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 [...]

Playlist Friday: Canadian Indie Christmas Holidays

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

By | December 21st, 2018|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , , |66 Comments

Playlist Friday: A Canadian Indie Winter

It’s winter in Canada And the gentle breezes blow Seventy miles an hour At thirty-five below. Oh, how I love Canada When the snow’s up to your butt You take a breath of winter And [...]

By | December 7th, 2018|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , , |15 Comments

Playlist Friday: Marijuana is Legal in Canada

Recreational pot has been legalized in Canada as of Wednesday, October 17 and we have a playlist for this historic time. There are over 40 tracks about marijuana and getting high etc. and a few [...]

By | October 19th, 2018|Categories: News, Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , |39 Comments

Playlist Friday: OurBasement Release Radar Sept/2018

It's Release Radar playlist time! The playlists that let you know what is new this month! Along with our usual Spotify Release Radar playlist, there is a YouTube new video release playlist as well. The [...]

Playlist Friday: Artists’ Picks and Promos

We have quite a few playlists for you this week. It began with an email from Arts and Crafts for promotion for Dan Mangan's Troubled Mind album inviting you to "Get a customized Spotify playlist [...]

Playlist Friday: Canadian Indie Labour Union

This weeks playlist is in honour of Labour Day. Labour Day in Canada is celebrated on the first Monday of September. It originally gave workers the chance to campaign for better working conditions or pay. [...]

By | August 31st, 2018|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , |22 Comments

Playlist Friday: Gateway Music Festival and Summer Lovin’

Last weekend I headed off to Gateway Music Festival down in Bengough, Saskatchewan. Bengough is the gateway to the Big Muddy Valley where outlaws of old hid out in caves. A bit of outlaw vibe [...]