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Lot Radio Playlists

These are some playlists from Brian's monthly radio show on Brooklyn's The Lot Radio, a leading freeform independent radio station. Many of the shows focus on what's happening on the local NYC new music scene with an emphasis on the avant-garde. For track listing, hover over the track title and click the little music note with the lines that appears (unfortunately, track listing is barely visible on mobile devices). More playlists will be added. And, of course, supporting the artists by purchasing the music is encouraged and does not go unappreciated! Almost all of the music on these playlists was purchased from Bandcamp or iTunes if not previously owned.







Selected articles, interviews and playlists




Article by Brian up at the great percussion website Liquidrum! Discussed are various performance techniques specific to the acoustic side of the Drums and Drones project. Video clips are included. Thank you to Todd and Liquidrum. 

Brian in Modern Drummer Magazine! For the article and a personally selected set of companion links, visit

Interview and playlist up at Fresh Pots! The playlist features some favorite composers and performers working with DRONE; the brief interview focuses on Brian's background, the story behind Chaikin Records and aspects of community.