SXSW 2018

Featuring 78 Canadian acts announced so far, including:

  • Acid House Ragas (Montreal)
  • AHI (Brampton, ON)
  • Anemone (Montreal)
  • Automelodi (Montreal)
  • Beams (Toronto)
  • Blessed (Abbotsford, BC)
  • Bodywash (Montreal)
  • Boniface (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Boogat (Montreal)
  • Bruno Belissimo (Toronto/Italy)
  • Cadence Weapon (Edmonton, AB)
  • Casper Skulls (Toronto)
  • Chastity (Whitby, ON)
  • Common Deer (Toronto)
  • Common Holly (Montreal)
  • Corridor (Montreal)
  • The Dead South (Regina, SK)
  • Dear Rouge (Vancouver)
  • Dizzy (Oshawa, ON)
  • DJ Rosegold (Toronto)
  • Elephant Stone (Montreal)
  • Ellevator (Hamilton, ON)
  • Ensign Broderick (Toronto)
  • Faith Healer (Edmonton, AB)
  • Forever (Montreal)
  • FRIGS (Toronto)
  • Ghost Twin (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Grand Analog (Toronto)
  • Greys (Toronto)
  • Grounders (Toronto)
  • Gulfer (Montreal)
  • The Hearts (Edmonton, AB)
  • Helena Deland (Montreal)
  • I M U R (Vancouver)
  • John Jacob Magistery (Montreal)
  • Le Couleur (Montreal)
  • Lido Pimienta (Toronto)
  • Lisa LeBlanc (Montreal)
  • Little Destroyer (Vancouver)
  • Living Hour (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Look Vibrant (Montreal)
  • Mauno (Halifax, NS)
  • Men I Trust (Montreal)
  • METZ (Toronto)
  • Michael Rault (Montreal)
  • Milk & Bone (Montreal)
  • Moon King (Toronto/Detroit)
  • Motel Raphael (Montreal)
  • NITE (Winnipeg/Dallas)
  • Ori Dagan (Toronto)
  • Ought (Montreal)
  • Partner (Windsor, ON)
  • Peach Pit (Vancouver)
  • Pierre Kwenders (Montreal)
  • PKEW PKEW PKEW (Toronto)
  • Promise (Toronto)
  • Quique Escamilla (Toronto)
  • RYAN Playground (Montreal)
  • Said the Whale (Vancouver)
  • Sampson (Halifax, NS)
  • Samurai Champs (Saskatoon, SK)
  • Sarahmée (Montreal)
  • Scenic Route to Alaska (Edmonton, AB)
  • Shred Kelly (Fernie, BC)
  • Skratch Bastid (Toronto)
  • Strvngers (Edmonton, AB)
  • Tasha the Amazon (Toronto)
  • Terra Lightfoot (Hamilton, ON)
  • TiKA (Toronto)
  • U.S. Girls (Toronto)
  • Wake Island (Montreal)
  • The Weather Station (Toronto)
  • The Wet Secrets (Edmonton, AB)
  • Whitney Rose (PEI/Toronto/Austin)
  • Wire Spine (Vancouver)
  • Yamantaka // Sonic Titan (Toronto)
  • Zen Bamboo (Montreal)
  • Zoology (Kelowna, BC)

Previously announced artists no longer listed:

  • Heartstreets (Montreal)
  • MADDEE (Toronto)

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!

Canadian artists at SXSW 2018

As we do every year, we’re rounding up all the Canadians coming to town for SXSW 2018. As of February 11, the list includes 80 Canadians, and we’re expecting more additions yet to come. Take a look at these handy SXSW references we’ve put together, and keep an eye out for more in the weeks leading up to the festival!

    We’ve got the complete list of every Canadian artist on the bill, on our Austin Events calendar.
    Check out our new Spotify playlist featuring every Canadian coming to town next month—available below!
    The week before the festival, we put together a handy, printable pocket guide showing the time and location of every Canadian performance throughout the week. Stay tuned!
    Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates about Canadians at South By Southwest!

Do you know of a Canadian artist coming to town that we’ve missed? Let us know!

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