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#HotTakes | Week of 03.14.22

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. A Mind With A Heart of Its Own // The Slocan Ramblers Everything // Hovvdy Be By Your Side // Pillow Queens paul blart mall cop // girlhouse You Got To Move // Mavis Staples & Levon Helm Just A Wall // Aubrey Haddard Talamanca // Georgia Harmer Dance Around It // Lucius (ft. Brandi Carlile & Sheryl Crow) The Lightning I, II // Arcade Fire Insects // October Drift Westcoast Rain // Jesper Lindell

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#HotTakes | Week of 03.18.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Late Bloomer // Robin Alice Emmanuel // TK & The Holy Know-Nothings Headlights // Gaffa Tape Sandy Throw Me Now Your Arms // Damien Jurado Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, May 14th @ Great Scott Change // Mavis Staples Tastes Good With The Money // Fat White Family Easier To Lose // Fortnight In Florida Father Mountain // Calexico and Iron & Wine How To Love You Today // Son of Cloud Olympians // Andrew Bird Black Halo // Black Pistol Fire Rabbit Hole // Jenny Lewis…

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#HotTakes | Week of 11.13.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. One Rizla // Shame Aint No Doubt About It” (feat. Jeff Tweedy) // Mavis Staples Young Hearts // Kenneth Aaron Harris Kung fu is my fighting style // Dan Reeder Sideways // Travis Meadows If I Die // The Stone Foxes Someone Singing With Me // Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth Eschaton // Darlingside Elephant in the Room // Chris Thile Beehive // Gaffa Tape Sandy high beam // sjowgren

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Song of the Week | Mavis Staples – Little Bit

The latest WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is focused on the stunning new single, “Little Bit,” from legendary soul singer Mavis Staples. The track is from her upcoming album, If All I Was Was Black, out November 17th via Anti-Records and can be pre-ordered on her website. The ten songs on the new record represent the state of the world in which we find ourselves today. With neo-Nazis waving swastika flags in our streets and race-baiting running rampart throughout the country, Staples uses her powerful voice to once again call attention to the issues at hand. She reminds us that the injustices…

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Best Covers of 2012

[T]he art of the cover song is one all musicians have practiced at some point in their lives, some just stick with us more than others. 2012 was filled with fantastic covers, but after a very *ahem* scientific study, the ones below were last year’s stand outs. In our minds and hearts anyway… 1. Heart of Mine (Bob Dylan) Blake Mills, Danielle Haim and Taylor Goldsmith | Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan [youtube][/youtube] 2. Reason to Believe (Bruce Springsteen) Adam Arcuragi | Long Distance Salvation [bandcamp track=1964161024 bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=4285BB size=venti] 3. The Weight (The Band) Wilco, Nick…