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2015 | Ryan’s Favorite Albums of the Year

It’s that time of year again for those of us in the music blogosphere world…the list of favorite albums of the year! There were SO many great records in 2015 and, as always, I found it extremely hard to keep to my regular listing of the ten best. These albums listed below are simply highlights in a standout crowd of bands and musicians that really made ’15 stellar! They may be in order for the sake of the almighty list…but I love them all equally. I hope you enjoy. [youtube][/youtube] 10. Chvrches – Every Open Eye The Scottish 3-piece have…


Photos | Christopher Paul Stelling + Dan Blakeslee @ Atwood’s Tavern

October 7th was a special night for the Music Savage gang. Two of our favorite troubadours shared the bill at one of our favorite stomping grounds in the Greater Boston area. Brooklyn’s Christopher Paul Stelling and Massachusetts native Dan Blakeslee brought all the Newport Folk energy they both collected this year playing the festival to the sold out crowd at the intimate Cambridge venue Atwood’s Tavern, and it was a glorious night of boot stomping fun. To say that you missed out if you did not attend is an understatement as both musicians delivered heartfelt performances worthy of a larger…


Photos | Jonah Tolchin + Christopher Paul Stelling + Haunt the House @ The Columbus Theatre

Photos by Boston Concert Photography There’s a certain air about some shows. An air that you can feel as the music begins (or even before) and that lets you know you were partisan to something pretty damn special. As part of a tour supporting Jonah Tolchin‘s (pretty fucking amazing) sophomore release “Clover Lane,” Tolchin, Christopher Paul Stelling and Haunt the House strolled into one of my favorite places in Providence — The Columbus Theatre — last Friday night and laid claim to the best show of the weekend. Haunt the House (a.k.a. Will Houlihan) more than filled in for a…


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…


Review | Christopher Paul Stelling – False Cities

Don’t sleep on this one folks. Give a listen to the track above — the lead single from Christopher Paul Stelling’s second album False Cities — and I seriously doubt you’d be ready for sleeping, anyway. The second album from Brooklyn-based troubadour comes just over a year after his impressive debut Songs of Praise and Scorn. Stelling’s latest effort once again finds the protagonist of his songs dancing the line between intensely determined (see “Brick x Brick”; “Every Last Extremist”) and beautifully reassuring (see “You Can Make It”; “Go Your Way Dear”). At the peak of fierceness, Stelling shows all…