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The Ford Presents Solidarity for Sanctuary
The Ford Presents Solidarity for Sanctuary
The Ford Presents Solidarity for Sanctuary celebrating the music of Selena with performances by Omar Apollo, Las Cafeteras, San Cha and more

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Solidarity for Sanctuary digital festival on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Ford theater! RSVP to this free event here and watch all the sensational action live via Facebook and / or YouTube from the comfort of your home. Co-curated by grassroots organizers, the Solidarity for Sanctuary festival brings together some of […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Tropa Magica
Tropa Magica spiral towards something truly sublime on Tripiando Al Infinito En Mi Recámara

Brothers and band-mates, the psychedelic cumbia-punk that David and Rene Pacheco have pieced together over a decade as Tropa Magica has coalesced into something sublime on their sophomore album Tripiando Al Infinito En Mi Recámara (Tripping to Infinity in my Bedroom). Expanding on their alt-grunge-psych Cumbia sounds with a variety of new tastes and styles— […]

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Stains of a Sunflower
Stains of a Sunflower return with highly-combustible, unapologetically femme EP

Stains of a Sunflower, the Los Angeles alt-rock outfit led by the unapologetically hyperfeminine Natalie Renée, has finally returned from their two-year hiatus with the release of their you know it’s such a shame… EP. A trio of gorgeously sleek and potent anthems that center around Renée’s ever emphatic praise of the female spirit, unfolding […]

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Steven Ward |
Mon Laferte
Mon Laferte and Alejandro Fernández duet on “Que Se Sepa Nuestro Amor” a love letter to Mexican culture

Mon Laferte and Alejandro Fernández duet on “Que Se Sepa Nuestro Amor” a love letter to Mexican culture

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Steven Ward |
sampa the great jungle pussy
All Black Queens to the Front: Rap Alongside Sampa the Great and Junglepussy by Entering “Time’s Up” Remix Competition

The world is finally ready for Sampa the Great. The Zambian rapper, raised in Botswana and currently based in Australia, represents the electric underground rap scene, always sure to incorporate elements of herself—from her lyrics to Afro-centric instrumentation in a track’s production. Her fierce flow has been matched recently by Krown and Junglepussy, on “Time’s […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Fischer King
Premiere: Fischer King gets “Lost” in a well of murky feelings on powerful new single

Fischer King, the alt pop producer/songwriter who crafts “pitch-black” soundscapes that split the difference between James Blake and Nine Inch Nails has shared a new single in the form of “Lost.” King’s vocals carry the bulk of the song’s emotional weight, his deepening murmurs and whispers digging themselves into his disorientation–but then the track dips […]

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Steven Ward |
Daniela Andrade
Daniela Andrade’s end of summer jam “Puddles” is perfect for the oddest summer in memory

Honduran-Canadian artist Daniela Andrade’s songs, and by extension her music videos, have always had this ability to slip us into the most sublime of fever-dreams. Her newest single “Puddles” finds Andrade in a similar role: jamming out to her own music in public, a staple of any Andrade music video. While previous films were shot […]

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Steven Ward |

Nancy Sanchez
Nancy Sanchez shares a pandemic-era single for Dia de los Muertos with “La Maldita Bruja”

On the heels of her newest album La Gran Civilización, Mexican-born singer/songwriter Nancy Sanchez has refused to relent and has shared a haunting new single in the form of “La Maldita Bruja.” Reworking a Dia de los Muertos classic and redefining those iconic females roles that emerged from it, like La Llorna, Sanchez manages to […]

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Michi Reflects on Isolation in New Single “Escondida”—Sugarbaby EP Due Oct 16

If you’re haunted by regrets, Michi might be able to help. Her new single will appear on her debut EP, Sugarbaby, due out October 16th, which is already shaping up to be a delicious release. The Los Angeles native released her first single last summer, and every sound since has been just as groovy. Case […]

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Zoe Elaine |
NYIKO
NYIKO’s newest Single Evokes A Nostalgic Sound and Creates a Space for Mental Health in the Conversation of Masculinity

Los Angeles based synth-pop artist NYIKO takes masculinity to new heights with his newest single “Call the Boys.” Featuring bass by Maggie Toth of Vagabon and guitar from longtime collaborator Niles Gregory, “Call the Boys” is expertly constructed and adds a new layer to the concept of masculinity by rejecting its conventionality and making space […]

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Patricia Sanchez |