BVST goes Santapalooza! VI

For the next two weeks, you're about to get all the holly jolly you can handle courtesy of BVST!

Corey Gulkin - All The Things I'll Forget

Montréal singer-songwriter Corey Gulkin (formerly Corinna Rose) is one of the city's most notable folk artists, best known for her experimental, dark, and intricate songwriting, as well as an off-kilter sense of rhythm and unconventional song structure. 

Album Review: "Phases" by Angel Olsen

A year after her breathtaking album My Woman, North-Carolina based singer-songwriter Angel Olsen releases her rarities album Phases. This treat gives listeners insight into how Olsen’s diverse genre palette came to be, reflecting all the different directions her musical abilities can take—from quiet lo-fi folk to sprawling psych-rock.

Phases is a multifarious album, B-sides that didn’t fit the flow of pop-oriented My Woman or the alt-rock Burn Your Fire for No Witness: raw and heartfelt demos of love and loss, and covers by artists that have influenced her musical and writing process.

CJLO TOP 30 (Nov 28th - Dec 4th)


Above is CJLO's weekly TOP 30 from November 28th to Dec 4th. Our charts are compiled from actual airplay on our airwaves, broadcasted on 1690 AM in Montreal and its surrounding areas, as well as live via our website at

Montreal Locals: Ritual Master, Common Holly, Technial Kidman

Canadian: Casper Skulls, Odonis Odonis, METZ, Cardinals Pride, Biblical, Beliefs, Mauno, Chad VanGaalen, Alvvays, Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton, Julie and The Wrong Guys, Destroyer, and Terra Lightfoot 

Concert Review: Daniel Caesar @ Corona, Nov. 25

Daniel Caesar took the stage at Corona Theatre on Saturday, November 25, and the crowd knew that they were about to witness something precious. The Toronto native is touring off of his gospel-founded, relentlessly nostalgic R&B tape, Freudian. With a rise in the press and a bump from features like Kali Uchis, H.E.R., and Syd, Caesar has established himself as an up-and-coming icon on the R&B radar, and he proved himself at the Corona.

Concert Review: Bella Fleck & Abigail Washburn @ Corona, Nov. 17

Bella Fleck and Abigail Washburn brought their banjos to Montreal on Tuesday, November 14th. First scheduled at the Corona Theatre but after a last minute venue change, the concert was moved to the L’Astral. The move proved itself to be quite fortunate as it provided a more intimate setting. 

The duo opened the concert with a few songs from their new album, Echo In The Valley, starting with a three song medley, “Sally In The Garden/Big Country/Molly Put The Kettle On”. Next up was “Railroad”, and then a question many of us may wonder at one time or another, “If I Could Talk To A Younger Me”.

The Neighbourhood's Best of Montreal Countdown

On December 6th, our Promo Director and host of The Neighbourhood (Wednesdays at 5pm), Josh Spencer, laid down his Top 30 songs of 2017 from Montreal Artists!

Listen to the full broadcast of the countdown and all the tracks on SoundCloud, here. Otherwise, you can listen to all of the 30 songs in succession on Spotify, here.


Here's the complete list:

#1. What You’re Looking For by Raveen

#2. Rattlesnake by Fog Lake

Elevation MTL Contest!

This looks absolutely insane... Want to go?

We're sending 5 lucky people (and a friend each) to Elevation 2018 on March 17th with Borgore, DATSIK, Space Jesus, Riot Ten, Carbin and more! Thanks to our friends over at evenko you'll be getting a pair before tickets just as they go on sale on Dec 9th

To win, just tag a friend below and send us an e-mail at with the subject title "Elevation


Here's a little recap from years previous!

#GeektastiqCypha - Last Episode!

#GeektastiqCypha is doing their end of year episode, which also (sadly) happens to be the last one at CJLO :( 

Ramona Córdova - Jan 16th

CJLO and The Rest of Us (Tuesdays at 8pm) are very pleased to present Ramona Córdova, Why Try (new project from Ryan White and Karyn Bailey) and Sarah M live at Casa del Popolo on Tuesday, January 16th!

Full event details can be found on Facebook, HERE. The show's only $7 (or pay-what-you-can)!