Tag: Ava Luna

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 Albums of 2018: Ava Luna – ‘Moon 2’

Favorite Albums of 2018: Ava Luna – ‘Moon 2’

Moon 2 by Ava Luna After an uncharacteristically long break between records, Ava Luna unleashed Moon 2 upon us, and it was glorious. It’s funky, captivating, and oh so strange. From Becca Kaufman, Felicia Douglass, and Carlos Hernandez exchanging leads on songs to the impeccable percussion throughout provided by drummer Julian Fader and rock solid bass lines from Ethan Bassford, […]

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Ava Luna – ‘Moon 2’ (album review)

Ava Luna – ‘Moon 2’ (album review)

Last year, avant-pop outfit Ava Luna made our list of Most Anticipated Albums of 2018. With their back catalog of diverse tracks across multiple LPs, the Brooklyn-based quintet were poised to create something great and boundary pushing. Their latest record, Moon 2, exceeds expectations, and it is one of the year’s most unique and captivating records. Moon 2 starts out with […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.31

Weekend Showcase 4.31

Hard to believe that the summer is almost over, but the music is still scorching. The Weekend Showcase 4.31 edition has 39 such tunes. Some are outrageous rockers, others are groovy dance tunes, and many are spine-tingling or breathtaking. The artists and bands represent twelve countries. They include: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 7th

The Matinee ’18 August 7th

The Matinee ’18 August 7th enchants, dazzles, rocks, and simply awes with nine fantastic tunes. This one is a more global affair than previous efforts, so get ready for a musical ride around the planet. ALCABEAN – “Getaway” (Copenhagen, Denmark) RIYL: The Hunna, SWMRS, The 1975 Just a few months since releasing their excellent new EP, Head Down, Danish firecrackers […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.25

Weekend Showcase 4.25

It’s Canada Day long weekend, which means a jaunt up to the cottage, barbecues, camping, or a big road trip. It also means music must be played, and the Weekend Showcase 4.25 edition is the place. This week’s mega-playlist is a doozy, featuring upbeat fair and some dark, titillating numbers. Artists and bands represent 11 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 June 27th

Melodic Tonic ’18 June 27th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 June 27th edition serves up six sonic cocktails with distinctly North American flavors. From indie dream pop to psychedelic roots-rock, these tunes will quench your new music thirst.   Ava Luna – “Deli Run” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Chastity Belt, Frankie Cosmos, The Mystery Lights Before noise-cancelling headphones were de rigueur accessories, an interesting thing would happen while […]

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61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

Today we share our 61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018, a list that includes long-awaited debuts, returns of some legends, and plenty of emerging talents destined for superstardom. Some of the LPs listed have definite release dates; others are based on substantiated rumors. Then there are a few that are just us desperately hoping for a new record. Let us […]

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Kacey Musgraves

Northside Music Day 3 Recap and Review

Over the last two days we covered the first two days of Northside Music, the music portion of Brooklyn’s Northside Festival. On this day, there were tons of bands to see, from Kacey Musgraves, Conor Oberst, PWR BTTM, Grouper, and many, many others. It was another fun day of great music, despite the difficult choices. If you missed the last […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.21

Weekend Showcase 2.21

Here is the weekly rundown of the past week in music with all the songs rolled up into the Weekend Showcase 2.21 edition. You will find 58 songs on the playlist, featuring artists from 10 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list […]

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Five Can’t Miss Shows at Northside 2016

Five Can’t Miss Shows at Northside 2016

It’s summer and that means it’s prime music festival season. From Bonnaroo to Governors Ball to Firefly, they all seem to blend together. One of the best alternatives out there is the independently run Northside Festival in Brooklyn. It’s a week-long festival, beyond music, featuring content and innovation programming as well. The festival gets its name from where it is held, […]

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