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Black Nash is the bedroom-pop recording project of Jody Smith, a Brooklyn-based songwriter whose work reflects on his five years in the U.S. Army. Here he delivers an exclusive performance for BTR Live Studio at Home.
If you were too scared to stand up for yourself before, watch this and you'll be ready to throw down.
Today features music from Ant LaRock, Roland Clark, Drama, and more.
While attending a teaching program in Israel, Ari was overcome with anxiety and depression. Not usually one to be homesick, she was confused by her new emotions. After a little over a month, she cut her planned year-long trip short and returned to New York. She revisited her therapist whom she hadn’t seen since she was a teenager and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Ari shares what it has been like living with the disorder and how it is not something to be ashamed about.
Today features music from ELLI$ & Brain Trust new album SOLIDIFIED.
Today’s show features new music from Melly-Mel x Tone Spliff.
Mario Gutierrez is a Brooklyn-based musician originally from Miami. Known for his drumming in several great NYC bands, niecesandnephews is his experimental pop project where he stretches his musical wings in all directions - with hints of indie rock, ambient folk, americana, and electronic music, Mario ties it all together with a hazy, dreamlike aesthetic. Here, he presents a lush, solo performance from home. Stay tuned for the followup videos, which see present a bit of a departure in sound and vision. Mnemosyne is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Tune in today for creative jazz by Sarah Jerrom, Matías Formica/Jonatan Schenone, Satoko Fujii, Andrés Elstein
Today features music from Moscoman, Canitrot, Girls of the Internet & more.
When Lee was attending grad school in Upstate New York, it was hard for him to find friends since most of his colleagues lived far from campus. After visiting a local gaming club, Lee got into a card game that connected him to a community that he is still part of today.
Today features music from NapsNDreds, Josiah The Gift, Montener The Menace, and more.
Today’s show features new music from Indigo Phoenyx.
OK Cowgirl is a dream-rock project fronted by singer/songwriter Leah Lavigne, currently splitting time between Detroit and Brooklyn. Here, the band delivers a stunning performance from a rooftop in Brooklyn for BTR Live Studio.
An amazing set by the Miki Yamanaka Quartet from the popular Smalls Jazz Club in NYC on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live
Straight outta Crown Heights, Brooklyn comes the living legend, the emcee Skanks The Martyr with his crew, Bankai Fam. Here he drops some fire from home.
Straight Outta Crown Heights, Brooklyn comes the living legend Skanks The Martyr with his crew Bankai Fam. A real deadly and potent lyrical gunner on the mic, Skanks never pulls any punches. If you think you have him trapped into a corner, boom out of nowhere comes the Bankai Fam. Check out this interview and exclusive live performance!
Plus, BTRtoday favorite Bartees Strange is serving as ambassador—catch a show July 12-18 at any participating independent venue!
​MJ Knefel explains the Summer Rising initiative in NYC as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic​. Although the support for children and families is to be applauded, MJ cautions against an academically rigorous summer when what children really need is a break and a chance to play.
Today features music from The Shapeshifters, BURNS, Virak, and more.
Omari describes how he and a friend started and ended a recording studio, what he learned from the process and how his approach might be different if he were going to do it again.
Today features music from DreCat and Cali the Dreamer, Mondo Slade, MeRCY, and more.
Today’s show features new music from Mondo Slade.
This week I chat w/ NYC artist Roman Darkholm & play his music from his performance "Thirst Trap Live."
The NYC-based multimedia pop performer keeps things energetic & sexy in epic live performances.
Celebrate Independence Day with jazz by Rale Micic, Noah Haidu, Berlin Mallet Group, Taiko Saito & Satoko Fujii, John Stein, Tomoko Omura
On today’s episodes of BTR Live Studio at Home, New York-based artist Talay stops by to discuss their writing process, fondest tour memories, and recording their upcoming studio album.
Talay is the pop/rock n’ roll project of New York-based songwriter and guitarist Meg Talay. Here, they deliver a raw, acoustic performance for BTR Live Studio at Home. Talay has a record currently in the works for a 2021 release. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
As the results of the NYC mayoral race are being determined, MJ Knefel refutes the claims that more people are taking centrist views and suggests instead that centrist media stands to gain more by amplifying that narrative.
Today features music from Riva Starr, MD X-Spress, Quentin Harris, and more.
Ben made long walks a part of his quarantine routine once conditions in New York City were safe enough for that activity. On one of those walks, he was faced with a split-second decision to abandon all the caution he’d previously practiced (and which he discussed in a previous episode of 1st Person) in order to come together with strangers to take quick, collective action to save someone from self-harm. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Moon" by Bachelor
Today features a conversation with Hip Hop artists Animal Gang.
Brooklyn-based duo Gracie and Rachel return to BTR Live Studio for an exclusive at Home performance, highlighting music from their brand new EP, a whisper becomes a shout.
Today’s show features ELLI$ & Brain Trust new track featuring Elcamino titled Oh Lord 2.
Brooklyn punks Thick are known for their rowdy live shows and supercharged performances - in the year since their album came out and touring disappeared, they’ve learned to adapt - while working on a follow up. Here, the trio joins us for an exclusive, stripped down performance at home.
The Jazz Hole’s focus today is NYC native pianist and composer Ray Gallon, who just released his wonderful debut recording Make Your Move.
Ballots are being cast in the NYC mayoral race this week, but election results will most likely be unavailable until July. MJ Knefel discusses some of the frontrunners in the race, notable moments, and the use of a ranked choice ballot for the first time in the city’s history.
Today features music from Riva Starr, Illyus & Barrientos, Virak, and more.
During her freshman year at university, Natasha was aimless. Her major in Economics and Politics didn’t excite her and she wanted to work in a more creative field, so she joined the student newspaper and wrote an article that earned her an award. She shares how that success gave her the confidence to pursue a career in journalism. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Only You" by Anemone
Today features music from Whichcraft x Dead Poetz Society, Eleven & Jason D, Jacques Retro, and more.
Milly is the project of Brendan Dyer, Spencer Light, Yarden Erez, and Zach Capitti Fenton. Here, the mainly Los Angeles-based band delivers a strong performance recorded live at Brooklyn venue Baby’s All Right, recorded upon the release of their EP earlier this Spring.
Today’s show features music from Shabaam Sahdeeq, Skyzoo, T.R.A.C., and more.
The spotlight is turned to several new albums today by Joaquín Muro, Matt Booth & Palindromes, Tomoko Omura, and the Claudio Scolari Project
Today features music from Elninodiablo, David Penn, Boyz Noize, and more.
When Francisco first started working in auto insurance, a claim crossed his path that remains the wildest he’s ever heard. Despite dealing with several claims a day, it still amazes him how many different ways people can get into auto accidents.
Today features music from Jacques Retro, Dani and Lizzy, Joe Dirrt, and more.
Alex Lleo is a UK-based songwriter whose new EP, Morning Heights, was recorded in Brooklyn, NY and is out now from Babywoman Records. In this episode, Alex delivers an exclusive acoustic performance, recorded live at home.
The experimental indie musician makes art come to life for this catchy new track.
Today’s show features music from Skanks The Rap Martyr, The Quarter Inch Kings, J Scienide, Ultra Beast, and more.
Tiye Phoenix is a NJ-based musician, beatmaker, producer, lyricist, songwriter,composer, artist, and “cool dope ass soul.” Here she checks in with a raw performance from her latest record, live from home. The Glow EP is available now. Check out the video for "So Real" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Enjoy a live set by the Argentine-born, Switzerland-based singer and composer Luciana Morelli featuring the music of her new album.
Phantom Wave is a Brooklyn shoegaze/dream-pop band driven by core members Ian Carpenter (guitar, vocals) and Rachel Fischer (drums). Here, the band offers a lush, dreamy performance from their practice space. Wilds is available now from Phantom Wave. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today features music from Drama, Eden Prince, Salomé Le Chat, and more.
When faced with the prospect of living with blindness, Paul turned to Eastern philosophies for a new way to perceive the world. He shares the benefits of opening one’s third eye and viewing life through varied perspectives.
