Category: The Revue

Hidden Gem: Rebecca Clements – “Pure Wasted”

Hidden Gem: Rebecca Clements – “Pure Wasted”

Rebecca Clements has released the awesome track “Pure Wasted” which is also the title of her brand new three track EP. We are sharing this track as it’s a lovely bit of haunting vocals and storytelling of a broken relationship. This UK based singer-songwriter is one to watch, especially if you are a fan of Torres. The track “Wildlife” follows with […]

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All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa Day 4

All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa Day 4

Did you know that CBC has a band listings page? Find out who’s playing this weekend by visiting music.cbc.ca/gigs and select your city. This Friday Dave Norris & Local Ivan are playing at Pressed in Ottawa. Here’s today’s set of 5 randomly chosen entries from the Ottawa region. Remember, you can vote up to 10 times a day, per region. Click […]

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GOLDEN COAST – “Take You Away”

GOLDEN COAST – “Take You Away”

I have a thing for really upbeat and awesome tempo pop –  Los Angeles based GOLDEN COAST is a band that definitely belongs on my list of favorite indie pop bands at the moment. They have a similar vein to Max and The Moon, CRUISR, and COIN but with an awesome danceable California goodness vibe going on. GOLDEN COAST is perfecting indie synth-pop and is comprised of […]

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The Mountain Goats – ‘Beat The Champ’

The Mountain Goats – ‘Beat The Champ’

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle truly is a fascinating songwriter. He can take many different themes and turn them into relatable songs for anyone to enjoy. On The Mountain Goats’ latest record, Beat The Champ they grapple with professional wrestling. The professional wrestling on Beat The Champ isn’t like the star-studded WrestleMania event of last weekend featuring guys like Brock […]

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Sufjan Stevens – “Carrie & Lowell”

Sufjan Stevens – “Carrie & Lowell”

Sufjan Stevens finally returns with his first proper album in five years – “Carrie & Lowell”. Thankfully, it is absolutely lush, gorgeous, personal, and possibly his best work to date. Gone are the electronic orchestration from his last effort, Age of Adz, replaced with stripped-down acoustics that leaves Stevens exposed both musically, spiritually, and emotionally. The new album title consists of the […]

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Full of Surprises: An Interview with Nashville Recording Artist Fawn Larson

Full of Surprises: An Interview with Nashville Recording Artist Fawn Larson

When involved in an industry as competitive as music, artists need to do two things – 1) think outside the box to have their music heard and 2) have a great sense of humor to get through the tough days. Fawn Larson has both of these traits in spades. Born in Lafayette, Louisiana and now calling Nashville, Tennessee, Larson has […]

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The Dirty Sheep Homecoming with Parker Estabrooks @ Irene’s Pub

The Dirty Sheep Homecoming with Parker Estabrooks @ Irene’s Pub

The Dirty Sheep will be at Irene’s Pub on Saturday, April 4 with Parker Estabrooks. Doors open at 9pm, $6 admission. RSVP to the Facebook Event. The Dirty Sheep Listen to The Dirty Sheep on CBC Radio 3: music.cbc.ca/artists/The-Dirty-Sheep Website: www.dirtysheep.com Facebook: @dirtysheep Twitter: @otownsheep Parker Estabrooks      

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Concert Revue: Lynn Miles thrills the faithful at the Black Sheep

Concert Revue: Lynn Miles thrills the faithful at the Black Sheep

You know how when you live in a city you often don’t visit the tourist destinations because well, you could always go tomorrow? Sometimes a local artist is like that. Lynn Miles plays the Ottawa area several times a year, so I’ve fallen into the trap of just thinking I’ll see her the next time. I must admit, I didn’t really […]

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Sammy Brue – ‘I Don’t Want You To Leave’

Sammy Brue – ‘I Don’t Want You To Leave’

Sammy Brue is only 13 years old, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to his music. His sound is mature well beyond his years, sounding like artists many years his senior. And despite his youth, he cites Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie as his influences. Earlier this month, Brue released his latest EP, I Don’t Want You to Leave […]

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Meadowlark – ‘Dual’

Meadowlark – ‘Dual’

