An Interview with Heathers!

Photo: Laurence Philomène

Beansie Saretsky from CJLO's Maiden Voyage (Monday 5-6 PM) caught up with local three-piece Heathers to chat about the Montreal music scene, riot grrrl, and the tunes that inspire them.


How did Heathers get started as a band?

Season Finale of Shibuya Crossing this Wednesday, August 20th!

Summer is about to end, and so goes our weekly adventure through the crossroads of Japanese rock music for this year.

Join Saturn De Los Angeles as we look back at the exciting year that was in Japanese music. We annotate that retrospective journey with an interesting mix of Visual Kei ballads, plus music with some up-and-coming J-Music influenced bands from here in Canada.

And lastly, we say goodbye - for the time being - as we commemorate Episode number 040 with your dedications, shout-outs and other random notes, as we wrap up amazing journey, and say thanks to you for listening to this show every week, from all over the world. 

BVST & Champs Fantasia Crossover Special This Wednesday

Saturn and Angelica team up to say goodbye to the 2014 Fantasia Film Festival in a super three-hour Champions of the Local Scene / BVST crossover special! Tune in as they talk favourite films and festival moments along with special guests and great music. Listeners in town and online are invited to share their favourite moments too by texting, calling in-studio, or tweeting the DJs during the show. It all happens this Wednesday, August 16th from 6 to 9 pm only on CJLO!

Osheaga 2014

All photos courtesy of Osheaga

Gypsy Chief Goliath Live @ CJLO

Canada's Gypsy Chief Goliath made quite a splash at CJLO when they released their album New Machines of the Night last November.  Fronted by Al Yeti Bones, from such groups as The Mighty Nimbus and Georgian Skull, the group is able to combine classic rock riffs played by Gypsy Dave along with some sweet harmonica from the Rev Brodie Stevenson.




Is your Tuesday night lacking in heaviness?  Well, CJLO is looking to change that.  Starting August 5th, the first Tuesday of every month is Heavy Night at McClean's Pub, located at 1210 Rue Peel.  CJLO DJs will be giving you all the heavy music you can handle, from punk to metal and everything in between.  Plus, there will be food and drink specials all night to keep the party rockin'.  So come on down to McLean's starting at 9PM and turn Tuesday into your favorite day of the week, from the station that knows heavy, CJLO.

Amphibious Pariah Live @ CJLO

Self-proclaimed Montreal free-sludge group, Amphibious Pariah, dropped by The Oven Studio @ CJLO to play their most recent set of intertwined filthy atmospheric jams for INTO THE COVEN radio show. They recently self-released this recording on cassette, here. These are very kind people playing very frightening music.


Defining the Fantasia Experience

Fantasia, what is it that makes you so cool?

Motel Raphaël Live @ CJLO

Motel Raphaël is a young Indie-pop band from Montreal, led by Clara Legault, Emily Skahan and Maya Malkin. They have just debuted their very first studio album, Cable TV, which was entirely crowd funded by a very successful Indiegogo campaign. They love Montreal and are very proud to be part of its rich cultural tapestry.

Motel Raphael stopped by The Oven at CJLO Studios to perform live on Maiden Voyage. They treated us to the following acoustic track off of their new album, and then spoke candidly with Beansie on air.