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 ingle 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 with 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.

About Patrick O'Heffernan

Patrick O’Heffernan is co-host of the LA-based, nationally syndicated weekly program, Music FridayLive! and is a music reviewer for online magazines Vents, The Hollywood Progressive and MusicJunkie. He has also co-hosted a national political talk show, The Fairness Doctrine, and hosted the “Uplinks” media segment on Saturday All Things Considered on NPR. He holds a PhD in International Relations from MIT, has been awarded an Emmy, four Addy’s, and a Webby-Honors, among other awards. He has published 5 books and ghost-written others. A project he co-launched, the North Asia Nuclear Free Zone, was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. He serves on the Board of Netroots Nation.

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