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Things we loved at Newport Folk Festival 2017

For the past six years, we’ve been attending the Newport Folk Festival, and every year we’re left wondering how Jay Sweet and his team of organizers, curators, and volunteers could outdo themselves. This year, they may have organized the best NFF to date, and this is taking into consideration that it’s nearly impossible to see every artist and band due […]

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Fleet Foxes

Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Day 1 (photo essay)

A photo essay from Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Day 1. This is just one of four parts. The other articles are: Things we loved – an overview of Newport Folk Festival Day 2 photo essay Day 3 photo essay   MORE PHOTOS IN SLIDER

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Newport Folk Festival 2017: Friday Guide

We have arrived at our favorite time of year and one of our top two festivals. There is nothing like Newport Folk Festival, now in its 58th year! The Festival’s longevity is a testament to its influence and impact on music, such as when Bob Dylan went electric in 1966 or as recently as last year when Kris Kristofferson made […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.18

Weekend Showcase 2.18

Another busy week has passed us filled with some great new music. If you missed it because you were pre-occupied spinning Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool, the Weekend Showcase 2.18 edition will help you catch up. For us personally, we shared six premieres, five album reviews, one photo essay, a Mundo list of guilty pleasures, and 42 additional singles. The […]

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Seratones – “Get Gone”

Seratones – “Get Gone”

For nearly a decade, Seratones have been honing their craft within and around their hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. Despite winning the Louisiana Music Prize in 2013 and being named by Rolling Stone as one of the ten artists to watch that same year, success and popularity has alluded the quartet. Things started to turn the corner for AJ Haynes (vocals/guitar), […]

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A Tribute to Prince – by the Artists

A Tribute to Prince – by the Artists

2016 has been an extremely difficult year for music fans. As we continue to mourn the losses of David Bowie, Merle Haggard, Maurice White, and Glenn Frey, another legend was taken far too early from this planet. Prince Rogers Nelson, like David Bowie, not only redefined music but transcended it. He was like great composers of the past, a modern-day […]

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The Dandy Warhols

The Dandy Warhols’ long awaited return to Ottawa (photo essay)

The Dandy Warhols had not played Ottawa since 2000, but the Portland-based, indie-rockers’ fanbase was not adversely affected. The show as originally scheduled to be at Ritual Nightclub but was moved to the Bronson Centre to accommodate the high demand. The band is currently touring in support of their new album Distortland, which will be released this Friday via Dine Alone […]

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Memories of SXSW ’16 – Summary

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Summary

Over the past week, we shared the stories of artists who attended SXSW last month. Fifty-three (53) musicians and bands told us about late nights, encountering the characters of Austin, broken vans, last-minute gigs, illnesses, Bill Murray, thunderstorms, sneaking into gigs, finding solace away from the chaos, attending frat parties that are just out of a movie, and, of course, […]

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Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 6

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 6

In this edition of the Memories of SXSW ’16, we have our first Bill Murray sighting, the movie-like escapades of a young band, some Panda-headed men, a “life-and-death” situation, and a band who found a little solace with friends. This might be the wildest of collection of memories of the bunch. And in case you missed them, find Parts One, […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.12

Weekend Showcase 2.12

April has arrived and the music is starting to match the weather, as evidenced by the numerous albums, singles, videos, and concerts we covered this past week. The full list of features is below, and individual songs have been taken to populate the weekly Weekend Showcase 2.12 edition. The full tracklist follows the SoundCloud playlist as always. The countries represented […]

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Saturday Sampler for April 2nd

Saturday Sampler for April 2nd

While the April weather can be highly unpredictable in many parts of the world, within the realm of indie music it’s the time of year when the delicate songs get more intimate while the anthemic ones are more summery, more explosive, and a whole lot more boisterous. Saturday Sampler has a bit of everything, although we’ve often for more energetic […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.08

Weekend Showcase 2.08

This week was another great one for new music. From the albums to the singles to the shows we attended, it was a memorable seven days, and the Weekend Showcase 2.08 playlist is a reflection of the week that was. Specifically, you’ll find 57 singles from artists who were originally from or currently based in 12 countries, including Australia, Austria, […]

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Saturday Sampler for March 5th

Saturday Sampler for March 5th

The weekend is finally here, and it offers us another opportunity to share more great new music. The Saturday Sampler for March 5th has a little bit of everything: gritty blues-rock, shimmering indie-pop, soulful indie-rock, disco-psychedelia, and even some operatic indie-pop. Sit back, relax, and spin these ten awesome songs that will get your weekend started with a bang! The Bonnevilles – […]

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Weekend Showcase October 17th Edition

Weekend Showcase October 17th Edition

Weekend Showcase October 17th Edition is an upbeat, boisterous playlist. Well, it doesn’t quite start off like that, but it does commence with a song that will make you go “wow”. And after you each of the 29 singles, you might find yourself uttering the expression time and time again. Countries represented include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Ireland, Sweden, […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 20

Melodic Tonic, vol. 20

Happy Monday, and welcome to another serving of the Melodic Tonic, vol 20, which features new music cocktails to get your week started off right. Since the CMJ Music Marathon kicks off this week in New York, let’s get started with two artists who represent that scene before we explore fresh new tunes from Denmark and Wales and a new indie supergroup from […]

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