Tag: Hidden Gems

20 Favorite Hidden Gems of 2018

20 Favorite Hidden Gems of 2018

It’s Christmas Eve, and everyone is anxious to unwrap the gifts that sit idly under the tree. There will be plenty of surprises on this day, which is the perfect time to unveil the bands and artists who we met for the first time this year and left us astonished. Hopefully one day, our 20 Favorite Hidden Gems of 2018 […]

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Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part 2

Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part 2

We continue with our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 list, offering Part 2 of 2. As we mentioned yesterday, the list identifies artists who are on the verge of a breakthrough or who have the talent to be among the best. We tried to avoid naming musicians and bands who did experience a boom in popularity this year. Hopefully, this […]

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Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part I

Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part I

A little more than two weeks remain in 2016, and today we commence our review of the year in music, beginning with our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part I. This list focuses on artists who recently started out or are still waiting for their big moment. Some of the artists we considered experienced significant and, in some cases, […]

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Tony Volker – Break and Reshape EP

Tony Volker – Break and Reshape EP

Yesterday, UK producer and songwriter Tony Volker released Break and Reshape.  Volker’s music is influenced by a few different forces, citing John Hopkins and Thom Yorke as inspiration.  It’s really hard to tie Volker’s music down to a specific formula, which makes Break and Reshape one of the most varied listens of the year, despite only having five tracks. The […]

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Artiste 5 – Hidden Gems by electro-pop outfit R-music

Artiste 5 – Hidden Gems by electro-pop outfit R-music

    It wasn’t long ago that we featured UK electro-pop group R music, who released a fantastic song, “Bubble Gum Geisha” (video below. The chilling, cool track was part of our March 20th Weekend Showcase, and the single caught our attention. Since the band has played in venues across the UK and has a pulse on the electronic and […]

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Artiste 5 – Discovering Five of NYC’s “Best Kept Secrets” with Zachary Cale

Artiste 5 – Discovering Five of NYC’s “Best Kept Secrets” with Zachary Cale

Zachary Cale has become a good friend of The Revue. He was the second musician that I interviewed, going back to September 2013, where we enjoyed a few tacos and queso at Union Pool in Brooklyn. His fourth album, Blue Rider, was one of our 25 Favorite Albums of 2013, and not because he took time to do an interview […]

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One Year of Mundo Musique: Hidden Gems from 10 Other “Favourite Discoveries”

One Year of Mundo Musique: Hidden Gems from 10 Other “Favourite Discoveries”

Over the past two weeks, we’ve dedicated this space to some of our favourite discoveries – musicians and bands that we have discovered over the past year since Mundo Musique’s inception in September 2013. Our first feature included the likes of Bear Mountain, Birdie Busch, Ceiling Demons, Chris Ayler, Christopher Wild, DOE EYE, Dream Boat, The Fifty Men, Julie Byrne, […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gems: The Who – Love Ain’t For Keeping

Mundo Musique Hidden Gems: The Who – Love Ain’t For Keeping

I know what you’re thinking “wait, ‘Love Ain’t For Keeping’ is on Who’s Next, arguably The Who’s most popular record! How is that a hidden gem!?” Well, yes, the one you probably know is on Who’s Next. And it’s a great track, acoustic, and Daltrey’s voice is great, and the song is actually pretty sweet. But! That isn’t the version of […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Sharon Van Etten – “Carry On”

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Sharon Van Etten – “Carry On”

I spent a while thinking about which deep cut/hidden gem I would toss at you all today.  I figured there wouldn’t be a better time for a Sharon Van Etten hidden gem than right now, after the release of her absolutely fantastic record Are We There last week. Van Etten has been playing and writing music for quite some time and […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Berlin’s Major Pins 2013 “Roundabout”

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Berlin’s Major Pins 2013 “Roundabout”

Known more within the Berlin music scene for their indie-folk sound, Major Pins released an under-appreciated, under-reported indie pop-rock album, Roundabout early in 2013. The album contains a little bit of everything – rousing indie-pop anthems, gritty indie rock ballads, haunting synth numbers, and chillwave tunes. At times, the album has the flair of Florence + The Machine, a bit of PJ […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gems: U2’s “Take Today”

Mundo Musique Hidden Gems: U2’s “Take Today”

We’re going to start a new feature on Mundo Musique called “Hidden Gems”. Basically, these are outtakes or deep cuts from more popular bands or albums released before 2014 by obscure or lesser known bands that deserve much more attention. To kick it off, let’s revisit U2 at the height of their musicianship. Now, I am unabashedly a big U2 […]

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