Dermot Kennedy Gives Montreal His All

Photo Credit: Hot Press

On Monday Mar. 2, fans eager to see Dermot Kennedy lined the hall of Place des Arts, buzzing with excitement to be attending the sold-out show. Dermot Kennedy, an artist on the rise with increasing headline appearances, took the stage at La Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, which held hundreds of more people than his previous Montreal venue back in October. The Irish singer-songwriter has been touring since the fall of 2019, promoting his debut album Without Fear. 


Sunday's Best - 4th Edition of Gala Dynastie

Photo Credit: Akeem Johnson

March 1st marked the 4th edition of Gala Dynastie, an event which honors achievements and efforts from the best and brightest of the Montreal Black Community.This year’s Gala took place at Place Des Arts, a symbol of growth for the event.


The Medical Science of Death Metal

As you may already know, a lot of metal bands are obsessed with violent imagery. Look no further than the album covers of bands like Cannibal Corpse and Exhumed for the most gruesome depictions of gore and violence. The subgenre of death metal takes inspiration from horror and slasher films, and its lyrics tend to describe scenarios of murder and torture. However, the music sparked a fascination with what’s inside the human body. This has led to an interest in medical science, with bands singing about biology and pathology, some taking the themes more seriously than others. So how did this happen?


CJLO DJ SPOTLIGHT

We play the best new tunes from around the world alongside the best up-and-coming local artists, with a wee sprinkling of classic cuts from music's pioneers.
Don't miss our regular live at 5:16 segment where local or touring bands perform a live set for you!!
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Alliteration Apocalypse: Metal March Begins at CJLO

Another March, and you know what that means... No? Oh, well, it means it's time once again for CJLO's Metal March, a celebration of all things loud. From punk to noise to black metal, we try to highlight it all until during this celebratory period.

This is our fifth year and boy do we have some pretty nifty things for you.


CJLO DJ SPOTLIGHT

Bonjour hi! I’m Clara, a visual journalism graduate diploma student at Concordia. I’m French, but did my bachelor’s degree at McGill and fell in love with Montreal, so after a 3-year hiatus, I am back for (hopefully) ever! My show is Never Techno for an Answer (sorry pun haters) – every Tuesday at 1PM, I take you on a journey to discover the latest music by international and local techno/trance/house DJs (with the occasional older song that I’m currently vibing with). If you ever come to CJLO while my show’s on, you’ll probably see me dancing in my seat ‘cause the beats are so good!


Interview with Directors of A Place of Tide and Time

A Place of Tide and Time is a documentary from directors Sébastien Rist and Aude Leroux-Lévesque which focuses on the isolated community of The Lower North Shore in Quebec, Canada. What is different with the directors' approach is the fact that all generations living there are given a voice, as compared to only focusing on a single generation's opinion, like most contemporary works. We see the younger generation’s enthusiasm for what life has in store for them after graduating high school, with an unclear path that they try to make their own.


Heilung brings “amplified history” to life at L’Olympia - January 26, 2020

Even a glance at the lineup snaking around the block outside L’Olympia on a Sunday evening was enough to signal that something out of the ordinary was happening. Attendees waiting in anticipation of experimental folk band, Heilung. Fans arrived to the venue in full Norse-influenced historical attire – standing in the queue. I watched a parade of pelts, face paint, and bones march around me. A pair of show-goers close to me carried a massive pair of moose antlers. Clearly, this was not going to be just a concert, but an event.


The Limelight: Celebrating 17 Years On Air at CJLO 1690 AM

CJLO 1690 AM’s longest-running hip-hop show, The Limelight, is now celebrating its 17-year anniversary of being on air this February. 

Hosts Amrew Weekes, aka DJ Lady Oracle, and Jason Farrell aka J-Nice created The Limelight back in 2003. “I’m not too sure at the time that we started how many other underground hip-hop shows were happening in Montreal,” said J-Nice. “So it was just like, ‘Okay, nobody’s doing this, let’s have fun with it.” 


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