POP Montreal hosts The Montreal Sessions :: September 2

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POP Montreal returns to rule CKUT’s airways this September on The Montreal Sessions every Tuesday from 3-5PM at 90.3 FM. Sara Levasseur is your host with the most guiding you through the festival’s program highlights and hidden gems. Tune in for interviews with POP’s creative director Dan Seligman and seasoned Symposium director Jared Leon, as well as live jams from Pigeon Phat, Holy Data and Hand Cream. Keep hitting ‘refresh‘ on the music blog to stay up to date with whats going down ~ catch you on the flip side, Montreal.


Hi friends,

I was supposed to go out of town this past weekend but plans fell through, so it wound up being a relaxing little stay-cation full of night bike rides, good cooking, and nice shows – including Alvarius B. w/ Sam Shalabi and friends (above). It felt good to slow down and recharge a bit before the full back-to-school onslaught begins…


ckut top 30 – august 26, 2014
fka twigs – lp1 – young turks
leyland kirby – v/vm: the death of rave (a partial flashback) – history always favours the winners
henri-pierre noel – one more step – wah wah
saxsyndrum – future circus remixed – self-released CC Continue reading

Stack Your Roster hosts The Montreal Sessions

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As the end of August approaches so does the conclusion of Stack Your Roster’s radio-residency with The Montreal Sessions!

Alex Williams will be your host Tuesday 3 to 5pm diving deep into all things SYR, from artists to compilations to tour and back.

Especially noteworthy is a scheduled interview with local noisy rock band Girl Arm in which Alex discusses their recent performance and album Trading Cities.



Hey friends,

I am still recovering from playing an amazing, raucous tape release last night w/ my two dear compadres in Lungbutter, alongside Steve Jr. and Blankets — truly some of Montreal’s finest. Feeling a little sleepy still, but so it goes…

Today was all meetings at CKUT: we’re talking big-picture plans and plenty of awesome schemes courtesy of our board and steering committees — hence the lack of speciality charts and the belated nature of this message… apologies! Back to business next week.


ckut top 30 – august 19, 2014
klara lewis – ett – editions mego
shearing pinx – infinite siblings III – self-released CC
tune-yards – nikki-nack – 4AD
fka twigs – lp1 – young turks
alvarius b – sorban palid – abduction Continue reading

WIN :: Alvarius B. 7″ + TICKETS

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Alvarius B. aka Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls performs in Montreal Friday August 22 at La Vitrola with special tour-guest and CKUT favourite Sam Shalabi.

CKUT Music Department is giving away a rare, tour-exclusive 7″ vinyl and two tickets to the La Vitrola show.

“How do I win?” you ask…

Tell us your top Sun City Girls track in the comment section or on Twitter @CKUTMusicDept by Thursday August 21 at 5pm ~ we’ll pick a winner at random!

Doldrums hosts If You Got Ears :: August 20

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Airick Woodhead, the brains behind Arbutus‘ glitchy pop outfit Doldrums, resumes his radio-residency this Wednesday noon to 2pm hosting If You Got Ears.

While the band takes time off touring to finish recording he will be digging into his collection of psychedelic and electronic music to play on air, focusing mostly on Canadian underground artists.

Don’t hit the snooze, you can catch Doldrums opening for TOPS at their upcoming album launch. It’s going down at La Vitrola on August 29 with guests She-Devils.

Stack Your Roster hosts The Montreal Sessions

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Alex Williams is back behind the mic reppin’ on behalf of local label Stack Your Roster today on The Montreal Sessions from 3-5pm. Last week they took a good look at some of the label’s biggest influences and for this episode they’re putting the spotlight on their own community. Expect lots from Names, who are out on tour, and a chunk of SYR affiliates.