Daily Archives: December 19, 2013

Big News from Venus

Tune in to Venus today for a very special episode of everyone’s favourite feminist radio show: we’re bidding farewell to Anna and Catherine, who have been an essential part of the Venus collective for 13 years and 10 years, respectively. They’re a big part of the reason Venus has gained such an amazing local following (remember that time when they snagged the “best radio show” title?), and their dedication to CKUT both in the studio and on the streets is truly next-level.

But fear not – although Anna and Catherine and orbiting off to other creative projects, the collective is still full of other kickass folks who will continue bringing you all the best of feminist words & sounds every Thursday afternoon.

Don’t miss Venus, today & every Thursday from 12-2pm on ckut.ca.


CKUT’s Best of 2013: Jazz Amuck Edition

As 2013 comes to a close, we’ve asked CKUT programmers for their favourite albums of the year. Be sure to check back over the next week for more best-of lists from show hosts and a top 100 chart reflecting the whole year’s worth of programming courtesy of us here in the music department.

To kick things off John B, host of long-running program Jazz Amuck, gives us the lowdown on his picks of 2013:


20 jazz amuck faves for 2013

matana roberts – coin coin chapter 2: mississippi moonchilde – constellation
taylor ho bynum sextet & 7-tette – navigation – firehouse 12
william parker – wood flute songs: anthology – aum fidelity
tim berne’s snakeoil – shadow man – ecm
harris eisenstadt – golden state – songlines CC
roscoe mitchell (tyshawn sorey + hugh ragin) – roscoe mitchell – wide hive
land of kush – big mango – constellation CC
mary halvorson 6tet – illusionary sea – firehouse 12
craig taborn trio – chants – ecm
black host – life in the sugar candle mines – northern spy
mike ladd & vijay iyer – holding it down: the veteran’s dream project – pi recordings
endangered blood  – work your magic – skirl
kaze – tornado – circum libra
mostly other people do the killing – slippery rock – hot cup
steve coleman and five elements – functional arrhythmias – pi
fred ho & quincy saul – the music of cal massey… – mutable music
nicole mitchell’s ice crystal – aquarius – delmark
marty ehrlich large ensemble – a trumpet in the  morning – new world records
martin/lozano/lewis/wiens/duncan – at canterbury – barnyard CC
thomas chapin quartet – never let me go – playscape