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Photos + Review | Chris Farren @ Once Somerville

Donned in glitter and a gold necklace, Chris Farren performed yet another Perfect Set at Once Somerville on January 30th on what he said was his biggest headlining show to date. Just Chris, a guitar, and a lot of projections, there was nothing lacking about his solo performance. A super funny internet presence brought to life on stage with the theme ‘Born Hot’, Farren brings the whole room in on the joke with balloons with his face on them, projections letting us know how soon his birthday is, and his own art “I drew this”. Although heavy on the entertainment…

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#HotTakes | Week of 02.17.2020

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Blindsided // Mark Erelli Upcoming Boston Area Show: Wednesday, March 25th @ Club Passim Bang Bang Bang // Lauran Hibberd woman, here // Ada Lea Nobody’s Favourite // Mobley 90 Proof // Matt Lovell The Good Life // Devon Gilfillian Under A Tree // Cory Becker Heaven Knows // Josh Ritter I Love You // Sam Lewis

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The Music Savage Show | 02.21.2020

On today’s show we get things rolling with songs inspired by The Breakfast Club which turned 35 this month. I also highlight the 40th anniversary of The Miracle on Ice with a set of hockey songs, play you some great music from a few albums out today Friday February 21st, let you know about some fantastic bands/musicians on tour and stopping in the Boston area, give you some choice tunes from the 3rd installment of the curated series, and as always leave you with some of the hottest tracks from our latest Hottakes post. Are you ready for the ruckus?…

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Photos + Review | Bonny Light Horseman + Erin Rae @ The Sinclair

On a chilly February night in Cambridge, Massachusetts we packed ourselves in tight at The Sinclair to fill our souls to the brim with the warm and comforting sounds created by a handful of the most talented musicians to ever share a stage. Bonny Light Horseman and Erin Rae guided a sold-out crowd through a musical collection of songs that made us all forget the outside world for an all too brief moment. I don’t think I have ever seen a group of such talented musicians being so comfortable with each other onstage and creating beautiful harmonies that were on…

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#HotTakes | Week of 02.10.2020

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Around The Sun // Poolside (feat. Amo Amo) Be Afraid // Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, May 22nd @ Boston Calling Music Festival Cars In Space // Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Forever Nevermore // Sea Wolf Freak Like Me // Caroline Rose Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, March 26th @ The Sinclair Captain // Nicole Atkins (feat. Britt Daniel) Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, July 7th @ The Sinclair Some Do // Deau Eyes was it not // Marian Hill Upcoming…

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The Music Savage Show | 02.14.2020

Today’s show kicks things off all romantic like with some love songs to share with your significant other, I also celebrate the classic 90’s mix tape, play you some fantastic songs from a handful of albums out today February 14th, shine the spotlight on the excellent Song of the Week “We Are Gold” from Peruvian musician Zophy Ohr (along with a set of ‘Gold’ named bands/musicians), highlight the new curated set of incredible tunes, and heat up the day with a few spicy #Hottakes numbers! Playlist: This Modern Love – Bloc PartyMaps – Yeah Yeah YeahsFiresmoke – Kate TempestI Went…

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Song of the Week | Zophy Ohr – We Are Gold

The latest WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight shines down on the UK once again and this time focuses on the wonderful debut single “We Are Gold” from London-based Zophy Ohr, the stage name of Peruvian singer, songwriter, and actress Alessandra Morris. She left Peru to pursue a professional career as a singer/songwriter in England, where she began playing open mics around London, studied music and earned an MA in Music Business. The moment I pressed play on this one I was dancing along to the incredible beat pulsing from my speakers. Ohr has amazing way…

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Photos + Review | Courtney Barnett @ Iron Horse Music Hall

Australian musician Courtney Barnett treated fans to an intimate, acoustic performance at Northampton’s own Iron Horse Music Hall on January 24th. The show had a relaxed playfulness to it, starting with Hachiku, the supporting act, instructing the crowd to all stomp one foot at the same time to startle Courtney in the greenroom below. Courtney continued the lightheartedness with clever banter between charming songs, as well as crowd work in the form of asking for requests only to continue the setlist as planned. Her performance was captivating and moving, only made more special by the entire room singing along, most…

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#HotTakes | Week of 02.03.2020

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Beaten Down // Sharon Van Etten Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, May 22nd @ Boston Calling Festival End Of My Rope // Pokey LaFarge Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, June 18th @ The Sinclair Don’t Think I’m Leaving Without You // Tommy Down Petty Crime // Vundabar Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, April 24th @ Paradise Rock Club Blue Jean Baby // Cayley Thomas Steady // Poliça Upcoming Boston Area Show: Wednesday, March 25th @ Brighton Music Hall Shangri-La // EOB Me, You and a Dog //…

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The Music Savage Show | 02.07.2020

This week I kick things off with a tribute to Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, & The Big Bopper by playing a few of their fantastic songs. I’ll also celebrate the 40th anniversary of a brilliant album, play some tunes in honor of Bob Marley and Andy Gill, tell you about some great albums out today February 7th, highlight the stellar new Song of the Week “Es De Fantasía” from Wichita’s MariaElena (along with some music from a few other Kansas-based bands/musicians), hit your ears with a curated set of outstanding tunes, and last but certainly not least heat up your…

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