Today features music from LocalBlac X Tone Spliff, Ultra Beast, Wize Crack, Billy NoJokes, and more.
Golden Alphabet is an “overly colorful, reverb-saturated, indie-psych-folk” band originally from Tucson, Arizona, currently based in In Brooklyn, NY. Here, they join us from home for an intimate performance. Removable Baby Jesus is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today’s show features music from ArOzA Crew, The Quarter Inch Kings, J Scienide, Ultra Beast, and more.
A more modern/experimental episode of The Jazz Hole today with L’abîme, Camila Nebbia & Axel Filip, Berlin Mallet Group, Natalio Sued & more
Today features music from MD X-Spress, PAX, Hot Since 82, and more.
In college, during the early days of YouTube, Amanda tried her hand at vlogging. With the support of her influencer friend, she gained thousands of followers and became a YouTube partner. She shares what the platform was like back then and considers returning to her channel after abandoning it years ago to pursue a career in journalism.
Today features music from Nivek Boogeezi X Craig G, LocalBlac X Tone Spliff, Shabaam Sahdeeq, and more.
Brooklyn indie rock trio The Planes deliver a fully amped-up performance with a single from their new record, Eternity On Its Edge, exclusively for BTR Live Studio at Home.
Today’s show features music from Freddie Black x King Hansom, Jimmy Beam, Animal Gang, and more.
MC WhiteOwl is a rapper, DJ, and producer from the Bronx. In this episode, he takes us into the studio to see his 3 decades of skills in action!
Jazz happy hour with Storione/Rossy/Schürmann, Cait and the Critters, Gabe Terracciano, Michael Feinberg, Miguel de Armas, Sharel Cassity.
Endearments is a brand new project from Brooklyn-based musician Kevin Marksson, formerly of synth rock duo Saint Marilyn. Here, he and his band deliver a stunning performance recorded live at Our Wicked Lady in Brooklyn, for our 1000th episode of BTR Live Studio.
Organizers of this year’s Pride events in New York City recently announced that uniformed police officers will be banned, sparking reactions from various media outlets. MJ Knefel rejects the New York Times’ stance that cops should be welcomed at Pride festivities citing law enforcements’ historically brutal treatment of people in the LGBTQIA community and the spirit of Pride as a protest.
Today features music from Ant LaRock & Roland Clark,Liv East, Sticks & Stonez, and more.
When Zach was in high school, he lost his friend Max to suicide. Years later, he got a stick-and-poke tattoo to honor Max. In addition to being commemorative, the tattoo serves as a reminder for Zach to appreciate those he cares about as well as cherish their times together.
Today features music from Stove God Cook$, MeRCY, J Scienide, and more.
Today’s show features music from Kahlee x J57, Little Vic, Deuce Ellis, and more.
An other international episode of The Jazz Hole with music by Luciana Morelli, Miguel de Armas, L’abîme, Yoonseung Cho & Sungwon Kim.
Today features music from Bklava, Hot Since 82, PAX, and more.
Kasey is a homebody who dislikes being in unfamiliar places, so when her band A Very Special Episode went on tour for the first time, she was full of worry. Kasey shares how stepping out of her comfort zone helped her overcome her anxiety and continue her dream of performing her music for others.
Today features music from Decaf Black & Nellz, Stank Nitty, LocalBlac X Tone Spliff, Stonam, and more.
Brooklyn-based jazz musician and composer Jonathan Parker delivers a unique multitracked, solo live performance for this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home.
We chat w/ Dynamite about new albums, inspiration from his comic book-illustrator/author grandfather, & lots of future tunes.
Today’s show features music from Kahlee x J57, Bumpy Knuckles, Decaf Black & Nellz, M-Dot, and more.
Tune in to The Jazz Hole Live to hear a set by Jesse Ryan & Bridges, recorded live at Toronto’s Poetry Jazz Café in 2018
Brownholtz is someone who has worked & created within a DIY music scene & now she's written an epic story inspired by it.
Today features music from BURNS, The Shapeshifters, Teni Tinks, and more.
Audie founded a nonprofit called Team With Love in order to help those in need.
