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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018

Like the ball drop at Times Squares in New York City, the fireworks igniting from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the annual rite of hundreds of million of people making resolutions they cannot keep, we once again share some of our favorite songs from the past 365 days. The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018 is another doozy. Specifically, it features […]

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Franz Ferdinand
Aug 5, 2018
Osheaga
Montreal, Canada

Darren’s favourite photos from 2018

I was fortunate to once again photograph all of the festivals I did in 2017, including Canadian Music Week, Dragonboat, Montebello RockFest, Ottawa Bluesfest, Newport Folk Festival, Osheaga, CityFolk, and Beau’s Oktoberfest as well as many individual concerts. I like to try to capture some of the energy of the live shows in photos so I hope my photos convey some of […]

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Jon Batiste and Mavis Staples 
A Change Is Gonna Come
Newport Folk Festival 
2018 - 07 -29

Dina’s Favourite Photos of 2018

Like years past, this year I saw my share of shows. Being a contributor to The Revue, I am fortunate in that I can mesh many of my favourite things: live music, event photography, and gathering with friends. For the third year, I was able to photograph a pair of recognized and respected international music festivals as approved media. However, […]

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20 Favorite Hidden Gems of 2018

20 Favorite Hidden Gems of 2018

It’s Christmas Eve, and everyone is anxious to unwrap the gifts that sit idly under the tree. There will be plenty of surprises on this day, which is the perfect time to unveil the bands and artists who we met for the first time this year and left us astonished. Hopefully one day, our 20 Favorite Hidden Gems of 2018 […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The Final 25

Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The Final 25

Yesterday, we shared the first 25 of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2018. Here are the remaining twenty-five, which is littered with some of the very best singer-songwriters of our time. Click on the individual albums to be read the short descriptions and hear a few songs from these tremendous LPs. We’ve also included a Spotify playlist for your listening […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The First 25

Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The First 25

Two days ago, we shared our Favorite 20 EPs of the year. Today, we commence our look back at our Favorite 50 Albums of 2018, counting down the first 25. As we always do, the list is in alphabetical order. As a reminder, we have not ranked the LPs nor use the term “Best” since both imply that we have […]

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Favorite 20 EPs of 2018

Favorite 20 EPs of 2018

A truly great EP is one that sounds like a full-length album, where during its brief duration the listener is either challenged or taken somewhere beyond reality. Our Favorite 20 EPs of 2018 features extended players that took us to well beyond the stars and into fantasy realms. They made us dance and cry, lifted our spirits, and made us look […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.49

Weekend Showcase 4.49

The Weekend Showcase 4.49 edition is the final one for 2018. As always, the mega-playlist is a global affair, featuring 45 songs from artists and bands in 10 countries. They include: Australia, Canada, England, Germany, India, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.48

Weekend Showcase 4.48

We are coming to the final stretch of 2018. It’s a time of merriment, reunions, and celebration. The Weekend Showcase 4.48 edition applauds the great new music of the past week or so, and the penultimate mega-playlist of 2018 is another dazzler. Forty-four songs are on it, and the artists represent a lucky 13 countries. They include: Australia, Belgium, Canada, […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.46

Weekend Showcase 4.46

Only a couple of more weeks to go until we start counting down the best of the year, and some of the 2018’s outstanding songs are on the Weekend Showcase 4.46 edition. As usual, it features songs from across the globe – twelve (12) countries to be exact. They are: Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.45

Weekend Showcase 4.45

We are approaching the home stretch of 2018, which means the song-of-the-year candidates are quickly emerging and hints of what is to come for 2019 are offered. The Weekend Showcase 4.45 mega-playlist has both covered. This week’s edition features 46 songs, starring some of the finest and most influence indie artists and bands to emerging newcomers. Twelve (12) countries are represented, […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.44

Weekend Showcase 4.44

As summer approaches in the Southern Hemisphere, the music is getting hotter and the Weekend Showcase 4.44 edition has plenty from Down Under. There are, of course, several other countries represented by the 47 songs that occupy this week’s mega playlist. They are overall: Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.43

Weekend Showcase 4.43

We dedicate the Weekend Showcase 4.43 edition to Zac Denton of The Ocean Party. On Wednesday, the 24-year old unexpectedly passed away. For those who do not know who Denton or The Ocean Party are, they are one of Melbourne’s most outstanding indie bands with a sound reminiscent of Silver Jews and Spiritualized. They are also one of Australia’s most […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.42

Weekend Showcase 4.42

As the wintry weather soon approaches the north and summer colors slowly emerge in the south, the Weekend Showcase 4.42 edition finds the perfect balance. It also has some spooky tunes in preparation for Halloween. Forty-four songs are on this week’s mega-playlist, featuring a wide-range of sweet treats and howling moment. The artists and bands represent 13 countries, including: Australia, […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.41

Weekend Showcase 4.41

2018 has been filled with incredible music, and this past week has been no different. If you missed it, then review all the great songs on the Weekend Showcase 4.41, which features artists and bands from 15 countries. They include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. The […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.40

Weekend Showcase 4.40

Another week has passed, which means another great few days of hearing new music. The Weekend Showcase 4.40 edition has 47 of the best songs from the past week or so. As usual, we scour the globe in search of new music, and this week’s mega-playlist contains tracks from 15 countries. They include: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Japan, […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.39

Weekend Showcase 4.39

The Weekend Showcase 4.39 edition is another stupendous affair that celebrates the best new indie music from around the globe. Forty-two songs are featured this week with artists and bands representing 14 countries. They include: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Faroe Islands, France, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.38

Weekend Showcase 4.38

It’s time for our weekly look back at the week that was. The Weekend Showcase 4.38 edition features 45 songs, featuring artists and bands representing 12 countries. They include: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.37

Weekend Showcase 4.37

Autumn has arrived, and the Weekend Showcase 4.37 edition is just as colorful and diverse as the changing landscape. This week’s mega-playlist features 49 songs on the SoundCloud version and 48 on Spotify (both are provided below). Fourteen (14) countries are presented, including: Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, England, France, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Ukraine, and the […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.36

Weekend Showcase 4.36

The Weekend Showcase 4.36 edition goes a bit old school in the sense we’re sharing a robust 50 songs. This past week has been incredible when it comes to new music, and the mega-playlist is filled with song-of-the-year candidates. Take a listen and decide what your favorites. As always, numerous countries are represented – sixteen (16) to be precise. They […]

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