Hot Half Dozen 3/30/21

Ways and Means, single and video by Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Absolutely hysterical and great, great dancing music. From his new album Dance Songs for Hard Times, it rocks out a very strange laundromat.  Will make you laugh and dance. Available on all platforms Follow at  www.bigdamnband.com 

Bedazzled Pt. 1 by BINX.  The Buzz Queen does again, and this time a full album of her high energy South African-accented pop.  The album shows her range in songs like La La Love, Triggered, and Safari.  Available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music.  Follow her everywhere, especially on TikTok.

Dreams by Aubrey Logan.  Logan is the epitome of multi-talented – slide trombone, singer, comedian, band leaders.  Dreams takes you back to this Fleetwood Mac classic and forward to what can happen to it in the hands of jazzwoman.  Cool it is.  Available on all platforms. https://aubreylogan.com/

Borderland, album by Leti Garza. Whew. The lyrics are gut-grabby, the voice is powerful, the topic is urgent as she tells the wrenching story of thousands as she looks into their eyes. Listening to this EP is an experience that will make you sweat, and then hit replay.  Stream/ agt Spotify, purchase at/ Bandcamp. Follow on Facebook.

The Letter single by Linda Perry. Another Whew.  Singer-Songwriter, Producer and pop culture shape shifter Linda Perryhas released her own music for the first time in over 15 years after song-writing for artists such as Pink, Adelle, Christina Aguilera. The Letter is a deep, hypnotic, emotional takeover of your mind. Stream on Spotify, video on YouTube.. Follow on Instgagram at #reallindaperry

Welcome To El Sur , single, video by Rawayana . The Latin Grammy-nominated Venezuelan artist collective’s  new single “Welcome To El Sur” is a gentle, soft, addictive, soothing  earworm  inspired by African and Latin American sounds like a dream.  Check out the charming video on YouTube .Strea on Spotify.  Follow at http://www.rawayana.com/

Bonus, Mean Green by Half Past Two . The 9-piece blend of ska, rock, reggae, and pop punk musicians has released a really, fun layered mix of vocals, synth and guitar. 

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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