buzz band of the week
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 11, 2006
BreakThru Radio (BTR), the Internet’s voice of the World’s Best Independent Music, introduces The Blog Show, a new specialty show designed to introduce BTR’s 4 million plus listeners to a wide array of buzz bands from two of the internet’s premiere bloggers, Rachael Darmanin and Nora Walker. The show will premiere on Thursday at 12 noon.
Music blogs have become one of the premiere sources for indie music in the past five years, overshadowing traditional print media with its immediate exposure and worldwide community of music fans. With hundreds of new blogs popping up daily, two of the internet’s original bloggers Rachael Darmanin from “The Underrated Blog” and Nora Walker from “I Rock I Roll” will highlight their favorite artists in their bi-weekly show, commenting on the blog world and the hype that inevitably ensues.
Darmanin is the editor and creator of Underrated Magazine, started in 2003 as a print ‘zine that moved to an online publication in 2005. The site has explored and shared great underground music from all over the world to thousands of readers daily. The Underrated Blog breathed fresh air into the publication; giving readers instant access to music, show reviews, and the daily exploits of a crazed fan. Darmanin regularly djs and plans showcases in New York City and has written for publications such as CosmoGirl and NY Press, as well as featured in NYU’s Washington Square News, USA Today’s Pop Culture Blog, Associated Content, and Best Week Ever.
Darmanin credits Walker with the reason she started blogging in the first place. Walker has been blogging “I Rock I Roll” since September of 2000 before blogging was even a commonly used phrase. She has since become a staple in the New York music scene, between managing bands, booking at various venues, and djing on a regular basis. She has been credited as one of the first bloggers to post about indie sensations Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and has worked at MTV as well as A&R at Atlantic Records. She was recently featured in Rolling Stone Magazine as well as Time Out New York as an expert on up and coming bands.
The Blog Show will be a tag team effort between the two, where each will choose two bands to showcase. In the premiere episode Darmanin chose Los Angeles’ Division Day and New Jersey’s Sure Juror, while Walker tapped into her indie pop love with Chicago’s The Changes and Ann Arbor’s Tally Hall. The bi-weekly show will also feature “buzz band of the week” in which they discuss what bloggers across the country are talking about. Visit Rachael’s blog at http://www.underrated.typepad.com/blog/ and Nora’s at http://www.irockiroll.blogspot.com for more information.
About BreakThru Radio
BreakThru Radio (BTR) offers listeners access to unknown artists throughout the world, with a daily audience that includes more than a dozen countries. The site has garnered over 80 million listeners in its first year with its unique on-demand musical programming and focus on the best new independent music worldwide. Current programming includes The Third Rail (hip hop), The Darkside (heavy metal), BTR Worldwide (world music), and more specialty shows added each week. BTR can be heard on http://www.breakthruradio.com and http://www.NYTrack.com, New York’s only website dedicated to the tri-state high school track community, thus reaching over 5 million high school students. With the addition of top-notch editorial content, independent video coverage, and worldwide show calendars, BTR puts everything a music fan needs and wants -- in one place.
For more information on BreakThru Radio contact Rachael Darmanin at rachael @ breakthruradio.com.
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