Tag: Neko Case

Mundo – Dear Bono: “Girly Rock” is not a pejorative

Mundo – Dear Bono: “Girly Rock” is not a pejorative

The music scene has become “girly” in Bono’s opinion. The U2 frontman bemoans the lack of “rage” in rock in this month’s Rolling Stone cover story: “I think music has gotten very girly. And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment – and that’s not good. When I was […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.45

Weekend Showcase 2.45

As we approach the end of the year, the holiday singles are coming in full force. However, you won’t find any here. Instead, the Weekend Showcase 2.45 edition rocks, shimmers, dazzles, and explodes with 50 new singles. The artists features are representing 10 countries, including: Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Japan, Sudan, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist […]

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The Matinee November 15th

The Matinee November 15th

The week is off to a great start in terms of music, and The Matinee November 15th edition will hopefully continue the trend. Ten songs are featured below. The descriptions are brief because there have been a few dramatic events down here in New Zealand.   case/lang/veirs – “Supermoon” (USA and Canada) RIYL: Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs Earlier […]

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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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A Look Back at Newport Folk Fest ’16

A Look Back at Newport Folk Fest ’16

Every festival has a signature moment. It could be that one performance people will talk about for weeks after. It might be an expected collaboration that is recorded on every other attendee’s cellphone. Maybe it is a band digging deep into its catalogue to play a song not heard in years. Each Newport Folk Festival does not have a signature moment. […]

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Newport Folk Festival ’16 playlist

Newport Folk Festival ’16 playlist

The Revue will be at Newport Folk Festival this weekend, bringing you frequent updates to this site and our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Words and photos are great, but we know music fans like you prefer to actually hear the tunes, right? That’s why we’re sharing this sampler of the 60+ artists whose talents will grace the legendary stages at the […]

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The Matinee April 20th

The Matinee April 20th

The Matinee April 20th includes a nice mix of tracks including from the singer-songwriter fare, indie pop, indie rock, ambient folk and even a little synth/electro pop. We have the USA, Canada, The UK and Norway represented today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band.   case/lang/veirs – “Honey and Smoke” (USA and Canada) We shared the […]

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The Matinee March 1st

The Matinee March 1st

It’s March 1st, which means Spring is just a few weeks away. To help you get through another snowstorm or the frigid cold or if you’re in warmer climates but waiting for the grass to turn green, The Matinee March 1st edition features six great tunes from around the globe that will fit any mood.   Baywaves – “Marsupilami” (Madrid, […]

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Mundo – Perfect Harmony

Mundo – Perfect Harmony

Do you ever daydream about musical combinations that could be just magical? We’re not talking Donny & Marie type pairings (those two are siblings) or Beyonce and Jay-Z (they’re married), but collaborations that would just be like perfect harmony yet have not happened yet. We often think about it when listening to a song or an album and say to ourselves, […]

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Mundo: 10 Artists Going Solo

Mundo: 10 Artists Going Solo

We skipped doing a Mundo list Friday because we’ve decided to move it to its new day – Wednesdays! It’s kind of like your favorite show being given mid-season swap in the TV schedule. Wednesdays just allows us to spread out some of our favorite features on The Revue and give them the spotlight. So, Mundo, welcome to your new […]

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Mundo 20 – The Lounge Chair Edition

Mundo 20 – The Lounge Chair Edition

The best music is cathartic. Each listener will have their own emotional reaction. This reaction might be sadness or joy; it might be the desire to go for a run or to just curl up in your room and be in the moment; or it might be to mix yourself a cocktail or poor a large glass of your favorite beer.  […]

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Matthew Hock of Phosphorescent joins The National for a song

Mundo 10: Cool Cameos

It’s the time of year where giving is better than receiving, so we thought we would highlight some of our favourite “cameos”. A few months ago, we did create a list of celebrity guest stars on videos, but this list is focused on musicians who have played or sung backup for fellow stars (ok, some of the below are more […]

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Mundo 5: Songs to Give Thanks

Mundo 5: Songs to Give Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the US, so we thought we would list some songs that make us sit back, reflect, and have personal meaning to us. In other words, these are songs that make us want to say thank you to our family, friends, and all those who have helped guide us over the years.    Band Of Horses – The […]

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Mundo Musique: A Look Back on Governors Ball 2014

Mundo Musique: A Look Back on Governors Ball 2014

Much like I did with Shaky Knees, today I’m going to talk about Governors Ball, which I attended this weekend.  It was an interesting festival, with a lot of unique acts, some of whom I suggested last week.  This was the fourth Governors Ball, and last years was a total rainy mess, this year was nothing but blue skies and […]

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Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Neko Case, Nick Cave, Phosphorescent, Portugal. The Man, and Savages

Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Neko Case, Nick Cave, Phosphorescent, Portugal. The Man, and Savages

The list rolls on! Today Ben and I take a look at more of our top albums of 2013.  We’re almost done, tomorrow we list 21-25! But today, here’s 16-20, Neko Case, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Phosphorescent, Portugal. The Man, and Savages.  If you missed the last few lists, check out these posts: (1-5) (6-10) (11-15), and be […]

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Mundo Musique – Neko Case’s “Night Still Comes”

Mundo Musique – Neko Case’s “Night Still Comes”

In the inaugural review of Mundo Musique, I thought it would be appropriate to feature an artist who frequently visits Ottawa – either at Bluesfest or performing at the Bronson Centre or hopefully at Folkfest one day – and could be considered an honorary Canadian, having spent time in British Columbia and is a member of super-indie, Canadian outfit The […]

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