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!
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!
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.
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!