Category: Lists

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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In Memoriam 2016

In Memoriam 2016

“Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.” ~ George Eliot One thing is certain: 2016 has been an annus horribilis for music fans. This time last year, we were awaiting the new album from David Bowie, unaware it would be his last. Nothing could have prepared music fans for the countless tears we would shed this […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 5

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 5

We’ve come to the conclusion of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 with Part 5. This final group is the most diverse. Transcendent country, fantasy orchestral pop, classic rock, Big Band soul, and far-reaching indie rock are all featured today. Take a read, take a listen, and celebrate these wonderful artists and bands. Then afterwards, rewind with Parts 1, 2, […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4

The countdown continues with our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4. The ten albums featured include a spellbinding combination of jazz, soul, and R&B; a trip through 19th Century Western Australia; mandolin folk-rock; the year’s most emotional LP; and the return of one of music’s great bands. The previous 30 albums can be reviewed in Parts 1, 2, […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 3

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 3

Over the past two days we have shared the first 20 of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. Today’s group of 10 is diverse and complex, featuring some of the most devastating lyrics and the most creative music of the year. The list is alphabetical, and then re-visit Parts 1 and 2.   Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack […]

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