Daily Archives: October 31, 2012

Tim Beeler of Isle of Pine


Tim Beeler of Isle of Pine

Oh man oh man, funding drive is in full swing here and the station is hopping! Just check out that shot of local artist (and CKUT-er) Isle of Pine from a live improvised set that happened yesterday on New Shit, the CKUT music dept’s weekly show. In the other half of the studio, former music coordinator AJ Cornell was blasting away on an accordion and processing sounds from contact mics taped in & around the studios. And that’s just a peek at the special programming we’re featuring this week in honour of funding drive — it’s only getting wilder and more awesome from here on in.

Hope all NYC friends are staying safe out there!





Hope you guys got to tune in to our very special presentation of New Shit this last Monday. We had a truckload of performances from some CKUT homies, an interview with Marie Davidson of Les Momies de Palerme, and took a bunch of photos! You can listen to it all here and check out the pictures and links to the bands below:

Craig of Feel Alright on acoustic guitar

Feel Alright

Andrea-Jane Cornell (collaborating with Isle of Pine) on accordion, effects and vocals

Andrea-Jane Cornell

Isle of Pine’s microphones

Tim Beeler of Isle of Pine on keyboard, pedals, acoustic guitar and vocals

Isle of Pine

Astral Swans (Matt, also of Extra Happy Ghost & Hot Little Rocket) on electric guitar

Astral Swans

Ratchet Orchestra


Hey gang! We hope you guys have been enjoying all of the special programming we’ve been doing in honor of our 25th Annual Funding DriveWe’ve had a lot of great stuff already this week, but we wanted to highlight some upcoming events as well.


  • Wednesday Morning After LIVE FROM Café l’Artère, 7000, Avenue du Parc (7-9AM)
  • If You Got (f)Earshosts A-J and J-A will deliver an all hallows’ eve special
    Harmonic forces will collide when accordion meets a 1959 Emenee Electric Golden Pipe Organ and convoluted tales that twist and tumble off the tongue be told.
  • Broadcasting LIVE from the Ratchet Orchestra show (8-10PM) The first hour of Jazz Euphorium will be hosted live from the venue by Lawrence Joseph – spinning plenty of jams! The second hour will feature Ratchet Orchestra themselves! Come on out to the show and say hi, or call CKUT’s phone rooms and make a pledge!
  • SKALLOWEEN Extravaganza with Roots Rock Rebel – members of Kman and the 45s live in studio & DJ Mossman spinning oldies on the decks (10PM-Midnight)


  • Lendemain de la Veille LIVE FROM Coop Touski Café de Quartier, 2361 Ontario Est (7-9AM)
  • Folk Directions will welcome special guests Annabelle Chvostek and Amelia Curran to the airwaves! (9-11AM)
  • Radioke with the Venus Collective (Noon-2PM)


  • Friday Morning After LIVE FROM Cafe Club Social, 180 rue Saint-Viateur (7-9AM)
Stay tuned!


Live Broadcast from the Ratchet Orchestra show TONIGHT!

Attention lovers of jazz & live music! We’ve got a very special episode of Jazz Euphorium in the works tonight featuring a live broadcast from the Ratchet Orchestra show at the Sala. Tune in from 8-10pm to catch the band play live through the magic of CKUT’s airwaves. And don’t forget that we’re still deep in Funding Drive mode, so be sure to call in or donate online if you dig what you’re hearing. Or better yet, if you’re at the show then stop by our table and donate in person. It’s an early gig so there’s still plenty of time for your Halloween shenanigans later in the night. Don’t sleep on this one, Montreal.