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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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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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

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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. 😉

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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

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Hi folks,
We got a ton of snow over the weekend and this dirty but cheerful snowman magically emerged in our backyard overnight. Not sure whether he’s the work of some creative overnight programmers or roving undergrads, but either way he made the whole crew smile this morning. We’re forecast for even more snow tonight so we’ll how our new buddy is looking tomorrow

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
For the month of February, CKUT’s own Elena Stoodley is taking over the Montreal Sessions to highlight Black History Month and the amazing work of black artists in Montreal and beyond. Today Elena & guests Ellise Barbara, James Goddard, and Sara Sheline have teamed up for a special Valentine’s Day episode. Find detailshere and stream or download the audio via ckut.ca.

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ckut top 30 – february 14, 2017

1. austra – future politics – domino CC
2. pc worship – buried wish – northern spy
3. century palm – meet you – deranged CC
4. kid koala – music to draw to – arts & crafts CC *
5. run the jewels – run the jewels 3 – self-released  Continue reading

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

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Hello friends,
I’m back in the office after a short trip back to Ottawa for Megaphono — it was real nice getting to catch up with the CHUO & Ottawa Explosion crews and meet some rad new folks. Saw Un Blonde, Lido Pimienta, She-Devils, H de Heutz, Best Fern (above), and more great acts that I am forgetting… I also caught Priests back home in Montreal last night, and it was well worth the frigid trek down to the Casa — would definitely recommend seeing them live if they roll through your town.
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Local sound aficionado Owen G. is taking over If You Got Ears for the month of February, and he promises to dig deep into the hidden corners of the internet to unearth the rarest of outsider sounds. In his own words:

hi friends. my name is owen and i am hosting this radio program. i will play the best music youtube vids with sub 2k views recordings of people yelling stuff not made by humans the remains of the old internet empire songs made specifically to wreck computers and all your favourite hits.

Intrigued? You should be. Dive into the rabbit hole every Wednesday in February,12-2pm EST or download the archives at ckut.ca.

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ckut top 30 – february 7, 2017

1. sam shalabi & alan bishop – mother of all sinners: puppet on a string – unrock CC *
2. cop car bonfire – deep forest – self-released CC *
3. austra – future politics – domino CC
4. tasseomancy – do easy – hand drawn dracula CC
5. her harbour – winter’s ghost – e-tron records CC Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: January 31, 2017

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Hi friends,
Not sure what to say in this week’s charts… it’s a scary world out there. I’m gonna take a page out of the CJLOmar book and revert to a cute animal photo here because lord knows we need it right now.

Please note that I will be out of town from Wednesday through Friday this week, so email me if you have any tracking inquires and I’ll field them soon as I’m back in the office.
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
CKUT and the McGill Black Student Network invite you to join us on Wednesday, February 1st for Black Talk 2017. Hit up ckut.ca to read the full schedule and stream or download 13 hours of Afrocentric programming. Not to be missed!

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ckut top 30 – january 31, 2017

1. aurochs – another helpful medicine – all-set! editions CC
2. tasseomancy – do easy – hand drawn dracula CC
3. avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche – pas pire pop, i love you so much – constellation CC *
4. beatrice deer – fox – self-released CC
5. monomyth – happy poppy family – mint records CC Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: January 24, 2017

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Hello friends,
I’m back in action after a very busy weekend playing a couple shows, one of which took place in a bizarre curio shop/art installation straight outta David Lynch’s brain. There were flickering TV screens everywhere, plastic limbs emerging from the walls, and this skeleton-headed mannequin that hovered over the mixing board. You can’t really see it from the picture, but our skeleton friend is wearing a Mickey Mouse hat with the name ‘Chris’ embroidered on it — very nice.
xo
joni

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ckut top 30 – january 24, 2017

1. avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche – pas pire pop, i love you so much – constellation CC *
2. run the jewels – run the jewels 3 – self-released
3. los angeles free music society – lafms box box – box editions
4. fond of tigers – uninhabit – offseason CC
5. the luyas – human voicing – paper bag CC * Continue reading