This March, Art Not Love records will be taking over CKUT’s Montreal Sessions and inviting their friends from in and around the label to talk about their process as independent artists. Expect to hear how music rules their lives, their personal approach to their work, and where they plan to take things in the not so distant future! Guests will include Rushing Silver, Saxsyndrum, Ari Swan, Robby Reis, DirtyOrgans, Jef Barbara and more in studio with ANL’s Charlie Twitch and Peggy Hogan. “Art Not Love unifies non-genre-normative art and music. We encourage the sacred practice of masochistic submission to craft and style.”


Ellwood Epps, improvising trumpeter. Performances with Steve Lacy, William Parker, Josh Zubot, Henry Grimes, Jean Derome, Joe McPhee, Butch Morris, Marshall Allen. 50+ recordings, performances across N.A. Teacher, concert presenter, Cofounder of L’Envers & Mardi Spaghett, broadcaster, journalist, poet, composer, activist-agitator for positive change for music, musicians. Director, teacher Studio d’Improvisation de Montréal since 2009, presenting ongoing series of improvised music workshops. Artistic director Festival of New Trumpet Music Canada. Music as evolution, transformation, breathing always, ah.

Pirate Bloc Radio on CKUT!

Eastern Bloc and CKUT are teaming up for a novel radio project, dedicated to emerging artistic practices, with special attention to those occurring on the Montreal digital arts scene. The first edition will take place on March 5th at 8:00PM with two invited artists: Alejo Duque, the project’s main source of inspiration, and Audrey Samson, currently artist-in-residence at Eastern Bloc.

Special General Meeting Mon. March 16th

CKUT is having a Special General Meeting for the approval of its new bylaws.

Attendance is mandatory for all CKUT programmers and volunteers. The venue is wheelchair accessible, and childcare will be provided.

Please contact if you require whisper translation or other accommodations, or have any questions or concerns!

For more info…

13th Annual Homelessness Marathon (February 25-26)

Join us once again for the annual Homelessness Marathon, from 5pm on February 25th, until 7am the next morning! 14 hours of radio programming touching on housing and homelessness from cities across Canada.

Tune in on CKUT, or come join us at the Native Friendship Centre for a free community meal starting at 6pm!

click here for more info!

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.

Wake up with the CKUT Morning Afters, Mon-Fri 7-9AM!

The Morning After Show is an arts, culture, news and music magazine show airing 7h-9h every weekday morning. L’émission est en français tous les jeudis avec l’équipe du Lendemain de la veille.

This week on the Friday Morning After, in observance of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, The Real News Network shared the speech he gave in Detroit on February 15, 1965, after the firebombing on February 14, 1965 just one week before he was killed, we will play you the beginning of that historic speech, followed by local municipal headlines with Ken McMurray.

Coming up in the second hour, after Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, we will be speaking to local singer/musician Freddie James, who was arrested towards the end of January while driving his own BMW in the West Island, with no reason to note of stopping him in the first place.

Check out CKUT’s Arts and Culture blog here.

Art and Culture Department Blog

Want to be kept in the know about Montreal’s rich offering of local culture? Dig deep into CKUT’s Art & Culture Blog Deep Kuts.

Take in all of our excellent volunteer-generated content, including reviews, previews, videos and audio excerpts from CKUT Spoken Word programming.

Today on the culture blog, James Oscar reviews Vincent Mantsoe at MAI Theatre in a piece titled, “African Fire in the Rebellion & The Important Legacies of African Pessimism”. Check it out!

Plus, check out our About Town section for local art and culture event listings.

Visit the CKUT’s Art & Culture Blog at

Photo by Erick Labbé