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(Mid) Weekend Showcase 2.28

(Mid) Weekend Showcase 2.28

We’re a little tardy with the Weekend Showcase, as a bunch of us were out at the 57th Newport Folk Festival (one of the best festivals on the planet). The travel to Newport also meant we had fewer things to share, so this week’s (Mid) Weekend Showcase 2.28 edition is quite lean. The playlist, though, is as good as any […]

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A Look Back at Newport Folk Fest ’16

A Look Back at Newport Folk Fest ’16

Every festival has a signature moment. It could be that one performance people will talk about for weeks after. It might be an expected collaboration that is recorded on every other attendee’s cellphone. Maybe it is a band digging deep into its catalogue to play a song not heard in years. Each Newport Folk Festival does not have a signature moment. […]

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The Matinee July 26th

The Matinee July 26th

We’re back to our regularly scheduled programming – well, sort of. With so many festivals to cover, we are falling behind on things. So to make up for lost time, The Matinee features 9 songs today. I apologize to the artists for not providing more lengthy descriptions and details, but we’re still trying to catch up on everything. Anyway, enjoy […]

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Newport Folk Fest: Sunday Guide

Newport Folk Fest: Sunday Guide

With Day 2 wrapped up, it’s time to start planning for Day 3. If you’re like us, you’re probably a little bit tired right now. Reading about the artists who will take the stage on Sunday may perk you up. Once again, the Newport Folk Festival team have given us a fantastic lineup. Your schedule may have some conflicts or […]

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Newport Folk Fest 2016: Saturday Guide

Newport Folk Fest 2016: Saturday Guide

  Day 1 is in the books, and true to form the NFF gang have delivered a stellar opening. Now it is time to get ready for Saturday. We have tried to cover as many acts as possible. Download the Newport Folk Festival app or view the PDF Handbook that has the schedule and some important pointers if this is […]

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The Matinee July 22nd

The Matinee July 22nd

The Matinee July 22nd includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have awesome indie pop, punk inspired rock, folk pop and indie rock. We hope you find a new favorite track today. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler. Countries represented today include the Australia,Canada, the US and UK. 888 – “Critical Mistakes” (Denver, USA) […]

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Float Fest 2016 Show Review

Float Fest 2016 Show Review

Float Fest just wrapped up it’s third year with a impressive crowd turnout and artist line up. Temperatures were hot throughout the entire weekend peaking at 97 F (36 C) during the daytime. Fortunately, the heat wasn’t an issue for the crowd because Float Fest offers a special activity – attendants had the option to cool off by “floating” the […]

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Newport Folk Fest 2016: Friday Guide

Newport Folk Fest 2016: Friday Guide

  The 57th annual Newport Folk Festival kicks off today with a stellar lineup of performances on four stages. Many of these artists are household names while others are in the earlier stages of their careers. Download the Newport Folk Festival app or view the PDF Handbook that has the schedule and some important pointers if this is your first […]

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The Matinee July 21st

The Matinee July 21st

The Matinee July 21st features seven more new songs. They will all blow your mind, but in different and unique ways.   Field Mouse – “The Order Of Things” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: The History of Apple Pie, The Radio Dept., Twin Cinema Club Field Mouse has released first two singles from their forthcoming new album, Episodic. “The Mirror” showcased an […]

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Newport Folk Festival ’16 playlist

Newport Folk Festival ’16 playlist

The Revue will be at Newport Folk Festival this weekend, bringing you frequent updates to this site and our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Words and photos are great, but we know music fans like you prefer to actually hear the tunes, right? That’s why we’re sharing this sampler of the 60+ artists whose talents will grace the legendary stages at the […]

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The Matinee July 20th

The Matinee July 20th

The Matinee July 20th includes six new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have a mix of captivating indie rock, mesmerizing electropop, unique industrial rocktronica and feel good dreamy pop. Countries represented today include the US and UK. Inspired & The Sleep – “Sweet Company” (San Diego, USA) RIYL: Grandchildren, JRJR, Royal Canoe We have new material from Inspired & […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2016 – Second Half Review

RBC Bluesfest has once again come and gone. While the Festival has been reduced from 10 to 9 days, there were still plenty of great moments that people will be talking about years from now. We did not get to see every act and we know that others will have their own memories to share, but here are ours from […]

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The Matinee July 19th

The Matinee July 19th

The Matinee July 19th features 7 new songs. Because of the length, I have kept the descriptions to a minimum so you can just enjoy these sublime tracks.   DWARF – “To Close to the Flame” (Mesa, AR, USA) RIYL: Swearin’, Speedy Ortiz, HeyRocco, False Advertising A little band that is just trying to live life and enjoy its little […]

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Heyrocco Live Sessions – “Yeah”

Heyrocco Live Sessions – “Yeah”

When Heyrocco arrived on the indie scene a few years ago, they used several slogans to promote themselves. They profess to be South Carolina’s “first rock ‘n roll band”, which might be the case to the state that has brought us Hootie & The Blowfish. Their debut LP, Teenage Movie Soundtrack (Old Flame Records), was described as “Disney Grunge”, as their […]

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Preview of Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – 2016

Preview of Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – 2016

For over a decade, summer heralds the arrival of Montreal’s famed 3-day music and visual arts festival Osheaga. Now in its 11th installment, it brings music lovers from far and wide to Parc-Jean Drapeau on Ile Ste-Hélène. Last year, over 135,000 people took part in the event. The festival includes six stages (River, Mountain, Green, Valley, Trees and Zone Picnik Electronik) […]

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Melodic Tonic special edition: Young Frontier

Melodic Tonic special edition: Young Frontier

Welcome to a special edition of the Melodic Tonic! Since many of us at The Revue are headed to Newport Folk Festival this week, today’s post is different. Instead of sharing several new singles from multiple artists, I’d like to share several songs from one group. We’re not ones to make predictions, but we think this band will play the festival […]

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The Well Rested – “Towers” (video premiere)

The Well Rested – “Towers” (video premiere)

We do not generally share much new music on Sundays other than the Weekend Showcase, but today we have a special treat and a song perfect for the day. Introducing alternative-pop quart The Well Rested from London, England. The band actually originally was created in 2011 as the project of singer-songwriter Oliver Ninnis while he was attending at Edinburgh University. […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 17th Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 17th Picks

The final day of RBC Bluesfest has arrived. As is tradition, get there early to watch the Youth Ottawa Showcase, Blues in the School, Be in the Band, and the Bluesfest Choir perform on The Black Sheep Stage from 1:00 to 6:15. Bluesfest has also added a Rock U Showcase for new rock bands from the area to test their […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.27

Weekend Showcase 2.27

Happy July 17th everyone! We hope your weekend has been fantastic, and hopefully we can add a bit more flair to this Sunday. Our playlist this week is terrific, featuring a handful of known artists and plenty of rising stars. Specifically, 50 songs occupy the Weekend Showcase 2.27 edition. The artists are originally from 10 countries/regions, including: Australia, Belgium, Canada, […]

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Wolf Parade

RBC Bluesfest July 16th Picks

Another band from the ’80s headlines the penultimate day of RBC Bluesfest. Duran Duran – the four Brits who gave us “The Reflex”, “Hungry Like a Wolf”, and “Girls on Film” – will have the 40-and-over crowd and their children swooning and partying like it is 1985. And yes, I am old enough to remember when every teen boy wanted […]

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