- New York Noise
New York Noise Genre Indie rock Music Television Format Music Video Series Created by Shirley Braha Country of origin United States No. of episodes 89 Production Producer(s) Shirley Braha Editor(s) Shirley Braha Running time 60 minutes Broadcast Original channel nyctv Original run 2003 – 2009 External links Website
New York Noise is a one-hour indie-rock music video television program which aired from 2003–2009 on NYCTV in New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. It was created, produced, and edited by Shirley Braha  and funded by New York City under the Bloomberg administration. The show was "devoted to music videos, live footage, and high jinx from bands that ride the L train.". According to the New York Times, it is "a groundbreaking show that has attracted a loyal following among musicians " It is no longer in production since the station's rebranding in 2010, despite a petition & campaign which attempted to save it. The show's website is NYNOISE.TV
Shirley Braha, a New York native, first developed "New York Noise" in 2003 while working on her bachelor's degree at Smith College. NYC TV General Manager Arick Wierson offered Braha a show in part because of her local cred and experience."  The show began airing in Fall of 2003, and by the end of 2004, after NYC TV acquired channel 25 and Braha had graduated, the episodes began featuring original segments
Episode List & Featured Guests or Subjects
- Episode 89: Vivian Girls perform live, Love Is All give love advice, an interview with Chairlift and a SXSW 2009 roundup with clips of The Beets, Box Elders, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Micachu & The Shapes, Kurt Vile, Woods, and Blank Dogs. Music videos from: Ducktails, Crystal Antlers, Camera obscura, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Chairlift, Fever Ray, Parenthetical Girls, Shy Child, Marnie Stern, The Sea and Cake and Galaxie 500.
- Episode 88: Live footage of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart & Deerhoof, MC Steinberg talks to The King Khan & BBQ Show, The Real Housewives of New York Noise, Lykke Li. Music videos from: Those Dancing Days, School of Seven Bells, Benoit Pouilard, Girls, Casiokids, El Guincho, Sebastian Tellier, Metronomy, Micachu & The Shapes, Ariel Pink, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks & Vampire Weekend.
- Episode 87: The Futureheads talk to Fahrusha, Hercules & Love Affair perform live, Adam Green, Thurston Moore & Byron Colley. Music videos from: Department of Eagles, The Presets, Vetiver, Starfucker, Bishop Allen, Andrew Thompson [disambiguation needed ], Dent May
- Episode 86: MC Steinberg interviews Woods, the Kids Korner, Fahrusha the Psychic, The Real Housewives of New York Noise, and Thurston Moore. Music videos from: Pete & The Pirates, Stephen Malkmus, Peter Bjorn & John, Sebastien Tellier, Metronomy, MGMT, Beach House, Beirut, Woods, Pere Ubu, and My Bloody Valentine.
- Episode 85: MC Steinberg interviews Takka Takka, the Real Housewives of New York Noise, Thurston Moore & Byron Coley, Fahrusha the Psychic, The Soft Pack and Adam Green. Music videos from: Stereolab, Bricolage, Devo, Nancy Sinatra, Vivian Girls, Telepathe, Nite Jewel, Violent Femmes, Band of Horses, Soft Pack, Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, Wild Beasts, Violent Femmes & Prefab Sprout.
- Episode 84: "Cribs" with Chairlift, Woods performs, Adam Green, Friendly Fires, and Lykke Li. Music videos from: Here We Go Magic, Violens, Foals, The Go-Betweens, Ra Ra Riot, Chairlift, and CSS.
- Episode 83: MC Steinberg interviews The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, a Pavement "pop-up" video, the Real Housewives of New York Noise, Farusha the Psychic and Thurston Moore. Music videos from: Bush Tetras, Animal Collective, The Tough Alliance, Miami Horror, M83, Vampire Weekend, Abe Vigoda, Surf City, Matt & Kim, Crystal Stilts, and AU.
- Episode 82: Adam Green interviews The Vaselines, Vivian Girls perform, plus Thurston Moore. Music videos from: Cause Co-motion, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Ladyhawke, Passion Pit, Empire of the Sun, Still Flyin, Of Montreal, Blondie, Animal Collective, No Age, and Little Joy.
