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GOIN OUT WEST

GOIN OUT WEST

SLOW WEST writer/director – John Maclean continues July 10th, The Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank Street) Not so much slow as methodical, this little gem breathes new life into the western coma corpse. “Slow West” starts as a typical odd couple adventure quest: pitting a fresh faced teen looking for his crush, with a grizzled gunslinger on the same track but for different […]

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BIG BOOM

BIG BOOM

  BIG GAME writer/director – Jalmari Helander opens July 10th, The Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank Street) Though not a sequel, this definitely has snakes on a plane, and Samuel Leroy Jackson on board. Win-win right? Right. “Rare Exports” creator Jalmari Helander swings for Hollywood fences in his sophomore film, and swats a dinger (see baseball dictionary for rudimentary translation). You […]

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R.I.P Clark Terry

R.I.P Clark Terry

We lost a giant of the jazz world yesterday, as legendary trumpeter Clark Terry passed away at the age of 94. In a career spanning over 70 years as a musician and bandleader, Clark Terry (or “CT” as he was often called) was the last living member of Duke Ellington’s Orchestra, and also spent time in Count Basie’s and Quincy […]

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THE BIG FINNISH

THE BIG FINNISH

Tie pohjoiseen (Road North) Directed by Mika Kaurismäki (Finland) Friday, November 21, 7pm, 395 Wellington, National Archives 29th European Union Film Festival After lighting up, Leo is curtly asked if he could smoke outside. He responds innocently with, “outside, inside, wherever”. That kind of smarmy yet light-hearted attitude is the key behind Mika Kaurismaki’s latest road trip adventure. Road North […]

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THE REAL HEAL

THE REAL HEAL

  Mon âme par toi guérie (One of a Kind) (France) directed by François Dupeyron Wednesday, November 19, 7pm, 395 Wellington, National Archives 29th European Union Film Festival Water, beer and Champagne: liquids of sustenance are ingested with an intensity that life fuels deserve. It’s such small nuances that make François Dupeyron’s engrossing One of a Kind a viewing gem not […]

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In Revue: 2014 Newport Folk Festival

In Revue: 2014 Newport Folk Festival

Fifty-five years since it started, the Newport Folk Festival has expanded in more ways than one. As for 2011 when it had a special Friday night addition with Wilco, the Festival has become a three-day event. The music is more diverse as Jay Sweet, the Festival’s producer, and his management team try to appeal to younger audiences without compromising the […]

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Review: Orit Shimoni’s Bitter is the New Sweet

Review: Orit Shimoni’s Bitter is the New Sweet

I first came to know of Orit Shimoni a few years back when she was in a Montreal-based duo called Little Birdie. The first song of the then-new album (Cinematic Way) was called Every Day I Fasten My Shackles. I was hooked. It was blues-inspired folk (perhaps folk-inspired blues), with soul to spare. Orit’s voice in particular connected so beautifully with […]

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UnChained Interview: Caitlin from Bella Clava

UnChained Interview: Caitlin from Bella Clava

There was a time when having a female lead singer was note-worthy for a band like Bella Clava and made them stand out. Luckily for society, we have reached a point where more can be written about Bella Clava’s catchy riffs and energetic sound than about the gender of any of their band members. The music industry has evolved to […]

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Capital Revue: New Swears

Capital Revue: New Swears

Somewhere between The Beach Boys, The Gruesomes, and the far reaches of hell, lay New Swears.

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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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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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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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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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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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Capital Revue: Bosveld Create Cassette Soundscapes

Capital Revue: Bosveld Create Cassette Soundscapes

My apologies to Bosveld, as I missed their album release party last week (at Pressed, which is awesome). However, you should hunt down a copy of this tape if you can. It’s an exuberant mix of acoustic songs, found sounds, and pure experimentation. Have a listen, and then go find that old Walkman.

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DISTRO FEVER IN THE GREAT WEIRD NORTH

DISTRO FEVER IN THE GREAT WEIRD NORTH

Canadians spend a lot of time clearing snow off things. Conditions may not be so great for driving but they are, apparently, just right for producing a bountiful sonic harvest. Despite (or maybe as a result of) spending half the year subdued by a relentless winter, Canada keeps delivering top-notch independent music from bedrooms and garages in its every corner. […]

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Capital Revue: This is the Strangest Album Cover I’ve Seen in a While

Capital Revue: This is the Strangest Album Cover I’ve Seen in a While

Jimmy Hunt, you’re a brave man. Well, not as brave as the guy riding this elephant, but still. Great song, too.

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Capital Revue: Matt Ouimet is the busiest Musician in Ottawa

Capital Revue: Matt Ouimet is the busiest Musician in Ottawa

If you’re a fan of great pop, rock, country, folk, and just about any other style you can imagine, check out Matt Ouimet. The “gig” page on his website reads like a who’s who of Eastern Ontario artists, as he’s playing with someone, somewhere, just about every night. http://www.mattouimet.com/Matt_Ouimet_Muiscball/Live_Shows.html Here’s a track from 2010. True to form, it’s great. Mellow, […]

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Shelby Taylor: Art Warrior!

Shelby Taylor: Art Warrior!

I recently had the good fortune of attending the Art Battle held in Ottawa on January 15th at the Arts Court.  What’s an art battle, you say?  Allow me to set the scene… In an art battle, competitive painting occurs at center stage for 20-minute rounds. Six artists face off in a hexagon, their backs to a swelling crowd of […]

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