We had a great session with Gold Streets last night! I’m excited about this band, and their new album is being released next week on 8 x 8 Records. Next Thursday they’re playing a CD release show at Crash Mansion with some other BTR favorites. More on them later! You’ll be able to tune into BreakThru Radio soon to hear that live session.
We just got some tracks in from Matt The Electrician – looking forward to the DJs spinning those. Attention San Francisco area BTR listeners: Annuals are performing tonight (at Bimbos 365) and The Dollyrots will be at the Bottom of the Hill.
The bottom of a rather large hill. If you’ve been to that club, you know those 3 or 4 hills in Potrero Hill are pretty unbelievable. Maybe that seems like an obvious statement since SF is known for it’s hills, but seriously – there’s this one hill near Bottom of the Hill where you can see the whole city in front of you and then you keep driving and feel like you’re dropping off a cliff. Luckily it’s nice and sunny up on that hill, and you can look at the fog rolling out across the city. If I remember there’s a pretty good pizza place over there too – Goat Hill maybe?
But anyways, I digress. Kristin Hersh is here in New York City! It’s great to see so much new stuff happening with Miss Hersh. She’s a living legend in my book. Check out her tour blog here. BreakThru DJs have really been enjoying spinning new tracks from Learn To Sing Like A Star.
Here are the highlights of what we’ve got airing on BreakThru Radio today, Tuesday April 24th:
1) DJ Emily’s Mix – Your favorite Tuesday DJ is spinning Pacemaker Jane, Vagabond Opera, Officer Flossie (our Artist of the week!), Someone Still Loves you Boris Yeltsin, Coppershot, Gotye, and more.
2) DJ Lottie’s Sideshow Acts – a brand new BTR show debuts at 12 noon today from Lottie. It’s pretty damn unique – klezmer music, gypsy music, circus music, accordions, handlebar moustaches.
3) BTR Live Studio – Today we’re broadcasting an exclusive live performance from Illinois. They stopped by our studios before their NYC gig at Mercury Lounge to record a BreakThru session. After driving back to Brooklyn to pick up a forgotten guitar, popping a banjo string and re-stringing the whole instrument, and some vocal warm-ups, Illinois delivered an awesome, AWESOME set.
4) DJ Mojo’s Maximum Music – Mojo’s bringing you songs from Umami, Tourists on Horses, Skeleton Breath, She Keeps Bees, Penny Royal, and more.
It’s a busy week here in the New York office. We’ve got a big ol’ business trip at the end of the week. Heading down to Philly! See ya!