Category: Showcase

Mundo Musique: The Brown Bird Christmas Album

Mundo Musique: The Brown Bird Christmas Album

It’s that time of year again, lots of new versions of classic Christmas songs from all different bands.  This is a special release, though.  Brown Bird were an incredible duo, but sadly David Lamb passed away earlier this year.  Over the last few years, Lamb and his bandmate MorganEve Swain recorded a bunch of Christmas tracks each December. This is […]

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Review: Kinnie Starr’s “Far from Away”

Review: Kinnie Starr’s “Far from Away”

I fell in love with Kinnie Starr at a gig in Montreal when she was touring for then-new album Sun Again (2003 or so). It’s rare that I get so into a show that I start moving like a maniac (and I cannot dance, folks, I really can’t) and lose myself in it. I bought the record and played the […]

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Album Review: Elizabeth Shepherd mixes Jazz, Downtempo and more on “The Signal”

Album Review: Elizabeth Shepherd mixes Jazz, Downtempo and more on “The Signal”

Most artist bios have glorious descriptions of the act, and you have to take them with a large salt grain. Not that they’re incorrect, but sometimes you have to wonder if you can believe the hype. I got this CD (yay, a CD!) in the mail from Linus Entertainment and just listened to it before reading the accompanying bio. I […]

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Capital Revue: Gold & Marrow – Shannon Rose Reinvented

Capital Revue: Gold & Marrow – Shannon Rose Reinvented

I’m a longtime fan of Shannon Rose (and the Thorns). In fact, when we first launched TheRevue.ca she was our first featured artist in our (low-budget, low-fi) video series. One of Ottawa’s premiere songwriters, she has opted to take on a new name for her new record (launching October 4 2014). I’m always curious when an established artist takes a […]

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Album Review: Brenda Earle Stokes “Right About Now”

Album Review: Brenda Earle Stokes “Right About Now”

I’ve been a fan of Brenda Earle Stokes since her days as Brenda Earle (ie, back in high school in Sarnia, Ontario). She was (and remains) a few years younger than me, but we ran in similar circles during our teen years. She was recognized as a talented kid at the time, one you would be wise to watch and […]

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Twelve Years of Hair

Twelve Years of Hair

BOYHOOD Director: Richard Linklater The Mayfair Theatre, August 15 – 28 When prodded for opinion upon exiting the theatre I shrugged and coyly blurted, “Meh”. That was just a bit of fun, as everyone surely knows, Boyhood has been showered with universal acclaim and declared a landmark cinematic masterpiece. Shot over a twelve-year span with the same cast, Boyhood lets […]

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Album Review: Ace Frehley’s still a Space Invader

Album Review: Ace Frehley’s still a Space Invader

Ok, Ace fans. In the 21 Century, Ace has reclaimed his title of geetar god, and had proven himself (finally!) as a album recording artist. 2009’s Anomaly was a fine return to form for a guy who shredded on all of Kiss’ earliest records, and found himself solo success back in 1978. The 80s and 90s were a tough haul […]

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Album Review: Fevers burn it up on their full-length debut

Album Review: Fevers burn it up on their full-length debut

My love for Fevers is true. After an uber-promising debut EP last year (Passion is Dead), they have grown into a full-fledged album act. Their debut full-length, No Room For Light is classic synth-pop. A tight mix of live instruments and electronics (not to mention hella groovy vocals), Fevers are going to turn your iPod into a dancefloor. The songs drift […]

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