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Newport Folk Festival Spotlight: Honeyhoney

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Honeyhoney is sure to give one of the most electrifying performances at this year’s Newport Folk Festival. Vocalist Suzanne Santo can turn a stage into an emotional fireworks show complete with banjo and violin. I can see any chorus turn into a passionate sing-along, filling Fort Adams with sounds of love and redemption. Honeyhoney was noticed early by actor Kiefer Sutherland who promptly signed them to his label Ironworks. The release of First Rodeo in 2008 was met with critical …

High Diner- “c.k.f.”

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With their first single “c.k.f.”, Boston-based trio High Diner have proved their ability to capture the sounds of the 60s and 70s in a radical and refreshing way. The whirling organ of John Murphy showcases the exceptional musicianship of these rising stars and their ability to push the limits of modern alternative music. Fresh off shows at the Middle East Downstairs and TT The Bear’s Place, High Diner is making their way around the Boston scene without a proper album …

7 Canadian Bands You Should Know

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Special thanks to our Canadian correspondent, Megan, for exposing us to these great bands. Canada. To those who don’t know, it is the country to the north; also called America’s Hat. Canada is not just a frozen land of hockey players and igloos, but actually quite a lively scene for good indie music. This frozen land is also home to music fans that take their music very serious. The long winters and copious amounts of overpriced, yet delicious bevies allows …

Newport Folk Festival Spotlight: City and Colour

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City and Colour, the recording name of Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green, have been recording some of the most beautifully vulnerable music for the past eight years relatively unnoticed by the American music press. With three Juno Awards under his belt and just under a decade leading genre-bending punk band Alexisonfire, Green is no stranger to the spotlight up north. In August of 2011, Alexisonfire announced their breakup which got messy when it was revealed that the split was far from …

Toro Y Moi: June 2009

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Toro y Moi is set to re-release some early recordings on vinyl from the June 2009 compilation. The mainly guitar-based songs date back to the days soon before Chazwick Bundick became chillwave royalty in 2010. Every track still has the signature Toro dance vibe while adding complexity to his impressive catalog of early recordings. The release of this vinyl comes days after the announcement of the Lollapalooza lineup which features Toro y Moi in what might turn out to be …

Why Has This Not Gone Viral? : Boys without Toys

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Four brothers rocking out in a fast food restaurant in Portland may not seem that intriguing at the outset, but how about 7 year-old Elisha busting out the vox on “Tighten Up”? Or their tight performance of “People Say”? Something tells me the Henig brothers will be making some waves on YouTube sooner rather than later. Not to mention how freaking cute little Elisha is in their record release video.

OnlyReal

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OnlyReal is the recording moniker of London musician/rapper/producer Niall Galvin who has recently burst onto the scene without signing to a label or even playing a live show. His track “Cadillac Girl” is full of fuzzy guitars and vocals that are so nonchalant you’d think this track was recorded in someone’s bedroom. It was. Galvin has been getting attention across the world from Malta to New York City mostly by way of his Facebook page that he updates everyday with …

Dr. Dog at the House of Blues Boston – 3/22/12

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Dr. Dog melted our faces last night in front of a sell out crowd at the House of Blues. The setlist is below, but stay tuned next week for our review of Dr. Dog playing their hometown show in Philly this Saturday at the Electric Factory. 1.That Old Black Hole 2.Stranger 3.The Breeze 4.The Ark 5.Do The Trick 6.Lonesome 7.Shadow People 8.Hang On 9.I Only Wear Blue 10.Vampire 11.The Rabbit, The Bat and The Reindeer 12.These Days 13.Heavy Light 14.Fate …

Forecastle 2012 Preview: Day 1

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We’re really excited here at Maimed & Tamed for this year’s Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. This 3-day extravaganza is Bonnaroo without the dirty hippies and dust covered campground. The first day of music Friday, July 13 is chock-full of great artists both new and old. Beach House Set to release their next album Bloom on May 15, this duo is sure to rock the stage with their signature lo-fi love songs. The Head and the Heart Our little …

Rubblebucket at the Pearl St. Ballroom New Year’s Eve

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Rubblebucket returned this year to the Pearl St. Ballroom for their New Year’s Eve Spectacular. They pulled out all the great jams from their newest release Omega La La mixed in with crowd favorites like “Phillip’s Van” and “November.” Opening bands Wolfman Conspiracy and Bella’s Bartok held their own and provided sweet horn melodies while the hipsters in the house mingled before the main act took the stage. Alex Toth and Adam Dotson of Rubblebucket blew their hearts out and …