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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: May 23, 2017

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Hi folks,

It was a great long weekend here – I had a friend visiting Montreal for the first time, so we spent most of Saturday and Sunday walking around and chilling in different parks. It was a nice opportunity to show off our city’s fine array of wildlife, including our brave and gluttonous population of raccoons. We also caught terrific local band Blue Odeur on Friday night – they’re soooo good. Definitely a highlight of the weekend!

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
We’re shaking up our regular programming this weekend in honour of the annualMontreal Anarchist Book Fair. On Sunday May 28thtune into CKUT from 11am till 1pm and catch us broadcasting live and chatting with a variety of presenters and participants. If you’re gonna be there hanging out, be sure to stop by the CKUT table and give us a high-five – we’d love to see you!

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – may 23, 2017

1. le fruit vert – paon perdu – three:four CC *
2. jessica moss – pools of light – constellation CC *
3. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
4. arto lindsay – cuidado madame – northern spy
5. do make say think – stubborn persistent illusions – constellation CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: September 13, 2016

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Hi radio,

Busy times here in Montreal: caught Inga Copeland here over the weekend, helped with a fundraiser for a beloved local venue, and started gearing up for Pop Montreal in a big way. Oh, and chilled with the resident CKUT raccoons. It’s tough to remember that they’re pests when they’re so goddamn cute.

Quick note: there will likely not be charts next Tuesday as I will be in Toronto getting all judgey for this thing. Things return to normal the following week.

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
We’re having a street fair! Swing by the Milton Gates entrance to McGill onThursday, September 15th from 11am – 3pm and peruse a sweet variety of LPs, CDs, baked goodies, odds & ends, have yr fortune read while you’re at it… This is gonna be a doozy of an event and we highly recommend you come check it out. Full info here.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – september 13, 2016

1. v/a – no. 2 – oh hi CC *
2. automatisme – momentform accumulations – constellation CC
3. the submissives – do you really love me? – fixture records CC *
4. towanda – plaything – dtm CC *
5. braids – companion – flemish eye CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: April 26, 2016

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Hi folks,
Everyone really dug the photo of the cute raccoon (whom CKUT staff have dubbed Paul Anka) in last week’s charts — but lest we forget what havoc these little trash pandas can wreak, here is evidence of another raccoon busting into the music office several years back. It was before my time at CKUT but my predecessor AJ Cornell attested that he made a heck of a mess. We learned the hard way the importance of closing the station windows at night!
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
We’re super thrilled to welcome longtime CKUT collaborators/buddies Smileswithteeth into the studio to host our May edition of the Montreal Sessions. Smileswithteeth is the dream pop project of Los Angeles born-and-bred, Montreal-based musician Gabriel Gutierrez. Blending propulsive drums and ethereal textures, he makes genuinely happy music that doesn’t pander or pretend. For the month of May he’ll be hosting the Montreal Sessions alongside vocalist Lillian King every Tuesday from 3-5pm, bringing you live performances, exclusive premieres from his forthcoming remix EP, and wholesome good times. Stream it live or download the archives via ckut.ca.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – april 26, 2016

1. aj cornell & tim darcy – too significant to ignore – nna tapes CC *
2. suuns – hold/still – secret city CC *
3. v/a – fixture records 4 – fixture records CC *
4. bombino – azel – partisan
5. essaie pas – demain est une autre nuit – dfa CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: April 19, 2016

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Hey friends,

It’s finally spring in Montreal, warm weather is upon us, and the critters are emerging from their winter hibernation — including this lil guy, who decided to pay the music office a visit yesterday and hung out on the windowsill keeping me company while I worked late into the evening. What should we name our new raccoon buddy?

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
We’ve done some spring cleaning, and there’s a ton of stuff that we just don’t have space for around the office anymore. You know what that means: it’s time for another one of those infamous CKUT garage sales. Come on by do some digging — there will definitely be some gems up for grabs. We’ll be selling CDs, DVDs, LPs, ZINES, CKUT SWAG and much more… Everything is priced to sell (read: cheap!). It’s all happening on Thursday April 28th 1-5pm outside of CKUT, 3647 University St. in downtown Montreal. Even if you wanna stop by to get a tour of the station and say hi to our new raccoon mascot, we’d love to see you there!

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – april 19, 2016

1. essaie pas – demain est une autre nuit – dfa CC *
2. bombino – azel – partisan
3. fatima al-qadiri – brute – hyperdub
4. sarah neufeld – the ridge – paper bag CC *
5. prince rama – extreme now – carpark Continue reading

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Babies Not Rabies

We have a bit of a raccoon problem around here. Or, rather, a raccoon blessing? Our offices are right up close to the mountaintop park space so we get lotsa nature going on at CKUT (check out the charts from July 19th to get an idea). Take yesterday when Amber glanced out of the window next to her desk and came face-to-face with a fairly sizable raccoon, which gave both parties a bit of a start. Our masked friend quickly made her exit down the fire escape stairs. Shortly afterward we heard a curious plinking sound punctuating our music listening session. We looked out and up and there were three baby raccons eating (and dropping) snacks! Observe:

Related viewing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLVe1NkQA78

Check back for more posts later in the day! For now, here’s an archival photo of one of AJ’s encounters from last year.