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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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Paper Idol share another indie-rock banger in the form of “Money For Flowers”

Paper Idol have shared buoyant new single “Money For Flowers,” a rollicking, manic song that finds romance pitted against poverty and love-sickness. Between a puncturing melody made up of spiraling riffs and staccato percussion world, Matan KG steers Paper Idol towards his ever off-kilter and energetic brand of indie-rock. “Money For Flowers” oozes with all […]

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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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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Premiere: Sky Keller shares uplifting new anthem “High & Hurt”

Singer/songwriter Sky Keller has shared her new single “High & Hurt,” an uplifting alt-pop piece perfect for this moment of nullifying helplessness and uncertainty that seems to be all around us. Inspired by her own moment of all-enveloping depression, the song traverses through all the aches and pains that come from the fall – the […]

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Steven Ward |
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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Zoe Elaine |
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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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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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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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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 |