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By Peter A
Peter A talks to artists (musicians, filmmakers, media personalities, etc) about their craft.
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20 Years of Xbox (Feat. Smilegarriaga & Richard Arriaga)
This week on My Little Underground we celebrate 20 years of the original Xbox! I invited my brothers Smileyarriaga and Richard Arriaga to reflect on the game changing console and its famous launch title, Halo! Outside of Halo, the original Xbox had a handful of solid exclusive titles that still hold up today! Among the non-halo games discussed are Dead or Alive 3, Ninja Gaiden, Fable, Star Wars: Nights of the Old Republic, Jet Set Radio Future, and Fusion Frenzy. Xbox was also an innovator in online gaming on consoles with the release of Xbox Live, which along with Halo, is a prime reason to own an Xbox. Speaking of which, Halo is a popular game around the Arriaga household and we talk up why this franchise is so important to us.  -- My brothers make music: My Little Underground newsletter sign up: Socialize: #mlupod
December 3, 2021
Artisan P
On the latest My Little Underground; Rapper and DJ, Artisan P talks up his new EP Different Forms, shining a light on Florida artists through his label, Citronella Room and his release strategy. Artisan P also sheds light on his 2022 plans, the importance of picking the right producer, playing The Fest, getting into DJing, and more!  -- Listen to Artisan P: Connect with Citronella Room: All things My Little Underground: #mlupod
November 26, 2021
The Mini Apple (On Repeat Fall '21 Returned)
This week on My Little Underground comes straight from the Mini Apple! Thats right, last week I had the pleasure of spending the weekend in Minneapolis, Minnesota not only for AEW Full Gear, but to catch up with the homie, Sophia Khori! She now runs a small accessories business with her sister called Mood Stringz and I reflect on the impromptu tour of the Mini Apple she blessed me with as well as more great fall releases from Old Man of The Woods, La Luz, Irreversible Entanglements, and Courtney Barnett!  -- Connect with Mood Strings: Connect with My Little Underground: #mlupod 
November 19, 2021
On Repeat: Fall 2021
It has been a real hefty autumn for music so I dedicated this episode of My Little Underground to go through some of the music that I have been obsessed with during these crisp fall months. Listen to me talk up the great albums released from Alicia Walter, Shannon Lay, The Muslims, Dummy, Homeboy Sandman, and more! Enjoy over a Pumpkin Spice latte.  -- All things My Little Underground: Sign up for the My Little Underground newsletter: #mlupod 
November 11, 2021
Malcolm Smith Got Ya'll
On a brand new My Little Underground, Malcolm Smith pulls up to talk up his Insecure recap podcast, He Got Ya'll. We also recap the premiere episode of the fifth and final season of the show and discuss some of the loose ends from season 4. Malcolm also teases special guests for He Got Ya'll that may involve some folks from the beloved HBO romantic dramedy.  Malcolm shares some exclusive details involving his own series Butch Queen Energy which launches February 2022!  -- Listen to He Got Ya'll: Sign up for the monthly My Little Underground newsletter: #mlupod
November 5, 2021
Old Man Of The Woods [Returned]
I love a good reprise in music as well as in podcasting. Which is why I'm excited that Miranda Elliot, the fungus pop Queen known as Old Man of The Woods returns to My Little Underground to talk up her debut full length album, Votives! Miranda also shares her initial experiences of Seattle since relocating from Richmond, VA. She also discusses her song selection and sample curation process for the album. Its always a good conversation when the fungus comes around. Take a listen!  -- Listen to Old Man Of The Woods: All things Peter A & My Little Underground: #mlupod 
October 29, 2021
Everything's Coming Up Shannon Lay!
Shannon Lay pulled up to My Little Underground to talk up her fantastic new album, 'Geist' and its emotionally poetic songwriting direction. Shannon and myself are huge fans of The Simpsons and every time we get together we geek out about the series. To that end, it is October and I couldn't let Shannon leave without sharing her favorite Treehouse of Horror. Talking about our favorite family from Springfield family is actually relevant to Shannon's artistry because she wrote a song inspired by Marge Simpson! She also talked up her excitement about her first series of headlining shows in New York City, and more!  -- Listen to Shannon Lay: My Little Underground Email List: #mlupod
October 22, 2021
Sydney Mae Diaz of Anxioushum
On the latest My Little Underground, actor and musician, Sydney Mae Diaz pulls up to talk up his music release plan for his band, Anxioushum. Look out for an eventual EP and possibly a full length LP in the near future! Syd recently played J on the HBO Max series, Generations and he discussed how he got in tune with the character. Syd also talked up the Cricket commercials he was involved in, the new Ghostbusters film, and more!  Listen to Anxioushum: Sign up for the My Little Underground Newsletter: #mlupod
October 15, 2021
Suit Yourself with Alicia Walter
This week on My Little Underground I had the pleasure of talking up the very dynamic Alicia Walter about her debut solo album, 'I Am Alicia'! She also talked up getting to sign a few of her records at the NYC location of Rough Trade which led to a discussion about the difficulties of record collecting while living in New York. As Alicia contemplated building a record collection, she detailed the creative arrangement process for 'I Am Alicia', putting on basement shows in Chicago, DJing clubs and weddings, and more!   Listen to Alicia Walter: Sign up for the My Little Underground Newsletter: #mlupod
October 8, 2021
Water From Your Eyes [Returned]
Everyone loves a good reprise right? Well, this week on My Little Underground, Nate Amos and Rachel Brown known as Water From Your Eyes return to the show since their 2019 appearance to talk up their new album "Structure"! They talk up the positive reception of this project despite its more experimental nature, their new strategic approach to booking shows, their various musical projects outside of Water From Your Eyes, and more!  -- Listen to Water From Your Eyes: Sign up for the My Little Underground newsletter: #mlupod 
October 1, 2021
Scenes From The Underground
On the fall premiere of My Little Underground, I talk to Krystal McRae; founder of the music publication, Scenes From The Underground. For 4 years, SFTU has been covering local bands from New York and beyond! Krystal talks up her process of not only covering talented musicians but finding good people in the music scene. We also talk up her documentary Sounds of Justice which discusses the lack of diversity on show bills,  policing black music taste and more!  -- Check out Scenes From The Underground: Watch Sounds of Justice: Sign up for the My Little Underground newsletter: #mlupod 
September 24, 2021
My Idea
Nate Amos (Water From Your Eyes) & Lily Konigsberg (Palberta) have come together to form My Idea! The duo pulled up to My Little Underground to talk up their debut EP, 'That's My Idea' on Hardly Art Records. Nate and Lily reveal their future plans for the group such as a full length album, a possible country album as well as a tour! Both Nate and Lily have other projects that have albums released or have one on they way in 2021. Nate is one half of Water From Your Eyes with a new album, 'Structure' out 8/27 and Lily already released an album with Palberta this year in 'Palberta 5000'. I wonder if they feel overworked by adding My Idea to their list of many projects? Listen to find out!  -- Listen to My Idea: Sign up for the My Little Underground newsletter: #mlupod
August 13, 2021
30 Years of Loveless
On November 4, 1991, music would be changed forever with the release of My Bloody Valentine's legendary sophomore album, Loveless! This week on My Little Underground I celebrate the approaching 30th anniversary of this very important album to not only me but a large amount of indie bands that formed in the late 2000's and into the early 2010's. 1991 was also the year "grunge" was propelled into the mainstream by a little album known as Nevermind from Nirvana thus overshadowing Loveless. I also talk up what this album did for the sub-genre we all know and love, Shoegaze! Let me also correct myself, Smashing Pumpkin's Siamese Dream came out in 1993, NOT 1991. 
August 7, 2021
A Place To Bury Strangers 2021: New Line Up, EP, and Label!
This week on My Little Underground, I'm pleased to welcome back one of the loudest bands in New York City, A Place To Bury Strangers! They have a new line up with John and Sandra Fedowitz of Ceremony East Coast, and of course, the very friendly, Oliver Ackermann front and center. Listen to the trio talk up their new EP, 'Hologram', new label Dedstrange, and their return to the stage as a new band this September at Bowery Ballroom. This is a very fun show filled with laughs, references to Insane Clown Posse, positive outlooks on record labels, Mad Libs, and more!  -- Listen to A Place To Bury Strangers: All things My Little Underground: #mlupod
July 31, 2021
2021 Anticipated V: Shows!
This week on My Little Underground, it is the 5th edition of the 2021 Anticipated series! This time I am focusing on a few shows announced in the New York City area including legends ESG playing The Knockdown Center in Queens, Plastic Miracles holding a record and tape fair, and A Place To Bury Strangers celebrating their latest EP 'Hologram' at Bowery Ballroom this September. I also share my experience attending the huge Foo Fighters concert in Madison Square Garden this past June. Listen in for all the details and please get vaccinated so these shows don't get canceled!!! --- Sign up for the My Little Underground newsletter!
