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Today, we Remember

Today, we Remember

Please remember their sacrifices.

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Mundo Musique: Portugal. The Man, Bosnian Rainbows, Pyyramids, Juana Molina, and Yves Jean

Mundo Musique: Portugal. The Man, Bosnian Rainbows, Pyyramids, Juana Molina, and Yves Jean

Before we get into the music, today we remember and celebrate the contributions of our veterans and current members of our armed forces. For those who have served or are currently serving our country here and abroad, thank you for your sacrifice, dedication, and courage. With the opening of borders and the freer exchange of information, we’ve been able to […]

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UnChained Reviews: “The Kennedy Suite” by Cowboy Junkies

UnChained Reviews: “The Kennedy Suite” by Cowboy Junkies

It’s been 50 years since that fateful day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated. A lot has been written and a lot of movies have been made about it. Musicians, on the other hand, have rarely approached the topic. Cowboy Junkies aim to change that. Their sprawling epic record The Kennedy Suite (also being staged as a post-modern musical) doesn’t […]

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Odenkirk as Auteur II – Let’s Go to Prison

Odenkirk as Auteur II – Let’s Go to Prison

Bob Odenkirk’s Let’s Go to Prison is a darkly hilarious argument that prison only makes bad people worse. It’s also a beautiful love story.

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Conversation with Luke Rathborne

Conversation with Luke Rathborne

If Luke Rathborne is going to achieve stardom, he’s going to do it on his terms. The 25-year old native from tiny The Forks, Maine, which has a population of 35, has been involved with music since he was 12 years old, including playing with punk bands and organizing small concerts since his teens. Now living in New York, Luke […]

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What the Hell, Wiwichu, What the Hell?

What the Hell, Wiwichu, What the Hell?

I love this. Love it. It’s weird, it’s outlandish…it’s music on instruments (mostly). It’s been called a “punk rock approach to jazz”. Words (well, at least my words) can’t really capture what this is. It’s a gloriously bizarre experimental record from a group of Montreal musicians keen on playing whatever the hell they want, whenever they hell they want. After […]

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Super last minute gig pick! Plants and Animals w/ Hilotrons @ The Canadian Museum of Nature, TONIGHT

Super last minute gig pick! Plants and Animals w/ Hilotrons @ The Canadian Museum of Nature, TONIGHT

The Plants and Animals show at Ritual Nightclub this past February was one of the best I’ve ever been to, and I can’t really think of a way for their live performance to be improved other than maybe to have it take place in a building that also contains dinosaurs. What? Nature Nocturne is a monthly party at the Canadian […]

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UnChained Reviews: “Raccoon Dead on the Side of the Road” by Racoon Wedding

UnChained Reviews: “Raccoon Dead on the Side of the Road” by Racoon Wedding

Rock and roll was originally founded under two principles: fun and rebellion. There are no true rebels left in rock music. It has all been done and what was once counter culture has become mainstream. There are, however, a precious few bands left that still have fun in their recordings. It’s easy to say you’re having fun – it’s a […]

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Gig: Elephant 12 + Sons of Pluto @ Zaphod Beeblebrox on October 24th

Gig: Elephant 12 + Sons of Pluto @ Zaphod Beeblebrox on October 24th

Our pals at Zaphod Beeblebrox are welcoming UK band Elephant 12 to the stage this Thursday along with Ottawa’s own Sons of Pluto. Sons of Pluto formed in 2010 to play a series of shows around the University of Ottawa, adding two new members in 2011 and 2013 to further enrich their sound. Their musical influences are so wide-ranging that […]

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Tall Tall Shadow by Basia Bulat

UnChained Reviews: ‘Tall Tall Shadow’ by Basia Bulat

When listening to a very talented artist, there is sometimes a disconnect between the album they’ve made and the album you wish they’d made. This does not happen to diminish what the record offers but instead to put the onus on the potential the artist has. This was my experience with Tall Tall Shadow by Basia Bulat. It is immediately […]

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SNFU as Enlightenment, who knew?

SNFU as Enlightenment, who knew?

Nope, I didn’t expect this. Few did, I suspect. The recent re-emergence of Mr. Chi Pig and his SNFU brethren has been as much celebrated as it was considered an impossibility. The band, the fans, the labels, pretty much everyone considered SNFU gone. The recent tribulations of Chi himself were the main contributing factor in this. For the best part […]

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Mundo Musique: Mazzy Star, The Futurebirds, 2 from Twitter, and In Retrospect

Mundo Musique: Mazzy Star, The Futurebirds, 2 from Twitter, and In Retrospect

Today, I’m introducing a new part to Mundo Musique called “Twitter Love”, which will showcase musicians and bands found on Twitter!  Well, more accurately, those who found and shared their music with me on Twitter.  And who said writing only 140 characters was a bad thing?  Finally, I’m going to show the video of an artist that was featured here […]

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Vintage Vinyl – Mickey McGivern

Vintage Vinyl – Mickey McGivern

Guitarist Mickey McGivern was born in Pembroke, Ontario in 1931 and by the age of 17 he was already on the road with The Kidd Baker Show. This was the start of a career that saw him tour coast to coast as leader of Mickey and The Mustangs and a part of backing bands for country singers like Johnny Paycheck, […]

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Conversation with The Pack A.D.

Conversation with The Pack A.D.

They’ve been called “a fantastically gritty rock duo”. Their live performances have been described as “fun, intense, and sarcastic”, “jaw-dropping”, and “raucous”. Their albums have been critically acclaimed. Their songs are intense and high energy. Sounds like a band that should be selling out arenas, headlining festivals across the country and around the world, and be featured daily on the […]

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UnChained Reviews: ‘Clover’ by Jadea Kelly

UnChained Reviews: ‘Clover’ by Jadea Kelly

Her voice is gentle. She’s young and has a certain fragility to her sound. Then it dawns on you – what sounded fragile is hardened. The gentle voice masks a stirring undercurrent of emotion. And she may be young but she has lived. And all it takes is one line. One lyric. All it takes is Jadea Kelly telling you […]

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UnChained Reviews: ‘Late Night Souls’ by Still Winter Hills

UnChained Reviews: ‘Late Night Souls’ by Still Winter Hills

 Momentum is a tricky thing. Sustained momentum can carry a record through slower spots. While interrupted momentum can stop a record in its tracks. Unfortunately, the latter happens on Still Winter Hills new record, the brilliantly titled, Late Night Souls. The first minute or so of “Silversprings”, the album opener, comes in with an energy and ferocity that forces you […]

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Album Review: Fevers burn it up on their full-length debut

Album Review: Fevers burn it up on their full-length debut

My love for Fevers is true. After an uber-promising debut EP last year (Passion is Dead), they have grown into a full-fledged album act. Their debut full-length, No Room For Light is classic synth-pop. A tight mix of live instruments and electronics (not to mention hella groovy vocals), Fevers are going to turn your iPod into a dancefloor. The songs drift […]

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Remembering 1991 with Tom Stewart

Remembering 1991 with Tom Stewart

Last night, we recorded our make-up session with Slo’ Tom (formerly of Ottawa’s legendary furnaceface). After we wrapped the interview (which was mostly about his current band, we started reminiscing about the good ol’ days, and Tom started telling us about what happened when Nirvana blew-up in 1991 with Nevermind. The story has been told before, as many “alt-rock” bands […]

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What is The Revue?

What is The Revue?

As we get closer and closer to launch, my friends and associates are repeatedly asking me “what is this site you keep talking about?” So, here it is. We’ll be formally launching our first video interviews soon. But here’s a few pictures and anecdotes so you know what we’re up to. Slo Tom Our first Revue recording session was with […]

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