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Things we loved at Newport Folk Festival 2017

For the past six years, we’ve been attending the Newport Folk Festival, and every year we’re left wondering how Jay Sweet and his team of organizers, curators, and volunteers could outdo themselves. This year, they may have organized the best NFF to date, and this is taking into consideration that it’s nearly impossible to see every artist and band due […]

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Angel Olson

Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Day 2 (photo essay)

A photo essay from Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Day 2. This is just one of four parts. The other articles are: Things we loved – an overview of Newport Folk Festival Day 1 photo essay Day 3 photo essay MORE PHOTOS IN SLIDER

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Wild Child

Newport Folk Festival 2017: Saturday Guide

Just like Day 1, the second day of Newpork Folk Festival is filled with conflicts, as is expected. The first half of the day features several international artists, some of whom occupied many of our “Favorites of 2016” lists. The mid-afternoon to evening portions are littered with some of the biggest names in indie, folk, Americana, and alt-country. Oh, there […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Happy Holidays everyone. If you’re finished unwrapping gifts, possibly too stuffed from all the turkey, ham, and other goodies, or maybe trying to avoid the Christmas cake, take a moment to review the full list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. A playlist is also provided that could be spun on Spotify (no Thee Oh Sees) or SoundCloud (Go […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 2

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 2

The countdown of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 continues today. Ten more great records are on display. Two of the LPs have been included on several lists by major sites while many others have flown under the radar yet should definitely be picked up. As a reminder, the list is in alphabetical order. The first ten can be found […]

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WTF?!? Post-election playlist

WTF?!? Post-election playlist

As the world breathes a collective sigh in the wake of the U.S. elections, we turn to music to help us process our spectrum of emotions. Whether you’re in the heartland of America, a bustling European capitol, or on a tranquil beach in New Zealand, you probably share the world’s “WTF?!?” feelings of surprise, dismay, or relief. This playlist features […]

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Saturday Sampler September 24th

Saturday Sampler September 24th

The Saturday Sampler September 24th promises to energize your weekend plans! These ten songs will inspire you to embrace life, live with gusto, and share love. If you’re into indie pop, funk/soul, psych rock, or punk, today’s Sampler has something for everyone. We hope you find a new favourite among these gems! Anteros – “Ring Ring” (London, England) RIYL: Blondie, Tennis, Bec Sandridge Almost a […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.24

Weekend Showcase 2.24

Find an even 50 songs on the Weekend Showcase 2.24 edition. There are a few recognizable names, a handful of collaborations, and, of course, a significant number of newcomers and hidden gems. The 15 countries represented are: Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, […]

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Saturday Sampler for June 25th

Saturday Sampler for June 25th

Saturday Sampler for June 25th has ten diverse and awesome new singles. There are a couple of surprise collaborations, the return of two of indie music’s favorite acts, and a healthy dose of newcomers to sate your appetite for truly new music.   Adam Torres – “Outlands” (Austin, USA ) RIYL: Shearwater, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bright Eyes Indie folk singer/songwriter […]

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Weekend Showcase Halloween Edition

Weekend Showcase Halloween Edition

While we wish we could say this is a “spooky” playlist (and there are a couple of spooky tracks), it was made more with the idea of sharing great music with fellow enthusiasts. That said, it’s still a playlist worth spinning at any weekend party no matter the theme or holiday. As always, 28 singles from artists across the globe, […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 22

Melodic Tonic, vol. 22

Welcome to a new week of new tunes to tantalize your ears! Normally we feature only new music singles here on the Melodic Tonic, but this week we’re making an exception because some of our favorite artists are releasing live albums featuring some killer classic songs. Let’s kick it off with those tracks before getting into the new new tunes.     […]

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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: The Summer Road Trip Playlist

Mundo: The Summer Road Trip Playlist

School is out, and people are getting ready to set off on their summer holidays, whether visiting a new destination or heading to the cottage. But in our opinion, the best trip is the extended road trip, whether travelling across your home country or flying to a new one and hiring a vehicle and just driving. There’s nothing like a […]

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Mundo 20 – The Lounge Chair Edition

Mundo 20 – The Lounge Chair Edition

The best music is cathartic. Each listener will have their own emotional reaction. This reaction might be sadness or joy; it might be the desire to go for a run or to just curl up in your room and be in the moment; or it might be to mix yourself a cocktail or poor a large glass of your favorite beer.  […]

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Pick-4 for RBC Bluesfest, July 6 – St. Vincent, Mac DeMarco, Drive-by Truckers, and Lucius

Pick-4 for RBC Bluesfest, July 6 – St. Vincent, Mac DeMarco, Drive-by Truckers, and Lucius

This is my favourite day of the festival bar none. So many great acts to see, and fortunately most of them don’t conflict. I couldn’t just three, so I included four instead (apologies to Shovels & Rope, Violent Femmes, and Vintage Trouble) – three of them released albums this year that were critically acclaimed, including by us here at The Revue, […]

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Mundo 15: Our Favorite Albums of the First Quarter of 2014

Mundo 15: Our Favorite Albums of the First Quarter of 2014

The first three months of 2014 brought to us some excellent music. To review the first quarter, we, Rich and Ben, have provided our favourite 15 albums so far. If you’ve been following us, we say favourite because we’re not experts nor are we qualified critics (is there such a thing?). This list was really tough to determine and we […]

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Mundo Musique: Drive-By Truckers and Juan Wauters

Mundo Musique: Drive-By Truckers and Juan Wauters

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS For Those Who Like: Early R.E.M., The Black Crowes, Neil Young Eighteen years since their formation, the Drive-By Truckers have slowly trudged along, riding a wave of acclaimed albums in the early years to their more recent peaks and valleys. But with English Oceans, the quintet band from Athens, Georgia has climbed to the summit with a remarkable […]

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