Big Ups recently announced they’re going on indefinite hiatus and they’ll be playing their final shows in January 2019 — with their final show being at The Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Friday, January 18, 2019 w/ Guerilla Toss, Washer, and Bethlehem Steel. To celebrate one of the great NYC artists of recent years, we devote the episode to their music, including live session tracks from their two visits to Serious Business in BTR back in 2012 and 2014. Congratulations and good luck to Big Ups!
This week we finally get to the long-awaited Exploding In Sound Records feature on the show, including an interview with the label's founder, Dan Goldin (who also runs the music blog Post-Trash)! We… | listen
Guerilla Toss seems to exist in an acid-drenched cartoon world of future music. Stylistically, there’s some sort of punk/funk/jazz jam going on, but never mind the ingredients, this band’s all about the end result, which is a strange, morphing blend of totally mind-bending goodness, pulled… | listen
The legendary Jesse R. Berlin stops by to talk about his illustrious career and why he’s decided to end it and go into witness protection. He shares details about his final show, his new album, his… | listen
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… | 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