Category: The Revue

They Might Be Giants – Glean

They Might Be Giants – Glean

They Might Be Giants has set out to release one new song per week for one whole year.  They call this their “Dial-A-Song” service, which posts a new track every Monday night.  Each song with its own different feel and vibe to it.  They took some of these songs and created Glean, which came out earlier this month.  With these […]

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Concert Review: Danko Jones in full Rock and Roll mode

Concert Review: Danko Jones in full Rock and Roll mode

You need to really bring it for the Tuesday night crowd. They’re hard core! Danko Jones returned to the Capital Tuesday night, and he brought the rock to Mavericks. He always brings the rock! When you go to a Danko Jones concert, there are no surprises – you’re going to get a solid Rock and Roll performance with the and […]

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Johnny Irion shares new US Elevator single, “Dangerous Love”

Johnny Irion shares new US Elevator single, “Dangerous Love”

Johnny Irion has been making some really awesome music for quite a number of years. Most notably, he’s been playing with his wife Sarah Lee Guthrie since 2000.  This week, Irion has shared “Dangerous Love”, the first track off of his own project, US Elevator’s upcoming self-titled record.  “Dangerous Love” is a grungy feeling, psychedelic, southern rocker. US Elevator was […]

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Dana Sipos – “Roll Up The Night Sky”

Dana Sipos – “Roll Up The Night Sky”

Most albums are journeys. They can be sonic escapades that take you to places that could only be imagined. They could be a compilation of songs about one’s personal travels, journeys through time or places. Then there are the artists who are taking us on journeys of not just their lives but of others, connecting the listener with the protagonists […]

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Gig Pick: Cody Allen CD Release Party w/ Miss Polygamy @ Irene’s Pub May 2nd

Gig Pick: Cody Allen CD Release Party w/ Miss Polygamy @ Irene’s Pub May 2nd

Cody Allen is releasing a brand new album ‘Ignite’ at Irene’s Pub on Saturday, May 2nd at Irene’s Pub at 9pm, $10 cover. Buy Tickets RSVP to the Facebook Event Cody Allen Cody Allen brings together a refreshing sound that is bold, vulnerable, mysterious, and intimidating at a moment’s notice – and sometimes all of those things at once. Their style […]

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Artiste 5: Essential Spring Tour Items by Erik Hall (In Tall Buildings)

Artiste 5: Essential Spring Tour Items by Erik Hall (In Tall Buildings)

Back in February, Erik Hall – a.k.a. In Tall Buildings – released the superb Driver (available at Western Vinyl store, iTunes, Amazon, and eMusic). His sophomore album was in some ways a labor of love, taking four years to create as Hall fine-tuned every detail and nuance. The result is an album filled with 10 gorgeous tracks, highlighted by the […]

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All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa (Regional Champs)

All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa (Regional Champs)

Congratulations to Lost Cousins for making it to the Regional Champs (Regional Finalists) round! One entry from each region was voted by the public and now has a chance to make it to the National Finalists! Voting ends on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 3pm. Vote up to 10 times per day. Lost Cousins Formed in Kingston, ON in early […]

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Mew – “+-“

Mew – “+-“

Six years. It has been a long six years for Mew fans since their last full length album release (No more stories Are told today….). The Danish rockers have been slapped with the progressive art rock label with releases like And The Glass Handed Kites and up until now they have always remained that under the radar indie band. There might […]

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Moonbabies – “Wizards on the Beach”

Moonbabies – “Wizards on the Beach”

When musicians or bands hit their stride and their popularity starts to grow, most would continue to fine tune their sound and continue down the path they started. For Malmö, Sweden’s Moonbabies, they took a completely different path. Formed in 1997 by husband-and-wife duo Carina Johansson Frick and Ola Frick, the two started off as a dream-pop, shoegaze band. The […]

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Twitter  Tuesday: Afrakite – “Grown Apart”

Twitter Tuesday: Afrakite – “Grown Apart”

We don’t know much about Afrakite, except that the one and so far only single posted online is pretty sweet. The solo artist is from Montreal and has created a beautiful and soulful sound with the single “Grown Apart”. The track is pretty awesome, soaring and expansive for being completely self produced and we look forward to hearing more. We […]

