Category: Video

The Beaches: Rollin’ with it

The Beaches: Rollin’ with it

Revue associate Slo’ Tom takes the helm for our segment with Toronto’s The Beaches, who proudly say they’re rolling right along with a new wave of awesome female artists. http://www.thebeachesband.com  

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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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The Revue with Orienteers

The Revue with Orienteers

How cool is this? I get to sit with the most amazing people and just shoot the shit about music. All while drinking beer. Best job ever. In today’s episode, I sat down with Ben Wilson and Tom Thompson from Orienteers to hear about their life on the low end. If you’re not familiar, these guys perform a sort of […]

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LLOYD KAUFMAN – the toxic director

LLOYD KAUFMAN – the toxic director

[youtube id=”SIhxM3AufYA” width=”620″ height=”360″] RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH VOL. 1 directed by Lloyd Kaufman Friday, January 24, and Saturday, January 25, 9:45pm, – the director in attendance The Mayfair Theatre Legendary B-movie mogul Lloyd Kaufman is in town to whip up a frenzy over his latest slice of celluloid sleaze. In true travelling salesman fashion Lloyd presents his sales […]

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The Revue with Slo’ Tom

The Revue with Slo’ Tom

There is a long and (not too) interesting story about this episode. First of all, Slo’ Tom is an indie legend here in the Nation’s Capital. Dood was in furnaceface, for pete’s sake. He’s also known as the nicest guy in town, so we were super happy when he agreed to be our first interview subject for this series. We […]

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Open your eyes to Blinker the Star

Open your eyes to Blinker the Star

While it undoubtedly comes across loud and clear in this episode, allow me to offer full disclosure: I am a huge fan of Jordon Zadorozny. His first record as Blinker the Star set the bar high for so-called low-fi music. Those songs are heavy, ethereal, melancholic; brash and youthful, showing a nascent pop genius. The music business, at this point […]

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The Revue with Kalle Mattson

The Revue with Kalle Mattson

Where do you begin with Kalle Mattson? Regarded as the “next big thing” in many critical circles, Kalle is a very easy-going guy who grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, and quite honestly has no trace of ego. A recent graduate from the University of Ottawa’s music program, Kalle is a classical guitarist working in a pop oeuvre. His first […]

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The Revue with Swollen Members

The Revue with Swollen Members

Note: This photo is of Prevail and Kevin McGowan from The Revue, but it’s the only pic we got at this session. You just never know what’s going to happen when you ask a question. I received some PR stuff about Swollen Members coming to town earlier this year, and figured “what the hell?” and fired off an email requesting […]

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The Revue with Gerry Griffin

The Revue with Gerry Griffin

Gerry Griffin (to quote myself) has the kind of life story that would keep many Hollywood screenwriters quite busy for a long time. He has been playing in bands around Ottawa since the mid-1960s, and in that time has watched the scene change, moving from trend to trend. He hasn’t change much, really. He’s a bluesman, through and through. In […]

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Your Monday Video: Shannon Rose and the Thorns

Your Monday Video: Shannon Rose and the Thorns

In keeping with our Shannon theme (from our fine first episode of The Revue), here’s her balloon-filled video for Wild Wind.

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The Revue with Shannon Rose and the Thorns

The Revue with Shannon Rose and the Thorns

So, here’s how things went down. I contacted Shannon to say “we’ve got this idea…we’re interviewing local bands at Zaphod’s, and filming it and doing live performances and stuff. You interested?” I was delighted that Shannon wrote back and said “Yes!”. She and Steve Matylewicz (guitar, husband) didn’t really know what we were doing, but they came out to the club […]

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pRevue – Gerry Griffin

pRevue – Gerry Griffin

Setting the Scene I first came to know Gerry Griffin in late 2012, when he and his partner/manager Heather contacted me about getting a song in Capital Revue, my audio blog for the Ottawa Citizen. I heard one song (When I Say That), and was hooked. When I invited Gerry to come do a Revue session with us at Zaphod’s, […]

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pRevue – Shannon Rose and the Thorns

pRevue – Shannon Rose and the Thorns

Setting the Scene Technically, this was the second Revue session we did at Zaphod’s, but we really count it as the first. Why? Well, this is where we started to get things right. We’ve long been fans of Shannon’s work, and were thrilled that she agreed to join us in this venture (in spite of no one really knowing what […]

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pRevue – Swollen Members

pRevue – Swollen Members

Setting the Scene Our original plan for this episode was to connect with Prevail and Madchild at Zaphod’s for a chat and maybe a little freestyle. However, life intervened and we ended up hoofing it over to their hotel pub to record the interview. Madchild couldn’t make it, so Prevail was a trouper and joined us for a pint and […]

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What is The Revue?

What is The Revue?

As we get closer and closer to launch, my friends and associates are repeatedly asking me “what is this site you keep talking about?” So, here it is. We’ll be formally launching our first video interviews soon. But here’s a few pictures and anecdotes so you know what we’re up to. Slo Tom Our first Revue recording session was with […]

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