Category: The Revue

Mundo Musique: CYMBALS and Ages and Ages

Mundo Musique: CYMBALS and Ages and Ages

CYMBALS For Those Who Like: early ’80s pop (think New Order, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys), Bear in Heaven, and The Cure If you’re looking for a fun, pop album to celebrate the arrival of spring, look no further than CYMBALS’ The Age of Fracture, the London quartet’s second LP that was released a couple of months ago. Dubbed as […]

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Mundo Musique: Wax Fang

Mundo Musique: Wax Fang

Louisville, KY based rock band Wax Fang have been making some really interesting music over the last few years. The band consists of Scott Carney and Jacob Heustis, They’ve toured with many different bands, including Man Man, My Morning Jacket, and Dr. Dog. In 2010, they released a single entitled “The Astronaut (Part 1)”. Since then they released an EP, […]

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Mundo Musique: Blouse and Suuns

Mundo Musique: Blouse and Suuns

BLOUSE For Those Who Like: Bleeding Rainbow, Beaches, ’80s R.E.M. When your debut album is widely applauded and critics and audiences anxiously await the next record, most young bands would build on their first release and aim to perfect the sound they have introduced. Well, unless you are Portland’s Blouse. In 2011, Blouse’s self-titled debut album was ten tracks of […]

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Grown-up Pains

Grown-up Pains

Peurto Padre (Port Father) dir. Gustavo Fallas Costa Rica, 2013, 86 minutes Spanish with English sub-titles 18th Latin American  Film Festival Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Sunday, March 30, 2014, 4:00 pm Filmed in warm  golden skin tones and bluesy-green backgrounds, Puerto Padre captures the stark beauty of Costa Rica and its people. That beauty can be good, and can be […]

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Bland Heaven

Bland Heaven

  Cielo Oscuro (Dark Heaven) directed by Joel Calero Peru, 2012, 77 minutes Spanish with English sub-titles 18th Latin American  Film Festival Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Saturday, March 29, 2014, 7:00 pm Not so much a stinker, but more a lingering, odd odor of a movie, Dark Heaven delivers on none of its promises of passionate, dark and stylish. That is […]

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The Gold, the Bad and the Ugly

The Gold, the Bad and the Ugly

Serra Pelada / Bald Mountain directed by Heitor Dhalia (Brazil) March 27th 395 Wellington, National Archives 18th Latin American  Film Festival 1980s Brazil was a time of ridiculous short shorts and a crazy gold rush. Desperate times plus desperate measures equals riveting plot fodder, which in this case, makes for grand cinema. Bald Mountain  follows two lifelong friends who flee […]

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Mundo Musique: Ceiling Demons and Electric Litany

Mundo Musique: Ceiling Demons and Electric Litany

I have often stated that we are experiencing a great time for music and one could argue that this is a golden era for it. But to find some truly great music can often take some effort, whether it’s methodically scouring through the many online e-zines and blogs, attending shows in the smallest cafés and bars, searching through the boxes […]

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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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Mundo Musique: Blood Orange (Revisited) and The Honeyrunners

Mundo Musique: Blood Orange (Revisited) and The Honeyrunners

BLOOD ORANGE For Those Who Like: Prince, Sade, Michael Jackson When Mundo Musique was first started in September 2013, Devonté Hynes – a.k.a. Blood Orange – was one of the first artists to be showcased, specifically “Chamakay”, the first single from Blood Orange’s second LP, Cupid Deluxe. Although the album was released back in November 2013 and was included on […]

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Mundo 5: Five Songs from the Squared Circle

Mundo 5: Five Songs from the Squared Circle

Happy Friday, everyone! That means another Mundo 5! Ben and I were trying to come up with ideas of lists, and since I’ve been a fan of pro wrestling for as long as I could walk, he suggested I do a list of wrestling related songs.  It’s Wrestlemania season, so there’s no better time! Part of the spectacle of professional […]

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Mundo Musique: The Head and the Heart Coming to the Bronson Centre – Thursday, March 27

