Justin’s top tracks of 2017

To commemorate a fantastic year of independent Canadian music releases, we’ll be presenting 90 minutes of some of the best music we’ve played on the show this year. You might think that putting together a show made up entirely of music we’ve played before would be easy, but no—honing hours and hours of amazing tracks down to just 20 is an excruciatingly painful exercise. Luckily, all the hard work is already complete; you just have to listen!

Which tracks made the cut? Join Justin the Canuck today at 4:30 PM Central to find out! Tune in on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin and broadcasting worldwide at KOOP.org.

Giving thanks for Canadian tunes

We give thanks for new Canadian music by bands like Casper Skulls. Source: Bandcamp

We may have missed Thanksgiving by a day but that’s not going to stop us from giving thanks for new Canadian music! We’ve got a show jam-packed with the latest in independent music from north of border, featuring new tracks by artists including Aidan Knight, Area Resident, Brutal Poodle, Burn the Louvre, Casper Skulls, and Chris Velan. We’ll feature back-to-back tracks by Montreal’s CTZNSHP, plus even more new music by The Deep Dark Woods, Florda Well, Girl Meets Bear, Goodbye Honolulu, Mauno, Penny Diving, and The Ruffled Feathers. And while you start to reach for those leftovers, indulge yourself with new tunes by Scenic Route to Alaska, Stars, Sure, Twist, and Woolworm.

Justin the Canuck will be at the helm for this expression of musical appreciation, Friday at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio—91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and online at KOOP.org!

Preview Austin’s coming Canadian shows

Tune in today for a listen to several of the many Canadian artists coming to town in the next week—we’ll have new and much-loved tracks by Japandroids, The Rural Alberta Advantage, She-Devils, Tegan and Sara, and Yukon Blonde to preview those upcoming shows.

We’ve also got brand new music by newcomers to the show including Family Video, Julie & The Wrong Guys, Lakes and Pines, Nick Ferrio, and Peach Pyramid, and the latest from artists we’ve featured before, including Matt Mays, The Pack A.D., Peach Pit, and Tough Age. To cap it off, we’ll feature several slightly-older favorites by Arkells, The I Spies, Joel Plaskett, Rah Rah, and Sunparlour Players.

Justin the Canuck will be at the helm for your Canadian music adventure, today at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio—91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and online at KOOP.org!

Spooky Canada

Image: DaveHax via YouTube

Join Justin the Canuck for an assortment of spooky Canadian tunes to get you in the mood for Halloween! We’ll also wrap up our years-long countdown of the Top 100 Neil Young Songs of All Time, with #100 from Rolling Stone‘s list.

Tune in today at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio—91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and online at KOOP.org!

New Stars, Weaves, and more

We’ve got the latest from Toronto’s Stars. Image: Shervin Lainez via NPR

Join Justin the Canuck today at 4:30 PM Central for this week’s episode of This Great White North!

We’ve got brand new music from several Canadian artists, like Stars, Weaves, The Barr Brothers, Jasper Sloan Yip, and Vic Horvath! We’ll also be featuring some of our favorites by bands like CTZNSHP, Dralms, Forest City Lovers, Girl Meets Bear, Hot Springs, King Cobb Steelie, Nap Eyes, The Neins Circa, Ox, Parlour Steps, and The Ruffled Feathers. We’ll even dig deep into the catalog for oldies by Hot Hot Heat and—because, really, why not?—Our Lady Peace.

Ain’t no ticket giveaways, ain’t no fancy themes… just great Canadian music, new and old. Tune in today on 91.7 FM in Austin or online, anywhere in the world, at KOOP.org!