Category: The Revue

Weekend Showcase 3.30

Weekend Showcase 3.30

The dog days of summer are upon us, but we have the perfect cure. The Weekend Showcase 3.30 edition features 51 songs to get you moving, jumping, and, of course, contemplating what is to come and what has passed. Ten countries are represented, including: Australia, Canada, England, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist […]

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Saturday Sampler August 5th

Saturday Sampler August 5th

As we head into the final weeks of summer, it’s time to sit back and reminiscent about its first half, especially given how warm and humid it is in many parts of the world. So instead of blasting sweat-inducing number, the Saturday Sampler August 5th edition features nine songs that offer a reprieve from the heat. We kick things off […]

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The Matinee August 4th

The Matinee August 4th

It’s the era of the singer-songwriter. If the radio is your source for new music, you are missing out on artists and bands who continue to one-up each other with their smart and biting lyrics. Even those who occupy the pop and electronica fields are crafting memorably tunes. The Matinee August 4th edition is evidence of how music is changing […]

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Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2017 – Preview

Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2017 – Preview

Summer brings with it a few favourites like lazy days on the beach, the smell of ice cream waffle cones in the air, and the famed 3-day Osheaga Arts & Music Festival. August 4th to 6th, 2017, heralds the arrival of its 12th installment, and it brings music lovers from far and wide to Parc-Jean Drapeau on Ile Ste-Hélène. Having […]

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Standon Calling 2017 – photo review

Standon Calling 2017 – photo review

Standon Calling Festival in Hertfordshire (UK) took place over three rainy days in July. The festival, in its 12th year, feels like a family-friendly country fair that got a bit out of hand, with dog shows, fancy dress competitions, drag acts, and a swimming pool included. Oh and some music. Here are some of my music highlights from Saturday and […]

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The Matinee August 3rd

The Matinee August 3rd

The Matinee August 3rd heavily features North American artists, which might have to do with me returning to my old stomping grounds. It also reflects how great the new music singles are from this part of the world. Given that I’m on holidays, the descriptions are shorter, and I apologize to the artists and bands.   Annie Hart – “Hard […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, August 2nd

Melodic Tonic ’17, August 2nd

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails is a long-sipping mix to be savored. These nine tunes range from indie rock to mellow singer/songwriter fare with synth-pop and psych-folk for balance. Featured artists are from Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland, USA, and Wales. Note: This Friday, Bandcamp will donate 100% of their sales to the Transgender Law Center in […]

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Best Girl Athlete – “In Your Head” (single premiere)

Best Girl Athlete – “In Your Head” (single premiere)

Quickly, name the people who you can count on as admiring you. Partners, children, parents, siblings, best friends, and pets don’t count. Now think back to when you were 17 (if you’re this age or younger think about the present), who were your admirers? They probably didn’t include Richard Hawley and Simone Felice of The Felice Brothers. But for Aberdeen, […]

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The Matinee August 1st

The Matinee August 1st

With Newport Folk Festival behind us, we’re trying to get back into the swing of things. The Matinee August 1st edition, as such, has the regular nine songs. Unfortunately, exhaustion has set in, so apologies to the artists and bands for the short blurbs. The music, however, is what matters most. Alvvays – “Dreams Tonite” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: The Pains […]

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The Matinee July 31st

The Matinee July 31st

The Matinee July 31st includes 5 new tracks to get your week started off right. We have a great mix of awesome indie tracks for your listening pleasure. Artists are representing Australia, the US, the UK and Sweden today.   Beaches – “When You’re Gone” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: Love of Diagrams, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Twerps Beaches have just released […]

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Music Makers Festival, London 5 & 6 August 2017 – Preview

Music Makers Festival, London 5 & 6 August 2017 – Preview

With all the hype and mystery that surrounds the music industry, sometimes it’s good to get back to basics. At its heart, music is a creative expression that’s best when shared between friends. When a group of friends who make music come together to share their work with an audience and each other, there’s a recipe for something life-affirming to […]

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Newport Folk Festival 2017: Sunday Guide

Newport Folk Festival 2017: Sunday Guide

Like the first two days, the final day of Newport Folk Festival is loaded with marquee-worthy performers. There are several collaborations officially on the bill. To make things even more interesting, there is one time slot that features an unnannounced artist. Who could it be? Hmm… To assist with your planning, the Newport Folk Festival 2017: Sunday Guide is your […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.29

Weekend Showcase 3.29

The Weekend Showcase 3.29 edition is our leanest one in, well, a year, which could only mean two things – we’ve been attending a few festivals, such as Newport Folk Festival, and we’re doing what people do in the summer (vacation, moving). There are still 40 songs in the list, and the country representation is still far and wide. Specifically, […]

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Wild Child

Newport Folk Festival 2017: Saturday Guide

Just like Day 1, the second day of Newpork Folk Festival is filled with conflicts, as is expected. The first half of the day features several international artists, some of whom occupied many of our “Favorites of 2016” lists. The mid-afternoon to evening portions are littered with some of the biggest names in indie, folk, Americana, and alt-country. Oh, there […]

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Saturday Sampler July 29th

Saturday Sampler July 29th

Saturday Sampler July 29th has a lean 6 songs since we’re all a bit busy these days. Seems like the end of July has been the perfect storm for us, but thankfully the music out there has been the perfect tonic.   ALYESKA – “Absaroka” (Los Angeles via small town Montana, USA) RIYL: Sharon Van Etten, Belle Mare, She Keeps […]

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Newport Folk Festival 2017: Friday Guide

We have arrived at our favorite time of year and one of our top two festivals. There is nothing like Newport Folk Festival, now in its 58th year! The Festival’s longevity is a testament to its influence and impact on music, such as when Bob Dylan went electric in 1966 or as recently as last year when Kris Kristofferson made […]

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The Matinee July 28th

The Matinee July 28th

The Matinee July 28th edition features plenty of sonic variety to kickstart your Friday. Since some of us are attending Newport Folk Festival this weekend, we have six edgier tunes for your enjoyment. So dive into this pool of scorchers, then check back on Sunday when our Weekend Showcase will include every song we’ve shared this week. Happy Friday! Chelsea […]

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Truck Festival 2017 – Review Part 2

Truck Festival 2017 – Review Part 2

The Revue’s Paul and Marcus continue their coverage of this year’s very muddy Truck Festival. Yesterday, they covered some highlights from the main stages. Here are some of their favourite bands from the outlying stages. Paul’s hot list: This is where it’s at. Smaller stages always provide the artists that you lose your heart to. So much talent, so little time to write […]

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Truck Festival 2017 – Review Part 1

Truck Festival 2017 – Review Part 1

The Revue sent the two-headed photography monster of Paul and Marcus down to Oxfordshire to cover the 20th annual Truck Festival. They found 174 bands, 17 DJs, a great deal of rain, and a few inches of mud. In this report they cover some of what they saw on the two main stages (out of the seven on offer). Watch out […]

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The Matinee July 27th

The Matinee July 27th

Once again we take a new music trip around the globe on The Matinee July 27th edition. Speaking of trips, some of us, including myself, are en route if not having already arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, and we hope one of these days the artists listed below will be gracing the stages of NFF or one of the after-parties. […]

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