MIKE PESCA, host:

But anyway, enough of that, because we have a lot of great bands coming through the studios here at the Bryant Park Project. A lot have come over the last nine months, and still more to come. You won't believe who we have in the next couple weeks. And that has given us a chance to fill the BPP Jukebox with some great tracks. But we're not chained to our desks here at NPR New York. There's a big city out there. It's called New York. It's full of bars. Those bars are full of bands. BPP video producer Zena Barakat and director Jacob Ganz went to visit one of those bands at one of those bars, the great Union Hall in Brooklyn. We've got the two of those guys in the studio. Jacob, who did you go to see? And why did you pick them?

JACOB GANZ: We went to see a band called Headlights from Champaign, Illinois. They're a really, really nice sort of classic, indie-pop band in the very mid-'90s vein. They remind me a lot of bands like, ah...

PESCA: REO Speedwagon?

GANZ: Not REO Speedwagon.

PESCA: They're from Champaign.

GANZ: They remind me of sort of like Helium or, you know, soft, nice, sing-along-y bands from the mid-'90s. And it was just nice to get out and get a chance to listen to them play in a venue other than our studio.

PESCA: Zena, how'd it work? Was the band playing a show, and you just stuck your mic there?

ZENA BARAKAT: Actually, we went before the show at Union Hall to their sound check. So, the folks at Union Hall have been really good to us and allowed us to come in before they played.

PESCA: All right. Well, let us hear a song called Headlights - I'm sorry, a song called "School Boys." The band's called Headlights - at Union Hall in Brooklyn. Who has the quarter?

GANZ: I've got it.

PESCA: All right, let's throw it in the jukebox, see what happens.

(Soundbite of jukebox)

(Soundbite of song "School Boys")

HEADLIGHTS: (Singing) Do, do, do. Do, do, do. Ah. Do, do, do. Do, do, do. Ah. Do, do, do. Do, do, do. Ah. Do, do, do. Do, do, do. Ah.

Silence all the way home. Quiet's all we know. I'm (unintelligible). Silence says so.

Do, do, do. Do, do, do. Ah. Do, do, do. Do, do, do. Ah. Do, do, do. Do, do, do. Ah. Do, do, do. Do, do, do. Ah.

Silence all the way home. Quiet's all we know. I'm (unintelligible). Silence says so.

Do, do, do. Do, do, do. Ah. Do, do, do. Do, do, do. Ah. Do, do, do. Do, do, do. Ah. Do, do, do. Do, do, do. Ah.

Do, do, do. Do, do, do. Ah. Do, do, do. Do, do, do. Ah. Do, do, do. Do, do, do. Ah. Do, do, do. Do, do, do. Ah.

PESCA: Zena, why go to Union Hall? What's wrong with our little studio here?

BARAKAT: It is tiny.

(Soundbite of music)

BARAKAT: I don't know if you have seen the videos on our website, but once Union Hall - first of all, it's gorgeous. It looks like a 1920s hotel. And go check it out on our website. Check out the video, and yeah, take a look at it.

PESCA: All right, BPP director Jacob Ganz and video producer Zena Barakat, thank you, guys. And next on the BPP, computers beating - no, no, no. Well, yeah, OK. Computers beat humans at poker. That's what we're talking about next. Dogs and cats will also be living together on the Bryant Park Project from NPR News.

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