June 27th show rundown

We’re back in the blog-updating saddle again, lovely listeners. Today’s show featured a slew of terrific new tracks from some of our favourite artists here on Now Playing:

Bravestation – Tides of the Summit
Silkken Laumann – House of Common Problems
The Elwins – Time to Kill Time
Stars – The Theory of Relativity
Diamond Rings – I’m Just Me
Rah Rah – I Could Tell You I’m Sorry
Dream Jefferson – Hannah
Teenage Kicks – Jemima Surrender
Evening Hymns – Arrows
ev ree wuhn – Control

We’ve also updated our local show listings – and don’t forget to check out our last post, where you’ve got the opportunity to get your hands on a mixtape we just can’t wait to share with you. ‘Til next week!

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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!

“We call him Paco the Taco Monster.” Chat with hotshotcasino and first FUNDING DRIVE SHOW, May 4th show rundown

Our first of two CHUO FUNDING DRIVE shows featured a lovely chat with Pascal, Gregg and Mark from Ottawa’s own hotshotcasino and some great Canadian tracks:

Dream Jefferson – Westminster Abbey
Long Long Long – Sure, Sometimes You Win
Library Voices – Haunt This House
Phantom Shores – Sunken Treasure
Matthew Barber – Ring Upon Your Finger
Polymaths – To See And Be Seen
Evening Hymns – Mtn. Song
The Guest Bedroom – Thread
Elliott BROOD – Northern Air

You can also listen to our chat with the boys:

And even a short piece that, er, made it to the cutting room floor. You’ll see why:

There was also more excitement this week: we’ve released our SUB-BASEMENT SESSIONS, a compilation of live sessions recorded at CHUO, featuring The Mountains & The Trees, Woodpigeon, Kalle Mattson and more! To get your hand on it, you only need to visit our Bandcamp site, and make a donation — minimum donation is $5 and we encourage you to pay-what-you-like. All funds will go to CHUO’s 2011 funding drive, so you can not only feel good that you’ve got your hands on some excellent tracks… but you can also feel great that you’re supporting community radio. Spread the word!

The mysterious show rundown that never appeared – flashback to March 23rd

I knew something was missing here. Just in case you tuned into the show from two weeks ago and was like, wait, hey, what did they play that day? (Rhyme completely intentional.) We also had an interview with Kalle from Kalle Mattson on that show, too — we’ll try to get that online sooner than later, too!

Dream Jefferson – Vampyroteuthis
Chikita Violenta – All I Need’s A Little More
Geoff Burner – The Victory Party
Phantom Shores – Walking in the Night
Hey Rosetta! – Bricks
Crimes in Paris – Tonight
Kalle Mattson – A Deepened End
Kalle Mattson – Singing Knives
The Wilderness – Triste
Austra – Lose It
Friends Electric – Big City Nights
Little Scream – Cannons

Also, you can look forward to a live session with Ottawa’s Phantom Shores this week! Heading into the studio today to record ’em — be sure to tune in this Wednesday at 1pm to catch it!

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.