Tuesday, September 25, 2012

CKXU Playlist East Coast Edition

Here is our playlist for the East Coast Edition of MuseInk Radio:

Brian Wilson is A.L.I.V.E - Rich Aucoin
Madre Padre - Matt Mays
He Doesn't State Into The Sun Anymore - Long Distance Runners

The Fiddle Clump
Yer Fall - Hey Rosetta!
Close Up To Me - Two Hours Traffic
Rollin', Rollin', Rollin' - Joel Plaskett

Only Love Can Break Your Heart - Jenn Grant
My Friend - Paper Lions
Rattle Your Cage - Boxer The Horse

Rapture - Wintersleep
Maybe It's Just Me - Classified
Concrete of the City - Gabrielle Papillion

Also, seeing as for some reason we didn;t post our Vancouver Playlist, here is our Vancouver playlist that we played a few weeks ago:

About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All - Dan Mangan
Fire's Highway - Japandroids
Jesse, AR - Said the Whale

Hot River - Yes Nice
Radio - Yukon Blonde
Summer in the Shelter - Cinderpop

The Mountain Clump
Vampire - Pink Mountaintops
The Way To Gone - Black Mountain
Congo - Bear Mountain

This Is Where We Are For Now - Maurice
Dirty Town - Mother Mother
Hey Snow White - The New Pornographers

So that brings us to the end of our Canadian Road Trip. It was a fun journey, full of joy and excitement.  We encourage you to buy the songs and create your own playlists for your own road trips around the country or even around other countries. Im sure it would work just as well.
Next week we have a Polaris re-cap special where we are going to play our opinion of the top 10 albums and who we think should have won. Make sure you tune in next Tuesday at 6-7pm MST on CXKU.com!

Polaris Prize Reaction

Well Feist won something. What a surprise.

Personally I was hoping for something unexpected to happen, like Fucked Up winning again. But we're stuck with the status quo. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed Feist's album, but do I want it representing the best Canada has to offer? Most certainly not.

Anyway I just felt like posting this and owning up to my prediction that was made on twitter:

Oh well I guess. Next year.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

CKXU 09/18 Montreal Edition

Here is our playlist for this weeks radio show!

Your Ex Lover is Dead - Stars
Obedear - Purity Ring
Lightshow - Plants and Animals

The Clump
Old Mythologies - The Barr Brothers
Amaze-Me-Jane - Parlovr
In Your Body - Arianne Moffatt
Oak of Guernica - Yamantaka//Sonic Titan

Little Golden Age - Wolf Parade
Side of the Road - Mark Berube

She Wants to Know - Half Moon Run
Cannons - Little Scream
Shake, Sweat, Scream and Shout - Artist of the Year

Honorable Shout outs to Arcade Fire, Malajue and Karkwa! Make sure you tune in next week for our East Coast Edition! Maybe we will be joined by our co-host Englebert the fly again, who knows!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Certainly Not This

Today was the annual record fair in Lethbridge at the Galt Gardens appropriately named (at least to me) Love and Records. Vendors and businesses from across Southern Alberta come to Downtown Lethbridge for an afternoon of live music, records, records, and more records.  This year I was unfortunately only able to stay for an hour, but that was enough time for me to uncover this gem. I don't know how many were made but I didn't even know they existed before today; this coming from an admittedly obsessed Metric fan.

 So if there's anything to take from this: go out to events like this. You never know what you will find.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Said the Whale show at the Gateway 09/05

Said the Whale came to Calgary yet again! I never complain about another Said the Whale show. Even though this is the 3rd time I have seen them live this year this show stood out. Their last show in Calgary back in April was an All Ages show. Now dont get me wrong, I understand the importance of All Ages shows, but I have never seen so many 13 year old hipsters drunk off of their first beer in my life. Next time someone tries to start a mosh pit to Love is Art next to me, they die.

So onto the brilliance of the Gateway show. They opened with Out on the Shield when they usually open with a single such as Heavy Ceiling. this was awesome and completely unpredictable. They then carried on to play many other fan favourites such as This Cities a Mess and The Light is You. The crowd was singing along to every song! They also asked for requests on Twitter and played Hurricane Ada which I requested! They may have been going to play it anyway but I like to think they played it because of me. It felt like they were playing to the fans more than trying to promote thier album which I really liked. Never miss a chance to see them live!!! They pretty much tour endlessly, you have no excuse!

Here is the set list for the night. There was a new song in there somewhere too but i forgot to write it down:
Out on the Shield
This Cities a Mess
A Black Day in December
The Light is You
O Alexandra
We Are 1980
Big Sky, MT
False Creek Change
BC Orienteering
Big Wave Goodbye
Jesse, AR
New Brighton
Hurricane Ada
Camilo the Magician
Emerald Lake, AB

Goodnight Moon

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CXKU Playlist 09/11 Southern Ontario

Here is the list of the songs we played this week! Why is this area different than others?  From this area of canada you generally see a variety of influences, but you really see a sense of progression from the artists.

Romantic Rights - Death From Above 1979
I Wanna Die Young - Great Bloomers
Whispers - Lake Forest

No Glamour in the Hammer - Whitehorse
Sulk - Trust
Don't Be Afraid of the Spark - Sunparlour Players

Live It Out - Metric
Standing Alongside Gone - Cookie Duster
Took a Train To India - Eight and a Half
Almost Crimes - Broken Social Scene

Barnes' Yard - Rural Alberta Advantage
Inches and Ages - Attack in Black
Blueprint (live) - Arkells

Honourable mentions go to Fucked Up, Timber Timbre, Elliott Brood, Crystal Castles, Jason Collett, and Shad for being awesome but we couldn't fit everyone in, sadly.

Friday, September 7, 2012

September 4, 2012 Prairie Special

Here's the playlist for the show on Tuesday:

Soothsayer - Royal Canoe
Little Homie (Feat. Abstract Artform) - Giving In
Civil Twilight - The Weakerthans

Conditioning - Cadence Weapon
Die Fighting - Foam Lake
Generation Handclap - Library Voices

THE CLUMP - Local Arists
Maria - Leeroy Stagger and his Band
Silver Wheels - Indio Saravanja
Only A Rocketship Can Save Us - Jesse and the Dandelions

Rocky Mountain Living - The Dudes*
Crash Landing - Rae Spoon
By Lamplight - Woodpigeon
Prairie Girl - Rah Rah

In place of Funeral Song by Fast Romantics because I forgot the mp3. Check it out it'll be worth your while!