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Adding another stop to the Employee Burnout Tour, BTO is happy to announce that we’ll be performing at the Peabody Institute Library on December 11th at 7:00pm! There is limited space for this event so *please* ensure that you register at THIS LINK!

As always, keep an eye on our socials or our Upcoming Shows page for details.


We’re thrilled to announce that the MIT Museum has included us in their After Dark Series for the month of October! October’s theme is: INK. Catch us on October 12th at 6:00!

Celebrate National Book Month at our novel October After Dark. Take in a performance by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra, design your own MIT Press book cover, and create a solar print. In our Collections Workshop, join our curators for a close look at prints and printmaking equipment from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

Craft beers from Lord Hobo and tasty bites from Za available for purchase.

Tickets are available HERE!

This and all of our other appearances can be found in the Upcoming Shows tab.


We’re performing at Ralph’s Rock Diner on Saturday, October 7th with Garrison, Pilot to Gunner and Sorry, Mister. We don’t play club shows very often nowadays, so if you ever wanted to see us live, this is the place!

Tickets will be available at the door.

This and all of our other shows can be found in the Upcoming Shows tab.

Flier by onetricpony


We’re excited to announce our first performance in the Keystone State!

The Boston Typewriter Orchestra will play Philadelphia at the Mt. Airy Village Fair, Oct. 1, 2023! The seven-person percussive group, as seen on BBC, NPR, and NBC, will perform FREE during the Mt. Airy Village Fair in the spacious, whimsical Garden of the WPM Typewriter Shop, 11:30 am, and street-side, 1:30 pm.

Mt. Airy Village Fair spans the intersection of Greene St. & Carpenter Lane, 11 – 4 pm. In its 12th year, the annual fair is known for highly interactive engagement for children and adults. The fair this year will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Weaver’s Way Co-op (at this intersection).

New Merch!

BTO’s own Chris Keene produced a hand-drawn take on our classic Skullwriter design. We liked it so much we put it on a T-Shirt! Now available through our Bandcamp Page!

Brand: Next Level
Fabric: 60% Cotton / 40% Polyester Blend

You’re f#$%^&’ pretty loud, New Jersey!

In conjunction with our Elevator Music 8 exhibition, Gallery Aferro has invited us to perform on March 5th at 6:00pm! If you happen to be in the Newark area, definitely stop in and check us out!

Saturday, March 5th, 6 – 7:30pm
Main Gallery @ Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street, Newark, NJ

Free and open to everyone!
* Masks are required. Please register for timed admission here.

More information is available on the Gallery Aferro Events page here.

Elevator Music 8

We’re excited to announce that Gallery Aferro has included us in the 8th edition of their rotating Elevator Music exhibition! We composed incidental audio and edited tracks from our last two albums specifically for this project.

Gallery Aferro beckons visitors to walk inside a refurbished, early-1900s Otis Elevator and embrace the creative rhythms and playful whimsy of one of America’s most eclectic musical troupes.

In Elevator Music 8, BTO has taken their upcycled, recontextualized music, and returned to the office, this time in the warm, seemingly stale confines of an Otis elevator car. This original piece produced for Gallery Aferro’s unique installation harmonizes existing compositions with new evocative sounds, callouts, and textures, and explores the intimacy and anxiety we all feel when fleetingly sharing 150 cubic feet with a group of strangers.

In addition to their original works, BTO is pleased to include collaborations here from other sonic visionaries: interdisciplinary artist Brian Dewan of Catskill, New York, and grindcore legends Full of Hell of Ocean City, Maryland. Elizabeth Donovan of Brookline, Massachusetts, delivers the “next stop” announcements, a calming beacon amidst the irascible machines.

This exhibition is running from January 29th to April 1st with a reception on February 5th. Gallery Aferro is located in Newark, New Jersey and details can be found here: