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Playlist Friday: OurBasement Release Radar July/2019

It’s Release Radar playlist time! Release Radar are playlists that let you know what is new each month. We have a Spotify Release Radar playlist and a YouTube new video release playlist to help you [...]

Take A Listen To This

Here are some new tracks you should take a listen to from Pleasure Craft, Johnny Payne and Fade Awaays. They all have a different take on clubs, drinking, mass social situations and entertaining. Read what [...]

Playlist Friday: DarBar’s 2019 Polaris Music Prize Short List

The Polaris Music Prize Short List will be revealed on Tuesday, July 16. The playlist today has a couple tracks each for 10 artists that I am hoping will be on that list. I was [...]

By | July 11th, 2019|Categories: News|10 Comments

Espanola by Espanola

Aaron Goldstein has spent the better part of a decade as pedal steel guitarist to some of Canada’s most revered songwriters (City and Colour, Cowboy Junkies, Daniel Romano, Kathleen Edwards, Bry Webb, Matt Mays, Elliott [...]

By | July 10th, 2019|Categories: New Music|Tags: , , |26 Comments

Playlist Friday: Gateway Music Festival

This weeks playlist has tracks from artists that will be playing at Gateway Music Festival. "The 15th Annual Gateway Festival will take place July 26-28, 2019 in beautiful Bengough, Sask. We are pleased to welcome [...]

By | July 4th, 2019|Categories: News|8 Comments

Playlist Friday: Canada Day

Canada Day is coming up on Monday and I have a 7.5 hour long playlist to help you get ready for it! This playlist has been growing over the years. Our Canadian artists do seem [...]

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , |13 Comments

Playlist Friday: Indigenous Peoples Day and Release Radar

It's another double playlist week! One for National Indigenous Peoples Day and one is OurBasement Release Radar. So much music! National Indigenous Peoples Day, celebrated in Canada every 21 June, is an official day of [...]

Playlist Friday: DarBar’s Polaris Long List

We are in the middle of Polaris Music Prize season and I am anxiously waiting to hear who makes it on to the Long List. The jurors votes are in and the official long list [...]

Playlist Friday: What’s In a Name?

That is what we are going to explore in this week's playlist. There are many bands with the same words in their name. Royal seems to be a popular one with Royal Canoe, The Royal [...]

Playlist Friday: Birds of a Feather

Birds is the theme of the playlist this week. It began with a link for a song called Blue Jay that was sent to me by Genesis Ritchot. That got me thinking about other bird [...]