Author: The Revue (Staff)

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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The Matinee ’18 June 22nd

The Matinee ’18 June 22nd

The first weekend of summer is upon us, and we’re here to set the table for what awaits. The Matinee ’18 June 22nd edition features nine songs that range from gripping to bombastic to groovy. We kick things off with one of the most cinematic bands not just now but in the history of music. Florence + The Machine – […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.23

Weekend Showcase 4.23

We’re almost halfway through 2018, and the new music gets better and better. The Weekend Showcase 4.23 edition contains forty-one (41) songs, many of which are among the year’s very best. A leaner seven countries are presented, including: Australia, Canada, England, France, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 15th

The Matinee ’18 June 15th

The Matinee ’18 June 15th is pretty awesome. It’s so good that we think you’ll agree that many of the songs below are song of the year worthy. Seriously, the songs today are that great. Oh, there is also one surprise collaboration that is too good to be true (there’s a common theme here). Calva Louise – “Outrageous” (London, England) […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.22

Weekend Showcase 4.22

Forty-five (45) songs occupy the Weekend Showcase 4.22 edition. For the most part, the mega-playlist is an upbeat one. Fourteen countries are represented, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. The SoundCloud version […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 8th

The Matinee ’18 June 8th

The Matinee ’18 June 8th includes awesome new tracks to get your Friday moving. Artists are representing Australia, Austria, Denmark, Norway, the US and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. Check back tomorrow for our Weekend showcase which includes all of our song selections from this week. Gold Star – “Half The Time” […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.21

Weekend Showcase 4.21

On this first weekend of June, we celebrate with 44 songs from across the globe on the Weekend Showcase 4.21. Some familiar names, plenty of hidden gems, and just one radical playlist. The artists and bands come from eight countries, including: Australia, Belgium, England, Germany, Nigeria, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the […]

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First Impressions: Neko Case ‘Hell-On’ (album review)

First Impressions: Neko Case ‘Hell-On’ (album review)

To say Neko Case has had a storied career would be an understatement. In over two decades, she has released two albums with Her Boyfriends; six solo albums, including her latest Hell-On; plus a great collaboration with k.d. lang and Laura Veirs (case/lang/veirs); and, of course, another seven LPs with The New Pornographers. From possessing one of the great voices in […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 1st

The Matinee ’18 June 1st

Happy June everyone! To celebrate the arrival of one of the grandest months of the year, The Matinee ’18 June 1st features some sizzling and some cool new tunes. A few alumni of our mini-playlists are making another appearance while there are a few newcomers worthy of your attention. We start things off, though, with a cinematic number that will […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.20

Weekend Showcase 4.20

Forty-two (42) songs occupy the Weekend Showcase 4.20 edition. It’s an eclectic mix of songs on the mega-playlist. There’s something for everyone. Twelve countries are represented, including Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. The SoundCloud version […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 25th

The Matinee ’18 May 25th

The Matinee ’18 May 25th edition has some fun and entertaining new tunes plus a couple of softer, more relaxing tracks. If you’re heading off for the long weekend, we wish you a fun but safe time. And of course, bring plenty of great music, and hopefully the songs below will populate your playlist.   Albinos Congo – “Double Your […]

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Sloan

Canadian Music Week 2018 – Part 2 of 2

Toronto’s massive Canadian Music Week festival has wrapped up for another year. If you took in all it had to offer, you’re likely still catching up on your sleep. With 35 venues and over 600 artists, choices for how to spend an evening were almost endless. Our Part II of Canadian Music Week is a photographic revisiting of some of […]

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Matt and Kim

Canadian Music Week 2018 – Part 1 of 2

Canadian Music Week, the annual Spring festival held in Toronto, has come to a close for 2018. With over 600 artists in over 35 venues, you’re likely still reeling from the fun (we are!). The options were expansive for each evening, but with a bit of bar hopping and pre-planning, you could see a ton of talent. Our Part I […]

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