Monthly Archives: March 2020

wargirl band
Wargirl’s new single “Hang On” is what we need in this quarantine life

Turn the volume all the way up on your home sound system and have yourself a quarantine dance party to Wargirl’s new single “Hang On”, the ultimate electro pop jam. This funky track shines with new wave drums and colorful synths that channel the energy of Billy Idol and Gary Numan, but with fervent female […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Gateway Drugs return with patient new single “Wait (Medication)” plus LP announcement

If you were in need of a quick fix, LA’s Gateway Drugs has returned with a new single and an album announcement. “Wait (Medication)” is the first cut from the quartet’s sophomore LP, PSA, which was recorded live at Josh Homme’s Pink Duck Studios and is due out on May 8th. The new track was […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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Coachella to premiere “20 years in the desert” documentary via YouTube, April 10

Coachella IRL may not not be happening this April due to the coronaviruspandemic, however; Couchella is game on! This morning, Coachella announced they will be premiering a look back at 20 years of Coachella. The Coachella documentary is “examined through the lens of rare footage, interviews, and performances from some of the most famous performers […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Carré share mind-bending new single “This is not a band”

Los Angeles-based Carré have shared the video for their new single “This is not a band,” a glitchy, down the rabbit hole immersion into the band’s love of abstraction and surrealism. Comprised of Julien Boyé, Jules de Gasperis, and Keveen Baudouin, Carré is as much a melding of sounds and textures as it is of […]

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Steven Ward |
The Stiches at Echoplex -- Photo by ZB Images
Gig workers eligible for covid-19 unemployment benefits and rebate as part of $2 trillion Senate stimulus bill (this includes musicians)

UPDATE: (APRIL, 15) – Covid-19 pandemic stimulus checks have arrived! They said it would arrive in a timely fashion, and it did. Direct deposits rolled out on Monday. If you have yet to receive your stimulus check, don’t worry. It’s coming. So long as you have done a few things … scroll down to “When […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
grimy tv pandemic sessions
Grimy TV is back! Live Stream our Pandemic Sessions via Instagram

Live music in Los Angeles and abroad has been canceled indefinitely. It’s time we talk about it and deliver to you some of our favorite bands and artists. As I mentioned last week via Grimy Goods’ Instagram Stories, we’re going to be doing some new content to help artists through these tough times and that […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Hot Artist Alert: First-Gen Nigerian-American Serena Isioma is Chicago’s next greatest export — Debut EP ‘Sensitive’Out Now

At 19-years-old, Chicago musician Serena Isioma has been making waves with the release of her debut EP Sensitive, an album that melts down all of the first-generation Nigerian-American’s eclectic tastes into a deliriously fun and raucous collection. Pressing pieces of rock and lo-fi into the grooves of R&B and hip-hop — and we mean really […]

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Bright Eyes
Bright Eyes return with first new music in 9 years; a soberingly melancholic single “Persona Non Grata”

After nearly a decade on hiatus Bright Eyes have returned in earnest with a new single, “Persona Non Grata,” and the promise that it will be followed by more music from the Omaha-born outfit. The new song, which still carries all the raw, grating angst that Conor Oberst’s soft croon seems eternally imbued with, puts […]

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Steven Ward |
Petit Biscuit at Fonda Theatre
10 Ways To Support Independent Bands and the Independent Music Industry During Coronavirus — Covid-19 Financial Relief

UPDATE (March 26): Scroll down for he latest covid-19 unemployment relief and financial rebates for gig workers; as well as updated links / sources to financial aid relief and grants for those in the music industry. You can also visit this dedicated post about financial relief for gig workers and how to receive your $1200-$2400 […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Lauren Ruth Ward
Release Your Quarantined Feels with Lauren Ruth Ward’s Thunderous Record ​Vol. II — LA date at Teragram Ballroom 4/29

Lauren Ruth Ward serves us ​major ​psychedelic angst with her sophomore album Vol. II, ​which dropped with a bang last Friday. After her debut album ​Well, Hell ​was consistently praised by the media and fans alike, Ward built high expectations for herself – and then double-downed on them with a killer 1970s inspired alt-rock record. Today, March 20, Bandcamp is giving […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |