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Photos | Beach House + Dustin Wong (PDX)

  Photos by Colin McLaughlin   [T]hunder is grand, but sometimes its unnecessary for affecting music. Sometimes all you need to make a mark is a pretty voice, a clean guitar line, and a soothing melody. Beach House have always taken this formula and used it like a weapon of love on their army of appreciators. Not that you should blame a Beach House fan; they know what’s up. It would be hard to trust someone that didn’t feel entranced by Teen Dream (and [whisper voice] certain parts of Bloom). Their music makes you feel lost among the willows on a…

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Photos | Father John Misty (PDX)

Photos by Colin McLaughlin As part of a western expansion, Music Savage will be covering shows in the Portland, OR area through our friend Colin McLaughlin. We look forward to his contribution and the expansion of our empire. If you see him at a show, tell him you love him, because we do. [I]f you were ever to leave home in search of adventure, Father John Misty is the type of companion you’d want by your side. Imagined by J.Tillman as a Laurel Canyon lost boy, hell bent on squeezing life for all its juice, the Father John Misty character…

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Photos | Tall Heights + Aunt Martha

Photos by Boston Concert Photography

[I]f you were amongst the brave few who braved hurricane like conditions this past Tuesday night to head to the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, you were certainly witness to a pretty special event. Tall Heights, in the third installment of their residency, hosted an EP release party for their latest: “The Running of the Bulls“. In addition to being treated to a two fantastic sets from one of Boston’s brightest up-and-comers, those in attendance were also witness to a choice solo acoustic set from Aunt Martha‘s Tim Noyes in which the enigmatic singer-songwriter played some crowd favorites including an amazing version of “Blood Shot” and a cover of 2Pac’s “California Love”.

To close out the night, Tall Heights and Tim joined forces to cover Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon,” something this fella hopes ends up being tracked in a studio sometime soon.

Check out pics and vids of the songs mentioned above after the jump…

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Photos | Shovels & Rope @ Johnny D’s

Photos by Boston Concert Photography Shovels & Rope – Birmingham Shovels & Rope – Boxcar [W]e spent Saturday night at the early show at Johnny D’s eagerly awaiting the husband and wife duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, also known as Shovels & Rope. We’ve already mentioned how much we love their record, we’ve posted videos, waxed poetic and just gushed again and again as we listened to the records.  All that aside, Saturday night was a great night, and although they seemed to be a little tired, a little whisky and a crowd that was hanging on…


Sasquatch! A recap

I just got back from the Sasquatch Music Festival at the beautiful Gorge Ampitheater in Eastern Washington. It’s one of my favorite festivals because it always has a fantastic lineup and takes place in an unbelievably beautiful place. But this year I discovered another reason why it’s so great: small bands getting their chance to play for huge crowds. The festival itself welcomes 25,000 people through the gates every day, and the mainstage seats 20,000+. For some of these bands, playing the mainstage at Sasquatch (and even the side stages) is the largest crowd they’ve ever played.

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Live Review | Sharon Van Etten and Shearwater at the Paradise

Sharon Van Etten – Serpents Sharon Van Etten and Shearwater stopped by the Paradise on Thursday evening to play two great sets in support of their newly released albums. Sharon Van Etten’s third studio album Tramp was released February 7 and already has a slew of positive reviews and new fans. Van Etten has been solidly releasing new music and touring over the last few years. But with the release of Tramp, Van Etten has finally established herself as one of the best female folk artists in the industry today. And her tour is a perfect example of that. I’ve…

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Photos | James Vincent McMorrow

If I Had a Boat Wednesday night saw the supremely talented James Vincent McMorrow come to town and open up for Bell X1.  The quiet nature of his beautiful voice was unfortunately outweighed by some really loud conversations within the crowd.  Unfortunate for the fans in the crowd trying to hear McMorrow’s crooning falsettos, and soothing ‘oooohs’ but still he delighted those of us respectful enough to keep quiet.  It was specifically wonderful when his voice drowned out everyone during his powerful rendition of ‘If I Had a Boat.’  The pairing of him and Bell X1 is not exactly a…

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