Do the Courtneys have a song about [Insert celebrity name here]?

This interview has been edited for clarity.


From Left to right: Courtney the (double!) Pisces, Sydney the Virgo, Jen the (double!) Gemini

First things first, things I should have asked The Courtneys:
1. For sartorial tips from Courtney Loove
2. What true crime show did Jen work on?
3. So just who exactly is your new, yet to be released, song about?

A little more on that last one later.

The Courtneys are a trio that consistently churn out catchy garage pop tunes. They released their newest album, The Courtneys II, on legendary New Zealand record label Flying Nun Records, home to cult favorite Kiwi bands such as The Clean, The Bats, Gordons, and The Beths. While they first formed in Vancouver B.C., the members are now separated by thousands of miles, as two of the three live outside Canada. The good news is that they are now reunited for another North American tour. They recently played at Montreal’s Bar Le Ritz along with Cloud Nothings, and Our Tuesday Morning Crew got a chance to catch up with them about their new material, what it’s like being in a long-distance band, astrological musings, and their love of spas. Listen below for the full interview, or read below that for some highlights.

What’s it like writing new material while all living in different countries?

Le Ren Interview and Studio Performance

Lauren Spear, otherwise known as Le Ren, is a local Montreal musician and singer-songwriter, and she just released her double EP Songs I Outta Hear/Songs I Outta Sing. The former reads as an apology letter from a former partner, and the latter takes her perspective as she processes through loss. The music invokes the vintage country sounds of Loretta Lynn, but also repackages it for a modern context.

Le Ren stopped by our Tuesday Morning Show to chat with us about building a more inclusive country community in Montreal, why Bring it On was such a groundbreaking film, and performed some new songs from her EP.

See the video for I DID U WRONG below, and to check it her other tracks, head to Le Rens Website to purchase her EP, which comes with a lyrics book.

-Scott Huberty
CKUT Arts & Culture Dept.

Kid Koala performs live on WEFUNK Friday Nov 30th midnight - 2am

Kid Koala will be cutting things up on the ones and twos AND threes live in studio, during WEFUNK Radio Friday Nov 30th midnight to 2am. Kid Koala, has not only blown our minds and ears with all the creative possibilities of turntables he has also expanded his “ouvre” to graphic novels, 8 bit technology, puppets, film soundtracks and interactive video games (just to name a few). You don’t want to miss this!


CKUT-FM tient à remercier vivement l’équipe de Samedi Midi pour ses 30 ans de contributions sur nos ondes de culture haïtienne en toutes ses richesses et profondeurs.

A ses débuts, l’émission durait juste une demi heure, puis elle s’étandit sur trois heures complètes, avec des éditions spéciales de cinq heures. Ces émissions requièrent un travail assidu et soutenu tout le long de la semaine. Leur qualité reflète tout le travail, la dédication et le savoir-faire radio de son équipe, ainsi que la profondeur et vitalité des liens tissés avec la communauté. Raymond Laurent et son équipe ont créé une émission accessible à une variété de points de vue, et ont habilement navigué des eaux politiques troubles avec une intégrité et dignité qui leur ont valu le respect de la communauté et celui de leurs nombreux auditeurs. Samedi Midi Inter est une des émissions les plus écoutées sur les ondes de CKUT - un accomplissement remarquable quand on considère que nous sommes une station largement anglophone et ratachée à l’Univérsité de McGill - . Les auditeurs ont bien démontré leur soutien assidu à Samedi Midi Inter à chaque levée de fonds. CKUT est très fier d’être le foyer de Samedi Midi Inter, un lien bâtisseur de communauté et riche en mémoires. Nous tenons à remercier l’équipe pour leurs contributions et evisageons ensemble un future encore plus prométeur.

Le Gala pour le 30ieme Anniversaire de Samedi Midi Inter - 10 Novembre 2018 - 19h - Le Chateau Classique, 6010 Des Grande Praires Info 514-998-0034 ou 514-994-9524

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