Tag: Ron Gallo

Weekend Showcase 4.34

Weekend Showcase 4.34

Every long weekend needs a great playlist, and we are here to serve you. More accurately, the 44 artists and bands (45 songs) featured on the Weekend Showcase 4.34 edition are doing the chores. Turn up the volume and blast these great songs that come Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 28th – Rock Edition

The Matinee ’18 August 28th – Rock Edition

We’re offering another double dip of new music. The Matinee ’18 August 28th – Rock Edition will may cause some sensory overload, but we guarantee the six songs will energize you. Some may even make you laugh, and others will cause you to slow down (you’ll understand what this mean as you read more below). For the second half of […]

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Osheaga 2018 in photos

When in Montreal, you are never short of things to see, do, eat, or drink. That said, the weekend of August 3th–5th has something unique, namely the three-day music and visual arts festival, Osheaga. It’s appeal has grown, given the magnitude of the festival and the number of local and international artists it hosts. One of its many attributes is that the […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.30

Weekend Showcase 4.30

The Weekend Showcase 4.30 edition is another doozy, featuring plenty of summertime fare. Thirty-nine (39) songs are on the mega-playlist, featuring artists and band representing 9 countries. They come from: Australia, Canada, Cuba, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. The SoundCloud version […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 3rd

The Matinee ’18 August 3rd

It’s Friday, so it’s time for some upbeat and raucous fare, which fills up The Matinee ’18 August 3rd edition. Let’s get rocking and rolling! Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Weekend Playlist which includes all of the awesome new tunes from this week. Baked – “A Hartlett Anthem” (Brooklyn, USA)  RIYL: Dinosaur Jr., Pavement, Pixies Most […]

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Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2018 – Preview and Picks

Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2018 – Preview and Picks

If the sunshine doesn’t suggest summer in Canada, then the August long weekend with its famed 3-day Osheaga Arts & Music Festival surely will. This August 3rd to 5th brings the 13th Chapter of this event, causing music fans to descend on Parc-Jean Drapeau on Île Ste-Hélène. Having garnered over 135,000 attendees in previous years, it’s a music and arts […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.01

Weekend Showcase 4.01

One week down and fifty more to go, and we kick off the near year with a playlist that is almost as long as our Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017. Ok, the Weekend Showcase 4.01 edition is not quite that long – it’s about a third of the length – but at 58 songs it’s a bit of monster. This […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18, January 10th

Melodic Tonic ’18, January 10th

We start the new year with fresh tunes from familiar voices. The Melodic Tonic ’18, January 10th edition is a strictly North American mix of indie legends and emerging talents alike, so crank these tunes to cure your winter blues. We start with a band that needs no introduction.   The Breeders – “All Nerve” (Dayton, OH, USA) RIYL: The […]

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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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Thirty 2017 Albums Not to Be Overlooked

Thirty 2017 Albums Not to Be Overlooked

Do you know someone a huge music fan who knows artists and bands that most people would not know? That person you go to for new music advice or has a vinyl collection that overwhelms yours? How do you impress this person? We’re here to help you, offering Thirty 2017 Albums Not to Be Overlooked. You’re sure to find something […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.43

Weekend Showcase 3.43

We’re into the home stretch of 2017 with only about five weeks left in the music scene. Like Oscar season, the music only gets more dramatic and more soul crunching. The Weekend Showcase 3.43 edition features many of these great songs. Specifically, there are 53 songs on this week’s mega-playlist. The artists and band represent a record-breaking 21 countries. They […]

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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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Ron Gallo – “Heavy Meta”

Ron Gallo – “Heavy Meta”

As we entered the Newport Blues Cafe after Day 1 of the Newport Folk Festival, a three-piece rock band was tearing up the venue. Their rock ‘n roll was loud and blistering. After each of the four songs they would play, they finished with stoic, business-like expressions, acting like they’ve been here before and done it all. My friend asked […]

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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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Dina’s Picks for Favourite Pics of 2016

Dina’s Picks for Favourite Pics of 2016

Though 2016 does not mark my initial year of taking photos at concerts, this year has afforded me a few photographic firsts. I was lucky enough to be able to work from a photo pit of an arena, take more intimate yet still candid photos of artists during interviews, and photograph a pair of venerated international music festivals as approved […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.43

Weekend Showcase 2.43

As we enter the home stretch of 2016, singles for the last albums of 2016 and for the first records of 2017 start to arrive. Get a head start on what’s coming with the Weekend Showcase 2.43, which features 51 songs from 13 countries. These artists are representing: Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, […]

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The Matinee November 1st

The Matinee November 1st

So Halloween has passed, but it’s not too late to share some mystical and creepy songs, and there are several on The Matinee November 1st edition. There are, of course, new songs that are whimsical, tantalizing, and just awesome.   Cadence Kid – “The Darkness” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Portugal. The Man, Poliça, Inspired & The Sleep Back in May, we […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.07

Weekend Showcase 2.07

We had an extremely busy week and, as a result, we have our longest mega-playlist of the year. We had the pleasure of sharing three premieres, looked at seven albums, shared six remixes, one great cover song, and 41 new singles. That all adds up to 57 songs on the Weekend Showcase 2.07 edition. Twelve countries are represented: Australia, Brazil, […]

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The Matinee February 25th

The Matinee February 25th

The Matinee February 25th has a few bands that are retro-oriented and have a sound that many of us will immediately recognize. There are some artists making music with their own creative slant. Regardless if they sound old or new, all six artists will amaze you with their music. We head overseas for the first three selections before returning to […]

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