This monday is either easter monday for you, or it’s not.

Whatever monday is to you: The Black Lips from Atlanta, GA will be joining us in studio for a live performance and interview before their show that night at the Corona Theater with Natural Child and Red Mass (we’ll also be giving away some tickets to that during the show). Plus all the newly-release’d tunes you could ever want. 3-5pm EST / 90.3 / archives

Hear “Funny” from their new album Underneath the Rainbow.



There’s been a thaw in Montreal, the first real sunny day of spring that appeared and then ducked away fast into a string of grey humid days. Good weather for staying in, listening to folk music and drinking homemade wine. Tell me: what’s your favourite spring-time record?

Locals Maica Mia topping the charts again this week with their latest dreamy album — check it out if you aren’t familiar, it’s a good one.

RPM chart returns next week.


ckut top 30 – april 15, 2014
maica mia – des era – self-released CC
nap eyes – whine of the mystic – plastic factory CC
old haunt – empty heart – self-released CC
myriam gendron – not so deep as a well – feeding tube/mama bird CC
perfect pussy – say yes to love – captured tracks Continue reading

One Man Band Montreal Sessions: Dustin Finer In-Studio Performance


Tune into the Montreal Sessions this afternoon for the third chapter of the One Man Band’s April CKUT residency. Today host Jon C. will be diving into the world of contemporary European and North American solo performers, including those busting out some true punk jams. Local artist Dustin Finer will be performing in-studio as well, working magic with sax, a loop pedal, and vocals. Hear it live from 3-5pm, or stream/download the audio via the CKUT archives





Mathematique // Underground Sounds

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Hitting CKUT’s airwaves tonight 8-10pm, Underground Sounds is set to broadcast another two hours of local Montreal music with a focus on upcoming shows and new releases from independent artists.

Excitingly, Pascale Mercier is in studio to discuss and perform material from her electronic project Mathematique. You can already listen to the ‘Feel’ EP  on No Fear of Pop’s blog here. Tune in for for this and a radio premiere of two new tunes from Montreal duo Year of Glad.

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Lots going on around town these days: election mania, a killer lecture by the GZA, a tape label launch, and more. . . Plus, we seem to have shaken the endless sub-zero spell, hopefully for good this time — it’s been a long winter here on the island of Montreal.

back to work-

ckut top 30 – april 8, 2014
koudede – guitars from agadez vol. 7 – sublime frequencies
maica mia – des era – self-released CC
old haunt – empty heart – self-released CC
picastro – you – static clang CC
terrarbor – felt moreso – self-released CC Continue reading

Today on the Montreal Sessions: Fanfare Performers & André Daneau In-Studio

Today’s episode of the Montreal Sessions will find us digging deeper into the world of solo performers from a historical perspective: if you tuned into last week’s episode, you heard host Jon C. (the brain behind the local One Man Band Festival) guide listeners through the beginnings of documented solo performance. Now we’re picking up where things left off with a glimpse into the past century of one-person acts, including traveling artists and fanfare/circus-style performers. Plus, there will be a live in-studio performance by André Daneau. Catch it all this afternoon from 3-5pm EST, streaming live on CKUT.


GZA Lecture & Concert Tomorrow, Advance Tickets Going Fast…

The GZA is coming to Montreal tomorrow, folks — today’s the last day to grab advance tickets to the show and/or lecture from CKUT. You can chance getting ‘em at the door, but we won’t make any promises if you don’t act fast.

The full scoop on what’s going down:
On Saturday April 5th, CKUT & Rickey D Events present the world famous GZA from the Wu Tang ClanGZA is coming to Montreal for a unique lecture and concert performance. The lecture will be on Consciousness, Creativity, & Music. Live DJ: Pro-V. Tickets start at $10 for students.

The lecture will be at McGill, Leacock Auditorium, doors 4pm. The concert is at Underworld, 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, doors 10pm.
Get your tickets here. Tickets also available at CKUT, come by Monday-Friday 11:00am-6:00pm, 3647 University (metro McGill).

Today on If You Got Ears: Matt May Curation Takeover + Mands Live In-Studio Performance

We are very excited to be welcoming local artist Matt May (Ought, Welter & Associates, Terrarbor) into the studio to host the April edition of If You Got Ears. Here’s the deal on what he’s got planned for the next five episodes of the show, straight from the horse’s mouth:

“I’ll be focusing on the buried, the overlooked, the rejected, but also the celebrated in noise, drone, screamo, post-hardcore, post-punk, and other fringes of the experimental. An emphasis on the dark, the gloomy, the vibrant and the visceral. There will be explorations of a few blossoming (or formerly blossoming) scenes in northern New Jersey and upstate New York – as well as Montreal, the UK, and Japan, to name a few. Local purveyors of all that is good and right in the world will be joining me.”

Plus, to kick things off in a properly loud fashion, local post-punk trio Mands will be playing a live in-studio set. Catch it all from 12-2pm today on thee one and only CKUT.