Osheaga 2012 - Day One

Amadou and Mariam
Amadou & Mariam (Photo: Pat Beaudry)

Osheaga 2012 Festival Preview

Osheaga 2012

The Osheaga Music & Arts Festival begins this Friday, August 3 at Parc Jean Drapeau, and lasts throughout the weekend! I'm very excited to be attending not only because it's my first time, but because there are quite a few acts I'm looking forward to seeing.

Montreal Jazz Festival 2012 Recap

A few weeks back I gave you a list of my picks for the Montreal Jazz Festival, and I managed to go to about 90% of the shows on that list. Here's a quick recap for those of you who missed them.


Heavy Soundz
The Savoy, July 1-4 

Maximum RNR

It took well over a month, but our DJs, journalists, and editors at CJLO have finally recovered from the rocking party that was Pouzza Fest back in May. The festival's second installment brought us so many awesome Canadian musicians including Billy the Kid and Jah Cutta, and sick bands like Metalian, Junior Battles, The Snips, and Low Dead Volume—just to name a few.

Best of Spring 2012

Spring Sunset

CJLO staff and on-air personalities take a look back at their favourites in music this past spring, and give us a taste of what's to come in summer 2012!

Click on the DJ show pages or personal pages (hyperlinked below for your convenience) and check out our show schedule for all the information you need about our programming. 

MUTEK 13th Edition


The 13th edition of MUTEK has come and gone, and all that's left of it are the memories (or at least, most of the memories... probably). As usual, MUTEK delivered stellar performances over the entirety of its five-day span, and since no one wants to read a review that runs on for pages and pages, I'm going to limit myself to the most memorable events I was fortunate enough to see.


The Commencement Speech Concordia Students Deserve

I haven't come by to post in ages and this isn't news but it is useful and inspiring advice for all, especially to soon to be Concordia graduates. Enjoy the very talented and prolific Neil Gaiman's commencement speech. Good luck to all!


Film Review - Hunger Games

Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, Big) directs Suzanne Collins’ adaptation of The Hunger GamesThere is a lot of buzz around this film and when I exited the theater, I knew why it's making audiences excited about cinema again. Ross made my adrenaline rush and my eyes widen with intense concern for his characters’ survival.

This Weekend - Keller Williams, The Unsettlers, and more!

-The Unsettlers

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, there are two really big shows at Cafe Campus. Tonight, Keller Williams brings his amazing guitar skills and humour to the stage at Petit Campus, blending bluegrass, folk and reggae into writing songs about being a contestant on The Price is Right and a certain combustible in his pocket; a good time should be had by all.