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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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This Week’s Shows (December 7 – 14)

String lights! Bad music! Festive drinks! The holiday season approaches, and with it comes a whole host of fond memories.

In a similar fashion, we’re bringing back fond memories from last week-that is to say, an all image show listing. And because this is time #2, all images feature doubling. So make your best guesses and click on whatever looks intriguing!

World's largest spider web!

Elsewhere on the interweb…

World's largest spider web!

(Soundtrack for this blog entry: Hazed Dream by Psychic Ills [Sacred Bones Records])

Do you ever get caught strolling along the same internet lanes and neighborhoods wondering where everybody is? Well, here’s a wee list of suggestions for you, dear music lover/explorer. Actually, that’s your name around these parts, isn’t it, Dear M. Lover-Explorer from parts known, seeking the unknown? This new blog feature is for you.

Firstly, our recent Montreal Sessions host for the month of November, Natasha Pickowicz (a.k.a. Popcorn Youth) has recently written an article that’s worth checking out over on Foxy Digitalis about the upcoming Cool Fest (Dec.9-11th) here in Montreal. She writes about the weekend-long festival’s highlights, co-founder Blake Hargreaves and edible delights that she herself will be providing for one of the festival dates.

***Natasha also recently wrote an article for the Burlington Free Press about the ‘hidden gems of Montreal‘, which is especially useful for visitors and folks new to the city.

Helsinki listeners tune into Le Placard Headphone Festival

Elsewhere, there’s the highly unique Le Placard Headphone Festival, which describes itself thusly:

  • a non-stop three month streaming headphone festival.Placard is a headphone concert festival, playing with concentration, intimacy,time warp,and teleportation.This year it goes on for 97 days non stop, in different cities. It functions under a mode of open program,open for headphone rooms to create performance spaces where performers are welcomed to perform. Both the headphoneroom ‘owner’ and the performers use the inscription site to self organize the global program. The placard ‘owner’ receives in his room performers who have submitted a inscription via the site , and streams the shows to the other headphonerooms either passive listeners or waiting to perform.The site is designed to simplify communication inbetween the performers and the organizers, using automatic emails notifying of incomming inscriptions , accepted deplaced or refused perfomances ; also notifying performers of the creation of headphonerooms in their city.

Sign up, listen up and perform, even, as the Montreal leg of the festival is looking for participants.

Some station history for ya: CKUT in the archives (1964!!)

Also, have you checked out the It Could Get Worse blog and videos? You should cuz Bill C110, the Omnibus Crime Bill, is a criminalizing bully and we want you to take part in the action to make sure it doesn’t get passed! Former CKUT-er Laurin Liu, Member of Parliament (NDP, St-Eustache) has joined the campaign too! Here’s a video featuring Irkar, listen to what he has to say:

Finally, there’s always a ton of rad-ness going on on the CKUT Facebook page and website, so do have a look to find out more about projects like Radio Moon, a show which is is dedicated to and produced by people touched by mental illness.

Happy web crawling!