POP Montreal returns to rule CKUT’s airways this September on The Montreal Sessions every Tuesday from 3-5PM at 90.3 FM. Sara Levasseur is your host with the most guiding you through the festival’s program highlights and hidden gems. Tune in for interviews with POP’s creative director Dan Seligman and seasoned Symposium director Jared Leon, as well as live performances from Pigeon Phat, Holy Data and Hand Cream. Visit the music blog to stay up to date with whats going down over at ~ catch you on the flip side, Montreal.

Evan Tighe curates September If You Got Ears

Evan Tighe, Montreal-based drummer and composer, is an active member in several of the city’s vibrant music communities. As an obsessive listener and avid sound-explorer, Evan will be curating his September If You Got Ears residency with a focus on listening - exploring a wide range of abstract and noise-inflected music with a strong focus on the improvised music tradition. He will also be wrangling up some local noisemakers for select interviews, general sound-musings and the odd in-house performance.


LAND IS LIFE: UNDERSTANDING ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLENCE. Indigenous Feminism, Harm Reduction & Anti-Colonial Struggles.

Featuring presenters from: Dooda Fracking Native Youth Sexual Health Network Indigenous Women & Two-Spirit Harm Reduction Coalition Panel moderated by Haudenosaunee filmmaker Amanda Lickers from Reclaim Turtle Island

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28TH at the Native Friendship Centre; Doors open at 6:30 pm, Panel begins at 7PM!

CKUT Goes to Ottawa for the People's Social Forum (Aug. 21-24)

CKUT’s news collective will be heading down autoroute 40 to Ottawa to report from the historic People’s Social Forum from August 21-24.

We will be going live from Ottawa for Off the Hour on Thursday August 21st and 22nd from 5-6pm, bringing you voices from across Turtle Island engaged in labour struggles, Indigenous land defense, and migrant justice movements.

More info here

Off the Hour / Aug 29, 5-6pm / Woman Faces Deportation After 20 Years in Canada

To listen to this program from the CKUT archives, click here

-We’ll be joined in studio by the son of J, a woman who has been in Canada for 20 years, obtained permanent residency, but despite that is still facing deportation under what is known as “double punishment”. We’ll find out more.

-We’ll get an update on the Khalifa family, who came to Canada from Egypt 8 years ago, but are facing a deportation order today for them and their 2 Canadian-born daughters.

and more

Music department blog

Want the full scoop on what’s happening in CKUT’s musical headquarters? Visit the Music Department blog for news, projects, and music we’re excited about on the regular: TOTAL ECLIPSE

If you’re looking for some live music (and other cool happenings), check our EVENT LISTINGS.

The Total Eclipse Compilation of live recordings from the CKUT studios including tracks by White Cube, Andy Boay, Maica Mia, Zs and many more is NOW available. Get it here!

They’ll also be available at Atom Heart, Phonopolis, Cheap Thrills, and L’Oblique.

Wednesday Morning After, August 13, 7-9AM

This week on the Wednesday Morning After (August 13, 7-9am) we follow Israel’s assault on Gaza. We air a short documentary from last week’s occupation of the Federation CJA by sixteen Jewish activists. Hear from Rachel Benjamin, an Israeli woman’s journey of flipping her understanding of Israel’s relationship to Palestine on its head. Maya Rolbin-Ghanie from the Centre for Gender Advocacy helps explain the gendered violence committed by Israel in the assault on Gaza.

How did hundreds of Montrealers and some of Quebec’s most prominent hip hop, cumbia, electronic and rock bands end up in the tiny town of Bethanie? We bring you coverage from Quebec’s newest outdoor music festival, La Grosse Lanterne. We interviewed Alaclair Ensemble, Boogat and the Muscadettes in an enchanted woods an hour out of Montreal.

In the second hour, Dan Parker raps the news. We hear headlines from Democracy Now! and Moving Picture Radio talks independent film for all the screen buffs.

Reggae Fest Highlights

Did you miss Montreal International Reggae Festival? Were you there and want to relive it? Or did you catch our live broadcast and think it was awesome? Either way, we got you covered.

Follow the links below to download or stream some of the juiciest bits.

And check this space for more updates in the coming week!

Video of Luciano’s exclusive acoustic performance for CKUT

Luciano’s performance + Sanchez interview

Luciano interview + exclusive acoustic performance

Sean Paul’s performance + Allison Hinds interview

Video of interview with Alison Hinds

Allison Hinds performance part 1

Allison Hinds performance part 2

Click here for even more!