The Planes are playing songs from their album, Wax Diamond, at El Cortez on 6/27, with the lineup that played on the album. Then Kanine Records is throwing a summer party on the rooftop at Our Wicked Lady on 6/29, featuring Weeping Icon. Lina Tullgren is also playing 6/29 over at Alphaville. And Maneka is at Elsewhere’s Zone One on July 5th. Hear all those artists here, along with some local NYC/Brooklyn musicians who’ve been in for sessions of BTR Live Studio recently: Kino Kimino, Nadine, Aisha Badru, and Oracle Room.
Stephen Perry has been a fixture of the local Brooklyn/NYC music scene for the better part of a decade now. His band, The Planes, recently took a year-long hiatus, but is now back strong after playing some shows and putting out a new album called Wax Diamond. Mr. Perry was kind enough to stop by and… | listen
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… | watch
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… | watch
Joyful Noise Recordings is an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label begun in 2003 by Karl Hofstetter. In this episode, we'll hear a ton of great music from the label's releases, along with an interview with Karl where we cover the label's beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how… | listen