My Little Underground Level 8 – Lani Combier-Kapel

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Level 8 of My Little Underground welcomes drummer/singer of Brooklyn bands Weeping Icon & Viv, Lani Combier-Kapel! She also helped put together over 500 shows at Silent Barn before its recent closure and is the Showcase Coordinator for Brooklyn’s annual Northside Festival. Lani teaches me about modular synths, offers advice to emerging DIY performance spaces, her work with Times Square Arts, and more!

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My Little Underground Level 7 – Keishh

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Level 7 of My Little Underground features Brooklyn based producer, Keishh! We talked about her recent trip to SXSW, touring with Tune-Yards, producing for artists like Miss Eaves and ET.PAT. We also chatted about her musical upbringing and the difference between beat maker and producer. Keishh is also quite the content creater as well with her Beats by Keishh series and you may of heard some of her work in Issa Rae’s Awkward Black Girl webseries and Insecure!

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My Little Underground Level 6 – A Place To Bury Strangers

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Level 6 of My Little Underground features New York veteran noise-rockers, A Place To Bury Strangers! Their fifth album Pinned is out now and we talked about how they want to evolve creativly, legal issues faced by DIY performance spaces, and building their own studio. I tried my hardest to get them to verbalize their process in creating such an explosive on-stage experience. I also had an interesting run in with New York rising stars, Giants at a Long Island garage show.

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My Little Underground Level 4 – Showtime Goma

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Level 4 of My Little Underground welcomes Jen Goma of A Sunny Day In Glasgow and performs solo as Showtime Goma. She talked about the collaborative process of her debut solo album, Smiley Face, scoring music for plays, seeing Black Panther, finding definition within music genre, and more! We both have a shared love of pro-wrestling and Jen attempts to campaign for my WWE Network password.  #TreatYourselfToSummerSlam

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My Little Underground Level 1 – Astronauto

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My Little Underground has arrived!! Level 1 of my new podcast features Long Island one man band Astronauto! The man behind the Astro, John Velsor talked about his new album, Astronauto III (The Fluorescent Album), managing his time with his Medicine Fish and 3BC, the stresses of booking a show in the 5 boroughs, and the overall pressures of life.

Shout out to Continental Recording Studios for hosting, Smiley Arriaga for supplying the music for the intro & outro, co-enginnering, taking these photos, and to Shirtpunch for this crazy cool Monorail shirt!!

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The Lounge Cast 4/28/17: Holly Overton

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Holly Overton has a new album with Midnight People coming May 4th and she stopped by The Lounge Cast to debut a new song EXCLUSIVELY for Radio Free Brooklyn! She also approved/disprove of my organ themed playlist! Listen below.

  • 1 Tonight by MJT
  • 2 All You Ever Wanted by The Black Keys
  • 3 Young by The Arcs
  • 4 I Love You Still by Molly Burch
  • 5 No Matter Who by Margaret Glaspy
  • 6 Leather Jacket by Thunderbitch
  • 7 The Hitch Hiker by Le Butcherettes
  • 8 Summer of Love by Holly Overton with Midnight People
  • 9 Airport Bar by Martin Courtney
  • 10 Chippewa by Benjamin Booker
  • 11 Keep on Lying by Tame Impala

Photos by Smiley Arriaga

Alternative Avenue 4/29/17: Zach and Heather of Nonsense Humor Magazine

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Heather and Zach of Nonsense Humor Magazine dropped by Alternative Avenue on OWWR this week to talk about the future of Nonsense, the challenge of comedic writing, the 2017 Princeton University Intercollegiate Humor Confrence, and more! Listen in also for some new music from Anna Altman, WALL, Wilding, live music from The White Stripes, some rare Echo and The Bunnymen, and we got to know a Brooklyn punk band on the rise!


Photos by Smiley Arriaga