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The Rodent Hour
Hosted by Matt Attack. The Rodent Hour plays independent rock ‘n’ roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM on Radio Free Brooklyn. Each week Matt Attack will be joined in the studio by members of a Brooklyn area band for tunes and talk about the music they create and play. The show features nothing but top quality music from independent artists that we think you should hear more from
Listen LIVE every Monday at 8:00 pm
Category: Local Music, Music, Rock


About Matt Attack

Matt is a former college soccer coach that has lived in far too many places across North America and in each stop on his long journey to Brooklyn he’s always sought refuge in the local music scene. Ten years after arriving in Brooklyn he continues to be a tireless advocate for the independent musicians that are working hard to produce such a wide variety of great music.



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  • The Rodent Hour Ep. 21 Season 5 - Sun Voyager
    by Matt Attack on October 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Three lifelong friends from the mountains of New York's Hudson Valley region, Sun Voyager makes music for space cadets who prefer the long haul on the open road. Currently based in New York City, the band started off rehearsing in the back of a family taco joint, playing bars, legion halls, and anywhere noise is (or isn't) permitted throughout the Northeast.http://sunvoyagerband.com/Sun Voyager "trip" Boogie Knights "Boogie Smokedown" Sun Voyager "Ghost Valley" Truckfighters "mind control" Telekinetic Yeti "Stoned and Feathered" Sun Voyager "White angel" The Men "dreamer" Sun Voyager "God is dead" The Savage Blush "Heartbreak Hunter" Elephant Tree "dawn"The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM (UTC -4), only on Radio Free Brooklyn.http://rfb.nyc/trhIf you like any of the music played during the show please think about purchasing it and adding it to your collection. Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. 20 Season 5 - Lady Bizness
    by Matt Attack on October 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Feminist mermaid mafia. Underwater thrash-punk-surf-core madness dredged from the muddy shores of the East River. 2 parts Queens, 1 part BKhttps://ladybiznessnyc.bandcamp.com/Lady Bizness - "DollaBillz" Ellen and the Degenerates - "Smoochy" Sheer Mag - "Meet Me in the Streets" Lady Bizness - "lies" Electric Citizen - "Social Phobia" Social Divorce - "No Pence Law" Lady Bizness - "Poseiden" The Loneliers - "Don't Touch Me." True dreams - "The Scum" Thundera - "Thundera" Lady Bizness - "Posh" Basic Bitches - "My Body, My Choice"The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM (UTC -4), only on Radio Free Brooklyn.rfb.nyc/trhIf you like any of the music played during the show please consider purchasing the music and adding it to your collection. Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. 19 Season 5 - J and the 9s
    by Matt Attack on September 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Glam punk rock n' roll with a flute. and, lots of glitter.J and the 9s - "Love to Be" Octarine - "Melatonin" Crushed Out - "Love Howl" J and the 9s - "other side" J and the 9s - "Chronic Seducer" The Schizophonics - "In Mono" J and the 9s - "stop" She's The Driver - "falling leaves"The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM (UTC -4), only on Radio Free Brooklyn.http://rfb.nyc.trhIf you like any of the music played during the show please think about purchasing the music & adding it to your collection. Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. 18 Season 5 - Nuclear Family Fantasy
    by Matt Attack on September 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Nuclear Family Fantasy's debut EP is an exploration into the resulting impact of being raised with the illusion that the nuclear family is still the ideal. Their songs convey the struggles with addiction, frustration, and heartbreak that sometimes result from trying to survive in a world that still wants us to believe in the attainability of the American Dream.The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM (UTC -4), only on Radio Free Brooklyn.http://rfb.nyc/trhIf you like any of the music played during the show please think about purchasing the music & adding it to your collection. Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. 17 Season 5 - HEAP
    by Matt Attack on September 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Whippin' out down payments for what's always been a ghetto.Very simply, HEAP is a band that plays rock 'n' roll.HEAP - "Finger of Fate" Antenni - "One and Done" Radiation Flowers - "Seventeen" HEAP - "How Things Change" Twin Guns - "the first time" HEAP - "Sweet Sounds" Joe Smith & The Going Concern - "It's all right" HEAP - "Idiot Lust" Nuclear Family Fantasy - "Done" Art Bergmann - "Bound for Vegas"If you like any of the music played during the show please think about purchasing the music & adding it to your collection.The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM (UTC -4), only on Radio Free Brooklyn.http://rfb.nyc/tr Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. 16 Season 5 - Labor Day Special
    by Matt Attack on September 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Our Labor Day broadcast on Radio Free Brooklyn was a tribute to all of those hard working, independent bands who create the music that not only make our lives more bearable but better.The Marquee - "Pit" Sun Boulevard - "King of Anywhere" Vulpynes - "Silica" Switches - "I Just Wanna" Opium Ink - "Porcelain Doll" Birds - "Scatter" Archaics - "Not for Nothing" Double Naught Spy Car - "Tale of the Comet" Them Fangs - "Left for the Wild" Web City Limits - "Traitor" The Singles - "If You Want Me, You Can Have Me" Ellen and the Degenerates - "Milk" Justine and the Unclean - "Passive Aggressive Baby" Schoolyards - "29 to 44" Timekeep - "Suite"If you like any of the music played during the show please think about purchasing the music & adding it to your collection.The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM (UTC -4), only on Radio Free Brooklyn.http://rfb.nyc/tr Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. 15 Season 5 - Karen & the Sorrows
