Category: Music

The Matinee ’18 March 30th – World Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 30th – World Edition

For this Good Friday, we’re offering two for the price of one. On The Matinee ’18 March 30th – World Edition, we head off to five countries for six songs. There’s a wide range of singles for your listening pleasure. Dirty Pixels – “On Ice” (Auckland, New Zealand) RIYL: Bright Eyes, Deerhunter, of Montreal It has been seven years since […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 29th

The Matinee ’18 March 29th

With the long weekend before us, The Matinee ’18 March 29th edition features some several upbeat tunes, including some funky numbers, to get you through the workday. There are also some laid-back, easy-listening tunes in case you want some mellower fare. Enjoy your Thursday and have a safe and most excellent Easter break. Air Waves – “Warrior” ft. Kevin Morby […]

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The Dan Ryan – “Maker” (video premiere)

The Dan Ryan – “Maker” (video premiere)

The Dan Ryan formed as a side project in Lawrence, Kansas, and they currently reside in the music capital of the world, Austin, Texas. The psych-folk band have released two albums to date, both of which channel a bygone era when the stories mattered and the music were the canvases to the actual art. Today, they put their art onto […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 March 28th

Melodic Tonic ’18 March 28th

The six new music cocktails on the Melodic Tonic ’18 March 28th edition are potent. From indie blues to scorching rock and psychedelic dream pop, there is plenty of diversity to sample, starting with an award-winning American duo. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite – “The Bottle Wins Again” (Los Angeles & Memphis, USA) RIYL: Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite, John Lee […]

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Sunflower Bean – ‘Twentytwo in Blue’ (album review)

Sunflower Bean – ‘Twentytwo in Blue’ (album review)

In 1967, three teenagers came together to form one of the great rock bands in history. Fleetwood Mac started with drummer Mick Fleetwood before settling in as a five piece with John and Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks. Thirty-one years ago, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic pieced together Nirvana in Aberdeen, Washington. We all know their histories and […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 27th

The Matinee ’18 March 27th

Rocking tracks, shimmering electronic / electro-pop numbers, two young English singer-songwriters to watch, and one of the most devastatingly beautiful songs of the year are featured on The Matinee ’18 March 27th edition. Several countries are yet again represented, once again demonstrating that music is one of the few things that unites us. Blush Response – “Cruel” (Adelaide, Australia) RIYL: […]

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Other States– “Both Worlds” (single premiere)

Other States– “Both Worlds” (single premiere)

Like any art form, the more creative a song is, the more striking it is. Let’s be honest, there are only so many times you can view still-life paintings or portraits of rich, dead people. Similarly, one can only listen to a love song set to a folk-pop or electro-pop arrangement so often. Then there are the few artists and […]

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Preoccupations – ‘New Material’ (album review)

Preoccupations – ‘New Material’ (album review)

New Material by Preoccupations If one was to start a list of the best bands of the 2010s, Calgary’s Preoccupations would be near – if not at – the top of the list. Their debut album, Viet Cong, when they were known as Viet Cong, was a viscerally raw and emotionally deep ode to a fallen friend. After a name change, […]

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Erika Wennerstrom – ‘Sweet Unknown’ (album review)

Erika Wennerstrom – ‘Sweet Unknown’ (album review)

Sweet Unknown by Erika Wennerstrom After more than a dozen years of writing, recording, and countless road trips, Heartless Bastards decided to take a break following their 2016 tour. Ironically or coincidentally, the hiatus came after releasing Restless Ones, their timeless fifth album that encouraged everyone to persevere. For front woman Erika Wennerstrom, she stayed mostly low key, occasionally providing […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 26th

The Matinee ’18 March 26th

The Matinee ’18 March 26th includes 6 new tunes for your listening pleasure. Hopefully these energetic tracks will get your week started off right as some of us move into the warmer spring season. Artists today are representing the UK, the US and Sweden. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. bdrmm – “kare” (Hull, England) […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.11

