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THINGS WE SAID ON NEW SHIT 2/18

Blue Hawaii

This Monday, on the Music Department’s show New Shit we played a tunes from the likes of:

Plus, talked shows on the horizon like:

Catch the show every Monday from 3-5pm online at ckut.ca or on the airwaves at 90.3fm

Roedelius

Concert Listings: Sept. 29th-Oct. 5th

By Karen R.

We’ve all had a few days to recover from Pop so it’s time to get back on the show horse.

Thursday Sept. 29th Do some good while you hear some good tonight at Rhythms for Rights! a night of music organized by McGill’s Journalists for Human Rights featuring Effusion A Capella, The Howling Gales, Matt Stern, Toronto’s Small Town Treason, Guillaume Pilote and Neil Heaton and more. All proceeds go towards Journalists for Human Rights so cough it up, cuz you and I both know that altruism is totally rock n’ roll. Les 3 Minots 8pm $10

Roedelius

Friday Sept. 30th Nothing says Friday night like acousmatic tape music, am I right? Hans–Joachim Roedelius, German-born electronic music legend and co-founder of krautrock groups Cluster and Harmonia, will be filling La Sala Rossa with original compositions befit for enthusiasts of the strange and whimsical, and modernist experimental cinema. With the mysterious Hobo Expanding Cult Band. 8pm

Xela, High Aura'd Corridors, Le Revelateur. Cow.

Saturday Oct. 1st The ambient minimalism continues Saturday at Casa del Popolo with Xela, High Aura’d, Corridors and Le Révélateur at Casa del Popolo. 8:30 pm $10. But if you’re completely OD’d on soundscapes (a total non sequitur for the electro-acoustically inclined), head back to Sala for the French story- songs of Les Freres Goyettes. Nothin’ like the sweet serenade of a toothless old Quebecois man. 8pm

Sunday October 2 Sunday is an obvious choice with UK electronic composer/producer James Blake playing Club Soda. After all, those soulful vocals and dub style beats aren’t going to just listen to themselves. 9 pm $25

Elephant Stone

Monday October 3 Monday is all about flashbacks to eras you never lived through with Elephant Stone and Uncle Bad Touch on the bill at Casa. Elephant Stone is psyche pop at its purest. Feel good melodies? Check. Sunshine harmonies? Check. Compelling basslines and crystal clear guitar riffs? Check and check. Oh yeah, and infectious sitar runs feature prominently. Meanwhile, Uncle Bad Touch bring the cool with their 70’s garage rock fuzz and an unmistakably Zeppelinesque fervour. Hope you like opium dens. 8:30 pm

Migrating Birds

Tuesday October 4 Migrating Birds are an indie rock band that sing with British accents but aren’t British. If that sort of thing doesn’t piss you off royally check them out on Tuesday with The Counselors at Le Divan Orange. And even if it does, check them out anyway, because despite the posturing, they’re actually pretty good. 10pm

Bob Log III

Wednesday October 5 Bob Log III is bringing his weird one man act of space age whisky spilling stomp -twang to Il Motore Wednesday night with Mr. Free and the Satellite Freakout! Get your cutoffs, shotguns, and jet packs ready, cuz this one’s gonna be white trash ridiculous. 8:30 pm $15

Photo by Emily Kai Bock

Concert Listings: July 28th-August 3rd

Written and compiled by Karen R.

The main focus in concerts this week is Osheaga, so in true CKUT fashion we thought we’d bring some of the smaller, local acts on the bill that we think are worth checking out to your attention. And don’t think we’ve forgotten about the before and after. You’re going to need some pre and post festival music to transition you in and out of the big weekend in style, right? Well, we’ve got that covered too. No need to thank us, it’s just what we do.
Thursday July 28

Photo by Emily Kai Bock

Why not start off your long weekend of music with Grimes @ The Sala Rossa (4848 Boulevard Saint-Laurent)
If haunting vocals, loop pedals and drum machines are your thing then let Claire Boucher aka Grimes, ghost-child songstress of Mile End and Arbutus Records fame spook and entertain you tonight with fellow hipster darlings Gobble Gobble (Edmonton, AB) and Pat Jordache (Montreal). Tickets $8. Doors 8:30pm.

OSHEAGA PICKS:
Friday July 29

Photo by Greg Abramowitz

The Barr Brothers (Scene des Arbres) 9:10 – 9:55 pm
Recently signed to Secret City Records, the Barr Brothers are joining the ranks of Montreal independent music scene royalty (Patrick Watson, Miracle Fortress) with a self titled album of their deliciously raw and raspy blues meets experimental folk rock set to release on September 27th. But don’t worry if you can’t catch them at Osheaga, because they’ll be touring Québec with Polaris Prize shortlisters Timber Timbre (Toronto) throughout the month of October. Or, if you just can’t wait, you can see them BOTH THIS WEEKEND, as Timber Timbre are also hitting up Osheaga this Friday at the Scene Verte at 8:45pm.