Today features music from Shabaam Sahdeeq, LocalBlac X Tone Spliff, Pre Stigious, and more.
Juliet Quick is a Hudson Valley-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter whose work reflects on climate terror, misogyny, self-interrogation, and holding on to hope. Here, she shares an intimate look at her music, performed exclusively for BTR Live Studio At Home. Glass Years EP is available now from Substitute Scene Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today’s show features music from Bumpy Knuckles, Decaf Black & Nellz, Kool Taj The Gr8, and more.
This week I chat with the badass NYC-based artist TALIA and spin her sultry new EP headrush.
New episode of The Jazz Hole with experimental jazz by Claudio Scolari, Camila Nebbia, Axel Filip, Natsuki Tamura, Satoko Fujii, Taiko Saito
Today features music from Jimpster, Rogue D, Michael Grey, and more.
The video documents the frontman's life and his experience going through a huge & relatable life change.
The week before Thanksgiving 2020, Alana’s father started feeling ill. He soon discovered that he was positive for COVID-19. Not long after, the other members of Alana’s family also came down with the virus. Alana shares the hardships that her family went through while ailing and confined within their home.
Today features music from Stank Nitty, Money Mogly, Visionaries, and more.
Today’s show features music from Bumpy Knuckles, Decaf Black & Nellz, Kool Taj The Gr8, and more.
Tune in for music by Råberg/Chase/McMahon, Kari van der Kloot, Gabe Terracciano Trio, Svetlana, Rodrigo Faina and Change Ensemble
John Jigg$ is a talented artist from Long island, New York, whose family’s love of music set him on the path that led to his hard work on the hip-hop circuit. Here he delivers a spot-on performance from home.
Today features music from Reelsoul, Dennis Ferrer, Virak, and more.
Jen shares the details of her personal experience with a COVID-19 infection.
Today features music from ElCamino, L-Biz, Kev Brown & J Scienide, and more.
Today’s show features music from Jamel Rocwell, Montener The Menace, Kool Taj The Gr8, and more.
Canadian musician Sarah Jerrom shares stories about her new album Dream Logic, plus music from François Bourassa’s new solo piano album
Today features music from Miane, Ant LaRock & Roland Clark, Stephanie Cooke, and more.
Dena works as a sexual health educator in New York City. She recounts a time when a student came to her for counseling on how to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.
Today features music from Stalley, Bumpy Knuckles, Justo The MC & DK, Tef, and more.
A Very Special Episode is a New York City post-punk band featuring Kasey Heisler (vocals, bass), Patrick Porter (guitar), and Chayse Schutter (drums).
Today’s show features music from Wounded Buffalo Beats, Montener The Menace, Kool Taj The Gr8, and more.
Listen to a special concert by Rodrigo Domínguez & Matthew Golombisky, recorded outdoors amidst the Patagonian nature in Quila Quina.
Brooklyn indie punk band LAPÊCHE returns to BTR Live Studio as they release their latest J. Robbins-co-produced full length record, with a fantastic live performance recorded at Red Panda Recording in Brooklyn.
Today features music from The Shapeshifters, Felix Da Housecat & Chris Trucher, Maceo Plex, and more.
Fly across NYC and experience an emotional ride that's utterly relatable with "Sleep Well" and "Friend."
Eddie shares the unsettling experience of visiting a psychic on a lark only to be told that a dark entity was following him. Soon after, strange events occurred at his apartment, from unexplained sounds in the middle of the night to objects disappearing only to be found in unlikely places.
Today features music from Eloh Kush x Ras Beats, Justo The MC & DK, Montener The Menace, and more.
Today’s show features music from Papoose, Tone Chop and Frost Gamble, MeRCY, and more.
Check out music by Cyrus Nabipoor, Storione/Rossy/Schürmann, Mike Freedman, the Yoko Miwa Trio and Sabertooth Swing on today’s The Jazz Hole
Today features music from Temple, Ben Hemsley, Cookie Monsterz, and more.
Ashley is an elementary school art teacher at a New York City public school in an underserved area. She shares the difficulties she faced while teaching students remotely after the city locked down during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today features music from MeRCY, Roc Marciano, Ryck Jane, and more.
