Upcoming shows and upcoming show

I’ll likely get excited over these all over again on the “official launch” of the show this Wednesday, but might as well spread the joy now: there are some truly awesome shows coming this way over the course of June. A sampling (updated, as Steve St. Pierre reminded me about Old Crowns’ vinyl release party — I knew I wasn’t going to remember everything):

  • Lisa Bozikovic and Ferriswheel at Raw Sugar Cafe on Friday, June 4th (eight bucks, 8:30pm)
  • The Anybody at The Cajun Attic on Wednesday, June 9th (pay-what-you-can, 9pm)
  • Rah Rah, Loon Choir + more at Cafe Dekcuf on Thursday, June 10th (seven bucks, I’ll guess 8pm)
  • Library Voices + more at Mavericks on Thursday, June 17th (ten bucks, 8pm)
  • Old Crowns + Jonathan Chandler (from Amos the Transparent) at Canteen on Sunday, June 20th (free admission, 3pm)
  • Born Ruffians, Young Rival + more at Mavericks on Thursday, June 24th (thirteen bucks, 9:30pm)
  • Great Bloomers + more at Cafe Dekcuf on Friday, June 25th (ten bucks, 8pm)

Obviously, there are so many more — and undoubtedly more to be added — and I’ll do my best to keep up the buzz over the next few weeks.

Speaking of buzz, there are also some great releases coming out this week that I will be spinning on Wednesday (excitement!). Get ready for some long-awaited new Born Ruffians and The Acorn tracks, among others, at 1pm this Wednesday on CHUO 89.1 FM.

‘Til then!

Welcome to Now Playing’s online home!

Look at that: you’ve stumbled upon the online home of Now Playing, CHUO 89.1 FM’s newest show that features the latest and greatest in local and Canadian music and culture. The show is so new, in fact, it hasn’t even been launched yet.

This site — nowplayingchuo.wordpress.com — will feature weekly playlists and podcasts, so you can catch up on any show you miss. Any shows or venues I mention on-air, too, will be listed here so you can get all the details you need.

But hey, mark your calendars! Now Playing officially launches on Wednesday, June 2nd at 1pm on CHUO 89.1 FM. Plans are still in the works for guests and playlists for the first few weeks, but you can bet there’s a lot of excitement hitting Ottawa this month.

So excited, you can barely handle it? You can set up the live stream in your iTunes right now by clicking here, or follow us on Twitter by heading over here. Make sure to tune in next Wednesday at 1pm for all the fantastic hoopla.