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

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The SNL Fantasy Camp class presents, Live From The PIT, It’s Saturday Night!  Two chances to check it out THIS SATURDAY: the dress rehearsal at 8pm and the live show at 11:30pm!
For a full week, PIT students in the Writing for SNL Fantasy Camp have been working tirelessly to write an hour-and-a-half, live-sketch ensemble show. This is that show, complete with a cast of Not Yet Ready for Prime Time Players from The PIT, musical guests and a host.THE PIT’S NOT YET READY FOR PRIME TIME PLAYERS:
Leila Ben-Abdallah
Samm Kumar
Stephen McCarthy
Sarah Nowak
Richard Templeton
Weekend update with Lucas Zachary HazlettWith your HOST: Peter Michael Marinowith MUSICAL GUEST: Caroline Reese (www.carolinereesemusic.com)WRITING STAFF
Alex Estrada
Blake Henderson
April Kidwell
Brian Lisi 
Tim Porosky
Tucker Sparkman
Star Zagofsky
Peter Zuorick
Executive Producer: Ali Reza FarahnakianHead writer: Joe SchiappaProducer: Christopher AurilioCredit Sequence: Michelle CiottaAssociate Producers: Sarah Johnston, Catherine Cohen, Kevin Laibson

Check out Leila on Chaz Mannenheim’s Month In Review: February 2014! 

thepit-nyc:

The SNL Fantasy Camp class presents, Live From The PIT, It’s Saturday Night!  Two chances to check it out THIS SATURDAY: the dress rehearsal at 8pm and the live show at 11:30pm!

For a full week, PIT students in the Writing for SNL Fantasy Camp have been working tirelessly to write an hour-and-a-half, live-sketch ensemble show. This is that show, complete with a cast of Not Yet Ready for Prime Time Players from The PIT, musical guests and a host.

THE PIT’S NOT YET READY FOR PRIME TIME PLAYERS:

  • Leila Ben-Abdallah
  • Samm Kumar
  • Stephen McCarthy
  • Sarah Nowak
  • Richard Templeton

Weekend update with Lucas Zachary Hazlett

With your HOST: Peter Michael Marino

with MUSICAL GUEST: Caroline Reese (www.carolinereesemusic.com)

WRITING STAFF

  • Alex Estrada
  • Blake Henderson
  • April Kidwell
  • Brian Lisi 
  • Tim Porosky
  • Tucker Sparkman
  • Star Zagofsky
  • Peter Zuorick

Executive Producer: Ali Reza Farahnakian
Head writer: Joe Schiappa
Producer: Christopher Aurilio
Credit Sequence: Michelle Ciotta
Associate Producers: Sarah Johnston, Catherine Cohen, Kevin Laibson

Check out Leila on Chaz Mannenheim’s Month In Review: February 2014

Roman Remains at the BTRhouse in Austin, TX - BTR Live Studio [ep306]

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.

Roman Remains is Liela Moss and Toby Butler from The Duke Spirit. This London-based duo (joined live by additional musicians) has crafted an album and live show full of fantastically dense, noisy, frenetic, fractured pop songs. For this special backyard session, they stripped their setup way down to acoustic instruments to play a couple of songs for us at the BTRhouse.

Featured song: “Gazebo”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/Pd05Pt

Zeal, Roman Remains’ latest release, is available now.

Official website for Roman Remains: http://romanremains.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/RomanRemains
Twitter: @Roman_Remains

Should Tipping Be Abolished? - BTR Pulse [ep168]

This week on BTR Pulse, we ask whether tipping should be abolished. People share their opinions on tipping, raising the minimum wage, and whether they would still tip even if it was no longer necessary.

Featured song: “Awake” by Tycho