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The War on Drugs – Alexandra Palace, London (photo review)

The War on Drugs – Alexandra Palace, London (photo review)

Alexandra Palace was built in 1873 and is steeped in history. The huge arched building on top of a hill in North London looms over the neighborhood. Ally Pally was the place where the world’s first TV was transmitted, and it has been home to some epic gigs over recent years. With a capacity of nearly 11,000, the main hall […]

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First Impressions: The War on Drugs – ‘A Deeper Understanding’ (album review)

First Impressions: The War on Drugs – ‘A Deeper Understanding’ (album review)

Only a handful of artists and bands have a pristine discography. Few groups consistently produce albums that are instant classics. The list is short – The National, TV On The Radio, PJ Harvey, and Kurt Vile are some examples – with no Radiohead, Arcade Fire, or Pearl Jam to be found. Another band worthy of this exclusive list is The War […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Ty Segall, The War on Drugs, Warpaint, Wye Oak, and Young Fathers

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Ty Segall, The War on Drugs, Warpaint, Wye Oak, and Young Fathers

And we’ve made it to the end. But first, a quick recap: Day 1 – Alvvays, Angel Olsen, The Antlers, Beck, and Benjamin Booker. Day 2 – Chad VanGaalen, Conor Oberst, Coves, Damien Jurado, and Doug Keith. Day 3 – Dream Boat, Eagulls, First Aid Kit, Future Islands, and Hamilton Leithauser. Day 4 – Hiss Golden Messenger, Hospitality, Hurray for […]

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Mundo Musique: The War on Drugs and Colornoise

Mundo Musique: The War on Drugs and Colornoise

THE WAR ON DRUGS For Those Who Like: The Traveling Wilburys, Don Henley, and Kurt Vile One of the most anticipated albums of the year comes out on Tuesday when The War on Drugs release their third album, Lost in the Dream, the follow up to the excellent Slave Ambient, which was named of the best albums of 2011 by […]

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Work Drugs – “Louisa”

Work Drugs – “Louisa”

A favorite of the indie-pop scene (including mine), Work Drugs have touched nearly every pop genre and era in their short career. They’ve reinterpreted the lush pop of the ’70s, such as with “Predictable Miracles”, to creating melodic, surf-pop of the West Coast, which was evidenced by their most successful single to date, “West Coast Slide”. On their latest album, Louisa, […]

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Favorite EPs of 2018: Sam Valdez – ‘Mirage’

Favorite EPs of 2018: Sam Valdez – ‘Mirage’

Mirage by Sam Valdez Sam Valdez is the human equivalent of time machine. She encapsulates the sonic beauty of the Laurel Canyon neighborhood in the ’70s while creating cinematic soundscapes and poignant stories akin to Angel Olsen, Hope Sandoval, and The War On Drugs. This combination should eventually result in the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter becoming an indie star. For now, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 December 12th

Melodic Tonic ’18 December 12th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 December 12th edition shines the spotlight on storytelling guitarists. From the indie folk-comedy stylings of Flight of the Conchords to dazzling indie psych-rock and dream-pop, today’s playlist offers plenty of lyrical and musical richness. Flight of the Conchords – “Father and Son” (Live in London) (Wellington, New Zealand) RIYL: Flight of the Conchords What better way […]

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The Matinee ’18 December 11th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 December 11th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 December 11th – Part 2 will make you sing like you’re in a choir, dance like it’s 1999, and contemplate the future. It’s a little wintry and a bit summery, so prepare for all climates on this mini-playlist. Don’t forget to spin the songs in Part 1, which you can find here. Niki Black – “Hallelujah” (Los […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 18th

The Matinee ’18 October 18th

The Matinee ’18 October 18th is full of cinema, theater, magic, and epics. Let these nine songs take you places that real or imagined.   Behaviorist – “Dirty Pictures” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: San Fermin, Phoria, Rubblebucket The respect and popularity of an artist should never be judged by the number of followers s/he has on social media. Instead, look at […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 1st

