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Total Eclipse Spring Concert


This past weekend local Montreal music lovers gathered in the much needed sunshine to catch some rays (and some tunes) as part of the Total Eclipse Spring Concert Series. 


Listeners were treated to sounds from Brusque TwinsEnfant Magique, Effet Werther, Pierre-Luc Simon (pictured below) & DJ Markus Floats.



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Hey friends,

Spring (or perhaps summer?!) is upon us: students are free, the sun is out, and half our staff is a sneezy mess of allergies (including yours truly). Got any tips on how to fight the hayfever? We’re all ears over here…

This weekend we threw an amazing three-day concert series called Total Eclipse, and it was great times all around — but my personal highlight was an outdoor gig on a very hot, gorgeous Sunday afternoon full of weird & wonderful performances. Plus there were dogs! Getting to hang out with cute pups at a rad show in the sun is basically my dream come true.


A new month is here, and that means it’s time to welcome a new host for our award-winning Montreal Sessions radio residency program. For the month of May, we’re excited to welcome local (yet global) sound pioneer Pierre Kwenders into the studio. The Juno nominee will be exploring the intersection of traditional Congolese music with modern electronics, digging deep into afro-futurism and beyond. Hear him live on CKUT every Tuesday in May from 3-5pm — and if you miss it in the moment, download it after the fact from our trusty audio archives.

ckut top 30 – may 5, 2015
1. suuns & jerusalem in my heart – s/t – secret city CC *
2. moon – s/t – bruised tongue CC
3. benoit pioulard – sonnet – kranky
4. a sacred cloud/anarchist mountains – split – howl!/jeunesse cosmique CC *
5. lightning bolt – fantasy empire – thrill jockey Continue reading



CKUT’s Music Department has finally thawed out from the Montreal Winter, just in time to present another Total Eclipse Concert Spring Series. Some of the station’s awesomest radio shows have come together to bring you three shows over three days of amazing live local music. So tell your friends, and come out and bask in the warmth and cool sounds with us.


May 1 at Poisson Noir: Doors @ 21h


Baked Goods – Moss Lime – Blanka – Sam Shalabi

May 2nd

MAY 2 at L’escogriffe (4467 rue Saint-Denis): doors @ 21h


Taliwah aka iamblackgirl of Nomadic Massive

Project TOombz featuring T.s Mr.Northerntouch & Djayz Iwonderz


Nazim Elnur

May 3

May 3rd St. Urbain + Van Horne (Outdoors): Music @ 15h

CKUT & If You Got Ears Present:

Brusque Twins – Enfant Magique – Effet Werther – Pierre-Luc Simon –DJ Markus Floats

Curated by Xarah Dion and Black Givre


wstb poster


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The Music Department’s bi-annual concert series is back! Twice a year we present a string of shows around the city that reflect our renowned community-powered free-form stylings. Kicking it off is World Skip The Beat, who’ll be hosting a night of live music and DJs at Inspecteur Epingle on Friday October with AfrikelektroMeryem Saci (mem. Nomadic Massive), Veeby and Bolbo Art. Spread the word & bring your dancin’ shoes!

Facebook event: World Skip The Beat

For night #2 of the Total Eclipse concert series, The Witching Hour is casting a spell on all our cursed listeners at the haunted Cabaret Playhouse on Saturday October 4 ~ dark vibrations emanating from the woods are courtesy of SqualorCheap Wig and Balltripper.

Facebook event: The Witching Hour

the witching hour poster

Total Eclipse Music Series This Weekend 4/11

Do you like local music and cool people and concerts curated by your very own CKUT programmers? If you do, you’re in luck–  CKUT’s totally awesome TOTAL ECLIPSE MUSIC SERIES kicks off tonight at Barfly! We have three nights of rad tunes in store for you:

TONIGHT (Thursday, Aprill 11) CKUT’s Free Kick has curated night #1 of radically awesome music. Ylang Ylang starts the show off at Barfly (4062 St. Laurent), followed by Artsy Chix and Pyongyang closing off the night. Doors open at 9pm. Tickets are $7.

The party continues tomorrow night (Friday, April 12) at The Plant with a show curated by Passovah, The Plant, and the lovely programmers of New Shit! Nick Kuepfer and Sea Oleena are slated for the night, as well as some mystery guests that will be sure to please your ears. Night #2 is super special because in addition to these great bands, SLIGHT (formerly known as Vostok-1) will be launching their EP! Be sure to check it out. Doors at 8:30pm. Tickets are $7.

Total Eclipse Music Series 2013 will go out with a bang on Saturday, April 13 at La Brique (6545 Durocher) with a collection of bands curated by CKUT lady-rockers of the night Beyond the Horizon and Rock N’ Roll Time Machine. Big Chocolate Flavour will be making some wild visual projections alongside EXPWY, Porn Persons AND Grupo Skip Jensen. Make sure to come out to this show! Check out interviews from Porn Person’s band manager and EXPWY on the April 8 edition of New Shit. Doors open at 9pm, tickets are $7.

