Monthly Archives: September 2012


TONIGHT on Underground Sounds

Hosts Caroline Dutka and Nick Schofield will be joined by special guests as they talk POP and play the best Canadian independent music on Monday from 8-1opm. Scope tonight’s lineup below:

8pm – Lorraine Carpenter (Cult MTL Music Editor) with Erik Leijon (Cult MTL writer)

8:15 – Erik Leijon (host of MTL Polaris Prize gala salon)

8:30 – Dan Seligman (Director of POP Montreal)

9:00Cotton Mouth with new songs

9:30Darling Demaes playing acoustic + new recordings

For more info about Underground Sounds, head over to their Facebook page or  their very cool blog.


CKUT x POP Montreal

We promise not to inundate you with information. There’s plenty happening at POP this week, but we thought we’d highlight the stuff CKUT is involved with. Plus, we kept it real organized.

Monday 9/17:

Tune into New Shit at 3pm to hear an interview with Phil Elverum aka Mount Eerie, plus some words of wisdom about conflicting shows at POP and a bunch of tasty new music!

Tuesday 9/18:

This week’s Montreal Sessions features a live performance by ritual-pop-gothsters Solar Year, plenty of tickets to be given away, and chats with the directors of POP Symposium and Art POP. Check it out at 3pm!

Wednesday 9/19:

CKUT will be live broadcasting from pulled pork haven and generally cool spot, Depanneur Le Pick Up from 11am until 3pm. Listen in to hear the very excellent Venus DJs, Lynne T, Malcolm aka The World Provider, and a gaggle of the Queer POP DJs spinning quality tunes to get your POP vibes going.


The live broadcast Wednesday will go something like this:

11-11:30pm will have Gen Heistek talking about the Kid’s Pop concert which features Krisa Muir and Elephant Stone

11:30-12pm Studio XX will be doing their show, The XX Files

12-1pm has an interview between the Venus DJs and Marie Helene Delhorme of electronic pop outing, FOXTROTT

1-1:15pm brings a collision between Peaches and The World Provider

1:15-1:30pm is an interview with documentary filmmaker Kevin Hegge, whose film She Said Boom will be screening on Thursday at 7pm at Quartiers Pop

1:30-2pm features visits from The Valleys, Besnard Lakes, Yamantaka/Sonic Titan and Pigeon Phat

2-3pm Queer POP chats with organizers and performers Tamika, Joseph Gabereau, Peanut Brittle and Pamela Dwyer in anticipation of their show Sunday

Friday 9/21:

Pop by CKUT’s Circuit Workshop over at Espace POP to chat about oscillators, handmade electronics and circuit bending at 2pm, then head down to Église POP Little Burgundy to party pow-wow step style with A Tribe Called Red, Nautiluss, Prison Garde and Blank Capsule starting at 11pm.

Saturday 9/22:

Sit in on a conversation between disco legend Jimmy “Bo” Horne and Roland Pemberton (AKA Cadence Weapon) at Quartiers POP happening at 5:30pm, then hit up Église Little Burgundy to dance with Jimmy “Bo” Horne himself, along with Mozart’s Sister, and Loose Joints at 11pm.

Good luck and have fun!


This Week’s Shows (September 13 – 20)

POP is in the air, and in the week preceding the festivities, here are a few shows to whet your appetites.

Thursday (right now)

Head over to Il Motore to catch the deeply moving post-rock of Explosions in the Sky’s Japanese label-mates, MONO. Opening for them is the former drummer of slowcore pioneers, Codeine, (and an accomplished solo guitarist and composer in his own right ) Chris Brokaw.

MONO, Chris Brokaw@ Il Motore


I’m pretty sure there’s a bad joke to be told about a Swedish pop group, a trio of Urban-Dictionary-terminology-using garage rockers, and four men in dresses walking into a bar, but I’ll spare you. Go check out Le Kid, UBT (formerly Uncle Bad Touch) and Man Legs tomorrow night at Popolo.

Le Kid, Uncle Bad Touch, Man Legs@ Casa del Popolo


Why not continue your weekend at Popolo with the field recording + guitar music of Nick Kuepfer, the ambient folk of Big Brave, and Jason Sharp’s baritone saxophone playing? Or, perhaps some industrial post-rock by  Mardi Noir plus the francophone art-song stylings of Mansfield.TYA at Divan Orange?

Mardi Noir, Mansfield.TYA@ Divan Orange
Nick Kuepfer + Big Brave + Jason Sharp @ Casa del Popolo


Continue the Casa streak with their monthly spoken word night, Words and Music.


