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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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Show Preview | The Curtis Mayflower Record Release @ Atwood’s Tavern

Massachusetts’ very own purveyors of soulful blues, The Curtis Mayflower, will be rocking Atwood’s Tavern tonight and your mission, which you should choose to accept, is to get yourself over to Cambridge and join in on what is sure to be a good time. The show is a record release celebration for their fantastic sophomore studio album, Death Hoax, which has already been receiving a heap of praise from music lovers everywhere. They have been gathering new fans by the masses with their patented brand of high-octane, smack-you-in-the-face blues, and high-energy shows! Witness this sensory overload for yourselves tonight my friends when The…

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New Music | Shovels & Rope – Botched Execution

We are just two weeks away from the release of the new album, Little Seeds, from Shovels & Rope and earlier today the duo premiered their latest tune, “Botched Execution,” accompanied by a super-slick video made to look like a retro comic book. The song is hip-shaking, boot-stomping fun about a man on the run from the law after surviving a poorly executed execution, and the video keeps up the frenetic pace with a Sin City type flare. I bet this is going to be a helluva lot of fun live! Speaking of live, don’t forget Shovels & Rope will be in Boston on…

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Saturday at Newport Folk 2016 in Photos

Saturday at the Folk Fest… Remember our Friday Folk post where the discussion of cloning oneself so that you could catch all the acts came to life. Well Saturday’s lineup had me tossing and turning trying to figure out how to pull off something of this magnitude for perfect Music Savage coverage. In hindsight I should have gotten a few hours more sleep but that’s neither here nor there. Let’s get to the folkin’ amazingness that was Day 2 shall we? What we saw on the Fort Stage. Nashville troubadour Rayland Baxter kicked off the day’s performances here to an enthusiastic crowd who…

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Friday at Newport Folk 2016 in Photos

Friday at the Folk Fest… Really very hard to believe that we are already a week removed from the shear greatness that was NFF ’16 and all we have now are our memories to keep us going through the normal routine of our lives. Nothing wrong with that of course. If we all were to spend every weekend like that, surrounded by great music and amazing people in a spectacular location, would they be as special as the fourth week of July? Yes! Friday. Opening day. People arriving to the Fort in droves via ferry, bike, bus, teleportation. Maybe not…

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New Music | Foxtails Brigade – Nun But The Lost

Far away and long ago (July of 2015 to be exact) we were delighted to share a spectacular video from Californian quintet Foxtails Brigade to announce their upcoming self-titled album. At that time there was no set release date, but that has changed with the new year. Foxtails Brigade, the band’s third LP, will be available on April 8th via OIM Records and we were sent the fantastic new single, “Nun But The Lost,” along with the announcement.

The track spins and swirls in so many different directions there is entirely no point to try and nail it down to any specific type of sound or style. Lead singer and guitarist Laura Weinbach’s vocals dance around a dizzying array of horns, strings, crashing cymbals, and chirping birds. The tempo changes with almost every verse and repeated plays will be necessary to catch it all. “Nun But The Lost” is everything AND the kitchen sink!

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New Music | Sturgill Simpson – Brace For Impact (Live A Little)

This week we were treated to a nice surprise in the form of a new album from Kentucky musician Sturgill Simpson. His third full-length album is titled A Sailor’s Guide to Earth and will be released April 15th via Atlantic Records. To celebrate this fantastic news we’d like to share with you the excellent new single, “Brace For Impact (Live A Little),” which deftly highlights Simpson’s knack for taking country music into new territories of structure and sound. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth was produced by Simpson and recorded at Nashville’s The Butcher Shoppe. Sturgill and his band will be…