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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.

:::CHARTS:::
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

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.

:::CHARTS:::
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

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!

:::CHARTS:::
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

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

:::CHARTS:::
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

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: January 17, 2017

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Hi friends,

Got to catch a stunning show on Friday featuring Lee Ranaldo, Steve Gunn, and Meg Baird just before succumbing to the winter cold that’s been making its way around Montreal… despite the preliminary throat-tickle that was creeping in, the night really stood out and proved to be one of the most memorable gigs in quite some time.

Hope you’re all staying healthy & warm out there!
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
This January Anastasia (of The Submissives fame) will be making a weekly pilgrimage down to CKUT to host If You Got Ears. They’ll be playing a mix of gnarly (and saccharine) pop music, leg-bouncing electronic jams, and abject synthpop: exploring the intersections where mainstream meets experimenta. Lucky listeners will experience the sonic equivalent of sitting under a vitamin D lamp. Expect guest appearances and live sets from weird and wonderful friends (and strangers), and the occasional sniffling/sneezing on-air as they attempt to survive flu season.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – january 17, 2017

1. nadja – the stone is not hit by the sun, nor carved with a knife – gizeh CC
2. tasseomancy – do easy – hand drawn dracula CC
3. beatrice deer – fox – self-released CC
4. sam shalabi & alan bishop – mother of all sinners: puppet on a string – unrock CC *
5. ingrid laubrock – serpentines – intakt Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: January 10, 2017

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Hi friends,
January in Montreal = plenty of snow and sub-zero temperatures (duh), so I’m deep in hibernation mode for the time being. Please send me your favourite book recommendations, movie tips, and comfort food recipes. Winter will not get the best of me this year.
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Tara Desmond is well-known around these parts. Not only is she a kickass multi-instrumentalist (The SubmissivesDrainoliththe Pink Noise, etc etc), she’s also one of Montreal’s trippiest visual artists and an avid booker/supporter of live music in our fair city. Plus, she’s got one of the most eclectic record collections out there. Needless to say, we’re beyond thrilled to welcome her (under the Original T Dizzle moniker) into the studio for January’s edition of the Montreal Sessions everyTuesday from 3-5pm. Open your ears to T Dizzle’s Wacky World and soak in everything from kitschy thrift shop tapes to underground New Zealand pop to local punk jams. Hold on tight, yer in for a wild ride…

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – january 10, 2017

1. tasseomancy – do easy – hand drawn dracula CC
2. meredith monk – on behalf of nature – ecm
3. ylangylang – life without structure – self-released CC *
4. v/a – quarter life crisis: still alive at 25 – mint records CC
5. eric arn – orphic resonance – feeding tube Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: January 3, 2017

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Hi friends,
Happy new year! Hope you all had a nice & relaxing holiday season. I spent mine out west hanging with family – it felt so good to get out of the city and unplug for a bit. We’re still easing into the new year so only a top 30 today; rest assured specialty charts will be back next week.
xo & all the best for 2017
joni

ckut top 30 – january 3, 2017
1. ylangylang – life without structure – self-released CC *
2. v/a – quarter life crisis: still alive at 25 – mint records CC
3. duchess says – sciences nouvelles – bonsound CC *
4.  radian – on dark silent off – thrill jockey
5. monomyth – happy poppy family – mint records CC Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: December 20, 2016

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Goodbye & good riddance, 2016.
In all truth, this past year has been a tough one for a bunch of different reasons. Here’s hoping 2017 will be a little easier on us all.

These are our last charts for the year. The CKUT offices will be closed fromDecember 23rd until January 2nd, but our programming will continue on in its full awesomeness over the break with a couple very special holiday programs added to the mix. Hit up our website for details on our holiday programming schedule.

Happy holidays from all of us at CKUT.
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
We’re in the process of recapping our favourite albums from the past year on themusic blog. Check out this list of stellar jazz picks courtesy of John B, host of CKUT’s Jazz Amuck program, and keep an eye on the blog for more year-end posts this week.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – december 20, 2016

1. sam shalabi & alan bishop – mother of all sinners: puppet on a string – unrock CC *
2. tasseomancy – do easy – hand drawn dracula CC
3. ylangylang – life without structure – self-released CC *
4. weyes blood – front row seat to earth – mexican summer
5. oren ambarchi – hubris – editions mego Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: December 13, 2016

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Hi friends,
Ian Svenonious (above, !!!) played a set here as Escapism over the weekend and it was one of the best things I’ve seen in ages – a perfect reminder that 2016 hasn’t been a complete disaster. Here’s hoping we ride out the last of this tough year as smoothly as possible and keep our chins up for 2017.
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
I know we rave a lot about our If You Got Ears residency program, but trust me – December is a real doozy. Buckle up and prep yr ears for sound art meets club bangers (seriously) courtesy of the one and only Tristan Giardini, aka Triz aka Lux Pogo aka Rollrgrrl aka Thurible aka Champagne Pogo aka 1/2 Rivalled Envy aka 1/4 Ursula and Ugly Cry and 1/5 Cheap Wig and Grosser. Tristan is a local musician extraordinaire who wears many hats to cover up their ugly haircuts. They are a Virgo enthusiast that involves themselves in too many projects, and who loves rare sounds in familiar contexts. “Luxury Pogo” will explore the eclectic range of noises that attracts them to sound art and song, as well as the grit and warmth of different mediums that these sounds are recorded into. From crisp and clean pieces to crust and camp tracks, this show will explore a variety of both unpopular and popular music. Tune in every Wednesday in December noon-2pm, or catch it on the archives here

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – december 13, 2016

1. ylangylang – life without structure – self-released CC *
2. tanya tagaq – retribution – six shooter CC
3. loscil – monument builders – kranky CC
4. best fern – s/t ep – oh hi CC *
5. okkyung lee & christian marclay – amalgam – northern spy Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: December 6, 2016

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Quote from last week’s charts:

First it was Leonard Cohen, then Sharon Jones, now Pauline Oliveros. Don’t even wanna think about what’s gonna happen next week.

Ghost Ship happened. Even all the way out here in Montreal, our DIY venues & communities are feeling devastating after this tragedy. Take care of your people and the spaces that support art wherever you are. That’s all I’ve got this week.

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
This December, local promotion supergroup Blue Skies Turn Black is taking over CKUT’s Montreal Sessions to celebrate its sweet 16. Every show will be hosted by a different BSTB employee looking back on their favorite music of the year. Look out for special co-hosts, giveaways and surprise announcements throughout the month. Tune in Tuesdays 3pm – 5pm or listen on the archives here.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – december 6, 2016

1. tanya tagaq – retribution – six shooter CC
2. weyes blood – front row seat to earth – mexican summer
3. ylangylang – life without structure – self-released CC *
4. loscil – monument builders – kranky CC
5. lambchop – flotus – merge Continue reading