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August 27, 2013: CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS

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Hey radio,

I’ve been trying to soak up these last remnants of summer here in Montreal, celebrating friends’ birthdays with picnics in the park and hosting outdoor movie screenings on my balcony. My elderly laptop had a few wipe-outs so I’ve been wasting far less time on the internet and putting more time into reading, drawing, and making music – trying to see the silver lining, y’know?

We are also gearing up for back-to-school action here at CKUT, and there are plenty of great station happenings in the works. Stay tuned over the next few weeks for updates on environmental speakers, a music dept garage sale, funding drive, et plus!

Loud charts return next week.

xo
joni

ckut top 30 – august 27, 2013
esmerine – dalmark – constellation CC
stefan christoff & osama shalabi – rodina – howl! arts collective CC
julianna barwick – nepenthe – dead oceans
sarah neufeld – hero brother – constellation CC
braids – flourish/perish – flemish eye CC
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Sarah Neufeld + BRAIDS + Holobody // Underground Sounds

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Next level interview action on Underground Pre-records with local luminaries, BRAIDS and Sarah Neufeld. Capping off the cola is a track-by-track breakdown of EP MTL with sibling duo Holobody. Literally, local-music to your ears. CKUT.ca or 90.3 FM woot woot.

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BRAIDS + Nils Frahm Interviews on New Shit 6/10

Interviews

This week, we had a pair of interviews: One with local experimental pop band BRAIDS, and the second with German composer (and recent MUTEK veteran) Nils Frahm! We also gave away a pair of tickets to the Nu Sensae and Panopticon Eyelids show to a lucky (and extremely speedy) caller!

If you missed it, check it on the archive!

Shows This Week

Ought + Mouthbreathers + Yellowteeth @ Brasserie Beaubien 6/11
BRAIDS @ Casa Del Popolo 6/11
Merchandise + Milk Music + Ultrathin @ Il Motore 6/11

New Shit Playlist 6/10
band/song/album

Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet – Good Cop Bad Cop – Savvy Show Stoppers
Zebrassieres – I Am A Human – I Am A Human
Astral Gunk – 666 – Astral Gunk
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THINGS WE SAID ON NEW SHIT 2/25

Each Other

For those of you who tuned in to this week’s New Shit and for those of you who didn’t, here are all the shows and things we talked about.

2/27

==========Local math popsters Each Other are rocking a set with Sheer Agony at the apparently brand new Drones Club on
WEDNESDAY. Head over early for pupusas, stay late for bouncy guitar jams and good vibes.

2/28

(THURSDAY SHOWDOWN)

Arbutus’ resident electronic crooner Majical Cloudz plays Le Belmont alongside cathedral DnB act D’Eon. Plus a dj set from the excellent Montreal composer producer CFCF.

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The dual album launch of the very dreamy Arbutus duo Blue Hawaii (featuring BRAIDS lead singer Raf) and the radiantly electronic grooves of Montreal’s Doldrums at underground loft space The Plant.

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Check the archives for more New Shit, and tune in every Monday from 3-5pm to hear it live!

March’s Montreal Sessions: SERIE (a.k.a. BRAIDIO)

Tune into the first edition of Katie Lee’s (BRAIDS) Montreal Sessions radio residency today from 3-5pm! She’s/we’s calling it SERIE and BRAIDIO and various names but you can expect great music and live performances by the likes of Purity Ring and other rad bands. Find out more about the Montreal Sessions here and check out a video featuring Katie below:

Concert Listings: July 28th-August 3rd

Written and compiled by Karen R.

The main focus in concerts this week is Osheaga, so in true CKUT fashion we thought we’d bring some of the smaller, local acts on the bill that we think are worth checking out to your attention. And don’t think we’ve forgotten about the before and after. You’re going to need some pre and post festival music to transition you in and out of the big weekend in style, right? Well, we’ve got that covered too. No need to thank us, it’s just what we do.
Thursday July 28

Photo by Emily Kai Bock

Why not start off your long weekend of music with Grimes @ The Sala Rossa (4848 Boulevard Saint-Laurent)
If haunting vocals, loop pedals and drum machines are your thing then let Claire Boucher aka Grimes, ghost-child songstress of Mile End and Arbutus Records fame spook and entertain you tonight with fellow hipster darlings Gobble Gobble (Edmonton, AB) and Pat Jordache (Montreal). Tickets $8. Doors 8:30pm.

OSHEAGA PICKS:
Friday July 29

Photo by Greg Abramowitz

The Barr Brothers (Scene des Arbres) 9:10 – 9:55 pm
Recently signed to Secret City Records, the Barr Brothers are joining the ranks of Montreal independent music scene royalty (Patrick Watson, Miracle Fortress) with a self titled album of their deliciously raw and raspy blues meets experimental folk rock set to release on September 27th. But don’t worry if you can’t catch them at Osheaga, because they’ll be touring Québec with Polaris Prize shortlisters Timber Timbre (Toronto) throughout the month of October. Or, if you just can’t wait, you can see them BOTH THIS WEEKEND, as Timber Timbre are also hitting up Osheaga this Friday at the Scene Verte at 8:45pm.

