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Hey friends,

It’s frosh week and things are crazy! Campus is swarming with bewildered teenagers and clingy parents, and we’re right in the thick of things handing out programming guides, tabling at events, and organizing on-campus concerts. Whewwww. More coffee!

It’s September and Pop Montreal is right around the corner, and to celebrate another year of insanely awesome programming we’ve invited the Pop crew into our studio to dish on the highlights of this year’s fest. Tune in every Tuesday in September from 3-5pm for a whole slew of interviews, performances, live radio karaoke, and much more. My head is spinning just thinking about it, seriously. Don’t believe me? Take it from Jojo.

ckut top 30 – september 1, 2015
1. frog eyes – pickpocket’s locket – paper bag CC
2. joyfultalk – muuixx – drip audio CC
3. amara touré – 1973-1980 – analog africa
4. babysitter – s/t – psychic handshake CC *
5. valet – nature – kranky Continue reading


The Montreal Sessions with Pop Montreal + Guests: September 1st 2015


This month we’re lucky enough to have Pop Montreal hosting The Montreal Sessions here at CKUT! If you managed to catch yesterday’s episode, you were in for a ride. The session was hosted by Pop Montreal’s Daniel Seligman, along with his daughter Jojo. We had a full studio which included the esteemed musician (as well as author) Ohara, and Michael Felber from Urockaoke! Nantha Kumar also made a guest appearance on the show to talk about the pop-up restos that Pop Montreal are organizing this year. And as if three guests wasn’t enough, Commander Clark made a special appearance during hour two of the show to serve up some hilarious impromptu music. Full of good music, giggles, and a legendary performance of “I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly, this is one episode you gotta hear.

Catch it on our archives, and stay tuned for next week~~

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VENUS RADIO with L.A. Foster

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CKUT’s Venus Radio collective is presenting a two hour program on women working in music, hosted by local artist L.A. Foster, today from 12h-14h. Lesley has invited a cross-section of Montreal music purveyors to the studio to openly discuss what goes on behind-the-scenes in the music world, and how this terrain is navigated by women. On the panel is Sarah Shoucri from Pop Montreal, Demi Bégin from Push & Shove, Bizou Delanaudiere from Lawless Productions. Listen close for some music biz lessons and sonic selections from a whole cast of forward thinking aficionados. Tune in at 90.3 FM or online at CKUT.ca ~

Concert Review: Calypso Rose at Pop Montreal

By Melissa Limina

The final show of the 2014 POP Montreal festival was held at Little Burgundy, a cozy dance hall in the basement of Saint Michael church. Late-night shows were held here throughout the weekend. The closing lineup was Fwonte & Poirier, Pierre Kwenders, Kobo Town and Calypso Rose.

I arrived at the venue two hours before the doors opened with no real plan for how I would get inside. There were several doors and I could not be sure which one would open. Eventually some gentlemen arrived, speaking of a friend who was supposed to let them into the venue early. We were ushered into the venue by Drew Gonsalves himself shortly thereafter. I recognized him from the promo photos for the event as the front man for Kobo Town. I managed to introduce myself briefly before he fled to the stage for sound check.  Continue reading


POP Montreal hosts The Montreal Sessions :: September 30

pop-montreal1Gone so soon — September, this is the end… So, the folks over here at CKUT want to extend a HUGE “thank you” to Pop Montreal for once again rocking our city in so many unexpected ways; from the symposiums to shows, art installations to the record fair, plus all the late night dance parties that had us rubbing our eyes till noon the next day. The 13th edition was a another success! On The Montreal Sessions today we’ll try to relive the reverie with music and memories of this years fest, tune in at 90.3 FM from 3-5pm this afternoon.

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Concert Review: Russian Circles at Cabaret du Mile End

02 - Audience Waiting for Russian Circles

By: Missy Limina

I moved to Montreal from Atlanta about four months ago, and this was my first time at Cabaret du Mile End. When I walked in the door I was reminded of the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia. The place is well laid out, with plenty of different areas for sitting and standing. The seating areas along the sides are raised to allow for decent viewing of the stage no matter where you are located inside the venue. The sound was well balanced, the crowd warm and enthusiastic.

I saw Russian Circles multiple times back in Atlanta, always at the same venue. It was exciting to see them in a new place with a different group of people. I was not familiar with The Atlas Moth before attending the show. Given Russian Circles’ tendency to tour with extremely loud bands such as Deafheaven and Boris, I expected a refreshing display of loud guitars. I could tell just from looking at their equipment that I would not be disappointed. Continue reading

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DJ Solespin @ POP Record Fair

pop record fairAmid all the hustle and bustle of Pop Montreal this year, don’t forget to stock up on some hot wax at the Record Fair, yo!

CKUT is reppin’ proud on Saturday September 20, 2:30-6pm, with our very own DJ SoleSpin behind the decks spinning a groove-centric set likely to feature classic hip hop and iconic rappers. Fans of Busta Rhymes, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Public Enemy and De La Soul are gonna’ be going BANANAS for this biz.

On the airwaves, you can hear DJ SoleSpin hosting The Suite Delight every Monday at 1am.

The record fair is located at the Ukranian Federation, 5213 Hutchison, open 11am – 6pm.

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POP Montreal hosts The Montreal Sessions :: September 2

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POP Montreal returns to rule CKUT’s airways this September on The Montreal Sessions every Tuesday from 3-5PM at 90.3 FM. Sara Levasseur is your host with the most guiding you through the festival’s program highlights and hidden gems. Tune in for interviews with POP’s creative director Dan Seligman and seasoned Symposium director Jared Leon, as well as live jams from Pigeon Phat, Holy Data and Hand Cream. Keep hitting ‘refresh‘ on the music blog to stay up to date with whats going down ~ catch you on the flip side, Montreal.