Tag: Ryan Adams

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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First Impressions: Ryan Adams – “Prisoner”

First Impressions: Ryan Adams – “Prisoner”

Love is Hell. The sentiment that Ryan Adams put forth over a decade ago seems downright prophetic now. His newest LP, Prisoner, is out today via PaxAm, and it finds the Heartbreaker assessing the damages of his battered heart following his divorce last year. The 12 tracks on his 15th album of new material are introspective but not mournful. He’s admitting that he’s […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.02

Weekend Showcase 3.02

It’s been quite the week with an Inauguration that reverberated across the planet and the solidarity shown by tens of millions of people. It was also a tremendous week in new music, and the Weekend Showcase 3.02 edition offers some of those highlights. Find 51 songs featuring artists from 15 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, […]

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The Matinee January 20th

The Matinee January 20th

Well, today is one that we have dreaded for a long time, but The Matinee January 20th edition will pick up your spirits. We have a luck nine new songs on the mini-playlist. Some are heart-stoppers, others are mind-blowing rockers, and a couple will have you grooving. Happy weekend everyone (or try to have a happy weekend).   Ryan Adams […]

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51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Choosing our Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 is an extremely difficult exercise. We considered listing 100, but that was unmanageable; 25 would have been too few. So, we settled on 51 albums, many of which have been confirmed and others are simply wishful thinking. Alice Glass (TBA) After a messy departure from Crystal Castles and former bandmate Ethan Kahl, Alice Glass has […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.48

Weekend Showcase 2.48

Weekend Showcase 2.48 edition is the penultimate one for 2016, and it features a bevy of fantastic new music. Forty-six songs by artists are including, and they represent 14 countries – Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Greece, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follow the list of articles from […]

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The Matinee December 9th

The Matinee December 9th

You won’t find an East Coast bias on The Matinee December 9th edition, as four of the six songs come from America’s western seaboard. But regardless of geography, each song has a retro feel, which is ideal during this time when we should be reminiscing.   The Feelies – “Been Replaced” (Haledon, NJ, USA) RIYL: Wire, Mission of Burma The […]

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La Sera – “Queens”

La Sera – “Queens”

For the past several weeks, La Sera have been touring in support of their last album, the Ryan Adams-produced Music For Listening To Music To. Somewhere along the line, the husband-and-wife duo of Katy Goodman and Todd Wisenbaker managed to record a new EP, Queens. How the two managed to accomplish this is a question for another time but an […]

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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 Fest 2016: Saturday Guide

Newport Folk Fest 2016: Saturday Guide

  Day 1 is in the books, and true to form the NFF gang have delivered a stellar opening. Now it is time to get ready for Saturday. We have tried to cover as many acts as possible. Download the Newport Folk Festival app or view the PDF Handbook that has the schedule and some important pointers if this is […]

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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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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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Mundo: 14 Anti-Valentine’s Day Songs

Mundo: 14 Anti-Valentine’s Day Songs

Valentine’s Day: those two words make single people roll their eyes in disgust. Maybe you are one of the millions of people who think February 14th is just another day. If so, we’ve selected some special tunes for you. You don’t have to be a card-carrying member of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club to endure this day. Whether you’re alone by choice or […]

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First Impressions: Ryan Adams covers Taylor Swift’s “1989”

First Impressions: Ryan Adams covers Taylor Swift’s “1989”

One of us has purchased Taylor Swift‘s 1989. Another has daughters who endlessly spin Swift’s fifth studio album, so this individual has a great familiarity with the album. The rest of us – well, let’s just say we didn’t buy 1989 despite the positive reviews. When Ryan Adams announced that he was going to cover 1989 from cover-to-cover and then […]

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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 15 – Fifteen “Must Follow” Artists on Social Media

Mundo 15 – Fifteen “Must Follow” Artists on Social Media

It’s the era of social media, no questions about it. Everyone uses it. President Barack Obama employed a massive social media campaign during his original run for the Oval Office in 2008, and that strategy helped him win the President election. For musicians, it’s a great way to not only promote themselves but a means to share their thoughts and […]

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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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Mundo Musique – Ryan Adams

Mundo Musique – Ryan Adams

Ryan Adam, the prolific singer songwriting, returns with his first album in almost three years. This time it is self-titled, self-produced, and self-assured. At the 39, Adams has already recorded fourteen albums both as solo artist & with his supporting band the Cardinals. That does not include his many side projects or original work with Whiskeytown. Some of these albums are […]

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Weekend Stream (September 5) – Robert Plant, Ryan Adams, Justin Townes Earle, Tennis, Avi Buffalo, Alt-J

Weekend Stream (September 5) – Robert Plant, Ryan Adams, Justin Townes Earle, Tennis, Avi Buffalo, Alt-J

There is a lot of great stuff coming out on Tuesday, that means this weekend’s Weekend Stream is stacked! Justin Townes Earle’s Single Mothers is streaming on NPR. Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant’s Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar is streaming on CBC (Canada) and NPR (US) Hiss Golden Messenger’s Lateness of Dancers, which Rich reviewed on Thursday, is streaming via […]

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In Revue: 2014 Newport Folk Festival

In Revue: 2014 Newport Folk Festival

Fifty-five years since it started, the Newport Folk Festival has expanded in more ways than one. As for 2011 when it had a special Friday night addition with Wilco, the Festival has become a three-day event. The music is more diverse as Jay Sweet, the Festival’s producer, and his management team try to appeal to younger audiences without compromising the […]

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