Tag: rock ‘n roll

Native Sun – ‘Always Different, Always the Same’ (EP review)

Native Sun – ‘Always Different, Always the Same’ (EP review)

If more bands made unrelenting rock ‘n roll like New York City’s Native Sun, no one would be mentioning the genre as one being on its last legs. The quartet of Dany Gomez (vocals/guitar), Jake Pflum (lead guitar), Alexis Castro (drums), and Mo Martinez (bass) are throwbacks, as their music features one hyper-drive guitar riff and explosive rhythm after another. […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 18th

The Matinee ’18 October 18th

The Matinee ’18 October 18th is full of cinema, theater, magic, and epics. Let these nine songs take you places that real or imagined.   Behaviorist – “Dirty Pictures” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: San Fermin, Phoria, Rubblebucket The respect and popularity of an artist should never be judged by the number of followers s/he has on social media. Instead, look at […]

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David Nance Group – ‘Peaced and Slightly Pulverized’ (album review)

David Nance Group – ‘Peaced and Slightly Pulverized’ (album review)

Peaced and Slightly Pulverized by David Nance Despite releasing albums for nearly a decade, the eclectic David Nance remains one of America’s most underrated and unheralded singer-songwriters. He is also one of the country’s most prolific, as he is constantly releasing LPs, EPs, and singles. Eventually, people will recognize the Omaha, Nebraska-based artist’s talents much like the folks at Trouble […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 14th

The Matinee ’18 September 14th

The Matinee ’18 September 14th edition is a rambunctious affair with most of the songs turning back the clocks. Many of them take us to the eras and genres that our parents and grandparents spun in their youth. For some of us here, these times were also when we were teenagers. So whether you’re 18 or 80, we think you’ll […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 23rd

The Matinee ’18 August 23rd

“All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.” ~~~ Marshall McLuhan The Matinee ’18 August 23rd centers around the theme of perception versus reality. Not all the songs, however, sound the same, as there are dance-inducing synth-pop, engrossing dream-folk, experimental pop, indie rock, Brit-rock, cosmic Americana, and much more. Given today’s theme, I’m doing something […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 16th

The Matinee ’18 August 16th

Several “newcomers” and a handful of indie stars make up The Matinee ’18 August 16th edition. There are rockers, there are some cosmic dreams, and there is some upbeat pop fare. We’re positive you’ll find a new band to love in this mini-playlist. Beverly Kills – “Fourteen” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: The Joy Formidable, Eagulls, YONAKA There is no shortage of […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 19th

The Matinee ’18 July 19th

The Matinee ’18 July 19th is another mixed bag of new music from across the globe. Some of the tracks are heavier and darker and others are whimsical and witty. Take a spin of the nine songs below, beginning with booming garage rocker.   The Bullseyes – “Yet There’s You” (Poland) RIYL: The Black Keys, King Khan & BBQ Show, […]

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First Impressions: Jim James – ‘Uniform Distortion’

First Impressions: Jim James – ‘Uniform Distortion’

Jim James is undoubtedly one of music’s most influential, innovative, and unpredictable individuals. As the front man of My Morning Jacket, he’s transformed the Louisville outfit from a southern-rock band to an indescribable tour-de-force. He’s produced some of the great albums of the decade, such as Basia Bulat’s Good Advice and Ray LaMontagne’s Ouroboros. Then there is his tireless work […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 21st

The Matinee ’18 June 21st

In some cases, The Matinee ’18 June 21st edition dives really deep to share new music. Some names, however, you may recognize from past mini-playlists. Today’s list is in reverse alphabetical order, except for the first track. We have to share the newest single from one of post-rock’s / shoegaze’s great bands first.   Mogwai – “We’re Not Done (End […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 12th

The Matinee ’18 June 12th

Another wide-ranging set of nine songs is featured on The Matinee ’18 June 12th. The mini-playlist commences with the return of one of indie rock’s great bands of the past two decades who set the tone for what comes after. Interpol – “The Rover” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Interpol, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Wolf Parade It’s hard to believe […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 8th

The Matinee ’18 June 8th

The Matinee ’18 June 8th includes awesome new tracks to get your Friday moving. Artists are representing Australia, Austria, Denmark, Norway, the US and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. Check back tomorrow for our Weekend showcase which includes all of our song selections from this week. Gold Star – “Half The Time” […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 10th

The Matinee ’18 May 10th

The Matinee ’18 May 10th covers a lot of ground geographically and musically. You’ll be fist-pumping, dancing, or sitting back to absorb the tremendous songwriting. The mini-playlist commences with one of our long-time favorites.   THYLA – “Blame” (Brighton, England) RIYL: Estrons, Paramore, Wolf Alice Three years into their careers, Thyla are gradually moving up the popularity charts, but swimming […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 20th

The Matinee ’18 April 20th

The Matinee ’18 April 20th features fun, boisterous, catchy, and even bombastic numbers. The mini-playlist is the perfect gateway into the weekend, so turn up the volume and listen to these nine fabulous songs. Courtney Barnett – “City Looks Pretty” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: Courtney Barnett Courtney Barnett stated earlier in the year that her new album would be different and […]

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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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Titus Andronicus – ‘A Productive Cough’ (album review)

Titus Andronicus – ‘A Productive Cough’ (album review)

For nearly a decade, Titus Andronicus made a career of blasting their violent, unrelenting punk music in dive and underground bars across North America. They were limited to these venues not because of lack of interest but their music and frenetic live shows needed to be contained. The  were and still are a detonating stockpile of dynamite. Maybe over the […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 23rd

The Matinee ’18 February 23rd

Plenty of star power is on The Matinee ’18 February 23rd edition, which kicks off with a couple of big time Brooklyn bands and finishes off with a fast-rising singer-songwriter. A few of the artists listed below are also heading to SXSW, so this is as good as a time to start planning who to see.   Parquet Courts – […]

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Saturday Sampler February 10th

Saturday Sampler February 10th

The Saturday Sampler February 10th edition is like a day at the amusement park or Olympics. These nine songs will get your adrenaline flowing and make you scream while others let you catch your breath and lose yourself in the moment. We get things started with one of the nicest guys around.   Shakey Graves – “Kids These Days” (Austin, […]

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Kyle Craft's Full Circle Nightmare comes out Feb.

Kyle Craft – ‘Full Circle Nightmare’ (album review)

Full Circle Nightmare by Kyle Craft In his short career, Kyle Craft has established himself as one of music’s sharpest and most gifted songwriters. For the Shreveport, Louisiana native, the music is secondary. The words are what counts. His debut, Dolls Of Highland, was a break-up album like no other, filled with Ziggy Stardust-like characters and stories that would make […]

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Saturday Sampler January 27th

Saturday Sampler January 27th

The retro vibes are strong for your weekend playlist: the nine songs on the Saturday Sampler January 27th edition offer a kaleidoscopic range of sonic hues, from indie pop to psych rock and glam punk. Hopefully you will find a new favorite artist in this mix. Happy weekend!   The Aces – “Fake Nice” (Orem, UT, USA) RIYL: Hinds, Pale […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 19th

The Matinee ’18 January 19th

The Matinee ’18 January 19th includes 9 awesome new tracks to get your weekend kicked off right. We have a nice mix of songs to fill anyone’s specific musical palate. Artists are representing Canada, France, the UK, the US, and Japan. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and of course our Mega Playlist on Sunday. The […]

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