Crobot - BTR Live Studio [ep309]
Crobot is a big, dirty, groovy rock band from Pottsville, Pennsylvania. These guys have clearly studied the works of classic rock and metal’s heaviest hitters, as they pump out riff after riff of absolutely solid tunes. The band stopped by to share some music and sit down for a chat with Maia.

Featured song: “Nowhere To Hide”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1hBQEEP

Crobot’s latest album, The Legend of the Spacebone Killer, is now now available.

Official website for Crobot: http://crobotband.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/Crobotband
Twitter: @Crobotband

“Ewok Sadness” by Marijuana Deathsquads at the BTR Day Party in Austin, TX - BTR Hear & There [ep87]

On March 15, 2014, BTR threw a free, unofficial day party during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Held at The Liberty — a great East Side watering hole with a huge outdoor area, including a bar and the East Side King food truck — we hosted a fun-filled day with music from Clouder, The So So Glos, Gringo Star, Diane Coffee, Milagres, Zorch, and Marijuana Deathsquads. Our friends at Southern Tier Brewing Company provided complimentary beers for our guests.

Minneapolis noise band Marijuana Deathsquads is the ever-evolving, experimental project lead by Ryan Olson, Isaac Gale (whose videos for Bon Iver, Polica, P.O.S., and On An On you may have seen), and Stefon Alexander (P.O.S), and supported by multiple drummers and other performers contributing synths, vocals, and miscellaneous sounds to the sonic chaos. They’ve quickly become a BTR favorite (you may have caught their incredible session for Serious Business on BTR), so of course we had to have them headline our day party! Here, we get down in the dirt and on the stage with the band as they tear through their single, “Ewok Sadness.”

Featured song: “Ewok Sadness”

The latest release by Marijuana Deathsquads, Oh My Sexy Lord, is available now from Totally Gross National Product.

Official website for Marijuana Deathsquads: http://marijuanadeathsquads.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/mrjna.dthsqds
Twitter: @M_Deathsquads

Official website for The Liberty: http://thelibertyaustin.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Liberty/111540764016

Official website for Southern Tier Brewing Company: http://stbcbeer.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/SouthernTierBrewingCompany
Twitter: @stbcbeer

Mother Falcon at the BTRhouse in Austin, TX - BTR Live Studio [ep308]
During the 2014 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, the BTR Live Studio team set up shop at a lovely house on the East Side and invited bands to play music and chat in the backyard. Southern Tier Brewing Company provided beverages and the fine Austin weather did the rest.

Mother Falcon, a group of young, classically trained musicians based in Austin, have a very unique take on music. Beginning as a jam session among a group of high school cellists looking to explore other genres, the massive band also incorporates violins, cellos, saxophones, and trumpet, piano, accordion, banjo, and bassoon to blend rock, jazz, and hip hop rhythms with lush vocal arrangements to craft their orchestral rock. In addition to entertaining audiences with their own impressive display of talent, they launched Music Laboratory, a summer camp for middle and high school orchestra students. The large band crammed themselves into the backyard at the BTRhouse for a very special session.

Featured song: “Porcelain”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1st6ohi

MF Computer, the latest release from Mother Falcon, is now available.

Official website for Mother Falcon: http://motherfalconmusic.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/motherfalconmusic
Twitter: @MotherFalconMus

Upcoming tour dates:
06/07 @ Schuba’s Tavern in Chicago, IL
06/14 @ Lily Pads in Peace Dale, RI
06/24 @ Littlefield in Brooklyn, NY
06/28 @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden, CT
07/19 @ Spider House Ballroom and Spider House in Austin, TX
08/02 @ Spider House Ballroom and Spider House in Austin, TX

Official website for Ear Trumpet Labs: http://eartrumpetlabs.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/eartrumpetlabs
Twitter: @EarTrumpetLabs

Children In Social Media - BTR Pulse [ep169]

These days, parents have more outlets for showing off pictures of their kids beyond the wallet-sized class photos of yesteryear. This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people how much say children should have in how they are featured on their parents’ social media accounts.


Featured song: “American Horror” by Speedy Ortiz

Kishi Bashi at the BTRhouse in Austin, TX - BTR Live Studio [ep307]

During the 2014 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, the BTR Live Studio team set up shop at a lovely house on the East Side and invited bands to play music and chat in the backyard. Southern Tier Brewing Company provided beverages and the fine Austin weather did the rest.

K Ishibashi (aka Kishi Bashi) has racked up quite a musical resume over the past few years. From his NYC synth rock band, Jupiter One, to collaborations with of Montreal, Regina Spektor, and Sondre Lerche, this singer/violinist/composer continues to stretch his sonic palette — originally developed as a solo project with complex live loops, Kishi Bashi has filled out his show with a full band. Here, they perform an intimate session at the BTRhouse as a trio that includes Mike Savino from Tall Tall Trees.

Featured song: “Wonder Woman Wonder Me”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1hUyzRI

Lighght, Kishi Bashi’s new album, will be available 5/13 from Joyful Noise Recordings.

Official website for Kishi Bashi: http://kishibashi.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/mrkishibashi
Twitter: @kishi_bashi

Grow/DIY with Eleanor Whitney, Chapter 4: Basic Business Structures - BreakThruTV

Grow: How to Take Your Do It Yourself Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job is a book written by Eleanor Whitney. With plenty of experience in the DIY realm herself, as well as with helping others to execute their own DIY projects, Whitney outlines with authority a number of steps that can be key in building a project from the ground up and developing it into a thriving endeavor. She sat down for BreakThruTV to discuss her book, going over it chapter by chapter.

In Chapter 4, Whitney discusses the importance of setting out the way a business or project is organized so as to avoid problems later on.

Featured music by Mark McGuire

Official website for Grow: http://growdiy.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/growdiy
Eleanor Whitney on Twitter: @killerfemme