Monthly Archives: March 2013

mardi spaghetti


mardi spaghetti

Hey friends,

Charts are hitting you late because my day was mostly spent teching a super rad remote broadcast of the excellent Mardi Spaghetti series’ fifth anniversary show — so many amazing local musicians participating in a 12-hour free improv marathon, whewwww. If you dig wild jazz and avant-garde sounds, you owe it to yrself to check things out.

Quick note for those in Kingston and Toronto, I’ll be in your cities over the weekend playing a couple gigs — get in touch if you’ll be around!

This long day plus hauling gear through an intense snowstorm has done me in for now..
A bientot till next week,


ckut top 30 – march 19, 2013
colin stetson – new history warfare volume 3: to see more light – constellation CC
choeur maha – songs from silence – self-released CC
jerusalem in my heart – mo7it al-mo7it – constellation CC
grouper – the man who died in his boat – kranky
iceage – you’re nothing – matador
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Mardi Spaghetti

Mardi Spaghetti Marathon CKUT Remote

Mardi Spaghetti

Hey! Everybody’s a fan of improvised music, yeah?

Say, for example, Ellwood Epps (who we interviewed on this very blog) or Malcom Goldstein (who sometimes plays live on CKUT). Now add on about fifteen more extremely talented performers and you’ve got a marathon of improvised music hosted and curated by the Tuesday Montreal institution, Mardi Spaghetti.

Since we’re such fans of these sorts of sounds, we’re gonna be there from 12-2pm today doing a remote broadcast from this very special event.

Check the lineup after the jump and on Mardi Spaghetti’s site and tune into CKUT from 12-2pm to help celebrate this wonderful improvisational happening’s 5th year of existence!

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things we said on new shit 3/18

Sad news today with the loss of Secretly Canadian’s Jason Molina. We had a heavy first hour with tunes from the likes of Ken Mode and then tried our shot at the sun with bossa nova from Vinicius Cantuária. Lots of shows to look out for this week and be sure to tune in next week from 3-5pm. Or check out our archives.

Shows This Week

Mardi Spaghetti Marathon @ Caigibi 3/19
Ponctuation album launch @ Divan Orange 3/20
Nick Cave @ Metropolis 3/22
Leif Vollebekk @ Cabaret Du Mile End 3/23
Mac DeMarco @ Sala Rossa 3/24

New Shit Playlist 3/18

Suuns – Minor Work – Images du Futur
Shugo Tokumaru – Katachi – In Focus?
Pere Ubu – Feuksley Ma’am, The Hearing
Foot Village – This Song is a Drug Deal – Make Memories
Pat Jordache – Hunger – Hunger
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jerusalem in my heart

Jerusalem in my Heart LIVE on the Free Music Archive

jerusalem in my heart

Hey! Remember that Jerusalem in my Heart in-studio we were telling you guys about about? It’s brilliant and it’s now available on the Free Music Archive!

Combining traditional and contemporary Arabic sounds with electronics, drones, and some improvised live tape echo, Radwan and Jérémie brought forth some truly captivating sounds during their performance. Dual vocals, buzuk, synths, and an array of gadgets ebbed and flowed in the reinterpretations of two tracks from their forthcoming record Mo7it Al-Mo7it.

If you need some good music in your life right now, this is the place to go:

And catch them tonight at Le National playing in celebration of the release of their debut album, Mo7it Al-Mo7it.



ckut charts

Hi friends, I did not take the above photo but it’s pretty indicative of how Montreal looked yesterday — the end of winter is in sight, and spring is rolling in with thick grey fog making me all nostalgic for the west coast. I expect a bunch of you are out in the wilds of Austin right now for all of the SXSW fun — no Texas for me this year, but hoping that everyone there is digging the sun and bands and Lonestar.

