Monthly Archives: June 2012

Girls Rock


On Saturday, June 30th, head over to the Ukrainian Federation for a complete day’s worth of activities benefiting Montreal’s Rock Camp For Girls. In the afternoon (11-5pm), check out the artisan craft fair. Six musical acts will perform, and over 35 artisans will sell their wares, including many different styles of jewelry, handmade toys, clothing, baby clothes and linens, paintings and prints, cards, handmade soap, bath and beauty products, ceramics, homemade chocolate, cupcakes, food and more!

With performances by:

1:00 Kailey Eugenio & Bianca Ambrosino (past Rock Camp for Girls campers and volunteers)
1:45 Emma Bronson (a special performance by a current Rock Camper!)
2:00 Jessica Kaye
2:45 Ari Swan
3:30 Wilderwild

Suggested donation: $5-$10 with great door prizes!

Ukrainian Federation (405 Fairmount // 5213 Hutchison).

And in the evening, head to Il Motore for Riot Grrrl Cover Band night.  In the last month, Rock Camp for Girls volunteers and community members have formed all-girl cover bands of their favourite female-fronted groups, including LE TIGRE, SLEATER-KINNEY, BRATMOBILE, HOLE. THE BREEDERS, SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES.

Performances start at 9pm.

Il Motore (179 Jean-Talon Ouest).

Suggested donation: $10

Can’t make it on June 30th? Help support our Rock Camp for Girls through their Donation Drive! Your donation goes directly towards providing space, gear, and programming, as well as maintaining important accessible tuition and scholarships for campers. Every little bit helps!

$10 provides workshop materials for one camper for a week!
$50 provides instrument rental and gear for one camper for a week!
$100 supplies the entire rider for the Showcase Concert (our campers gotta eat before the big show!)
$300 provides a full scholarship for one camper to attend Rock Camp!

Donate via paypal at

Rock Camp for Girls Montreal is a music camp where girls get together to learn and make music in the name of empowerment and community building. Rock Camp is a space where girls discover and express their talents, and become leaders in creating their own kind of cultural production through music. Female musicians and community members support girls through instrument instruction, tech tutorials, band practice and skill-building workshops. The goal is for girls to rock in all aspects of life! Rock Camp for Girls Montreal is a member of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance.  There are currently over 40 Girls Rock Camps internationally.

Donate and support sending girls to learn to rock!



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CLIP OF THE WEEK: Manchilde Performs Live On Ill Groove Garden

This clip is unreal. Do yourself a favour and listen to this live performance by veteran member of Ill Groove Garden – Manchilde. He joined Ill Groove Garden in studio the day after opening for Mos Def in Montreal.

Tune in to Ill Groove Garden every Sunday from 11pm to midnight and listen to/download past episodes in our program archives.

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CKUT Wins an NCRA Award for Creative Production on AIDS Wolf Ad

CKUT just won an NCRA award for our ad promoting local noise outfit AIDS Wolf’s the last show ever. Kind of a bitter sweet win in that sense, as fans were sad to hear of the band’s demise, the dry witted script, stellar production (by CKUT’s LouEase Burns), and smooth delivery of AIDS Wolf’s Alex Moskos on this ad could put a smile on even the most forlorn of followers…not that the band really gives a s*** anyway.  Take a listen to the ad for yourself and you’ll understand what we mean.

Success? Oh, there’s a sound for that. It’s called CKUT.

image courtesy of POP Montreal

If You Got Ears: Special Cool Fest Edition

image courtesy of POP Montreal

This week on If You’ve Got Ears, it’s all about the cool. An episode dedicated to La Brique’s seasonal celebration of noise and experimentation, the next edition of which will take place June 23rd and June 24th at La Brique. Cool Fest founder and all-around cool guy and fluorescent friend Blake Hargreaves phones in from Ottawa, while Klondike joins us live in the studio for a bleep-bloopy performance.

Missed the show? That’s ok, listen in or download it for later from our program archives.