Don’t remind them that their names rhyme… Nov. 30 show rundown, featuring The Details!

You’re always guaranteed a fun time with The Details. Whether it’s their penchant for finding innovative ways to share their music (bathroom sessions, anyone?) or their undying love for their hometown Winnipeg Jets, there is no shortage of things to talk about with Sean, Shaun, Jon and Keli. I mean, they even kept talking to me after I jokingly smushed all their names together. Their sarcastic laughs are one of my favourite parts of our chat, which you can listen to below (or download by right-clicking here):

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They also chose some really great songs to play (well, the first song was my pick):

The Details – Vulture Mechanics
Kalle Mattson – Thick as Thieves
Royal Canoe – Nightcrawlin’
Adaline – Rebels of Love
Feist – Get It Wrong, Get It Right
Bry Webb – Rivers of Gold
Wilco – Open Mind [WEEKLY IMPORT]

Thanks again to The Details for joining me as they passed through Toronto — we hope to see those guys make their way back through Ontario again very soon. (Oh, and don’t forget to follow them on Twitter.)

And hey, speaking of Toronto, Ontario, Inlet Sound (or, more specifically, Michael Wexler from the band) will be joining us on today’s show. Be sure to tune in at 1pm on CHUO.FM (or stream ‘er live right here).

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Backlog #2! “There’s a shoutout if I ever heard one” – our [also overdue] July 6th show rundown

As our June 29th show was yet another repeat show (but a good one, hey?), we were psyched to put together a lovely show for July 6th featuring fantastic Toronto folk-pop group Little City, who – you may remember – joined us live in studio last summer for an awesome live performance (you can relive that magic over on our “Live at CHUO” page). These guys were back with another fantastic track from their debut EP and took some time off from spending Canada Day in the capital to chat about Twitter, “Web 3.0” and what they’ve been up to over the last year.

Little City – Bright Glow

Interview with Little City

And of course, the tracks we spun:

Wildlife – Move to the City
The Deep Dark Woods – Westside Street
The Express – Nobody Knows
Belgrave – Six Minutes
The Details – Weightless in the Dark
Graham Wright – Leftovers
Little City – Bright Glow (Live at CHUO)
Matt Pond PA – Spring Fawn [WEEKLY IMPORT]
Rival Boys – No Selfish Love

Many thanks again to Little City – and if you happen to be in Toronto, make sure to check ’em out at the El Mocambo on July 22nd!

Backlog #1! Our [overdue] June 22nd show rundown

Hey folks – long time, no… tunes? Have no fear, we kept the tunes spinnin’ as we were in and out of the live studio over the past few weeks (for anyone wondering, June 15th was a repeat of our June 8th show). Here’s what we

Timber Timbre – Woman
Jenn Grant – Baby’s Been Away
Braids – Lammicken
Snailhouse – Apple
Imaginary Cities – Say You
Northcote – Free Tonight
The Details – Voices Fall
Hooded Fang – Den of Love
Chad Van Gaalen – Do Not Fear
Dog is Blue – Dusty Bones

Many thanks again to Snailhouse and Jon from The Details for joining us over the phone for the show, too — we’ll get those interviews up as soon as the internet can find us a bit more space for hosting sound files.

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!

Why you should be looking forward to this week’s show

#1 – Because Kalle, Rory, and Thean from Sault Ste. Marie/Ottawa folk-rock quartet Kalle Mattson dropped by the CHUO studios today to record an awesome live set and interview, which’ll air on this Wednesday’s show.

#2 – Because Winnipeg indie-rock four-piece The Details were super awesome and sent me some copies of their latest EP, The Original Mark to give away — and I’ll let you know how you can snag a copy on this Wednesday’s show.

#3 – Because you know Now Playing spins some of the best music you’ll hear on Ottawa’s airwaves. And you just want to make your hump day afternoon that much better.

Do it, folks: tune in this Wednesday, Dec. 15th at 1pm on CHUO 89.1 FM (online at chuo.fm) to catch some great live local tunes. ‘Til then!

So I really like The Mountains & The Trees and The Details, okay? Nov. 17 show rundown

I can’t help it. I just got my hands on the St. John’s, NL singer’s latest album “I Made This For You” and the Winnpeg group’s The Original Mark EP, which was just released yesterday. So, naturally, I had to play ’em again. Along with some other great acts:

Bravestation – Colour Us With Youth
Jenocide – Street Rhythm
The Coast – Heartbreak City
Bahamas – Already Yours
The Mountains & The Trees – The Times
Steven McKay – Restore Me
Belle & Sebastian – I Want The World To Stop [WEEKLY IMPORT]
Chris Artonik – Roll With It
Christina Maria – Carolina
The Details – Surface Breaks
Sarah Harmer – The Thief
David Vertesi – All Night, All Night, All Night
F&M – Bell’s Own Desire
The Wilderness of Manitoba – Golden Beets
Old Crowns – Hems

So, this week — if you’re looking for awesome upbeat electronic pop, definitely check out Jenocide. And as for more acoustic lovin’, head on over to our Local Listings page to find more details about this weekend’s Bahamas show.

‘Til next week!

Two Ds from Winnipeg: July 28th show recap

A low-key show today? Perhaps. But that doesn’t mean the music was any less awesome:

Stars – I Died So I Could Haunt You
The Details – The Original Mark
Departures – Being There
Hey Rosetta! – Black Heart
Nightwood – Gretta at a Window
Wintersleep – A Long Flight
Blitzen Trapper – Below The Hurricane (This week’s Weekly Import.)
Tokyo Police Club – Favourite Food
The Acorn + Ohbijou – Darcy
Broken Social Scene – World Sick

Yeah, The Details and Departures are from Winnipeg. I like alliteration, okay? Also, I talked about some exciting new shows that have been announced: Wintersleep, The Besnard Lakes, and Hey Rosetta! are all playing various dates at the Capital this October, and Broken Social Scene will be playing the Bronson Centre in December! Advance tickets for that show are available at galleryac.com. Check out more show listings via our brand-spanking-new listings page.

‘Til next week! Though I’m sure there’ll be new, awesome stuff to talk about before then.