Playlist Friday: Remembering Gord Downie

Statement from Gord Downie's webpage Oct 17, 2017 Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by. Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this [...]

By | October 20th, 2017|Categories: Playlists|Tags: , , , |25 Comments

Playlist Friday: WCMA 2017 Winners

BreakOut West was in Edmonton this past weekend, Sept 13-17th, 2017 and the winners of the Western Canadian Music Awards were announced. Below is a list of the nominees with the winners in red print. [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Awards, Playlists|Tags: , , |49 Comments

Playlist Friday: Summer Festival Time

By Darlene Barss It's summer festival time and this week there is a playlist for summer and for a festival. Last weekend, July 21-23, I went to Gateway Music Festival in Bengough, SK. We took [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|Categories: Festivals, Playlists, Show review|Tags: , , , |35 Comments

Playlist Friday: Polaris Music Prize Long List 2017

By Darlene Barss We have two playlists for you this week about the Polaris Music Prize Long List. One has a song representing each of the 40 albums that are on the official Long List. [...]

Playlist Friday: Canadian St Patrick’s Day and Searchlight Round 3

By Darlene Barss Playlist Friday this week has not just one but two playlists. A Canadian St Patrick's Day playlist to celebrate the day and an update on Searchlight playlist. CBC Searchlight is on Round [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Categories: Playlists|Tags: , , |22 Comments

Top 9 Canadian Albums of 2016

9 Wintersleep - The Great Detachment Wintersleep's sixth studio album marked a return to form for the group. Compared to the band's previous two efforts these tracks sound absolutely expansive. It was recorded primarily live-off-the-floor [...]

Canadian Indie Stream of Consciousness: December 2016 extension

By Darlene Barss This playlist stream started with one Canadian Indie song and then a word in the title of that song led to another Canadian Indie song and that led to another Canadian Indie [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Categories: Playlists|68 Comments

Ode To Ontario Playlist

by Darlene Barss Our playlist today is an ode to all those Ontario musicians we know and love. There is no shortage of talent coming out of that province that is for sure.  Broken Social [...]

Canadian Indie Stream of Consciousness Pt 2

By Darlene Barss Our Canadian Indie Stream of Consciousness continues. It began with a Canadian Indie song and that led to another and another until I had 20 songs that I brought to you. We [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Playlists|98 Comments

A Canadian Indie Halloween Playlist Story

By Darlene Barss Happy Hallowe’en to all. On this Halloween day, I am going to tell you a frightful tale. It may or may not make sense and it may or may not be scary, [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: Playlists|58 Comments