The Spin Evolution

The Spin Evolution
Hosted by Joan Sarro
Mondays from 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Next Show: September 22, 2014 @ 10:00 pm


The Spin Evolution is a theme-based show exploring eras, influences, and the evolution of music.

Regular features include documenting the progression of Calgary’s music scene, delving within the album collections of local lushes and luminaries, and spotlighting international movements that dissolve aural borders.

Sit back, dance in your undies, do what you want, and enjoy. Music freaks of the world unite.




The Spin Evolution Playlist, Monday, September 15 10-11 PM

September 16th, 2014

My top release of the night goes to Botanist. As an herbalist, anything of quality that combines my love of music & plants wins. Botanist plays pretty plant prog-metal. Dulcimers are involved, and they list “green metal” as their genre. Total weirdos, which of course, further endears me to them.

Hunters & Collectors – Run Run Run –
Botanist – Stargazer – VI: Flora (Flenser)
Killing Joke – Pssyche –
Beyond Possession – Tell Tale Heart –
The Julie Ruin – HaHaHa –
Novox – Waiting For The Pusherman – Over the Honeymoon (Z Production)
TOPS* – Way To Be loved – Picture You Staring (Arbutus)
Wish* – Unknowns – Wish (Hand Drawn Dracula)
Teenanger* – Mild Suvival – EPLP (Telephone Explosion)
Dada Plan* – The Thief – Is Free (Self-Released)
Pink Frost – Traitors – Traitors (Self-Released)
Dark Horses – Saturn Returns – Hail Lucid State (Last Gang)

The Spin Evolution Playlist, January 14, 2014, CJSW 90.9 FM

January 15th, 2014

Cheap Time – Same Surprise - Exit Smiles ( In The Red )
The Damned – 1 of the 2 - Damned Damned Damned
Guided By Voices – The Unsinkable Fats Domino – Let’s Go Eat The Factory
Mode Moderne* – Strangle The Shadows – Occult Delight ( Light Organ)
Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey – Psychocandy 1985
Liz Phair – Glory – Exile In Guyville
J Mascis – Listen To Me – Several Shades of Why
Wild Nothing – Golden Haze – Golden Haze
Dweezil Zappa – Hawaii Five-0 – Automatic
Epicycle – You’re Not Gonna Get It – You’re Not Gonna Ge t It: 1978-’81 (HoZac)
The Haiduks* – Diamond Drops – 1968 (Kinnta)
The Pygmies** – I Can’t Get Out – Inside Your Mind (Self-Released)
Neko Case – Local Girl – The Worse Things Get….
SAVK** – Between The Trees – Love Letters And Hate Mail
Cowpuncher** – Back of Vans – Ghost Notes (Self-Released)
Marty Robbins – Cool Water –
Pinkard & Bowden – Help Me Make It Through The Yard –

Thanks for listening!
Joan Sarro

Tonight On The Spin Evolution, 10-11 PM

July 29th, 2013

I’m back on air tonight after a brief hiatus with a show for my dad. He has yet to hear my show, so tonight’s for him, and of course I hope you enjoy as well. Think CFAC in the 70s. Or a K-Tel commercial. George Jones, Tom Jones, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, and much, much more! Yours absolutely free! 10-11 PM

The Spin Evolution Playlist for Monday, June 24

June 24th, 2013

My thoughts go out to my fellow Calgarians and Albertans who were and are affected by the floods. We’re a strong community and have all been impacted. I hope all are safe and warm and that CJSW brings you relief during this time.

Son House – Death Letter Blues
Tom Waits – Fumblin’ With The Blues
Terry Callier – You Goin’ Miss Your Candyman
Mark Lanegan/Duke Garwood – Pentecostal
Cat Power – Shaking Paper
J Mascis – Listen To Me
Swervedriver – Blowin’ Cool
Pavement – Passat Dream
The Bronx – Pilot Light
Turbonegro – You Give Me Worms
Descendents – Rotting Out
The Fluid – Black Glove
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Illuminomi
Lush – Nothing Natural

The Spin Evolution Playlist for June 17, 2013

June 21st, 2013

Superchunk – 1000 Pounds
Johnny De Courcy and The Death Rangers – The Artist
Axis of Conversation – All We Make Is Enemies
SAVK – Geometry
Lucid 44 – m/m/n/i
Javelin – Airfield
Crystal Swells – Kelly Does Bayside
Violence – Calm Seas Never Made A Good Sailor
Burro – A track from Tangerine Rising
Gaytheist – Pocano
Zebrassieres – Lone Fish
UBT – The Boys Are Out For Blood
The Courtneys – Nu Sundae
Fury Things – Harsh
The Lad Mags – Lover
Thee Oh Sees – Flood’s New Light
The Mandates – Tonight
The Besnard Lakes – Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent Pt 2

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