Category: The Revue

Capital Revue: Ottawa’s NDMA Releases New Video, “BurnSlow”

Capital Revue: Ottawa’s NDMA Releases New Video, “BurnSlow”

The Ottawa area is slowing becoming a gold mine of great artists, mostly in the genres of indie rock, indie pop, folk, alt-country, and synth-pop. However, there is a growing hip hop and R&B scene. One of the emerging electronic, hip-hop artists in the area is NDMA, whose following is slowly growing as anticipation builds for the release of his […]

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Mundo Musique: Chad VanGaalen and Night Beats

Mundo Musique: Chad VanGaalen and Night Beats

CHAD VANGAALEN Even though Chad VanGaalen has been recording music for thirteen years, he has been able to retain a raw, innocent beauty in his music. Every album is filled with short stories and fables, some about VanGaalen’s own life and others just crafted from his imagination. His early recordings were predominantly indie folk songs, but over time he’s added […]

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Ottawa Folkfest Announce Stellar Lineup

Ottawa Folkfest Announce Stellar Lineup

The Ottawa Folkfest this morning released the lineup to its 21st edition of the annual festival, and the lineup is fantastic. There’s something for everyone at the five-day festival, which runs from September 10-14 at Hog’s Back Park in the middle of Ottawa. The headliners – Lorde, The National, Neutral Milk Hotel, Foster the People, and The Gaslight Anthem – […]

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Mundo Musique: Craft Spells Release New Track “Komorebi”

Mundo Musique: Craft Spells Release New Track “Komorebi”

Last week, Craft Spells, the music project of Justin Vallesteros, released a dreamy pop number, “Komorebi”, which echoes of Ra Ra Riot and early days Death Cab for Cutie. The single is the second to be released from the San Francisco/Seattle-based indie pop band’s second full-length album, Nausea, which drops June 10. Craft Spells will also commence an East Coast […]

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Mundo Musique: Pink Mountaintops

Mundo Musique: Pink Mountaintops

Pink Mountaintops is the name of a rock n’ roll band that is the project of Stephen McBean from Vancouver. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s also part of Black Mountain, and many band members from Black Mountain play or have in Pink Mountaintops.  They released their fourth and latest album, Get Back on April 29 on Jagjaguwar Records. […]

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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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Mundo Musique Interview: Wading Unchartered Waters with Young Fathers

Mundo Musique Interview: Wading Unchartered Waters with Young Fathers

Every few years, a new band or artist arrives that changes the way music is heard and made. Radiohead, Massive Attack, TV on the Radio, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys – all considered among the most influential bands of the last two decades due to their innovative spirit and pioneering ways. Edinburgh, Scotland trio, Young Fathers, are likewise trailblazing new […]

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Mundo Musique: PAWS and WTCHS

Mundo Musique: PAWS and WTCHS

  PAWS For Those Who Like: Yuck, Cloud Nothings, Swearin’ Two years ago, PAWS, the Glasgow, Scotland trio, released their debut album, Cokefloat!, a splendid record of post-punk rock. However, as band member Phillip Taylor said, “It feels like everybody considers our debut LP to be ‘lo-fi’, which really bothered us as we felt it was the complete opposite by […]

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Mundo Musique: Wye Oak

Mundo Musique: Wye Oak

I’ve loved Wye Oak since the first time I heard them. The Baltimore based duo of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack have released some rough and heavy sounding music in the past, but their latest record, Shriek, turns a corner and Wye Oak has developed a more electronic sound on Shriek.  Released April 29, Shriek is not a natural evolution […]

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Mundo Musique: The Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger and J.P. Kallio

Mundo Musique: The Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger and J.P. Kallio

  THE GHOST OF A SABER TOOTH TIGER   For Those Who Like: Beck, Temples, Widowspeak   On their latest album, Midnight Sun, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, which is the project of partners Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, have produced an expansive, cinematic album that takes the listener on a musical journey that begins forty to […]

