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#HotTakes | Week of 01.14.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. The Wire // Shovels & Rope Weird Ways // Strand of Oaks Upcoming Boston Area Show: Wednesday, May 8th @ The Sinclair River // Patty Griffin Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, April 9th @ Sanders Theatre – Harvard University One Thing // Night Beats Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, May 10th @ Once Ballroom Woman // Karen O and Danger Mouse I Get No Joy // Jade Bird Your Love is Holy // Rosie Carney Alien // Thumpasaurus Legends // Joyia Faraway Look // Yola Warm Animal…

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#HotTakes | Week of 09.03.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. I Feel a Change // Charles Bradley Peach // Broods This Is My Cue // Eliza Shaddad Yellow // False Heads Rock N Roll // Welles Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, September 22nd @ Middle East Upstairs Little Death // The Beths Upcoming Boston Area Show: Wednesday, October 10th @ Atwood’s Tavern Come Around // Lauren Balthrop Upcoming Boston Area Show: Sunday, September 10th @ Club Passim Wild Heart // Kashena Sampson Nina Cried Power // Hozier (ft. Mavis Staples) Upcoming Boston Area Show: October 1, 2018…

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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 | Courtney’s 5 Favorite Albums of 2014

James Vincent McMorrow, Post Tropical Last winter, James Vincent McMorrow released his sophomore album, a beautiful collection of songs about light and dark, warmth and cold and the stagnancy that sticks in between. Compared to McMorrow’s first album, the sound is quite different. Early in the Morning, released in 2011, relied heavily on acoustic guitars. On Post Tropical we hear drums and synths that open tracks and gorgeous layers of harp and sweeping horn arrangements that carry the choruses through. But perhaps the greatest delight in Post Tropical is that it sounds the same and different with every listen. It’s really all we can…

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Review + Photos | Hozier @ Cafe 939

Photos by Boston Concert Photography [W]e entered Cafe 939 last week to a very packed, very excited crowd waiting for Irish soul / blues act Hozier. After a few shows in New York, a taping with Letterman and a late arrival in Boston, the band was admittedly tired. But the boys (and girls) plowed through a pretty impeccable set that included favorites from Hozier’s two EPs, his upcoming new record, and a few popular covers. Seeing them for the first time, and having seen multiple live videos, I had known what to expect, but I was surprised just how spot…

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