July 24, 2021
2021 Anticipated IV
Its the fourth edition of the 2021 Anticipated series here on My Little Underground! Listen as I talk up some more albums/EPs to look forward to this year! Big surprise, there is an abundance of New York acts to keep your ears peeled for such as Homeboy Sandman continuing his 4 year hot streak with Anjelitu, to rising star Binki announcing his long awaited EP, Motor Function. It's nice to see my former guests are keeping busy because Water From Your Eyes have a new album coming as well as the groups other half, Nate Amos forming My Idea with fellow MLU alum, Lily Kongisberg of Palberta. So grateful to have tons of music to anticipate this year!  -- Sign up for the monthly My Little Underground newsletter: #mlupod
July 17, 2021
Lord Warddd
This week on My Little Underground, Phil Ward, aka Lord Warddd comes on the show to talk up his latest EP, The Virtual Bison EP! Phil also talks up his connection with Elise Okusami of Oceanator fame and the head of Plastic Miracles, the label that put out cassettes of this EP. We also talk hip hop legends, De La Soul, which Phil opened for with his group Lo Fidelity All Stars. Listen to Ward talk up his DIY approach to recording, DJing with vinyl and never touching Serato, rediscovering his love of music through his 1 minute song a day series on Instagram, and more!  -- Listen to Lord Warddd: All things My Little Underground: #mlupod
July 10, 2021
Flisadam Pointer
This week on My Little Underground, Media professional Flisadam Pointer talks with me about her 501 (c)(7) non-profit, Independent Entertainment Media Coalition and very own music site, Envert. We also talked about how the IEMC is connecting and providing a platform for future media journalists, personalities and other content creators. Flisadam also discussed how Envert is different than other music publications, the struggle of ownership within the music journalist space and more! - Peter A.  -- Connect with Flisadam: All things My Little Underground: #mlupod 
July 3, 2021
Midterms 2021 Part 2: Albums
Midterms continue on My Little Underground with Conor Rooney returning in the flesh for first time in over two years! Conor helps me grade some papers and go through some of the best full length albums of 2021 so far! Listen to us bring our red pens out to talk about releases from Japanese Breakfast, Arlo Parks, Lovehoney, Namir Blade, Fruit Bats, Smol Data and more! We also talk about the show we booked together and memories of DIY shows on Long Island.  -- Midterms 2021 Part 1: #mlupod 
June 26, 2021
Celebrating Black Artistry II
Its Juneteenth and you know what that means! Its time to celebrate black artistry on My Little Underground! Listen to me talk up some great black musicians that have been top of mind lately. Among the artists the discussed are Sister Rosetta Tharpe who took her unique guitar playing to many churches throughout the south and considered a founding mother of rock music. The Veldt, an unsung contributor to the shoegaze sound, Oceanator's busy year culminating in forming a label, Plastic Miracles, signing with Polyvinyl, joining the live band of Bachelor, the supergroup of Palehound and Jay Som, and more! - Peter A.  -- Talk to me on socials!  @itspeter_a  @mlupod  All things My Little Underground: #mlupod 
June 19, 2021
Its Always Something with UV-TV
This week on My Little Underground, New York rockers, UV-TV return to talk up their third album 'Always Something'! Rose Vastola (guitars/vox) and Ian Bernacett (guitars) discuss experimenting with new production techniques, booking a 2022 European tour, their new drummer, Ian Rose, continued comparisons to other bands, some insight into a possible U.S. tour, and more! -Peter A  Listen to UV-TV: All things My Little Underground:
June 12, 2021
Midterms 2021 Part 1: Singles and EPs
Its June and you know what that means, Midterms!! Its that time of the year again on My Little Underground where I bring out my big red pen and talk up some of the best music of the year so far! This week its all about the best singles and EPs six months into 2021. Listen to me talk up great singles including the new Lice (Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman) MF Doom tribute tune, Ask Anyone (I forgot to give the title in the episode) to the viral, anti-racism single from The Lindas Lindas. 2021 is shaping up to be another great year of EPs from the likes of former MLU guests, Lunarette, Sofia Kourtesis (I butchered her last name, sorry!!), Lord Wardd and Kero Kero Bonito putting out a daring 7 minute track (their songs rarely go beyond 3 minutes)! No more writing show notes in the third person, its weird. Happy listening! - Peter A.  -- All things My Little Underground: #mlupod
June 5, 2021
This week on My Little Underground, Peter A discusses some great albums of 2011! This was a year of great comeback albums from veterans such as Foo Fighters, Pharoahe Monch and Beastie Boys; all whom have not released an album since four years prior in 2007. 2011 was also a year of rising stars as Kendrick Lamar began rising to rap stardom with Section.80 and Danny Brown becoming a dominate force in independent hip-hop with the critically acclaimed XXX album. Peter A also talks albums from Common, The Roots, The Black Keys, The Black Belles and more!  --- 2011-Ish Playlist: Everything My Little Underground: #mlupod  
May 29, 2021
Holiday Ghosts
Katja Rackin and Sam Stacpoole of Holiday Ghosts talk to Peter A on My Little Underground all the way from England! Kat and Sam talk up their brand new album, North Street Air, the real life situation that inspired their shady landlord anthem "Mr. Herandi", social and political issues they're passionate about, playing socially distant shows and more!  -- Listen to Holiday Ghosts: All things My Little Underground: #mlupod 
May 22, 2021
Catching Up with Frankenblazer
Long Island's charismatic punks, Frankenblazer catch up with Peter A on My Little Underground! Frankenblazer talks up their new single "Fare is Fair", their new bassist and they share some insight on a possible full length album! It wouldn't be a Frankenblazer interview without some wrestling chatter as Peter and Dan Sullivan (rhythm guitarist/lead singer) quickly share their thoughts on modern wrestling.  --  Listen to Frankenblazer: All things My Little Underground: #mlupod
May 15, 2021
Nasimiyu's Artistic Thesis Statement
The multi-faced New York artist, Nasimiyu, talks with Peter A on My Little Underground to talk up her new album Potions! This album is the first solo effort from Nasimiyu in over seven years! She owes this near decade long hiatus to writers block caused by dissatisfaction with the music industry and imposter syndrome. Nasimiyu explains how she overcame these feelings and the satisfaction of self producing Potions and more!  -- Listen to Nasimiyu: All things My Little Underground:
May 8, 2021
2021 Anticipated III
This week on My Little Underground is the third installment of the 2021 Anticipated series! Peter A talks up some upcoming releases you should keep track of from the likes of Pom Pom Squad, Nasimiyu, The Black Keys, A Place To Bury Strangers, Bachelor (Jay Som & Palehound), Namir Blade & L'Orange, Smol Data, Westside Gunn and more!  --- All things My Little Underground: #mlupod 
May 1, 2021
Inside The Sock Drawer with Sock Jock
Taylor Brown, aka Sock Jock pulls up to My Little Underground to talk with Peter A about sweater vests, the college campus life during a pandemic, the Church's influence on her musicianship and Chicago bands! Taylor also discussed her string of 2021 singles that are getting a lot of attention online, her connection with Totally Real Records, her "Buttery Jam" Spotify playlist and more!  -- Listen to Sock Jock: Everything Totally Real Records: Everything My Little Underground: #mlupod 
April 24, 2021
MLU Level 100: Mental Health Check In with Ricky's Compass Co-Founder Alexis Thomas!
