Playlist Friday: Polaris Music Prize Short List 2019

It's time to revisit the Polaris Music Prize Short List before the Polaris Gala. Taking place September 16 at The Carlu in Toronto, Polaris Short List-nominated acts FET.NAT, Les Louanges, Haviah Mighty and Snotty Nose [...]

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: 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: DarBar’s Top 50 Canadian Indie Albums of 2018

The playlist this week is a list of my top albums of 2018. These are just my personal favourites of the year. Some albums are on a lot of other lists and are very good [...]

Playlist Friday: Canadian Indie Albums of 2013

The year 2013 was not a very good one for me but luckily there was plenty of good music to get me through. Music has a way of uplifting and inspiring us to keep going [...]

Playlist Friday: OurBasement Release Radar Oct/2018

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

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 [...]

The Wild Raccoon Podcast for February 2018

Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present. And, with this in mind, WR is focusing on [...]