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

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!

July Talk & Austra ticket giveaway!

We’ve got tickets for July Talk (pictured) and Austra! Photo: YouTube

This Friday, you’ve got two chances to win tickets, because we’ll be putting two lucky winners on the guest list to see July Talk (playing Feb. 3 at Sidewinder) and Austra (performing Feb. 4 at Mohawk)! Tune in to This Great White North for your chance to win, along with tracks from the latest releases by both artists!

Along with the ticket giveaway, we’ll be continuing our theme from last week and are bringing you 90 minutes of brand new independent Canadian music. Our show this Friday features—count ’em!—ten Canadian artists never before played on the show, including Adrian Glynn, Debbie SummerDunes, Floor Cry, Garbagio, Heaven & The Ghosts, Jeen, Lonely Parade, Mediumship, and Melrose.

We’ll also be spinning the latest releases by Diamond Mind, Heat, The Hidden Cameras, Japandroids, Mozart’s Sister, and The Sadies. Some favorites by Memoryhouse, Tokyo Police Club, and The Zolas will make an appearance, and we’ll round out our 90 minutes with our Neil Young Song of the Week.

Join Justin the Canuck at 4:30 PM Central for brand new music—and your chance to win—on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and broadcasting to the world at

Dilly Dally tickets and new music!

Image: Primary Talent
Two lucky listeners will win tickets to see next week’s Dilly Dally show. Image: Primary Talent

This week on the show, we’ll be giving away two pairs of tickets to see Dilly Dally when they open for Grouplove next Friday night at Stubb’s! This is sure to be a huge show—certainly one that you won’t want to miss—so, tune in for your chance to win!

Aside from the tickets, this week’s show will be overflowing with brand new music. We’ve got tunes by many bands never before heard on the show, such as The Archaics, Dories, Fond of Tigers, Kye Plant, and Psychic Fair. Plus, we’ll feature the latest releases by Born Ruffians, Diamond Mind, July Talk, Monomyth, Nancy Pants, The Pack A.D., Single Mothers, Slow Down Molasses, Tokyo Police Club, and Twin River. We’ll be breaking temporarily from our Neil Young countdown to bring you one of Neil’s many protest songs, “Long Walk Home,” and we’ll also work in some Silver Mt. Zion for good measure.

Tune in Friday at 4:30 PM on KOOP Radio—broadcasting live from 91.7 FM in Austin and streaming online, worldwide, at!