On the 100th episode of My Little Underground, Peter A checks in on his New Jersey friend, Alexis Thomas! Alexis returns to My Little Underground for a mental health check in to relieve some of the stresses she has been feeling over the last year and to share updates on Ricky's Compass; the 501(c)(3) dedicated to shattering the stigma surrounding mental health. Peter A and Alexis ask each other how they -REALLY- feel, no small talk! Listen in for big talks on police brutality, physical health, quarter-life crisis, the healing power of music and more!  --- All things Ricky's Compass: All things Peter A and My Little Underground: #mlupod 
April 17, 2021
MLU Level 99: Robin Dann of Bernice
On Level 99 of My Little Underground, Peter A chats with Robin Dann of the Canadian outfit, Bernice! Robin talks up the latest Bernice album, Eau De Bonjourno, balancing pop and experimental songwriting, past Bernice songs like St. Lucia taking on many forms, and being open to remixes. Plus, Peter A and Robin discuss the annual Bernice holiday songs as well as Lauryn Hill's classic solo album, The Misseducation of Lauryn Hill.  -- Listen to Bernice: All things Peter A and My Little Underground: #mlupod 
April 10, 2021
MLU Level 98: Lunarette
On Level 98 of My Little Underground, 2/4 of New York's Lunarette pulls up for a big talk with Peter A about their debut EP, 'Clair De Lunarette'! Brian Alvarez and Kevin Doxsey also discuss how the group reformed from the ashes of Gingerlys and what made some attach them to the new wave sound. Plus, Peter A and Kevin bond over a shared Long Island hometown in Valley Stream! All in all, Lunarette wants you to dance despite what you may have heard regarding the typical New York live crowd.  --- Listen to Lunarette on Bandcamp: All things My Little Underground: #mlupod 
April 3, 2021
MLU Level 97: Olivia Bradley-Skill on WFMU In 2021
On Level 97 of My Little Underground, WFMU Music Director, Olivia Bradley-Skill returns to talk with Peter A about her goals for the station in 2021! Listen to them discuss the recent successful WFMU fundraiser, her ideas for Radio Row and Radio Ravioli this year, her favorite music submitted to the station so far and more! Peter A will be taking over Radio Row tomorrow, March 28th at 5pm ET! Listen worldwide: --- Listen to Radio Ravioli: All things My Little Underground: #mlupod 
March 27, 2021
MLU Level 96: Lovehoney II
On Level 96 of My Little Underground, Tommy White & Aly Quinones of the New York soul-rock outfit, Lovehoney return to talk with Peter A about their new self titled full length album! Tommy and Aly also share their thoughts on guitar smashing, their relationship to music press, getting vinyl pressed and more!  --- Listen to Lovehoney: All things My Little Underground: #mlupod 
March 20, 2021
MLU Level 95: Crash Talk with Smiley Arriaga & Richard Arriaga
On Level 95 of My Little Underground, Peter A invites his brothers, Smiley Arriaga and Richard Arriaga to reflect on 20 years of Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex! This was not only the first Crash game on Playstation 2, it was first game the Arriaga brothers played on the console. Listen as they reflect on how this game holds up 20 years after its original release in October 2001, the difficulty compared the first three Crash games, the unique mechanics and more!  -- Listen to Smiley Arriaga: Listen to Richard Arriaga: Everything My Little Underground: #mlupod 
March 13, 2021
MLU Level 94: Editrix
On Level 94 of My Little Underground, Peter A welcomes Wendy Eisenberg and Steve Cameron of Editrix to talk up their latest album 'Tell Me I'm Bad'! Wendy and Steve discuss dismantling "indie-rock", the sonic unpredictability of their new album, their love for both pop and experimental music, discussing politics in music, the effectiveness of ambiguous lyrics and more!  -- Listen to Editrix: All things My Little Underground: #mlupod  
March 6, 2021
MLU Level 93: Quality Sounds TV
On Level 93 of My Little Underground, Peter A has a big talk with Vicky Casis, the co-founder and producer of Quality Sounds TV and one of the hosts Chad Davis aka Dr. Vibesman! Quality Sounds TV aka QS TV is a web series showcasing all sorts of creatives such as rappers, producers, DJs and content creators. Vicky and Chad talk up the criteria that must be met in order to be a guest on the show, how they stand out amongst other music based content as well as their relationships with hip hop legends such as Pete Rock and Pharoahe Monch!  -- Watch Quality Sounds TV: All things My Little Underground: #mlupod 
February 27, 2021
MLU Level 92: 2021 Anticipated II
On Level 92 of My Little Underground, Peter A talks up more albums he's excited about for 2021 as well as artists that don't have a set release date, but all signs point to new music! Listen in as Peter A previews upcoming projects from Death From Above 1979, Jane Weaver, CHAI, Lunarette and more!  --- For all things Peter A and My Little Underground: #mlupod 
February 20, 2021
MLU Level 91: Thanya Iyer
On Level 91 of My Little Underground, Peter A talks with Montreal based artist Thanya Iyer about her incredible 2020 album KIND, initially not fitting into the music industry, studying violin, Bandcamp Day, inventing a new section in a record store, teaching residency for the inPath non-profit organization and more!  -- Listen to Thanya Iyer: For all things My Little Underground: #mlupod 
February 13, 2021
MLU Level 90: Celebrating Black Artistry
On Level 90 of My Little Underground, Alicia Gaines (bassist of Ganser) returns to kick off Black History Month with Peter A! Listen in for a celebration of Black artists from today and yesterday such as Miss Eaves, Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex, The Equals, Tina Turner, Junior Kimbrough, Yola and more! Discover some black excellence you may not have heard!  -- Listen to Ganser: All things My Little Underground: #mlupod 
February 6, 2021
MLU Level 89: Old Man of The Woods
On Level 89 of My Little Underground, Miranda Elliot, the leader behind the fungus pop outfit, Old Man of The Woods talks to Peter A about her latest EP Dissolve, recording in isolation, the success of her initial cassette run with Totally Real Records, evolving her sound, local Richmond, VA artists to pay attention to and more!  -- Listen to Old Man of The Woods: All things My Little Underground: #mlupod 
January 30, 2021
MLU Level 88: Palberta
On Level 88 of My Little Underground, New York City [insert sub genre] outfit Palberta talks with Peter A about their new melody driven album, Palberta5000! They also discuss John Coltrane's influence on this project, buying instruments from restaurants, their favorite shoes as well as the difficult task of finding out their genre!  -- Listen to Palberta: All things My Little Underground: #mlupod 
January 23, 2021
MLU Level 87: Peel Dream Magazine
On Level 87 of My Little Underground, Peter A talks with the leading man behind Peel Dream Magazine, Joe Stevens! Joe talked up the frequent comparisons to the likes of Stereolab, My Little Underground, etc and the idea of "wearing your influences on your sleeve." He also talked up the current Peel Dream projects such as Agitprop Alterna, Moral Panics and what he was planned for 2021! Joe and Peter A also discuss their shared appreciation for Harry Nilsson as well!  -- Listen to Peel Dream Magazine: More from Peter A and My Little Underground: #mlupod 
January 16, 2021
MLU Level 86: Brothers Talk 'Brothers'
On Level 86 of My Little Underground, Peter A and his younger brother Smiley Arriaga discuss the recent 10th birthday of the commercial breakthrough album of The Black Keys, 'Brothers' and reflect on the recent passing of the legendary MF Doom. They also talk about the Danger Mouse era of The Black Keys compared to the early raw sound of their first three albums.  -- Listen to Smiley Arriaga: Everything My Little Underground: #mlupod 
January 9, 2021
MLU Level 85: 2021 Anticipated
On this bite sized Level 85 of My Little Underground, Peter A quickly discusses some of the albums he is looking forward to in 2021! Some these upcoming releases include Palberta's Palberta 5000, Bernice's Eau De Bonjourno, Madlib & Four Tet's collaboration Sound Ancestors and more! Peter A also discusses a few albums in the works but have no set release date such as Smol Data's Inconvenience Store & Dion Lunadon's untitled sophomore LP.  -- #mlupod 
January 2, 2021
MLU Level 84: Best of 2020 II - Finals
Level 84 of My Little Underground is part 2 of the Best of 2020 series! This week, Conor Rooney returns to grade the best music of second half of 2020 with Peter A! They also reflect on some of the entire year of music and how it related to their roller coaster of emotions brought on my the COVID-19 outbreak and the continued wave of police misconduct incidents. Artists mentioned: Slow Pulp, Drew Citron, IDLES, Homeboy Sandman, Mulatto, Flo Milli, Phoebe Green, Protomartyr, Nana Adjoa, Dehd and more! #mlupod 
December 26, 2020
MLU Level 83: Best of 2020 I - Singles & EPs
