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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017

More than 2,500 songs shared, some 200 LPs and EPs reviewed, thousands of photos from concerts and festivals, and dozens of premieres later, we’ve arrived at our annual tradition of sharing our favorite songs of the past 52 weeks – also known as The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017. This year’s playlist is the biggest yet. The 2015 version had […]

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Dina’s Picks for Favourite Photos of 2017

Dina’s Picks for Favourite Photos of 2017

This year was a whirlwind of festivals and club shows, both close to home and in cities afar. I was fortunate enough to be able to photograph the final live show at an Ottawa institution, take candid photos of an incredibly personable band during an interview, and had the privilege to return for a second year to photograph a pair […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2017 – Full List

Favorite 50 Albums of 2017 – Full List

2017 has been another fabulous year for music. Numerous bands and artists made triumphant returns, dozens of newcomers took music to new heights, and some established stars aged like fine wines. With the holiday season upon us, it’s the perfect time to review the year that was. For the last five days, we shared our Favorite 50 Albums of 2017. […]

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Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 2

Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 2

Ten more of our of Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 2 are shared today. The list includes artists who refine the familiar approaches, others who completely re-invented themselves, and some who released records that bordered on pure cinematic ecstasy. After reading the below, revisit Part One.   Dan Auerbach (USA) – Waiting on a Song (via Easy Eye Sound) […]

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Things we loved at Newport Folk Festival 2017

For the past six years, we’ve been attending the Newport Folk Festival, and every year we’re left wondering how Jay Sweet and his team of organizers, curators, and volunteers could outdo themselves. This year, they may have organized the best NFF to date, and this is taking into consideration that it’s nearly impossible to see every artist and band due […]

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Fleet Foxes

Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Day 1 (photo essay)

A photo essay from Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Day 1. This is just one of four parts. The other articles are: Things we loved – an overview of Newport Folk Festival Day 2 photo essay Day 3 photo essay   MORE PHOTOS IN SLIDER

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Newport Folk Festival 2017: Friday Guide

We have arrived at our favorite time of year and one of our top two festivals. There is nothing like Newport Folk Festival, now in its 58th year! The Festival’s longevity is a testament to its influence and impact on music, such as when Bob Dylan went electric in 1966 or as recently as last year when Kris Kristofferson made […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.23

Weekend Showcase 3.23

The past week was one of the best of 2017, and the Weekend Showcase 3.23 edition reflects its greatness. A staggering 54 songs are on it, featuring some big-name artists (e.g., Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Chelsea Wolfe, Cigarettes After Sex); rising stars (e.g., Julia Jacklin, Noga Erez, Wolf Alice); established veterans (e.g., Frankie Rose, The Dears, Michael Nau); and, of […]

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First Impressions: Fleet Foxes – ‘Crack-Up’ (album review)

First Impressions: Fleet Foxes – ‘Crack-Up’ (album review)

After 6 years on hiatus, Fleet Foxes return with their third studio album, Crack-Up, out today via Nonesuch Records. Crack-Up is a study (pun intended) on independence, partnering, and complicated names. During the band’s hiatus, frontman Robin Pecknold famously enrolled at Columbia University to begin a delayed undergraduate program where he “got some academic pretensions out of [his] system” and finally during summer break […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.18

Weekend Showcase 3.18

Another week has passed, and another opportunity to review the best new music of the past 7 days. The Weekend Showcase 3.18 edition features 51 songs by artists representing ten (10) countries. They include: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from […]

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Saturday Sampler May 13th

Saturday Sampler May 13th

The Saturday Sampler May 13th edition is strongly European for a change, with only two American bands represented. Take these nine new songs for a spin, then check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase will include all the music we have shared since Monday.   BAIO – “PHILOSOPHY!” (London, England via New York City) RIYL: Phoenix, Spoon, Todd Terje Vampire Weekend bassist Chris […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.09

Weekend Showcase 3.09

The Weekend Showcase 3.09 edition is our longest playlist of ever – not including our year-end Mega, Mega Playlist of course. This week, we have 55 excellent songs for your listening pleasure. The scary thing is that we could have easily shared another 50 songs. This is further evidence regarding how much the indie music scene is flourishing, and just […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 8th

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 8th

Today’s mid-week serving of 9 delicious new music cocktails has it all: catchy glam pop, indie folk, lush dream pop, indie rock, and more! Next week the music industry turns its focus to the South By Southwest (SXSW) conference, and many of these bands will be there. The songs featured here come from artists in Australia, England, Portugal, and the U.S. Let’s kick things […]

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51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Choosing our Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 is an extremely difficult exercise. We considered listing 100, but that was unmanageable; 25 would have been too few. So, we settled on 51 albums, many of which have been confirmed and others are simply wishful thinking. Alice Glass (TBA) After a messy departure from Crystal Castles and former bandmate Ethan Kahl, Alice Glass has […]

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Most Anticipated Shows of 2017

Most Anticipated Shows of 2017

With 2016 behind us, it’s time to look ahead, and we kick off our preview with our Most Anticipated Shows of 2017. The list below is a preliminary one, as new tours should be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here’s our list of tours and festivals that we cannot wait to arrive.   Elbow It has been […]

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Lieutenant – “If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going to Eat for a Week”

Lieutenant – “If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going to Eat for a Week”

Nate Mendel has always been adventurous. It was a brave step jumping from excellent hardcore bands Diddly Squat and Brotherhood to emo titans Sunny Day Real Estate. Even braver was putting everything aside for a never-ending tour with a small band in 1995 fronted by a former Nirvana drummer. That small band went from opening Mike Watt shows in ’95 […]

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Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

For the past few weeks, we’ve taken a look back at the year that was in music for 2014. Now it’s time to look ahead to some of the albums that we are highly anticipating for 2015. Some of these are guesses (and educated ones at that), and ones we will be monitoring closely. Here’s the list in alphabetical order […]

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