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Your favorite liberated free form radio station & favorite liberated free form festival have teamed up take ya right into the heart and sounds of Suoni Per Il Popolo. We’ll be broadcasting LIVE from Sala Rossa for two very special concerts this week!

Tune in LIVE:

8pm – 10pm on Wednesday, June 12th to hear the mesmorizing tunes of the Ratchet Orchestra

9pm – 11pm on Thursday, June 13th for the all-star French American Peace Ensemble


Ticket Giveaways!!


Keep your radio locked on CKUT 90.3 FM the next couple days, we’ll be giving way tickets to various shows around town!!

::The Witching Hour, Friday 4-6AM::
Mikal Cronin, Shannon & the Clams, Alex Calder – June 16 @ Il Motore

::AACK!!, Friday 3-5PM::
Rhys Chatham, Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche – June 17 @ Sala Rossa

::Jazz Amuck, Friday 9-11AM::
Joe McPhee, John Heward, Lori Freedman, & Nicolas Caloia – June 17 @ Resto Sala Rossa

::William Shatner’s Whiskey Tears, Thursday 4-6AM::
Elfin Saddle in Music Temple + Hanged Up – June 18 @ Sala Rossa


This Week’s Montreal Sessions!


Suoni per il Popolo has taken over the Montreal Sessions this wonderful month of June. They’ll be spreading mind-numbing airwaves every Tuesday 3-5PM! Today there will be an interview with Xarah of Nouveau Zodiaque, playing this evening at Sala Rossa with Patcha. Kiva, the printmaker for all of Suoni’s posters, will be also be in! Lots of great music, listen in or check the archives!!


More Ticket Giveaways!!!


Listen in to AACK!! today 3:00-5:00 PM. Tickets will be given away, courtesy of Suoni Per Il Popolo!!

Pelt, June 14th @ Casa del Popolo
Rhys Chatham & Oneida + Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche, June 17th @ Sala Rossa

::Venus Radio giveaways::
Saltland , June 14th @ Sala Rossa, see

::Jazz Amuck giveaways::
Pacha / John Abrams, June 11th @ Sala Rossa
French-American Peace Ensemble, June 13th @ Sala Rossa



Win Tickets to the Arbutus Showcase, June 9th @ the PHI Centre


Yet again we are giving tickets away via CKUT’s music blog! This time it will be the Arbutus Records showcase for Renata Morales’ 8 Day Week at the PHI Centre. Catch Tonstartssbandht, Paula, and Steve JR as they bring their celebratory ruckus on June 9th! Get Down. Email, first come first serve!

More info here:

And in case you missed it, catch Andy Boay of Tonstartssbandht playing live on Monday’s New Shit via the CKUT archives.


From the Vault: Gateway – S/T (1976)



Perusing CKUT’s enormous library for hidden gems is one of our favourite pastimes here in the music department. Though I stumbled upon this record by chance it already seems to fill a gap I never knew existed. Recorded in 1975, Gateway’s first, self-titled record speaks volumes. Upon first listen the swirling sounds within immediately remind me of Pat Metheny’s early works with Bob Moses and Jaco Pastorius. Not surprising considering the artists involved and their various musical histories. John Abercrombie on guitar, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and last but not least Dave Holland on bass. Gateway (the album) is filled with surreal interweaving and dazzling textures; the trio seems to speak as one.  Find yourself a copy if you dig!!

Here’s a link to the first track:


Show Listings!!!


For those of you looking to see some live music in the next couple weeks here’s a run down of upcoming shows!! Mutek is taking over the next couple days, followed by Suoni Per Il Popolo for the month of June. Suoni will also be hosting June’s Montreal Sessions so keep checking in! This Friday don’t miss Cinema L’Amour’s album release show at Brasserie Beaubien! Good weather and musics all round!


