Tag: Ought

Weekend Showcase 3.43

Weekend Showcase 3.43

We’re into the home stretch of 2017 with only about five weeks left in the music scene. Like Oscar season, the music only gets more dramatic and more soul crunching. The Weekend Showcase 3.43 edition features many of these great songs. Specifically, there are 53 songs on this week’s mega-playlist. The artists and band represent a record-breaking 21 countries. They […]

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The Matinee November 2nd

The Matinee November 2nd

The Matinee November 2nd edition starts off with a song from one of soul’s great artists. It’s one of the most moving songs you’ll hear. It ends with a young artist who is finally getting her well-received break. The song she shares is a classic. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – “Call On God” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Sharon Jones…because she […]

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Austin City Limits Festival – 2017 Recap

Austin City Limits Festival – 2017 Recap

It’s almost been two weeks since Weekend Two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival came to a close, and it was once again another stellar year. It was still a bit warm in Austin, but luckily it started to cool off on Sunday. The Festival made a few layout changes from last year, which proved very successful. The new […]

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ACL Festival Weekend Two: 20 Bands You Need to See

ACL Festival Weekend Two: 20 Bands You Need to See

Weekend Two of The Austin City Limits Festival kicks off today and in case you haven’t planned your schedule yet, we have a list of 20 bands you need to see. We all know why we are going because of the headliners (Foster The People, Ryan Adams, The XX, RHCP, Spoon, GORILLAZ, etc.), but it’s always fun showing up earlier […]

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Tim Darcy – “Saturday Night”

Tim Darcy – “Saturday Night”

Tim Darcy‘s main outfit, Ought, has already established a reputation as being one of Canadian music’s most adventurous bands. As a solo artist, would he expand upon his band’s experimentalism or pursue a more linear, sonic path? The answer lies somewhere in-between on his eye-opening debut album, Saturday Night. A more apt description of Saturday Night is that it is […]

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P.S. Eliot

The New Alternative Music Festival

Every music festival these days is full of overwhelming corporate sponsorship. From the overbearing billboard displaying some awful mass market beer to catching Coldplay in the Nabisco tent, it’s hard to take anything important that these people say seriously. When someone gets on stage at Bonnaroo and rants about politics or social issues, it’s a bit hypocritical to say the least. […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Mac DeMarco, Marissa Nadler, Misun, The New Pornographers, and Ought

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Mac DeMarco, Marissa Nadler, Misun, The New Pornographers, and Ought

We’re at the halfway point of our 50 Favourite Albums of 2014 countdown, which are being listed in alphabetical order. Here are albums 1 to 5, 6 to 10, 11 to 15, and 16 and 20. Now on to albums 21 to 25. MAC DEMARCO, “SALAD DAYS” He might be referred to as the “Goofball Prince of Indie Rock” (and […]

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Mundo Musique: Ought Return with “Once More with Feeling”

Mundo Musique: Ought Return with “Once More with Feeling”

Earlier this year, Montreal-based Ought released one of the best and mind-blowing debut LPs of 2014 with More Than Any Other Day. Less than six months later, the quartet of ex-pats (from Australia and the US) who met at McGill University have released another album, a four-track EP titled Once More with Feeling. Like Other Day and 2012’s New Calm, […]

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Weekend Stream: New Music for October 24

Weekend Stream: New Music for October 24

Once again, here are a list of albums streaming this weekend for your listening pleasure. These albums drop on Tuesday, so have a sneak peak now. Canadian legend Bruce Cockburn will be releasing a box set of music from across his near 40 years in music. Rumours of Glory contains over 100 songs from his career plus 16 rare and previously unreleased […]

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Capital Revue: Arboretum Arts + Music Festival Announces Lineup

Capital Revue: Arboretum Arts + Music Festival Announces Lineup

The latest festival to hit the National Capital Region announced its lineup today, and it is quite spectacular. Some of the acts playing at the Arboretum Arts + Music Festival are Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene, Constantines,  Chad VanGaalen, Ought, and wtchs. Ottawa-area acts include the exotic electronic-dance of The Hilotrons, the fresh synth-pop of Pony Girl, the psych-folk melodies […]

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Mundo Musique: Ought and Second Hand Heart

Mundo Musique: Ought and Second Hand Heart

  OUGHT   For Those Who Like: Joy Division, SUUNS, Velvet Underground   Whether it’s the orchestral pop and the new folk-rock of the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver, the innovative takes of psychedelia and hip hop in the United Kingdom, the art-punk and brooding rock of Brooklyn, or the roaring psych-rock of the southern US, independent artists across the globe […]

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