Busty and The Bass tix + 100% SXSW

Tickets to see Busty and The Bass could be yours! Image: Noy Ma via Montreal Rampage

Tune in this Friday at 4:30 PM for your chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to see Busty and The Bass, movin’ and groovin’ this Saturday night at Stubb’s!

Apart from the giveaway, the rest of the show will be 100% focused on the many Canadian artists coming to town next month for SXSW. We’ve covered a bunch of them already in recent weeks—and have even put together a Spotify playlist featuring most of the 78 Canadian artists performing at the festival—and this week we’ll round out the show with a whole bevy of soon-to-arrive Canucks, including AHI, Beams, Boniface, Corridor, Dear Rouge, Dizzy, Ellevator, FRIGS, Gulfer, John Jacob Magistery, Lisa LeBlanc, Men I Trust, Milk & Bone, Motel Raphaël, PKEW PKEW PKEW, Said the Whale, Shred Kelly, Terra Lightfoot, and The Wet Secrets!

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

LIGHTS tix and more SXSW artists!

Tune in today to win tickets to LIGHTS at Emo’s! Image: Matt Barnes via People

Tune in today for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see LIGHTS, performing Friday, Feb. 16 at Emo’s! We’ll have not one but two chances to win, so keep that dialing finger on the digits beginning at 4:30!

Along with the giveaway, we’ll be spinning more tracks by some of the 72 Canadian artists so far announced as playing this year’s South By Southwest Music Festival, including Chastity, Common Deer, Common Holly, Grounders, Gulfer, Living Hour, and Look Vibrant. In the five o’clock hour, we’ll also have special four-song spotlight on Moneen, with tracks both from their early days and from their emo peak in the mid-2000s.

And we’re not done yet—we’ve also got great tracks by Breeze, Charlotte Cardin, Code Pie, Cookie Duster, Steady Phase, Tree Speak, YESS WOAH, and Young Galaxy.

That’s all happening today at 4:30 PM Central. Join Justin the Canuck for 90 minutes of Canadian indie tunes, on the Austin airwaves at 91.7 FM and online, broadcasting to the world, at KOOP.org.

SXSW 2018 sneak peek

Yeah, we know it’s early, but… have you heard? There are already at least 62 Canadian artists on the lineup for this year’s South By Southwest!

Tune in today for a special sneak peek at some of those artists, including Casper Skulls, Helena Deland, Elephant Stone, Faith Healer, Greys, Mauno, Peach Pit, Whitney Rose, and U.S. Girls. Mixed in, we’ll also be spinning choice tracks by Attack In Black, Boxer the Horse, Chocolat, The Elwins, FemBots, Parlovr, Saint Alvia, Single Mothers, Wilderness Years, Wildlife, and—of course—Neil Young.

Tune in today at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio, on the airwaves in Austin at 91.7 FM and available online, worldwide, at KOOP.org.

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!