    by Matt Attack on August 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Trailblazin', heartbreakin' queer country. We featured tracks from their new album "The Narrow Place", which was released on August 25th. Order it now on iTunes and Amazon or you can purchase the CD, digital download, or their special limited-edition record on lavender vinyl, at Bandcamp.http://www.karenandthesorrows.com/Karen & the Sorrows - "Back Down to the Dirt" Pandafan - "Tides, They Know" The Whiskey Charmers - "the valley" Jenny Don't And The Spurs - "Call of the Road" Karen & the Sorrows - "Take Me for a Ride" Castle Black - "Broken Bright Star" Karen & the Sorrows - "the wire" Beth Ditto - "Fire" Karen & the Sorrows - "Everything We Had" Natalie Mishell - "So Patiently"If you like any of the music played during the show please think about purchasing the music & adding it to your collection. The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM Eastern (UTC -4), only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. #14 Season 5 - VAJRA
    by Matt Attack on August 19, 2017 at 1:28 am

    Vajra’s music is a tapestry of hauntingly dark and hypnotic, melodic, progressive, foreboding and mysterious lullabies.http://www.thevajratemple.com/Vajra - "Erode the Will" LÅNGFINGER - "Fox Confessor" Vajra - "Blind (Blood Mix)" Vajra - "The Mirror" Kung Funghi - "One-Eyed Skoll" Castle Black - "Seeing In Blue" Vajra - "Inside the Flame" The Red Fuze - "Don't Call Me Baby"If you like any of the music played during the show please think about purchasing the music & adding it to your collection.The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM (UTC -4), only on Radio Free Brooklyn.http://rfb.nyc/tr Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. #12 Season 5 - Kool Stuff Katie
    by Matt Attack on August 19, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Kool Stuff Katie are a two-piece garage rock and power punk band from Portland, OR.Thanks to Freeform Portland, and especially DJ Wynter, for facilitating this interview.Hear more at: http://www.koolstuffkatie.com/Vajra - "The Mirror" You Bred Raptors? - "Bayonette" Cinema Cinema - "Bomb Plot" Castle Black - "Blind Curtain" Crowd the Airwaves - "The Truth" Giftshop - "Cill the Choreographer" The Bushwick Hotel - "Show You the Way" Kool Stuff Katie - "You Found a Friend" Kool Stuff Katie - "You Did it Again" Hot Won't Quit - "The Hole I've Dug For Myself" J and the 9s - "Love to Be" Kool Stuff Katie - "It's All Your Fault" The Flux Machine - "Jack, Jim & Johnny" The Yeahtones - "Believe"If you like any of the music played during the show please think about purchasing the music & adding it to your collection.The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM (UTC -4) only on Radio Free Brooklyn.rfb.nyc/tr Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. #13 Season 5 - Knucklëhead
    by Matt Attack on August 19, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Punk rock from New York City.Knucklëhead - "The Truth...Chokehold" X - "The Unheard Music" Knucklëhead - "Revival" Bad Mannequins - "Buzz Killer Skinny Gene" Them Animals - "Moving Pictures" Knucklëhead - "Weak Knees" Splatterhouse - "Splatterhouse" Knucklëhead - "Wait & See" Shotgun Sawyer - "You Got to Run"If you like any of the music played during the show please think about purchasing the music & adding it to your collection.The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM (UTC -4) only on Radio Free Brooklyn.rfb.nyc/tr Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. #11 Season 5 - The Yeahtones
    by Matt Attack on July 29, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Rock 'n' Roll in matching shirts! The YeahTones is the tenacious rock ‘n’ roll brain-child of bandleader and frontman Jake Pinto. The Yeahtones - "A Real Song"Lo Tom - "Covered Wagon"Wave Action - "Television"The Yeahtones - "find My Baby"Pinact - "Seams"The Blackfires - "Rock Beast"The Yeahtones - "Eviction Notice"The Yeahtones - "Believe"The DT's - "Just A Little Taste" The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM only on Radio Free Brooklyn. If you like any of the music played during the show please think about purchasing the music & adding it to your collection. rfb.nyc/tr Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. #10 Season 5 - Everybody Plays The Fool
    by Matt Attack on July 23, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Before you do anything rash, dig this… Everybody Plays the Fool showcases a wide variety of music, with a different theme each week (previous topics have included: cats, 70s radio, great song introductions, and baked goods). Each episode brings together a diverse selection of songs, along with music trivia, humor, and live performances. It may be factual, may be cruel. http://rfb.nyc/epf Badly Drawn Boy "Year of the Rat"The Specials "Rat Race"Primus "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver"Modest Mouse "I Came As a Rat"The Main Ingredient "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely"Billy Preston "I Wrote a Simple Song"Sly & The Family Stone "If You Want Me to Stay"Earth, Wind & Fire "Got to Get You Into My Life"Paul McCartney & Wings "Helen Wheels"Thin Lizzy "Jailbreak"Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band "Jersey Girl (Live)"NRBQ "Never Take the Place of You"Madness "It Must Be Love"Marshall Crenshaw "You're My Favorite Waste of Time"Warren Zevon "Lawyers, Guns and Money" Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. #9 Season 5 - You Bred Raptors?