Mundo Musique: The Head and the Heart Coming to the Bronson Centre – Thursday, March 27

 THE HEAD AND THE HEART For Those Who Like: Monsters and Men, The Lumineers, Old Crow Medicine Show For the past decade, the popularity of Americana and indie folk has exploded. With the likes of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and The Lumineers, mainstream radio stations are increasingly playing music that once was restricted to small bars and clubs […]

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Mundo Musique: Blood Red Shoes

Mundo Musique: Blood Red Shoes

For fans of: The Duke Spirit, The Joy Formidable, Death From Above 1979, The Black Keys Blood Red Shoes are a Brighton, England based alternative rock duo. The duo consists of guitarist/vocalist Laura-Mary Carter and drummer/vocalist Steven Ansell. They released their first album, Box of Secrets, in 2008, and have just released their fourth album, the self-titled Blood Red Shoes […]

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Mundo Musique: The War on Drugs and Colornoise

Mundo Musique: The War on Drugs and Colornoise

THE WAR ON DRUGS For Those Who Like: The Traveling Wilburys, Don Henley, and Kurt Vile One of the most anticipated albums of the year comes out on Tuesday when The War on Drugs release their third album, Lost in the Dream, the follow up to the excellent Slave Ambient, which was named of the best albums of 2011 by […]

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FIRE THE ARCADE

FIRE THE ARCADE

ARCADE FIRE Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa Friday March 14 When the world’s biggest band (you can look it up, the interwebs don’t lie) comes storming to town on the heels of their “we can do whatever the fuck we want” disco album, theRevue has to provide coverage. The transition from club to arena is a tricky maneuvre most bands never […]

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Mundo 5: Muppets Magic

Mundo 5: Muppets Magic

With The Muppets set to release their 8th theatrical film next week – “Muppets: Most Wanted” that co-stars Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Tom Hiddleston, and many more – this Mundo 5 is dedicated to the zany characters that have been entertaining audiences of all ages since 1955. The songs listed below include collaborations between The Muppets and some notable musicians […]

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COMING TO TERM

COMING TO TERM

9 MONTH STRETCH directed by Albert Dupontel, France, 2013, 82 minutes Friday March 14, 2014, 9:15 pm 12th DiverCine Film Festival: World Cinema from La Francophonie ByTowne Cinema   Fans of Edgar Wright’s fast paced dark comedies please line up. Seems the French can splatter blood with a wink and a nudge much like the Brits. Heck, even Monty Pythoner Terry Gilliam […]

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Mundo Musique: Hurray For The Riff Raff

Mundo Musique: Hurray For The Riff Raff

One of my favorite musical cities is New Orleans. It’s a city that truly celebrates its musical roots, and that’s why it’s not surprising singer-songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra felt at home there. Segarra grew up in The Bronx, and left home at the young age of 17, riding trains and hitching rides around the country, before ending up in New […]

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Mundo Musique: Swearin’ and Womb

Mundo Musique: Swearin’ and Womb

SWEARIN’ For Those Who Like: Joanna Gruesome, Liz Phair, Connections Swearin’ makes a return on Mundo Musique, marking their second appearance – third if you include their spot on our top-81 albums of 2013 – in this space, and they deserve all the attention for their rocking take of post-punk music. But another reason to spotlight the young quartet from […]

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Mundo Musique: Lydia Loveless

Mundo Musique: Lydia Loveless

On Friday, Ben and I posted some of our favorite tracks off of some recent releases, and making that list, it’s incredible the amount of great music that has been released so far in 2014. One name that keeps coming up when I talk music in 2014 is the name of 23 year old Columbus Ohio based Alt-Country singer Lydia […]

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Mundo Musique: The Men and Arbouretum

Mundo Musique: The Men and Arbouretum

THE MEN For Those Who Like: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, North Mississippi Allstars, My Morning Jacket Since their formation in 2008, The Men have been known for being loud, fast, and hard. Known long as a post-punk band and for their intense live shows, The Men have established a loyal following in large part to releasing four LPs and […]

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