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Where’s the Beat?: Keith Fullerton Whitman

UPDATE: Have a listen to the interview here:

Tune into Where’s the Beat? tomorrow morning from 9-11am for highlights from iconic experimental composer/sound artist Keith Fullerton Whitman’s recent POP Montreal Symposium, a co-presentation with Suoni Per Il Popolo. Whitman has released albums on labels such as Kranky, Editions, Mego, Pan, Carpark and Planet µ, and collaborated with artists like Rhys Chatham, Tony Conrad, Deerhunter, and Terry Riley.

Q at Pop Montreal

Q live at Pop Montreal // Underground Sounds

Q at Pop Montreal

CBC’s Q with Jian Ghomeshi is live at Pop Montreal on September 26 at L’Olympia.

Win tickets by tweeting ‘@CKUT + #QPOP’ and we’ll pick a lucky winner on July 8. Tune in that night to hear if you won, plus Jian will be on Underground Sounds to talk about this special concert, the performers, and how to rule the airwaves.

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foxtrott

Foxtrott + Wind Up Radio Sessions // Underground Sounds

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Canada Day, Schmanada Fay – every Monday is Jour de Montreal from 8-10pm on Underground Sounds. We’re all about local music so dial in your router and adjust your antennae to hear hot picks from the 514 this July 1st.

First and foremost, in studio interviews include electrolites Foxtrott and pop-folk (polk?) group Wind Up Radio Sessions. Musically we’ll keep things thematically hyper-Canadiana, but that’s not exactly off our beaten path. Listen live at 90.3 FM or online at CKUT.ca

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Solar Year

Solar Year + Heirloom // Underground Sounds

Solar YearMontreal music is storming the airwaves 8-10 tonight with minimal electronic duo Solar Year on the line to tell us about the Waverly LP re-release on Ceremony records. Later, Lisa of Heirloom is braving the rain to talk about the folk bands album launch on June 29.

Especially solid tunes are cued up from the likes of How to Dress WellHilotrons, and Madonna (covered by Paperbag Records artists, obvi).

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Party Like It's 1699

Elfin Saddle + Party Like It’s 1699 // Underground Sounds

Party Like It's 1699

Get your local music fix at 90.3 FM tonight 8-10pm on Underground Sounds. An interview with mythological folksters Elfin Saddle is first up. They’ll be at La Sala Rossa tomorrow for a Suoni per il Popolo show alongside Hanged Up and a CKUT fave Nick Kuepfer. In the second half of the show members of the digital opera project Party Like It’s 1699 are in the studio to answer questions about what a digital opera even is and what to expect from their June 22 performance at St-James Theatre. Musically, we’re looking to Fringe Festival and Montrealers who made the Polaris Long List (way to go Suuns, Luyas, and too many more to name!).

In short, our city rocks.

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The Youjsh

The Youjsh // Underground Sounds

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Hazaa! High-fives all around. CKUT has been voted #1 Best Radio Station in Montréal (again) and Underground Sounds is #5 Best Radio Show. Thanks to everyone who voted in Cult MTL’s #BestOfMontreal poll.

Tonight on the show: The Youjsh are in-studio with new tunes that’ll put a skip in your step, plus a few recent releases along the lines of CFCF, Sick Friend, and Foxtrott. Call in for Elfin Saddle tix!

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Maica Mia

Maica Mia // Underground Sounds

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Must-hear Montreal music is on the dial tonight, and it’s looking like June is starting off with a wicked week of local shows and album releases. We’ll be hearing from Maica Mia expound on Suoni Per Il Popolo festival, giving away a pair of tickets to her upcoming show, and spinning new songs by BRAIDS, Cadence Weapon, and Tonstartssbandht. Mhmm.

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AKUA

Darling DeMaes + Cinema L’Amour + AKUA // Underground Sounds

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Montréal is on the dial 20-22h tonight, so tune in live from the island at 90.3 FM or online at ye olde CKUT.ca

Interviews are in store for you and yours, courtesy of folksters Darling DeMaes, duo Cinema L’Amour, and the incontestable ‘fro of AKUA. Resistance is futile.

New tunes for you include David Martel, Ladytron, and, Hooded Fang. “Whoa” is me.

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AroarA

AroarA + Montag + One-Man-Band Fest + Ari Swan // Underground Sounds

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Seven days later, and it’s time for Underground Sounds to raid your waves again.

This week features faves AroarA and Montag, plus later in the show we shine light on the 2nd edition of Jon Cohen’s One-Man-Band Festival, and loopy local violinist Ari Swan puts the ‘fun’ in crowdfunding.

As for the latest in the land of 1’s & 0’s – CFCFMarble LionJoseph Gabereau, and F Hood are hot to trot. Don’t miss a beat – tune in live at CKUT.ca or check the archives.

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Ellwood Epps

ELLWOOD EPPS INTERVIEW W/ CKUT

Ellwood Epps

Interview with Ellwood Epps, February 17, 2013

Last Sunday night, CKUT had the pleasure of sitting down in a back room of La Brique with local trumpeter/improvised music promoter Ellwood Epps. The purpose of the chat was to shed some light on the current edition of concerts he is organizing, as well as discussing improvised music, music within the greater cultural sphere of Montreal and the pros and cons of running a loft venue.

Can you give some background on who you are and what you’ve been up to?

I’m a trumpet player, improv player, concert organizer, I’ve been In Montreal for seven and a half years or so and loving it here. 5 years ago I started L’Envers with another trumpet player Philip Battikha, who has since moved to NYC.

 

What was the story behind that?

L’envers was a loft space on Van Horne in the Mile end area of Montreal. Philip and I had a dream of having a space that was dedicated to improvised music. We were also looking for a place to live at the same time, so everything lined up. The space on Van Horne was the 1st building we walked in to. We visited some more, but we knew that was going to be the place. It was also expensive, we knew to make it workable we would have to build rooms and have room mates. We did that and also did the electricity, built a kitchen and bathtub, all these things to make it livable and suitable for concerts. 3 months later, June 28th 2008, we did our first show. 500 shows later we’re not in the building anymore, due to problems with the law and also with the very high rent. We did eventually move to a smaller space in the same building, but again rents just got too high. Which brings us to now, where we are presenting shows weekly here at La Brique on Sundays. And on Thursday nights we’re presenting concerts at Café L’Artere, also around the corner from here on Parc Avenue.

 

What’s changed aside from the venue?

We’re doing the same kinds of concerts as we used to, same kind of music. This format has even allowed us to focus more on improvised music

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