Tag: Blues-Rock

The Matinee ’18 November 5th

The Matinee ’18 November 5th

The Matinee ’18 November 5th includes an eclectic group of songs to hopefully get your week started off right. We have a mix of blues rock, synth pop, psych rock and indie rock. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. Artists today are representing the US and the UK today. Doyle Bramhall II – “Everything You Need” […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 23rd – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 October 23rd – Part 2

If you’re craving more great new music, then The Matinee ’18 October 23rd – Part 2 offers six additional tunes. Some tunes are like gentle breezes, and others are like a hurricane or an avalanche. As such, each of the songs will fit whatever mood you’re in, so take a listen and get to know these great artists and bands. […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 3rd

The Matinee ’18 September 3rd

It’s Labor Day in North America, but great music doesn’t take a break. The Matinee ’18 September 3rd features nine songs to either help you enjoy this final holiday of summer or ease into the work week if you live elsewhere. The descriptions are a bit shorter since I’m doing double duty while Wendy is away. Birch – “femme.two” (Brooklyn, […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 9th

The Matinee ’18 July 9th

The Matinee ’18 July 9th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have something for every one ranging from pounding  rockers to ethereal singer-songwriter. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. Artists are representing Canada, the US and the Uk today. Boy Bjorn – “Alone At The Severance” (Nashville via Madison, WI, USA) RIYL:  […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 28th

The Matinee ’18 May 28th

The Matinee ’18 May 28th includes six new tracks for some of you enjoying a day off (Hopefully). Many tracks are perfect ‘chill-out’ songs but there is also some great rock in there to get you a little hyped up. Bands/Artists today are representing Australia, Sweden, The US and the UK today. Ella Grace – “Run” (London, England) RIYL: Lucy […]

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Shun Ng with Lesley Mok – Live at Hojoko Tavern (Boston)

Shun Ng with Lesley Mok – Live at Hojoko Tavern (Boston)

Shun Ng is the incarnation of joy. He plays his guitar with the enthusiasm of a novice and the intensity of a virtuoso. When he took to the stage at the Hojoko Tavern (The Verb Hotel) on April 3rd, the atmosphere was cold. People talked, uninterested in the drums and microphones set up before them. A couple arrived late, laughing […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 10th

The Matinee ’18 April 10th

The Matinee ’18 April 10th features ten songs from nine artists / bands (one of them gets a double feature). There are some warm, intimate numbers; fierce rockers; a femme fatale; and one of the most innovative songs of the year.   Chris Crofton – “UFO Hunters” feat. Jim James (Nashville, USA) RIYL: Cass McCombs, Kevin Morby, Fred Thomas For […]

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Lauren Ruth Ward – ‘Well, Hell’ (album review)

Lauren Ruth Ward – ‘Well, Hell’ (album review)

We all have contemplated what if scenarios at least once in our lives, and some are truly poignant and others not so much. But what if Lauren Ruth Ward was born in the ’60s and performed in the ’70s? How big would her star be? With her Joni Mitchell-esque folk-rock background and now a bone-jarring, blues- and southern-rock approach that […]

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The Matinee December 8th

The Matinee December 8th

Whether you want to dance of have a song that allows you to lay back and stare at the stars, The Matinee December 8th is the ticket for you. The mini-playlist once again features nine songs that will get you ready for the weekend. This is also the last The Matinee of 2017, and we’ll be back on January 8th. […]

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The Darts – ‘Me.Ow’ (album review)

The Darts – ‘Me.Ow’ (album review)

 Once upon a time – and not that long ago actually – many within the music industry and even fans held the belief that “girls can’t rock”. The notion that a group of women could unleash explosive rock ‘n roll was unthinkable to many. It has been only a little over forty years since The Runaways changed the music […]

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The Matinee October 3rd

The Matinee October 3rd

The Matinee October 3rd edition has a throwback vibe with many of the songs channeling the sounds of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. There are also some innovative, contemporary tunes, but for those who like the classics will enjoy many of today’s selections.   BEACHWARE – “Rip City” (Auckland, New Zealand) RIYL: Allah-Lahs, Ephrata, Ariel Pink While most of […]

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Saturday Sampler September 30th

Saturday Sampler September 30th

It’s the last day of September, which means cooler weather, plenty of pumpkin-infused treats, and stores beginning to bombard us with holiday promotions. But you can overcome all of this with the Saturday Sampler September 30th edition. It features nine blustery songs to welcome the weekend. There’s a bit of everything, but as a whole the mini-playlist is as vibrant […]

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The Matinee September 12th

The Matinee September 12th

From bone-jarring stunners to body-moving disco glam-rockers and amusing indie rock, The Matinee September 12th edition will hopefully brighten up your Tuesday. Anna Leone – “My Soul I” (Stockholm, Sweden) RIYL: Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Miya Folick The Matinee kicks off with a song from a newcomer who will blow you away. Before you press play, find a place where […]

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The Matinee August 31st

The Matinee August 31st

Most of the nine songs on the Matinee August 31st edition could be considered throwbacks. The artists channel some of the legendary artists and genres in music, but transforming them with a modern twist. There are a couple, though, who are just innovators. Some would even say pioneers. Take a listen below. Oh, you might want to have some popcorn […]

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The Matinee July 13th

The Matinee July 13th

The Matinee July 13th offers another round of great new music. There are some spine-tingling numbers, gritty rockers, quirky electronic pop, and a folk tune that will have you smiling. Let’s get to the tunes. TORRES – “Three Futures” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: St. Vincent, Waxahatchee, Weyes Blood Mackenzie Scott, a.k.a. TORRES, has slowly trickled out new music and teasers, offering […]

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Benjamin Booker – ‘Witness’ (album review)

Benjamin Booker – ‘Witness’ (album review)

“No matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough.” ~~ Lebron James, May 31, 2017 Three years ago, Benjamin Booker took the music world by storm with his eponymous debut album. His fiery blues-rock captivated music listeners, and critics were universally applauding his talents. Consequently, Benjamin Booker landed on many […]

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Saturday Sampler June 3rd

Saturday Sampler June 3rd

Yesterday we mentioned several songs released this week by some rather popular artists. Well, we’re starting the Saturday Sampler June 3rd edition with one of those songs because A) it’s by the greatest band of the last 25 years, and B) it’s so good. Radiohead – “I Promise” (Oxford, England) RIYL: Radiohead Yes, we know Radiohead is a massive band, and our […]

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The Matinee May 18th

The Matinee May 18th

The Matinee May 18th is full of surprises, featuring songs by some really popular indie bands and emerging artists you ought to know. We hope this collection of new tunes won’t disappoint. Alexa Dark – “Blur” (London, England / New York City, USA) RIYL: Ali Beletic, Rodes Rollins, Jack River The opening strains of Alexa Dark‘s new single, “Blur,” may remind you of […]

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Hey Bulldog – “Stranger” (video premiere)

Hey Bulldog – “Stranger” (video premiere)

Remember when The Black Keys use to create dirty, gritty garage-rock? Their early records, particularly Thickfreakness and Magic Potion, remain their best because the music was raw, unrelenting, and full of energy. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney were just two ordinary guys who knew only two things – play it loud and hard. While The Black Keys have moved on […]

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The Matinee May 4th

The Matinee May 4th

Today’s nine songs combine to form the perfect menu of new music, otherwise known as The Matinee May 4th edition. You may recognize some of the names, and one band will definitely have you thinking about one of the greatest southern-rock bands in history. You’ll have to listen to the entire mini-playlist to find out who that is, though. So […]

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