Remember those open overnight shows spots we mentioned on this here blog? Well, we’re pleased to announce that two new shows have been added to our weekly schedule! Here’s a bit more about them:
Turn Down the Suck || bi-weekly Monday evenings, very early Tuesday mornings || 3-4 am:This new-to-us show was born on CJLO 1690AMs airwaves lived there for seven years before coming to CKUT. With a host named Johnny Suck and a tagline that reads “heavy-ass rock, bad-ass metal, and kick-ass hardcore” you can be sure to expect some serious heaviosity on the early morning airwaves. The first show is tonight and Johnny says that he’ll be spinning new cuts from the likes of Orange Goblin, Corrosion of Conformity, and Earth albums. Show archives will be available right here, will replace The 27th Hour‘s usual spot and will alternate weeks with Jet Set Diskotek. Welcome Turn Down the Suck! (Pssst…have a look-see at Johnny’s goodbye message on CJLO’s site)
City Sound Underground || bi-weekly Tuesday evenings, very early Wednesday mornings || 12-2 am: Hosted by Adora Morales and Dan Melon (formerly of the CKUT show Your Radio Is Broken), City Sound Underground will alternate with Duck Truck Radio every other week and will (from their blog) “City Sound Underground will take you on an unpredictable odyssey. Spanning all genres of Electronic Music. The programming will include special features, classic cuts, and the newest sounds from local, and internationally, emerging artists. The program will also feature exclusive previews of forth-coming releases, and news about contemporary electronic music artists and events. We hope to infiltrate your ears with the freshest sounds from the underground. Make you dance. And, keep you informed about trend makers, and keepers.” Show archives available here. Welcome City Sound Underground!
Note: The 27th Hour has moved from Monday nights to late Wednesday evenings, 2-4am, every other week. Check out the show archives for some excellent rock n roll music!
Also, do get in touch if you’re interested in programming some late night radio for CKUT, y’all: click here for further details.
The first edition of the Total Eclipse music series has come and gone and it was a nutty and lovely way to kick off the CKUT Annual Funding Drive! Just in case you hadn’t heard about this happening, the concert series involved three consecutive nights of music at three different Montreal venues which were curated by three different CKUT radio shows and featured righteous local arteests…and this is what it looked like! Thanks to all the volunteers, CKUT staff, venue staff and local media who helped make this first crack at the series a successful fundraising venture for the station!! (All photos by Amber, Karen R. and a bunch of different music department volunteers! More photos to come!)
DAY 1 /// Thursday Oct. 20th /// Hosted by Underground Sounds at Casa del Popolo! Keywords: Gorgeous introspection + shimmering wall of effects/voice/rhythms + hilarious and disconcertingly intense stage relations complete with hip gyrations + epic-ly husky-vocal-ed rock music complete with harmonized guitar and honeyed bass lines + good buds everywhere.
Stranger a.k.a. Jordan Robson Cramer
Sean "Nicholas" Savage
DAY 2 /// Friday Oct. 21st /// Hosted by the Venus Collective at Divan Orange! Keywords: Black-masked post punk with big pre-recorded drums + lovely, primal poncho-draped dance party times + dark punk lighting the room with heraldic melodies.
***Word to the wise: get in contact with the funding dept. at CKUT to find out about nabbing a limited edition, silkscreened Venus radio tank top!
DAY 3 /// Saturday Oct. 22nd /// Hosted by DUCK TRUCK at Thee Olde Hotel2Tango! Keywords: traditionally debaucherous Montreal overnight loft party complete with wicked DJs and noisy performances + lots of bodies + lots of hotness + queer/political/punk/Mile End hipsters all mixing together like a not-quite-congealed high-alcool-content jello shot: strong and just right for an eight hour (or so) dance partay.
Me (Amber) resting before the third and final (over)night(er)
Jeremy + Amanda- thanks to all of our volunteers!
DUCK TRUCK! Aaron models some headgear.
DJ Julie D!
Pyscho-strong jello shot
DJ Aaron Maiden
After this amazing-ness, Zimo played an amazing set…those photos are not yet available, but will be soon!