Category: Spotlight

Mundo Musique: Mina Tindle “Parades”

Mundo Musique: Mina Tindle “Parades”

French singer-songwriter Pauline de Lassus, aka Mina Tindle is, as my friend Laurence described her, ”French pop music at its best”.  She spent some time in Brooklyn, NY and supplied some vocals for The National’s classic Boxer.   She’s now back in France, and last week she released Parades, a great album with songs performed in English as well as French.  […]

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Mundo Musique: Feexer

Mundo Musique: Feexer

Italian one-man band Feexer released his debut EP, Diamonds and Defects, a five track album that clocks in at about seventeen minutes.  Unlike the one man band Ben posted about yesterday, Shaky Graves, Feexer very heavily features electronic music as well as guitar and other instruments.  Feexer does blur the line between electronic and rock music, it’s really a good […]

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A quick conversation with…I Am Harlequin

A quick conversation with…I Am Harlequin

I Am Harlequin is an artist I definitely have on my radar. She is originally from Germany but is now based in London. In 2012 she released “Wild One” which gained a lot of recognition. She has such a lovely and unique voice with some great songwriting, too. I was excited when “Wild One” was released and was hoping to […]

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Mundo Musique: Shakey Graves, “And The War Came”

Mundo Musique: Shakey Graves, “And The War Came”

There are tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of individuals involved in music. Some are extremely gifted musicians, who are masterful at their craft. Many are fantastic songwriters, who could take even the most mundane chore and make it sound like the most important task to be completed. Others are great performers, who wow audiences with their dance moves, pyrotechnics, […]

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Mundo Musique: Samuel Ford

Mundo Musique: Samuel Ford

We at The Revue have a soft spot for emerging and established indie singer-songwriters. We’ve written about Sharon Van Etten, Timothy Showalter (aka Strand of Oaks), Johanna Samuels, Angel Olsen, Justin Townes Earle, Joe Fletcher, Marta Pacek, Steve Gunn, Jesse Marchant, Chad VanGaalen, Damian Jurado, Brian Lopez, Beau Austin, and countless others. Today, we look at Samuel Ford. Ford has […]

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2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – Hanging Out with Deltron 3030

2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – Hanging Out with Deltron 3030

In our continuing series of interviews and other events with artists at this summer Ottawa Bluesfest, we (which includes the gents at Tacklebox Productions and me) had an opportunity to sit down and hang out with Deltron 3030 before their set. What’s not shown in the video is that after the interview, Del hung out with the gang from BlakDenim […]

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Mundo 5: Modern Bands That Are Unabashedly Retro

Mundo 5: Modern Bands That Are Unabashedly Retro

2014 might go down as the year where retro became indie. Where what was old became new again. Numerous bands and musicians have created albums that reflect the sounds of our parents’ and grandparents’  generations, from ’50s and ’60s bubble gum pop; ’60s-era folk and rock; the Motown and R&B of the ’60s and ’70s; the psychedelia of the ’60s, […]

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First Impressions: Minus the Bear’s “Lost Loves”

First Impressions: Minus the Bear’s “Lost Loves”

Last week we introduced our new feature First Impressions and we took a stab at Foxygen’s …And Star Power.  The idea is to  have a few listen to the same album and provide our initial thoughts and reactions. This isn’t an album review per se, but just our musings about what really stood out in an album and some things that maybe fell […]

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Mundo Musique: ACL Festival Picks

Mundo Musique: ACL Festival Picks

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is a great annual music festival that is held in Austin, TX. It  doesn’t seem to get as much hype as Coachella or Lollapalooza but every year it showcases up and coming bands aside from the obvious headliners. The festival begins Oct 3-5 and then repeats again Oct 10-12. I am listing the bands […]

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Mundo Musique: Anamanaguchi – “Pop It”

Mundo Musique: Anamanaguchi – “Pop It”

Today is my day of posting fun music, the new Weezer record, and now the awesome single “Pop It” from Anamanaguchi.  I’ve loved Anamanaguchi for quite a long time, I have a soft spot for chiptune music. I grew up playing Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis, and some of my favorite music is from some of those video games. If […]