- Episode 81: Interviews with Interpol, Ladybug Transistor, a recap of SXSW 2008 (featuring High Places, She & Him, The Ruby Suns, Fleet Foxes, and Cut Copy) and videos from Goldfrapp, Lykke Li, Mum, Noah & the Whale, Santogold, Tegan & Sara, Hot Chip, Hercules & Love Affair, The Presets, Meneguar, Health, The Death Set, and Ungdomskulen
- Episode 80: A Les Savy Fav apartment tour, a fashion update with Yeasayer, an interview with Simian Mobile Disco, and videos from The Go! Team, Kid Sister, Metronomy, Justice, Tilly & the Wall, The Spinto Band, M83, Tunng, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Animal Collective, and Prinzhorn Dance School
- Episode 79: Interviews with Sons and Daughters, Vampire Weekend, Les Savy Fav and "Patty Pitchfork", and videos from The Ruby Suns, The Shins, This Is Ivy League, Cut Off Your Hands, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, The Black Lips, King Khan, The Teenagers, LCD Soundsystem, Band of Horses, and The Mae Shi
- Episode 78: Record shopping with Mark Ronson and Peter Moren, interviews with Pinback and Klaxons, Le Loup live on KEXP, and videos from Andrew Thompson [disambiguation needed ], The Sea and Cake, Basia Bulat, Headlights, Au Revoir Simone, The Clientele, MGMT, Klaxons, and Love of Diagrams
- Episode 77: An interview and KEXP live performance from The Hold Steady, and interviews with Les Savy Fav, New York Noise VJ Search, and videos from Adam Green, The Go! Team, The Mountain Goats, Parts & Labor, Evangelicals, The Long Blondes, and Pete & The Pirates
- Episode 76: Tim Harrington of Les Savy Fav celebrates Hanukkah, The Harlem Shakes perform on KEXP, interviews with Jens Lekman, Klaxons, and Vampire Weekend, and videos from Dr. Dog, Panda Bear, The Helio Sequence, Les Savy Fav, Imani, Of Montreal, and Cut Copy
- Episode 75: Yeasayer interview and performance on KEXP, behind the scenes of a Ladybug Transistor video, interviews with Mark Ronson and The Black Kids, the New York Noise VJ Search, and videos from The Dodos, Au Revoir Simone, Shout Out Louds, Super Furry Animals, MGMT, Jeremy Jay, CSS, Holy Hail, and Jamie T
- Episode 74: Vampire Weekend tours Morningside Heights, Au Revoir Simone begins the weekly New York Noise VJ Search 2008, a CMJ fashion report, an interview with Liars, an exclusive performance by Simian Mobile Disco recorded live at the KEXP CMJ broadcast, and music videos from The Thermals, My Teenage Stride, Hot Chip, Ra Ra Riot, Digitalism, New Young Pony Club, Love of Diagrams, O'Death, Vampire Weekend, Liars
- Episode 73: Apples in Stereo in Central Park
- Episode 72: The National tours the United Nations building
- Episode 71: Jeffrey Lewis hosts with his parents
- Episode 70: Devlin & Darko of Spank Rock at the Big Apple Circus
- Episode 69: Battles learn non-violent communication with Dr. Dian Killian
- Episode 68: New York Noise's executive board takes over the show, with appearances from Andrew Thompson [disambiguation needed ] and Oxford Collapse
- Episode 67: Peggy & Roy go head to head in the New York Noise Blogger War at SXSW, featuring interviews with Peter Bjorn & John, Voxtrot, The Pipettes, Menomena, Dan Deacon, Matt & Kim, Fujiya & Miyagi, and more.
- Episode 66: Senior citizens judge music videos by The Hold Steady & Albert Hammond Jr., Of Montreal, Nicole Atkins, Dr. Dog, and The Knife
- Episode 65: Antique Rockshow at the WFMU Record Fair, with music videos from Human Television, Saturday Looks Good To Me, The Magnetic Fields, Stephen Malkmus, Danielson, Animal Collective, Barbara Morgenstern, The Embassy, The Tough Alliance, Dr. Octagon, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Talking Heads
- Episode 64: "Disability Mentoring Day" behind the scenes of DFA Records, Insound.com, and Time Out NY, plus videos from The Rapture, LCD Soundsystem, Goldfrapp, Moby, CSS, TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, Tahiti 80 and The Knife
- Episode 63: MC Steinberg interviews The Shins, The Rapture, Girl Talk, The Presets, Hot Chip, Forward, Russia!, The Knife, and Tokyo Police Club at the 2006 CMJ Music Festival.
