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

Playlist: 2018-01-26

Doug the Canuck hosted the show.

4:32Last Will & TestamentPropagandhiSupporting CasteSmallman
4:38DefeatedThe Reckless HeroesLosing Faith in EverythingBlackstream
4:41That SongBig WreckIn Loving Memory of…Atlantic
4:46Of All the Things I've Lost, I Miss You the MostThe Rock BandMaking Matters WorseSalad Dressing
4:53Face of the EarthJoel Plaskett EmergencyAshtray RockMapleMusic
4:57Runners In the NightThe Rural Alberta AdvantageMended With GoldSaddle Creek
5:04After the GoldrushNeil YoungAfter the GoldrushReprise
5:08In a World Possessed by the Human MindThe Tragically HipMan Machine PoemUniversal
5:12This Heart's on FireWolf ParadeApologies to the Queen MarySub Pop
5:16Cave-o-sapienWolf ParadeExpo 86Sub Pop
5:25Baby BlueWolf ParadeCry Cry CrySub Pop
5:31Fine Young CannibalsWolf ParadeAt Mount ZoomerSub Pop
5:42Creature ComfortArcade FireEverything NowSonovox
5:47Canadian Lover / Falcon's EscapeDestroyerThiefMerge
5:50ChangesThe BattlesTomorrow's Eager HandsSoft Abuse
5:53AstronautLab CoastWalking on AyrMammoth Cave
5:56See ItCannon Bros.Firecracker/CloudglowDisintegration

Playlist: 2018-01-19

Justin the Canuck hosted the show.

4:33Rattle Your CageBoxer the HorseFrench Residency
4:35Prison Yard SingleWilderness YearsPioneers
4:39Comme un chienChocolatPiano élégantGrosse Boîte
4:42ErosionGreysOuter HeavenCarpark
4:48ManipulatorElephant StoneShip of FoolsBurger
4:52Define MeSaint AlviaStatic PsalmsDivergent
4:56Hell, HeavenParlovrHell / Heaven / Big / Love EPDine Alone
5:00Or JustMaunoTuningIdée Fixe
5:05HomegrownNeil YoungAmerican Stars ’n BarsReprise
5:08BubbleThe ElwinsPlay for KeepsHidden Pony
5:122nd TimeFaith HealerTry 😉Mint
5:15There Are a ThousandHelena DelandAltogether UnaccompaniedLuminelle
5:22Can’t Stop Shakin’Whitney RoseRule 62Six Shooter
5:27Heaven (for the Weekend)Single MothersWild PartyYeah Right!
5:31LeashSingle MothersOur PleasureDine Alone
5:34Window ShadesU.S. GirlsHalf Free4AD
5:42Lingua FrancaCasper SkullsMercy WorksBuzz
5:45Young LeavesAttack In BlackMarriageDine Alone
5:49Drop the GuillotinePeach PitBeing So NormalKingfisher Bluez
5:53Dangerous TimesWildlifeOn the HeartWax
5:57Gilded AgeFemBotsThe CityPaper Bag

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

Playlist: 2018-01-12

Doug the Canuck hosted the show.

4:31Welcome to the DaisoChixdiggit!Pink RazorsFat Wreck Chords
4:33Behind White Picket FencesKirosFight the Night
4:36Getup SyndromeThe SmugglersMutiny In StereoMint / Lookout
4:40Ten of HeartsMark Sultan$Last Gang
4:49Island of the Honest ManHot Hot HeatElevatorSire
4:53LLNot YouMisty EPFun Dog
4:56Judgement DayDog DayConcentrationOutside
5:05Crime In the CityNeil YoungBluenote CaféReprise
5:13The Long RoadThe StrumbellasWe Still Move On Dance FloorsSix Shooter
5:16Young & WildThe StrumbellasHopeGlassnote
5:24The Winter HoursThe Deep Dark WoodsWinter HoursBlack Hen
5:30Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)Arcade FireFuneralMerge
5:39The Best Thing for MeJulie DoironJulie Doiron & The Wooden StarsJagjaguwar
5:44Love and LeavingJulie & The Wrong GuysJulie & The Wrong GuysDine Alone
5:48Draw Us LinesConstantinesTournament of HeartsThree Gut
5:52Property LinesDustedTotal DustPolyvinyl
5:57Fam/FamineGodspeed You! Black EmperorLuciferian TowersConstellation