Tag: Margaret Glaspy

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Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Day 3 (photo essay)

A photo essay from Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Day 1. This is just one of four parts. The other articles are: Things we loved – an overview of Newport Folk Festival Day 1 photo essay Day 2 photo essay MORE PHOTOS IN SLIDER

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Newport Folk Festival 2017: Sunday Guide

Newport Folk Festival 2017: Sunday Guide

Like the first two days, the final day of Newport Folk Festival is loaded with marquee-worthy performers. There are several collaborations officially on the bill. To make things even more interesting, there is one time slot that features an unnannounced artist. Who could it be? Hmm… To assist with your planning, the Newport Folk Festival 2017: Sunday Guide is your […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Happy Holidays everyone. If you’re finished unwrapping gifts, possibly too stuffed from all the turkey, ham, and other goodies, or maybe trying to avoid the Christmas cake, take a moment to review the full list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. A playlist is also provided that could be spun on Spotify (no Thee Oh Sees) or SoundCloud (Go […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4

The countdown continues with our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4. The ten albums featured include a spellbinding combination of jazz, soul, and R&B; a trip through 19th Century Western Australia; mandolin folk-rock; the year’s most emotional LP; and the return of one of music’s great bands. The previous 30 albums can be reviewed in Parts 1, 2, […]

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ACL Festival Guide – Saturday October 8

ACL Festival Guide – Saturday October 8

Yesterday was amazing, it was a bit hot during the day but it finally cooled off in the evening. Check out the official ACL recap video here.  If you go early enough, we recommend the Austin Convention Center Parking garage on 2nd street which would be from $10-$12 depending on how long you stay. It is open 24 hours and […]

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ACL Festival Weekend Two: 25 Bands You Need to Know

ACL Festival Weekend Two: 25 Bands You Need to Know

Weekend Two of The Austin City Limits Festival kicks off tomorrow and we have a list of 25 bands you need to know. We all know why we are going because of the headliners ((Radiohead, M83, Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar) and mid-level radio players that we don’t want to miss (Band of Horses, Cage The Elephant, The Naked and […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.24

Weekend Showcase 2.24

Find an even 50 songs on the Weekend Showcase 2.24 edition. There are a few recognizable names, a handful of collaborations, and, of course, a significant number of newcomers and hidden gems. The 15 countries represented are: Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, […]

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Margaret Glaspy – “Emotions and Math”

Margaret Glaspy – “Emotions and Math”

Life’s choices are usually determined by two things – our feelings and calculating the risks, all of which are surmised in Margaret Glaspy‘s witty and cleverly titled debut full-length Emotions and Math. Although most of the songs on the album focus on well-covered themes of love and relationship. Emotions and Math is not the typical, gushy love record. At the […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.14

Weekend Showcase 2.14

On the Weekend Showcase 2.14 edition, we recap the five premieres, seven albums, one concert, and 42 singles featured from the past week. The mega-playlist has, in total, 53 songs from artists based in or originally from: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. Each of the articles are listed below; just lick on […]

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The Matinee April 12th

The Matinee April 12th

Like yesterday’s Melodic Tonic, The Matinee April 12th features a number of emerging singer-songwriters who will dazzle you with their poignant storytelling and intimate sound. Then there are a handful of bands who will help put a spark into your day.   Basement Revolver – “Johnny” (Hamilton, Canada) When Alvvays released their debut album two years ago, they opened the […]

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SXSW Picks – 3/18

SXSW Picks – 3/18

It’s Friday. We have today and tomorrow left with tons of music and bands still to see. It might possibly rain today so bring a raincoat or umbrella if you are going to be at any of the outside shows, and also keep watch on twitter handles and Facebook pages in case anything has to be canceled. DAY SHOW Almost […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.04

Weekend Showcase 2.04

Another week and another Weekend Showcase arrives, this time version 2.04, reviews the week that was in music, between February 1st to February 6th. There were some great albums that dropped this week with a couple being early contenders for album of the year. We premiered new music by two emerging acts. And of course, we featured at least 5 […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 4

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 4

Welcome to this week’s serving of new music cocktails! Last week’s theme was one-word bands; this week we’re featuring several strong female voices. The one exception is this second single from a supergroup of veteran male alt/indie rockers, so let’s get started.   Beverly – “Victoria” (Brooklyn, USA) Beverly – the indie dream-pop duo of Drew Citron (vocals, guitar) and Scott Rosenthal (bass/guitar) – will release […]

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