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Executive Producer: Jeremiah McVay
Senior Producers: Bryan Bruchman, Charles Hinshaw, Jacqueline Soller
Associate Producer: Jeff Nazareno
A longtime BTR Live Studio favorite, Workman Song has been an ever-evolving project showcasing the songwriting of Sean McMahon, whose rich and bold-hearted folk music is as timeless as it is unconventional. This time around, McMahon performed solo for us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of some of his latest work. “Ragnarok” is the latest single out now from Workman Song. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Big Bend is the experimental musical project of Ohio-born, NYC-based composer Nathan Phillps. With a focus on collaboration and clever use of improvised electronics as a base for his songwriting, Phillips weaves intricate, otherworldly sounds together beautifully. Joined here by Craig Schenker on saxophone and with an overhead projector on-hand for some appropriate visual aids, Big Bend brings their expansive, amorphous sound to Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Radish by Big Bend is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Shadow Monster is the Bushwick, Brooklyn-based duo of Gillian Visco and John Swanson who play a potent sort of grunge-inflected indie rock. With heavy lyrical themes dealing with loss, depression, and isolation, there’s a tension just under the surface of their music that explodes into a cathartic big-riffed, hair-whipping frenzy. The band dropped by Serious Business Music to give us a taste of their awesomeness in this session. Punching Bag is out now from Dadstache Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Scoville Unit is a NY/NJ/PA melodic punk band fronted by Gandhar Savur, with Drew Isleib (bass), Kevin Shelbourne (lead guitar), and Rob Hunsicker (drums). With big riffs and solid hooks, the band plays in a style heavily tinged with nostalgia that makes these original tunes feel instantly familiar. They joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this fun session! Scoville Unit is available now from Ernest Jenning. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Anna Tivel is a Portland, Oregon-based songwriter who uses folk music and her touching, powerful voice to shine a light on the small beauty of the world - telling touching stories through song. She dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share this intimate solo performance with us.
Gia Woods is a super talented pop musician who is just beginning to unleash her music on the world. Here, she joins us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for an extra special stripped-down acoustic performance!
John Knefel comments on how the Trump Administration's poor response to COVID-19 has impacted Americans and will continue to do so in the coming months.
John Knefel explains that despite moderates who say otherwise, the power of the left is growing and is the future of the democratic party.
John Knefel comments on how the coronavirus has disrupted our economy and who will suffer most should the U.S. face another recession.
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
Tori shares what it was like to be one of the few people of color in her high school, the behavior she regularly encountered from those around her and the actions she took to combat racism.
Andrea describes how she got started with photography, what she likes about the process and where she hopes to go as she progresses with the artform.
Darcy describes the violent abuse he survived as a child and how it altered the course of his life.
Demauni describes his reaction to meeting T-Pain when he was a kid and how the experience was different than he thought it would be.
Aleyna describes an instance where she changed herself for a crush and why she wouldn’t do it again.
Ryan describes the accident which resulted in him losing a limb and how he has adjusted to life since then.
Kevin Krauter is a musician based in Bloomington, Indiana, who plays in the increasingly popular band Hoops. As with that project, Krauter employees similarly universal melodies with his solo music,…
Mike Pace, formerly of Brooklyn post-punks Oxford Collapse, is back with another excellent batch of catchy tunes from his eponymous project. While we last saw Mike in an acoustic phase (doing…
Kevin Krauter is a musician based in Bloomington, Indiana, who plays in the increasingly popular band Hoops. As with that project, Krauter employees similarly universal melodies with his solo music,…