Saturday July 30

Jesuslesfilles. Photo courtesy of the artist

Sex drugs and rock n’ roll en francais  s’il vous plait. Montreal’s Jesuslesfilles will be serving up their co-ed style rock n’ roll in all of its jangly and raucous  goodness at one hour and ten minutes past high noon, get it? Seam ripping and teeth knashing likely. Get ready to sweat. Scene des Arbres 1:10-1:40

BRAIDS. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Braids are annoyingly cool. The kind of annoying that makes you hate them because you secretly want in the band and so you can’t hate them, because their perfectly layered rhythms, glittering textures  and   alternatingly ambient / anxious  get –under- your- skin- melodies are impossible to resist.  So get your love-hate on while you dance (and resist the urge to dance out of jealous spite) at the Scene Verte 3:10 – 3:50

SUUNS. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Pitchfork likes to call what Suuns do a marriage of space prog and krautrock and NME hailed them as the #1 Best New Band New Band of 2011. Journalistic labels and critical acclaim aside, word on the street is these locals puts on one hell of a live show.  If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have a nervous alien sing quietly in your ear over a hearty dose of sub bass, hand claps, distortion and glitch, head over to the Scene des Arbres at 5:20-5:55 and check them out.

Sunday July 31

ELEPHANT STONE. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Elephant Stone is psyche pop at its purest.  Feel good melodies? Check.  Sunshine harmonies? Check.  Compelling basslines and crystal clear guitar riffs? Check and check. Oh yeah, and infectious sitar runs feature prominently. That’s right, I said sitar. Need I say more?  They’re the perfect outdoor festival band. Positive vibes and flashbacks to eras you never lived through guaranteed. Scene des Arbres 1:10-1:30

THE LUYAS. Photo courtesy of the artist.

The Luyas are former/current members of Torngat, Miracle Fortress, Bell Orchestre, Arcade Fire, and SS Cardiacs aka a veritable arsenal of Montreal indie music heavyweights.  But that’s no reason to be intimated.  Check out their quirky, multi-instrumental folk rock at the Scene des Arbres  4:00 – 4:30

Monday August 1

GARDENS AND VILLA

Ease the Osheaga comedown with Gardens and Villa Monday night @ Casa del Popolo (4873 Boulevard Saint-Laurent).   Their self-titled debut is anchored in heavy synths, drums machines and electronic beats as these Santa Barbara natives offer up a solid take on 80’s synth pop, 90’s Britpop and R&B, with a liberal injection of the wooden flute. Sound good? Sounds gooooood.

Tuesday August 2

KALMUNITY. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Improv  Tuesday! Your Tuesdays are about to get a lot cooler and a lot more spontaneous. Check out Mardi Spaghetti Jazz Improv, at Le Cagibi 9pm. FREE Or head over to Les Bobards for Kalmunity Live Organic Improv Tuedays, 8pm, $8

Wednesday August 3

All Star Tour with Emmure and guests

Wednesday looks like it’s going to be a day for metal, screamo and hardcore fans at the Theatre Olympia, courtesy of the All Star Tour with Emmure and guests.  After perusing many a terrifying myspace page, it is safe to say that this extensive lineup will rot your soul and make your grandmother cry. A lot. So I’m pretty sure that means it’s going to be good. $37.18 1:00 pm. (Guess Satan likes to get an early start).

Concert Listings

The main focus in concerts this week is Osheaga, so in true CKUT fashion we thought we’d bring some of the smaller, local acts on the bill that we think are worth checking out to your attention. And don’t think we’ve forgotten about the before and after. You’re going to need some pre and post festival music to transition you in and out of the big weekend in style, right? Well, we’ve got that covered too. No need to thank us, it’s just what we do.

