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Video Premiere: "Smoke Screens" by Molasses Jones

Once again I have the priviledge of unveiling a new video from Boston's Molasses Jones, and once again I am extremely impressed by the tunes from these three guys. I was initially drawn-in by the unique location, a tunnel beneath the Eliot Bridge in Cambridge, MA. I enjoyed the stripped-down live performance, complete with cyclists interrupting the first few seconds of filming. 

"Smoke Screens" has a warm, low-down blues swing, but polished enough to sway more to the pop side of the spectrum. Perhaps most impressive about the whole thing is Cory Fein's playing--drums and harmonica at the same time is complex business.
Enough of my mindless comentary--click the image below and watch for yourselves.

Molasses Jones' debut album is due out in the fall. Until then, check out their Facebook page for band updates.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)
Photo credit: @lystenboston

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The Naked Wild @ the Rivoli

The Naked Wild is a folk/indie rock band out of Toronto. I think it's also the website I was watching late last night...but that's a different story. Their tunes are pretty chilled out but they can fire it up when they have to. They have a bunch of live tunes available for stream on their soundcloud. The first tune I listened to was "Neighbour". The acoustic rhythm guitar gets you in a very campfire like setting. The lead licks over top bring you to the point when your buzz kicks in and you're ready to drift away. The walking bassline keeps the party going and the drums are thumpin away giving you reason to stomp. So that pretty much sums up most camping trips...in the wild....naked. Canadian folk rock for sure. I'm interested in hearing what they come up with in the studio. The Naked Wild play the Rivoli on July 16th.-Kris "Big City" Gies

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Music Video Review: "Spirit Cold" by Tall Heights

In an age of gimmicky music videos, Tall Heights’ beautiful live-performance video of their new track, "Spirit Cold", is as refreshing as a glass of ice water on a hot summer day. In a song both contemplative and hopeful, Paul Wright’s cello is a lovely musical anchor that allows Tim Harrington’s acoustic guitar riffs to dance and soar while remaining as intricately wound as their harmonious duets. The duo will release their latest album, Holding On, Holding Out, in October - see them live at The Sinclair in Cambridge on October 4th.
 

-Glori Blatt
Photo credit: S
hervin Lainez

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Raise a Glass with Cactus Attack's "100 Proof"

Grab your whiskey and get to pouring - one listen to "100 Proof" by Cactus Attack and you’ll be ready to drown your sorrows, whether you’ve got ‘em or not. This rowdy country-rock band delivers more than a little bit of bite in this growly world-done-me-wrong anthem.  Gritty vocals are given depth thanks to electric guitar riffs writhing with emotion while the emphatic backup vocals, shouted rather than sung, add a rawness that will make you want to raise your glass and say “hell yes!” Cactus Attack is playing the Shaskeen Pub in Manchester on Saturday, September 5th.

-Glori Blatt

Cactus Attack, 100 Proof from David Laferriere on Vimeo.

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Michael Bang and Andrew Ledform Play 2nd Sunday Concerts at Open Door - 7/12

The Bay Area based musician, Michael Bang will perform live on Sunday, July 12th at the 2nd Sunday Concert Series at Open Door in Richmond. Bang will play with his avant-classical-folk ensemble for ”a hot night of BBQ and ethereal, rock-tinged folk”. You can also check out a live performance by Andrew Ledford of The Tet Holiday at this event.

Just to let you know, you’ll be walking into the United Methodist Church in Richmond because they're responsible for putting on these monthly concerts and they serve BBQ to the the attendees! The acoustics should be amazing so get out and check out something different. We love every music venue in the Bay Area, but we’re never afraid to encourage Bay Area music lovers to mix it up!

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