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Los Angeles Bands and Artists: Win $18K-$72K through Creator Awards

WeWork's Creator Awards, in partnership with our friends at Sofar Sounds, is looking for innovative musical performers (solo or groups) based in the Los Angeles area. The initiative rewards acts that merge creativity and imagination with compelling performances, and it's open to all genres (including performance arts, let your acting friends know about it!).

The winners will be rewarded with a cash prize between $18K and $72K, and will also secure a paid gig at the Creator Awards San Francisco event on May 10.

Applying for a Creator Award only takes a few minutes, you can start the process here.

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SF Bay Area Bands and Artists: Win $18K-$72K through Creator Awards

WeWork's Creator Awards, in partnership with our friends at Sofar Sounds, is looking for innovative musical performers (solo or groups) based in the SF Bay Area. The initiative rewards acts that merge creativity and imagination with compelling performances, and it's open to all genres (including performance arts, let your acting friends know about it!).

The winners will be rewarded with a cash prize between $18K and $72K, and will also secure a paid gig at the Creator Awards San Francisco event on May 10.

Applying for a Creator Award only takes a few minutes, you can start the process here.

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Erica Eso Drops Art-Pop Single and Video from Upcoming "129 Dreamless GMG"

Erica Eso is an art-pop experiment in genre.  Seductive RNB vocals melt into dream-pop soundscapes, powered by shocks of synthy discord. The music is curious but compelling. Their newly released single, “Love-gun,” feels like a slow, surreal seduction (a feeling thoroughly replicated in its accompanying music video) while the album’s eponymous single “129 Dreamless GMG” is a flurry of microtonality. Erica Eso promises to entertain listeners with further collapses in genre with the rest of 129 Dreamless GMG, which will have its release party at Alphaville, 03.15. --Amanda Ogea

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Cherry Blaster - Alt Synth Pop play Handlebar 02.24

Eerie synthpop with an alternative tinge is what I gather from Cherry Blaster. The tune “Modern Dance” kicks off with some very deep bassy synth that would rattle your brain when listened to at a loud decibel. It would be the best way to hear it. The song is composed very uniquely with interestingly different parts that flow together in somewhat unusual ways. Cherry Blaster will be performing at Handlebar on February 24th with ZOO OWL and Bad Passion. – Kris Gies

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Weekend Warrior, February 23 - 25

Wish You Hadn’t, the debut EP from Corey Flood, is out today via Fire Talk, and tonight, the quartet, featuring Ivy Gray-Klein (Littler), Em Boltz, Noah Jacobson-Carroll, and Juliette Rando, will be celebrating its release at Planet Phitness. An ominous exposure permeates throughout the album. An intriguing textural dynamic is created as the somewhat soft-spoken/sung, isolated internalizations are surrounded by a shadowy, pre-dawn, sonic darkness. That solemn stir of uncertainty still retains accessibility. This evening, they’ll be joined by the dichotomy of chaotic, combustible noise meets clairvoyance of Empath, and balancing the floating ascension of melody with grounded grungey aggression, the trio of Eight hovers. This local lineup is rounded out by the in-your-face, menacing punk of Preen. – Michael Colavita

More places to be this weekend…

Planet Phitness (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Corey Flood (EP Release), Empath, Eight, Preen 

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Live Band Karaoke with Pat Finnerty & The Full Band, SAT Taggart (Album Release), KeN, Kevin

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Caracara, SAT Deadfellow, Stereo League, Sun Hat

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Familiar Things, Saver/DJSC/Michael The Lion, Shawn Ryan, Elvin T, SAT Mohican/Diamond Girl, Lisa/Fame Lust, SUN Allarms, Call Me Clever

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN The Drowned God

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Stereotytans, SAT Nick Rotundo Memorial/Fundraiser Show: Boysetsfire, Walleye, Railhed, All Else Failed, I Hate You

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Shizz Lo

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Dan Malloy, SAT (Upstairs) A Benefit For Living Beyond Breast Cancer: The Miners, Ballard Spahr Galactica, Solar Plexus/(Downstairs) Live at the Fillmore, SUN Kids Rock Philly

The Fire (412 E. Girard Ave.) FRI Panophonic, Hidden Lights, Primitive Heart, Vicious Blossom, SAT Melancholyfox, Flamingo Chicks, Slow Reader  

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI La Capitaña, Among Criminals, Behind The Grandstand, SAT Prowler (Release Show), False Tracks, The Fantastic Imagination/Suburban Living (DJ Set), SUN Henri Tyler, Rachel Andie and the Fifth Element

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Alright Junior, St. Brendan, Teeth, SAT Siravo, Night Mission, Pravda

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Aktive, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Solar Circuit

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dambana, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Eddy Echo/DJ’s Jay Hill, Blueshift Gummibear, Leo, SAT Rachel Andie, Rare Spirits, Black Horse Motel, SUN Children's Books, Spumoni, Ringtail Howitzer

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Tough Guy Soda, Infinity, Barry Phillips, SAT Raw Street Cabaret Fundraiser and 2018 Season Reveal

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Killer Kind, Wax Wav, Cologne, SAT The Duke Brothers, Bonehead, Mike Weyrauch

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Zach Djanikian, Hemming, SAT Marc Brownstein, Tweed

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SAT DJ Brian Toll

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Remember Sports, Tall Friend, Boosegumps, Slow Ref, SAT Hurry (Record Release), Amanda X, Worriers (Solo), SUN No Thank You, Major Pursuit

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Kilamanzego, Vertex Pro, Argyle, SUN Good Luck Hornet

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT Mad Conductor, Sunchoke, Merit

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Church Girls, Dylan Jane

Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Machine Gun (7” Release Show), Blank Spell, Crazy Bull, SAT Family Volleyball

The  Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) SAT Two Piece Fest: Boon, Bocce Party, Bungler, Craig & Peter, Danjo, Drums Like Machine Guns, Geb The Great Cackler, Honey Tiger, Madam Data/Mental Jewelry, Sandcastle, Scream Team, Shrill, Slenko & McKeys, Static Brothers, Suuduer, Tiffany’s House, Welcome Center

All Nite Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Snake Boy Gang, Slow Ref 

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