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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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SXSW Picks – 3/17

SXSW Picks – 3/17

It’s Thursday and time for more great music during the SXSW Festival. This list in the evening might seem smaller, but it’s because we have already chosen a band that might be playing tonight as well. Let’s get right to it. We are sharing a day show, a night showcase to camp at and also bands you can hop around […]

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SXSW Picks – 3/16

SXSW Picks – 3/16

It’s Wednesday and the official showcases get harder to choose between one or the other from this day forward. There are more day shows to choose from as well. Today we have even more bands that cross a myriad of genres and locations. Today we will get right to it. If you need a few tips, check out our post […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.09

Weekend Showcase 2.09

The playlists we’ve featured each week have been pretty special, but the one for the Weekend Showcase 2.09 just might be the best one yet. It features a wide-spectrum of music – indie rock and old school rock ‘n roll, indie-pop and electro-pop, alt-folk and traditional folk, shoegaze and psychedelic pop. Fifty-six (56) songs are on the playlist, featuring artists […]

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First Impressions: Lucius – “Good Grief”

First Impressions: Lucius – “Good Grief”

… When most people think about Lucius, typically they think of the band’s two frontwomen, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig. They’re hard to miss with their mirror-image style and perfect harmonies. Since this stylish duo shares the spotlight, it’s understandable when people mistakenly think that Lucius is just them. But there is much more depth to the band, their sound, and their new […]

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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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First Impressions: Shovels and Rope’s “Busted Jukebox Vol. I”

First Impressions: Shovels and Rope’s “Busted Jukebox Vol. I”

“Psychobilly hoedown” is not a phrase used often – if ever – when referring to Nine Inch Nails. That is, it never was until southern darlings Shovels & Rope covered one of Trent Reznor’s songs on their new album. But that’s exactly how the band described their take on “Last” when NPR Music streamed the album this week. To say that […]

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CityFolk 2015 – Day 5

CityFolk 2015 – Day 5

From the beginning it was Day 5 I was most looking forward to. It began with the amazing Lucius who I discovered at Bluesfest a couple years ago and they were great once again. Following them, it was a personal favourite. In my opinion Lucinda Williams is one of the very best songwriters there is and her new album is […]

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CityFolk Day 5 Preview

CityFolk Day 5 Preview

It’s the final day of CityFolk and the last major festival within city limits (there’s still Neat in the Woods and Beau’s Okterfest to come). Wendy will also be heading to Austin City Limits. With the new site and location, there have been some complaints (but small and major), but overall the festival has gone well. Marvest, overall, has been […]

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Mundo  15: The Sad Suckers Soundtrack

Mundo 15: The Sad Suckers Soundtrack

With today being Friday the 13th and tomorrow Valentine’s Day, we decided to combine the two days and create our Sad Suckers Soundtrack. This list basically consists of tracks that could be heart-wrenching breakup songs,about true love, or songs that feel like someone has stuck a dagger in your heart and twists and twists and twists relentlessly until you yell for […]

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In Revue: 2014 Newport Folk Festival

In Revue: 2014 Newport Folk Festival

Fifty-five years since it started, the Newport Folk Festival has expanded in more ways than one. As for 2011 when it had a special Friday night addition with Wilco, the Festival has become a three-day event. The music is more diverse as Jay Sweet, the Festival’s producer, and his management team try to appeal to younger audiences without compromising the […]

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Newport Folkfest Saturday Picks: An 8-Pack of Great Music

Newport Folkfest Saturday Picks: An 8-Pack of Great Music

Today’s lineup is full of conflicts. There are at least 8 artists I would like to see today, and this doesn’t include tonight’s headliner Jack White. Ah, what the heck, I’ll list all 8 recommended acts, although those with videos in their profiles could be considered my Pick-3. The Haden Triplets – 11:05 to 11:55 on the Quad Stage – […]

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In Revue: RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2014

In Revue: RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2014

It’s been three days since the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest ended, and like many festival goers withdrawal is in full force. There’s a part of me that wishes the festival would be re-starting tonight, which is quite the opposite of what I was feeling on Sunday night when exhaustion had overcome me. This was my 11th Bluesfest, and every year I […]

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RBC Bluesfest Follow-Up: Lucius’ 7″ Genevieve

RBC Bluesfest Follow-Up: Lucius’ 7″ Genevieve

Lucius, the indie pop quintet from Brooklyn, New York, played two superb shows at the Ottawa Bluesfest on Sunday, including a memorable 90-minute, intimate performance in the Barney Danson Theatre. The band is still touring in support of last year’s excellent Wildewoman and just last week they released a special edition 7″ vinyl of their superb single, “Genevieve”, via Mom + […]

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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 Musique: A Look Back on Governors Ball 2014

Mundo Musique: A Look Back on Governors Ball 2014

Much like I did with Shaky Knees, today I’m going to talk about Governors Ball, which I attended this weekend.  It was an interesting festival, with a lot of unique acts, some of whom I suggested last week.  This was the fourth Governors Ball, and last years was a total rainy mess, this year was nothing but blue skies and […]

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Mundo Musique: Five Acts To Check Out at New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival

Mundo Musique: Five Acts To Check Out at New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival

Last month, I attended the fantastic Shaky Knees festival in Atlanta, Georgia. This weekend, I will be a little closer to home for Governors Ball Music Festival in New York.  The lineups for those two festivals couldn’t be any more different, Shaky Knees had a laid back, indie and folk vibe with Alabama Shakes and The National as headliners. Here […]

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