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#HotTakes | Week of 01.15.18

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Severed // The Decemberists Upcoming Boston Area Show: Sunday, May 27 @ Boston Calling Music Festival TV // Naked Giants Bambi Act // Have You Ever Seen the Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? Quick Fix // Sam Morrow Sugartooth // Brandi Carlile Upcoming Boston Area Shows: Friday, May 4 & Saturday, May 5 @ Orpheum Theatre Flawless // Dorothy Do Something // The Ballroom Thieves Did You Love Me // Shannon & the Clams All in All // Tim Hart Addictions // Lucy Dacus Jenny Jenkins // Mt.…

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Song of the Week | Erika Wennerstrom – Extraordinary Love

This week’s WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is on the beautiful new single, “Extraordinary Love,” from Austin-based musician Erika Wennerstrom. The extraordinary track is the from her upcoming debut solo album, Sweet Unknown, out March 23rd via Partisan Records. Wennerstrom is the lead singer of the acclaimed Cincinnati-born/Austin-based band Heartless Bastards whose fifth album, Restless Ones, was released on June 16, 2015 and is overwhelmingly considered to be the band’s finest album to date. The super-talented musician decided to put the comfort that comes with being a member of a band aside for a moment to strike out on her…

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#HotTakes | Week of 01.08.18

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Extraordinary Love // Erika Wennerstrom Soul No. 5 // Caroline Rose Upcoming Boston Area Show: Wednesday, April 4 @ Great Scott Jesse // Frankie Cosmos Happy Kid // Ron Gallo Empiricist // Typhoon Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, January 25 @ Paradise Rock Club What’s Chasing You // Marlon Williams Happiness Jones // The Wood Brothers You Worry Me // Nathaniel Rateliff and The Nightsweats Hold Your Head up High // Darlingside

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Song of the Week | Soleima – Low Life

The WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” feature is back for 2018 and ready for a new year of amazing music! Super excited to let the first spotlight of the year shine down on the ridiculously catchy new single, “Low Life,” from Denmark musician Sarah Mariegaard, who creates her unique sound under the stage name Soleima. Soleima arrived on the Danish music scene as a member of the Denmark-based hip-hop group Flødeklinikken, where she honed the skills learned from studying music and dance while living in Sukumaland, which is in northwestern Tanzania. Soleima was so enamored with…

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#HotTakes | Week of 01.01.18

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Everybody Wants To Be Famous // Superorganism Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You // Ponderosa Drowning // Jazz Party All The Way Live // The Go! Team Low Life // Soleima Cumberland Gap // David Rawlings Game To Lose // I’m With Her Fireworks // First Aid Kit Handsome Molly // Rising Appalachia (feat. Peia) Creatures in Flight // The Huntress and Holder of Hands Shake Your Money Maker // Rodney Crowell Bad Boys Need Love Too // Bahamas

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2017 | Kyle’s Best of 2017

When I set out to make this list, every year it’s a tough prospect to cull it down to 20, and hell it’s damn near impossible to list just 10. But every year I try and gut it out because we owe it to our favorites to give them some love for all the hard work it takes to actually create these records. My ears trended towards the indie rock / pop music this year, and boy there were tons of them to choose from. Coast Modern – Coast Modern I listened to this record a stupid amount of times.…

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Mixtape | December 2017

Press Play Our final month of the year has officially been closed. This has been a fantastic music year, and I’ve been having a lot of fun putting together these monthly mixes again. It’s great to chronicle a year based on what you’ve been listening to, and we’re so lucky these days to have enough new music each month to put together these. I hope you enjoy some new tunes over your holiday break, and please let me know what I might have missed this month.

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2017 | Ryan D’s Top Albums & EPs of the Year

Once again it has been one hell of a year! And once again I mean that in the absolute best and absolute worst of ways for 2017. When everything around us fell apart we had some AMAZING music to help see us through it all. There were so many top-notch albums and EPs released in 2017 which made the year more tolerable than it otherwise should have been. When all else fails at least we have music! These albums and EPs listed below are highlights in a standout crowd of bands and musicians that made it yet another great year for music lovers…

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Photos + Review | Elizabeth and The Catapult + Dinty Child and Zachariah Hickman @ Club Passim

Twas the week before Christmas, when all thro’ Club Passim. All the concert attendees were stirring, in the packed house; The guitars were set on the stage with care, In hopes that Elizabeth and the Catapult soon would be there; The audience was nestled all snug in their chairs, While sweet sounds of music danced in their heads. On Thursday, December 21st Brooklyn musician Elizabeth Ziman, who performs as Elizabeth and the Catapult, took to the stage to thunderous applause from a crowd eager to shake off the cold and forget the hustle and bustle of the coming holiday weekend. Elizabeth and her fantastic band were celebrating the release of the outstanding…

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