Category: Original Revue Video Series

The Beaches: Rollin’ with it

The Beaches: Rollin’ with it

Revue associate Slo’ Tom takes the helm for our segment with Toronto’s The Beaches, who proudly say they’re rolling right along with a new wave of awesome female artists. http://www.thebeachesband.com  

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The Revue with ilvekyo

The Revue with ilvekyo

Revue associate David Yazbeck gets to know Mason Quesnel, the creative force behind Ottawa’s ilvekyo.

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The distant sound of Thunderuncle

The distant sound of Thunderuncle

The men of Thunderuncle never leave home without their respective senses of humour. They are deadly serious about one thing though: rock ‘n roll.

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The Revue with Street Meat

The Revue with Street Meat

You’ll laugh, you’ll feel uncomfortable, you’ll dance. This is Street Meat.

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The Revue with Orienteers

The Revue with Orienteers

How cool is this? I get to sit with the most amazing people and just shoot the shit about music. All while drinking beer. Best job ever. In today’s episode, I sat down with Ben Wilson and Tom Thompson from Orienteers to hear about their life on the low end. If you’re not familiar, these guys perform a sort of […]

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The Revue with TBWNIAS

The Revue with TBWNIAS

Meet The Band Whose Name is a Symbol; TBWNIAS for short. They listen to music as seriously as they play it, which isn’t surprising given that the band coalesced around Ottawa’s coolest record store, Birdman Sound. While they’re conscious of their place on a musical continuum that recalls all sorts of cool improvisational/psych business, TBWNIAS effortlessly bend those traditions to their […]

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The Revue with Ninety Pounds of Ugly

The Revue with Ninety Pounds of Ugly

This is a fun one, folks. Ninety Pounds of Ugly are a rootsy-country quartet (though for our purposes, we had 3 of ’em) who sing songs of booze, death and sex. The lyrics can be dark, but the band couldn’t be brighter. I sat with Lefty McRighty (guitar) and Patsy Clash (vocals) for a hilarious chat about how they started […]

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The Revue with John Carroll and the Epic Proportions

The Revue with John Carroll and the Epic Proportions

John Carroll is both enigmatic and down-to-earth. As a Kemptville resident, and as a husband and father, John lives a life that is typical of most in this part of the world. However, he’s a rare breed as he is making his living as a working musician. That’s very rare. He hosts weekly shows at Ottawa’s historic Chateau Lafayette (a […]

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The Revue with Ian Tamblyn

The Revue with Ian Tamblyn

With all due respect to the other guests we’ve had on our first season of The Revue, this interview with Ian Tamblyn ranks as one of my favourites. I’ve long been a fan of his music and songwriting, and I’ve long respected him for being such a unique personality. He’s a traveller, a tour guide, a man of the world, […]

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The Revue with Slo’ Tom

The Revue with Slo’ Tom

There is a long and (not too) interesting story about this episode. First of all, Slo’ Tom is an indie legend here in the Nation’s Capital. Dood was in furnaceface, for pete’s sake. He’s also known as the nicest guy in town, so we were super happy when he agreed to be our first interview subject for this series. We […]

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Open your eyes to Blinker the Star

Open your eyes to Blinker the Star

While it undoubtedly comes across loud and clear in this episode, allow me to offer full disclosure: I am a huge fan of Jordon Zadorozny. His first record as Blinker the Star set the bar high for so-called low-fi music. Those songs are heavy, ethereal, melancholic; brash and youthful, showing a nascent pop genius. The music business, at this point […]

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The Revue with Ana Miura

The Revue with Ana Miura

I’ve long been a fan of Ana Miura, and for about a hundred reasons. She’s an incredible guitar player and has one of those voices that could sing the phonebook and make it sound like poetry. Of course, she’s also the founder of Babes4Breasts (who have their annual concert coming up on October 24 2013). That particular project earned her […]

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The Revue with Kalle Mattson

The Revue with Kalle Mattson

Where do you begin with Kalle Mattson? Regarded as the “next big thing” in many critical circles, Kalle is a very easy-going guy who grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, and quite honestly has no trace of ego. A recent graduate from the University of Ottawa’s music program, Kalle is a classical guitarist working in a pop oeuvre. His first […]

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The Revue with Swollen Members

The Revue with Swollen Members

Note: This photo is of Prevail and Kevin McGowan from The Revue, but it’s the only pic we got at this session. You just never know what’s going to happen when you ask a question. I received some PR stuff about Swollen Members coming to town earlier this year, and figured “what the hell?” and fired off an email requesting […]

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The Revue with Gerry Griffin

The Revue with Gerry Griffin

Gerry Griffin (to quote myself) has the kind of life story that would keep many Hollywood screenwriters quite busy for a long time. He has been playing in bands around Ottawa since the mid-1960s, and in that time has watched the scene change, moving from trend to trend. He hasn’t change much, really. He’s a bluesman, through and through. In […]

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The Revue with Shannon Rose and the Thorns

The Revue with Shannon Rose and the Thorns

So, here’s how things went down. I contacted Shannon to say “we’ve got this idea…we’re interviewing local bands at Zaphod’s, and filming it and doing live performances and stuff. You interested?” I was delighted that Shannon wrote back and said “Yes!”. She and Steve Matylewicz (guitar, husband) didn’t really know what we were doing, but they came out to the club […]

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