Author: The Revue (Staff)

Weekend Showcase 4.28

Weekend Showcase 4.28

It’s that time of the week where we review the best new music from the past week or so on the Weekend Showcase 4.28 edition. Forty-four (44) songs are on this week’s mega-playlist, and they are representing 12 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Chile, England, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as […]

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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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Zeds Dead

RBC Bluesfest 2018 In Photos – Part 3

 All good things eventually come to an end and, as such, this review covers the final weekend of RBC Bluesfest 2018. Day 8 – Friday, July 13th Country music is often a divisive genre. People seem to either love it or hate it, yet Sturgill Simpson is somehow different. To quote one patron overheard at Bluesfest, “I don’t like country […]

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Blue Rodeo

RBC Bluesfest 2018 In Photos – Part 2

As in previous years, Monday following the first weekend was a “dark” day at Bluesfest with no shows on the schedule. This allows the festival to tweak the grounds as needed while pass holders get a day of rest. Below we share Days 5 through 7. Take a look back of the first four days over here. Day 5 – […]

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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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RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Day 10 Picks (July 15th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Day 10 Picks (July 15th)

Where have the 10 days gone? Tonight, RBC Bluesfest 2018 draws to a close. Though your legs may be tired and you seem to have misplaced your Ray-Bans, those are concerns for Monday. There’s still plenty of fantastic music ahead for the Sunday, so slather on the sunscreen, grab a blanket and put it in your bag (regulation size of […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Day 9 Picks (July 14th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Day 9 Picks (July 14th)

We’re at the home stretch of RBC Bluesfest 2018  There’s still plenty of good music to come, room for that third slice of pizza, and if you haven’t gotten your ride on the ferris wheel yet, what are you waiting for ? As The Revue has done in previous years, the following are a few names of artists you should […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.27

Weekend Showcase 4.27

On this Saturday the 14th, we present to you 41 incredible songs that fill up the Weekend Showcase 4.27 edition. The mega-playlist is another multi-genre showcase, featuring artists from 13 countries. They include: Australia, Austria, Canada, England, France, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Days 7 & 8 Picks (July 12th & 13th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Days 7 & 8 Picks (July 12th & 13th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 is now past the half-way hump, and there’s still plenty of talented musicians slated to take to the stages. So, grab your potato tornado and find a bit of shade. The headliners for Thursday and Friday offer something different from the rock bands to grace the City Stage the past two nights. Day 7 will be like […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Days 5 & 6 Picks (July 10th & 11th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Days 5 & 6 Picks (July 10th & 11th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 week 2 is here! If you’ve been in attendance, you’ve likely already figured out which food vendor is your favourite, which bathrooms have the shortest line at 8 PM, and grabbed some glow-in-the-dark Mardi Gras beads. However, you may still not be sure who to see and with six days of music still ahead, the choices can be […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Day 4 Picks (July 8th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Day 4 Picks (July 8th)

Three days are in the books for RBC Bluesfest 2018, and, other than a few hiccups, things gone relatively smoothly (especially the weather!). As we have done in previous years, here are our picks for Days. As usual, we try not to focus on the main-stage headliner unless they are an absolute must-see (like Van Morrison). Though the previews will […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Day 3 Picks (July 7th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Day 3 Picks (July 7th)

The first Saturday of RBC Bluesfest 2018 is packed with plenty of music to offer. To help you with your selection, we, as usual, offer our non-main-stage-headliner selections as well as profiling local performers who will be gracing one of the four stages. We hope you discover a new favorite artists or band today. Though the previews will highlight smaller […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.26

Weekend Showcase 4.26

Another week has passed which means another opportunity to share the best new music of the past seven days (or so). The Weekend Showcase 4.26 edition features 44 songs that come from a wide spectrum of genres. Twelve (12) countries are represented, including: Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, U.A.E., Ukraine, United States, and Wales. The playlist and […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 6th

The Matinee ’18 July 6th

The Matinee ’18 July 6th edition features nine tracks that will get the blood flowing as well as leave you in awe. Dance, rock out, or gently groove in your seat – either way today’s mini-playlist is a mover and a shaker.   Allen Stone – “Warriors” (Chewelah, WA, USA) RIYL: Stevie Wonder, Jamie Lidell, Mayer Hawthorne Do you have […]

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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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Weekend Showcase 4.25

Weekend Showcase 4.25

It’s Canada Day long weekend, which means a jaunt up to the cottage, barbecues, camping, or a big road trip. It also means music must be played, and the Weekend Showcase 4.25 edition is the place. This week’s mega-playlist is a doozy, featuring upbeat fair and some dark, titillating numbers. Artists and bands represent 11 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, […]

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First Impressions: Jim James – ‘Uniform Distortion’

First Impressions: Jim James – ‘Uniform Distortion’

Jim James is undoubtedly one of music’s most influential, innovative, and unpredictable individuals. As the front man of My Morning Jacket, he’s transformed the Louisville outfit from a southern-rock band to an indescribable tour-de-force. He’s produced some of the great albums of the decade, such as Basia Bulat’s Good Advice and Ray LaMontagne’s Ouroboros. Then there is his tireless work […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 29th

The Matinee ’18 June 29th

The Matinee ’18 June 29th is full of escapism and summertime vibes. We promise that you’ll lose yourself in one of these songs, whether be taken to the cosmos or aimlessly drifting down a gentle river. So celebrate the end of the week and the arrival of the weekend with these nine sweet tunes. Dentist – “Corked” (Asbury Park, NJ, […]

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Matt Mays

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2018 (photo essay)

Tim Horton’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2018 was recently held in the Nation’s capital. Having been in existence for a quarter century, the Festival has cultivated quite a following, drawing 200 teams from across North America. The sporting event hosts races in competitive, corporate, and community categories, and the Foundation raises funds to support local charitable organizations. The event is family […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.24

Weekend Showcase 4.24

On this first weekend of summer, the Weekend Showcase 4.24 edition provides 44 cool new music tunes to suppress the heat and fill up the car with brilliant tunes for the road trip. Artists and bands from 12 countries occupy the playlist, including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, France, Greece, Iceland, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist […]

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