Overdue SXSW recap and new tunes

Elizabeth Powell’s Land of Talk drops a new album May 19. Image: Lani Warsh

The Canucks have been out of the studio for a few weeks, wrapped up in South By Southwest and various illnesses. But, Justin the Canuck returns this week for a long-overdue SXSW recap show that’ll also feature a ton of brand new music. Tune in to hear songs from some of our favorite SXSW experiences, by artists including Close Talker, Duotang, I.D.A.L.G., Mise en Scene, Royal Tusk, We Are Wolves, and Wild Rivers!

Mixed in with these never-before-played SXSW songs, we’ve got the worldwide radio premiere of Super Pyramid‘s new single, “Living Spaces”. As well, we’ll have new tracks by The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, Land of Talk, Like Pacific, Mobina Galore, The New Pornographers, Partner, Peach Pit, Said the Whale, and Sam Patch! Most of these bands have recently released, or will soon be releasing, new albums—and we’ve got the latest for you. Plus, we’ll continue the Neil Young tradition with #73 on Rolling Stone’s countdown of his top songs of all time.

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

7 days, 81 Canadian artists… 200 events!

Image: Austin-American Statesman

This year’s South by Southwest music festival starts early—Weaves is playing Monday night—and ends late, with Duchess Says taking the stage Sunday night at 8:30 PM. We’ve done the hard work for you, and have sorted through seven days of set lists to find you all 81 Canadian artists and 200 Canadian events, and have rolled them all up into easy-to-read, printable, pocket-able PDFs.

This year’s schedule notes which events are official showcases (marked by a plus (+)) and which are unofficial events (marked by a dash (–)). Canada House has moved and is no longer at Friends; this year, it’s at Swan Dive (615 Red River). In addition to showcases, our schedules also include a poutine party, a barbecue, a pool party, and even a frat party. (We promise, it involves Canadian music.)

Use the links below to download our latest set of schedules [PDF]:

Note that both official and unofficial events may require a cover charge, RSVP, or invitation; official events may be accessible by paying a cover, but most will require a wristband or badge. You may need to seek out an artist’s homepage or social media outlets for details about the more obscure events, like the frat party and pool party.

The schedules are up-to-date as of Sunday at 11:00 PM. If you have additions or corrections, please let us know (see our Contact page); otherwise, we probably will not update these throughout the week because we’ll be busy enjoying the music!

If you’re at the festival, find us downtown—Justin the Canuck will be there all day, everyday (well… maybe not Sunday). And don’t be shy—hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, or by email. We’ll do our best to reply.

Finally, if these schedules make your SXSW easier, more fun, and more Canadian, please consider pledging your support to our broadcast home, KOOP Radio. We are proud to be 100% independent, local, and non-profit, but we can’t do it without your support. Please visit TGWN.fm/donate to contribute!

Playlist: 2017-03-10

Justin the Canuck hosted our annual SXSW preview show.

TimeTitleArtistAlbumLabel
4:32Incarceration ManThe ShanksPrisons of EcstasyHere to Everywhere
4:36Bad PopHot PandaBad PopBandwagon
4:38BirthdaySam Coffey & The Iron LungsGates of HellSouthpaw
4:40Breakneck SpeedTokyo Police ClubChampDine Alone
4:46Hanging from the CeilingThe VelveteinsA Hot Second with The VelveteinsFierce Panda
4:53ErrandsCasper SkullsLips & Skull EPBuzz
4:57Springtime DevilLes DeuxluxesSpringtime DevilBonsound
5:00Witching HourSupermoonPlaylandMint
5:05Everybody Knows This Is NowhereNeil Young & Crazy HorseEverybody Knows This Is NowhereReprise
5:08Dirty DirtyCharlotte CardinBig Boy EPCult Nation
5:11AK47Digging RootsSingle
5:16Up TopBusty & The BassSingleIndica
5:24CycleTeen DazeThemes for Dying EarthFLORA
5:29SeagullLiving HourLiving HourLefse
5:34SoakedTwistSpectralBuzz
5:39ComeShe-DevilsShe-Devils EP
5:42Hare Tarot LiesNo JoyWait to PleasureMexican Summer
5:46Demi-serpentsI.D.A.L.G.Post dynastieTeenage Menopause
5:51RiverThe Belle GameRitual Tradition HabitBoompa
5:58Wandering ChildWild RiversWild Rivers

100% Canada, 100% South by Southwest

Tune in today for our annual SXSW preview show, featuring nothing but Canadian indie acts who’ll be in town next week for the South by Southwest music festival.

There are at least 75 Canadian artists descending on Austin for the festival, and we’ve got the full list here, with complete daily schedules coming this weekend.

On the show today, we’ll feature 20 of those artists—including many we’ve never played before on the show. Tune in to hear Bad Pop, The Belle Game, Busty and the Bass, Casper Skulls, Charlotte Cardin, Digging Roots, I.D.A.L.G., Les Deuxluxes, Living Hour, No Joy, Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs, The Shanks, She-Devils, Supermoon, Teen Daze, Tokyo Police Club, Twist, The Velveteins, Wild Rivers, and Yes We Mystic!

Join Justin the Canuck at 4:30 PM Central for your Canadian guide to SXSW on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and broadcasting to the world at KOOP.org.

7 days… 97 Canadian artists… 274 events!

Image: Austin-American Statesman

The time has come: SXSW.

This year’s music festival starts early—indeed, some Canadian shows have already passed us by as of this writing—and ends late, with Weed taking the stage Sunday night at midnight. Keeping track of all these shows is a daunting task, but we’re here to help. We’ve sorted through seven days of set lists to find you 97 Canadian artists and 274 Canadian events, and have rolled them all up into easy-to-read, printable, pocket-able PDFs.

This year’s schedule notes which events are official showcases (marked by a plus (+)) and which are unofficial events (marked by a dot (•)). If you see a trophy next to an artist’s name, that means they’re one of our Top 10 Canadians to Watch at SXSW. Shows at Canada House (which, like last year, is at Friends on 6th Street) are marked with a Canadian flag for easy identification. In addition to showcases, our schedules also include panels, presentations, meetups, boat cruises, pool parties, house parties, and even a guacamole competition. We promise, it somehow involves Canada.

Use the links below to download this latest set (v.2) of schedules [PDF]:

Note that both official and unofficial events may require a cover charge, RSVP, or invitation; official events may be accessible by paying a cover, but most will require a wristband or badge. You may need to seek out an artist’s homepage or social media outlets for details about some of the more obscure events, like boat parties, house parties, and pool parties.

The schedules are up-to-date as of Monday at 8:00 PM. If you have additions or corrections, please let us know (see our Contact page); otherwise, we probably will not update these throughout the week.

If you need help figuring out where all these venues are, we’ve got that, too [PDF]:

If you’re at the festival, find us downtown—at least one of us will be there all day, everyday (well… maybe not Sunday). And don’t be shy—hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, or by email. We’ll do our best to reply.

Don’t forget to check out our previous SXSW coverage: