BEST OF 2022

The clock changes from 11:59PM to 12:00 AM, the month from December to January and with it: the year from 2022 to 2033. The one thing that doesn’t change here at CJLO, is the reflection of all that’s passed in the form of yearly ‘Best of” lists! Thank you to everyone who supports CJLO, a radio station for the people, by the people. Surely, this spirit will only continue fostering into the close-knit community that brings the city together! Without further ado, here are the CJLO’s staff picks of favourite 2022 releases!

 


THIS YEAR'S BVST GOES SANTAPALOOZA X

Snow is falling and we're almost another year down, which means it's time for an annual end-of-year tradition on BVST... yes, the holiday spirit returns with a vengeance for Santapalooza XI! Once again, special guest Matt Kiernan joins Angelica for two hours of hollying and jollying today on Wednesday, December 21st at 7pm ET. No dusty old tracks here, only the most carefully curated Christmas music you didn't know you needed, don't miss it!

NAS: KING’S DISEASE III

Released on November 11th, 2022, KD3 is the third and final album of NasKing’s Disease trilogy, which kicked off in 2020 and has been executively produced by Hit-Boy since its start.


Image+Nation Film Festival: an Interview

From November 17th-27th Image+Nation, one of Canada’s pioneering film festival of queer stories, returned to the city. This year the festival celebrated a milestone anniversary of 35 years. The festival’s mission is to represent, protect and prepare the present and future generations of queer storytellers and media makers. The festival features new and emerging filmmakers from Canada, Quebec and across the globe.


Bodies Collide as Cannibal Corpse Tears Open the MTELUS

When Cannibal Corpse roll through town, you know it’s going to be a good day. And Nov. 5 was no exception as their headlining North American tour rolled through Montreal.


The Montreal International Documentary Festival: an Interview

The Montreal International Documentary Film Festival, or better known as "RIDM", strikes again this year for its 25th anniversary. Beginning November 17 and running until the 27th, it is not to be overlooked. This year, the retrospective of the festival focuses on Brazil and its filmmakers; to celebreate cinema and bring political awareness into the programing. 


Fletcher Rocks Montreal at MTelus

LGBTQ+ icon, Fletcher (Cari Elise Fletcher), took the stage October 29 in downtown Montreal. The venue was packed wall to wall.


Pink Floyd Exhibition Debuts in Montreal

The Pink Floyd “Their Mortal Remains” exhibition opened in Montreal on Nov. 4 at Arsenal Contemporary Art. The exhibit includes hundreds of artifacts from the legendary rock band’s lengthy history, covering Pink Floyd’s legacy from their 1967 debut The Piper at the Gates of Dawn to 2014’s The Endless River.


Batushka Deliver a Blasphemous Sermon to Sold Out Bar Le Ritz

Batushka (Батюшка) and Hate brought Polish black metal to a sold out Bar Le Ritz on October 19th. The Montreal date was one of the concluding stops on the 24-date North American Pilgrimage tour.


'90s Nostalgia Hits the Bell Centre in 3 Waves

Do you like cyberpunk themes while you’re out late at night? Cause that’s what Meg Myers is all about. She opened up with a granular synth to cue the band to come on and played a set that hyped up the crowd for the ensuing acts of the night. Poppy then delivered on the heaviness, listening to their studio songs is nothing like hearing them on stage, they were tight, and they were polarizing.


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