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New Digs – August

Hey friends. The New Digs playlist is refreshed for August!

The world continues to be a doozy, to say the absolute very least, so I’m going to keep the cover still for a while. A moment of silence of sorts as we continue to celebrate great new music coming out of humans through all of this 🙂

Listen to “New Digs” on Spotify and Apple Music.

Here are all the wonderful artists with recent releases to watch for August 2020:

Teenage Wrist - Silverspoon
Ela Minus - megapunk
Tkay Maidza ft. Kari Faux - Don't Call Again
C Smith - Overwhelmed
Ball Park Music - Cherub
Terry Presume - Don't Play Yourself
BlankFor.ms - 92 Senses
Kibra - Rain or Shine 
Death Valley Girls - Hold My Hand

Check out the August 2020 New Digs playlist on Spotify and Apple Music and YouTube.

The goal of New Digs is to celebrate and elevate great new music, more often of the independent variety.

If you have an upcoming single or album you’d like us to review for New Digs, we’d love to hear it. Please follow Indie Digs on Instagram and/or Twitter and send us an email: indiedigs@dinosaurhawk.com

Happy listening!

CJ

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culture Film Music Playlist

New Spotify / Apple Music Playlist – Power Pop Evolution

Our latest playlist Power Pop Evolution is now live on Apple Music and Spotify.

This genre is dear to my heart. Perfect for the upbeat summer we’re having lololol. But seriously do feel this adds a much needed level of brightness to these sunny daze. Who can resist The Cars, Big Star, The Feelies, Teenage Fanclub, The Lemonheads? Am I driving a Plymouth with the top down right now? Is my Jean jacket magic?

WHO AM I.

I learned a good number of the earlier bands through the soundtracks of my favorite childhood movies…

I’ll never forget seeing Letters to Cleo emerge from the crowd to sing directly to Cat in 10 Things I Hate About You and that solidifying in me the fact that music is the most personal special connective thing! And plus, they fuckin’ ripped. Outfits, hair, mood.

And thanks to that, I traveled down the rabbit hole to find That Dog…etc and during this playlist I came across even MORE bops I hadn’t met yet. Ain’t life grand.

Anyway, hope you have great days!! ☀️

Love,

CJ

Listent to Power Pop Evolution on Spotify and Apple Music. Find us on Instagram @indiedigs.

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New Digs – July

I’ve refreshed our list of anti-racism resources in support of the continued fight for social justice and equality.

Here are all of the artists to watch for July 2020.

SAD FUNERAL - KAZBERG 
SPENCER - MAYBE
MOSCOW APARTMENT - NEW GIRL
HAIVA RU - SWIM
EL MAÑANA - DESPIÉRTATE
BUSCABULLA - MÉTELE
ILLUMINATI HOTTIES - MELATONEZONE
BLK - GOT IT
DYNA EDYNE - JACUZZI
KAVALE - SMALL TALK / MOOD
CASUAL MALE - DON'T WANT ME AROUND
NASTY CHERRY - BETTER RUN

Check out the July 2020 New Digs playlist on Spotify and Apple Music and YouTube.

The goal of New Digs is to celebrate and elevate great new music, more often of the independent variety.

If you have an upcoming single or album you’d like us to review for New Digs, we’d love to hear it. Please follow Indie Digs on Instagram and/or Twitter and send us an email: indiedigs@dinosaurhawk.com

Happy listening!

CJ

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Book culture Music Playlist

#NowReading: Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll’s Legendary Neighborhood

Finished reading the book Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll’s Legendary Neighborhood” by Michael Walker, a quick and playful read that is never not relevant to the ever-constant push and pull for peace. I picked this one up while we were visiting L.A. in February for my birthday. After getting lost in the hills for an hour, we parked near the road sign for BRONSON AVE because it connected to our Clueless tour) and ended up in front of Counterpoint books. I went in with the goal of finding anything at all and, hey, the shop owner was playing the impeachment trial! Over the loudspeaker! Anyway, I found the music history section, bought the book and started reading pretty much right away.

Musically, it’s something else. From the Byrds to Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa, all these people just livin’, in harmony. Walker illustrates the Canyon in a helpful and visual way (especially around the Manson story) that can only be assisted by viewing Once Upon A Time in Hollywood or Echo in the Canyon.

Then I watched Model Shop. It f*cks.

Here’s the playlist I made featuring the bands of the book, such as, The Byrds, Frank Zappa, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, The Mamas and the Papas, and more, in chronological order: ✌🏾

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New Spotify / Apple Music Playlist – Women of Y2k 📻

Need this energy 🙏🏾 Our latest playlist Women of Y2k featuring iconic female voices who came on the scene in the early aughts is now public. Listen on Spotify and Apple Music.

