Monthly Archives: October 2011



Montreal-based writer and concert promoter Natasha Pickowicz will curate CKUT’s
Montreal Sessions for the month of November on Tuesdays from 3-5pm. Natasha has
been curating experimental music concerts under the name Popcorn Youth since 2008,
and her residency at Montreal Sessions will explore the currentconditions, contours,
and challenges facing the Montreal experimental, noise, and drone community.
Featured guests will include Blake Hargreaves, Katherine Kline, Joshua Bastien,
Roger Tellier-Craig, Sabrina Ratté, Francesco de Gallo, and many others.

Concert Listings – Oct 28 – Nov 3

After mentally whittling the list down like a fine piece of mid-century woodwork, I give you the week in concerts.

Friday October 28

Nans & Nat

Nans & Nat w/ Mars @ La Sala Rossa. 8:30 pm

Saturday Oct 29


Afrodizz + DJ Luc Brien @ Le Divan Orange. 10 pm

Sunday Oct 30

Mecha Fixes Clocks

Mecha Fixes Clocks + Fortner Anderson @ La Sala Rossa. 9 pm

Monday Oct 31

A Winged Victory For The Sullen

A Winged Victory For The SullenBenoit Pioulard + Ken Camden

Tuesday Nov 1

Yukon Blonde

Yukon Blonde + Dinosaur Bones @ Casa del Popolo. 8:30 pm $11

Wednesday Nov 2

Coco Méliès

Coco Méliès @ Le Divan Orange. 10 pm

Thursday Nov 3

Armen At The Bazaar

Armen at the Bazaar @ La Sala Rossa. 8 pm.


RADIOKE: Venus Radio’s annual funding drive karaoke party!

Patsy Cline

It’s Venus Radio‘s annual funding drive edition, and that means RADIOKE! Tune in to hear your friends, colleagues, co-workers, radio hosts, and members of local bands sing their hearts out live on air for your pledges!

This year’s special guests include:

  • Will Straw and Darin Barney of McGill’s AHCS department singing “Downtown” by Petula Clark
  • CKUT board members Niko Block and Carol Fraser singing a heartrending duet
  • Amber Goodwyn of Cobra & Vulture
  • Natasha Pickowicz aka DJ Pickles
  • Gambletron
  • Brendie “Fleetwood Sack” Brendo
  • Kim “Stevie” Dicks
  • Cee “Giant” Bush
  • Niz the Biz
  • Anna da Sliver
  • etc etc etc

Tune in Oct. 27th between noon and 2 to hear these dear, brave, shameless people sing it for ya. Make a pledge to keep female radio around for another year online or by calling 514-907-9424.

Every pledge of $25 gets a thank-you gift! Pledges of $60 or more get, in addition to the regular thank-you gifts, a limited edition Venus tank top, designed by NOMN RYN of the Venus collective and silkscreened by us with love!


These shows totally eclipsed our hearts: photos!

The first edition of the Total Eclipse music series has come and gone and it was a nutty and lovely way to kick off the CKUT Annual Funding Drive! Just in case you hadn’t heard about this happening, the concert series involved three consecutive nights of music at three different Montreal venues which were curated by three different CKUT radio shows and featured righteous local arteests…and this is what it looked like! Thanks to all the volunteers, CKUT staff, venue staff and local media who helped make this first crack at the series a successful fundraising venture for the station!! (All photos by Amber,  Karen R. and a bunch of different music department volunteers! More photos to come!)

DAY 1 /// Thursday Oct. 20th /// Hosted by Underground Sounds at Casa del Popolo! Keywords: Gorgeous introspection + shimmering wall of effects/voice/rhythms + hilarious and disconcertingly intense stage relations complete with hip gyrations + epic-ly husky-vocal-ed rock music complete with harmonized guitar and honeyed bass lines + good buds everywhere.

Stranger a.k.a. Jordan Robson Cramer

Sean "Nicholas" Savage

Wind-Up People

DAY 2 /// Friday Oct. 21st /// Hosted by the Venus Collective at Divan Orange! Keywords: Black-masked post punk with big pre-recorded drums + lovely, primal poncho-draped dance party times + dark punk lighting the room with heraldic melodies.

ManyMental Mistakes



***Word to the wise: get in contact with the funding dept. at CKUT to find out about nabbing a limited edition, silkscreened Venus radio tank top!

