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The Beths are a rock band based in Auckland, New Zealand, founded by lead singer/songwriter Elizabeth Stokes and guitarist Jonathan Pearce. Blending cool, catchy riff rock with fun vocals -- from all…
The Richard Shulman Group with their live recorded CD release concert at the White Horse in Black Mountain, NC on today’s Jazz Hole Live
Today we're revisiting some of our favorite sessions of the year - including music and interviews from Tubafresh, Language, Doe Paoro, and Mourn.  
tubafresh is the dynamic new solo project from Chanell Crichlow, a Brooklyn-based producer, songwriter, and horn player who has spent the past few years leading the PitchBlak Brass Band. This new…
NYC band Language is the trio of Omar, Wes, and Charles. Stylistically rooted in everything heavy, propulsive, and riffy, the band is a fully capable force of brutal yet smooth rock power. As they…
Today we're revisiting some of our favorite sessions of the year - including music and interviews from Heaven, Renata Zieguer, Alice Boman, and Dezorah.
Renata Zeiguer (like tiger, with a Z) is a Brooklyn-dwelling NYC native with a broad depth of musical knowledge that informs her captivating songwriting. Along with her musical collaborator/producer…
Noisy guitars, big drums, super sweet melodies and a heavy romantic nostalgia are the ingredients that make up Heaven’s timeless music. With nods to all things both shoegaze and gorgeous psych-rock,…
Today we're revisiting some of our favorite sessions of the year - including music and interviews from Idgy Dean, Buck Meek, Anna Burch, and Joanna Teters.
Kevin Krauter is a musician based in Bloomington, Indiana, who plays in the increasingly popular band Hoops. As with that project, Krauter employees similarly universal melodies with his solo music,…
This year, I traveled the midwest, deep south and more. These were the wildest rides.
Idgy Dean is the live-loop-based solo musical endeavor of Brooklyn’s Lindsay Sanwald. Sanwald’s presence is electric, and the energy and skill with which she weaves together and manipulates live…
A look back at the wildest and craziest nights of 2018.
Mike Pace, formerly of Brooklyn post-punks Oxford Collapse, is back with another excellent batch of catchy tunes from his eponymous project. While we last saw Mike in an acoustic phase (doing…
Our holiday broadcasts commence today, with a look back at some of our favorite sessions of the year. On today's show we are revisiting music and interviews from Garcia Peoples, Holly Miranda, Kittel…
Garcia Peoples is a band from New Jersey who run their love of The Dead through a set of punk and rock filters. The result is a jammy, melodic, awesomely riffy sort of indie rock. They dropped by…
Cherry is the latest project from Philadelphia-based guitarist/singer Russell Edling of Kite Party. The band operates on a principle of creation without expectations, and it seems to be working out…
Cherry is the latest project from Philadelphia-based guitarist/singer Rusell Edling of Kite Party. The band operates on a principle of creating without expectations, and it seems to be working out…
Coco Verde is the project led by Brooklyn songwriter Julian Anderson, along with an excellent band comprised of Koko Williams on keys and vocals and Jonathan Sacca and Ryan Laetari on guitars.
Coco Verde is the project led by Brooklyn songwriter Julian Anderson, along with an excellent band comprised of Koko Williams on keys and vocals and Jonathan Sacca and Ryan Laetari on guitars. The band’s nostalgia-tinged pop songs are full of catchy hooks and bouncy goodness, and they stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share them with us in this special session. Coco Verde’s Marathon EP is available now from Never Better. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Pearl Charles has been hard at work since last we saw her in Austin in 2016. The Los Angeles-based folk musician released her debut full length earlier this year and has been performing and touring…
Bilge Rat is a rock trio based in New Haven, Connecticut. With slow, grungy grooves and skronky goodness all over, singer/guitarist Mike Kusek’s songs push and pull with a nervous energy that both draws you in and drags you along. The band, including touring bassist and pedal-maker Mike Boner of Stove and Ovlov, stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn on a recent tour to give us a live taste of their jams. Pal is available now from Bee Sides Cassettes. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Bilge Rat is a rock trio based in New Haven, Connecticut. With slow, grungy grooves and skronky goodness all over, singer/guitarist Mike Kusek’s songs push and pull with a nervous energy that both…
Shaw's powerful performance with a nine-piece band and an amazing lineup of musicians was destined to be memorable.
Doe Paoro is a songwriter from Syracuse, New York, who is currently based in Los Angeles. Known for ambitious compositions and collaborations, her latest album pulls things back to their most honest…
Doe Paoro is a songwriter from Syracuse, New York, who is currently based in Los Angeles. Known for ambitious compositions and collaborations, her latest album pulls things back to their most honest…
Deeper is a Chicago-based post-punk band who’s been steadily crafting their sound and conceptual attack for the past few years, in preparation for the release of their current self-titled debut.…
A live set by the acclaimed Toronto-based drummer/composer Nick Fraser and his Nick Fraser New(ish) Quartet on today’s Jazz Hole Live
Las Rosas is the Brooklyn-based rock trio of Joses Boyer and Aybar, along with drummer Christopher Lauderdale. They’ve been rockin’, rollin’, janglin’, and hangin’ out in the local scene and…
Las Rosas is the Brooklyn-based rock trio of Joses Boyer and Aybar, along with drummer Christopher Lauderdale. They’ve been rockin’, rollin’, janglin’, and hangin’ out in the local scene and living the rock ‘n roll road life for a few years now, firmly establishing themselves as a solid, go-to, good times band. The guys stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share a brand new song. Shadow By Your Side is available now from Greenway Records.
The World’s Greatest Detective is a Brooklyn-based punk band made up of Alex Heigl, Jordan Runtagh, Matt Rappold, West Smith, and Mario Gutierrez. Armed with brash, blistering, old school jammers,…
The World’s Greatest Detective is a Brooklyn-based punk band made up of Alex Heigl, Jordan Runtagh, Matt Rappold, West Smith, and Mario Gutierrez. With old brash, blistering, old school jammers, the…
Kevin Krauter is a musician based in Bloomington, Indiana, who plays in the increasingly popular band Hoops. As with that project, Krauter employees similarly universal melodies with his solo music,…
Shana Falana is a dream-pop artist currently based in Kingston, New York. Shana and Michael Amari explore darkness and light in their almost-meditative songs, which are illuminated by dazzling visual projections at live shows and during this session. The group paid us a visit at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn late last year to discuss their music and plans for 2018. Here Comes The Wave is available now from Team Love Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today's show features music from Shana Falana, The Duke of Surl, Adeline Hotel, and Max Pain & The Groovies.
Farao is the musical moniker of Kari Jahnsen, a multi-instrumentalist and producer from Berlin by-way-of Norway.
Farao is the musical moniker of Berlin by-way-of Norway multi-instrumentalist/producer Kari Jahnsen. Blending minimalist beats and swirling synths in tandem with a zither and chimes, Farao’s…
Photos from The Dodos' show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC.
A Deer A Horse has been bubbling up in the local Brooklyn scene for the past few years. When we first encountered them back in 2015, they were only just starting to show signs of what would come in…
The show was a whirlwind of different kinds of pop punk and new levels or moshing.
