Radio Radio is playing at Barrymore’s this weekend, you guys. March 30th show rundown

Seriously. And I’m excited, if I haven’t made that clear yet. For more info about this Friday’s sure-to-be-killer show, head on over here. Barrymore’s on Bank, doors at 10pm, tickets $17 in advance.

And yes we kicked off the show with some Radio Radio — but spun some more goodies, too:

Radio Radio – 9 Piece Luggage Set
Born Ruffians – Higher & Higher
Library Voices – Drinking Games
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Under The Knife
Katie Moore – Honey on Juice
Gobble Gobble – Lawn Knives
The Albertans – The Wake
Said the Whale – Out On The Shield
Timber Timbre – Black Water
The Withering Pines – Until the Morning Comes
Young Rival – Just Can’t Stay Here
Memphis – I Want the Lights On After Dark
Scott Orr – In The Belly of A Whale

Don’t forget — for all of your local listings needs, check out our dedicated page. See you at Barrymore’s Friday night!

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“Trop-pop!” Live session/interview with Bravestation + March 16th show rundown

A fantastic show today, all thanks to Devin, Jeremy, Andrew, and Derek from Bravestation, who dropped by the CHUO studios this past weekend to record some stripped-down songs and sit down for a chat! See below for our sessions with them:

Bravestation – Outlines of Everyone, live at CHUO

Bravestation – White Wolves, live at CHUO

Interview with Devin, Jeremy, Andrew, and Derek from Bravestation

And, of course, all that we spun today:
The Coppertone – I Know The Dead
Timber Timbre – Bad Ritual
The Sheepdogs – I Don’t Know
Mother Mother – Simply Simple
Bruekke – The Shore
Rah Rah – Chimneys
Bravestation – Outlines of Everyone (Live at CHUO)
Bravestation – White Wolves (Live at CHUO)
William Fitzsimmons – Heartless (Kanye West cover)
Les Jupes – Last Dance
The Luyas – Tiny Head
The Olympic Symphonium – State of the Union Address

And yes, we do have a copy of The Olympic Symphonium’s The City Won’t Have Time To Fight to give away! All you need to do is comment below with your name, email address, and favourite song or album you’ve discovered so far this year. We want to hear what you’re listening to! The winner will be chosen at random by the end of day next Wednesday, so be sure to comment before 11:59 p.m. EST next Wednesday, March 23rd. Good luck!

March 9th show rundown [HONHEEHONHEE interview to come!]

As always, we had a slew of great tracks on tap today, including:

No Gold – Weird Week
Snailhouse – Sentimental Gentleman
We Are The City – That’s It, That’s All
Dream Jefferson – Bedtime Ballet
Dinosaur Bones – Royalty
Jenn Grant – Let’s Get Started
HONHEEHONHEE – We Only Go
Snowblink – The Tired Bees
The Good Natured – Your Body Is A Machine [WEEKLY IMPORT]
Kalle Mattson – Good Morning Goodnight
The Gallop – Get Me To Sleep
Young Galaxy – Cover Your Tracks (Freedom or Death Remix) [MIX/MASH OF THE MONTH]

Stay tuned, we’ll be getting the interview with Matt, Stefan, and Greg from HONHEEHONHEE up online soon — until then, go check out their Bandcamp page where you can download their first single, A. is for Animal, for free! Check ’em out tomorrow night at the Elmdale, too — more info about that show and more excellent shows can be found on our local listings page.

“There’s almost more sexual tension than in Twilight.” Live set and interview with hotshotcasino, aired March 2nd

Gregg, Pascal, and Julien from Ottawa’s own hotshotcasino also stopped by the studios this week to talk about everything they’ve been up to (since the last time we talked with Pascal and Julien, back in August):

They also played a couple of great new songs, including Astounding Science Fiction:

…And “Monkey Suicide.”

Many thanks again to the three of ’em — and don’t forget, you can catch the band at Cafe Nostalgica tomorrow night, Friday the 4th, for FREE! Doors are at 8pm. Get out there and support killer local music, folks.

“Daniel can’t help it, he just sh*ts out music.” Live interview and set with Hooded Fang, aired March 2nd

Many thanks again to Daniel, April, and D. Alex from Toronto’s Hooded Fang for stopping by the CHUO studios last weekend. Here’s our chat with them:

And a new track, “Brahama,” live in studio:

And another new track, “Den of Love” — a new favourite, I think:

Don’t forget — they’ll be back in town May 1st opening for The Rural Alberta Advantage at Ritual! You can also find out more about these guys over here.

March 2nd show rundown [chats + sets to come]

What a totally awesome way to kick off the month. Today’s show features interviews and live sessions with Toronto’s Hooded Fang (who will be back in town May 1st, opening for The Rural Alberta Advantage at Ritual) and Ottawa’s own hotshotcasino (who are playing a FREE show at Cafe Nostalgica this Friday) — all of which will be posted online later today! (Be sure to check back, as we’ll included the full interviews + some live tracks that didn’t make it into the show.)

All in all, we played:

Land of Talk – Color Me Badd
Honheehonhee – Intro: My Lips, Your Voice [more about ’em]
Scott Orr – Dreaming in Red [pay-what-you-can for his new album here]
Hooded Fang – Den of Love (Live at CHUO)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Heart in Your Heartbreak
Yukon Blonde – Wind Blows
hotshotcasino – Astounding Science Fiction (Live at CHUO)
hotshotcasino – Monkey Suicide (Live at CHUO)

And don’t forget: Land of Talk, Yukon Blonde, and hotshotcasino are all playing this weekend — head over to our local listings page for more info! And check back here later for the live tracks. ‘Til then!