Level 5 of My Little Underground features an up and coming singer/rapper known as The Afr0dite out of Queens, NY. Her new album The Afr0diaries is out now on all streaming platforms! We talked about the backlash she faced from confronted internet trolls, the importance of constructive criticism, wanting to start an all female record label, her brief conversation with one of her heros, Erykah Badu, and more!
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
Brooklyn trio The Royal They kicked off 2018 strong with the release of their sophomore album ‘Foreign Being’ on King Pizza Records! Level 3 of My Little Underground welcomes the talkative three-o to talk about our rough understanding of the term “post-punk”, the status of rock music in popular culture, how the differences in their personalities make for better collaborations, me trying to understand some of their sharp lyrics, getting sucked into the constant social media news cycle, the current usefulness of cassettes and other physical music and more! Listen here.
On Level 2 of My Little Underground, Conor Rooney, drummer of Long Island band, Headless Elvis stops by to talk about the group’s debut single “Bade”, upcoming shows and a possible full-length album! Conor is a student at Stony Brook University and we talked about his involvement with the campus radio station, WUSB and SB Press. We discussed some of the great shows he’s put together in the past, the problems of doing so and future bills he’s working on! We also mentioned some of our anticipated albums of 2018 and much more! Listen here!
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!!
Check out the podcast here!