Jonathan LaPoma

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THE SOUL CITY SALVATION gets 5-Star Netgalley Review

Jonathan LaPoma’s transgressive novel THE SOUL CITY SALVATION received another five-star Netgalley review:

“Wow, I loved this book way more than I anticipated. I knew I would enjoy it because I love a book that gives an honest depiction of mental health and the struggles that come along with it, but LaPoma knocked this one out of the park.

The main character’s struggle with his mental health was written with such passion and felt so heartfelt that it almost felt at times that I was just having a conversation with a friend about our struggles. It was a deeply honest and compassion depiction of OCD and mental health struggles, and is one I’ll definitely be recommending to everyone.”

#NetGalley #thesoulcitysalvation #jonathanlapoma #novels #litfic #TransgressiveLit

“I’m Thinking it Over” Wins 4th in FTS Indie List

The Crooked East’s latest single, “I’m Thinking it Over,” won fourth place in From the Strait’s “Indie List.”

Vote for “I’m Thinking it Over” in FTS Indie List

“I’m Thinking it Over” has moved to the finals in From the Strait’s Indie List. Please click here to vote for us!

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Recording Artists Guild includes “I’m Thinking it Over” on its “Hot Singles” list

Recording Artists Guild (RAG) included “I’m Thinking it Over” on its “New Singles Worth Hearing” list

ONLY THE BAD GUYS, Second Round Selection in ISA Fast Track Fellowship

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length action/comedy/drama script ONLY THE BAD GUYS is a Second Round Selection in the 2022 ISA Fast Track Fellowship.

Here’s the logline:

In a dystopian world where killing a killer brings their victim(s) back to life, ex-soldier turned bounty hunter Daniela Dushane makes a killing killing killers as she walks the fine line between hero and villain (THE NICE GUYS meets THE PUNISHER).

“I’m Thinking it Over” Lands on “Hot 50 Top Songs” List

THE CROOKED EAST’s next single, “I’m Thinking it Over,” is moving up SubmitHub’s “Hot 50 Top Songs,” sitting at #48. To pre-save/download/stream the song, click here.

Frequenze Musicali adds “Through the Fire, Through the Rain” to Playlist

Frequenze Musicali added THE CROOKED EAST’s latest single, “Through the Fire, Through the Rain,” to their blog playlist.

ReverbNation Ranks THE CROOKED EAST as #1 Rock Band in Mexico City and #3 in Mexico

Jonathan LaPoma’s band, THE CROOKED EAST, is not only ReverbNation’s top ranked rock band in Mexico City, but it’s also the 3rd ranked rock band in all of Mexico.

They’ll be releasing a new single, “Through the Fire, Through the Rain,” on March 2nd.

The song moved up to #16 on SubmitHub’s “Hot 50 Top Songs,” and has been getting fan feedback there like:

“What an absolutely brilliant track. Loved how raw it sounded!”

“Loved the lyrics and the whole ambience!”

“Beautiful song!”

“The guitar effects are really cool! Love the way the track builds. Drums are mixed really well”

“This is wow, giving me some teen homecoming Netflix vibes u know. Well done”

To pre-save the song on Spotify, and to possibly influence Spotify to promote the tune to new listeners, please click here, and then click “Pre-Save ‘Through the Fire, Through the Rain:”

As a bonus, you’ll get a free ebook copy of LaPoma’s novel “The Summer of Crud.” 

THE CROOKED EAST #4 Rock Band in Mexico City on ReverbNation

THE CROOKED EAST is currently the fourth ranked rock band in Mexico City on ReverbNation.
THE CROOKED EAST es actualmente la cuarta banda de rock en la Ciudad de México en ReverbNation.
Stream/download here:
#altrock #classicrock #music #indierock #musica #thecrookedeast #shoegaze #newwave

“Where it’s Warm” on “Amorcita” Spotify Playlist

“Where it’s Warm,” the second single from THE CROOKED EAST’S debut EP of the same name, appeared on the “Amorcita” Spotify playlist.