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Femme Maggots


Femme Maggots

Hey friends,

Still shaking off the last bit of sleepiness after an early morning remote broadcast from a cafe/laundromat featuring a live performance from local CKUT pals the Femme Maggots (above) — no time for sleep, too much going on around Montreal these days. Over the weekend I caught two nights of good noise at the Cool Fest, celebrated the birthday of beloved local performance space the Plant at a big fete its residents put together, hung out in the sun, jammed a whole bunch, plotted new collaborative projects∑ precursors of a good summer to come.

For those of you in Montreal, we hope to see you at our 25th anniversary celebration going down this Saturday at Sala: live performances, DJ sets from the CKUT crew, cake, and more rad stuff that can only be experienced in person. Full details here: http://ckut.ca/c/en/node/349

till next week

ckut top 30 – may 7, 2013
colin stetson – new history warfare volume 3: to see more light – constellation CC
iva bittova – iva bittova – ecm
saltland – i thought it was us but it was all of us – constellation CC
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Total Eclipse 4/30


Total Eclipse 4/30

Montreal is gorgeous these days and now that everyone is finally shaking off the last traces of winter hibernation, the city is abuzz with shows and other happenings∑ In the past week, I caught Baltimore stoner/psych wizards Needle Gun, local pals the Femmaggots and Ought, Colleen Green, acoustic singer-songwriter Swampwolf, and more that I’m forgetting — this mini-heatwave plus an ongoing bout of insomnia has got my brain fuzzier than usual.

get outside if it’s sunny where you are.

ckut top 30 – april 30, 2013
colin stetson – new history warfare volume 3: to see more light – constellation CC
chrissy zebby tembo & the ngozi family – my ancestors – normal
zs – grain – northern spy
saltland – i thought it was us but it was all of us – constellation CC
various artists – psych pop from toronto – optical sounds CC
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Colin Stetson New History Warfare Vol 3

Colin Stetson Appreciation on New Shit 4/29

Colin Stetson New History Warfare Vol 3

Warm weather and a certain upcoming show had us buzzing at the station today. To be more clear, Colin Stetson is playing this Saturday at Sala Rossa and it was 20 degrees today. Not bad.

New Shit Playlist 4/29

Chrissy Zebby Tembo – My Ancestors – My Ancestors
California X – Sucker – California X
Implodes – Sleepyheads – Cyclops Reap
Foxygen – No Destruction – We Are The 21st Century
Tera Melos – Frozen Zoo – Patagonian Rats
Gulfer – Shoreline – Transcendals
Notta Comet – Jawbreaker (Data Viz) – Alliums
Cold Warps – Don’t Haunt Me Okay
Four Tet – Pyramid (Atoms for Peace Remix)
Braids – Amends
Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal – Immunity
Zs – Part 1 – Grain
Colin Stetson – Among the Sef – New History Warfares Vol 3
Saltland – Hearts Mend – I Thought It Was Us But It Was All Of Us
Bad News From Houston – Make It Fall – In The Valley of the Cloudbuilder
Chance The Rapper – NaNa – Acid Rap
Quasimoto – Planned Attack – Yessir, Whatever
MF DOOM – Bookfiend
Pusha T – Numbers on the Boards
Pink Noise – North Star

Shows This Week

Tera Melos + Gulfer @ Il Motore 4/29
Pink Noise @ CoolFest 5/3
Colin Stetson + Saltland @ Sala Rossa 5/4


Nick Kuepfer

Hey friends,

It was a jammer weekend here in Montreal as the CKUT music department let loose with our annual Total Eclipse concert series: three nights in a row we invaded some of our favourite lofts and dive bars to bring weird & wild sounds to the ears of the city. It made for some pretty memorable times, including Nick Kuepfer’s spellbinding set at the Plant (pictured above) among countless other highlights. Thanks to everyone who helped out, played, and partied with us. CKUT loves you forever.


ckut top 30 – april16, 2013
colin stetson – new history warfare volume 3: to see more light – constellation CC
bombino – nomad – nonesuch
julia kent – character – leaf
slight – melodion EP – self-released CC
mouthbreathers – stone soup – killer haze CC
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Spring vibes on New Shit 4/15

Mont Royal

Wow! Spring! Feel like paying $10 to get your poem turned into a song by the master of 50s bubblegum otherwise known as Expwy? You can do that! Go to that there link! Tune in next week for another round of New Shit!

