“I think ‘yeah’ and ‘baby’ were the most common lyrics…” – Graham Wright phoner + July 13 show rundown

Today’s show was one of our most jam-packed yet, with new tracks from Ohbijou and Dan Mangan, spins from Polaris Prize shortlisters, a chat with our pal and Polaris juror Josh O’Kane about that very prize and the recently announced shortlist, and an interview with Tokyo Police Club’s Graham Wright, who just released his solo album “Shirts vs. Skins” at the end of last month.

Live phoner with Graham Wright on Now Playing, CHUO 89.1 FM

And of course, all that we played:

Ohbijou – Niagara
Dan Mangan – Oh Fortune
Hey Rosetta! – Bricks
Graham Wright – Leftovers
The Arcade Fire – Suburban War
Ron Sexsmith – Get in Line
The Weeknd – The Morning
Timber Timbre – Bad Ritual

Many thanks again to both gents for joining us, and don’t forget — you can catch Graham and Tokyo Police Club this weekend at the HOPE Volleyball Summerfest, alongside CHUO/Now Playing favourites the Balconies.

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.

Radio Radio is playing at Barrymore’s this weekend, you guys. March 30th show rundown

Seriously. And I’m excited, if I haven’t made that clear yet. For more info about this Friday’s sure-to-be-killer show, head on over here. Barrymore’s on Bank, doors at 10pm, tickets $17 in advance.

And yes we kicked off the show with some Radio Radio — but spun some more goodies, too:

Radio Radio – 9 Piece Luggage Set
Born Ruffians – Higher & Higher
Library Voices – Drinking Games
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Under The Knife
Katie Moore – Honey on Juice
Gobble Gobble – Lawn Knives
The Albertans – The Wake
Said the Whale – Out On The Shield
Timber Timbre – Black Water
The Withering Pines – Until the Morning Comes
Young Rival – Just Can’t Stay Here
Memphis – I Want the Lights On After Dark
Scott Orr – In The Belly of A Whale

Don’t forget — for all of your local listings needs, check out our dedicated page. See you at Barrymore’s Friday night!

“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!