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Emma Frank

Emma Frank + UN // Underground Sounds

Emma Frank







Tune in tonight for a steady flow of Montreal music on your dial from 8-10pm. Your host Nick Schofield interviews jazz singer Emma Frank and debuts new songs from her first album ‘For Being Apart’. Later in the show we’ll reach one half of the UN duo, Kara Keith, by phone for a ticket giveaway to their MEG Fest show on July 25. Wanna win? Call in!

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total eclipse concert series


total eclipse concert series

Hey friends,

Back in action after a long weekend spent prepping for spring: I planted a whole bunch of vegetable seeds and tuned up my bike and then BAM — mother nature pulled a fast one and hit us with some ugly sub-zero temperatures. C’est la vie, Montreal. Here in the music department we are busy working on our upcoming Total Eclipse Concert Series, which will go down next weekend with three nights of jams all over the city curated by some of our superstar programmers. Trust us, these parties are not to be missed. Stay tuned for the full lowdown in next week’s charts, and in the meantime get a sneak peek of what’s in store: https://www.facebook.com/events/468353556570646/?notif_t=plan_user_joined

till next week,

ckut top 30 – april 2, 2013
aidan baker – already drowning – gizeh CC
wake island – it takes time to be uncomfortable – self-released CC
un – un – self-released CC
suuns – images du futur – secret city CC
v/a – citr pop alliance volume 3 – citr/mint CC
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These shows totally eclipsed our hearts: photos!

The first edition of the Total Eclipse music series has come and gone and it was a nutty and lovely way to kick off the CKUT Annual Funding Drive! Just in case you hadn’t heard about this happening, the concert series involved three consecutive nights of music at three different Montreal venues which were curated by three different CKUT radio shows and featured righteous local arteests…and this is what it looked like! Thanks to all the volunteers, CKUT staff, venue staff and local media who helped make this first crack at the series a successful fundraising venture for the station!! (All photos by Amber,  Karen R. and a bunch of different music department volunteers! More photos to come!)

DAY 1 /// Thursday Oct. 20th /// Hosted by Underground Sounds at Casa del Popolo! Keywords: Gorgeous introspection + shimmering wall of effects/voice/rhythms + hilarious and disconcertingly intense stage relations complete with hip gyrations + epic-ly husky-vocal-ed rock music complete with harmonized guitar and honeyed bass lines + good buds everywhere.

Stranger a.k.a. Jordan Robson Cramer

Sean "Nicholas" Savage

Wind-Up People

DAY 2 /// Friday Oct. 21st /// Hosted by the Venus Collective at Divan Orange! Keywords: Black-masked post punk with big pre-recorded drums + lovely, primal poncho-draped dance party times + dark punk lighting the room with heraldic melodies.

ManyMental Mistakes



***Word to the wise: get in contact with the funding dept. at CKUT to find out about nabbing a limited edition, silkscreened Venus radio tank top!

DAY 3 /// Saturday Oct. 22nd /// Hosted by DUCK TRUCK at Thee Olde Hotel2Tango! Keywords: traditionally debaucherous Montreal overnight loft party complete with wicked DJs and noisy performances + lots of bodies + lots of hotness + queer/political/punk/Mile End hipsters all mixing together like a not-quite-congealed high-alcool-content jello shot: strong and just right for an eight hour (or so) dance partay.

Me (Amber) resting before the third and final (over)night(er)

Jeremy + Amanda- thanks to all of our volunteers!


DUCK TRUCK! Aaron models some headgear.

DJ Fiberglasspants

DJ Julie D!

Pyscho-strong jello shot

DJ Aaron Maiden

DJ otherpeoplesmusic

DJ Backdoor

DJ Backdoor

After this amazing-ness, Zimo played an amazing set…those photos are not yet available, but will be soon!

People! Dancing!

