Stuff by: Sandra Burciaga Olinger

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How to Apply for California Unemployment as a Gig Worker (aka Covid-19 Stimulus Pandemic Unemployment Assistance)

If you’re looking to file for unemployment, aka Covid-19 Stimulus Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, as a gig worker or independent contractor in the State of California, you have come to the right place. We recently created a guide for ‘Gig workers eligible for covid-19 unemployment benefits and rebate as part of $2 trillion Senate stimulus bill’ […]

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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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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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Gig workers eligible for covid-19 unemployment benefits and rebate as part of $2 trillion Senate stimulus bill (this includes musicians)

UPDATE: (APRIL 1) – How to Apply for California Unemployment as a Gig Worker (aka Covid-19 Stimulus Pandemic Unemployment Assistance). Go here to read our latest post. UPDATE: (March 28) – How much coronavirus stimulus money will I get? How do I get my covid-19 stimulus money rebate and file for unemployment as a gig […]

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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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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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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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5 Bands that Did Kate Bush Right with Their Covers of Running Up That Hill

There’s a reason why so many musicians cover Kate Bush’s iconic song “Running Up That Hill” — it’s a powerful, emotional number that really hits the soul. This song has been covered by numerous artists, spanning all genres. During these crazy times of the coronavirus pandemic, I think we all feel like we’re “running up […]

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Glass Animals get fans into the groove at the Troubadour, West Hollywood

Glass Animals headlined the Troubadour this past Wednesday, March 11th with an intimate performance that won’t soon be forgotten. With the coronavirus pandemic causing nationwide concert and music festival cancelations, Angelenos were lucky to experience this very special Glass Animals performance at the Troubadour! This past February, Glass Animals released their first new single “Your […]

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10 Tips to Work From Home During Coronavirus, Covid-19 Pandemic

If you’re looking for tips and best practices for working-from-home during this coronavirus pandemic, I got you! I’ve been working from home since 2010. I pretty much have it down to a science; however, it wasn’t always that way. Working from home takes discipline, time management skills, prioritizing and a damn good espresso machine! For […]

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