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61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

Today we share our 61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018, a list that includes long-awaited debuts, returns of some legends, and plenty of emerging talents destined for superstardom. Some of the LPs listed have definite release dates; others are based on substantiated rumors. Then there are a few that are just us desperately hoping for a new record. Let us […]

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Dina’s Picks for Favourite Photos of 2017

Dina’s Picks for Favourite Photos of 2017

This year was a whirlwind of festivals and club shows, both close to home and in cities afar. I was fortunate enough to be able to photograph the final live show at an Ottawa institution, take candid photos of an incredibly personable band during an interview, and had the privilege to return for a second year to photograph a pair […]

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Dina’s Picks for Favourite Pics of 2016

Dina’s Picks for Favourite Pics of 2016

Though 2016 does not mark my initial year of taking photos at concerts, this year has afforded me a few photographic firsts. I was lucky enough to be able to work from a photo pit of an arena, take more intimate yet still candid photos of artists during interviews, and photograph a pair of venerated international music festivals as approved […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.47

Weekend Showcase 2.47

Weekend Showcase 2.47 edition is the third to last of the year, as we begin to prepare for the year-end lists and the holidays. Today’s mega-playlist, though, is fantastic. At times, it reaches an anthemic euphoria akin to a live show. On other occasions, it is blissful and mesmerizing. Fifty-three songs occupy the WS 2.47. They come from 12 countries, […]

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DZ Deathrays

DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats work crowd into frenzy at House of Targ (photo essay)

Ottawa got a taste of DZ Deathrays this summer at RBC Bluesfest Ottawa, and this viewer was especially impressed with their performance. So when I heard they were returning to town to play House of Targ, I was very intrigued. This time, they were performing with Dine Alone Records label-mates Dune Rats in what has been dubbed the International Disaster […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.37

Weekend Showcase 2.37

The new television season commences today, but new music never takes a rest. Review the past week in the Weekend Showcase 2.37 edition, which has 50 songs. The artists are representing 13 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Togo, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list […]

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The Matinee September 20th

The Matinee September 20th

As there is so much good music being released lately, The Matinee September 20th features ten amazing, new songs. The mini-playlist features two songs from Australia, Sweden, and the USA, and one each from New Zealand, Denmark, England, and Canada.   BEATCOMBER – “Sick Breeze” (Wellington, New Zealand) RIYL: Beach Day, Beach Baby, ALVVAYS We kick things off with some […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2016 – Second Half Review

RBC Bluesfest has once again come and gone. While the Festival has been reduced from 10 to 9 days, there were still plenty of great moments that people will be talking about years from now. We did not get to see every act and we know that others will have their own memories to share, but here are ours from […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 16th Picks

Another band from the ’80s headlines the penultimate day of RBC Bluesfest. Duran Duran – the four Brits who gave us “The Reflex”, “Hungry Like a Wolf”, and “Girls on Film” – will have the 40-and-over crowd and their children swooning and partying like it is 1985. And yes, I am old enough to remember when every teen boy wanted […]

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Mundo 50: RevueFest II

Mundo 50: RevueFest II

A year ago when the numerous festivals were announcing their lineups, we were joking around and exchanging names on the artists and bands we would invite if we could curate our own event. This little brainstorming session resulted in us sharing RevueFest, our make-believe, three-day festival. Like what we aimed to do here, the focus was on those hidden gems […]

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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 19th

The Matinee February 19th

The Matinee February 19th includes something for everyone today including awesome indie rock, blistering rock, stellar synth pop and a tinge of shoegaze. Artists today represent Australia, The UK, and the US. Check back tomorrow for more single choices and Sunday for our weekend compilation of all tracks covered this week.   Beauty Sleep – “The Dark” (Belfast, UK) The […]

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