Category: Music

Mundo Musique: Haim, Eleanor Friedberger, Xenia Rubinos

Mundo Musique: Haim, Eleanor Friedberger, Xenia Rubinos

In today’s Mundo Musique, we take a look at some great pop music from indie-pop standouts Haim and Eleanor Friedberger, and the eccentric Xenia Rubinos. HAIM Haim is a band that has burst onto the scene in 2013 with a huge debut LP, Days Are Gone which was released on September 30. Haim are a band of three sisters, Alana, […]

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Discovering Roxy Roca

Discovering Roxy Roca

Once upon a time on the internet… All of us at The Revue are obsessive music/arts addicts, always on the hunt for new stuff. I honestly can’t tell you the Google loop that led me to Roxy Roca, but I found them through a series of web searches and links while hunting down some new music. Roxy Roca are the […]

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Mundo Musique: Wooden Shjips, Prissy Clerks, The Slow Readers Club, Joanna Gruesome, and LYON

Mundo Musique: Wooden Shjips, Prissy Clerks, The Slow Readers Club, Joanna Gruesome, and LYON

Let’s get the week started with brand new music from a couple of bands, two rocking women-fronted acts, and an emerging Canadian pop musician who’s moving up the charts. WOODEN SHJIPS Often times I think music will increasingly be driven by major labels, intense dance beats, and formulaic melodies, but then a band like Wooden Shjips (pronounced “ships”) releases a […]

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It’s Time for an Interview with Andrew Austin

It’s Time for an Interview with Andrew Austin

Andrew Austin is doing some pretty great stuff these days. He just released While It’s Still Light Out, and it’s full of lovely acoustic melodies and intense lyrics. He’s often name-checked as “The Tim Hortons guy” because his jingle has become as ubiquitous as the donut chain itself. As you should expect, he’s got a lot going on, and a […]

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Mundo Musique: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, The Black Lillies, and Ummagma

In today’s Mundo Musique, I take a look at one of my favorite live artists, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper who has a show coming up in Montreal, the fantastic Americana band The Black Lillies, and Ummagma, a Canadian-Ukrainian power dreampop duo. LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER I’ll never forget the first time I saw Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, she was opening […]

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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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Gregory Alan Isakov

Mundo Musique: Gregory Alan Isakov, Bear’s Den and Lights That Change

Back to our regularly scheduled programming! Today I take a look at a phenomenal folk artist, Gregory Alan Isakov, a great folk group from England, Bear’s Den and a new EP from a Welsh two-piece called Lights That Change. I also want to let you all know that the Nicole Atkins fundraiser I posted about a couple of weeks ago […]

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Mundo Musique: TNAF, Shelby Earl, Julia Vero, Lina Fouro, and Brian Hazard

Mundo Musique: TNAF, Shelby Earl, Julia Vero, Lina Fouro, and Brian Hazard

With Mundo Musique, Rich and I try to feature as many independent bands and musicians from around the globe, many of whom are personal favourites.  We also attempt to showcase artists who are DIY-ers and have decided to follow The Revue and us on Twitter.  Today’s Mundo Musique, though, starts off with a band that is making waves internationally followed […]

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Interview with VEARA (gig at Luneta Cafe on Nov. 6)

Interview with VEARA (gig at Luneta Cafe on Nov. 6)

VEARA is coming to Ottawa for a gig on November 6 at the Luneta Café. I recently connected with Brittany Harrell (their kick ass drummer) for a little chat about life with the band, and what it’s like to be on a label like Epitaph. First of all….holy shit, you’re on Epitaph Records. What did you do when you got […]

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Mundo Musique: Frankie Rose, The Dig, Cotton Wine, Helen Austin, and Remembering Lou Reed

Mundo Musique: Frankie Rose, The Dig, Cotton Wine, Helen Austin, and Remembering Lou Reed

