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!

Canadian artists at SXSW 2018

As we do every year, we’re rounding up all the Canadians coming to town for SXSW 2018. As of February 11, the list includes 80 Canadians, and we’re expecting more additions yet to come. Take a look at these handy SXSW references we’ve put together, and keep an eye out for more in the weeks leading up to the festival!

  • THE BIG LIST
    We’ve got the complete list of every Canadian artist on the bill, on our Austin Events calendar.
  • SPOTIFY PLAYLIST
    Check out our new Spotify playlist featuring every Canadian coming to town next month—available below!
  • POCKET GUIDES
    The week before the festival, we put together a handy, printable pocket guide showing the time and location of every Canadian performance throughout the week. Stay tuned!
  • SOCIAL MEDIA
    Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates about Canadians at South By Southwest!

Do you know of a Canadian artist coming to town that we’ve missed? Let us know!

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.

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!