Noisy and gorgeous tones collide as AUN, sic, Jen Morris & Erick d’Orion, and Mazen Kerbaj close out your Popolo binge.

AUN, sic, Jen Morris & Erick d’Orion, Mazen Kerbaj@ Casa del Popolo


This will be really good. Hopefully it will be something like this. Or possibly like this. You might even learn how to Schnitzel Boogie.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Phedre, Bodyguard@ Cabaret du Mile End


It begins. I’ll be scoping Dam Funk and Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, but you can also check out Deerhoof, or Gang Gang Dance doing their respective thangs.

Deerhoof, Buke&Gase, Mirel Wagner@ Cabaret Du Mile End (POP)

Gang Gang Dance@ Eglise Pop Litte Burgundy(POP)

DAM-FUNK + Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire + Les Anticipateurs + Yacht Club






Today on the Pop Montreal Sessions…


Tune into the Pop Montreal Sessions today from 3-5pm for some more rad festival-related goodness. You’ve got yer:

  • Live music by local rad band Valleys
  • Interview with the one-and-only Cadence Weapon
  • Free tickets!
  • Another phone call about festival volunteering with man-about-town Nick Cabelli
  • A heart-to-heart with some of the Pop Montreal staff!

That’s a whole lot of p-o-p, people. As always, if you miss the show, check out the archives and remember to tune in next Tuesday and every Tuesday this month from 3-5pm. Pssst… catch Valleys at Pop Montreal on Friday. Sept. 21st!

Thanks to LouEase for the vid-ee-yo!


!Campus Mixtapes!

Outside of sharing one’s excellent taste in music, one of the main attractions of DJing is exploring the creative potential of mixing tunes together, you know, conceiving a flow that’s more than the sum of it’s parts. Our programmers do this all the time when the DJ for CKUT, and we want you to get in on this action by uploading tunes to our website Campus Mixtapes!

Campus Mixtapes is a music sharing project open to any member of CKUT or member of the McGill community (students, staff, profs…). 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. So go to! Especially you new members of the station and the university- it’s a great way to share your musical loves with us. xo


This Week’s Shows (September 6-12)

(above: Huntsville on Monday @ La Elastica)


Hey people who like music!

I’m Gabriel and I’ll be writing a bunch for the blog in the months to come! Below I’ve got some picks for shows you should check out in the coming week.



Chilean electroacoustic composer Federico Shumacher kicks off the Conservatoire de musique’s Électrochoc series at la salle multimédia du CMM.


Montreal location-based sound artists Max Stein and Jen Reimer will be creating interactive musical spaces opening for Canadian drone composer Kyle Bobby Dunn at Casa Del Popolo. Excellent music to breathe to.


Founding Eric’s Trip member Julie Doiron’s new band, Julie Doiron & The Wrong Guys, will be playing with Toronto based Dearly Beloved and Montreal duo The Redmond Barry’s at Il Motore.


Go see John Cage’s text pieces and 4’33” performed by Malcom Goldstein and Robert Racine (respectively) at the bookstore Le Port de Tête!


Get yer post-industrial noise vibrations on (it’s easier than you might think) at La Elastica with La formule XYZ, who will be playing alongside the Norwegian yoga country (!) and sometimes Wilco collaborators, Huntsville.


Summer vibes, jazz horns, electronics and sonic depth mingle as Sao Paulo Underground plays Casa Del Popolo.


The man behind The Microphones, Phil Elvrum, will be playing as Mt. Eerie with Toronto folk musician Wyrd Visions and Montreal experimental guitarist thisquietarmy at Sala Rossa.



My to-do list of things to get/do before I leave Montreal!

My long weekend was spent packing: lots of weighing of what I can/can’t live with/without for the next long while, while wrestling dust bunnies, mealtimes and sleep to the ground with only scattered showers of tears. Muscles are sore but things got done!

Bring on the fall fashions and cool weather, says I,



Pop Montreal Sessions: the September edition of the MTL Sessions!


Tune into the first edition of the September’s Montreal Sessions, the Pop Montreal Sessions, today from 3-5pm! Curated by hosts Caroline Dutka, Noah Bick and James Goddard, the show will feature the best of the fest as viewed from a local perspective inlcuding special guests, live performances and insightful discussions about Pop Montreal‘s place in the city. Today’s guest is YEAR OF GLAD, who’ll be performing on air and chatting a bit too. Nick Cabelli will be on to talk about volunteering at the festival and Tessa Smith from Fixture Records and Puces Pop about showcases at the fest.

Tune in today and every Tuesday in September from 3-5pm and if you miss the show be sure to check out the archives right here.