We here at CKUT are very excited to have Jerusalem In My Heart joining us for a live in-studio during the Montreal Sessions. Check it out on the archive!

ckut top 30 – march 12, 2013
jerusalem in my heart – mo7it al-mo7it – constellation CC
colin stetson – new history warfare volume 3: to see more light –
constellation CC
suuns – images du futur – secret city CC
un – un – self-released CC
grouper – the man who died in his boat – kranky
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Jerusalem in my Heart

Jerusalem in my Heart TODAY on the Montreal Sessions – CKUT Music

Jerusalem in my Heart


Tonight on CKUT for Constellation Records‘ edition of The Montreal Sessions we have a very special performance by the three/thirty piece art and film and music project known as Jerusalem in my Heart!

Comprised of the Lebanese producer/singer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, the French musician Jérémie Regnier, and the Chilean visual artist and filmmaker Marlena Szlam Salazar, JIMH incorporate traditional Arabic melisma with contemporary electronic production to produce a uniquely modern Arabic experimental music.

They only play shows once or twice a year and are rarely together on the same continent, so it goes without saying: DO NOT MISS THIS.

Tune in to 90.3fm or or check the archives after The Montreal Sessions airs (Tuesdays 3-5pm!)

things we said on new shit 3/11

We had a great time talking with Graeme and Tara of The Pink Noise and played a bunch of new music from some very excellent local and not so local bands. Check out our playlist and tune in text week to CKUT from 3-5pm!

New Shit Playlist 3/11

Saltland – Unholy – I thought it was us but it was all of us
Suuns – 20/20 – Images du Futur
Blue Hawaii – Daisy – Untogether
Baths – Miasma Sky – Obsidian
Born Gold – Sky Bicycle – Little Sleepwalker
Farthest South – A Lesson Learned Part I – Omens & Talismans
The Pink Noise – Bad Trip – Greedy Heart
The Pink Noise – Shy Guy Beach – Gilded Flowers
The Pink Noise – Ten – Greedy Heart
Soft Cell – Say Hello Wave Goodbye – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
Iggy Pop – Nightclubbing – The Idiot
Wake Island – Music as a Weapon – It Takes Time To Be Uncomfortable
The Fall – Psycho Mafia – Live at Witch
Cheveux – Truck – Hex Compilation
Gulfer – Ten Souls – Transcendals
New Apple Taste – Ahhh…. – The Brand
Tame Impala – Music To Walk Home By – Lonerism
Besnard Lakes – People of the Sticks – Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
Wooden Wand – Souther Colorado Song – Blood Oaths of the New Blues
Nick Everett – Hold On – Else Things
Ghostkeeper – The Indians – Horse Chief! War Thief!

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Tame Impala @ Metropolis tonight (3/11)
New Apple Taste w/ Gulfer @ Casa Del Popolo (3/13)

Les Hazelles w/ Ought + The Pink Noise @ Casa Del Popolo (3/15)

Jerusalem in my Heart @ Le National (3/15)


Osheaga 2013

Osheaga lineup + M for MTL @ SXSW // Underground Sounds

Osheaga 2013You heard it here first! We’re announcing the official lineup for Osheaga 2013 at 8pm sharp, listen live at 90.3 FM in Montreal or on za web – now, who wants a some free passes? tweet @ckut & @osheaga #osheaga2013 by Friday March 15, get on it!

M for Montreal’s Mikey B is on the phone from SXSW talking up showcase collabs with Arbutus, Brooklyn Vegan, and Tourism Montreal down in Austin, Texas…basically showing off our local talent over the border + free poutine. Win/win.

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Pink Noise

The Pink Noise interview today on New Shit

Pink Noise

Yep, the headline says it all: we’ll be joined in the studio by a couple of members of Montreal’s most nihilistic band, The Pink Noise. They’ll be chatting about their upcoming show, their new record and their favorite sandwiches in Montreal.


Check out their show at Casa on Friday the 15th,

and hit the archives to hear the interview after New Shit airs (3-5pm!)