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Best New Songs of April, 2020

Oh, April. You were full of anxiety, showing us the emotional roller coaster that is covid-19 quarantine life. One great thing that has come out of all this, is creativity. Thank you to all the music-makers, poets and lyrical lovers that have been getting us through these shitty times. Grimy Goods monthly Best New Songs […]

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Mara Connor’s New EP “No Fun” Is A Stream of Joy

Last Saturday, rising indie folk knockout Mara Connor debuted her sultry new EP “No Fun” via Instagram livestream of Los Angeles hot spot, Zebulon. Despite being quarantined and separated by a screen, Mara still managed to serenade us with her heavenly vocals and Americana energy. She was also accompanied by special guests Sam Outlaw, Desure, […]

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420 in 2020: Our Favorite 20 Songs About Getting High (Marijuana)

Happy 420, y’all. As we celebrate marijuana in quarantine, press play on our 20 favorite songs about getting high. Spark a joint, gobble an edible and stream songs from classic artists such as Bob Marley and Bob Dylan, and modern acts like SLEEP and The Chats. All songs celebrate the beautiful cannabis plant and its […]

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

UPDATE (APRIL, 17) — It looks like the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) has finally created a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) website portal specific to gig workers / independent contractors! If you’re a self-employed / independent contractor, you can apply for PUA on Tuesday, April 28. According to Julie A. Su, California Labor […]

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Hotel Cafe joins UnCancelled Music Fest featuring Madison Malone, MILCK, Rett Madison + more

The music industry and especially local, independent scenes have been badly wounded in the wake of the mandatory venue closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Live streaming has been an easy stopgap to reaching fans and soothing some understandable anxiety with music, but it doesn’t quite make up for tour cancellations. Now venues are able […]

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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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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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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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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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