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…

“Trop-pop!” Live session/interview with Bravestation + March 16th show rundown

A fantastic show today, all thanks to Devin, Jeremy, Andrew, and Derek from Bravestation, who dropped by the CHUO studios this past weekend to record some stripped-down songs and sit down for a chat! See below for our sessions with them:

Bravestation – Outlines of Everyone, live at CHUO

Bravestation – White Wolves, live at CHUO

Interview with Devin, Jeremy, Andrew, and Derek from Bravestation

And, of course, all that we spun today:
The Coppertone – I Know The Dead
Timber Timbre – Bad Ritual
The Sheepdogs – I Don’t Know
Mother Mother – Simply Simple
Bruekke – The Shore
Rah Rah – Chimneys
Bravestation – Outlines of Everyone (Live at CHUO)
Bravestation – White Wolves (Live at CHUO)
William Fitzsimmons – Heartless (Kanye West cover)
Les Jupes – Last Dance
The Luyas – Tiny Head
The Olympic Symphonium – State of the Union Address

And yes, we do have a copy of The Olympic Symphonium’s The City Won’t Have Time To Fight to give away! All you need to do is comment below with your name, email address, and favourite song or album you’ve discovered so far this year. We want to hear what you’re listening to! The winner will be chosen at random by the end of day next Wednesday, so be sure to comment before 11:59 p.m. EST next Wednesday, March 23rd. Good luck!

June 23rd show (pre-earthquake)

As I mentioned in the last post, last week’s show was cut short thanks to moving tectonic plates — but thankfully, we were able to complete a wonderful interview with Amanda Zelina from Toronto’s The Coppertone before any earthquake could intervene. To kick off the show, Kara Strang from the incredible Canteen Gallery-based project Bands Undone joined me in the studio to chat a little about why she loves what she does:

Kara Strang guest co-hosts Now Playing (click to listen, right-click to save file)

…and then hooked us up with an incredible interview with Amanda:

Amanda Zelina from The Coppertone on Now Playing (click to listen, right-click to save file)

Many thanks to Kara and Amanda. Oh, and the earthquake that cut our show short.

We were, however, lucky to squeeze some tracks in:

Wolf Parade – Palm Road
Hannah Georgas – Lovers Breakdown
Loon Choir – Bricks
The Coppertone – Hidden Dreams
Sally Seltmann – Harmony to My Heartbeat

Be sure to tune in tomorrow at 1pm when we spin some more awesome tracks!