A fall of firsts! And our Sept. 5th show rundown

We’re back in our “second home” of Toronto, dear listeners — after an always-fun live show back in Ottawa at the end of August — and we’re thrilled to announce that the first of several NOW PLAYING RADIO Presents showcases kicks off next week! For our inaugural show, we’re featuring some terrific up-and-coming local talent, including Philip James, Carlo Meriano, Daniel Mager Band, and Michael Wexler (of great friends of the show Inlet Sound) playing a solo set. It all goes down at Rancho Relaxo next Wednesday, September 12th — doors are at 8:30pm and music starts at 9:20 — and only costs five bucks. Check out the Facebook event for more information, including links to tracks from each act (get a taste of what to expect, right?).

We also spun a couple of tracks from the above artists, plus new songs from some of our perennial faves:

Michael Rault – I Wanna Love You
Divine Fits – My Love Is Real
White Wires – Everywhere You Were
Jenn Grant – I Want You Back
John K. Samson – When I Write My Master’s Thesis
Hey Rosetta! – Yer Fall
Carlo Meriano – To Serve Man
Philip James – Mountain Limbs
Aidan Knight – A Mirror
Hooded Fang – Younger Days
Bahamas – Already Yours
Said the Whale – Curse of the Currents

Next week: more about our upcoming showcases and, as always, fresh tracks from some of your favourite Canadian artists. ‘Til then!

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“I find milk very suspicious.” Feb. 8th show rundown with Will Currie & the Country French

We met up with Will, Amanda and Stephen of Will Currie and the Country French this week to chat cupcakes, Kitchener-Waterloo and their current tour. Oh, and hot tubs and waffles. In fact, the second part of the show is probably one of the best interview segments we’ve ever had the chance to do. Check out both parts of the show below and if you’re in Ottawa tonight, be sure to head to their show at Zaphod’s — and wish Will a happy birthday!

Part 1 of the show:

Part 2 of the show:

What we spun on the show (some hand-picked by them):

Will Currie and the Country French – The Whale
Aidan Knight – Jasper
Bobby Bazini – I Wonder
Julie Fader – Goodbye Before Hello
Dan Griffin – Emily
Brett Dennen – Sydney (I’ll Come Running) [WEEKLY IMPORT]
Will Currie and the Country French – John Denver Haircut
The Barr Brothers – Beggar in the Morning

We’ll be uploading our show from a couple of weeks ago with Ottawa’s Fevers soon, too — and keep your eyes peeled to our show listings page, which will be updated this weekend!