HOT HALF DOZEN February 16, 2021

You, single by Keep Shelly In Athens with Georgia Hurd . The first single in the new project by the Greek dreampop artist with primary member/producer RPR collaborating with LA-based vocalist Georgia Hurd.  True KSIA sound with an upbeat electro-pop vibe. Stream it on all platforms and YouTube

LALA Love, single by BINX .  A love song in Binx’s unique polished-produced aesthetic, using her wonderful vocal “curl” backdropped against electronic accents as only she can do.  Streaming on Spotify.  Follow Binx at and on TikTok and YouTube.\

Love Story (Taylor’s version) by Taylor Swift.  What can I say? The best of the best. There is a story behind the release, but you can find that on gossip sites. For me, just close your eyes and listen.  Streaming on Spotify.  Follow her everywhere.  Pre-order Fearless and get Love Story instantly at

Casa, single by Gorgel. The single “Casa” from his first EP, Claro was produced with Juan Pablo Vega and Katzù Oso adding his voice. It is the perfect Chicano Soul song in  the Latin R&B genre. Stream on Spotify.  Follow at

Biko (The song heard around the World), Playing For Change. In honor of Black History Month and Peter Gabriel’s birthday, Playing for Change is bringing back “Biko” 40 years after its initial release. Inspired by the death of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko, more than 25 musicians from seven countries join Gabriel for this global rendition to share a message of unity, peace, and hope. Watch the video at . Buy the music at

 I Want Fire, by Miesha and the Spanks. Front woman-guitarist Miesha Louie wrote this hard-rock fun take on being stuck at home because of Covid.  She felt like burning the house down but the Canadian winter made that a bad idea so she recorded a great song.  Rock on! Stream on Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple music. Follow on Facebook .

Bonus:  Earthquake video by Revenge Wife. Revenge Wife (Elizabeth Nistico) From the forthcoming EP, Background Songs for Your Boring Life, Part I,  and the first in a series of horror hyper pop-themed videos directed by Nistico. Check it out

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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