Sample Canadian artists coming to town!

Like Pacific is one of several Canadian bands coming to town. Image: A Music Blog, Yea?

October ended up being a great month for Canadian artists in Austin—in just the next week, six Canadians will be playing various venues around town! See our concert calendar for all the details, and join us on today’s show to hear the artists who’ll be gracing stages across town in the coming days. And, though it’s only October, the SXSW 2019 news has already begun; in the first round of showcasing artists are several Canadians, and we’ll hear tracks by them, as well!

Our playlist this week includes the latest releases from The Barr Brothers, Bob Moses, Dilly Dally, The Dirty Nil, Ellevator, Ellis, Fucked Up, Grimes, Hey Ocean, Kandle, Like Pacific, Men I Trust, Mounties, Said the Whale, Stars, Twist, and Viva Non!

Join Justin the Canuck today at 4:30 PM for 90 minutes of independent Canadian music, broadcasting on 91.7 FM in Austin and streaming live, worldwide, at KOOP.org!

 

 

Canadian ACL Fest triple giveaway

We’re giving away tickets to see Rhye (pictured), Alvvays, and Dizzy! Image: CoS

This week, we’re taking a look at the many Canadians in town this weekend and next for ACL Festival—and we’ve got three pairs of tickets to give away to see ACL Fest Late Night Shows featuring Alvvays (with Caroline Says), Dizzy (with Lisa Loeb), and Rhye (with Jungle)!

In addition to tracks by those artists, we’ll be spinning tunes by Arkells, Bahamas, King Khan & The Shrines, Mother Mother, Reversing Falls, Swinging Flaws, Belle Game, The Liptonians, The Weather Station, Twin River, and Whitehorse.

Join Justin the Canuck today at 4:30 PM for 90 minutes of independent Canadian music, broadcasting on 91.7 FM in Austin and streaming live, worldwide, at KOOP.org!

Dizzy tickets and new releases

Dizzy comes to town as part of ACL Festival. Image: The Music Scene

Tune in this week for the chance to add your name to the guest list for Dizzy, performing Oct. 8 with Lisa Loeb at Scoot Inn as part of ACL Festival!

Along with the giveaway, we’ve got a bevy of brand new tunes—almost all of them released within the past few weeks. You’ll hear the latest by Arkells, Bedouin Soundclash, Calvin Love, Danny Michel, Fine, Jesse & The Dandelions, Klaus, Metric, Mother Mother, The Sheepdogs, Tokyo Police Club, Tuns, Young Galaxy, and The Zolas!

Join Justin the Canuck today at 4:30 PM for 90 minutes of independent Canadian music, broadcasting on 91.7 FM in Austin and streaming live, worldwide, at KOOP.org!

Kick off Membership Drive with Sloan tix!

Two KOOP supporters will be rewarded with Sloan tickets during today’s show! Image: The Star

Today marks the start of KOOP’s Fall Membership Drive, and we’ve got a special treat for two KOOP supporters: Sloan tickets! The legendary Canadian rockers are performing at 3TEN ACL Live next Friday (Sept. 14) and we’ll have two pairs of tickets to give to generous supporters of Austin’s community radio station. Tune in to Doug and Justin the Canucks, reunited in the studio on today’s show, for details on how you can win!

We’ve shortened this Membership Drive to ten days so we can get back to the regular KOOP programming you love—but we still need to meet our goal of $100,000 to keep community radio on the airwaves in Austin. Please, help us out by making a pledge to KOOP online, or call 512 472-KOOP during the show (or any time during our broadcast hours, really) to pledge your support!

The latest Canadian releases

Shad’s released his first new music in five years. Hear it here! Image: Simon Fraser U.

We just might have gotten through the hottest part of summer here in Austin, so now seems as good a time as any to sample some cool tunes from north of the border.

This week, everything is brand new—the tracks, and many of the artists. We’ll welcome Alice Glass (minus Crystal Castles), Art d’Ecco, Beach Body, Bravestation, Brookside Mall, Cold Tea, Jiants, Jimmy Hunt, Kid Lucifer, Ominous Cloud, and Vallens for their inaugural spins on the show, and we’ll also bring you the latest music by Astral Swans, Belle Game, Dizzy, Fanny Bloom, Great Lake Swimmers, Nêhiyawak, Patrick Watson, Postdata, Ryder Havdale, and Shad!

Join Justin the Canuck today at 4:30 PM for 90 minutes of independent Canadian music, broadcasting on 91.7 FM in Austin and streaming live, worldwide, at KOOP.org!