Pietaro's liberation music ensemble the Red Microphone features the leaders spoken word, drums and percussion. The band regularly collaborates with noted poet/actress/activist Amina Baraka.
-The Commons, Brooklyn NY October 30, 2017 (commemoration of John Reed's 130th birth anniversary)
-The Colony, Woodstock NY November 11, 2017
-Wayward Social, Brooklyn NY November 19, 2017
-Arts for Art Evolving series, New York NY, January 2, 2018