Feb 182021
 

shame- Snow Day

The playlist below is made up of musical selections from bands and musicians who would have played in Los Angeles in January of 2021 if not for the COVID-19 pandemic, and others who had or were part of concerts online.

 

 

Jan 232021
 

2020 was a crazy year, to say the least, and this playlist reflects that. Many songs that made it to this year’s list seem tailor made for the frustrations, anger, and loneliness of 2020; while others are just joyous and fun. A few artists from last year’s “best of” playlist also make a repeat appearance this year.

We lost several excellent artists this year. The last recorded song by John Prine (who passed away due to complications from COVID last April) was released in 2020 and is included in this playlist.

Here’s hoping for a return to live music in 2021 and a better year for us all.

 

Jan 152021
 

Lido Pimienta- Eso Que Tu Haces

The playlists below are made up of musical selections from bands and musicians who would have played in Los Angeles in December of 2020 if not for the COVID-19 pandemic, and others who had or were part of concerts online.

 

Dec 152020
 

Hachiku- I’ll Probably Be Asleep

The playlist below is made up of musical selections from bands and musicians who would have played in Los Angeles in November of 2020 if not for the COVID-19 pandemic, and others who had or were part of concerts online.

Nov 172020
 

Rich Brian- BALI feat. Guapdad 4000

The playlists below are made up of musical selections from bands and musicians who would have played in Los Angeles in October of 2020 if not for the COVID-19 pandemic, and others who had or were part of concerts online. This month the selections include bands that would have played Coachella as well.

And part 2-

The High Curbs- Deseo

Nov 052020
 

Throwback to this work outside of HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles from their Anxiety Group Show in November of 2016.

Nov 012020
 

The sad news is that because of the pandemic Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s grounds are closed for its annual Día de Los Muertos Festival.

The good news is that they are having a Día de los Muertos event online today at noon! It’s hosted by Fernanda Kelly and includes performances by David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez of Los Lobos, Buyepongo, and Tropa Magica.

Oct 172020
 

Sylvan Esso- Rooftop Dancing

The playlist below is made up of musical selections from bands and musicians who would have played in Los Angeles in September of 2020 if not for the COVID-19 pandemic, and others who had or were part of concerts online.

The song above is by Sylvan Esso and is from their 2020 album Free Love.

 

Sep 152020
 

EMEL- Everywhere We Looked Was Burning

The playlist below is made up of musical selections from bands and musicians who would have played in Los Angeles in August of 2020 if not for the COVID-19 pandemic, and others who had or were part of concerts online.

The song above is from Tunisian artist Emel Mathlouthi’s 2019 album Everywhere We Looked Was Burning.

 

Aug 152020
 

Dominic Fike- Cancel Me

The playlist below is made up of musical selections from bands and musicians who would have played in Los Angeles in July of 2020 if not for the COVID-19 pandemic, and others who had or were part of concerts online.

The Dominic Fike song above is included in the playlist and is from his 2020 album What Could Possibly Go Wrong.