It's the end of another academic year, and that means: THE DIEGO AWARDS!
Named after a volunteer who sadly left the station to pursue their dreams (we miss you, Diego Ferro!), the CJLO Diegos is an annual awards ceremony created to celebrate a year of hard work and quality programming that our amazing DJs and Volunteers put into CJLO day after day. So let's celebrate their dedication and tireless effort to making CJLO 1690 AM a quality radio station, and also celebrate independent media and community radio at large.
An action-packed special edition of CJLO's international Japanese Music program Shibuya Crossing is in store as we explore the sights and sounds of Canada's premiere fan-run Anime and Japanese Pop Culture Convention - Toronto's very own Anime North.
Simone Grenier was born in Quebec but has spent most of her life living in Corsica, a French island located on the Mediterranean Sea. Her parents made one hell of a good decision. Although the island is owned by France, it is closer in region to Northern Italy. A few years ago, Grenier decided at the young age of 18 to move back to the city she barely remembered—Montreal. This summer will be her last here, and she wanted to share with us her personal Pouzza festival experience. She is fan of punk, her favourite band is Guerilla Poubelle and in this write up/farewell she compares the differences and similarities within the North American and European music scenes.
The fifth edition of Pouzza Fest, Montreal's punk music festival, kicked off the summer festival season. Or should I say, slammed and surfed over the Victoria Day weekend. Taking place at several locations spread out through downtown Montreal and the red light district. Headlining the festival was Municipal Waste, and this year the outdoor stage featured more bands than ever, with such notables as The Bruce Lee Band and The Planet Smashers.
Today on a special Beat The World, Senegalese designer Adama Paris will come by to talk Black Fashion Week Montreal. Black Fashion Week Montreal is happening May 28th to May 30th at Saint Jean Baptiste church, where designers from around the world will convene with their collections presented to the musical talents of Dj Kondo (Montreal), Dr. Mad (Montreal) and DJ Double D (Toronto).
May 20 2015 // Champions of the Local Scene // CJLO
Tune in to Champions of the Local Scene on Wednesday, May 20th at 6 PM for a live in-studio session and interview with the Boy Friends! Hear brand new tracks and their new single "Finer Points". Stick around until the very end when we get Men & Volts on the line to talk about their album Tramps in Bloom.
Montreal has no shortage of festivals. There are so many in fact that some might not even land on your radar screen. Don't let that be the case with the upcoming Montreal Sketchfest! From May 21st to the 30th, Le Nouveau International is producing the 10th Anniversary of Montreal Sketchfest at Theatre St. Catherine (264 Sainte-Catherine E.) and the Montreal Improv Theatre (3697 Saint-Laurent). For those of you who are not familiar with sketch comedy, think Saturday Night Live or This Hour Has 22 Minutes – short vignettes of crazy characters, designed for maximum laughs in quick succession.