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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: November 24, 2015

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Hi friends,
Well, it finally snowed today for the first time all year. Time to hibernate till April!
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
You checked out the CKUT music blog lately? No? Well, listen up: there’s a whole ton of rad new shit up there, and you would be remiss to pass it by. Find out firsthand what the wise folks of CKUT had to say about prog legends King Crimson live, the latest jazz offering from Harris Eisenstadt, New Order’s comeback album, and much more. Find it all right here!

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – november 24, 2015
1. jerusalem in my heart – if he dies, if if if if if if – constellation CC *
2. chairs – drawn into mazes – kinnta CC *
3. katie moore – fooled by the fun – club roll CC *
4. shalabi effect – floating garden – self-released CC *
5. esmerine – lost voices – constellation CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: June 30, 2015

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Hi friends,

Not too much to report this week, aside from catching a couple good shows — including Thor Harris (above) joined by Insect Ark and local electronic wiz Echo Beach. You seen anything awesome lately?

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Fun fact: July 1st isn’t widely known as Canada Day in Montreal. Instead, most folks recognize it as moving day since almost every lease in the city expires on June 30th. This means that the nation’s birthday is celebrated in our fair city with a cacophony of moving trucks, piles of furniture abandoned on sidewalks, and lots of stressed-out folks hauling stuff from one apartment to another. BUT! We at CKUT have your back in terms of moving stress, tenant rights, and landlord issues — whether you’re moving tomorrow or not, be sure to tune into our daily news program Off the Hour today from 5-6pm EST for a special panel discussion on housing rights in Montreal. The phone lines will be open so your voice can be a part of the conversation — this stuff is important!

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – june 30, 2015
1. narcy – world war free now – the medium CC *
2. the acorn – vieux loup – paper bag CC
3. scattered clouds – the first empire – e-tron CC
4. v/a – ne pas plier – howl! arts collective CC *
5. roxanne turcotte – fenetres interieures – empreintes digitales CC Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: June 23, 2015

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Saw The Ex last night, my mind is still blown. Also a puppy visited CKUT last week so basically life rules.

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
As part of our ongoing experimental radio residency, local sound artist ssurfacing (aka Charlotte Loseth, aka Sea Oleena) has been sculpting beautiful audio collages every Wednesday afternoon on CKUT. Drawing from field recordings and live improvisations, ssurfacing explores the theme c a l m and thus provides the absolute best mid-afternoon sonic dream zone a radio listener could ask for. Hear the final episode of her residency tomorrow from noon till 2pm EST, streaming live on ckut.ca. (Psst? Wanna hear past episodes of her lovely radio work? Check out our If You Got Ears archives from the past three Wednesdays right here.)

:::CHARTS:::

ckut top 30 – june 23, 2015
1. narcy – world war free now – the medium CC *
2. colin stetson & sarah neufeld – never were the way she was – constellation CC *
3. warm wave – pyongyang suntan – self-released CC *
4. buffy sainte-marie – power in the blood – true north CC
5. braids – deep in the iris – flemish eye CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: May 19, 2015

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Hi friends,

We had a long weekend up here in Canada so I took full advantage of the chance to get the heck outta the city and catch up with some friends in middle-of-nowhere, Ontario. The weather was pretty beautiful for the most part, and I got to hang out with a lot of nice folks and cute animals — including the awesome pup pictured above. I also got to pet a domestic raccoon, almost hit a wild turkey with our car, and got plenty of mosquito bites. Ahhh, rural living!

IMPORTANT: I am on vacation from May 25th – June 4th, so there will be no charts or tracking during those dates. And hey, tell me your favourite things to do in Barcelona! I will be hitting up Primavera as well so if anyone from your station is gonna be there, let me know so I can say hi.

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
We’re really psyched to be partnering up with the rad folks at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair this coming weekend for the Autonomous Media Room, a space to sharpen your DIY media skills in a whole range of areas. We’re offering workshops on street reporting, encryption & hacking, building transmitters, and more! Plus, we’ll be doing a live remote broadcast from the bookfair from 2:00-4:00pm so if you’re around be sure to check it out and see firsthand how the CKUT crew makes kickass radio.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – may 19, 2015
1. colleen – captain of none – thrill jockey
2. loc-nar – hotter water – don’t fall CC *
3. circuit des yeux – in plain speech – thrill jockey
4. socalled – peoplewatching – dare to care CC *
5. bill fay – who is the sender? – dead oceans Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: May 12, 2015

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Hi friends,

We are riding high on a celebratory wave after CKUT took a triple-header win in local publication Cult Montreal’s annual city-wide Best Of poll: best station, best show, and best host. Montreal is truly a great creative environment, and it feels so good to make kickass risk-taking radio and have it embraced by the community. Thanks to all who have shown us support and who keep us inspired to keep coaxing brave sounds out over the airwaves.

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
You guys know how much we love dogs at CKUT, right? Well, we were extra excited to have local man-about-town Socalled visit the studio last week along with his canine sidekick, Poopsie. They joined hip hop whiz The Narcicyst in the studio during If You Got Ears (which airs every Wednesday, 12-2pm) and it was a pretty memorable time. In case you missed it, hear the episode on our archives — and don’t forget to dig the remainder of Narcy’s CKUT residency, every Wednesday in May.

