Author: The Revue (Staff)

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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Saturday Sampler August 19th

Saturday Sampler August 19th

The Saturday Sampler August 19th edition features nine tantalizing singles from across the globe. Artists from Australia, Canada, Russia, Sweden, and the US infuse this playlist with a wide range of genres. Whether you’re a fan of indie rock, gothic Americana, disco pop, psychedelic folk-pop, dream pop-rock, or David Bowie, these tunes are sure to spice up your weekend. Check […]

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Where is Richard Colburn? A Dedication to the Belle and Sebastian drummer

Where is Richard Colburn? A Dedication to the Belle and Sebastian drummer

In their 21-year history, Belle and Sebastian have become one of music’s most respected bands. Their quirky alt-pop and vividly imaginative concept albums – such as The Boy with the Arab Strap (1998) and Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003) – made them celebrities in the UK and legends within indie circles. Fans flock to see their creative stories put into action […]

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The Matinee August 18th

The Matinee August 18th

As usual, there is a bit of everything on our daily playlists, and The Matinee August 18th edition is no exception. One thing we always search for are songs that not only sound great but have a personal message or captivating story to tell. Substance over style as they say, but it’s great when a song has both. Well, all […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.31

Weekend Showcase 3.31

It might be Sunday but there’s no better time to discover new music, and the Weekend Showcase 3.31 edition is the answer. This week’s playlist features 49 songs by 48 artists and bands, who represent 11 countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the […]

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Saturday Sampler August 12th

Saturday Sampler August 12th

The Saturday Sampler August 12th edition features summer tunes that fit every hour of your weekend. From upbeat rock to chill ambient pop to some brooding darkwave, we’ve got you covered. These songs come to you from artists in Australia, Canada, England, France, and the US.   IV Horsemen – “Gloomy Days” (Berlin, Germany via Paris, France) RIYL: Poison Point, […]

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The Matinee August 11th

The Matinee August 11th

The nine songs on The Matinee August 11th edition will leave you buzzing. Well, they left us buzzing. There are some shimmering and grooving indie pop tunes, euphoric electro-pop numbers, and moving indie-rock tunes. Oh, there is also some great psychedelia because no weekend is complete without music that leaves you in a delirium. To the songs we go!!! (Oh, […]

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The Matinee August 10th

The Matinee August 10th

Around the world we go and where we stop is… The Matinee August 10th edition, of course! Just yesterday, Ben was watching The War on Drugs perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and we were pondering who could be the next indie band or artist to play on one of the late-night talk shows. Our mini-playlist today, as such, reflects who we […]

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Speak Out!

Things we loved at Newport Folk Festival 2017

For the past six years, we’ve been attending the Newport Folk Festival, and every year we’re left wondering how Jay Sweet and his team of organizers, curators, and volunteers could outdo themselves. This year, they may have organized the best NFF to date, and this is taking into consideration that it’s nearly impossible to see every artist and band due […]

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Fleet Foxes

Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Day 1 (photo essay)

A photo essay from Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Day 1. This is just one of four parts. The other articles are: Things we loved – an overview of Newport Folk Festival Day 2 photo essay Day 3 photo essay   MORE PHOTOS IN SLIDER

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Angel Olson

Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Day 2 (photo essay)

A photo essay from Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Day 2. This is just one of four parts. The other articles are: Things we loved – an overview of Newport Folk Festival Day 1 photo essay Day 3 photo essay MORE PHOTOS IN SLIDER

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John Prine

Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Day 3 (photo essay)

A photo essay from Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Day 1. This is just one of four parts. The other articles are: Things we loved – an overview of Newport Folk Festival Day 1 photo essay Day 2 photo essay MORE PHOTOS IN SLIDER

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Weekend Showcase 3.30

Weekend Showcase 3.30

The dog days of summer are upon us, but we have the perfect cure. The Weekend Showcase 3.30 edition features 51 songs to get you moving, jumping, and, of course, contemplating what is to come and what has passed. Ten countries are represented, including: Australia, Canada, England, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist […]

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Saturday Sampler August 5th

Saturday Sampler August 5th

As we head into the final weeks of summer, it’s time to sit back and reminiscent about its first half, especially given how warm and humid it is in many parts of the world. So instead of blasting sweat-inducing number, the Saturday Sampler August 5th edition features nine songs that offer a reprieve from the heat. We kick things off […]

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The Matinee August 4th

The Matinee August 4th

It’s the era of the singer-songwriter. If the radio is your source for new music, you are missing out on artists and bands who continue to one-up each other with their smart and biting lyrics. Even those who occupy the pop and electronica fields are crafting memorably tunes. The Matinee August 4th edition is evidence of how music is changing […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.29

Weekend Showcase 3.29

The Weekend Showcase 3.29 edition is our leanest one in, well, a year, which could only mean two things – we’ve been attending a few festivals, such as Newport Folk Festival, and we’re doing what people do in the summer (vacation, moving). There are still 40 songs in the list, and the country representation is still far and wide. Specifically, […]

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