Tag: Benjamin Booker

Austin City Limits Festival – 2017 Recap

Austin City Limits Festival – 2017 Recap

It’s almost been two weeks since Weekend Two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival came to a close, and it was once again another stellar year. It was still a bit warm in Austin, but luckily it started to cool off on Sunday. The Festival made a few layout changes from last year, which proved very successful. The new […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.22

Weekend Showcase 3.22

The Weekend Showcase 3.22 edition is a pretty special one. It features some of our favorite artists and bands of all-time plus several rising musicians with the potential to be massive stars. In addition, there are a number of politically-charged songs that will blow your mind. This isn’t the protest music of the ’60s and ’70s, but a new era […]

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Benjamin Booker – ‘Witness’ (album review)

Benjamin Booker – ‘Witness’ (album review)

“No matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough.” ~~ Lebron James, May 31, 2017 Three years ago, Benjamin Booker took the music world by storm with his eponymous debut album. His fiery blues-rock captivated music listeners, and critics were universally applauding his talents. Consequently, Benjamin Booker landed on many […]

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SXSW Picks – Thursday March 16, 2017

SXSW Picks – Thursday March 16, 2017

It’s Thursday and narrowing down the who to see list is soooo hard. Thursday and Friday are the two days that almost seem overwhelming. The good news is that there is no shortage of talent the rest of the week. Here’s a list of official showcases to check out tonight. Just remember to be careful and make sure you have […]

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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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Mundo – Perfect Harmony

Mundo – Perfect Harmony

Do you ever daydream about musical combinations that could be just magical? We’re not talking Donny & Marie type pairings (those two are siblings) or Beyonce and Jay-Z (they’re married), but collaborations that would just be like perfect harmony yet have not happened yet. We often think about it when listening to a song or an album and say to ourselves, […]

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Mundo 8: Following in the Footsteps of B.B. King

Mundo 8: Following in the Footsteps of B.B. King

We considered doing a tribute to B.B. King, identifying some of his great songs (“Everyday I Have the Blues”, “The Thrill is Gone”), his great live shows (playing until he was 89 years old), or great collaborations. However, one of his lasting legacies will be in the tens of thousands of aspiring guitarists and blues musicians he has inspired over […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Alvvays, Angel Olsen, The Antlers, Beck, and Benjamin Booker

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Alvvays, Angel Olsen, The Antlers, Beck, and Benjamin Booker

We commence our countdown today of our 50 favourite albums of 2014. We’ll be listing five albums per day for the next week-and-a-half in order to give each album some well-deserved attention. We say “favourite albums” because we haven’t listened to every album produced (although collectively we’ve listened to probably close to 1000) and we don’t consider ourselves to be […]

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Mundo 12: Guitar Gods & Goddesses You Ought to Know

Mundo 12: Guitar Gods & Goddesses You Ought to Know

It’s obvious that there are thousands upon thousands of great guitarists around the world, and many of them are considered to be among the all-time greats. We dedicate this list to possibly some lesser-known guitarists – or musicians not always appreciated for their plucking skills – that make up the next wave of guitar gods and goddesses. As such, you […]

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Mundo Musique: Benjamin Booker

Mundo Musique: Benjamin Booker

For Those Who Like: Gary Clark, Jr., Chuck Berry, Jack White, B. Hamilton He’s been applauded for his fiery performance at Newport Folk Festival. He was picked to open Jack White’s latest tour. He’s being acknowledged as a guitar wunderkind for his combination of deft touch, slaying, and gritty, bluesy style. For many, this would mark the high points of […]

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Weekend Stream for August 15: Nine Albums to Stream

Weekend Stream for August 15: Nine Albums to Stream

There are approximately 35 new albums coming out next week. Some of those albums were listed in last week’s Weekend Stream (namely by JJ and Sarah Jaffe). This week, we highlight nine albums that you might want to listen to: The self-titled album by Benjamin Booker, the 22-year old guitar master, is streaming on CBC Music and NPR. You don’t want […]

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