Polaris Music Prize 2014 <<< WINNER

Congratulations to Tanya Tagaq, winner of the 2014 Polaris Music Prize for her album Animism.

These were the nominated albums, released between June 2013 and June 2014 (*short list):

Ty Segall + La Luz + The Nymphets @ Club Soda

Photo by the illustrious Susan Moss, courtesy of POP Montreal

The hot ticket at POP Montreal this year was undoubtedly Saturday night's triple bill at Club Soda. A sold-out crowd gathered on the corner of Saint-Laurent and Ste-Catherine street, amongst the hookers and hustlers, ready to show their love for the garage psych powerhouse, Ty Segall and his band.

Ty Segall & Mikey Heppner meet Psi Factor & the Cougar

POP Symposium and SOCAN present: Psi Factor & The Cougar with Ty Segall, Mikey Heppner, and Songs

Mutank: September 14th on Grade A Explosives

Not many small bands get to go play at the Wacken Open Air festival, but this Sunday on Grade A Explosives Andrew will be talking to Mutank, who won the Wacken Canada Battle of the Bands and had the distinct honour of representing Canada at the festival in Germany. Tune in to CJLO on September 14th at 4 PM as Andrew asks the band important questions like how many litres of Pilsner they drank, what bands they really liked that competed, and about their upcoming show with the Dayglo Abortions.

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.


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.


Body Meta on AutoBeat Sept. 11th

Thursday night, Sept. 11th, Body Meta: International Discothèque, stops by AutoBeat for a dance party!

Dog Fashion Disco - Sweet Nothings (Rotten 2014)

Sweet Nothings is the seventh studio album from the freshly-reunited Maryland metal maestros, Dog Fashion Disco.

If the movie Three Men and a Baby starred George Clinton, Al Jourgensen, and Mike Patton instead of Guttenberg, Selleck, and Danson—that baby would have grown up to become Sweet Nothings. But that doesn't even begin to explain how eclectic this album is. A full detailed description of the audible influences would take much more than the few hundred words I've been allotted, so I'll try to sum it up like this:

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.