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Comfy is the super endearing, earworm-inducing project of Rochester-based musician Connor Benincasa. Joined by a virtual army of musical friends and co-conspirators, the “band” crafts a malleable array of genres from pure power pop to bedroom grooves and indie garage bangers. Here, Connor is joined by Aurora Case for a low-key, ultra-cozy exclusive performance. Volume For is available now from Dadstache Records. Watch the video for "Nuisance" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Tune in to The Jazz Hole Live to hear a set by Jesse Ryan & Bridges, recorded live at Toronto’s Poetry Jazz Café in 2018
Call Me Spinster is a Chattanooga, TN-based sister trio of Rosie, Rachel, and Amelia. In this episode, the band delivers a stunning live performance, featuring new band members Alfredo and, of course, Maggie The Dog.
Call Me Spinster is a Chattanooga, TN-based sister trio. In this episode, the band delivers a stunning live performance, and talks a bit about how they found themselves together in TN, the band's beginnings, their album, and the future.
Juliet Quick is a Hudson Valley-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter whose work reflects on climate terror, misogyny, self-interrogation, and holding on to hope. Here, she shares an intimate look at her music, performed exclusively for BTR Live Studio At Home, along with chat about her record, songwriting, and inspiration.
Juliet Quick is a Hudson Valley-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter whose work reflects on climate terror, misogyny, self-interrogation, and holding on to hope. Here, she shares an intimate look at her music, performed exclusively for BTR Live Studio At Home. Glass Years EP is available now from Substitute Scene Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Sanya N'Kanta is a Jamaican-born musician currently based in Charlotte, NC who writes, performs, and produces songs with a wide range of musical influences and styles. Here, he shares an exclusive, stripped-down performance of a song from his new EP.
On today’s episodes of BTR Live Studio at Home, London based electro pop artist GracieSouz, stops by to unveil the new solo project. The project began as a bedroom experiment during the London lockdown and boomed into so much more. The project has dark brooding cinematic tones. Grace is also associated with Indie Rock group Kin. Jen discusses with Grace the sound of the new project, her writing process, the making of the two new music videos for the singles Brian Cox and Before, An Apparition, and the influence of outer space on the project.
Sasha And The Valentines is an Austin, TX-based dream pop band with a brand new debut full length full of sweet and hazy pop gems. For their performance here, Sarah Addi (voice, keys, drum machine) is joined by JB Bergin on Violin in a perfect outdoor setting, and we have a great conversation with Sarah about the band's history and the new record! So You Think You Found Love is available now from Oof Records.  
Sasha And The Valentines is a dream-pop band based in Austin, TX, whose debut full-length just dropped, full of sweet and hazy pop gems. Here, Sarah Addi (voice, keys, drum machine) is joined by JB Bergin on Violin in a perfect outdoor setting for this super sweet performance. So You Think You Found Love is available now from Oof Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
In this episode, rapper Thunny Brown takes it to Brownsville for a raw performance!
In the building we have special guest John Jigg$, hailing from Strong island, Long island, New York. John Jiggs is a very talented artist who had no just to be involve in music because his family was deep into music also. Displaying his skills in the local areas of Long Island, John felt like it was time to take his mic skills to the next stage, yeah time to go national and international. Despite the pandemic Jigg$ has not quarantine his hustle by staying home. He has been hitting the hip-hop circuit hard. Performing from New York, Atlanta to New Orleans while working on his new project which just dropped on all digital outlets. I sat down and talk with the brother. Let’s check it out.  
John Jigg$ is a talented artist from Long island, New York, whose family’s love of music set him on the path that led to his hard work on the hip-hop circuit. Here he delivers a spot-on performance from home.
A Day Without Love is the musical project of Philadelphia-based artist Brian Walker, operating under the mantra of “Telling the truth through pain and storytelling.” Besides writing and performing music, Brian creates podcasts, is active on social media, and has a documentary film in the works. His catalog of releases runs deep, and is pretty varied stylistically, though often leaning towards acoustic indie folk with hints of punk experimentation. Here, A Day Without Love delivers a raw, solo performance for BTR Live Studio at Home. Mega Jawn is the latest release from A Day Without Love. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. In addition to the links below, you can support A Day Without Love on Patreon.
