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.

 

Jul 152020
 

One of the songs from the June 2020 playlists is Sleaford Mods’ Second, recorded in 2017 and recently released on the 2020 compilation album All That Glue which includes various B-sides, previously unheard tracks, and more.

The video stars actresses Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones) and Emma Stansfield (The Tudors) performing as singer Jason Williamson and producer Andrew Fearn at an open mic at the local pub.

To learn more about the Sleaford Mods, there was also a documentary about them released in 2017, Bunch of Kunst.

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


Jun 022020
 

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

One song that is included is DJ Shadow’s Rocket Fuel featuring De La Soul which is from his 2019 album Our Pathetic Age.

 

Mar 312020
 

Every week I listen to the majority of bands and artists playing in Los Angeles to decide which shows to recommend for the Los Angeles Weekend Planner. I then create a playlist (or playlists) for that month of the music I liked.

The above are February’s selections.

 

Feb 272020
 

Every week I listen to the majority of bands and artists playing in Los Angeles to decide which shows to recommend for the Los Angeles Weekend Planner. I then create a playlist for that month of the music I liked.

The above are January’s selections.

Feb 012020
 

Playlists can be like a time capsule, capturing the energy of a specific time period. Anxiety, money, greed, politics, criminal justice, television, and social media were common themes. Of course songs of heartbreak, nostalgia, hope, and navigating your way through tough times are always present- and they are here too. This year there were songs that stood out musically, and others that were just fun.

We also lost a lot of great artists in 2019. Two of them with songs that came out this year, Nipsey Hussle and David Berman, are included in this playlist.

One note- There were several famous artists with great songs this year who were not included on this playlist to make room for artists whose work is less well known, but not less great.