Author: The Revue (Staff)

Amanda Marshall

CityFolk 2017 in Photos – Part 1

Last year Ottawa’s CityFolk had some unfortunate luck with very rainy weather. However, this year Mother Nature was in a much sunnier mood and gifted the festival with five unbelievably warm nights, perfect to relax outside with a cold beverage and take in some great music. Festivals like CityFolk can be a logistical challenge to navigate with all the talented artists on the lineup. […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.36

Weekend Showcase 3.36

This was a sensational week for new music, and, as a result, we were extremely busy. We covered six LPs and one EP, featured three premieres, and had two photo essays. Daily picks for Ottawa’s annual CityFolk were also shared. And of course, we had our daily mini-playlist features. All this coverage has yielded a 59-song long Weekend Showcase 3.36 […]

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CityFolk 2017 – Day 5 Picks

CityFolk 2017 – Day 5 Picks

It’s finally here, the last day of CityFolk 2017. If Bluesfest is Ottawa’s marathon of music, CityFolk is the half-marathon. As the concert withdrawal sets in in a few days, The Revue will alleviate some of the symptoms for you by providing photo essays to help you re-live some of your favourite moment. As always, follow the Ottawa CityFolk on […]

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Saturday Sampler September 16th

Saturday Sampler September 16th

The weekend playlist known as the Saturday Sampler September 16th edition rocks, rolls, and dives deep into the new music sea. This international affair includes nine new singles from Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, Sweden, and the USA. We kick things off with weekend-appropriate dance tunes from one of Australia’s most beloved synth-pop bands. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase […]

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CityFolk 2017 – Day 4 Picks

CityFolk 2017 – Day 4 Picks

As always, follow the Ottawa CityFolk on social media as they tend to have contests during the day and to be informed of any schedule changes. Also, remember to check out Marvest, the musical harvest bringing artists to unique venues in the city! Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Saturday, Sep 16th Picks Matt Mays – 10:15, Ravenlaw Stage […]

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CityFolk 2017 – Day 3 Picks

CityFolk 2017 – Day 3 Picks

As always, follow the Ottawa CityFolk on social media as they tend to have contests during the day and to be informed of any schedule changes. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter And if you still want more music, be sure to check out the musical harvest that is Marvest, a free offshoot concert series held at a variety of […]

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Frightened Rabbit.

Frightened Rabbit present an early gift with ‘Recorded Songs’ (EP review)

Last summer, Frightened Rabbit were in the midst of a worldwide tour in support of their critically acclaimed album, Painting of A Panic Attack, which graced “Best Of” lists across the globe including our own. They were a band riding a massive wave of momentum. Their performance at Newport Folk Festival last year was one of the most talked about […]

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CityFolk 2017 – Day 1 & 2 Picks

CityFolk 2017 – Day 1 & 2 Picks

As the end of summer nears, Ottawa music fans have one more mega-music event to see the season out, namely the annual CityFolk Music Festival. For the 2017 edition, the festival spans 5 days (Sep 13-17) featuring music from several decades and artists from few genres. As The Revue has done in previous years, we will offer suggestions as to […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.35

Weekend Showcase 3.35

In what has been arguably the best week of the year in terms of new music, the Weekend Showcase 3.35 edition has 52 of those songs. This mega-playlist is awesome. Reflecting the diversity of the artists and band, 17 countries are represented, including: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Ghana, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Scotland, Sweden, Wales, […]

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Saturday Sampler September 9th

Saturday Sampler September 9th

For the most part, the Saturday Sampler September 9th edition has some upbeat and infectious earworms. There are, of course, also a couple of dark, throbbing tunes, but we think you’ll be completely engrossed by them, too. Be forewarned, these songs will cause plenty of head noodling and even some dancing, so warm up your appendages! Happy weekend, everyone!   […]

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The National's new album, Sleep Well Beast, comes out Sept. 8.

First Impressions: The National – ‘Sleep Well Beast’ (album review)

The National are arguably one of the best studio bands making music these days. The Brooklyn-based indie band with a global appeal have been crafting their non-traditional rock sound for nearly 20 years, delivering genre-defining albums like Boxer (2007) and High Violet (2010). Now with their seventh studio LP, Sleep Well Beast, we examine where this “thinking person’s rock” band stands. Does this album […]

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The Matinee September 8th

The Matinee September 8th

A kaleidoscope of new music is featured on The Matinee September 8th edition. There’s something for everyone, so spin each song and enjoy the artistry of these emerging artists and bands.   Anna of the North – “Always” (Oslo, Norway) RIYL: CHVRCHES, Yumi Zouma, Keep Shelly in Athens Today is the big day for Anna Lotterud and Brady Daniell-Smith, who […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.34

Weekend Showcase 3.34

On this first weekend of September – a long weekend for some around the world – let the sparks fly with the Weekend Showcase 3.34 edition. This mega-playlist features 52 fantastic new songs, including a few song-of-the-year candidates. So sit back, grab a cold one, and play these sweet tunes by artists representing 12 countries. They are Australia, Canada, Denmark, […]

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Saturday Sampler September 2nd

Saturday Sampler September 2nd

Since it is the long weekend in many parts of the world, the Saturday Sampler September 2nd edition has ten songs. Nine of them are new, and one is from a few years ago and a remix at that. We’re sharing it today because it’s one of the great remixes of all-time and features two of indie’s great bands. The […]

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The Matinee September 1st

The Matinee September 1st

The Matinee September 1st includes some awesome new songs to get you ready for the long weekend in much of the world or celebrate Father’s Day in New Zealand and Australia. We hope you find your new favorite track or band, who come from Canada, Norway, Sweden, England, and the USA. Wy – “You + I” (Malmö, Sweden) RIYL: Cults, […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.33

Weekend Showcase 3.33

Can you believe that it’s already the final week of August? Summer is almost but the music still sizzles, and the Weekend Showcase 3.33 edition is the evidence. Fifty-four (54) songs are on the playlist, and the artists represent 16 countries. They include: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, […]

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Saturday Sampler August 26th

Saturday Sampler August 26th

Yesterday, Wendy and Ben featured only two artists from the US on The Matinee August 25th edition. For the Saturday Sampler August 26th version, Hollie and Ben have upped the ante and opted to just have one American band. Do we succeed? Of course we did! The selection on the Sampler is enticing, featuring songs from artists in seven countries. […]

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First Impressions: The War on Drugs – ‘A Deeper Understanding’ (album review)

First Impressions: The War on Drugs – ‘A Deeper Understanding’ (album review)

Only a handful of artists and bands have a pristine discography. Few groups consistently produce albums that are instant classics. The list is short – The National, TV On The Radio, PJ Harvey, and Kurt Vile are some examples – with no Radiohead, Arcade Fire, or Pearl Jam to be found. Another band worthy of this exclusive list is The War […]

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The Matinee August 25th

The Matinee August 25th

From a powerful political song to some cool rockers to a groovy disco-pop number, The Matinee August 25th is the perfect way to spend Friday. There are some newcomers, a couple of bands who disappeared but then returned, and a legendary group who offered another surprise.   Baula – “Nova” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: Lisa Hannigan, Ali Beletic, Land of Talk In […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.32

Weekend Showcase 3.32

Summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean we cannot escape from our surroundings. Music is and will always be the one thing that allows us to go somewhere far, far away or maybe that journey is an introspective one. To accompany you on your travels, we present the Weekend Showcase 3.32 edition. Once again, we have scoured the planet […]

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