Tag: Showcase

Newport Folkfest Sunday’s Pick: Ten Suggestions

Newport Folkfest Sunday’s Pick: Ten Suggestions

It’s the third and final day of the Newport Folkfest. Like with yesterday, here is a quick summary of some of the acts to see and three that are given more of a marquee spot. Granted, they are all worth seeing. I probably should have written summaries for all of them. I digress.   Ages and Ages – 11:30 to […]

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Newport Folkfest Saturday Picks: An 8-Pack of Great Music

Newport Folkfest Saturday Picks: An 8-Pack of Great Music

Today’s lineup is full of conflicts. There are at least 8 artists I would like to see today, and this doesn’t include tonight’s headliner Jack White. Ah, what the heck, I’ll list all 8 recommended acts, although those with videos in their profiles could be considered my Pick-3. The Haden Triplets – 11:05 to 11:55 on the Quad Stage – […]

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Newport Folkfest Day 1 Pick-3: Phox, Reignwolf, and Lake Street Dive

Newport Folkfest Day 1 Pick-3: Phox, Reignwolf, and Lake Street Dive

Since 2012, my wife and I have made the annual trek to the Newport Folkfest – the historic and terrific 3-day music gathering held at Fort Adams State Park and one of the few truly green festivals around the world (it operates on solar panel, resulting in the final performance finishing at 7:30). Approximately 10,000 people from around North America […]

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Axxa/Abraxas’ New Video, “I Almost Fell”

Axxa/Abraxas’ New Video, “I Almost Fell”

Way back in January, Ben profiled Ben Asbury – a.k.a. Axxa/Abraxas – and his terrific debut album. Today, he released the video for the catchy “I Almost Fell”. The video is a trippy jaunt in the day of one man’s experience at a cult party. The video verges of David Lynch / David Cronenberg territory. The video isn’t exactly safe […]

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New Single: The History of Apple Pie’s Tame

New Single: The History of Apple Pie’s Tame

So, we’re a little late, but better late than never right? Two weeks ago, London’s The History of Apple Pie – who has one of our favourite band names and a favourite of Ben’s – released their latest single, “Tame”, in support of their second full-length album, Feel Something. Coming off a terrific debut LP in early 2013 (Out of View), […]

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Weekend Stream (July 18): Alvvays, White Fence, PS I Love You, Devin Cuddy Band, and Joyce Manor

Weekend Stream (July 18): Alvvays, White Fence, PS I Love You, Devin Cuddy Band, and Joyce Manor

Here’s your weekly weekend stream of new music that is streaming on various sites. We have a great five-some today, full of Canadian content. Alvvays, the Toronto-based band, have released their long-away self-titled debut album. You can stream it on CBC Music and NPR. White Fence, the project of Tim Presley, sees the long-time indie guitarist revive the psychedelic rock […]

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Review: The Creeps’ Eulogies

Review: The Creeps’ Eulogies

Never a band to create love songs or to get too happy, The Creeps have delivered a new LP with a strong title: Eulogies. (Now available for pre-order, ironically, through It’s Alive Records.) The songs range from Buzzcocks-styled power pop to Ramones-styled rawk. This is classic-sounding 70s punk rock, with three chords and a lot of heft. Lyrically, though, The […]

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Sloan Releases New Single, “Keep Swinging (Downtown)”

Sloan Releases New Single, “Keep Swinging (Downtown)”

One of our (well the Canadian contingent’s) favourite bands, Sloan, announced yesterday they will release a double LP called, Commonwealth, on September 9. The title, well, is very Canadiana, but its meaning is much deeper – each band member was given one side of an album to feature their “solo” work. Each album side was named after a card suit […]

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New Singles: “Dizzy” and “2014” by bentcousin

New Singles: “Dizzy” and “2014” by bentcousin

Twins Amelia and Patrick Murphy co-front the whirling indie rock band bentcousin. On July 1, they released the 7″ single “Dizzy”, a whirling pop tune that will take you back to the UK in the ’70s. In a similar vein but in a more of a Velvet Underground style is the brooding number, “2014”, which is on the flip side. […]

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