Tag: The War on Drugs

Benjamin Booker

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – First Week in Photos

 Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest can be a logistical challenge to see everyone on your list. With the number of performers featured on the multiple stages at one time, schedule conflicts are inevitable. Since we couldn’t attend every gig, here are some quick highlights of memorable sets from the first four days of the fest. Day 1 – Thursday, July 5th It’s finally […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Days 1 & 2 Picks (July 5th & 6th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Days 1 & 2 Picks (July 5th & 6th)

Summer has finally arrived, and it brings a heatwave of record-breaking proportions and the annual RBC Bluesfest 2018. This year’s edition is 10 days long (July 5-15) and once again features music appealing to a broad collection of tastes, spanning several eras, and even more genres. As The Revue traditionally does, we will be offering suggestions for each day of […]

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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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Marcus’ top pix of 2017

Marcus’ top pix of 2017

2017 has been a crazy year for photographing bands. I’ve managed to get a whopping 277 of them in front of my camera. I also had some firsts – first time in a photo pit, first time shooting at a festival, first time a photo has been published, as well as my first of 40 articles for The Revue. I’ve […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2017 – Full List

Favorite 50 Albums of 2017 – Full List

2017 has been another fabulous year for music. Numerous bands and artists made triumphant returns, dozens of newcomers took music to new heights, and some established stars aged like fine wines. With the holiday season upon us, it’s the perfect time to review the year that was. For the last five days, we shared our Favorite 50 Albums of 2017. […]

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Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 5

Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 5

We have arrived at the conclusion of our Favorite Albums of 2017 with Part 5. Today’s list is filled with legends – whether artists and bands who indeed exemplify the term or who channel some of music’s most influential songwriters. After reading through today’s ten LPs, revisit the other 40 in Parts One, Two, Three, and Four. Happy Holidays!   […]

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The War on Drugs – Alexandra Palace, London (photo review)

The War on Drugs – Alexandra Palace, London (photo review)

Alexandra Palace was built in 1873 and is steeped in history. The huge arched building on top of a hill in North London looms over the neighborhood. Ally Pally was the place where the world’s first TV was transmitted, and it has been home to some epic gigs over recent years. With a capacity of nearly 11,000, the main hall […]

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First Impressions: The War on Drugs – ‘A Deeper Understanding’ (album review)

First Impressions: The War on Drugs – ‘A Deeper Understanding’ (album review)

Only a handful of artists and bands have a pristine discography. Few groups consistently produce albums that are instant classics. The list is short – The National, TV On The Radio, PJ Harvey, and Kurt Vile are some examples – with no Radiohead, Arcade Fire, or Pearl Jam to be found. Another band worthy of this exclusive list is The War […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.30

Weekend Showcase 3.30

The dog days of summer are upon us, but we have the perfect cure. The Weekend Showcase 3.30 edition features 51 songs to get you moving, jumping, and, of course, contemplating what is to come and what has passed. Ten countries are represented, including: Australia, Canada, England, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist […]

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Saturday Sampler August 5th

Saturday Sampler August 5th

As we head into the final weeks of summer, it’s time to sit back and reminiscent about its first half, especially given how warm and humid it is in many parts of the world. So instead of blasting sweat-inducing number, the Saturday Sampler August 5th edition features nine songs that offer a reprieve from the heat. We kick things off […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.28

Weekend Showcase 3.28

It’s Sunday which means one thing – the Weekend Showcase is out. The 28th edition of 2017 has a cool 51 songs on the playlist. The band and artists are from all over the globe, specifically 16 countries. They include: Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iran, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17 July 19th

Melodic Tonic ’17 July 19th

The Melodic Tonic ’17 July 19th edition serves up six intoxicating new music cocktails. This week features the newest from The War on Drugs along with familiar voices from the UK and Canada. These summer songs will take you on an emotional and musical journey, so let’s kick things off in Philadelphia.   The War on Drugs – “Strangest Thing” […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.21

Weekend Showcase 3.21

It was a huge week for new music with several superstar bands and artists dropping new singles. Two of them are on the Weekend Showcase 3.21 edition, which includes 47 other great songs. The artists represent 15 countries, including: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist […]

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The Matinee June 2nd

The Matinee June 2nd

In the past twenty-four hours, Radiohead shared “I Promise”, an unreleased song from their seminal album, OK Computer. Phoenix revealed “Goodbye Soleil”. Lorde shared “Perfect Places”, the latest track from her house party-influenced new album. Finally, Arcade Fire unveiled the disco-pop track, “Everything Now”.  We’ve opted to go in a different direction for The Matinee June 2nd, sharing tunes by lesser-known […]

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Osheaga in Revue – Day 3 Part 2

Osheaga in Revue – Day 3 Part 2

My final evening at Osheaga started with The War on Drugs. Following that was another heart breaker for me. The last time Hot Chip played Osheaga it was perfect. They headlined the Green stage and the intimacy of the smaller stage and the dark evening suited them. This was another top 3 artists I regret missing. I instead went to Brand […]

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Sharon Van Etten – I Don’t Want To Let You Down EP

Sharon Van Etten – I Don’t Want To Let You Down EP

Over the last few years, New York based Singer-Songwriter Sharon Van Etten has grown from a solo act playing songs by herself in tiny bars in the northeast and selling handmade CDs into an unstoppable force headlining large clubs and releasing critically acclaimed records. Last Year’s Are We There was one of our favorite records of the year, and she’s […]

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TORRES – Sprinter

TORRES – Sprinter

Ever since we first heard Torres’ self-titled debut LP, we’ve been entranced by the music of Mackenzie Scott.  The New York via Nashville songwriter created a gorgeous, heartstopping record with Torres, which earned it a spot in one of our top records of that year.  This week, Torres releases Sprinter, her second LP, and it’s one of the most powerful experiences […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Ty Segall, The War on Drugs, Warpaint, Wye Oak, and Young Fathers

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Ty Segall, The War on Drugs, Warpaint, Wye Oak, and Young Fathers

And we’ve made it to the end. But first, a quick recap: Day 1 – Alvvays, Angel Olsen, The Antlers, Beck, and Benjamin Booker. Day 2 – Chad VanGaalen, Conor Oberst, Coves, Damien Jurado, and Doug Keith. Day 3 – Dream Boat, Eagulls, First Aid Kit, Future Islands, and Hamilton Leithauser. Day 4 – Hiss Golden Messenger, Hospitality, Hurray for […]

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Mundo Musique: Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler

Mundo Musique: Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler

One of the most interesting records you’ll hear all year is  Slant of Light from the Philadelphia duo of Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler.  Lattimore is a harpist who has played with Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile, Jarvis Cocker, and Sharon Van Etten. Zeigler is a multi-instrumentalist who’s performed with The War On Drugs, and A Sunny Day in Glasgow.  Slant […]

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Ottawa Folkfest Announce Stellar Lineup

Ottawa Folkfest Announce Stellar Lineup

The Ottawa Folkfest this morning released the lineup to its 21st edition of the annual festival, and the lineup is fantastic. There’s something for everyone at the five-day festival, which runs from September 10-14 at Hog’s Back Park in the middle of Ottawa. The headliners – Lorde, The National, Neutral Milk Hotel, Foster the People, and The Gaslight Anthem – […]

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