For the entire month of July, Slut Island will be the host of Montréal sessions here at CKUT 90.3fm! Every Tuesday starting tomorrow July 5th from 3-5pm Slut Island will provide programming that will be focused from the perspective of those who see themselves as queer, female identifying/gender fluid people. They aim to change the music industry that is typical dominated by cisgendered white males and introduce a safer space for marginalized people that look for an outlet to showcase their talents on.
For the first two weeks on Montréal sessions the emphasis of the show will solely focus on Slut Island’s Festival activities! You can expect to hear more information about the festival which will be taking place at venues all over Montréal such as Casa Del Popolo, Bar le Ritz and 820 Plaza. Along with what you can expect to hear about Slut Island Festival, you can tune in tomorrow July 5th from 3-5pm for a live performance from local pop-punk band Chipped Nails! Keep it locked for tomorrows programming, brought to you by Ethel Eugene and Frankie Teardrop, to hear some wicked tunes and information on what to look forward to at the festival!
Here’s a big ol’ chart representing our past two weeks of freeform airplay. I had a great time out in Halifax for the almighty OBEY Convention (seriously, you should go, it’s sooooo good) then took a little stay-cation to hang with visiting family members. I came back to a very full inbox and plenty of happenings around the station — it might take me another day or two to catch up on stuff, so please be patient w/ my tardy emails.
:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT::: Suoni Per Il Popolo has begun! This long-running festival brings everything from free jazz to punk to experimental noise to the stages of our fair city, and we’re abuzz trying to cover as much of it as we can. To get a taste of what’s up, yr best bet is to catch the Montreal Sessions every Tuesday in June from 3-5pm — it’s hosted by the Suoni masterminds themselves, so consider it a true inside scoop on the best of the fest. Today is gonna be extra special since we’re ditching the studio to broadcast live from Casa del Popolo, and the show is jam packed with live performances, interviews, and much more. Tune in or swing by Casa this afternoon to say hi and hang with the CKUT/Suoni crew in person, and catch the rest of the series over the next few weeks for all the weird & wonderful sounds yr ears can handle.
ckut top 30 – june 7, 2016
1. jef elise barbara – sexe machin/sex machine – fixture records CC *
2. jessy lanza – oh no – hyperdub CC
3. brave radar – lion head – fixture records CC *
4. steve gunn – eyes on the lines – matador
5. kaytranada – 99.9% – xl CC * Continue reading →
Things are quieting down around the office as students hunker down to write papers and study for exams. ’Tis the season!
:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT::: Local queer/feminist performers Esther Splett and Tiffany Paige, of the misandrist mall-goth duo Jilted X, will be doing an eXtreme takeover of this month’s The Montreal Sessions! Tune into CKUT every Tuesday from 3-5pm EST for experimental audio performances, saucy interviews and loads of cackles with your favourite local artists and musicians Perverted Justice, Roadcake, WIVES, No Bro, Starchild Stela, Ghost Taco, Malokio, Douce Angoisse and an eXclusive never before heard interview with the one and only Courtney Love! Go big or go home, folks.
:::CHARTS::: ckut top 30 – december 1, 2015 1. ought – sun coming down – constellation CC *
2. u.s. girls – half free – 4AD
3. ylangylang – no exist (feel special) – carpi records CC *
4. shalabi effect – floating garden – self-released CC *
5. jerusalem in my heart – if he dies, if if if if if if – constellation CC * Continue reading →
This weekend, I balanced doing some very responsible adult things like sealing up my windows for the winter with going totally nuts at the Shining Wizard w/ Grace Brooks & James Goddard album launch. Have you heard this collab? I’m biased cuz this crew is all friends, but seriously, it’s soooo good. Treat your ears.
:::CHARTS::: ckut top 30 – november 17, 2015 1. u.s. girls – half free – 4AD CC
2. esmerine – lost voices – constellation CC *
3. shamir – ratchet – xl
4. jerusalem in my heart – if he dies, if if if if if if – constellation CC *
5. l’appel du vide – mergin’ spaces – self-released CC * Continue reading →
It’s our funding drive! Things are crazy busy around here, so I’m gonna keep this short today — gotta run and take a shift in the phone room pretty shortly…
Wanna show CKUT some love? Donate online here, and be sure to check out some of the events we’ve got happening this week. Go team go!
:::CHARTS::: ckut top 30 – october 27, 2015 1. ought – sun coming down – constellation CC *
2. drainolith – hysteria – nna tapes CC *
3. darius jones 4tet – le bébé de bridgite – aum fidelity
4. jerusalem in my heart – if he dies, if if if if if if – constellation CC *
5. u.s. girls – half free – 4AD CC Continue reading →
Sorry these are coming in a day late! I got the cold that’s currently sweeping Montreal, and it knocked me out of commission yesterday. Cough and sniffles aside, I had a wicked time at CMJ last week — it was so great hanging with all you lovely radio peeps. Saw lots of familiar faces and met some amazing new people too. Y’all rule!