We posted Meadowlark as a hidden gem earlier this month but from the looks of their recent SoundCloud plays, they will not be hidden for long. Meadowlark, who is comprised of Kate McGill and Daniel Broadley, are creating some lovely indie-pop tracks as of late. We posted their lead single “Fly” previously which is a quite lovely, airy and dreamy pop gem. Their […]

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All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa Day 2

All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa Day 2

The CBC Searchlight competition is in it’s second day! Whether you decide to vote for the same 10 entries per region each day or chose different ones, each vote helps your favorites get closer to the finish line! Announced today, CBC is giving away weekly prizes from Yamaha Canada Music to win either a pair of Yamaha HPH-PRO400 headphones, an […]

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Daniel Isaiah – “Come Into Gone”

Daniel Isaiah – “Come Into Gone”

Maybe you have heard of Daniel Isaiah. In 2011, he released his debut album, High Twilight, which received positive reviews across Canada. Maybe you’ve heard of the name through Isaiah’s various film and theatre work, and he’ll soon have one of his screenplays, Passover, which reportedly based on his childhood, brought to life by Quebec production company Peripheria Inc. And if […]

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Photo by Ida Bova.

Conversation with The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band

The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band is a folk-rock duo from Almonte, a small town south-west of Ottawa, made up of James Walters, aka Jimmy tri-tone, and partner and bandmate Randelle Ashley who coined the name because of James’ three-toned beard. What started out as a fun nickname would eventually become the band’s actual name. The band released their first EP Wanted in October 2014. While […]

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Wilder Maker – ‘Fools’

Wilder Maker – ‘Fools’

Wilder Maker’s 2014 EP Everyday Crimes Against Objects of Desire Vol. 1 was the first of a three EP series. This week, Wilder Maker shared “Fools”, which will be on Everyday Crimes Against Objects of Desire Vol. 2. Which is due out next week. “Fools” is a break-up track full of melancholy and nostalgia. It has a perfect combination of […]

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Twitter Tuesday: Cross Wires  – “Walking Wounded”

Twitter Tuesday: Cross Wires – “Walking Wounded”

I have decided to take on a weekly feature that showcases a band that either follows us on Twitter or has reached out for us to take a listen to their music recently. We have a disclaimer in our About Us section that we really try to listen to everything we can, but sometimes that is just not possible so […]

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SXSW Recap #4

SXSW Recap #4

Here is the final recap and last round of bands witnessed during the festival. There would have been at least two more recaps if I could have helped it, but life happens and my schedule was cut short because of family obligations which for me as much as I love music, family is first. I loved gallivanting around Austin for […]

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Ryley Walker – “Primrose Green”

Ryley Walker – “Primrose Green”

No bells. No whistles. No buzzing synths. No auto tune. Just a man, his guitar, his band, and his voice. It’s music our parents and grandparents listened to back in the 60s and 70s, yet the man behind Primrose Green is only in his mid-twenties. Ryley Walker, like Steve Gunn, is among a new wave of musicians – precise, expert […]

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Hidden Gem – Molly Sullivan

Hidden Gem – Molly Sullivan

Molly Sullivan is one of those artists who seem to have an endless well of talent. Some people shoot to stardom with a few instant classics and fade fast. Their wells might be rich but are never very deep. Others never stop creating, producing excellent music during both fruitful and sparse times. They might disappear from the spotlight for a time, but when […]

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All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa

All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa

The CBC Searchlight competition has begun! Public voting is open and It’s time to chose your 10 favorite entries from each region. Here are the first 5 randomly chosen entries from Ottawa to get you started. Come back tomorrow for the next set! Public voting begins Monday, March 30, 2015 at 12:01 am ET until Monday, April 13, 2015 at […]

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Faith Healer – “Cosmic Troubles”

Faith Healer – “Cosmic Troubles”

Edmonton, Alberta – the gateway to Canada’s north, home of the NHL’s Oilers and the CFL’s Eskimos, and the overly massive West Edmonton Mall. It is also the city that once was home to k.d. lang, Mac DeMarco, and Shiloh. Another name to add to the list is Faith Healer, the new project of Jessica Jalbert with much support from […]

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