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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: April 25, 2017

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Greetings radio,
Montreal was given a real treat last week when the legendary Michael Hurley made a stop here along with opener Glenn Jones; that, combined with Wolf Eyes a few days earlier, made for a pretty inspiring week of music. You seen anything especially good lately?
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Taken a spin by the CKUT music blog lately? No? Let us catch you up: not only do we have some excellent album reviews of local favourites Mozart’s Sister  and the Painters, but we’ve also been out & about chatting with Carla Sagan and covering PJ HarveyBing & Ruth, and Dinosaur Jramong othersCheck it out!

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – april 25, 2017

1. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer
2. the luyas – human voicing – paper bag CC *
3. joni void – selfless – constellation CC *
4. lydia ainsworth – darling of the afterglow – arbutus CC
5. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC * Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: April 18th, 2017

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Hi friends,
Hope you had a great long weekend. I managed to check a lot of things off the spring to-do list with that magical extra day off (feels so good, doesn’t it?): took my bike in for a tune-up, planted a whole bunch of seedlings, and purged a ton of old junk that was collecting dust in my apartment. Somehow I managed to go the entire weekend without seeing any live music, but that’s all gonna change with the Wolf Eyes/Drainolith/Gashrat show tonight — been looking forward to this one for a while, should be a doozy.
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Local DIY publisher L’Oie de Cravan is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a stacked celebration, and CKUT is thrilled to be both covering and supporting the festivities. Tune into Montreal Sound Ark this Friday from 3-5pm for a special episode featuring live readings by legendary music critic & poet Byron Coley, and possibly a couple other surprise appearances from artists gracing this fine weekend-long bill. Highly recommended!

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – april 18, 2017

1. lydia ainsworth – darling of the afterglow – arbutus CC
2. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer
3. the luyas – human voicing – paper bag CC *
4. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
5. anjou – epithymia – kranky  Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: April 11, 2017

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Hi folks,
Over the weekend I managed to score a very nice little record player/cassette deck combo which I promptly set up in my kitchen in place of a much-hated, rarely-used microwave — it was definitely a good (and overdue) improvement. Highly recommended!
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
We’ve got a ton of amazing content up on the ol’ music dept blog these days — check out recent reviews of Mozart’s Sister, Dinosaur Jr., SunnO))), and plenty more. CKUT’s kickass content ain’t just for the airwaves!

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – april 11, 2017

1. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
2. tim darcy – saturday night – jagjaguwar CC
3. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer
4. jon mckiel – memorial ten count – you’ve changed CC
5. second woman – s/w – spectrum spools Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: April 4, 2017

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Greetings friends,
Last week I was lucky enough to catch a sold-out Leonard Cohen tribute where a whole crew of Montreal artists played renditions of their fave Cohen tracks. It was a pretty special experience, perhaps even more so given that the whole night was a fundraiser to buy a piano for local youth centre Dans La Rue. Many of our programmers, including Li’l Andy (above) and Katie Moore, participated in the event; what a great reminder of the talent we are lucky to have in the city – not to mention right here at CKUT.
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
During the month April Jean Cousin, aka Joni Void, will be hosting The Montréal Sessions on CKUT every Tuesday from 3-5pm, leading up to the release of his forthcoming album Selfless on Constellation Records. For this special residency, Jean is presenting a series entitled Scapes: a “series of conceptual musical selection experiences.” We’ve been promised immersive mixes that aim to transcend genres and traditional radioplay, instead sounding more like a lucid dream broadcast. Intrigued? You should be.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – april 4, 2017

1. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer
2. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
3. high plains – cinderland – kranky CC
4. philippe lauzier – a pond in my living room – sofa CC *
5. arto lindsay – cuidado madame – northern spy Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: March 28, 2017

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Hi radio,

Not much to report here this week — we’re nearing the end of the semester and many of our student volunteers are deep in final papers and exam prep, so it’s been pretty quiet around the station. This lull in the usual craziness gives us a nice chance to work on some big-picture ideas. It’s CKUT’s 30th birthday in the fall, and we’re cooking up some exciting plans to celebrate. Stay tuned… :)

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to catch a show featuring live debuts from three great acts, including sundogs (above), L’Ordre de l’Infiniment Nada, and dmr. I always find it inspiring to see acts hit the stage for the first time and totally crush it; it’s a good reminder of the creative and gutsy artists we are fortunate to have in abundance here in Montreal.

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
We’re very excited to welcome Iranian-born, Montreal-based sound artists MP | vH+as our curators for our monthly experimental radio residency, If You Got Ears. Here’s what to expect, in their own words:

We are “MP | vH+”, and we invite you to take a trip with us to the farthest territories of computational sound art. We will point at aspects, approaches, questions and meditations on the different areas of “La music informatique”.

Most important, we will listen to music, some of them are composed and performed by ourselves, and the others are masterworks of contemporary music composed by others, only performed by us, using diverse methods, divergent techniques and different systems.

Welcome to our lab.

