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.

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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


Missed Connections at Atwood's on 6/3

This Friday, catch us opening for the amazing Tim Gearan Band at Atwood's Tavern. Tim's Friday night residency is a long-standing local favorite, and we're thrilled to be a part of it. Tickets are $7 at the door and we go on at 10PM; come early for dinner on their gorgeous patio!

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Missed Connections Live on WMFO

It's been a busy spring behind the scenes, and we've missed you all! The Missed Connections have been working hard on new arrangements and material, and we're excited to show some of it to you on Wednesday, May 4 on WMFO: On the Town with Mikey Dee. Tune in from 9:00 p.m. to midnight to hear a full live set on www.wmfo.org.


Magen Tracy Live on the Steve Katsos Show

We're thrilled to begin 2016 with a guest appearance on the Steve Katsos Show, kicking off the 7th season of his late night talk show. The show tapes live in Arlington, MA, on Tuesday evenings and is broadcast to 12 countries worldwide. Each week features three artists in a performance-and-interview format. Since the show's debut in 2009, Katsos has provided an outlet for hundreds of New England musicians, authors, comedians, and performance artists to share their work with the world.

This Tuesday, Janaury 26, features Magen Tracy solo, along with comedian Jerry Caruso. Tune in at 8PM EST to watch live at https://livestream.com/SteveKatsosShow.

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"Nightingale" Makes Guestlisted Top 215 of 2015 List

We're thrilled and honored to have Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections' "Nightingale" (produced by Nathaniel Leavitt) included in Jed Gottlieb's 215 Top Songs of 2015 list! And in such great company–check out the full list and associated playlist for all your new favorite songs.

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This Year's Model: All Femme Birthday Tribute to Elvis Costello

It's a melancholy time we are all living through here in Boston where the music is concerned. Our beloved TT's is no more, and Davis Square stalwart Johnny D's will soon sadly meet the same fate. The mood is dark, somber, bittersweet, nostalgic and filled with angst.

Whose music could be more suitable for this lingering sadness than that of the one and only Declan Patrick MacManus?

As part of a series of farewell performances for Johnny D's, This Year's Model will not only celebrate Elvis Costello's birthday (August 25th) and stupendous catalog, but it will feature heart-wrenching, barn-burning performances from some of Boston's greatest female singer songwriters, them being Jess Collins (The Static Dynamic, Petty Morals), Jen De La Osa (Aloud), Amy Douglas (FEINTS, Sunrise Hwy), Bridget Duggan (Paper Waves), Jess Jacobs (Band Without Hands), Tanya Pearson (Drab), Gretchen Shae (The Knock Ups), and Magen Tracy (Parlour Bells, The Missed Connections).

Post by Amy Douglas. Poster by Jess Jacobs.

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Parlour Bells at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Parlour Bells was thrilled to play the gig-of-a-lifetime last week at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, opening for Culture Club. Thanks to friends Adam P. Salsman, Mike Oliver, Coleman Rogers, and Kevin DeLue for taking fantastic pictures, and to John Doherty for snagging some video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEI3CvqTTpU

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Goddamn Glenn and Magen Tracy. Photo by Adam P. Salsman.
Parlour Bells. Photo by Coleman Rogers.
Parlour Bells. Photo by Coleman Rogers.
Parlour Bells. Photo by Kevin DeLue.
Parlour Bells. Photo by Kevin DeLue.
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PB + BG. Photo by Honey Pie.

Magen Tracy & Abbie Barrett Bands REDUX at Atwood's

If you missed our double bill (and Fiercely EP release) in May, you're in luck, because Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections and Abbie Barrett & the Last Date are joining forces again this August for another night at Atwood's. And if you were there, well, then, you're extra lucky because you get to come experience this awesome event all over again with new tunes, new covers, and new surprises. Last time we duetted with some Heart. Who will it be this time?

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10:00 p.m. Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections
11:00 p.m. Abbie Barrett & the Last Date

Thursday, August 13
Atwood's Tavern
Cambridge, MA
877 Cambridge St.
$7, 21+
Buy advance tickets.


Photos from Fiercely EP Release Show

Thanks to the talented Johnny Anguish of Daykamp Music, we now have a great photo gallery of last month's EP release show. Check out the full gallery at Daykamp Music, featuring stellar shots of Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections, as well as Abbie Barrett & the Last Date!

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