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.

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!

Nov. 24 show rundown [Right By Midnight interview to come!]

Many thanks to Kris and Charles from Right By Midnight for not only visiting the CHUO studios and sittin’ down for a chat, but also for giving us two tickets to their show at Zaphod’s this Saturday night that we’re able to give to one lucky listener/reader! Click here for more info.

As for tracks this week, we spun:

Radio Radio – Dekshoo
Jesse & The Dandelions – Where the Wild Things Are
Jenn Grant – Dreamer
Hooded Fang – Younger Days
Dave Norris & Local Ivan – I Met Yer Ghost
Andy Swan – Come to the Island
Right By Midnight – Ocean (in like the waves)
Ketch Harbour Wolves – Bonfire of the Vanities
The High Dials – Uruguay
Matthew Hornell and the Diamond Minds – Float Away
Dinosaur Bones – Ice Hotels

No Weekly Import this week, but it’ll return next week — and boy oh boy, will there be exciting news next week… stay tuned!

June 9th show recap (now with audio links!)

Our second show boasted two hours of delicious local and Canadian music. The playlist:

Dinosaur Bones – Point of Pride
The Anybody – San Francisco
Born Ruffians – What To Say
Dukes of Burgundy – Talking Backwards
The Balconies – Serious Bedtime
Sloan – Believe in Me
Band of Horses – Infinite Arms
Forest City Lovers – Minneapolis
The Acorn – Crossed Wires
The Tanuki Project – Playground
Tokyo Police Club – Breakneck Speed
Apollo Ghosts – Brown to Grey
The Anybody – Basement Blues
Loon Choir – New Forewarnings
Rah Rah – Arrows
Right By Midnight – Best Way Home
Loon Choir – Vis a Vis

We also had some great interviews with Connor Mercury from The Anybody (complete with an in-studio performance of “My Heart Beating”) and Derek, Nikki, and Jamie from Loon Choir which you can check out below:

Connor Mercury from The Anybody (click to listen, right-click to save file)

Derek, Nikki, and Jamie from Loon Choir (click to listen, right-click to save file)

And don’t forget: you can see Connor’s live acoustic set tonight at the Cajun Attic. Doors are at 8:30 and it’s pay-what-you-can to help the guy out (on his birthday!) as most of his recording equipment and instruments were lost in the Sunnyside fire a few weeks ago. On Thursday, Loon Choir hits the stage at Cafe Dekcuf on Rideau alongside Rah Rah (from Regina, SK) and The Sonic Defense (also from Ottawa).

If you’re looking for more to check out this weekend, you can catch some great acts like The Balconies, Dala, The White Wires, Monkeyjunk, and Sloan all for free at Westfest this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; and you can find Tokyo Sex Whale, Holy Cobras, Mother’s Children, and more at Gaga Weekend this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Get out there and support local music, kids. ‘Til next week!