The Underhill Family Orchestra is a band of siblings (by choice, not by blood) based out of Mobile, Alabama, stomping out epically anthemic, soul-churning roots music from the swamp to the stadium.…
The Underhill Family Orchestra is a band of siblings (by choice, not by blood) based out of Mobile, Alabama, stomping out epically anthemic, soul-churning roots music from the swamp to the stadium. Drawing heavily on their Southern roots and 4 strong vocalists, the group stirs up quite a pleasant racket that fans of pop, country music, and indie rock can all enjoy. They stormed the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this session. Tell Me That You Love Me is available now from Skate Mountain Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Samia, the band, is the musical project of 21 year old NYC native Samia Finnerty. With a powerful voice and uncanny ability to write poignant, confessional pop songs ranging from the soft and subtle…
Samia (the band) is the musical project of 21-year-old NYC native Samia Finnerty. With a powerful voice and uncanny ability to write poignant, confessional pop songs ranging from the soft and subtle…
Current Joys is the solo musical project of Los Angeles-based musician and video director, Nicholas Rattigan. Rattigan has bounced around quite a bit, from Reno (where his rockin’ duo Surf Curse is…
From our friends at Greenway Records, Max Pain And The Groovies are here with some catchy, blazing garage-rock on their latest record. Fast, fun, and groovy (duh), the NYC band dropped by Serious…
From our friends at Greenway Records, Max Pain And The Groovies are here with some catchy, blazing garage-rock on their latest record. Fast, fun, and groovy (duh), the NYC band dropped by Serious…
My feet may still be sore from dancing and I hardly have a voice, but it was totally worth it.
We last caught up with Adeline Hotel, the Brooklyn-based indie folk project of songwriter Dan Knishkowy, at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn a couple of years ago. Now the band is back with a brilliant new collaborative album, so it was time to have them swing by for a session at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Away Together is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We last caught up with Adeline Hotel, the Brooklyn-based indie folk project of songwriter Dan Knishkowy, at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn a couple of years ago. Now the band is back with a brilliant…
MOURN is an impressive, young four-piece post-punk band from Barcelona. On their latest release, they exorcise the demons of a difficult two-year period in which their former record label nearly…
Check out a set by Gordon Hyland’s \\livingfossil// from Toronto’s Burdock Music Hall on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live with Linus
Jane Church is the Queens-based band led by former Spires singer/guitarist Matthew Stevenson. The band’s tunes have a timeless pop quality, falling into some kind of sweet…
We checked out Jonathan Toubin's Haunted Hop Halloween Spooktacular at the Knockdown Center in Queens!
The NYC punk group just released their debut album ‘Friendship Music’ and celebrated with friendship, music and chaos.
LUMPS is the musical beast created by Aaron Hester. Previously West Coast-based, the solo project-turned-trio-turned-Brooklyn band has certainly seen some changes, but what’s remained is Hester’s catchy, garage pop style. With King Pizza Records Big Cheese/Mad Doctors skins-pounding maniac Greg Hanson on drums, local guitar legend and enemy of sleeves on shirts Jon Mann shredding, and Rich Seibert handling bass action, LUMPS is a force to be reckoned with. They took the live room at Serious Business by storm for this fun-filled session. LUMPS is currently recording the follow-up record to 2016’s Curses! Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
LUMPS is the musical beast created by Aaron Hester. Previously West Coast-based, the solo project-turned-trio-turned-Brooklyn band has certainly seen some changes, but what’s remained is Hester’s…
Neighbor Lady has already made quite an impression on us here at BTRtoday with their debut album, snagging a top artist of the week nod in June. And they’ve only continued to get love on our various podcasts since then. The Atlanta-based band plays incredibly charming, reverby, country-tinged indie rock with the secret weapon of lead singer Emily Braden’s powerful vocals. Check out this special performance recorded live at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Maybe Later is available now on Friendship Fever. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Those who listen to BTRtoday’s music podcast surely know we’re fans of The Duke Of Surl (aka Will Brown). Now, he’s finally graced us with a Live Studio session. Dressed in fully appropriate…
Those who listen to BTRtoday’s music podcast surely know we’re fans of The Duke Of Surl (aka Will Brown). Now, he’s finally graced us with a Live Studio session. Dressed in fully appropriate…
L’FREAQ is the musical project of Lea Cappelli. The rising Brooklyn and LA-based artist crafts dense and enchanting synth-pop music that bridges the gap between indie rock and soul in a beautiful…
L’FREAQ is the musical project of Lea Cappelli. The rising Brooklyn and Los Angeles-based artist crafts dense and enchanting synth-pop that bridges the gap between indie rock and soul in a beautiful…
Oh Sees tore it up at Warsaw for an epic three-night run.
Mike Pace, formerly of Brooklyn post-punks Oxford Collapse, is back with another excellent batch of catchy tunes from his eponymous project. While we last saw Mike in an acoustic phase (doing…
Joanna Teters is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and bandleader. From soul to blues and reggae, her smoky, captivating voice is more than capable of genre-hopping. Backed by an ace group of…
Joanna Teters is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and bandleader. From soul to blues and reggae, her smoky, captivating voice is more than capable of genre-hopping. Backed by an ace group of…
The Rareflowers are a New Brunswick, NJ-based trio, comprised of brothers Jimmy and Kane Maraday along with drummer Aaron Gollubier. The band’s basement DIY show-honed psychedelic power…
The Rareflowers is a trio based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, comprised of brothers Jimmy and Kane Maraday and drummer Aaron Gollubier. The band’s basement DIY show-honed psychedelic power-pop style…
Garcia Peoples is a band from New Jersey who run their love of The Dead through a set of punk and rock filters. The result is a jammy, melodic, awesomely riffy sort of indie rock. They dropped by…
Garcia Peoples are a band from NJ who filter their love of the Dead thru their punk and rock musical backgrounds. The result is a jammy, melodic, awesomely riffy sort of indie rock that actually works…
The U.K. punk band, joined by NYC locals Public Practice and Bodega, created a night of acceptance and mayhem.
Spooky Cool is a band from Richmond, Virginia, fronted by Zac Hryciak. The group’s music is difficult to define. They certainly draw on familiar sounds from rock, classical, punk, and pop, but the result is a unique creation all their own. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us an exclusive look at how they craft their sonic surprises. Every Thing Ever is available now from Citrus City Records.
Spooky Cool is a band from Richmond, Virginia, fronted by Zac Hryciak. The group’s music is difficult to define. They certainly draw on familiar sounds from rock, classical, punk, and pop, but the result is a unique creation all their own. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us an exclusive look at how they craft their sonic surprises. Every Thing Ever is available now from Citrus City Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
New York rock group Operator Music Band land somewhere on planet sound between Kraftwerk and Devo, with minimalist, repetitive pulsations and woozy synth swells forming a base for their punchy,…
Enjoy a live set by the Nick Biello Quintet on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live - recorded at Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC on 8/15/18
A Deer A Horse has been bubbling up in the local Brooklyn scene for the past few years. When we first encountered them back in 2015, they were only just starting to show signs of what would come in the following years of writing, recording, living, and touring. Now, with several extensive tours and life changes behind them, the trio is working a full metal tilt -- heavier, darker, and far more intense than ever. The “Double Wide” single is available now.
A Deer A Horse has been bubbling up in the local Brooklyn scene for the past few years. When we first encountered them back in 2015, they were only just starting to show signs of what would come in…
It’s going to be a busy fall season filled with bands like The Dead Milkmen, Mitski, The Dodos and The Damned.
MOURN is an impressive, young four-piece post-punk band from Barcelona. Comprised of dual lead singer-guitarists Carla Pérez Vas and Jazz Rodríguez Bueno, along with brilliantly tight drummer Antonio Postius and bassist Leia Rodríguez, the group’s dedication is apparent.