  • Small Black, Heavenly Beat @ Club Lambi
  • Mindil Beach Markets, the Rocket Alarms et Bright September @ O Parto Vys
  • Band Stand: First You Get the Sugar, Diamond Bones, the Comedy, Po Lazarus and Life in Winter @ Lion D’Or
  • MUTEK: Nocturne 2 with Frivolous, Jamie Lidell, Brandt, Brauer Frick and Wishmountain @ Metropolis
  • MUTEK: Experience 2 with Atam One, Dead Horse Beats and Maxime Robin @ Le 2.22 – La Vitrine
  • MUTEK: Dromos with Maotik and Fraction @ Satosphere
  • MUTEK: Nocturne 2 with Pulses, Lee Gamble, Andy Stott, Deadbeat and Martyn @ La S.A.T.
  • MUTEK: Play 2 with Nicolas Bernier, Zodiacal Light, Michel Plamondon and John Blouin @ Studio Hydro-Quebec Monument National
  • Taurey Butler Jazz trio @ House of Jazz
  • Heavy MTL Lookahead: Of Temples, Truth or Scare, Derelict, Death Lullaby and Unbeing @ Theatre Corona
  • Skeletonwitch, Anciients, Erimha and Venomenon @ Il Motore
  • Gates and Vasudeva @ Casa Del Popolo
  • Bharath and His Rhythm Four @ Upstairs Jazz Bar


  • Ale Dee (album launch) with Ryan Stevenson, Randy Raymond, No Rush for a Lie, Ray Ray, Donlase, the Verse, Yann Belanger, DJ Freakyfrank, D Clatt @ Le National
  • Taurey Butler Jazz trio @ House of Jazz
  • Heavy Soundz and Cool Roots @ La Sala Rossa
  • Cinema l’Amour (ALBUM LAUNCH!!!) with Saxsyndrum & Loose Strife @ Brasserie Beaubien
  • MUTEK: Dromos with Maotik and Fraction @ S.A.T.
  • MUTEK: AVisions 3 with Michael Trommer, Nokami, Antoine Schmitt, Frank Vigroux and K.A.N.T.N.A.G.A.N.O @ Maison Ludger-Duvernay
  • MUTEK: Experiences 3 with Ramzi, Hear and MacGuffin @ Le 2.22 – La Vitrine
  • MUTEK: Nocturne 3 with Vlooper, Lukid, Boundary, Onra and Gaze @ S.A.T.
  • MUTEK: Nocturne 3 with Ryoichi Kurokawa, Emptyset, Jon Hopkins and Robert Hood @ Metropolis
  • DKMD, Stab Liason and Fatal Suit @ Casa del Popolo
  • Tangoriental @ Upstairs Jazz Bar
  • Brahja Waldman’s Quartet (album launch) @ Resonance
  • Kaliroots @ Les Bobards\
  • Mia Verko, This Hisses and Smokes @ Le Cagibi
  • Dead Messenger and the In and Outs @ Barfly


  • MUTEK: Experience 4 with Valentin Stip, Jesse Bru, Van Did and Dejuepuchas @ Le 2.22 – La Vitrine
  • MUTEK: Minimal ≠ Minimal @ PHI Centre
  • MUTEK: Dromos with Maotik and Fraction @ S.A.T.
  • MUTEK: AVisions 4 with Matthew herbert and 1024 Architecture @ Maison Ludger-Duvernay
  • MUTEK: Nocturne 4 with Ame, Cloudface, Laurel Halo, John Talabot, John Roberts and Efdemin @ Metropolis
  • MUTEK: Nocturne 4 with Emika, Tokimonsta, Nosaj Thing and Letherette @ S.A.T.
  • MUTEK: Play 4 with Tim Wescott, Manuel Chantre and SlowPitch @ Studio Hydro-Quebec Monument National
  • The Stranglers, Mike Marlin and the Hellbound Hellcats @ Telus Theatre
  • Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Immolation and Beyond Creation @ Club Soda
  • Hooded Fang, Blonde Elvis, How Sad and DJ Noah Bick @ The Plant
  • A la Vino Tinto @ Upstairs Jazz Bar
  • Bon Vivant (album launch) with the Hunters and the Traders @ L’Escogriffe
  • Dopplebanger, Heathers, Ruff Talons, Studfinder and DJ Hot Rock @ Brasserie Beaubien
  • Family Curse, Ultrathin, Hand Cream, Paradise @ Drones Club
  • SPRING POP w/ Blood & Blass, Johnny Griffin, Li’l Andy, Ira Lee, @ Place de la Gare Jean-Talon


