Polaris Prize noms; King Khan, Jessy Lanza tix

Polaris Music Prize 2016

The long list of this year’s nominees for the Polaris Music Prize was announced last week and, on this week’s show, we’ll bring you 19 of the 40 albums that were nominated. We’ll also be giving away two pairs of tickets—to see King Khan and The Shrines (at Mohawk) and Jessy Lanza (at The Parish) when they’re in town next week.

Mixed in with the tickets, we’ll take you through those Polaris-nominated artists, including Art BergmannBlack MountainBasia BulatDestroyer, and Dilly Dally. Sprinkled in will be others, such as Fred FortinFOXTROTTGrimesHalf Moon RunVeda Hille, and Nap Eyes. You’ll also hear the latest from OperatorsDaniel RomanoAndy ShaufThe StrumbellasSuunsU.S. Girls, and Donovan Woods. And, of course, we’ll have our Neil Young Song of the Week at 5:00.

Join Justin the Canuck this Friday at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio, broadcasting at 91.7 FM in Austin and streaming online at KOOP.org!

New music and No Joy tickets!

No JoyTune in tomorrow at 4:30 PM for a feel-good gaggle of songs about being naked, small town girls, wearing animal suits, and Paris… Paris, Texas, that is. Plus, we’ll have two pairs of tickets to give away to see Montreal doom-y shoegazers No Joy when they perform tomorrow night at The North Door!

We’ll catch you up on what happened at the 2014 Polaris Music Prize gala and give you a taste of the winning album, the aboriginal-inspired Animism by Tanya Tagaq. Along the way, we’ll also bring you the finest independent Canadian music available south of the border, including new and not-yet-released tracks by Stars, Stella Ella Ola, Born Gold, Coyote, The Wilderness of Manitoba, and too many more to name.

Be sure to tune in this Friday at 4:30 PM for your weekly serving of independent Canadian music, brought to your ears by KOOP, broadcasting from sunny Austin, TX on 91.7 FM and available worldwide at KOOP.org.

Polaris nominees and tix to Solids

Polaris Music PrizeCanadian music critics come together every summer to award one Canadian album the Polaris Music Prize. Awarded without regard to genre, professional affiliation, or sales history, the Polaris Music Prize is one of the most coveted awards in Canadian music. Past winners have included Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Feist, Arcade Fire, Karkwa, Fucked Up, and Caribou, to name just a few.

The 2014 long list was announced last week and includes repeat nominees like Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett, along with other indie Canadian acts such as Chromeo, Kalle Mattson, Mounties, PUP, Solids, and Timber Timbre.

This week on This Great White North, we’ll bring you these artists and more. Plus, we’ll be giving away a pair of tickets to see Solids, playing June 30 at Holy Mountain!

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