Tag: Marlon Williams

Weekend Showcase 4.07

Weekend Showcase 4.07

Spring is around the corner, and the music is also getting warmer. In addition, the new music just keeps on coming, where we cannot keep up. The Weekend Showcase 4.07 edition, as such, is a little bit longer with 58 songs. It easily could have been 70. Anyway, the mini-playlist features artists  representing 12 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, England, […]

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Marlon Williams – ‘Make Way For Love’ (album review)

Marlon Williams – ‘Make Way For Love’ (album review)

Make Way For Love by Marlon Williams On his superb eponymous debut album and the off-circuit single, “Vampire Again”, Marlon Williams displayed a playful and adventurous side. The LP, with its country-folk and roots-rock orientation, was a jaunt across the barren Outback of Australia and the deserts of the US. It was complex, riveting, and a unique and masterful piece of […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.05

Weekend Showcase 4.05

Weekend Showcase 4.05 edition adds some sizzle to the middle of February with 53 songs from around the globe. The artists and bands represent a record 21 countries, including: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Greece, Iceland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 6th

The Matinee ’18 February 6th

Crowd pleasers. Entertaining and energetic numbers. Warm and intimate ballads. A 17-year old singer-songwriter who will knock your socks off. You’ll find all these things on The Matinee ’18 February 6th edition, so you’re sure to find a new artist that you’ll want to follow to the very end.   BERRIES – “Faults” (London, England) RIYL: The Big Moon, False […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.01

Weekend Showcase 4.01

One week down and fifty more to go, and we kick off the near year with a playlist that is almost as long as our Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017. Ok, the Weekend Showcase 4.01 edition is not quite that long – it’s about a third of the length – but at 58 songs it’s a bit of monster. This […]

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Saturday Sampler January 13th

Saturday Sampler January 13th

The Saturday Sampler January 13th edition includes nine sizzling tracks from across the globe. Featuring artists from Australia, Canada, England, Germany, New Zealand, and the USA, these tunes offer plenty of sonic richness for all your weekend plans.   Caroline Rose – “Soul No. 5” (New York City via Burlington, VT, USA) LONER by Caroline Rose RIYL: Bec Sandridge, Alex […]

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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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Weekend Showcase 3.44

Weekend Showcase 3.44

We pride ourselves on sharing the best new music from around the world, and the Weekend Showcase 3.44 edition is truly a global one. Fifty-three (53) song occupy the mega-playlist with artists and bands representing 16 countries. There are some from the US, but the majority of the songs are from one of these places: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, […]

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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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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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