Tag: Brandi Carlile

Weekend Showcase 3.45

Weekend Showcase 3.45

Seems like the number 53 is magical because once again our weekly mega-playlist – the Weekend Showcase 3.45 edition – has that many songs for the fourth consecutive week. This week’s version feels like winter with darker and more melodic numbers, so grab a warm beverage like a hot toddy and enjoy the music. As always, the playlist features the […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, November 16th

Melodic Tonic ’17, November 16th

The Melodic Tonic ’17, November 16th edition features powerful American voices with equally powerful messages. But sprinkled between the well-known names are two new bands with unforgettable sounds. Today’s playlist begins with one of music’s finest (and fiercest) voices. Brandi Carlile – “The Joke” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Indigo Girls, Patty Griffin, Ingrid Michaelson American singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile is one of […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – First Half in Photos

Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest can be a logistical challenge thanks to all the talented artists on the lineup. With the number of performers featured on the multiple stages at one time, schedule conflicts are inevitable. Since we couldn’t attend every gig, here are some quick highlights of memorable sets from the first four days of the fest. Day 1 – Thursday, July 6th […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 3 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 3 Picks

The first weekend of RBC Bluesfest 2017 has arrived, and it’s a pretty busy day with plenty of variety. We’ve offered four must-see performers plus give you the rundown on the local musicians playing today. If none of the below appeals to you, then see the full schedule here to see who else is performing. In case you’re wondering, 50 […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.08

Weekend Showcase 3.08

This past week in new music has been incredible, and the Weekend Showcase 3.08 edition reflects the quality with 52 songs. From dizzying psychedelic to intimate dream-folk, raucous punk-rock to energizing indie pop, and cinematic electro-pop to searing indie rock, the last seven days had it all. The playlist also reflects the the global nature of music today, as the […]

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Saturday Sampler March 4th

Saturday Sampler March 4th

The Saturday Sampler March 4th reflects the month’s famous slogan – “in like a lion and goes out like a lamb”. Hear nine songs that will be buzzing in your head for days if not weeks to come. Bring on March and the oncoming spring! Beach Fossils – “This Year” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Real Estate, Craft Spells, Wild Nothing It has […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 22

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 22

Welcome to this week’s fresh serving of new music cocktails, American style. Since 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of two classic American albums (Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde and The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, today we’re pleased to share covers of two artists paying tribute to them both. Also on tap is a trio of songs from artists whose modern folk and sunny […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

For ease, here is the complete list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2015. Click on the sub-heading below to be taken to the original post and hear tracks from the artists. Thanks for reading and here’s to another great year of music ahead of us.   The First 15 Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color Algiers – Algiers The […]

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50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 1

50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 1

We’ve come to the last week of the year, making it the perfect time to reflect on our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015. We’ve collectively heard well over 1,500 albums, but we fully are aware that this represents probably 2% or 3% of all the albums released this year. As such, we never could produce a “best albums” list, but […]

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