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Roundup: The Hot Half Dozen for September 21, 2020

Gun for a Mouth, single and video by David Poe.  It’s the first song from his forthcoming album Everyone’s Got A Camera (2021). “Gun For A Mouth” follows a handful of single releases including “Who Built The Wall” and “What The President Said” that fired up social media, shared by the likes of Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, and T Bone Burnett.  Video at

Tonight, single and video by Alaina Castillo. Alaina’s solo roller skate dance party under neon lights in the video embraces her e-girl, antisocial influence as well as the tracks infectious melody with a message of the power of solitude. Video at

All Figured Out. Album by Derek Brown. World-famous saxman Derek Brown’s 3rd studio album, composed and arranged by Derek features nine high-energy tunes, blending Derek’s love for exciting improvisation with the drive of an arena rock concert. Available at

Hymn, single and video by Observe The 93rdAn alt-rock look at mental health and school shootings. Very well done, very raw, and very, very powerful expression by the duo vocalist/guitarist Derek Henry and drummer Dylan Zepp from their new EP, Alive. Wow. Stream at video at

Mirla, solo album by Simon Mejia. The new Monte project by Mejía, founder of Bomba Estéreo, has released a debut album of ambient electronic synths, soft charanga melodies, Columbian tribal music, and Colombian nature sounds in  seven-tracks which will blow your mind. Put on your headphones. Video

Me and My Babe Video release by Irene Diaz of the song we previewed last week.  

Here is the link “Me and My Babe”. Gets you in the mood for love. Video Single at Bandcamp.

Patrick O’Heffernan, PhD., is a music journalist and radio broadcaster based in Los Angeles, California, with a global following. His two weekly radio programs, MusicFridayLive! and MusicaFusionLA are heard nationwide and in the UK. He focuses on two music specialties: emerging bands in all genres, and the growing LA-based ALM genre (American Latino Music) that combines rock and rap, blues and jazz and pop with music from Latin America like cumbia, banda, jarocho and mariachi. He also likes to watch his friend drag race.

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