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Mundo Musique: Steve Gunn, “Way Out Weather”

Mundo Musique: Steve Gunn, “Way Out Weather”

For nearly a decade, Steve Gunn has been known as one of the best, if not unheralded, guitarists in music. He has worked closely with indie rocker Kurt Vile as a member of his band The Violators and collaborated on several, trance-inducing, instrumental projects, such as the Golden Gunn album that he collaborated with M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger. Last year, Gunn took […]

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Photo Essay: Beau’s Oktoberfest – Joel Plaskett, Rural Alberta Advantage, Groenland, & Zeus

Photo Essay: Beau’s Oktoberfest – Joel Plaskett, Rural Alberta Advantage, Groenland, & Zeus

Ottawa and surrounds is blessed with a lot of music festivals, and I go to almost all of them. Usually my festival season ends with the Folk Festival in September but I have been hearing great things about Beau’s Oktoberfest for the past couple years. Last year’s lineup looked great, but the day I wanted to go sold out before […]

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Mundo Musique: Zola Jesus, “Taiga”

Mundo Musique: Zola Jesus, “Taiga”

From her days as a goth queen to an ethereal songstress Nika Roza Danilova – also known as Zola Jesus – has constantly been searching for new sounds and approaches, never satisfied with the last album she’s released regardless of its success. It is fitting, therefore, that she has named her new album Taiga – the Russian word for the […]

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Mundo Musique: Aaron Maine aka Porches slick new single “Prism”

Mundo Musique: Aaron Maine aka Porches slick new single “Prism”

Add New York based Aaron Maine to the list of artist like Jack Tatum from Wild Nothings and Earnest Greene from Washed Out that write slick indie pop music from the comfort of their own bedroom.  Aaron goes by the name Porches and has recently signed with Christ Taylor from Grizzly Bear’ label, Terrible Records.  The first release is a 7” […]

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A quick conversation with….MOATS

A quick conversation with….MOATS

MOATS hail from the UK – Biggleswade, Liverpool and Leeds to be exact. They have been playing together for a few years now. MOATS just recently won a spot to play the ACL Music Festival this year courtesy of a contest held by NME Magazine. MOATS beat out many other unsigned bands for a slot to play in Austin, TX at the festival. I […]

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Mundo Musique: Screaming Females “Wishing Well”

“Wishing Well” is not your typical Screaming Females song.  It’s a power pop track from the punk rock trio from New Jersey.  It’s been described as “family-friendly” and that’s true, it’s poppy, and it’s even got a little 60’s R&B style solo to it, but it does have a bit of a roar and Marissa Paternoster’s unmistakable voice. It’s a […]

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Hidden Gem: Sammy Brue

Hidden Gem: Sammy Brue

Singer-songwriter Sammy Brue may only be 13 years old, but he’s already started making a name for himself in the American folk music scene.  He’s opened for the likes of Hayes Carll and Joe Fletcher, and is on the cover of Justin Townes Earle’s latest record Single Mothers.  That alone shows that he’s already in good company. Inspired by the […]

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ROOM SERVICE: wrath for KAHN

ROOM SERVICE: wrath for KAHN

WELCOME TO NEW YORK   Director: Abel Ferrara   The Mayfair Theatre, October 10 – 17 Spoiler alert: Gerard Depardieu has let himself go. To hammer that point home Abel Ferrara puts him through a strip search ordeal with real cops at Rikers. It’s a powerful bit of realistic fiction, with Depardieu revealing a mammoth Family Guy girth. It’s an […]

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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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Mundo Musique: Walter TV, “Appetite”

Mundo Musique: Walter TV, “Appetite”

On Friday, we showed an expedition with Canadian indie musician Mac DeMarco during the 2014 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest (click here). Coincidental or not, Mac’s backup band members have recently released or are in the process of debuting their new albums, so today’s articles are dedicated to these fine gents. Peter Sagar’s forthcoming album under the pseudonym Homeshake, In the Shower, […]

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