CJLO's 2015 Funding Drive: Get Ready!

CJLO is about to put the FUN in Funding Drive- what better way than to embody the CJLO experience in two weeks of shows and special programming (Sept 22 to Oct 4)? All proceeds will go towards our mandate of quality and diverse broadcasting, community + student workshops, and artist residencies. We hope you’ll join us for some of our Funding Drive Events- whether you like hip hop, trivia, metal, comedy, indie rock or electronic music- we’ve got something for everyone! The fun kicks off at our Opening Party Sept 23 where we’ll screen Jem Cohen’s documentary “Instrument” about Fugazi and Dischord Records. Local promoters Blue Skies Turn Black screened “Instrument” as their very first event 15 years ago, so we’re excited to collaborate on this their anniversary year! PLUS there’ll be tacos and CJLO DJs on the decks after, so it’s a no-brainer!

We’re also really stoked for Bluegrass & Bingo Sept 24th at The Wheel Club- a sacred Montreal institution of old-time country and rockabilly music! Everything about this place is vintage, so get ready to step back in time, have some tasty food, and play some bingo in-between rounds of live bluegrass and CJLO DJs! Did we mention there will be sweet prizes?

Metalheads can save Sept 25th for CJLO’s Metal Showcase 3 at Turbo Haus with Distorthead, Murtenscythe, End of Gallia & Rusted; while comedy fans can take note of our Sunday Night Improv collaboration with Theatre St Catherine, hosted by CJLO’s notorious Jacob Greco (Sept 27). Trivia nerds should start prepping for CJLO’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia Night (Sept 28) at Ye Old Orchard Pub (de la Montagne) where the drink specials (and prizes!) will be flowing all night long!

We’re back at Bar Le Ritz (Sept 29) for our Live Oven Compilation Launch, featuring CTZNSHP, Traces & guests AND excited to present CJLO’s UNLOG Label Showcase (Sept 30) at Le Bleury-Bar à Vinyle featuring Famelik, DJ Noyl, Morbin, Engone Endong, & guests. Our stint at Le Bleury continues Oct 1, when we’ll be teaming up with Urban Science for a CJLO edition of #LECYPHER live hip hop/ soul jam featuring CJLO DJs D-Shade & Redd Dredd PLUS a live broadcast of Phantastiq Cypha! Hip Hop Heads represent! We’ll also be co-presenting (with Blue Skies Turn Black) Destroyer + Jennifer Castle (Oct 1) at Theatre Fairmount as well as Fidlar + Dune Rats (Sept 22).

The final weekend of the Drive will surely be special as we kick off our 24-hour Broadcast on Friday Oct 2 at 9am and go straight to 9am Saturday Oct 3- come take a tour of CJLO or stay-up with us from the comfort of your own home! The marathon does not end there however, we’ll be broadcasting our Saturday World music line-up live at The Caribbean Curry House Party (Oct 3) from noon to 6pm with a live set by one of Montreal’s top reggae artists: Kaisha Lee. Come try the best roti in town to get you ready for our grand finale that night…

CJLO’s Funding Drive Closing Party: Big Shiny Tunes 2 (Oct 3, Bar Le Ritz PDB)! 17 Montreal bands will take on the 17 tracks on Canada’s 3rd best selling album of all time- featuring Look Vibrant, Silver Dapple, and more! This evening will be steeped in 90s norm-core nostalgia and feature our grand prize raffle draw- Sennheiser earphones! Many other rad prizes will be up for grabs, so how can you get in on this? Raffle tickets will be sold at all of our events as of Sept 22, and we send special thank yous to our partners, and sponsors! Solid shout-outs for Farnham Lager and Bar Le Ritz PDB! Supporting CJLO has never been more fun, and we’re looking forward to rocking out with you all September, whether it be at Orientation, our Pop Montreal collabs, AND most of all: Funding Drive! Come help make it happen!

Love, the CJLO Team

*Stay tuned for the latest edition of our print magazine, full of all the details you need- coming to you September 1!