A Day Without Love is the musical project of Philadelphia-based artist Brian Walker, operating under the mantra of “Telling the truth through pain and storytelling.” Besides writing and performing music, Brian creates podcasts, is active on social media, and has a documentary film in the works. His catalog of releases runs deep, and is pretty varied stylistically, though often leaning towards acoustic indie folk with hints of punk experimentation. Here, A Day Without Love delivers a raw, solo performance and great conversation about his music and work for BTR Live Studio at Home. A Day Without Love has a Patreon, which you can join here.
Gold Connections is the project of Will Marsh - currently based in Richmond, Virginia. A bit of a prolific songwriter, Marsh has released several albums and singles under the name, and recently took on self-producing - which is sure to keep the momentum going. Here, the band - as the trio of Will Marsh (guitar/vocal), Ryan Lipps (guitar), and Stephan LaRue (tambourine) - shares an exclusive remote performance! Ammunition EP is available now. Watch the video for "Stick Figures" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Norman, OK-based songwriter Beau Jennings joins us to talk about his musical career path, his recent record The Thunderbird and it's followup Son Of Thunderbird, as well as what he's got in the works! We're also treated to a fantastic, raw solo performance recorded in his home.
Beau Jennings is a songwriter based in Norman, Oklahoma, whose career brought him to Brooklyn to lead the band Cheyenne, before shifting focus to work under his own name. Here, he performs a raw, intimate selection from his home, for BTR Live Studio at Home.
On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Brooklyn rock trio, A Very Special Episode  stops by and plays some of their new tunes. Jen discusses with Patrick, Kasey, and Chayse the band's songwriting process, the completion of their new album, and life during quarantine.  
A Very Special Episode is a New York City post-punk band featuring Kasey Heisler (vocals, bass), Patrick Porter (guitar), and Chayse Schutter (drums).
Erin Frisby is a Washington, DC-based songwriter who performs in the band The OSYX. Here, she shares a solo acoustic performance of some of her own project’s music.
Listen to a special concert by Rodrigo Domínguez & Matthew Golombisky, recorded outdoors amidst the Patagonian nature in Quila Quina.
Brooklyn indie punk band LAPÊCHE is back with a brand new album, co-produced by Jawbox's J. Robbins. The band returns to BTR Live Studio to share with us the story behind the production of the record, how they've been spending quarantine, and about what's coming up.
Brooklyn indie punk band LAPÊCHE returns to BTR Live Studio as they release their latest J. Robbins-co-produced full length record, with a fantastic live performance recorded at Red Panda Recording in Brooklyn.
On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, LA rocker, Veronica Bianqui  stops by and plays some of her tunes. Veronica Bianqui is also associated with The Blank Tapes and SUO. Jen discusses with Veronica her songwriting process, the completion of her self titled LP, and her new music video.
Los Angeles rock veteran Veronica Bianqui is associated with The Blank Tapes and SUO. Here, though, she’s focused on her solo project by way of an intimate performance of music from her full length debut.
Dominic Lavoie is a Portland, Maine-based songwriter, musician, and producer, who’s been active in the music scene for over a decade. Here, he joins us from his studio, Shabby Load, to share a stripped down, solo performance from his new record. Wave With A Broken Arm is available now. Check out the video for "Sky With Too Many Suns" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
E Woods is the stage name of Chicago-based indie R&B artist Emily Woods. With a strong background in music, having performed with countless groups before launching her own project, Woods has a natural energy and positive vibe that radiates from her music. In this episode, we catch up just a few days before the release of her debut EP, while she was stuck in Florida, excited to get home to Chicago. Listen in to hear all about the new project, her background in the Chicago music scene, and for an exclusive performance of three songs from the new record! LATE NIGHT EP is available now from Rosebud Allday.