    by Matt Attack on July 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    You Bred Raptors? are a three piece instrumental busking band out of New York City. Their songs are crafted with 8-string bass, cello, drums and two glockenspiels. The compositions have a heavy, post-rock, experimental, film score-like sound. They are also one of the hardest working bands that I know. http://youbredraptors.com/ You Bred Raptors? - "Bayonette"Iced Ink - "Crazy Eyes"You Bred Raptors? - "polka dot"Karen & the Sorrows - "Take Me For A Ride"Murder For Girls - "Murder For Girls"You Bred Raptors? - "stalemate"You Bred Raptors? - "Hyperbole"Zack Keim - "On the Run Blues" The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM only on Radio Free Brooklyn. If you like any of the music played during the show please think about purchasing the music & adding it to your collection. rfb.nyc/tr Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. #8 Season 5 - Kabbalah
    by Matt Attack on July 8, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    KABBALAH is a trio from Pamplona, Spain, featuring Carmen (drums) and Marga (bass), former members of Las Culebras, and Alba (guitar), formerly of Prehistoric Mermaid. Their sound has been described as strong, mysterious and fascinating, and moves between flashes of occult rock, 70s retro and classic heavy- psychedelic of the late 60s. Their new album, "Spectral Ascent", was released on 7/7/17 on Twin Earth Records in CD/Digital/LP. https://twinearthrecords.bandcamp.com/ Kabbalah - "Phantasmal Planetoid"Poste942 - "Whiskey"Kabbalah - "Dark Revelation"Vajra - "The Mirror"Kabbalah - "Presence"Kabbalah - "The Darkest End"Heavy Traffic - "Plastic Surgery"Geezer - "One Leg Up" The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM only on Radio Free Brooklyn. If you like any of the music played during the show please think about purchasing the music & adding it to your collection. rfb.nyc/tr Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. #7 Season 5 - LocalChords
    by Matt Attack on July 1, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Radio Free Brooklyn is very excited to announce that we have officially launched our second live stream – RFB 2: LocalChords. RFB 2 is a 24/7 uninterrupted stream consisting exclusively of LOCAL music – i.e. bands based in New York City. Grace McLean & Them Apples - "Ocean-Vapor"Doe Paoro - "Born Whole"Pep - "Run"You Bred Raptors? - "Bayonette"Sun Voyager - "White Angel"The Space Merchants - "Reavers"God Tiny - "Born to die"You Bred Raptors? - "stalemate"Cinema Cinema - "Bomb Plot"Bbigpigg - "Chow Time"Limbo Dolls - "feed"Dead Heart Bloom - "motion"Tucker Woods - "Lunatic"Alejandro Meola & Robinsones - "Gypsy Woman (She Told Me)"You Bred Raptors? - "Hyperbole"Kabbalah - "Phantasmal Planetoid"Heavy Traffic - "Medicated Bed" The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM only on Radio Free Brooklyn. rfb.nyc/tr Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. #6 Season 5 - Basic Bitches
    by Matt Attack on June 24, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    City Slackers is a cathartic 13-song collection from the ferocious, hard-hitting two piece, Basic Bitches. http://www.basicbitchesband.com/ Basic Bitches - "We All Moved To The City"Shovel - "With You"Lumps - "Spirit Sweat"The Kominas - "Twist That Knife"The Youts - "Memory loss"Basic Bitches - "Summer In The City"Lady Bits - "The Standard"Incircles - "long island"Ellen and the Degenerates - "my house"Basic Bitches - "Come On Brenda, It's the 90's for Chrissakes"Basic Bitches - "Lonely Teenage Heart"Knucklehead - "Revival"The Loneliers - "Don't Touch Me." The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM only on Radio Free Brooklyn. If you like any of the music played during the show please think about purchasing the music & adding it to your collection. rfb.nyc/tr Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. #5 Season 5 - Punk Island
