#1: I Feel the Transition

We’ll end where it all began, with Winnipeg band The Weakerthans. Image: Punknews.org

Well, this is it. After 16 years of bringing the finest and freshest independent Canadian music to Texas on KOOP Radio, we’ve got just one show left before we officially go on hiatus. There’s no more holding back—only the best of the best get featured on a show this momentous. This week, we ride off into the Canadian sunset spinning our favorites by Bass Lions, The Dirty Nil, FemBots, Gulfer, Hey Rosetta!, Holy Fuck, Hotel Mira, Land of Talk, Leif Vollebekk, The Liptonians, Moneen, Mother Mother, Parkas, Prepare for the Future, Rah Rah, Ruby Coast, Stars, The Weakerthans, Wildlife, Young Galaxy, and The Zolas.

Join Justin the Canuck one last time, this Friday at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and broadcasting to the world at KOOP.org!

Playlist: 2022-05-20

Host Justin the Canuck recorded this episode in his home studio.

TimeTitleArtistAlbumLabel
4:33LettermanGay NinetiesLiberal GuiltLove Letter
4:36Psychic Guys With Plastic BagsWizaardFilthy Haanz
4:39Oh You, Old ThingWolf ParadeExpo 86Sub Pop
4:46SoftGRAEWhiplash
4:49Raw SugarMetricGrow Up and Blow AwayLast Gang
4:52Ghost IIRococodeGuns, Sex & GloryHead In the Sand
4:53Sally On the AvenueSleepy GonzalesSlow ApocalypseLight Organ
5:00HomegrownNeil YoungAmerican Stars 'N BarsReprise
5:03Election DayThe Long Distance RunnersTracks
5:06The Late King HenryThe Wooden SkyIf I Don't Come Home You'll Know I'm GoneBlack Box
5:10Come Back to the EarthPaper LionsStay Together
5:13St. CeciliaEllevatorEllevatorArts & Crafts
5:16Thunder EastOuter RoomsAll Will Be Well & All Will Be Well, etc., etc.Genuine Friends
5:21Blue Skies / SunshineSeasFade Out Into the NightBlack Box
5:24In Your LightBruce PeninsulaOpen FlamesHand Drawn Dracula
5:28Out of LuckCamaromanceThe Parade
5:32Desire 126HolleradoWhite PaintRoyal Mountain
5:35Summercamp vs. The Fake Moustache TreeBoats!Cannonballs, CannonballsKill Rock Stars
5:41Medicine ShowsWool on WolvesMeasures of ProgressMapleMusic
5:46AnimalThe Pack a.d.Do Not EngageNettwerk
5:50Light You UpThe Mohawk LodgeDamaged GoodsWhite Whale
5:52Guns + AmmunitionJuly TalkJuly Talk (Extended Version)Sleepless
5:56Kathy's BiblePaul JacobsPink Dogs On the Green GrassBlow the Fuse

#2: Grow Up and Blow Away

We’ve got a Metric ton of great songs this week. Image: Capital Gazette

Could it really be—only two shows left? After 16 years, it almost doesn’t feel real to be calling it quits. Alas, the end is nigh—as are more of our faves from the past decade-and-a-half! This week, we’ve got tracks by Boats!, Bruce Peninsula, Camaromance, Ellevator, Gay Nineties, GRAE, Hollerado, July Talk, The Long Distance Runners, Metric, The Mohawk Lodge, Outer Rooms, The Pack a.d., Paper Lions, Paul Jacobs, Rococode, Seas, Sleepy Gonzales, Wizaard, Wolf Parade, The Wooden Sky, Wool on Wolves, and—wait for it—one last Neil Young Song of the Week, at five o’clock!

Join Justin the Canuck Friday at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and broadcasting to the world at KOOP.org!

Playlist: 2022-05-13

Host Justin the Canuck recorded this episode in his home studio.

TimeTitleArtistAlbumLabel
4:34All for Swinging You AroundThe New PornographersElectric VersionMint
4:37Hey JudasFine TimesFine TimesLight Organ
4:41Summer DressHIGHSHIGHSIndica
4:44Fille de personne IIHubert LenoisDarlèneSimone
4:49SamsamNavet ConfitLP2²La Confiserie
4:53SynesthésieMalajubeLa caverneBravo musique
4:56Oublie pasKarkwaLe volume du ventAudiogram
4:59Le méprisCaracolL'arbre aux parfumsIndica
5:04Mind Over MatterTUNSTUNSRoyal Mountain
5:07Through & Through & ThroughJoel PlaskettThreeMapleMusic
5:12The Moon Is GoldKalle MattsonSomeday, the Moon Will Be GoldParliament of Trees
5:18This City's a MessSaid the WhaleHowe Sounds / Taking AbaloniaHidden Pony
5:21Can't See the LightReuben and The DarkFuneral SkyArts & Crafts
5:25Wait Up for YouThe Belle GameRitual Tradition HabitBoompa
5:29Strange GirlThe ZolasAncient MarsLight Organ
5:33BanditsModern SuperstitionsModern SuperstitionsLast Gang
5:36I Need a LifeBorn RuffiansI Need a LifeWarp
5:41Lives of Plants and AnimalsRival BoysAnimal InstinctsTiny
5:45Feather, Fur & FinDanny MichelFeather, Fur & FinBurnt Bun
5:50Stronger Than ThatBahamasBahamas Is AfieBrushfire
5:52Trophy WifeWhitehorsePanther In the DollhouseSix Shooter
5:57Bye Bye JubileeNYSSAGirls Like MeBRIDLE

#3: Bye Bye Jubilee

Toronto trio Rival Boys make our third-to-last playlist. Image: The Gate

Three shows down, three to go—we’re counting down until May 27, when we wrap it all up and put This Great White North on hiatus. We’ll continue rolling though the hits this week with tracks by Bahamas, The Belle Game, Born Ruffians, Caracol, Danny Michel, Fine Times, HIGHS, Hubert Lenoir, Joel Plaskett, Kalle Mattson, Karkwa, Malajube, Modern Superstitions, Navet Confit, The New Pornographers, NYSSA, Reuben and The Dark, Rival Boys, Said the Whale, Tuns, Whitehorse, and The Zolas!

Join Justin the Canuck Friday at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and broadcasting to the world at KOOP.org!