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New Digs – June

We’re celebrating Black Music Month on New Digs w/ a list of throwbacks & recent tracks from artists we’ve featured this past year.

Here are all the artists to watch for June 2020.

Dua Saleh - cat scratch
Taylor Made by The God - Herhythm
Terry Presume - The Story of You and I
The 1865 - Buckshot
Linda Diaz - Green Tea Ice Cream - Satl Remix
Kibi James - Hi, How Are You?
A-Lex - Already Rich
Magnolia Park - Hangover Heaven
Teamonade - goin thru it
Meet Me @ The Altar - Garden
Bloodbather - Disappear
Maneka - My Queen
Pretty Boy Aaron, Bruhnice, Sabz - Nicotine

Check out the June 2020 New Digs playlist on Spotify and Apple Music and YouTube.

The goal of New Digs is to celebrate and elevate great new music, more often of the independent variety.

If you have an upcoming single or album you’d like us to review for New Digs, we’d love to hear it. Please follow Indie Digs on Instagram and/or Twitter and send us an email: indiedigs@dinosaurhawk.com

Happy listening!

CJ

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Music News Playlist

BLACK LIVES MATTER.

As a black woman in America, I’m exhausted. We must continue to demand justice and take action towards peace.

Here are resources to demand justice for George Floyd:

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund

https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

Donate to bail funds for protestors

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bailfunds?refcode=twitter

#WeCantBreathe

https://www.wecantbreathenational.org/

Color of Change

https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/justiceforfloyd_george_floyd_minneapolis

NAACP

https://www.naacp.org

Change[dot]org

https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd

Minnesota Freedom Fund

https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/

Black Lives Matter

https://blacklivesmatter.com/

How to Support the Struggle Against Police Brutality

https://www.thecut.com/2020/05/george-floyd-protests-how-to-help-where-to-donate.html

And here’s the playlist I made – Spotify, Apple Music.

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New Digs – May

This month’s the one-year anniversary of launching Indie Digs!!!! 🎉🎂😭

THANK YOU so much for rockin’ with and supporting this blog.

Okay! *drumroll* The New Digs playlist for May is now live! featuring the dynamic Hayes Peebles back with his latest track “Loneliness”.

Here are all the artists to watch from May 2020:

Maggie Miles - Deserve This
Terry Presume - Momma 
SOPHIETHEHOMIE - fall
Ncognita - Clap Clap 
A-Lex - The Hook Up
Charlotte Sands - Dream About You
Winter - Here I Am Existing
Hayes Peebles - Loneliness
Attic Fowler - Crushed Ice
Tiffany Goode, Planet Vness - Forward Movement
Jess Day - New Shoes
Mélodie Lauret - quad j'entends les gens
holyrain - Watch God Work

Check out the May 2020 New Digs playlist on Spotify and Apple Music and YouTube.

The goal of New Digs is to celebrate and elevate great new music, more often of the independent variety.

If you have an upcoming single or album you’d like us to review for New Digs, we’d love to hear it. Please follow Indie Digs on Instagram and/or Twitter and send us an email: indiedigs@dinosaurhawk.com

Happy listening!

CJ

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New Spotify / Apple Music Playlist – #Mood: Mope//Hope

Our latest Mood mix is here to get us all through the coming week(s)!!!

Mope//Hope is “A playlist for those oscillating #quarantine emotions, with an electro-pop twist.” says curator Jen (@designjenquinn). And it’s definitely encouraged me to set some light goals starting this week to take more deep breaths, stretch, and take at least two quick walks outside. Find us on Instagram @indiedigs and let us know how you’re doing?

Listen to #Mood: Mope//Hope now on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow @indiedigs to stay up to date on new playlists, concert announcements, and what’s next.

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May 2020 Concert Calendar (LIVESTREAMS)

Gathering shows happening this month on the web!

See y’all on the live chats:

– Tame Impala, 5/02, 5am on NTS

– Kevin Devine 5/3, 1pm on Patreon

– Laura Marling 5/3, 1pm on Instagram

– Valerie June 5/3, 4pm on Twitch

– Ben Gibbard / Death Cab for Cutie 5/7, 7pm on YouTube

– Alkaline Trio 5/7, 7pm on Facebook

– Diet Cig 5/7, 7pm on Instagram

– Kathleen Hanna 5/12, 9pm on Crowdcast

– St. Vincent 5/13, 8pm on BAM.ORG

– Saves the Day 5/15, 7pm on Instagram

– Beach Slang 5/16, 5pm on Stageit

– Thrice 5/21, 7pm on Instagram

Follow Concert Calendar on Spotify and Apple Music for monthly updates of live shows coming to the area.