Thank you!

Islands is back after a 5-year unannounced hiatus and we’ve got their latest single. Image: Bandcamp

First off, thanks so much to everyone who contributed during KOOP’s recent Spring Membership Drive—whether you were already a sustaining member, whether you became one during the drive, or whether you made a one-time pledge. Your generous support allows us to keep bringing you the programming you love, and we are eternally grateful.

Second, our show is a little shorter than normal this week, but it’s packed full of new releases and artists new to the show—including tracks by Beams, Born Ruffians, DISHPIT, Elephants and Stars, Islands, Jason Collett, Jay Swinn, JEEN, Les Shirley, The Long War, Mitch Davis, Mother Mother, PACKS, Tokyo Police Club, and Virgo Rising!

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!

Support KOOP and This Great White North

Today is the second and final of our shows during KOOP’s Spring Membership Drive and that means time is running out to support your friendly neighborhood radio station… the same station that keeps independent Canadian music—among countless other diverse and unique music, news, and public affairs programs—on the air seven days a week, 365 days a year in Austin, Texas and across the globe.

To pledge your support for KOOP and This Great White North, give us a call during the show at 512 472-KOOP (5667) or contribute online, any time, at KOOP.org.

To complement our Membership Drive, we’ll also bring you a slew of classic Canadian indie tracks by artists including Beauts, Bossie, Boys Who Say No, Braids, Brasstronaut, Coyote, The Elwins, Fake Shark, FemBots, Hands & Teeth, Jason Collett, Les Trois Accords, Mother Mother, Navet Confit, Parkas, Purity Ring, Stars, Surf Dads, and Tripper & The Wild Things!

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!

Celebrating Intl. Women’s Day

GRAE’s latest single is among our new music from female artists and female-fronted bands. Image: Bandcamp

International Women’s Day is Monday and KOOP Radio is celebrating all week long with content focused specifically on women. In honor of the week’s special focus, on today’s show, we’re playing nothing but female artists and female-fronted bands from Canada! We’ve got great music by artists including Adaline, Alex Little and The Suspicious Minds, Alicia Clara, Amy Millan, Babygirl, Bedhead, Blair Lee, Camaromance, Caracol, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Ellis, Fanny Bloom, GRAE, Kathleen Edwards, Lindi Ortega, Mise en Scene, PONY, Rose Cousins, Terra Lightfoot, and Vanille.

It’s also the first week of KOOP’s Spring Membership Drive, and we’re asking you to contribute financially to support your friendly neighborhood radio station! If This Great White North and KOOP Radio have been there for you over this past year of the pandemic, please be there for us and make a make a donation to support Austin’s community radio. Our convenient and secure online donation form can be found at KOOP.org.

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!

Things You Can’t Take Back

Tune in for new music including the latest single by The Effens, out of Toronto. Image: Instagram

With any luck, your lights are back on and your water’s once again flowing after last week’s winter calamity here in Austin. It’s been a tough couple of weeks for most of us, so why not use your Friday afternoon for a little musical escape?

This week, we’ve got a full hour and a half of the latest tunes from north of the border—no snow or ice included. We’re spinning the latest releases by Atlatl, The Aubreys, Bealby Point, Book Buddies, Dearly Beloved, Death from Above 1979, The Effens, Fleece, Further the Lion, Gregory Pepper & His Problems, Hibou Hibou, Immaculate Machine, Jerry Leger, Layten Kramer, Left Field Messiah, No Frills, Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs, Slow Leaves, Sunfields, Tearjerker, The Strumbellas, and Treephones.

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 from artists new to the show

We’ve got Calgary rock duo Miesha & The Spanks’ fiery new single. Image: Bandcamp

Our focus this week is not just new music, but new artists. We’ve dug deep through the latest Canadian releases to find a whopping 15 artists we’ve never put on the air before, with a full 90 minutes of music spanning electronic to folk, emo to rock, pop, singer/songwriter, and many genres beyond. Our roster this week features the likes of AC-PDF, Ariel Posen, Arm’s Length, Blue J, The Blue Stones, Chad VanGaalen, FIINN, Julie Neff, Julien’s Daughter, Justin Rutledge, Keeper E., Luna Li, Maria Dunn, Miesha & The Spanks, The Neighbourhood Watch, Ontarians, Prepare for the Future, Russell Louder, Serena Ryder, Small Sins, Soul Push, and Trundled!

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!