Today: New Pornographers giveaway!

We’re giving away tickets to see The New Pornographers! Image: NPR

Join Justin the Canuck for today’s episode of This Great White North, on which we’ll be giving away two pairs of tickets to see The New Pornographers, playing next Saturday night with Waxahatchee at Stubb’s. To celebrate these icons of the Canadian music scene, we’ll have two sets featuring The New Pornos and some of the other acts associated with them, such as A.C. Newman, Destroyer, Fancey, and Zumpano (to name just a few).

Want more? We’ve got brand new tracks by Brunch Club, Dany Laj & The Looks, The Dirty Nil, Fast Romantics, Hollerado, The Jins, Mediumship, and You’ll Never Get to Heaven. Plus, we’ll even throw in some classics by Dave Monks, Young and Sexy, and Young Galaxy.

Tune in today at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and streaming live at!

Playlist: 2017-04-21

Justin the Canuck hosted the show.

4:32VirgoThe CourtneysIIFlying Nun
4:35Young LeoMise en SceneStill Life on FireLight Organ
4:39Beautiful MorningSaid the WhaleAs Long as Your Eyes Are WideHidden Pony
4:42Election DayThe Long Distance RunnersTracks
4:48Laura LeeThe Besnard LakesThe Besnard Lakes Are the Divine WindJagjaguwar
4:52Halfway HomeBroken Social SceneSingleArts & Crafts
4:56SpringtimeNorth Atlantic ExplorersSkylinesAnniedale
5:04Drive BackNeil Young & Crazy HorseZumaReprise
5:08Life of a Better ManSlow LeavesBeauty Is So Common
5:11Warm Blindness & A Cool BreezeCalvin LoveEcdysis EPSuper Fan 99
5:16PetalsTOPSSugar at the GateArbutus
5:21ShallowIncendiesTry Not to Think About It EP
5:25Blue Skies / SunshineSeasFade Out Into the NightBlack Box
5:28What the Weatherman Forgot to Tell YouMoneenThe Theory of Harmonial ValueSmallman
5:35StayThe FullblastAttack.Sustain.Decay EP
5:39Western MedicineLaureateLandmarksJump Start
5:42Heart AttackSum 41All Killer No FillerIsland
5:48Save YourselfThe Franklin ElectricBlue CeilingsIndica
5:52TroubadourOdd YearsSlow ClapMissed Connection
5:57Roller CoasterThe LiptoniansLet's All March Back Into the SeaHead In the Sand

New emo, new releases, and old favorites

The latest by Canadian band Laureate rounds out a special double set of emo this week.

Justin the Canuck takes to the mic this week to bring you a bevy of new releases with some classics sprinkled in. We’ll be spinning the latest Canadian releases by The Besnard Lakes, Broken Social Scene, Calvin Love, The Courtneys, Fast Romantics, The Franklin Electric, Mise en Scene, Odd Years, Said the Whale, and TOPS. Plus, we’ve got a killer two-set emo spotlight with new releases by The Fullblast, Incendies, Laureate, and Sum 41—along with classic emo from .moneen. and their more recent incarnation, Seas.

We’ll even throw in some of our favorites by The Got to Get Got, The Liptonians, The Long Distance Runners, North Atlantic Explorers, and Slow Leaves. And, at 5 o’clock, we’ve got our Neil Young Song of the Week. This week, we’ve got “Drive Back” from Zuma, Neil’s 1975 release with Crazy Horse.

It’s 90 minutes of the finest independent Canadian music this side of the border—and it all goes down Friday at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and available live, worldwide, at Tune in!

Playlist: 2017-04-14

Doug the Canuck hosted the show.

4:32Footsteps In SandThe StanfieldsVanguard of the Young & RecklessGround Swell
4:37Today's Empire, Tomorrow's AshesThe Magnificent 7sDirty RoadsTransistor 66
4:40I Want U 2 Want MePropagandhiHow to Clean EverythingFat Wreck Chords
4:46Meet Me at the Muster Station Pt. 1P.S. I Love YouMeet Me at the Muster StationPaper Bag
4:49Meet Me at the Muster Station Pt. 2P.S. I Love YouMeet Me at the Muster StationPaper Bag
4:52AtmospherePink MountaintopsPink MountaintopsJagjaguwar
5:01Tell Me WhyNeil YoungAfter the Gold RushReprise
5:05Not Love or DeathThe Rural Alberta AdvantageMended With GoldSaddle Creek
5:08The Ballad of Bobby and MeRock Plaza CentralQuantum Butterass
5:14I UnderstandSloanNever Hear the End of ItYep Roc
5:24SurrenderOxAmerican Lo-FiWeewerk
5:27Turbo LoverChris NeufeldSongs from Kentucky Waterfall
5:32Ten of HeartsMark Sultan$Last Gang
5:39Guided by VolumeNapalmpomThe Unconditional Love of NapalmpomTeenage Rampage
5:44Speech Bubble/Thought CloudParlovrParlovrDine Alone
5:53And SuddenlyMaybe SmithSecond Best DeathSir, Handsome

Playlist: 2017-04-07

Doug the Canuck hosted the show.

4:31Enjoy the SilenceThe BrainsZombie NationStomp
4:34TakeThe Pack A.D.UnpersonsMint
4:39PiecesThe Pack A.D.UnpersonsMint
4:46Games Without FrontiersArcade FireAnd I'll Scratch YoursReal World
4:49Modern ManArcade FireThe SuburbsMerge
4:54Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)Arcade FireThe SuburbsMerge
5:03L.A.Neil YoungTime Fades AwayReprise
5:06Gimme Sympathy (Hard Rain Mix)Elliott BROODSingle
5:10The Lonely End of the RinkThe Tragically HipWorld ContainerUniversal
5:14In ViewThe Tragically HipWorld ContainerUniversal
5:21No WeaknessesThe Dirty NilHigher PowerDine Alone
5:24Zombie EyedThe Dirty NilHigher PowerDine Alone
5:27Near to the Wild Heart of LifeJapandroidsNear to the Wild Heart of LifeAnti-
5:32Arc of BarJapandroidsNear to the Wild Heart of LifeAnti-
5:40ZonesWintersleepHello HumRoll Call
5:46In Came the FloodWintersleepHello HumRoll Call
5:50Afraid of MiceThe HarlotsCrawl SpacesUniversal
5:54CrimewavePort JuveeCrimewave
5:57Good Luck By the SeaScott NolanPostcards