The Black Black is a crucial part of their vibrant NYC music scene, and they make their return to BTR Live Studio with an at Home session from their vibey practice/performance space somewhere in Brooklyn.
Today’s show features music from MeRCY, ELLI$, Tone Chop & Frost Gamble, Through, and more.
Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole features the Dan Pitt Quintet, Restroy (Christopher Dammann), Amanda Tosoff, Roni Ben-Hur, Doves Peak
Today features music from Temple, Ben Hemsley, Cookie Monsterz, and more.
After researching the benefits of veganism, Milagros decided to transition to a vegan diet. What she didn’t expect was a negative reaction from her family – especially her mother. Since meat is a central part of Peruvian cuisine and food is at the heart of every social event, Milagros’s mother worried that her daughter’s exclusion of animal products would also mean her exclusion at family gatherings.
Today features music from T.R.A.C., The Visionaries, Omen44, and more.
Today’s show features music from MeRCY, Stank Nitty, Kev Brown & J Scienide, and The Uglee Trooth.
Megan Mancini and Justin Ferraro of Brooklyn garage punk band The Rizzos - along with drummer Cody Buesing - join us for a very different return appearance on BTR Live Studio, this time from Justin’s living room in Ridgewood, Queens! The Rizzos are working on a full-length album due some time in 2021! Check out the video for "Way Out" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we chat w/Oceanator about pandemic life, music-making—past, present, & future—& spin her 2020 album 'Things I Never Said.'
NYC musician Elise Okusami has been rockin’ out since she was nine & has no plans of slowing down.
Drummer & composer Philippe Lemm talks about his new album First Steps and about the loss of his trio’s long-time pianist Angelo Di Loreto.
Today features music from Virak, Cookie Monsterz, Hot Since 82, and more.
After a visit to Nigeria, Nigel learned about the country’s rich culture and appreciated how it differed from the U.S. He shares how traveling can broaden one’s outlook, foster empathy, and lead one to appreciate things that are often taken for granted.
Today features music from Bumpy Knuckles x Nottz, Billy Danze, Saga, and more.
Colin Prosser, AKA Prossess, is a producer and rapper from Miami and NYC. In this episode, he takes us inside his home to make some tea and delivers an immersive exclusive performance.
Louise uses her sweet yet melancholic vocals to make raising a giant moss-man look easy.
Today’s show features music from MeRCY, Stank Nitty, Kev Brown & J Scienide, and Milano x Showbiz.
Enjoy a set from Vancouver by the Canadian bassist and composer William Chernoff feat. Francis Henson on guitar and Carson Tworow on drums.
After months quarantined away from each other, New York’s Mala Vista recently reunited to head to the studio and record some fresh tracks for an upcoming release. Here they gather for an exclusive performance of three of those unreleased songs. Western Beef EP is available now on Kafadan Kontak Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today features music from Virak, Blaze, llyus & Barrientos x Karen Harding, and more.
Ben details his experience of contracting the coronavirus back in late February/early March of 2020, before lockdowns shut NYC down. He also shares how the city and local indie rock scene he’s a part of reacted to the pandemic.
Today features music from Lyric Jones, Dynasty, Young Old Soul, Liv East, and more.
Today’s show features music from Kev Brown & J Scienide, Snowgoons & Planet Asia, Alph The Alien, and more.
Foxanne is a Brooklyn-based musician/band currently holed up in NJ. Here, the duo joins us from their temporary home workspace/studio for a special performance of their space-themed single about the dearly departed Mars rover. Foxanne’s debut LP, It's real (I knew it) is available now. Check out the video for "Opportunity" and  listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The Jazz Hole presents jazz from all over the world today: Nacho Szulga, Mike Freedman, Gabriel Bolaños and Frank Carlberg, Benoît Delbecq.
Today features music from Virak, Lost Arcade featuring Matt Young, Crvvcks, and more.
When she was eleven, a tumultuous age when the need to fit in is strong due to a lack of self-confidence, Courtney befriended the “cool kids” at the local pool. When her neighborhood friends, who did not fit the ideals of coolness, asked to play with Courtney and her clique, she actively excluded them in fear that she would be rejected by the popular crowd. Years later, she still regrets her actions and shares how the experience taught her to never compromise who she is just to be accepted.
