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The Matinee ’18 September 20th

The Matinee ’18 September 20th

The Matinee ’18 September 20th edition demonstrates that women are the present and future of music. Each of the nine songs are by a woman singer-songwriter or a female-fronted band. Each offers something different, ranging from indie rock to power-pop to disco-pop to shoegaze to downtempo to grunge. Bec Sandridge – “Animal” (Sydney, Australia) RIYL: La Roux, Dead or Alive, […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 31st

The Matinee ’18 August 31st

The Matinee ’18 August 31st includes 9 amazing songs to get your weekend kicked off just right (for some, it will be a long weekend as well). We have an awesome mix of genres and artists today. Artists are representing Australia, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand, The US and The UK today. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Weekend […]

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Twist Helix – “Graphite” (single premiere)

Twist Helix – “Graphite” (single premiere)

Forty years ago, almost to the day, a young woman made her first mark on the music world and would become a legend that has inspired tens of thousands of artists. On August 18th, 1978, Siouxsie Sioux and The Banshees released their debut single, “Hong Kong Garden”, which rose as high as #7 on the UK Singles Chart. The rest, […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 12th

The Matinee ’18 July 12th

We once again whirl around the world and across genres to represent some fine new music. The Matinee ’18 July 12th has the usual nine selections. It’s a very diverse group, featuring indietronica, ’90s Brit-wave, film-noir, post-punk, indie folk, indie rock, guitar-pop, and shoegaze. There’s also a retro vibe to the majority of songs. Champagne Superchillin’ – “Gipsy Ferrari” (Brooklyn, […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 1st

The Matinee ’18 June 1st

Happy June everyone! To celebrate the arrival of one of the grandest months of the year, The Matinee ’18 June 1st features some sizzling and some cool new tunes. A few alumni of our mini-playlists are making another appearance while there are a few newcomers worthy of your attention. We start things off, though, with a cinematic number that will […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 29th

The Matinee ’18 May 29th

The Matinee ’18 May 29th edition is filled with plenty of new bands or artists. Some are so new that they have a limited social media presence. Most of the musicians listed below have small followings, so now is the time to get on the bandwagon so you can tell your friends in the future that you knew about them […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 17th

The Matinee ’18 April 17th

Awesome new music with shorter descriptions are on order for The Matinee ’18 April 17th. Rockers, anthemic numbers, and intimate tunes are all featured. Let’s get to it! BILK – “Spiked” (Essex, England) RIYL: The Clash, The Strokes, Shame Essex trio BILK may still be hovering under the radar, but soon enough Sol Abrahams (vocals/guitar), Luke Hare (bass), and James […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 12th

The Matinee ’18 April 12th

The Matinee ’18 April 12th edition features nine songs as usual. The descriptions, however, are much briefer because I’m on holidays. Let’s be honest – you’re here for the music and not necessarily what I have to write. With that being said, let’s get to the music.   Beach Skulls – “That’s Not Me” (Liverpool & Manchester, England and Glasgow, […]

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City Calm Down – ‘Echoes In Blue’ (album review)

City Calm Down – ‘Echoes In Blue’ (album review)

Greatness has been long predicted for City Calm Down, following the release of their critically received second EP, Movements, in 2012. Their debut album, 2015’s In a Restless House, which was an extraordinary piece of brooding indie rock in The National mould, garnered the band acclaim in their native Australia, as the record peaked at 25 on the ARIA chart […]

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The Foreign Resort bring Canadian tour to the House of Targ (photo essay)

The Foreign Resort bring Canadian tour to the House of Targ (photo essay)

After playing several shows during SXSW, The Foreign Resort headed north for an 11-date tour in Canada, starting in Quebec City and driving across to Vancouver. On March 21st, the Danish post-punk/darkwave trio brought the show to the House of Targ, giving people a great excuse to bundle up and go out on a Wednesday night. The band was one of […]

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Saturday Sampler March 17th

Saturday Sampler March 17th

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Strangely enough, the Saturday Sampler March 17th edition features no Irish music. Instead, these nine singles are the work of talents from England, Netherlands, USA, and Wales. Afterpartees – “Two Kinds of Lovers” (Horst, Netherlands) RIYL: Wilco, Pavement, Dinosaur Jr. Say hello to Afterpartees, a Dutch band we recently discovered even though they have been around since 2011. […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 21st

The Matinee ’18 February 21st

This week we’ve changed the schedule a bit, so there won’t be a Melodic Tonic. Instead, The Matinee ’18 February 21st edition is today’s spotlight on new music. Due to the last-minute change, the descriptions are tighter than usual, and we would like to send our apologies to the artists and bands that the shorter pieces. For readers and listeners, […]

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The Matinee November 21st

The Matinee November 21st

The Bold and the Beautiful. The Young and The Restless. And of course, As the World Turns. These are not merely titles of soap operas but another way to describe the nine songs featured on The Matinee November 21st edition. There are some stunning songs on the list, a few tunes that will get you up and moving (or possibly […]

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The Matinee November 17th

The Matinee November 17th

Old and new favorites collide on The Matinee November 17th edition. The mini-playlist has some sweet melodies and heartbreaking ballads plus a few upbeat numbers to get you in a perky mood. Although we usually list the songs alphabetically, we have to start with the return of a young woman who has amazed us when she introduced herself a little […]

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The Matinee November 15th

The Matinee November 15th

We’ve changed things up today, so instead of the Melodic Tonic we’re sharing The Matinee November 15th edition. The mini-playlist’s tile might be different and the author is the other guy, but one thing is definitely the same – you’ll only find great new music from around the globe. And since we’ve already stirred the pot, the artists/bands are listed […]

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The Matinee November 7th

The Matinee November 7th

We head off on another globetrotting adventure on The Matinee November 7th edition. There are nine songs in this mini-playlist, and each artist / band represents a different country. In other words, no single country is represented twice. Well sort of not represented twice (you’ll see below where one artist is based in one country but was born in another). […]

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Saturday Sampler November 4th

Saturday Sampler November 4th

The ten songs on the Saturday Sampler November 4th have two things in common. First, a retro vibe filters across each and every one of them with some tunes recalling great bands of the past and others taking classic genres into the future. Second, they are all filled with fantastic stories. A few are cinematic in nature, others are optimistic, […]

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The Matinee November 3rd

The Matinee November 3rd

The Matinee November 3rd features get-up-on-your feet tunes, emotionally-moving numbers, and a song by a band with one of the great names in music history. You will be entertained, stunned, and just amazed by the talents of these nine bands and artists. Things get started with a humdinger of a disco-pop tune. argonaut&wasp – “Prove It To You” (Brooklyn, USA) […]

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Saturday Sampler September 9th

Saturday Sampler September 9th

For the most part, the Saturday Sampler September 9th edition has some upbeat and infectious earworms. There are, of course, also a couple of dark, throbbing tunes, but we think you’ll be completely engrossed by them, too. Be forewarned, these songs will cause plenty of head noodling and even some dancing, so warm up your appendages! Happy weekend, everyone!   […]

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Saturday Sampler August 26th

Saturday Sampler August 26th

Yesterday, Wendy and Ben featured only two artists from the US on The Matinee August 25th edition. For the Saturday Sampler August 26th version, Hollie and Ben have upped the ante and opted to just have one American band. Do we succeed? Of course we did! The selection on the Sampler is enticing, featuring songs from artists in seven countries. […]

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