Tag: punk

Diet Cig – ‘Swear I’m Good At This’

Diet Cig – ‘Swear I’m Good At This’

The New York-based duo of guitarist/vocalist Alex Luciano and drummer Noah Bowman, Diet Cig, have garnered a reputation for incredibly fun shows, full of raw rock music and an always welcoming, positive environment.  Their debut LP, Swear I’m Good At This, bundles all of that energy into twelve, rapid-fire tracks that clock in at just under a half hour. It’s […]

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Against Me!

Against Me! rock the Bronson Centre (photo essay)

A couple years ago, the Bronson Centre was renovated, removing many rows of seats to make room for a “standing” area in front of the stage. This is exactly the kind of show this change was made for, as one does not go see Against Me! and sit through the performance. Sure enough, when the band hit the stage and […]

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The Matinee February 3rd

The Matinee February 3rd

The Matinee February 3rd includes 6 amazing new tracks to get your Friday moving. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. We have a nice mix of indie rock and dream pop from Australia and the US. Check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and of course the Weekend Showcase on Sunday. Bad Wave – “Time To Get […]

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Saturday Sampler October 8th

Saturday Sampler October 8th

Saturday Sampler October 8th edition is the early long weekend treat for those in Canada (Happy Thanksgiving!) and the United States. So before you indulge in turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin up north or in a variety of cocktails down south, warm up with these ten delectable, new music singles. We have music from New Zealand, Ireland, England, Sweden, Canada, and […]

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The Matinee July 7th

The Matinee July 7th

After a few days of focusing on American and English artists, we return to our regularly scheduled programming of featuring new music from around the globe. On The Matinee July 7th edition, we have seven songs by artists in seven different countries. Sevens are wild today!   angelic milk – “Tie Me Up” (St. Petersburg, Russia) RIYL: Death Valley Girls, […]

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The Matinee June 30th

The Matinee June 30th

From Spain to Australia, New Zealand to Canada, and across the USA, The Matinee June 30th edition uncovers more hidden gems to add to your indie music collection. Many of the songs aim to take hold of our souls and never let go, and you likely will not mind.   Brandyn Burnette – “Underneath” (St. Louis, USA) RIYL: YNGCULT, Molly […]

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Saturday Sampler for June 25th

Saturday Sampler for June 25th

Saturday Sampler for June 25th has ten diverse and awesome new singles. There are a couple of surprise collaborations, the return of two of indie music’s favorite acts, and a healthy dose of newcomers to sate your appetite for truly new music.   Adam Torres – “Outlands” (Austin, USA ) RIYL: Shearwater, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bright Eyes Indie folk singer/songwriter […]

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The Matinee May 13th

The Matinee May 13th

Happy Friday everyone. Even though it’s Friday the 13th, we are still going to share some feel good music to kick off your weekend. We have a nice range of indie rock, indie pop, synth pop. Artists represent the USA, the UK and Germany today. Basketball Shorts – “Looking” (Austin, USA) Basketball Shorts is a party punk band from Austin, […]

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The Matinee May 12th

The Matinee May 12th

The Matinee May 12th edition covers a variety of genres – indie rock, garage pop, electro-pop, post-punk, alt-folk, and indie folk. Sit back, relax, and spin some great new music today.   The Bay Rays – “New Home” (Kent, England) I think we need to move The Revue’s base to England because it seems we tend to share an extraordinary […]

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The Van T’s – “Laguna Babe” EP

The Van T’s – “Laguna Babe” EP

Two months ago when we first caught wind of The Van T’s, the Glasgow-based punk-rock band, I had suggested that “Growler”, the lead track from the band’s new EP, had a lot of Wolf Parade. While that observation somewhat still applies, The Van T’s demonstrate on Laguna Babe that they are more than just an indie-rock band. Throughout the four […]

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Video: Frank Turner – “The Next Storm”

Video: Frank Turner – “The Next Storm”

Frank Turner’s unique brand of folk music crossed with punk rock has gained a sizable following over the last few years. His last album, Tape Deck Heart was a best seller, and he’s sold out huge venues throughout Europe and the US. His upcoming record, Positive Songs For Negative People will be released on August 7th. This week, he’s sharing a video […]

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Speedy Ortiz – “Foil Deer”

Speedy Ortiz – “Foil Deer”

In just four years, Speedy Ortiz has evolved from into one of indie music’s most expressive and pensive outfits. It’s quite the accomplishment for a band who started off creating lo-fi and experimental punk-pop tracks on their debut LP The Death of Speedy Ortiz, during which time they rocked out in basements and little venues while drinking Bud Light. Their […]

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Encore – Murder (Episode 1)

Encore – Murder (Episode 1)

Welcome to Encore, our first podcast series. The whole idea of this first bunch of podcasts is to show off some serious Canadian talent, organized into thematic episodes. We’ll have shows featuring many well-known and lesser-known Canadian acts, each episode based on a theme such as “Blue”, “Wave”, “Sex”, etc. Today, by luck of the draw, our first episode is […]

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First Impressions – of Montreal’s “Aureate Gloom”

First Impressions – of Montreal’s “Aureate Gloom”

On Tuesday, of Montreal – who are actually from Athens, Georgia and not Montreal, Quebec – will release their 13th album – Aureate Gloom. It’s an expansive album that spans from rock to pop to punk to punk-rock and takes the sounds of so many great artists from the ’70s and ’80s. In some ways, it’s like of Montreal has […]

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Chastity – “Manning Hill”

“Manning Hill” is the blistering single from Whitby, Ontario post-punk-rock quartet Chastity. It’s an awesome, non-stop headbanger.

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Quarterbacks’ self-titled debut LP

Quarterbacks’ self-titled debut LP

New Paltz, NY punkers Quarterbacks are dropping one of the most fun listens you’ll hear all year on February 10. Quarterbacks’ debut self-titled LP is 19 tracks long, which sounds pretty epic, but the total run-time is barely over 22 minutes. It’s fun music played very quickly, but there is a depth to what they’re doing. The lyrics are unabashed […]

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East End Radicals, “Zero Hour”

East End Radicals, “Zero Hour”

It’s been a quiet last couple of years for classic punk rock, but thankfully Montreal’s East End Radicals are back with their hard-hitting new album Zero Hour. The follow-up to 2012’s strong Carry On sees the band testing new waters and experimenting with different sounds, but they never drift too far from their signature recipe: 100% pure clenched-fist punk rock. […]

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Hidden Gem: The Clash New Years Day ’77

Hidden Gem: The Clash New Years Day ’77

A couple of days ago, a documentary focusing on the rock and reggae scenes in England in 1977 popped up on Youtube. The documentary mostly focuses on The Clash and other British culture and counter-culture, and the growth of Punk culture in 1977.  Today’s Hidden Gem is based on the fact that this documentary seems to have some of the […]

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Mundo Musique: Ex Hex ‘Rips’

Mundo Musique: Ex Hex ‘Rips’

Washington DC’s Mary Timony is synonymous with fun punk rock, having been part of Helium and Wild Flag.  Her newest project, Ex Hex is, not surprisingly, a blast to listen to and their debut Rips does exactly that, it rips! The opening track “Don’t Wanna Lose” is driven by Laura Harris of The Aquarium’s drumming as much as Timony’s power-chord […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Mackenzie Rhythm Section

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Mackenzie Rhythm Section

One of the great joys of going to festivals is discovering new bands that sound like nothing you already listen to. This is a feeling many people will experience when they first hear Mackenzie Rhythm Section. Equal parts rock, funk, reggae and old school punk, Mackenzie Rhythm Section have a completely one of a kind sound and are an absolute […]

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