Princess Nokia rolled through Montreal last night and it was a doozy of a show — sold out room, crazy energy, and an all-around great performance. Forgive me, I’m still cobbling my brain and senses back together over here.
Other than that, we’re about to dive into frosh week and campus is abuzz with new students. Anyone else feeling especially old this time of year? Please reassure me that I’m not the only one.
:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Did you catch CKUT’s live broadcast from the Montreal International Reggae Festival? No? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered — check out the full archives of the two-day broadcast on our website. They’re chock full of interviews, live footage, and special guests that you won’t hear anywhere else… this is truly exceptional content reflective of the amazing community of reggae artists & supporters here in the 514. Stream or download the full audio here and crank it loud for max listening enjoyment.
PS!!! Reggae fans, take note of our upcoming 30th birthday party with the legendary Mighty Diamonds, presented alongside our friends at POP Montreal. Do not miss!
ckut top 30 – august 29, 2017
1. sontag shogun – patterns for resonant space – youngbloods
2. markus floats – first album – self-released CC *
3. we r dying 2 kill u – buy your city/pay the rent – self-released CC *
4. sam shalabi & stefan christoff – s/t – small scale music CC *
5. david nance – negative boogie – ba da bing! Continue reading
Here’s a big mega-chart compiling the past few weeks’ worth of airplay here at CKUT. Today is my first day back in the office after a whirlwind month — Lungbutter was on the road for the first half of August, playing a bunch of amazing east coast dates with the truly rad Providence duo Mother Tongue. Right after the tour ended, I headed west for a bff’s wedding celebration in Alberta and stuck around to catch up with friends & family in BC afterwards. It was a wild few weeks and now I’m back in the zone at CKUT, catching up on one million emails and gearing up for the new semester. Hit me up this week with tracking or any other music inquiries, I promise this week I’ll actually be answering the phone.
:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Oh man, so much to catch up on. We’re still kinda floating after an amazing weekend broadcasting live from the Montreal International Reggae Fest, and there’s ton of stuff happening on campus as the new semester kicks into gear. Keep an eye out for us at McGill events during Frosh Week, and if you wanna get involved swing by one of our station tours. Join the dream team!
ckut top 30 – august 30, 2016
1. jessy lanza – oh no – hyperdub CC
2. vivien goldman – resolutionary – staubgold
3. the julie ruin – hi reset – hardly art
4. un blonde – good will come to you – egg paper factory CC *
5. braids – companion – flemish eye CC * Continue reading