- Episode 62: "My SuperSweet Barmitzvah" with Michael Leviton, plus videos from The Spinto Band, Tom Vek, The Strokes, Locksley, The Thermals, Art Brut, Klaxons, Klaus Nomi, Jose Gonzalez [disambiguation needed ], Menomena, Oliver Laric, Ralph Myerz & Jack Herren Band and Hot Chip
- Episode 61: An inside look at the 2006 Pitchfork Music Festival with Aesop Rock, The Mountain Goats, The Futureheads, CSS, Yo La Tengo, Fred Armisen and roving fruit correspondent Ted Leo, with videos from The Heavy Blinkers, Pavement, Beirut, and M. Ward
- Episode 60: A comparative study between the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls and Ethel's Music Camp, plus videos from Plastic Operator, Dr. Octagon, Asobi Seksu, Dick & Dee Dee, Michael Leviton, El Perro Del Mar, Klaxons, Dan Deacon, Danielson, Sonic Youth, Dungen, Art Brut, Arctic Monkeys and The Cribs
- Episode 59: Live performances by Saturday Looks Good to Me, Mobius Band, Human Television, Meneguar and Fallen Angel Crying at the East River Music Project, along with videos from Field Music, Mates of State, Oliver Laric, Camera obscura, Broken Social Scene, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Supersystem, Services, and Psapp
- Episode 58: "Making the Video" with Beirut at the Sweet N’ Low sugar factory, with videos from Jamie Lidell, Feist, Regina Spektor, Jose Gonzalez [disambiguation needed ], TV on the Radio, Kudu, Spank Rock, Figurines, The Spinto Band, I’m From Barcelona, Suburban Kids with Biblical Names and The Besties
- Episode 57: "Ms. New York" Staci Shands interviews Art Brut, The Cribs, Stars [disambiguation needed ], Rogers Sisters, Tapes 'N Tapes, Dirty on Purpose, Man Man, Serena Maneesh at the 2006 Siren Festival, with videos from Dirty on Purpose, Tapes N Tapes, Islands, Rogers Sisters and Hot Chip
- Episode 56: The Fiery Furnaces join up with the FDNY at Ladder 54 Engine 8 for a fire safety lesson, with videos from Irving, The Futureheads, Kelley Stoltz, Islands, Sonic Youth, The Rogers Sisters, The Presets, The Real Tuesday Weld, and They Might Be Giants
- Episode 55: The Walkmen are interviewed, with videos from Fischerspooner, DJ Spooky, Jason Forrest, We Are Scientists, Spoon, Neko Case, Band of Horses, Dirty on Purpose, and Serena Maneesh
- Episode 54: Kids critique music videos by The Cloud Room, Ezra Reich, LCD Soundsystem, The Knife, Blondie, Phofo, Animal Collective, and Arctic Monkeys
- Episode 53: Simon Reynolds, author of "Rip It Up and Start Again: A History of Post-Punk" is interviewed while people get "post-punk haircuts", with videos from Talking Heads, Orange Juice, OMD, Klaus Nomi, A Certain Ratio, ESG, Josef K, Franz Ferdinand, Monochrome Set, Devo and The Raincoats
- Episode 52: SXSW 2006 with Ted Leo, Art Brut, Aziz Ansari & Paul Scheer, Ryan Schreiber from Pitchfork Media, Serena Maneesh, Calla, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and Au Revoir Simone, with performances by The New Pornographers, Joggers, Love Is All, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Matt & Kim, Meneguar, Psychic Ills, The Boy Least Likely To, Belle & Sebastian, and Afrirampo, with videos from Baby Dayliner, The Go! Team, Pizzicato Five, Shugo Tokumaru, Arctic Monkeys, Menomena, and Ivy League
- Episode 51: Adam Green hosts "The Adam Green Variety Hour" with guests Jenny Lewis, Rogue Wave, Jeffrey Lewis, Kimya Dawson, Animal Collective, The Strokes, Langhorne Slim, Mr. Scruff, Human Television, and The Knife
- Episode 50: Walter Kuhr of The Main Squeeze Orchestra is interviewed, with videos from Envelopes, Of Montreal, Gogol Bordello, The Cloud Room, The Walkmen, Test Icicles, Liars, Burnside Project, Annie, Phofo, Ezra Reich, and The Peachwaves
- Episode 49: Aziz Ansari hosts the 2006 PLUG Awards, with appearances by TV on the Radio, The National, Beans, Holy Fuck, Celebration, Emiliana Torrini, Chad VanGaalen Claire & Patrick from OhMyRockness.com, Jack Rabid of Big Takeover, and Nick Sylvester.