Saturday July 30

Jesuslesfilles. Photo courtesy of the artist

Sex drugs and rock n’ roll en francais  s’il vous plait. Montreal’s Jesuslesfilles will be serving up their co-ed style rock n’ roll in all of its jangly and raucous  goodness at one hour and ten minutes past high noon, get it? Seam ripping and teeth knashing likely. Get ready to sweat. Scene des Arbres 1:10-1:40

BRAIDS. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Braids are annoyingly cool. The kind of annoying that makes you hate them because you secretly want in the band and so you can’t hate them, because their perfectly layered rhythms, glittering textures  and   alternatingly ambient / anxious  get –under- your- skin- melodies are impossible to resist.  So get your love-hate on while you dance (and resist the urge to dance out of jealous spite) at the Scene Verte 3:10 – 3:50

SUUNS. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Pitchfork likes to call what Suuns do a marriage of space prog and krautrock and NME hailed them as the #1 Best New Band New Band of 2011. Journalistic labels and critical acclaim aside, word on the street is these locals puts on one hell of a live show.  If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have a nervous alien sing quietly in your ear over a hearty dose of sub bass, hand claps, distortion and glitch, head over to the Scene des Arbres at 5:20-5:55 and check them out.

Sunday July 31

ELEPHANT STONE. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Elephant Stone is psyche pop at its purest.  Feel good melodies? Check.  Sunshine harmonies? Check.  Compelling basslines and crystal clear guitar riffs? Check and check. Oh yeah, and infectious sitar runs feature prominently. That’s right, I said sitar. Need I say more?  They’re the perfect outdoor festival band. Positive vibes and flashbacks to eras you never lived through guaranteed. Scene des Arbres 1:10-1:30

THE LUYAS. Photo courtesy of the artist.

The Luyas are former/current members of Torngat, Miracle Fortress, Bell Orchestre, Arcade Fire, and SS Cardiacs aka a veritable arsenal of Montreal indie music heavyweights.  But that’s no reason to be intimated.  Check out their quirky, multi-instrumental folk rock at the Scene des Arbres  4:00 – 4:30

Monday August 1

GARDENS AND VILLA

Ease the Osheaga comedown with Gardens and Villa Monday night @ Casa del Popolo (4873 Boulevard Saint-Laurent).   Their self-titled debut is anchored in heavy synths, drums machines and electronic beats as these Santa Barbara natives offer up a solid take on 80’s synth pop, 90’s Britpop and R&B, with a liberal injection of the wooden flute. Sound good? Sounds gooooood.

Tuesday August 2

KALMUNITY. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Improv  Tuesday! Your Tuesdays are about to get a lot cooler and a lot more spontaneous. Check out Mardi Spaghetti Jazz Improv, at Le Cagibi 9pm. FREE Or head over to Les Bobards for Kalmunity Live Organic Improv Tuedays, 8pm, $8

Wednesday August 3

All Star Tour with Emmure and guests

Wednesday looks like it’s going to be a day for metal, screamo and hardcore fans at the Theatre Olympia, courtesy of the All Star Tour with Emmure and guests.  After perusing many a terrifying myspace page, it is safe to say that this extensive lineup will rot your soul and make your grandmother cry. A lot. So I’m pretty sure that means it’s going to be good. $37.18 1:00 pm. (Guess Satan likes to get an early start).

Concert Listings

The main focus in concerts this week is Osheaga, so in true CKUT fashion we thought we’d bring some of the smaller, local acts on the bill that we think are worth checking out to your attention. And don’t think we’ve forgotten about the before and after. You’re going to need some pre and post festival music to transition you in and out of the big weekend in style, right? Well, we’ve got that covered too. No need to thank us, it’s just what we do.

Thursday July 28

Photo by Emily Kai Bock

Why not start off your long weekend of music with Grimes @ The Sala Rossa (4848 Boulevard Saint-Laurent)

If haunting vocals, loop pedals and drum machines are your thing then let Claire Boucher aka Grimes, ghost-child songstress of Mile End and Arbutus Records fame spook and entertain you tonight with fellow hipster darlings Gobble Gobble (Edmonton, AB) and Pat Jordache (Montreal). Tickets $8. Doors 8:30pm.

http://www.myspace.com/boucherville

http://www.myspace.com/leatherjowels

http://www.myspace.com/mountainmanpatjordache

OSHEAGA PICKS:

