Jun 05, 2018
WFYI's June Small Studio Session features the sounds of Indianapolis-based Hex Mundi. With a lineup that includes a custom-designed electric mandolin, it's tough to pinpoint their music to a single genre, and that's just the way the group likes it. In this Small Studio Session, Hex Mundi performs three songs from their upcoming EP "Quixotic Musings." Stay tuned after the session for an interview with Hayley Costas from WFYI’s Scott McAlister.
May 01, 2018
Last year, WFYI held a contest for local musicians at Sun King Brewery in Fishers. It was called "Bar to Star" - as the winner that night would perform again on a professional stage and in the WFYI studio.
Hayley Costas of Indianapolis won. In January she performed at Clowes Hall on the opening night of the Carole King musical, Beautiful. Now she is our May 2018 Small Studio Session performer. Hayley's brother, Tyler Costas, joins Hayley for this session on acoustic guitar and backing vocals. Stay tuned after the session for an interview with Hayley Costas from WFYI's Jill Ditmire.
Apr 03, 2018
This edition of Small Studio features indie band, Unicorn Derby - a whimsical name that reflects both the music and the unusual way this band got together. They became a band by luck as their names were literally drawn out of a hat at an annual Indianapolis event called the Random Band Challenge. Listen in for the full session and an interview with the band from WFYI's Jill Ditmire.
Mar 06, 2018
Indianapolis based Chad Mills plays a contemplative set of original acoustic songs in this four song set. Cellist Grover Parido joins Chad for this layered and rich performance.
Feb 06, 2018
WFYI's first Small Studio Session of 2018 features Indianapolis based electro-hop-funk-punk duo, Knot Brothers. Jon Knot and Chris "New-Cents" Johnson use an eclectic collection of sounds, both futuristic and familiar, to create their original music. Keep listening after the session for an interview with Knot Brothers, from WFYI's Jill Ditmire.
Jan 09, 2018
Listen in to this special Small Studio presentation - Small Studio Shortcuts, The Best of 2017. This special features preview selections of our full Sessions along with features and behind the scenes info on the bands. We'll listen to selections from Bullet Points, Wife Patrol, Tyron Cooper, Richard Edwards, Clint Breeze and the Groove and more - all Indiana based musicians and bands, producing and playing original music.
Small Studio is made possible with a grant from The Herbert Simon Family Foundation with additional support from Neat O Art Shop and Sun King Brewery.
Dec 04, 2017
A Small Studio Sessions performance from indie rock group, Pravada. Indianapolis based Pravada was one of the pioneers of the Fountain Square music scene over a decade ago, and they continue to innovate and push their sound forward. Listen in after the set for an interview with the band from WFYI's Jill Ditmire.
Nov 07, 2017
Indianapolis based singer songwriter Crescent Ulmer is WFYI's November 2017 Small Studio Session performer. In this contemplative acoustic set, Crescent explores issues of growth and change through tender and reflective storytelling.
Oct 03, 2017
With seven talented musicians, Indianapolis based Clint Breeze and the Groove is making a big impact on the Indy music scene. The band blends hip hop and soul - along with a major emphasis on the art form that brought the group together - jazz. Set list: 1. Razorblades, 2. 3 AM., 3. Status Quo, 4. Crosswalks. Small Studio is made possible by a grant from The Herbert Simon Family Foundation, and with support from Neat O Art Shop and Sun King Brewery.
Sep 05, 2017
Indianapolis based indie rock musician Vess Ruhtenberg is a veteran of esteemed local and national bands like Zero Boys, The Pieces, United States Three, and The Lemonheads. But now, Vess is going solo. This analog set features several songs from Ruhtenberg's latest album "Tremendous Downtime." Track List: 1. Soda Machine 2. Grease is the Word 3. Feel the Sunrise 4. on a rug on the floor in the afternoon 5. It's Ok to Try New Things 6. One Van Against
Aug 01, 2017
Rob Dixon & Triology is our August 2017 Small Studio Sessions band. Rob Dixon is known as the "Mayor" of the Indianapolis jazz scene and has a stellar reputation across the country as an accomplished musician, composer and educator. In this session, you'll hear four original compositions from Rob and his band. Indianapolis based drummer Richard "Sleepy" Floyd and keyboardist Steven Jones joined Rob for the set. 1. Predator Font 2. Ten Thousand Ships 3. White River, Black Sky 4. 10X
Jul 11, 2017
If you ask the musicians of Eliot Bigger to classify their sound, you'll get a mix of progressive, tech, and classic rock, along with a bit of pop and even a hint of classical drumming. Guitarist/vocalist Kara Tucker, guitarist Joel Tucker, bassist Jameson Rhodes, and drummer Erin Jeter formed Eliot Bigger around an Indianapolis home fireplace in 2012. In this Small Studio Session you'll hear songs from their debut album, Murals. Track List: 1. 1934, 2. Paffos, 3. Jane Doe, 4. Murals, and 5. Robot Suicide