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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: September 27, 2016

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Hi friends,
It’s been a whirlwind couple weeks – I was in Toronto for this year’s Polaris Prize (props to our hometown boy Kaytranada for his big win) then got back home just in time for Pop Montreal. There was too much awesome to recount here but a few personal highlights were catching Jef Elise Barbara as David Bowie, seeing an utterly captivating Annette Peacock performance, opening for legit heroes Psychic TV, the swoon-worthy Submissives (above) at the Egg Paper Factory showcase, and watching Toronto hip hop duo Bizzarh tear it up at beloved dive bar Brasserie Beaubien. I can already feel the post-pop sore throat kicking in so please send me yr favourite soup and/or immunity-boosting concoction recipes.
xo
joni

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ckut top 30 – september 27, 2016

1. angel olsen – my woman – jagjaguwar
2. v/a – no. 2 – oh hi CC *
3. automatisme – momentform accumulations – constellation CC
4. tanya tagaq – retribution – six shooter CC
5. helen money – become zero – thrill jockey Continue reading

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Year of Glad + Sea Oleena + Polaris Prize symposium // Underground Sounds

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What a rainy day. The sky just turned a crazy shade of gold and is quickly fading to blue. Ahhh, October.

Year of Glad is in-studio to play some tunes, that’ll be sweet. And Sea Oleena heads to CMJ next week so let’s air a little interview with that lass about her third forthcoming album.

Lastly, we have footage from the Polaris Prize symposium at Pop Montreal to share. My bud Erik Leijon was a panelist, he’s a good dude. Also, Steve Jordan (guy who founded the prize) said no radio show would air a 20-minute Godspeed track which I took as a personal challenge; that’s the way CKUT rolls/trolls.

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Post Pop New Shit!

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This week was our annual Post-Pop hangover broadcast, featuring highlights from the festival including Big Brave, Pop. 1280, and Dam Ships.

Also in the last week, the annual Polaris Music Prize was awarded to longtime station fav’s Godspeed You! Black Emperor. New Shit regular (and current blogger!) Dorian was in Toronto for the gala, and had a word or two to say about the event, the jury and of course, the winner.

You can read Godspeed’s internet-debate-igniting statement on the Constellation Records website.

We were also lucky enough to be joined live in studio by local noisemaker RAMZI! We got to chat about small scale independant touring, performing four times during Pop Montreal, being selected to play as part of “Best of the Fest” on Sunday at Casa del Popolo, and her upcoming release on Los Discos Enfantasmes.

It all made for some enjoyable, if mildly hungover, radio making.

If you missed it live, check it on the archive!

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

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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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