MOURN is an impressive, young four-piece post-punk band from Barcelona. On their latest release, they exorcise the demons of a difficult two-year period in which their former record label nearly destroyed their career, but the group fought through it and put that frustration, anger, and discovery into a near-perfect record that’s at once biting and beautiful. Comprised of dual lead singer-guitarists Carla Pérez Vas and Jazz Rodríguez Bueno, along with brilliantly tight drummer Antonio Postius and bassist Leia Rodríguez, the group’s dedication is apparent. They blast through quick musical shifts with ease, adding lighthearted elements (who doesn’t love handclaps?) to spice things up a bit and shake off some of the harshness. We were extremely pleased to have the band join us in the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this killer session. Sopresa Familia by MOURN is available now from Captured Tracks. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Citris is the grunge-inflected Brooklyn pop band headed up by singer/guitarist Angelina Torreano. Her heavy-hooked, sludgy riffs and tastefully dynamic verse-chorus-verse vibes are fleshed out by…
Looms is a Brooklyn indie rock band made up of Sharif (vocal, keys, guitar), Harry (guitar), Andy, (bass), Louis (drums). The group’s versatile sound seamlessly weaves from groovy, chill vibes to…
Looms are a Brooklyn indie rock band made up of Sharif (vocal, keys, guitar), Harry (guitar), Andy, (bass), Louis (drums). The group’s versatile sound weaves from groovy, chill vibes to full on…
Navy Gangs is a rock band based in NYC, but with midwestern roots. Formed in Brooklyn by singer Matthew Tillwick and guitarist Noah Kohll (both from Omaha, NE), the band has carved out a strong niche…
Navy Gangs is a rock band based in NYC, but with midwestern roots. Formed in Brooklyn by singer Matthew Tillwick and guitarist Noah Kohll (both from Omaha, NE), the band has carved out a strong niche…
Cheekface is a new Los Angeles mystery. Speak-singing their post-punk from the burbs to the city, the trio of Greg Katz, Amanda Tannen, and Mark Echo Edwards is super fresh, coming out strong with…
The Brooklyn six-piece released their debut surrounded by friends on stage and off.
Dumb is a Vancouver post-punk quartet, whose clever, groovy, punchy tunes take a critical look at the world.
Dumb is a Vancouver post-punk quartet, whose clever, groovy, punchy tunes take a critical look at the world. They dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to show us how they do it. Seeing Green is available now from Mint Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
While these punk rockers traveled far and wide, they ended up in the same place night after night: music city, baby.
Little Junior are a refreshingly poppy and charming garage rock band from Toronto. Power pop songs with shout-singing choruses and catchy buzzsaw guitars are the norm here, for a band whose…
Little Junior is a refreshingly poppy and charming garage rock band from Toronto. Power-pop songs with shout-sung choruses and catchy buzzsaw guitars are the keystones for the band, whose performances will certainly leave a mark. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to show us how they do it. Hi by Little Junior is available now from Grand Jury. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We barely made it out alive from our second photo-taking foray into Brooklyn no-ring wrestling.
DEZORAH is a post progressive metal band from McAllen, Texas, formed in 2014 by guitarist Eric Martinez and vocalist Danica Salazar. They brought their intensity, musical skill, and pure passion to the studio at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this heavy session. Creando Azul is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
DEZORAH is a post progressive metal band from McAllen, TX formed in 2014 by guitarist Eric Martinez and vocalist Danica Salazar. We were immediately blown away by their intensity, musical skill, and…
Neighbor Lady has already made quite an impression on us here at BTRtoday with their debut album, snagging a top artist of the week nod in June. And they’ve only continued to get love on our various…
Neighbor Lady have already made quite an impression on us here at BTRtoday with their debut album, snagging a top artist of the week nod in June and continuing to get love on our various podcasts.
From Pittsburgh to D.C., these gritty NYC rockers took me on a wild ride full of chaos and punk rock.
On Saturday, September 8, Ava Luna celebrated their new album, 'Moon 2', with a concert at Music Hall of Williamsburg with openers Katie Von Schleicher and L'Rain.
Soccer Mommy is the project of Sophie Allison, a young artist from Nashville who splits her time between there and NYC, where she’s in college. For the past few years, she’s self-released her…
A live set by the Philippe Lemm Trio (with Angelo Di Loreto & Jeff Koch) on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live with Linus
Pearl Charles has been hard at work since last we saw her in Austin in 2016. The Los Angeles-based folk musician released her debut full length earlier this year and has been performing and touring…
Pearl Charles has been hard at work since last we saw her in Austin in 2016. The Los Angeles-based folk musician released her debut full length earlier this year and has been performing and touring ever since. Her catchy alt-country songs have an incredibly sweet Americana sensibility with an edge, which is served well by the huge rock sound of her recording and live band. She stopped by with the whole gang for this session at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Sleepless Dreamer is available now from Kanine Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Playing with FAZI & fellow Brooklynites The Wants, Bodega played a surprise set under the moniker ATM.
A catchy Sweden-based five-piece creating their own land and rules in the world of rock ‘n’ roll.
The Black Black are a Brooklyn punk band in transition. Previously known for their heavy punk sound, the band’s groove-loving tendencies have pushed things so far that they’ve landed closer to the…
The Black Black are a Brooklyn punk band in transition. Previously known for their heavy punk sound, the band’s groove-loving tendencies have pushed things so far that they’ve landed closer to the…
Kris Gruen has done quite a bit of touring and writing since he last visited us at BTR Live Studio 6 years ago. His latest album was primarily written in California, though still strongly represents his New York roots and long-time home of Vermont. It involves plenty of strong collaborators as usual, but here Gruen drops by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for an intimate solo performance. Coast and Refuge is available now from Mother West. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Kris Gruen has done quite a bit of touring and writing since he last visited us at BTR Live Studio 6 years ago. His latest album was primarily written in California, though still strongly represents…
Some people might think Monday nights are for resting, but NYC punks would say otherwise.
Though the song about smoke breaks is what put them on the map, they've been working hard on big and better things.
Kittel & Co. is a contemporary string quintet fronted by Brooklyn musician Jeremy Kittel -- formerly of the GRAMMY award-winning Turtle Island Quartet. Drawing on folk, bluegrass, jazz, and classical, the group blends time-tested acoustic techniques with modern sensibilities and masterful precision to craft mesmerizing, original tunes.  
Kittel & Co. is a contemporary string quintet fronted by Brooklyn musician Jeremy Kittel -- formerly of the GRAMMY award-winning Turtle Island Quartet. Drawing on folk, bluegrass, jazz, and…
The Baffler turned 30 and threw a party with Deerhoof!
Yazan is a versatile musician from New York City whose refreshing vibrancy and positivity shines through the music he makes, whether it’s his own or that of several other bands he’s involved with.…
Benjamin Jaffe may be familiar as half of the group HONEYHONEY (his musical partner in that band, Suzanne Santo, is no stranger to us here at BTR Live Studio). Here, though, he sets out on a solo path…
Benjamin Jaffe may be familiar as half of the group HONEYHONEY (his musical partner in that band, Suzanne Santo, is no stranger to us here at BTR Live Studio). Here, though, he sets out on a solo path…
Though their newest album ‘Poach’ came out 8/3, they had to have late-but-raging record release party at the Brooklyn staple venue.
Quichenight is the project headed up by Nashville-based musician Brett Rosenberg, blending cool, quirky pop with catchy rock for those tasty laid-back grooves. The band dropped by Serious Business…
Quichenight is the project headed up by Nashville-based musician Brett Rosenberg, blending cool, quirky pop with catchy rock for those tasty laid-back grooves. The band dropped by Serious Business…
Zander Hawley is an impressive young musician from Los Angeles whose bittersweet songs have an instant appeal. He honed his skills alongside the likes of Phoebe Bridgers (who appears on several songs…
Zander Hawley is an impressive young musician from Los Angeles whose bittersweet songs have an instant appeal. He honed his skills alongside the likes of Phoebe Bridgers (who appears on several songs…
The badass bands played a sold out Rough Trade covered in glitter & tattoos, welcoming everyone to boldly be themselves.
