Monthly Archives: December 2007

Last Thursday of 2007 of BTR!

Here’s what’s going on today at BTR:

DJ Lottie BTR: It’s DJ Lottie’s last show of the year! Today she shares some of her very favorite songs and artists of 2007. Be sure to listen in for Portugal. The Man, Dntel, Band of Horses, Stars, The New Pornographers, and more!



Double Lock Your Mind: The Surgeon General is back with the second edition of Double Lock Your Mind, this time bringing you mindbending songs from CoCoComa, Polvo, Bush Tetras, Lucky Dragon, and Titan. BONUS: Now you can befriend The Surgeon General on Myspace:

Dapper Fitting Drinking Hour: Once again, DJ Latola gives you the best tunes to get pumped for a night out. Turn it up while you pre-game and take it with you on your way to out for the evening. Get ready to shake it to Manu DiBango, Moviola, 8 Track Mind, and Beruit!

The Bloggeratti: Rachelandthecity caps off a stellar 2007 at BTR by bringing you her favorite tracks of the year, including Sea Wolf, Illinois, Oh No! Oh My!, Bad Veins, and much, much more!

Reggae Hour: Last Reggae Hour of the year! Chill out to Giant Panda Gorilla Dub Squad, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Bedouin Soundclash, and Dub Trio.

Cory Branan

Cory Branan

Live @ the Hitone: Check out this week’s Live from the Hitone featuring one of Memphis’ finest singer/songwriters Cory Branan.


On This Thursday In BTR-land…


Billy WorleyHere’s what’s going on today at BTR:

DJ Lottie BTR: DJ Lottie brings you the best of our library on this fine Thursday, with a sick nasty playlist that includes Hallelujah The Hills, Brett Dennen, Wolf Parade, Of Montreal, and The Silver Seas.

Double Lock Your Mind: A big welcome to our newest DJ, The Surgeon General! Make sure to check out BTR’s BRAND NEW SHOW, focusing on fringe and experimental music, all by bands who are not afraid to try new musical styles and keep readers on their toes. On the first playlist: th’ faith healers, kinski, arthur russell, the warlocks, and the legendary shack shakers.

Dapper Fitting Drinking Hour: Start your weekend a little early with DJ Latola’s fab playlist filled with tunes from Boards of Canada, Samadha, All India Radio, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, and Caribou. Be sure to send good thoughts and cheer to your host, he’s still recovering from a bad cold!

The Bloggeratti: This week, be sure to check out Rachelandthecity’s interview with special guest Tim Regan of Snowglobe and Antenna Shoes. Tim shares two exclusive new songs: Summer’s End from Antenna Shoes and Testosterone from Snowglobe.

Reggae Hour: DJ Drew brings you a very special Christmas edition of the Reggae Hour, with acts such as Culver City Dub Collective, Jacob Miller, Eek A Mouse, and The Heptones set to brighten your afternoon.

Billy Worley

Billy Worley & The Candy Company

Live @ the Hitone: Tune into this special from Rachelandthecity, to catch the world premiere of Billie Worley & The Candy Company!

Thursday, December 13 is for New Crunk City

Shout Out Louds
DJ Lottie BTR – Get that same feeling you do when you put new shoes on for their first big day…kind of like giving birth, eh. Of course without all the pain because DJ Lottie brings the soothing sounds of Argyle Johansen, DNTEL, Grizzly Bear, Bedouin Soundclash, Shout Out Louds, and BTR Artist of the Week, Bad Veins.

Dapper Fitting Drinking Hour – Because there’s a difference between drinking hour and drinking day…DJ Latola has whittled down the best partying music to a fitting 62:55 minutes. Comprised of The Dynamites, Tokyo Police Club, Sufjan Stevens, Phonetic, Bad Veins, Velveteen Pink, and others, this set will have you laid out before you even touch the hard stuff.

The Bloggeratti – DJ Rachelandthecity delivers new tracks from Young Agent Jones as well as music from The Nobility, Apollo Up!, Illinois, and more. Also, be sure to listen for an exclusive interview with BTR Artist of the Week, Bad Veins. There’s so much going on here you’ll think you’re watching TV.
Young Agent Jones

Reggae Hour – DJ Drew brings you Zenzile, Slightly Stoopid, Skream, Bad Brains, Warrior King, Gregory Isaacs, The Upsetters, and 10ft. Ganja Plant. Don’t just kick out the jams, but ride them all the way to the weekend because when you’re high…you gotta get low.
The Third Man
Live @ the Hitone – DJ Rachelandthecity unleashes another stellar live performance, this week from Memphis band The Third Man. Formerly known as Augustine, these guys really know what the fuck they’re doing. Be sure to take a peek at Rachelandthecity’s playlist for more info.

