Oct. 27 show playlist

Wednesday, October 27 heralded the wonderful return of the show to the CHUO studios! Here’s the deliciousness that was spun:

Andrea Simms-Karp – Silvering
Kalle Mattson – A to Z
Wooden Sky – Call If You Need Me
Yukon Blonde – Brides Song
Loon Choir – Microcosm
Rah Rah – Beaches
Lykke Li – Get Some (WEEKLY IMPORT)
Bent By Elephants – Salinity Blues
Basia Bulat – Run
Dan Mangan – Journal of a Narcoleptic
Cuff the Duke – By Winter’s End
Brett Caswell & The Marquee Rose – A Friend in Need
Dan Mangan – So Much for Everyone

Tune in this week — Wednesday, November 3rd at 1pm on CHUO 89.1 FM — for some more tasty tunes, including another Weekly Import from Sweden (!) and the return of our Mix/Mash of the Month.

‘Til then!


Look-forwards! Halloween weekend + new music next Tuesday

Hey kidlets — we’ll be getting this week’s playlist out to you shortly, but in the meantime, we figured we’d let you know some of the shenanigans going down this weekend and some new music releases to look forward to next Tuesday.

  • CE SOIR (or, “tonight” for those who don’t like to speak the occasional Franglais) Diamond Rings and PS I Love You are at the Raw Sugar Cafe on Somerset at 8:30pm. If you’re looking to stick to the market, you can catch a slew of local acts — Ornaments, New Teeth, and The Ticket — at the Live Lounge at 8pm. Both shows are ten bucks or less, which is awesome.
  • TOMORROW NIGHT Vancouver’s Dan Mangan (aka the guy whose albums you should already own and have listened to for the last trillion months) is playing at the First Baptist Church on the corner of Elgin and Laurier with Toronto’s Harbourcoats (members from The Constantines, Snailhouse, and Bell Orchestre). Doors at 7pm. Now, I’m terrified tickets are sold out (because I don’t have mine yet!) — I can’t confirm this, but Ticketweb seems to be sold out and when I went to the Record Shaap last weekend, I was told they no longer had any. Hmmmm.
  • ALSO TOMORROW NIGHT if Dan Mangan isn’t your thing (but he’s everyone’s thing!) or if you can snag tickets (a much better excuse) The Ataris — yes, the Boys of Summer cover guys — are playing at Ritual with We Outspoken at 7pm.

And as for CD releases — look for new stuff from Matt & Kim and Destroyer to hit shelves next Tuesday. Go out and support local, independent record stores! Check out one of the two Compact Music locations on Bank, Vertigo Records on Rideau, or the Record Shaap on Gilmour (at Elgin).

Whether you’re celebrating All Hallow’s Eve or not, have a good weekend!

Updates! Updates!

So, okay, the show and this site and even our Twitter feed have been a little, shall we say, dormant over the last little while. But BY GEORGE is that all a-changing. First off, we’ve updated the listings — yes, Sheezer, The Arkells, and Bahamas are all makin’ their way to the nation’s capital pretty gosh darn soon, which is awesome.

Also, for those of you who have been tuning in lately… yes, you have heard me recording from my living room. In community radio, you do what you gotta do. But I’m pleased to announce that we will be recording once again from the CHUO studios at the University of Ottawa campus every week — that means fresh content, fresh tracks, and fresh… freshness. We’re cooking up some fantastic plans to get more Live at CHUO sessions happening, along with more great in-studio and at-the-venue interviews with our city’s (and country’s!) best artists.

In the meantime, check out this new Great Bloomers track we spun a few weeks ago, off their new 7″ – Small Town Love.

As promised.

If you were payin’ attention to Twitter or Facebook today, you’d’ve seen that — unfortunately! — we didn’t have a new show up today. BUT — we had indeed promised a treat, just because. The lovely, local Sound of Lions has allowed us to share one of their tracks with you (yes, you can download it!). You can also check out the video for Passive Attack over on YouTube.

(You can download via the player or head on over here.)

They’ve also just re-vamped their website, where they’ve included some lovely photos of their full band (yep, that’s friend of the show and Old Crowns bassist Joel Soucy right there) where you can also purchase a copy of their debut EP, Good Night Bad Weather. These guys are seriously incredible — check it out.