Behold: UN

((( TOTAL ECLIPSE ))) Q&A with un

Behold: UN

  • Total Eclipse (Oct. 20th-22nd) is coming, three shows in a row to herald CKUT’s annual funding drive. Hurrah! The brightness will be blacked out from our days and memories will be forged from stage light and shadow. Did you know that passes for the series are now available? They’re $20 for all three nights versus paying $8 at the door per show. You can pick up your pass at CKUT (3647 University St.), Phonopolis (207 Bernard Ouest) or Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe st. 2nd floor).
  • In order to welcome this mystical/mythical event into our collective consciousness, we’ve invited Total Eclipse performers to answer a Q&A. Our first interview subjects are none other than power duo un, comprised of Jen Reimer (drums) and Kara Keith (vocals, synths, effects). Without any further ado…
What is your name?
Kara: un
Jen: Jen Reimer
What is the story behind your name?
Kara: Its like; we’re “un” this and we’re “un” that and as a band we are un all the things containing too much fluffshit such as irony or politics or over worked razzle dazzle. Just rockin out…you know, unlame like.
Jen: jennifer was the most popular lady name in 1983…  There were 8 other jen’s in my grade 1 class.
Kara: Calgary, Alberta
Jen: somewhere, alberta
Home base:
Kara: Montreal
Jen: Montreal
Latest recording/release:
Jen: I am currently working on two recording projects…un–> to be released + jen Reimer + max Stein–> to be released
Describe the vibe/feel of this album in five words:
Kara: Something For Heavy Make-outs
What have you been listening to lately?
Kara: The Vanishing
Jen: john cage, the ex, the make up, bauhaus, can, clues, carla bozulich, father murphy, depeche mode, gambletron, pauline oliveros, throbbing gristle, steve reich, the vanishing, matana roberts, joy division and anything from another place–
What is your craziest/most memorable/favourite tour story?
Kara: I guess when we got detained at the Can/US boarder in north Minnesota by two psychotic boarder cops because they found a roach in the car ash tray. But they only searched the vehicle after Jen admitted to smoking pot “once with her friend Kara”. After I had answered “no. never done drugs” in the adjacent interrogation room. They didn’t throw us in jail, like they were threatening to do for 6 hours. But they never let us pee either, which was in some ways worse.
What’s your pre-show routine?
Kara: It varies. But what ever it is; please don’t talk to me…I cant string full sentences together and everything feels very intense.
Jen: eat, pack, pick out fit, write set list on arm… hardly any talking
…And post-show?
Kara: You know, work the room, network, network….try to talk to Beaver, spill drink on Dan Seligman….meet the next big thing and try to steal all of his ideas…pee in a pint glass and leave it on the bar.
Jen: lots of talking
Who would you love to share a bill with?
Kara: Mozart’s Sister
Who are your dream collaborators (living or dead)?
Kara: Kurt Cobain. I would like to just giver and jam and collaborate on making a baby
Jen: anyone from the above list of music as well as noam chomsky and louis CK and anyone i haven’t learned about yet that might blow my mind.
If you could see your music, what would it look like?
Kara: I actually can see my music. Its called synesthesia.
Jen: like you didn’t realize you had blurred vision till you got glasses and
everything got clear….
Most crucial equipment for your music making:
Kara: My Roland Juno 60. If it breaks…un breaks up….seriously, it’s the bass, the guitar…everything.
Jen: drums and sticks horns and analog
What did you do last Wednesday?
Kara: Don’t know
Jen: bed sick probably
Who do you cherish most in your life?
Kara: Don’t know. I cant measure my love.
What movie makes you laugh after a long day?
Jen: uncle cousin, the cat
What’s your back up plan?
Kara: Firefighter
Jen: this concept doesn’t exist for me. life. now now now
Have you found love?
Kara: Everyday
Jen: yes
When and where are your upcoming shows/performances?
Kara + Jen: Art Matters Sala Rosa Oct. 20, Venus Radio Divan Orange Oct.21
Whose songs will be playing on the oldies station 50 years from now?
Kara: R Kelly? ummmm, the theme song to hit tv show Friends?
Jen: nickleback… probably… sadly