Feels Like Summer

Left Field Messiah brings the summer spirit this week. Image: Riptide Music Group

Farewell, rain and hello, humidity! Our little reprieve from the sun and heat seems over, so we’ll embrace it this week with a show jam-packed with the latest north-o’-the-border bops. Along with “Feels Like Summer”, the latest single by Left Field Messiah, we’ve got tracks by artists including Alyson McNamara, Boltergeist, Boy Golden, BROS, Central Heat Exchange, Cluttered, Devan, Dizzy, The Effens, Ellis, The Garrys, Golden Cinema, Grand Splendid, Jonathan A. Chandler, Kirty, Lisa LeBlanc, Living Hour, Luna Li, MBG, Meggie Lennon, No Joy, The Nonsense, Said the Whale, and Trevor Sloan!

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

Wash away those rainy day blues

Montreal band The Damn Truth is here to power-wash away your rainy day blues. Image: Blues Matters

Remember that long-ago era when it didn’t rain for weeks on end? Hmm, neither do I. No sense in letting the wet weather get you down, though… tune in this week for a full 90 minutes of Canadian tunes spanning the genres from rock to R&B, dance to country, and even a Celtic song! This is music guaranteed to help you get over the grey skies, with tracks by artists including Arkells, Bùmarang, The Damn Truth, Dennis Ellsworth, Dooms Children, Ducks Ltd., Elliot Maginot, The Franklin Electric, Further the Lion, The Glorious Sons, Gulfer, Jesse Roper, k.d. lang, Kelly McMichael, Orson Wilds, The Redhill Valleys, Rosemary Lawton, Ruth B., STACEY, Sum 41, and TITUS BANK!

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

Bouge ton thang avec nous

We agree with Clay and Friends: bouge ton thang with us on Friday afternoon! Image: Bandcamp

After celebrating our beginnings last week, this time we move our focus back to the present, with the latest releases from north of the border. We’ve got a wide-ranging playlist designed to start your weekend right, including some listener requests and nine artists making their debut on the show. Plus, one track that doesn’t really fit in at all… but that’s sure to have you moving your thang.

This week, it’s all about Allison Russell, Amaka Queenette, Clay and Friends, David Vest, Foolproof, Lost Love, Luna Li, Mike Boguski, Nathan Lawr, Nightshifts, Nuela Charles, PARTYPOOPER, Paul Jacobs, Pillea, 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!

Fifteen years of This Great White North

Image: CIE Online

We broadcast our debut episode all the way back on Monday, May 15, 2006. This week—15 years later—we celebrate the adolescence of our one-of-a-kind radio show with an unprecedented, uninterrupted 90 minutes of independent Canadian music from the earliest days of This Great White North. We’re replaying our first three playlists, since it’s music just as fresh today as it was 15 years ago. We’ve got tracks spanning the genres, and the decades—from 1977 through… 2014?!

Did we have a time machine in 2006? Tune in to find out… and to hear tracks by Amy Millan, Chixdiggit, The Deadly Snakes, Decomposure, Great Lake Swimmers, Greg MacPherson, The High Dials, Memphis, Nathan, The New Pornographers, The Paperbacks, Petkau, Rheostatics, Rival Boys, Rush, The Russian Futurists, Shadowy Men On a Shadowy Planet, Stars, The Stills, The Weakerthans, and Winter Equinox!

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!

Embracing the chaos

Hear the latest single by Montreal trio Braids on our show this week. Image: Bandcamp

So much new music. So many different genres. How to fit it all into one cohesive show? The answer: you don’t. Instead, this week, we’re embracing the chaos of songs that maybe don’t flow perfectly from one to the next, just because we have so much great music to cram into our limited time!

We’re all over the (Canadian) map this week, with 100% brand new tunes by artists including Aasiva, Art d’Ecco, Boy Golden, Braids, Century Egg, Ellis, Fog Lake, Hippie Hourrah, JayWood, Laurence-Anne, Left Field Messiah, LUMIÈRE, OXLIP, Pillea, Ruth B., STACEY, TEKE::TEKE, TOVI, Wasting Time, and Whitehorse!

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