Monthly Archives: May 2014


Hey all,

Wanna know what happens behind the scenes in the CKUT music department? Check out this photo of our music librarian Tim trying to extract a piece of confetti from a cassette tape. It’s the real deal, folks.

There will be no charts next week as I am going out to Victoria BC for this year’s national campus/community radio conference at CFUV. If you’ll be there too, let me know so we can meet up and nerd out about radio together.

a bientôt,

ckut top 30 – may 27, 2014
brave radar – message centre – fixture records CC
the past – airless – jeunesse spatial CC
ema – the future’s void – 4AD
pink mountaintops – get back – jagjaguwar CC
smiles with teeth – everyday always – self-released CC Continue reading

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Suoni Giveaway Updates

suoni banner imageWe promised you more info on what Suoni tickets we’ll be giving away — trust us, there’s a ton of ’em — and we are here to deliver. The full scoop is below, so be the first listener to email when the giveaway is announced on air and you can win win win.

  • The Witching Hour (2:00-4:00am, May 29): Crosss + Sheer Agony + Shitsu @ La Vitrola, 6/4/2014
  • Underground Sounds (8:00-10:00pm, May 26): Sunfields + PangAttack + Brad Barr @ Casa, 6/5/2014
  • New Shit (3:00-5:00pm, June 2): Magik Markers + Gashrat + Drom For Du Dor @ Brasserie Beaubien, 6/6/2014
  • Underground Sounds (8:00-10:00pm, June 2): Moonface @ Sala, 6/6/2014
  • Night Train (2:00-4:00am, June 3): The H + Ramzi + Bataille Solaire + Event Cloak + Giant Claw + Seth Grahma + Christopher Merrit + Charles Barabe @ Sala, 6/8/2014
  • Venus (12:00-2:00pm, June 5): You’ll Never Get To Heaven + White Poppy + the Marlees @ Casa, 6/8/2014
  • Jazz Amuck (9:00-11:00am, June 6): Die Like a Dog Trio @ Sala, 6/10/2014
  • New Shit (3:00-5:00pm, June 9): Xeno & Oaklander + Pharmakon + Automelodi + Essaie Pas @ Sala, 6/13/2014
  • Underground Sounds (8:00-10:00pm, June 9): Alden Penner + Laura Crapo + A Montreal Paul @ Casa, 6/11/2014
  • Jazz Amuck (9:00-11:00am, June 13): Ensemble Supermusique + Instruments of Happiness @ Sala, 6/15/2014

We’ll also be giving away tickets to the following via CKUT social media (you checkin’ that Twitter account? Facebook? You should be…)

  • Richard Buckner + James Irwin @ Casa, 6/4/2014
  • USA Out Of Vietnam + Public Anima + Marie Davidson @ Sala, 6/5/2014
  • Steve Bates & Seijiro Murayma + Sam Shalabi + Stefan Christoff @ Casa, 6/6/2014
  • Tonstartssbandht + Cousins of Reggae + Steve Jr @ Casa, 6/7/2014
  • A Sacred Cloud + Hrair Hratchian @ Casa, 6/9/2014
  • Aaron Dilloway + Apetechnology + Buffalo MRI + Tarpit @ Casa, 6/10/2014
  • The Great Learning: Quatuor Bozzini + Monday Night Choir @ Sala, 6/11/2014
  • Philip Jeck + Michaela Grill & Karl Lemieux + Richard Skelton & Autumn Richardson @ Sala, 6/12/2014
  • Excepter + Chicken Pet @ Casa, 6/14/2014
  • Bardo Pond + Near Grey @ Sala, 6/14/2014
  • Boneshaker + Not the Music @ Casa, 6/15/2014

Stay tuned for more to come! And as always, don’t forget to check back at ye olde music blog for all the latest on what’s happening around town and how you can win your way in.


Brave Radar on NEW SHIT


Tune in today from 3-5pm for another edition of NEW SHIT, your weekly source for new music.

PLUS, we’ll be talking with Tessa Smith of Brave Radar (co-founder of Fixture Records) about their first album in five years, Message Centre.

