Concert Review: Sa-Roc @ Kalmunity Music Week

First and foremost, I must give the Kalmunity Music Week 2018 a standing round of applause for creating an excellent event with numerous artists from home and abroad spanning numerous genres.

As part of the week, the collective hosted a hip-hop night featuring Washington D.C’s own Sa-Roc (a.k.a Goddess MC), and she did what she usually does: put on a great performance.


CJLO 1690AM & Weird Canada Present: Drone Day 2018

For too long the drone has been overshadowed by the tyrants of melody & rhythm. We call upon all drones to come together annually to form a massive drone. 

CJLO - 1690AM, Sender__Receiver and Weird Canada are proud to present: Drone Day 2018: a global celebration of drone music, happening this Saturday, May 26, from noon to 1 PM.


15 Years of Unity at Kalmunity, pt.2

This year, the Kalmunity Vibe Collective celebrates their 15-year anniversary. They have provided a creative outlet for musicians, singers, rappers, poets, and dancers by hosting a weekly improvisation night. They got together in 2003 at small venue called Sablo Cafe, founded by drummer Jah Sun, and since then has nurtured aspiring artists to go on stage and express themselves. Some of my closest friends have started with the collective, and now perform around the city, have written books, have put out albums and more.


Better Know a College Radio Station: CJLO (via Bandcamp.com)

Look ma, we're famous! 

Yesterday, one of our favourite music platforms, Bandcamp highlighted our station's history, favourite music and more in their monthly Better Know A College Radio Station feature! As a major source of new music discovery, this is a huge honour for us and we'd like to take a moment to thank Ally-Jane Grossan and the whole team at Bandcamp for their relentless support of college radio. Not all heroes wear capes ✨

Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/2LfxsiK


Festival Review : Distortion Psychfest

The Distortion Psychfest returned to Église S-E-J du Mile-End May 9 to 13 2018 for its third edition. The festival showcases some of the best psych, garage, and noise bands from Montreal and beyond. This years edition kicked things off with a double release party — Tel Aviv→New York guitarist Yonatan Gat’s latest LP Universalist, and Montreal band TEKE::TEKE’s debut EP Jikaku. Sheenah Ko which I unfortunately missed, opened the show filling in for Chris Forsyth, and Sunwatchers took care of the music for the after party.

 


Next Music from Tokyo vol. 12: PREVIEW

The month of May is upon us. Japanese music nerds all across Canada rejoice: another edition of Next Music from Tokyo is coming!

Next Music from Tokyo (NMFT) is a series of DIY tours showcasing relatively unknown bands from all over Japan (despite its name) organized and funded entirely by anesthesiologist, music aficionado, and all-around good guy Steven Tanaka. It’s been running since 2010, and the last edition, volume 11, was in October 2017.


15 Years of Unity at Kalmunity

Canada’s largest and longest running urban music collective Kalmunity celebrates 15 years of unity this week with a pool of talented story-tellers, spoken word poets and singers, including the organization’s declared National Treasure, D’Bi Young Antifrika.

The world-renowned dub poet and storyteller began her journey in the city of Montreal with the Kalmunity’s original members, the majority of which are still a part of the collective today. “To the people in this room, this is who I have become and for that, I say thank you,” the artist said to a crowd full of spectators at Petit Campus on Wednesday, May 2nd.


Concert Review: Brainflower & The Nicotines @ Reggies, April 27, 2017

The sound check was so loud that some customers at the back of Reggies’ Bar, oblivious to the fact that a rock concert was about to begin, complained about the sound to the bartender. Unfortunately for them, the show hadn’t even started yet.

As a small Concordian crowd assembled in front of the stage, the first band, The Nicotines, stepped up onto the stage, surrounded by an army of amps and cabinets.

The Montreal-based trio has been gigging for about one year, and has released one EP, Spaced Out. This was their second concert at Reggies, following ROCK the Winter Away which took place in March.


Interview: Dylarama

 

Under the name Dylarama, Mathias Pageau writes pop songs made from a collage of disparate styles that nevertheless blend naturally together.  The beginning of 2018 started off with a bang for Dylarama, with the release of his first EP for Lisbon Lux Records, entitled Certified Cutie, and the chance to perform in Paris with label-mates Paupière.  Dylarama kindly took the time to talk with CJLO about the roots of the project, filming a music video in New York City on two iPhones, and the dream of having his own clothing line.


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