Tag: Alternative Rock

Saturday Sampler April 29th

Saturday Sampler April 29th

The Saturday Sampler April 29th is a mostly European affair. These nine songs come from artists in Denmark, England, Finland, France, Norway, and Sweden – with just one band from the USA. Dive into this upbeat playlist full of sparkling gems as you enjoy your weekend activities. Then check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase will include every song we have […]

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The Matinee April 19th

The Matinee April 19th

The Matinee April 19th includes 6 awesome new tracks to get you moving. We hope these six songs get you through this amazing humpday and through the rest of the week. Artists are representing Canada, Sweden, The US and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. BEACH RIOT – “Mr Fixer” (London/Brighton, England) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee April 14th

The Matinee April 14th

It’s the long weekend for most people, so we’ve tried to create a mini-playlist to help jump start the time off or one you could spin on a road trip. The Matinee April 14th has nine songs from, as always, around the world. There are some dazzling, low-key numbers and amusing, truly LOL tracks. Enjoy and happy long weekend!   […]

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The Matinee March 20th

The Matinee March 20th

Today’s Matinee is semi-inspired from a couple of great bands we saw at the festival and a few we’ve shared before. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. Artists are representing France, The US and The UK today. Be sure to check back for our post coverage on SXSW and our fun segment of SXSW Memories from […]

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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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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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The Matinee February 27th

The Matinee February 27th

The Matinee February 27th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have awesome upbeat indie rock, dramatic synth pop, psych inspired rock, singer-songwriter and bluesy rock. We have artists representing Australia, the US and The UK today. Crystal Cities – “Who’s Gonna Save Us Now” (Sydney, Australia) RIYL: Jagwar Ma, The War on Drugs, City Calm Down Crystal […]

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The Matinee November 24th

The Matinee November 24th

On this Thanksgiving Day, we offer a tidy 8 new songs on The Matinee November 24th edition. The mini-playlist is the perfect accompaniment for those looking for a break from eating, watching football, or being with the family or those who need some tune for the (in)digestion hours. If you don’t have the pleasure of celebrating Thanksgiving and are at […]

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The Matinee November 17th

The Matinee November 17th

The Matinee November 17th edition truly is a smorgasbord – from the music featured to the countries represented. Sit back, relax, and hear eight awesome new songs by artists who will take your breath away and others who will take you on a mind trip.   Archivist – “Same High” (London, England) RIYL: Chet Porter, Mt. Wolf, Phoria In these […]

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The Matinee October 21st

The Matinee October 21st

Assembled for this October 21st edition of The Matinee is a lovely, eclectic collection of alt-rock, dream pop, indie rock, post punk, and garage rock. It’s nice to have options. Which will you choose as your favorite? I pick all six! Anti Pony – “Broken Dreams” (Stockholm, Sweden) RIYL: Springtime Carnivore, La Sera, FURS You’ve read about Anti Pony before, back when […]

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The Matinee October 17th

The Matinee October 17th

The Matinee October 17th includes six new tracks to kick off your week. We have a couple of blistering indie rock tracks to get your week started off proper and also tracks that inspire sitting back and relaxing a bit along with singer-songwriter fare and dreamy psych rock that both whisk you away to somewhere serene. We hope you find […]

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The Matinee October 11th

The Matinee October 11th

The Matinee October 11th has, for the most part, a nostalgic vibe. Songs that take us back decades to times when music was simpler yet arguably more moving. We begin the mini-playlist with one of our favorites and a tribute to a man whose life was taken way too soon.   Big Smoke – “Best Of You” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee August 10th

The Matinee August 10th

The Matinee August 10th edition has 6 awesome new tracks for this fine humpday. As the summer is winding down (even though it’s still stifling hot down south) we are happy to bring you dream pop, new wave inspired indie rock,  electro-soul, singer-songwriter and electro pop. Countries represented today include Australia, the UK and the US. Born Joy Dead – […]

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PAWS – “No Grace”

PAWS – “No Grace”

While 2016 has been another fantastic year for music so far, it has been relatively thin in terms of great rock albums. There certainly has been no shortage of psychedelic records that have blown us away, but the same couldn’t be said for some classic, guitar-driven rock albums. PAWS, though, are doing their part to change that perception with their […]

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The Matinee June 23rd

The Matinee June 23rd

We have not had a huge focus on US-based artists this week, so The Matinee June 23rd leans heavily towards the stars and stripes with a couple of overseas bands. Unlike past The Matinee features, today’s list is filled with both newcomers and veteran singer-songwriters and bands, who have been longstanding hidden gems in the industry and waiting to be […]

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The Matinee June 22nd

The Matinee June 22nd

The Matinee June 22nd edition includes an eclectic mix of tracks to get you through the middle of your week. We have indie rock, electropop, indietronica and a bit of psych rock. Deer Park Avenue – “California (Close My Eyes)” (Munich, Germany) RIYL: Paramore, Bully, Wolf Alice Deer Park Avenue are sisters Sarah Snyder (guitars/vocals) and Stephanie Snyder (drums/vocals). “California […]

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The Matinee June 15th

The Matinee June 15th

Wendy is on holiday this week so Hollie and Ben are doing double duty and taking over The Matinee June 15th edition (and also this Friday’s edition). We hope Wendy approves of our mini-playlist, which covers a vast array of genres – Afropunk, alternative rock, soul and R&B, dream-pop, gothic Americana, and folk-rock.   50FootWave – “God’s Not a Dick” […]

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The Matinee May 19th

The Matinee May 19th

The Matinee May 19th edition is another extended one featuring eight great new songs (well, relatively new). There are some upbeat numbers, some euphoric pop-rock anthems, and cool, intimate songs. It’s perfect for a Thursday or Friday, wherever you may be.   Alex the Astronaut – “Holes In The Story” (New York City, USA via Sydney, Australia) Before getting into […]

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The Matinee May 18th

The Matinee May 18th

Today we have 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. This playlist is sure to keep you going as we hit that mid-week lull. You’ll find indie rock, garage/punk rock and a few that can’t even really be categorized aside from just “awesome”. It’s no surprise overseas is represented heavily today with the UK and the Netherlands winning and also […]

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The Matinee March 31st

The Matinee March 31st

For The Matinee March 31st edition, we have six artists and bands who are well positioned to be among music’s biggest, new stars of 2016. Roots rock, art-soul, indie pop, blues rock, indie pop, and indie rock, these six names will be making a huge imprint on their respective genres.   Esme Patterson – “Feel Right” (Portland via Denver USA) […]

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