- Episode 48 Highlights from previous episodes and the best videos of 2005, including The National, Jason Forrest, M.I.A., The Go! Team, and Out Hud
- Episode 47: The Hold Steady perform at The Variety Club Boys & Girls Club of Queens, plus videos from Ivy, The Clientele, The Magic Numbers, Pia Fraus, Snoozer, Sons & Daughters, Cornelius, No-Neck Blues Band, Talking Heads, The Double, Bright Eyes, The Bats, and Run On
- Episode 46: J from The Cloud Room and Nicole Atkins go on a blind date, plus videos from Wolf Parade, Grizzly Bear, Bright Lights, Beat Happening, The Knife, and Matt Pond PA
- Episode 45: Aziz Ansari & Rob Huebel portray Pitchfork Media's Thadius P. Scornburner and Nigel P. Radcliffe at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, plus videos from Pinback, My Morning Jacket, Devendra Banhart, Pavement, Chalets, Bloc Party, Burnside Project, LCD Soundsystem, and The Go! Team
- Episode 44: "WFMU Record Fair" with radio personalities Brian Turner [disambiguation needed ], Small Change, DJ Trouble, OCDJ, Small Change, and Mac of Antique Phonograph, plus Brian Turner shares videos from Afrirampo, Lightning Bolt, The Fall, Serge Gainsbourg, Captain Beefheart, Devo, and Deerhoof
- Episode 43: Oneida gives a tour of their studio, plus videos from Jason Forrest, Antony & The Johnsons, Shout Out Louds, Mother and the Addicts, The Peachwaves & Goblin Cock
- Episode 42: Bishop Allen host a rooftop barbecue along with Funny Ha Ha director Andrew Bujalski, plus videos from Mates of State, CocoRosie, Sleater-Kinney, Spoon, Bloc Party, Out Hud, Smog, and The Fiery Furnaces
- Episode 41: Hosts Eugene Mirman & Langhorne Slim hand out fried scallops, highlights from the New York Noise CMJ Showcase with Au Revoir Simone and Mahogany, along with oher CMJ clips featuring The Besties, Of Montreal, The Hold Steady, Why?, Tomorrow's Friend, The Castanets, Skeletons & the Girl-Faced Boys, The Gossip, Blood on the Wall, and Test-Icicles
- Episode 40: An inside look at the first Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls, plus videos from Dirty on Purpose, Stars [disambiguation needed ], Sons & Daughters, The Legends, and OK Go
- Episode 39: Hosts Carl Newman of the New Pornographers, and Dave Martin at the Beggars Group 10th Anniversary, with cameos by Fred Armisen, and Dean Wareham, plus videos from the Beggars Group catalogue, including The New Pornographers, The Double, Calla, The Avalanches, M/A/R/R/S, Cocteau Twins, Charlatans, and The Pixies
- Episode 38: Man Parrish & Richard Barone talk about Klaus Nomi, with footage from the documentary, The Nomi Song, as well as videos by Architecture in Helsinki, Of Montreal, The Cloud Room, and LCD Soundsystem
- Episode 37: Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players host from their East Village apartment, with music videos from M83, Spoon, The Arcade Fire, Mr. Scruff, and Interpol
- Episode 36: My Favorite gives summer reading recommendations from the New York Public Library, with performances from SXSW (by Voxtrot, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Dirty on Purpose, Hot Chip, Kings of Convenience, and Ariel Pink), and videos from Emiliana Torrini, Jennifer Gentle, Iron & Wine
- Episode 35: Kids judge videos by Sparks, The Real Tuesday Weld, Suburban Kids With Biblical Names, and Adam Green
- Episode 34: Ben Goldberg of The Leaf Label listens to top 40 music for 30 days straight to investigate the harmful effects, plus videos from M.I.A., Solvent, Antony & the Johnsons, and Caribou
- Episode 33: Fischerspooner is interviewed, plus videos from ESG, Sonic Youth, Beck, Matisyahu, Enon, and Talking Heads
- Episode 32: The National is interviewed, plus videos from Bright Eyes, Sleater-Kinney, Annie, and The Shout Out Louds
