Monthly Archives: November 2011


This is what Cheap Thrills sounds like at 40: super fresh.

Pre-show balloon stand-ins for the crowd

Missed the live broadcast from Casa del Popolo Wednesday night? No worries, listen to it here! The broadcast actually started at 8pm, but we’ve linked 9pm-12am here for ya; you can catch part of the Cheap Thrills DJ set as well as performances by openers Pigeon Phat, the ever awesome Mozart’s Sister and most of the set by The Hidden Words.

The Hidden Words

AJ trained a few of us on how to broadcast live from afar (i.e. not the radio station) and she looked thusly in her Cheap Thrills 40th anniversary party hat:

Cute! It's not my party, I'll cry if I wanna?


Tomorrow: a special edition of Aack!

Tomorrow’s Aack! will be substitute-hosted by Amber who will be sitting in for the fabulous, longtime host Lorrie. Along with the usual awesome free form-ness of the show, selections will be made from the mixes up on Campus Mixtapes as well as CKUT trax up on the Free Music Archive. Tune in tomorrow from 3-5pm and check it all out.

Sabrina Ratté + Roger Tellier-Craig

Natasha’s MTL Sessions Schedule for November

Sabrina Ratté + Roger Tellier-Craig

Natasha Pickowicz is the host of the November edition of The Montreal Sessions and she’s been bringing in lots of rad guests into the studio. Here’s the official schedule as posted on her website:

Tune in every Tuesday this month from 3-5pm to catch the shows and check out the CKUT archives to access any you might have missed.



So, we’ve told you about Campus Mixtapes and now we wanna review how you can sign up for it and start sharing mixes!

Account registration is available for McGill students and faculty as well as members of CKUT 90.3 FM (volunteers and donors):

  • You must use an email address ending with ( works too) or an address listed in CKUT’s membership database.
  • Existing CKUT members (volunteers, programmers, etc) please note that you are creating a seperate account with a new password.
  • If you are having difficulties please contact !

OK, go to peoples! Have fun making your mixes.

ISLE OF PINE - Photo by Lara Kaluza via Citizen Vintage

Photos from CAMPUS MIXTAPES at Citizen Vintage

ISLE OF PINE - Photo by Lara Kaluza via Citizen Vintage

Thanks to all who came to the Campus Mixtapes launch party this past Friday and to Citizen Vintage for providing their lovely space!

  • There are a bunch of lovely photos over their shops’ blog right here, do check ’em out.
  • McGill students/CKUT volunteers + donors: join the site and share mixes, whydontcha!

Here are a few photos we took of the bands Isle of Pine and Cobra & Vulture:

Niko from Campus Mixtapes introduces Isle of Pine

Isle of Pine

Cobra & Vulture


This is Not a Lecture ep. 5

Episode 5 of This is Not a Lecture , our twice monthly music podcast for Leacock’s online magazine is up for the listening! Check it out!


Mozart’s Sister – Don’t Leave It To Me   /  Dum Dum Girls – Always Looking   /  Still Corners – Cuckoo / Jimmy Rogers  – Blue Yodel #1 / Chemutoi Ketiyenya & Kipsigi Girls – “Chemirocha”  (1950) / Ed Askew – Rodeo Rose live at CKUT /  D.H. Lawrence “The Mess of Love” // The XX – Intro / Teenburger – I Ain’t Trippin’ Remix (feat. El Da Sensei) / Blood Orange – I’m Sorry We Lied / Purity Ring – Ungirthed / Suite – The End of Love / Shlohmo – Places / A conversation between Bob Dylan and Tom Waits – Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour


Concert Listings: November 4 – 10

Here are the shows you should absolutely without fail grace with your presence this week.

Friday Nov 4

CKUT’s Campus Mixtapes Launch Party! With Cobra and Vulture + Isle of Pine. @ Citizen Vintage. 5330 Boulevard St. Laurent. FREE. 8 pm.

Saturday November 5

Sandro Perri

Sandro Perri + Ryan Driver @ Casa del Popolo. 8:30 pm. $11

Sunday November 6

The Sea and Cake

The Sea and Cake + Brokeback @ La Sala Rossa. 8:30 pm. $14

Monday November 7

Crooked Fingers

Crooked Fingers + Strand of Oaks @ Casa del Popolo. 8:30 pm $ 12 in advance $ at the door

Tuesday November 8

Wooden Shjips

Wooden Shjips + Birds of Avalon + The High Dials @ La Sala Rossa. 8:30 pm $13 in advance, $15 at the door

Wednesday November 9


Plaid + guests @ SAT. 8 pm. $14

Thursday November 10

Scratch Acid

Scratch Acid + guests @ Il Motore. $18 in advance, $20 at the door.


CHEAP THRILLS 40th Anniversary (Live Broadcast!)

This is a real good reason to party, y’all. Cheap Thrills is a Montreal institution, a heart friend/bosom buddy/spirit twin to CKUT and a gem right snug up next to McGill campus. Plus it’s a pretty darn good record store too! We’ll be broadcasting the show live from Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent) from 8pm to midnight next Wednesday, November 9th. Come on out or tune in! Super great bands will be there, check it:

10$ in advance at Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe) & Casa del Popolo
12$ a la porte s’il y en reste


Campus Mixtapes

So, we’re launching this new mix-sharing website that we’ve designed for McGill students and CKUT members called Campus Mixtapes! Come help make it official by checking out the launch this Friday, which is open to everybody:


Come start your night off right with an early-evening show celebrating the finally-ready-ness of CKUT’s Campus Mixtapes Site.

The Deal:

8-8:45 Showcasing the best of the sites mixtapes (drink your wine, mingle, talk to friendly CKUT experts about how to launch your mixtape and climb your way to obscure musical notoriety).


9:30 COBRA & VULTURE (Mems Parlovr)

The Site: Campus Mixtapes is a music sharing project open to any member of CKUT or member of the McGill community. Users are free to upload mixes of any genre – whether it’s experimental freeform stuff you’ve mixed yourself, or a straightforward compilation of Top 40 hits.

Check it: