“We have all these underlying issues: we all went to high school together…” Feb. 22nd show rundown with Poor Young Things

We had a great time chatting with Matt, Mike and Dave from Toronto alt-rock group Poor Young Things (originally from Thunder Bay, ON) late last week about their current tour, their brand-spanking-new EP, and, well, the trials and tribulations of high school. They also selected some sweet tracks to spin, including The Trews (with whom they’ll be touring soon), The Arkells, and Teenage Kicks. Check out the entire show’s playlist and the interview below:

Poor Young Things – Blame It On The Good Times
The Trews – Every Inambition
Yukon Blonde – Stairway
Bahamas – I Got You Babe
Teenage Kicks – Middle of the Night
Silkken Laumann – On The Mend
Dan Griffin – Age of Empires
Arkells – Agent Zero
Samantha Savage Smith – The Fight
The Darcys – Josie
Poor Young Things – The Low Road

Chat with Matt, Mike and Dave from Poor Young Things (right-click to save, stream below)

Best of all, they’re playing in Toronto TONIGHT at the Horseshoe Tavern, and they’ll be hitting up Zaphod’s in Ottawa tomorrow (Friday the 24th) — be sure to head out and get your weekly dose of rock.

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March 2nd show rundown [chats + sets to come]

What a totally awesome way to kick off the month. Today’s show features interviews and live sessions with Toronto’s Hooded Fang (who will be back in town May 1st, opening for The Rural Alberta Advantage at Ritual) and Ottawa’s own hotshotcasino (who are playing a FREE show at Cafe Nostalgica this Friday) — all of which will be posted online later today! (Be sure to check back, as we’ll included the full interviews + some live tracks that didn’t make it into the show.)

All in all, we played:

Land of Talk – Color Me Badd
Honheehonhee – Intro: My Lips, Your Voice [more about ’em]
Scott Orr – Dreaming in Red [pay-what-you-can for his new album here]
Hooded Fang – Den of Love (Live at CHUO)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Heart in Your Heartbreak
Yukon Blonde – Wind Blows
hotshotcasino – Astounding Science Fiction (Live at CHUO)
hotshotcasino – Monkey Suicide (Live at CHUO)

And don’t forget: Land of Talk, Yukon Blonde, and hotshotcasino are all playing this weekend — head over to our local listings page for more info! And check back here later for the live tracks. ‘Til then!

Oct. 27 show playlist

Wednesday, October 27 heralded the wonderful return of the show to the CHUO studios! Here’s the deliciousness that was spun:

Andrea Simms-Karp – Silvering
Kalle Mattson – A to Z
Wooden Sky – Call If You Need Me
Yukon Blonde – Brides Song
Loon Choir – Microcosm
Rah Rah – Beaches
Lykke Li – Get Some (WEEKLY IMPORT)
Bent By Elephants – Salinity Blues
Basia Bulat – Run
Dan Mangan – Journal of a Narcoleptic
Cuff the Duke – By Winter’s End
Brett Caswell & The Marquee Rose – A Friend in Need
Dan Mangan – So Much for Everyone

Tune in this week — Wednesday, November 3rd at 1pm on CHUO 89.1 FM — for some more tasty tunes, including another Weekly Import from Sweden (!) and the return of our Mix/Mash of the Month.

‘Til then!