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Photos + Review | First Aid Kit + Willy Mason @ The Paradise

Photos by Boston Concert Photography [T]here was a beautiful blend of dazzling voices on the Paradise stage last Sunday night and those lucky enough to have scored a ticket to the sold-out show were treated to quite a harmonious evening. Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit were days away from releasing their third album, Stay Gold, and played a number of fantastic new songs, while Massachusetts’ very own Willy Mason hushed the rowdy all-ages crowd with an opening set that delivered a heartfelt message of hope and redemption. It’s hard to believe that Johanna and Klara Söderberg released their debut album, The Big Black…

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2013 | Steve’s Top 12 (?) Albums of the Year

[W]elp, it’s that time of the year again — time to try and stack rank the albums I’ve spent my life with over the past year. Weighing intangible against intangible and doing my best to pick which one comes out on top! In some ways, this annual ritual makes me feel like I’m trying to pick a favorite kid. Actually, doing that might be easier. I keed, I keed. No DSS calls please. Below are my top albums for the year and even one bonus suggestion which I was lucky enough to get a preview of during 2013, but that…

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Photo Review | Willy Mason + Nina Violet @ Cafe 939

There’s something odd when a songwriter from Martha’s Vineyard finds success across the Atlantic Ocean that is larger than over the Cape Cod canal. So is the case with Willy Mason, a “hometown” hero who has earned acclaim in the UK but remains overlooked by American audiences. His latest album, Carry On, was first released in Europe where Mason has supported massive shows for Mumford and Radiohead. Tonight was the closing date of a US tour, returning to Boston where his opening set for Conor Oberst two months back had reintroduced many in the audience to his music. Even in…

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Wishlist | Newport Folk Fest 2013 – Part Two

[P]art two of our Newport Folk Festival wishlist as compiled by the Music Savage gang. With winter coming down hard on us New Englanders we eagerly anticipate the music extravaganza this July and countdown the days until all our favorite bands converge on Rhode Island for one glorious weekend. Again, if you have not already purchased tickets we highly suggest you do so now before they sell out >>Buy Tickets<< Lady Lamb the Beekeeper Maine native Aly Spaltro goes by the name of Lady Lamb the Beekeeper and was named Folk Artist of the Year by our very own Boston…

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