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.
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. 😉
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
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.
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Tara Desmond is well-known around these parts. Not only is she a kickass multi-instrumentalist (The Submissives, Drainolith, the 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…
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
Well, it finally snowed today for the first time all year. Time to hibernate till April!
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You checked out the CKUT music blog lately? No? Well, listen up: there’s a whole ton of rad new shit up there, and you would be remiss to pass it by. Find out firsthand what the wise folks of CKUT had to say about prog legends King Crimson live, the latest jazz offering from Harris Eisenstadt, New Order’s comeback album, and much more. Find it all right here!
ckut top 30 – november 24, 2015
1. jerusalem in my heart – if he dies, if if if if if if – constellation CC *
2. chairs – drawn into mazes – kinnta CC *
3. katie moore – fooled by the fun – club roll CC *
4. shalabi effect – floating garden – self-released CC *
5. esmerine – lost voices – constellation CC * Continue reading