I’m a bit under the weather this week and on some heavy-duty cold meds right now, so I’m gonna keep this short for today. Charts are below!
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During the month of May, CKUT turns the Montreal Sessions over to the good folks at Distorsion Psych Fest. The collective will venture in all things psychedelic and subversive, bringing along a selection of guests from our vibrant local psych scene. Catch it live or download the full audio archives via ckut.ca every Tuesday from 3-5pm.
ckut top 30 – may 2, 2017
1. jessica moss – pools of light – constellation CC *
2. fiver – audible songs from rockwood – idée fixe CC
3. joni void – selfless – constellation CC *
4. milk music – mystic 100 – dom america
5. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer Continue reading
These charts come to you from a haze of cold meds as I attempt to fight the end-of-semester bug that’s decimating campus right now. Coughs & sniffles aside, I’ve had a pretty nice week hanging with a former CKUT intern who’s visiting all the way from Germany and joining her in the usual sightseeing/record-shopping/etc that one does while vacationing in Montreal. How’s yr week going?
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Okay, so this feels kinda like cheating, but rather than plug our programming or events this week we wanna encourage you to head over to Cult Mtl’s website and show a little love to CKUT in their annual Best of Montreal poll. We’ve hung onto the Best Radio Station and Best Radio Show titles for many a year now, but that doesn’t mean we can rest on our laurels and expect the votes to roll in on their own. On the contrary: this is where you come in! If you love high-quality freeform, DIY, boundary-pushing radio then how ‘bout you let the good people at Cult know? With our finger on the musical pulse everywhere from Montreal’s underground lofts to Primavera Sound, not to mention our award-winning news & cultural programming, we hope we’ve given you enough in the past year to merit a vote or two in favour of the ol’ CKUT. Make it happen, y’all!
ckut top 30 – april 12, 2016
1. sarah neufeld – the ridge – paper bag CC *
2. essaie pas – demain est une autre nuit – dfa CC *
3. khraken – subliminal seduction – self-released CC
4. vijay iyer & wadada leo smith – a cosmic rhythm in every stroke – ecm
5. joane hetu – famille – ambiances magnétiques CC Continue reading
Jam for Justice is a non-profit organization that seeks to support local organizations by showcasing up-and-coming bands in front of eager audiences with all profits going to charity. This Friday, the stage was set for their sold out spring concert with Dans la Rue, a local homeless charity, receiving the fundraising. Every set bled youthful passion as guitar solos and bountiful energy constantly inhabited the stage. The setting was viciously positive with nearly every song from each band generating roaring cheers from the crowd. In general the bands were unpolished and seemed to still be refining their songwriting, however, the platform provided by Jam for Justice was ideal for young musicians to explore their potential. Continue reading