Tag: blues

Fanny And The Atta Boys – ‘A Peck Of Dirt’ (album premiere)

Fanny And The Atta Boys – ‘A Peck Of Dirt’ (album premiere)

Combine a hefty dose of nostalgia with a mix of jazz and toe-tapping rhythms and you’ve got yourself A Peck Of Dirt, the brand new album from Fanny And The Atta Boys. Released on March 24 with support from Heyday Media Group, this is an album of sounds that are sure to pack any old-time dance floor, and we are […]

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The Ramblin' Valley Band

The Ramblin’ Valley Band rumble on Elgin Street (photo essay)

Farm Days by The Ramblin’ Valley BandThis past weekend, The Ramblin’ Valley Band was joined by Canadian champion fiddler Louis Schryer and together filled Live! on Elgin with a full evening of entertainment. The band played three sets, comfortably performing various genres, including country, folk, blues and rock, all the while alternating lead vocal duties between Matt, Trev, and Joe. They […]

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Raphael Doyle – “Never Closer”

Raphael Doyle – “Never Closer”

The build-up for Never Closer has been intense, in part because of UK Somgwriter and Broadcaster Tom Robinson’s introduction and updates on the album’s Pledge Music site, but also through the impact of Raphael’s intensely confessional poem “I Come From Ireland”, released as an early single and reviewed in our Saturday Sampler here. Would the album live up to expectations? […]

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Bethan Lees – “Ships”

Bethan Lees – “Ships”

Moving from backstage into the spotlight, the stuff of many a Hollywood plot line, is the real-life story of Bethan Lees. Whether as a dance teacher or stage manager, Lees has been absorbing new music on the festival circuit and at various open mic nights, where she would occasionally step forward with her own performance. Coming from a musical family […]

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The Matinee September 23rd

The Matinee September 23rd

I’m very excited to share my first Matinee with you and tried include a little something for everyone.  We have some amazing soul, folk, alt-rock, and synth pop on The Matinee September 23rd edition. Please feast at this delicious buffet of music…and enjoy!   Devon Gilfillian – “Shortcut” (Nashville, USA) RIYL: Michael Kiwanuka, Gary Clark Jr, Alabama Shakes, Al Green Devon Gilfillian‘s […]

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The Matinee July 15th

The Matinee July 15th

The Matinee July 15th has six brand new songs for your listening pleasure. We have awesome indie rock, stellar future soul and amazing synth pop. We have artists representing Canada, the US, and The Netherlands. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and the Weekend Showcase on Sunday. CAPTIONS. – “Bearfights” (Ventura, CA, USA) RIYL: Local Natives, […]

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Benji Tranter and The Well Adjusted Individuals – “At the Launderette”

Benji Tranter and The Well Adjusted Individuals – “At the Launderette”

Just when you thought you’d heard it all, Benji Tranter and The Well Adjusted Individuals put a new spin on things with At The Launderette. The EP is four tracks of fun that transform everyday monotony into a collection of quirky delights. Jazz, blues, rock, country, pop, whatever your taste, if you’ve got a fancy for the idiosyncratic, there’s something […]

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Albert Man – “Cheap Suit”

Albert Man – “Cheap Suit”

What comes first, the music or the words? It is one of those “chicken-and-egg” questions, but Albert Man knows his answer: “Lyrics are so important to me. I always have a theme I want to write about first and try to get a title. I then write the lyrics before I start adding any music or melody. I will re-write […]

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The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th features eight song for your listening pleasure. Taking a page out of Wendy’s playbook, the songs come from artists spread across the globe – from Russia to Australia, from New Zealand to Norway, and cutting across England, Canada, and the United States.   Antrru – “Нуар” (St. Petersburg, Russia via Minsk, Belarus) RIYL: Flume, TYCHO, Stefan […]

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Skin & Bones – “Ghost In This Town” EP

Skin & Bones – “Ghost In This Town” EP

Earlier this month, the California duo Skin & Bones released their album, The Ghost In This Town. Multi-instrumentalist Taylor Borsuk and fiddle player Peter Blackwelder are creating soulful folk music that fans of blues, country or roots could all appreciate. Their musicianship and sense of groove and dynamics is something that any discerning listener can get excited over. Its an […]

