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2016 | Sarah’s Favorite Live Acts

Before we bid a final adieu to 2016, and go headstrong and hopeful into 2017, it’s my turn to look back and acknowledge some of the positives to come of the year – like so much great live music! Rather than deep-diving on my impression of the year’s best new music, I’d like to take you on a cliff notes journey of some of the most memorable live events I experienced last year. Here we go, in chronological order: Jason Isbell / Shovels & Rope February 27, 2016 – House of Blues, Boston, MA Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent nailed…

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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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SXSW | Day 1 Coverage Wrap-Up

A quick get-to-know-you, since I’m going to be here with you for the next few days: I’m Andrew. This is my 8th SXSW, over the course of the past decade. I’d point you to some of my past sxsw clips, but they were for print concerns that have since folded up even their web archives. The internet is not forever, folks. Let’s get down to business. I’m going to try to share primarily New You Can use here, with most likely some global #slatepitch thoughts to close out, but I can’t resist a little boasting: friends, I saw Iggy Pop…

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