Upstart label Banko Gotiti starts their December residency hosting The Montreal Sessions today!
The show airs Tuesdays 3-5pm and will focus on the label’s artists and releases. All the archives are here, and don’t miss their first episode today replete with a Sean Nicholas Savage interview, yowee!
The first edition of the Total Eclipse music series has come and gone and it was a nutty and lovely way to kick off the CKUT Annual Funding Drive! Just in case you hadn’t heard about this happening, the concert series involved three consecutive nights of music at three different Montreal venues which were curated by three different CKUT radio shows and featured righteous local arteests…and this is what it looked like! Thanks to all the volunteers, CKUT staff, venue staff and local media who helped make this first crack at the series a successful fundraising venture for the station!! (All photos by Amber, Karen R. and a bunch of different music department volunteers! More photos to come!)
DAY 1 /// Thursday Oct. 20th /// Hosted by Underground Sounds at Casa del Popolo! Keywords: Gorgeous introspection + shimmering wall of effects/voice/rhythms + hilarious and disconcertingly intense stage relations complete with hip gyrations + epic-ly husky-vocal-ed rock music complete with harmonized guitar and honeyed bass lines + good buds everywhere.
Stranger a.k.a. Jordan Robson Cramer
Sean "Nicholas" Savage
DAY 2 /// Friday Oct. 21st /// Hosted by the Venus Collective at Divan Orange! Keywords: Black-masked post punk with big pre-recorded drums + lovely, primal poncho-draped dance party times + dark punk lighting the room with heraldic melodies.
***Word to the wise: get in contact with the funding dept. at CKUT to find out about nabbing a limited edition, silkscreened Venus radio tank top!
DAY 3 /// Saturday Oct. 22nd /// Hosted by DUCK TRUCK at Thee Olde Hotel2Tango! Keywords: traditionally debaucherous Montreal overnight loft party complete with wicked DJs and noisy performances + lots of bodies + lots of hotness + queer/political/punk/Mile End hipsters all mixing together like a not-quite-congealed high-alcool-content jello shot: strong and just right for an eight hour (or so) dance partay.
Me (Amber) resting before the third and final (over)night(er)
Jeremy + Amanda- thanks to all of our volunteers!
DUCK TRUCK! Aaron models some headgear.
DJ Julie D!
Pyscho-strong jello shot
DJ Aaron Maiden
After this amazing-ness, Zimo played an amazing set…those photos are not yet available, but will be soon!
Total Eclipse (Oct. 20th-22nd) is coming, three shows in a row to herald CKUT’s annual funding drive. Hurrah! The brightness will be blacked out from our days and memories will be forged from stage light and shadow. Did you know that passes for the series are now available? They’re $20 for all three nights versus paying $8 at the door per show. You can pick up your pass at CKUT (3647 University St.), Phonopolis (207 Bernard Ouest) or Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe st. 2nd floor).
In order to welcome this mystical/mythical event into our collective consciousness, we’ve invited Total Eclipse performers to answer a Q&A. Our third interview subject is none other than the completely rad Jordan. Without any further ado…
What is your name? Stranger What is the story behind your name? I played a show with an animal name before deciding there were too many animal named projects. Also, the word ‘stranger’ has multiple definitions. Hometown: Victoria via Winnipeg Home base: North of Tracks Latest recording/release: Ancient Kids – Odd City Describe the vibe/feel of this album in five words:
Stoner music for 15 year olds What have you been listening to lately?
Too much. I work at a record store.. If you could see your music, what would it look like?
A multicolored, self-dribbling basketball balancing pointy-shiny objects on its head while bouncing uphill and trying not to deflate. Most crucial equipment for your music making:
Hands. What’s your back up plan?
No Comment. Whose songs will be playing on the oldies station 50 years from now?
Hopefully Lightning Bolt and Group Bombino. Most likely Nickleback.