Author: The Revue (Staff)

Gig Pick: Slo Tom and Lynn Jackson @ The Manx on Sunday April 20

Gig Pick: Slo Tom and Lynn Jackson @ The Manx on Sunday April 20

You love Tom. You love Lynn. Show them the love on Sunday night. For details, click here! To hear some of Lynn’s beautiful country sounds, check out http://www.lynnjackson.net/ And to hear some of Tom’s (less beautiful, but still awesome) country mania, check out http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/SloTomandtheHandsomeDevils    

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Capital Revue: Fevers launch new video

Capital Revue: Fevers launch new video

Fevers are one of my favourite local bands (I say that a lot, but it’s true everytime). They just launched their new video from their killer debut full-length, No Room For Light. Check out this grainy beauty right here, this is Dance Cry Dance.

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Father Knows Worst

Father Knows Worst

En el nombre de la hija (In the Name of the Girl) dir. Tania Hermida Ecuador, 2011, 108 minutes Spanish with English sub-titles 18th Latin American  Film Festival Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 pm Who better to tackle politics, class, race and religion in mid-seventies Ecuador than open minded kids? Exactly. What starts out as an innocent […]

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Gig Pick: Laurent Bourque @ BlackSheep Inn on April 5

Gig Pick: Laurent Bourque @ BlackSheep Inn on April 5

Get yourself over to the Black Sheep Inn on Saturday night to check out Laurent Bourque as he celebrates the release of his brand-new record, Pieces of Your Past. Laurent has a wonderfully whispery vocal style, and composes some beautiful songs. Here’s a sample from the new record: The album features some beautiful production, rich strings and instrumentation. It’s bold, […]

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Siege the Moment

Siege the Moment

Alan Partridge dir. Declan  Lowney British, 2013, 90 minutes April 4 – 7 The Mayfair Theatre 1074 Bank Street Either you love British humour or are utterly confused by it. Now that the riff raff are gone, let’s proceed.  Though his hilariously awkward media personality Alan Partridge has been bringing the funny for years across the pond, most of North […]

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Grown-up Pains

Grown-up Pains

Peurto Padre (Port Father) dir. Gustavo Fallas Costa Rica, 2013, 86 minutes Spanish with English sub-titles 18th Latin American  Film Festival Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Sunday, March 30, 2014, 4:00 pm Filmed in warm  golden skin tones and bluesy-green backgrounds, Puerto Padre captures the stark beauty of Costa Rica and its people. That beauty can be good, and can be […]

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Bland Heaven

Bland Heaven

  Cielo Oscuro (Dark Heaven) directed by Joel Calero Peru, 2012, 77 minutes Spanish with English sub-titles 18th Latin American  Film Festival Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Saturday, March 29, 2014, 7:00 pm Not so much a stinker, but more a lingering, odd odor of a movie, Dark Heaven delivers on none of its promises of passionate, dark and stylish. That is […]

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The Gold, the Bad and the Ugly

The Gold, the Bad and the Ugly

Serra Pelada / Bald Mountain directed by Heitor Dhalia (Brazil) March 27th 395 Wellington, National Archives 18th Latin American  Film Festival 1980s Brazil was a time of ridiculous short shorts and a crazy gold rush. Desperate times plus desperate measures equals riveting plot fodder, which in this case, makes for grand cinema. Bald Mountain  follows two lifelong friends who flee […]

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UnChained Interview: Tommy Hanson

UnChained Interview: Tommy Hanson

There are few things more synonymous with Canada than hockey and beer. Thus, how fitting is it for a Canadian band to brew its own beer and pay homage to the Hanson brothers (everyone’s favorite violent but lovable cinematic hockey goons). Consisting of Robbie and Johnny Hanson (brothers Rob and John Wright), Tommy Hanson (Tom Holliston) and ‘Some Guy’ Hanson, […]

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The distant sound of Thunderuncle

The distant sound of Thunderuncle

The men of Thunderuncle never leave home without their respective senses of humour. They are deadly serious about one thing though: rock ‘n roll.

