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The Rashita Joneses – “Alien Ocean” (single premiere)

The Rashita Joneses – “Alien Ocean” (single premiere)

Milwaukee indie garage rockers The Rashita Joneses are DIY musicians on a two-fold mission: to make loud, kickass music and not be sued by a certain actress for naming their band after her. They definitely succeed on the first part, and, so far, they’re in the clear on the second. But then again, their deliberately altered spelling of Rashida Jones’ […]

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The Matinee June 24th

The Matinee June 24th

The Matinee June 24th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have a mixture of sounds today including synthpop, indie rock and folk pop. We definitely wanted to end Friday on a nice upbeat note. We hope you check back tomorrow for our Saturday sampler with more cool tracks and of course our mega weekend playlist on Sunday. […]

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The Technicolors – “Space Cadet” (single premiere)

The Technicolors – “Space Cadet” (single premiere)

A year ago, The Technicolors burst on the scene with their EP, Ultraviolet Disguise, which received some US-wide airplay and coverage. The EP was an electrifying mixture of Muse’ electric rock and the anthemic pop-rock of Snow Patrol. Not surprisingly, it put the Phoenix-based quartet on the national radar. Instead of building on this popular approach, The Technicolors have taken […]

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Dragonette

Glowfair 2016 – Day 2

Friday night was a great start to Glowfair. With several bands I love on Saturday’s night bill, I knew the evening would be special. Rising talent Gang Signs kicked things off, and they sure didn’t disappoint. They played a number of tracks from their well-received album Geist. Check it out if you aren’t familiar with it. Follow Gang Signs at: Website | […]

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The Matinee June 23rd

The Matinee June 23rd

We have not had a huge focus on US-based artists this week, so The Matinee June 23rd leans heavily towards the stars and stripes with a couple of overseas bands. Unlike past The Matinee features, today’s list is filled with both newcomers and veteran singer-songwriters and bands, who have been longstanding hidden gems in the industry and waiting to be […]

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Big Deal – “Say Yes”

Big Deal – “Say Yes”

While the UK music scene continues to be engulfed by Brit-pop, boy bands, and Adele, there is also an indie resurgence happening. Bands like Foals, Royal Blood, Temples, Wolf Alice, Black Honey, and Drenge (and Radiohead since they are technically still an indie band) have been stealing most of the headlines – and rightfully so – but another band deserves […]

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The Matinee June 22nd

The Matinee June 22nd

The Matinee June 22nd edition includes an eclectic mix of tracks to get you through the middle of your week. We have indie rock, electropop, indietronica and a bit of psych rock. Deer Park Avenue – “California (Close My Eyes)” (Munich, Germany) RIYL: Paramore, Bully, Wolf Alice Deer Park Avenue are sisters Sarah Snyder (guitars/vocals) and Stephanie Snyder (drums/vocals). “California […]

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Bugeye – “Never Let You Go” (single premiere)

Bugeye – “Never Let You Go” (single premiere)

Last month, one of London’s great underground bands Bugeye re-emerged after a lengthy hiatus – a band that got us excited upon hearing their return. Their first single in nearly fifteen years was “Disco Dancer”, a 3.5-minute, dizzying, disco-punk track. Today, they share their second single, “Never Let You Go”, which we are immensely pleased to premiere today. “Never Let […]

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Keys N Krates

GlowFair 2016 – Day 1

On June 17-18, Glowfair took over ten city blocks along Ottawa’s Bank Street, turning it into one huge street party. The festival welcomed all sorts of artists and the downtown become a beautiful celebration of Music, Light and Art. The weather this year was absolutely perfect, and Glowfair turned into a wonderful kick off to the summer season (even if […]

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Still Parade – “Concrete Vision”

Still Parade – “Concrete Vision”

Still Parade, aka Niklas Kramer, graced us with a marvelous new album that contains a rawer, more unrefined feel than his 2013 hit single, “Anchors”, which has garnered over 900k plays on SoundCloud and was featured last year in an ad campaign for Victoria Secret. Maybe the rawness of his new album, Concrete Vision, is due to Kramer’s new tape […]

