Song of the Day: “Heat Wave” by Born Ruffians

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Born Ruffians (Photo by Vanessa Heins)

Born Ruffians — Luke Lalonde, Mitch DeRosier, and Steve Hamelin — will release PULP April 16 on Yep Roc Records. The digital-only album is the band’s final release in a trilogy that began with the release of JUICE and SQUEEZE in 2020.

From the new album, the trio share “Heat Wave.”

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Song of the Day: “On the Way Downtown” by Dave Alvin

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Dave Alvin (Photo by Chip Duden)

Legendary troubadour Dave Alvin shares the Victor Krummenacher-directed video for “On the Way Downtown,” in memory of Gene Taylor, Chris Gaffney and Amy Farris.

The track appears on Dave’s The highly praised album, From An Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings.

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Song of the Day: “Cosmic Fringes” by Paul Weller

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Paul Weller (Photo courtesy Black Box)

We may be cursed to be in the midst a global pandemic, buffeted by all of its stresses and pain, but everyone knows that art provides succour, that music is the most reliable balm.

For many there is further significant comfort to be drawn from the knowledge that Paul Weller is in the midst of an unbelievably prolific purple patch. Paul Weller will not let us down when we need him most, as evidenced by his most recent single, “Cosmic Fringes.”

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Livestream Preview: 6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Fest, 2/26-2/27/21

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The Adrien Moignard Trio and Christophe Cravero (Photo courtesy Charm City Django Jazz Fest)

The 6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Fest returns this Friday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, Feb. 27, with a tuned-in lineup from around the globe celebrating the music and legacy Django Reinhardt. Although the Creative Alliance is hosting this year’s Djangofest virtually, the talent, energy, and music promise to be just as powerful as previous years.

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Song of the Day: “Drugs in California” by Transviolet

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Transviolet (Photo courtesy Earshot Media)

After a successful catfishing on a musician networking website, Sarah McTaggart began to collaborate with producer and bassist Mike Panek across the world, and over the internet writing the beginnings of what would eventually become Transviolet.

Transviolet recently released a new single, “Drugs in California.”

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