This Monday’s Mundo Musique features two New York-based musical acts making fantastic groovy, synth-pop songs; a newly formed indie duo from Nashville; a critically-acclaimed, Canadian singer-songwriter; and a nod to a legend. FRANKIE ROSE After a diverse career that included playing with the Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, and The Dum Dum Girls as well as starting her own band project, […]

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Mundo Musique: Ben Sollee, Julia Holter, Natureboy and Nicole Atkins

Mundo Musique: Ben Sollee, Julia Holter, Natureboy and Nicole Atkins

In Monday’s Mundo Musique, Ben wrote about some amazing head banging music.  I figured I should slow it down a little bit!  This week I take a look at Ben Sollee, a cellist from Kentucky, Julia Holter, an incredibly multi-talented musician from California, the dreamy Natureboy from New York, and New Jersey’s Nicole Atkins. BEN SOLLEE Over the last few […]

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Interview with Mad Anthony (check ’em out at Zaphods on October 23)

Interview with Mad Anthony (check ’em out at Zaphods on October 23)

I had the opportunity to chat with Marc Sherlock from Mad Anthony, in anticipation of their upcoming Zaphod’s gig (October 24). This is a trio that lives on the road about 90% of the time, cranking out the big rock noise to the good folks smart enough to check out their shows. They’ve had some great successes, like a lot […]

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Mundo Musique: Canadian Meltdown – Japandroids, METZ, PS I Love You, and One from Twitter

Mundo Musique: Canadian Meltdown – Japandroids, METZ, PS I Love You, and One from Twitter

It’s a great time for Canadian music, in particular the last five years with Canadians artists scattered across both the mainstream and independent scenes.  And the Canadian music industry is still growing.  Take for example two of the most celebrated post-punk, rock bands are from Canada and another one, while still finding its footing, has produced critically acclaimed albums.  All […]

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Cover of Fain by Wolf People

Mundo Musique: Wolf People, Dean Wareham, Mascott, & an all-star Fela Kuti tribute

Hello everyone, and thank you all so much for all the positive comments about last week’s Mundo Musique. This week I take a look at three great, but very different bands/artists, and a quick look at the newly-released Fela Kuti tribute. WOLF PEOPLE This past weekend, I was lucky enough to catch one of Wolf People’s first-ever shows in North […]

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Mundo Musique: White Denim, DOE EYE, Crystal Stilts, Heavenly Beat, and Twitter Love

Mundo Musique: White Denim, DOE EYE, Crystal Stilts, Heavenly Beat, and Twitter Love

To welcome you back to work on Tuesday after a long weekend, here’s another group of five artists for you to enjoy. WHITE DENIM Two years ago, indie rockers, White Denim, released its terrific fourth album, D, which was critically acclaimed (FWIW it was in my top-10 for 2011) and helped raise the popularity of the Austin, Texas band.  They’ve […]

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Elena Tonra of Daughter at Terminal 5 in New York

Mundo Musique: Female led trios from the UK – CHVRCHES, Daughter and The Joy Formidable

Hey everyone, my name is Rich and I will be doing Mundo Musique on Thursdays! This past weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing Daughter play their largest ever headlining show in New York. They’re a very talented three-piece group from England, and I realized there are a lot of great female-fronted three-piece bands from the British Isles. Daughter, The […]

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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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Mundo Musique: Three Acts from New York – Wet, Metal Mountains, and Doug Keith

Mundo Musique: Three Acts from New York – Wet, Metal Mountains, and Doug Keith

I was recently in New York and got a chance to squeeze in some live music in between work and other stuff going on (I’m in New York – the city that never sleeps).   This week’s Mundo Musique, therefore, is dedicated to three acts that I saw in three nights with my friend Rich Moses. ******************* Wet As one of […]

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Mundo Musique: Jason Isbell, “Traveling Alone”

Mundo Musique: Jason Isbell, “Traveling Alone”

When I travel for work, like I am right now, I often travel alone.  After the meetings are over, it can be a lonely place.  Often, I’m just too tired to get out to see the town, or I have an early morning departure home so I’m stuck at the hotel.  The room is quiet and there isn’t the warm […]

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