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Weekend Showcase 3.27

Weekend Showcase 3.27

Festivals are in full swing this weekend, and we offer our own little one. Well, it’s just a playlist, but the Weekend Showcase 3.27 edition features fantastic artists and bands. Specifically, find 52 songs from artists representing 12 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, Greece, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, […]

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The Matinee July 11th

The Matinee July 11th

The Matinee July 11th is like a grand buffet, offering a diverse and eclectic set of new music from across the globe. There’s dream folk from New Zealand and Australia plus blistering indie rock from England and the USA. Great Britain also offers some savory R&B, synth-pop delights come from Canada, and the country of Norway offers some biting psychedelia. […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.06

Weekend Showcase 3.06

Every week we traverse the globe for new music, and the Weekend Showcase 3.06 edition might be our most international playlist. Only about one-third of the 45 songs are from US-based musicians. The other countries represented include Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, and Sweden. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from […]

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Saturday Sampler February 18th

Saturday Sampler February 18th

The Saturday Sampler February 18th edition is a global affair, featuring nine incredible new tracks from artists in England, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, and the USA. From stunning harmonies and infectious pop to blistering garage rock, today’s Sampler offers plenty of variety for your weekend. We hope you enjoy these gems! Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase will include all […]

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Islands play Ritual (photo essay)

Islands play Ritual (photo essay)

Two weeks ago, indie quartet Islands released two new albums, Should I Remain Here, At Sea? and Taste. This ambitious project showcased the two sides of the Montreal now Los Angeles-based group – the guitar-driven, indie-rock and art-rock sound we have grown accustomed to and a new more electronic-oriented approach. The beginning of the show focused primarily on material from […]

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Young Empires

Young Empires bring The Gates to Ottawa at Ritual (photo essay)

On February 26th, Young Empires played Ritual Nightclub in support of their debut, full-length album The Gates. I was lucky enough to see them open for Dragonette in Montreal last November, but it was great to experience a longer set where they could really show their capabilities as a band. Lead singer Matt Vlahovich led by example as his on-stage […]

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Operators perform at Ritual Nightclub (photo essay)

Operators perform at Ritual Nightclub (photo essay)

When a fellow member of The Revue speaks so highly of a band, you know that seeing them live is an opportunity not to be missed. This was the case for the recent Operators‘ (Dan Boeckner, Devojka and Sam Brown) performance, who stopped in Ottawa to play Ritual Nightclub on February 25th. The ensemble took to the stage immersing all […]

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Pokey LaFarge – Photo Essay from Ritual Nightclub

Pokey LaFarge – Photo Essay from Ritual Nightclub

There are so many great acts at a festival like Ottawa Bluesfest that it is inevitable that you will miss some good ones. Last year, one of those acts for me was Pokey LaFarge. There was a buzz amongst the Bluesfest faithful about this man after his show, but it was too late for me. The project of Andrew Heissler […]

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