Oct 02, 2018
Some bands have trouble fitting into one genre and even shun the idea of sticking to a single style of music. Indianapolis based Carmichael is no exception. When pressed, the members of Carmichael say they feel closest to the Americana sound. A step softer than rock, a notch harder than folk, and a sound that stops just short of going full country - the band prides themselves on making music that can bounce between genres. Stay tuned right after the session for an interview with the band from WFYI's Scott McAlister. Small Studio is made possible with support from Sun King Brewing.
Sep 04, 2018
Afro punk band White Moms is WFYI's September 2018 Small Studio Sessions featured act. The Indianapolis-based group features four multi-talented musicians. The band completed a southern tour and stopped at our Small Studio to record their session. Stay tuned right after the session for an interview with the band. Small Studio is made possible with support from Sun King Brewing.
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Aug 06, 2018
Brother O’ Brother is WFYI’s August 2018 Small Studio Sessions featured band. The Indianapolis rock duo plays over 100 live shows a year as they release numerous singles, EPS, and full length albums from their successful vinyl record company. Stay tuned after this three song session for an interview from WFYI's Jill Ditmire with Chris Banta and Warner Swopes of Brother O' Brother. Set list: Grab The Rope, White Dove, and 16 Flowers
Jul 03, 2018
Indianapolis based soul/jazz vocalist Bashiri Asad is our July 2018 Small Studio Sessions act. Asad is joined for this session by his backing band, Be On It. Bashiri Asad is a lifetime lover of music and decided a decade ago to make singing and songwriting his career. Listen after the session for an interview with Asad from WFYI's Jill Ditmire.
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.