Music Meetups In-Person Interviews of 2019

The Music Meetup podcast features 50-plus artists a year—that’s a different musician or band every week.

It feels pretty good connecting the world with underground bands from all over the world. This year alone, we put the spotlight on bands from  China, Australia, Canada, Alaska, Spain and, of course, from right here in bustling NYC.

Obviously, since the point of this podcast is to highlight a kickass artist every week, it’s not usually possible to do it in-person. But oh-boy, when the face-to-face chats happen, it’s a beautiful time. Whether it was chatting and shotgunning beers with NYC bands in Texas at SXSW or  talking pierogies in a now defunct Brooklyn venue with a New Zealand band, it was a pleasure to get up close and personal with these great musicians in 2019. And believe me when I say you’ve gotta check ’em out. Here they are, in order of the date they were published.

Australia’s Greenwave Beth Brings Back New Wave

An in-studio interview with the duo that comes from an indie rock background, but experiments with techno.


Shotgunning Beers with Native Sun at SXSW

The New York quartet’s music has matured, but their behavior is still as wild as it comes.


Gong Gong Gong Bring NYC & Beijing Rock Together

At chat in the front yard of a SXSW house show with the bass & guitar duo that’ll shred ‘til you’re dead.


Shotgunning Beers & Talking Stolen Beanie Babies with Bambara

Surprisingly, we stayed on topic in the face of epic SXSW day-drinking.


Ryan Laetari Is a Big Boy Now

An in-studio chat sippin’ beers with the big boy of the big city making some big music and flipping some burgers.


Miss June Always Finishes First

Chatting w/ New Zealand rockers backstage in Brooklyn, NY.


Coco Verde’s Julian Anderson Talks Crushes & Going Crazy

Living and playing music in NYC will drive anyone mad he tells me while we chug beers in a Bushwick dive bar in the middle of the day.


AJ Davila of Davila 666 Talks Touring, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll

An in-studio chat with the Puerto Rican party punk—in NYC for one show before jetting off to Europe.