E Woods is the stage name of Chicago-based indie R&B artist Emily Woods. Having performed with countless groups before launching her own project, Woods has a natural energy and positive vibe that radiates from her work. Here, she performs music from her debut EP with a full, live band, overflowing with great energy. LATE NIGHT EP is available now from Rosebud Allday. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Right before the world as we knew it came to a screeching halt last March The Black Black were keeping busy at Studio G in Brooklyn, recording with Jeff Berner. Those tracks eventually became the songs that make up their newest album, Careful On Your Way Out, which was released in January on vinyl and limited to 100 copies. In this episode they will be chatting with me about the new record and how they’ve fine tuned their livestream game in the era of global pandemic.
The Black Black is a crucial part of their vibrant NYC music scene, and they make their return to BTR Live Studio with an at Home session from their vibey practice/performance space somewhere in Brooklyn.
Pearl Charles returns to BTR Live Studio – this time from her home in scenic California – for a stripped-down performance of a song from her excellent new album. Magic Mirror is available now from Kanine Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Pearl Charles is always a favorite here at BTR Live Studio, and with her excellent new album Magic Mirror out now, we had to catch up with her once again! She delivered a lovely, stripped-down performance from her home in California and we caught up to talk about the new record, moving out of LA, and more!
Faith & Majesty are a Florida-based folk singer-songwriter duo who work in healthcare. For this episode, they join us for a raw, acoustic performance of some of their tunes! Premise is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
On today’s episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Florida singer-songwriter duo Faith & Majesty stops by to play some of their newest tunes. Jen discusses with Faith & Majesty what it's like creating as sisters, their songwriting process as nurses who work opposite shifts writing as escapism, and their love of music. 
Megan Mancini and Justin Ferraro of Brooklyn garage punk band The Rizzos - along with drummer Cody Buesing - join us for a very different return appearance on BTR Live Studio, this time from Justin’s living room in Ridgewood, Queens! The Rizzos are working on a full-length album due some time in 2021! Check out the video for "Way Out" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Sunny War is a folk/punk musician based in Los Angeles whose smooth voice and mesmerizing fingerstyle guitar playing makes for a fresh sound. In this episode, she joins us for a conversation about her new album, Simple Syrup, her relationship with music and performing, and more. We also get an exclusive performance of three songs by Sunny War and her bandmate, bassist/vocalist Aroyn Davis, produced with the help of Harlan and Randi Steinberger at Hen House Studios.
Sunny War is a folk/punk musician based in Los Angeles whose smooth voice and mesmerizing fingerstyle guitar playing makes for a fresh sound. Here, she’s joined by her bandmate, bassist/vocalist Aroyn Davis, for an exclusive, stripped-down, intimate performance for BTR Live Studio at Home, produced with the help of Harlan and Randi Steinberger at Hen House Studios. Simple Syrup is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Colin Prosser, AKA Prossess, is a producer and rapper from Miami and NYC. In this episode, he takes us inside his home to make some tea and delivers an immersive exclusive performance.
In this episode, we've got the one and only Prossess, hailing from Tampa Bay Florida & New York City. From his early days skateboarding to producing and rapping, he's been hustling in the hip hop community forever. Check out the life of Prossess as we talk to him on this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home.
KIN is a London-based atmospheric indie pop trio who blend groovy electronics with sweet guitar riffs. Here, two-thirds of the band (Adam Collier and Grace Strickland de Souza) deliver an intimate, exclusive acoustic performance just as the rain starts to fall. “L.O.V.E.” is the latest single available from KIN. Check out the video for "Wander & Lost" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Enjoy a set from Vancouver by the Canadian bassist and composer William Chernoff feat. Francis Henson on guitar and Carson Tworow on drums.
