BTR Live Studio
Brian Hill is an ever-evolving work of art in progress. From a brief time in the modeling world to playing guitar in the studio and live with bands like Chairlift and Tamaryn, the revelation of Hill’s own project has been a long time coming. Stemming from a collaboration with friends (members of Froth, Cherry Glazerr, etc) to a rotating cast of players in the form of the Noh Starrs, his music has undeniable nods to 60’s and 70’s New York City rock, folk, and psychedelia. Known for immersive, memorable performances, Brian brought his gang to our live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for this fairly reserved, yet thoroughly impressive performance. And The Noh Starrs will be available August 18, 2017 on Modern Sky.
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 filled out with only the most capable of shredders to blast out the band’s badass jams. The current power trio lineup stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, during a recent tour. Somebody’s Doin’ Something  is available now from Last Hurrah Records.
De’Wayne Jackson grew up in Spring, Texas, before finding his way to Los Angeles. There, he crafted a unique blend of musical influence and style from R&B to indie rock resulting in a smooth bed for his poetic style. In this unique session, he brought his rich vocal style, accompanied by just an acoustic guitar, to Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn. De’Wayne Jackson’s debut EP, Don’t Be Afraid, is available now.
Saw Black is an Americana rock musician based in Richmond, Virgina. Relatively new to the music industry and having just released his debut record on his own label,  he’s off to a strong start. Stylistically, there are clear nods to roots and americana rock, with a bit of a twang and a kick in the gut, and he brought his talented crew, including a few legit cowboys, to Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this session. Azalea Days is available now on Crystal Pistol Records.
  Grim Streaker is a musical force to be reckoned with. Full speed ahead, all systems go, with the power of a jet engine flying upside down. You get the picture. This is unabashedly bashing, but tuneful, punk rock for modern lovers, form a Brooklyn band full of some highly talented usual suspects from the scene… grab your board and get out there. Check out this blistering jam from when they crash landed at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn.   Girl Minority is available now on cassette.  
Alyse Vellturo is the heart and soul of this Brooklyn synth/guitar indie pop band. Catchy melodies, a bit of punkish pop sensibility, and totally relatable lyrics make everything about pronoun earworm-prone, as evidenced by this session, when the band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn.   There’s No One New Around You is available now.
Sara Savery is a Danish singer based in Brooklyn, known as a vocalist and instrumentalist from Blue Foundation, People Press Play, and Ghost Society. With her new project, Drop The Gun, she takes her production skills to seriously smooth and groovy depths, heading further into the atmospheric electronic pop territory that her previous work only hinted at. There are things happening with Drop The Gun that make it feel like just the beginning of a long ride with much more to come. Check out this intimate session, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Drop The Gun’s debut, self-titled EP is available now.
Oak House is an indie/psych-rock trio from  Athens, Georgia -- or guitarist Gresham Cash, drummer Wes Gregory and bassist Connor Sabula. With huge, grungy dynamics and epic choruses, the band plays with a ton of passion. This is definitely guitar rock, and the classic trio formation feels brand new when a band like this comes along to freshen it up. The guys dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to show us how it’s done. Hot or Mood, the sophomore LP from Oak House, is available now.