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Song of the Week | Aly & AJ – Take Me

Photo credit: Stephen Ringer This week the WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is on the long awaited new single, “Take Me,” from sister duo Aly & AJ. The track is the first new material in ten years and marks a significant change of direction for the musicians. The decade long hiatus appears to have helped shake off the discouragement they had fallen into with the music business after a successful charge out of the gate twelve years ago following the release of their debut album, Into The Rush, which went on to become a gold record. Aly and AJ Michalka have known success in both the music and acting world,…

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Show Preview | The Digs’ Last Show @ Middle East Upstairs

This is a sad post, because it’s about a really fun band calling it a day. This is a happy post, because they’ve got one show left – tonight! – and it promises to be a good one. The Digs have been doing pop-punk right for a couple years now, but they’re going to all start doing other things instead, so they’re throwing one last bash tonight at the Middle East Upstairs, along with Hey Zeus, Psychic Dog, and The Pickup. You’ll be able to grab their latest album, Kinetic, from whence hails this song, as well as their older…

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Show Review | Boston to Berkeley Tour – Dropkick Murphy’s & Rancid

The Boston to Berkeley Tour brought punk rock superstars Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, The Bouncing Souls, and Jake Burns from Stiff Little Fingers together for an epic show. Rancid played to a setting sun and a raucous crowd. Pits erupted and punk after punk surfed their way to the stage as the band played several new songs that were just as good as everyone’s old favorites. Rancid finished their set with their arguably most well known song “Ruby Soho” and the crowd continued to beg for an encore until the Dropkick Murphys took the stage. As one would expect in Boston,…

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Song of the Week | Kelsey Kerrigan – Driving Around

Today we focus the WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight directly on the fantastic debut single, “Driving Around,” from the talented L.A. musician Kelsey Kerrigan’s upcoming album due to be released this fall. Kerrigan began work on the record at Sunset Sound Recorders while pursuing a degree in audio engineering and production at Los Angeles Recording School. A fateful meeting with Ryan Adams (Yes THAT Ryan Adams) would help to shape the sound and style of her work, providing a musical compass to keep the song-writing on track even while immersed in her studies. It would seem as though everything is falling into place now that the album is complete and…

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Song of the Week | The Lone Bellow – Time’s Always Leaving

This week’s WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is on the fantastic song, “Time’s Always Leaving,” from Brooklyn, New York’s The Lone Bellow. It’s the first single released from the band’s third studio album, Walk Into A Storm, which will be released September 15th on Descendant Records/ Sony Music Masterworks. The Lone Bellow started as a solo project by Georgia native Zach Williams who began songwriting in 2005 to help cope with his emotions during a particularly difficult family crisis. For the next few years the musician wrote and performed songs as Zach Williams & The Lone Bellow. Williams moved to…

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Mixtape | July 2017

Press Play! Summer is in full force, July has been a great month to us. We’ve got the reemergence of Wolf Parade!! new song from St. Vincent, records from Arcade Fire and Toro y Moi, and tons of stuff in between. There’s a little bit of everything in this mixtape, from the indie pop persuasion, to the folk contingent, even a pinch of hip hop. I Hope you dig our mix, and please as always let us know what songs should have been on the mix.

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Newport Folk Festival 2017 | And So It Folkin’ Begins

HEY YOU GUY-Y-Y-Y-YS!!! Did I get your attention?  Yes, I did just open this post with the opening phrase of everyone’s favorite educational television show, The Electric Company, for no other reason than that sums up how we are feeling that our favorite time of the year is only one sleep away. We have been eagerly anticipating the music extravaganza about to unfold this weekend and have counted the days for eight thousand six hundred and eighty eight hours to the moment we are all back at the folk fort. If you have any doubt on the truth of the statement…

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