SPOUSE is an indie rock band that originated in 1995, led by frontman/singer José Ayerve. The project has gone through so many changes in its 2+ decade history -- including a hiatus or two -- that…
SPOUSE is an indie rock band that originated in 1995, led by frontman/singer José Ayerve. The project has gone through so many changes in its 2+ decade history -- including a hiatus or two -- that…
IDLES is a lightning bolt shooting straight out of Bristol, England, and tearing through the mess of a world we’re all currently suffering through, guiding the masses with a grin and a fist while…
Check out today’s experimental jazz set by Kaze (Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura, Christian Pruvost and Peter Orins), recorded in Lille, France
Monograms is the Brooklyn-based project of songwriter Ian Jacobs. Evolving from bedroom recordings to a loud and powerful post-punk/new wave/psych force of nature over the past few years, Monograms…
The Beths are an Auckland, NZ-based rock band, founded by lead singer/songwriter Elizabeth Stokes and guitarist Jonathan Pearce.
The Beths are a rock band based in Auckland, New Zealand, founded by lead singer/songwriter Elizabeth Stokes and guitarist Jonathan Pearce. Blending cool, catchy riff rock with fun vocals -- from all four band members, no less -- the band has a likeably addictive sound. They stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share some tunes ahead of their debut full length record release. Future Me Hates Me from The Beths will be available August 10, 2018 from Carpark Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
NADINE is a project bringing together Nadia Hulett (Phantom Posse), and Brooklyn’s dynamic production/live band duo of Carlos Hernandez and Julian Fader (both of Ava Luna and Gravesend Recordings).…
Colatura is a new NYC garage-pop band. With classic pop vocals by bassist Jennica, shimmery lead guitar and backing vocals by Digo (The Teen Age), and powerhouse drums by Rich (Gunfight!, The New…
Colatura is a new NYC-based Garage Pop band. With classic pop vocals by bassist Jennica, shimmery lead guitar and backing vocals by Digo (The Teen Age), and powerhouse drums by Rich (Gunfight, The New…
Photos of a chaotic and lawless sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll adventure at the musical haven called Meltasia.
Saint Marilyn is the Brooklyn-based synth duo of multi-instrumentalists Che Houston and Kevin Marksson (performing here as a trio along with drummer Jon). The band creates dark, danceable, surreal pop music with soaring vocals, accompanied by equally mesmerizing visuals. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this special performance of their new tunes. Tangle is available now digitally and on cassette via Really Great Gum. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
A music festival catered to the coolest of the cool—not only rock out to your favorite bands, but also party with them later.
Saint Marilyn is the Brooklyn-based synth duo of multi-instrumentalists Che Houston and Kevin Marksson (performing here as a trio along with drummer Jon). The band creates dark, danceable, surreal pop…
Monteagle is the new project from Justin Giles Wilcox of the band Nassau. Slightly more ethereal than his work with Nassau, Monteagle works within the country-tinged Americana world, with a bit of a…
Monteagle is the new project from Justin Giles Wilcox of the band Nassau. Slightly more ethereal than his work with Nassau, Monteagle works within the country-tinged Americana world, with a bit of a…
PowerSnap is a powerful young Brooklyn garage rock band whose roots go back to their core members’ home of Israel. They dreamed of releasing music here in the U.S. and nowthey’re tearing it up…
PowerSnap is a powerful young Brooklyn garage rock band whose roots go back to their core members’ home of Israel. They dreamed of releasing music here in the U.S. and now they’re tearing it up…
Kevin Krauter is a musician based in Bloomington, Indiana, who plays in the increasingly popular band Hoops. As with that project, Krauter employees similarly universal melodies with his solo music,…
Buck Meek is lead guitarist and one half of the songwriting duo behind the band Big Thief. He’s now front-and-center with his debut solo release, which offers a sweet and casually smooth…
It was hot as hell for Navy Gangs' first show home from tour, but we were ready to sweat to rock’n’roll all night long.
Buck Meek is lead guitarist and one half of the songwriting duo behind the band Big Thief. He’s now front-and-center with his debut solo release, which offers a sweet and casually smooth…
Pale Ramon is a new NYC band formed around the core duo of Emanuel Ayvas (Emmanuel and the Fear) and Kevin Plessner (Oceanographer). With Ayvas’ memorable, kinetic songwriting and performance style…
Pale Ramon is a new NYC band formed around the core duo of Emanuel Ayvas (Emmanuel and the Fear) and Kevin Plessner (Oceanographer). With Ayvas’ memorable, kinetic songwriting and performance style atop driving rhythms, this project takes a leaner approach than what we’ve heard from him in the past -- and to great effect. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share some of their tunes. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Neighbor Lady recently topped our charts and played The Glove in Brooklyn.
A brilliant set by The Mitch Perrins Atlantic Quintet from Jewellery Quarter Jazz Festival (UK) on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live
Deeper are a Chicago-based post-punk band who’ve been steadily crafting their sound and conceptual attack for the past few years, in preparation for the release of their current self-titled debut.…
Deeper is a Chicago-based post-punk band who’s been steadily crafting their sound and conceptual attack for the past few years, in preparation for the release of their current self-titled debut.…
Joan As Police Woman, from featured artist on BTRtoday to an enchanting set at Nublu 151 in NYC.
The five-year-old celebration of small concert spaces comes to the States this week.
The Rizzos are those cool rockers you might’ve known in high school -- the friendly older kids who are kind of tough, but also total sweethearts who look out for you when the school bully throws you…
The Rizzos are those cool rockers you might’ve known in high school -- the friendly older kids who are kind of tough, but also total sweethearts who look out for you when the school bully throws you…
It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for—the debut record release show for the one and only The Nude Party.
Russian Baths is a New York band that lays the noise on thick for their fuzzy and heavy, yet harmonious post-punk/psych sounds. Big riffs, hooks, dissonance, and squealing feedback are all over their…
LANZ, aka Benjamin Lanz, is a talented musician who somehow finds time to craft his own unique quirky pop music when he isn’t playing with indie rock’s biggest names (The National, Beirut,…
LANZ, aka Benjamin Lanz, is a talented musician who somehow finds time to craft his own unique quirky pop music when he isn’t playing with indie rock’s biggest names (The National, Beirut, Sufjan…
Why not celebrate America for what really makes it great this Fourth of July?
Billy Libby is the Brooklyn-based songwriter and guitarist at the center of the band Fort Gorgeous. With a sound as beautiful, complex, and mysterious as their Maine-based namesake (and island fort in Casco Bay, just off the coast of Portland), the group crafts perfectly composed, heartfelt songs that effortlessly cruise from breezy to epic.
Billy Libby is the Brooklyn-based songwriter and guitarist at the center of the band Fort Gorgeous. With a sound as beautiful, complex, and mysterious as their Maine-based namesake (and island fort in…
Ora Cogan is a Montreal-based artist creating dark, sweeping tunes with elements of folk, shoegaze and orchestral music in an experimental blend that uniquely fits her powerful voice. We caught up…
Bodies Be Rivers is a Brooklyn-based band, formed around the songwriting team of Lauren Smith and Thomas Stephanos. Their intimate songs are incredibly lush thanks to the musical talents of Summer…
Bodies Be Rivers is a Brooklyn-based band, formed around the songwriting team of Lauren Smith and Thomas Stephanos. Their intimate songs are incredibly lush thanks to the musical talents of Summer Stephanos (vocals), Jason Lawrence (drums), and Matt Moon (bass). Formed in 2014, the band has just released its debut full length LP, and joined us in the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this session. Things I’ll Tell You When You’re Older is available now Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
After a five-week tour Las Rosas returns to NYC to play a wild LP release show/ all-night party in Brooklyn’s Alphaville.
