep274]
WED, 11/27: Aussie Coffee Culture In NYC - BreakThruTV [ep61]
THU, 11/28: ENCORE: Small Business Saturday - BTR Pulse [ep151]
FRI, 11/29: ENCORE: Susanne Sundfor - BTR Live Studio [ep271]
Check out this new video Breakthru Radio session of my song “Silver Hours” premiering on one of my favorite blogs, Tomboy Style today!! Watch the video HERE
Premiere time! Get an early look at our next episode of BTR Hear & There!