Canadian artists at SXSW 2018

As we do every year, we’re rounding up all the Canadians coming to town for SXSW 2018. As of February 11, the list includes 80 Canadians, and we’re expecting more additions yet to come. Take a look at these handy SXSW references we’ve put together, and keep an eye out for more in the weeks leading up to the festival!

    We’ve got the complete list of every Canadian artist on the bill, on our Austin Events calendar.
    Check out our new Spotify playlist featuring every Canadian coming to town next month—available below!
    The week before the festival, we put together a handy, printable pocket guide showing the time and location of every Canadian performance throughout the week. Stay tuned!
    Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates about Canadians at South By Southwest!

Do you know of a Canadian artist coming to town that we’ve missed? Let us know!

Playlist: 2018-02-16

Justin the Canuck hosted the show.

4:33St. CeciliaEllevatorSingleArts & Crafts
4:36Boys & BlondesDear RougePhasesUniversal Canada
4:39ParadiseTerra LightfootNew MistakesSonic Unyon
4:43TinderMotel RaphaëlSystemWarner Canada
4:47SwimDizzySingleRoyal Mountain
4:51DaydreamMilk & BoneDeception BayBonsound
4:54TailwhipMen I TrustSingle
4:59FadingGulferDog BlessTopshelf
5:03This Note's for YouNeil YoungThis Note's for YouReprise
5:06Mid 20's SkateboarderPkew Pkew PkewPkew Pkew PkewRoyal Mountain
5:08Before We Go Out DrinkingPkew Pkew PkewPkew Pkew PkewRoyal Mountain
5:09Let's Order a PizzaPkew Pkew PkewPkew Pkew PkewRoyal Mountain
5:15Ol' Sweet DayAHIWe Made It Through the Wreckage
5:17You Look Like Trouble (But I Guess I Do Too)Lisa LeBlancHighways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted EPBonsound
5:22You Are an OceanBeamsTeach Me to Love
5:25The RealBusty and The BassGLAMIndica
5:30HarmoneyJohn Jacob MagisteryHarmoney EPPasserine
5:35I Will Not Return as a TouristBonifaceSingleParadyse / Transgressive
5:39Family Oh FamilyShred KellySing to the Night
5:44Data fontaineCorridorSupermercado
5:48DianaFRIGSSlush EPArts & Crafts
5:52Tidal Wave of Hate (Baby Let's Surf)The Wet SecretsThe Tyranny of ObjectsSix Shooter
5:58I Will Follow YouSaid the WhaleAs Long as Your Eyes Are WideHidden Pony

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Apart from the giveaway, the rest of the show will be 100% focused on the many Canadian artists coming to town next month for SXSW. We’ve covered a bunch of them already in recent weeks—and have even put together a Spotify playlist featuring most of the 78 Canadian artists performing at the festival—and this week we’ll round out the show with a whole bevy of soon-to-arrive Canucks, including AHI, Beams, Boniface, Corridor, Dear Rouge, Dizzy, Ellevator, FRIGS, Gulfer, John Jacob Magistery, Lisa LeBlanc, Men I Trust, Milk & Bone, Motel Raphaël, PKEW PKEW PKEW, Said the Whale, Shred Kelly, Terra Lightfoot, and The Wet Secrets!

Join Justin the Canuck for 90 minutes of independent Canadian music, this Friday at 4:30 PM on 91.7 FM in Austin, TX and streaming live online at!

Playlist: 2018-02-09

Doug the Canuck hosted the show.

4:32In Too DeepSum 41All Killer No FillerIsland
4:35This Is How It GoesBilly TalentBilly TalentAtlantic
4:38Lost MeaningThe Arch RivalsLive In the Studio
4:49Arc of BarJapandroidsNear to the Wild Heart of LifeAnti
4:57Save the PlanetThe Tragically HipPhantom PowerUniversal
5:01The Last Trip to TulsaNeil YoungSugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House 1968Reprise
5:12WeaponizedWolf ParadeCry Cry CrySub Pop
5:19Floating CathedralTimber TimbreSincerely, Future PollutionCity Slang
5:27Sentimental X'sBroken Social SceneForgiveness Rock RecordArts & Crafts
5:33Static ShapeChad VanGaalenLight InformationSub Pop
5:37Lost TogetherBlue RodeoLost TogetherWarner
5:42Whole Wide WorldBahamasPink StratNevado
5:47Warm ChangeFucked UpGlass BoysMatador
5:54Mothers of the SunBlack MountainIVJagjaguwar

Playlist: 2018-02-02

Justin the Canuck hosted the show.

4:33DestroyerYoung GalaxyInvisible RepublicPaper Bag
4:37Something Evil AgainCookie DusterWhen Flying Was EasySQE
4:41You're Scary NowChastityTape EPHand Drawn Dracula
4:44B-boots ($56.41)Code PieThe Most Trusted Name In YousFlagless
4:52Polyester SometimesYESS WOAHBelieve
4:55NothingCommon HollyPlaying HouseSolitaire
4:57AltalalavalGulferWhat GivesTexas Is Funny
4:59PresentSteady PhaseSteady Phase EP
5:05Opera StarNeil Young & Crazy HorseRe-ac-torReprise
5:09Steady Glazed EyesLiving HourLiving HourLefse
5:13StumblingBreezeRecordHand Drawn Dracula
5:20SavageLIGHTSSkin & EarthUniversal Canada
5:24Main GirlCharlotte CardinMain Girl EPAtlantic
5:28MistakesCommon DeerI, II
5:36MiracleLook VibrantOnly Qualms
5:40No Better Way to Show Your Love Than a Set of Broken LegsMoneenThe Theory of Harmonial ValueSmallman
5:44Are We Really Happy With Who We Are Right Now?MoneenAre We Really Happy With Who We Are Right Now?Smallman
5:48Don't Ever Tell Locke What He Can't DoMoneenThe Red TreeVagrant
5:51If Tragedy's Appealing, Then Disaster's an AddictionMoneenThe Red TreeVagrant
5:56In the ZoneTree SpeakFeeling Weird