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Weekend Showcase 4.10

Weekend Showcase 4.10

As March continues to roar with wintry temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere, the music is heating up. The Weekend Showcase 4.10 edition is evidence of this with its 50 songs. There’s more of an edge – rock and post-punk in particular – on the mega-playlist as well as some ambient, pop, and electronica. Fourteen countries are represented, including: Australia, Canada, […]

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Nap Eyes – ‘I’m Bad Now’ (album review)

Nap Eyes – ‘I’m Bad Now’ (album review)

The Velvet Underground were and still are the masters of lo-fi, underground rock ‘n roll. Even after their multiple formulations and dissolutions, they didn’t stray too far from the the light but trippy formula that made them legends. Even Lou Reed stayed close to the sound that he, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, and Angus MacLise popularized more than forty years […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.08

Weekend Showcase 4.08

Like the start of March, Weekend Showcase 4.08 edition roars like a lion. OK, that was pretty bad, but the 57 songs are fantastic. The artists and bands represent 18 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 1st

The Matinee ’18 March 1st

Two notable characteristics apply to the The Matinee ’18 March 1st edition. First, it is filled with artists and bands who remain under the radar, but they won’t be long. Second, Canadian artists feature prominently on the mini-playlist with five of the nine songs coming from the Great White North. The Matinee commences with a young singer-songwriter with a gift […]

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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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The Matinee ’18 January 11th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 January 11th – Part 2

Once again, due to the avalanche of new music released this week, today we have two mini-playlists. The Matinee ’18 January 11th – Part 2 features songs by some familiar names and others you ought to know. To hear Part 1, click here.   Loma – “Relay Runner” (Dripping Springs, TX and New York City, USA) Loma by LOMA RIYL: […]

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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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Weekend Showcase 2.38

Weekend Showcase 2.38

The first weekend of October brings the changing of the leaves in the Northern Hemisphere and the blossoming of spring flowers in the Southern Hemisphere. One thing that remains constant across borders, time zones, and seasons is new music blooms all year round. Hear the best songs from the best week on the Weekend Showcase 2.38 edition. There are 49 […]

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Various Artists – “Taking It To Heart, Volume One” compilation

Various Artists – “Taking It To Heart, Volume One” compilation

Operators featuring Meredith Graves. Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew. Calgary creative singer-songwriter. Chad VanGaalen. Halifax new/old wave rockers Nap Eyes. Montreal’s psychedelic indie rockers Besnard Lakes. Wayne Petti of Cuff the Duke. The list reads like the lineup for WayHome Music Festival in Barrie or the world-renowned Osheaga in Montreal. Instead, the aforementioned names represent half of the artists on […]

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Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2016 Concert Series in Pictures – Part II

Tim Hortons Dragon Boat Festival is a much anticipated annual event that raises funds for charities in the Ottawa area. Besides the thrill of competing in the races themselves, free concerts open to the public are also held at Mooney’s Bay Park.The event, held June 23rd to 26th, blessed with blue skies and sunshine saw talent from across Canada take to the stage and make […]

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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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Weekend Showcase 2.05

Weekend Showcase 2.05

It’s Valentine’s Day in most of the world, and some people may be searching for a playlist for the occasion. Well, we could say we have that, but we really don’t. Nope, the Weekend Showcase 2.05 edition just features great new music from the past week. Sure, there are some tunes on the playlist that could be considered one for […]

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Nap Eyes – “Thought Rock Fish Scale”

Nap Eyes – “Thought Rock Fish Scale”

As today’s younger generation is being reared on Beyoncé, Coldplay, Maroon 5, One Direction, Taylor Swift, and many more (just see Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show as an example), the music that our parents and many of us have grown up with is slowly disappearing. The knowledge and the influence of great artists like Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday, Otis Redding, […]

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