After months quarantined away from each other, New York’s Mala Vista recently reunited to head to the studio and record some fresh tracks for an upcoming release. Here they gather for an exclusive performance of three of those unreleased songs. Western Beef EP is available now on Kafadan Kontak Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
After months quarantined away from each other New York’s Mala Vista recently reunited to head to the studio and record some fresh tracks for an upcoming release. In this episode they will be sharing live versions of those unreleased songs and talking about how a year away from each other influenced the writing process and what their hopes are for the long-awaited return of live music.
Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending debut, Live Forever. It’s been a huge year for Bartees, and we’re excited to present his exclusive, solo performance for BTR Live Studio at Home! Live Forever is available now from Memory Music. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Bartees Strange released one of the most exciting full length debuts of 2020, and we're so excited to catch up with him here in this episode for an exclusive, intimate, solo performance of a few tracks from Live Forever, along with a great conversation about his music and more.
Kick off your spring by with this playlist from female musicians who've been featured on The Music Meetup.
Soul Honey Records is the ever-evolving musical project of Chicago's Andrew Christopoulos. Joined by a rotating cast of friends, the project has grown organically over the past few years, with singles leading up to an impending collection. Here, Andrew is joined by frequent collaborator, Sean Burke, for a rich and intimate performance, filmed by Nick Langlois at Christopoulos' home studio. Soul Honey Singles Vol. 1 will be released this Summer. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Soul Honey Records is the ever-evolving musical project of Chicago's Andrew Christopoulos. Joined by a rotating cast of friends, the project has grown organically over the past few years, with singles leading up to an impending collection. Here, Andrew is joined by frequent-collaborator Sean Burke for a rich and intimate performance, and we have a great conversation about the project!
Frànçois Marry has been developing Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains since its beginnings as a band, to its current form as a nomadic, “very European” project. For this special episode, we’re treated to a cozy, intimate performance of two songs from the the record, along with a conversation about the project's development and the process for crafting this record.
Frànçois Marry has been developing Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains since its beginnings as a band, to its current form as a nomadic, “very European” project. For this special performance, Frànçois is joined by Rachida & Manar in a cozy, intimate rendition of the song “Julie,” with the chorus in Arabic. Banane Bleue is available now from Domino Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Jill Townsend is a Nashville-based musician whose solo project, Fetching Pails, released its debut record a year ago. Here, she delivers an incredible solo performance exclusively for BTR Live Studio at Home.
Kaz Mirblouk is a musician based in Los Angeles, filtering shoegaze and psych rock through bedroom indie rock via extensive solo production and collaborations. Following the release of his new record, he joins us for an exclusive performance here on BTR Live Studio at Home, joined by collaborator Louis Cohen. Careless by Contrast is available now from Mock Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Kaz Mirblouk is an LA-based musician blending shoegaze and psych rock through bedroom indie rock via extensive solo production and collaborations. Following the release of his new record, he joins us for an exclusive performance and interview here on BTR Live Studio at Home!
There might not be the same crazy shenanigans, but it’s still great for music discovery.
T.V.O.D. has been hard at work writing and recording their debut album during the era of global pandemic. In this episode they’ll be talking with me about that process and also sharing live versions of some of the tracks recorded at their home base studio space in Ridgewood, Queens.
Television Overdose (T.V.O.D.) is a disco-punk band from Brooklyn. Here they tear through their music in an exclusive performance direct from Ridgewood, Queens.
HOORSEES are an indie pop band from Paris, who just released their debut full length record via Kanine Records here in the US. The band recorded an amazing live performance for us at a venue in Paris called Supersonic, and we caught up with Alex, Zoe, Thomas, and Nicolas to chat about their record and this almost-live show.
HOORSEES are a Parisian indie rock band riding the line between sleepy bedroom rock and angsty alternative rock outbursts. Their debut LP sees the band solidifying their style, and here they deliver a LIVE SHOW for us. In a venue. Yes, remember those? What a relief to see a band getting hit the stage - in this case it’s a Paris venue Supersonic - and do what bands do best. HOORSEES’ self-titled debut LP is out now from Kanine Records (US), Howlin Banana Records (EU), and In Silico (EU) Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Jonas Carping is joined by Sigrid Carping for a serene, chilly, acoustic outdoor performance from Sweden for this very special episode of BTR Live Studio at Home!
