Beach House's Become EP: a Review

Beach House surprised the world by releasing a new EP Become, on April 22, 2023. The collection being the second EP in the American dream-pop duo’s discography, follows their 2022 album Once Twice Melody. Victoria Legrand (vocals, keyboard) and Alex Scally (guitar, keyboard, backing vocals) have been making music together since they formed the band in 2004.


Beau is Afraid: Not A Mother's Day Movie

Cineplex recently posted some Mother's Day movie suggestions now in theaters, one of them being Beau is Afraid. I couldn't help but feel a certain dread at the idea of Ari Aster's latest film being recommended for mothers and sons. Don’t get me wrong, Beau is Afraid, is a vast spectacle of a film that succeeds as being one of Aster's most complex robust works as a director, almost hitting the three hour mark.


Filmmakers from the Indian Sub-continent Diaspora Shine Bright at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal

South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (SAFFM) 2023, presented by Kabir Centre for Arts & Culture is back after a year of dormancy.


Cats, Clutch, and Beer Torture

My first experience with opening act, Amigo the Devil, was a standard affair. Their output originally came in as a mere muffled kick drum echoing around the depths of the MTELUS– a steady beat rocking the gaping porcelain mouths upstairs. Joining this heartbeat were the anguished hurls of an occupant in the next stall, whose devilish retching combined with the muffled beat in a way that would make the best black metal bands jealous. Amigo the Devil weren’t that bad.


A Rotting Christening of the new Studio TD

Greek black metal legends Rotting Christ stormed through Montreal on March 7th, playing the newly refurbished Studio TD (formerly L’Astral) in the Quartier des Spectacles. Dubbed the “Under Our Black Cult” tour, the band were supported by three other ghoulish groups - Gaerea, UADA, and Carach Angren.


Canadian Speed Prevails at TraXide

Ottawa speed freaks Occult Burial headlined another successful celebration of the Canadian underground metal scene this past Friday night.


CTRL ALT: FKJ Displays His Genre-Bending Abilities at MTELUS

CTRL ALT delves into the dynamic world of alternative music; from sultry R&B to soft rock, to the unique experimentalists, to those whose tracks you just can't put in a box, and to those who make major waves in waters once still. This column chronicles concert and album reviews, artist interviews, live jazz spots in the city, Montreal's DJ scene, music news, and more. Look out for the parallel radio show CTRL ALT, airing soon! 


BEST OF 2022

The clock changes from 11:59PM to 12:00 AM, the month from December to January and with it: the year from 2022 to 2033. The one thing that doesn’t change here at CJLO, is the reflection of all that’s passed in the form of yearly ‘Best of” lists! Thank you to everyone who supports CJLO, a radio station for the people, by the people. Surely, this spirit will only continue fostering into the close-knit community that brings the city together! Without further ado, here are the CJLO’s staff picks of favourite 2022 releases!

 


THIS YEAR'S BVST GOES SANTAPALOOZA X

Snow is falling and we're almost another year down, which means it's time for an annual end-of-year tradition on BVST... yes, the holiday spirit returns with a vengeance for Santapalooza XI! Once again, special guest Matt Kiernan joins Angelica for two hours of hollying and jollying today on Wednesday, December 21st at 7pm ET. No dusty old tracks here, only the most carefully curated Christmas music you didn't know you needed, don't miss it!

NAS: KING’S DISEASE III

Released on November 11th, 2022, KD3 is the third and final album of NasKing’s Disease trilogy, which kicked off in 2020 and has been executively produced by Hit-Boy since its start.


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