Strange Froots - Blossom This From for Thought EP Review

Montreal R&B outfit Strange Froots, composed of members Naïka Champaïgne (a.k.a. DragonFroot), Mags Mbow (a.k.a PassionFroot), and Sage Stewart-La Bonte (a.k.a StarFroot) have been making serious waves on the local music scene and beyond with their unique collaborative sound.


The 2017 Oscar Nominated Films – Strongly Held Opinions, and Weakly Held Predictions

Tomorrow, the Academy will congratulate (arguably) the best in film at the 89th Academy Awards, widely known as the Oscars. Tess McCrea takes a close look at the most anticipated movies nominated for the Best Picture prize at the prestigious ceremony, and lets us know what she thinks of each of the five films—as well as her predictions as to how the night will go.

 

5. Hacksaw Ridge


Run The Jewels @ Métropolis - February 21st, 2017

The increasingly upward trajectory of the duo known as Run The Jewels has been an absolute joy to watch through the last few short years. Bad timing and bad luck in the past had robbed me of the chance to see them live—including one rescheduled Montreal show due to a truck fire that destroyed some of their gear and merchandise—but finally, I found myself with a ticket to the hottest show in town.


At the Movies Review on Location - Moonlight

At The Movies (With Iconic Sounds) is starting a new segment called At The Movies Review On Location. In this episode, Remi and Brendon review the film Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins. Considered one of the most talked about films of this past year, the movie tackles race identity and sexuality, which is more than Richard Linklater's Boyhood was ever able to achieve. In addition, Remi reflects upon films of the year based on true stories, such as Sully, Snowden, and The Birth of a Nation.


The Pressure Drop Checks in With Eddie Paul

Photo credit: Eddie Paul Facebook

Montreal musician Eddie Paul is one of the latest examples of unique local artists to develop a loyal fanbase from near and far, thanks to his unique genre-crossing, layered sound. The multi-instrumentalist recently caught up with CJLO's very own Danny Payne on the Pressure Drop to talk about the reaction to his debut album, his live lineup, and what direction Eddie Paul sees Eddie Paul heading in in the future. Here’s a transcribed excerpt from that interview. 


T.I. @ L'Olympia - January 29th, 2017

I'm not one to normally go to concerts, but this time, I decided to make the move—especially seeing that it was T.I., and and it would've been his first time coming to Montreal! Needless to say, I had some high expectations for the concert.

Excited and enthusiastic, I got to L'Olympia early to get a good spot to see the big man himself. 

However, the crowd didn't seem too enthusiastic in the beginning. The first set of artists who came out really didn't get the crowd hyped enough for the main show. Some went so far as to attempt crowd surfing, which didn't go well and ultimately didn't work. I think everyone was just waiting for the main event.


Gene King / Great House Music / Tonight 2-4am

Yes you heard right, the Godfather of House Music himself, Gene King, will be live in CJLO studio's this Saturday, Feb 18th, 2-4am (Friday night for some)

Growing up in Montreal in the 70s and 80s, Gene King was well surrounded by music. He had an interest in playing instruments at the age of 13 but quickly discovered his passion for djing there after, playing high school dances and roller skating rinks.


YUSRA Benefit Concert - February 10, 2017

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Last weekend saw a benefit concert at the Rialto Theatre for the families of the victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting, where a group of Canadian DJs, singers, and rappers came together in support of a very good cause. The audience raised nearly $5,000 through tickets, donations, and merchandise according to Dan Seligman, the creator-director of Pop Montreal.   


Annual Golden Ticket Award 2017!

In this third year of the time-honoured tradition, At The Movies (With Iconic Sounds) celebrates the best in cinema with the Annual Golden Ticket Award 2017. Voting is now open until March 6th. The winners will be announced live on the air Tuesday March 7th during At The Movies (With Iconic Sounds) from 8-9 am.  Good luck to all the nominees! 

Vote for drama nominees here.

Vote for musical, comedy and specialty here


Black Marble @ Le Ritz - February 10th, 2017

I have been looking forward to seeing Black Marble, the dreamy coldwave synth pop duo from Brooklyn, for quite some time. I knew I needed to see them, in part because their music has been occupying my brain since their latest album It’s Immaterial was released, but also because I was curious what the physical manifestation of their music could possibly be like. There is something about their music that carries with it an air of mystery.


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