Author: The Revue (Staff)

Interview with BESTiE (Zaphod’s tonight!)

Interview with BESTiE (Zaphod’s tonight!)

I tried to connect with BESTiE singer Tristan on the phone, but through various technical issue it didn’t happen. So, I managed to quickly send a few questions to him via email, and he responded! I wish we had audio, but this is the best we could do with this one! BESTiE are based in Vancouver, and have a very […]

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Gig Pick: Secret Broadcast and FEVERS on May 9 @ Zaphod’s

Gig Pick: Secret Broadcast and FEVERS on May 9 @ Zaphod’s

It’s my birthday, so go see these two bands and you can buy me a soda pop. All the info is here on the Facebook Event page. Watch Secret Broadcast kill Nirvana’s Breed: Watch FEVERS get groovy (which is the only thing they know how to do):

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Review: Orit Shimoni’s Bitter is the New Sweet

Review: Orit Shimoni’s Bitter is the New Sweet

I first came to know of Orit Shimoni a few years back when she was in a Montreal-based duo called Little Birdie. The first song of the then-new album (Cinematic Way) was called Every Day I Fasten My Shackles. I was hooked. It was blues-inspired folk (perhaps folk-inspired blues), with soul to spare. Orit’s voice in particular connected so beautifully with […]

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Hear the new single from PS I Love You, “For Those Who Stay”

Hear the new single from PS I Love You, “For Those Who Stay”

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Gig Pick: Ninety Pounds of Ugly & Muffler Crunch and Ginger St. James, May 2 @ The Rainbow

Gig Pick: Ninety Pounds of Ugly & Muffler Crunch and Ginger St. James, May 2 @ The Rainbow

It’s tonight! Check out the details here. Check out Ninety Pounds on The Revue: Check out Muffler Crunch on Couch Assassins: And of course, check out Ginger St. James:

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Gig Pick: Orienteers and Tilda on May 3 @ Irene’s

Gig Pick: Orienteers and Tilda on May 3 @ Irene’s

All details here! Watch Orienteers on our Revue super show: Listen to Tilda and their slow country groove:

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Gig Pick: MANPOWER (with Flying Fortress and The Unknown Wrestler) on May 3 @ Zaphod’s

Gig Pick: MANPOWER (with Flying Fortress and The Unknown Wrestler) on May 3 @ Zaphod’s

Get your metal on this Saturday night. (Details here)

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Interview with Secret Broadcast (audio)

Interview with Secret Broadcast (audio)

Last night, I had the great pleasure of getting on the phone with Keith Heppler, drummer for Toronto rock-trio Secret Broadcast. Hell of a nice guy, as you’ll hear in our phone call. They’ve just released a killer full-length LP called Filthy Souls, and are just starting off a tour that will take them all over Canada right through the […]

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UnChained Interview: Jessy Lanza

UnChained Interview: Jessy Lanza

With a sound that reminds you of everything from Off The Wall-era Michael Jackson to modern day indie music, Jessy Lanza is currently a hot commodity. Fresh off a performance at the prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, Lanza is in the midst of touring her debut album, Pull My Hair Back. The album itself (which Lanza co-produced) is an […]

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Diary of a Lonely Husband

Diary of a Lonely Husband

The Husband dir. Bruce McDonald The Mayfair Theatre 1074 Bank Street Thursday, May 1,  9:30 pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c94wQF3u4S8 Shot in bleak hospital hues – all washed out blue gray greens – The Husband marks Canadian filmmaking icon Bruce McDonald’s foray away from healthy cinema. This is a sickly piece of film. No good can come of it. Blame Maxwell McCabe-Lokos. He co-wrote, and he hogs […]

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Gig Pick: THE REVERB SYNDICATE + MONOBROW + DEAD WRESTLER @ House of Targ, Friday April 25

Gig Pick: THE REVERB SYNDICATE + MONOBROW + DEAD WRESTLER @ House of Targ, Friday April 25

Tonight you can see three of Ottawa’s best instrumental bands putting Ottawa’s newest live venue through it’s paces. While each band is instrumental, each band has their own specific take on the genre. From the teen trash style of Dead Wrestler to the surf-go-go of The Reverb Syndicate and the stoner riff-wizardry of Monobrow, there is enough there to keep everyone’s […]

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The Revue with ilvekyo

The Revue with ilvekyo

Revue associate David Yazbeck gets to know Mason Quesnel, the creative force behind Ottawa’s ilvekyo.

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UnChained Interview: Caitlin from Bella Clava

UnChained Interview: Caitlin from Bella Clava

There was a time when having a female lead singer was note-worthy for a band like Bella Clava and made them stand out. Luckily for society, we have reached a point where more can be written about Bella Clava’s catchy riffs and energetic sound than about the gender of any of their band members. The music industry has evolved to […]

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Interview with David J (Part 2, audio)

Interview with David J (Part 2, audio)

And welcome to part 2 of my conversation with David J (formerly of Bauhaus, and Love and Rockets). In this part, we talk a lot about his work in theatre, and then switch gears to talk about his brand new album, An Eclipse of Ships. We Skype’d a few months ago when they were just finishing up production, artwork, etc. […]

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Couch Assassin TV: Carolina Hum

Couch Assassin TV: Carolina Hum

From our friends over at Couch Assassin, here’s a lovely track by Carolina Hum, called Your Crown.   For the full episode, check out www.couchassassin.com.

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Capital Revue: New Swears

Capital Revue: New Swears

Somewhere between The Beach Boys, The Gruesomes, and the far reaches of hell, lay New Swears.

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Interview with David J (Part 1, audio)

Interview with David J (Part 1, audio)

I was a little young for the first run of Bauhaus, but was prime age for Love and Rockets in the late 80s and early 90s (I don’t know what colour your eyes are, baby, but your hair is long and brown), and immediately recognized that these guys were my kind of people. The music from both those bands was […]

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Gig Pick: Slo Tom and Lynn Jackson @ The Manx on Sunday April 20

Gig Pick: Slo Tom and Lynn Jackson @ The Manx on Sunday April 20

You love Tom. You love Lynn. Show them the love on Sunday night. For details, click here! To hear some of Lynn’s beautiful country sounds, check out http://www.lynnjackson.net/ And to hear some of Tom’s (less beautiful, but still awesome) country mania, check out http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/SloTomandtheHandsomeDevils    

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Capital Revue: Fevers launch new video

Capital Revue: Fevers launch new video

Fevers are one of my favourite local bands (I say that a lot, but it’s true everytime). They just launched their new video from their killer debut full-length, No Room For Light. Check out this grainy beauty right here, this is Dance Cry Dance.

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Father Knows Worst

Father Knows Worst

En el nombre de la hija (In the Name of the Girl) dir. Tania Hermida Ecuador, 2011, 108 minutes Spanish with English sub-titles 18th Latin American  Film Festival Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 pm Who better to tackle politics, class, race and religion in mid-seventies Ecuador than open minded kids? Exactly. What starts out as an innocent […]

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