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Artist Spotlight: Tunde Olaniran

Holding out for a Hero? Tunde Olaniran Comes to Save the Day Hailing from Flint, Michigan, Tunde Olaniran is an adept singer whose range seems boundless. They have been known to quickly change from heavenly falsetto to gruff hip hop bars on a dime. Their thematically-rich 2018 record Stranger supplied plenty of varying rhythms to […]

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Support Los Angeles Artist EE Beyond, donate towards her cancer treatment #BeyondCancer

In November 2018, Grimy Goods had the honor to premiere a refreshing R&B single from local artist Elaine Faye, aka EE Beyond. Called “Dreamer’s Howl,” the song is actually remarkably quiet, mostly acoustic in sound, with the lyrical vigor of a burgeoning musician who is dedicated to her truth. As relevant as that single remains, […]

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Vintage Gold: Labi Siffre — The Underrated Poet who Pens Poignant Sentiments On Civil and Social Rights

With a career that spans over half a century, musician and singer/songwriter Labi Siffre remains relatively unknown to many music fans despite his vast influences in the music industry. Born in London, Siffre’s talent as a musician led him to play in prominent New York City Jazz clubs in the 60s and 70s (both on […]

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New Music Video: talker let’s us in her “Personal Space”

Shot entirely in quarantine under social distancing measures, Los Angeles singer-songwriter talker, née Celeste Tauchar, recently shared the video for her song “Personal Space.” Directed and produced by Sean Berger and co-produced by Tauchar, the focus of video was to check in with the music community at large and to let them know they’re not alone […]

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Interview: Matt FX Emulates Mexican Cowboys on Debut Single “Vaquero”

The debut single from Matt FX was born in lockdown. It comes after years of other gigs around the industry, including as a DJ, producer, music supervisor (Broad City), and TV host (In The Mix with Matt FX). Now the New York-based artist has embarked on an exciting solo music career, starting with “Vaquero,” which […]

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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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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Best New Songs of March, 2020

Oh, March. We gots words with you! While March was the month we saw our lives, and this world turned upside down due to the coronavirus pandemic; it was also a pretty damn great month of new music. So much new music that we included 102 new song release for our monthly playlist “Best New […]

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The best ways to livestream via social media apps & platforms

The coronavirus has taken its toll on the live event industry; concert and music festivals in particular. Each day, we hear the news of more and more of our favorite concerts being postponed, if not canceled altogether. The new normal is setting in where musicians and fans will not be able to connect through the […]

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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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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 |