It’s our final Monday Mashup of 2017, since next Monday is Christmas day. We wanted to thank you for checking us out this year, and are looking forward to sharing much more indie music news in 2018. Make sure you drop us a line and let us know when you win an award, have a CD release show or other important event, so that we can share it with the world.
BLUE ÉLAN RECORDS MAKES CHRISTMAS MUSIC VIDEO
As we posted on December 5, Blue Élan Records released an album of Christmas songs by its artists, and donated the proceeds to the Alliance for Children’s Rights. On December 11, those artists gathered in the studio to make a music video of a song written by Gina Sicilia. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas season and applaud Blue Élan Records and its artists for giving us this special treat.
FIRST CALIFORNIA COUNTRY AWARDS A SUCCESS
The first annual California Country Awards were handed out on December 16, and many of this blog’s favorites took home trophies. LA Music Critic Award winner Alice Wallace took the award for Female Vocalist of the Year, and LA Music Critic Award winner Honey County took home awards for Band of the Year, Song of the Year for “Love Someone” and Video of the Year for “Love Someone,” while their producer John Spiker also took home Producer of the Year. Other winners included Gethen Jenkins for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Where the Honkytonk Belongs, Joe Devenney for Musician of the Year, Scotty Mac for Entertainer of the Year, Cowboy Country for Venue of the Year, and Brad Johnson for CCM Excellence. Shawn Parr, former KZLA and Go Country 105 DJ and creator of “Nash Nights Live” was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mikey Wax has been a huge supporter of indie music in Los Angeles. He is also quite the creative powerhouse. Check out his latest single, “Spaceman” with Stash Konig. We think you’ll love it as much as we do.
Here’s “Your Love,” the latest from Hannah Lucia. Loving the groove of the tune and her vocals. This one is a keeper.
Our final single this week is from Featurette, and it lives up to its name. “Upside Down” will turn your musical tastes around as this electronica duo show us how it’s done. Let us know what you think.
NEW MUSIC VIDEOS
First up today is the annual Christmas video from Redhead Express. It is a cover of the Sara Bareilles song, “Love is Christmas.” Enjoy our little gift to you.
Next is the music video for a song we introduced you to back on November 13, co-written by David Garfield and Smokey Robinson and featuring J. Paris. We love this beautiful interpretation of the song, and are thrilled to feature “I Lied.”
LA Music Awards Icon winner Janey Street has created an amazing DIY music video for her song “Undone,” from her latest album “In my own Skin.” Check out this amazing song.
Last but not least, here’s the latest from Dree Mon, with a truly stimulating video for her hit song, “Rebel Soul.” If this one doesn’t get you pumped up, nothing will. Thanks Dree!