Radio Casbah


Michael Perazzetti is the Executive Producer of Radio Casbah and the host of The Fevered Brain. He has steered the website from two previous incarnations. The first, begun in 2001, The Fevered Brain of RadioMike, was an attempt to promote the wonders of Antifolk from his bedroom studio in Brooklyn and the home of Antifolk, the Sidewalk Cafe in New York City. That effort quickly expanded into other genres and artists in New York City and beyond. Moving to Austin in 2004, the website transitioned into Fevered Brain Radio and added several hosts and interns, interviews, and reviews. Before leaving Austin for Georgia, Fevered Brain Radio became Radio Casbah to reflect changes in the site design and the way the shows presented. During that time, he has guided interns and staff, and created what evolved into an internationally recognized Internet radio presence. Perazzetti placed the site and the shows on hiatus from 2012 to 2016 to pursue a graduate education, and though he is still studying for those degrees, he felt it was time to revive the site after his move to Columbus, GA to a new music. In 2017 he is also eager to merge his varying interests in psychology, education, and his continued pursuit of great music and hosts to help him in expanding his vision. He is currently building a new team to bring his vision of promoting a diversity of DJ’s, hosts, unsigned artists, and a variety of non-musical programming to an audience hungry for hard-to-find music and independent thought.


What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is everything. Music feeds my soul. Music connects me to the Universe.

What is your music dream?

My music dream is to create radio shows that combine the most disparate genres together and make it work as I have done for years that prove beyond anything that everything is connected.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

That's something that everyone shoukd be free to decide individually. For me, it's making my internet radio thing more universally available and recognized. Oh, and I want to move to a small manageable space with a modest piece of land to grow food, somewhere out away enoigh from a big city, but not desperately remote.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

There are so many. There's ABC by the Jackson 5. There's Joanne, by Michael Nesmith. And there's George Harrison's My Sweet Lord and Don McLean's American Pie. But hell, my tastes have made a complete evolution into Space since then.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, The Wild Reeds, Maggie Walters, Diane Cluck, Jess Williamson, Ella Woolsey, Rx27, In the Next Life. There are too many and this list should be infinite.

What inspires you to make music?

Others who make music, the music I hear daily, and the infinity of my imagination....

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Everyone can inspire the World to do better.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I just started taking African drumming lessons, so I haven't yet. I'm searching for drum circles and there may be other opportunities outside of that.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Their gifts and creations inspire me to do better in all aspects of my life. This should be everyone's view, honestly.

What do you think of Drooble?

I'm new. We'll see. I am still attempting to figure out how to change my user name to my Internet Radio thing, Radio Casbah.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

At the moment? That governments interfered in private business and shut venues down for months when it should have been left to the venue itself as well as the musicians involved.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I do my best to attend interesting local and travelling shows.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Creativity to make music available to as wide an audience as possible.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Rx27, the Cocker Spaniels, In the Next Life, Ella Woolsey. Check out for more. I don't remember all of them and there are an infinite number of artists that I love.