Today features music from Kev Brown & J Scienide, Johnny Burgos, Billy NoJokes, and more.
Today’s show features music from Kev Brown & J Scienide, Snowgoons & Planet Asia, Roc Marciano, and more.
This week we chat with Human Growth—a gritty and raw rock 'n' roll band based in Copenhagen, Denmark & spin their debut album 'Reflex.' 
Born & raised in New York but now based in Denmark, these rockers stay true to their roots.
Pianist Yoko Miwa talks about her new album “Songs of Joy” on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole, plus new music by guitarist Roni Ben-Hur.
Today features music from Crvvcks, Selace, Caius, and more.
While working at a summer camp, Jeff invented a game that became popular amongst the kids. Upsetting the “bros” in charge of sports at the camp was an unexpected benefit.
Today features music from Kev Brown & J Scienide, MC WhiteOwl, ELLI$, and more.
Television Overdose (T.V.O.D.) is a disco-punk band from Brooklyn. Here they tear through their music in an exclusive performance direct from Ridgewood, Queens.
Today’s show features music from Kev Brown & J Scienide, King Shampz, Indigo Phoenyx, and more.
GangaLee is a Jamaican-born, Bronx-bred MC currently based in Tampa whose skills and dedication to music have been proven again and again. Here, she delivers a raw, direct performance for BTR Live Studio at Home.
Eclectic music on The Jazz Hole with Rodrigo Faina and Change Ensemble, Griffith Hiltz Trio, Dan McCarthy, Camila Nebbia, Ikue Mori and more
Today features music from James Trystan, BURNS, Soda State, and more.
When Penny was sick in the hospital, she asked Ollie not to tell her family out of worry that the news would hurt her ailing and elderly mother. But after Penny passed away, Ollie traveled to New Mexico to meet with Penny’s mother and talk to her about Penny’s final years. During this trip, Ollie learns about serendipity and how it can be found.
Today features Loops & Lullabies by Young Old Soul.
Today’s show features music from Greenlights Music, Ryck Jane, Wize Crack, Beni-Hana, and more.
Little did she know ‘Live & Alone in NY’ was to be her last live performance before COVID-19 hit.
A chat with Anya Marina & listen to the live recording of her show in NYC for her newest album.
Tune in to The Jazz Hole Live to hear the album release concert by Chicago-based trumpet player and composer Emily Kuhn.
A dark and grey video that feels spooky, but actually represents the beauty of friendship.
Today features music from Frankie Knuckles, DJ E-Clyps, Kerri Chandler, and more.
Joe discusses the difficulties of officiating the wedding of close friends and gives advice on how to overcome any pressure one might have while taking on a big role for the first time.
Today features music from Tragedy Khadafi, Roc Marciano, Ryck Jane, and more.
Ok Cowgirl is a dream-rock project fronted by singer/songwriter Leah Lavigne, currently splitting time between Detroit and Brooklyn. For this episode, the band delivers a memorable rooftop performance, and joins us from Detroit and Brooklyn for a conversation covering their musical past (full of meet-cute stories), and the challenges of relaunching a project during a pandemic.
Ok Cowgirl is a dream-rock project fronted by singer/songwriter Leah Lavigne, currently splitting time between Detroit and Brooklyn. Here, the band delivers a stunning performance from a rooftop in Brooklyn for BTR Live Studio. OK Cowgirl has two singles available now with more on the way. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Additional credits: Audio Recording/Editing: John Miller Video Editor: Matt Birkenholz Videographers: Jordan Schopick and Molly Waterman
Today’s show features music from Ryck Jane, Wize Crack, Lyric Jones, and more.
Vermont-based composer, saxophone, trumpet & piano player Miles Donahue talks about his new album “Just Passing Thru” today on The Jazz Hole
Today features music from Husky featuring Mr. V, Jess Bays, Dennis Ferrer, and more.
