Monthly Archives: August 2007

BTR’s On The Facebook!

BTR on Facebook 

The BreakThru Radio Facebook application is here! If you have an account on the Facebook, make sure you add it! Click on this link: http://apps.facebook.com/breakthruradio

~Colleen

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A Break From the Music to Bring You a Superbad-ass Post

Last night I went to see Superbad. Everyone should see this movie. For the first time in my life I was brought back to high school by way of motion picture, and it felt good. The acting was great, and so were the characters – – both funny, and multi-dimensional. The dialogue was realistic and hilarious, and forced unexpected laughs throughout the entire film.

Michael Cera, known for his role as George Michael on the series Arrested Development, was the charismatic and genuine protagonist, Evan. I couldn’t help but admire his principles and respect for the female gender, while simultaneously rooting for him to score with his high school crush. Cera’s acting style is both realistic and awkward, which leads itself well for this movie.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse plays Fogel, AKA McLovin. At first I didn’t like this character, and I thought Mintz-Plasse was an over acted caricature of a nerdy high-school kid. This perspective changed with every passing second of screen time, and I grew to love this hilarious dude. There is incredible chemistry between McLovin, and two drunk and corrupt policeman, one of which is Seth Rogan (Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin) who also co-wrote the film. Taking jabs at American law enforcement, these inept cops seem to be operating on the same level as this young dweeb who is clearly underage and visibly intoxicated.

I was also impressed with the performance of Jonah Hill, who plays Seth in the movie. He is curly haired, overweight, and often obscene, much like his name sake, and I would bet a bottle of Goldschlick that he is based on a young Rogan. He has the most lines in the film and is often expected to carry scenes. He is a laugh factory and plays the class clown to a T. My favorite scene is a drunken pillow-talk session between Hill and Cera. While blatantly homoerotic at times, this scene is endearing and heart felt, and like the entire film…hilarious!

~Max

to die by your side

Hey guys, be sure to check out this week’s new BOTW, Coxon le Woof of to die by your side.  Here are his first two posts:

The 60s Were Not The Best Decade for Music

The Internet Revolution

This Recording on BTR

 This Recording

Another week, another new blogger!  This week, we’ve got the fine folk from This Recording.  Be sure to check out yesterday’s hilarious post, written by contributor Tess Lynch, about certain conversations you’ll have more than once in your life – including which Sex and the City (females) or Entourage (males) character you are most like, the stupidity/validity of the Atkins diet, the Beatles, the White Stripes, and of course, Flight of the Conchords.  In fact, the majority of the post discusses the recent obsession with Flight of the Conchords, so whether you’re a fan or a hater, you need to check this out.

Today’s post, written by Alex Carnivale, touches once again on Flight of the Conchords, but focuses on a story about our hero attending a Vampire Weekend concert.  Blogging gold right there.  Go read it. Now! 🙂

~Colleen

RachelandtheCity Does Lollapalooza!

You know what else makes BTR so badass?  Our very own DJ, Rachel of RachelandtheCity, the Bloggeratti & 10 Degrees of Memphis was the official blogger for last weekend’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Illinois.  Be sure to check out some of her AWESOME interviews with both performers and bloggers straight from the Festival itself.  Be sure to check it out here:  SPECIAL LOLLAPALOOZA EDITION

A preview:  RachelAndTheCity interviews Ted Leo, Matt Jordan, Tim Delaughter,Sean Kirkpatrick, and Chris Archibald, live from Chicago!

And pictures:

Ted Leo

A lovely chat with Ted Leo

Polyphonic Spree

The Polyphonic Spree

Rachel Hurley and Sean Kirkpatrick

RachelandtheCity interviews Sean Kirkpatrick

Chris Archibald

Chris Archibald from Illinois popped into the booth for a chat.

A Bag of Updates!

Bag of Songs

Bag of SongsHello, all.  It is Monday and we are back at work. *Some* of us had a crazy weekend of airport adventures (see below).  But anyway, I’m here to announce this week’s BOTW – Tom from Bag of Songs.  Check out his awesome blog AND check out his post on BTR today – a review on The Swimmers.  The Swimmers are a band out of Philly and he calls their album the “call one of the first truly important releases of 2007.”  So be sure to check it out!

Next up, we’ve got this week’s Artist of the Week – Luckyiam.PSC (pronounced “lucky i am”).  Be sure to read DJ Emily’s article on him and pick up his new album Most Likely To Succeed, which is out this week.

Also, we read this story this morning on Brooklyn Vegan.  I was also at LaGuardia Airport ALL DAY on Saturday, a victim of the oversold flight disaster.  CSS missed their concert at Lollapalooza and I missed my roommate’s wedding.  United Airlines blows chunks.  I was also delayed for 2.5 hours back from Chicago on my way home at 6am Sunday morning & missed my connecting flight. I am officially calling for a boycott of UA!

~Coll

August Has Arrived & We’re Handing Out Earphones (Reviews, That Is)

Let’s talk about earphones, baby.  Yes, seriously.  Everybody grab a chair, pop a squat, sit back and relax, as your good friends at BreakThru Radio give you a little insight into today’s hottest new earphones!

Here are the candidates:

Ultimate Ears Super.Fi Universal Fit Earphones 5 Pro

– Includes 46″ cable, a gold plated input connector, frequency response (20-16,000 Hz), and 26 db Noise Isolation.

JBL Reference 220 Earphones– Includes earphones, a stereo phono adapter, an airline adapter, carry case, ear pads (4 types), ear cuffs, and a foldable headband.

Bose In-Ear
– Includes 1 pair of in-ear headphones with 49” (1.24m) audio cable, 1 pair each of small, medium and large silicone tips, and a carrying case.

V-Moda Vibe Red Roxx– Includes frequency response (12 Hz-22 kHz), 32″ plug to y-connector, 13.5″ even-length earphones cable,  a 24K gold-plated plug, and 3 sizes of ear-pads (S, M, L).

Shure SE 310 Sound Isolating Earphones– Have a frequency range of (22 Hz-19 kHz). Includes foam sleeves, soft flex sleeves, triple flange sleeves, 3′ cable, and a carrying case.

Sooooo what was the verdict?  Guess you’ll have to click here to find out!

~Colleen