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Musicians play exclusive sets and chat about their craft and experiences with our team of hosts, each a veteran of their music scene with a knack for asking questions musicians actually enjoy answering. Maia was the show's longtime host and producer, leaving in 2020. Her 14 year run is something we'll always be proud of!

Musicians play exclusive sets and chat about their craft and experiences with our team of hosts, each a veteran of their music scene with a knack for asking questions musicians actually enjoy answering. Maia was the show's longtime host and producer, leaving in 2020. Her 14 year run is something we'll always be proud of!

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United States

Description:

Musicians play exclusive sets and chat about their craft and experiences with our team of hosts, each a veteran of their music scene with a knack for asking questions musicians actually enjoy answering. Maia was the show's longtime host and producer, leaving in 2020. Her 14 year run is something we'll always be proud of!

Language:

English


Episodes

The Electric Grandmother at Home

1/19/2021
"On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, satirical synth duo Electric Grandmother stop by. Pete and Mary Alice discuss the process of creating "Space Phone", remembering the days of calling each other over the car phone, and the process of turning it into a stop action music video. 00:00 - Intro 01:00 - Electric Grandmother 07:25 - "Space Phone" - The Electric Grandmother 10:11 - Electric Grandmother 16:08 - "Shuttle Dance Night" - The Electric Grandmother 20:07 - Electric Grandmother...

Duration:00:47:50

Sanya N'Kanta at Home

1/15/2021
"Sanya N'Kanta is a Jamaican-born musician currently based in Charlotte, NC who writes, performas, and produces songs with a wide range of musical influences and styles. Ahead of the release of his new EP, These Are The Days, he recorded a stunning, stripped-down performance of two songs from that release along with another brand new track, and we had a great conversation about music and life. 00:00 - BTR Live Studio intro 01:12 - "North Carolina" - Sanya N'Kanta 05:17 - Sanya N'Kanta...

Duration:00:51:53

Thunny Brown at Home

1/12/2021
"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...

Duration:00:56:56

Gold Connections at Home

1/8/2021
"Will Marsh of Gold Connections joins us to talk about the band's latest EP, self-producing, and more, plus we've got a great exclusive remote performance of three song from the band! 00:00 - Intro 01:10 - "Stick Figures" 04:06 - Gold Connections interview 34:18 - "Slow Diving" 37:49 - "Fortune" 41:10 - outro 42:10 - End "

Duration:00:42:10

Erin Frisby at Home

1/5/2021
"On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, DC based singer songwriter Erin Frisby, of the OSYX, plays some of her latest tunes off her solo record Ecdysis. Erin speaks with Jen about the making of the album in a pandemic, her growth while creating the album, and her love of the craft. 00:00 - Intro 01:06 - Erin Frisby 14:52 - "Count to Ten" [BTR Live Studio 2020] - Erin Frisby 18:31 - Erin Frisby 30:54 - "Yellowjack" [BTR Live Studio 2020] - Erin Frisby 34:37 - Erin Frisby 40:51 - "It...

Duration:00:53:36

Crazy DJ Bazarro's 2020 Live Studio Recap

1/1/2021
"2020 is outta here. What a year, I mean what a year. Hopefully 2021 will be so much better. I mean, 2020 did have some bright highlights. A new president & vice president. A vaccine that will help in the fight against coronavirus, and some of the great artists that performed at home on BTR Live Studio. I went back in time to grab some tapes of the footage and converted it to audio, just for you. These are my top picks that came through in no particular order. Mazzi, Juxx Diamondz, Nejma...

Duration:00:47:07

Bryan's 2020 Live Studio Recap: Part 2

12/29/2020
"In this episode, we're taking a look at the musical performances from some of my favorite BTR Live Studio at Home episodes from the second half of 2020! Thanks to all the artists who joined us on the show this year, all the various hosts, engineers, and video production people who made it happen! 00:00 - sponsor + intro 01:15 - "Bring Back That Which Is Kind To You" - Thanya Iyer 04:55 - "More" - Mock Suns 08:57 - "White Lightning" - Nasimiyu 12:30 - "Disarray" - Jeff Beam 18:00 - mic break...

Duration:00:52:57

Jen's 2020 Live Studio Recap

12/25/2020
"On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Jen Meller ranks the top 10 funny moments on the show in 2020, as well as our top 5 favorite performances. 00:00 - Intro 02:11 - BRNDA 02:39 - Xanthe Alexis 03:38 - "Hey Drew" - Pree 07:09 - Elizabeth Moen 09:13 - Pree 11:12 - "Wild" - Adriana Lucia Cotes 14:16 - Lotion Princess 15:49 - Adriana Lucia Cotes 20:43 - "In the Summer" - Lotion Princess 25:02 - Sean Barna 27:56 - Erin Frisby 29:15 - "Sharing Light" - Kin 33:12 - Raye Zaragoza 34:34 -...

Duration:00:42:28

Bryan's 2020 Live Studio Recap: Part 1

12/22/2020
"In this episode, we're taking a look back at the music from the first half of the year, including sessions recorded at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn with Travis Harrison, and the first batch of BTR Live Studio at Home sessions! All of these episodes were hosted by Maia Macdonald. 00:00 - Sponsor + Intro 01:47 - "Fun In the Afterlife" - Jelly Kelly 05:42 - "Vacation" - Honey Cutt 09:22 - "Earth Angel" - Activity 13:59 - "Soft Skin" - Frankie Valet 17:08 - "Sun" - ing 19:41 - "Actress" -...