Trace Mountains is a band started by songwriter Dave Benton. His name and voice may be familiar from the band LVL Up, but unlike that project, here he takes the lead on crafting and singing songs, though Trace Mountains is ultimately a collaborative effort.
The BTRtoday chart-topping group shared the stage with Maps and Atlases.
Trevor Sensor is a 23 year old songwriter from Sterling, Illinois. With a voice that reveals his clear musical lineage (Guthrie>Dylan>Waits) and a fresh punkish attitude, the prolific artist has…
Yazan is a versatile musician from New York City whose refreshing vibrancy and positivity shines through the music he makes, whether it’s his own or that of several other bands he’s involved with.…
Yazan is a versatile musician from New York City whose refreshing vibrancy and positivity shines through the music he makes, whether it’s his own or that of several other bands he’s involved with.…
NYC experimental punk band Chorizo rocked out in Brooklyn along with NYC’s Crammm and Long Hots from Philadelphia.
Donovan Woods is a Polaris Prize and Juno Awards-nominated Nashville songwriter, originally from Sarnia, Ontario. Writing pop and country songs for some of the industry’s best-known performers,…
Donovan Woods is a Polaris Prize and Juno Awards-nominated Nashville songwriter originally from Sarnia, Ontario. Writing pop and country songs for some of the industry’s best known performers,…
The story goes that Baltimore musician Ed Schrader had been performing solo, with just his voice and a drum, until the need to expand his sound required the addition of the talented Devlin Rice on…
NYC bassist/composer Frank Wagner and his bandmates Marco Di Gennaro and David Meade recorded a special live set for The Jazz Hole Live!
Kim Talon is the force behind the project known as Kino Kimino. While a connection to Sonic Youth certainly doesn’t hurt,* it’s truly Talon’s powerful performance style and intriguing delivery…
Kim Talon is the force behind the project Kino Kimino. There’s no question that the project’s connections to Sonic Youth (recording at their studio with mem bers of the band on the album)…
Two nights of rock ‘n’ roll brought to you by The Mystery Lights, Ad Hoc and Modern Sky USA.
Varsity is a Chicago band with an especially shimmery take on indie pop, drawing on classic rock ‘n roll grooves without sounding derivative of anything in particular, which is rare and highly…
Varsity is a Chicago band with an especially shimmery take on indie pop, drawing on classic rock ‘n roll grooves without sounding derivative of anything in particular, which is rare and highly…
Current Joys is the solo musical project of Los Angeles-based musician and video director, Nicholas Rattigan. Rattigan has bounced around quite a bit, from Reno (where his rockin’ duo Surf Curse is based) to NYC and LA, providing a wealth of inspiration to draw on for his 5th solo release. A visual album, it features self-directed videos for all 9 tracks that evoke the dark melancholy of his songwriting. While watching the videos isn’t required to appreciate or enjoy these songs, it certainly amplifies them and drives Nick’s vision home in a truly revealing way. We caught up with Current Joys in the backyard of Ridgewood, Queens, venue Trans-Pecos before a show for this intimate performance. A Different Age by Current Joys is available now from Danger Collective Records.
BTRtoday's Northside Festival showcase at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory was awesome.
NADINE is a project bringing together Nadia Hulett (Phantom Posse), and Brooklyn’s dynamic production/live band duo of Carlos Hernandez and Julian Fader (both of Ava Luna and Gravesend Recordings).…
NADINE is a project bringing together Nadia Hulett (Phantom Posse), and Brooklyn’s dynamic production/live band duo of Carlos Hernandez and Julian Fader (both of Ava Luna and Gravesend Recordings).…
For their first night, The Voidz were joined by fellow Cult Record artists Surfbort and Promiseland.
Aisha Badru has one of those voices that cuts through the music in a very special way. Soft, soulful, and distinct, her songs are deceptively beautifully - delivering a ton of emotion and energy,…
Aisha Badru has one of those voices that cuts through the music in a very special way. Soft, soulful, and distinct, her beautiful songs deliver a ton of emotion and energy alongside mesmerizing instrumentation... and, again, that voice. If Aisha Badru’s music is new to you, start paying attention now. She stopped by for this beautiful session in the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Pendulum by Aisha Badru is available now via Nettwerk. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Lou Barlow, Shana Falana & The Goon Sax 6/7 @ 7PM at Knitting Factory, Brooklyn—$15 ADV / $17 DOS, All Ages.
We caught Philly band Hop Along at their sold out Brooklyn show
Lowlight is a rising indie-folk band from Asbury Park, New Jersey. With no shortage of local accolades, the band has recently brought their sound to thousands more potential fans by opening for…
Lowlight is a rising indie-folk band from Asbury Park, New Jersey. With no shortage of local accolades, the band has recently brought their sound to thousands more potential fans by opening for The…
Loud, heavy, abrasive, and ready to rock, Nihiloceros have blasted onto the Brooklyn scene with what they call “trash pop.” The trio of Mike Borchardt, Alex Hoffman, and Gabe Savitz stormed into the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share their jams with us for this session.
Loud, heavy, abrasive, and ready to rock, Nihiloceros have blasted onto the Brooklyn scene with what they call “trash pop.” The trio of Mike Borchardt, Alex Hoffman, and Gabe Savitz stormed into…
Tracy Bonham is the Grammy-nominated songwriter whose work is as timeless and powerful today as her memorable 90s hits. Having recently revisited her 20-year old record to deconstruct and reimagine the music from that era, Bonham stopped by the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share this intimate look at some of her songs. Modern Burdens is available now from ECR Music Group Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Oracle Room is the musical project of Brooklyn-based songwriter and singer Alex Nelson. Tapping into some sort of hazy cosmic wavelength, this super tight and highly skilled band’s songs float through the air, dropping bits of pop, rock, and dance textures around as they go, all carried by Nelson’s captivating vocal melodies. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share some tunes with us for this session. Out There EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Oracle Room is the musical project of Brooklyn-based songwriter and singer Alex Nelson. Tapping into some sort of hazy cosmic wavelength, this super tight and highly skilled band’s songs float…
Toebow is an NYC-based 5-piece band whose experimental, clever take on rock and jazz-inflected pop is original enough to need its own genre, progressive cartoon rock. Rising from the ashes of the band…
Toebow is an NYC-based 5-piece band whose experimental, clever take on rock and jazz-inflected pop is original enough to need its own genre, progressive cartoon rock. Rising from the ashes of the band BOBBY around 2013, the band has been shapeshifting through the scene, formulating their current concoction of sounds  for their debut EP. They joined us in the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a taste of how all these pieces come together for this special session!
