From Typewriters to Tape: Leif Vollebekk on songwriting and surprises

Written by Michaela Stock | Monday, 25 November 2019 13:20 |

In less than a decade, Montréal-based musician Leif Vollebekk has written, recorded, and released four albums; been on tour with artists like Gregory Alan Isakov and Half Moon Run; was a shortlisted finalist for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize; and was awarded the 2018 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Anamanaguchi is ready to throw an introspective dance party

Written by Josh Veal | Thursday, 07 November 2019 09:00 |

Anamanaguchi’s new album, [USA], isn’t so much an identity crisis as it is an identity journey.

If you’re just hearing about rock band Third Eye Blind, buckle up — they’ve had quite the ride.

At this point in her career, Judy Collins is an indisputable icon. Influential and inspirational to multiple generations, her work as an award-winning artist, author and activist spans more than five decades. 

Dancing in the Stars: Moon Hooch brings its sax party to The Stache

Written by Michaela Stock | Wednesday, 25 September 2019 10:34 |

Moon Hooch drew their first crowds when performing in New York City subway stations, years ago.

When Revue got ahold of Lee Ann Womack, the longtime country music favorite was celebrating her late summer birthday while on a road trip with her daughter, rising country music artist Aubrie Sellers.

Just days before talking with Revue about an upcoming fall tour (hitting Grand Rapids this month), guitarist Steve Sladkowski of the Canadian punk band PUP played the biggest show of his life.

From the very beginning, dream-pop duo Beach House has always strived to find that perfect spot. It’s not a specific time or place, but the creative space where they can share the beguiling beauty and ethereal elegance of their signature sound in an almost effortless way. 

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Andrew Bird has made a career out of crafting a masterful mixture of music. Raised on the violin from age four, he earned a performance degree on the instrument from Northwestern University, before exploring the swing-jazz revival of the mid-’90s with Squirrel Nut Zippers and his own project Bowl of Fire. By 2003, he had branched out solo, experimenting with looping pedals and pioneering the live multitrack experience. 

Chris Conley never intended to write a theme song for his band. But when the muse came to visit the Saves The Day frontman as he worked on the band’s latest LP, 9, it just came pouring out of him like it’s always been there.

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