Come to one or come to ’em all– SUPER TICKETS for all three nights are available for only $15! You can pick them up at CKUT headquarters between 11-6 tomorrow.

SLIGHT live at the Plant

Hey Pals,
Last Friday TVM and CKUT stopped in on Slight (formerly Vostok 1) in their jam space and occasional underground music venue The Plant to capture a glorious little moment in space and time. Prepare yourself for some trip-y tones, leafy looks, and make sure to catch the band’s EP release show (featuring Nick Keupfer, Sea Oleena, Year of Glad and DJ Noah Bick) as part of this year’s Total Eclipse Concert Series!

Slight – Edison

McGill Music – Slight from TVM Student Television on Vimeo.

If yr digging the tune-age, I highly recommend you send your browser in the direction of their brand spankin’ new Facebook Page, and if you want to hear more tunes, run as fast as you can to the Bandcamp.

Filmography by Sarah Leitner and Sasha Crawford-Holland
Soundography by Dorian Scheidt

More videos with similar similarites but very different differences coming atcha next week!

Are you a Musician, CKUT volunteer, or both? Wanna get involved in future video projects?
Wanna do something similar? Something totally different?


Total Eclipse Concert Series 2013


Total Eclipse Concert Series 2013

Hi friends,
A former Radio 1190 pal was in town for a visit over the weekend and we had some good adventures traversing around the city by foot, catching a sweet Drainolith/Andy Boay gig and eating plenty of Montreal’s famous bagels. Having houseguests visit always makes me remember how great the city can be — sometimes I need that kick in the ass to go out and do some local exploring.

Here in the music department, we’re real excited about our upcoming Total Eclipse Concert Series. Running Thursday till Saturday, we have three nights of killer jams lined up each curated by a different CKUT music program. If you’re in Montreal, you’re gonna want to be there. All the deets:

Free Kick presents Ylang Ylang, Artsychix, and Pyongyang @ Barfly

New Shit & Passovah present Slight, Nick Kuepfer, Sea Oleena, Year of Glad, and DJ Noah Bick @ the Plant

Beyond the Horizon & Rock n’ Roll Time Machine present EXPWY, Grupo Skip Jensen, and Porn Persons @ La Brique

Want more info? Check out our website, or take a peek at this amazing video put together by CKUT’s own Lou-ease Burns: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcnAo6-T5_g]

Shows are $7 each at the door or a three-night pass is $15, available at CKUT. We hope to see you there!


ckut top 30 – april 9, 2013
grouper – the man who died in his boat – kranky
jerusalem in my heart – mo7it al-mo7it – constellation C
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porn persons

Interview w/ Porn Persons + Expwy on New Shit 4/8

porn persons

We had a wild time interviewing Rodna Howard and her legal scientist from the band Porn Persons. Look out for a transcription wherein we discuss the legal ramifications of a falling ton of bricks vs. the feather of an illegal pelican. Plus, we interviewed the 50s prog, bubblegum pop, AM-radio-Tommy-aspiring, (often) one man band, Expressway. Both bands will be playing our Total Eclipse Festival Series. Check our playlist below, plus a fan-made video for Expwy, and take a listen to the show over at the archives!

New Shit Playlist 4/8

Borbetomagus – Pink Pants – Zurich
Nick Kuepfer – Ladybugs on Window, Spraypaint on Deer Carcass – CKUT: Total Eclipse 2013
Bombino – Amidinine – Nomad
Bassekou Kouyate + Ngoni Ba – Kensogni – Jama Ko
Porn Persons – Burning in My Brain – CKUT: Total Eclipse 2013
Expwy – Foppish Gallant + Scarecrow Thin – CKUT: Total Eclipse 2013
Mouthbreathers – Standards – Stone Song
Isengrind – The Snowbringer Cult – Resurrect Dead on Planet Six
Expwy – I lost a million narrow steps to a hard-luck cockeye
Expwy – Split a hair above the summer sky
Dam Ships – Find A Place, Anywhere
Grupo Skip Jensen – Building Down – CKUT: Total Eclipse 2013


Next Week’s New Shit



We have a STACKED show for Monday leading up to our Total Eclipse concert series next weekend! EXPWY played a killer set this past weekend at Brasserie Beaubien, they’ll be in for an acoustic set and interview. Montreal garage rocker Skip Jensen will also be performing and answering a few questions. Last but not least Rodna Howard, band manager for Porn Persons, will be making an appearance. These three groups comprise the line-up at La Brique for Saturday’s Total Eclipse show, make sure you tune in!

As always, we’re live from 3 – 5 pm here in Montréal at 90.3 FM or at CKUT.CA!

Click here for more info!