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Year end lists!!! Level 83 of My Little Underground begins part 1 of Peter A's discussion of the best music of the year. This week, Peter A goes through some of the stand out singles and EPs of 2020 such as the very successful Kid Cudi and Travis Scott collaboration, The Scotts & Meet Me @ The Altar bringing a fresh black perspective of pop punk. Listen in for some exciting 2021 news regarding rising New York City band Lovehoney and why Felicia Douglas (Ava Luna, Gemma & Dirty Projectors) has been one of the stars of Bandcamp Friday!  -- #mlupod
December 19, 2020
MLU Level 82: Nana Adjoa! Returns With 'Big Dreaming Ants'
On Level 82 of My Little Underground, Nana Adjoa is back after two years to talk up her debut full length album 'Big Dreaming Ants'! Nana and Peter A discuss of the concepts behind select tracks on the album as well as the album art itself! Nana also talks up her personal studio, her social media shyness, favorite vinyl records and more!  -- Listen to Nana Adjoa: Follow My Little Underground: -- #mlupod 
December 12, 2020
MLU Level 81: Bryce Segall
Level 81 of My Little Underground welcomes Bryce Segall, the Alternative Regional Brand Manager at Entercom and host of the new music show, New Arrivals! Bryce discusses with Peter A  programming many Alternative radio stations under the Entercom umbrella, lack of diversity in Alternative radio and defining the term in 2020. Listen to New Arrivals every Sunday at 10pm ET on Alt 92.3 in NY and everywhere else online on the app!  -- Follow My Little Underground: How to listen to New Arrivals: Listen to My Little Underground on RADIO.COM app: #mlupod
December 5, 2020
MLU Level 80: Drew Citron
Prolific New York artist, Drew Citron (Beverly, Public Practice, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart) pulled up to My Little Underground to talk to Peter A about her debut solo album 'Free Now'. They talked about the vulnerable and emotion content of the project as well the multifaceted nature of Citron's work which includes the more direct and abrasive punk nature of Public Practice. Drew also discusses putting the release of 'Free Now' on hold due to the many protests against police brutality, many of which she was involved in!  --- Listen to Drew Citron: Follow My Little Underground: #mlupod
November 28, 2020
MLU Level 79: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly & The Sexy of Queens of The Stone Age
Level 79 of My Little Underground is all about Queens of The Stone Age! Peter A and special guest Biasby  have decided to do a retrospective of their entire discography to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 'Rated R', the bands sophomore release that helped propel them into the mainstream. Frontman Josh Homme's sister projects, Them Crooked Vultures, Eagles of Death Metal and Desert Sessions will also be discussed as well as Homme's revolving door policy of Queens of The Stone Age as the group never really had a solid line up early on.  -- Follow My Little Underground: Listen to Biasby: #mlupod 
November 21, 2020
MLU Level 78: Latest on the Smol Data LP
On Level 78 of My Little Underground, Karah Goldstein of Smol Data returns to shed some light on their upcoming full length album, 'Inconvenience Store'. Goldstein shares with Peter A the title of the album's first single, early demos, recording at home compared to a studio, Metric influence and more!  -- Listen to Smol Data: Inconvenience Store Inspo playlist:
November 14, 2020
MLU Level 77: When Life Gives You Lemons, You Start KBoyleCustoms
On Level 77 of My Little Underground, Peter A catches up with an old friend (since 4th grade) Kaitlin Boyle, CEO & Founder of KBoyleCustoms! When COVID-19 broke out earlier this year, Kaitlin decided to take a change on herself and start a custom longboard business! Peter A and Kaitlin discuss starting a small business during a pandemic, career shifts, whether or not KBoyleCustoms is an art endeavor and more!  Get a long board from KBoyleCustoms: More My Little Underground: #mlupod 
November 7, 2020
MLU Level 76: Joe Trainor of Dummy
On Level 76 of My Little Underground, Peter A talks with Joe Trainor who is a member of Wildhoney and is currently focused on his new band Dummy. Joe discussed Wildhoney's hiatus, formation of Dummy, wearing influences on your sleeve when said influences have done same. Joe also talked up his Tone Bursting music blog, showcasing obscure shoegaze acts such as Aspidistra and more! With one EP under their belt in 2020, Dummy are getting ready to release their second of the year, EP 2 out November 6th!  ---- Listen to Dummy:  Connect with Peter A:
October 31, 2020
MLU Level 75: Alicia Gaines of Ganser
Ganser's bass player, vocalist and graphic designer extraordinaire; Alicia Gaines pulls up to Level 75 of My Little Underground! Gaines talked up the new Ganser album, Just Look at The Sky, designing the artwork, legendary bass players, the history of black people in rock music, lack of diversity at shows from the DIY level to the major festival space. Alicia also discussed how black rock acts don't receive as much press as their white counterparts, her op-ed for Louder and more! 
October 24, 2020
MLU Level 74: Biasby's Metaphorical Warzone
On Level 74 of My Little Underground, Julian Maultsby, bass player of the Long Island quartet, Medicine Fish shares some details behind his solo project, Biasby! His talks with Peter A about his new single 'Warzone', how he constructed the song and why it is the right time to release solo material after almost a decade with Medicine Fish! Speaking of Medicine Fish, Julian and Peter A talk up their live-to-vinyl sessions. Julian also sheds some light on a possible full length Biasby album, bass players he admires and talks up his favorite Queens of The Stone Age album!  -- Listen to Biasby: Follow My Little Underground:  @mlupod #mlupod 
October 17, 2020
MLU Level 73: Olivia Bradley-Skill - Music Director of WFMU
On Level 73 of My Little Underground, Peter A talks to Olivia Bradley-Skill, Music Director of one of the biggest freeform radio stations in the tri-state area, WFMU! Olivia discusses her role as Music Director for a freeform station and how it compares to her experiences doing so during her college radio years. Ms. Bradley-Skill also hosts a creative show on WFMU titled Radio Ravioli that airs every Monday, 3:01pm - 6pm ET & the architect behind the new Radio Row show that has a different host every Sunday, 5pm-6pm ET!  ------- Listen to WFMU: -- Follow My Little Underground: -- #mlupod
October 10, 2020
MLU Level 72: Teaching In The Age of COVID with Melissa Recarte
On Level 72 of My Little Underground, Melissa Recarte, CEO of Ricky's Compass, a non-profit organization dedicated to shattering the stigma surrounding mental health. Recarte is also a sixth grade teacher in New Jersey's Morris School District and she discusses the difficult task of teaching during a global pandemic and the mental health ramifications of doing so. Peter A. and Melissa also discuss how they are keeping sane during these trying times, our shared love of Taco Bell and more!  -- #mlupod
October 3, 2020
MLU Level 71: Digesting New Music with Bryan Bruchman
On Level 71 of My Little Underground, Bryan Bruchman, host of the Music Digest podcast on BTRToday  & founder of Totally Real Records talks new music discovery (duh), shoegaze (classic pete), music jadedness, maneuvering music licensing in podcasting, running a label and more! -- Follow My Little Underground: #mlupod  
September 26, 2020
MLU Level 70: The Growth of The Fresh Movement
On Level 70 of My Little Underground, Peter A talks with radio host Lamark Plaskett about their humble beginnings at 90.3 WKRB, which was the genesis of The Fresh Movement which now airs on Party 101.9 Radio every Friday night 7pm - 9pm ET! Lamark discusses the growth of the show by obtaining sponsors and searching for new co-hosts. Peter and Lamark also talk about the current state of radio and how being involved in the business has changed their perspective on it. Lots of gems on this show, take a listen!  -- Follow The Fresh Movement: -- Follow My Little Underground: -- #mlupod 
September 19, 2020
MLU Level 69: The Rebirth of No Joy
On Level 69 (ha!) of My Little Underground, Peter A talks with Jasamine White-Gluz, the primary songstress of the beloved Montreal band, No Joy! Jasamine pulled up to discuss the new No Joy album. 'Motherhood', how the project has evolved passed being a traditional band, developing many creative sampling techniques, working with her sister Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy for the first time and how their contrasting sounds work together nicely, playing virtual shows and more!  -- Listen to No Joy: -- Follow My Little Underground: -- #mlupod
September 12, 2020
MLU Level 68: The Reinvention of Dion Lunadon
