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 March 12, the list includes at least 111 Canadians and we’ve got an incredible 293 performances on the schedule. 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!

Do you know of a Canadian artist or one of their SXSW performances that we’ve missed? Let us know!

Playlist: 2018-03-02

Doug and Justin the Canucks hosted our final show of KOOP’s spring membership drive, along with DJ Del Sur.

4:34What Are You Waiting For?Hexes & OhsThank YouSaboteur
4:38Through the WireTokyo Police ClubForcefieldMom + Pop
4:44In Came the FloodWintersleepHello Hum
4:48The ArmIslandsArm's WayAnti-
5:03WinterlongNeil YoungDecadeReprise
5:07Taking AbaloniaSaid the WhaleTaking Abalonia
5:14BlindnessSex With StrangersBehavioursCatapult
5:18Last Will & TestamentPropagandhiSupporting CasteSmallman
5:27Mixed MessagesTunsTunsRoyal Mountain
5:31If I Get OldElliott BROODDays Into YearsPaper Bag
5:37The River By the GardenZeusSay UsArts & Crafts
5:41Howl (Like Wolves)Grand AnalogModern ThunderShadow Cabinet
5:47Don't Turn the Lights OnChromeoBusiness CasualLast Gang
5:52Dying BreedSlam DunkWelcome to MiamiFile Under: Music
5:58Memories of the FutureHandsome FursSound KapitalSub Pop

Playlist: 2018-02-23

Doug and Justin the Canucks hosted our first show of KOOP’s spring membership drive, along with DJ AsuraSunil.

4:34Beck + CallJuly TalkTouchSleepless
4:38Pick Me UpKalle MattesonSomeday, the Moon Will Be GoldParliament of Trees
4:45In UndertowAlvvaysAntisocialitesPolyvinyl
4:49First Dog In SpaceThe Legendary DirtbikersSingle
4:56Help I'm AliveMetricFantasies
5:06Down to the WireNeil YoungDecadeReprise
5:10Tell It to the SkyDiamond MindHeavy Metal SunshineWyatt
5:15HummingbirdImaginary CitiesTemporary ResidentHidden Pony
5:20Don't Live UpBorn RuffiansRUFFPaper Bag
5:27AnchorlessThe WeakerthansFallowG7 Welcoming Committee
5:31My Girlfriend's a RobotThe Hanson BrothersGross MisconductAlternative Tentacles
5:37Rain, Rain, RainRheostaticsWhale MusicSire
5:42Fell In Love With New YorkThe ZolasSwoonerLight Organ
5:49Rocking In the Free WorldNeil YoungFreedomReprise
5:52Wild West RainJadea KellyCloverDarth Jadea
5:59Kid Who Stays In the PictureHot Hot HeatHot Hot HeatCulvert

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

Busty and The Bass tix + 100% SXSW

Tickets to see Busty and The Bass could be yours! Image: Noy Ma via Montreal Rampage

Tune in this Friday at 4:30 PM for your chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to see Busty and The Bass, movin’ and groovin’ this Saturday night at Stubb’s!

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!