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igAsh's favorite songs of 2007, with {some} free downloads!

I made a ‘Best of ’07’ compilation for coworkers and thought I’d share my picks with you, in no particular order. Hope you’ve got a little time to spare! All downloads have been posted with permission from the bands themselves. Thanks bands!   1. Nicole Atkins and the Sea: “The Way It Is” I think […]

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From Telegraph Hill

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One of my favorite Boston releases of the year so far, The Vinyl Skyway's From Telegraph Hill blends alt-country and retro-riffic indie pop in such a way that the songs seem at once groundbreaking and familiar. Hooks and vocal harmonies are expertly placed and well-executed; lyrics are poetic; and sequencing is crafty and inspired. Take […]

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Hey kids, smoking is cool!

Well, maybe not, but I can't help championing Zig-Zag for supporting independent music. The Zig-Zag Live Spring 2007 Band Competition: Round III has begun (we missed rounds I and II, apparently), and you can visit their website to scroll through the nominees, have yourself a listen, and: Choose one band that you think deserves a […]

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Betsy Boston Hangs with Nicole Atkins and the Sea

Spend any amount of time talking music with yours truly these days, and you’re bound to hear about two particular acts way more than any others: Boston’s Township (who we’ll talk more about another day), and New York/New Jersey’s Nicole Atkins and the Sea. During April, Atkins & co. are playing a rotation of weekly […]

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