CKUT’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!
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:
WEDNESDAY 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.
FRIDAY 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.
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
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~~
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!
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.
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.
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.
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: