Category: Lists

Weekend Showcase 3.11

Weekend Showcase 3.11

Another week and another great seven days of new music from around the globe. The Weekend Showcase 3.11 edition has decidedly international flavor with three-fifths of the artists coming from outside the USA. Fifty-two songs occupy the mega-playlist, and the artists represent 14 countries, including: The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase 3.10

Weekend Showcase 3.10

With SXSW coming to a close, you might be suffering from music withdrawal or you might be looking for a playlist to help you get home safely. Or possibly you just need a pick-me-up or music to get you through the day. You’ve come to the right place, as the Weekend Showcase 3.10 edition is really stellar. The playlist features […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase 3.09

Weekend Showcase 3.09

The Weekend Showcase 3.09 edition is our longest playlist of ever – not including our year-end Mega, Mega Playlist of course. This week, we have 55 excellent songs for your listening pleasure. The scary thing is that we could have easily shared another 50 songs. This is further evidence regarding how much the indie music scene is flourishing, and just […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase 3.08

Weekend Showcase 3.08

This past week in new music has been incredible, and the Weekend Showcase 3.08 edition reflects the quality with 52 songs. From dizzying psychedelic to intimate dream-folk, raucous punk-rock to energizing indie pop, and cinematic electro-pop to searing indie rock, the last seven days had it all. The playlist also reflects the the global nature of music today, as the […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase 3.07

Weekend Showcase 3.07

The Weekend Showcase 3.07 is starting to get out of hibernation as the weather starts to get warmer. Find 54 songs by artists representing 15 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past […]

Read more ›
darkDARK’s Collaboration Wish List (with a playlist)

darkDARK’s Collaboration Wish List (with a playlist)

Since last autumn, darkDark have been one of the buzziest electronic duos (and we also have been buzzing about them), wowing listeners with their cinematic take of the genre. Today, their first EP, Heathered, has been released for all to hear. The five-song record is filled with memorable numbers, such as the breathtaking “Shelter”, the dreamy “Moments”, and the heart-racing “Stay […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase 3.06

Weekend Showcase 3.06

Every week we traverse the globe for new music, and the Weekend Showcase 3.06 edition might be our most international playlist. Only about one-third of the 45 songs are from US-based musicians. The other countries represented include Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, and Sweden. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase 3.05

Weekend Showcase 3.05

Fifty-one (51) songs occupy the Weekend Showcase 3.05 edition. As always, the playlist is a global one with thirteen countries represented. They include: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Colombia, England, Germany, Iceland, Mali, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. Enjoy the great music and […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase 3.04

Weekend Showcase 3.04

February is already upon us, and whether winter is still hear or spring will be coming, the Weekend Showcase 3.04 edition will warm you up. Hear 50 songs by artists representing 11 countries, including Australia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase 3.03

Weekend Showcase 3.03

While parts of the world are rewinding the clock some 100 years, music continues to push forward with to offer exciting new sounds and taking familiar approaches and adding a modern twist. The Weekend Showcase 3.03 edition looks back on the week that was in new music. Find 52 songs on today’s mega-playlist, featuring artists from twelve countries. The countries […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase 3.02

Weekend Showcase 3.02

It’s been quite the week with an Inauguration that reverberated across the planet and the solidarity shown by tens of millions of people. It was also a tremendous week in new music, and the Weekend Showcase 3.02 edition offers some of those highlights. Find 51 songs featuring artists from 15 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase 3.01

Weekend Showcase 3.01

It’s been a week of firsts. Slowdive released their first new song in 22 years. News leaked that Liz Phair was working with Ryan Adams on a double album, marking her return after seven years. And several newcomers released their debut singles, some of whom are featured on the first Weekend Showcase of 2017. As usual, the Weekend Showcase 3.01 […]

Read more ›
51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Choosing our Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 is an extremely difficult exercise. We considered listing 100, but that was unmanageable; 25 would have been too few. So, we settled on 51 albums, many of which have been confirmed and others are simply wishful thinking. Alice Glass (TBA) After a messy departure from Crystal Castles and former bandmate Ethan Kahl, Alice Glass has […]

Read more ›
Artists to Watch in 2017

Artists to Watch in 2017

2016 was great for new music discoveries, so this year should be no different. To get you ready for what is to come, we offer 35 Artists to Watch in 2017. We cannot say if we’re great prognosticators, but we did all right with last year’s list. Aloric (London, England) With one of the most unique and amazing voices, Aloric has […]

Read more ›
Most Anticipated Shows of 2017

Most Anticipated Shows of 2017

With 2016 behind us, it’s time to look ahead, and we kick off our preview with our Most Anticipated Shows of 2017. The list below is a preliminary one, as new tours should be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here’s our list of tours and festivals that we cannot wait to arrive.   Elbow It has been […]

Read more ›
The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

Read more ›
Gabe’s Top 2016 Photos

Gabe’s Top 2016 Photos

I have never been as active in my concert photography as I have been in 2016. I was able to cover the big, two, world-class events in Austin (South by Southwest and Austin City Limits), numerous sold out shows at The Parish, Mohawk, Stubb’s Waller Amphitheatre, Emo’s and The Sidewinder. Then there is my personal favorite, Float Fest – a new […]

Read more ›
Stella’s Stars of 2016

Stella’s Stars of 2016

I have been making photographs now for exactly three years, in fact, December 14th is the anniversary of my first proper photo gig – Peter Murphy from goth legends Bauhaus – now that was a wicked trip. 2016 has been a real mixed bag in terms of gigs, and definitely a tale of two cities for me. I have taken photos in small clubs, university bars and giant arenas. […]

Read more ›
Dina’s Picks for Favourite Pics of 2016

Dina’s Picks for Favourite Pics of 2016

Though 2016 does not mark my initial year of taking photos at concerts, this year has afforded me a few photographic firsts. I was lucky enough to be able to work from a photo pit of an arena, take more intimate yet still candid photos of artists during interviews, and photograph a pair of venerated international music festivals as approved […]

Read more ›
Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Happy Holidays everyone. If you’re finished unwrapping gifts, possibly too stuffed from all the turkey, ham, and other goodies, or maybe trying to avoid the Christmas cake, take a moment to review the full list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. A playlist is also provided that could be spun on Spotify (no Thee Oh Sees) or SoundCloud (Go […]

Read more ›