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#HotTakes | Week of 01.28.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Bluesboy // Deer Tick Love Keeps Kicking // Martha Old Black Magic // Josh Ritter Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, May 11th @ Wilbur Theatre Afterlife // William Fitzsimmons Lunch // Stella Donnelly Moonlight // Earthquake Lights Sisyphus // Andrew Bird Can’t Nobody Stop Us // Bhi Bhiman Black and Red // Reignwolf Love All Night (Work All Day) // Yola Shining // Skyway Man & Teddy and the Rough Riders

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Mixtape | October 2017

Press Play October was a spooky good month for new music, and I’m psyched for the broad range of music that we’ve got on this playlist. Everything from power pop jams to jangly americana to lo-fi ambling indie rock. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. As always if there’s something I missed, please leave a comment and tell me what it is.

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Pickathon 2013 @ Pendarvis Farm (PDX)

Photos by inger klekacz [T]he first year I went to Pickathon, I accidentally disturbed a bee nest while pitching my tent, and was stung three times while getting chased out of the area. The second year I went to Pickathon, I pitched my tent on a hill, neglecting to put up the rain fly. I was awakened by rain around 2am on day 3, and as I rushed to put the rainfly up, I tripped on the tent’s threshold and took a tumble down the hill, in the dark, in the rain, in my underwear, onto the world’s unluckiest fern.…


Sunday at Newport Folk Festival in Photos

Beck [I]t’s hard to believe that the festival was just last weekend. Sunday was a welcome repeat of clear skies and a warm sun shining down on the Fort. There were a lot of acts we wanted to see and there was no time to sit idly by. Among the numerous performers were Cold Specks, Andrew Bird, Tift Merritt, The Felice Brothers, Spirit Family Reunion, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Joe Fletcher, Michael Kiwanuka, The Lumineers and a grand finale with Beck. Enjoy the final in photos from our photographer, Jamie Reiley, and let us know what your favorite act or acts…


Wishlist | Newport Folk Fest 2013 – Part Two

[P]art two of our Newport Folk Festival wishlist as compiled by the Music Savage gang. With winter coming down hard on us New Englanders we eagerly anticipate the music extravaganza this July and countdown the days until all our favorite bands converge on Rhode Island for one glorious weekend. Again, if you have not already purchased tickets we highly suggest you do so now before they sell out >>Buy Tickets<< Lady Lamb the Beekeeper Maine native Aly Spaltro goes by the name of Lady Lamb the Beekeeper and was named Folk Artist of the Year by our very own Boston…


Best Records of 2012 | 20 – 16

20. Best Coast – The Only Place – LoFi sun-pop outfit Best Coast released their second record a shining record that smells like the Pacific, sparkles like a sunny day at the beach, and is the absolute perfect sunny day record. Song after song, are perfectly shimmering pop gems that are extremely catchy, fun, and total earworms. Listen: Best Coast – The Only Place | Buy: The Only Place 18. Goodnight, Texas – A Long Life of Living – Goodnight Texas is a cross collaboration from Avi Vinocur and Patrick Dyer Wolf, and a Long Life of Living is their…

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New Music | Andrew Bird – Three White Horses

[T]ake a listen to Andrew Bird’s fantastic new single “Three White Horses” from the forthcoming Hands of Glory out October 30th on Mom+Pop. The new record is an 8-song companion piece to his album Break it Yourself which was released earlier this year.  Inspired by his old-time live sets, Andrew and his band recorded the new material using only acoustic instruments and sang into a single microphone. If this new track is an indication of the rest of the album we are in for a treat!

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New Music | Andrew Bird – Crown Salesman

Andrew Bird – The Crown Salesman In celebration of Bird’s 7″ Break it Yourself, he has released his cover of Alpha Consumer’s track “The Crown Salesman.” Alpha Consumer is comprised of Bird’s longtime backing band members Jeremy Ylvisaker and Michael Lewis, so is the cover connection. Though Bird’s styling is all over this, it feels a bit distant, and far more distorted and full of feedback. Grab the mp3 on Bird’s Facebook Page.

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New Music | Andrew Bird – Eyeoneye

About to release his 12th album (wow!) Andrew Bird’s, Break It Yourself, is due March 6 on Mom + Pop. Following his last album Eyeoneye seems to be one of his most accessible and warm efforts. The full on chamber style seems to be toned down to a more emotionally charged indie rock sound. It’s a refreshing sound from Bird who’s music can feel a bit tangential sometimes.

On 1/24, Fans can pre-order the Break It Yourself deluxe edition box set at and receive an immediate digital download of the track. Hand numbered and limited to 1,000, the linen wrapped box set includes the 180-gram double vinyl album, CD, Here’s What Happened DVD, original Jay Ryan poster, stationary and stamp set, lyric booklet and a photographic reproduction of the 1915 album cover image.