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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...
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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...

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...
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The POP MONTREAL 2017 Playlist

Having a tough time trying to decide to which show to go among the 400+ bands at POP Montreal this year? Me too. So, let's listen to few bands...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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...

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...
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The Many Faces of RUST EDEN

Yet another great Montreal band that reached my ears thanks to the Xmas List of Poulet Neige! Rust Eden is a cool indie rock band that takes the time...
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FUJIYA & MIYAGI – One-Two Punch

Don't you like these 4-song EP's from unknown bands that pop-up out of nowhere with a handful of great songs? Brighton's Fujiya & Miyagi is one...
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JESSE MAC CORMACK – Raw Blues

In an exclusive RREVERB interview in November 2015, music consultant Pedro Barbosa answered “Jesse Mac Cormack” when I asked him, "Which...
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AA – Controlled Chaos

Apart from showing up first in the alphabetical order of band listings, it can be an inconvenient to use “Aa” as a band name. Think of Google...
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GURR – Gurr Power

This two-female band from Berlin is a lot of fun to listen to. Andreya Casablanca and Laura Lee Jenkins create a very dynamic pop punk rock where...
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JOHN CALE – Sharp!

It is always very impressive when you are about to see a concert from an artist that you really respect. There is this excitement, in the days before...
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TANGENTS – The Hybrid Album

British electronic music producer Ollie Bown (Icarus, Not Applicable); Adrian Lim-Klumpes (Triosk, 3ofMillions) on piano, Rhodes, vibraphone and...
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PARQUET COURTS on Colbert Show

Two nights ago, Parquet Courts performed the song "Captive of the Sun" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Naturally, the guys had a surprise in...
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LIIMA – The Merge

Liima with two i's. Album title is two i's. Not sure what this means, but these ten songs are very interesting. The four-piece European band can...
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BIG THIEF – Stealing the show

Striking guitars (on the fiery Real Love), great melodies (the lovely Masterpiece) and an efficient mix of male / female energy (on Paul) makes the...
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ISLANDS – Too Darn Easy

Everything seems too easy for the talented musicians that form Islands. In 2016, Nicholas Thorburn, Evan and Geordie Gordon and Adam Halferty...
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METHYL ETHEL – Perfect Balance

It is tough to find the balance between catchy music and solid artistic direction. Some fall into the more pop side of things (e.g. LaRoux) while...
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NAP EYES’ Lazy Rock

I got at the Casa just in time to catch the last two songs of the second band playing tonight, Cian Nugent and his two musicians. The place was...