#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!

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#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!

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#4: Count Down Our Days

Toronto’s Casper Skulls feature in our fourth-to-last show. Image: MTV

We enter the final month of This Great White North continuing our countdown until the end, and the tunes are as stellar as ever. We reach for the stars this week with favorites by Aidan Knight, The Barr Brothers, Casper Skulls, Dan Mangan, The Darcys, Del Barber, The Drew Thomson Foundation, Fake Shark-Real Zombie!, FemBots, The I Spies, Jadea Kelly, Kestrels, Library Voices, MONOWHALES, Operators, Orson Wilds, Parlovr, Peach Pit, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Shawn Mrazek Lives!, Tokyo Police Club, and The Wet Secrets!

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#5: All We Have

Edmonton duo The Royal Foundry open our fifth-to-last show. Image: The Starlite Sessions

After last week’s show, the secret is out—these are our final episodes, with just five left. With precious little time remaining, we’re playing nothing but wall-to-wall favorites from the past 16 years of the show. This week, that list includes tracks by Blue J, Boy Golden, Cannon Bros., Carbon Dating Service, Code Pie, Constantines, Elliott BROOD, The Elwins, Express and Company, Fake Shark, The Flatliners, Forest City Lovers, Grimes, Hands & Teeth, Madison Olds, The Most Serene Republic, Napalmpom, The Royal Foundry, Saint Alvia, Tim Baker, Wild Rivers, and Wintersleep!

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#6: The Other Shoe

Waiting for “The Other Shoe” (and maybe the other shoe) to drop… Image: Bandcamp

We have a big announcement to share this week. You should probably tune in to hear about it.

In addition to the big news, we’ll also have some all-time favorites by The Acorn, Adam Hanney & Co., Arcade Fire, Attack In Black, The Besnard Lakes, Black Pistol Fire, The Blue Stones, Broken Social Scene, Cat Clyde, Cedric Noel, CTZNSHP, Fucked Up, The Got to Get Got, Harlan Pepper, JJ Wilde, Jojo Mason, The Matinée, Memoryhouse, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, and Mise en Scene!

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