On Level 68 of My Little Underground, Dion Lunadon, former bassist of A Place To Bury Strangers discusses the difficult decision to leave the band after 10 years to focus on solo ventures. Dion has since released his first solo single in three years,  'When Will I Hold You Again' which has raised over $2,000 for organizations Campaign Zero and City Harvest NYC which the former benefits anti-police brutality initiatives and the latter hunger issues. Dion also gives insight on his now completed sophomore solo album, a new EP, exclusive tunes for Rough Trade's "Talk - Action = Zero" compilation which benefit Black Lives Matter and advocates for voting rights. Plus, Dion has some important advice for aspiring musicians!  -------------- Listen to Dion Lunadon: Follow My Little Underground: #mlupod
September 5, 2020
MLU Level 67: Claudia Renee - The Ambition Hour Podcast
On Level 67 of My Little Underground, Peter A welcomes Claudia Renee, host of The Ambition Hour Podcast and co-owner of WTW (Worth The Wait Records)! Claudia talks up the foundation and progression of The Ambition Hour Podcast and it's connection to WTW Records. She also discusses how The Ambition Hour stands out among other podcasts, what she looks for in an artist, Verzuz series, her #CanYallHearMeOpenMic series on Instagram and more!  ------------------- Support My Little Underground: Follow The Ambition Hour Podcast: Follow My Little Underground: #mlupod 
August 29, 2020
MLU Level 66: The Return of Ally Melendez
Media personality and fitness instructor, Ally Melendez makes her grand return to My Little Underground! On Level 66, Melendez and Peter A bond over their love of running and how to do it safely during this pandemic, she also discusses how COVID-19 effected her sports hosting endeavors with the Long Island Nets, NCAA Atlantic 10 and possible work with the Mets! Ally started a weekly Instagram Live show The Ally Melendez Show and explains how she cares more about engagement than follower count when booking guests.  ------------------------- Follow Ally Melendez: Follow My Little Underground: #mlupod 
August 22, 2020
MLU Level 65: Raia Was
On Level 65 of My Little Underground, New York native Raia Was pulls up to talk up her upcoming full length album 'Angel, I'm Frightened (Side B)', the fantastic Bandcamp compilation she curated, 'NYC-Sides: Vol 1'; with proceeds going to the food relief service, Food Issues Group. We also discussed diversity (or lack there of) within the New York DIY music community, the impact of Cocteau Twins and more!  Listen to NYC-Sides Vol 1: Listen to Raia Was: Follow My Little Underground:
August 15, 2020
MLU Level 64: Nyallah Sees The Big Picture
On Level 64 of My Little Underground, Brooklyn based and LA bred, Nyallah pulls up to talk up her "Lately" single, balancing college life at USC while recording her 2019 'Reflections' EP, the importance of having a black or brown therapist as a black person her Loft Sessions organization, diversity in artistic spaces and more!  --------------- Follow My Little Underground: #mlupod #mylittleunderground 
August 8, 2020
MLU Level 63: Miss Eaves (Da Sequel)
On Level 63 of My Little Underground, Miss Eaves returns! The Brooklyn based charismatic artist is back on My Little Underground to discuss her brand new EP, How It Is, her #BellyBounceChallenge, learning french, farts (yes, farts), paper mache (classic Eaves), Influencer culture and more!  ----- Follow My Little Underground: #mlupod 
August 1, 2020
MLU Level 62: Oceanator
On Level 62 of My Little Underground, Elise Okusami of Oceanator pulls up to discuss her upcoming album "Things I Never Said" out 8/28 on her very own Plastic Miracles label. She talks all about her community focused intentions behind starting a label, our shared love of Courtney Barnett, great punk legends, Twitch cover sets, her creative patreon perks and more! ----------- Follow My Little Underground: #mlupod 
July 25, 2020
MLU Level 61: 2005ish
On Level 61 of My Little Underground, Peter A takes a trip back 15 years to 2005 to discuss some of the great tunes that came out that year and well they have aged. He'll discuss interesting singles such as the ubiquitous "We Belong Together" from Mariah Carey, the eternal party anthem, "Pon de Replay" from Rihanna and one of the best album intros, "Extraordinary Machine" from Fiona Apple. The south definitely had something to say in 2005 with Jeezy's 'Thug Motivation 101' creating the foundation of the Atlanta trap sound that dominates hip hop today. Foo Fighters released their risky double album, 'In Your Honor' with one disc featuring 10 loud rock tunes and another featuring 10 acoustic tracks. 2005 also say the return of Quasimoto, Danger Doom and MF Doom team up and more!  Follow My Little Underground: #MLUPod 
July 18, 2020
MLU Level 60: Bandcamp! Is Now
On Level 60 of My Little Underground, Peter A discusses the streaming service that has been a major supporter of independent artists, Bandcamp! Since a lot of artists, especially those that use the service frequently, lost their tour revenue due to COVID-19, Bandcamp has been waiving their fee monthly so that fans can directly support their favorite indie acts! Peter also goes through some of his favorite Bandcamp exclusive releases since the outbreak started and more! Follow My Little Underground: #MLUPod 
July 11, 2020
MLU Level 59: Quasimoto - 20 Years of The Unseen
On Level 59 of My Little Underground, Peter A & special guest, Smiley Arriaga discuss the Madlib alter ego, Quasimoto, and the 20th anniversary of the project's debut album, 'The Unseen'.  Both discuss how they first came across the landmark underground hip-hop album, the album's best songs such as the record collector anthem "Return of The Loop Digga", the relevancy of the anti-police discrimination tune "Low Class Conspiracy" and more!  --------- Support: Follow My Little Underground: htt #MLUPod
June 27, 2020
MLU Level 58: Midterm Report 2020
We're halfway through the year which means it's time to grade midterms! Level 58 of My Little Underground welcomes Conor Rooney back for the Midterm Report 2020! Peter A and Conor discuss the best albums of 2020 and how society performed on their midterms this year as well. Listen as they discuss great albums from Fiona Apple, Run The Jewels, Irreversible Entanglements, Perfume Genius and more! Conor also talked up his latest article 'Nights At The Center of The Universe' which touches on the current struggle of independent venues around the country.  ---------- Support: Read 'Nights At The Center of The Universe': Follow My Little Underground: htt #MLUPod
June 21, 2020
MLU Level 57: 2010
On Level 57 of My Little Underground, Peter A discusses some great albums from 2010 and if they aged well ten years later! 2010 seemed to be the year of the black genre bender with albums from Janelle Monae, Kid Cudi, Drake & B.o.B all blending elements of many genres including soul, r&b, swing, hip-hop, pop and indie-rock. This was also the year of noise-pop/shoegaze revival acts such Dum Dum Girls & A Sunny Day In Glasgow. 2010 also saw the continued rise of the Atlanta trap sound with acts such as Waka Flocka Flame.  ------------- Support: Follow My Little Underground: htt #MLUPod 
June 13, 2020
MLU Level 56: Lovehoney
On Level 56 of My Little Underground, Peter A talks to Aly (Singer) & Tommy (Guitar) of Brooklyn rising stars, Lovehoney! We talked about the story of their upcoming EP, 'Victory', Arlene's Grocery naming a drink after them, the best Lovehoney project so far, playing with DMC of Run DMC, what it means to be a Black and Latinx fronted rock band in 2020, great black guitar players of the past and present, 10 years of The Dead Weather's second album, 'Sea of Cowards' and more!  ------------------------ Connect with Lovehoney: Follow My Little Underground: Donate to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund: #MLUPod 
June 6, 2020
MLU Level 55: Sam Raia of Necter
On Level 55 of My Little Underground, Peter A has a big talk with Sam Raia, one of the vocalists and guitarists of the Long Island band Necter! Raia talks about her role as the booker of shows for the group, connecting with bands from other states, getting booked for the Great South Bay Music Festival, their new album Spilt Milk and more!  ------------------------------- Follow My Little Underground: -------------------------------- Listen to Necter: #MLUPod 
May 30, 2020
MLU Level 54: DJ Kaution
On Level 54 of My Little Underground, Long Island's own, DJ Kaution talks to Peter A about DJing for Mase (Yes, Bad Boy Mase), learning how to DJ before the days of YouTube tutorials, the importance of the 2001 documentary Scratch, CDJs vs Turntables, the effects of COVID on live DJing, maneuvering the Twitch space and more!  ---------------- Follow My Little Underground: --------------- Watch DJ Kaution on Twitch: --------------- #MLUPod
May 23, 2020
MLU Level 53: Ratboys
On Level 53 of My Little Underground; Julia Steiner, lead singer of the Chicago outfit, Ratboys gives some insight on their creative quarantine endeavors. Ratboys have started a public access TV style show on Twitch called Ratboys Virtual Tour where they interview fellow artists and perform! Julia also discussed how Bandcamp's monthly fee waiver has benefited Ratboys and what artists we should show love to. Ratboys almost had a chance to play with Chicago legends, Wilco and they met Bernie Sanders! Lets not forget they put out their impressive third album, Printers Devil earlier this year. We'll talk about how this album came together and much more!  --------------------- Follow My Little Underground: #MLUPod 
