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.

Win tickets to see Ought!

We’ve got tickets to see Montreal musicians Ought! Photo: Colin Medley

We’ve got two pairs of tickets to see Ought when they play next Friday at Stubb’s, and we’ll be giving them away on today’s show!

Ought is just one of many Canadian artists visiting Austin in the coming weeks, and we’ll feature a dozen of them on the show this week, including Arcade Fire, BADBADNOTGOOD, Black Pistol Fire, Charlotte Cardin, Corb Lund, The Courtneys, Crystal Castles, Land of Talk, LIGHTS, Mac DeMarco, and Wolf Parade.

Join Justin the Canuck today at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio for the show!

KOOP Radio needs your support!

This week is our third and final show of KOOP’s Fall Membership Drive. Both Canucks will be in the studio along with DJ AsuraSunil, and we’ll be looking for your support as we press into the end of the drive—we’ve got one weekend left to reach our goal of $100,000 to support homegrown, independent community radio in Austin!

In addition to our favorite Canadian indie artists and the Neil Young Song of the Week, one lucky KOOP supporter will receive a pair of tickets to see Tei Shi when she performs next week at Stubb’s!

We ask for your support only twice a year, but those two membership drives are what keep us on the air, bringing you the latest and greatest independent Canadian music every week, for over twelve years now. If our 90 minutes of music brings some joy to your Fridays—and if you appreciate the fiercely independent, intensely local, community-driven news, commentary, and music that KOOP has been offering for over 20 years—we need your support to keep it on the air!

Please consider becoming a member of KOOP today—in addition to our limited-edition KOOP T-shirt and other gifts, you’ll be sustaining America’s only radio show dedicated to independent Canadian music, and the entirety of KOOP and its contributions to the Austin community. Give our friendly volunteers a call during the show (Friday, 4:30–6:00 PM Central) at 512 472-KOOP (5667) to pledge your support or donate online, anytime, at KOOP.org.

Today: New Pornographers giveaway!

We’re giving away tickets to see The New Pornographers! Image: NPR

Join Justin the Canuck for today’s episode of This Great White North, on which we’ll be giving away two pairs of tickets to see The New Pornographers, playing next Saturday night with Waxahatchee at Stubb’s. To celebrate these icons of the Canadian music scene, we’ll have two sets featuring The New Pornos and some of the other acts associated with them, such as A.C. Newman, Destroyer, Fancey, and Zumpano (to name just a few).

Want more? We’ve got brand new tracks by Brunch Club, Dany Laj & The Looks, The Dirty Nil, Fast Romantics, Hollerado, The Jins, Mediumship, and You’ll Never Get to Heaven. Plus, we’ll even throw in some classics by Dave Monks, Young and Sexy, and Young Galaxy.

Tune in today at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and streaming live at KOOP.org!