Tag: Garage Rock

The Matinee December 1st

The Matinee December 1st

We have finally entered the homestretch of 2017, which also means only a little more than a week left in our daily playlists. Fortunately, The Matinee December 1st edition is a memorable one, featuring reinterpretations of classic sounds and incredibly innovative and brilliant pieces. As usual, we travel around the globe on this mini-playlist, which includes a rare stop in […]

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The Matinee November 30th

The Matinee November 30th

A strong Commonwealth presence is felt on the Matinee November 30th edition. Of the nine artists and bands featured, eight hail from the UK or Australia and the other one comes from the US. It’s just one of those days where a small part of the world released some of the best new music of the past few days. There […]

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The Matinee November 28th

The Matinee November 28th

Nine songs from artists and bands representing multiple countries. It’s what you expect to find on The Matinee November 28th edition. Six of the songs are from Europe, two from Australasia, and the final one from an American band we’ve come to really adore. Sit back, relax, and enjoy these great new tunes.   Annie Taylor – “Wasted Youth” (Zurich, […]

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Rock Against Violence – O2 Academy Islington, London (photo review)

Rock Against Violence – O2 Academy Islington, London (photo review)

The O2 Academy in Islington was given over to Rock Against Violence – a charity fundraising gig on behalf of Solace Women’s Aid. The charity provides shelters and advice to women who are the victims of domestic abuse in the UK. It supports more than 10,000 women and children per year. The annual event is hosted by Roadkill Records – […]

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Saturday Sampler November 25th

Saturday Sampler November 25th

The Saturday Sampler November 25th edition brings you nine sparkling music gems from across the globe. Featuring artists from Belgium, Denmark, England, Spain, Sweden, and the USA, today’s playlist will warm you on this final weekend of November. Dahlia Sleeps – “Rise” (London, England) RIYL: Cults, Phantogram, BROODS The word “stunning” is often overused when writing about music, and we’re […]

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The Matinee November 23rd

The Matinee November 23rd

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US and abroad who may be celebrating the holiday. While you feast on turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie, take some time to enjoy our musical platter. The Matinee November 23rd offers a mix bag of nine songs from around the globe. Let this be your starter, main course, and dessert when it […]

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The Darts – ‘Me.Ow’ (album review)

The Darts – ‘Me.Ow’ (album review)

 Once upon a time – and not that long ago actually – many within the music industry and even fans held the belief that “girls can’t rock”. The notion that a group of women could unleash explosive rock ‘n roll was unthinkable to many. It has been only a little over forty years since The Runaways changed the music […]

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The Matinee November 17th

The Matinee November 17th

Old and new favorites collide on The Matinee November 17th edition. The mini-playlist has some sweet melodies and heartbreaking ballads plus a few upbeat numbers to get you in a perky mood. Although we usually list the songs alphabetically, we have to start with the return of a young woman who has amazed us when she introduced herself a little […]

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The Matinee November 10th

The Matinee November 10th

The Matinee November 10th edition is another trip around the world and across music genres. There are some intimate and personal numbers, cathartic political statements, and just some fun tunes. Crack open your favorite beverage and start the weekend with these nine songs. The Boxer Rebellion – “Love Yourself” (London, England) RIYL: Frightened Rabbit, Editors, Phosphorescent When The Boxer Rebellion […]

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The Matinee November 9th

The Matinee November 9th

The Matinee November 9th edition is filled with alumni. As a result, the artists and bands are listed in reverse alphabetical order once again so those at the end of the alphabet get their time at the top. There is one newcomer to the list, but they’ve been around for a couple of years. We’ve also changed things up a […]

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Saturday Sampler November 4th

Saturday Sampler November 4th

The ten songs on the Saturday Sampler November 4th have two things in common. First, a retro vibe filters across each and every one of them with some tunes recalling great bands of the past and others taking classic genres into the future. Second, they are all filled with fantastic stories. A few are cinematic in nature, others are optimistic, […]

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The Matinee October 27th

The Matinee October 27th

The Matinee October 27th is filled with a great selection of tracks. Some well-established and talented bands are included, along with newly emerging talent. We hope you find your new favorite song or band to kick off your weekend. Speaking of the weekend, don’t forget to come back for our Saturday Sampler and mega, mega playlist on Sunday (i.e., Weekend […]

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The Matinee October 24th

The Matinee October 24th

The Matinee October 24th features songs that will have you fist-pumping and rocking out your brains. Then there are tunes that will leave your mouth agape and having you wonder what you just have heard. Another way to consider this mini-playlist is Beauty meets the Beast.   Aisha Badru – “Bridges” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Daughter, London Grammar, Wye […]

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Saturday Sampler October 21st

Saturday Sampler October 21st

We’re not covering too much geographical ground on the Saturday Sampler October 21st edition, but we are spanning a few genres. Whether you’re in the mood for some instrumental funk, boisterous garage rock, innovative alt-pop, or some hip-shaking old-school soul and indie pop-rock, we have you covered.   Dutch Party – “Now and Later” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Destroyer, MOONFACE, […]

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The Pack A.D. – ‘Dollhouse’ (album review)

The Pack A.D. – ‘Dollhouse’ (album review)

The Pack A.D. have had one of the most underappreciated careers in Canadian music. For a decade, the duo of Becky Black (guitar/vocals) and Maya Miller (drums/vocals) have been traversing the country’s ten provinces and three territories. From big festivals to the most ragged dive bar, they’ve brought their electrifying garage-rock to the people. It all started with 2006’s Tintype […]

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The Bowdashes – ‘Marrow’ (EP review)

The Bowdashes – ‘Marrow’ (EP review)

The Copenhagen music scene is flourishing, and the Danish capital can make a legitimate case for being 2017’s city of music innovation with Sleep Party People and Nelson Can respectively releasing among the best LPs and EPs. Now it’s The Bowdashes‘ turn, who are adding to the city’s reputation with their own bone-chilling exteded player. Marrow is the record, and […]

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The Matinee October 6th

The Matinee October 6th

The Matinee October 6th is filled with exciting and jumping new music from around the globe. Two long-time favorites make their return after lengthy absences, a few Matinee alumni are once again included, and two young women make their debut with mind- and mood-altering singles. To the mini-playlist we go, commencing with a singer-songwriter who we’ve loved from afar for […]

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The Matinee October 3rd

The Matinee October 3rd

The Matinee October 3rd edition has a throwback vibe with many of the songs channeling the sounds of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. There are also some innovative, contemporary tunes, but for those who like the classics will enjoy many of today’s selections.   BEACHWARE – “Rip City” (Auckland, New Zealand) RIYL: Allah-Lahs, Ephrata, Ariel Pink While most of […]

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Nelson Can deliver a knockout blow with the emphatic ‘EP3’ (EP review)

Nelson Can deliver a knockout blow with the emphatic ‘EP3’ (EP review)

Who says a band needs a guitar to be electrifying? Sure, everyone likes a great guitar solo, and shoegaze wouldn’t exist without the steely instrument. But for any doubters of the bass-drum-voice combination, Nelson Can‘s new EP, the unpretentiously named EP3, will change your thoughts on the approach. After performing together for nearly six years, Selina Gin (vocals), Maria Juntunen […]

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The Matinee October 2nd

The Matinee October 2nd

The Matinee October 2nd includes 6 new amazing tracks to get you started for this new fall week. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. Artists are representing the US and the UK today. Cavalry – “Heresy” (Liverpool, England) RIYL: Manchester Orchestra, Frightened Rabbit, Local Natives Cavalry have continuously been releasing melodic and atmospheric tracks that command […]

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