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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: March 17, 2015

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Hope all you SXSW folks enjoy all the tacos, Lonestar, and Sonicbids-sponsored gigs that Austin has to offer. Up here in Montreal, we’re revelling in another fresh snowfall (no Texas weather for us) and digging deep into Hip Hop Week Mtl – read on for more about that…

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
If you dig beats & rhymes, listen up: Hip Hop Week is going down March 15th – 21st, and there’s a stacked lineup of performances, workshops, and panels in the works. The program was put together by four independent McGill students and is supported wholeheartedly by us here at CKUT. They’ve got some pretty big names lined up, including Jean Grae, Rakim, Nomadic Massive and plenty more. CKUT is giving away tickets, airing interviews with the organizers, and doing plenty of coverage throughout the week. Check out the full schedule here.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – march 17, 2015
1. xarah dion – le mal nécessaire – zodiaque musique CC *
2. a sacred cloud/anarchist mountains – split – howl!/jeunesse cosmique CC *
3. ibeyi – s/t – xl
4. viet cong – s/t – flemish eye CC
5. stefan christoff & nick schofield – reves sonores a montreal – howl! arts collective CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: March 10, 2015

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You guys it’s actually above freezing in Montreal today. Hallelujah!
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
A couple weeks ago we had lovely local songwriter Myriam Gendron in our studio for a live performance, and her pieces are freshly available to all hungry ears via our Free Music Archive page. For those not in the know, Myriam released an album of Dorothy Parker poems set to acoustic guitar last year on the always-awesome Feeding Tube Records, and it’s been making best-of lists ever since. Live performances are still a bit of a rarity for Ms. Gendron, so we’re extra excited to offer these minimal and lovely folk songs to a wider audience. Check them out here.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – march 10, 2015
1. cheap wig – magic idea – self-released CC *
2. viet cong – s/t – flemish eye CC
3. matana roberts – coin coin chaptet. 3: river run thee – constellation
4. rhys chatham & charlemagne palestine – youuu + mee + weeee – sub rosa
5. bonnie doon – an affair to remember – bruised tongue CC Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: March 3, 2015

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Went on a pretty epic hike through Mont Royal park this weekend and got to watch a lot of cute dogs playing in the snow, which may be my number one favourite thing about winter. It’s turned out to be a record-breaking February for temperatures here in Montreal — good thing we’re a tough city, huh?

Hope you are staying warm wherever you are,
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
We’re very excited to be welcoming local label Art Not Love into the studio to curate our March edition of the Montreal Sessions. Here’s a sneak peek at what they’ve got in store for the next month:

This March, Art Not Love records will be taking over CKUT’s Montreal Sessions and inviting their friends from in and around the label to talk about their process as independent artists. Expect to hear how music rules their lives, their personal approach to their work, and where they plan to take things in the not so distant future! Guests will include Rushing Silver, Saxsyndrum, Ari Swan, Robby Reis, DirtyOrgans, Jef Barbara and more in studio with ANL’s Charlie Twitch and Peggy Hogan. “Art Not Love unifies non-genre-normative art and music. We encourage the sacred practice of masochistic submission to craft and style.”

Catch them on the air every Tuesday in March from 3-5pm, starting this afternoon! Stream it live via ckut.ca, or check out full audio archives HERE.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – march 3, 2015
1. cheap wig – magic idea – self-released CC *
2. xarah dion – le mal nécessaire – zodiaque musique CC *
3. siskiyou – nervous – constellation CC
4. black givre – autorail – beaver club records CC *
5. mands – 15-6-2014 – misery loves company CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: February 24, 2015

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Still wintery here in Montreal. Who wants to take me on a vacation?
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
We’re pre-empting regular programming tomorrow from sundown to sunup to present a very special broadcast: it’s the 13th annual Homelessness Marathon, hosted this year by our friends over at CFRC in Kingston. Every year, the Homeless Marathon serves up 14 hours of people-powered radio, broadcasted on nearly 40 radio stations across Canada. With the goal of being a consciousness-raising event, the Marathon will provide an opportunity for homeless people and their allies to take to the airwaves, and allow a nationwide discussion on homelessness issues and possible solutions. Stream it live on CKUT from 5pm onwards tomorrow evening, and be sure to catch the segments between 8-10pm for content produced by our own team here at CKUT.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – february 24, 2015
1. cheap wig – magic idea – self-released CC *
2. matana roberts – coin coin chpt. 3: river run thee – constellation
3. xarah dion – le mal nécessaire – zodiaque musique CC *
4. heathers – s/t – saturn returns CC *
5. siskiyou – nervous – constellation CC Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: February 17, 2015

