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#HotTakes | Week of 02.04.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Artifact // Helenor Lightyears // Kimbra Topo Chico // Robert Ellis Breathing Underwater // Mike Mains & The Branches Please, Please, Please // Yawners Time // Jafaris Indian Summer // Yacht Punk Vacation // Matthew Logan Vasquez Talk // Khalid Like a Force of Nature // Todd Snider (ft. Jason Isbell) A Boy Named Andrew // Fantastic Negrito

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#HotTakes | Week of 01.21.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Red Bull & Hennessy // Jenny Lewis Nobody Smokes Anymore // Robert Ellis Upcoming Boston Area Show: Sunday, March 31st @ Great Scott Strangers // Estrons Selfie of a Man // Delicate Steve Harmony Hall // Vampire Weekend Dandelion Crown // The Suitcase Junket Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, April 5th @ Sinclair Kaleidoscope // Serengeti Service Road // Better Oblivion Community Center Humans // Rosie Carney I Am a Mountain // SONTALK Morning in America // Durand Jones & The Indications

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#HotTakes | Week of 12.17.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Now That You’re Gone // The Raconteurs Sinking Ship // Wild Child Leave Me Be // Shy Beast Lost Ship // Juliana Hatfield Light Goes (In Mines) // Parrot Dream Fail Safe // William Tyler Passive Aggressive // Robert Ellis Trouble Letting Go // The Avett Brothers Novels of Acquaintance // Castanea + Rising Appalachia

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Mixtape | November 2018

We’re 11 months down in 2018, and yet another mixtape here to soothe your need for the month of December. I’m stoked on this months mixtape, lots of good stuff from all over the sonic landscape. Take a listen, follow the playlist, and share it with your friends.

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#HotTakes | Week of 11.12.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Fucking Crazy // Robert Ellis Champagne Ladies // And The Kids Frances // Evan Myall Appetite // Meadowlark Stay With Me // Longwave The Truth Is So Hard To Believe – Live 2 Tape // Aaron Lee Tasjan Rabbit Hole // Mindy Gledhill Holes // Eric And The Nothing Darwin Derby (feat. Theo Katzman & Antwaun Stanley) // VULFPECK Darwin Derby (feat. Theo Katzman & Antwaun Stanley) // The Western Den

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#HotTakes | Week of 11.20.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Gentle On My Mind // Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman Hard to Find // Strong Asian Mothers Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted // Billy Bragg Here Comes The Fall // Fiona Silver Video Directed by Cortney Armitage King For A Day // Anderson East Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, April 5 @ Paradise Rock Club blissing me // Bjork Busy // The Bats Warning Bell // Joan As Police Woman

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2016 | Steve’s Top Albums of the Year

It would be no exaggeration to say that this was a stormy year that was challenging for a lot of people on a lot of different levels. When these kinds of times are upon us, music is consistently there to help lift us, unite us, rally us and carry us through. 2016 certainly proved that to be true for me (yet again.) From the first week of January to the waning moments of the December, the albums on this list—along with probably a hundred others—gave me something to continually look forward to. I hope they did the same for you,…

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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…


Photos | Robert Ellis + Ian O’Neil @ Great Scott

Photos by Boston Concert Photography [S]unday nights lately have been quite good to us Bostonians, bands have come to our freezing town, warmed us up on nights that normally wouldn’t attract good crowds. Again, we were fortunate to have native Texan, Robert Ellis bring his new album and some friends into town for a night we won’t soon forget. Ian O’Neil of Deer Tick opened the show, along Dennis Ryan, and sang a few songs from his side project Happiness, a few Deer Tick favorites, as well as a Neil Young cover in there. It’s an interesting and altogether different…