May 16, 2020
MLU Level 52: Gateway Drugs
Level 52 of My Little Underground featuring the Los Angeles quartet, Gateway Drugs! It has been five years since their debut album, Magick Spells and they recently announced its follow up, PSA out May 8th! I find out why they have been asleep of half a decade and what brought them out of their slumber. They discuss their work with Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes and what they learned from him, how performing on late night TV helped their band, content creation and more!  --------- Follow My Little Underground: #MLUPod 
May 2, 2020
MLU Level 51: Three Stages of Velsor
On Level 51 of My Little Underground, John Velsor discusses his three main music projects; Astronauto, Medicine Fish and 3BC. We discussed the character and musical differences of each project,  the history of certain songs he has written over the years that have found new life on his projects. Velsor discusses how he remains creative in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, "long songs" and the brand new Medicine Fish album, Habitat.  ------------ Follow My Little Underground: #MLUPod 
April 25, 2020
MLU Level 50: Gemma
My Little Underground has reached Level 50 after two years of working at a snails pace! I'm so glad to finally welcome NYC duo, Gemma to My Little Underground! Their second album, Feeling's Not A Tempo is close to its first trip around the sun and since nobody, especially musicians, can leave the house, I thought this was the perfect change to talk up how they're creatively handling COVID-19 as artists, dancing as an important means of expression, addition musicians that are apart of Gemma, and more!  ----------- Follow My Little Underground: #MLUPod
April 11, 2020
MLU Level 49: Anna Shoemaker
New York rising star, Anna Shoemaker arrives on My Little Underground to talk about her latest EP, Everything Is Embarrassing, how COVID-19 is effecting her as an artist, connecting with fans, Soundcloud success, and more!  -------- Follow My Little Underground: #MLUPod 
April 4, 2020
MLU Level 48: Analyzing Music Analysis
Level 48 of My Little Underground dives into the music press with Nora Kelly and her fellow twin cities native, Sophia Khori! Sophia is a community journalist and has covered rising Hip Hop acts for Go 95.3 in Minnesota. We talked about the role of the music press, the importance of music reviews, the "death" of certain genres", and more! 
March 7, 2020
MLU Level 47: Music Discovery Starts Where?
Level 47 of My Little Underground is all about uncovering both past and present music discovery methods. Peter A invites friend and fellow music lover, Nora Kelly to discuss music phases, how both of them discover new music, artist evolution, award shows, and more!  #MLUPod 
February 29, 2020
MLU Level 46: Sophisticated Champions of Music (Feat. Sheila B)
Level 46 of My Little Underground welcomes radio personality, A&R, songwriter, record collector, Sheila B! Sheila is the host of the incredible WFMU show Sophisticated Boom Boom that airs every Friday afternoon from 3pm -6pm ET. We talked up the beginnings of this show, Sheila's tenure in the music business, the restrictions of terrestrial radio, how she keeps her show fresh, defining pop music, and more! #MLUPod
February 22, 2020
MLU Level 45: Answering Machine
On Level 45 of My Little Underground, Brooklyn punks Answering Machine pull up to discuss their upcoming debut full length album, its lead single 'Bad Luck', standing out among other punk bands, how they have grown since the release of their first few EPs and more! #MLUPod
February 16, 2020
MLU Level 44: Mike Gevasa
My Little Underground is 2 years old this year so I decided to talk to the man behind the boards of a lot of these shows, Mike Gevasa! Mike is an engineer, producer, musician, and he also runs his own studio within the famous Shelter Island Studios. We had a big talk about the future of studio recording, recording technology, his band Semi Automatix, and more!  ------------ Listen to My Little Underground: #MLUPod
February 9, 2020
MLU Level 43: 2020 Anticipated
The first My Little Underground of the 2020s is all about the announced albums of 2020s that I am looking forward to! Listen to me talk up the upcoming albums of Ratboys, Shopping, Tame Impala, The 1975, Run The Jewels 4, and more! I also discuss some things about the music industry I want changed this decade and artists I have a new perspective on! -Peter A Listen to My Little Underground: #MLUPod
January 26, 2020
MLU Level 42: Best of 2019 Part 2 - Finals
Level 42 of My Little Underground is all about getting those final grades in for the year! Peter A goes through his top 15 albums of the second half of 2019 (July - December). He also discusses the stigma behind pop music, country music, the presentation of women in music, how some artists evolve, fall into blandness, and more!  Follow My Little Underground:  @mlupod (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) Follow Peter A: @itspeter_a (Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat) #MLUPod
December 14, 2019
MLU Level 41: Quarterly Wrestling Caucus with Smiley Arriaga
Level 41 of My Little Underground is the Q4 2019 Quarterly Wrestling Caucus with Smiley Arriaga discussing the latest in the world of wrestling! Listen to us recap NXT Takeover: War Games, Survivor Series, and AEW's Full Gear PPV! We also discuss the outrage surrounding Kenny Omega vs Jon Moxley, invasion angles and more!  Talk to us:  @smileyarriaga (Instagram) @itspeter_a (Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) @mlupod (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) #MLUPod
December 1, 2019
MLU Level 40: UV-TV
New York based, Gainesville, Florida bred UV-TV pulled up to My Little Underground to talk up their latest album, Happy. We also discussed the various bands they've been compared to (some flattering, some not). Listen to us share a fondness for The Jesus and Mary Chain, Prince on vinyl, and more! I also learned about the DIY music of Gainesville and some strange sub-genres of punk. If you're in Brooklyn on December 1st, check out UV-TV at Rough Trade!  Talk to us:  UV-TV - @UV__TV (Double underscore) [Instagram] Peter A - @ItsPeter_A [Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat] My Little Underground - @MLUPod [Facebook, Twitter Instagram] #MLUPod
November 23, 2019
MLU Level 39.5: Ricky's Compass Co-Founder Alexis Thomas (Part 2)
On Part 2 of my big talk with Ricky's Compass co-founder Alexis Thomas, we dove into pressures facing the youth that can affect their mental health, the events organized by Ricky's Compass, various platforms they provided to those struggling with mental health issues, and since My Little Underground is music centric, I did not allow Alexis to leave without sharing her music taste! Subscribe to My Little Underground anywhere you get podcasts. Follow on Instagram and Twitter: @MLUPod, @ItsPeter_A. #MLUPod  Learn more about Ricky's Compass:
November 16, 2019
MLU Level 39: Ricky's Compass Co-Founder Alexis Thomas (Part 1)
On Part 1 of Level 39 of My Little Underground, Alexis Thomas; Co-Founder of Ricky's Compass pulled up for a big talk on the stigmas surrounding mental health. Ricky's Compass is a non profit organization dedicated to shattering stigmas surrounding mental health issues. Alexis discussed the use of "crazy" when talking mental illness, the main signs of depression, mental health first aid classes, social media, and more!  Stay in touch with Ricky's Compass: #MLUPod
November 10, 2019
MLU Level 38: Water From Your Eyes
On Level 38 of My Little Underground, Nate Amos and Rachel Brown of Water From Your Eyes pulled up for a big talk about their new album Somebody Else's Song out October 25th on Exploding In Sound Records. Listen in for a lesson in film tropes as well. #MLUPod
October 12, 2019
MLU Level 37: Tucker Winstanley and Tom Ella of The Undesirables
On Level 37 of My Little Underground, I have an unauthorized dating conversation with two guys who definitely shouldn't have a dating podcast. Tucker Winstanley and Tom Ella of The Undesirables podcast pulled up to talk The Beatles, STDs, dates that have gone wrong, dating apps, podcast growth, monogamy and open relationships, and Tom turning down an interview with Tyler The Creator.  -- Follow My Little Underground:  @mlupod (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) -- Follow Peter A:  @itspeter_a (Twitter & Instagram)  -- Follow The Undesirables:  @theundesirablespodcast (Facebook)  @undesirablespod (Instagram)  -- Subscribe to My Little Underground on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and anywhere else you get podcasts!  #MLUPod
September 21, 2019
MLU Level 36: Weeping Icon
