New music, free tix this Friday

Springtime brings with it a reinvigoration of the natural world and so, too, of the Canadian music scene in Austin. With over two dozen artists in town this season, it can be tough to keep track of all the shows—though our handy Events calendar makes it a lot easier! We’ll help out even more by covering upcoming acts—and we’ll be giving away three pairs of tickets (that’s one pair every 30 minutes) to see Trust & Mozart’s Sister (playing 4/19), Odonis Odonis (4/21), and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra (4/22).

Thee Silver Mt. Zion

As we do every week, we’ll also be playing some of the latest independent music out of Canada, including Chad VanGaalen, The Strumbellas, Monogrenade, PyPy, and Solids.

Join us every Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 PM for the best in independent Canadian music, broadcasting from Austin, TX on KOOP 91.7 FM and available worldwide at

10 weeks of ticket giveaways!

You’d think that Canada might take a break after sending over 110 of her finest down here for South By Southwest. Instead, Canadian bands are doing no such thing—indeed, they’re booking more shows in the Live Music Capital of the World than we’ve seen in many months!
Tokyo Police ClubWe’ve got 25 Canadian acts, including comedy group Kids In the Hall, coming to Austin through June. And we want to share great Canadian music with YOU by giving away THIRTEEN pairs of tickets!

That’s right—we’ve got TEN weeks of ticket giveaways coming up!

Tune to This Great White North, broadcasting from Austin, Texas on KOOP 91.7 FM and worldwide at, every Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 PM, for your chance to win the following tickets:

That’s TEN weeks of the best independent Canadian music on the American airwaves—and tickets to the best independent Canadian music performed live in Austin.

For the full list of Canadian acts in Austin, be sure to check our Events calendar.

UPDATE (2014-05-03): We’ve moved the Leif Vollebekk giveaway to May 23.