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Charles Bradley

photo credit Boston Concert Photography We here at Music Savage mourn the loss of the extraordinary Charles Bradley who passed away today at the age of 68 after a long battle with stomach cancer. We were so fortunate to have last seen this amazing man perform a full set at this year’s All Newport’s Eve show on July 27th at Newport Blues Cafe. Bradley had just wonderfully rebounded, after having to cancel a number of shows while going through treatment, and the crowd that night was eagerly awaiting his return to the stage. The moment he appeared the audience let…

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#HotTakes | Week of 09.18.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Concrete // Shame Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, November 16 @ Great Scott The Gate // Bjork Appointments // Julien Baker Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, October 28 @ Somerville Theatre Why Didn’t You Say That? // The Lemon Twigs Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, September 28 @ The Sinclair Alone // Stars Need Your Love // Curtis Harding

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Album Preview + Video Premiere! The Silks – Live Bootleg

What’s better than seeing The Silks play live? That’s not some snarky lead in from this music blogger, that’s an actual question directed at each of you. In the nearly-three-years time since I first saw the fellas from The Silks drop their blues-laden rock-n-fucking-roll on an audience, they’re probably the band I’ve spent the most time seeing live. And there’s certainly good reason for that. In that first review of their live show, yours truly stated: “…if you’re lucky — maybe you get a band that makes you want to go buy a Firebird and drive around with the T-tops…

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Song of the Week | East of My Youth – Broken Glass

The new WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight shines down on Reykjavik and highlights the beautifully majestic single, “Broken Glass,” from Icelandic duo East of My Youth. The new song follows the release of their well received self-titled debut EP, which was released in January through the band’s own label West Of My Future LTD. East Of My Youth have been crafting their brand of ethereal electro-pop since 2015 when high school friends Herdís Stefánsdóttir and Thelma Marín Jónsdóttiran joined their artistic forces together to create a sound that captures the dramatic beauty of Iceland’s sweeping glacier and volcanic landscape. I’d call the duo a…

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#HotTakes | Week of 09.04.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Zombie // Langhorne Slim Los Ageless // St. Vincent Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, November 30 @ House of Blues Boston Auld Reekie Blues // Reverend and the Makers Johny Says Stay Cool // The Babe Rainbow Under Bridges (360 video) // John Moose Pick Yourself Up // Lunch Ladies Thunderbolt’s Goodnight // Josh Ritter

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Review | The Blue Ribbons — An Unbelievable Success

The older I get, the less new music I listen to. That’s a fact of life for many music lovers; there’s just so much music to love, and thanks to all this newfangled tech we can easily spend all of our listening time catching up on volumes of magical soundtracks from 1959, 1974, or 1983, if we want. I do plenty of time traveling in exactly this way. Listen to The Blue Ribbons and their latest, An Unbelievable Success, and you’ll find more evidence of the comforts of classic radio in their soul-soaked, folk-rock approach. There are moments on this release…

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#HotTakes | Week of 08.28.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Soap in My Whiskey // Allen Getto Over Everything // Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, November 4 @ Orpheum Theatre Arizona // Whitney Rose Marine Tigers // The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, November 9 @ The Middle East Lavender Night // Amy O Other Spooky Is // Bad Pop Get These Things Out of My Head // Pale Honey

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Song of the Week | Stars – Privilege

Photo credit: Shervin Lainez The latest WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is focused on the brilliant new single, “Privilege,” from Toronto/Montreal indie-rock legends Stars. The six-piece band have just signed with Last Gang Records /eOne, and will be releasing their ninth studio album, There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light, on October 13th, 2017. Stars are Evan Cranley, Chris McCarron, Amy Millan, Patty McGee, Chris Seligman and Torquil Campbell. The band formed in 2000 and released their fantastic debut, Nightsongs, in 2001, although at that time Stars was mainly a duo consisting of Seligman and Campbell with Amy Millan and Emily Haines (Metric) making appearances on the album.…

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#HotTakes | Week of 08.21.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Mercedes // Ayo River Houses // The Duke Spirit Pain // The War on Drugs Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, September 23 @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Lost Cause // Black Pistol Fire Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, October 17 @ The Sinclair Dear Life // Beck Buckle Bunny // Jesse Woods The Housefire // Turnpike Troubadours

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