- Episode 31: Tommy Ramone sips tea and talks about the Ramones documentary, End of the Century, with videos from Fischerspooner, My Favorite, and Brazilian Girls
- Episode 30: Animal Collective is interviewed at a cupcake shop, with videos from Ariel Pink, Suburban Kids with Biblical Names, Devendra Banhart, Matisyahu
- Episode 29: International Whistling Champion Steve "the Whistler" Herbst gives whistled renditions of songs by Adam Green, M.I.A., My Favorite, The Postal Service, and Jens Lekman, with videos from The National, Dirty Projectors, and Aberfeldy
- Episode 28: The members of 33 Hz cook a turducken and perform at the NYCTV Winter Launch, with videos from Regina Spektor, Annie, Emiliana Torrini, Sonic Youth, and Supersystem
- Episode 27: WFMU DJ and musician Jason Forrest is interviewed, with videos from Beck, LCD Soundsystem, Röyksopp, and Kings of Convenience
- Episode 26: Interview with Chris from CMJ, about the CMJ Music Marathon
- Episode 25: Le Tigre is interviewed
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- Episode 18: CMJ 2004 Music Marathon featuring Midlake, The Russian Futurists, Poingly, Danielson feat. Sufjan Stevens, The Organ, Parker and Lily, and Smoosh
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- Episode 16: Videos from Interpol, Prosaics, The Mazing Vids, The Moldy Peaches, My Favorite and Boyskout
- Episode 15: Live footage of Jeffrey Lewis and White Magic, along with videos from Radio 4, Burnside Project, The Wrens, Eltro, Cat Power, Mixel Pixel & ROTFLOL
- Episode 14: Videos from The Stills, Adam Green, The Boggs, Chromeo, !!!, Joanna Newsom, Bonnie Prince Billy, and My Favorite
- Episode 13: Live footage of Ari-Up of The Slits performing an ode to New York City with her son, along with videos from Burnside Project, !!!, My Favorite & Prosaics
- Episode 12: Videos from The Boggs, Chromeo, Radio 4, The Rapture, The Real Tuesday Weld, The Natural History, DJ Spooky, My Favorite, The Walkmen, The Stills & Calla
- Episode 11: Live footage of White Magic, Prosaics and ESG, along with videos from My Favorite, Burnside Project, The Thermals, The High Strung, Iron & Wine, and The French Kicks
- Episode 10: Live footage of Oneida, The Seconds, and a special performance from Radio 4 at the Joe Strummer tribute concert
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- ^ "Best Local Music Groupie - 2006: Shirley Braha" By Rachel Kramer Bussel, Village Voice http://www.villagevoice.com/bestof/2006/award/best-local-music-groupie-493212/
- ^ Shirley Braha, New York Noise: Gothamist.com by Jen Carlson, March 23, 2008 http://gothamist.com/2008/03/27/shirley_braha_n.php
- ^ "Best of New York 2005: Best Unnecessary but Totally Rad Use of the City's Money, Music Division." Phillips, Amy, Village Voice, 2005 http://www.villagevoice.com/bestof/2005/award/best-unnecessary-but-totally-rad-use-of-the-citys-money-music-division-493454/
- ^ "Hour After Hour, One Station Is Devoted to Pulse of New York" By Winnie Hu, New York Times, May 22, 2006 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE0DE103EF931A15756C0A9609C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all
- ^ "Is New York Noise a Victim of NYC-TV's Post-Scandal Rebranding?" Camille Dodedo, Village Voice Blog, Feb. 24 2010 http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2010/02/is_new_york_noi.php
- ^ Pitchfork.com: Petition to Bring Back Indie TV Show New York Noise, March 5, 2010 http://pitchfork.com/news/38105-petition-to-bring-back-indie-tv-show-new-york-noise
- ^ "NYC Show Aims To Fill MTV Video Void" Fanelli, James. AM NY (4-3-2006) http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycmg/downloads/pdf/NYCTV_AMnewyork_04-03-06.pdf
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