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Weekend Showcase 2.33

Weekend Showcase 2.33

The Weekend Showcase 2.33 edition is a varied one. It has music that will take you way back to the ’60s. There are songs by resurrecting the alt-rock of the ’90s. Then there are artists who are putting a new spin on contemporary electronic and electro-pop. In total, there are 51 songs on The Weekend Showcase 2.33. The artists are […]

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Saturday Sampler August 27th

Saturday Sampler August 27th

The Saturday Sampler August 27th edition features a global tour of great music. Join us as we journey from Wales and Norway to New Zealand via the U.S. and Canada. These ten singles from both veteran and emerging artists will transport you to another time and place, only without all the jet-lag.   Baby Queens – “Tired Of Love” (Cardiff, Wales) RIYL: Groove Theory, Warpaint, […]

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The Matinee August 26th

The Matinee August 26th

The Matinee August 26th includes six new tracks to keep you moving. For this fine Friday we have upbeat synth pop, feel good indie rock and a little singer songwriter fare. Most of our artists are representing the US, also with support from Canada and the UK. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for more on our Saturday Sampler and […]

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The Pack A.D. – “Positive Thinking”

The Pack A.D. – “Positive Thinking”

When The Pack A.D. first appeared on the Canadian music scene in the mid-2000s, they arrived with a bang. They were not the typical all-female pop band but rather a ferocious garage-rock duo. They were Canada’s answer to The Black Keys, The White Stripes, and The Kills, but edgier, grittier, and dirtier. Their early albums, particularly 2008’s Funeral Mixtape, 2010’s […]

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Arboretum Festival 2016 in Photos

The 5th edition of Arboretum Festival ran from August 17th until August 21st. Although the Festival had numerous venues participating, all of the photos were taken in the final two evenings at the Festival Village at Ottawa City Hall. Ottawa is blessed with many music festivals throughout the summer, but ArboretumFest has quickly carved out a niche for themselves by […]

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The Matinee August 25th

The Matinee August 25th

Eight songs occupy The Matinee August 25th edition. Lots of sizzle and a bit of shimmer in this mini-playlist.   As Was – “Stains” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Diane Coffee, Portugal. The Man, AXIS: SOVA There is very little information about Los Angeles band As Was other than they have been around for three years already and fronted by Kosta […]

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The Matinee August 24th

The Matinee August 24th

The Matinee August 24th includes six eclectic new singles for your listening pleasure. We have an upbeat mix today that ranges from amazing indie rock to energetic synth pop. We inadvertently have the majority of artists coming from the US along with the UK. Breathe Panel – “On My Way” (Brighton, England) RIYL: Deerhunter, The Walkmen, The Radio Dept Breathe […]

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Tanukichan – “Radiolove”

Tanukichan – “Radiolove”

Early in 2016, Bay-area Trails and Ways announced the band was undergoing changes despite achieving indie success. Their first three EPs put them solidly on the indie map and helped them land a deal with Barsuk Records. Their debut album, Pathology, was catchy and filled with imaginative stories. But after spending most of their adult lives together, the quartet opted to […]

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A Night with Wellington Gems: Pales, Paperghost, and night pilot

A Night with Wellington Gems: Pales, Paperghost, and night pilot

While people are familiar with the likes of Lorde, Flight of the Conchords, and The Naked and Famous and the fabulous label Flying Nun, the New Zealand indie music scene is flourishing. Artists such as The Phoenix Foundation, Nadia Reid, and Salad Boys are making names for themselves overseas. So who will be among the next wave of Kiwi musicians […]

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Rossy – “If I Was King” (single premiere)

Rossy – “If I Was King” (single premiere)

Back in February we posted an awesome acoustic version of the Chainsmokers’ “Roses” by Rossy, and he has made quite an impression with many. The video has over 270k views on YouTube, and the Soundcloud track has been played almost 800,000 times. You might know Rossy from the hip-hop duo V1BE. Now the producer and songwriter is ready to release […]

