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Maia
Maia is a songwriter, artist, producer, and radio host based in New York City. She's also a singer, multi-instrumentalist and frequent tinkerer, who has spent time in Haiti and Colombia studying folkloric music and drumming. She has spent the past decade riding her bike around Brooklyn, interviewing your new favorite bands for BTR, making show posters, befriending street cats, making records, touring the country, and filming everything along the way.

Maia can frequently be found playing around town -- and elsewhere -- with her latest musical project, Kid In The Attic, or playing various instruments while on tour with Mirah. In addition to hosting BTR Live Studio and The Folk Wave, Maia contributes to Tom Tom Magazine and Homoground.com, among others. She has interviewed over 800 artists for BTR.
Recent Posts
Kazu Makino, best known as the lead singer of indie rock legends Blonde Redhead, recently released her debut solo record. In this intimate session, Kazu joins us along with Darian Thomas for a selection of stripped-down performances from the dreamy album. Adult Baby is available now.
Jelly Kelly began life as a side project for Monogold frontman Keith Kelly, but quickly grew into its own beast. With a similar musical tendency (the presence of Monogold powerhouse drummer Jared Apuzzo - rototoms and all - probably helps with that) but a different angle that sees Kelly’s vocals opening up for a more full-throated delivery than that falsetto we’ve come to know and love over the years, Jelly Kelly is a young band full of experienced players (Nicolas Dube, Dom Bodo round out the quartet) having fun making weird sounds. The effect is an effortless, cool, catchy blend of post-punky hook-ridden indie rock that doesn’t want to fit neatly in any genre, and we’re here for it. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their brand new music. Fresh Paint by Jelly Kelly is available now.
Brooklyn musician Sean Cahill’s band The Next Great American Novelist has been a study in change. Nearly reaching its end when a meeting with Jason Cummings launched the current phase of the…
New York band Alpenglow is Peter Coccoma, Graeme Daubert, and Elori Kramer - joined here by Daniel Ocanto and Nico Hedley. The band’s warm, sprawling sound has such a familiar and inviting feel to…
Nick Zanca is the producer, composer, and musical mastermind behind the glitchy, heady, “nocturnal pop” songs of Mister Lies. Crafting his textural sonic world at home in his bedroom, Zanca has…
With a striking rock n’ roll gang chemistry and some serious live intensity, the quartet of Stephanie, Stefania Rovera - guitar, Rebecca Rose, and Sunny Veniero have been growing a devoted following in the local scene via fun live showings and several singles and EPs prior to their debut full length.

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