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Song of the Week | RALEIGH – Smoke In Our Eyes

The latest edition of the WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight comes to you from Calgary quartet RALEIGH. The wonderful new single, “Smoke In Our Eyes,” is from the band’s upcoming album, Powerhouse Bloom, which will be released Friday, September 29 via Indie 88. RALEIGH took life in 2010 as a collaboration between songwriters Brock Geiger and Clea Anaïs and blossomed into a full band with the addition of Matt Doherty (drums) and Will Maclellan (bass). They released their debut album independently in 2011 titled, New Times in Black and White, and quickly found an audience thanks to imaginative lyrics and unabashed pop hooks. With…

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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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Song of the Week | Frida Sundemo – Gold

The latest WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is focused once again on Gothenburg, Sweden. This time it is aimed on the beautiful new single, “Gold,” from Frida Sundemo. It’s the fourth track released from the Swedish musician’s highly anticipated international debut album, Flashbacks & Futures, due out October 6th via Cosmos Music. Sundemo released her debut full-length album titled, Dear, Let It Out, exclusively in Japan back in 2010 and went on to collaborate with acclaimed songwriter/producer Joel Humlén for her two follow-up EPs. In 2015 she made her acting debut in the dark British comedy, Kill Your Friends, and contributed…

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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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