I’m back at it after a little vacation in sunny Barcelona — rest assured I missed all you lovely music folks very much when I wasn’t wandering beautiful alleys, hanging out at the beach, and eating my weight in tapas and paella. The vacation was extra great because the friends I stayed with don’t have internet at home AND they also have a dachshund puppy, so I was basically living the dream. I couldn’t remember the last time I properly unplugged from email and social media, and lemme tell you walking a puppy in the Spanish sunshine beats staring at a computer screen, always.
We also got to hang with our Mtl buddies Ought at Primavera Sound, and as far as giant outdoor festivals go (aka not usually my jam) it was actually pretty awesome. Got to see the Patti Smith Band, Sleater-Kinney, Swans, Einstürzende Neubauten, Shabazz Palaces, and more. Lots of great stuff!
The charts below reflect CKUT airplay over the past three weeks. Please be patient as I catch up with tracking and all the other biz over the next little while,
:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
The 2015 edition of the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival has begun, and with it comes a whole ton of special programming here on CKUT. We’re going to be welcoming some extra-special guests into the studio over the coming weeks, and we’re also doing a live remote broadcast this afternoon from 3-5pm EST from Casa del Popolo. The event is free and open to the public, so swing by if you’re in town or stream it live if you ain’t! Myriam Gendron, Blankets, Gambletorn, and LWA will all be performing live at Casa during the broadcast so you know it’s gonna be noisy and perfect.
We’re also extra psyched to be having Chris Corsano and Mette Rasmussen join us on Monday, June 15th at 3pm EST for a live in-studio performance. Can I get a HOLY SHIT from the other drummers out there reading this? It’s gonna be crazy. And keep an eye on CKUT’s social media for announcements about other equally rad special Suoni programming as it gets confirmed.
ckut top 30 – june 9, 2015
1. godspeed you! black emperor – asunder, sweet and other distress – constellation CC *
2. scattered clouds – the first empire – e-tron records CC
3. warm wave – pyongyang suntan – self-released CC *
4. braids – deep in the iris – flemish eye CC *
5. v/a – ne pas plier – howl! arts collective CC * Continue reading