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Sweet Sweet Music : Dynamite Motel’s Green Lights

Sweet Sweet Music : Dynamite Motel’s Green Lights

Sometimes, and not very often, you come across an album that is like a secret garden with gems scattered about – rubies, diamonds, emeralds. You pick one up and it sings to you. Delightful. So you choose another and another and another – and soon you have an arm full of musical gems. Such a collection of gems is Green […]

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Delta Deep – “Delta Deep”

Delta Deep – “Delta Deep”

If one thing is for certain, soul infused rock is back and in a big way. With recent successful soul infused bands and artists including Alabama Shakes and Leon Bridges, you can now add Delta Deep to the list. Imagine the lead guitars from Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and the smart bass from Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots. It’s like blues rock […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers

Bluesfest is just two weeks away and there are a ton of great performers such as Nas, Simple Plan and The Tragically Hip as well as 49 local acts such as Gold and Marrow, Hilotrons and The Revue’s very own Kristine St-Pierre. In support of Ottawa’s summer music festival we will posting information about the local musicians that will be […]

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Winnipeg’s Justin Lacroix releases French EP

Winnipeg’s Justin Lacroix releases French EP

It’s been a few years since the release of Justin Lacroix‘s last cd, but it was well worth the wait. The bilingual folk-rock troubadour is used to the road, traveling across the country multiple times. While many Francophone artists from Western Canada have made their way to Montreal in hopes of advancing their career, Lacroix is part of a new […]

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Kelvin Jones – “Closer”

Kelvin Jones – “Closer”

  All it takes to breakthrough is one change, one opportunity of exposure. For UK singer-songwriter, Kelvin Jones, that occasion happened last year when his single “Call You Home” was posted on Reddit and then shown on US program Good Morning America. He has since signed with Sony Music, and his first single for the mega label is “Closer”, a jivy, uptempo ditty that […]

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Samm Henshaw – “Redemption”

Samm Henshaw – “Redemption”

Harkening to a time where just a guitar, a simple drum kit, maybe some keys, and a standup bass was all that was needed to create stirring music, 20-year old Samm Henshaw is turning heads with his combination of blues, soul, and gospel. He’s part of a new wave of artists, which includes Gary Clark, Jr., Leon Bridges and Benjamin […]

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Ryley Walker – “Primrose Green”

Ryley Walker – “Primrose Green”

No bells. No whistles. No buzzing synths. No auto tune. Just a man, his guitar, his band, and his voice. It’s music our parents and grandparents listened to back in the 60s and 70s, yet the man behind Primrose Green is only in his mid-twenties. Ryley Walker, like Steve Gunn, is among a new wave of musicians – precise, expert […]

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Guiville ft. Teddy Garcia – “Take Me Higher”

Guiville ft. Teddy Garcia – “Take Me Higher”

“Take Me Higher” is another great single from producer and multi-instrumentalist Guiville, the young Frenchman who we have featured a couple of times. This time, he’s collaborating with blues/folk guitarist and songwriter Teddy Garcia, the London-via-France artist who has released a few tracks himself. On “Take Me Higher”, the two combined their talents to create an ethereal, indie-rock song. It […]

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Gig Pick: The 24th Street Wailers @ The Rainbow Mar 7

Gig Pick: The 24th Street Wailers @ The Rainbow Mar 7

The 24th Street Wailers are a Juno nominated Rock’n’Roll/Blues/Vintage R&B band from Toronto. When Waterloo’s local radio station 570News asked the band what fans can expect from their show, they responded: “You are going to see a real Rock n’ Roll show, one that Little Richard may have done in his early career.  It may get a little bit crazy […]

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Weekend Showcase: February 27th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: February 27th Playlist

The Weekend Showcase returns once again with new music from some artists you should get to know. The playlist is at the bottom, but if there’s a track that you want to repeatedly hear, click on the song title. If you like what you hear from an artist, click on their name. “The Game” by Orlando synth-pop duo, Priest (formerly […]

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