Author: The Revue (Staff)

Saturday Sampler May 6th

Saturday Sampler May 6th

Only a feast will be found on The Saturday Sampler May 6th edition, and today we offer songs that span a number of genres in addition to countries. Want some blues-rock? We have that? Desiring some ’90s alternative rock? Check! What about some sunshine pop, funk-infused R&B, radiant electro-pop, or old-fashion garage-rock? Check, check, check, and check!   Beth Ditto – […]

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First Impressions: Slowdive – ‘Slowdive’ (album review)

First Impressions: Slowdive – ‘Slowdive’ (album review)

After a two-decade hiatus, post-rock/shoegaze titans Slowdive delighted fans in January with “Star Roving,” their first single in 22 years! After such a prolonged absence, it was refreshing to hear the familiar churn of Neil Halstead’s reverb-drenched guitar and Rachel Goswell’s airy vocals. Fans wondered whether a full album would contain the same magic as the first single. Thankfully, “Star Roving” was indeed a sign of […]

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The Matinee May 5th

The Matinee May 5th

Today is the mother of music days. There is so much great music and albums dropping over the past 6 to 24 hours, and The Matinee May 5th is just a microcosm of this great day.  We have a myriad of tracks for your listening pleasure. We have artists representing Australia, Iceland, Sweden, and the US  We hope you find […]

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Andrew Keoghan delights the crowd at Meow in Wellington (photo essay)

Andrew Keoghan delights the crowd at Meow in Wellington (photo essay)

As I sat and watched Andrew Keoghan perform last Thursday night at Meow, eight words repeatedly flowed through my head, “He should be more popular than he is.” In a different era, the Kiwi citizen now Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist would be a star. He’s a combination of Andrew Bird, Babyface, and Julia Holter with a voice that equally […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.16

Weekend Showcase 3.16

Unintentionally, the music featured from the past week had two characteristics – songs that either were motivated by current events and those made for road trips. Fortunately, the two went hand-in-hand, resulting in a fantastic Weekend Showcase 3.16 edition. This is one playlist to hear from start to finish. The mega-playlist includes 54 songs by artists and band representing 15 […]

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Saturday Sampler April 29th

Saturday Sampler April 29th

The Saturday Sampler April 29th is a mostly European affair. These nine songs come from artists in Denmark, England, Finland, France, Norway, and Sweden – with just one band from the USA. Dive into this upbeat playlist full of sparkling gems as you enjoy your weekend activities. Then check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase will include every song we have […]

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The Julian Taylor Band

Canadian Music Week takes over Toronto (Part 3 of 3)

Canadian Music Week 2017 was a 6-night festival where new music seems in endless supply. Between the 1000+ artists and the over 60 venues, you were not at a lost for what to do. If you did get out and want to remember or you weren’t lucky enough to attend (which you should remedy for next year), check out the photos so […]

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The Matinee April 28th

The Matinee April 28th

The Matinee April 28th is like a high school reunion, as each of the nine artists / bands featured today have occupied past playlists and/or have had their albums reviewed. This is a first for us. Algiers – “The Underside of Power” (Atlanta, USA) RIYL: TV on the Radio, Benjamin Booker, Leon Bridges Atlanta-based indie rockers Algiers are one of […]

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Matt Mays

Canadian Music Week takes over Toronto (Part 2 of 3)

Though Canadian Music Week festival has drawn to a close, you’re likely still remembering fondly some fabulous nights with some fantastic bands. The massive event, held in over 60 venues and featuring approximately 1000 artists, really hit the music loving spot. Get a glimpse of some of the showcases held mid-festival in our Part 2 of Canadian Music Week in […]

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Lost Cousins

Canadian Music Week takes over Toronto for the week (Part 1 of 3)

Toronto’s massive Canadian Music Week festival has wrapped up for another year and if you took in all it had to offer, you’re likely still catching up on your sleep. With over 60 venues and approximately 1000 artists, choices for how to spend an evening were almost endless. Our Part I of Canadian Music Week is a photographic revisiting of […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.15

Weekend Showcase 3.15

Another week passes, and another opportunity to share some great new music on the Weekend Showcase 3.15 edition. Find an even 50 songs from some of indie’s greatest artists and bands to hidden gems who are on the verge of stardom. Fourteen (14) countries are represented, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, […]

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Saturday Sampler April 22nd

Saturday Sampler April 22nd

The Saturday Sampler April 22nd edition falls on Record Store Day! Today’s playlist features artists from Canada, Denmark, England, Norway, and the US. You might not find all nine of these singles in stock at your local record store, but you can listen while you’re standing in line or shopping. So whether you prefer to enjoy music on vinyl, digital, cassette, or live, […]

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The Matinee April 21st

The Matinee April 21st

The Matinee April 21st includes a multitude of new tracks to get your weekend kicked off right. We have no shortage of talent today and a global playlist to boot. We hope you find your new favorite band or artist. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and of course or mega playlist on Sunday. Bands today […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.14

Weekend Showcase 3.14

The Weekend Showcase 3.14 edition is arguably our most “thoughtful” playlist we’ve created, as nearly half the songs deal with serious and timely subjects. Hear 52 songs by artists from 13 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles […]

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Saturday Sampler April 15th

Saturday Sampler April 15th

The Saturday Sampler April 15th edition has plenty of sweet treats for your holiday weekend. These 9 songs from artists in England, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, and the US offer a variety of genres from indie folk to rap- and R&B-infused synthpop. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase playlist will include every song we’ve covered this week.   BNQT – “Unlikely […]

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Youngblood

Preview of Canadian Music Week 2017 – Part 2 of 2

Canadian Music Week, the 6-night festival featuring music, comedy, film, along with both trade/award shows and a conference, is almost here! Now in it’s 35th year, April 18th through 23rd will see Toronto striking it rich with new music gold.  Held in about 60 venues in downtown, venture out to see some of the home grown and international talent. Get a […]

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Preview of Canadian Music Week 2017 – Part 1 of 2

Preview of Canadian Music Week 2017 – Part 1 of 2

The Spring thaw ushers in the start of Canadian Music Week, a festival intent on entertaining, educating, and featuring music, comedy, film, along with both trade/award shows and a conference. This year brings the 35th installment, and music lovers have a plethora of options over the 6-day stretch to scratch their new music itch. The Music Festival is held in […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.13

Weekend Showcase 3.13

From SXSW 2017 to JUNOFest and everything in between, we’ve covered a lot this week. Oh, we also spent some time sharing a bunch of new music, and the Weekend Showcase 3.13 edition summarizes all the songs we’ve featured. Find fifty-one (51) are on the mega-playlist, and the artists are representing 11 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, […]

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Saturday Sampler April 8th

Saturday Sampler April 8th

The Saturday Sampler April 8th edition is bursting with springtime energy! These 9 songs from artists in Australia, Denmark, England, Norway, and the USA will energize your weekend with their indie rock, dream pop, synth pop, and electronica. Hopefully you’ll fall in love with their sound like we have. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase playlist will include these […]

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First Impressions: Future Islands – ‘The Far Field’ (album review)

First Impressions: Future Islands – ‘The Far Field’ (album review)

Future Islands are the reigning royalty of indie synth-pop. Over the last 11 years, they have cemented a reputation for both showmanship and craftsmanship. Their live shows are marked by high-energy performances from frontman Samuel T. Herring, while their music always gets the crowd on their feet. Now with the release of their fifth album, The Far Field, we ask the […]

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