Level 36 of My Little Underground is a conversation among friends. Brooklyn noise makers Weeping Icon (Sara Fantry, Sarah Reinold, Lani Combier-Kapel) pulled up to talk about their self titled debut album (out 9/27), the evolution of their group, relationships, culture vultures, and more! Catch them at Saint Vitus on 9/26!  Follow My Little Underground: @MLUPod (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) Follow Peter A: @ItPeter_A (Twitter, Instagram)  Follow Weeping Icon: @WeepingIcon (Instagram) @Weeping_Icon (Twitter) @weepingiconbk (Facebook) Listen to My Little Underground on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, YouTube, and anywhere you get podcasts! #MLUPod
September 7, 2019
MLU Level 35: Mia Berrin (Pom Pom Squad)
Level 35 of My Little Underground features a big cake filled talk with Mia Berrin of Pom Pom Squad! Listen to us discuss mental health, acting, new music, and more! Pom Pom Squad's OW EP is out 9/6. Follow Pom Pom Squad: @pompomsquad (Twitter,Instagram) @pompomsquadsux (Facebook)  Follow Peter A: @itspeter_a (Twitter, Instagram) Follow My Little Underground: @mlupod (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) My Little Underground is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and anywhere else you get podcasts! #MLUPod
August 24, 2019
MLU Level 34: Summer Wrestling Recap with Smiley Arriaga
Level 34 of My Little Underground is the latest in a quarterly wrestling caucus with Smiley Arriaga! This time, we're discussing one of the most loaded summers in Wrestling. We talk this year's WWE SummerSlam, New Japan Pro Wrestling's G1 Climax tournament, and All Elite Wrestling's All Out event! We also talk the need of babyfaces needing proper antagonists, issues with intergender wrestling, and more! Follow Peter A on Twitter and Instagram, @ItsPeter_A. Follow My Little Underground, @MLUPod and Smiley Arriaga, @SmileyArriaga. Subscribe to My Little Underground on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and #MLUPod
August 7, 2019
MLU Level 33: Cartoons and Cereal with Smiley Arriaga and Richard Arriaga
Level 33 of My Little Underground is a family affair because I brought my brothers Smiley and Richard Arriaga on to talk all things Animations! We're three animated brothers that almost exclusively watched cartoons while other kids were out playing sports and riding bikes, we were tuned in to Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and even MTV! Listen to us discuss the most underrated toons, reboots, streaming services that focus on animation, the importance of black folks and diversity in cartoons, and more! Subscribe to My Little Underground on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and however you listen to podcasts. Follow me on Twitter and IG: @ItsPeter_A, Follow My Little Underground on Twitter and IG: @MLUPod, Follow Smiley, IG: @smileyarriaga, Richard: @bardofthelord. #MLUPod
August 4, 2019
MLU Level 32: Agua Viva
Level 32 of My Little Underground welcomes Brooklyn based artist by way of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Agua Viva! We had a big talk about her second solo album, El Hechizo de la Luna. Translating to "The Spell of The Moon", we talked Astrology vs Astronomy, break ups, the life and death of stars (in space), Buenos Aires vs New York, festivals, and more! Follow Peter A: @ItsPeter_A (IG & Twitter) Subscribe to My Little Underground on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and! #MLUPod
July 27, 2019
MLU Level 31: Twen // Kristin Kontrol
Level 31 of My Little Underground has double interview action from Twen and a conversation with Kristin Kontrol from 2015! I caught up with Twen after their set at Amityville Music Hall to talk up their upcoming album Awestruck out September 20th. They talked about their deal with Frenchkiss Records, not writing the same song twice, avoiding trends, the unique smell of Long Island, and more! Back in August 2015, Kristin Kontrol did an intimate set at a Moscot location in NYC. I had the pleasure of getting to chat with her briefly after her set. Happy listening!  ---- Follow Peter A: @ItsPeter_A (IG & Twitter)  Subscribe to My Little Underground on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and! #MLUPod
July 14, 2019
MLU Level 30: Midterm Report 2019 Feat. Conor Rooney
We're half way through 2019 so that means it's time for midterms! Drummer of Headless Elvis, Conor Rooney returns to My Little Underground to talk the best albums of 2019 so far! Conor and Peter run through 15 of their the best selections the year up to this point. They also talk artists with large discographies and how that can be intimidating, the spectacle that is Beyonce's Homecoming live album, the fascinating complexity of Aesop Rock's lyrics and more! --------Follow Conor on Instagram: @rooneytnsFollow Peter A on Instagram: @itspeter_aFollow My Little Underground on Instagram: @MLUPod --------Subscribe to My Little Underground on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, app, Tunein and #MLUPod
June 22, 2019
MLU Level 29: All About AEW Feat. Smiley Arriaga
Level 29 of My Little Underground is all about All Elite Wrestling! Smiley Arriaga returns to discuss the fallout of the historic first show of promotion, Double or Nothing. AEW is no ordinary start up because they were able to land a prime time TV deal with TNT for a show to debut this coming fall! Smiley and Peter A talk about what this means for the future of wrestling and why this is NOT the start of a new wrestling war, who will be some of the promotion's possible breakout stars, and more!  ___ Follow My Little Underground on Instagram and Twitter: @MLUPod  Follow Peter on Instagram and Twitter: @ItsPeter_A Listen to Smiley Arriaga:  Bite sized YouTube version of My Little Underground:  ___ Subscribe to My Little Underground on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher,, Spotify, and anywhere you get podcasts! #MLUPod
June 8, 2019
MLU Level 28: Dominic Sen
Level 28 of My Little Underground welcomes the intergalactic pop sensation on the rise, Dominic Sen! She came from a galaxy far away to be a pop star, but along the way she found her self in an indie rock project known as Alex Napping. We talked about how Dominic found her artistic identity, how music can be fun and conceptual at the same time, her latest single Can't Tell You and more!  ________________ Subscribe to My Little Underground on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Tunein, the app, Spotify, and anywhere else you get podcasts! Leave a 5 star review while you're at it!  Follow My Little Underground on Twitter and Instagram: @mlupod Follow Peter A on Twitter and Instagram: @peteraradio  Follow Dominic Sen on Instagram: @dominic.sen #MLUPod
May 18, 2019
MLU Level 27: Grace Ives
My Little Underground Level 27 welcomes New York City native Grace Ives to talk up her debut album, 2nd! She self produced it, so that naturally lead to a discussion of famous Hip Hop producer tags. We got to the bottom of her love of pop music, her need to make people dance, her thoughts on album length, and more!  ___________________ Follow Grace Ives on Instagram: @grubslug  Follow My Little Underground on Twitter and Instagram: @MLUPod Follow Peter A on Twitter and Instagram: @peteraradio  ___________________ Subscribe to My Little Underground on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Tunein, and on the app! Don't forget to leave a 5 star review! #MLUPod
May 4, 2019
MLU Level 26: Ally Melendez
Level 26 of My Little Underground features media personality Ally Melendez! Ally is a host of the Long Island Nets (NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets), live trivia game show Reward The Fan and IndiMusicTV! She gives out the details on her Ally Answers brand, how she got connected to sports media, her appreciation for WWE, producing for Live It Up! with Donna Drake and more! I also share a funny Wrestlemania story. Happy listening!  ___________ Follow Ally Melendez: Instagram: @ally.melendez  Follow My Little Underground:  Twitter & Instagram: @mlupod  Follow Peter A:  Twitter & Instagram: @peteraradio  _________ Subscribe to My Little Underground on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Tunein, Stitcher and anywhere else you get podcasts!  #MLUPod
April 19, 2019
MLU Level 25 - Smiley Returns for Wrestlemania Season
Level 25 of My Little Underground welcomes back Smiley Arriaga for a big talk on Wrestlemania! We discuss the length of the show in recent years, how some of the matches are coming together for the upcoming Wrestlemania 35, a spirited debate on the recent Asuka vs Charlotte match on Smackdown, and more!  __________________ Follow Smiley Arriaga:  @smileyarriaga on Instagram    Follow My Little Underground:  @mlupod on Twitter and Instagram   Follow Peter A:  @peteraradio on Twitter and Instagram    Subscribe to My Little Underground on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Tunein, and leave a five star review on iTunes! #MLUPod
March 29, 2019
MLU Level 24: Wooing