Feeling under the weather. Seeking book recommendations, movie tips, and soup recipes.
Stay warm & healthy friends

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
You remember when we told you about The Montreal Sessions a couple weeks back, right? HERE’S a refresher in case you missed it… Anyway, a new month is upon us and we’ve got a different crew of kickass folks taking the reigns as our February Montreal Sessions curators. Meet Towanda:

Towanda is an all-lady three-piece that plays for keeps with their straight up minimalist punk. This freshly anointed Killer Haze Records band has been gigging since the fall of 2013 in central and Eastern Canada with their Negative Capabilities EP, and are coasting fresh on the release of last month’s Black Sheep EP.  They’re an agro-femme engine fuelled by sludgy, melodic, fuzzed-out guitar riffs, rhythmic vocals, potent lyrics, thunderous drums and dirty distorted basslines. Once described as “Babes in Toyland meets Sacrilege” Towanda, is a very good kind of heavy.

Hear them let loose on CKUT every Tuesday from 3-5pm EST and get ready for an earful of raw feminism, DIY celebration, and plenty of good old rock & roll.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – february 17, 2015
1. matana roberts – coin coin chpt. 3: river run thee – constellation
2. black givre – autorail – beaver club records CC *
3. xarah dion – le mal nécessaire – zodiaque musique CC *
4. last ex – s/t – constellation CC
5. v/a – the many moods of healing power records – healing power CC Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: February 9, 2015

Hi radio,

Peter Evans played here over the weekend and not only was it a terrific show, I even got a little help working the door from one of the venue’s resident kitties… I wonder if we can train him to count change and stamp hands in addition to looking cute and meowing for head-scratches?

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Chances are those of you who dig funk, hip hop, and soulful grooves may have heard of a little CKUT show called WeFunk. They’ve been kicking it on the air here since ’96 and not only do they have a loyal Montreal following, they’ve taken things to the next level with countless European DJ tours (seriously, they were at around 15 last time I talked to them) and a cult following that spans the globe. These guys bring in listeners and donations from all over the world, and they make some of the best radio out there. They’ve just celebrated their 800th show, and we couldn’t be more proud to have them call CKUT home. Learn more about the show and check out all of their past episodes here.

 :::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – february 10, 2015
1. xarah dion – le mal nécessaire – zodiaque musique CC *
2. towanda – black sheep EP – self-released CC *
3. ultrathin – s/t – bruised tongue CC *
4. siskiyou – nervous – constellation CC
5. black givre – autorail – beaver club records CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: February 3, 2015

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Whoa, it’s cold out there. Stay warm wherever you are!
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT::::
As some of you may know, the CKUT music department runs a sweet lil’ blog called Total Eclipse. It’s the go-to place to find out about special programming, upcoming interviews and in-studios, as well as plenty of awesome content from our amazing volunteers. In particular, our crew has been churning out top-notch reviews as of late, so if you’re looking for something tasty to feast your eyes on I recommend starting with these Grouper and Ariel Pink reviews and dig in from there.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – february 3, 2015
1. viet cong – s/t – flemish eye CC
2. v/a – the many moods of healing power records – healing power CC
3. siskiyou – nervous – constellation CC
4. notta comet – success with houseplants – self-released CC *
5. fred frith & john butcher – the natural order – northern spy Continue reading

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: December 2, 2014

Hey-o radio friends,

December calls for hibernation mode: making all of the soup, knitting up a storm, and drinking endless coffee. Bring it on, winter — I’m READY.

xo
joni

ckut top 30 – december 2, 2014
avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche – zubberdust! – constellation CC
scott walker + sunnO))) – soused – 4AD
sam shalabi & stefan christoff – flying street – howl! arts CC
last ex – s/t – constellation
swampwolf – masked hands – self-released CCCC Continue reading