Polaris Music Prize 2013 Short List Announcement


Today was the 2013 Polaris Music Prize short-list announcement at the Drake Hotel in Toronto. "This moody and exciting list is proof that the 'Canadian sound' has no stylistic boundaries. In equal measure we welcome the seven rookies and three repeat nominees to this year's Short List,” said Founder and Executive Director Steve Jordan.


CJLO v. NXNE (Chapter 3: "Thursday [but not this Thursday]")

So, it turns out that my original goal of blogging North by Northeast while Team CJLO was situated in Toronto was maybe a wee bit overambitious.

CJLO Photo Diary << Pouzza Fest 2013

This diary takes you on an ocular journey across time and space, back to three wonderful days in mid May 2013, where a diverse group of artists performed to crowds of punk rock lovers at Pouzza Fest in Montreal. 

Amnesia Rockfest 2013

NOTICE: CJLO 1690 AM is aware of the impending controversy regarding Rockfest, and new articles are in the works to report on the issues with the conditions at the festival. In the meantime, the following article reports on the Rockfest showcases and not the festival's overall experience. 

Polaris Music Prize 2013 Long List Announcement


Today was the 2013 Polaris Music Prize long-list announcement at the PHI Centre in Old Montreal. Members of Radio Radio, Laurel Sprengelmeyer (Little Scream), Ruby Kato Attwood (Yamantaka // Sonic Titan), and Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy) were on hand to quickly read the list. The press conference included a live performance by 2013 long-listers Les Soeurs Boulay.

CJLO v. NXNE (Chapter 1: "Statement of Intent")

Hello hello! I'm Lucy ---  you may know me as the voice of CJLO's Community Calendar (every two hours on the odd-numbered hour!), or - more likely - you won't know me from anywhere at all. No matter, because I'll be IN YOUR FACE for the next week bringing you show recaps/updates/assorted nonsense from Team CJLO while we're in Toronto for North by Northeast, from Wednesday June 12th to Sunday the 16th.

La Black Fashion Week Montreal, une edition hors norme !

Après Prague en Novembre 2011 et Paris en Decembre 2012, c’est au tour de Montréal d’abriter pour la Black Fashion Week- l’événement de mode organisée par la designer Sénégalaise, Adama N’diaye. Cette cérémonie se déroulera du 16 au 17 Mai à l’église Jean Baptiste. C’est donc dans un décor religieux que la presse a été conviée pour une conférence hier- le 15 Mai 2013. Cette première conférence de presse a commencé avec une cinquante de minutes de retard. Toutefois, sa tenue nous a permis d’éclairer nos lanternes. 

Black Fashion Week, analogie certaine entre Musique et Mode !

Photographe Mathieu Charrois 

Comme promis, la Black Fashion Week a eu lieu à l’eglise Jean-Baptiste, dans un décor religieux. Pour cette première journée de la BFW, nous avons pu apprécier tout les tons de noir, c'est-à-dire  du noir d’ébène au noir décoloré-albinos. Cette entreprise est donc à saluer car !

SXSW 2013 << Tour Diary << Kestrels

Montreal-Toronto-Halifax trio Kestrels kicked off their second US tour last week, and are now heading down to Austin, Texas for SXSW. In this CJLO exclusive tour diary, guitarist/vocalist Chad Peck gives CJLO Magazine readers a sneaky peek into the daily grind as the band tours from one city to another, and the people, places, and things they encounter along the way. Check back often for new updates and photos!