We’re back in action! Jan. 23rd show rundown

Dearest listeners — it feels great to be back, fresh with a new episode for 2013. A new year heralds new singles, new releases, new tour dates… which, naturally, means plenty of fresh new music right here week after week from some of your favourite Canadian artists — and some soon-to-be-favourites. It also means presenting you a fresh new look here on the web, which we hope you keep checking back and checking out as we get back into the groove of posting interviews, playlists, and more.

Speaking of playlists, here’s what we spun on today’s show (links take you to the show listings we mentioned on air!):

Luke Lalonde – Red Wagon
The Acorn – Crossed Wires
Evening Hymns – Broken Rifle
Blue Hawaii – Try To Be
The Dirty Nil – Verona Lung
Michael Rault – Lay Right Down And Die
Camp Radio – Murder On My Skin
Holy Fuck – Lovely Allen
Young Rival – Don’t Make A Sound
Tegan & Sara – Now I’m All Messed Up
The Sadies – Another Year Again
Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra

Missed the show? No sweat! CHUO has set up on-demand episodes so you can catch up anytime! Check ’em out right here.

‘Til next week!

 

Advertisements

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!

“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!

April 20th show rundown

Just in time — before today’s show! Here’s what we spun last week:

Library Voices – The Prime Minister’s Daughter
The Details – Weightless in the Dark
Hands & Teeth – Until The Night
You Say Party – Laura Palmer’s Prom
Paso Mino – Canadian Skin
Chad VanGaalen – Sara
Evening Hymns – Broken Rifle
Rich Aucoin – Superman
Young Galaxy – Open Your Heart (Madonna cover)
Jamie Woon – Echoes [WEEKLY IMPORT]
The Balconies – Smells Like Secrets
Graham Wright – Crooked Moon
Digits – Desire
Northcote – Energy
Woodhands – Papa Don’t Preach (Madonna cover)

Don’t forget to tune in today at 1pm when we feature artists playing at some of this summer’s best music festivals in Ottawa: Bluesfest, Jazz Festival, and Westfest, baby. Stream it online at chuo.fm!

Dec. 22 show playlist – and The Details EP giveaway!

Hey folks – thanks for tuning in this week, our SECOND LAST show of 2010, when we featured some fab holiday tracks and more:

The Rural Alberta Advantage – Stamp
Sarah Hallman – Electricity
Evening Hymns – Just Like Christmas
Olenka and the Autumn Lovers – Sparrow
The Details – Strings and Ribbons
Laurent Bourque – What We Talk About
Glasser – Home [WEEKLY IMPORT]
Great Lake Swimmers – Gonna Make It Through The Year
Basia Bulat – You Are A Gift
Kalle Mattson – Thick As Thieves
Rebekah Higgs – Miserably Together
Leif Vollebekk – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
The White Wires – I Remember How
Andrew Vincent – Keep It That Way
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Little Drummer Boy

And of course, we finally got around to launching our latest giveaway — Winnipeg’s The Details graciously sent us a couple of copies of their Original Mark EP, and I’d like to give ’em to some of you guys. Send me an email (emma [at] nowplayingradio [dot] com) or comment below with your favourite Canadian album of 2010. I’ll be doing a live “Best of 2010” show next Wednesday the 29th and I want you guys to tell me what I should be spinning! Contest closes at Tuesday the 28th at midnight and I’ll happily announce the winners on our next show.

Put those thinking caps on and tell me what record you loved most from this past year! ‘Til next week!