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)





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:

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

Fantasia 2017: Week 2 - The Midnight Run

The start of the second week of the Fantasia Film Festival, brings in the rhythmic pacing of trying to squeeze in as many movies as you can. This is not the final marathon, however I have tried my best to map out my run with screeners and theatre viewings. The theatre viewings are varied between the Fantasia setting, and the big multiplex for the big releases. As previously stated, I would like to see most of the documentary films that the festival has to offer as a core concentration. 


Lakes of Canada Come Out of Hiding to Play Osheaga Opening Party

Montreal’s own Lakes of Canada have been on a bit of a hiatus lately. After months on the road, Jake, Conor, Sarah and Caleb have been in the realm of the musician’s existence that privileges long days in the studio over long nights playing to noisy rooms. Luckily for us though, an offer to play a slot at the opening party of one of their favourite festivals coaxed them out of seclusion.