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Ticket Giveaway | Nikki Lane @ The Sinclair – Sunday 11/1/2015

What are you Boston folks doing Sunday night? Music Savage is heading to the Sinclair in Cambridge to spend some time with one of our favorite boot-wearing, ass-kicking, country-singing, musicians, Nikki Lane, and we would like to invite one lucky reader and their guest to join in on the fun. Our good friends at New West Records and Bowery Boston have generously provided us two spots on the guest list and there a few ways you can win the tickets to the show. All you have to do is either ‘like’ this post on Facebook, retweet the Twitter post, or leave…


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…


2014 | Kyle’s Record Recommends Part 2

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…


New Music | Nikki Lane & JD McPherson Band – How Insensitive


Oklahoma’s JD McPherson is readying the release of his sophomore album, Let The Good Times Roll, out February 10th on Rounder Records, and has just announced his US tour dates for February and March. To celebrate what will surely be a great start to the new year JD and his band performed a beautiful version of “How Insensitive” on the newest episode of “Time Well Spent With People Worth Knowing.” Featuring the incomparable vocals of Nashville musician Nikki Lane, the timeless jazz standard reaches new levels of heartbreak.

We are huge fans of JD McPherson and Nikki Lane so you can bet that we were super excited to be able to share this live recording with you all. Speaking of live, take a look at the the tour dates listed below and be sure to make it to the show when JD and his band hit your town. For us Bostonians we get to see them at the great Cambridge venue The Sinclair on March 4th. Be there!


Video | Nikki Lane – Right Time

[youtube][/youtube] [N]ot gonna lie to you… we here at Music Savage are kind of in love with the bad-ass, country outlaw Nikki Lane, and her new video for the down n’ dirty, honky-tonkin’ track “Right Time” justifies those feelings ten-fold. The South Carolina born musician currently calls Nashville home and just released her sophomore album All Or Nothin’ this past May, which was produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Nikki Lane and her posse role into town Wednesday, June 25th for what is sure to be a spitfire show at Great Scott…one of our favorite venues. We hope to…

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Top 50 Albums of 2011′ 50 thru 46

We all love lists, and we all love sarcasm.  Though, I think its important to reflect upon the last year of music, I’m going to do so through the use of a list.  It was a fantastic year full of awesome albums, and I’m going to count down a bunch of my favorites, and give you something to listen to while reading. 50. Country Mice – Twister Country Mice – Festival Brooklyn’s Country Mice don’t sound anything like a Brooklyn band, their sound is roughly a twangy indie rock band with dirt rubbed all over it. Its not glossy, but…

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Review | Nikki Lane – Walk of Shame

Nikki Lane – Sleep For You

The recently released album of Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Nikki Lane, really snuck up on me.  Its short, 32 minutes or so, but it comes with such a great package in its ability to mix elements of country-pop with 60’s girl group styles. Lane’s traditional country vocal stylings would fit right in with some of country music’s greats.

The South Carolina native left the south for the bright lights of LA and then bounced her back to the east coast holed up in NYC where she penned her first songs.  The theme of the album is quite the usual, one of of a jilted lover, dejected about being left by her boyfriend who turns out he was recording his own album.  Writing in her apartment in New York it all started pouring out, “I wrote a whole album in a month’s time and just decided I was going to make a record in Nashville. It was like my revenge record.”  Her songs follow in the footsteps of Waylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn, John Prine & Merle Haggard, she’s a contemporary country artist telling stories in song format.

These stories are her stock in trade, and although not too deep on the songwriting level, they still create and illustrate her narrative.  Thematically, Walk of Shame, focuses on bittersweet songs about emotional struggles, the opener, “Lies,” she uncovers her lovers sordid secret affair, she explores denial & regret in “Walk of Shame,” & longing in “Coming Home To You.”  You’ll find a multitude of music styles accompanying these narratives. The music themes on the Noir Americana, Spaghetti Westerns, 60’s Girl Group pop, classic country, & pedal steel and compliments her surprising voice.

Its a fun album to listen to because the influences are varied, yet all feel like thematically stand together well as a concept.  Lane writes with a bit of wit, and a bit of comedy in the way she addresses her modern take on relationships.  This album is well worth your time and worth your dollars.

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New Music | Nikki Lane – Gone Gone Gone

Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone by iamsoundrecords Songstress Nikki Lane’s path to music isn’t a normal one.  Moving out of her native South Carolina, Lane left for the bright lights of LA and bounced around until landing in NY where she started penning her first songs while dejected about her boyfriend being away in Atlanta recording his own album.  Writing in her apartment in NY it all started pouring out, “I wrote a whole album in a month’s time and just decided I was going to make a record in Nashville. It was like my revenge record.”  Her songs…

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