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!

New music for Earth Day

We feature Ducks Ltd. for the first time on the show. Image: Christiane Johnston via NME

Earth Day was yesterday, and the Earth is certainly worthy of celebration, so this week we’re playing tracks that have something to do with “Earth”. Interwoven with those, we’ve got our first new releases in a few weeks. Tune in to hear the latest by artists including Alex Little and The Suspicious Minds, Bruce Peninsula, Cat Clyde, Dog Day, Ducks Ltd., Ekkstacy, fanclubwallet, His His, JayWood, Jeremie Albino, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Paper Lions, Prepare for the Future, Reuben and The Dark, Stuck On Planet Earth, Teen Daze, and The Zolas!

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!

Triple Play Friday, Doubled

Metric has been sounding great and looking cool for 23 years. Image: Capital Gazette

Last week’s format was more fun than expected, so we’re doing it again this week—Triple Play Friday, Doubled! We’ve got one additional artist in the mix this week, for a grand total of 21 songs by Elliott BROOD, Metric, The Pack a.d., Peach Pit, Said the Whale, Wintersleep, and Wolf Parade.

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!

Triple Play Friday

Want three PUP tracks, back-to-back-to-back? We can make that happen. Image: Rick Madonik / Toronto Star

This week, we’re bringing you a special Triple Play Friday. We’ve only got six artists, but we’ll hear three tracks from each of ’em. There’s something for everyone, including sets by Arkells, Broken Social Scene, Ohbijou, Parkas, PUP, and Stars, as well as something special by Vancouver’s Au4.

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!

Our (unofficial) 15-year anniversary!

Toronto 4-piece Jiants help us ring in our (unofficial) 15th anniversary. Image: Instagram

Today is a very special episode of This Great White North—it’s the 15-year anniversary of our first (unofficial) show! Way back on April 3, 2006, we aired our pilot. A month later, we were officially scheduled. Today, 737 episodes later, we’re still bringing you the latest and greatest in Canadian independent music.

Celebrate with us, with tracks by artists including Afternoon Bike Ride, Allison Russell, Art Bergmann, Bukola, Cheval, Chiiild, Christine Fellows, Dany Laj and The Looks, Half Moon Run, Jiants, The Kommenden, Leanna Oki, Moontricks, Nathan Lawr, Nuela Charles, Olive B, Said the Whale, The Sarandons, Shred Kelly, Tokyo Police Club, Tripper and The Wild Things, and Tuns!

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!