Weekend Showcase 4.11

It’s the end of March, and the Weekend Showcase 4.11 edition isn’t going out like a lamb. Instead, it still roars with 58 songs from around the globe. The artists and band represent 16 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The playlist […]

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Saturday Sampler March 24th

Saturday Sampler March 24th

The Saturday Sampler March 24th edition once again spans the globe to bring you nine sizzling new tunes. From England, Ireland, Netherlands, South Africa, and the USA, this playlist is full of sonic treasures for you to explore this weekend. We kick things off with an absolute banger from an emerging Irish band destined for greatness.   Brass Phantoms – […]

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Swampmeat Family Band - Album Cover

Swampmeat Family Band – ‘Too Many Things to Hide’ (album review)

Too Many Things To Hide [LP] by Swampmeat Family Band Swampmeat Family Band‘s debut album, Too Many Things to Hide, is an homage to an idea – the idea of purity. Danny C and T-Bird combine forces with Richard March and Tommy Hughes to produce a record that smells like something out of a Columbia studio in 1955. There are […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 23rd

The Matinee ’18 March 23rd

The Matinee ’18 March 23rd edition features some blistering, explosive songs and a few smooth, cool tracks. Let it be your soundtrack to the last day of the work week and the entry into a fantastic weekend. The Cavemen – “Janey” (Auckland, New Zealand) RIYL: The Stooges, Dead Kennedys, Buzzcocks If you ever get the chance to see New Zealand […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 22nd USA Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 22nd USA Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 22nd USA Edition features eight songs, three of which come from a special and an important compilation. The mini-playlist also includes a tune from one of indie rock’s greatest bands of the past decade and the debut single from an outfit hoping to join them one day.   Wharf Cat Records Singles from the ACLU Benefit […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 22nd World Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 22nd World Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 22nd World Edition features seven songs from six artists/bands. Many of them are familiar – including the super-sibling group – and all of whom are about to make huge marks on the music landscape.   Say Sue Me – “After Falling Asleep” and “B Lover” (Busan, South Korea) RIYL: Alvvays, Sløtface, Hater After blowing away audiences at […]

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Melt Dunes – ‘Flesh’ (EP review)

Melt Dunes – ‘Flesh’ (EP review)

 Some bands make you go “wow” with their music. Then there are those make you exclaim “Hell yeah!” or “F*ck yeah!” with each release. Southampton / Portsmouth outfit Melt Dunes fall under the latter category. However, they do it in a fashion that goes against the norm. Instead of blasting anthemic rockers that get the endorphins bursting, they hammer […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 March 21st

Melodic Tonic ’18 March 21st

This week the Melodic Tonic ’18 March 21st edition serves up some mellow fare. Prepare to back in the gentler tones of six North American artists whose melodies will soothe you. Aisha Burns – “Must Be a Way” (Beverly, MA via San Antonio, TX USA) RIYL: Margo Timmins, Gillian Welch, Sara Watkins, Rhiannon Giddens Some songs are so powerful that you […]

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Yo La Tengo – ‘There’s a Riot Going On’ (album review)

Yo La Tengo – ‘There’s a Riot Going On’ (album review)

A younger Yo La Tengo would have used the current political climate to deliver music equivalent to a surging hurricane. Angular guitars, oft-kilter melodies, walls of feedback and reverb, crushing drums, and poignant lyricism were their trademarks with no two songs sounding alike. Their 15th album, There’s a Riot Going On, however, isn’t the typical YLT album. It is the […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 20th

The Matinee ’18 March 20th

Singer-songwriters galore occupy The Matinee ’18 March 20th edition. There are some bands in the playlist, but the majority are young women and men carving out their own niches with fabulous stories to share. This isn’t to say the music is languid or laid back, as there are some rip-roaring hip shakers and more melodic shimmying-quality tunes below. bed. – […]

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