Lots of awesome bands have recorded live sessions at CJLO over the years! Check out our latest featured sessions here or view the complete list.

Heat Live @ CJLO

Montreal quartet Heat brought their early 80s NYC style jangle to the CJLO studios to perform live on Hooked on Sonics.  Hot off the heels of their debut EP, and already getting a lot of attention - even down south and across the pond - the band posted up in The Oven and performed two songs from the recording as well as two brand spankin' new tunes. 


Stagnant Pools Live @ CJLO

Stagnant Pools dropping by The Oven in the summer of 2014 in a was a pleasant surprise. This pair of brothers (Bryan and Douglass Enas) brought their brooding and powerful noise pop from the midwest to Montreal in support of their latest album Geist. Combining downtrodden vocals with soaringly fuzzy guitars and a simple two barrel configuration, their music will move you to nod your head in approval as much as you hang it in shame.


Omhouse Live @ CJLO

Toronto-based Omhouse has been described as "high-tension music for insomniacs" and "an over-caffeinated Dirty Projectors". Their music oscillates between cathartic, guitar based rock and adventurous, sample-based electronic music. They recently returned from their first cross-Canada tour, and are preparing to release their debut full-length album Flesh to Flesh, Skull to Skull.


Kurvi Tasch Live @ CJLO

The awesome Montreal jangle pop/post-punk band Kurvi Tasch came into CJLO this summer to preview some tracks off of their debut record, On Firm Ground, which just came late August. The band performed the tracks live on the show Under The Influence.

Kurvi Tasch are a three piece who write really tight songs with beautiful meandering melodies. We highly recommend getting a copy of their debut record, which is now officially out.


Saxsyndrum Live @ CJLO

Experimental duo Saxsyndrum – consisting of Nick Schofield on drums and Dave Switch on sax, plus other electronic goodies – came into The Oven at CJLO one summer day in July to play some of their jams live on the Under The Influence show.


Gypsy Chief Goliath Live @ CJLO

Canada's Gypsy Chief Goliath made quite a splash at CJLO when they released their album New Machines of the Night last November. Fronted by Al Yeti Bones, from such groups as The Mighty Nimbus and Georgian Skull, the group is able to combine classic rock riffs played by Gypsy Dave along with some sweet harmonica from the Rev Brodie Stevenson.


Amphibious Pariah Live @ CJLO

Self-proclaimed Montreal free-sludge group, Amphibious Pariah, dropped by The Oven Studio @ CJLO to play their most recent set of intertwined filthy atmospheric jams for INTO THE COVEN radio show. They recently self-released this recording on cassette, here. These are very kind people playing very frightening music.


Motel Raphaël Live @ CJLO

Motel Raphaël is a young Indie-pop band from Montreal, led by Clara Legault, Emily Skahan and Maya Malkin. They have just debuted their very first studio album, Cable TV, which was entirely crowd funded by a very successful Indiegogo campaign. They love Montreal and are very proud to be part of its rich cultural tapestry.

Motel Raphael stopped by The Oven at CJLO Studios to perform live on Maiden Voyage. They treated us to the following acoustic track off of their new album, and then spoke candidly with Beansie on air.


The Greenery Live @ CJLO

I can’t put my finger on why I like Long Beach, California’s The Greenery, so much. Sure they are a hardcore band, with exactly what you would expect from a hardcore band. They have the crushing rhythm, the breakdowns, the razorblade vocals, and the “I don’t give a damn attitude.” But they are somehow different.


Walrus Live @ CJLO

Walrus is a fantastic five piece band from Halifax, Nova Scotia who dropped by our studios on a very hot summer day in early June, to bring a little breeze into The Oven. They took a break from their tour, before a stop to play a great set at The Plant that night, to treat us to some psychedelic pop songs and stuck around for a short interview. Check out the 4 groovy tunes below.