Tag: Speedy Ortiz

Weekend Showcase 4.11

Weekend Showcase 4.11

It’s the end of March, and the Weekend Showcase 4.11 edition isn’t going out like a lamb. Instead, it still roars with 58 songs from around the globe. The artists and band represent 16 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The playlist […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 22nd USA Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 22nd USA Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 22nd USA Edition features eight songs, three of which come from a special and an important compilation. The mini-playlist also includes a tune from one of indie rock’s greatest bands of the past decade and the debut single from an outfit hoping to join them one day.   Wharf Cat Records Singles from the ACLU Benefit […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.07

Weekend Showcase 4.07

Spring is around the corner, and the music is also getting warmer. In addition, the new music just keeps on coming, where we cannot keep up. The Weekend Showcase 4.07 edition, as such, is a little bit longer with 58 songs. It easily could have been 70. Anyway, the mini-playlist features artists  representing 12 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, England, […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 22nd

The Matinee ’18 February 22nd

Nine more songs occupy The Matinee ’18 February 22nd. A couple of indie giants return and plenty of smaller bands that you ought to know. Anyway, let’s get to the music. Speedy Ortiz – “Lucky 88” (Boston, USA) RIYL: Veruca Salt, Hop Along, Girlpool As a band enters the “veteran” phase of their careers, they tend to dial down the […]

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Mundo – Dear Bono: “Girly Rock” is not a pejorative

Mundo – Dear Bono: “Girly Rock” is not a pejorative

The music scene has become “girly” in Bono’s opinion. The U2 frontman bemoans the lack of “rage” in rock in this month’s Rolling Stone cover story: “I think music has gotten very girly. And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment – and that’s not good. When I was […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.23

Weekend Showcase 2.23

We’re almost halfway through the year and the music keeps getting better and better. The Weekend Showcase 2.23 edition is Exhibit A, as this playlist that features 53 songs is arguably one of the best. Ten countries (Australia, Canada, England, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States) are represented, and the artists are some well-known acts […]

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The Matinee June 14th

The Matinee June 14th

The Matinee June 14th edition is an extended one with eight new singles. The list is provided in reverse alphabetical order today just to change things up.   Strange Relations – “Ceremonies” (Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN, USA) RIYL: Yumi Zouma, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Purity Ring With school out and summer here, it is the time of year […]

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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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SXSW Picks – Tuesday 3/17

SXSW Picks – Tuesday 3/17

We shared our top-20 SXSW picks two weeks ago, which is definitely a hard task with how many great bands are in Austin this week. Today, we look at some bands to see as well as some very awesome day and night showcases that you do not want to miss. We decided on a few choice bands in the evening to […]

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Gig Pick: Swearin’, Speedy Ortiz, and Benevenstanciano at Gabby Hey – Sunday, June 22

Gig Pick: Swearin’, Speedy Ortiz, and Benevenstanciano at Gabby Hey – Sunday, June 22

On Sunday night, three fantastic, young punk bands will be melting the faces of audience members. Swearin’ returns to Ottawa for the second time in 3 months, having played at Luneta Cafe back in March. Comprising of front-woman Allison Crutchfield, guitarist Kyle Gilbride, bassist Keith Spencer, and drummer Jeff Bolt, these indie punk rockers from Brooklyn are shredding up guitarists […]

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