The Jazz Hole Live with the Toronto-based Myriad3 (Chris Donnelly, Dan Fortin, Ernesto Cervini) recorded live at Opus Jazz Club in Budapest
It’s been 4 years since the last time Aloud visited us at BTR Live Studio. Having left their unforgettable mark on the city of Boston, the band’s core of Henry and Jen have since moved to Los…
It’s been 4 years since the last time Aloud visited us at BTR Live Studio. Having left their unforgettable mark on the city of Boston, the band’s core of Henry and Jen have since moved to Los…
NYC band Language is the trio of Omar, Wes, and Charles. Stylistically rooted in everything heavy, propulsive, and riffy, the band is a fully capable force of brutal yet smooth rock power. As they…
NYC band Language is the trio of Omar, Wes, and Charles. Stylistically rooted in everything heavy, propulsive, and riffy, the band is a fully capable force of brutal yet smooth rock power. As they prepared to kick into high gear with an incredible new EP and storm the local music scene, the band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of what they’ve got going on. Plymouth EP will be released May 18, 2018 from Good Eye Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The story goes that Baltimore musician Ed Schrader had been performing solo, with just his voice and a drum, until the need to expand his sound required the addition of the talented Devlin Rice on…
Holly Miranda has been one of the most fascinating and interesting singers and songwriters around since we first heard her with the band Jealous Girlfriends. Years later, she’s deep into her solo career, with a history of countless incredible collaborations and a knack for surprising and masterfully-executed covers. Now, Miranda’s latest full length is a beautiful exploration of sound and a raw document of her emotions. She stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share an intimate, exclusive performance with us. Mutual Horse is available now on Dangerbird Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Holly Miranda has been one of the most fascinating and interesting singers and songwriters around since we first heard her with the band Jealous Girlfriends. Years later, she’s deep into her solo…
Tracy Bonham is the Grammy-nominated songwriter whose work is as timeless and powerful today as her memorable 90s hits. Having recently revisited her 20-year old record to deconstruct and reimagine…
Tracy Bonham is the Grammy-nominated songwriter whose songwriting is as timeless and powerful as her memorable 90’s hits. Having recently revisited her 20-year old record to deconstruct and…
The Red Bull Music Festival launches with an event inspired by the influential and visionary hip hop artist RAMMELLZEE.
Jane Weaver is a musician from Liverpool, England. As someone who runs a record label and plays in several groups, she is certainly no stranger to collaboration, but as a songwriter and performer…
New York rock group Operator Music Band land somewhere on planet sound between Kraftwerk and Devo, with minimalist, repetitive pulsations and woozy synth swells forming a base for their punchy,…
New York rock group Operator Music Band land somewhere on planet sound between Kraftwerk and Devo, with minimalist, repetitive pulsations and woozy synth swells forming a base for their punchy, hypnotic future-music. Perhaps a bit retro but also totally of the moment, Operator Music Band is here and needs to be heard. They invaded Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to teach us a little lesson. Coördination EP is available now from New Professor Music. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Citris is the grunge-inflected Brooklyn pop band headed up by singer/guitarist Angelina Torreano. Her heavy-hooked, sludgy riffs and tastefully dynamic verse-chorus-verse vibes are fleshed out by Chris Krasnow (guitar/vocals), Eva Lawitts (bass), and Zane West (drums). The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to get their songs all stuck in our heads.
Citris is the grunge-inflected Brooklyn pop band headed up by singer/guitarist Angelina Torreano. Her heavy-hooked, sludgy riffs and tastefully dynamic verse-chorus-verse vibes are fleshed out by Chris Krasnow (guitar/vocals), Eva Lawitts (bass), and Zane West (drums). The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to get their songs all stuck in our heads. “Driving Me Crazy” single is available now from New Professor Music. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
It’s been about four years since Sweden’s Alice Boman first visited us for BTR Live Studio, and her hazy, sweet style is still as entrancing as ever. She’s been working steadily on what will eventually be her debut full length album, with each bit of music released garnering international acclaim and building the anticipation. Here, she shares a hauntingly beautiful live rendition of her recent single, which she played exclusively for us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Dreams 7” single and “End Of Time” are available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
It’s been about four years since Sweden’s Alice Boman first visited us for BTR Live Studio, and her hazy, sweet style is still as entrancing as ever. She’s been working steadily on what will…
Lola Pistola, Mima Good, Pom Pom Squad & Menjuje ripped the stage apart and melted faces with raw and vicious rock 'n' roll.
Hudson Taylor is an Americana/folk duo from Dublin, Ireland, made up of brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor. There’s always something magical about siblings performing music together, and these…
Hudson Taylor are an Americana/folk duo from Dublin, Ireland, made up of brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor. There’s always something magical about siblings performing music together, and these…
Erika Wennerstrom’s name might be new to some, but many will know her voice as the focal point of the popular Cincinnati rock band Heartless Bastards. With her first proper solo effort,…
Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live features VEIN’s CD release concert VEIN plays Ravel, live at Volkshaus in Basel, Switzerland
Luke Elliot is a musician out of time. His heartfelt, crooning pop-songwriting could be from the 50s, the 60s, the 90s… you get the idea. With his heart on his sleeve and his…
Luke Elliot is a musician out of time. His heartfelt, crooning pop-songwriting could be from the 50s, the 60s, the 90s… you get the idea. With his heart on his sleeve and his…
For their first headlining U.S. show, Inheaven had The Britanys & Boniface join their party of chaos and madness.
Brooklyn quartet Monogold return to BTR Live Studio with a fresh batch of tunes. Still rocking their unique psych-tinged indie rock and falsetto vocals, they’ve continued to grow and evolve in their…
Brooklyn quartet Monogold return to BTR Live Studio with a fresh batch of tunes. Still rocking their unique psych-tinged indie rock and falsetto vocals, they’ve continued to grow and evolve in their…
Fascinations Grand Chorus is the NY/NJ duo of Stephanie and Andrew. Together, they craft bright indie-pop that draws on classic melodies and sounds while twisting them into their own crunchy, bouncy…
The NY/NJ duo of Stephanie and Andrew, as Fascinations Grand Chorus, crafts bright indie pop that draws on classic melodies and sounds, twisting them into their own crunchy, bouncy style. The band…
A new band taking the stage plus new music from old bands made for the freshest show in Manhattan Monday night.
IDLES is a lightning bolt shooting straight out of Bristol, England, and tearing through the mess of a world we’re all currently suffering through, guiding the masses with a grin and a fist while…
IDLES is a lightning bolt shooting straight out of Bristol, England, and tearing through the mess of a world we’re all currently suffering through, guiding the masses with a grin and a fist while dancing and shouting and leading a charge for what’s honest and true. If that sounds a bit heavy-handed or perhaps too optimistic, maybe it is, but IDLES isn’t afraid to give the effort 1000%. This quintet makes a huge, permanent impression on any audience, suspecting or otherwise, instantly converting even the most skeptical out there into totally devout supporters with their cathartic post-punk and conviction. The band let it rip in the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn before making their way to Austin for SXSW. BRUTALISM is available now from Partisan Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Thelma and the Sleaze is the hardest working band in Nashville! At least that’s what they say… and we’re inclined to believe them. Headed up by the rock ‘n roll powerhouse LG, the band is…
Radio Jarocho is a New York City band that plays a regional style of Mexican Son music from Veracruz called Son Jarocho. Vibrant, infectious, and with the exciting incorporation of dance percussion…
Radio Jarocho is a New York City band that plays a regional style of Mexican Son music from Veracruz called Son Jarocho. Vibrant, infectious, and with the exciting incorporation of dance percussion from lead singer Julia del Palacio, the band brought an unforgettable energy to the studio at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this session. Catch the band live this weekend at the Brooklyn Folk Festival, kicking off today! Café Café is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
NYC got a different kind of Easter bunny this year—one not afraid to light shit on fire, start mosh pits & throw glitter-eggs.
Meklit is an Ethio-American singer-songwriter/composer and TED Senior Fellow, whose latest album was produced by multi-Grammy winner Dan Wilson and features guest appearances by the likes of…
Meklit is an Ethio-American singer-songwriter, composer, and TED Senior Fellow whose latest album was produced by multi-Grammy winner Dan Wilson and features guest appearances by the likes of Andrew…
Elizabeth and the Catapult is New York musician Elizabeth Ziman, a critically acclaimed and incredibly talented singer/songwriter with an impressive musical resume of collaborations and credits. With impeccable pop sensibility and clever musical twists in her folk pop style, Elizabeth makes super-satisfying songs that we absolutely love. She brought her brand new band down to the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for this special session. Keepsake is available now via Compass Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The Nashville band plays flowery melodies with intricate harmonies and choruses that’ll stay in your head like the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean.