    by Matt Attack on June 17, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Punk Island is led by a collective of artists, curators, musicians, and educators whose goal is to bring the vitality, diversity, and intensity of the NYC punk scene into the light of day. http://www.punkislandnyc.com/ NCM - "Bah Bah Dead Sheep"Alouth - "Soaked in Beer"Disposable - "Looking Back"Almost Aimless - "Jesus Saves"Ellen and the Degenerates - "Trash"Ruby Bones - "Heart of Darkness"Lady Bizness - "zoo"Sister Munch - "Not Consensual"There Are Four Lights - "Cat Call"Tonya Harding - "So What"Scarboro - "Downward Spiral"Nihiloceros - "Throatchop"Thundera - "Non-Citizen"Knucklehead - "Anxious"The Silverhounds - "The Way of the Wolf"Trashy - "Urban Hellscape"Little Prince - "Why" The Rodent Hour plays independent R'n'R from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8:00 PM, only on Radio Free Brooklyn. If you like any of the music played during the show please think about purchasing the music & adding it to your collection. Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. #4 Season 5 - Support Local Music
    by Matt Attack on June 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    The Rodent Hour was created to support the independent artist. If you like any of the music played during the show please think about purchasing the music and adding it to your collection. The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM only on Radio Free Brooklyn. http://rfb.nyc/trh Finn & His Rustkickers - "Impeach the President"God Tiny - "Betty"The Bunks - "Run Back Home"Grim Streaker - "Psycho"Five Horse Johnson - "Jake Leg Boogie"July Talk - "Summer Dress"Vajra - "Inside the Flame"Vajra - "The Mirror"Imaginary People - "Mr Hesitance"Answering Machine - "Hunks & Gunks"Lumps - "sleep tight"The Rizzos - "Prom Mom"Shanda & the Howlers - "She Don't Want a Man"Failure Machine - "Hotline Bling"Knock Yourself Out - "What Are You Made of?" Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. #3 Season 5 - Northside Festival Preview
    by Matt Attack on June 3, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    For one week every June, over 100,000 creative and cultural trendsetters meet in Brooklyn to uncover the future of music, innovation and content. The 55 minutes of music that I've put together represents just a small sample of the music being played at this year's Northside Festival. Pick up a badge and experience 4 days of great, independent music for yourself. northsidefestival.com Stuydeyed - "Pearl"Fat Heaven - "Bowling for Bone"Sun Voyager - "trip"Nervous Dater - "Scabs"Sharkmuffin - "puppy love"Blaire Alise & The Bombshells - "Shady Lane"Thick - "anymore"The Space Merchants - "One Cut Like the Moon"Samantha - "Throatchop"Secret Nudist Friends - "Susan"Darkwing - "Dark Hunting"The Flux Machine - "Square Up"Graveyard Lovers - "storm"Castle Black - "Blind Curtain"The Giraffes - "Product Placement Song" The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM only on Radio Free Brooklyn. rfb.nyc/tr Read more →

  • The Rodent Hour Ep. #2 Season 5 - Wanda Jackson
    by Matt Attack on May 27, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    The "Wanda Jackson" being cited in the episode title is definitely the singer but instead of having the Queen of Rockabilly in the studio with me at Radio Free Brooklyn as my guest it's a reference to the names of the two cocker spaniels that Mrs. Attack and I recently adopted. The Falling Birds - "my girl"LoveHONEY - "devil woman"The Bushwick Hotel - "Show You the Way"Guillotine Riot - "Zombie From NJ"Church Girls - "Friends & Idols"Vulpynes - "OCD"Sun Mahshene - "On Blood"BandMaster Ruckus - "DAB"Joe Smith & The Going Concern - "It's All Right"Wanda Jackson - "There's A Party Going On"The Gentlemen Bastards - "Mad"Crowd the Airwaves - "Natural Born Therapist"Fruit & Flowers - "Out of Touch"Smoke Mountain - "demOn"Brick Briscoe - "5Sick7"Shovel - "Dweeb"Imaginary People - "Snapshot" The Rodent Hour plays independent rock 'n' roll from Brooklyn & beyond every Monday evening at 8PM on Radio Free Brooklyn. rfb.nyc/tr Read more →