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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 …

Newport Folk Festival 2015 Recap

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The M&T crew had a wild and wonderful weekend at Fort Adams and we’ve chosen some of our favorite sets from this year’s Newport Folk Festival to share with you. Once again Newport proved why it’s such a magical place with once-in-a-lifetime performances from My Morning Jacket and Lucius backing Roger Waters to everyone who is anyone paying tribute to Bob Dylan in the hullabaloo that was ’65 Revisited. Now we begin counting down the days until next July and …

Unannounced Newport Folk Festival Acts

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With the M&T crew already posted up in a vacation rental in Newport (yea, we’re pros at this), all of our conversations this week have eventually turned to speculation as to who will be filling the two “unannounced” slots on Friday and Saturday of the festival. We won’t know for sure until we show up at the Fort, but here are a few (somewhat) educated guesses at who will be playing in those two slots and why. Friday July 24: …

Bellwire Premiere New Video For “Time Out”

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Boston based powerpop quartet Bellwire have released a brand new video for their single “Time Out.” The video, directed by Ben Bocko (who also snapped the lovely photo of the band above), was filmed in Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, MA. The song will be included on the band’s upcoming full-length produced by Elio DeLuca who has previously worked with acts like Titus Andronicus and Hallelujah the Hills. After watching the video for “Time Out” it’s no surprise that DeLuca and Bellwire …

Exclusive Premiere: Hayley Sabella – “Speak To Me Loud (Anchour Remix)”

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Last year one of our favorite Massachusetts based songwriters, Hayley Sabella, released her full-length album King Solomon, which featured the beautifully minimalist track “Speak To Me Loud.” Now the fine folks at Anchour Studio in Windham, Maine have given “Speak To Me Loud” a remix treatment that turns the solitary and contemplative original into a bona fide summer jam. Take a listen to the original and then try not to get out of your seat and dance while you stream the remix …

July Spotify Playlist of the Month

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Does everyone else think there is there a lot of great music coming out in 2015 or is is just us? Once again we’ve got an expanded playlist for you in July, totaling 40 brand new songs for your listening pleasure. This month features fresh jams from newcomers like Wolf Alice and Pavo Pavo as well as tracks off potential album-of-the-year contenders by indie vets like The Vaccines and Desaparecidos. Check out all those artists and more on the full …

Most Anticipated Acts at Newport Folk Festival 2015

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Friday July 24, 2015 Strand of Oaks – 3:45pm @ Harbor Stage After seeing Timothy Showalter and the rest of Strand of Oaks put on a rousing set at Sasquatch earlier this summer, they were an easy pick for my most anticipated act of Friday at NFF. I know that the Roger Waters performance will certainly be something special and unique, but Strand of Oaks is an act that will feed off of the emotional connection that Newport fans forge during inspiring …

June Spotify Playlist of the Month

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Since the weather has been gloomy and rainy in both Brooklyn and Boston this week, we’ve compiled the perfect set of fresh tunes to fix your summertime blues. This month’s playlist boasts 10 bonus tracks (30 songs in total because we love you) from newcomers and M&T faves alike. Hop Along returns with what might be an album-of-the-year contender, Holly Miranda has released her first full-length since we saw her absolutely destroy Terminal 5 opening for My Morning Jacket 5 years …

Friday Passes Still Available for Newport Folk Festival

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With Newport Folk Festival’s staggered announcement of this year’s lineup, one can tend to forget how incredible the overall lineup already is. After the most recent announcement of Tallest Man on Earth, I revisited the lineup page and had to rub my eyes a bit after staring at the screen since I had clearly missed some of the individual announcements.  Sufjan Stevens. The Decemberists. Lord Huron. The Lone Bellow. J freakin Mascis. And that’s only about 10% of the portion of …