Author: The Revue (Staff)

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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Weekend Showcase 3.38

Weekend Showcase 3.38

October has arrived, and the calendar change means cooler temperatures and darker music. The Weekend Showcase 3.38 edition reflects the new season, as there are several pulsating and brooding numbers. The mega-playlist features 55 songs from artists representing 14 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Scotland, South Korea, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. […]

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Saturday Sampler September 30th

Saturday Sampler September 30th

It’s the last day of September, which means cooler weather, plenty of pumpkin-infused treats, and stores beginning to bombard us with holiday promotions. But you can overcome all of this with the Saturday Sampler September 30th edition. It features nine blustery songs to welcome the weekend. There’s a bit of everything, but as a whole the mini-playlist is as vibrant […]

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First Impressions: Wolf Alice – ‘Visions of a Life’ (album review)

First Impressions: Wolf Alice – ‘Visions of a Life’ (album review)

In 2015, Wolf Alice were the year’s buzziest and fastest-rising band. They went from UK indie darlings to global stars in the blink of an eye, propelled by their debut album, My Love Is Cool. That LP populated dozens of “Best of” and “Favorite” lists, including our own. It was fierce and edgy, but it also surprised with unexpected pop […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.37

Weekend Showcase 3.37

Another fabulous week in music has passed us, and the next 6 to 8 weeks look incredible. In the meantime, take a moment to reflect back on the week that was with the Weekend Showcase 3.37 edition. Fifty-four songs are on this playlist, although not all of them are on SoundCloud or Spotify. Fifty-three are on the former while the […]

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Saturday Sampler September 23rd

Saturday Sampler September 23rd

The Saturday Sampler September 23rd edition is the soundtrack to your weekend plans. Whether you’re hosting a big party, enjoying an intimate evening on the town, or just chilling at home, these nine tracks (featuring artists from Belgium, England, Spain, Sweden, and the USA) will match every scenario for the first weekend of autumn. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase […]

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The Matinee September 22nd

The Matinee September 22nd

As we do every Friday, The Matinee September 22nd has nine songs to help you kick off the weekend. We kick things off a bit differently, featuring one of the great indie-rock artists and arguably the best songwriter of her generation as well as the return of a great UK band.   Angel Olsen – “Special” (Asheville, NC, USA) RIYL: […]

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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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