MP & vH+

Catch this very special program every Wednesday in April from noon – 2pm, or download the archive via ckut.ca.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – march 28, 2017

1. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
2. xiu xiu – forget – polyvinyl
3. the painters/carla sagan – supermoon lunar eclipse – egg
paper factory CC *
4. tim darcy – saturday night – jagjaguwar CC *
5. anjou – epithymia – kranky  Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: March 21, 2017

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Hi friends,
Well, we survived last week’s crazy winter storm… most things around Montreal closed down for the day (a rarity in this land of perpetual winter) but it was business as usual here at CKUT, because we are hardcore like that. We did, however, spend a good chunk of the afternoon sliding down the mountain of snow that had accumulated in the station’s backyard…  gotta make the most of those blizzard conditions while they last, right?
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Local arts publication Cult MTL is having its annual best-of poll, and CKUT has a long history of sitting pretty at the top of the radio category. Wanna show us some love? Vote here, and don’t forget to nominate your fave CKUT programmers while you’re at it.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – march 21, 2017

1. the painters/carla sagan – supermoon lunar eclipse – egg paper factory CC *
2. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
3. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer
4. xiu xiu – forget – polyvinyl
5. mozart’s sister – field of love – arbutus CC * Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: March 14, 2017

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Hello friends,

As you probably know, we’re in the midst of an epic winter blast with plenty of snow and frigid temperatures in this part of the world… After a brief glimpse of spring, we’re back in the sub-zero zone here in Montreal. I opted to stay in and hibernate for most of the weekend, but I did venture out for a very excellent album launch from our friends (& CJLO superstars) Aim Low and Echo Beach, pictured above. Well worth braving that -30 windchill.
xo
joni

PS – no SXSW for us this year, we’re having too much fun digging ourselves out of this massive snowstorm to enjoy that Texas sunshine. 😉

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – march 14, 2017

1. homeshake – fresh air – sinderlyn CC *
2. tim darcy – saturday night – jagjaguwar CC *
3. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
4. novella – change of state – sinderlyn
5. philippe lauzier – a pond in my living room – sofa CC * Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: March 7, 2017

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Greetings Radio,
Had another busy week, this time highlighted by a couple truly great shows: our own CKUT expat Tim Darcy and opener Molly Burch killed it on Saturday, and politically-charged noise freaks Monty Cantsin (above) and local sound wizard Emilie Mouchous left my ears similarly reeling on Friday. You seen anything good lately?
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
This month, the Friendly Frogs Freak Show is hosting the Montreal Sessions everyTuesday from 3-5pm. These five spandex-disguised funk musicians will bring their live jams straight to the airwaves as well as sharing their creative inspiration, interviewing local artists, and throwing in a couple surprises for good measure. Tune into their freak show for this and plenty more.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – march 7, 2017

1. tim darcy – saturday night – jagjaguwar CC *
2. the luyas – human voicing – paper bag CC *
3. austra – future politics – domino CC
4. pc worship – buried wish – northern spy
5. xiu xiu – forget – polyvinyl Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: February 28, 2017

Hi friends,
I am still recovering from a crazy weekend of book launchesbenefit gigs, andworkshops, capping it all off last night by opening for the excellent NYC band PILL… I feel like I’ll be pushing the limits of my caffeine intake today. Whew. It’s also reading break at McGill this week, so many of our regular volunteers are out of town visiting warmer climates — please be patient with us if we’re a little behind on music intake this week.
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Spike Taylor is a local artist and piano tuner. His projects can be found at theharmonist.ca. For the month of March, 2017, he will host If You Got Ears and feature unusual piano music from around the world, spanning the age of record. He will share stories of the piano technician trade and of the instrument itself. Each week will build toward Piano Day – a new global initiative celebrated on the 88th day of the year to draw attention to the pianos in our midst and the people who love them. CKUT and The Harmonist are co-presenting a Piano Day event at Sala Rossa on March 29 featuring the music of Montreal poet/hero Leonard Cohen in a benefit fundraiser for a new used piano for the street youth outreach centre Dans-La-Rue. Hear this special program on CKUT every Wednesday in March from 12-2pm.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – february 28, 2017

1. tim darcy – saturday night – jagjaguwar CC *
2. the luyas – human voicing – paper bag CC *
3. moor mother – fetish bones – don giovanni
4. leif vollebekk – twin solitude – secret city CC *
5. pc worship – buried wish – northern spy Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: February 21, 2017

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Hey everyone,
It’s a busy time around here as we gear up for the annual Homelessness Marathon at CKUT… In addition to that, I’ve got a couple other projects on the go that are keeping me on my toes this week. Hectic times like these call for extra coffee – I’ve downed three cups so far this morning and am already needing more.
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Tomorrow marks the 15th annual Homelessness Marathon: a yearly overnight coast to coast radio broadcast to raise awareness of homelessness and the issues that contribute to it. This broadcast started a decade and a half ago right here at CKUT and has grown to be a full-on, national initiative produced collaboratively by a wide range of stations across Canada. Rather than a traditional monetary fundraiser, the Marathon aims to raise awareness about housing issues and give a platform for those impacted to share their stories. Stream the whole thing live at ckut.ca from5pm on February 22nd – 7am on February 23rd, and check out the Facebook event for more info on what you’ll hear during the broadcast.

:::CHARTS:::

ckut top 30 – february 21, 2017
1. the luyas – human voicing – paper bag CC *
2. tim darcy – saturday night – jagjaguwar CC *
3. avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche – pas pire pop, i love you so much – constellation CC *
4. tasseomancy – do easy – hand drawn dracula CC
5. homeshake – fresh air – sinderlyn CC * Continue reading