Live session with Imaginary Cities + July 20 show rundown

Many thanks to Rusty and Marti, who dropped by the CHUO studios last week for a live chat and acoustic session — we weren’t able to post everything from the live session, but here’s one fabulous acoustic track:

Imaginary Cities – Hummingbird – Live at CHUO

And of course, all that was spun:

Dream Jefferson – Westminster Abbey
Handsome Furs – Damage
Socalled – Work With What You Got
Imaginary Cities – Where’d All The Living Go (Live at CHUO)
Imaginary Cities – Hummingbird (Live at CHUO)
Matthew Barber – Keep It Alive
Belgrave – Tokyo
The Elwins – Time to Kill Time
Hooded Fang – ESP

Don’t forget: Dream Jefferson plays Mavericks this Friday and Hooded Fang is in town next week to celebrate their album release! Snag all the info you need over at our Local Listings page. ‘Til next week!

“I think ‘yeah’ and ‘baby’ were the most common lyrics…” – Graham Wright phoner + July 13 show rundown

Today’s show was one of our most jam-packed yet, with new tracks from Ohbijou and Dan Mangan, spins from Polaris Prize shortlisters, a chat with our pal and Polaris juror Josh O’Kane about that very prize and the recently announced shortlist, and an interview with Tokyo Police Club’s Graham Wright, who just released his solo album “Shirts vs. Skins” at the end of last month.

Live phoner with Graham Wright on Now Playing, CHUO 89.1 FM

And of course, all that we played:

Ohbijou – Niagara
Dan Mangan – Oh Fortune
Hey Rosetta! – Bricks
Graham Wright – Leftovers
The Arcade Fire – Suburban War
Ron Sexsmith – Get in Line
The Weeknd – The Morning
Timber Timbre – Bad Ritual

Many thanks again to both gents for joining us, and don’t forget — you can catch Graham and Tokyo Police Club this weekend at the HOPE Volleyball Summerfest, alongside CHUO/Now Playing favourites the Balconies.

Backlog #2! “There’s a shoutout if I ever heard one” – our [also overdue] July 6th show rundown

As our June 29th show was yet another repeat show (but a good one, hey?), we were psyched to put together a lovely show for July 6th featuring fantastic Toronto folk-pop group Little City, who – you may remember – joined us live in studio last summer for an awesome live performance (you can relive that magic over on our “Live at CHUO” page). These guys were back with another fantastic track from their debut EP and took some time off from spending Canada Day in the capital to chat about Twitter, “Web 3.0” and what they’ve been up to over the last year.

Little City – Bright Glow

Interview with Little City

And of course, the tracks we spun:

Wildlife – Move to the City
The Deep Dark Woods – Westside Street
The Express – Nobody Knows
Belgrave – Six Minutes
The Details – Weightless in the Dark
Graham Wright – Leftovers
Little City – Bright Glow (Live at CHUO)
Matt Pond PA – Spring Fawn [WEEKLY IMPORT]
Rival Boys – No Selfish Love

Many thanks again to Little City – and if you happen to be in Toronto, make sure to check ’em out at the El Mocambo on July 22nd!

Backlog #1! Our [overdue] June 22nd show rundown

Hey folks – long time, no… tunes? Have no fear, we kept the tunes spinnin’ as we were in and out of the live studio over the past few weeks (for anyone wondering, June 15th was a repeat of our June 8th show). Here’s what we

Timber Timbre – Woman
Jenn Grant – Baby’s Been Away
Braids – Lammicken
Snailhouse – Apple
Imaginary Cities – Say You
Northcote – Free Tonight
The Details – Voices Fall
Hooded Fang – Den of Love
Chad Van Gaalen – Do Not Fear
Dog is Blue – Dusty Bones

Many thanks again to Snailhouse and Jon from The Details for joining us over the phone for the show, too — we’ll get those interviews up as soon as the internet can find us a bit more space for hosting sound files.