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Mundo 5 Special: Five Bands to Check Out at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival

Mundo 5 Special: Five Bands to Check Out at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival

This weekend I’ll be in Atlanta for Shaky Knees Festival. It may not be a hometown show, but in my opinion, Shaky Knees has put together one of the best lineups of any American festival.  The headliners there wouldn’t really headline a Bonnaroo, but The National, Modest Mouse and Alabama Shakes have all proven themselves as bands and all are really […]

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Mundo Musique: Ought and Second Hand Heart

Mundo Musique: Ought and Second Hand Heart

  OUGHT   For Those Who Like: Joy Division, SUUNS, Velvet Underground   Whether it’s the orchestral pop and the new folk-rock of the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver, the innovative takes of psychedelia and hip hop in the United Kingdom, the art-punk and brooding rock of Brooklyn, or the roaring psych-rock of the southern US, independent artists across the globe […]

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Mundo Musique: Thee Oh Sees and Billy Moon

Mundo Musique: Thee Oh Sees and Billy Moon

  THEE OH SEES For Those Who Like: Mikal Cronin, Ty Segall, ’60s-’70s psychedelia At the end of 2013, Thee Oh Sees announced that they were going on an “indefinite hiatus”. Fortunate for music fans, the hiatus lasted less than five months as the San Francisco-based band released Drop last week. Why the band’s hiatus was so brief is a […]

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Mundo Musique: Saintseneca

Mundo Musique: Saintseneca

For fans of: Dr. Dog, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lord Huron, Decemberists, Typhoon Indie-folk band Saintseneca is the project of Columbus, Ohio singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zac Little along with Maryn Jones, Steve Ciolek and Jon Maedor. For the most part, Little’s voice reminds me of Dr. Dog’s Scott McMicken but at times he reminds me of Jeff Mangum.  Saintseneca bring a […]

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UnChained Interview: Jessy Lanza

UnChained Interview: Jessy Lanza

With a sound that reminds you of everything from Off The Wall-era Michael Jackson to modern day indie music, Jessy Lanza is currently a hot commodity. Fresh off a performance at the prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, Lanza is in the midst of touring her debut album, Pull My Hair Back. The album itself (which Lanza co-produced) is an […]

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Diary of a Lonely Husband

Diary of a Lonely Husband

The Husband dir. Bruce McDonald The Mayfair Theatre 1074 Bank Street Thursday, May 1,  9:30 pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c94wQF3u4S8 Shot in bleak hospital hues – all washed out blue gray greens – The Husband marks Canadian filmmaking icon Bruce McDonald’s foray away from healthy cinema. This is a sickly piece of film. No good can come of it. Blame Maxwell McCabe-Lokos. He co-wrote, and he hogs […]

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Mundo Musique: The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo)

Mundo Musique: The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo)

When I first heard Aimee Mann and Ted Leo were working on an album together, “intrigued” would be an understatement. I instantly recalled the few Ted Leo and the Pharmacists shows I’ve attended, which were all awesome punk rock experiences, and if you’ve been keeping score, it should be no surprise that I enjoy Aimee Mann’s music. That said, I […]

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Mundo Musique: DOE EYE’s Debut LP, Television

Mundo Musique: DOE EYE’s Debut LP, Television

For Those Who Like: P.J. Harvey, St. Vincent When we last heard from DOE EYE, the project of San Francisco’s Maryam Qudus, she had a released a stunning 6-song EP, Hotel Fire, a gritty indie rock album that recalled P.J. Harvey and the atmospheric sounds of Daughter. Deep bass grooves, stammering keys, and Qudus’ soaring vocals combined to create a […]

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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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UnChained Interview: Caitlin from Bella Clava

UnChained Interview: Caitlin from Bella Clava

There was a time when having a female lead singer was note-worthy for a band like Bella Clava and made them stand out. Luckily for society, we have reached a point where more can be written about Bella Clava’s catchy riffs and energetic sound than about the gender of any of their band members. The music industry has evolved to […]

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