Category: Music

The Matinee August 10th

The Matinee August 10th

Around the world we go and where we stop is… The Matinee August 10th edition, of course! Just yesterday, Ben was watching The War on Drugs perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and we were pondering who could be the next indie band or artist to play on one of the late-night talk shows. Our mini-playlist today, as such, reflects who we […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, August 9th

Melodic Tonic ’17, August 9th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails has a unifying, one-word theme: calming. These are great rainy-day tunes. We are all seeking relief from the stress of life and the chaos of the world. What better way to find solace than with six new singles from artists in Canada, USA, and Netherlands? All of the artists have one-word band names, so […]

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The Matinee August 8th

The Matinee August 8th

We’re going backwards on The Matinee August 8th edition. This is just another way of saying that the song are listed in reverse alphabetical order. The bookends will go you moving while the songs in between will dazzle, rock, and steal your breath away. Sit back, relax, and enjoy these nine sizzling tunes. Widowspeak – “When I Tried” (Tacoma, WA, […]

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Speak Out!

Things we loved at Newport Folk Festival 2017

For the past six years, we’ve been attending the Newport Folk Festival, and every year we’re left wondering how Jay Sweet and his team of organizers, curators, and volunteers could outdo themselves. This year, they may have organized the best NFF to date, and this is taking into consideration that it’s nearly impossible to see every artist and band due […]

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John Prine

Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Day 3 (photo essay)

A photo essay from Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Day 1. This is just one of four parts. The other articles are: Things we loved – an overview of Newport Folk Festival Day 1 photo essay Day 2 photo essay MORE PHOTOS IN SLIDER

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Killing Moon Label – ‘New Moons: Vol. VIII’ (album premiere)

Killing Moon Label – ‘New Moons: Vol. VIII’ (album premiere)

New Moons: Vol. VIII, the latest compilation from London label Killing Moon, is out today, and we are excited to share this amazing collection. Killing Moon have an affinity for finding, promoting, and sharing emerging talents who then transition from obscurity to stardom. (Alt-J ring a bell?)  With their New Moons series now on its eighth volume, you are sure to find new artists […]

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The Matinee August 7th

The Matinee August 7th

The Matinee includes 6 awesome new tracks to start your summer week off right. There are some sizzling rockers, some soulful anthems, and shimmering pop-rock numbers. It’s the perfect little playlist for a hot Monday. Artists are representing Canada, The US, The UK and New Zealand today. The Blancos – “Fool For You” (New York, USA) RIYL: Son Little, Hozier […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.30

Weekend Showcase 3.30

The dog days of summer are upon us, but we have the perfect cure. The Weekend Showcase 3.30 edition features 51 songs to get you moving, jumping, and, of course, contemplating what is to come and what has passed. Ten countries are represented, including: Australia, Canada, England, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist […]

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Saturday Sampler August 5th

Saturday Sampler August 5th

As we head into the final weeks of summer, it’s time to sit back and reminiscent about its first half, especially given how warm and humid it is in many parts of the world. So instead of blasting sweat-inducing number, the Saturday Sampler August 5th edition features nine songs that offer a reprieve from the heat. We kick things off […]

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The Matinee August 4th

The Matinee August 4th

It’s the era of the singer-songwriter. If the radio is your source for new music, you are missing out on artists and bands who continue to one-up each other with their smart and biting lyrics. Even those who occupy the pop and electronica fields are crafting memorably tunes. The Matinee August 4th edition is evidence of how music is changing […]

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Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2017 – Preview

Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2017 – Preview

Summer brings with it a few favourites like lazy days on the beach, the smell of ice cream waffle cones in the air, and the famed 3-day Osheaga Arts & Music Festival. August 4th to 6th, 2017, heralds the arrival of its 12th installment, and it brings music lovers from far and wide to Parc-Jean Drapeau on Ile Ste-Hélène. Having […]

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The Matinee August 3rd

The Matinee August 3rd

The Matinee August 3rd heavily features North American artists, which might have to do with me returning to my old stomping grounds. It also reflects how great the new music singles are from this part of the world. Given that I’m on holidays, the descriptions are shorter, and I apologize to the artists and bands.   Annie Hart – “Hard […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, August 2nd

Melodic Tonic ’17, August 2nd

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails is a long-sipping mix to be savored. These nine tunes range from indie rock to mellow singer/songwriter fare with synth-pop and psych-folk for balance. Featured artists are from Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland, USA, and Wales. Note: This Friday, Bandcamp will donate 100% of their sales to the Transgender Law Center in […]

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Best Girl Athlete – “In Your Head” (single premiere)

Best Girl Athlete – “In Your Head” (single premiere)

Quickly, name the people who you can count on as admiring you. Partners, children, parents, siblings, best friends, and pets don’t count. Now think back to when you were 17 (if you’re this age or younger think about the present), who were your admirers? They probably didn’t include Richard Hawley and Simone Felice of The Felice Brothers. But for Aberdeen, […]

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The Matinee August 1st

The Matinee August 1st

With Newport Folk Festival behind us, we’re trying to get back into the swing of things. The Matinee August 1st edition, as such, has the regular nine songs. Unfortunately, exhaustion has set in, so apologies to the artists and bands for the short blurbs. The music, however, is what matters most. Alvvays – “Dreams Tonite” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: The Pains […]

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The Matinee July 31st

The Matinee July 31st

The Matinee July 31st includes 5 new tracks to get your week started off right. We have a great mix of awesome indie tracks for your listening pleasure. Artists are representing Australia, the US, the UK and Sweden today.   Beaches – “When You’re Gone” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: Love of Diagrams, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Twerps Beaches have just released […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.29

Weekend Showcase 3.29

The Weekend Showcase 3.29 edition is our leanest one in, well, a year, which could only mean two things – we’ve been attending a few festivals, such as Newport Folk Festival, and we’re doing what people do in the summer (vacation, moving). There are still 40 songs in the list, and the country representation is still far and wide. Specifically, […]

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Saturday Sampler July 29th

Saturday Sampler July 29th

Saturday Sampler July 29th has a lean 6 songs since we’re all a bit busy these days. Seems like the end of July has been the perfect storm for us, but thankfully the music out there has been the perfect tonic.   ALYESKA – “Absaroka” (Los Angeles via small town Montana, USA) RIYL: Sharon Van Etten, Belle Mare, She Keeps […]

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The Matinee July 28th

The Matinee July 28th

The Matinee July 28th edition features plenty of sonic variety to kickstart your Friday. Since some of us are attending Newport Folk Festival this weekend, we have six edgier tunes for your enjoyment. So dive into this pool of scorchers, then check back on Sunday when our Weekend Showcase will include every song we’ve shared this week. Happy Friday! Chelsea […]

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The Matinee July 27th

The Matinee July 27th

Once again we take a new music trip around the globe on The Matinee July 27th edition. Speaking of trips, some of us, including myself, are en route if not having already arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, and we hope one of these days the artists listed below will be gracing the stages of NFF or one of the after-parties. […]

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