This Blue Heaven Farewell Show, April 30

Thursday, April 30 will be a bittersweet night of music as This Blue Heaven releases their new EP and plays their final show at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections and Parks support.

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New Single: "Question" Premiered on Vanyaland

In the midst of one of the worst winters Boston's had, and in a month that always sends me into bouts of reflectiveness and nostalgia, producer Nate Leavitt and I offer up a piece of my own history, "Question (The Hardest Part)." Vanyaland premieres the track today, and Michael Marotta writes:

"Magen Tracy’s latest single, “Question,” is definitely not about the weather outside, but it’s a nice musical reminder to slow our rolls and not get caught up in the chaos around us. “I said this is the hardest part,” Tracy sings in the chorus. “We forget who we are and forget what we want. If feels wrong, but I guess it seems smart.”

Read more, and listen at: http://www.vanyaland.com/2015/02/18/vanyaland-premiere-magen-tracy-puts-life-perspective-new-single-question/


#YesAllWomen Boston Photos and Video

Thanks so much to everyone who joined us at the #YesAllWomenBoston benefit for Girls Rock Campaign Boston last Friday! The Missed Connections for this show included Catherine Capozzi (Axemunkee) on guitar, Tamora Gooding (Gene Dante and the Future Starlets) on drums, Stud Green (Humble Tripe) on mandolin/acoustic guitar, and (as always) Sam Spencer on bass. Leesa Coyne (Viva Gina, The Easy Reasons) also joined us for a reprise of our Heart cover from last Halloween. Check out photo sets and video below:

Magen & Leesa: Straight On
Photo set by Daykamp Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjGIhOCpues

Video by Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein


Bo & Rachel's House Show #9 on February 21

Bo & Rachel Barringer (aka The Wrong Shapes) present their 9th House Show (henceforth to be know as a Salon) on Saturday, February 21: It's been a few months and more than a couple of our more cultured friends have asked us recently if we're still holding "Salons" at our place…(Bo scratches head, "Huh, 'Salon'? What ever could they mean?" He goes racing to the Googles…;) (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia-)"A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. " Ah, I see…in the parlance of our more refined friends, "SALONS" mean "HOUSE SHOWS"…What a great idea-let's re-christen our monthly events… The 601 Boston Ave House Shows will henceforth be referred to as SALON (yeah, "Bo & Rachel's House Show" always sounded a bit pedestrian….) So, for our next SALON we are incredibly psyched to announce we will have the following performers: Amy Douglas of FEINTS When Particles Collide Drab Magen Tracy and your hosts, The Wrong Shapes set times TBA but performances will last from about 8PM till just before midnight…. More details on the Facebook Event.


Yes All Women Boston Mega-Show, 1/30

Yes All Women Boston Show Poster

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO Girls Rock Campaign Boston!

7:00 PM - MINGLING TIME! Come early and be social and network, and jam out to some tunes provided by DJ Lizzy Pitch!

Yes All Women Boston
http://www.yesallwomenboston.org/

8:00PM-1AM - live party tunes from:
8:00-8:30 Band Without Hands
8:45-9:15 Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections
9:30-10:00 Awaaz Do
10:15-10:45 Drab
11:00-11:30 Ladymob
11:45-12:15 Viva Gina
12:30-1:00 Solo Sexx

Sponsored by our friends at Narragansett Beer!


Q Division Holiday Party Pics

Thanks to Daykamp Music for great shots of Magen Tracy band at the Q Division Holiday Party.

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Magen Tracy, Ginger Ibex at Lilypad

Sharon Crumrine (of classical-rock-instrument quartet Ginger Ibex) has been one of my oldest piano-rock peers and friends in Boston, dating back to bedroom recording sessions at 157 Highland in '07. We've talked for ages now about a show with our current projects, and a venue with a gorgeous piano to host it. The Lilypad in Inman Square gives us the perfect opportunity to do so this Friday, December 5, as Ginger Ibex and Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections team up for an early evening of piano-lounge-singer-songwriter-classical-rock. (Yes, it's a genre. Yes, I made it up.)

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Lilypad
1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA (Inman Square)
Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections: 8PM
Ginger Ibex: 9PM
Facebook Event

Check out this video of Ginger Ibex's "Prelude to Dust from Kissers" from their album, Firefly, and join us this Friday at the Lilypad at 8PM.

http://youtu.be/fyHYib0h8dQ


Keep Safe Boston Compilation, Available 11/11

"On Tuesday, November 11, Keep Safe Boston releases the Keep Safe Boston 2014 compilation to benefit Planned Parenthood. The 50 song pay-what-you can compilation features some of the biggest names in New England music, from up­-and-­coming acts to tried­-and-­true hometown heroes." Read more.

We're thrilled to include "Fiercely" in this collection alongside some of Boston's best and brightest, curated by Anngelle Wood of Boston Emissions. Since my collaboration with Nate Leavitt on the Fiercely EP originated 2 years ago during Anngelle's Summer Sessions, it's fitting that this compilation should be the first official release of the single. Even better, Parlour Bells debuts a new single, "Wetwear", on the album and will perform at the Benefit Concert at Brighton Music Hall on December 10. (Special props to Nate Leavitt for pulling double duty to finish up both this tracks for this release!)

Listen, download, enjoy, and contribute what you can to this great cause: http://www.keepsafeboston.org/keep-safe-boston-2014-compilation.html

http://youtu.be/f923bAU5Yxc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw5Pgwwp-NY


Nate Leavitt Band, Berklee at CMJ

CMJ-bound this weekend, doing double-duty throwing the Berklee/Vanyaland CMJ Music Marathon on Friday night at Carroll Place, and playing with Nate Leavitt Band at the Outlaw Roadshow (Friday @ the Bowery Electric) and SXNE–For Liberty's Sake (Saturday @ Carroll Place).


Nate Leavitt Nominated for Boston Music Award

Congratulations to Nate Leavitt on his Boston Music Award nomination for Singer-Songwriter of the Year! Take a listen below and you'll see why he's a natural for this category:

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Read more on Nate's nominations on his own site, and on the Boston Music Award nominations and announcements on Vanyaland.