  • Epps, Caloia, Bamford and Thomson @ La Brique
  • MUTEK: Piknic with Axel Boman, Dewalta and San Proper @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
  • MUTEK: AVisions 5 Bugge Wesseltoft, Henik Schwarz, Pantha du Prince and the Bell Laboratory @ Maison Symphonique
  • MUTEK: Nocturne 5 with Pheek, Diagraf, Dictaphone, Juan Atkins, Moritz Von Oswald, Juju and Jordash @ Le S.A.T.
  • Andrew Kushnir Trio @ BBAM! Gallery
  • The Uncluded Hokey Fright Tour with Hamell On Trial @ Il Motore
  • Ringo Deathstarr, Aim Low and Femme Accident @ Kathy & Kimy
  • The Golden Hour @ Casa Del Popolo
  • Arden Arapyan @ Upstairs Jazz Bar
  • SPRING POP w/ Pigeon Phat, Elena Stoodley, Nona Wo, Domlebo @ Place de la Gare Jean-Talon


  • Monique Giroux @ L’Astral
  • AKUA (EP launch) with Pegasus Warning and Holobody @ Le Belmont
  • Wilderling, Ghost Lights and Anna Scouten @ O Patro Vys
  • Jam with Chet & Jim Doxas @ Upstairs Jazz Bar


  • Kalmunity Tuesdays, live organic improv @ Les Bobards
  • Mount Kimbie with Holy Other and Vilnyl Williams @ La S.A.T.
  • The Dandy Warhols @ Club Soda
  • Paddle to the Sea, Kieran Blake and Ernie Coombs @ Divan Orange
  • Francois Jalbert & Jerome Beaulieu @ Upstairs Jazz Bar
  • Psychic Handshake & CKUT co-present: UBT (Album Release!!!) w/ Tonstartssbandht, The Ketamines, The Knows @ La Sala Rossa


  • Time Fletcher @ Bily Kun
  • Hands and Slight @ Il Motore
  • Devendra Banhart @ Corona Theatre
  • Glenn Jones and M.Mucci @ Casa del Popolo
  • Grouper,Syngja and Oliver Davidson Southgate @ La Sala Rossa
  • Sabenita et Son Trio @ Upstairs Jazz Bar
  • Les Monstres Terribles with the Opera @ L’Escogriffe
  • The Awkwards and El Salvador @ Divan Orange


  • Lee Ranaldo w/ Steve Shelley and Nick Kuepfer @ La Sala Rossa
  • Women of the World Series presents Ingrid St-Pierre @ Segal Centre
  • Gato @ Bily Kun
  • Red Handed Denial, See Through Secrecy, Ooluu and False Flag Heroes @ Cabaret Underworld
  • Bloc Party @ Metropolis
  • Klo Pelgag and Benoit Paradis Trio @ Divan Orange
  • King Karoshi and the Picture Show @ Inspecteur Epingle
  • Tv Freaks, Genital Hospital, Tonitix and the 27th Hour DJs @ Kathy & Kimy
  • Bluies Night : Bharat & His Rhythm Four @ Upstairs Jazz Bar


  • The Nadia Bashalani Trio and the Jimmyriggers @ Il Motore
  • Conor Maynard @ Corona Theatre
  • Dessy Di Lauro @ Upstairs Jazz Bar
  • Jonathan Richman avec Tommy Larkins @ La Sala Rossa
  • Sweet Mother Logic, Lackofsleep, Emilie & Ogen @ Divan Orange
  • The Flowergliders (album launch) @ Pub St-Ciboire
  • Spectre Folk, Steve Gunn, Matthew “Doc” Dunn @ Casa del Popolo
  • Jefre Cantu-Ledesma & Paul Clipson + Le Revelateur @ Musee D’Art Contemporain de Montreal