Jonas Carping is a folk songwriter from the southern part of Sweden. For this session, he took a trip to the country to perform outside in the cold winter weather - along with his wife Sigrid on vocals - for a song from his new record plus two more songs not found on the new release. He joins us for a conversation about the album, his history as a musician, and finding (or not finding) space to work on music while raising children.
Sam Burton is an indie folk songwriter from Salt Lake City, now living in LA. On the occasion of his debut full length record’s release, he joins us here for an exclusive performance from that record!
Little did she know ‘Live & Alone in NY’ was to be her last live performance before COVID-19 hit.
A chat with Anya Marina & listen to the live recording of her show in NYC for her newest album.
Tune in to The Jazz Hole Live to hear the album release concert by Chicago-based trumpet player and composer Emily Kuhn.
Lindsay Reamer is a Philadelphia-based artist who started writing and producing over the past year. In this episode we chat about her background, experience making the debut EP, Lucky, and her process for songwriting.
Lindsay Reamer is a Philadelphia-based artist who started writing and producing over the past year. Here, she delivers a cozy, solo performance of music from her debut EP, Lucky. Lucky EP will be released February 26, 2021 from Dear Life Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Ok Cowgirl is a dream-rock project fronted by singer/songwriter Leah Lavigne, currently splitting time between Detroit and Brooklyn. For this episode, the band delivers a memorable rooftop performance, and joins us from Detroit and Brooklyn for a conversation covering their musical past (full of meet-cute stories), and the challenges of relaunching a project during a pandemic.
Ok Cowgirl is a dream-rock project fronted by singer/songwriter Leah Lavigne, currently splitting time between Detroit and Brooklyn. Here, the band delivers a stunning performance from a rooftop in Brooklyn for BTR Live Studio. OK Cowgirl has two singles available now with more on the way. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Additional credits: Audio Recording/Editing: John Miller Video Editor: Matt Birkenholz Videographers: Jordan Schopick and Molly Waterman
After Philadelphia band Pine Barons released their excellent third record, Mirage On The Meadow, they recorded a super fun full band live performance in lead singer Keith Abrams' kitchen for BTR Live Studio at Home. Mirage On The Meadow is available now from Grind Select. Watch the video for "Clique Bait" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Bruisey Peets stops by and plays some of his new tunes. Bruisey Peets is the brainchild of Ben Usie formerly of Pree and Br'er. Jen discusses with Ben his songwriting process, the role of queerness in the project, and the shifting of gears to running your own project plus a new record label, Yall Star Records.
Bruisey Peets is the brainchild of Ben Usie, formerly of Pree and Br'er. The experimental indie bedroom pop project gathered to deliver an intimate, moody performance for BTR Live Studio at Home. To Make At Last Love Last will be released soon from Y’allstar Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Brooklyn punks Thick are known for their rowdy live shows and supercharged performances. In the year since their album came out and touring disappeared, they’ve learned to adapt–while also working on a follow up. Here, the trio joins us for an exclusive, stripped down performance at home! Five Years Behind is available now from Epitaph Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Thick released their debut full-length album, Five Years Behind, on Epitaph Records a few days before Covid-19 shutdowns hit the states. While the timing was less than ideal, their tours were postponed and press opportunities all pivoted to digital, the band hasn’t let it get to them. In this episode we will be chatting about how time away from the road has allowed them to focus on writing for their next album.
Vanessa Silberman is a usually  touring singer, guitarist and songwriter from Brooklyn, NY (via Los Angeles, CA). As a hard-touring musician, she’s found herself off the road and working on releasing monthly singles. Here, she delivers an exclusive solo performance of one of those tracks, recorded live at home. “Something To Believe In” is the latest single from Vanessa Silberman. Check out the video for "Down" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Hollyy is a refreshing retro-soul garage rock band from Chicago. Here, they deliver a stunning live performance - captured at Fort Knox Studios in September 2020 - featuring music from their debut EP. Miss The Feeling is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Hollyy is a refreshing retro-soul garage rock band from Chicago. In this episode, the band delivers a super high quality performance and talks about their writing and recording process, and how they've adapted to working on music remotely over the past year.