Shows This Week

Marnie Stern @ Casa Del Popolo 4/15
Pissed Jeans @ Il Motore 4/15
Acid Mothers Temple @ Sala Rossa 4/15
Akron/Family @ Il Motore 4/20

New Shit Playlist 4/15

Slight – Edison – Melodion
ArtsyChix – Negro – CKUT FM: Total Eclipse Compilation
Expwy – Tumble to the grass below – Expwy in the Sky
Mouthbreathers – Every Day is Not Kids Day – Stone Soup
Fidlar – Cheap Beer – Fidlar
Pissed Jeans – Bathroom Laughter – Honeys
Marnie Stern – Year of the Glad – The Chronicles of Marnia
Group Sound – Romantic Notions
Akron/Family – No-Room – Subverses
Mount Kimbie – Blood + Form – Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
James Blake – Every Day I Ran – Overgrown
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Constellation Records is Celebrating their 15th Anniversary with the Montreal Sessions on CKUT

The music department here at CKUT is pleased to announce the hosts of this month’s Montreal Sessions! Constellation Records will be joining us on air in celebration of their recent 15th anniversary. Tune in 3-5 PM every Tuesday in March for plenty of interviews, live performances, and much more! Don’t miss out!

Visit Constellation Records site for more info!

For the Past 15 years, Constellation Records has been a fixture of the Montreal Music community, spewing revolutionary sounds from their headquarters in the Mile End. They’ve released all kinds of incredible music by local and international artists including Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Colin Stetson, Jerusalem In My Heart, Do Make Say Think, Pat Jordache, Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra and many many others.

Don’t sleep on it!

The first episode is already up online, click here to check it out on the archives!

Tune in every Tuesday in March from 3 – 5 pm!

You can listen online at the official CKUT website or on air in Montreal at 90.3 FM on yr dial!

Male Bonding

Concert Listings: September 1-7

Male Bonding

Thursday September 1 Male Bonding ‘s medley of  tropical surf and grunge  provides just the right balance of machismo and tenderness.  Sounds like the perfect bromance, am I right boys? Takin’ that bro love to the next level with Love Links and Royal Baths at Il Motore.  8:30 pm. $13

Colin Stetson

Friday September 2 Gonna have to send you back to Il Motore tonight.  Don’t complain, there’s really good cheap Indian food nearby, and Colin Stetson is playing. Nothing  goes with nu-jazz like vindaloo. Nothing. 8:30 pm $12

Freelove Fenner

Saturday September 3 My pick for Saturday is Citizenship + Freelove Fenner at Casa del Popolo. Why? Because their music goes down easy. They’re like the Alka-Seltzers of indie rock.  And you’re gonna need something nice and digestible after all that Stetson spice. And by spice I mean jazz. And by jazz I mean confusion. 8:30 pm.

DJ Jonathan Toubin

Sunday September 4 Soulclap & Danceoff with DJ Jonathan Toubin.  Holy shit, I’m goin’ dancin’. So I give you this, courtesy of Midnight Poutine, because a) I could not provide a more rousing endorsement and b) I need to go practice my pop and lock.
The Soul Clap and Dance-Off is not only New York Night Train’s biggest and most famous party, but one of the NYC underground’s more popular monthly nightlife institutions.

The concept for DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin’s first all-soul night is elegant – all night dancing to wild, amazing 45s, and a dance contest too. The party now sells out every month and draws nearly 500 paid patrons while remaining true to its DIY aesthetics. These events garner acclaim in practically every NYC publication, featuring judges from Wire to Quintron and Ms. Pussycat to Monotonix to MGMT to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Now, as Mr. Toubin becomes an international name, the demand has grown far beyond local markets and into the global arena.

For the first Montreal edition, none other than Mikey B from M pour Montréal, Frannie from Random Recipe and Luc Brien from Les Breastfeeders will be judging your dance moves! Be sure not to miss this crazy night with the amazing Jonathan Toubin! Price: 10$ – tickets at the door! The winner will get 100$!

Peter, Bjorn and John

Monday September 5 Listen here, young folks. Monday is all about Peter Bjorn and John at La Tulipe. Remember the whistle? You remember the whistle. They’ll be playing with openers Memoryhouse, whose frontwoman sings with a cadence and conviction reminiscent of Morrisey; heavy on the reverb and gloom, it’ll pair nicely with PB and J’s sugary sweet Scandinavian pop. 8:30 pm. $20


Tuesday September 6 Montreal’s L’OURS was a happy discovery this week. So I’m a sucker for melodramatic song, and piano driven ballads sung by a silk throated Frenchman. So what? It sometimes twinkles in the upper registers, uplifting and light, and at other times is invigorating and dense with a kind of urgency that you can hear and feel. And did I mention sexy French gang vocals? Oh oui. Sala Rossa. 8:00 pm.

Emma Baxter

Wednesday September 7 End this week in music on a quieter note with Emma Baxter’s  folksy guitar picking and quivering vocals.  Simple, but gripping enough to give even the most ardent of city slickers pastoral nostalgia.  Divan Orange. 10 pm.