It accidentally aired an hour earlier, but… our Feb. 23 show rundown

Don’t worry, I was surprised too! A small scheduling glitch forced this week’s episode of Now Playing to be aired an hour earlier, at noon instead of 1pm this past Wednesday, the 23rd. Nevertheless, this is what we spun:

The Love Machine – We Are Squirrels, And This Is Nuts
Eve Hell & The Razors – Zombie Love
Olenka & The Autumn Lovers – No Coins
Sound of Lions – One
Great Bloomers – Honey Blanket
Dave Norris and Local Ivan – Goodbye Michelle
Jenn Grant – Parliament of Owls
Giant Hand – Another Step Down
Brad Kells – Let It Go Girl
The Head and the Heart – Down In The Valley [WEEKLY IMPORT]
Doctor Ew – Let’s Make It Legitimate
Hey Rosetta! – Yer Fall
Rebekah Higgs – Wilderness Girls (A.A. Wallace Remix) [Mix/Mash of the Month]

And next week? Oh boy, next week. Next week’s show is going to be just incredible. It’s going to feature TWO LIVE INTERVIEWS + SESSIONS, if you can believe it. No, I can’t believe it either. Toronto’s Hooded Fang just dropped by the studios a few hours ago to record some killer new tracks from their upcoming EP-that-will-actually-probably-be-an-album, and Ottawa’s very own hotshotcasino will be stopping by CHUO on Tuesday to jam and chat before they play Cafe Nostalgica next weekend.

All in all, it’s a show you won’t want to miss.


I’m excited about Hey Rosetta! — are you?! Feb. 16 show rundown

I’m so excited, I had to spin a track off their new album, Seeds, which was just released this past Tuesday — and I had to mention this Saturday’s concert again. Yes, folks, it’s sold out — but you never know what happens if you pay close enough attention to Twitter or Kijiji — you never know where you can find tickets! And hey, if you can’t go this Saturday, well there are a slew of awesome shows coming up for which tickets are still available — click on “Local Listings” up on the right-hand side, there, and go have some fun.

Speaking of fun, we played a whole lotta fun tracks today:

Hey Rosetta! – Welcome
The Liptonians – Hey! Hey! Help Is On Its Way Now!
Spring Breakup – It’s Not Me, It’s You
Meligrove Band – Make Believe It
Jenn Grant – Oh My Heart
Cowboy Junkies – Wrong Piano
The Peptides – For Those Who Hate Each Other
New Grammar – Calling Card
Shotgun Jimmie – Late Last Year
Noah and the Whale – Wild Thing [WEEKLY IMPORT]
Mother’s Children – Shaky Sue
Wildlife – Drunken Heart
Harlan Pepper – Little Miss Sunshine
Kit Wilson-Yang – Why Go Out A Killin?
My Dad Vs Yours – Hip to Hip

If anyone out there is hitting up the Rich Aucoin show on Friday or the Hey Rosetta! show on Saturday, leave a comment — maybe I’ll see you there! Happy live-music-ing this weekend, folks.

“I’m going to need to take a nap” – Feb. 9 show rundown

Many thanks to Pascal (from hotshotcasino) for swinging by to chat about his latest project, New Grammar — you can check out and download all of his killer tracks right over here!

Speaking of killer tracks, here’s what we spun today:

Young Galaxy – We Have Everything
Michael Rault – Call Me on the Phone
Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans – Decidedly
Suuns – Organ Blues
Zachary Lucky – Town to Town
New Grammar – Flower Shower
New Grammar – The Tea-Master & the Assassin
Tucker Finn – Vertical Road Trip
Wildlife – When I Get Home
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues [WEEKLY IMPORT]
Little Scream – Heron and the Fox
The Hood Internet – Sprawl of Glass [MIX/MASH OF THE MONTH]

And be sure to head on over to the local listings page, too — not only are there some great shows happening this weekend, but new RAA and Young Galaxy shows just got announced! Yes, I know! Check it out.

Feb. 2nd “Snowmageddon?” show rundown

The weather outside may be frightful, but the tunes spun today at CHUO were better than delightful — they were just rad. Proof:

Hooded Fang – Straight Up The Dial
The Lindbergh Line – Juggernaut
Ruby Coast – Whatever This Is
Wildlife – Stand in the Water
The Barettas – Touche
Julie Doiron – No More
Fire and Neon – Everybody’s Going
Church of the Very Bright Lights – Washes Over
Andy Shauf – Your Heart
Foxwarren – Defeated
Braids – Lammicken
Dinosaur Bones – Ice Hotels
Cut Copy – Need You Now [WEEKLY IMPORT]
Gramercy Riffs – Little One

Don’t forget: you can catch some of these acts, like Dinosaur Bones, Julie Doiron and Wildlife this weekend! Check out our local listings page for more info — and get ready to hit up some live shows once this weather settles down. ‘Til next week!