I’m still reeling from an amazing 27th Hour live broadcast we rigged up last night at Barfly featuring performances from local rippers Nuage Flou (above) and Boar God. If you weren’t among the lucky folks who got to enjoy the gig in person, check out the full audio here and don’t skimp on the volume.
:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
We’re very excited to welcome our friends at Blue Skies Turn Black into the studio for our November edition of the Montreal Sessions. BSTB was founded in 2000 by Meyer Billurcu and Brian Neuman. In the early days, the company operated as both a record label and a promotion company. In 2007, however, the label ceased operations so that BSTB could shift its primary focus on concert promotion. A decade after its first humble event — a DIY screening of Fugazi’s film ‘Instrument’ — Blue Skies Turn Black has become an essential fixture in the Montreal musical landscape, having worked with a wide array of international and local artists in venues of all sizes throughout the city. Its team of employees continue to strive to find exciting up-and-coming bands while also concentrating on the hundreds of bands and artists the company has cultivated relationships with over the years. Catch the crew on-air every Tuesday in November from 3-5pm or download the full archived audio here.
ckut top 30 – november 7, 2017
1. deerhoof – mountain moves – joyful noise
2. blue hawaii – tenderness – arbutus CC *
3. mauno – tuning – idée fixe CC
4. mich cota – kija/care – egg paper factory CC *
5. asiko afrobeat ensemble – winners never quit – self-released CC Continue reading
Quote from last week’s charts:
First it was Leonard Cohen, then Sharon Jones, now Pauline Oliveros. Don’t even wanna think about what’s gonna happen next week.
Ghost Ship happened. Even all the way out here in Montreal, our DIY venues & communities are feeling devastating after this tragedy. Take care of your people and the spaces that support art wherever you are. That’s all I’ve got this week.
:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
This December, local promotion supergroup Blue Skies Turn Black is taking over CKUT’s Montreal Sessions to celebrate its sweet 16. Every show will be hosted by a different BSTB employee looking back on their favorite music of the year. Look out for special co-hosts, giveaways and surprise announcements throughout the month. Tune in Tuesdays 3pm – 5pm or listen on the archives here.
ckut top 30 – december 6, 2016
1. tanya tagaq – retribution – six shooter CC
2. weyes blood – front row seat to earth – mexican summer
3. ylangylang – life without structure – self-released CC *
4. loscil – monument builders – kranky CC
5. lambchop – flotus – merge Continue reading
This December, Blue Skies Turn Black
is taking over CKUT’s Montreal Sessions to celebrate its sweet 16. Every show will be hosted by a different BSTB employee looking back on their favorite music of the year. Look out for special co-hosts, giveaways and surprise announcements throughout the month.
About Blue Skies Turn Black
Blue Skies Turn Black is a Montreal based concert promotions company founded by Meyer
Billurcu and Brian Neuman in March 2000. BSTB has booked thousands of artists spanning across every genre in its 16 year history. From DIY lofts to 2000+ capacity theatres, BSTB has worked with just about every venue in town. Its small but dedicated team of music enthusiasts work tirelessly to discover new artists as well as cultivate the relationships with the bands it has already worked with, both from the local and international scene.
Stream the show live every Tuesday in December from 3-5pm or download the full audio archives from ckut.ca.
Nic Scribner‘s debut release ‘Wroclaw’ caught my attention a few weeks back and I’m sure you’ll also get hooked the second you hear the EP’s opening track ‘Berlin Story’ followed by an interview/performance tonight on Underground Sounds.
Continuing in the Montreal music vein, Monogrenade are in studio to chat up their latest release, ‘Composite’, out February 4 on Bonsound records.
Avid concert-goers! Call in when you hear the Hidden Cameras and you can win a pair of tickets to their February 19 show at il Motore, courtesy of Blue Skies Turn Black. The number is 514-488-4013 and they’re all yours.
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