Category: The Revue

Hurray For the Riff Raff – ‘The Navigator’ (album review)

Hurray For the Riff Raff – ‘The Navigator’ (album review)

With her sixth record as Hurray for the Riff Raff, Alynda Lee Segarra drew inspiration from her past to write The Navigator. In her youth, Segarra was very much a navigator, having left the Bronx in her teens and traveled on box cars across the country. On The Navigator, Segarra tells the story of Navita, a character very much based […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 15th

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 15th

Welcome to your mid-week serving of new music cocktails! SXSW is in full swing, so today’s collection of five new tunes begins in Austin with a group who got their start at the festival. The other singles include British post-punk, Italian New Wave, American indie synth pop, and a sweeping instrumental track that defies genre norms. Let’s kick things off […]

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SXSW Picks – Wednesday March 15, 2017

SXSW Picks – Wednesday March 15, 2017

The list of awesome bands playing keeps getting longer. The line up for Wednesday is pretty hard to narrow down. The key for doing SXSW right is to have plans A, B, or C if your number one choice has super long lines. Here’s a list of official showcases to check out tonight. Just remember to be careful and make […]

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Kiirstin Marilyn – “She” (single and video premiere)

Kiirstin Marilyn – “She” (single and video premiere)

Having tipped Kiirstin Marilyn’s forthcoming release Worldly Affairs in our Most Anticipated Albums list for 2017, it’s good to see her releasing the signature single on 14 March, right on schedule, and we are delighted to premiere it here. “She” is a song with a story, which is not surprising as Kiirstin is well known for placing political activism at […]

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The Matinee March 14th

The Matinee March 14th

The Matinee March 14th traverses the globe for some cool, new music. Eight countries are represented today, and some of these artists are currently at SXSW.   Calvin Love – “Sugar Hives” (Edmonton, Canada) RIYL: John Lennon, Leif Vollebekk, Cameron Avery It’s time to start referring Calvin Love as a genius. The Edmonton-based singer-songwriter has an incredible way with words, […]

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SXSW 2017 – Bands You Don’t Wanna Miss

SXSW 2017 – Bands You Don’t Wanna Miss

SXSW 2017 is upon us. There are some changes from last year’s festivities including a lower amount of high profile showcases (No Spotify House, Fader Fort, Hype Hotel, etc), but also some really amazing announcements of awesome artists like Ryan Adams, Spoon, Jimmy Eat World and big Hip Hop artists like Lil Wayne. Regardless of the change in pace for […]

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Reflecting with Lydia Cole (interview and concert photography)

Reflecting with Lydia Cole (interview and concert photography)

As she was about to start the fourth song of her final New Zealand date, Lydia Cole spoke of a young woman – a long-time fan from Gisborne who had planned to attend the show. A family accident, however, prevented her from coming, and Cole dedicated “Time Is A Healer” to her, singing it with the grace and power of a person […]

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The Matinee March 13th

The Matinee March 13th

The Matinee March 13th has six new tracks for your listening pleasure. We hope this gets your week started off right. We have a nice mix of indie songs ranging from electro pop, indie rock and singer-songwriter fare.Artists represent the Australia, the UK and the US. Brett Newski – “I Don’t Wanna Go to SXSW” (Milwaukee, USA) RIYL: Elliot Smith, […]

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Hater – ‘You Tried’ (album review)

Hater – ‘You Tried’ (album review)

Since their arrival in the spring of 2016, Hater have piqued the interest of tastemakers across the globe. It began with Radius, which was a three-song EP filled with warm and upbeat guitar-driven dream-pop. Their debut album, You Tried, takes their sound even further and offers even more intoxicating and memorable songs. Much of the album brims with a breathtaking […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.09

Weekend Showcase 3.09

The Weekend Showcase 3.09 edition is our longest playlist of ever – not including our year-end Mega, Mega Playlist of course. This week, we have 55 excellent songs for your listening pleasure. The scary thing is that we could have easily shared another 50 songs. This is further evidence regarding how much the indie music scene is flourishing, and just […]

