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CKUT’s Annual Funding Drive has just started! Stay tuned in and start pledging. We’ll be going strong until November 4th, 2012!

That’s right! We’ve been a community supported and run radio station for 25 years and now’s the perfect time for you to show your support. There’s a whole bunch of information about that here.

You can pledge a donation here.

And we have some very exciting GRAND PRIZE DRAWS that you can enter when you pledge. It includes:

  • 1 pair of passes to POP Montreal 2013!
  • 2 passes to Suoni Per Il Popolo Music Festival!
  • A Year of Beer from McAuslan Brewery!
  • 25 tickets to Blue Skies Turn Black concerts throughout the year! conditions apply
  • 25 pairs to tickets to EVENKO concerts throughout the year! conditions apply
  • Word lovers prize pack! (Gift certificates from The Word Bookstore, Paragraphe Bookstore, two subscriptions to Maisonneuve Magazine and more!) Stay tuned for more deets.
  • Music lovers prize pack! (Gift certificates from Phonopolis, Sonorama, Cheap Thrills and more!)


Please, please take the time to make a pledge so we can keep bringing you the best radio station in Montreal for another year!






3647 University (Metro McGill) Monday to Friday from 11am-6pm.

Vince Tinguely by Sherwin Tjia (originally for Ascent magazine)

Today on The Kitchen Bang Bang Law…gifts!

Vince Tinguely by Sherwin Tjia (originally for Ascent magazine)

Tune in today to The Kitchen Bang Bang Law (Tuesdays from 12-2pm, hosted by Vince Tinguely) for a special CKUT Funding Drive show. Vince’s show, in his own words, is about “is about cutting-edge culture. It’s about dreaming beyond the barriers of cynical ‘common sense’ through radical sonic art forms, be they the working blues of the 20s or the avante garde drone of today.”

The show has featured a slew of amazing guest over the past year including theatre artists Émilie Monnet, Alison Darcy and Cat Kidd, activists / artists / curators Stefan Christoff, John W. Stuart and Kevin Yuen-Kit Lo, video artist and activist John Greyson, performance artists Victoria Stanton, Amalie Atkins, Janine Eisenaecher and Laura Margita,musicians Elwood Epps, Malcolm Goldstein, Christian Richer, Kathy Kennedy, Jahsun of Kalmunity Vibe Collective, Jean Smith and David Lester of Mecca Normal, Brahja Waldman and Kyra Shaughnessy, and poets and writers like Ian Ferrier, Moe Clark, Gail Scott, Carolyn Marie Souaid, Endre Farkas, Moheb Soliman, Jane Gabriels and Kaie Kellough.

Along with the amazing gifts available for all CKUT donors, Vince has the following gifts available to Kitchen Bang Bang Law supporters: aselection of vinyl LPs, CDs (and even a VHS tape!) from this year’s crate-digging:

  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Live /`1975-1985 (5xLP box set) for a $30.00 pledge
  • Buzzcocks – A Different Kind Of Tension (LP) for a $15.00 pledge
  • Joan Jett – Bad Reputation (LP) for a $15.00 pledge
  • Elton John – Madman Across The Water (original textured LP gatefold sleeve with booklet) for a $25.00 pledge
  • Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection (original textured LP gatefold sleeve with booklet) for a $25.00 pledge
  • Jean Michel Jarre – Equinox (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Laurie Anderson – Big Science (LP) for a $20.00 pledge
  • Vangelis – China (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Style Council – The Cost of Living (2xEP gatefold) for a $20.00 pledge
  • The Teardrop Explodes – Wilder (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Paul Horn – Inside The Great Pyramid (2xLP gatefold with insert) for a $25.00 pledge
  • Eurhythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (LP, Mexican pressing) for a $15.00 pledge
  • Joni Mitchell – Hejira (LP gatefold) for a $20.00 pledge
  • Judy Collins – Who Knows Where The Time Goes (LP gatefold) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Carole King – Tapestry (LP gatefold) for a $10.00 pledge10cc – The Original Soundtrack (LP gatefold) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Stanley Turrentine – The Man With The Sad Face (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Gene Krupa – Big Noise From Winnetka (Japanese CD re-issue with replica LP sleeve) for a $20.00 pledge
  • Bauhaus – Shadows and Light music video (VHS) for a $10.00 pledge

Phone in (Call 514.907.9424) or donate on-line!

Mos Def & Talib Kweli in 1999

Have you heard about this amazing raffle?

Talib Kweli & Mos Def in 1999

Want to see Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli) in concert on November 13th at Olympia? CKUT’s got a pair of tickets and will be raffling them off!

