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a4052255328_10CKUT’s annual funding drive is under way! This year, we present to you Radio Unleashed: from October 22nd to November 1st, our airwaves will be filled with special programming from all your favourite shows and hosts. To kick it all off, tonight at 8pm we are hosting a party at Bar Le Ritz PDB, featuring a variety of Montreal artists, from music to dance and even spoken word!

Music will be provided by local bands Cheap Wig, a highly energetic feminist punk-rock group, Show of Bedlam, a dark experimental death rock group and Smileswithteeth, a feel-good electronic pop group. DJ Jef Barbara will also be spinning throughout the night so be ready to dance!

Beyond music, Ill Groove Garden Hip Hop Dance Crew will perform, as well as spoken word artist Kym Dominique-Ferguson. We’ve got something for everyone’s tastes! 

Please bring a small donation ($10 suggested) to help keep our station running to its full ability!

If all those reasons weren’t enough to get you out tonight, check out this video:

We hope you’ll join us in supporting our station!

-Céleste Pagniello


CKUT Music Department’s Pop Picks


Feeling overwhelmed by the choices at this year’s Pop Montreal festival? It’s totally understandable, and you’re definitely not the only one. But fear not — CKUT music programmer Mike B. has mapped out a plan to guide you through the highlights of this year’s programming. Here’s the lowdown on the essential shows of Pop 2015:

Cheap Wig is set to go on at 12:30am at Brasserie Beaubien. They’re a mega cool queer glam punk act with rad cassette art and wonderfully noisey sounds.

The Letouts + Caymans + Towanda + JLK + In Hock at Brasserie Beaubien
Local punk superstars, Towanda, go on at 10:30. And if you haven’t seen the sludgey, all girl trio live yet, you need to.

The Orb + Mateo Murphy + Vosper at SAT
The Orb goes on at midnight. The Orb as in the ambient house duo that’s been kicking since 1988. They released Moonbuilding 2703 AD in June, so they’ll probably be mostly playing things from that, but just in case they play their more classic pieces you should probably study their last 12 studio albums so you can have all of your choreography prepared.

Hag Face + Brazilian Money + Babysitter + No.Negative
Calgary’s Hag Face plays at midnight. Obviously you should try to see as many female punk bands this weekend as possible, but if you can only see one then make it Hag Face.

Heathers + Psychic Lie + Sigh Down One + Jilted X + Loosestrife at Brasserie Beaubien
Riot Grrrl-inspired Heathers goes on at 12:30 with their brand of “femme punk” and “sequin grunge.” They should definitely be loud enough for you to remember the ecstasy of ringing ears and sweaty bliss until Pop comes back next year.

– M. Baek

CKUT Garage Sale and Workshop – September 12, 2015

In collaboration with Rez Life’s REZ FEST II, CKUT will be having a garage sale and workshop on Saturday, September 12. Come by the station between 1 pm and 4 pm to enrich your life with some fine CDs, vinyl, zines, and swag. At the same time, you’ll be enriching the McGill, Montreal, Quebecois, Canadian, and global (let’s not understate the impact) communities, as all proceeds keep CKUT going strong. There will also be a workshop to introduce you to Montreal’s fantastic music scene, held on top of CKUT’s roof (weather permitting, of course), complete with snacks. The workshop runs from 2 pm to 3 pm, and has a limit of 25 participants decided on a first-come-first-served basis, so you’d best get there early. QPIRG will be there too, with some fresh-off-the-press School Schmool planners.

Here are all of the juicy details:

When: Saturday, September 12, 2015

  • Garage Sale: 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Workshop – Introduction to Montreal’s Music Scene: 2 pm – 3 pm


  • 3647 rue University, CKUT 90.3 FM

You can find out more and ask questions on the Facebook event page.


The Montreal Sessions Live Broadcast from Camp Rock


Hey party people, got any plans today between 3 and 5pm? No? Great then you should swing by La Sala Rossa to catch a very special episode of The Montreal Sessions hosted by the Saturn Returns Collective! They’re going to be broadcasting from Camp Rock, which is an incredible place wherein young women can get together and rock in the name of empowerment and community building. Read more about it here, you won’t be disappointed. You can also learn a lil’ about Saturn Return’s powerful initiative on our website. Don’t forget to tune in or swing by for some interviews and great tunes, we’ll see you there~~


Shenanigans at Popolo for the Montreal Sessions

This week a few of us at CKUT had the pleasure of attending a very special remote broadcast of The Montreal Sessions at Casa Del Popolo. Our hosts, Paula and Pablo, did a fabulous job on the behalf of Suoni Per Il Popolo (which is an ongoing festival definitely worth hitting up this summer). There were some amazing guests such as Gambletron, Myriam Gendron, Dead Moon, LWA, and Blankets!