There are a billion hip-hop artists in the world today, how can you stand out to make a name for yourself? Ask the lyrical MC Tiye Phoenix. Been doing her thing since like forever in the hip-hop game, Tiye Phoenix makes it look easy. She can also sing on the mix. She's in tune with the universe, sun, moon and stars. Her instagram page stays active, she talks to her fans almost on a daily basis. Life, politics, fashion and almost every other day music is the center stage for this creative artist. Her loyal fans remember her from the early days with the group Polyrhythm Addicts, consisting of more hip-hop all-stars: Dj Spinna, Shabaam Sahdeeq and Complex. She replaced another underground mc in the group name Apani B Fly. With two solid projects that drop in 2020. Tiye Phoenix talks to Bazarro about staying focused during the madness.
LA-based Raye Zaragoza is an acclaimed folk songwriter and performer whose new album came out in late 2020. Here, she takes a break from roller skating to show us around her apartment/home studio, and give an exclusive performance. Woman In Color is out now. Check out the video for "The It Girl" and  listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Washington, DC-based musician Tommy Sherrod, of Lotion Princess, Sean Barna Band, and the Sherrod Brothers, brings his new solo project to BTR Live Studio at Home for an exclusive, solo artist-as-full band, virtual experience! “Day By Day” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, dc based music Tommy Sherrod, of Lotion Princess, Sean Barna Band, and the Sherrod Brothers stops by and plays his new solo project. Tommy discusses the differences working on a solo venture vs full band, some fond memories of working with bands in studio as a producer, and his songwriting process.
MC WhiteOwl joins DJ Wayne Ski for this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home!
Cartalk is the project of LA-based musician Chuck Moore. They’ve been an integral part of a lively scene of bands and musicians there for the past couple of years, and have just emerged with a spectacular debut album that blends indie rock, americana, and punk in a brilliant way. Here, Chuck joins us from their home to share an intimate, solo look at some of that music. Pass Like Pollen is out now from Anxiety Blanket. Check out the video for "Las Manos" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Tune in for a set by drummer, percussionist and composer Rajiv Jayaweera recorded live at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club back in 2019.
Comfy is the super endearing, earworm-inducing project of Rochester-based musician Connor Benincasa. Joined by a virtual army of musical friends and co-conspirators, the “band” crafts a malleable array of genres from pure power pop to bedroom grooves and indie garage bangers. Here, I chat with Connor about the project and we've got a low-key, ultra-cozy exclusive performance (joined by Aurora Case). Volume For is available now from Dadstache Records.
Comfy is the super endearing, earworm-inducing project of Rochester-based musician Connor Benincasa. Joined by a virtual army of musical friends and co-conspirators, the “band” crafts a malleable array of genres from pure power pop to bedroom grooves and indie garage bangers. Here, Connor is joined by Aurora Case for a low-key, ultra-cozy exclusive performance! Volume For is available now from Dadstache Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, satirical synth duo Electric Grandmother stop by. Pete and Mary Alice discuss the process of creating "Space Phone", remembering the days of calling each other over the car phone, and the process of turning it into a stop action music video.
Electric Grandmother is the DC-based duo Pete and Mary Alice, making hilariously surreal post-modern music that they affectionately call “Sitcom-Core.” Here, they join us from their home to perform their song about an intense Reagan-era tale of intrigue. Relaunch is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Drop D is an MC with an impressive flow - her soft vocals and smooth grooves sneak in and deliver hard lyrics. Here, she delivers a great, intimate performance recorded live at home.
