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Executive Producer: Jeremiah McVay
Senior Producers: Bryan Bruchman, Charles Hinshaw, Jacqueline Soller
Associate Producer: Jeff Nazareno
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.
Pearla - the musical project of Brooklyn songwriter Nicole Rodriguez - is an amorphous sort of endeavor, with sounds drawing on folk, americana, and pop, all with a hazy cloud around it, and Rodriguez’s powerful vocals floating in and around the melodies. Here, she joins us solo at Serious Business Music, accompanied simply by an Omnichord, for this intimate performance. Quilting & Other Activities is available now from Egghunt Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Lisel is the solo project of LA-based experimental musician Eliza Bagg (fans of Pavo Pavo may be familiar with her from her time spent in that band). With an eclectic musical background spanning the whole world of modern music, from pop to classical and all sorts of experimental, her soprano is impeccably trained and highly adaptable. Here, she delivers an impeccably arranged solo performance with the aid of backing tracks and loops supporting her otherworldly vocals. Angels On The Slope is available now from Luminelle Recordings. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Onesie is the Brooklyn power pop band based around the songwriting of Ben Haberland, along with Zack Fanelli, Lee Madaus, and Andrew Nelson. With heavy nods to British invasion, power pop, and 90’s alt-rock, Haberland embraces everything great about catchy guitar rock and melody in his songwriting. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to shred for us in this session. Umpteenth is available now from Dadstache Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The music made by Brooklyn band Kissed By An Animal is a perfect sonic parallel to musical mastermind and illustrator Dima Drjuchin’s visual aesthetic - bright, colorful, bold, and often, totally tripped out. With everything from psychedelic riff-loving wailfests to 00’s-esque sweaty dance party vibes, the band rolls along through the many genres at their disposal to great effect. They brought the party to the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their world. Kissed By An Animals’ self-titled debut is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
John Knefel explains Fox News’ investment in Republican presidents, and how the network has come to shape the behavior of the Republican party over the decades.
John Knefel lists some of the more popular endorsements Bernie Sanders has recently gotten which have helped his poll numbers.
Despite many within the Republican party describing Donald Trump as an aberration, John Knefel reflects on a number of President Trump’s choices which align perfectly with the attitudes of other Republicans, including, most recently, the assassination of Qassem Suleimani. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Awake” by Tycho
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…
Ashley describes the evolution of a relationship of a friend and what it taught her about maintaining friendships with others.
Josiah describes why he enjoys trolling people in real life and how his behavior has affected his relationships with others.
Aaron discusses how he decided that he would run for public office and some of the ways in which he can help improve New York City.
Gil talks about how his passion project, drawing portraits for people in the park, has allowed him to meet and connect with people from all over the world.
Lujayn shares the varying degrees of Islamophobia she has dealt with before and after removing her hijab, and the ways she has responded to people in those situations.
Princess shares an experience when she doubted herself and how she got over those feelings.
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,…