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#HotTakes | Week of 03.11.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Ti Baba // OMA Let Love Run The Game // Daniel Norgren Apologize // grandson Sunflower // Vampire Weekend Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, September 3rd @ Agganis Arena Big Bear Mountain // JR JR Just Like You // Viagra Boys Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, April 2nd @ Great Scott Missed Connection // The Head and the Heart A Timeless Response to Current Events // Todd Snider Wasted Youth // Jenny Lewis Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, October 25th @ House of Blues

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The Music Savage Show | 03.15.2019

The new show karate chops you with so many incredible tunes you’ll feel like crane-kicking the day in the face! I play some songs from some amazing musicians celebrating birthdays today, highlight the soulful new Song of the Week “Long Way Home” from Indiana’s Durand Jones & The Indications, celebrate the music of Ireland with some of my favorite songs from Irish bands/musicians, and last but not least play you a few incredible selections from our weekly #Hottakes post. Playlist: Hotwax – Beck Shapes – The Long Winters Kung Fu – Ash Astro – The White Stripes U.N.I. – Mating…

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Song of the Week | Durand Jones & The Indications – Long Way Home

Photo credit: Rosie Cohe The latest WFMO & Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is focused on the fantastic new single “Long Way Home” from Bloomington, IN band Durand Jones & The Indications. The hip-swaying song is off their sophomore album, American Love Call, released March 1st, 2019 via Dead Oceans/Colemine Records. The band are Durand Jones (vocals), Aaron Frazer (vocals/drums), Blake Rhein (guitars), Kyle Houpt (bass), and Steve Okonski (keys), five friends who met while studying at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The Indications’ self-titled debut album was released in 2016 and the band hit the road…

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Photos + Review | Son Little + Christopher Paul Stelling @ City Winery

Friday, March 1st was a pretty special night for the Music Savage gang as we got to spend an evening with two Newport Folk Festival alumni in downtown Boston. Two of our favorite Anti- Records artists shared some shows together for a few days and we were lucky enough on this chilly night to have them stop in our area to warm our hearts and souls with brilliant music for a few hours at City Winery. First up this evening was Asheville, North Carolina-based musician Christopher Paul Stelling whose fourth studio album (the second for ANTI-), Itinerant Arias, was released…

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#HotTakes | Week of 03.04.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. No Room // The Rally Club Chlorine // Penelope Isles Gem // Daughter of Swords Running Up That Hill // Meg Myers Déjà Vu // SOAK Carry Me Home // Shovels & Rope Ready To Win // Tokyo Police Club Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, March 8th @ The Sinclair Summer of ’42 // Kishi Bashi Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, June 20th @ Paradise Rock Club Kombucha // Winnetka Bowling League Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, March 9th @ ONCE Ballroom

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The Music Savage Show | 03.08.2019

Today’s show celebrates International Women’s Day (which just so happens to be today March 8th )so I play two full hours of songs from amazing female musicians! I give you some great songs from a few albums released on new music Friday, highlight the rockin’ new Song of the Week “I Wanna Keep Yr Dog” from L.A.s illuminati hotties, and as always leave you with a few fantastic tracks from our #Hottakes post. The Future Is Female… and it’s already here!. Playlist: Heads Will Role – Yeah Yeah Yeahs Men Explain Things To Me – Tacocat #1 Must Have –…

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Song of the Week | illuminati hotties – I Wanna Keep Yr Dog

This week’s WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight shines down on Southern California and focuses on the ridiculously catchy new song “I Wanna Keep Yr Dog” from illuminati hotties, the Los Angeles band fronted by Sarah Tudzin. It’s the first new music released since their highly acclaimed 2018 debut album Kiss Yr Frenemies. The new single is a high-octane, indie-pop jam that blasts off the instant you press play, taking you on a three minute tear through fuzzed-out guitar riffs and sixties style hooks. Tie it all together with swinging Doo-wop drums and you have yourself a song that will…

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Photos + Review | Liz Cooper and The Stampede + Harpooner @ Great Scott

Last Monday, February 25th us winter-weary Boston folks got a much needed southern heatwave in the form of a rocking whirlwind of a trio known as Liz Cooper & The Stampede. The jet stream pulled the psych-folk-soul currents directly from Nashville, Tennessee right through the doors of Great Scott, and created a raucous tornado of guitar-fueled energy that swept up folks eager for a good night of tunes. Cooper expertly controlled the stage with her guitar prowess, while Grant Prettyman, (bass), and Ryan Usher(drums) kept the rock n’ roll storm swirling around the jam-packed venue. Liz and the boys kicked…

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#HotTakes | Week of 02.25.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Lincoln // Damien Jurado Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, May 14th @ Great Scott Everything I Like // The Suitcase Junket Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, April 5th @ The Sinclair UFOF // Big Thief Upcoming Boston Area Show: Sunday, October 3rd @ Wilbur Theater Show You What I Can Do // Royal Teeth (feat. Tunde Olaniran) Not Ready To Go // Diane Coffee Upcoming Boston Area Show: Wednesday, May 15th @ Sonia Rainbow Shiner // Ex Hex Now That I Found You // Carly Rae Jepsen…

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The Music Savage Show | 03.01.2019

The new Music Savage Show hits you with a kick-punch-jab combo of great tunes celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Warriors, I play some terrific title-tracks from some pretty terrific albums, give you some brand new songs from some brand new albums out today Friday March 1st, highlight the pulsing new Song of the Week “Bring Your Alibi” from London-based musician/producer HEZEN, jump up and down with some favorite power-pop-punk bands, and as always leave you with some of the hottest tracks from our weekly #Hottakes post. Pass it around!! Playlist: Preach – The Digs New Kid – Ex Hex…

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