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Photos + Review | Charly Bliss + Emily Reo @ The Sinclair

Charly Bliss is a band that looks how they sound— eccentric, colorful, and bubbly. The band gave an energetic and loving performance to a sold out Sinclair crowd Sunday, June 9th. Donned in glitter, all four members bounced around the stage, leaving no dull moments. Emily Reo opened the show with a charming performance that coupled perfectly with the show. They delivered a catchy, indie-pop set with beautiful electronic harmonies and plenty of tasteful keytar. Emily made sure not to leave without taking a video of the crowd singing happy birthday to her mom. Lead singer of Charly Bliss, Eva…

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Photos + Review | The Distillers + Starcrawler @ Royale

The Distillers tore down The Royale on a rainy Tuesday night in Boston on May 29th. Starcrawler opened the show with an undeniably explosive energy. Lead singer Arrow de Wilde tears herself apart on stage, quite literally tearing her outfit off, which appears to be covered in blood, to match her face, also streaked with blood. She spends about half the set throwing herself on the ground, openly weeping into the microphone. The performance included swinging instruments, crowdsurfing, and even sending a guitar into the audience for dozens to grab and claw at. Starcrawler made sure to play their cover…

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Photos | Pup + Diet Cig + Ratboys @ Royale

PUP rocked a sold out Boston crowd at the Royale on the first night of tour for their latest album Morbid Stuff. Although the band’s third album came out less than a month before the show, fans erupted for new songs which are immediately becoming classics. Ratboys opened the show with some heartfelt indie rock right before Diet Cig slammed the high kicks, intersectional pep talks, and some delightfully poppy tunes. PUP’s electricity had the crowd moving all night complete with a nonstop mosh pit and crowd surfers. Even PUP’s singer, Stefan made sure to jump in the crowd during their…

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Photos + Review | Son Little + Christopher Paul Stelling @ City Winery

Friday, March 1st was a pretty special night for the Music Savage gang as we got to spend an evening with two Newport Folk Festival alumni in downtown Boston. Two of our favorite Anti- Records artists shared some shows together for a few days and we were lucky enough on this chilly night to have them stop in our area to warm our hearts and souls with brilliant music for a few hours at City Winery. First up this evening was Asheville, North Carolina-based musician Christopher Paul Stelling whose fourth studio album (the second for ANTI-), Itinerant Arias, was released…

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Photos + Review | Liz Cooper and The Stampede + Harpooner @ Great Scott

Last Monday, February 25th us winter-weary Boston folks got a much needed southern heatwave in the form of a rocking whirlwind of a trio known as Liz Cooper & The Stampede. The jet stream pulled the psych-folk-soul currents directly from Nashville, Tennessee right through the doors of Great Scott, and created a raucous tornado of guitar-fueled energy that swept up folks eager for a good night of tunes. Cooper expertly controlled the stage with her guitar prowess, while Grant Prettyman, (bass), and Ryan Usher(drums) kept the rock n’ roll storm swirling around the jam-packed venue. Liz and the boys kicked…

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Photos + Review | Erin Rae + Samuel Gregg @ City Winery

On July 10th Erin Rae and her incredible band brought the tour for her new album, Putting On Airs, to City Winery in Boston and as this record is one of the Music Savage gang’s favorites of the year, we simply had to head out for a Tuesday night show to hear the new songs come to life in this intimate venue. We have been following the career of Rae for some time and have watched as she has gone from being known as Nashville’s best kept secret to Nashville’s next big thing. The audience on this stop saw a…

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Photos + Review | Newport Folk Presents: Colter Wall + Jade Bird @ The Sinclair

There’s a certain somber delight that comes with attending a performance by Colter Wall. While the subject of the songs you’re singing along to may range from being harassed by police, to infidelity and revenge homicide, to driving your motorcycle off a mountainside, there’s a comforting feeling that even in your loneliest hour, you’re never alone and there’s always another day ahead of you. Wall, an early-twenties Canadian Cowboy whose moody, husky baritone and classic songcraft have drawn the attention of music fans from Natuashish to Nashville, rolled into Cambridge this past Sunday to croon in front of a sold-out…

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Photos | Caroline Rose + Henry Jamison @ Great Scott

Few things can draw people together in the way that an off-the-chain musical performance can. And that, my friends, is precisely what Caroline Rose and her cohorts are delivering on a nightly basis: an insanely entertaining, diverse, high-energy eargasm of a show. Touring behind her latest release (and Music Savage #AOTY nominee,) LONER, Rose and her band of merry mischief makers (including a handless Elmo and Chelsea the faceless, animatronic cat) are ripping up sold out shows across this great land of ours. The sold out show at Great Scott was no exception. Working their way through almost the whole…

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Photos + Review | Joe Purdy + Amber Rubarth @ Brighton Music Hall

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBPTrLmbZT0[/youtube] If you were lucky enough to catch Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth when they graced Boston with their amazing stage presence at Brighton Music Hall on Thursday, February 1st for the “American Folk on Tour” show you witnessed a duo perfectly in sync with each other, and with the political climate we live in today. The two storytellers in song currently star in the new movie, American Folk, and are crisscrossing the country in support of the film’s beautiful soundtrack, which is a collection of classic folk songs and original compositions by Purdy and Rubarth. Joe Purdy and Amber…

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