Category: The Revue

Preview of Rachel Sermanni

Preview of Rachel Sermanni

Today, Steve and I headed over to Arc The Hotel on Slater Street in Ottawa (not our usual hangout, but sometimes you gotta accommodate other schedules) to meet with Scottish acoustic singer/songwriter Rachel Sermanni. She just spent the weekend playing the Ottawa Folk Festival, and chilled out with The Revue around lunchtime. We spent 30 minutes with her, chatting and listening […]

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Mundo Musique: Max Frost, “White Lies”

Mundo Musique: Max Frost, “White Lies”

I stumbled upon this song by Austin-based Max Frost while searching for music earlier this year. This track, “White Lies”, is one of my favourites of the year, easily in my top-10. There are hints of Beck (when he goes electric – I’m borrowing this phrase from my friend Jon in Virginia) and Danger Mouse. It’s a groovy track that […]

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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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Album Review: Fevers burn it up on their full-length debut

Album Review: Fevers burn it up on their full-length debut

My love for Fevers is true. After an uber-promising debut EP last year (Passion is Dead), they have grown into a full-fledged album act. Their debut full-length, No Room For Light is classic synth-pop. A tight mix of live instruments and electronics (not to mention hella groovy vocals), Fevers are going to turn your iPod into a dancefloor. The songs drift […]

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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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pRevue – Gerry Griffin

pRevue – Gerry Griffin

Setting the Scene I first came to know Gerry Griffin in late 2012, when he and his partner/manager Heather contacted me about getting a song in Capital Revue, my audio blog for the Ottawa Citizen. I heard one song (When I Say That), and was hooked. When I invited Gerry to come do a Revue session with us at Zaphod’s, […]

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pRevue – Shannon Rose and the Thorns

pRevue – Shannon Rose and the Thorns

Setting the Scene Technically, this was the second Revue session we did at Zaphod’s, but we really count it as the first. Why? Well, this is where we started to get things right. We’ve long been fans of Shannon’s work, and were thrilled that she agreed to join us in this venture (in spite of no one really knowing what […]

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pRevue – Swollen Members

pRevue – Swollen Members

Setting the Scene Our original plan for this episode was to connect with Prevail and Madchild at Zaphod’s for a chat and maybe a little freestyle. However, life intervened and we ended up hoofing it over to their hotel pub to record the interview. Madchild couldn’t make it, so Prevail was a trouper and joined us for a pint and […]

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What is The Revue?

What is The Revue?

As we get closer and closer to launch, my friends and associates are repeatedly asking me “what is this site you keep talking about?” So, here it is. We’ll be formally launching our first video interviews soon. But here’s a few pictures and anecdotes so you know what we’re up to. Slo Tom Our first Revue recording session was with […]

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