Growing up, Morgan always thought that their family was made up of just them, their mother, and their father. But when their mother passed away, they received a message from their mother’s half-sister — one that neither Morgan nor their father even knew existed — which unlocked a part of their mother’s life that they never could have imagined. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Kisses" by Lomelda
Today features music from and more Prestigious & Ras Beats, Frank Knight & Chuck LaWayne, Greenlights Music, and more.
Brooklyn punks Thick are known for their rowdy live shows and supercharged performances. In the year since their album came out and touring disappeared, they’ve learned to adapt–while also working on a follow up. Here, the trio joins us for an exclusive, stripped down performance at home! Five Years Behind is available now from Epitaph Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Goodbyes are hard, but you have to let your past-self go in order to welcome the new blossoming you—this song explains that.
Today’s show features music from Bumpy Knuckles, B Barber, Billy Danze, and more.
Vanessa Silberman is a usually  touring singer, guitarist and songwriter from Brooklyn, NY (via Los Angeles, CA). As a hard-touring musician, she’s found herself off the road and working on releasing monthly singles. Here, she delivers an exclusive solo performance of one of those tracks, recorded live at home. “Something To Believe In” is the latest single from Vanessa Silberman. Check out the video for "Down" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Albums by Amanda Tosoff, Cyrus Nabipoor, Michael Feinberg, Leo Genovese, William Chernoff, Frank Colón on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole.
John Knefel reviews the short squeeze on GameStop stock that was orchestrated by a reddit subgroup and the reality for those who may try to manipulate the market.
Today features music from Harry Romero, Dennis Cruz, Dj Dove, Virak, and more.
Val recalls the trauma of having bed bugs and roommates who placed the blame on her. She discusses the measures she took to rid herself of the pests, and how she exterminated the bed bugs, too. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "These Are The Days, My Friend" by It Could Be Franky
Today features music from Wize Crack & Byrd Land, Bumpy Knuckles x Snoop Dogg, DMC, Ras Kass, and more.
Tiye Phoenix is a NJ-based musician, beatmaker, producer, lyricist, songwriter,composer, artist, and “cool dope ass soul.” Here she checks in with a raw performance from her latest record, live from home! The Glow EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Wayne Ski kicks off Groundhog Day with great tunes and conversation. Make sure you follow us on social media @BTRtoday.
LA-based Raye Zaragoza is an acclaimed folk songwriter and performer whose new album came out in late 2020. Here, she takes a break from roller skating to show us around her apartment/home studio, and give an exclusive performance. Woman In Color is out now. Check out the video for "The It Girl" and  listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The Jazz Hole with Linus spins jazz by Glenn Zaleski, Chelsea McBride, Modasaurus, Tian Long Li/Marco Schudel/Dominik Schürmann
Today features music from Harry Romero, Maceo Plex, Hot Since 82, and more.
Despite experiencing traumatic events, Jennifer has always brushed them off. It was only when Jennifer finally spoke about what happened to her that she realized they affected her a lot more than she thought.
Today features music from Saga, Visionaries, Greenlights Music, and more.
MC WhiteOwl is a rapper, DJ, and producer from the Bronx. In this episode, he takes us into the studio to see his 3 decades of skills in action!
Today’s show features music from Frank Knight & Chuck LaWayne, Saga, Tef, and more.
Tune in for a set by drummer, percussionist and composer Rajiv Jayaweera recorded live at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club back in 2019.
Today features music from Maceo Plex, Hot Since 82, Oscar G, and more.
Maggie shares some of the ups and downs of parenting during the pandemic and acknowledges that even while their family’s basic needs were always met, there has been a lot to balance over the last 10 months.
Today features an interview with Frank Knight & Chuck LaWayne.
Today’s show features music features Kool Taj The Gr8, Frank Knight, L-Biz & Castle Money Beats, and more.
Drop D is an MC with an impressive flow - her soft vocals and smooth grooves sneak in and deliver hard lyrics. Here, she delivers a great, intimate performance recorded live at home.
On this show: Miki Yamanaka, Dan McCarthy, Quinsin Nachoff + Nathalie Bonin, Juliet Kurtzman & Pete Malinverni, Jesse Ryan + Joanna Majoko
Today features music from Maceo Plex, Del-30, Hot Since 82, and more.