Duration:01:26:56

Jeanette's 2020 Live Studio Recap

12/18/2020
"This weird year is wrapping up—finally. It feels strange to do a year’s end list. A lot happened this year, but also a lot didn’t happen. The music industry as we know it ground to halt in March, but we’ve adapted, and even if there aren’t any tours or sweaty club shows, people are still making music. And that’s a good thing. In this episode I’ll be recapping some of my favorite tracks from the artists who joined me on Live Studio from home. Thanks to everyone who joined me on the show to...

Duration:00:36:03

Dominic Lavoie at Home

12/15/2020
"Dominic Lavoie is a Portland, Maine-based musician whose new album, Wave With A Broken Arm, marks a new phase in the songwriter's decade-plus career. We caught up about all things music, and he delivered a great, stark, acoustic performance of three songs from the record, recorded live exclusively for BTR Live Studio at Home in his studio, Shabbey Load. 00:00 - Sponsor + Intro 01:06 - "Sky With Too Many Suns" - Dominic Lavoie 04:22 - Dominic Lavoie interview 38:00 - "Time Is A Joker" -...

Duration:00:46:37

Elizabeth Moen at Home

12/11/2020
"On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, singer-songwriter Elizabeth Moen plays some of her latest tunes. Elizabeth speaks with Jen about the making of the single in a pandemic, her songwriting process, and chip clips. 00:00 - Intro 01:09 - Elizabeth Moen 04:30 - "Creature of Habit" - Elizabeth Moen 08:06 - Elizabeth Moen 11:10 - "It'll Get Tired Too" - Elizabeth Moen 14:32 - Elizabeth Moen 20:57 - "Eating Chips" - Elizabeth Moen 23:57 - Elizabeth Moen 37:59 - Outro 38:37 - End "

Duration:00:38:36

The Rizzos at Home

12/8/2020
"The Rizzos return to BTR Live Studio, except this time instead of playing at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn they’re just playing in Justin’s living room in Ridgewood. In this episode we catch up 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. 00:00 - BTR Live Studio / Intro 00:54 - The Rizzos 06:24 - “Heavy Song” 10:16 - The Rizzos 25:27 - “Worth It”...

Duration:00:55:08

Jerry David DeCicca at Home

12/4/2020
"Jerry David DeCicca first found his way into our ears with the Columbus, Ohio-based band The Black Swans over a decade ago. Now living in Texas Hill Country and performing under his own name, he recently self-released his latest record, The Unlikely Optimist and His Domestic Adventures. In our conversation here, we cover themes familiar to his music: animals, cooking, and holiday songs; and Jerry delivers and intimate, exclusive performance of three songs. 00:00 - Sponsor + Intro 01:17 -...

Duration:00:41:21

Bird Language at Home

12/1/2020
"Bird Language is Jake Backer and Will Hutchison, a producing duo who met back in college and have been making beats in Brooklyn ever since. This year Bird Language released their debut album, Insider Art, which was four years in the making. In this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Backer and Hutchison discuss their collaborative process, the joys of escaping the city to record, and their all time favorite birds. 00:00 - BTR Live Studio / Intro 01:00 - “Outside” - Bird Language 02:07 -...

Duration:00:43:43

Thanksgiving 2020

11/27/2020
"As we begin the 2020 Holiday season with this special Thanksgiving weekend episode of BTR Live Studio, we're taking a look back to the first part of the year, back when we still did sessions with artists in person at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Here we'll revisit music from sessions with Field Mouse, proper., Wintersleep, Pom Pom Squad, The Joy Formidable, and Momma. 00:00 - Sponsor + intro 01:54 - "Skygazing" - Field Mouse 05:30 - "Heart Of Gold" - Field Mouse 08:37 - "Apocalypse...

Duration:01:04:47

Dolly Valentine at Home

11/24/2020
"Dolly Valentine, aka the new musical persona of Leslie Schott joins us to play a few songs from her debut album (accompanied by Andrew Valenti) and to chat about the project, and how this year at home has affected her life and music. 00:00 - BTR Live Studio sponsor + intro 01:07 - "Love Is Love" - Dolly Valentine 04:49 - Dolly Valentine interview 30:49 - "Stupid Love Song" - Dolly Valentine 34:12 - "My Astrology" - Dolly Valentine 38:14 - Outro 39:00 - END "

Duration:00:39:00

KIN at Home

11/20/2020
"On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, London-based indie pop trio KIN plays some of their latest tunes. Grace and Adam speak with Jen about the making of the music video for L.O.V.E. choreographed by bandmate Ritu Arya and fellow Umbrella Academy cast mate David Castañeda. The band explains their writing process and favorite stories from gigs. 00:00 - Intro 01:24 - Kin 12:33 - "L.O.V.E." [BTR Live Studio 2020] - Kin 16:05 - Kin 25:04 - "Sharing Light" [BTR Live Studio 2020] - Kin...

Duration:00:50:57

Foxanne At Home

11/17/2020
"Foxanne is a musician originally from NJ, normally based in Brooklyn, but currently back in her home state, where the band is making use of a temporary studio where they've been able to keep working on music during the pandemic. Ahead of a trip to Mars (sorta, really!) Foxanne delivered an incredible duo performance for us and chatted about the upcoming debut full length, making a DIY music video at the beach, musical inspiration, and more. 00:00 - Sponsor + intro 00:50 - Foxanne interview...

Duration:00:34:46

Ke Turner at Home

11/13/2020
"One for the flow, two for the voice, three for the lyrics and Ke Turner is top choice. Ke Turner and her dj, Dj RedHanded, play no games on the performance level. RedHanded on the scratches goes hand in hand with Ke Turner’s energetic vibe. Tune in as we talk about her career, real life, and traveling to new places to start from step one - making a name for yourself in another region. 00:00 - Bazarro intro 01:52 - Interview 1 16:46 - "Master" - Ke Turner 19:45 - Interview 2 26:18 - "Over...

Duration:00:49:05