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ckut top 30 – may 12, 2015
1. adam basanta – memory is the residue of thought – kohlenstoff CC *
2. socalled – peoplewatching – dare to care CC *
3. bombolesse – vice & versa – self-released CC *
4. colin stetson & sarah neufeld – never were the way she was – constellation CC *
5. buffy sainte-marie – power in the blood – true north CC Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: May 5, 2015

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Hey friends,

Spring (or perhaps summer?!) is upon us: students are free, the sun is out, and half our staff is a sneezy mess of allergies (including yours truly). Got any tips on how to fight the hayfever? We’re all ears over here…

This weekend we threw an amazing three-day concert series called Total Eclipse, and it was great times all around — but my personal highlight was an outdoor gig on a very hot, gorgeous Sunday afternoon full of weird & wonderful performances. Plus there were dogs! Getting to hang out with cute pups at a rad show in the sun is basically my dream come true.

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
A new month is here, and that means it’s time to welcome a new host for our award-winning Montreal Sessions radio residency program. For the month of May, we’re excited to welcome local (yet global) sound pioneer Pierre Kwenders into the studio. The Juno nominee will be exploring the intersection of traditional Congolese music with modern electronics, digging deep into afro-futurism and beyond. Hear him live on CKUT every Tuesday in May from 3-5pm — and if you miss it in the moment, download it after the fact from our trusty audio archives.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – may 5, 2015
1. suuns & jerusalem in my heart – s/t – secret city CC *
2. moon – s/t – bruised tongue CC
3. benoit pioulard – sonnet – kranky
4. a sacred cloud/anarchist mountains – split – howl!/jeunesse cosmique CC *
5. lightning bolt – fantasy empire – thrill jockey Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: April 28, 2015

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Hi friends,

It’s finally sunny and warmish in Montreal, the semester is wrapping up, and we’re celebrating it all with another edition of CKUT’s legendary Total Eclipse concert series… see below for more info, it’s gonna be a doozy.

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
We’re real excited to be throwing a triple whammy of killer gigs this coming weekend, each curated by a specific CKUT show. We’ve got something for everyone, whether you dig political hip hip or enjoy thrashing to lo-fi punk jams. Here are the full deets:

Friday May 1st @ Poisson Noir, Superwax presents:
Baked Goods
Moss Lime
Blanka
Sam Shalabi 

Saturday May 2nd @ L’escogriffe, Groundbreakers & The Rebel Beat present:
Taliwah (of Nomadic Massive)
Project Toombz
Emrical
Nazim Elnur 

Sunday May 3rd (afternoon, 3pm) @ Van Horne & St. Urbain (outside), If You Got Ears presents:
Brusque Twins
Enfant Magique
Effet Werther
Pierre-Luc Simon
DJ Markus Floats

All three of these shows are gonna be pretty special, and we’d love to see you there if you find yourself in Montreal with thirsty ears this weekend.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – april 28, 2015
1. suuns & jerusalem in my heart – s/t – secret city CC *
2. lightning bolt – fantasy empire – thrill jockey
3. adam basanta – memory is the residue of thought – kohlenstoff CC *
4. quatuor d’occasion – musica in camera – & records CC *
5. benoit pioulard – sonnet – kranky Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: April 21, 2015

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Hey folks,

Keeping things short cuz things are super busy ‘round the office, but I do wanna give props to Silk Statue (above) and Ylang Ylang, both of whom played really stellar sets on CKUT’s The Montreal Sessions last week… they are two of my favourite local projects and come highly recommended by the ears of the music department. Check ‘em out if you’re looking for some new sounds.

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S NEW AT CKUT:::
We’re hiring a new music librarian. Come work with us! Full job description and application info are available here. Obviously I’m biased, but working here is pretty great. You’d dig it, just sayin’.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – april 21, 2015
1. suuns & jerusalem in my heart – s/t – secret city CC *
2. adam basanta – memory is the residue of thought – kohlenstoff CC *
3. white hills – walks for motorists – thrill jockey
4. moon – s/t – bruised tongue CC
5. the key-lites – s/t – self-released CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: March 17, 2015

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Hope all you SXSW folks enjoy all the tacos, Lonestar, and Sonicbids-sponsored gigs that Austin has to offer. Up here in Montreal, we’re revelling in another fresh snowfall (no Texas weather for us) and digging deep into Hip Hop Week Mtl – read on for more about that…

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
If you dig beats & rhymes, listen up: Hip Hop Week is going down March 15th – 21st, and there’s a stacked lineup of performances, workshops, and panels in the works. The program was put together by four independent McGill students and is supported wholeheartedly by us here at CKUT. They’ve got some pretty big names lined up, including Jean Grae, Rakim, Nomadic Massive and plenty more. CKUT is giving away tickets, airing interviews with the organizers, and doing plenty of coverage throughout the week. Check out the full schedule here.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – march 17, 2015
1. xarah dion – le mal nécessaire – zodiaque musique CC *
2. a sacred cloud/anarchist mountains – split – howl!/jeunesse cosmique CC *
3. ibeyi – s/t – xl
4. viet cong – s/t – flemish eye CC
5. stefan christoff & nick schofield – reves sonores a montreal – howl! arts collective CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: March 10, 2015

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You guys it’s actually above freezing in Montreal today. Hallelujah!
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
A couple weeks ago we had lovely local songwriter Myriam Gendron in our studio for a live performance, and her pieces are freshly available to all hungry ears via our Free Music Archive page. For those not in the know, Myriam released an album of Dorothy Parker poems set to acoustic guitar last year on the always-awesome Feeding Tube Records, and it’s been making best-of lists ever since. Live performances are still a bit of a rarity for Ms. Gendron, so we’re extra excited to offer these minimal and lovely folk songs to a wider audience. Check them out here.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – march 10, 2015
1. cheap wig – magic idea – self-released CC *
2. viet cong – s/t – flemish eye CC
3. matana roberts – coin coin chaptet. 3: river run thee – constellation
4. rhys chatham & charlemagne palestine – youuu + mee + weeee – sub rosa
5. bonnie doon – an affair to remember – bruised tongue CC Continue reading