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The Matinee August 23rd

The Matinee August 23rd

As you start day two of the work week and the second-to-last week of summer, The Matinee August 23rd will provide the shot of adrenaline you need. From electronic to art-pop to indie-rock to industrial, there is a little bit of everything.   Chasms – “Black Ice” (San Francisco, USA) RIYL: Savages, Jenny Hval Very few bands have names that […]

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Carl Broemel – “4th of July”

Carl Broemel – “4th of July”

Carl Broemel sits at the far end of a long, brown leather couch. A huge expanse lies to his right. There, you expect to find his fellow band mates from My Morning Jacket, with whom he developed a reputation as one of the preeminent guitar players of his generation. Instead, Broemel’s solitary figure merges into the no-frills space, and his […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 30

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 30

Welcome to this week’s first serving of new music cocktails! We’re feeling relaxed now that summer days are at last getting slightly shorter and cooler. Today’s six singles reflect that mellower state of mind with a tone that’s neither too loud nor too heavy. Let’s ease into Monday with some all-American indie folk harmonies before diving into the rest.   Joseph […]

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Screaming Females scorch Wellington’s Valhalla with Street Chant and Bozo

Screaming Females scorch Wellington’s Valhalla with Street Chant and Bozo

As Marissa Paternoster, Jarrett Dougherty, and King Mike walk up to the stage at Wellington’s Valhalla, they virtually go unnoticed. Or maybe it is just the politeness of Wellingtonians. Regardless, the trio take their spots and do some last minute adjustments and tuning. Not a word is said between the three, and only the chatter of the crowd can be […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.32

Weekend Showcase 2.32

As summer comes to a close, every one is cramming in one final getaway, taking a last trip to the cottage, and planning one massive backyard party. Regardless of the occasion, let the Weekend Showcase 2.32 edition be your final summer playlist. On this week’s edition, find XX songs from artists based around the globe. Fourteen countries/regions represented include: Australia, […]

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Saturday Sampler August 20th

Saturday Sampler August 20th

The Saturday Sampler August 20th edition has Olympic fever! Well, sort of. While we don’t have any Brazilian artists, this week’s mix does feature 10 songs from pairs of international artists. We’ve got two singles from Brooklyn-based indie artists, two more from sunny U.S. cities (Miami and Los Angeles), a pair from both Norway and England, and two equally upbeat hits […]

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The Matinee August 19th

The Matinee August 19th

The Matinee August 19th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have an eclectic mix today including singer-songwriter, synth pop, garage inspired indie rock, funk-r&b-soul far along with some shoegaze goodness. Artists represent Australia, Finland, the UK, the US and the Netherlands today. Check back tomorrow for our Saturday sampler and Sunday for our mega-mega playlist from all […]

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The Matinee August 18th

The Matinee August 18th

The Matinee August 18th features eight songs that range from the electrifying to sultry. As always, The Matinee spans the globe, featuring artists from Australia, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, England, and the USA.   Honey Lung – “Something” (London, England) RIYL: My Bloody Valentine, Sundara Karma, Wolf Alice The sole group on the list that is not led by a female […]

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The Matinee August 17th

The Matinee August 17th

It’s Wednesday and it’s time for your mid-week dose of awesome music. On The Matinee August 17th, we have a mix of synthpop, indie rock, dream pop a bit of singer-songwriter and just plain amazing rock.  Artists represented today are Australia, the UK and the US. We hope you find your new favorite track or artist today.   Beauty Sleep […]

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Hockey Dad – “Boronia”

Hockey Dad – “Boronia”

If you watch the game of ice hockey, you will be familiar with the name Sydney Crosby, who is arguably the best player in the National Hockey League. Everything he does is effortless, where he makes the game seem so easy. Likewise, Aussie duo Hockey Dad make surf-rock a breeze. Friends since they were four years old and bandmates since […]

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