Dec. 7 + 14 show rundowns… with Inlet Sound and Dave Norris & Local Ivan

Finally! And actually, this is the perfect time to be talking about our Dec. 7 show with Michael Wexler from Inlet Sound — they just premiered their new music video for “Mademoiselle” on AUX.TV this week! You can check out the video — which was also directed by Wexler — online here. And as for the tracks we played on Dec. 7:

Inlet Sound – Mademoiselle
Bon Iver – Holocene
Himalayan Bear – Only Dreams Let Me Hold You
Inlet Sound – The Peculiar Disappearance of Marion Bojangles
Hollerado – Got To Lose
Noah and the Whale – Blue Skies

And for our briefly-back-in-Ottawa show on Dec. 14 (well, sort of!) with Dave Norris of Dave Norris & Local Ivan:

Fevers – My Heart Is In The Basket On The Front Of Your Bicycle
Doldrums – I’m Homesick Sitting Up Here In My Satellite
The Darcys – 100 Mile House
Dave Norris & Local Ivan – Song For an Ad
Dave Norris & Local Ivan – Alma Mater
Dan Mangan – Rows of Houses
Said the Whale – Heavy Ceiling
Behind Sapphire – Tahera
We Are The City – Dark/Warm Air
Acres of Lions – Reaction
Kathryn Calder – Five More Years

Be sure to check out Inlet Sound’s Dream Awake EP on Bandcamp here and Dave Norris & Local Ivan’s debut full-length, Alma Mater, on Bandcamp here. Both are pretty darn cheap ($5 and pay-what-you-can, respectively!), which is pretty darn sweet.

In more exciting news: be sure to tune in on Wednesday, December 28th for our end-of-year, best-of-2011, four-hour mega-blowout show! From noon to 4pm EST, we’ll be broadcasting live from the CHUO studios in downtown Ottawa, inviting you to call in/tweet/Facebook/comment with YOUR best-of-the-year picks — and we’ll have guest appearances and giveaways, too! We’ll also be unveiling our fabulous new look, just in time for the new year.

Get excited — and be sure to start thinking of your best-of-2011 picks now! If you have favourite tracks released this year that you’d like to hear on air, comment below, tweet at us @nowplayingradio or send your picks in an email to emma [at] nowplayingradio [dot] com and be sure to tune in at CHUO.fm on the 28th!

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Oct. 26th show rundown (that re-aired this past week!)

While round two of an unfortunate cold took away any remaining voice I had to record a new show, re-airing the Oct. 26th show at least allowed us to re-air some more awesome music again. And if nothing else? We’ve got some sweet, sweet shows coming up over the next few weeks… read on for more info!

What we (double-)spun:

The Coppertone – Last Goodbyes
Belgrave – Distance
Paper Lions – Lost The War
Dan Mangan – Starts With Them, Ends With Us
Grey Kingdom – Haunted
Inlet Sound – The Peculiar Disappearance of Marion Bojangles
Right By Midnight – Hey Rialto (don’t forget: you can help these guys fundraise for their new album here)
Kathryn Calder – Who Are You?
The Darcys – Shaking Down The Old Bones
Dave Norris and Local Ivan – Alma Mater
Arkells – Bloodlines
Hey Rosetta! – Seventeen

Coming up this week: great friends of the show hotshotcasino were in town this weekend and graciously gave me a hand in co-hosting the show. No, really – they picked out songs and everything. Tune in this Wednesday at 1pm, CHUO 89.1 FM in Ottawa or online at chuo.fm. And keep your eyes peeled for yet another exciting announcement, about next week’s show…

Reunited with live radio, and it feels so good. May 25th show rundown.

Lovely listeners, it was such a thrill to return to live radio today. And boy oh boy did we celebrate this return with some pretty excellent spins:

Austra – Lose It (Diamond Rings remix)
Winchester Warm – Surf’s Up
White Wires – Summer Girl
The Guilty Minds – Sand and Glass
Graham Wright – Soviet Race
David Myles – Gone for Long
Handsome Furs – What About Us
Handsome Furs – Repatriated
Zachary Lucky – Coming Back Home
Purple Ghosts – Can’t Dance
Sarah Hallman – Electricity
Cornwall – Snow Weather
Kathryn Calder – Slip Away

Don’t forget, folks: many of these fabulous acts are making their way through town soon — be sure to check out the Local Listings section so you don’t miss ’em! Join us next Wednesday at 1pm when we’ll continue our live radio rollercoaster of awesome — and keep your eyes peeled to this space to see when we’ll be bringing some more terrific live music to live radio!

Acoustic lovin’. Or just general awesomeness lovin’. – Nov. 10 show recap

The killer beats from today’s show, ladies and gents:

Meligrove Band – Bones Attack!!!
Rich Aucoin – PUSH
Random Recipe – Without You
Kathryn Calder – A Day Long Past Its Prime
Gianna Lauren – Nightmares
The Mountains & The Trees – More & More & More
Two Door Cinema Club – Kids [WEEKLY IMPORT]
Diamond Rings – All Yr Songs
Feed The Birds – Bees
Winter Gloves – Glow in the Dark
Owen Pallett – A Man With No Ankles
Whale Tooth – Sleepwalking
Mark Berube and the Patriotic Few – Tailored to Fit
Shelley O’Brien – Generous Waters
Siskiyou – Never Ever Ever Ever Again
Elvyn – The Decline

Don’t forget — you can check out the Meligrove Band TONIGHT at Mavericks, playing with Ruby Coast and The Gallop (hometown love!). Ten bucks in advance, 8pm doors. Facebook event is here.

We’ve also got some exciting stuff in the works… but more on that later. ‘Til next week, fellow music lovers!

“Oh sh*t, we’ve put all this attention on clothes now”: Clothes Make the Man interview + August 18th show recap

FIRST OFF: go check out the updated listings page. Way exciting to see that so many awesome acts are making their way through Ottawa this October.

SECONDLY: here’s what we spun on the show yesterday:

Kathryn Calder – If You Only Knew
Giant Hand – Books
Balacade – Plate Glass Effect
Gramercy Riffs – Ambulance
These Estates – We Got Snakes
Clothes Make the Man – It’s Getting Easier
The Caraways – Fever
Bravestation – White Wolves
We Are Trees – Sunrise Sunset
Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

AND THIRDLY: We also got the chance to chat with Ryan Mclennan from Toronto’s Clothes Make the Man (but hey, some of their members are originally from Ottawa — further proving how awesome this city is). They’ll be hitting up Mavericks next Monday night, August 23rd, with Titus Andronicus (only thirteen bucks, doors are 8pm).

Ryan and I chatted about making it in Toronto, making it on Degrassi (oh yes, the TV show), and whether or not clothes really do make the man:

FOURTH-LY: This afternoon, I’ll be sitting down with Vancouver two-piece Miaou Miaou who are playing at the Elmdale Tavern tonight. You should check them out — and stay tuned for next week, when we bring you another lovely interview and many more fantastic tracks.

‘Til then, folks.