Watchout Vol. 2


Vol. 2 of the Watchout playlist on TIDAL features a return of native New Yorkers, QTY! Don’t get to comfortable because Vol. 3 will feature NO repeat offenders. Listen in for new music from Long Island’s Necter, new stuff from more New Yorkers Public Access TV, Lovehoney and Gingerlys. I’m very excited about the beautiful unpredictable sounds of Palm and The Van T’s threw in something bittersweat all the way from Scotland!

Check out the entire playlist here!


Watchout Vol. 1


Watchout is a new playlist I’m starting in TIDAL to introduce artists on the rise that you should be on the look out for! Vol.1 features Long Island rising stars, MJT, Pandafan, Zuli, and Beach Craft Bonanza. Check out Florida indie-noise poppers Seafang, Brooklyn noise-punks Weeping Icon and keep your ears peeled for Atlanta glam-punks Starbenders. Happy listening!

Alternative Avenue 9/23/17: Zuli


Alternative Avenue on OWWR welcomed Long Island rising star, Zuli along with new music from Foo Fighters, Weaves, QTY, METZ, Screaming Females, Holiday Ghosts, Jelani Sei, rare music from Public Access TV, a reflection of the Meadows Festival, and more! This is the last show for a while, so enjoy it!

Zuli talked up his upcoming album ‘On Human Freakout Mountain’, his work with Swoon City Music, modeling, doing movies, and more!

Full Show:

Zuli Interview:

HEATlist 9/23/17:
1 Soma by It Came From Space
2 Intoxicated by Criminal Syndicate
3 Lollipop (Ode To Jim)by Alvvays
4 Blue Mountain Road by Florist
5 Dumbness by Cherry
6 Walk For Hours by Holiday Ghosts
7 Feeling It Out by Public Access TV
8 Telephone by Jelani Sei
9 Scream by Weaves
10 Everybody’s Falling in Love by Repeat Repeat
11 Free Throw by High Waisted
12 Alt Shells by Bethlehem Steel
13 Kubadiver by Zuli
14 Smile by Native Sun
15 Dirty Water by Foo Fighters
16 Domesticated Animals by Queens of The Stone Age
17 Caught Up by Death From Above
18 Michael by QTY
19 Chase Me (Feat. Run The Jewels & Big Boi)by Danger Mouse
20 Black Moon by Screaming Females
21 Lost In The Blank City by METZ

Alternative Avenue 9/9/17: Leigh Celent of Castle Black

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Alternative Avenue on OWWR, Old Westbury Web Radio welcomed Leigh Celent, singer & guitarist of New York’s Castle Black! We talked about their new EP, Trapped Under All You Know, photography, the Rocker Stalker Fest, opening up for Television’s Richard Lloyd and more! Listen in also for new music from Alvvays, St. Vincent, Death From Above, High Waisted, Church Girls, and I’ll tell you if Weeping Icon is worth seeing live!

Full Show:

Leigh Celent Interview:

HEATlist 9/9/17:
1 Gorfunk v. The World by Frankenblazer
2 Don’t Hesitate by Intona
3 Everybody Knows by Partner
4 Fade by Great Grandpa
5 10 Summers Old by Madlib
6 Saved by a Waif by Alvvays
7 The Garret by Pains of Being Pure At Heart
8 Nite Expo by Oh Sees
9 I Was A Sunny Rainphase by Stereolab
10 Up All Night by Beck
11 Been Around The World by R.L. Boyce
12 Over And Over Again by Baby Jesus
13 Static Eyes by Scully
14 Falling Down by Giggly Boys
15 Cred Woes by Liars
16 Holy Books by Death From Above
17 In A Song by Black Kids
18 Inauguration by Weeping Icon
19 Gold Rush by Antibalas
20 Los Ageless by St Vincent
21 Better Off by Church Girls
22 Firebomb by High Waisted

Alternative Avenue 9/2/17: Taylor Cooke

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Long Island songstress on the rise, Taylor Cooke stopped by Alternative Avenue on Old Westbury Web Radio to talk about her upcoming EP, the sentimental value of her lost subwoofer, sound engineering for bands, the beginning of her love of local music, and she also did an exclusive Live on Alt Avenue session! Listen in also for some new music from Queens of The Stone Age, Sharp Violet, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Strawberry Runners, and I shared my thoughts on a recent Beach Craft Bonanza show. Happy listening!

Full show:

Taylor Cooke Interview:

HEATlist 9/2/17:
1 These Are The Rules Boys by Sharp Violet
2 Blaze by Zuli
3 Notebook 3 by MF DOOM
4 Over Everything by Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
5 Brother by Strawberry Runners
6 Planet Whatever by Potty Mouth
7 Running by Bully
8 Anymore by Pains of Being Pure at Heart
9 Don’t Belong by Dinner
10 Slow Motion Detonation by Deerhoof
11 Maid Of The Mist by Diet Cig
12 The Sky Is A Neighborhood by Foo Fighters
13 Undecided by Beach Craft Bonanza
14 Fade by Birds
15 7 by Weeping Icon
16 DQ by Charly Bliss
17 Sugar and Tea (Live on Alt Avenue Session)by Taylor Cooke
18 Walkaway by Weaves
19 Head Like a Haunted Horse by Queens of The Stone Age


The Lounge Cast 8/25/17: Miss Eaves


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On the final edition of The Lounge Cast on Radio Free Brooklyn, Miss Eaves stopped by to chat up her new album, Feminasty, Frida Khalo, how her music got on HBO’s Insecure, and more! Also, Lia Braswell, drummer of A Place To Bury Strangers put together a nice playlist of LA artists to check out!

HEATlist 8/25/17:

Bleached – Keep on Keepin’ On*
Charlyne Yi – Down Into The Sea*
Gothic Tropic – Underwater Games*
Jerry Paper – Zoom Out*
Moses Sumney – Plastic*
Sister Calypso – Something’s Walking Behind Me*
Ablebody – Say What You Will*
Girlpool – 123*
QTY – Dress/Undress
Miss Eaves – Fuccboi Salute
Living Room – Out of Time
Weeping Icon – Teeth (& A Handbag)

Photos by Smiley Arriaga
*LA Playlist by Lia Braswell

Alternative Avenue 8/26/17: Delaney Hafener of Pandafan

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Delaney Hafener of the Long Island trio Pandafan stopped by Alternative Avenue on OWWR, Old Westbury Web Radio to talk engineering vs producing, her home studio, visiting India, misconceptions about college, side projects, and more! I also gave my thoughts on the Slipped Disk Records reunion at Sip This and the Castle Black EP release show at The Well in Brooklyn. There were new tracks from Beck, Death by Unga Bunga, R.L. Boyce, Sloppy jane, among others so listen in!

Full Interview:

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HEATlist 8/26/17:
1 Luna Park by Fon Ghoul
2 Tydis by We Take Fire
3 Westermark (Charly Bliss cover) by Smol Data
4 Mindy by Sloppy Jane
5 Fire by Dream Wife
6 Say by Best Behavior
7 The Two of Us (Early Version) by The Jesus and Mary Chain
8 Compose by Domino
9 R.L. Boogie by R.L. Boyce
10 If My Heart Is Broken by Black Kids
11 Solid Gold by Seafang
12 Bye Bye by Death by Unga Bunga
13 Super Natural by Turnover
14 The Lighthouse by Pandafan
15 Young Punk by The Dazies
16 Mess of Wires by METZ
17 Pins and Needles by Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman
18 Rise by Castle Black
19 Dear Life by Beck
20 Natural Disaster by Black Mekon
21 Washed Out by Guilty Giraffe

Photos by Smiley Arriaga