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Photos | Darlingside + Twain @ The Sinclair

Anytime a hometown band returns to Boston, they’re bound to be met with exuberance. But to say the crowd at The Sinclair was excited to welcome Darlingside home would be a severe understatement. There was a palpable excitement throughout the venue last Thursday night, even before the lights dimmed to welcome the evening’s opening act Twain. Even before the first notes flew, there was a giddy anticipation from the folks close to the stage. Singing and rocking to the house music in anticipation of welcoming Darling side home. And the band—touring behind their brand new release Extralife, did not disappoint.…

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Photos | The Ballroom Thieves + Darlingside @ Old South Meeting House

It seems pretty fitting that just days after releasing their new single “Do Something”—an open “letter to our con-man president”—The Ballroom Thieves headline the first ever musical performance at the Old South Meeting House in their home city of Boston. On this evening, the same building that is widely considered the birthplace of the American Revolution hosted a band and a community gathering not only to spend time listening to music that calms, but music that incites action and response. Joined by local favorites Darlingside as a surprise opener, I can say with high levels of certainty that the Thieves…

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#HotTakes | Week of 01.08.18

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Extraordinary Love // Erika Wennerstrom Soul No. 5 // Caroline Rose Upcoming Boston Area Show: Wednesday, April 4 @ Great Scott Jesse // Frankie Cosmos Happy Kid // Ron Gallo Empiricist // Typhoon Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, January 25 @ Paradise Rock Club What’s Chasing You // Marlon Williams Happiness Jones // The Wood Brothers You Worry Me // Nathaniel Rateliff and The Nightsweats Hold Your Head up High // Darlingside

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Mixtape | November 2017

Press Play I feel like I’m more stoked about the music on this mixtape than maybe any other month, but when I look back and I see other mixtapes, I think I say the exact thing every month. Regardless, this November dispatch of tunes is fantastic, and I’m super psyched to get it in front of your eyes an in your ears. Enjoy, and as always let me know what I missed!

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#HotTakes | Week of 11.13.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. One Rizla // Shame Aint No Doubt About It” (feat. Jeff Tweedy) // Mavis Staples Young Hearts // Kenneth Aaron Harris Kung fu is my fighting style // Dan Reeder Sideways // Travis Meadows If I Die // The Stone Foxes Someone Singing With Me // Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth Eschaton // Darlingside Elephant in the Room // Chris Thile Beehive // Gaffa Tape Sandy high beam // sjowgren

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2015 | Steve’s Top Albums of the Year

Welp… I don’t think it would be at all possible to put this off any longer than I have. The yearly tradition of picking a favorite kid once again has me denying that I actually need to do it (they’re all special in their own way!) Someone much smarter than me once told me that limitations create value, and since time is also short, I’m going to adopt the style of the #50WordReview for each of the albums below. (For the record, they are in an order determined by the total number of track plays for all tracks on the…

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Review | Darlingside – Pilot Machines

[L]ocal band Darlingside released their first full-length album, Pilot Machines, this past summer and have been on the road pretty much nonstop, touring up and down the east coast this year. It has been two years since their debut, self-titled EP put them on the Massachusetts indie-rock map and their latest offering shows that the boys have become a much more tight-knit group. It is hard to simply call Darlingside an indie-band, or folk rock band, as the music in Pilot Machines transcends normal music reviewer label language. Sure they have fantastic harmonies, beautiful strings, and showcase crazy mandolin playing…

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