Lastly, our annual funding drive starts tomorrow (!) so I won’t be in the office much next week for tracking. I’m also not making any promises about charts — we have a ton of events going down next week, so if they don’t get compiled then just sit tight and wait for a big ol’ mega chart the following week.
:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT::: Funding Drive is upon us! We’ve got tons of rad programming lined up to hustle some dollars while giving ears the royal treatment they’re used to from the ol’ CKUT. Perennial favourite Venus Radioke is back in full force, we’ve got a killer kickoff party going down Friday night, and we’ll be broadcasting live from a whole bunch of different spaces over the next week and a half. See the full list here, and take our personal inside tip to swing by Casa del Popolo for a free gig on Monday afternoon featuring Old Haunt, YlangYlang, and more — we’ll be hosting the music department’s show, New Shit, live on location from 3-5pm and it would be swell to see your pretty face there. Come hang out and share some good fundraising vibes with us!
:::CHARTS::: ckut top 30 – october 20, 2015 1. jerusalem in my heart – if he dies, if if if if if if – constellation CC *
2. souljazz orchestra – resistance – do right! music CC
3. u.s. girls – half free – 4AD CC
4. l’appel du vide – mergin’ spaces – self-released CC *
5. ought – sun coming down – constellation CC * Continue reading →
Sending out a real quick chart blast before I hop on a bus and head down to NYC. Hope all you Canadians enjoyed your long weekend — mine consisted of a really nice wedding (congrats to Omar & Katie from CJLO!), post-wedding bowling in formal wear, hanging with Justin from Dale Speaking/ex-CFUV and a bunch of other rad music folks, and eating insane amounts of good food… feel like I have a lot to give thanks for in this past week alone!
:::CHARTS::: ckut top 30 – october 13, 2015 1. jerusalem in my heart – if he dies, if if if if if if – constellation CC *
2. william parker – for those who are, still – aum fidelity
3. bob moses – days gone by – domino
4. ought – sun coming down – constellation CC *
5. katie moore – fooled by the fun – club roll CC * Continue reading →
Not too much to report this week — but I will let you know that I’ll be out of the office next week for CMJ. Maybe I’ll see you there? Let’s hang out! For those who aren’t going, please note that I’ll have limited email access from October 13th – 18th so please be patient if I’m slow with replies.
:::CHARTS::: ckut top 30 – october 6, 2015 1. helen – the original faces – kranky
2. jerusalem in my heart – if he dies, if if if if if if – constellation CC *
3. maurice louca – salute the parrot – nawa recordings
4. joyfultalk – muuixx – drip audio CC
5. steve hauschildt – where all is fled – kranky Continue reading →
I’m gonna keep this short today since we have a zillion things going on, including an upcoming AGM, funding drive, and student fee levy referendum. Fall is the busy season! Time for more coffee…
:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT::: CKUT is thrilled to be teaming up with the Student Society of McGill University to present a live federal election debate tomorrow at 5pm. It’s happening on campus and is open to the public, and we’ll be broadcasting remotely from the event from 5-6pm. We highly encourage people to tune in, or better yet — join us there in person and have your voice be a part of the discussion. Check out the full details here: http://ckut.ca/en/node/1624
:::CHARTS::: ckut top 30 – september 29, 2015 1. u.s. girls – half free – 4AD
2. ought – sun coming down – constellation CC *
3. babysitter – s/t – psychic handshake CC *
4. katie moore – fooled by the fun – club roll CC *
5. empress of – me – terrible records Continue reading →
Feeling overwhelmed by the choices at this year’s Pop Montreal festival? It’s totally understandable, and you’re definitely not the only one. But fear not — CKUT music programmer Mike B. has mapped out a plan to guide you through the highlights of this year’s programming. Here’s the lowdown on the essential shows of Pop 2015:
WEDNESDAY Cheap Wig is set to go on at 12:30am at Brasserie Beaubien. They’re a mega cool queer glam punk act with rad cassette art and wonderfully noisey sounds.
FRIDAY The Orb + Mateo Murphy + Vosper at SAT The Orb goes on at midnight. The Orb as in the ambient house duo that’s been kicking since 1988. They released Moonbuilding 2703 AD in June, so they’ll probably be mostly playing things from that, but just in case they play their more classic pieces you should probably study their last 12 studio albums so you can have all of your choreography prepared.