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Long Time Set To Release Worth EP

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Long Time is a Boston based rock power trio. Guitar, bass, drums + vocals. True rock ‘n roll. An ordinary fan though may not realize that until they see the band live as these guys put out more noise than most 5 piece bands. Their first EP, Worth, drops on September 24th @ Great Scott. The trio’s sound is full rock ‘n roll, but there’s also plenty of soul locked within their new EP. And even more surprising is the fact …

Cross Country Songbook: Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks

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Last week we covered a lot of ground following our excursion through the Southwest and the National Parks of Utah. Traveling from Moab, UT up through Jackson, WY and into Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks we saw quite a stark change in landscape from the bleak canyons of red rock to the alpine evergreen forests filled with crisp mountain air. Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks are two of the most inspiring places I have ever visited in my life, …

Cross Country Songbook: Wilco Live at Red Butte Garden 8/18/15

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After hiking our way through Canyonlands and Arches National Parks last week (see our accompanying playlist here), myself and fellow M&T contributors Jeff and Kyle were able to catch a Wilco show in Salt Lake City. Isn’t it a beautiful thing when timing works out like that? And if you’ve never been before we can tell you about another beautiful thing— Red Butte Garden. The 3,000 capacity amphitheater and arboretum on the campus of the University of Utah was an …

Cross Country Songbook: The American Southwest + Utah Parks

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Traveling through the American Southwest then up to Denver and Moab offers some of the most interesting landscape I’ve ever seen. Driving from Dallas to Santa Fe there is a whole lot of nothing, and when I say nothing I mean no gas stations, no houses, not even any cattle or cowboys like you see in the movies. Santa Fe to Denver is a stark contrast from the bleakness of North Texas, but after a long drive curving through the …

Cross Country Songbook: My Morning Jacket Live at Red Rocks 8/14/2015

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This past May I visited the Gorge Amphitheatre for the Sasquatch Festival and the views from the main stage were literally breathtaking. I wasn’t sure that there could ever be another outdoor concert experience to top that, but visiting Red Rocks Amphitheatre last week was damn near close. It didn’t hurt either to be seeing my favorite band of all-time with some of my favorite people of all-time (2 of which happened to be geologists that were geeking out about …

Cross Country Songbook: The Ralston Listening Library

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What if I told you there was a place that was designed for the sole purpose of listening to vinyl records and hi-def digital recordings? Not just some hobbyist’s mancave, but a place where every single aspect of the room is designed with acoustics in mind. When I say every aspect I mean that even the way the concrete was poured during construction of the room was done so in a way to make the room more acoustically pleasing. This …

Cross Country Songbook: My Morning Jacket Live at BJCC Concert Hall 8/10/2015

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I’ve been to nearly 30 My Morning Jacket shows, but last night in Birmingham at the BJCC Concert Hall was a new experience for me with it being my first solo MMJ show. Once I arrived in Birmingham after a short drive from Nashville, I headed to the Avondale Brewing Company to get rid of those pre-show jitters. The brewery, who have quite a selection of delicious beers, also sports a pretty amazing backyard concert venue themselves. After downing a …

Cross Country Songbook: Setting Out

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As we drive from Brooklyn to Nashville on the initial leg of this journey, we bring you our first M&T curated playlist for the Cross Country Songbook. This playlist, entitled Setting Out, aims to capture the swirl of reflective, yet hopeful emotions we’re feeling as we hit the road, along with a handful of tunes that are perfect companions for a long highway drive. Read on below to find out why each song was included and make sure to listen/subscribe to the full …

August Spotify Playlist of the Month

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It might feel like summer is slipping away, but fear not, we’ve got 40 new tunes to keep your spirits up as the warm weather winds down. This month’s playlist features plenty of familiar faces like Ben Folds, City and Colour, and Diet Cig along with fresh faces such as Bad Bad Hats, Gordi, and Vince Staples. Not to mention plenty of Boston love from Darlingside, These Wild Plains, Philadelphia Collins, Caspian, Funeral Advantage, and Vundabar. Check out all those …

Maimed & Tamed Presents: Cross Country Songbook

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After years of covering our beloved Boston, and now Brooklyn music scenes, we decided it was time to take Maimed & Tamed on the road. During August and September we will be traveling across these great United States to bring you the Cross Country Songbook. Now you’re probably thinking, what’s a Cross Country Songbook? Glad you asked. As we travel from Brooklyn to Los Angeles and back we’ll be stopping in various cities along the way to learn more about local …