Monthly Archives: February 2013

Homelessness Marathon

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS – February 26, 2013

Homelessness Marathon

Hi all,

Busy times here in Montreal — the 11th annual Homelessness Marathon took place last week, and it was a pretty spectacular overnight broadcast complete with -20 celsius temperatures and plenty of snow. So much amazing programming focusing on the invisible homeless, abuse, Aboriginal housing, health care, accessible community resources, and oh so much more∑ Big thanks to everyone who participated and the 40+ stations across Canadian that aired segments of the broadcast. Full audio archives up soon on ckut.ca/homeless.

Perhaps as a result of the 3-7am shift I ended up teching during the Marathon, my immune system has kicked out and I’ve been fighting an ugly cold for the past several days∑ Trying to tough it out, as my band is slated to play as part of a very exciting bill on Friday night w/ Mark Molnar and H. de Heutz, both of whom are amazing — will need serious energies to even try to act as a proper opener for such talented folks.

Loud chart returns next week.
xo
joni

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Ellwood Epps

ELLWOOD EPPS INTERVIEW W/ CKUT

Ellwood Epps

Interview with Ellwood Epps, February 17, 2013

Last Sunday night, CKUT had the pleasure of sitting down in a back room of La Brique with local trumpeter/improvised music promoter Ellwood Epps. The purpose of the chat was to shed some light on the current edition of concerts he is organizing, as well as discussing improvised music, music within the greater cultural sphere of Montreal and the pros and cons of running a loft venue.

Can you give some background on who you are and what you’ve been up to?

I’m a trumpet player, improv player, concert organizer, I’ve been In Montreal for seven and a half years or so and loving it here. 5 years ago I started L’Envers with another trumpet player Philip Battikha, who has since moved to NYC.

 

What was the story behind that?

L’envers was a loft space on Van Horne in the Mile end area of Montreal. Philip and I had a dream of having a space that was dedicated to improvised music. We were also looking for a place to live at the same time, so everything lined up. The space on Van Horne was the 1st building we walked in to. We visited some more, but we knew that was going to be the place. It was also expensive, we knew to make it workable we would have to build rooms and have room mates. We did that and also did the electricity, built a kitchen and bathtub, all these things to make it livable and suitable for concerts. 3 months later, June 28th 2008, we did our first show. 500 shows later we’re not in the building anymore, due to problems with the law and also with the very high rent. We did eventually move to a smaller space in the same building, but again rents just got too high. Which brings us to now, where we are presenting shows weekly here at La Brique on Sundays. And on Thursday nights we’re presenting concerts at Café L’Artere, also around the corner from here on Parc Avenue.

 

What’s changed aside from the venue?

We’re doing the same kinds of concerts as we used to, same kind of music. This format has even allowed us to focus more on improvised music

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Each Other

THINGS WE SAID ON NEW SHIT 2/25

Each Other

For those of you who tuned in to this week’s New Shit and for those of you who didn’t, here are all the shows and things we talked about.

2/27

==========Local math popsters Each Other are rocking a set with Sheer Agony at the apparently brand new Drones Club on
WEDNESDAY. Head over early for pupusas, stay late for bouncy guitar jams and good vibes.

2/28

(THURSDAY SHOWDOWN)

Arbutus’ resident electronic crooner Majical Cloudz plays Le Belmont alongside cathedral DnB act D’Eon. Plus a dj set from the excellent Montreal composer producer CFCF.

VS.

The dual album launch of the very dreamy Arbutus duo Blue Hawaii (featuring BRAIDS lead singer Raf) and the radiantly electronic grooves of Montreal’s Doldrums at underground loft space The Plant.

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Check the archives for more New Shit, and tune in every Monday from 3-5pm to hear it live!

CKUT Broadcasts Desi Di Lauro

CKUT LIVE BROADCAST of Dessy Di Lauro

CKUT Broadcasts Desi Di Lauro

Le Piano Rouge presents Dessy Di Lauro’s album launch as part of the 3rd annual Afrophilya Black History Month celebrations.

Native-Montreal soul-stress, Dessy Di Lauro returns home for one night only to release her sophomore album, ‘This Is Neo-Ragtime’, produced by her partner Ric’key Pageot, who is fresh off of Madonna’s MDNA world Tour.

Friday, February 22nd, catch Dessy and her full band live at Le Piano Rouge 22 Saint Paul St. East, the city’s premiere soul/R&B lounge or tune into CKUT as the event will be broadcast live on Weekend Groove beginning at 10 pm. Hosted by Mr. Mikey Don with music by DJ Teck Zilla

 

Tickets on sale at LaVitrine.com and at Le Piano Rouge.

Homelessness Marathon

HOMELESSNESS MARATHON 2013 BEGINS

Homelessness Marathon
“The eleventh annual Homelessness Marathon will once again serve up 14 hours of people-powered radio, broadcasting this year from multiple cities across Canada. With the goal of being a consciousness-raising event, the Marathon will provide an opportunity for homeless people and their allies to take to the airwaves, and allow a nationwide discussion on homelessness issues and possible solutions.”

@ SUNDOWN TONIGHT, February 20th

TUNE IN TO CKUT 90.3 FM or DIRECT YOUR WEB BROWSERS TO www.ckut.ca/homeless for:

14 hours of jam packed radio about homelessness, housing issues, and poverty.

Come participate!

Call in toll-free at 1-866-594-7729 to speak your mind about housing and homelessness.

MORE INFO at the Facebook page

Homelessness Marathon

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS: February 19, 2013

Homelessness Marathon

Hey pals,

I had a friend visit from Ottawa over the weekend and it was a nice excuse to hit some galleries, go record shopping, and make an extravagant feast. A nice little break from the daily grind, for sure.

Here at CKUT, we are also gearing up for the 11th annual Homelessness Marathon; from sundown tomorrow to sunrise on Thursday, we will be broadcasting live from the streets of Montreal to raise awareness for issues of homelessness. To find out more about the broadcast, and how to get involved or show support, please check out the Marathon’s website: http://ckut.ca/homeless/.

Viva community radio!
xo
joni

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THINGS WE SAID ON NEW SHIT 2/18

Blue Hawaii

This Monday, on the Music Department’s show New Shit we played a tunes from the likes of:

Plus, talked shows on the horizon like:

Catch the show every Monday from 3-5pm online at ckut.ca or on the airwaves at 90.3fm

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TONIGHT: Passovah on Underground Sounds

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TONIGHT

On CKUT’s Underground Sounds, Nick Schofield plays a ton of new music and previews upcoming shows.

Plus, interviews with:

NOAH BICK of Passovah Productions
LUKE and CHARLOTTE of Holobody
Caroline Keating
MARC of Valleys
HARRIS of How Sad
and STEVE of Young Galaxy

DON’T MISS IT! And check out the event on Passovah’s page!