Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Lo Signal Brings Local Electronics to the Airwaves

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CKUT and Lo Signal are proud to present five in-studio performances from some of Montréal’s most sophisticated electronic music selectors and performers.

Starting May 26th, five guests will enter the CKUT studios over the span of six weeks to deliver their own unique performances. We’ll also get a chance to chat with the artists and gain some insight into the local electronic scene.

Turn your dial to 90.3FM or stream via www.ckut.ca every Monday night from midnight until 1:00am for CKUT’s Canadian electronic programme, Lo Signal, and tap into the pulse of Montréal underground electronic community.

Schedule:
May 26  – M4CRO    
June 9  – Alicia Hush
June 16 – Marc Levesque 
June 23 – CMD
June 30 – Flandez

**Lo Signal is an experimental and electronic music programme on CKUT 90.3FM, hosted every Monday at midnight by Wiklow (http://www.wiklowmusic.com). The show focuses on Canadian and Montréal-based artists and collectives.

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: May 19, 2015

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Hi friends,

We had a long weekend up here in Canada so I took full advantage of the chance to get the heck outta the city and catch up with some friends in middle-of-nowhere, Ontario. The weather was pretty beautiful for the most part, and I got to hang out with a lot of nice folks and cute animals — including the awesome pup pictured above. I also got to pet a domestic raccoon, almost hit a wild turkey with our car, and got plenty of mosquito bites. Ahhh, rural living!

IMPORTANT: I am on vacation from May 25th – June 4th, so there will be no charts or tracking during those dates. And hey, tell me your favourite things to do in Barcelona! I will be hitting up Primavera as well so if anyone from your station is gonna be there, let me know so I can say hi.

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
We’re really psyched to be partnering up with the rad folks at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair this coming weekend for the Autonomous Media Room, a space to sharpen your DIY media skills in a whole range of areas. We’re offering workshops on street reporting, encryption & hacking, building transmitters, and more! Plus, we’ll be doing a live remote broadcast from the bookfair from 2:00-4:00pm so if you’re around be sure to check it out and see firsthand how the CKUT crew makes kickass radio.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – may 19, 2015
1. colleen – captain of none – thrill jockey
2. loc-nar – hotter water – don’t fall CC *
3. circuit des yeux – in plain speech – thrill jockey
4. socalled – peoplewatching – dare to care CC *
5. bill fay – who is the sender? – dead oceans Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: May 12, 2015

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Hi friends,

We are riding high on a celebratory wave after CKUT took a triple-header win in local publication Cult Montreal’s annual city-wide Best Of poll: best station, best show, and best host. Montreal is truly a great creative environment, and it feels so good to make kickass risk-taking radio and have it embraced by the community. Thanks to all who have shown us support and who keep us inspired to keep coaxing brave sounds out over the airwaves.

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
You guys know how much we love dogs at CKUT, right? Well, we were extra excited to have local man-about-town Socalled visit the studio last week along with his canine sidekick, Poopsie. They joined hip hop whiz The Narcicyst in the studio during If You Got Ears (which airs every Wednesday, 12-2pm) and it was a pretty memorable time. In case you missed it, hear the episode on our archives — and don’t forget to dig the remainder of Narcy’s CKUT residency, every Wednesday in May.

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ckut top 30 – may 12, 2015
1. adam basanta – memory is the residue of thought – kohlenstoff CC *
2. socalled – peoplewatching – dare to care CC *
3. bombolesse – vice & versa – self-released CC *
4. colin stetson & sarah neufeld – never were the way she was – constellation CC *
5. buffy sainte-marie – power in the blood – true north CC Continue reading

Total Eclipse Spring Concert

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This past weekend local Montreal music lovers gathered in the much needed sunshine to catch some rays (and some tunes) as part of the Total Eclipse Spring Concert Series. 

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Listeners were treated to sounds from Brusque TwinsEnfant Magique, Effet Werther, Pierre-Luc Simon (pictured below) & DJ Markus Floats.

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Were you there? Share your photos and check out more of ours on Instagram @ckutmtl or tweet them at us @CKUTMusicDept. We love new followers!

 

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: May 5, 2015

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Hey friends,

Spring (or perhaps summer?!) is upon us: students are free, the sun is out, and half our staff is a sneezy mess of allergies (including yours truly). Got any tips on how to fight the hayfever? We’re all ears over here…

This weekend we threw an amazing three-day concert series called Total Eclipse, and it was great times all around — but my personal highlight was an outdoor gig on a very hot, gorgeous Sunday afternoon full of weird & wonderful performances. Plus there were dogs! Getting to hang out with cute pups at a rad show in the sun is basically my dream come true.

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
A new month is here, and that means it’s time to welcome a new host for our award-winning Montreal Sessions radio residency program. For the month of May, we’re excited to welcome local (yet global) sound pioneer Pierre Kwenders into the studio. The Juno nominee will be exploring the intersection of traditional Congolese music with modern electronics, digging deep into afro-futurism and beyond. Hear him live on CKUT every Tuesday in May from 3-5pm — and if you miss it in the moment, download it after the fact from our trusty audio archives.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – may 5, 2015
1. suuns & jerusalem in my heart – s/t – secret city CC *
2. moon – s/t – bruised tongue CC
3. benoit pioulard – sonnet – kranky
4. a sacred cloud/anarchist mountains – split – howl!/jeunesse cosmique CC *
5. lightning bolt – fantasy empire – thrill jockey Continue reading