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HOT HALF DOZEN 6.15.21

The top six songs and albums out of the 97 submitted to us this week.

96 submissions this week

La Sirena, single and video by Las Cafeteras.  With a lot of Latin divas joining I, the unique san jorocho/hip hop/rock/ reggae band releases a Spanish language tribute to the women, straight, gay and queer who have fought for human rights. Stream on Spotify, follow at https://lascafeteras.com/

 More than Meets the Eye single by Bill Abernathy. Gravel-voiced Americana blues rocks that carries a great message and keeps you moving.  Echoes of Doctor John combined with Stevie Ray Vaughan.  Hot guitar riffs, heartbeat pulse drums, urgent lyrics.   From the new EP. Who Are You, Who Am I? Stream/download on Spotify, iTunes. Follow at www.billabernathy.com/

Hands on Glass by Athena.  Written while she was in isolation even from her husband and 2-year old son  and could only see them through the isolation room glass. This is one of Athena’s most powerful songsWhew!   Available on all platforms. Follow on http://www.athenaandreadis.com

Undo a Whisper, single by Gracie and Racheal. Written, recorded and produced while the two women were separately in quarantine with Covid.  It is a reimagined rendition of their latest EP, stripped down with bare bones production and powerful intimacy.  It will stab your heart and yet make you smile. Stream on Bandcamp, Spotify. Follow at  Gracie and Rachel.com

Grown Ass  Woman, single from new album by Sharon Lewis. Slam-bang Chicago blues by Sharon Lewis and The Texas Fire Band.  Her music grabs your gut, her stories take no prisoners. The whole EP is a blast, but I love Grown Ass Woman best.  Stream on Spotify.  Follow her at .facebook.com/sharonlewisbluesdiva/

Only One Us, album  by We Are the West. One of the most creative bands out there is out now with a beautiful  new album.  The song “Summer” will hypnotize you and bring back the endless summers of your youth.  For release on June 20. Pre-save on Spotify, . Follow at http://www.wearethewest.com

Bonus:   Back Beat, single by Haywood.  Hypnotic hooks…and lots of fun.  On all major platforms.

Patrick O’Heffernan

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Patrick O’Heffernan, PhD., is a music journalist and radio broadcaster based in Mexico, with a global following. He focuses on music in English and Spanish that combines rock and rap, blues and jazz and pop with music from Latin America, especially Mexico like cumbia, banda, son jarocho, and mariachi. He is a cyclist, dancing fiend and also likes to watch his friend drag race. He has relaunched his LA-based radio show Music Friday Live as Music Sin Fronteras- Music Without Borders - from Mexico - tune in every Friday at 1 pm Central

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