Ezra Feinberg, founder of San Francisco psych-pop band Citay, left music when he moved to Brooklyn in 2012, taking on an entirely new life. In the time since, life’s does what it does by changing…
Ezra Feinberg, founder of San Francisco psych-pop band Citay, left music when he moved to Brooklyn in 2012, taking on an entirely new life. In the time since, life’s does what it does by…
The sold out Brooklyn show was an explosion of bloody uteruses, sweaty t-shirts & vengeful head bangers loving each other.
Twenty-six photos of rock 'n' roll capturing the whirlwind of madness in Austin both on and off the stage.
Six days of shows, partying and driving throughout the Midwest with a couple of NYC’s best underground musicians.
Cheekface is a new Los Angeles mystery. Speak-singing their post-punk from the burbs to the city, the trio of Greg Katz, Amanda Tannen, and Mark Echo Edwards is super fresh, coming out strong with…
Cheekface is a new Los Angeles mystery. Speak-singing their post-punk from the burbs to the city, the trio of Greg Katz, Amanda Tannen, and Mark Echo Edwards is super fresh, coming out strong with…
Lena Bloch & Feathery are featured on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live, recorded at The Drawing Room and at Korzo in Brooklyn
tubafresh is the dynamic new solo project from Chanell Crichlow, a Brooklyn-based producer, songwriter, and horn player who has spent the past few years leading the PitchBlak Brass Band. This new venture allows Crichlow to further explore deeply personal topics, while also imploring listeners to dance. tubafresh, in full band form, visited us recently at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to preview songs from their upcoming cassette. Extra Syrup by tubafresh will be release April 20, 2018. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
tubafresh is the dynamic new solo project from Chanell Crichlow, a Brooklyn-based producer, songwriter, and horn player who has spent the past few years leading the PitchBlak Brass Band. This new…
We played our favorite game at SXSW this year: Seeing how much rock 'n' roll our music reporter can take before she explodes.
Sur Back is the project of NYC-based Caroline Sans. Leaving behind her roots in Florida as a ballerina, Sans has developed an impressive style of musical manipulation, weaving loops, beats, voice, and…
Sur Back is Caroline Sans. Leaving behind her roots in Florida as a ballerina, Sans is now in NYC and has developed an impressive style of musical manipulation that weaves loops, beats, voice, and…
Our final look at SXSW 2018 closes out our festival coverage with band portraits and unofficial showcase concert photos.
Anna Burch has arrived. Though she’s been around the music scene a bit, playing with various bands over the past few years, we’ll all remember 2018 as the year her debut solo album landed. It’s…
We wrap up our SXSW 2018 Music official coverage with an epic night of rock 'n roll from Burger Records.
Friday at SXSW was where all the beer, sweat, tacos, and rock 'n roll came together in an explosion of fun.
On Day three of SXSW, things got psychedelic—and a bit destructive.
MALLRAT is the Brooklyn trio of Melo (vocals, guitar), Mei (vocals, guitar), and Rachika (drums). With sharp, emotional indie rock, the band’s lyrics are honest and revealing, and have such an…
MALLRAT is the Brooklyn trio of Melo (vocals, guitar), Mei (vocals, guitar), and Rachika (drums). With sharp, emotional indie rock, the band’s lyrics are honest and revealing, and have such an…
BTRToday music writer Elena Childers reports via text message on her adventures and encounters at the South by Southwest Music festival.
Day 2 of SXSW 2018 was filled with sweat, nudity, tacos and, of course, amazing music.
The 2018 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX has begun, and our photographer is there to catch the magic.
Renata Zeiguer (like tiger, with a Z) is a Brooklyn-dwelling NYC native with a broad depth of musical knowledge that informs her captivating songwriting. Along with her musical collaborator/producer (not to mention BTR Live Studio favorite) Adam Schatz and a band stacked with local pros, Zeiguer dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share some of her new tunes with us. Old Ghost is available now from Northern Spy. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Renata Zeiguer (like tiger, with a Z) is a Brooklyn-dwelling NYC native with a broad depth of musical knowledge that informs her captivating songwriting. Along with her musical…
Songwriter Walter Martin is known as a lyricist and multi-instrumentalist for The Walkmen -- and before that, Jonathan Fire*Eater. His solo career began a few years ago with a record of music for…
Bell’s Roar is the solo project of NY-based producer, songwriter, and vocalist Sean Desiree. They draw on a wide range of genres to craft a unique sort of moody, genre-fluid sound that makes…
Bell’s Roar is the solo project of producer, songwriter, and vocalist Sean Desiree. They draw on a wide range of genres to craft a unique sort of moody, genre-fluid sound that makes incredible…
Russian Baths is a New York band that lays the noise on thick for their fuzzy and heavy, yet harmonious post-punk/psych sounds. Big riffs, hooks, dissonance, and squealing feedback are all over their…
NY-band Russian Baths lay the noise on thick for their heavy, harmonious, fuzzy psych and post-punk sounds. Big riffs, hooks, dissonance, and squealing feedback are all over their music, which feels both exhilarating and a bit haunting at times.
Native Harrow is Devin Tuel, accompanied by her musical partner and conspirator, composer/multi-instrumentalist Stephen Harms. We first encountered the duo in 2015, performing for our cameras in the…
BTRtoday chats with NJ-based rock/metal group about their lengthy run as a band and their new album ‘All At Once.’
CHAPPO is a Brooklyn-based psych-rock band. With their new, John Vanderslice-produced record, the group covers tricky emotional and musical ground, all without losing their joyous stride. Lead singer…
CHAPPO is a Brooklyn-based psych-rock band. With their new John Vanderslice-produced record, the group covers tricky emotional and musical ground while maintaining their joyous stride. Lead singer…
The Miami rockers brought sexy vibes and rock energy to Baby’s All Right.
QTY are a NYC rock band. With fairly straightforward, no-nonsense rock grooves and licks, they employ a satisfying speak-singing style that plants them firmly in place in the tradition of The Velvet…
QTY is a New York City rock band that employs no-nonsense rock grooves and a satisfying speak-singing style that plants them firmly in the tradition of The Velvet Underground, Television, and The Strokes. They clearly know what they’re doing with melody and harmony and the sweet touch of male/female voices makes it all the more enjoyable. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a sample of how they do it. QTY’s self-titled debut full length is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Live music from Jonathan Saraga’s CD release concert back in October at Dazzle in Denver, CO on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live
Soccer Mommy is the project of Sophie Allison - a young artist from Nashville. For the past few years, she’s self-released her…
Soccer Mommy is the project of Sophie Allison, a young artist from Nashville who splits her time between there and NYC, where she’s in college. For the past few years, she’s self-released her…
Death Match 8 at Tender Trap was full of music, blood, and good old no ring wrestling.
The Mad Doctors are the fuzzy, scuzzy, fun wild genius punks at the center of the growing Brooklyn whirlwind scene that is King Pizza Records. The Doctors: Seth, Josh, and Greg happen to be insanely…
The Mad Doctors are the fun and fuzzy, wild genius punks at the center of the growing Brooklyn whirlwind scene that is King Pizza Records. The Doctors -- Seth, Josh, and Greg (you may recognize two of…
Hailing from the rich cultural breeding ground of Philadelphia, Joy Again is a quintet right at that vital point in their career between just starting out and truly figuring out their sound - in this…
Anna Burch has arrived. Though she’s been around the music scene a bit, playing with various bands over the past few years, we’ll all remember 2018 as the year her debut solo album landed. It’s…
Anna Burch has arrived. Though she’s been around the music scene a bit, playing with various bands over the past few years, we’ll all remember 2018 as the year her debut solo album landed. It’s…
“I was thinking, 'am I the last Iranian to set foot in America?’”