The Matinee ’18 October 1st

The Matinee ’18 October 1st has no shortage of tracks to get your Monday going just right. With a handful of upbeat and infectious tracks, we hope you find your new favorite song or band today. Artists are representing Canada, New Zealand, Norway, The US and the UK today. Bearson – “It’s Not This” (feat. Lemaitre & josh pan) (Oslo, […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 11th – USA Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 11th – USA Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 11th – USA Edition has a bit of everything. You’ll delight in some ’80s synth-pop and art-pop, gasp to an indie-rock ballad and an Americana fable, and be blown away from a couple of moving numbers. For more music, check out the Rest of the World edition over here.   Ariel Beesley – “Awake All Night” […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 16th

The Matinee ’18 August 16th

Several “newcomers” and a handful of indie stars make up The Matinee ’18 August 16th edition. There are rockers, there are some cosmic dreams, and there is some upbeat pop fare. We’re positive you’ll find a new band to love in this mini-playlist. Beverly Kills – “Fourteen” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: The Joy Formidable, Eagulls, YONAKA There is no shortage of […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 23rd

The Matinee ’18 July 23rd

The Matinee ’18 July 23rd includes six amazing new tracks to get your week started off right. The tracks range from indie rock to singer-songwriter to indie pop. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. Artists are representing Canada, the US and The UK today. County Line Runner – “Hard To Find” (England) RIYL: The War […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 20th

The Matinee ’18 July 20th

The Matinee ’18 July 20th is packed full of awesome tunes. We have a solid collection of amazing indie rock along with some upbeat Synthpop. Artists today are representing Austraila, The Netherlands, The US and The UK today. Don’t forget to check back for our weekend playlist tomorrow which includes all the tracks we’ve shared for the week. Couch Jackets […]

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Benjamin Booker

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – First Week in Photos

 Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest can be a logistical challenge to see everyone on your list. With the number of performers featured on the multiple stages at one time, schedule conflicts are inevitable. Since we couldn’t attend every gig, here are some quick highlights of memorable sets from the first four days of the fest. Day 1 – Thursday, July 5th It’s finally […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 10th

The Matinee ’18 July 10th

A wide-range of songs are featured on The Matinee ’18 July 10th. Gritty rockers, sultry electro-disco-pop, sweet indie pop, hazy and blissful tunes, and some classic rock ‘n roll are all on order. You might want to stand up while you spin some of these tracks. Dentist – “Upset Words” (Asbury Park, NJ, USA) RIYL: Veruca Salt, Speedy Ortiz, Colleen […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Days 1 & 2 Picks (July 5th & 6th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Days 1 & 2 Picks (July 5th & 6th)

Summer has finally arrived, and it brings a heatwave of record-breaking proportions and the annual RBC Bluesfest 2018. This year’s edition is 10 days long (July 5-15) and once again features music appealing to a broad collection of tastes, spanning several eras, and even more genres. As The Revue traditionally does, we will be offering suggestions for each day of […]

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Sam Valdez – ‘Mirage’ (EP review)

Sam Valdez – ‘Mirage’ (EP review)

 Approximately a year ago, Sam Valdez quietly launched her career, introducing herself with two dazzling singles – “Hours” and “Don’t Want To Be Yours Anymore”. Comparisons to Angel Olsen, The War On Drugs, and Hope Sandoval were inevitable and unsurprising since they are three of her influences. She is not, however, an imitator nor a follower, but rather she […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 19th

The Matinee ’18 June 19th

The Matinee ’18 June 19th spreads the love of music from across the globe, although there is a strong Aussie flavor to today’s mini-playlist. There is also a noticeable retro bent to the songs, but there are a couple that are “futuristic” in their orientation. If you listen to all nine songs, they could form the soundtrack to a Netflix […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 11th

The Matinee ’18 May 11th

The Matinee ’18 May 11th includes six nine tracks for this fine Friday. The variety today will definitely get you going for the weekend. We have a pretty awesome line up today. We have a worldwide playlist with artists representing Australia, The Netherlands, Greece, The US and The UK today. Bastille – “Quarter Past Midnight” (London, England) RIYL: BANNERS, Coasts, […]

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