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Esbie Fonte – “Yesterday’s News” (video premiere)

Esbie Fonte – “Yesterday’s News” (video premiere)

Likely every other music fan has a soft spot for Tori Amos, Natalie Merchant, or Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies and likely spun one of their songs or albums to help them through a difficult time. They were like that one friend you could confide in, telling her or him every secret or feeling. Newcomer Esbie Fonte has that same […]

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Preview of Amnesia Rockfest 2016

Preview of Amnesia Rockfest 2016

Montebello is mostly known as a summer getaway destination for those living in Ottawa and Montreal as well as for its world-famous Chateau Montebello, the largest log structure ever built. Once a year, however, this sleepy town of 1039 permanent residents hosts Canada’s largest rock festival and the entire community is taken over by tens of thousands of fans and […]

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The Matinee June 21st

The Matinee June 21st

Summer is officially here in the northern hemisphere while winter has arrived in the southern hemisphere. And to celebrate, we have seven songs to fit both seasons. From Sweden to Canada, Australia to Slovenia, Belgium to the USA, we have seven songs that are summery, eerie, and blistering.   Brödet – “Ultra Friend” (Stockholm, Sweden) RIYL: Yumi Zouma, Wet, Glass […]

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Photo Essay: Adam Baldwin at Mavericks

Photo Essay: Adam Baldwin at Mavericks

I first saw Adam Baldwin perform as a solo artist in the Fall of 2013, opening for and then playing with Matt Mays at the Wakefield institution, Blacksheep Inn. Now several years since, I was pleased as punch to see he made his way back here on June 16th with a new album in hand. Though officially available as of June 24th, fans were […]

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Margaret Glaspy – “Emotions and Math”

Margaret Glaspy – “Emotions and Math”

Life’s choices are usually determined by two things – our feelings and calculating the risks, all of which are surmised in Margaret Glaspy‘s witty and cleverly titled debut full-length Emotions and Math. Although most of the songs on the album focus on well-covered themes of love and relationship. Emotions and Math is not the typical, gushy love record. At the […]

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LP – “Death Valley” EP

LP – “Death Valley” EP

By now, most know the story of Laura Pergolizzi – a.k.a LP – the Long Island native who went from critically acclaimed-but-hard-on-her-luck singer-songwriter to renowned songwriter for the superstars, penning or co-writing hit songs for Rihanna (“Cheers (Drink To That)”), Christina Aguilera (“Beautiful People”), Heidi Montag, and a host of others. It was not just Pergolizzi’s ability to write powerful […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 24

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 24

Welcome to your Monday dose of new music cocktails! This week we’re serving up six delectable singles from around the globe, featuring artists from Canada, England, Germany, Iceland, Scotland, and the US. As always, there is a little something for every taste. We’ve got indie rock, retro-country, Icelandic soul, electro-synth pop, and indie pop. Let’s kick things off in Seattle with […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.23

Weekend Showcase 2.23

We’re almost halfway through the year and the music keeps getting better and better. The Weekend Showcase 2.23 edition is Exhibit A, as this playlist that features 53 songs is arguably one of the best. Ten countries (Australia, Canada, England, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States) are represented, and the artists are some well-known acts […]

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Saturday Sampler for June 18th

Saturday Sampler for June 18th

Saturday Sampler for June 18th features 10 songs from around the globe as always. There is an intimate and almost sensual element to many of the songs, but of course there are some anthemic tunes and the odd rocker. Happy weekend everyone!   Burn Antares – “Young Gun” (Sydney, Australia) RIYL: Jefferson Airplane, GOASTT, Pond It has been nearly a […]

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Cuddle Party – “Sleeping In” (video premiere)

Cuddle Party – “Sleeping In” (video premiere)

With a name like Cuddle Party, you probably would anticipate this band makes cheesy pop music or formulaic dance music. Quite this opposite, Cuddle Party is the brain child of Dwight Miller, a teenager who has used music as an outlet to express the challenges and conflicts he and his friends encounter as they grow up. You might be thinking […]

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