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2017 | Ryan D’s Top Albums & EPs of the Year

Once again it has been one hell of a year! And once again I mean that in the absolute best and absolute worst of ways for 2017. When everything around us fell apart we had some AMAZING music to help see us through it all. There were so many top-notch albums and EPs released in 2017 which made the year more tolerable than it otherwise should have been. When all else fails at least we have music! These albums and EPs listed below are highlights in a standout crowd of bands and musicians that made it yet another great year for music lovers…


Mixtape | July 2017

Press Play! Summer is in full force, July has been a great month to us. We’ve got the reemergence of Wolf Parade!! new song from St. Vincent, records from Arcade Fire and Toro y Moi, and tons of stuff in between. There’s a little bit of everything in this mixtape, from the indie pop persuasion, to the folk contingent, even a pinch of hip hop. I Hope you dig our mix, and please as always let us know what songs should have been on the mix.

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Mixtape | June 2017

Halfway through the year, and still on a roll with such great, fresh music coming out each month. This month’s mixtape is super exciting as always, there’s a great variety of music that I’m excited about. High on my list is Son Little’s Blue Magic, which I haven’t been able to put down. I Hope you dig our mix, and please as always let us know what songs should have been on the mix.

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#HotTakes | Week of 06.05.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Motivation // Benjamin Booker Everybody’s Trying to Steal Your Heart // Fast Romantics In Undertow // Alvvays Mississippi // The Cactus Blossoms Barf Day // Diet Cig It’s A Whale // Deer Tick The Gold // Manchester Orchestra Nose On The Grindstone // Tyler Childers

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Photos + Review | Deer Tick + Mutual Benefit @ Somerville Theatre

Wednesdays, they don’t usually have much going for them. It’s just this boring old middle of the week day where you have just battled through the first two work days and the weekend is still a tease on the horizon. That’s why I pretty much hate Wednesdays. Unless of course there is an amazing show to attend that makes everything all right for a while. On March 16th the Music Savage gang, and a few hundred of our friends, had a particularly fantastic Wednesday because we had all day to anticipate an evening at Somerville Theater with Rhode Island’s one and…

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Giveaway | The Hold Steady + Deer Tick at House of Blues

[W]hen a friend wants to give tickets away sometimes they come to us to find a good fan that would happily enjoy seeing one, or two of their favorite bands play a fantastic show. When we get that opportunity, we try to give it back to all of you. So please enter in this quick little giveaway and we’ll pick a winner tomorrow to see The Hold Steady & Deer Tick rock the House of Blues. Enter now, win a pair of tickets. We’re not really asking for more than just sharing the opportunity with others. a Rafflecopter giveaway


Review + Photos | Deer Tick @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

[L]ast week on Friday, March 14 Providence Rhode Island welcomed home their very own Deer Tick a band that really needs no introduction. Their live shows have always defined who they are as a band, and over the years it has matured and gotten better and better. We were lucky enough to take in this great performance that included songs from the latest album Negativity as well as many of the fan favorites that had the Tickheads singing along. Be sure to check out some of favorite shots from the evening by our very own Jamie Reiley.


Photos | Robert Ellis + Ian O’Neil @ Great Scott

Photos by Boston Concert Photography [S]unday nights lately have been quite good to us Bostonians, bands have come to our freezing town, warmed us up on nights that normally wouldn’t attract good crowds. Again, we were fortunate to have native Texan, Robert Ellis bring his new album and some friends into town for a night we won’t soon forget. Ian O’Neil of Deer Tick opened the show, along Dennis Ryan, and sang a few songs from his side project Happiness, a few Deer Tick favorites, as well as a Neil Young cover in there. It’s an interesting and altogether different…


2013 | Kyle’s Top Records 15 – 11

15. The Lone Bellow – Self Titled [youtube][/youtube] [A]s much as I gripe about The Lone Bellow’s self-titled debut, for me when I hear it, I can’t help but think it’s formulaic, an undeniable focus group created music for maximum broad appeal, and then I press play, and the urge to not like the music that comes pouring out of this Brooklyn trio melts, and I realize just how undeniably great the record is. You can stick your trend derivative anti-qualifiers in a sack, this record is fantastic and they did it on their first try. The Tracks > Two…