 Ticket raffle: $5.00 gets you one entry in the raffle, $10 gets you three.
  1. Go to ckut.ca/funding.
  2. Enter make a pledge.
  3. Choose Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli) as the show you want to pledge to.
Winner will be announced on New Shit Monday Nov. 7th. 3 – 5pm!!
Behold: UN

((( TOTAL ECLIPSE ))) Q&A with un

Behold: UN

  • Total Eclipse (Oct. 20th-22nd) is coming, three shows in a row to herald CKUT’s annual funding drive. Hurrah! The brightness will be blacked out from our days and memories will be forged from stage light and shadow. Did you know that passes for the series are now available? They’re $20 for all three nights versus paying $8 at the door per show. You can pick up your pass at CKUT (3647 University St.), Phonopolis (207 Bernard Ouest) or Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe st. 2nd floor).
  • In order to welcome this mystical/mythical event into our collective consciousness, we’ve invited Total Eclipse performers to answer a Q&A. Our first interview subjects are none other than power duo un, comprised of Jen Reimer (drums) and Kara Keith (vocals, synths, effects). Without any further ado…
What is your name?
Kara: un
Jen: Jen Reimer
What is the story behind your name?
Kara: Its like; we’re “un” this and we’re “un” that and as a band we are un all the things containing too much fluffshit such as irony or politics or over worked razzle dazzle. Just rockin out…you know, unlame like.
Jen: jennifer was the most popular lady name in 1983…  There were 8 other jen’s in my grade 1 class.
Kara: Calgary, Alberta
Jen: somewhere, alberta
Home base:
Kara: Montreal
Jen: Montreal
Latest recording/release:
Jen: I am currently working on two recording projects…un–> to be released + jen Reimer + max Stein–> to be released
Describe the vibe/feel of this album in five words:
Kara: Something For Heavy Make-outs
What have you been listening to lately?
Kara: The Vanishing
Jen: john cage, the ex, the make up, bauhaus, can, clues, carla bozulich, father murphy, depeche mode, gambletron, pauline oliveros, throbbing gristle, steve reich, the vanishing, matana roberts, joy division and anything from another place–
What is your craziest/most memorable/favourite tour story?
Kara: I guess when we got detained at the Can/US boarder in north Minnesota by two psychotic boarder cops because they found a roach in the car ash tray. But they only searched the vehicle after Jen admitted to smoking pot “once with her friend Kara”. After I had answered “no. never done drugs” in the adjacent interrogation room. They didn’t throw us in jail, like they were threatening to do for 6 hours. But they never let us pee either, which was in some ways worse.
What’s your pre-show routine?
Kara: It varies. But what ever it is; please don’t talk to me…I cant string full sentences together and everything feels very intense.
Jen: eat, pack, pick out fit, write set list on arm… hardly any talking
…And post-show?
Kara: You know, work the room, network, network….try to talk to Beaver, spill drink on Dan Seligman….meet the next big thing and try to steal all of his ideas…pee in a pint glass and leave it on the bar.
Jen: lots of talking
Who would you love to share a bill with?
Kara: Mozart’s Sister
Who are your dream collaborators (living or dead)?
Kara: Kurt Cobain. I would like to just giver and jam and collaborate on making a baby
Jen: anyone from the above list of music as well as noam chomsky and louis CK and anyone i haven’t learned about yet that might blow my mind.
If you could see your music, what would it look like?
Kara: I actually can see my music. Its called synesthesia.
Jen: like you didn’t realize you had blurred vision till you got glasses and
everything got clear….
Most crucial equipment for your music making:
Kara: My Roland Juno 60. If it breaks…un breaks up….seriously, it’s the bass, the guitar…everything.
Jen: drums and sticks horns and analog
What did you do last Wednesday?
Kara: Don’t know
Jen: bed sick probably
Who do you cherish most in your life?
Kara: Don’t know. I cant measure my love.
What movie makes you laugh after a long day?
Jen: uncle cousin, the cat
What’s your back up plan?
Kara: Firefighter
Jen: this concept doesn’t exist for me. life. now now now
Have you found love?
Kara: Everyday
Jen: yes
When and where are your upcoming shows/performances?
Kara + Jen: Art Matters Sala Rosa Oct. 20, Venus Radio Divan Orange Oct.21
Whose songs will be playing on the oldies station 50 years from now?
Kara: R Kelly? ummmm, the theme song to hit tv show Friends?
Jen: nickleback… probably… sadly

Early Bird L'OFF JAZZ Draw: Jazz Amuck, Jazz Euphorium

CKUT has partnered with L’OFF JAZZ to offer donors to CKUT’s

Jazz Amuck and Jazz Euphorium a chance to  win a pair of festival

passes for L’OFF JAZZ Festival, celebrating its 11th year  of

presenting creative jazz by  jazz musicians from the local scene and abroad.


Every donation of 25$ paid in full before 10:45am on October 15th

will get you one entry into the early bird jazz draw. The winners

will be announced just before 11am on the Jazz Amuck Programme

on October 15th.


Donate on line or call the pledge line at any time 514-907-9424 (leave a message  with your name and number  if you can’t get through)


Why DONATE to CKUT’s Jazz Programmes?

* To pledge your support to listener supported radio
* To keep creative jazz alive on the FM dial!
* So that CKUT can provide community members with
the necessary tools to create meaningful radio
DONATE $60 to Jazz Amuck or Jazz Euphorium by the October 15 deadline gets two entries into the draw for a pair of Passports to all OFF Jazz shows — a prize only available to early bird jazz donors (ie small pool=good chances!) –, one entry into the draw for a Suoni per il Popolo 2011 festival pass (as well as one entry into all the other grand prize draws), two CD’s of her/his choice from our selection, and a choice of custom-designed and screened CKUT t-shirt or shoulder bag.
Donors who donate during this jazz “early-bird” period will also be eligible for all of the other gifts and prize draws normally associated with  CKUT’s Annual Funding Drive