Tag: The Strumbellas

Matt Mays

Canadian Music Week takes over Toronto (Part 2 of 3)

Though Canadian Music Week festival has drawn to a close, you’re likely still remembering fondly some fabulous nights with some fantastic bands. The massive event, held in over 60 venues and featuring approximately 1000 artists, really hit the music loving spot. Get a glimpse of some of the showcases held mid-festival in our Part 2 of Canadian Music Week in […]

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JUNOFest: The Strumbellas give back to the kids (photo essay)

JUNOFest: The Strumbellas give back to the kids (photo essay)

The Strumbellas have been enjoying a lot of success lately, and all well deserved. In 2016, they made appearances at some of North America’s premier festivals. I saw them at both Osheaga and the Newport Folk Festival. Each time I’ve seen them live, they seem to perform with more confidence, and based on the strength of their latest album, Hope, they […]

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Whitehorse w/ Tanya Tagaq

JUNOFest: Outlaws & Gunslingers create a fantastic night of music (photo essay)

The JUNO Awards descended upon Ottawa this past weekend, and the city was a flurry of activity. For the live music lover, there was an abundance of events to attend. On Friday night alone, JUNOFest had eighteen shows to choose from spanning a wide variety of genres showcasing a plethora of Canadian talent. After some serious thought, I decided on the […]

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ACL Festival Guide – Friday October 7th

ACL Festival Guide – Friday October 7th

  We are super excited for the ACL Festival which starts today. If you are not sure where to park, don’t forget there is the metro rail and a shuttle that leaves from Republic Square. Today is packed with a great amount of bands for the first day. To catch some of the great up and coming bands – get […]

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Alabama Shakes

Newport Folk Festival 2016 in Photos – Part II

As a complementary piece to our highlights of Newport Folk Festival 2016, The Revue has put together a 2-part pictorial of the artists featured during the 3-day event, which is held annually each July at Fort Adams State Park. If you missed Part 1, you’re encouraged to flip back to understand the attraction of this festival, and why it is […]

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Newport Folk Fest: Sunday Guide

Newport Folk Fest: Sunday Guide

With Day 2 wrapped up, it’s time to start planning for Day 3. If you’re like us, you’re probably a little bit tired right now. Reading about the artists who will take the stage on Sunday may perk you up. Once again, the Newport Folk Festival team have given us a fantastic lineup. Your schedule may have some conflicts or […]

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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 2.04

Weekend Showcase 2.04

Another week and another Weekend Showcase arrives, this time version 2.04, reviews the week that was in music, between February 1st to February 6th. There were some great albums that dropped this week with a couple being early contenders for album of the year. We premiered new music by two emerging acts. And of course, we featured at least 5 […]

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The Saturday Sampler for February 6th

The Saturday Sampler for February 6th

What a week it has been for music, and it only gets better with these ten great tracks on The Saturday Sampler for February 6th that ranges once again the musical spectrum. We have music from artists in Scotland, England, Canada, and the good ol’ US of A. Spin the track below.   Bent Shapes – “Realization Hits” (Boston, USA) Bent […]

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49 Above: The Strumbellas, who Play Mavericks on December 12

49 Above: The Strumbellas, who Play Mavericks on December 12

  The award-winning, Toronto indie band, The Strumbellas, are set to play Mavericks on Friday, December 12. I spoke with lead singer Simon Ward to get some insight on how 2014 was for them and on what we can expect in 2015. KSP: Simon, you just won a Canadian Folk Music Award for contemporary album of the year and earlier this year […]

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The Weather Can’t Stop Beau’s Oktoberfest – Day Two

The Weather Can’t Stop Beau’s Oktoberfest – Day Two

The second day of Beau’s Oktoberfest was looking like it could be a disaster, at least as far as the weather goes. The forecast was calling for heavy rain, never a good combination when there are thousands of people trouncing around a big open field. I’m sure there was heavy rain in the afternoon but I purposely timed my arrival […]

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