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#HotTakes | Week of 01.25.21

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. I Need You // Jon Batiste All My Favorite Songs // Weezer Rapture (Live) // Declan McKenna Orange Blossoms // Half Waif Old Life // Melby Fellowship // serpentwithfeet Sounds of Blue // Morcheeba Don’t Hide That Light // Lo Talker In My Room // Shovels & Rope (Feat. Sharon Van Etten) Just Wrong // Pino Palladino & Blake Mills together, alone // Elizabeth and the Catapult Mouthful of Blood // Juliana Hatfield On the Line // Daniel Milewski Hope // Arlo Parks Glad to Be Here…

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#HotTakes | Week of 04.20.2020

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. I Don’t Want to Live Alone Anymore // Jenny O. First Among The Last // The National Honor Society All You Can Do // Glenn Thomas Heavy Balloon // Fiona Apple Fault Line (Late July) // Camille Delean Underground Forever // Jonathan Tyler Bored // Tessa Violet Same Guy // Eades Eades · Same Guy Summer All Over // Blake Mills Talk About Me // Skott Crescent Moons // Azekel AZEKEL · Crescent Moons Talk to You // Gabe Lee

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#HotTakes | Week of 03.16.2020

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Play Nice // Skylar Gudasz Hell In A Handcart // Exit Kid Let’s Get Married // The Voodoo Children Open Up // The World of Birds Falling Asleep At The Wheel // Holly Humberstone Juggle // Honey Lung Vanishing Twin // Blake Mills Acrobats // Mt. Joy Devotion // Margaret Glaspy Can’t Do Much // Waxahatchee

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2014 | Steve’s Top Albums of the Year + Stuff

The practice of ranking the year’s albums is certainly one that I approach with some hesitation. Like Kyle, I was tempted to not even try to rank them. I mean, ask me what the best album of the year is and — depending on my mood and the day’s events — I’ll likely give you a different answer each time. However, the geek in me wants to give things some sort of order, so I’m going to resort to statistics and order them by total number of plays for all songs on the album, on all of my devices. Sound…

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2014 | Kyle’s Record Recommends Day 1

It’s the end of the year and it’s time to wrap up everything we loved, and this year I’d like to make this a buyers recommendation for records this year. At this point in my life, these are all records I think you should drop $20 on and spin the vinyl like there is no tomorrow. I didn’t think it was proper to put these in any type of order although most people who I discuss music with will probably know what my number one is. Without further ado, here are my recommendations for records to buy that released in…

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Photos + Review | Blake Mills @ The Sinclair

Photos by Boston Concert Photography [I]f it was ever apparent to anyone that a specific person belonged on a stage, behind their instrument, showing to the world and everyone who will listen that they love what they get to do it is Blake Mills. The wunderkind guitar phenom, who thrilled me with his last album, Break Mirrors, and delighted with his most recent effort, Heigh Ho, has been curiously absent from playing here in Boston. Understandably, he’s busy being a session guitarist for amazing talents from all over, and didn’t tour exclusively for his debut album, we were so goddamn…

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Review + Photos | Fiona Apple + Blake Mills @ The Colonial Theater (BOS)

Photos by Boston Concert Photography [O]n a cold evening in fall in Boston, as the lights from the Fenway Park lit up for the World Series, the real show was going on on the other side of the city as an evening with Fiona Apple & Blake Mills warmed the crowd’s spirits. This being my first time seeing Fiona Apple, I wasn’t all that familiar with the deeper side of her catalog, but I knew exactly what I’d be getting with Blake Mills. As with what had happened a few weeks back with Fiona & the crowd in Portland, there…

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Friday at Newport Folk Festival in Photos

[F]riday at the Folk Fest may have been a rainy day affair, but as far as opening the Festival, we had a great opportunity to get our groove on, checking out sets from Amanda “F-ing” Palmer, Phosphorescent, Blake Mills backed up by Dawes, The Milk Carton Kids, folk upstarts Kingsley Flood, Houndmouth, John McCaulley of Deer Tick and closed out the day as the sun peeked through the clouds with the Old Crow Medicine Show. Take a look at our first day in photos from our photographer, Jamie Reiley,  and let us know which show you most enjoyed.

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Best Covers of 2012

[T]he art of the cover song is one all musicians have practiced at some point in their lives, some just stick with us more than others. 2012 was filled with fantastic covers, but after a very *ahem* scientific study, the ones below were last year’s stand outs. In our minds and hearts anyway… 1. Heart of Mine (Bob Dylan) Blake Mills, Danielle Haim and Taylor Goldsmith | Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan [youtube]http://youtu.be/o5qkF18srbI[/youtube] 2. Reason to Believe (Bruce Springsteen) Adam Arcuragi | Long Distance Salvation [bandcamp track=1964161024 bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=4285BB size=venti] 3. The Weight (The Band) Wilco, Nick…

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