Stephen detais his experience of contracting the coronavirus back in late February/early March of 2020, before lockdowns shut NYC down. He also shares how the busy Brooklyn music scene he’s a part of may have helped to spread it among his friends before people knew how serious the pandemic would turn out to be–and perhaps already was, in retrospect–along with his thoughts on the response to the crisis and how, while hard to live through, it’s confirmed why he loves the city. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Featherweight" by Fleet Foxes
Today features music from Billy Danze, Deuce Ellis, Writers Guild, and more.
In this episode, rapper Thunny Brown takes it to the roof in Brownsville for a raw performance! Heavenly Sword is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Take a ride to Brooklyn if you're from out of town and trust me, somewhere in the conversation the town Brownsville will come up. Brownsville, Brooklyn has let loose some of the hardest hip-hop artists for years. Well check it, here are two more artists from the Ville. First up, Thunny Brown aka Thundah God aka Thundah Foot who hails from almost everywhere and Brownsville. His partner Stuck B is from Brownsville also. We all hear how tough it is to grow up Brownsville. You become a man early. Surviving might be the only option. That never stops anyone who lives there from doing what they have to do. Peep the interview hosted by Crazy DJ Bazarro as Thunny & Stuck talk about the pandemic, the rap game and politics. Enjoy!
Today’s show features music features Wize Crack & Byrd Land, ELLI$, Teflon, and more.
Sammi Lanzetta released her debut LP Ceiling Mirror in 2019 on 6131 Records, and like many musicians with a fresh release she was expecting to spend most of 2020 on tour promoting it. Of course, that didn’t happen. In this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Lanzetta delivers an intimate solo performance from her NYC fire escape. Ceiling Mirror is available now from 6131 Records. Check out the video for "House Plants" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus features a few projects that are more on the experimental, avant-garde and free jazz side. You will get to hear music from 3 brand new releases that came out on the Argentinian ears&eyes records label, all three of them are lead by fantastic Argentinean musicians: Sin Tiempo by pianist Leo Genovese with his local trio featuring Mariano Otero and Sergio Verdinelli, the EP “In another night, in another world” by saxophonist and composer Camila Nebbia (joined by Maya Keren and Akiva Jacobs), and No Comunica by the quintet Formica / Edward / Carracedo Lauretti / Alarcón / Ledesma. The other tracks on today’s episode come from Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl, a group lead by Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer Mary Halvorson and from Trinidad-born, Toronto-based saxophonist and composer Jesse Ryan’s self-released debut album Bridges.
Today features music from Mike Dunn, Ant LaRock & Roland Clark, Dennis Ferrer, and more.
Atlanta-native Kaddy describes his firsthand experience participating in Black Lives Matter protests compared to the media’s portrayal.
Today features music from Sick Boy, PA Flex, Roc Marciano, and N.B.S.
Today’s show features music features Timbo King x King Magnetic, Billy Danze, Lyric Jones, and more.
Here is part two—the final part—of all my favorite chitchats with bands I had in this year from hell, 2020.
Nasimiyu is a Brooklyn-based musician whose style has evolved over the years from her time in New Orleans making music to her deeply personal, experimental pop. Last seen on BTR Live Studio with the fun and creative Baeb Rxxth, Nasimiyu returns with a very special At Home performance, debuting new music from her upcoming record - the first in 7 years under her own name - with a unique solo performance utilizing live loops and samples and her stunning vocals. Here, Bryan B catches up with Nasimiyu to talk about the song a day project that kickstarted this record, the unique challenges of solo performance, and taking inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement. Nasimiyu will be releasing new music soon. Checmk out the video for "Practice" by Nasimiyu and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The Jazz Hole kicks off 2021 with a humorous conversation with two celebrated improvisers: Satoko Fujiii and her husband Natsuki Tamura.
Melbourne, Australia-based musician Alexander Biggs writes honest, smart songs with a warm and gentle style that we instantly fell for on first listen. He dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this intimate session! “Miserable” is available now. Check out the video for "Madeleine" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.