Tag: The Tallest Man On Earth

Weekend Showcase 2.35

Weekend Showcase 2.35

Weekend Showcase 2.35 has a bit of everything from everywhere. Maybe you want some blistering indie rock or enjoy old school country? Is euphoric indie pop or shimmering world music and electronica your thing? Soul-crushing ballads and moving indie folk are what you fancy? Possibly you want to get moving to some spatial shoegaze, classic blues-rock and funk, and hip-shaking […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 32

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 32

Today’s Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 32 features a refreshing serving of new music cocktails. The five songs are by artists from Australia, Belarus, Germany, Sweden, and the U.S. Since today is Labor Day in the U.S., it seems appropriate to kick off today’s post with some Americana geared to hard working people and hardworking bands who are told their work […]

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Madeon

RBC Bluesfest 2016 – First Half Review

For the first time in the history of the RBC Bluesfest, a two-day break has been provided. In some respect, it is disappointing to not be heading out to the grounds of the War Museum and anticipating hearing a new artists. At the same time, the two days allows everyone to recharge their batteries, get errands done (like wash the […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 8th Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 8th Picks

There will probably be a huge flock of people descending upon the City Stage to catch Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds with many likely there to hear what might he say during the show and whether he and his band will break out a few, classic, Oasis tunes. There are, however, plenty of other acts to catch this evening.   […]

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Helado Negro

Other Music Forever

It’s rarely fun to say goodbye, especially to one of the most beloved New York City record stores. Other Music was a treasure, a beautiful place of music discovery and truly an influential place in the New York music scene. Last week was the final week of operations for the legendary store, and this past Tuesday was a farewell party […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.23

Weekend Showcase 2.23

We’re almost halfway through the year and the music keeps getting better and better. The Weekend Showcase 2.23 edition is Exhibit A, as this playlist that features 53 songs is arguably one of the best. Ten countries (Australia, Canada, England, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States) are represented, and the artists are some well-known acts […]

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The Matinee June 16th

The Matinee June 16th

The Matinee June 16th features eight songs, which are not just awesome to listen to but also hopefully will inspire you. So take a listen and listen intently to the lyrics, which will either take you away to an enchanted, mysterious place or have you reminiscing about the past and future.   Arc Iris – “Kaleidoscope” (Providence, RI, USA) RIYL: […]

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Newport Folk Festival July 24th Guide

Newport Folk Festival July 24th Guide

It was just on Sunday that the Ottawa Bluesfest finished, but back on the road for another festival. This will mark the 4th consecutive year that my wife and I will attend the Newport Folk Festival. No offence to the many festivals we have attended, but NFF is by far our favorite. It’s an extremely intimate festival, where roughly 10,000 […]

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First Impressions: The Tallest Man on Earth – “Dark Bird Is Home”

First Impressions: The Tallest Man on Earth – “Dark Bird Is Home”

The Tallest Man on Earth is Swede Kristian Matsson and he has been creating memorable folk with his rustic, gravelly voiced tunes since 2006. Dark Bird is Home is his fourth, full-length album release. The album will be out on Dead Oceans May 12 and we take a listen as the album is streaming over at NPR and we share our […]

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Mundo Musique: Amason

Mundo Musique: Amason

Ben and I started Mundo Musique as an International music column, and lately I have mostly been writing about American acts, but that changes today. There’s a lot of amazing music coming out of Sweden, and a lot of incredible bands, like Miike Snow, and Dungen. Members of both bands, Pontus Winnberg of Miike Snow, Gustaf Estjes of Dungen, and […]

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