Tag: Neko Case

Weekend Showcase 4.21

Weekend Showcase 4.21

On this first weekend of June, we celebrate with 44 songs from across the globe on the Weekend Showcase 4.21. Some familiar names, plenty of hidden gems, and just one radical playlist. The artists and bands come from eight countries, including: Australia, Belgium, England, Germany, Nigeria, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the […]

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First Impressions: Neko Case ‘Hell-On’ (album review)

First Impressions: Neko Case ‘Hell-On’ (album review)

To say Neko Case has had a storied career would be an understatement. In over two decades, she has released two albums with Her Boyfriends; six solo albums, including her latest Hell-On; plus a great collaboration with k.d. lang and Laura Veirs (case/lang/veirs); and, of course, another seven LPs with The New Pornographers. From possessing one of the great voices in […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.19

Weekend Showcase 4.19

It’s the long weekend in Canada, and the Weekend Showcase 4.19 edition is just the playlist for the road trip of the lazy days at the cabin. Find 46 songs on the Showcase, featuring artists from 12 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 May 16th

Melodic Tonic ’18 May 16th

Women rule the Melodic Tonic ’18 May 16th edition. Many of these six songs feature strong female voices – some well known; some new. These artists represent Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and USA. Bernice – “He’s the Moon” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: Feist, Cat Power, tUnE-yArDs The terms substantive and richly textured are seldom paired with dream pop because most artists […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.14

Weekend Showcase 4.14

On this Saturday the 14th, which is also the title of a terribly great film parody, we offer forty-three (43) sizzling new songs from the past week or so. You know it as the Weekend Showcase 4.14 edition. Our leaner mega-playlist stars artists from a lucky thirteen (13) countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, […]

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The Melodic Tonic ’18 April 11th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 April 11th

The six songs on the Melodic Tonic April 11th edition will make you sigh and smile in appreciation. These artists from Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, and the US offer some musical encouragement to help you get through whatever this week throws at you. So sit back and let yourself get lost in these tunes. Neko Case – “Bad Luck” (Vermont, […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.09

Weekend Showcase 4.09

It’s still chilly outside, so take the party indoors and spin the Weekend Showcase 4.09 edition. Our mega-playlist has songs meant for dancing, clanging your glass with your friends, and just chilling out by the fire. Fifty-six (56) songs are on the playlist with 14 countries represented, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 March 7th

Melodic Tonic ’18 March 7th

Girls rock the Melodic Tonic ’18 March 7th edition! Today’s playlist is the reverse of the Oscar category for Best Director: it features multiple female artists from Sweden, The Netherlands, and the USA… plus one male band. From indie folk rock and dream pop to soul-punk and psych rock, these six songs are fire. Neko Case – “Hell-On” (Vermont, USA) […]

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Mundo – Dear Bono: “Girly Rock” is not a pejorative

Mundo – Dear Bono: “Girly Rock” is not a pejorative

The music scene has become “girly” in Bono’s opinion. The U2 frontman bemoans the lack of “rage” in rock in this month’s Rolling Stone cover story: “I think music has gotten very girly. And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment – and that’s not good. When I was […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.45

Weekend Showcase 2.45

As we approach the end of the year, the holiday singles are coming in full force. However, you won’t find any here. Instead, the Weekend Showcase 2.45 edition rocks, shimmers, dazzles, and explodes with 50 new singles. The artists features are representing 10 countries, including: Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Japan, Sudan, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist […]

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The Matinee November 15th

The Matinee November 15th

The week is off to a great start in terms of music, and The Matinee November 15th edition will hopefully continue the trend. Ten songs are featured below. The descriptions are brief because there have been a few dramatic events down here in New Zealand.   case/lang/veirs – “Supermoon” (USA and Canada) RIYL: Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs Earlier […]

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WTF?!? Post-election playlist

WTF?!? Post-election playlist

As the world breathes a collective sigh in the wake of the U.S. elections, we turn to music to help us process our spectrum of emotions. Whether you’re in the heartland of America, a bustling European capitol, or on a tranquil beach in New Zealand, you probably share the world’s “WTF?!?” feelings of surprise, dismay, or relief. This playlist features […]

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A Look Back at Newport Folk Fest ’16

A Look Back at Newport Folk Fest ’16

Every festival has a signature moment. It could be that one performance people will talk about for weeks after. It might be an expected collaboration that is recorded on every other attendee’s cellphone. Maybe it is a band digging deep into its catalogue to play a song not heard in years. Each Newport Folk Festival does not have a signature moment. […]

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Newport Folk Festival ’16 playlist

Newport Folk Festival ’16 playlist

The Revue will be at Newport Folk Festival this weekend, bringing you frequent updates to this site and our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Words and photos are great, but we know music fans like you prefer to actually hear the tunes, right? That’s why we’re sharing this sampler of the 60+ artists whose talents will grace the legendary stages at the […]

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The Matinee April 20th

The Matinee April 20th

The Matinee April 20th includes a nice mix of tracks including from the singer-songwriter fare, indie pop, indie rock, ambient folk and even a little synth/electro pop. We have the USA, Canada, The UK and Norway represented today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band.   case/lang/veirs – “Honey and Smoke” (USA and Canada) We shared the […]

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The Matinee March 1st

The Matinee March 1st

It’s March 1st, which means Spring is just a few weeks away. To help you get through another snowstorm or the frigid cold or if you’re in warmer climates but waiting for the grass to turn green, The Matinee March 1st edition features six great tunes from around the globe that will fit any mood.   Baywaves – “Marsupilami” (Madrid, […]

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Mundo – Perfect Harmony

Mundo – Perfect Harmony

Do you ever daydream about musical combinations that could be just magical? We’re not talking Donny & Marie type pairings (those two are siblings) or Beyonce and Jay-Z (they’re married), but collaborations that would just be like perfect harmony yet have not happened yet. We often think about it when listening to a song or an album and say to ourselves, […]

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Mundo: 10 Artists Going Solo

Mundo: 10 Artists Going Solo

We skipped doing a Mundo list Friday because we’ve decided to move it to its new day – Wednesdays! It’s kind of like your favorite show being given mid-season swap in the TV schedule. Wednesdays just allows us to spread out some of our favorite features on The Revue and give them the spotlight. So, Mundo, welcome to your new […]

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Mundo 20 – The Lounge Chair Edition

Mundo 20 – The Lounge Chair Edition

The best music is cathartic. Each listener will have their own emotional reaction. This reaction might be sadness or joy; it might be the desire to go for a run or to just curl up in your room and be in the moment; or it might be to mix yourself a cocktail or poor a large glass of your favorite beer.  […]

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Matthew Hock of Phosphorescent joins The National for a song

Mundo 10: Cool Cameos

It’s the time of year where giving is better than receiving, so we thought we would highlight some of our favourite “cameos”. A few months ago, we did create a list of celebrity guest stars on videos, but this list is focused on musicians who have played or sung backup for fellow stars (ok, some of the below are more […]

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