It was a grey, rainy long weekend here but that made for a good excuse to stay in, cook a ton of food, and catch up on some good books and films. As a west coast expat, I guess I’ll always have a soft spot for dreary overcast weather — even if it makes it a bit tougher to get outside and enjoy the changing leaves that are at long last beginning to hit Montreal.
We’re also counting down the days until our annual funding drive begins… stay ahead of the curve and check the full scoop on it here. I’ll be including plenty more info on the drive in next week’s charts, so keep an eye out for even more hot updates then.
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C.C.C. (Catherine Colas) will be hosting If You Got Ears for the month of October. This edition of IYGE will be dedicated to the balance & dark introspections of the libra & scorpio season. Delivering an intricate and heavily curated sonic collage of emotional landscapes, dejected compost particles, slowed down garburation, retina scanners, the tricklings of disengagement, tarot misreadings,majora in full bloom, sharpening of the interior design, the stems of many cells, and soft ripples. Wednesdays 12pm – 2pm, throughout October. :::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – october 10, 2017
1. deerhoof – mountain moves – joyful noise
2. golden retriever – rotations – thrill jockey
3. blue hawaii – tenderness – arbutus CC *
4. pierre kwenders – makanda at the end of space, the
beginning of time – bonsound CC *
5. christian carrière – field of containment – funktionslust CC * Continue reading →
We’re in the midst of an unseasonable heatwave in Montreal; it’s super bizarre having 30-degree temperatures outside while the leaves are starting the change colour and drop to the ground. Very disorienting… I probably shouldn’t complain because it’s made for some excellent park hangs and bike adventures over the past week, but truthfully I am getting a little impatient for sweater weather. C’mon autumn, you got this… right?
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Our annual funding drive is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for October 19th – 29th and check out this sneak peek of our rad new merch and prizes in the meantime. We’ve also got plenty of events coming up over the next while, including this essential talk with Montreal hip hop legend Rickey D and a Venus Radio remote broadcast from beloved McGill PWYC food service Midnight Kitchen. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for updates on where to find us around town over the next couple weeks… things are only gonna pick up as we approach funding drive, so it pays to keep yourself in the loop!
ckut top 30 – september 26, 2017
1. julia holter – in the same room – domino
2. sontag shogun – patterns for resonant space – youngbloods
3. pierre kwenders – makanda at the end of space, the beginning of time – bonsound CC *
4. naomi punk – yellow – captured tracks
5. zola jesus – okovi – sacred bones Continue reading →
Whew, what a week — not only did we get resounding support in our existence referendum (85% yes vote, y’all) but we’re also wrapping up a kickass funding drive. Lots of CKUT love & good vibes floating around the station right now despite our collective exhaustion.
In non-CKUT news, some pals and I were lucky enough to catch the North American debut of Islam Chipsy + EEK (above) over the weekend and to call it mind-blowing is an understatement. Wow. Dunno when that crew will be back on this side of the pond but do yourself a favour and see them live if you get the chance.
ckut top 30 – november 1, 2016
1. a tribe called red – we are the halluci nation – radicalized records CC *
2. v/a – no. 2 – oh hi CC *
3. tanya tagaq – retribution – six shooter CC
4. duchess says – sciences nouvelles – bonsound CC *
5. weyes blood – front row seat to earth – mexican summer Continue reading →
Hi friends – keeping this real short w/ just a top 30 this week as we are in the midst of our annual funding drive and also running a super big, super important existence referendum. Fun week! If you are a McGill student, please be sure to vote YES to keep CKUT alive – polling ends Wednesday at 5pm and we still need to reach quorum, so the time is now.
For those of you who aren’t McGill students but still <3 CKUT, consider supporting us through our funding drive! We have tons of amazing prizes to make it extra worthwhile for you. Come say hi at one of our events or donate online here. Never forget – CKUT loves you!
ckut top 30 – october 25, 2016
1. tanya tagaq – retribution – six shooter CC
2. ylangylang – life without structure – self-released CC *
3. strange froots – blossom this froot for thought – self-released/CJLO CC *
4. weyes blood – front row seat to earth – mexican summer
5. mars – mars archives volume two: 11,000 volts to tunnel – feeding tube Continue reading →
It’s funding drive o’clock! Tune in today at 3pm to 90.3 CKUT for an extra awesome edition of New Shit: we’ll have LIVE performances by Un Blonde and Clear Spot as well as an interview and guest DJ set from Drainolith.
You know what might even be better than New Shit?
For the first few lucky donors of $25 and up, we have packs featuring a cornucopia of releases from independent Montreal label Fixture Records, cassettes from Egg Paper Factory, and a bunch a vinyl goodies from Constellation Records. Those who call early can take their pick of the packs below.
