Tag: Mavis Staples

Weekend Showcase 3.45

Weekend Showcase 3.45

Seems like the number 53 is magical because once again our weekly mega-playlist – the Weekend Showcase 3.45 edition – has that many songs for the fourth consecutive week. This week’s version feels like winter with darker and more melodic numbers, so grab a warm beverage like a hot toddy and enjoy the music. As always, the playlist features the […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, November 16th

Melodic Tonic ’17, November 16th

The Melodic Tonic ’17, November 16th edition features powerful American voices with equally powerful messages. But sprinkled between the well-known names are two new bands with unforgettable sounds. Today’s playlist begins with one of music’s finest (and fiercest) voices. Brandi Carlile – “The Joke” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Indigo Girls, Patty Griffin, Ingrid Michaelson American singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile is one of […]

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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 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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Weekend Showcase 3.40

Weekend Showcase 3.40

We’re heading down the backstretch of 2017, and the music continues to amaze. The Weekend Showcase 3.40 edition is proof that there is still great new music to be found. This week’s mega-playlist features 57 songs. The artists and bands represent from 16 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Scotland, […]

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The Matinee October 13th

The Matinee October 13th

It’s Friday the 13th, and we could share a creepy playlist or just share great music regardless of the tone. We’ve opted for the latter because a good spooky tune can be shared year round in our opinion. So put on the headphones or turn up the speakers, and enjoy this terrific selection of new music on The Matinee October […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.09

Weekend Showcase 3.09

The Weekend Showcase 3.09 edition is our longest playlist of ever – not including our year-end Mega, Mega Playlist of course. This week, we have 55 excellent songs for your listening pleasure. The scary thing is that we could have easily shared another 50 songs. This is further evidence regarding how much the indie music scene is flourishing, and just […]

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Saturday Sampler March 11th

Saturday Sampler March 11th

The Saturday Sampler March 11th edition features voices from around the globe (including Canada, England, Netherlands, Sweden, and the US), but with a twist. Since the world celebrated International Women’s Day earlier this week, our focus today is on strong women musicians. Seven of the artists on this playlist include talented female vocalists, because women deserve recognition every day of the year, not […]

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WTF?!? Post-election playlist

WTF?!? Post-election playlist

As the world breathes a collective sigh in the wake of the U.S. elections, we turn to music to help us process our spectrum of emotions. Whether you’re in the heartland of America, a bustling European capitol, or on a tranquil beach in New Zealand, you probably share the world’s “WTF?!?” feelings of surprise, dismay, or relief. This playlist features […]

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New Single: Chuck D with Mavis Staples “Give We the Pride”

New Single: Chuck D with Mavis Staples “Give We the Pride”

On Friday, one of the leading members of Public Enemy, Chuck D, released a new single that has surprisingly gone under the radar, including ours. But better late than never. “Give We the Pride” features the great Mavis Staples providing lead vocals with ChuckD providing the beats and the rap lyrics. It’s a great tune that has an old-fashion R&B feel coupled […]

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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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