Friday July 29

Photo by Greg Abramowitz

The Barr Brothers (Scene des Arbres) 9:10 – 9:55 pm

Recently signed to Secret City Records, the Barr Brothers are joining the ranks of Montreal independent music scene royalty (Patrick Watson, Miracle Fortress) with a self titled album of their deliciously raw and raspy blues meets experimental folk rock featuring the stylings of local harpist extraordinaire Sara Page, set to release on September 27th. But don’t worry if you can’t catch them at Osheaga, because they’ll be touring Québec with Polaris Prize shortlisters Timber Timbre (Toronto) throughout the month of October. Or, if you just can’t wait, you can see them BOTH THIS WEEKEND, as Timber Timbre are also hitting up Osheaga this Friday at the Scene Verte at 8:45pm.

http://www.youtube.com/barrbrother

Saturday July 30

Photo courtesy of the artist

Jesuslesfilles

Sex drugs and rock n’ roll en francais s’il vous plait. Montreal’s Jesuslesfilles will be serving up their co-ed style rock n’ roll in all of its jangly and raucous goodness at one hour and ten minutes past high noon, get it? Seam ripping and teeth knashing likely. Get ready to sweat. Scene des Arbres 1:10-1:40

http://www.myspace.com/jesuslesfilles

Photo courtesy of the artist

Braids

Braids are annoyingly cool. The kind of annoying that makes you hate them because you secretly want in the band and so you can’t hate them, because their perfectly layered rhythms, glittering textures and alternatingly ambient / anxious get –under- your- skin- melodies are impossible to resist. So get your love-hate on while you dance (and resist the urge to dance out of jealous spite) at the Scene Verte 3:10 – 3:50

http://www.myspace.com/braidsmusic

Photo courtesy of the artist

Suuns

Pitchfork likes to call what Suuns do a marriage of space prog and krautrock and NME hailed them as the #1 Best New Band New Band of 2011. Journalistic labels and critical acclaim aside, word on the street is these locals puts on one hell of a live show. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have a nervous alien sing quietly in your ear over a hearty dose of sub bass, hand claps, distortion and glitch, head over to the Scene des Arbres at 5:20-5:55 and check them out.

http://www.myspace.com/suuns_

Sunday July 31

Photo courtesy of the artist

Elephant Stone

Elephant Stone is psyche pop at its purest. Feel good melodies? Check. Sunshine harmonies? Check. Compelling basslines and crystal clear guitar riffs? Check and check. Oh yeah, and infectious sitar runs feature prominently. That’s right, I said sitar. Need I say more? They’re the perfect outdoor festival band. Positive vibes and flashbacks to eras you never lived through guaranteed. Scene des Arbres 1:10-1:30

http://www.myspace.com/elephantstoneonline

Photo courtesy of the artist

The Luyas

The Luyas are former/current members of Torngat, Miracle Fortress, Bell Orchestre, Arcade Fire, and SS Cardiacs aka a veritable arsenal of Montreal indie music heavyweights. But that’s no reason to be intimated. Check out their quirky, multi-instrumental folk rock at the Scene des Arbres 4:00 – 4:30

http://www.myspace.com/theluyas

Monday August 1

Ease the Osheaga comedown with Gardens and Villa Monday night @ Casa del Popolo (4873 Boulevard Saint-Laurent). Their self-titled debut is anchored in heavy synths, drums machines and electronic beats as these Santa Barbara natives offer up a solid take on 80’s synth pop, 90’s Britpop and R&B, with a liberal injection of the wooden flute. Sound good? Sounds gooooood.

http://www.myspace.com/gardensandvilla

Tuesday August 2

Kalmunity Collective Photo courtesy of artist

Improv Tuesday! Your Tuesdays are about to get a lot cooler and a lot more spontaneous. Check out Mardi Spaghetti Jazz Improv, at Le Cagibi 9pm. FREE Or head over to Les Bobards for Kalmunity Live Organic Improv Tuedays, 8pm, $8

http://www.myspace.com/mardispaghetti

http://www.myspace.com/kalmunity

Wednesday August 3

Wednesday looks like it’s going to be a day for metal, screamo and hardcore fans at the Theatre Olympia, courtesy of the All Star Tour with Emmure and guests. After perusing many a terrifying myspace page, it is safe to say that this extensive lineup will rot your soul and make your grandmother cry. A lot. So I’m pretty sure that means it’s going to be good. $37.18 1:00 pm. (Guess Satan likes to get an early start).

http://www.myspace.com/emmure

http://www.olympiademontreal.com/en/

UNDERGROUND SOUNDS MONDAY SEPT 06

Tune into Underground sounds on Monday September 06 8-10pm

for interviews with Arbutus Recording artists Braids in Anticipation of their show at the Sala Rossa on the 09 of September

Later on in  the show Alien8 recording artists Black Feelings will be in the studio to promote their show at l’envers on the 11th of September