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.

First Single: "Fiercely" Debuted on Guestlisted

We're thrilled to present the first single of the forthcoming EP, "Fiercely." Read more and take a listen at Guestlisted with Jed Gottlieb/ Muscle Shoals? Sleazy swagger? Hell, yes, we'll take it!

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The track features Sam Spencer, Nate Leavitt, Ned Gallacher, and Kelly Davis, produced, mixed, engineered, and generally brought into being by the multi-talented (and recent BMA Singer-Songwriter of the Year nominee) Nathaniel Leavitt, along with Dan Nicklin and Pat DiCenso.

Photos by Kelly Davidson Studio and single art by Erin Gennett.

Parlour Bells Nominated for BMAs Best Live Act

Parlour Bells is thrilled to be nominated for Best Live Act at this year's Boston Music Awards, and looking forward to the event on December 14. To celebrate, we're releasing our new single, "Wetwear", on Boston Emissions with Anngelle Wood tonight, October 5. Tune in between 10 and 12!


Read more on the Boston Music Award nominations and announcements on Vanyaland.

VIVA LA EVA DOS: A Benefit for Eva Lipton

VIVA LA EVA DOS - A Benefit for Eva Lipton Join Parlour Bells with Joe Queer & Friends, The Dogmatics, The Downbeat 5, Classic Ruins, Moose & the Mudbugs, and Sonomatics at TT the Bear's on Thursday, September 4. Sponsored by TT's, Emma's Pizza, and Daykamp Creative.

Buy advance tickets.

Magen Tracy on Boston Emissions, 8/10

For the second year running, Anngelle Wood has been bringing listeners live sets by  local artists every Sunday night on Boston Emissions with her weekly Summer Sessions.  Tune in this Sunday, August 10, for a "Best of" compilation of last year's Summer Sessions featuring Magen Tracy (with Sam Spencer and Nate Leavitt), along with Nate Leavitt, Airport, Camden, Cocked n' Loaded, the Color and Sound, and more!

Listen live from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

For more Boston Emissions Summer Sessions, follow them on SoundCloud:

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NLB at Lizard Lounge


Three bands hit the Lizard on Thursday, August 14, each offering their own unique take on rock music.

Aloud starts off the night. A four piece indie rock band that The Boston Phoenix nominated for "Best Indie/Powerpop Act" in 2012. In the same year, the Deli Magazine listed Aloud as one of the "Best Emerging Bands."

Nate Leavitt, long known for his fierce guitar work with bands like Parlour Bells and Old Jack, then takes over with his introspective songwriting and excellent musicianship.

And finally Sarah Rabdau and the Self Employed Assassins finish out the night with their hard to categorize art rock and pop sound.

All in all a not-to-be-missed night at The Lizard Lounge!

$8 advance / $10 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:00 show

Magen Tracy, NLB on Friday, July 11

Happy Summer! I'm thrilled to be performing this weekend at O'Brien's Pub in Allston, MA, with the Nate Leavitt Band. I'll be opening the night with a short solo set, along with Dan Nicklin (of OldJack). We'll be joined by the ever-fabulous Ruby Rose Fox and local favorites Airport. Tickets are only $10, available at TicketWeb or at the door. Doors at 8, show at 9; check out the Facebook event for details and updates.

Want a sneak preview? Here's a video of Nate Leavitt's gorgeous country-folk duet "Came Here Tonight", from the Missed Connections show at the Paradise Rock Club last month:

Video: Paradise Rock Club

Thanks to John Doherty for video from the Missed Connections' debut show at the Paradise Rock Club in June. Check out the playlist here: