Category: Mundo

Mundo Special – UK Invasion Edition

Mundo Special – UK Invasion Edition

Today marks the start of the long weekend in Canada. For some reason, Canadians still celebrate Victoria Day in honour of Queen Victoria, who was born on May 24. For ease, every third Monday of May her birthday is celebrated, which this year is quite early (May 18). Canadians also call it May 2-4 long weekend for obvious reasons. To […]

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Mundo 11: Mother’s Day

Mundo 11: Mother’s Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than with some of our mothers’ favorite songs! We asked some mothers to tell us their favorite songs, and the responses were awesome, ranging from the sad songs of The National to Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved”. June (2 kitties) – Bob Marley, “Could You Be Loved” It’s […]

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Mundo 7: Superhero Songs

Mundo 7: Superhero Songs

Today, the latest Avengers movie hits the screens across North America.  To honor the team of some of the most recognizable superheroes, our team has assembled a list of some of our favorite superhero themed songs. Some are covers of recognizable theme songs, others are tracks written about superheroes. Check out the list, and feel free to comment with your […]

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Mundo 15 – Fifteen “Must Follow” Artists on Social Media

Mundo 15 – Fifteen “Must Follow” Artists on Social Media

It’s the era of social media, no questions about it. Everyone uses it. President Barack Obama employed a massive social media campaign during his original run for the Oval Office in 2008, and that strategy helped him win the President election. For musicians, it’s a great way to not only promote themselves but a means to share their thoughts and […]

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Mundo 10 – Great Sports Songs

Mundo 10 – Great Sports Songs

This is arguably the best time of the year to be a sports fan. Both hockey and basketball are just starting their playoffs, and we’re just getting started with baseball. Whether you’re watching the Senators continue their impressive run into the playoffs, the Spurs hoping to repeat as champions, or the beginning of another long Mets season, these songs will be […]

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Mundo 6 – Love for The Doors

Mundo 6 – Love for The Doors

The Doors were one of those bands who don’t just have fans. They have followers, worshippers. Many see the late Jim Morrison as a poet, mystic, icon. The musicians were also highly regarded as masters of their instruments. Keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger all helped ensure the band’s sound was more (way more) than the […]

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Mundo 20 – Favorite Albums of the First Quarter 2015 (Part 2)

Mundo 20 – Favorite Albums of the First Quarter 2015 (Part 2)

Yesterday, we listed the first ten on our Favorite Albums of the First Quarter 2015. Today, here are the remaining ten albums. As always, they’re in alphabetical order. Celebrate the awesomeness of these fine artists. Lady Lamb Lady Lamb‘s unabashed approach to songwriting and unrestrained creativity made After truly stand out in a first quarter full of incredible records. Part of […]

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Mundo 20 – Favorite Albums of the First Quarter 2015 (Part 1)

Mundo 20 – Favorite Albums of the First Quarter 2015 (Part 1)

The first quarter of the year is past us, so it’s time to look back on our favorite albums so far – and what a terrific first three months it was. We’re listing twenty of our favorites, and they’re listed in alphabetical order. Today is Part I – so the first ten. Check the site tomorrow for Part II. Honorable […]

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Memories of SXSW – Artist Edition (Part II)

Memories of SXSW – Artist Edition (Part II)

Yesterday, eight artists shared their favorite memories of SXSW, reflecting on everything from movie stars Bill Murray to Elijah, eating at notable eateries like Torchy’s Tacos, searching for an iconic record store in the rain, creating souvenirs to hand out to the audience, and seeing some top-notch acts like The Zombies, Angel Olsen, and The Damned. Today, seven more artists […]

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Memories of SXSW – Artist Edition (Part I)

Memories of SXSW – Artist Edition (Part I)

While Wendy is recounting her experiences at SXSW, like at Hype Hotel and then checking out some cool bands, we’ve also asked some artists and bands who were at SXSW to share with us their most memorable moments, experiences, interactions, what have you. We’ll be doing this again tomorrow, so keep an eye out. As always, this is in random, […]

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Mundo 5: Remembering Jason Molina

Mundo 5: Remembering Jason Molina

Monday will mark two years since Jason Molina‘s passing. Maybe you have heard of him. Maybe you haven’t. In all likelihood, you may have known Molina by his projects, namely Songs: Ohia that later was renamed Magnolia Electric Co. His legacy extend beyond his songs, as he was a “songwriter’s songwriter” – an individual who was able to paint exquisite […]

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Mundo 20: SXSW 2015 Sneak Peek

Mundo 20: SXSW 2015 Sneak Peek

The South by Southwest Festival is right around the corner and if you have never attended, there really is nothing else currently like it. Unlike most other festivals where you have one location with multiple stages, thousands of bands, promoters, record labels, media outlets and sponsors who will descend upon Austin, TX and take over for about a week, playing […]

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Mundo 20 – The Lounge Chair Edition

Mundo 20 – The Lounge Chair Edition

The best music is cathartic. Each listener will have their own emotional reaction. This reaction might be sadness or joy; it might be the desire to go for a run or to just curl up in your room and be in the moment; or it might be to mix yourself a cocktail or poor a large glass of your favorite beer.  […]

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Mundo 10: Great Tribute Albums

Mundo 10: Great Tribute Albums

Tribute albums, as a rule, are problematic beasts. Everyone wants to pay homage to the amazing musicians who inspired them, which is great. In some cases, the one being paid tribute to was never as “successful” (read “financially successful”) as the acts covering their songs. In some cases, the opposite is true. Either way, tribute albums are tough to produce. […]

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Mundo  15: The Sad Suckers Soundtrack

Mundo 15: The Sad Suckers Soundtrack

With today being Friday the 13th and tomorrow Valentine’s Day, we decided to combine the two days and create our Sad Suckers Soundtrack. This list basically consists of tracks that could be heart-wrenching breakup songs,about true love, or songs that feel like someone has stuck a dagger in your heart and twists and twists and twists relentlessly until you yell for […]

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Mundo 26 Kids’ List: Favorite Tunes from the Under-12 Crowd

Mundo 26 Kids’ List: Favorite Tunes from the Under-12 Crowd

It was only a matter of time before we decided to have other people do our work We could have asked our spouses, partners, siblings, parents, or friends, but that would have been too easy (although maybe we’ll do a parents’ list). Instead, we thought we should have our children, nieces, and nephews, or our friends’ kids create the list. […]

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Mundo List: Great Mono-Syllable Music Acts

Mundo List: Great Mono-Syllable Music Acts

The title says it all – this week’s list is dedicated to some of our favorite artists and bands known by a single syllable. We didn’t list all our favourite mono-syllable acts; otherwise, this list would be long – extremely long. BECK In terms of mono syllable bands or artists, it’s hard to deny the talent of Beck. With each […]

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Mundo 5: A Tribute to The Decemberists and Everything Related to Them

Mundo 5: A Tribute to The Decemberists and Everything Related to Them

It’s been a huge week for The Decemberists, who are celebrating 15 years as a band and who on Tuesday released their seventh studio album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (read Michael’s review). In addition, Charlie Hales, the mayor of Portland, Oregon, where the band is calls home, announced that January 20 was Decemberists Day, essentially making Colin […]

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Mundo 35 – RevueFest – The Curation of Our Make-Believe Festival

Mundo 35 – RevueFest – The Curation of Our Make-Believe Festival

There have already been quite a few festival line up announcements for this year already, including Bonnaroo, Boston Calling, Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Hangout Festival, New Orleans Jazzfest, and Shaky Knees, and Sasquatch will be coming out in February. The almost complete list for SXSW is out as well, too. If we could curate our own festival, there would no likely not be any massive hype […]

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Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

For the past few weeks, we’ve taken a look back at the year that was in music for 2014. Now it’s time to look ahead to some of the albums that we are highly anticipating for 2015. Some of these are guesses (and educated ones at that), and ones we will be monitoring closely. Here’s the list in alphabetical order […]

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