Our Week In Music: Babe Rainbow, Intimate Acoustic, & 2020 Roundups

In case you couldn’t keep up with the musicians, bands, and artists we’ve been throwing at you all week, here’s a quick recap …


This week, on The Music Meetup, Elena Childers chatted with Angus, lead singer of Babe Rainbow, about new music, the future, tropical fruit, and babies. Plus, she spun their newest single “Zeitgeist” and their 2019 album Today.


For BTR Live Studio (at Home), Jeanette D. Moses caught up with The Rizzos about staying creative in a global pandemic, the recording of their forthcoming full-length album (hitting your ear holes sometime in 2021), and the joys of quitting a job that you hate. Plus, they played some tunes in their living room.


This week we also had the best of 2020 for Spotlight On the City. The show covered 11 cities and their unique and vibrant music scenes. The series discovered music in 2020 from places like New Orleans, Louisiana, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Lexington, Kentucky,  Youngstown, Ohio and more!


Plus, another BTR Live Studio (At-Home) with Elizabeth Moen. The singer-songwriter played some of her latest tunes and spoke with Jen Meller about the making of the single in a pandemic, her songwriting process, and chip clips.


Finally, our Top Artist of the Week is Songhoy Blues! We listened to their newest album, Optisme the most this week! (Available now on Fat Possum Records).



You can also watch the exclusive performance from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with The Rizzos and Elizabeth Moen right here, along with previously unreleased At-Home Live Studios with HaStyle Rhymes from back in September:



Our week started with an intimate acoustic performance from Adam Silvestri aka Radiator King. Silvestri  emphasized the vulnerability and intimacy at the core of his songs and truly warmed you up with “Out In The Night.”


We also premiered Juana Everett’s empowering new single “Wind Whistle Blow.” The track used distortion, an upbeat melody, and stern yet flowery vocals to pull out and parade inner strength.


And you have to check out this Tune Up interview with surf indie-pop brother trio We the Commas! Just brothers who appreciate each other and share a passion for music, surfing, and skating, and just released a new EP.


Plus, we premiered a music video for The Pinkerton Raid’s “Dream the Sun.” It might’ve been extra cold outside at the time, but the new music video warmed us all up.


Finally, you can read the write up on the featured artist for this week’s The Music Meetup, Babe Rainbow, here!

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