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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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Tonight | Blake Mills at the Wang Centre

 

If you’ve been reading this blog at all, or have been following along with me on twitter its no secret that I am enamored of guitarist virtuoso / singer / songwriter / producer slash a million other things, Blake Mills. The 25 year old Vnice based musician has already been part of a career worth of projects from Fiona Apple to Band of Horses. This guy has had his fingers in more stuff than I can keep track of. A few weeks back, Red Bull’s Soundstage put together a short documentary about Blake and its remarkable. The profiling of him has quite the cast waxing poetic on Blake’s gift. I myself have done so, but its great to see a player of his caliber be noted by the Benmont Tench’s and Tony Berg’s of the world.

Also this evening, Blake will be bringing his skills to our fair city as he opens the night at the Wang Centre for Fiona Apple, as well as playing in her band.  If you’ve got the chance, you’ve got to check this guy out.

I strongly suggest you purchase his album, Break Mirrors

Buy tickets to the show.

Check out the documentary:

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Video | Blake Mills – Hey Lover (Live)

Blake Mills – Hey Lover :: Invisible Children Holiday Benefit Concert from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo. Just caught this off of a post from Rollo Grady, it’s Blake Mills performing live with Taylor and Griffin of Dawes, at the Troubadour for the 2010 Invisible Children Holiday Benefit Concert.  Being on the east coast, we’ve yet to see Blake Mills live and I’m totally drooling over this video.  It’s awesome to see him play the guitar and I’m loving the slow jam aspect to this track.  On the album version it had been a bit faster and heavier. I urge you, yet…

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