Author: The Revue (Staff)

Melodic Tonic ’17, November 22nd

Melodic Tonic ’17, November 22nd

Today’s pre-Thanksgiving serving of new music cocktails is an all-American affair from coast to coast with one tune from overseas. The six songs on the Melodic Tonic ’17, November 22nd edition are from artists we are thankful for, from San Francisco and Seattle to Nashville, New York and Boston, and across the pond in London. Even if you aren’t celebrating […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.45

Weekend Showcase 3.45

Seems like the number 53 is magical because once again our weekly mega-playlist – the Weekend Showcase 3.45 edition – has that many songs for the fourth consecutive week. This week’s version feels like winter with darker and more melodic numbers, so grab a warm beverage like a hot toddy and enjoy the music. As always, the playlist features the […]

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Saturday Sampler November 18th

Saturday Sampler November 18th

The Saturday Sampler November 18th is another global affair, featuring nine songs in four languages from artists in three countries. With styles ranging from soul to psych rock to New Wave and pop, these tunes offer something for everyone. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase playlist includes everything we have shared this week. Today we begin by remembering the […]

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The Matinee November 17th

The Matinee November 17th

Old and new favorites collide on The Matinee November 17th edition. The mini-playlist has some sweet melodies and heartbreaking ballads plus a few upbeat numbers to get you in a perky mood. Although we usually list the songs alphabetically, we have to start with the return of a young woman who has amazed us when she introduced herself a little […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.44

Weekend Showcase 3.44

We pride ourselves on sharing the best new music from around the world, and the Weekend Showcase 3.44 edition is truly a global one. Fifty-three (53) song occupy the mega-playlist with artists and bands representing 16 countries. There are some from the US, but the majority of the songs are from one of these places: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, […]

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Saturday Sampler November 11th

Saturday Sampler November 11th

The menu for the Saturday Sampler November 11th edition features an enticing array of new music entrées. Some of the offerings will brighten your palette. Others are more subtle, but when you’ve finished sampling them you’ll be asking for more. There are also some sweet notes to finish that provide the perfect ending to this nine-course music feast.   Black […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.43

Weekend Showcase 3.43

We’re into the home stretch of 2017 with only about five weeks left in the music scene. Like Oscar season, the music only gets more dramatic and more soul crunching. The Weekend Showcase 3.43 edition features many of these great songs. Specifically, there are 53 songs on this week’s mega-playlist. The artists and band represent a record-breaking 21 countries. They […]

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The Matinee November 3rd

The Matinee November 3rd

The Matinee November 3rd features get-up-on-your feet tunes, emotionally-moving numbers, and a song by a band with one of the great names in music history. You will be entertained, stunned, and just amazed by the talents of these nine bands and artists. Things get started with a humdinger of a disco-pop tune. argonaut&wasp – “Prove It To You” (Brooklyn, USA) […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.42

Weekend Showcase 3.42

As we enter the final two months of 2017 and the arrival of cooler weather, the Weekend Showcase 3.42 edition provides some welcome relief with its 53 songs. It’s one of the best playlists of the year in our humble opinion thanks to the diverse groups of bands and artists. They represent thirteen (13) countries, including: Australia, Canada, Colombia, England, Iceland, […]

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Saturday Sampler October 28th

Saturday Sampler October 28th

The Saturday Sampler October 28th edition brews up some bewitching treats in preparation for Halloween. From brooding indie art rock to charming Americana and sultry pop, these nine songs will put a spell on you. Today’s featured artists are from Canada, Colombia, England, Netherlands, Sweden, and the USA. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase includes every song we have […]

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The Matinee October 27th

The Matinee October 27th

The Matinee October 27th is filled with a great selection of tracks. Some well-established and talented bands are included, along with newly emerging talent. We hope you find your new favorite song or band to kick off your weekend. Speaking of the weekend, don’t forget to come back for our Saturday Sampler and mega, mega playlist on Sunday (i.e., Weekend […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.41

Weekend Showcase 3.41

There are only 10 weeks left in 2017, which has been an eventful year (and this might be the understatement of the year). Thankfully, we’ve also been comforted by great new music, and the Weekend Showcase 3.41 edition offers some of the songs that filled our speakers and headphones. Fifty-four songs occupy the mega-playlist. The artists and bands represent 17 countries, […]

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Saturday Sampler October 21st

Saturday Sampler October 21st

We’re not covering too much geographical ground on the Saturday Sampler October 21st edition, but we are spanning a few genres. Whether you’re in the mood for some instrumental funk, boisterous garage rock, innovative alt-pop, or some hip-shaking old-school soul and indie pop-rock, we have you covered.   Dutch Party – “Now and Later” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Destroyer, MOONFACE, […]

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The Matinee October 20th

The Matinee October 20th

The Matinee October 20th bursts with brilliant darkness and splendid brightness. Nine songs occupy the mini-playlist, and some of the song will leave you exhilarated. Others, though, will have you contemplating the present and future. Buckle up or create space in your room because every single song is an experience, and we kick things off with a major bang. Artificial […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.40

Weekend Showcase 3.40

We’re heading down the backstretch of 2017, and the music continues to amaze. The Weekend Showcase 3.40 edition is proof that there is still great new music to be found. This week’s mega-playlist features 57 songs. The artists and bands represent from 16 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Scotland, […]

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Saturday Sampler October 14th

Saturday Sampler October 14th

Everyone knows about the Friday the 13th movies, but how many know about Saturday the 14th? It’s a cult movie made in 1981 that was a parody of horror movies, where some of the great monsters and villains are turned into punch lines. It’s not a very good movie, but it’s entertaining. On that note, we promise you that the […]

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The Matinee October 13th

The Matinee October 13th

It’s Friday the 13th, and we could share a creepy playlist or just share great music regardless of the tone. We’ve opted for the latter because a good spooky tune can be shared year round in our opinion. So put on the headphones or turn up the speakers, and enjoy this terrific selection of new music on The Matinee October […]

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Racing at Meow, Wellington

Racing electrify Meow in Wellington (photo essay)

On Saturday night, Auckland-based Racing brought their The Bass EP tour to Wellington’s Meow. It was the last stop of the band’s cross-country tour, and the quartet didn’t hold anything back, playing for nearly 90 minutes. Before describing the band’s music and show, it is important to describe Ed Knowles’ presence. Imagine for a moment that Dr. Frankenstein was tasked […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.39

Weekend Showcase 3.39

With Friday the 13th around the corner and Halloween close behind it, the Weekend Showcase 3.39 edition is, for the most part, a dark and sinister playlist. As such, get a head start of the days meant to get scare, startle, and haunt you. Fifty-four songs are on the playlist. The artists and bands are representing, coincidentally, 13 countries, including: […]

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Saturday Sampler October 7th

Saturday Sampler October 7th

The Saturday Sampler October 7th edition includes nine pulse-quickening singles from various genres, from Americana to indie rock, pop, and soul. Featured artists hail from Canada, England, Scotland, and the USA. We kick off this weekend playlist with some vivacious UK indie punk.   Adults – “MSN” (London via Brighton, England) RIYL: Dinosaur, Jr., Parquet Courts, Diet Cig, Fidlar We […]

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