DAY 3 /// Saturday Oct. 22nd /// Hosted by DUCK TRUCK at Thee Olde Hotel2Tango! Keywords: traditionally debaucherous Montreal overnight loft party complete with wicked DJs and noisy performances + lots of bodies + lots of hotness + queer/political/punk/Mile End hipsters all mixing together like a not-quite-congealed high-alcool-content jello shot: strong and just right for an eight hour (or so) dance partay.

Me (Amber) resting before the third and final (over)night(er)

Jeremy + Amanda- thanks to all of our volunteers!


DUCK TRUCK! Aaron models some headgear.

DJ Fiberglasspants

DJ Julie D!

Pyscho-strong jello shot

DJ Aaron Maiden

DJ otherpeoplesmusic

DJ Backdoor

DJ Backdoor

After this amazing-ness, Zimo played an amazing set…those photos are not yet available, but will be soon!

People! Dancing!

Vince Tinguely by Sherwin Tjia (originally for Ascent magazine)

Today on The Kitchen Bang Bang Law…gifts!

Vince Tinguely by Sherwin Tjia (originally for Ascent magazine)

Tune in today to The Kitchen Bang Bang Law (Tuesdays from 12-2pm, hosted by Vince Tinguely) for a special CKUT Funding Drive show. Vince’s show, in his own words, is about “is about cutting-edge culture. It’s about dreaming beyond the barriers of cynical ‘common sense’ through radical sonic art forms, be they the working blues of the 20s or the avante garde drone of today.”

The show has featured a slew of amazing guest over the past year including theatre artists Émilie Monnet, Alison Darcy and Cat Kidd, activists / artists / curators Stefan Christoff, John W. Stuart and Kevin Yuen-Kit Lo, video artist and activist John Greyson, performance artists Victoria Stanton, Amalie Atkins, Janine Eisenaecher and Laura Margita,musicians Elwood Epps, Malcolm Goldstein, Christian Richer, Kathy Kennedy, Jahsun of Kalmunity Vibe Collective, Jean Smith and David Lester of Mecca Normal, Brahja Waldman and Kyra Shaughnessy, and poets and writers like Ian Ferrier, Moe Clark, Gail Scott, Carolyn Marie Souaid, Endre Farkas, Moheb Soliman, Jane Gabriels and Kaie Kellough.

Along with the amazing gifts available for all CKUT donors, Vince has the following gifts available to Kitchen Bang Bang Law supporters: aselection of vinyl LPs, CDs (and even a VHS tape!) from this year’s crate-digging:

  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Live /`1975-1985 (5xLP box set) for a $30.00 pledge
  • Buzzcocks – A Different Kind Of Tension (LP) for a $15.00 pledge
  • Joan Jett – Bad Reputation (LP) for a $15.00 pledge
  • Elton John – Madman Across The Water (original textured LP gatefold sleeve with booklet) for a $25.00 pledge
  • Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection (original textured LP gatefold sleeve with booklet) for a $25.00 pledge
  • Jean Michel Jarre – Equinox (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Laurie Anderson – Big Science (LP) for a $20.00 pledge
  • Vangelis – China (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Style Council – The Cost of Living (2xEP gatefold) for a $20.00 pledge
  • The Teardrop Explodes – Wilder (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Paul Horn – Inside The Great Pyramid (2xLP gatefold with insert) for a $25.00 pledge
  • Eurhythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (LP, Mexican pressing) for a $15.00 pledge
  • Joni Mitchell – Hejira (LP gatefold) for a $20.00 pledge
  • Judy Collins – Who Knows Where The Time Goes (LP gatefold) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Carole King – Tapestry (LP gatefold) for a $10.00 pledge10cc – The Original Soundtrack (LP gatefold) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Stanley Turrentine – The Man With The Sad Face (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Gene Krupa – Big Noise From Winnetka (Japanese CD re-issue with replica LP sleeve) for a $20.00 pledge
  • Bauhaus – Shadows and Light music video (VHS) for a $10.00 pledge

Phone in (Call 514.907.9424) or donate on-line!

Charlotte Cornfield

Tonight on Underground Sounds…gifts!

Charlotte Cornfield

Tune in at 8:15pm tonight for a sneak peak at Two Horses, the unreleased
album by local folkster Charlotte Cornfield

At 9:15pm Sweet Mother Logic’s album Natural History, also unreleased,
will be airing from start to finish.
We have two albums from each group available, listen at or 90.3 FM, then donate (suggested $20) to win an advance copy and help our funding drive! 514-907-9424!