Nov 132023

Built to Spill- Gonna Lose

This song is from Built to Spill’s 2022 album When the Wind Forgets Your Name.

The band is currently on tour and playing in Los Angeles at The Troubadour on Saturday, 11/18/23, with Prism Bitch and Goon.

Oct 302023

Madison Cunningham- Hospital

This song is from Madison Cunningham’s 2022 album Revealer, which also won a Grammy award for Best Folk Album in 2023.

She is currently on tour and playing in Los Angeles twice this week, Thursday (11/2/23) at Teragram Ballroom and opening for Hozier on Saturday (11/4) at the Hollywood Bowl.

Sep 182023

Jockstrap- Concrete Over Water

This song is from Jockstrap’s 2022 album, I Love You Jennifer B.

The band is currently on tour and playing with Ian Starr at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, 9/20/23.

Jul 102023

ill peach- COMATOSE

This single by ill peach was released in February of 2022.

Here’s what they had to say about the song (from their Bandcamp page)-

”COMATOSE imitates the sound inside of our head. Like a Being John Malkovich moment. It’s the beautiful chaos that was living inside of our mind during 2020. It’s colorful and frantic but emotional and personal. We tried to capture that feeling you get when you’re dropping on the craziest rollercoaster at Six Flags. It’s aggressive and out of your control but so real and amazing and completely exotic. Wanting to feel good. Feel your best. That’s the mission.”

They are playing tomorrow 7/11/23 at The Bellwether in Los Angeles with Phantogram.


Apr 172023

Helado Negro- Ya No Estoy Aquí

This song by Helado Negro was released as a single in 2022.

On Friday, 4/21/23, Helado Negro will be opening for Rodrigo Amarante at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.


Mar 132023

The Beths- Expert In A Dying Field

This song is from The Beth’s 2022 album Expert In A Dying Field.

The band are playing at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday, March 17th, 2023.

Jan 232023

After some editing, here is a playlist of my top 100 choices for the best songs of last year. It was an interesting year for music as the world slowly (or in some places quickly) attempted to go back to some kind of normal.

Three artists from last year’s selections make a return appearance with new work- Madison Cunningham; Black Country, New Road; and Rico Nasty- who took the energy up a notch on a Fred Again.. club banger.

Alt-J, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Built to Spill and Nina Nastasia, returned with new work. Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead reunited to form a new band- The Smile.

It felt impossible not to love the energy of F.N.F (Let’s Go), GloRilla and HitKidd’s single lady anthem, or Flo Milli’s self celebration Conceited.

The playlist is a little more California-centric than others out there, which makes itself especially obvious in selections by J. Rocc, Erin Rae, and The Moonjacks.

As always the playlist leans heavily toward indie bands, however there are also some R&B songs included- like potential future classics from artists Jacob Banks, Lee Fields, and Lady Wray.

Songs about economic worries, creative struggles, grief, and, of course, love songs are in every year’s playlist and this year is no exception.

There were a lot of songs to love in 2022, hopefully this list introduces you to a few more.