New York Indie Rock outfit on the rise Wooing hung out on Level 24 of My Little Underground to talk all things music! Lead singer and guitarist Rachel Trachtenburg and fellow guitarist JR Thomason tell the simple, yet hilarious story of how they met, as well as their relationship with beloved (at least by us) New York indie label, Kanine Records. They have tons of amazing shows and new music on the way too!  --- Follow Wooing: Follow Peter A: @peteraradio Follow My Little Underground: @mlupod  --- Make sure you're subscribed to My Little Underground on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Tunein, iHeartradio, Stitcher, and wherever you get podcasts! #MLUPod
February 23, 2019
MLU Level 23: The Ak's
Level 23 of My Little Underground welcomes Long Island/Queens bred rap duo The Ak's! Izrl and Horus stopped by to talk their latest album Laws of Attraction, how they got the album pressed to vinyl, trends, and whether or not they believe in the actual Law of Attraction; the belief that positive and negative thoughts will bring positive and negative thoughts into your life.  --- Follow The Ak's: -- Follow My Little Underground:  @MLUPod  -- Follow Peter A:  @peteraradio -- #MLUPod
February 16, 2019
MLU Level 22: Evie Joy
Level 22 of My Little Underground welcomes singer-songwriter and comedienne, Evie Joy! She joined me for a big talk on a cold night in January about her love for the ukulele, doing a direct to vinyl session, blending her comedy with her music, political correctness, and a hilarious Gotham Comedy Club story involving Jerry Seinfeld.  ---------- Get to know Evie Joy: -- Follow Peter A:  @peteraradio  -- Follow My Little Underground:  @MLUPod -- #MLUPod
February 3, 2019
MLU Level 21: Wrestling Talk with Smiley Arriaga
My Little Underground kicks off its one year anniversary with a bang! Level 21 welcomes Smiley Arriaga for some wrestling talk! Just two brothers talking the importance of the Royal Rumble, how it ties in to Wrestlemania, the number 30 spot, Brock Lesnar, and more!  ______ Follow Smiley Arriaga on Instagram: @smileyarriaga  ______ Follow Peter A:  @peteraradio  ______ Follow My Little Underground:  @MLUPod ______ #MLUPod
January 27, 2019
MLU Level 20 - Sir Babygirl
On Level 20 of My Little Underground, the charismatic pop star known as Sir Babygirl joined me for a big talk on pop music, the inspirational nature behind The Simpsons and Hey Arnold, signing with Father/Daughter Records, the preparation behind her upcoming debut album, Crush On Me, and more!  ----------- Listen to Sir Babygirl: Follow Sir Babygirl: @sir_babygirl ---------- Follow My Little Underground: @MLUpod  ---------- Subscribe to My Little Underground on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Tunein Radio, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and anywhere else you get podcasts!  #MLUPod
December 23, 2018
MLU Level 19: Starbenders // Tommy Cavanagh & Astronauto
Level 19 of My Little Underground is double stacked with interviews once again! I caught up with Starbenders at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, Long Island filmmaker Tommy Cavanagh and friend of the show, Astronauto! Atlanta glam punks Starbenders talked up their recent Japan tour, charity work, what they learned from Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains, a possible new album and more! Tommy Cavanagh put together a documentary on Long Island rising star, Astronauto titled How Can We Know? and I got to talk with both of them ahead of the recent screening at The Velvet Lounge in East Setauket, NY.  ----------------------- Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @peteraradio Follow My Little Underground: @MLUPod  ----------------------- Follow Starbenders: @starbenders4real Follow Tommy Cavanagh: @greenerpictures Follow Astronauto: @astronautomusic ---------------- Make sure you're subscribed to My Little Underground on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Tunein, iHeartRadio, and Stitcher! #MLUPod
December 16, 2018
MLU Level 18: Soft Center
Level 18 of My Little Underground welcomed New Jersey duo, Soft Center! Childhood friends Gina Pensiero and Sean Lango talked up their partially crowd funded debut album, No Pattern (Out now!), common misconceptions about Jersey, balancing parenthood with all that comes with being a musician, the interesting meanings behind a few of their songs, and more!  ----------------------- Follow Soft Center: ------------------------- Follow Peter A: ------------------------- Follow My Little Underground: -------------------------- Subscribe to My Little Underground on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Tunein Radio, and anywhere you get podcasts!
November 22, 2018
MLU Level 17: Pill & Nana Adjoa
Level 17 of My Little Underground has double interview action featuring big talks from Brooklyn punks, Pill and Netherlands songstress, Nana Adjoa! I caught up with Pill back in October at Trans-Pecos in Ridgewood, Queens to talk up their sophomore album, Soft Hell, reliable newspapers, how they evolved as a band, the 10th anniversary of their label Mexican Summer, and more! I got to talk with Nana Adjoa at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City part of her first US tour! We talked about her time at the Amsterdam Conservatory of Jazz, her latest EP, A Tale So Familiar, positives and negatives of growing old, the downside of love, and more!  ------------------------ Follow My Little Underground:  Twitter Instagram
November 16, 2018
MLU Level 16: Smiley Arriaga and Jenna of The Mixed Tag Show
Level 16 of My Little Underground welcomed rapper/producer Smiley Arriaga and Jenna of The Mixed Tag Show to talk Women's Wrestling! WWE Evolution, the promotion's first all Woman show is on the horizon so I brought Jenna and Smiley on to discuss our favorite Women wrestlers, feuds, thoughts on the Evolution card, criticisms, and more! Follow Jenna: Follow Smiley: Follow Me:
October 26, 2018
MLU Level 15: Miss Eaves
Level 15 of My Little Underground features rapper/visual artist, Miss Eaves! We had a big talk about her new EP, ME AF, digestive health, single life being misunderstood, her paper mache art, the effectiveness of social media and more!
October 12, 2018
MLU Level 14 - Fully Loaded Podcast
Level 14 of My Little Underground welcomes the hosts of the great Fully Loaded Podcast! All of us are lucky enough to be alumni of Kingborough Community College's award winning campus station, 90.3 WKRB and we discussed our time there and how it jump started the beginnings of their podcast. They also talked about their experiences in the radio buisness and more!
September 13, 2018
MLU Level 13 - Jacqueline Xerri
Level 13 of My Little Underground welcomes Long Island film maker, Jacqueline Xerri! We talked about her latest short film, Teen Night, attending FSU College of Motion Arts, her thoughts on the film industry, her early start in the buisness and more!
August 16, 2018
MLU Level 12 - Karah Goldstein of Smol Data
Level 12 of My Little Underground features a very passionate music conversation with Karah Goldstein of Smol Data who recently released their debut project, Smol Data: An EP. We talked about her recent Amityville Music Hall show, stage presence, song composition, a possible LP in the works, and more!
July 10, 2018
MLU Level 11 - Jackie Mendoza
Level 11 of My Little Underground welcomes Gingerlys alum, Jackie Mendoza! She talked growing up in Mexico, putting on shows in her home, how she learned English, 3D technology in music videos, directing, performing in Europe, and the status of her upcoming solo EP! Lucia Arias (Anna Altman, Turnip King) also stopped by for some low-fi, green room chatter.
June 15, 2018
MLU Level 10 - Jackie Venson
MLU Level 10 comes to you from The Cutting Room in New York City where I linked up with Austin, Texas songstress, Jackie Venson! We talked about , the hustle of being a musician, her advice to music students, streaming services, festivals and how she plans to release music in 2018.
June 7, 2018
MLU Level 9 - The Mixed Tag Show
Level 9 of My Little Underground welcomes the hosts of wrestling podcast, The Mixed Tag Show! Jenna and Blue Magic talk up their successful live show, what's missing from wrestling podcasts, their thoughts on the current WWE product, and more! This is the show to listen all the way through, trust me.
May 25, 2018
MLU Level 8 - Lani Combier-Kapel
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!
May 10, 2018
MLU Level 7 - Keishh
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!
May 4, 2018
MLU Level 6 - A Place To Bury Strangers
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.
April 13, 2018
MLU Level 5 - The Afr0dite
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!
March 22, 2018
MLU Level 4 - Showtime Goma
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
March 5, 2018
MLU Level 3 - The Royal They
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!
March 5, 2018
MLU Level 2 - Conor Rooney of Headless Elvis
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!
March 5, 2018
MLU Level 1 - Astronauto
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.
March 5, 2018