Tag: Alternative Rock

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 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 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 November 7th

The Matinee November 7th

We head off on another globetrotting adventure on The Matinee November 7th edition. There are nine songs in this mini-playlist, and each artist / band represents a different country. In other words, no single country is represented twice. Well sort of not represented twice (you’ll see below where one artist is based in one country but was born in another). […]

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Saturday Sampler October 7th

Saturday Sampler October 7th

The Saturday Sampler October 7th edition includes nine pulse-quickening singles from various genres, from Americana to indie rock, pop, and soul. Featured artists hail from Canada, England, Scotland, and the USA. We kick off this weekend playlist with some vivacious UK indie punk.   Adults – “MSN” (London via Brighton, England) RIYL: Dinosaur, Jr., Parquet Courts, Diet Cig, Fidlar We […]

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The Matinee August 15th

The Matinee August 15th

The Matinee August 15th will hopefully get you focused on the tasks at hand. Who are we kidding. The ten songs will have you contemplating the events of the world, reflect on your past, and mostly entertain you. As you listen to each song, hopefully you’ll fall head over heels for the artists and bands like we have. We kick […]

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The Matinee July 17th

The Matinee July 17th

The Matinee July 17th includes six awesome new tracks to kick off your week. We have a mix of indie rock, shoegaze, and synthpop. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. Artists are representing Japan, New Zealand, Russia, UK, and US. BEACH RIOT – “Slackers” (London/Brighton, England) RIYL: Queens of the Stone Age, Blood Red Shoes, […]

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The Matinee June 23rd

The Matinee June 23rd

The Matinee June 23rd has a myriad of new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have awesome new indie rock tracks from around the world with artists representing Hungary, Sweden, Israel, the US, Scotland, and England. We hope you find your new favorite song or band, or at least the new music selections will help you kickoff the weekend on […]

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The Matinee June 5th

The Matinee June 5th

The Matinee June 5th includes 6 new tracks to get your week started off right. We have a mixture of synth pop and indie rock today. Artists are representing Canada, Norway and the USA today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. Anna of the North – “Lovers” (Oslo, Norway) RIYL: Phoebe Ryan, VÉRITÉ Anna of […]

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The Matinee May 25th

The Matinee May 25th

The Matinee May 25th edition gets the weekend started early with nine songs that will blow you away. Some are ferocious anthems and others will have you uttering three letters, “OMG”. Let’s get to it shall we. Bergfilm – “Nostalgic Love” (Cologne, Germany) RIYL: David Bowie, Joseph of Mercury, David Byrne It’s not often we say this but… don’t pay […]

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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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