Tag: Black Mountain

Stella’s Stars of 2016

Stella’s Stars of 2016

I have been making photographs now for exactly three years, in fact, December 14th is the anniversary of my first proper photo gig – Peter Murphy from goth legends Bauhaus – now that was a wicked trip. 2016 has been a real mixed bag in terms of gigs, and definitely a tale of two cities for me. I have taken photos in small clubs, university bars and giant arenas. […]

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Black Mountain storms in to Wellington’s Bodega

Black Mountain storms in to Wellington’s Bodega

“Take some tape to re-affix your face afterwards!”, wrote my friend and The Revue colleague Hollie Daugherty to me. It was important advice, as I was leaving to see Black Mountain‘s first appearance in Wellington, New Zealand. After traveling across the Pacific and playing in Auckland the night before, the Vancouver-based, psychedelic prog-rockers could have mailed it in, and no […]

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Pickathon Festival preview – Part II

Pickathon Festival preview – Part II

This weekend, The Revue will be on-site at the 18th annual Pickathon Festival in Oregon. If you’re planning to go (and why wouldn’t you?), you should gets tickets ASAP since VERY FEW weekend passes remain! Ticket info is available here, including details about on-site camping and the Curation Series of six specially planned dining experiences with live music from Pickathon artists. Speaking of tasty delights, this week Pickathon revealed […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.13

Weekend Showcase 2.13

This week was filled with memories, specifically those related to South by Southwest. But between the stories, we still featured some great new singles, reviewed a handful of albums, and shared a few videos. You’ll find all the articles in the list below. Or, take a short cut and listened to the Weekend Showcase 2.13, which has 46 songs from […]

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Black Mountain – “IV”

Black Mountain – “IV”

After a five-plus year hiatus, Vancouver rock outfit Black Mountain returns with their fourth album, the boldly named IV (yep, just Like Led Zeppelin & Black Sabbath). Considering that two significant rock bands have equally significant albums with the same name puts almost unnecessary pressure on this release. Naming the album IV was not accidentally. The band was clearly confident […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.07

Weekend Showcase 2.07

We had an extremely busy week and, as a result, we have our longest mega-playlist of the year. We had the pleasure of sharing three premieres, looked at seven albums, shared six remixes, one great cover song, and 41 new singles. That all adds up to 57 songs on the Weekend Showcase 2.07 edition. Twelve countries are represented: Australia, Brazil, […]

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Mundo 50: RevueFest II

Mundo 50: RevueFest II

A year ago when the numerous festivals were announcing their lineups, we were joking around and exchanging names on the artists and bands we would invite if we could curate our own event. This little brainstorming session resulted in us sharing RevueFest, our make-believe, three-day festival. Like what we aimed to do here, the focus was on those hidden gems […]

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The Matinee February 23rd

The Matinee February 23rd

The Matinee February 23rd hits two extremes – riveting and explosive rock to haunting and breakthtaking tracks. Not surprisingly, these songs are by artists from across the globe – Australia, Brazil, Canada, the UK, and US. Let’s get started with the return of one Canada’s great rock bands.   Black Mountain – “Mothers Of The Sun” (Vancouver, Canada) They’re back! […]

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Ottawa Bluesfest in Revue – Day 7

Ottawa Bluesfest in Revue – Day 7

I started Day 7 of Ottawa Bluesfest with the Current Swell. I had seen them before, but I was surprised to find their stage performance was much stronger than the last time I had seen them, granted it has been a good number of years since I last saw them. They were a very pleasant surprise for me. I followed the Current […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 15th Gig Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 15th Gig Picks

We’re halfway through the 11-day Bluesfest. Yesterday’s performances were spectacular and today promises to be another great day, especially the under card (hopefully the weather will cooperate). Here are the RBC Bluesfest July 15th Gig Picks. The Ottawa performers are included, and you can check out the Ottawa Soundmakers series for more info. CHVRCHES – 8:00 PM, Claridge Homes Stage At long last, Scottish trio CHVRCHES […]

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The 10th Anniversary of “Black Mountain”

The 10th Anniversary of “Black Mountain”

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been ten years since Black Mountain released their eponymous debut full-length. The album was applauded by many and not as well-received by others. But a decade later, most would agree Black Mountain was a landmark album. Black Mountain wasn’t the only album released that year that resonated with ’70s- and ’80s-style arena roll […]

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