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Saturday Sampler March 11th

Saturday Sampler March 11th

The Saturday Sampler March 11th edition features voices from around the globe (including Canada, England, Netherlands, Sweden, and the US), but with a twist. Since the world celebrated International Women’s Day earlier this week, our focus today is on strong women musicians. Seven of the artists on this playlist include talented female vocalists, because women deserve recognition every day of the year, not […]

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Rodes Rollins – ‘Young Adult’ (EP review)

Rodes Rollins – ‘Young Adult’ (EP review)

First impressions are not everything, but they are immensely important. Like meeting a person for the first time, they can determine whether an artist’s music resonates with you, and, therefore, dictate whether one will seek to continue the relationship. When Talia Taxman released her debut single, “Young & Thriving”, under the moniker Rodes Rollins in November of 2016, we were […]

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The Matinee March 10th

The Matinee March 10th

The Matinee March 10th edition features more songs that fall under the category of “instant classic”. Well, at least be in the running for our favorite songs of the year. This batch of nine begins with one of our favorite bands and ends with a song that is one of the funniest of the year. For what it’s worth, Jeanette, […]

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Discovering Sea Offs’ dazzling “Unfound” (single premiere)

Discovering Sea Offs’ dazzling “Unfound” (single premiere)

The most powerful music is one that penetrates deep into our soul and reaches parts that nothing else can touch. A memory, an event, a person, or a period of time may be recalled, and a tidal wave of emotions flood our entire being. For a few fleeting minutes, the experience can be magical, euphoric, or even painful, but it […]

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Regina Spektor Shines Bright at Metropolis (Photo essay)

Regina Spektor Shines Bright at Metropolis (Photo essay)

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Regina Spektor debuted her two-month North American tour at Metropolis as part of Montréal en Lumière, the city’s annual Winter Festival. In 2016, she released her 7th album, Remember Us To Life, and its tracks were featured almost in their entirety during her performance. Song from her deep discography, such as “Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)” from […]

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The Matinee March 9th

The Matinee March 9th

Trying to pick the songs for The Matinee March 9th edition was excruciatingly difficult. The quality of music so far this year has been astounding. In the end, these nine singles stood out.   Adna – “Closure” (Berlin, Germany via Sweden) RIYL: Daughter, London Grammar, The xx At just 21 years old, Adna is preparing for the release of her third […]

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Johnno Casson aka Snippet – ‘Future Melancholy Pop Music’ (album review)

Johnno Casson aka Snippet – ‘Future Melancholy Pop Music’ (album review)

Acquiring the title of “National Treasure” can be a double-edged sword. A bit like a Lifetime Achievement Award, it implies that the best is in the past. But when it is offered with the respect and affection of BBC veteran music presenter Tom Robinson, it’s an accolade any musician would be proud to accept. Enter Johnno Casson, aka Snippet and […]

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Alyeska – ‘Crush’ (EP review)

Alyeska – ‘Crush’ (EP review)

The music and film industry share a lot in common when it comes to releasing new material. Movie trailers often contain the best scenes in order to grab viewers’ attention and get them to flock to theaters. Labels and publicists will release one or two songs in advance of the album launch, and the songs tend to be the cream […]

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Agnes Obel Beguiles at Bronson Centre (photo essay)

Agnes Obel Beguiles at Bronson Centre (photo essay)

Citizen Of Glass by Agnes Obel On a chilly first Friday of March, a very expectant audience filled the theatre-style seating of the Bronson Centre. The stage was softly stroked by red light as Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel appeared to greet the crowd. A trio of adept musicians all clothed in white, her moon cult, accompanied her with cello, clarinet, and […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 8th

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 8th

Today’s mid-week serving of 9 delicious new music cocktails has it all: catchy glam pop, indie folk, lush dream pop, indie rock, and more! Next week the music industry turns its focus to the South By Southwest (SXSW) conference, and many of these bands will be there. The songs featured here come from artists in Australia, England, Portugal, and the U.S. Let’s kick things […]

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