Well, we survived last week’s crazy winter storm… most things around Montreal closed down for the day (a rarity in this land of perpetual winter) but it was business as usual here at CKUT, because we are hardcore like that. We did, however, spend a good chunk of the afternoon sliding down the mountain of snow that had accumulated in the station’s backyard… gotta make the most of those blizzard conditions while they last, right?
:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Local arts publication Cult MTL is having its annual best-of poll, and CKUT has a long history of sitting pretty at the top of the radio category. Wanna show us some love? Vote here, and don’t forget to nominate your fave CKUT programmers while you’re at it.
ckut top 30 – march 21, 2017
1. the painters/carla sagan – supermoon lunar eclipse – egg paper factory CC *
2. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
3. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer
4. xiu xiu – forget – polyvinyl
5. mozart’s sister – field of love – arbutus CC * Continue reading
These charts come to you from a haze of cold meds as I attempt to fight the end-of-semester bug that’s decimating campus right now. Coughs & sniffles aside, I’ve had a pretty nice week hanging with a former CKUT intern who’s visiting all the way from Germany and joining her in the usual sightseeing/record-shopping/etc that one does while vacationing in Montreal. How’s yr week going?
:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Okay, so this feels kinda like cheating, but rather than plug our programming or events this week we wanna encourage you to head over to Cult Mtl’s website and show a little love to CKUT in their annual Best of Montreal poll. We’ve hung onto the Best Radio Station and Best Radio Show titles for many a year now, but that doesn’t mean we can rest on our laurels and expect the votes to roll in on their own. On the contrary: this is where you come in! If you love high-quality freeform, DIY, boundary-pushing radio then how ‘bout you let the good people at Cult know? With our finger on the musical pulse everywhere from Montreal’s underground lofts to Primavera Sound, not to mention our award-winning news & cultural programming, we hope we’ve given you enough in the past year to merit a vote or two in favour of the ol’ CKUT. Make it happen, y’all!
ckut top 30 – april 12, 2016
1. sarah neufeld – the ridge – paper bag CC *
2. essaie pas – demain est une autre nuit – dfa CC *
3. khraken – subliminal seduction – self-released CC
4. vijay iyer & wadada leo smith – a cosmic rhythm in every stroke – ecm
5. joane hetu – famille – ambiances magnétiques CC Continue reading