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2019 | Ryan’s Best Albums and EPs of the Year

Hear ye, Hear ye! The albums and EPs listed below are the best of the best, the icing on the cake that was 2019, selected from an overwhelming abundance of standout releases from the year. I want to thank each and every one of the musicians we have focused on here at the Music Savage blog and on The Music Savage Show from the bottom of my heart for creating music in 2019 that made this crazy year so much better! And now my friends, I present to you a song/video from each of my favorite albums & EPs of…

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#HotTakes | Week of 09.23.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Rose // Hideout Round // Penelope Isles Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, October 17th @ Great Scott Disconnect // Smoke Fairies Miserable // Alexander Biggs Confetti to the Hurricane // The Deer Happy Reunion // Colter Wall Last Man Standing // Sturgill Simpson I’ll Be Gone // The Milk Carton Kids hand solo // Marika Hackman Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, October 18th @ Great Scott

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#HotTakes | Week of 08.19.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Equal In The Darkness // David Wax Museum Upcoming Boston Area Show: Album Release show TONIGHT! Friday, August 23rd @ Lizard Lounge Sing Along // Sturgill Simpson America (You’re Freaking Me Out) // The Menzingers Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, December 7th @ House of Blues White Toyota Ranger // Jonah Tolchin Upcoming Boston Area Show: Wednesday, October 23rd @ Club Passim If You Just Didn’t Do it // that dog. If I Had You (Love Letter from a Padded Cell) // Kelly Hoppenjans What If I?…

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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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2016 | Ryan D’s Favorite Albums & Singles of the Year

It’s been a hell of a year! I mean that in the best and worst of ways for 2016. When everything around us fell apart we had some fantastic music to help see us through it all. There were so many amazing albums and singles released in 2016, which made the year more tolerable than it otherwise should have been. When all else fails at least we have music! You’ve read the rest now it’s time for the BEST! These albums listed below are simply highlights in a standout crowd of bands and musicians that made ’16 a great year for…


New Music | Sturgill Simpson – Brace For Impact (Live A Little)

This week we were treated to a nice surprise in the form of a new album from Kentucky musician Sturgill Simpson. His third full-length album is titled A Sailor’s Guide to Earth and will be released April 15th via Atlantic Records. To celebrate this fantastic news we’d like to share with you the excellent new single, “Brace For Impact (Live A Little),” which deftly highlights Simpson’s knack for taking country music into new territories of structure and sound. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth was produced by Simpson and recorded at Nashville’s The Butcher Shoppe. Sturgill and his band will be…


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…


Photos + Review | Sturgill Simpson + Cereus Bright @ Brighton Music Hall

Photos by Boston Concert Photography [T]he night began with Cereus Bright, an act out of Knoxville Tennessee, who surprised us with their own brand of modern folk music, jangly, good harmonies, and catchy songwriting. They wooed us with an interesting cover of the Bee Gees, and some really catchy songs off of a few of their recent EPs. “Stella,” a tune from their Happier than Me EP, was particularly great, they made for an interesting opener and set us all up for a great show. A picture’s worth a 1000 words but a word ain’t worth a dime, says Sturgill…


Sturgill Simpson – Life Ain’t Fair and the World Is Mean

[bandcamp album=3469043521 bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=4285BB size=grande] [I] spent a few days in Nashville recently, & I stopped by the Country Music Hall of Fame only because they moved Hatch Show Print into the building (which is goddamn shame & a half). But as I was walking around to the side entrance I noticed they had a big sign out front promoting a new Bakersfield exhibit, which I thought was terribly ironic. Michael Gray, the exhibit’s curator, recently gave an interview on NPR’s World Cafe & he said that Bakersfield was “maybe not so much a reaction to Nashville, but an alternative…