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.

HOT HALF DOZEN Nov. 30, 2020

Angels In New York City single and video by Meïa Meïa. Ominous, strange, yet approachable with lyrics we call relate to and music that moves us. We could all use her angles.  The Spanish-born/NYC-based Meïa is unique and you will love her. Video at  https://youtu.be/8l2BB8KF5hU. Follow her at https://www.filmfreeway.com/MEIA  Sol …

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Roundup: The Hot Half Dozen for November 23, 2020

Euphoric Sad Songs, album by Raye.  Euphoric Sad Songs is a 9-track  mini-album  which  followed the release of her current single “Love Of Your Life” and  her hot recent single “Natalie Don’t,” which has racked up over 2.1 million streams in the U.S. Euphoric Sad Songs is  full of emotional, precise, and just plain fun songs. Available …

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Roundup: The Hot Half Dozen for November 16, 2020

It’s On You, single by Kat McDowell.  McDowell delivers a sharp, gentle pop song with hook-laden hip hop feel that is so pleasing.  You will listen over and over and find something new each time. On all platforms. Kat-mcdowell.com Safari, single/video by Binx.  Always fun, always a standout, this African-born …

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Roundup: The Hot Half Dozen for October 27, 2020

 Haunted, single by Ghoste.  Ethereal but not spooky.  Just beautiful.  Single from the new album Deep Water to be released this Friday.  Her voice will carry you along and the music will carry you away. Available 10/30/30 on Spotify.  Livestream release event 4 pm MST 10/30/20. https://www.launchglobal.tv/ Uncivil War. single …

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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. https://www.facebook.com/AllmanGoldflies Ghost, single by Crimson Calamity. Lauren …

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Roundup: The Hot Half dozen for October 12, 2020

Amigo Cruel (acustico) single by Francisca Valenzuela. If you liked the studio version of Héroe you will love this stripped down, very Spanish, but powerful new song.  Valenzuela’s vocals are so strong they create a different environment all by themselves.   Stream on Spotify. Waving at the Window new single by …

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