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Song of the Week | We Were Promised Jetpacks – Hanging In

The WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is brightly focused on the killer new single, “Hanging In,” off the upcoming album, The More I Sleep The Less I Dream, from Edinburgh’s We Were Promised Jetpacks. We have been huge fans of the Scottish band since their outstanding debut album, These Four Walls, was released in 2009.

Since that time it’s been a hectic few years of writing, recording and touring for the band. With 2011’s In the Pit of the Stomach and 2014’s Unravelling the guys have traveled the world numerous times over, growing their fan-base exponentially in every country they visited. That kind of non-stop schedule would take a toll on anybody! They returned home to reconnect with family and focus on writing the new record, which will be self-released on September 14th.

We Were Promised Jetpack are Adam Thompson (vocals/guitar), Michael Palmer (guitar), Sean Smith (bass) and Darren Lackie (drums), and as I have said many, many times here on the site…these guys are a force to be reckoned with live! We are very fortunate here in Boston because they frequent our city on a regular basis and will return once again on Friday, October 26th for a stop at Brighton Music Hall.

One word. GO!

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Song of the Week | Erika Wennerstrom – Staring Out The Window

This week’s WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is focused on the stunning single, “Staring Out The Window,” from Austin-based musician Erika Wennerstrom. This is the second SOTW feature for the talented musician and for good reason! The track is off her incredible debut solo album, Sweet Unknown, which is out now on Partisan Records and just so happens to be one of the best releases on the year. This past weekend she performed songs from the album at the Newport Folk Festival and had those lucky enough to have gained entry to the festival’s Museum…

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Song of the Week | Glorietta – Hard Way

The latest WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is focused on the excellent new single, “Hard Way,” from the brand new supergroup Glorietta. The six-piece band have just released a couple of singles from their upcoming, self-tilted debut album due out August 24th. Glorietta are Matthew Logan Vasquez (Middle Brother, Delta Spirit), Noah Gundersen (The Courage), Kelsey Wilson (Wild Child), David Ramirez, Adrian Quesada (Brownout, Black Pumas), and Jason Blum. The band came to life last year when Vasquez traveled to my old hometown of Austin, Texas to catch a show by singer-songwriter David Ramirez. The…

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Independent Venue Week | Zonez, Blueberry Syrup, & Mokamazo @ Middle East – Upstairs

?True (Demo) by mokamazo Today is an historic day for independent music venues across the country. Why you ask? Well let me tell you. Today (specifically July 9th, 2018) marks the first day of the inaugural American edition of Independent Venue Week, which began in the UK five years ago and has seen fantastic growth with each iteration. Per the event’s website: Independent Venue Week is launching in the US from July 9–15, 2018 to unite venues, rising and established artists, promoters, labels, media, and tastemakers across a nationwide series of gigs. This is a unique live music project that,…

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The Music Savage Show 06.22.2018 | Summertime Jams!

The Music Savage show w/ DJ Ryan Doyon on WMFO! Today’s show celebrates the beginning of summer! You want surf music? Check! You want some songs to listen to while driving to the beach? Check! You want songs to listen to on the porch with a cold beer? Checkmate! I also play you the terrific new Song of the Week, “Tinctoria,” from Connecticut musician Lys Guillorn, give you a heads up on some great shows coming to the Boston area, give you a sneak peek at our new #Hottakes post, and much more! Songs: Little Surfer Girl – The Yetis…

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Song of the Week | Aubrey Haddard – I Should Know Better

The new WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is focused on the impressive debut single, “I Should Know Better,” from local singer-songwriter Aubrey Haddard. The Boston-based musician is putting the finishing touches on her upcoming debut, full-length album, Blue Part, slated to be released this summer 2018. You may be saying to yourself “Hey I recognize her” and if you spend your time frequenting area venues like Atwood’s Tavern, Lizard Lounge, & Thunder Road (and you should be!) you most certainly do. On any given night she is either fronting Boston’s 8-piece soul/funk band The New…

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Song of the Week | Greyhounds – Credo

This week’s WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is on the excellent new single, “Credo,” from Greyhounds. The track is the second to be released from the Austin, TX band’s upcoming album, Cheyenne Valley Drive, out April 13, 2018 via Bud’s Recording Services. Greyhounds are a duo consisting of keyboardist/vocalist Anthony Farrell and guitarist/vocalist Andrew Trube. They have been crafting their unique brand of southern-fried sound since 1999 and have released six albums with enough funky blues and sizzling soul to make even the coldest New England day feel like a warm Texas breeze. Both were touring members of…

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Tonight | Reykjavik Calling @ Paradise Rock Club w/ JFDR, Sturla Atlas, & Air Traffic Controller

Hey music loving folks it’s that time of year when Boston joins forces with Reykjavik for the annual Taste of Iceland event which brings the culture, cuisine, and music of the country to our fair city every March. Tonight, March 9th, is the fantastic Reykjavik Calling event taking place at our legendary venue Paradise Rock Club! The show is sponsored by WERS and this year’s lineup features JFDR, the solo project of Iceland musician Jófríður Ákadóttir, who has made a name for herself in many beloved bands including Samaris, Pascal Pinon, & Gangly. Her beautiful debut album, Brazil, was released March…

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Show Preview | The Digs’ Last Show @ Middle East Upstairs

[bandcamp width=100% height=42 album=2504124931 size=small bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 track=3477670531] This is a sad post, because it’s about a really fun band calling it a day. This is a happy post, because they’ve got one show left – tonight! – and it promises to be a good one. The Digs have been doing pop-punk right for a couple years now, but they’re going to all start doing other things instead, so they’re throwing one last bash tonight at the Middle East Upstairs, along with Hey Zeus, Psychic Dog, and The Pickup. You’ll be able to grab their latest album, Kinetic, from whence…

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Newport Folk Festival 2017 | And So It Folkin’ Begins

HEY YOU GUY-Y-Y-Y-YS!!! Did I get your attention?  Yes, I did just open this post with the opening phrase of everyone’s favorite educational television show, The Electric Company, for no other reason than that sums up how we are feeling that our favorite time of the year is only one sleep away. We have been eagerly anticipating the music extravaganza about to unfold this weekend and have counted the days for eight thousand six hundred and eighty eight hours to the moment we are all back at the folk fort. If you have any doubt on the truth of the statement…

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