Rock & Roll Rumble 2017 Pics

Thanks to Boston Emissions, ONCE Somerville, Red Red Rockit, Tenafly Vipers, Something Sneaky, and everyone who came out for an amazing show–and to Josh Pickering for the great shots!

 


MTMC Rumble Edition: Meet the Band

MTMC_10Questions_Rumble

The name 'Missed Connections' used to refer to the fact that each show featured a new set of musicians–people I had either played with on other projects, or had always wanted to. One great thing about being a side player for years is that when you launch a solo project? Plenty of top-notch musicians are ready and willing to give you a shot and join you on stage. These days, the Missed Connections has fully-realized lineup (with occasional guest stars). The Missed Connections: Rumble Edition features Magen Tracy on vocals and keys, Stud Green (Humble Tripe) on violin, guitar, mandolin, and backing vocals, Mike Oram (Abbie Barrett Band, Airport, Eric Salt & Electric City) on guitar and vocals, Sam Spencer (formerly Sera Del Fuego, Milling Gowns) on bass, and Tamora Gooding (Gene Dante and the Future Starlets, Axemunkee) on drums.

Read more in our recent Rumble interview: "10 Questions with Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections."


MTMC Joins Rock & Roll Rumble Class of 2017

We're thrilled to join the Rock & Rock Rumble Class of 2017, alongside some of our favorite artists and friends! Read more and listen in on Boston Emissions with Anngelle Wood as more details are revealed.17157569_10155211725071789_4868167256809452919_o (1)


MTMC with Pale Monsters at Atwood's Tavern

Next Thursday, February 9, we're excited to be back at Atwood's Tavern, one of our favorite spots, playing a double bill with Pale Monsters. We're on first at 10 p.m. with Pale Monsters on at 11:15 p.m. Join us!

atwoods-tavernfebruary-9


Music Sales for ACLU Day on Bandcamp

This Friday, February 3, Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections joins Bandcamp and hundreds of other bands and labels (including our friends in The RationalesGinger IbexStars Like OursAirportLifestyleWhen Particles Collide, Petty Morals, and more) in donating 100% of sales to ACLU Nationwide, in support of immigrants/basic human values.

Read Bandcamp's full statement on the event, and visit our Bandcamp page today for a good cause!

floral3front


Women of Substance Podcast feat. Harder Girl

Check out Harder Girl on Women of Substance Radio & Podcast's Episode 511 today, along with tunes from Haj i Ji, Anne-Marie Lax, Kiyomi, Dave Whitcher Saga, Doreen Pinkerton, and Tanyamae!

wos_700px


10/13: MTMC with Love Love at Atwood's

This Thursday, we're excited to be back at Atwood's Tavern, one of our favorite spots, playing a double bill with alt. Americana rockers Love Love. The show starts with Love Love at 10, followed by MTMC at 11:15. Yeah, it's late, but Thursday is the new Friday. Also, it's Atwood's: you can come for a delicious dinner, stay for the tunes, and find yourself rocking out way past your bedtime and loving it, because it's just that kind of place.

We're also using the show to celebrate the release of our new single, Harder Girl. We'll be giving away free download cards with the track–give it a listen on Soundcloud, and come by on Thursday for your own copy!

mtmclovelovecolor


Harder Girl Premieres on Vanyaland

We're thrilled to announce our new single, Harder Girl, premiered this morning on Vanyaland. Michael Marotta writes:

"...it’s a rootsy twirl around folk and Americana that’s aided by Tracy’s sharp lyrical play...that make-believe scenario of unlikely hook-ups comes to mind as if played out last night between quarreling lovers at the bar. Here on “Harder Girl”, Tracy is having that morning-after talk with her lover, and it’s not long before she waltzes out that front door with the wind at her back, swagger on her side, and a grin on her face."  

Read the full article.

Produced by guitarist, producer, and Airport frontman Craig Small, Harder Girl marks our first release as a band, comprised of Small on guitars and backing vocals, Stud Green on violin, mandolin, acoustic guitar, and backing vocals, Sam Spencer on bass, and Tamora Gooding on drums.

Give it a listen on Soundcloud, and download it for yourself on Bandcamp.

[bandcamp width=350 height=442 track=2089706149 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false]


Concert Across America: Somerville on 9/25

On September 25, ONCE Somerville joins the Concert Across America with a lineup featuring the Boston Rock Opera,  Abbie Barrett & Band, Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections, Matt Heaton & the Electric Heaters, Lily Black, Ghosts & Shadows, Harborlights, and Angry Toddlers.

The Concert Across America will take place on September 25, the date designated by Congress in 2007 as a day of remembrance for murder victims. This nationwide event will bring together a network of organizations, activists and artists with the dual goals of keeping guns out of dangerous hands and making the issue of illegal guns top of mind for members of Congress, the presidential candidates, and the American people as they go to the polls in November 2016. Boston was the first city to announce, spearheaded by Stop Handgun Violence. For more information visit http://concertacrossamerica.org/

 

 


6/25 Lizard Lounge: Photos and Video

SKMDCBoston does an phenomenal job of cataloging and archiving shows in the Boston area, and we were fortunate enough to have them in the audience a few weeks back at the Lizard Lounge for OldJack's Last Saturdays featuring Phil Aiken Army (quadruple album release) and Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections. Check out pictures and videos of all three sets here.

MTMCLizardSKM
Photo by SKMDCBoston

It's always a joy to play with our friends, OldJack, especially since Nate Leavitt, Dan Nicklin, and Kelly Davis were all heavily involved in our 2015 EP, Fiercely. Nate Leavitt, who produced the EP and played all guitars on it, joined us for "Question" and our cover of Led Zepplin's "Down By the Seaside", and Nate, Dan, and Kelly all came up for our finale number, "Fiercely."

We also debuted two new tunes, "Dirty Little Secret" and "Miss the Life (I Thought I'd Have)." Next up: we're headed back into the studio to record new tunes for 2016/2017 releases. Here's SKMDCBoston's video of "Sweetheart":

https://youtu.be/GCiwseqtwbw