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Newport Folk Festival Spotlight: Ryan Adams

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[Editor’s note: Many thanks to our friend and guest contributor, Jamie McKillop, for writing this wonderful piece] Mixing the country twang of Gram Parson, the heartfelt lyrics of Neil Young and the brashness of Hüsker Dü, Ryan Adams began his solo career shortly after the dissolution of his band Whiskeytown in 2000 with the album Heartbreaker.  Powered by songs like “Winding Wheel”, “Oh My Sweet Carolina”, and “Come Pick Me Up” the album received critical acclaim and prompted major labels …

5 Must- See Acts at Newport Folk Festival 2014

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The best and worst thing about the Newport Folk Festival lineup each year is that it is always stacked with talent. The amazing abilities of the festival curators to bring unique lineups to Newport year after year is what keeps people coming back, but with only so much time in the weekend there are tough decisions that have to be made when it comes to scheduling. That’s why we’re here. If you’re debilitated by indecision to choose between all of …

Caroline Rose at Club Passim 7/24/2014

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After putting out one of our favorite tracks from 2013, the title track to America Religious, Caroline Rose is back out on the road with new jams. Last month Paste Magazine premiered “Tightrope Walker” which will be part of her forthcoming LP I Will Not Be Afraid, set for release August 19 via Little Hi! Records. It will be quite the task to follow up her 2013 debut, but something tells us that Rose has even more tricks up her sleeve. …

Indie Rock Ranger Presents Sidewalk Driver, The Venetia Fair, Salita, and The Color and Sound at The Sinclair 7/19/2014

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Want to see an awesome lineup filled with killer local bands at one of our favorite venues in town? Well have we got a show for you. Our friend Rich Bouchard aka the Indie Rock Ranger has put together another fabulous bill of local artists that is guaranteed to delight at The Sinlcair on Saturday July 19. We had the distinct pleasure of chatting with each of the evening’s performers ahead of their show and we’ve compiled the choicest of …

July Spotify Playlist of the Month

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Christmas in July is almost upon us once again, so what better way to get amped up than M&T’s July playlist that just so happens to contain new music from Newport Folk Fest acts past (First Aid Kit), present (Ryan Adams, PHOX), and hopefully future (Montaigne, The Rare Occasions). Our fearless photographer, Andrew Cleak (@sandmanmusic), has even provided the perfect image for our July playlist featuring Trombone Shorty from last year’s Newport festivities. Take a listen to those artists below …

Newport Folk Festival Spotlight: Lake Street Dive

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[Editor’s Note: Guest blog post by contributor Ryan Bach] Lake Street Dive released their second album earlier this year, and since has been gaining attention from press and music lovers alike. Founded in Boston, MA in 2004, the band was formed while the members were enrolled in New England Conservatory of Music. LSD derives its unique sound from its various influences, which include country, bluegrass, jazz, and of course, The Beatles. The video that may have sparked all the buzz …

Nate Leavitt Releases New Album, Set To Play Plough & Stars June 14

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Earlier this year local singer-songwriter and guitar whiz, Nate Leavitt, released his debut solo album You, Me and the Silence. Though Leavitt has been performing locally for more than 20 years, this album marks his departure from recording work with other Boston powerhouses such as Oldjack and Parlour Bells. The sound that Leavitt has found on You, Me and the Silence strays from that of the previous bands he has worked with, and seems more to draw inspiration from contemporary country music …

June Spotify Playlist of the Month

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June has just kicked off, but for some reason Mother Nature doesn’t think we deserve consistently sunny days quite yet. To help deter the depressing thoughts of a delayed summer we’ve put together an extra badass playlist for your listening enjoyment this month. The June 2014 edition of our monthly Spotify playlist features the perfect summer tune from The Griswolds, a long-anticipated fresh jam from M&T favorite Liam Finn, our new emo guilty pleasure from Foxing, and 17 other delectable …

The Parlor Sessions Tour at Club Passim June 8, 2014

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We haven’t been to Club Passim in a solid two months, which we understand is completely unacceptable, and that’s why we’re so thankful that The Parlor Sessions Tour is making a stop at the beloved Cambridge folk venue. The Parlor Sessions features four indie singer-songwriters collaborating through an in-the-round style performance that is guaranteed to blow your mind. Making up this four man crew is Brooklyn via Boston songwriter Jason Myles Goss, Nashville’s Dean Fields, DC based Andy Zipf, and …

TOKiMonsta – “Soul to Seoul (Part 2)” Video

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Los Angeles based producer/DJ Jennifer Lee aka TOKiMONSTA released her sophomore LP Half Shadows in 2013, but that doesn’t mean she’s going to sit around and let the songs get stale. Last week Lee released the two-part music video for Half Shadows track “Soul to Seoul.” For the project, TOKiMONSTA collaborated with LA based Maker Music to create a captivating and deeply emotional video. I would continue to try and do the video justice with more praise, but I think this is one …

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