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THE WAR ON DRUGS – Continuity

The long-awaited follow-up to The War on Drugs' breakthrough album "Lost in the Dream" finally arrived on August 25, 2017, after intensive touring around the world. "A Deeper Understanding" isn't very...
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LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – Living the Dream

Wow, now here's a great album! And what a great comeback for LCD Soundsystem, who went on hiatus in April 2014! There are lots of Bowie and Byrne influences all through the 4th album by James Murphy and his...
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POP MONTREAL 2017 – Jour 5 – À fleur de peau

Dimanche soir, suite et fin du marathon de découvertes au festival POP Montreal, édition 2017. Je termine mon aventure multisalles avec une découverte et une valeur sûre (que je n'avais jamais vue sur...

POP MONTREAL 2017 – Day 2: The Underdogs Won

Thursday night was a night of choices at POP. Too many great bands were playing simultaneously in different venues of Montreal and difficult sacrifices had to be made. At 9pm, probably the best hip-hop band...

POP MONTREAL 2017: A BEGINNERS GUIDE

Pop Montreal is upon us once again, and just like each passing year, the city of Montreal has been blessed with a plethora of great Independent acts to be seen across the city. Now entering its sixteenth year,...
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The Most Intriguing Bands at POP MONTREAL 2017

With over 400 bands playing in a single week at POP Montreal every year, it's hard to keep up. Especially when 392 of them are mostly unknown bands that (often) need to be discovered. In the past 15 years,...

HOMESHAKE – A Breath of Fresh Air

Smooth grooves, minimalist beats, layers of melodies on the keyboards and a lazy and softly singing voice are the ingredients found on the aptly titled new album by Homeshake, "Fresh Air". With a...
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The Cool Life of LONDON O’CONNOR

Great lo-fi synths and a cool lazy voice welcome you on "O∆" (pronounce “Circle Triangle”), the latest release from NYC via San Diego-based artist London O'Connor. What was initially a demo on SoundCloud...
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SUMMER’S NOT OVER Playlist

August is already finished, and while the pessimist in all of us might want to drivel about how fast the last three months have passed, there are still a couple weeks left to BBQ your hearts out and crank some...

MELISSA ETHERIDGE & JOSS STONE – Shine a light

There are some certainties in life. One is that if Joss Stone and Melissa Etheridge are sharing the stage, which they did for the first time 12 years after their interpretation of the famous Janis Joplin...
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LOCAL NATIVES – Gems of Silver Lake

The music scene of Los Angeles has nearly as vibrant a history as it's film industry. The endless list of musicians embody all sounds imaginable and only continue to grow as the city remains at the center of...
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MYRIAD3 – It’s All in the Details

My evening started at the Club Jazz stage, near the Gésù, where Toronto trio Myriad3 were finishing a few of their own compositions and were attacking a jazz arrangement of Stravinsky's Ragtime Piano Song,...
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NEIL COWLEY TRIO – On the Edge

If The Bad Plus are the most rock of all jazz bands, English musicians in Neil Cowley's Trio probably are the most jazz of all rock bands! At the Gésù tonight, they showed who was kicking that beat the most...

JESSE MAC CORMACK is a stellar cover band

The Jazz Fest chose a new path for exploration this year with series Re:Creation, giving artists the opportunity to revisit a music repertoire and pay tribute to a musician of their choice. To impersonate...
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BRIA SKONBERG – Jazz is Fun!

Classic jazz and the repertoire from the 40s is the type of music that is fun to rediscover. That was the pop music of the avant-guerre era! Youngsters used to dance to jazz, musicians were these "rockers"...
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LOLA MARSH – The Soft Parade

There is something charming about the way Lola Marsh's music gets under your skin. At first, it may sound thin, and maybe some songs aren't memorable, but it's just an illusion. Singer Yael Shoshana Cohen’s...
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BUCKINGHAM-McVIE – On with the show

There are a couple of points that need to be cleared up, right off the bat, before going any further with this review of the much anticipated Buckingham/McVie album. First off, this is not a duets album....
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WE ARE MONROE – Zone Out

We Are Monroe represent a part of that unique indie rock sound that has been a part of Montreal before Arcade Fire amassed critical success and what undoubtedly makes the city stand out on an international...
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DESTROY BABYLON – Killer Character

This 5-song EP from the Boston band Destroy Babylon offers very cool roots reggae, horns heavy, on top of the usual rhythm section. On Bad Draw, the saxophone brings in a ska feel, although the tempo stays...
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JENN GRANT – Soothing the moment

Jenn Grant is the type of singer-songwriter that can surprise her audience with different types of songs. She can take a soft folk approach, like she did on a few songs on her previous album (see here), or...
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SPOON – Life’s Surprises!

