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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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Weekend Showcase 3.23

Weekend Showcase 3.23

The past week was one of the best of 2017, and the Weekend Showcase 3.23 edition reflects its greatness. A staggering 54 songs are on it, featuring some big-name artists (e.g., Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Chelsea Wolfe, Cigarettes After Sex); rising stars (e.g., Julia Jacklin, Noga Erez, Wolf Alice); established veterans (e.g., Frankie Rose, The Dears, Michael Nau); and, of […]

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Northside Festival 2017 Review

Northside Festival 2017 Review

Over the last nine years, Northside Festival has grown from a small festival on the north side of Williamsburg to one of the largest music events in North America. It’s more than just music, though. Northside now has two components – Music, featuring over 300 bands this year, and Innovation, which is a blend of tech, marketing, and journalism based […]

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Big Thief – ‘Capacity’ (album review)

Big Thief – ‘Capacity’ (album review)

Last year, Brooklyn’s Big Thief released their first LP, Masterpiece, an album which solidified the Brooklyn-based quartet as one of the best new bands. Almost immediately after Masterpiece appeared on countless year-end lists, Big Thief announced their second record, Capacity. It seemed a fairly short amount of time between records, as many people, including myself, were still immensely enjoying their […]

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Ten Can’t Miss Shows at Northside Festival 2017

Ten Can’t Miss Shows at Northside Festival 2017

Today, Northside Festival 2017 takes over the venues of Northern Brooklyn. Over the last couple of years, Northside Festival has become New York City’s equivalent to South By Southwest. Its five days consist of three focused on innovation and four days of music. Last year, we got to check out some cool innovation keynotes from Samsung and Amazon. This year […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.21

Weekend Showcase 3.21

It was a huge week for new music with several superstar bands and artists dropping new singles. Two of them are on the Weekend Showcase 3.21 edition, which includes 47 other great songs. The artists represent 15 countries, including: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist […]

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The Matinee June 1st

The Matinee June 1st

The Matinee June 1st has a cinematic feel, where many of the songs have stories that would fit perfectly on the big screen. There are a few that are just boisterous numbers in which you can lose yourself. In that respect, they have the same effect as a great movie.   Big Thief – “Mary” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Angel Olsen, […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.18

Weekend Showcase 3.18

Another week has passed, and another opportunity to review the best new music of the past 7 days. The Weekend Showcase 3.18 edition features 51 songs by artists representing ten (10) countries. They include: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from […]

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The Matinee May 9th

The Matinee May 9th

The Matinee May 9th edition explores eight countries for new music with wide-ranging genres. You won’t find two songs that sound alike here. Prepare to be amazed by these 9 talented bands and artists who hail from Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden, and the USA.   Attic Giant – “Blow” (Vienna, Austria) RIYL: Phox, The Head and the Heart, Shovels […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.13

Weekend Showcase 3.13

From SXSW 2017 to JUNOFest and everything in between, we’ve covered a lot this week. Oh, we also spent some time sharing a bunch of new music, and the Weekend Showcase 3.13 edition summarizes all the songs we’ve featured. Find fifty-one (51) are on the mega-playlist, and the artists are representing 11 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, […]

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The Matinee April 6th

The Matinee April 6th

The Matinee April 6th is a work of art. Well, the music is. Find nine songs by artists from different parts of the globe. There’s a bit of everything – moving ballads, entrancing witch-rock, mesmerizing folktronica, ’80s glam-rock, and a whole lot more.   Big Thief – “Mythological Beauty” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Orenda Fink, O+S Almost a year to the […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.21

Weekend Showcase 2.21

Here is the weekly rundown of the past week in music with all the songs rolled up into the Weekend Showcase 2.21 edition. You will find 58 songs on the playlist, featuring artists from 10 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list […]

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Big Thief – “Masterpiece”

Big Thief – “Masterpiece”

During a 2014 episode of Behind the Glass, Adrianne Lenker discussed how invigorated she felt by playing with a full band. Up to that point, the Minneapolis native was strictly a solo singer-songwriter, having graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and garnering some buzz for her clever storytelling and classic folk sound, much like Bob Dylan. This moment […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.16

Weekend Showcase 2.16

Weekend Showcase 2.16 edition is another laid-back, chill out playlist, which has 51 songs by artists you ought to know (and some you likely do). This past week featured the usual suspects – premieres, albums, singles, and photo essays. We did, however, also invited some of our favorite artists to pay tribute to a legend, a man who we all […]

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Saturday Sampler for April 30th

Saturday Sampler for April 30th

The Saturday Sampler for April 30th features several artists whose newest singles have a vintage vibe. Some songs have a disco beat and others have gone retro with New Wave flashbacks. As always, the Sampler has plenty of variety to sate your appetite for new music.   Beth Orton – “1973” (Norwich, England) Seven is a lucky number. British singer/songwriter […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.10

Weekend Showcase 2.10

Spring is upon us, so let’s celebrate with some great new music. It’s been one heck of a week, as we had several new discoveries, got further excited about new releases, and continued to be amazed by the quality of music that is being created. Discover these immensely talented artists and bands – 49 to be exact – in the […]

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The Saturday Sampler for March 19th

The Saturday Sampler for March 19th

The Saturday Sampler for March 19th is the perfect remedy for the hangover you might have from the extended St. Patrick’s Day binging or the booster you need to get the weekend started on the right foot. These 10 singles are hypnotic and even dark, haunting, and a touch eerie. Regardless if they stun or startle you, each one is a must-listen. […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.06

Weekend Showcase 2.06

It’s that time of the week, the time to review all the great music shared from the past week – also known as the Weekend Showcase. It’s been a busy week with a number of premieres, several great albums, and dozens of great songs to check out. Next week promises to be even busier, so expect a much longer playlist. […]

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The Matinee February 16th

The Matinee February 16th

These past couple of days have been really spectacular in the music quality that was sent to us. It’s a shame we could only share so many, but don’t fret there are four more days of mini-playlists to hear these great tracks. In the meantime, take a listen to these six fantastic songs on The Matinee February 16th edition. Agent […]

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