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Photos + Review | Copenhagen Beer & Music Celebration

The Copenhagen Beer and Music Celebration originated in Copenhagen, Denmark and has been celebrating the blissful marriage between beer and music for years. This weekend marked the first ever CBC in the United States and Boston was fortunate enough to host. Friday night’s session kicked off with music from Boston’s local band Vunderbar followed by folk rock band, The Barr Brothers from Montreal. Unfortunately, just as Friday’s headliner, experimental indie rock band Yo La Tengo, was finishing their set storms sent event goers running for the shelter of the beer tents. The high energy banjo twang of the local folk…

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New Music | Shovels & Rope – Botched Execution

We are just two weeks away from the release of the new album, Little Seeds, from Shovels & Rope and earlier today the duo premiered their latest tune, “Botched Execution,” accompanied by a super-slick video made to look like a retro comic book. The song is hip-shaking, boot-stomping fun about a man on the run from the law after surviving a poorly executed execution, and the video keeps up the frenetic pace with a Sin City type flare. I bet this is going to be a helluva lot of fun live! Speaking of live, don’t forget Shovels & Rope will be in Boston on…

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New Music | La Sera – Queens

Los Angeles musician Katy Goodman recently turned her band La Sera into a duo that now includes her husband Todd Wisenbaker, and earlier this year the two released their first album together Music for Listening to Music to. On September 30th they will be releasing a digital only EP titled Queens and we have the title-track to share with you all.

“Queens” is a guitar driven number with back n’ forth vocals by Goodman and Wisenbaker adding a pleasant one-two punch of rock n’ roll oomph. I would classify it as a perfect summer song. Yeah, I know summer is almost over but you can still hold on tight to the last waning days with this new single turned up loud.

La Sera will embark on a cross country tour starting in October with a stop at Brookline Teen Center here in Boston on 10/25.  Continue reading New Music | La Sera – Queens

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New Music | Thaddeus Anna Greene – “In Vein”

It’s a time of change here in the great Northeast. Evenings are sweatshirt and fire pit worthy, football teams everywhere are prepping to dominate our Sundays… hell, some leaves have already hit the ground. Fall is upon us, and things are about to get downright chilly. So, if you’re looking for something to warm you up in the coming nights, put the latest single “In Vein” from Cleveland-based rockers Thaddeus Anna Greene on your next playlist. The song’s bluesy-soul rock combined with lead vocalist / guitarist Tj Maclin’s impassioned voice and tasty licks make this a track that you’ll likely…

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New Music | Shovels & Rope – St. Anne’s Parade

There’s a whole lot of anticipation building for the new album, Little Seeds, and it goes without saying that we are pretty big fans of Shovels & Rope, so it’s my pleasure to be able to share with you the lovely video for the new single, “St. Anne’s Parade,” which premiered over on NPR this morning. The song is a beautiful tribute to life itself, as in you should realize it’s all too brief a moment so make the time you have count. With a gentle mandolin strumming the two sing into an old-timey microphone while images of a wedding march for friends…

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New Music | The Tallest Man on Earth – Rivers

If there’s one thing Kristian Matsson excels at, it’s writing beautiful songs that seem to swirl around as if being propped up by the lightest wind. New single, “Rivers,” dances in just that way with delicately finger plucked guitar notes, subtle horns surround the sound that paints a beautiful picture of his poignant inner reflections. This is the second single that’s been released this year, although no details have been released on an upcoming record, I suspect there’s more music to come from this balladeer. I guess we’ll keep an eye out as a string of live dates through Europe…

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Review | Adam Remnant – When I Was a Boy EP

In 2011, I wrote lovingly about one of my favorite records of the year titled, Canary, by the Athens OH band Southeast Engine. It was full of wonderfully penned stories about an Appalachian family at the turn of the 20th century. Since 2012 the band has wound down, but with great pleasure I’m happy to hear that singer and primary songwriter Adam Remnant, has finally reemerged as a solo artist. Last week, he released When I Was a Boy EP, via Trailer Fire Records. The 6 songs that make up Remnant’s, When I Was a Boy EP, were assembled together…

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Photos | Dorothy @ Royale

Living in the Boston area, we’re lucky to have a fantastic array of amazing musicians from every genre calling our fair city home. But sometimes, as a music freak, you fall for a band from another part of the country that you get very few chances to see work their magic. For me, Dorothy is one of those bands. Since I happened upon their self-titled EP in early 2015, their songs have been blasting out of my speakers on a regular basis. And finally, on tour in support of the first LP ROCKISDEAD (Spotify / iTunes / Google Play /…

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Saturday at Newport Folk 2016 in Photos

Saturday at the Folk Fest… Remember our Friday Folk post where the discussion of cloning oneself so that you could catch all the acts came to life. Well Saturday’s lineup had me tossing and turning trying to figure out how to pull off something of this magnitude for perfect Music Savage coverage. In hindsight I should have gotten a few hours more sleep but that’s neither here nor there. Let’s get to the folkin’ amazingness that was Day 2 shall we? What we saw on the Fort Stage. Nashville troubadour Rayland Baxter kicked off the day’s performances here to an enthusiastic crowd who…

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