The New Pornographers at the Apple Store in Soho

Last night, the roommate and I went to see The New Pornographers at the Apple store in Soho. They played an hour long set. Neko is gorgeous in person. Here’s a (admittedly not so great quality) video I managed to get of them singing “My Rights Versus. Yours.” The hour long set was pretty good, except the acoustics weren’t so hot from where we were standing all the way in the back. “Challengers” sounded awesome, though. Neko and Carl rock.

Pictures and set list after the jump
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Monday, December 10 is for fluffy…oh, fluffy.

The Darkside – DJ Darkside. New & Improved Metal!!! Enslaved, Blackwell, Pelican, Inner Surge, Ditchwater, as well as, more tour dates and first ever Darkside Pick of the Week. You want some?!…You want some?!…F*** You!!!

Matt & Emily – DJs Matt & Emily. Listen to stay up to date to date. Artist of the Week, Bad Veins; interview with Tammy Hart; new music from Half Acre Day. Get your life together every week right here.

BTR’s Loud Fast Rules – DJ Brian. Get your punk/Canada fix here. Yidcore, The Vibrators, Subhumans, Dezerter, The Stooges, The Wolfmen. This is a straight up methamphetamine.

BTR Top 10 – DJ Jeff K. Self-explanatory. Miracle Fortress, Taken by Trees, Bedouin Soundclash, Portugal. The man. Hear what’s topping us off.

The Scenic Route – DJ Laura C Chord. Keepin’ your emotions in check since years ago. Brand new music and Two Hours Traffic, Forest City Lovers, Andre Either, Slowking, The Colored Lights. Listen before the holiday hiatus deprives you of this good of feel-good music.

Jam Session – DJ Laura. 5 selections cut from the sickest of live shows. Future Rock, Brothers Past, Tea Leaf Green, Particle, Toubab Krewe. Stay put…the music’s wanderin’.
Ardent Sessions: Bad Veins – DJ Rachelandthecity. Perfectly chilled in-studio performance captured on tape doubly so. Bad Veins. The type of thing that gets you thinking and feeling good at the same time.

Sunday, December 9th is for Cameron sans Ferris

Flight of the Conchords
DJ Drew BTR – DJ Drew picks his favorites from the BTR archives in today’s show. No genre is safe and neither are your emotions. He’ll have you laughing, crying, dancing, and yelling to music ranging from Senior Discount to Flight of the Conchords to The Cat Empire to Albert Ayler. Take these recommendations to heart ‘cause this is what DJing is about.

BTR Cool Flow Mix – Feel the smooth flows of these artists hand-picked by DJ Wendy G. You won’t be disappointed…or anxious, or stressed out, or angered by the current injustices of the world…because on this set, the tunes of Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, S.K.I.P., Phonetic, Blue Scholars, Copperpot, and others will have you lost in the music.

After Ten Years is Forever
Jazz Hole – Square yourself away and get ready to wrap your head around the jazz stylings of BTR’s most talented improvisational gurus. After Ten Years is Forever, The Free Art Project, Oleg Slepak and Greg Harris, The Zs, and Victor Bermon all make appearances in this DJ Pat masterpiece set. So how ‘bout some brain tinglers?

Alt-Country – Circe Link, Ryan Adams, The Heathens, The Panderers, Ninja Gun, Deadstring Brothers, and plenty more can be found in DJ Emily’s alt-country set this week. For those who say they love everything but country, feel good because this is alt-country.
The Heathens

Saturday, December 8 is for face-to-face-to-face contact

New Pornographers
DJ Pat BTR – Over an hour of the exciting, the feel good, and the chill right here. DJ Pat doles out tunes from The New Pornographers, Schneider TM, The Silver Seas, Telefon Tel Aviv, Nightmares on Wax, Sufjan Stevens and much, much more. This is your brain…this is your brain on music.

BTR Party Hour – DJ J Dayz brings fat electro-dance to today’s edition. Fool’s Gold Records provides a nice backdrop with Kid Sister tracks upping the climaxes with additional support from Chk Chk Chk, UV Protection, Square Pusher, Battles, Joy Electric, The Mystic Underground and more. If you’ve got the music, you’ve got the party, and if you’ve got the party, you’ve got everything!

Vanilla Kick
BTR Live at Old School Studios – Mr Jason brings you the best tracks and a live set from Vanilla Kick. Calum Duncan, Harry Hall, and Nick Yager get your blood rushing with the most filling combo of guitar, drums, and synth. These guys are perfectionists…their music reflects it.

Folk Wave – Explore the diverse branches of folk from bluesy to rock-y to weird. Nuru Kane, Martha Berner, Beirut, American Analog Set, Edie Carey, Luke Temple, and Hayward Williams illustrate as your guide DJ Maia crafts a flowing set of great folk for you, great people.
Nuru Kane
Stratosphere – Atmospheric pop and DJ Aaron D go together like you and BTR. Catch a glimpse into the lounge of Aaron’s soul where the music of Dntel, All India Radio, Grizzly Bear, Chairlift, Mogwai, Iron & Wine, and Miracle Fortress will make you believe they’re all you need.