Tag: Mac DeMarco

Weekend Showcase 3.14

Weekend Showcase 3.14

The Weekend Showcase 3.14 edition is arguably our most “thoughtful” playlist we’ve created, as nearly half the songs deal with serious and timely subjects. Hear 52 songs by artists from 13 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, April 12th

Melodic Tonic ’17, April 12th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails is light and refreshing. From singer/songwriter fare to upbeat indie pop, these six new singles from artists in Canada, England, Norway, Wales, and the USA will bring some sunshine to your day.   Seadog – “As I Am” (Brighton, England) RIYL: Elliott Smith, Midlake, Grandaddy When you hear this new song from Seadog, you’ll realize why they opened […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.04

Weekend Showcase 3.04

February is already upon us, and whether winter is still hear or spring will be coming, the Weekend Showcase 3.04 edition will warm you up. Hear 50 songs by artists representing 11 countries, including Australia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17 February 1st

Melodic Tonic ’17 February 1st

Are you ready for an emotional rollercoaster ride? Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails on the Melodic Tonic ’17 February 1st edition features seven tunes guaranteed to soothe, energize, and distract  you from everything else that’s going on in the world!   Ambiere – “Tree of Life” (Manchester, England) RIYL: Portishead, The XX, Florence + The Machine The lush, hypnotic […]

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51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Choosing our Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 is an extremely difficult exercise. We considered listing 100, but that was unmanageable; 25 would have been too few. So, we settled on 51 albums, many of which have been confirmed and others are simply wishful thinking. Alice Glass (TBA) After a messy departure from Crystal Castles and former bandmate Ethan Kahl, Alice Glass has […]

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Photo courtesy of Pickathon

Pickathon Festival preview – Part 1

Next weekend, The Revue will be on-site at the 18th annual Pickathon Festival in Oregon. This unique fest offers an eclectic mix of artists from multiple genres, from bluegrass to indie folk, psych rock to art rap, and a bit of everything in between. If its scenic location outside of Portland isn’t special enough, the small size (only 5,000 attendees) […]

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Field Medic – “not a normal boy” (video premiere)

Field Medic – “not a normal boy” (video premiere)

Joshua Tillman – a.k.a. Father John Misty – could be credited for reinventing indie folk music with his playful, witty, and sometimes outlandish lyrics. His “oddball folk” opened up doors for a number of new singer-songwriters, like San Francisco resident Kevin Patrick. Under his pseudonym Field Medic, Patrick is creating atypical folk. It’s not music that is heartwrenching or will […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.02

Weekend Showcase 2.02

The Weekend Showcase 2.02 returns, summarizing the music we’ve covered from the past week, including albums, singles, concerts, and whatever else. Each article is listed below. Click on the title and you’ll be taken to the post where you can read more about an album or artist. We have then rolled up all this great music into one mega-playlist. It’s […]

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Mac DeMarco reigns over Wellington

Mac DeMarco reigns over Wellington

It’s been 18 months since I last saw Mac DeMarco. It was at the 2014 edition of the Ottawa RBC Bluesfest, and before his gig we walked around the grounds to see if a) people recognized him and b) fans knew his full name. This little game of “What’s His Name” was amusing to say the least (you can watch […]

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Mac DeMarco – “Another One”

Mac DeMarco – “Another One”

On Another One, Mac DeMarco’s fourth release since 2012, the Canadian songwriter continues the narrative he began on last year’s Salad Days. DeMarco’s last album saw him touching on more romantic subject matter than previous albums, and Another One is burdened heavily by deep heartbreak. The album begins with the spacey summer stroll of “The Way You’d Love Her”, a […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Mac DeMarco, Marissa Nadler, Misun, The New Pornographers, and Ought

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Mac DeMarco, Marissa Nadler, Misun, The New Pornographers, and Ought

We’re at the halfway point of our 50 Favourite Albums of 2014 countdown, which are being listed in alphabetical order. Here are albums 1 to 5, 6 to 10, 11 to 15, and 16 and 20. Now on to albums 21 to 25. MAC DEMARCO, “SALAD DAYS” He might be referred to as the “Goofball Prince of Indie Rock” (and […]

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2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – “What’s His Name” with Mac DeMarco

2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – “What’s His Name” with Mac DeMarco

During the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, we walked around with Canadian indie star Mac DeMarco, asking people if they knew his given first name. We even gave hints in our Pick-4 for that day’s Bluesfest lineup. If they responded correctly, they got a hug from Mac (and those who didn’t respond correctly still got to embrace the goofball of indie rock). […]

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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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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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Mundo15: Our 15 Favourite Albums of the Second Quarter

Mundo15: Our 15 Favourite Albums of the Second Quarter

In early April, we listed our favourite fifteen albums of the first quarter, and we thought we had a chore in choosing among some great LPs. Fast forward to the present day, and we find an even more daunting task in front of us, as the quality of albums from April 1 to the last week of June has been extraordinary. […]

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Mundo Musique: Mac DeMarco and Kendal Thompson

Mundo Musique: Mac DeMarco and Kendal Thompson

MAC DEMARCO For Those Who Like: Ariel Pink, John Lennon, Neil Young Canada has a long line of great singer-songwriters. Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Robbie Robertson, Randy Bachman, Kate McGarrigle and her children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Feist, and the list goes on and on. Could Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV – better knowns as Mac […]

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