Fixture Records Pack
Phern – Pause Clope flexi 7″
The Submissives – Do You Really Love Me? cassette
Brave Radar – Lion Head LP
Jef Elise Barbara – Sexe Machin / Sex Machine 7″
Lantern – Black Highways and Green Garden Roads cassette
Fixture Records compilation #4 CD
Egg Paper Pack (all cassette)
Gretchen – Oblique Contours
Whitney K – Pony
Inland Island – Zsa Zsa’s Window Opens Slowly
The Painters – Specks of Dust
Family Band – Family Band ’15
…and super cool Egg Paper stickers and a pin!
Vinyl Pack #1 – CLAIMED
Ought – More Than Any Other Day
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufield – Never Were The Way She Was
Vinyl Pack #2 – CLAIMED
Automatisme – Momentform Accumulations
Jason Sharp – A Boat Upon Its Blood
Vinyl Pack #3 – CLAIMED
Jerusalem In My Heart – If He Dies, If If If If If If
First let it be said that we love you all, our listeners are the realest and we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you. Throughout the 2015 funding drive, which was from October 22nd to November 1st, CKUT got some mad support from it’s followers. We had some exciting giveaways like free bike tune-ups and trips to New York or Toronto, accompanied with special programming from our hosts. If you tuned in you’ll know it was a busy and hectic-fun time! So if you donated, spread the word, or just demonstrated your support, thank you.
You can still donate by visiting ckut.ca/donate, or coming in person on weekdays from 11am-6pm and weekends 12pm-5pm. Every dollar counts, and we’re getting closer to our monetary goals as we speak, let’s do this~~
For the final instalment of Island Frequencies hosting The Montreal Sessions, your host Paula will be taking your ears on a wild ride. This is a special episode, not only because it’s the last episode, but it’s also CKUT’s Funding Drive!
In addition to playing music from Workdeath and Limbs Wandered Alone, Paula also has a cast of in-studio guests sharing music and poetry alike.
3:30 – performance + interview: Drainolith
4:00 – performance + interview: Pelada
4:30 – performance + interview: Steve Godin
Prizes: Constellation prize pack // 2 Tickets Kevin Drumm & Jason Lescalleet @ La Vitrola, Nov. 8
Tune in to Underground Sounds’ once-a-year Funding Drive episode tonight from 8-10pm for emerging, independent music and wicked prizes. Your host Nick Schofield will be covering why it’s important to support CKUT, how you can help and what’s in store for every pledger. On top of all the prizes CKUT is offering, by donating to Underground Sounds you will go home with hand-printed, screen-printed poster by GRIMES and a mixtape CD of live performances from artists who played lived on the show in the last year, like Mozart’s Sister and Hobo Cubes.
It’s a crucial time to tune in to CKUT’s NEW SHIT cause it’s thee Funding Drive! We’re spending our show, today 3-5pm, reminiscing about all the amazing times from this past year, interviewing artists about the importance of CKUT and giving away must-have musical prizes. We’ll be chatting with Corbin & Gleb from Steve Jr, Sarah Ayton from Rock Camp For Girls and local musician Alex Pelchat starting at 3:30 and we’ll be giving away goodies from these local labels all afternoon, so tune in, donate and help keep CKUT on the airwaves!
Constellation Records prize pack (2LPs, to be announced!)
Jeunesse Cosmique prize pack
Fixture Records prize pack (Freelove Fenner’s “Do Not Affect a Breezy Manner” LP, Chevalier Avant Garde’s “Resurrection Machine” LP, Brave Radar’s “Message Centre” cassette, Moss Lime’s “July First” cassette)
1 copy of Stefan Christoff & Sam Shalabi’s “Rodina” LP
1 pair of tickets to WTCHS/Maica Mia/Wreckage with Stick, Whoop-Szo @ Cabaret Playhouse, October 29th
Psychic Handshake prize pack featuring every title currently in print, including: LPs by Babysitter, UBT, and Legato Vipers; 12” EPs by You’ll Never Get to Heaven, Sex Church, and Vomit Squad; an assortment of 7”s and cassettes; and a couple T-Shirts in available sizes.
CKUT’s annual Funding Drive is back and we’re going the extra mile to raise $50, 000 this year by offering sweet prizes and on-air ear candy.
Why pledge? Because CKUT is people-powered, free form radio with no corporate funding, meaning we don’t conform to commercial interests. Also, we’re here for the communities of Montreal, supporting social equality by offering a voice to marginalised groups.
Lastly, progress comes from experimentation. CKUT is a place to learn, test new ideas and let your imagination run wild.
Call to pledge now: 514-907-9424 or donate online at www.CKUT.ca