Handsome Ghost is the project of Boston native and English teacher, Tim Noyes. Blending his folk music roots with a love for R&B and pop, Noyes is clearly onto something, landing millions for his…
Handsome Ghost is the project of Boston native and English teacher, Tim Noyes. Blending his folk music roots with a love for R&B and pop, Noyes is clearly onto something, landing millions for his…
Noisy guitars, big drums, super sweet melodies and a heavy romantic nostalgia are the ingredients that make up Heaven’s timeless music. With nods to all things both shoegaze and gorgeous psych-rock,…
Noisy guitars, big drums, super sweet melodies and a heavy romantic nostalgia are the ingredients that make up Heaven’s timeless music. With nods to all things both shoegaze and gorgeous psych-rock,…
The Royal They seem to be quite deserving of the royal treatment lately, having become the latest must-see Brooklyn band, with the release of their new gem of a post-punk album, Foreign Being.…
The Royal They seems to be quite deserving of the royal treatment lately, having become the latest must-see Brooklyn band with the release of their new post-punk gem of an album, Foreign Being.…
Lina Tullgren is a musician operating out of the mystical north of New England, somewhere in the wilds of Maine. Lina’s ringing, hypnotic guitar work bounces off her vocals, which manage to be both breathy and cutting at the same time, shaping the near-psychedelic textures of these understated songs. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this exclusive look and how they pull these otherworldly sounds together. Lina Tullgren’s debut LP, Won, is available now from Captured Tracks. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Paperhaus is a band based out of Washington, DC. Founding member Alex Tebeleff has more recently been joined by new songwriting partners Matt Dowling and Rick Irby. The resultant latest album,…
Paperhaus is a band based out of Washington, DC. Founding member Alex Tebeleff has more recently been joined by new songwriting partners Matt Dowling and Rick Irby. The resultant latest album, released in October 2017 from Misra Records, is called Are These The Questions That We Need To Ask? The group stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share their newest music. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Shana Falana is a dream-pop artist currently based in Kingston, New York. Shana and Michael Amari explore darkness and light in their almost-meditative songs, which are illuminated by dazzling visual projections at live shows and during this session. The group paid us a visit at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn late last year to discuss their music and plans for 2018. Here Comes The Wave is available now from Team Love Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Shana Falana is a dream pop band currently based in Kingston, NY. Shana Falani and Michael Amari explore darkness and light in their almost-meditative songs, which are illuminated by dazzling visual projections. The group paid us a visit late last year to discuss their music and plans for 2018.
Suzanne Santo is best known as the singer from Los Angeles-based Americana band, honeyhoney. Here, she steps out on her own with a strong debut solo release, showcasing a powerful range from slow-burn…
Exciting live jazz from Toronto-based drummer and bandleader Ilios Steryannis’ CD release concert recorded live at The Burdock in Toronto.
Benjamin Cartel, whom you may recognize from his previous project Kaiser Cartel, has returned to his solo project roots. He brought his band by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to perform his…
Benjamin Cartel, whom you may recognize from his previous project Kaiser Cartel, has returned to his solo project roots. He brought his band by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to perform his folk-tinged indie tunes in late 2017 for a session.  
Mark E. Smith is lost in music now.
Morning Teleportation is a psychedelic rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky. They visited us late last year to perform songs from Salivating For Symbiosis, their highly anticipated sophomore album,…
Morning Teleportation is a psychedelic rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky. They visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn late last year to perform songs from Salivating For Symbiosis, their highly anticipated sophomore album, recorded at Isaac Brock’s Ice Cream Party studio in Portland, Oregon. Salivating For Symbiosis is available now from Glacial Pace Recordings. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Jonas Alaska is a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter from Norway. He joined us at Banyan Studios in Brooklyn to perform his single, "All Coming Down Today." The minimalist ballad is a raw and intimate account of someone on the verge of falling apart, and can be found off Alaska's latest album, Fear Is A Demon.
Pow Pow Family Band wants you to know that we’re all living in a simulation. That simulation includes Providence, Rhode Island, where founder Miles Robbins began writing the songs that would form the backbone of the band/collective. A rotating cast of characters now fills the stage during Pow Pow Family Band’s inventive live shows and for this recent session at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Pow Pow Family Band's debut album, All Right, will be available on February 10, 2018.
Pow Pow Family Band wants you to know that we’re all living in a simulation. That simulation includes Providence, Rhode Island, where founder Miles Robbins began writing the songs that would form the backbone of the band/collective. A rotating cast of characters now fills the stage during Pow Pow Family Band’s inventive live shows and for this recent session at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn.
Rest in peace to the lead singer of The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan.
Look to the basements and tree houses of Brooklyn, and you might find BIRDS, a psych rock band originally formed around the songs of Duane Lauginiger.
Look to the basements and tree houses of Brooklyn and you might find BIRDS, a psych-rock band originally formed around the songs of Duane Lauginiger. Lauginiger, along with bandmates Jess Rees, Tim…
Fufanu is a rock band from Iceland, whose beat-heavy sound reveals their techno inspiration, as well as their past as the duo Captain Fufanu. The band brought their intense energy to the studio at…
Peter Oren's baritone voice instantly begs attention. The songwriter's thoughtful new album, Anthropocene (Western Vinyl), produced by Wilco's Ken Coomer, reflects on the current state of our world…
Peter Oren's baritone voice instantly begs attention. The songwriter's thoughtful new album, Anthropocene (Western Vinyl), produced by Wilco's Ken Coomer, reflects on the current state of our world, and asks "how will we escape this hell we made?"
Self-described “fairy-folk” artist Jordan Klassen is a prolific songwriter based in Vancouver, BC,  who has spent the better part of the past decade writing and releasing music with deep personal…
Self-described “fairy-folk” artist Jordan Klassen is a prolific songwriter based in Vancouver, British Columbia, who has spent the better part of the past decade writing and releasing deep and personal music. Marked by classic instrumentation and dulcet tones, Jordan’s songs may warm your soul as the frigid winter marches on. He and his band joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn in the fall, hot on the heels of the release of his latest album, Big Intruder. Big Intruder is available now from Nevado Music. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Norwegian pop artist, Billie Van, stopped by Banyan Studios in Brooklyn to perform the single “I’m Totally Fine With It” off her latest album, Pure Emotions. Accompanying Billie is her onstage…
Songwriter Jaye Bartell playfully recorded his fourth album back in his old stomping ground of Asheville, NC, with contributions from an illustrious crew of friends, including Angel Olsen. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, Jaye visited our studio in late 2017 to perform a handful of songs and chat about record making and life in New York. In a Time Of Trouble, a Wild Exultation is available now from Sinderlyn. \
Songwriter Jaye Bartell playfully recorded his fourth album back in his old stomping ground of Asheville, North Carolina, with contributions from an illustrious crew of friends, including Angel Olsen.…
Strawberry Runners is the project of guitarist and songwriter Emi Night. Her tender, deeply personal songs are heartbreaking, revelatory, and relatable all at once. The band joined us earlier this…
Strawberry Runners is the project of guitarist and songwriter Emi Night. Her tender, deeply personal songs are heartbreaking, revelatory, and relatable all at once. The band joined us earlier this…
Closeness is the new duo of Todd Fink (The Faint) and Orenda Fink (Azure Ray), who were married for a decade before starting a project of their own together. With a lush electronic landscape and distinct, effect-heavy vocals, the duo blend rock and pop with an approach that draws on the familiar styles of their previous work in a fresh way.

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