Playlist Friday: Searchlight 2018 Round 1

CBC's Searchlight has begun and the voting is on!  We had a post about it on Wednesday that you can read about here. With 2073 artists that have a song entered in the contest, it [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Categories: Playlist, Playlists, Searchlight|Tags: , , |48 Comments

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

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 [...]

shy kids – in a state

I am pretty excited to share the news about the release of shy kids' sophomore album, in a state, due out on Feb. 23rd with you. It is a visually and audibly fantastic album! I [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Categories: Album review, New Music|Tags: , , , |18 Comments

Playlist Friday: Tu B’Shevat

The playlist this week is a celebration of trees because it is Tu B'Shevat soon. Yay for trees!  Tu BiShvat (Hebrew: ט״ו בשבט‎) is a Jewish holiday occurring on the 15th day of the Hebrew [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , , |27 Comments

Playlist Friday: OurBasement Release Radar Jan/2018

Our playlist this week is all about new songs on our radar this month. Spotify has their Release Radar playlists and we have an OurBasement Release Radar playlist. This has become a monthly thing as [...]

Playlist Friday: OurBasement Stream of Consciousness

This week our playlist is taking us back to our Stream of Consciousness. This playlist stream started back in September 2016 with one Canadian Indie song and then a word in the title of that [...]

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , |80 Comments

Playlist Friday: New & Rejuvenated

Playlist Friday has our first playlist for 2018 and it is all about being new & rejuvenated. We are bringing in the new year with a group of songs about new things, fresh starts, changes [...]

By | January 5th, 2018|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , |35 Comments

Playlist Friday: DarBar’s Best Albums of 2017

The playlist this week is my list of the best albums of 2017. It is actually more like my favourite Canadian Indie albums of 2017. There are a couple albums that are on a lot [...]

By | December 29th, 2017|Categories: Playlists|Tags: , , |33 Comments

Playlist Friday: Canadian Indie Christmas Holidays

Tis the season to listen to a lot of great Canadian Indie Christmas music! This is another playlist that began back on the CBC website and then I brought what I could over to Spotify. [...]

By | December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Playlists|Tags: , , |95 Comments