Metal Monday Album Review: Texas Hippie Coalition - High in the Saddle

I can't remember the last time I wrote a review of a record. It's not really my thing. Why make the exception for Texas Hippie Coalition's High in the Saddle, the sixth album from the Denison, TX red dirt metal rebels? THC is, by far, the most arguably lowbrow  of my favorites, and possibly the most stupidly awesome, or most awesomely stupid band that I've ever heard, and I've seen Hellyeah live. Why a review now, of a new record that isn't necessarily the band's strongest to date? After listening to it, I just couldn't help myself.

CJLO x SXSW 2019: Electronic Music Recap

It has been a few months since the CJLO music directors flew down to Austin, Texas for the world renowned South-By-Southwest. As the station’s Electronic Music Director, my goal was to attend a variety of interesting shows related to electronic music; after getting a chance to gather my thoughts around the event as a whole, I've been able to identify three main themes.


1. Brostep 


Pouzza Fest 2019

Above: HVAL at Theatre Sainte Catherine. Photo Credit: Chris the Frog


CJLO's Heavy Montreal 2019 Preview

Heavy Montreal is on the horizon and the fine folks at CJLO will be covering it for yet another year. In addition to doing a live broadcast from the grounds, we thought we'd clue you in to what you should check out while you're out there under the baking hot sun dressed in all black. So here's what some of our DJs are excited for!

 


 


Five Questions with... CRABE

Five Questions with… is a new CJLO Magazine feature where people from all realms we want to know more about are asked… well, five questions!  The feature’s inaugural interview is with Montreal “normal punk” duo CRABE, who released their seventh album Notre-Dame de la vie intérieure earlier this month on Pantoum Records.  Their latest opus sees the duo, consisting of Martin Höek and Gabriel Lapierre, continue to avoid easy classification and managing to keep a wildly positive and sincere energy about them for 12 years and counting.  CJLO ha


Florence + The Machine at Centre Bell, May 28th 2019

Florence + the Machine returned to Montreal once again and brought their unique sound and the incredible vocal stylings of lead singer Florence Welch. While the Bell Centre may not have been as full as the last time they came to town, the air was electric and the crowd was ready to give it their all; we all knew Welch was about to put on a fantastic show. 


CJLO x SXSW 2019: Metal Recap

SXSW is a difficult creature to try to describe to someone. Sure, one could just say: "It's a music festival that's in Austin, Texas." But that fails to describe many of the nuances that are present at the festival.

For instance, the festival has expanded to more than just music. It has now incorporated tech, film, comedy, and video games under it's umbrella. True, all of them are segmented into their own "mini-festivals", but they overlap with one another over nine days, making a combination of artists, business people, film critics, gamers, and general festival goers into a large mass.


Album Review: “The Mighty Seed” by This Way to the EGRESS

This Way to the EGRESS is the greatest (and most eclectic) band you’ve never heard of. Hailing from the Tri-State Area, this delightfully dark cocktail of vaudeville kitsch, folkish klezmer, and ragtime swing is comprised of five full-time members and “an ever-rotating cast of horn players,” whose unique sound caught the ear of this unassuming beginner DJ.


Doom 'an Blue Premiere track on CJLO

Montreal duo Doom 'an Blue stopped by Grade A Explosives June 23 to world priemire a new song, and now they want you to be able to listen to it on CJLO. Check out "Two Bit Son of a Bitch" or TBSOB for short and listen to the "surf meets dinosaur" of Doom 'an Blue.

And while you're listening, why not check out their Facebook page to get all the latest news on the band and see where they're playing near you:

https://www.facebook.com/DoomAnBlue/

EDIT: Oh, and in case you missed their interview, check out the show here: http://www.cjlo.com/shows/grade-explosives/episode-23061916


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