Roundup: The Hot Half Dozen for October 19, 2020

Will You Still Be Mine, single by the Allman Goldflies Band.  Pure southern rock music written from the prison experience of one of the group’s founders, Gary Allman. An urgent, blues-heavy earworm you need to hear. Available on Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube.

Ghost, single by Crimson Calamity. Lauren Harding and Mallory Trunnell know how to grab you gently and then completely capture your ears and your heart. Gut wrenching guitar, heartbreaking harmonies.  This women are so, so good! Available this Friday on YouTube, Spotify, other platforms.  While you are there check other their songs “Line Em Up & Shoot Em Down” and “ Fools Gold”.

Worth the Weight single by Maggie Szabo.  For every one of  the 6 years I have known and followed Szabo, she had consistently delivered addictive, intelligent pop and ballads.  Worth the Weight bundles together all that experience and moves her to a new plateau of sophisticated, layered ear-grabbing pop.  Available on Spotify, SoundCloud, iTunes/Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer.

More Than Meets The Eye, single by Bill Abernathy. Wow. Country/Americana singer Abernathy delivers a straightforward, powerful message with the power of native American drum patterns and clear thinking about where our society is going.  His music grabs our muscles, his message is exactly what we need to hear – clear, concise, and more sophisticated than the BS delivered daily by the political and media elites driving our future. Available soon on iTunes.

Summer of Love, single and video by Space Kamp, feat Jessica Lamb. So much fun, this genre-bending ode to the Grateful Dead and the 60” is a hop-hop reggae mashup off new album Electric Lemonade that will keep you smiling and dancing.  Check out the video on YouTube, stream on Soundcloud, Spotify, buy it on iTunes/Apple Music and Google Play.

Care for You, single by The Marias. There is no one like the Marias to take you on a soothing musical journey while they wrap their bilingual musical arms around you and carry you away into pure happiness. Care for You floats you in a tropical rainforest pool with Puerto Rican lead singer María Zardoya’s smokey, velvet smooth voice, hypnotic psychedelic jazz and a sax solo that slips deftly into your ears.  Stream on Spotify. Video at

BONUS. Checkout the Save Our Stages festival videos on the YouTube page of NIVA,  the NIVA National Independent Venue Association. The music is a gamut of today’s best talent, all coming together to raise funds to keep the music venues we love open. Artists include Jason Moraz, Adam Melcher, JP Saxe, Phoebe Bridges, Leon Bridges and many, many more.  And DONATE

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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