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#HotTakes | Week of 02.18.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Got To Keep On // The Chemical Brothers Heart Attack Kid // Ben Kweller Halo Light // Buck Meek Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, April 6th @ Berklee Performance Center Galaxies // Alice Phoebe Lou Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, March 5th @ Cafe 939 Warm Skin // TALLSAINT Brooklyn // Tyler Lyle Brooklyn by Tyler Lyle Ain’t Got No Money // Justin Townes Earle Paradise Bay // Darlingside Ball Pit // Matthew Logan Vasquez Into This // Martha High As A Kite // Weezer Hold Me…

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2012 | Jon’s Top Albums of the Year

The following appear in no specific order. Todd Snider – Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables [S]ometimes I wonder how many songs exist that I’d love if I ever just got the chance to hear. This is certainly what drives people to blog about music. “People need to hear Todd Snider.” But when I say “people,” I don’t mean blog readers. I mean that Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables should be played over loudspeakers at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial because this is what recession music sounds like. (Instead, pseudo-religious, British faux-Americana rules the charts. Where’s the justice?) In New…

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This Weekend | Shows to See!

Ben Kweller – Mean to Me Me heading out of town tonight seems to be a total buzzkill.  It seems as though all of Boston is going to be lit up with great shows this weekend. Tonight, marks the return of Ben Kweller to Boston at the Paradise. He has recently released a brand new album, Go Fly A Kite,  an album filled top to bottom with shiny upbeat tracks even in the presence of some heavier topics. The straight ahead power pop album is a rockin’ effort that has some really great moments (The Rainbow). Kweller will be joined…

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New Music | Ben Kweller – Mean to Me

Ben Kweller – Mean to Me Spin dropped this yesterday, and I’m so excited to finally get to hear more music from one of my favorite artists Ben Kweller. I feel like I’ve been listening to him for multiple decades, and its pretty wild that he’s on his 5th studio album, titled Go Fly a Kite, due out on Feb 7th. This first track “Mean to Me,” is an all out power-pop tune with a blown-out guitar solo that is going to make you mouth water,  horn ornamentation, and some really smooth harmonies.  His music has always had this youthful…

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