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Newport Folk Festival 2015 Predictions/Wishlist

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Now that tickets have gone on sale for this year’s Newport Folk Festival (get yours here before they sell out because they most definitely will) the lineup rumor mill has inevitably started turning. In years past our predictions/wishlist have been both hits and misses, but that’s not going to stop us from making another list this year. Here’s to hoping we get ’em all right in 2015. My Morning Jacket This one just makes too much sense. Jim James and …

January Spotify Playlist of the Month

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Somehow it’s 2015, and though were sorely disappointed that many of the predictions made in Back to the Future Part II have yet to come true (most importantly the hoverboard part), we are very much looking forward to all of the new music that will be released. To kick off the new year we have a playlist full of fresh jams for your listening pleasure. This month’s playlist features new tracks from familiar artists like Father John Misty, San Fermin, and …

M&T Best Albums of 2014

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We’ve compiled our 30 favorite albums from 2014 and you can check out the full list below and take a listen to each album via Spotify. We’re such nice people that we also put together a playlist featuring one song from each album, which you can check out on Spotify by clicking the link below. Here’s to more great music in 2015! Full Spotify Playlist 30. Jessie Ware- Tough Love The Sade of our time turns out a sophomore album thats …

M&T Best Songs of 2014

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2014 blew by, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of good music to soundtrack the year that was. We’ve compiled our 50 favorite songs from this year and even created a handy Spotify playlist that includes each track listed below. It was a tough decision at the top, but in the end family is all that really matters right? Full Spotify Playlist 50. Yeah Boy- “Can’t Get Enough” 49. Slow Club- “Suffering You, Suffering Me” 48. The Hotelier- “Housebroken” …

December Spotify Playlist of the Month

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The Santa Pig is back and that can only mean one thing…it’s December once again folks. Don’t ask us how we got here, but we’ve nearly made it through another year. To get you through the final days of 2014 we’ve compiled a playlist of only the freshest of jams to bring us into 2015. This month features new tunes from Diarrhea Planet, Júniús Meyvant (who are going to have a HUGE 2015, heard it here first people), Rah Rah, Misun, …

American Field Brooklyn Curated Playlist

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Back in September Maimed & Tamed booked 10 local folk and Americana acts to perform as part of Ball and Buck’s Boston edition of American Field. This weekend American Field will take to Brooklyn and once again the music will be brought to you by none other than the fine folks from M&T. Our team curated a playlist of some of the best folk, Americana, bluegrass, blues, and soul music to help set the vibe for this weekend’s festivities. While …

Win $200 in Concert Tickets from Rukkus

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Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your audiophile friends? We’ve got you covered. NYC based ticketing site Rukkus is giving away $200 worth of concert tickets and we’ve got the scoop on how you could win. There are two ways you can enter and they’re both quick and easy: Send an email to giveaway@rukkus.com with a four sentence poem describing your favorite live music experience Tweet “I just entered to win $200 in concert tickets from rukkus.com #jointherukkus” So …

Tall Heights Sofar Boston Live Video Premiere

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Here at Maimed & Tamed we are men (and woman) of many hats. One other hat that I wear is as one of the founders of Sofar Sounds Boston. I poured my heart out about my experiences with Sofar in a post last November and I can safely say that a year later I am still as excited, if not more, with what we are doing in the local music scene. Back in March Sofar Boston hosted three of the most …

November Spotify Playlist of the Month

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It’s been a lazy month here at M&T HQ in terms of post volume, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been toiling away in the toy shop to bring you a kickass playlist this month. So without further ado we bring you our November Spotify Playlist of the Month, featuring 5 bonus tracks! You heard it right folks, we’ve got 20 fresh jams plus another 5 tasty tracks for your aural pleasure. This month features new cuts from Boston locals …

Low Key Release Debut EP Ship Without An Anchor

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Whoever said don’t judge a book by its cover certainly is not alway right. Case in point, Low Key’s debut release Ship Without An Anchor. I mean, how awesome is that album artwork? Luckily for the band, and for us, they’ve got the musical chops to go with the album cover. The local quintet blends styles ranging from funk to folk and rock to dance-pop all in the span of 6 songs. It’s quite the feat for a debut release, …