2014's "They Want My Soul" was supposed to be the last Spoon album ever. The Austin, Texas-based band's leader Britt Daniel had announced it, and Spoon was to call it quits at the height of their indie rock...

BRIDGET KEARNEY – Groovy baby

Accomplished bass player and backing vocalist for Boston’s acclaimed soul-pop outfit Lake Street Drive; Bridget Kearney steps out on her own for the first time with a collection of 60’s rooted pop songs...
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ELISE TROUW – Young & Gifted

YouTube sensation and 18 year-old talent from San Diego Elise Trouw has made a name for herself as an emerging star online with homemade videos that highlight her skills on the drums. In 2015, she made the...

Pieta Brown – Wait a minute Mr.Postman

  Written primarily in hotel rooms and then sent around the world as a series of sonic postcards for others to stamp their personalities on, could have resulted in Pieta Brown’s latest album...
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MUDCRUTCH – Back to the Future

Mudcrutch is the most famous band you never heard of. Mudcrutch is also a strong testament of how a rock'n'roll legend is true to his friends. Mudcrutch was Tom Petty's first band, in which he played bass and...
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PRIESTS – Veni, vidi, vici.

Imagine a band fronted by Chrissie and Siouxsie sharing vocals, Hooky on bass and a supporting cast capable of delivering surf-punk-jazz-funk-agit-pop-a-roll. Now listen to Priests debut album ‘NOTHING...

MOON DUO – The Devil’s in the Details

The first of two albums dealing with all things arcane and esoteric, on their fourth album together Ripley Johnson (guitars) and Sanae Yamada (keys) as Moon Duo present a consistently entertaining collection...

ALEX IZENBERG – A True Original Voice

One can find original music if he or she puts his or her mind to it. Reading RREVERB regularly is one good habit to take. ;) This week, we dive into Alex Izenberg's latest album "Harlequin", published mid...

LOST IN MUSIC – 2017 – SHERBERT LEMONS?

MENACE BEACH – LEMON MEMORY I missed this Leeds duo’s debut album ‘RATWORLD’ so came to this free from the baggage of expectation. This ‘difficult sophomore album’ kicks off in promising...
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JOSHUA REDMAN & BRAD MEHLDAU – Friends Reunion

One thing I appreciate with jazz is the meeting of two great artists who mix their skills and musical landscapes to create new music together. You don't see this as often in rock nor pop. Duets combine voices,...

THE CAIRO GANG – Wrapped in Velvet

California-born musician Emmett Kelly plays with a lot of people. From Ty Segall to Bonnie “Prince” Billy to Joan of Arc and Japanese musician Takuma Watanabe, he is everywhere! His main focus is his band...

TIFT MERRITT – HEARTACHES AND LULLABY’S

Tift Merritt  serves up a feast fit for a King with her latest offering “Stitch of the World”. With an opening four song appetizer, a 3 song main course, and 3 sweet ballads topping things off, Tift...
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THE ROLLING STONES – The Blues Masters

Keith Richards' solo album "Crosseyed Heart" from 2015 must have shaken Mick Jagger's deeply hidden blues pride. Could rock's oldest millionnaires be the blues band they once were 50 years ago? Or would...
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STING Sees The Light

Sting is a great musician. It's easy to be impressed by his amazing career, from his days in The Police (1977-1984), which hailed itself as one of the world's best bands of the early 80s, to his solo...

JIM JAMES – Hiding in Plain Sight

Waves of ominous, swirling keys and treated guitars welcome you aboard Jim James second solo album “Eternally Even” and it takes a minute before you sit back and sigh with pleasure as his singular voice...