From Barn Burner to Dead Quiet

A third week and a fourth interview on Grade A Explosives this Sunday.

Andrew managed to sit down with Kevin from Dead Quiet and former Barn Burner lead singer before their show at Turbo Haus on August 20th with Anciients. Listen in to hear details about the new album, the differences between Barn Burner and Dead Quiet, and what he thinks about the current state of the music industry.

All this and loud things to make your ears hurt on Sunday from 4 - 6PM.

 


Ancient Future Festival 2017

Ancient Future Festival is situated at a woodland spot by the water at the old port. Once a year in September this festival transforms the spot into a little utopian world which is a hub for electronic music, visual arts, and circus arts all with a fantastic view of the St-Laurent river and Quai de l'Horloge. The outdoor venue has a couple of stages with masses of people dancing amongst the trees surrounded by hammocks, local vendors, and fire dancing circus acts. However once the sun has fully set, the final venue opens up at the immense warehouse next door with a gigantic sounsystem and trippy visuals to enable the festival goers to rave all night long. 


Show Announcement: Deqn Sue + Guests

CJLO is super happy to announce that we'll be presenting Deqn Sue (L.A.), Thanya Iyer (MTL) and Krystale (MTL) LIVE at Casa del Popolo on Tuesday, September 19th

Entry is $8 (or PWYC) - Doors at 8pm // Show at 9pm - You can RSVP through Facebook HERE

 

DeQn Sue (LA)

Wesbite: https://www.deqnsue.com/

Music: https://soundcloud.com/deqnsue

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeZ_gq7DdsY

 


An Interview Laden Grade A Explosives

 
This Sunday, September 3rd, on an interview laden Grade A Explosives, Andrew talks with Guelph, Ontario progressive death metal band Becomes Astral who recently released their record "Paleblood Sky". They'll talk about metal today, touring in Canada, and writing songs about Bloodbourne.
 

Concert Review: Guns N’ Roses

The theme of the current Guns N' Roses tour is “Not in This Life-Time”: no one, not even the band members themselves, thought they would reunite. Millions of fans wanted to see the group back together again, but it seemed there was "nothing left to do, too many things were said”, to quote another famous rock band. So, when it was announced in 2016 that they would be playing The Troubadour, Coachella and proceeding on a worldwide tour, I was beyond excited for the prospect of a live performance. The question remained, however, whether they would make a stop in Montreal, after the infamous 1992 riots, where the Olympic Stadium was trashed by angry fans following shortened sets.


Festival 77 Montreal in Pictures

1. Californian band Joyce Manor. Barry Johnson (left) Matt Ebert (right)

Celebrating forty years of punk music, Festival 77 Montreal slammed into Parc Jean-Drapeau. The weather was perfect, the festival site with two stages, a record fair, poster exhibition and movie house was a busy place. 

The city of Montreal was well represented by The Pale Lips, which got the festival started, hardcore punk band Genetic ControlThe Kingpins and powerhouse Barrasso. The Creepshow also brought their unique brand of psychobilly to the festival. 


CJLO FUNDrive 2017 is Here!

CJLO's FUNDrive 2017 is HERE!

After many months of meticulous planning, we are incredibly excited to launch CJLO's 2017 Funding Drive! This year there are so many exciting ways to help us hit our $10,000 goal and take CJLO to the next level...

The first way is to make a donation in exchange for top-notch CJLO perks and merch such as LIMITED EDITION Tie-Dye T-Shirts. Trust us, it'll feel good: http://cjlo1690am.bigcartel.com/


Pitchfork Festival 2017: A Review

Festivals can be a truly polarizing experience. On one hand, there are a lot of unknown variables that can lend themselves to a bad time. Not so friendly weather, band cancellations, poor planning, and endless lines at food stands and bathrooms. On the other hand, there’s nothing quite like watching your favourite artists in the great outdoors, the freedom to be as much (or as little) part of the action as you like, and just the feeling of warm air and summer vibes that connect you with the rest of the attendees in a way you just don’t get inside a closed venue. While Pitchfork Festival has a history of strong line-ups and excellent organization, I still wasn’t sure what to expect, it being my first time attending.


CJLO Wants to Send You to See Guns N' Roses

As much as all of us hate to admit it, summer is drawing to a close, but we at CJLO 1690 AM want to help you end it off right in the most rockin' way possible. That's why, thanks to evenko, we're offering you a chance to win tickets to see Guns N' Roses at Parc Jean-Drapeau on August 19th with Our Lady Peace opening.

"How do I win?" I hear you asking. Because we like you, we're giving you two options:


Fantasia 2017: Week 3 - The Final Lap

Normally, by the final week of the Fantasia Film Festival, I am trying to catch up on everything that I have missed in a long marathon run of the festival. Sadly, with work and the real world being a demise to my film viewings, I only got around to seeing two viewings. These are probably the two biggest Hollywood fare films that the festival offered up this year.

Atomic Blonde


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