Tag: Marlon Williams

Weekend Showcase 3.31

Weekend Showcase 3.31

It might be Sunday but there’s no better time to discover new music, and the Weekend Showcase 3.31 edition is the answer. This week’s playlist features 49 songs by 48 artists and bands, who represent 11 countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the […]

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The Matinee August 10th

The Matinee August 10th

Around the world we go and where we stop is… The Matinee August 10th edition, of course! Just yesterday, Ben was watching The War on Drugs perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and we were pondering who could be the next indie band or artist to play on one of the late-night talk shows. Our mini-playlist today, as such, reflects who we […]

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Speak Out!

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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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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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 4

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4

The countdown continues with our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4. The ten albums featured include a spellbinding combination of jazz, soul, and R&B; a trip through 19th Century Western Australia; mandolin folk-rock; the year’s most emotional LP; and the return of one of music’s great bands. The previous 30 albums can be reviewed in Parts 1, 2, […]

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Vance Joy

CityFolk 2016 in Photos

CityFolk, the 4 day music festival held in Ottawa, Ontario, was held Sep 15-18th. This marked the second year for the event since re-branding itself and moving to Lansdowne Park. The festival made solid use of three stages: The City Stage on the Great Lawn, the Ravenlaw stage inside the Horticulture Building and the BMO stage inside the Aberdeen Pavillion. A difficulty evident last […]

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CityFolk 2016 Preview

CityFolk 2016 Preview

The cooler evening breezes and earlier setting sun mark the arrival of CityFolk. Though previously housed at other venues, it returns to Ottawa’s Landsdowne Park for its sophomore year. The festival’s main City Stage is on the great lawn; however, there are two other side stages that offer a more intimate and indoor experience. These include both the Ravenlaw stage, […]

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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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Marlon Williams – “Marlon Williams”

Marlon Williams – “Marlon Williams”

Small gig after small gig, traveling from one city or town to the next no matter what the size, sleeping in cars, tents, and apartment floors, Marlon Williams is a self-made, rising star among the country-folk scene. Through sheer will and hard work, the native of Lyttleton, New Zealand has earned every praise ushered on him, from the likes of […]

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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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The Matinee October 29

The Matinee October 29

With Halloween only two days away, The Matinee October 29 edition does feature one spooky track from a collaboration involving three best friends, who also are aspiring musicians. In addition, find singles from two great New Zealand singer-songwriters, two bands that could be the next Wolf Alice, and a collaboration that will leave you breathless. Dolores Haze – “Touch Me” […]

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Weekend Showcase October 3rd Edition

Weekend Showcase October 3rd Edition

On the Weekend Showcase October 3rd Edition, we have arguably our most diverse playlist, ranging from indie rock to indie pop, electronic to folk, high-intensity songs to lush and mellow numbers. As always, we span the globe to find the best new music from well-known to those-you-should-know independent artists. Nine countries are represented, specifically: Austria, Australia, Colombia, England, Israel, New […]

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The Matinee October 1

The Matinee October 1

It might be the first day of October, but the music is always sizzling. Six new singles are spinning on The Matinee October 1 edition from artists in New Zealand, Austria, England, Sweden, and the USA. Take a listen and discover a new favorite artist.   Starling (England) – “Wild Heart” Dabbling under the radar for the past four years […]

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