Don’t miss out! 90.3 FM / CKUT.CA / ARCHIVES

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Suoni Per Il Popolo Ticket Giveaways

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Psst, you heard? Montreal is abuzz with Suoni Per Il Popolo right around the corner, and we here at CKUT are very excited to be giving away tickets to a bunch of stellar Suoni gigs. Here’s the lowdown on what we’ll be doling out and when you should tune in for your chance to win:

The Witching Hour (2:00-4:00am) will be giving away a pair of tickets to Crosss, Sheer Agony, and Shitsu @ La Vitrola on the May 29th episode of the program (which is real late Wednesday night/real early Thursday, depending on whether you’re a night owl or an early bird).

Listen to Underground Sounds from 8:00-10:00pm on June 2 for your chance to snag a pair of tickets to Moonface @ Sala (6/6/14), and tune in the following week at the same time to win tickets to Alden Penner @ Casa (6/11/14).

On June 2 from 3:00-5:00, your pals right here in the CKUT music department will be giving away a pair of tickets to Magik Markers @ Brasserie Beaubien (6/6/14) on New Shit. Tune in at the same time on June 9th ‘cuz we’ll be giving away tickets to Xeno & Oaklander + Pharmakon @ Sala (6/13/14).

Dig crazy late-night sounds? Be sure to catch Night Train from 2:00-4:00am late Tuesday/early Wednesday, June 3rd for your chance to win tickets to The H, Ramzi, Bataille Solaire and more @ Sala (6/8/14).

If out-jazz is more your jam, tune into Jazz Amuck on June 6 from 9:00-11:00am as John B gives away a pair of tickets to the Die Like A Dog Trio @ Sala (6/10/14). The following week, June 13th, he’ll be giving away tickets to Ensemble Supermusique @ Sala (6/15/14).

We’ll also have plenty more tickets to give away as the festival inches closer, so be sure to check back for updates and keep yer ears locked to CKUT for the most chances to get into these killer shows for free. Full festival programming is available for online perusal via the Suoni website.




Hey radio,

Two weeks’ worth of charts below cuz I was out of commission with strep throat last Tuesday – apologies for last week’s lack of charts, tracking, and all that jazz. Feeling much better now, especially after spending a good part of the long weekend outside soaking up sun in the park. If you are still waiting on info from me about any records, please be patient — the catchup game is underway.


ckut top 30 – may 20, 2014
v/a – total eclipse: live on CKUT 90.3 fm – self-released CC
the past – airless – jeunesse spatial CC
tune-yards – nikki-nack – 4AD
ought – more than any other day – constellation CC
v/a – pixxx4 – unit structure sound recordings CC  Continue reading

Total Eclipse Live Compilation: Now Streaming!

Hey all,

you can now stream our new compilation Total Eclipse: Live on CKUT in it’s entirety on bandcamp.

Also check the purchasing links to grab your limited-edition CD/Cassette!


Passovah hosts the Montreal Sessions


Passovah takes over CKUT FM‘s the Montreal Sessions for a third time with Lysandra Woods of TSM (Third Side Music) to discuss copyright and licensing (15:30-16:00) and a live session + interview with Michael Feuerstack around 16:15!

That’s 90.3 FM in Montreal and! The show is 15:00- 17:00 with host Noah Bick.

+++ Evenko is giving away two Kurt Vile tickets! Details will be announced on air

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Ought + Stefan Christoff ‘Wire Tones’ // Underground Sounds

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I think it’s safe to say: spring has arrived in Montreal. Did I just jinx it?

OK folks, Underground Sounds is excitedly airing a pre-recorded round-table interview with the band members of Ought. I met with the guys (Tim, Tim, Ben and Matt) at their Little Italy apartment and we talked about the songwriting, recording and backstories of their debut LP ‘More Than Any Other Day’, one track at time. What results is an audio tour of the eight tunes comprising the record. For devoted fans, there is much trivia to be gained from this interview.

Starting off the show, Stefan Christoff is in-studio to chat about his latest release ‘Wire Tones EP’ and an upcoming show at Montreal’s experimental music festival, Suoni Per Il Popolo.

Tune in everrrrry Monday 8-10pm for new music from Montreal at 90.3 FM and y’all.

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