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

WeWork's Creator Awards, in partnership with Microsoft and 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.

   

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

WeWork's Creator Awards, in partnership with Microsoft and 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.

   

SAVAK Keep Rock's Flame Burning With Eclectic Sound

Consisting of members of The Obits, Holy Fuck, Nation of Ulysses, and The Cops, SAVAK is a new super-group of sorts that sports an intriguing sound. By blending garage rock rhythms with saxophone flourishes and a presentation rife with hardcore punk energy, SAVAK put forward an indie rock variation that is as noisy as it is hook-laden and expresses an eccentric range of influences. "Reaction" and "Drop the Pieces" from their 2016 album Best of Luck in Future Endeavors can be streamed below. - Alexander Beebe

   

Nashville's Oddnote rocks hard on self-titled debut

Just formed last summer, five-piece rock outfit Oddnote is packing a punch with their self-titled debut. Seamlessly combining hard-hitting blues rock (see "Money Comes, Money Goes") with Nirvana/Soundgarden/Foo Fighters-inspired '90s rock and roll (see "Ice Hell", "Neurons", and the whole album pretty much), the 15 tracks of Oddnote feel like a rocket blast. Make sure to check out the Nashville shoutout on "615" as well! And watch the trippy video for "Money Comes, Money Goes" below! - Chris Thiessen

 

   

New Cold Fronts Valentine's Day Covers EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

"I’ve wanted to make a cover album for a while because whenever I can’t write a song, I try to learn somebody else’s," Cold Fronts' Craig Almquist shared. "When I started putting together the EP I realized all the songs I was covering were about unrequited love, and what better day to put that out than on Valentines Day." Whether you have someone or not on this Hallmark-est of holidays, take Cover Yr Heart for a spin below, and feel free to fork over a bit of cash to make it your own. All proceeds will be donated to Girls Rock Philly, "a youth-centered music organization dedicated to building an intergenerational community of girls, women, and trans and gender non-conforming people." And don't forget to cop Cold Front's forthcoming album Fantasy Du Jour, which is due out on 4/20. (We know that it might be hard for you to remember that day so be a smart, little stoner and leave yourself a note where you like to keep your stash ASAP. ;-) (Photo by Bridgette Aikens)