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#HotTakes | Week of 02.11.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. A Place in the Sun // Telekinesis Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, April 13th @ Great Scott Lasting Friend // Samia Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, February 22nd @ The Sinclair Old Engine Oil // Budos Band Everyday // Weyes Blood Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, May 28th @ The Sinclair Heads Gonna Roll // Jenny Lewis Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, October 25th @ House of Blues On The Luna // Foals Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, April 19th @ House of Blues Hard Times //…

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The Music Savage Show | 02.15.2019

Today’s show will let you decide what volume to turn the radio up to at your desk… but I’m hoping it’s 11! I start off playing songs from and inspired by Office Space on its 20th birthday, I tell you about bands currently on tour and stopping in the Boston area that you need to see, present to you the stellar new Song of the Week “Semester” from LA band Dear Boy, play you a few songs from some great albums out today February 15th, and last but not least hit you with some hot Hot HOT tracks from our…

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Song of the Week | Dear Boy – Semester

Photo Credit: Casey Curry ? The latest edition in the WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight shines down brightly on the brilliant new single, “Semester”, by Dear Boy. The Los Angeles quartet released their excellent, self-titled, debut EP in 2013 and put themselves on everyone’s radar with appearances at Austin’s SXSW festival along with touring alongside some pretty major acts like Cloud Nothings, Peter Murphy, and Sunflower Bean to name a few. Dear Boy are Ben Grey (vocals/guitar), Austin Hayman (guitar), Lucy Lawrence (bass) and Keith Cooper (drums). The song was self-produced by the band with Jackson…

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#HotTakes | Week of 02.04.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Artifact // Helenor Lightyears // Kimbra Topo Chico // Robert Ellis Breathing Underwater // Mike Mains & The Branches Please, Please, Please // Yawners Time // Jafaris Indian Summer // Yacht Punk Vacation // Matthew Logan Vasquez Talk // Khalid Like a Force of Nature // Todd Snider (ft. Jason Isbell) A Boy Named Andrew // Fantastic Negrito

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The Music Savage Show | 02.08.2019

The new show wants you to put your hands up in the air! I celebrate the birthday of reggae legend Bob Marley, play you a few songs from some great albums out today February 8th, hit you with the great new Song of the Week “Topo Chico” from Houston’s Robert Ellis… along with a few other favorite New West Records bands/musicians, I let you know about bands currently on tour and stopping in the Boston area that you need to check out, and hit you with some super hot tracks from our latest #Hottakes post. Share this show with your…

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Photos | Rayland Baxter + Illiterate Light @ The Sinclair

If there’s one thing you’re guaranteed with a Rayland Baxter show it’s a damn good time. Add in a little Illiterate Light and you’ve got the makings of a what-the-f-just-happened good time. This time round Rayland brought his crew to a sold-out gig at The Sinclair to play through crowd favorites old and new, bringing new spirit to his classics and new energy to songs off his new album Wide Awake. With all of the cool you expect from Rayland, he and his band of merry makers made trekking out on a freezing New England night 100% worth it. But…

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Song of the Week | Robert Ellis – Topo Chico

Photo credit: Alexandra Valenti The WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” feature is back for 2019 and ready for a new year of amazing gems to share with y’all! Super excited to let the first spotlight of the year shine down on the super catchy new single, “Topo Chico,” from Houston singer-songwriter Robert Ellis. Track is the latest song released from his upcoming album, Texas Piano Man, out February 14th via New West Records. We have already been treated to a number of singles that we’ve highlighted over the past couple of months here on Music Savage…

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#HotTakes | Week of 01.28.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Bluesboy // Deer Tick Love Keeps Kicking // Martha Old Black Magic // Josh Ritter Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, May 11th @ Wilbur Theatre Afterlife // William Fitzsimmons Lunch // Stella Donnelly Moonlight // Earthquake Lights Sisyphus // Andrew Bird Can’t Nobody Stop Us // Bhi Bhiman Black and Red // Reignwolf Love All Night (Work All Day) // Yola Shining // Skyway Man & Teddy and the Rough Riders

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#HotTakes | Week of 01.21.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Red Bull & Hennessy // Jenny Lewis Nobody Smokes Anymore // Robert Ellis Upcoming Boston Area Show: Sunday, March 31st @ Great Scott Strangers // Estrons Selfie of a Man // Delicate Steve Harmony Hall // Vampire Weekend Dandelion Crown // The Suitcase Junket Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, April 5th @ Sinclair Kaleidoscope // Serengeti Service Road // Better Oblivion Community Center Humans // Rosie Carney I Am a Mountain // SONTALK Morning in America // Durand Jones & The Indications

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The Music Savage Show | 01.25.2019

The new show is a hearty, healthy music filled start to your day! I pay tribute to the life of legendary musician Mark E. Smith frontman of post-punk rock pioneers The Fall, highlight a few of the bands on the incredible label Rough Trade, give you a few songs from some great albums out today, let you know about bands currently on tour and stopping in the Boston area that you need to see, and hit you with some super hot tracks from our latest #Hottakes post. Share this show with your friends! Playlist: Believe Me #1 – Holly Golightly…

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