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Chief Ghoul – “III”

Chief Ghoul – “III”

There’s only one word to describe Lee Miles – throwback. Under the moniker, Chief Ghoul, Miles’ music revolves around three things – his voice, his guitar, and his stories. With his second LP, III, Miles’ songs come to life despite the minimalistic approach.  There are no synths, no backing band (although Miles may step on a stomp box or tap on […]

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Turn to Crime – “Actions”

Turn to Crime – “Actions”

We all know the old saying, “Never judge a book by its cover”. That adage aptly applies to Turn to Crime. From the name to their image to their place of residence, Detroit, the immediate assumption is that they’re a rock band, possibly in the mold of Kid Rock or maybe blues-rock band a la Jack White. However, they’re not […]

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Nai Harvest – “Hairball”

Nai Harvest – “Hairball”

Not many bands would put the title track of their new album as the last track, but then again Nai Harvest isn’t an ordinary band. Whereas most young people in their early twenties would be studying for exams and writing essays or employed somewhere, the young duo from Sheffield, UK traversed the globe for nearly two years, playing in all sorts […]

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Weekend Showcase: April 24th Edition

Weekend Showcase: April 24th Edition

The weekend is here, which means it’s time for The Weekend Showcase – 20 tracks from the indie world. If this is the first time you’re listening to the Weekend Showcase, some things to help you if you like what you hear: If you like the artist / band, click on their name to be taken to their Facebook page […]

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Mundo 15 – Fifteen “Must Follow” Artists on Social Media

Mundo 15 – Fifteen “Must Follow” Artists on Social Media

It’s the era of social media, no questions about it. Everyone uses it. President Barack Obama employed a massive social media campaign during his original run for the Oval Office in 2008, and that strategy helped him win the President election. For musicians, it’s a great way to not only promote themselves but a means to share their thoughts and […]

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First Impressions: Braids, “Deep In The Iris”

First Impressions: Braids, “Deep In The Iris”

Canadian indie rock/shoegaze ensemble Braids are back with their third full-length album, titled Deep In The Iris. The Montreal trio consists of Raphaelle Standell-Preston (vocals, keys), Taylor Smith (guitar), and Austin Tufts (drums). We take a listen to the new album and share our first impressions. We share “Miniskirt” and “Taste” from the new album, but if you can’t wait until […]

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All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa (Round 3)

All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa (Round 3)

        The CBC Searchlight competitions is now in Round 3: Top 10 Regional Finalists. Voting is open and you can vote for up to 5 entries per regions per day. Voting closing at 3pm on Monday April 27, 2015 to determine the top choices from each region. Congratulations to all of Ottawa’s contestants!  Click here for the […]

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Brown Bird – Axis Mundi

Brown Bird – Axis Mundi

Brown Bird’s music is some of the most creative stuff out there within the folk music landscape.  Their albums have been truly incredible, drawing influence from many different styles.  The voice and guitar work of Dave Lamb is soulful, raw, and gritty, the multi-talented MorganEve Swain adds some beauty to their sound, be it by her voice, violin, bass, or […]

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Single Premiere + Q&A: Pete Ayres Band – “Occupied”

Single Premiere + Q&A: Pete Ayres Band – “Occupied”

The Pete Ayres Band is a soul and jazz infused outfit originally from St. Louis, MO – but they now call NYC home. We are excited to premiere their newest track “Occupied” from their upcoming album Till I See You.   The Pete Ayres Band formed in 2011 and released their debut in 2012 titled Ordinary Friend which is available on i-Tunes. […]

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Encore – “Nature” (Episode 5)

Encore – “Nature” (Episode 5)

Welcome to Episode 5 of our continued trek around Canada. Our theme this week is “Nature” and we’ve got three songs to help you get your fix, even if you’re stuck in the office. You’ll hear tracks from Canadian folk veteran Ian Tamblyn, along with Allison Crowe and Faith Healer.     Credits: Theme music is “Dead Heart Colonies“ by […]

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