  • Charles Ellison Quartet @ Upstairs Jazz BAr
  • Rude Beats @ Il Motore
  • Xavier Lebuis @ Bily Kun
  • Kevin Drumm, Lussuria, Alberich and Ames Sanglantes@ La Sala Rossa
  • MV & EE’s Lost Weekend with P.G.Six and Herbcraft @ Casa del Popolo
  • Les Breastfeeders, Leamers, Jesuslesfilles and Dj Izi Laterreur @ Divan Orange


  • The Rolling Stones @ The Bell Centre
  • Piknic Electronik, Tia Maria & Cult MTL presents: Thugfucker, DJ Tennis, Buck Smith and Okin @ PArc Jean-Drapeau
  • Oso Blanco (Nate Wooley, C.S. Yeh, Colin Stetson, Ryan Sawyer) @ Casa del Popolo
  • Bud Rice and Senja Sargeant @ Divan Orange
  • Dream Academy @ Cabaret Mado
  • The Supersuckers & Lydia Loveless @ La Sala Rossa
  • Robert Ashley + Thomas Buckner @ Usine C


  • Monique Giroux @ L’Astral
  • Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee and Jason Sharp @ La Sala Rossa
  • Baths, Houses and D33J @ Le Belmont
  • American Royalty @ Il Motore
  • Cut Hands + Sacred Paws + Howie Reeve @ Casa del Popolo


  • BRAIDS w/ Flowchild @ Casa Del Popolo
  • !!! w/ Sinkane @ Le Belmont
  • Marin Nastuica and Laurent Djintcharadze @ Upstairs Jazz Bar
  • Kalmunity Tuesdays, live organic improv @ Les Bobards
  • Paul; Raymer @ Bily Kun
  • Royal Bingo with Matante Julie @ Royal Phoenix Bar
  • Pacha, Joshua Abrams’ Natural Information Society, Nouveau Zodiaque @ Sala Rossa
  • Merchandise, Destruction Unit, Milk Music and Ultrathin @ Il Motore
  • Half Baked and nipone @ Divan Orange


  • Dawn Tyler Wilson @ Upstairs Jazz Bar
  • Roger Mcguinn @ Corona Theatre
  • Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros @ Club Soda
  • The Ratchet Orchestra and Malcolm Goldstein @ La Sala Rossa
  • Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano @ Casa Del Popolo
  • Banana Lazuli, Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands @ Divan Orange


  • Kylesa, Blood Ceremony, White Hills, Lazer/Wulf @ Il Motore
  • Vaginors, Thee Nodes, Sexface and Stan K. @ L’Escogriffe
  • Black Twig Pickers, The Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band, The Bogghoppers @ Casa del Popolo
  • Groenland, We Are The City and DJ Sunny @ Divan Orange
  • Canadian Hemp Guitars a display,demonstration and performance @ BBAM! Gallery
  • Le Vent du Nord with Stephen Faulkner @ L’ Astral
  • French-American Peace Ensemble + film David S. Ware – A World of Sound @ La Sala Rossa



If You Got Ears!!!


Today is Ryan Diduck’s last day as host of IYGE, big ups! The show offers a heavy dose of sonic experimentation and airs every Wednesday 12:00-2:00 PM. U.K. techno up-and-comer Lee Gamble is playing Mutek tomorrow night at SAT, but first he’ll be dropping by CKUT to do a guest mix! Patti Schmidt, the festival’s curator and former CBC luminary, will also be interviewed!!

Check out this article featuring Lee Gamble:

IYGE webpage:

Last but not least check out Mutek’s page for festival info, tickets, etc.


Les Momies de Palerme – live on IYGE


Montreal avant-garde duo Les Momies de Palerme will be performing live in studio today on If You Got Ears, 12:00-2:00 PM! Since forming in 2006, Les Momies have become a fixture in Montreal’s experimental music community. Their most recent album, Brulez Ce Coeur, was released on Constellation Records. In addition to the live music-making today’s show will also include an interview! Not to be missed. Many sounds never heard before, only on CKUT 90.3FM !!

Listen to the album here:


Check out this video of their very trippy performance over on Youtube!