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Photos | Rayland Baxter + Illiterate Light @ The Sinclair

If there’s one thing you’re guaranteed with a Rayland Baxter show it’s a damn good time. Add in a little Illiterate Light and you’ve got the makings of a what-the-f-just-happened good time. This time round Rayland brought his crew to a sold-out gig at The Sinclair to play through crowd favorites old and new, bringing new spirit to his classics and new energy to songs off his new album Wide Awake. With all of the cool you expect from Rayland, he and his band of merry makers made trekking out on a freezing New England night 100% worth it. But…

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Mixtape | June 2018

Welcome to summer friends! We’re rolling into the weekend and it’s going to be hot hot hot here in the northeast. June was a great month of music, and saw lots of great releases. This mixtape represents our favorite 40 songs of the month, across a broad spectrum of music. I hope you dig it, and as always let us know if we missed something amazing.

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#HotTakes | Week of 06.11.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. I’m Your Man // Spiritualized Ava // Let’s Eat Grandma Upcoming Boston Area Show: Monday, September 10th @ Great Scott A Trick of the Light // Villagers POP (Pacific Ocean Park) // Le Couleur Simplify // Young The Giant Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, September 1st @ Rock The Roots Festival Strange American Dream // RayLand Baxter Good Love // Aly & AJ Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, June 28th @ Paradise Rock Club Unwind With Me // Active Bird Community Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, October…

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Mixtape | May 2018

Happy first day of June! That means it’s time to dip into this last months mixtape. Lots of great stuff in there from all over music genres. Hope you enjoy and as always let us know if we missed a great song.

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#HotTakes | Week of 05.07.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Spoil With The Rest // Ryley Walker Casanova // Rayland Baxter Baby // Basement Revolver A Lotta Things // Bonny Doon Upcoming Boston area show: Sunday, July 15 @ The Sinclair Teen Age // TAMPA Strange // Ay Wing Flump // Michael Jablonka

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Photos | RayLand Baxter + Margaret GLaspy @ Brighton Music HaLL

Two RayLand Baxter shows in 6 days? Twist my arm. This time, I was fortunate enough to catch RayLand and his new band (and a fuLL set from Margaret GLaspy!) about two hours and 30 minutes cLoser to my humbLe abode at Brighton Music HaLL. I arrived just as Margaret took the stage (unfortunateLy missing an opening set from LocaL kiLLers Last Good Tooth,) and from the minute I entered untiL the Last notes of the show it seemed more and more peopLe kept packing the room. I didn’t hear that it had soLd out, but if it wasn’t, it couLdn’t…


Photos | Rayland Baxter + Margaret Glaspy @ Billsville House Concerts

The house show is dead. Long live the house show! After 3 or 4 years of maybes and ifs, I was finally able to make it out to a Billsville House Concert this past weekend. After originating in Williamstown, MA (where the nickname Billsville comes from,) Doug Hacker and his family pulled up roots and relocated to Manchester, VT, where they continue to put on perfect house shows for the locals who are lucky enough to be in the know. On this occasion, I was lucky enough to be present for the triumphant return of Rayland Baxter (accompanied by his new band)…


New Music | Rayland Baxter – Mr. Rodriguez (Soho EP)

Here’s a new cut of Rayland Baxter’s single “Mr. Rodriguez” which will appear on a brand new EP, SOHO EP. It’s a sparse cut, of just Baxter some quiet solo guitar, and his words drenched in reverb. The EP was recorded at Dean St Studios in London that was previously Tony Visconti’s space for recording with T. Rex, David Bowie and more.

I think it’s important for me to present these songs in as many forms as necessary,” said Baxter. “From the quiet solo guitar presentation to the full on rock n roll display, and everywhere in-between. These songs have many colors and I wanna make sure all them colors be gettin’ heard.”


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…