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Mixtape | May 2017

I’m super excited to put this mixtape out, May was a super fun month of music, from a bunch of bands I have previously loved, and a lot lot lot of new bands putting out really fresh stuff. So if you are interested in a mix that spans Dale Watson to Carly Rae Jepsen, this is the one for you. I Hope you dig our mix, and please as always let us know what songs should have been on the mix.

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Song of the Week | Terror Watts – Time Bomb

The latest WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is focused on the incredibly catchy new single “Time Bomb” from Birmingham, UK trio Terror Watts. It’s the second single from the band’s fantastic self-titled debut EP, out now via PNKSLM Recordings. Terror Watts are Tom Hughes (vocals/guitar), Jake Wilks (bass) and Olly Caunce (drums), three friends who had previously played together in a rockabilly band called The Cedar House before parting ways and each moving on to new adventures in different countries. In 2016 they all found their way back to Birmingham where the pull of music…

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Review | Boston Calling 2017

// Review by Martin Smith The Boston Calling music festival took a big step forward this year. They started by moving the location from the Boston’s City Hall Plaza to the much larger Harvard Athletic Complex. Festival goers navigated between three music stages, a comedy club, and in their down time, entertained themselves with craft beer tents, local food vendors, wine tasting, a giant connect-four, jenga, bag-toss, and even a ferris-wheel. While years past have included some big name national acts, the Boston Calling crowd remained mostly local. That all changed with the expansion of the 2017 festival, which really…

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Hot Takes | Week of 05.22.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. If We Were Vampires // Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Your Moon // Rosie Carney Across The Multiverse // Dent May (feat. Frankie Cosmos) Love (Do What It Do) // Robert Randolph and The Family Band Waiting On A Song // Dan Auerbach Little Rabbit // Joe Innes & The Cavalcade Dive // Coast Modern Laid Out // Junior Astronomers What’s To Become Of The Meaning Of Love // Daniel Romano

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Song of the Week | Gold Casio – Socialites And Singer Types

Photo credit: Rob Woodcox The latest edition of the WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is focused on the disco ball that hangs above the Portland, Oregon dance-rock band Gold Casio and reflects the shimmering light on their fantastic new song, “Socialites And Singer Types,” from their upcoming Fever Dreams EP out June 23rd. The four-piece have created a nu-disco revolution on the West Coast and have been hailed as one of the best electronic Portland-based bands this side of the Hustle. They are known for elaborate and fevered live shows packed with enough glam and…

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Song of the Week | Pokey LaFarge – Better Man Than Me

Photo credit: Nate Burrell The latest WFMO & Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is focused on the fantastic new single “Better Man Than Me” from St. Louis musician Pokey LaFarge. The hip-shaking song is from his highly anticipated new album, Manic Revelations, out May 19th via Rounder Records and is now available for pre-order. This is his eighth studio release (the second for Rounder) and the new album’s title refers to the state of mind artists find themselves in during the creation process. LaFarge debuted his song-writing talent to the world in 2006 with his self-released solo record, Marmalade. In 2009 the songwriter…

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Hot Takes | Week of 05.08.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. The Things I Do for Fun // Wax Fang Down the Line // Beach Fossils Blood Drive // Joshua Burnside Make It Up // James Elkington It Ain’t Me // Quinn Devlin It Ain't Me (Single) by Quinn Devlin & The Bridge Street Kings Chelsea Hotel #2 // Kyle Craft Shine – Jim Eno Sessions // Mondo Cozmo Hurricane Shakedown // The Deslondes Lord, Don’t Take Me To Prison // Milk

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Photos + Review | Matthew Logan Vasquez @ The Middle East

There’s nothing better than a great Friday night rock n’ roll show. The work week is behind you and you’re ready to cut loose with some terrific live music and good friends. On this particular Friday the Boston area was treated to a rowdy night of fun with Texas musician Matthew Logan Vasquez who is touring in support of his great new album, Does What He Wants, released April 21st on Dine Alone Records. With a handful of solo records, as well as his work with Delta Spirit and Middle Brother, Vasquez created a setlist from the vast array of tunes in his…

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