Thursday July 28

Photo by Emily Kai Bock

Why not start off your long weekend of music with Grimes @ The Sala Rossa (4848 Boulevard Saint-Laurent)

If haunting vocals, loop pedals and drum machines are your thing then let Claire Boucher aka Grimes, ghost-child songstress of Mile End and Arbutus Records fame spook and entertain you tonight with fellow hipster darlings Gobble Gobble (Edmonton, AB) and Pat Jordache (Montreal). Tickets $8. Doors 8:30pm.

http://www.myspace.com/boucherville

http://www.myspace.com/leatherjowels

http://www.myspace.com/mountainmanpatjordache

OSHEAGA PICKS:

Friday July 29

Photo by Greg Abramowitz

The Barr Brothers (Scene des Arbres) 9:10 – 9:55 pm

Recently signed to Secret City Records, the Barr Brothers are joining the ranks of Montreal independent music scene royalty (Patrick Watson, Miracle Fortress) with a self titled album of their deliciously raw and raspy blues meets experimental folk rock featuring the stylings of local harpist extraordinaire Sara Page, set to release on September 27th. But don’t worry if you can’t catch them at Osheaga, because they’ll be touring Québec with Polaris Prize shortlisters Timber Timbre (Toronto) throughout the month of October. Or, if you just can’t wait, you can see them BOTH THIS WEEKEND, as Timber Timbre are also hitting up Osheaga this Friday at the Scene Verte at 8:45pm.

http://www.youtube.com/barrbrother

Saturday July 30

Photo courtesy of the artist

Jesuslesfilles

Sex drugs and rock n’ roll en francais s’il vous plait. Montreal’s Jesuslesfilles will be serving up their co-ed style rock n’ roll in all of its jangly and raucous goodness at one hour and ten minutes past high noon, get it? Seam ripping and teeth knashing likely. Get ready to sweat. Scene des Arbres 1:10-1:40

http://www.myspace.com/jesuslesfilles

Photo courtesy of the artist

Braids

Braids are annoyingly cool. The kind of annoying that makes you hate them because you secretly want in the band and so you can’t hate them, because their perfectly layered rhythms, glittering textures and alternatingly ambient / anxious get –under- your- skin- melodies are impossible to resist. So get your love-hate on while you dance (and resist the urge to dance out of jealous spite) at the Scene Verte 3:10 – 3:50

http://www.myspace.com/braidsmusic

Photo courtesy of the artist

Suuns

Pitchfork likes to call what Suuns do a marriage of space prog and krautrock and NME hailed them as the #1 Best New Band New Band of 2011. Journalistic labels and critical acclaim aside, word on the street is these locals puts on one hell of a live show. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have a nervous alien sing quietly in your ear over a hearty dose of sub bass, hand claps, distortion and glitch, head over to the Scene des Arbres at 5:20-5:55 and check them out.

http://www.myspace.com/suuns_

Sunday July 31

Photo courtesy of the artist

Elephant Stone

Elephant Stone is psyche pop at its purest. Feel good melodies? Check. Sunshine harmonies? Check. Compelling basslines and crystal clear guitar riffs? Check and check. Oh yeah, and infectious sitar runs feature prominently. That’s right, I said sitar. Need I say more? They’re the perfect outdoor festival band. Positive vibes and flashbacks to eras you never lived through guaranteed. Scene des Arbres 1:10-1:30

http://www.myspace.com/elephantstoneonline

Photo courtesy of the artist

The Luyas

The Luyas are former/current members of Torngat, Miracle Fortress, Bell Orchestre, Arcade Fire, and SS Cardiacs aka a veritable arsenal of Montreal indie music heavyweights. But that’s no reason to be intimated. Check out their quirky, multi-instrumental folk rock at the Scene des Arbres 4:00 – 4:30

http://www.myspace.com/theluyas

Monday August 1

Ease the Osheaga comedown with Gardens and Villa Monday night @ Casa del Popolo (4873 Boulevard Saint-Laurent). Their self-titled debut is anchored in heavy synths, drums machines and electronic beats as these Santa Barbara natives offer up a solid take on 80’s synth pop, 90’s Britpop and R&B, with a liberal injection of the wooden flute. Sound good? Sounds gooooood.

http://www.myspace.com/gardensandvilla

Tuesday August 2

Kalmunity Collective Photo courtesy of artist

Improv Tuesday! Your Tuesdays are about to get a lot cooler and a lot more spontaneous. Check out Mardi Spaghetti Jazz Improv, at Le Cagibi 9pm. FREE Or head over to Les Bobards for Kalmunity Live Organic Improv Tuedays, 8pm, $8

http://www.myspace.com/mardispaghetti

http://www.myspace.com/kalmunity

Wednesday August 3

Wednesday looks like it’s going to be a day for metal, screamo and hardcore fans at the Theatre Olympia, courtesy of the All Star Tour with Emmure and guests. After perusing many a terrifying myspace page, it is safe to say that this extensive lineup will rot your soul and make your grandmother cry. A lot. So I’m pretty sure that means it’s going to be good. $37.18 1:00 pm. (Guess Satan likes to get an early start).

http://www.myspace.com/emmure

http://www.olympiademontreal.com/en/