Our exclusive coverage highlights some of today's hardest working bands, bands we think deserved a little extra attention amongst the craziness of SXSW
NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) March 20, 2007
BreakThru Radio (BTR), the Internet's voice of the World's Best Independent Music has a special treat for listeners unable to attend this past weekend's South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. Indie music fans can log onto http://www.breakthruradio.com and listen to exclusive live performances recorded during the festivities.
Today, BTR debuts a special live recording of the Brooklyn-based indie glam band Semi-Precious Weapons. This is the second installment in BTR's special concert series, which began on Monday with an inspired set from The Hourly Radio. Tomorrow, BTR listeners can look forward to an energetic block of live music from the band Illinois, who actually hail from Philadelphia.
These performances were recorded at each band's request by members of the BTR team for future airing on the website. Other shows recorded during SXSW will follow, both this week and next week. The concert series is a great opportunity for music fans to experience the bands they love, even if they were unable to make it to the actual show.
"Our exclusive coverage highlights some of today's hardest working bands, bands we think deserved a little extra attention amongst the craziness of SXSW," says BTR's DJ Jeff K, who attended the Austin festival. "With over 1,000 shows spanning across four days, BTR aims to bring you right in front of the, but from the comforts of your home."
Listeners can check out each of these exciting performances in the live concert series in the BTR player by visiting http://www.breakthruradio.com.
ABOUT BREAKTHRU RADIO
BreakThru Radio (BTR) is the Internet's source for the World's Best Independent Music, where expert DJs expose the rich underground of sound not found on commercial radio. Whether it's death metal, dancehall, hip-hop, indie rock, roots country, reggae, electronica, acid jazz, ambient beats, dub, two-step or folk, whatever genre you can imagine, BTR has it well-stocked, and with no expiration date.
In a world where independent music is becoming infinitely more accessible, the need for informed sources to filter out the best of it has become a necessity. Music fans across the globe are beyond frustrated with commercial radio, and often feel victimized by it.
"Music for music lovers," is BTR's motto, and one that its DJ's take very seriously.
BTR offers its listeners unlimited access to underground music, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, with a daily audience that includes more than two dozen countries. With its unique on-demand musical programming and focus on the best in new, independent music, it's no surprise the site has garnered over 80 million listeners in its first year.
2007 has seen the addition of independent video coverage to BTR, as well as top-notch editorial content and an intuitive global show calendar. In fact, you could say that BTR has taken everything a music fan could ever need or want, and put it all into one cohesive website, completely free of charge.
Unlike other radio stations, BTR offers on-demand programming; a first in internet radio. Listeners can cater to their specific musical preferences, and at the same time discover the best independent and unsigned artists from across the world.
Using the cutting edge technology of UpSNAP, BreakThru Radio makes all of its shows more accessible to an on-the-go market of students and young professionals, via exclusive access to its on-demand programming through the medium of mobile phones. BreakThru Radio services are available through virtually all of the major carrier networks in the U.S., including Nextel/Sprint, Cingular, Verizon, Alltel and T-Mobile.
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.
Colleen McAllister, BreakThru Radio