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#HotTakes | Week of 11.05.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Wiggle // Huntly Slow Sipper // The Dip Getting in a Van Again // Fruit Bats Night & Day // Vök Isolation (John Lennon) // Ty Segall Everlastingly Yours // Piroshka Golden Embers // Mandolin Orange Gold // Sister Sparrow The Revolution/The Establishment // Shad If Experience was Money // Stone Mecca

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#HotTakes | Week of 10.29.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Prime Number // Bitch Falcon Last Lion of Albion // Neko Case Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, January 24th @ Royale Come For Me // Sunflower Bean Frank // ARGH KiD Sinking Ship // Cake Comeback Kid // Sharon Van Etten Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, February 8th @ Royale Mr. FROSTY MAN // Sufjan Stevens Issa // Hiss Golden Messenger Love Has All Been Done Before // Jade Bird L*** Is A Bad Word // Kiiara Boys // Henry Jamison Snakes Of The World Today //…

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The Music Savage Show | 11.02.2018

It’s time for the annual Iceland Airwaves special! This is my 3rd celebration of the greatness that is Icelandic music and this year is the 20th Anniversary of the festival in 2018. The show will play like it would be my itinerary as I highlight some of the great bands and musicians that will be playing in the many amazing venues in Reykjavik. I also play you some songs from bands/musicians currently on tour and stopping in the Boston area over the next few days, and play some hot tracks from our latest #Hottakes post. I hope you enjoy and…

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Song of the Week | Vök – Night & Day

Photo credit: Sigga Ella In celebration of Iceland Airwaves 2018 the new WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight shines down once again on the beautiful city of Reykjavik and focuses brightly on the brilliant new single, “Night & Day,” from Icelandic trio band Vök. This song is the second taste of new music from the band since the release of their excellent 2017 debut album, Figure, and will be featured on their upcoming sophomore album due out in the spring of 2019. Vök are Margrét Rán (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Andri Már (saxophone, synths) & Einar Stef (drums),…

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The Music Savage Show | 10.26.2018

The Music Savage Show w/ DJ Ryan D. on WMFO! It’s the annual spooky-rific Halloween episode! I start off with some terrifyingly terrific Halloween-themed tunes, play some songs from bands/musicians currently on tour and stopping in the Boston area over the next few days, highlight the 2 year anniversary of The Song of The Week buy playing you the very first honoree Pale Honey, spin some great ones from a few of my favorite duos, hit you with some new songs from a few albums out today 10/26, and play some hot tunes from our latest #Hottakes post. I hope…

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#HotTakes | Week of 10.22.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Light On // Maggie Rogers Upcoming Boston Area Shows: Monday, November 5th & Tuesday, November 6th @ Royale Freelance // Toro y Moi Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, November 9th @ Royale Forever // The Dandy Warhols Mary Winter // Swervedriver Man Down (King Kong Shake) // CHILDCARE Hold Your Own // Edward and Jane Got Love // The Revivalists Coup D’etat // Beltway Recording Company Oceans // Ead Wood

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Photos | Glorietta @ Brighton Music Hall

If you’re unfamiliar with the band Glorietta, you’ve been seriously missing out. The “unlikely singer-songwriter super group” helmed by the one-and-only Matthew Vasquez are everything you hope for when you venture out to see live music. It may sound like hyperbole, but as someone who has seen his share of shows, I swear to you that it’s true. These shows aren’t about every note being perfect, but each and every moment is without question just that. From the antics of those not currently taking their turn leading vocals, to the gut wrenching solo numbers, to the passing of the Patron—there’s…

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#HotTakes | Week of 10.15.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Jeannie Becomes A Mom // Caroline Rose Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, November 3rd @ The Sinclair Sports // Viagra Boys All The Reaching Trims // Daniel Romano Your Nail And Your Hammer // Oh Pep! Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, March 15th @ Great Scott Can’t Fight the Feeling // Charles Bradley Freakin’ U Out // Antarctigo Vespucci Time (feat. Sufjan Stevens)” Live at Reservoir Studios // Angelo De Augustine Bloodshot Eyes // Helenor Hey Skinny Santa! // JD McPherson Where We Are // Curtis Harding…

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The Music Savage Show | 10.19.2018

The Music Savage Show w/ DJ Ryan D. on WMFO! This week’s episode is a love letter of sorts to the FM airwaves. I start with some fantastic radio themed songs, play some tracks from bands/musicians currently on tour and stopping here in the Boston area, highlight the super new Song of the Week “Agnostic” from West London musician Ellzo (and play a few past SOTW honorees), give you some select choices from a few albums out today 10/19, and play some hot tunes from our latest #Hottakes post. Enjoy! Playlist: On The Radio – The Thigh Scrapers Do You…

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Song of the Week | Ellzo – Agnostic

The latest edition in the WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight comes to you from West-London born and raised electronic musician Ellzo. It’s his outstanding new single, “Agnostic,” from the forthcoming EP, Time Travel, out October 26 via Majestic Casual Records Over the last two years the up and coming producer/singer/songwriter has been gathering fans far and wide, with his music being played on BBC 1Xtra and performing live at top notch events like the Camden Assembly in London and Broken Open in Los Angeles to name a few! Ellzo has also teamed up with influential…

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