This Saturday 2:00-4:00 PM CKUT will be live broadcasting from the CEDA Centre, where the Anarchist Book Fair will be taking place. Over the course of two days, May 25th & 26th, two buildings in Parc Vinet will host a melting pot of progressive thinking, booksellers, vendors, workshops, films, discussions, kids activities, art exhibits, and much more. Just a step away from Lionel-Groulx metro, don’t miss it!
CKUT will be hosting one of these workshops, Saturday 12:30-2:00 PM, focussing on live broadcasting. Learn how to set up equipment for a live radio show, find guests, and do live interviews.
No gods, no masters, no bosses, no borders.
FREE. Welcome to all! See you there!
Dead Messenger will be broadcasting their second instalment of “Super Action Adventure Hour” today from 3-5 PM! Don’t miss out as it will be packed with interviews and rad music! Ben Shemie of Montreal’s Suuns will be interviewed from Dublin, Ireland. Kman of Kman and the 45’s will be speaking in regards to their new album, a ska tribute to the Ramones. Last but not least Chris of local folk upstarts The Heroine Hay Ride will be interviewed live. All this and much more Canadian music for your ears, brought to you by Dead Messenger, don’t forget to tune in!
This lovely month of May we welcome Dead Messenger as hosts of the Montreal Sessions! Today these established Montreal rockers will be playing the music from bands they have shared the stage with. There will be plenty of great tunes and interviews coming later in the month! Check out their music here:
Mark your calendars people, CKUT is celebrating its 25 years of existence at La Sala Rossa this May 11th! Featuring the freshest in R&B/Soul music, Montreal’s Key Lites will be performing, along with the Dykes on Mics OrcHERstra. A few of our esteemed DJ’s including Butcher T, Professor Groove, and the Venus Collective will be serving up ice-cold tracks all night. There will be words of love from many programmers, past and present, in celebration of this night steeped in history. On top of all this, we’ll have a special radio transmitter listening booth and a photo booth to capture all of your lovely faces. Also, all the cake you can possibly eat! CKUT is 25!! Hell yes!
Also of note, be sure to check out CKUT’s time capsule at the link below:
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This is Malcolm Fraser’s last week hosting his Spring Fever edition of our monthly radio series, the Montreal Sessions! Don’t miss out as he’ll be spinning some tunes and conversing with a few guests, including Michael Feuerstack formerly of Snailhouse and Wooden Stars, comedian Daniel Bitton, and blogger Dick Hatenberg. There may even be a performance of songs from Feuerstack’s awesome new album “Tambourine Death Bed”. Listen in today 3-5PM on CKUT 90.3!
This week’s pick quickly jumped out at me as I perused the Super Lock-Up section of our library. Mingus Ah Um was released in 1959, while the virtuoso bass player was based in New York. An immensely fruitful year for evolution of jazz music, other albums include Dave Brubeck’s Time Out, Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, John Coltrane’s Giant Steps, Bill Evans’ Portrait in Jazz, and Ornette Coleman’s The Shape of Jazz to Come. Mingus Ah Um stands up to all of these, a major achievement, and features many songs now considered classics of the genre.
The music itself is extremely colourful and vibrant, perfect for the recent arrival of warm weather. Openner “Better Git It In Your Soul” hits hard and fast right away with a steamin’ rhythm section and a heat wave of horns. The rest of the album is consistently engaging yet diverse, with a few slower songs among the cacophony. This is a formative album, people. A must-have.
Malcolm Fraser will be making more waves this afternoon 3-5PM for his third instalment of April’s Montreal Sessions! Today will feature guest Bartok Komorowski – urban planner with Velo Quebec, food writer, video maker, and general man-about-town. Specifically they’ll be talking about Montreal’s plan for bike lane expansion and many other locally-related topics. Tune in!
Tune in today 3-5PM! Malcolm Fraser, this month’s host of the Montreal Sessions, will feature a discussion with Wyrd Canada contributors on their recent grant aquisition. This is very exciting news for Canada’s underground music scene as it will undoubtedly provide more accessibility, dissemination, and support for Canadian artists!
Original soundtrack of the psychedelic italian horror film released in 1977!! “Suspiria” is a must-see cult classic for those of you with eyes. It is full of intense, otherworldly visuals that will strike a fear deep in your heart. Goblin, referred to as ‘The Goblins’ in the film’s opening credits, composed the score in collaboration with director Dario Argento. The music itself is a blend of heavy, late 70’s prog and hallucinatory noise. Sometimes melodic, sometimes disorienting, the sounds herein are best listened to late at night, preferably not alone. If you dig this Goblin also made a soundtrack to Argento’s “Deep Red” with similar vibes. Find yourself a copy and freak out!