Searchlight 2018, Round One

Voting on the first round of this year's Searchlight began yesterday. With over 2,700 entries from all over Canada, including 14 from "The North", covering genres from Classical to Rock and Indigenous to Country. You [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Categories: News|43 Comments

ICYMI for Tuesday 13th February 2018

What Iceland can teach Ottawa about growing its local music scene Grimur Atlason is director of Reykavik's Iceland Airwaves festival, which has grown significantly since it began in 1999 and now draws around 80,000 visitors [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Categories: News|52 Comments

The Wild Raccoon Podcast for February 2018

Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present. And, with this in mind, WR is focusing on [...]

Playlist Friday: Emotions of Love

It's triple playlist week here in OurBasement. Valentine's Day is just around the corner and it brings up all kinds of emotions for people. There are some who want all the love and hearts and [...]

By | February 9th, 2018|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , , , |34 Comments

New releases for the week ending February 9th 2018

Adrian Underhill - CU Again Produced by famed Brit producer Adam Bainbridge, aka Kindness (Robyn, Solange, Blood Orange), the LP is available to pre-order now at this location. A video for the title track recently [...]

Josh Mover & The Shakers – When I Steal Your Heart

Hey Our Basement, I’m Josh Mover of Toronto indie rockers Josh Mover & The Shakers, and we’re super excited to share our new single “When I Steal Your Heart” with you today. It’s taken from [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Categories: New Music|Tags: |20 Comments

ICYMI for Tuesday 6th February 2018

Cree cellist and composer showcases Orchestral Powwow in Vancouver A UBC graduate and former Vancouver resident, Derksen is performing music from her album Orchestral Powwow, the first album to showcase the unique music genre Derksen [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Categories: News|30 Comments

Music Video Monday, Croatia – Make Circles, Randal Arsenault – Rock & Roll to My

Croatia - Make Circles Croatia is a synth-pop group from Victoria, British Columbia. Taking heavy influence from the revolutionary sounds of 80’s era pop and electronic groups. They create their own meaningful, and at times [...]

By | February 5th, 2018|Categories: Video release|Tags: , |30 Comments

Playlist Friday: Black History Month in Canada

Our playlist this week is in honour of Black History Month. I have updated the playlist from last year with some new tracks from some of our fabulous musicians in Canada. The theme of Government [...]

New releases for the week ending February 2nd 2018

Zaki Ibrahim - The Secret Life of Planets Zaki Ibrahim operates in her own quiet pocket of the universe, and The Secret Life of Planets — her first since 2012's Polaris Prize-nominated Every Opposite — [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: New Music|Tags: |26 Comments