Our hosts also got the chance to interview Peter Burton, one of the big names behind the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival.


Check out the archive of the session here, and stay tuned for more events from CKUT!



Suoni per il Popolo

Hey music lovers,


The fifteenth edition of Suoni per il Popolo officially started yesterday, June 4th and runs until Monday, June 22nd. Want to participate but unsure of what to see? We’ve put together a little digital mixtape of Suoni artists – a sort of amuse bouche for the many great shows coming up In Montreal in the next few weeks.

playlist & ticket info:

1. Ice Cream – Fired Up
2. Un Blonde – The Same For You
w/Crosss & DJ Honest Lake @ Casa del Popolo, June 5th
3. Heathers – Cicada
4. Loosestrife – Popcorn
w/Doilies @ La Vitrola, June 7th
5. Dead Wife – TXT me
6. Cave Girl – Time
w/Ursula & Gashrat @ La Vitrola, June 10th
7. Sheer Mag – Button Up
8. The Jeanies – Believe Me Jenny
w/Hand Cream @ La Vitrola, June 14th
9. Marissa Nadler – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
w/Sea Oleena @ La Vitrola, June 17th
10. Markus Floats – Midland
w/Total Life & The Past @ Casa del Popolo, June 18th
11. Tashi Dorji – Murmur
w/Last Ex & Hiss Tracts @ La Sala Rossa, June 19th
12. Ylang Ylang – De vent et de futur
w/Babel, Le syndicat du cauchemar jaune, JLK, Cosi e Cosi, Telephone Maison & Klondyke @ Casa del Popolo, June 20th

For more Suoni info, interviews & live performances check out upcoming and recent editions of Underground Sounds, Rebel Beat and The Montreal Sessions in the CKUT archives.

Total Eclipse Spring Concert


This past weekend local Montreal music lovers gathered in the much needed sunshine to catch some rays (and some tunes) as part of the Total Eclipse Spring Concert Series. 


Listeners were treated to sounds from Brusque TwinsEnfant Magique, Effet Werther, Pierre-Luc Simon (pictured below) & DJ Markus Floats.



Were you there? Share your photos and check out more of ours on Instagram @ckutmtl or tweet them at us @CKUTMusicDept. We love new followers!




CKUT’s Music Department has finally thawed out from the Montreal Winter, just in time to present another Total Eclipse Concert Spring Series. Some of the station’s awesomest radio shows have come together to bring you three shows over three days of amazing live local music. So tell your friends, and come out and bask in the warmth and cool sounds with us.


May 1 at Poisson Noir: Doors @ 21h


Baked Goods – Moss Lime – Blanka – Sam Shalabi

May 2nd

MAY 2 at L’escogriffe (4467 rue Saint-Denis): doors @ 21h


Taliwah aka iamblackgirl of Nomadic Massive

Project TOombz featuring T.s Mr.Northerntouch & Djayz Iwonderz


Nazim Elnur

May 3

May 3rd St. Urbain + Van Horne (Outdoors): Music @ 15h

CKUT & If You Got Ears Present:

Brusque Twins – Enfant Magique – Effet Werther – Pierre-Luc Simon –DJ Markus Floats

Curated by Xarah Dion and Black Givre


CKUT + Green Room Radio

Check it out! You may have heard about Montreal’s new resto/bar Maison Sociale and the associated Green Room Radio channel that broadcasts for patrons and online-streamers alike. CKUT is pleased to host a weekly slot every Thursday from 7-8pm, directly after our good buds Cult MTL wrap up their 5-7 slot. The first transmission is today, so tune in to catch Nick Schofield, host of Underground Sounds, kick it off with an hour of local music selections. Stream it live right HERE.

Art’s Birthday 2015

The time has come: we are on the eve of another edition of Art’s Birthday, and once again we’re taking over the legendary Brasserie Beaubien for a night of wild music, art, cake, and partying. Seriously folks, check out this lineup:

+++CKUT Circuit Workshop

… and then we’ll have the unforgettable styles of DJ Rehtse Ttelps taking us to the end of the night.

Doors open at 9pm, bands start at 10pm sharp. But you should be on time because, y’know, CAKE. Sweet treats wait for no one. $7-10 sliding scale, and don’t forget — it’s a fundraiser for CKUT!

Need more convincing? Listen to the good folks over at Cult Mtl and Voir, they know what’s up.
Tomorrow night. We’ll see you there.