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The Music Savage Show | 04.14.2023

The Music Savage Show · April 14th, 2023 Today I kick off the show celebrating the amazing people running the 127th Boston Marathon with a set of songs based on the theme of…. you guessed it, running! I’ll also shine the spotlight on San Francisco based record label Rocks In Your Head with a set of songs from their roster, highlight a few outstanding new albums released this week, light it up with the latest and greatest #Hottakes, and a whole bunch more. You better run… and press play! Playlist: Runnin’ Down a Dream – Tom PettyTell Me To Run…

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#HotTakes | Week of 04.01.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Punk Mom // Lindenfield Doubt // Radical Face The Great Deceiver // Saltwater Sun I Can’t Remember How To Talk To You // Someone Hungry Child // Hot Chip Upcoming Boston Area Show: Monday, September 9th @ Royal Like A Child Does // Diane Coffee Slow Dances // Winnetka Bowling League The Bottom of It // Fruit Bats Special Announcement // The Felice Brothers Honeybee // The Head and the Heart Tightly // Pocket Sun

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#HotTakes | Week of 12.04.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Voltron (feat Goodie Supreme & Billie Slum) // Floco Torres All Be Gone // Buffalo Tom Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, April 20 @ Paradise Rock Club Akira Kurosawa // Ben Miller Band Empty Arms // Caleb Caudle The Rager // Kyle Craft The Boy // Shannon & the Clams Smoke and Mirrors (4-Track Version) // Butch Walker Cape Cod Winter Blues // G. Love & Special Sauce

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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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#HotTakes | Week of 09.18.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Concrete // Shame Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, November 16 @ Great Scott The Gate // Bjork Appointments // Julien Baker Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, October 28 @ Somerville Theatre Why Didn’t You Say That? // The Lemon Twigs Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, September 28 @ The Sinclair Alone // Stars Need Your Love // Curtis Harding

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#HotTakes | Week of 09.11.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Hold On // The Money War Send The Sun // Nikki Lane Ain’t A Road Too Long // Brent Cobb Birds of a Feather, We Rock Together // Vulfpeck Baseball // Hippo Campus Dig A Little Hole // Elliot Brood Take Me // Aly & AJ

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Black Mountain – The Hair Song

The Hair Song Old Fangs Whiskey soaked guitars and raspy vocals always make for an interesting sound, Black Mountain has that in spades.  Black Mountain is a five piece classic / blues rock band from Vancouver, BC. What else is interesting about this band is the inclusion of female vocalist Amber Webber.  She offers a soulful addition to what can only be determined as a classic / blues rock styled band that has the ability to blow you out of your boots.  Their most recently released single, The Hair Song and previous release, Old Fangs are great examples to create…

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Kingsley Flood – Kitchen Sessions

Cul De Sac Cathedral Walls Roll of the Dice Last night I spent an evening with boston band Kingsley Flood, for a live recording session with Kitchen Sessions.  The venue for recording is really unique, stepping out on to a flat roof up in the trees, overlooking the city was really captivating. But the magic truly happens when this band starts playing.  With their true ‘Americana’ sound, they capture the spirit of roots music formed and merged from folk country, rock & roll and blues styles. Don’t forget to check back Kitchen Sessions for the live video recording. Check out…

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These United States – Everything Touches Everything

Will it Ever The Secret Door Night And The Revolution I’m not sure how these guys slipped through the cracks with this album but Everything Touches Everything is one superb album.  These United States tackle that americana folk style that drips with pedal steel strings and great vocals. I think the stand out track on the album is Will it Ever, it features Jesse Elliot’s succinct lyrics, sweeping pedal steel sounds that will drag you around the room, and some real great energy moments that are near anthemic.  His vocals touch the range of high notes but stay within a…

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