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 [...]

Playlist Friday: Sled Island 2019

The playlist this week has most of the bands that will be heading to Sled Island Festival in Calgary, AB from June 19-23, 2019. Since 2007, Sled Island's thoughtful, eclectic programming and independent spirit have [...]

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Festivals, Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , |7 Comments

Playlist Friday: Mother’s Day

May 12th is Mother’s Day so that is what our playlist is about this week. We start out in a City With No Children, Before the Children Came Along. Then we discover I am Going [...]

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , |25 Comments

Playlist Friday: Western Canadian Music Awards

Our playlist this week is full of tracks from artists that were nominated for WCMAs earlier this week. Foxwarren, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Dan Mangan, Jill Barber and more are all up for awards. Dan [...]

Playlist Friday: Canadian Music Week 2019

I was looking for new ideas for playlists and got the suggestion for festivals from our friend Morgana. I liked the idea and am running with it. The first festival I picked was the Canadian [...]

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Festivals, Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , |25 Comments

Playlist Friday: International Women’s Day

Happy International Women's Day! Right now is a great and important time in history to do everything possible to help forge a more gender-balanced world. Women have come a long way, yet there's still more [...]

By | March 8th, 2019|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , |14 Comments

Playlist Friday: OurBasement Release Radar Feb/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 [...]

Playlist Friday: Is This What You Call Love?

Valentine's Day is coming soon, so this week's playlist is all about love. Love comes in many forms so sometimes just like Hawksley Workman you have to ask "Is this what you call love?" Maybe [...]

By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , , |19 Comments

Playlist Friday: Black History Month in Canada

Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present. Here at OurBasement we like to celebrate with music. The playlist [...]

Playlist Friday: New and Rejuvenated

Our first playlist for 2019 is all about being New and Rejuvenated. It may have been started another year but it has been renewed with fresh tracks added to it. New songs from Whitehorse, Michael [...]