Whew, what a week — not only did we get resounding support in our existence referendum (85% yes vote, y’all) but we’re also wrapping up a kickass funding drive. Lots of CKUT love & good vibes floating around the station right now despite our collective exhaustion.
In non-CKUT news, some pals and I were lucky enough to catch the North American debut of Islam Chipsy + EEK (above) over the weekend and to call it mind-blowing is an understatement. Wow. Dunno when that crew will be back on this side of the pond but do yourself a favour and see them live if you get the chance.
ckut top 30 – november 1, 2016
1. a tribe called red – we are the halluci nation – radicalized records CC *
2. v/a – no. 2 – oh hi CC *
3. tanya tagaq – retribution – six shooter CC
4. duchess says – sciences nouvelles – bonsound CC *
5. weyes blood – front row seat to earth – mexican summer Continue reading
For the month of November, we’re stoked to welcome Eli Levinson of Mundial Montreal and M for Montreal into the studio to curate CKUT’s Montreal Sessions. Both M and Mundial bring industry people together to see shows, network, and create business. It’s a great opportunity for artists to develop themselves professionally and for audiences to discover the best and brightest local talent.
Mundial Montreal (November 15-18) focuses on globe-spanning international sounds with an eclectic mix of Canadian talent, plus high caliber international acts and a special series called Aboriginal Sounds highlighting new music created by Indigenous artists.
M for Montreal (November 16-19) focuses on indie rock, hip hop, and electronic music and is primarily aimed at showcasing Montreal-based artists. It has been instrumental in bringing local talent to international stages and helping to raise the profile of our local scene.
This month, the Montreal sessions will focus on artists showcasing at Mundial and M as well as a couple highlights from past editions. There will be plenty of special guests, interviews, and live performances — tune in every Tuesday in November from 3-5pm for a truly diverse sampling of the artists hitting our stages this month.