Swerve (Photo by Mallory Turner)
Los Angeles-based band Swerve’s new single, “Escape,” is available now on Bandcamp. The song is first track to be lifted from the band’s debut album due this spring. The offical video for the single, which was directed by Maddie Liner, is available on YouTube!
Sharon Van Etten (Photo by Ryan Pfluger)
To celebrate the holidays, Sharon Van Etten releases a pair of songs, “Silent Night” b/w “Blue Christmas.”
Sharon’s rendition of “Silent Night” is broody and minimalistic, emphasizing her muscular voice over droning synth.
The Distillers (Photo courtesy Cosa Nostra PR)
Legendary LA punk quartet The Distillers announce that they will spread holiday cheer across the land with their aptly named The Distillers Very Special Christmas Special, Baby It’s Covid Outside global streaming event via Veeps on Friday, Dec. 18.
Cory Henry (Photo by Raymond Alva)
Music virtuoso Cory Henry released a holiday album “Christmas With You” on Dec. 11. The project showcases soulful renditions of classic holiday songs with collaborations from Jay White and Gospel Legends Lenny Smith and Anaysha Figueroa-Cooper.
Badflower (Photo by Jordan Wolfbaur)
Primal and passionate, Badflower frontman Josh Katz transforms as he steps up to the microphone. The unmitigated kind of catharsis fueled by emotion and unfiltered intensity offers an awakening to the mind and body as audiences wholly experience the band’s palpable energy.
See Josh and the rest of the band in a livestream via Veeps on Monday, Dec. 13, as they declare, #ChristmasIsCancelled
Serengeti and Jenny Lewis (Photo courtesy Nasty Little Man)
Jenny Lewis and Chicago-based rapper Serengeti (aka David Cohn) have announced an unexpected gift just ahead of the holiday season: “Unblu” – available now via Jenny’s own label Loves Way, with an accompanying video directed by Jenny.
Dawes (Photo courtesy Big Hassle)
California rockers Dawes livestream a show to perform their 2009 debut album North Hills in its entirety via Noon Chorus on Friday, Dec. 4!
Lucinda Williams (Photo courtesy All Eyes Media)
Join award-winning, revered singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams on an unprecedented musical journey spanning time and multiple genres with her latest endeavor, Lu’s Jukebox! This six-episode series of mostly full-band, in-studio performances will feature a themed set of songs, curated by the multi-Grammy award winner. As a bonus, she’ll introduce an occasional Lu-rarity or new song that fits each episode’s theme.
Catch the next edition of the streaming concert series, Funny How Time Slips Away: A Night of ’60s Country Classics, via Mandolin on Thursday, Dec. 3.
Toto (Photo courtesy SKH Music)
Steve Lukather (aka Luke) and Joseph Williams are lifelong friends since they were kids, and bandmates sharing a deep colorful history that has thrived professionally on a global basis over the past decades. Today, the duo has announced the formation of a new band, with world class players. They will continue to tour as Toto, and are in motion to bring their Dogz of Oz tour worldwide as the pair looks forwards.
The new Toto lineup performs in a livestream via Dice.fm on Saturday, Nov. 21.
Wolfgang Van Halen (Photo by Travis Shinn)
Everybody has a name they are born with. Having one of the most recognizable names in entertainment, Wolfgang Van Halen has been preparing to release music from his solo band Mammoth WVH for some time.
That plan was altered when his father and guitar icon Eddie Van Halen called him and told him his cancer had returned. Wolfgang decided to put everything on hold to be with his father through his battle. During that time, Wolfgang was writing material for his upcoming solo album (available via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records in 2021) for which the first single “Distance” would be born.