Author: The Revue (Staff)

Florist blossoms at Espace B in Paris (photo review)

Florist blossoms at Espace B in Paris (photo review)

Words and photos are from Elissa Vinh, a photographer and writer based in Paris, France and London, England. An assertive, high-pitched scream from the audience filled the whole room as the band came up on stage. “We do it really soft”, Florist front woman Emily Sprague quietly replied in the microphone, alluding to her blend of calm folk and electronic […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.12

Weekend Showcase 4.12

With Easter long weekend, the Weekend Showcase 4.12 edition is a day early so you can enjoy the music while hiding eggs or finding them. The mega-playlist features 45 songs from artists representing 16 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Northern Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 30th – World Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 30th – World Edition

For this Good Friday, we’re offering two for the price of one. On The Matinee ’18 March 30th – World Edition, we head off to five countries for six songs. There’s a wide range of singles for your listening pleasure. Dirty Pixels – “On Ice” (Auckland, New Zealand) RIYL: Bright Eyes, Deerhunter, of Montreal It has been seven years since […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.11

Weekend Showcase 4.11

It’s the end of March, and the Weekend Showcase 4.11 edition isn’t going out like a lamb. Instead, it still roars with 58 songs from around the globe. The artists and band represent 16 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The playlist […]

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Saturday Sampler March 24th

Saturday Sampler March 24th

The Saturday Sampler March 24th edition once again spans the globe to bring you nine sizzling new tunes. From England, Ireland, Netherlands, South Africa, and the USA, this playlist is full of sonic treasures for you to explore this weekend. We kick things off with an absolute banger from an emerging Irish band destined for greatness.   Brass Phantoms – […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 23rd

The Matinee ’18 March 23rd

The Matinee ’18 March 23rd edition features some blistering, explosive songs and a few smooth, cool tracks. Let it be your soundtrack to the last day of the work week and the entry into a fantastic weekend. The Cavemen – “Janey” (Auckland, New Zealand) RIYL: The Stooges, Dead Kennedys, Buzzcocks If you ever get the chance to see New Zealand […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.10

Weekend Showcase 4.10

As March continues to roar with wintry temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere, the music is heating up. The Weekend Showcase 4.10 edition is evidence of this with its 50 songs. There’s more of an edge – rock and post-punk in particular – on the mega-playlist as well as some ambient, pop, and electronica. Fourteen countries are represented, including: Australia, Canada, […]

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Saturday Sampler March 17th

Saturday Sampler March 17th

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Strangely enough, the Saturday Sampler March 17th edition features no Irish music. Instead, these nine singles are the work of talents from England, Netherlands, USA, and Wales. Afterpartees – “Two Kinds of Lovers” (Horst, Netherlands) RIYL: Wilco, Pavement, Dinosaur Jr. Say hello to Afterpartees, a Dutch band we recently discovered even though they have been around since 2011. […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 12th

The Matinee ’18 March 12th

Since today Wendy is representing us at SXSW, three of us – Hollie, Flo, and Ben – are taking over duties on The Matinee ’18 March 12th edition. We’re doing our best to represent our colleague’s diverse musical tastes, including featuring a couple of her favorite artists. TT – “Love Leaks” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Warpaint, London Grammar If you’re […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.09

Weekend Showcase 4.09

It’s still chilly outside, so take the party indoors and spin the Weekend Showcase 4.09 edition. Our mega-playlist has songs meant for dancing, clanging your glass with your friends, and just chilling out by the fire. Fifty-six (56) songs are on the playlist with 14 countries represented, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, […]

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Saturday Sampler March 10th

Saturday Sampler March 10th

If we had to use one word to describe the Saturday Sampler March 10th edition, it would be vintage. There are several songs that beckon to bygone eras and others that are breathing new life into contemporary genres. Since this is Saturday, all of them will have you moving in some way. We get things started with a track that […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 9th

The Matinee ’18 March 9th

While Fridays are often filled with upbeat and energizing songs, The Matinee ’18 March 9th edition features more tunes that are of the breathtaking and stunning variety. There are still some rock anthems, but this mini-playlist is meant for a quiet evening with that special someone.   Wet – “There’s a Reason” (Brooklyn, USA)  RIYL: Rhye, Men I Trust, […]

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Losing All Senses with Grizzly Bear at the Wellington Opera House (photo review)

Losing All Senses with Grizzly Bear at the Wellington Opera House (photo review)

The last time I saw Grizzly Bear was June 2013 in Montreal when they co-headlined a tour with The xx. The outdoor venue was a make-shift one in an industrial part of the city, where parking was limited and the closest Metro stop was a kilometre away. Fortunately, the two performances were stellar. Five years later, Grizzly Bear find themselves […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.08

Weekend Showcase 4.08

Like the start of March, Weekend Showcase 4.08 edition roars like a lion. OK, that was pretty bad, but the 57 songs are fantastic. The artists and bands represent 18 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows […]

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Saturday Sampler March 3rd

Saturday Sampler March 3rd

The nine tracks on the Saturday Sampler March 3rd edition offer plenty of sizzling tunes from newcomers and legends alike. Featuring artists from Australia, England, Spain, Sweden, and the USA, today’s playlist is a sumptuous sonic feast.   ANMLPLNET – “I Was Fucked By A Cloud” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Slothrust, STRFKR Fans of indie rockers Slothrust are already […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.07

Weekend Showcase 4.07

Spring is around the corner, and the music is also getting warmer. In addition, the new music just keeps on coming, where we cannot keep up. The Weekend Showcase 4.07 edition, as such, is a little bit longer with 58 songs. It easily could have been 70. Anyway, the mini-playlist features artists  representing 12 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, England, […]

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Saturday Sampler February 24th

Saturday Sampler February 24th

The Saturday Sampler February 24th edition mirrors the Olympics: this playlist features plenty of gold-medal caliber talent from across the globe. Artists and bands today represent Austria, England, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, and the USA. From indie rock to soulful pop, these tunes will dazzle and delight you. We kick things off with a new UK “supergroup” of sorts.   Mastersystem […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 23rd

The Matinee ’18 February 23rd

Plenty of star power is on The Matinee ’18 February 23rd edition, which kicks off with a couple of big time Brooklyn bands and finishes off with a fast-rising singer-songwriter. A few of the artists listed below are also heading to SXSW, so this is as good as a time to start planning who to see.   Parquet Courts – […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.06

Weekend Showcase 4.06

It was Valentine’s week, and we fell in love with several new artists and bands. We also fell head over heels again for some of indie’s greatest artists, who surprised us with the gift of new songs. To hear what we mean, the Weekend Showcase 4.06 edition reviews the week that was in music. The playlist has 55 songs from 14 […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 16th

The Matinee ’18 February 16th

The Matinee ’18 February 16th is full of surprises with a few all-time favorites unveiling new songs to go with tracks from fast-rising “newcomers”. There’s a bit of almost everything below, from rockers to slow burners to melodic ballads. Happy Friday everyone! Courtney Barnett – “Nameless, Faceless” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: Courtney Barnett We still remember the day – one of […]

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