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Vintage Vinyl – Carl’s Sons

Vintage Vinyl – Carl’s Sons

Carl’s Sons were a lounge duo consisting of Rob and Elmer Stalkie who were a featured attraction at the Ali Baba Steakhouse (apparently still a going concern) in Waterloo, Ontario throughout the ’70s. Rob played mandolin, Elmer played guitar and on this version* of Bobby Hebb’s oft-covered hit “Sunny” what sounds like a primitive drum machine or (more likely) one of […]

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FIRE THE ARCADE

FIRE THE ARCADE

ARCADE FIRE Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa Friday March 14 When the world’s biggest band (you can look it up, the interwebs don’t lie) comes storming to town on the heels of their “we can do whatever the fuck we want” disco album, theRevue has to provide coverage. The transition from club to arena is a tricky maneuvre most bands never […]

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COMING TO TERM

COMING TO TERM

9 MONTH STRETCH directed by Albert Dupontel, France, 2013, 82 minutes Friday March 14, 2014, 9:15 pm 12th DiverCine Film Festival: World Cinema from La Francophonie ByTowne Cinema   Fans of Edgar Wright’s fast paced dark comedies please line up. Seems the French can splatter blood with a wink and a nudge much like the Brits. Heck, even Monty Pythoner Terry Gilliam […]

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Vintage Vinyl – Bob Lucier

Vintage Vinyl – Bob Lucier

The Stevie Wonder r&b classic “Too High” might not seem like the most likely candidate for a country music steel guitar makeover, but guitarist Bob Lucier (who played in the backup band on The Tommy Hunter Show) makes it seem like a natural fit. Wonder’s music generally didn’t display much of a country influence (aside from maybe 1981’s “I Ain’t Gonna […]

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Tracking Control 3: Der Todesking

Tracking Control 3: Der Todesking

The Aurum Film Encyclopedia (volume III: Horror) cost me a university degree. Not that I don’t take my share of the responsibility. I absolutely made the conscious choice to not go to a shit-tonne of classes and instead sit in the Carleton University library and read it from cover to cover over a big chunk of one academic term. Still, […]

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The Revue with Street Meat

The Revue with Street Meat

You’ll laugh, you’ll feel uncomfortable, you’ll dance. This is Street Meat.

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UnChained Reviews: “Pirate Radio” by The Electric Revival

UnChained Reviews: “Pirate Radio” by The Electric Revival

The famous saying is that with great power comes great responsibility. Well, with great talent come great expectations. When you hear a great riff, you get excited. When a songs jumps out at you with energy and ferocity, you get pumped. When talent is evident, you look forward to hearing something special. In the case of Pirate Radio by The […]

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Vintage Vinyl – Eugene Amaro

Vintage Vinyl – Eugene Amaro

Most of the songs on this 1975 LP by the late Toronto-based tenor saxophonist and flautist Eugene Amaro (who led his own jazz combos and often sat in with The Boss Brass in addition to playing with visiting musicians like Woody Herman and Benny Goodman) are cloying easy-listening numbers that sound like music you’d wait for the dentist to, but this funky cover […]

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Capital Revue: Our own Megan Landry Releases Powerful New Track

Capital Revue: Our own Megan Landry Releases Powerful New Track

Not only is Megan Landry a writer, student, performer, video producer, and (yes!) a Revue contributor, she’s also a great talent. Here’s her latest single.

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The Devil With a Hard On

The Devil With a Hard On

Here Comes The Devil directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano February 21-22nd, 26-27th Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street There was a time when horror movies had to rely on basic tricks of the trade to make audiences squirm. Tricks like shadows, brooding music, a convoluted mystery plot, and maple syrup gore. Adrain Garcia Bogliano cranks out a classic seventies style shlock […]

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