Best Songs of 2020: 9. Cut Worms

Best Songs of 20209. Cut Worms – “Sold My Soul” I needed the crooked twang of Cut Worms in 2020, and I sing along to “Sold My Soul” like I myself have made a deal with the devil. Nobody Lives Here Anymore is a comforting alt-country experience, but the Sold My Soul EP is even cozier.  Cut Worms | SnG coverage | order Nobody Lives Here Anymore … Continue reading Best Songs of 2020: 9. Cut Worms

Bartees Strange Covers The National to Subvert the White Indie Scene on Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy EP

Photo Credit: Bao Ngo Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The phrase ‘representation matters’ has gained popularity of late, a rallying cry that accompanies demands that Hollywood diversify casting. Though the symptoms are different, an issue of representation persists today in the music industry as well. The ratio of white executives to executives of color at the most powerful companies is troublingly high, but even setting … Continue reading Bartees Strange Covers The National to Subvert the White Indie Scene on Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy EP

Mara Connor Weaves Stories of Heartbreak on No Fun EP

Photo by Chase Leonard  Originally appeared on LADYGUNN.  The new EP from Mara Connor titled No Fun was a long time coming; having been released on April 3 while we are all in self-quarantine, this is starting to feel like the basis of a joke, but in actuality, it’s a much more thoughtful tale. The LA-native is an evocative songwriter with a particular vision, one … Continue reading Mara Connor Weaves Stories of Heartbreak on No Fun EP

Paul Bergmann Finds His Own ‘Paradise’ on New EP

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Paul Bergmann never rests. Last winter, he put out an EP with his full band project, The Fair Moans, and the winter before that he delivered a concise, quiet release under his solo moniker. Even more records have come prior to that, and each has in some way contributed to Bergmann’s experimentation on the guitar, which feels galvanized on his … Continue reading Paul Bergmann Finds His Own ‘Paradise’ on New EP

Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson Brought Their Tour to a Bittersweet End at the El Rey

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Photos by María Quintana.  For the past few weeks, Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson have been living like Peaches and Herb. The pair first met at Jacklin’s 2017 Bootleg performance, where Hutson opened for the Australian songwriter. They became fast friends and have made the most of their time together again on her North American tour, sharing stages, goofing … Continue reading Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson Brought Their Tour to a Bittersweet End at the El Rey

Aldous Harding and Hand Habits Weaponized Restraint at Sold-Out Lodge Room Performance

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Photo by me.  The streets were lined with costumes and club attire on this pre-Halloween weekend; fans sported a mix of both as they filed into the Lodge Room this past Saturday to witness the final night of Aldous Harding’s LA tour stop. The show sold out over a month in advance, prompting a second be added for the … Continue reading Aldous Harding and Hand Habits Weaponized Restraint at Sold-Out Lodge Room Performance