Sanya N'Kanta is a Jamaican-born musician currently based in Charlotte, NC who writes, performas, and produces songs with a wide range of musical influences and styles. Ahead of the release of his new EP, These Are The Days, he recorded a stunning, stripped-down performance of two songs from that release along with another brand new track, and we had a great conversation about music and life.
Sanya N'Kanta is a Jamaican-born musician currently based in Charlotte, NC who writes, performs, and produces songs with a wide range of musical influences and styles. Here, he shares an exclusive, stripped-down performance of a song from his new EP. These Are The Days will be released February 12, 2021. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
In this episode, rapper Thunny Brown takes it to the roof in Brownsville for a raw performance! Heavenly Sword is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Take a ride to Brooklyn if you're from out of town and trust me, somewhere in the conversation the town Brownsville will come up. Brownsville, Brooklyn has let loose some of the hardest hip-hop artists for years. Well check it, here are two more artists from the Ville. First up, Thunny Brown aka Thundah God aka Thundah Foot who hails from almost everywhere and Brownsville. His partner Stuck B is from Brownsville also. We all hear how tough it is to grow up Brownsville. You become a man early. Surviving might be the only option. That never stops anyone who lives there from doing what they have to do. Peep the interview hosted by Crazy DJ Bazarro as Thunny & Stuck talk about the pandemic, the rap game and politics. Enjoy!
Sammi Lanzetta released her debut LP Ceiling Mirror in 2019 on 6131 Records, and like many musicians with a fresh release she was expecting to spend most of 2020 on tour promoting it. Of course, that didn’t happen. In this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Lanzetta delivers an intimate solo performance from her NYC fire escape. Ceiling Mirror is available now from 6131 Records. Check out the video for "House Plants" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Gold Connections is the project of Will Marsh - currently based in Richmond, Virginia. A bit of a prolific songwriter, Marsh has released several albums and singles under the name, and recently took on self-producing - which is sure to keep the momentum going. Here, the band - as the trio of Will Marsh (guitar/vocal), Ryan Lipps (guitar), and Stephan LaRue (tambourine) - shares an exclusive remote performance! Ammunition EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Will Marsh of Gold Connections joins us to talk about the band's latest EP, self-producing, and more, plus we've got a great exclusive remote performance of three song from the band!
On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, DC based singer songwriter Erin Frisby, of the OSYX, plays some of her latest tunes off her solo record Ecdysis. Erin speaks with Jen about the making of the album in a pandemic, her growth while creating the album, and her love of the craft.
Erin Frisby is a Washington, DC-based songwriter who performs in the band The OSYX. Here, she shares a solo acoustic performance of some of her own project’s music.
Nasimiyu is a Brooklyn-based musician whose style has evolved over the years from her time in New Orleans making music to her deeply personal, experimental pop. Last seen on BTR Live Studio with the fun and creative Baeb Rxxth, Nasimiyu returns with a very special At Home performance, debuting new music from her upcoming record - the first in 7 years under her own name - with a unique solo performance utilizing live loops and samples and her stunning vocals. Here, Bryan B catches up with Nasimiyu to talk about the song a day project that kickstarted this record, the unique challenges of solo performance, and taking inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement. Nasimiyu will be releasing new music soon. Checmk out the video for "Practice" by Nasimiyu and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Melbourne, Australia-based musician Alexander Biggs writes honest, smart songs with a warm and gentle style that we instantly fell for on first listen. He dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this intimate session! “Miserable” is available now. Check out the video for "Madeleine" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
2020 is outta here. What a year, I mean what a year. Hopefully 2021 will be so much better. I mean, 2020 did have some bright highlights. A new president & vice president. A vaccine that will help in the fight against coronavirus, and some of the great artists that performed at home on BTR Live Studio. I went back in time to grab some tapes of the footage and converted it to audio, just for you. These are my top picks that came through in no particular order. Mazzi, Juxx Diamondz, Nejma Nefertiti, Hastyle Rhymes, KE Turner and last but not least Napoleon Da Legend. Check it out and have a Happy New Year. See you in 2021.