Tag: Alt-Rock

The Matinee ’18 April 23rd

The Matinee ’18 April 23rd

The Matinee ’18 April 23rd gets your Monday started with a mix of eclectic tunes for the start of another week of Spring. We have a few upbeat tracks, and a couple of slower laid back ones. We hope you find your new favorite song or artist. Artists are representing Canada, Norway, The US and the UK.   Amanda Tenfjord […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 19th

The Matinee ’18 April 19th

The Matinee ’18 April 19th edition is filled with mostly alumni, many of whom have released their first songs in a long time. The playlist, as such, is a cause for celebration, so gather your friends together and have a party. Another thing to note is that nine countries are represented. Consequently, this The Matinee is truly a global one. […]

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October Drift and 485C – Birthdays, London (photo review)

October Drift and 485C – Birthdays, London (photo review)

Birthdays is an underground venue in a bar in Dalston. Dalston is an area of London that seems to sport more mobile phone repair shops per head than any other part of the capital. It is real Eastenders country, although more grime than soap. Before the gig started, I had a chance to share a vodka and slimline with the […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 6th

The Matinee ’18 April 6th

With Easter now passed and spring technically here, the movie industry heads into its busiest season. There has already been one massive blockbuster (Black Panther), and at the end of this month The Avengers: Infinity War will be released. So in honor of the annual tradition where we spend our hard-working dollars to be entertained for a couple of hours while devouring […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 2nd

The Matinee ’18 April 2nd

The Matinee ’18 April 2nd includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have an eclectic bunch to get your Monday started, after a possible three day weekend. We have artists representing Australia, Canada, the US and the UK today. Bravestation – “Deeper Than Oceans” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: Al Green, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye Toronto based Bravestation are back […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 30th – North American Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 30th – North American Edition

The second part of our Good Friday twinbill – The Matinee ’18 March 30th – North American Edition – has seven songs, and several of them are from some of our all-time favorites. There are upbeat numbers and a few extremely moving and powerful numbers.   Bloodboy – “Is Now a Good Time to Ruin Your Life?” (Los Angeles, USA) […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 30th – World Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 30th – World Edition

For this Good Friday, we’re offering two for the price of one. On The Matinee ’18 March 30th – World Edition, we head off to five countries for six songs. There’s a wide range of singles for your listening pleasure. Dirty Pixels – “On Ice” (Auckland, New Zealand) RIYL: Bright Eyes, Deerhunter, of Montreal It has been seven years since […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 22nd USA Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 22nd USA Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 22nd USA Edition features eight songs, three of which come from a special and an important compilation. The mini-playlist also includes a tune from one of indie rock’s greatest bands of the past decade and the debut single from an outfit hoping to join them one day.   Wharf Cat Records Singles from the ACLU Benefit […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 19th

The Matinee ’18 March 19th

The Matinee ’18 March 19th includes six new tracks to surely get your week off on the right start. We have a nice mix of indie rock  and synth pop. .Artists are representing Norway, the US and The UK today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. Crooked Teeth – “Mountain Song” (London, England) RIYL: LCD Soundsystem, […]

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Saturday Sampler March 17th

Saturday Sampler March 17th

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Strangely enough, the Saturday Sampler March 17th edition features no Irish music. Instead, these nine singles are the work of talents from England, Netherlands, USA, and Wales. Afterpartees – “Two Kinds of Lovers” (Horst, Netherlands) RIYL: Wilco, Pavement, Dinosaur Jr. Say hello to Afterpartees, a Dutch band we recently discovered even though they have been around since 2011. […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 15th

The Matinee ’18 March 15th

For the most part, The Matinee ’18 March 15th edition is loud and robust. The music is meant for turning up and letting yourself go. The first song, though, will ease you into the mini-playlist so as to now blow out your ear drums. Enjoy the tunes, which are listed in reverse alphabetical order. Tiger Darrow – “Like Summer” (New […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 9th

The Matinee ’18 March 9th

While Fridays are often filled with upbeat and energizing songs, The Matinee ’18 March 9th edition features more tunes that are of the breathtaking and stunning variety. There are still some rock anthems, but this mini-playlist is meant for a quiet evening with that special someone.   Wet – “There’s a Reason” (Brooklyn, USA)  RIYL: Rhye, Men I Trust, […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 8th

The Matinee ’18 March 8th

Today is International Women’s Day, which holds even more significance this year with the emergence of the #MeToo movement and the leadership women throughout the world have assumed to facilitate and cause social change. Many would like to use the slogan, “The future is female”, but for us they are also the present. They are the ones we now look […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 6th

The Matinee ’18 March 6th

From groovy pop-rock numbers, raucous indie-rock and alternative anthems, stunning dream-pop, foreboding post-punk and indietronica, and creative art-rock, The Matinee ’18 March 6th feels more like autumn than spring. Nonetheless, the music is, as always, terrific.   Hinds – “The Club” (Madrid, Spain) RIYL: Wolf Alice, Honeyblood, Divinyls One could make a strong argument that Hinds are largely responsible for […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 5th

The Matinee ’18 March 5th

The Matinee ’18 March 5th includes an eclectic sampling of various artists, some of which will be attending the upcoming SXSW festival next week. We have a mix of singer-songwriter, indie rock, synth pop and indie pop. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. We have artists representing Canada, The US and The UK today. Allman Brown […]

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Saturday Sampler March 3rd

Saturday Sampler March 3rd

The nine tracks on the Saturday Sampler March 3rd edition offer plenty of sizzling tunes from newcomers and legends alike. Featuring artists from Australia, England, Spain, Sweden, and the USA, today’s playlist is a sumptuous sonic feast.   ANMLPLNET – “I Was Fucked By A Cloud” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Slothrust, STRFKR Fans of indie rockers Slothrust are already […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 2nd

The Matinee ’18 March 2nd

Yesterday’s mini-playlist was filled with under-the-radar talent. The Matinee ’18 March 2nd edition, however, is loaded with indie stars, many of whom dropped brand new tunes yesterday. There is, of course, plenty of hidden gems, although eight of the nine artists listed have been previously featured in this space. As such, you’re likely to recognize a few of the names. […]

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Belako – ‘Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence’ (album review)

Belako – ‘Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence’ (album review)

Spain’s indie scene is flourishing, and the world is taking notice. Most people are fixated on Hinds’ forthcoming sophomore album, but their attention should be on the Basque town of Mungia. This is where Belako call home. Since 2011, the quartet of Cristina Lizarraga, Josu Ximun Billelabeitia, Lander Zalakain Martinez, and Lore Nekane Billelabeitia have been causing tremors across the […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 1st

The Matinee ’18 March 1st

Two notable characteristics apply to the The Matinee ’18 March 1st edition. First, it is filled with artists and bands who remain under the radar, but they won’t be long. Second, Canadian artists feature prominently on the mini-playlist with five of the nine songs coming from the Great White North. The Matinee commences with a young singer-songwriter with a gift […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 27th

The Matinee ’18 February 27th

The usual perfect nine new music singles are featured on The Matinee ’18 February 27th. We go global with some dramatic singles, some really wacky tunes, and, of course, shoegaze! Baiba Dekena – “You Don’t Know Me” (Innsbruck, Austria via Liepāja, Latvia)  RIYL: Lianne La Havas, Corinne Bailey Rae, Daughter Nearly nine months have passed since we were first […]

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