Hey friends! Sorry these are a day late… still catching up post-Pop Montreal. It was a whirlwind weekend, most of which I spent over at my beloved haunt Brasserie Beaubien. I did manage to sneak out and catch Stars of the Lid though, which was as brain-meltingly good as I had hoped. They’d been on my live band bucket list for almost a decade and it totally lived up to my expectations.
Since my hours were all out of sorts last week, I’m still catching up on emails and tracking. Please be patient, I haven’t forgotten about you!
ckut top 30 – september 22, 2015
1. joyfultalk – muuixx – drip audio CC
2. katie moore – fooled by the fun – club roll CC *3.
3. the pink noise – decay – not unlike CC *
4. souljazz orchestra – resistance – do right music CC
5. drainolith – hysteria – nna tapes CC * Continue reading
Ought could have been in trouble with Sun Coming Down. It may sound a bit ridiculous, however, it is very hard to create a great second album when your first is as brilliant as More than Any Other Day. Bands work on their first album from day one. They begin playing together, they play some shows, commit to a certain aesthetic, and create their first work. Sometimes it’s good sometimes it is a bit immature. Generally it’s not perfect and there’s a logical growth that the band can see and attempt to execute. More Than Any Other Day is incredible, but somehow Ought found a way to grow without losing their heart. Continue reading
Today was a good day here at CKUT, beautiful weather and great programming combined to create an awesome vibe. Benoit Chaput hosted If You Got Ears (which airs every Wednesday from 12-2pm) and presented us with some quality folk tunes and other selections. Benoit is hosting If You Got Ears this month with Myriam Gendron, a talented musician, who although unfortunately can’t make it into the studio live is a driving force in the show. September is coming to a close though, so don’t miss their last episode next Wednesday or you’ll be full of regret~~
Yesterday we had Pop Montreal back in our studios for The Montreal Sessions, with Roxanne Lemieux and Patric Gregoire driving the show. For those that are (somehow) unfamiliar, Pop Montreal is an annual music festival that features more the 400 artists from all around the globe and attracts more than 50 000 party people every year. We got lucky and managed to charm them into hosting The Montreal Sessions this month, during which they’ve delivered exceptional talent. Music acts Forever and Vesuvio Solo were in the house yesterday with some wicked performances, which you can catch on our archives.
Keep it locked for next weeks final episode from Pop MTL, airing on Tuesday from 3-5pm~~