Album Review: Microphones in 2020

With the band’s first release in 17 years, Phil Elverum of the Microphones shares his vulnerable yet powerful journey of becoming an artist.


Fantasia Festival 2020: Premier Genre Film Festival is what you need to beat the heat

There are many unanswered questions in these uncertain times. This was the case when the city of Montreal decided to postpone their summer festivals, forcing many festival organizers to return to the drawing board. This is to say that I am happy that the 24th edition of the Fantasia Film Festival, the premier genre festival, will be taking place virtually, with the titles being accessible online. Even though I am going to miss the atmosphere of the Concordia theatre halls filled with the audience alongside the CJLO DJ’s, the meows, and the experience of Montreal’s downtown scene, the cinephile in me can’t wait for this year's Fantasia Film Festival happening from August 20th to September 2nd.

Remi's June Streaming Recap

The summer heatwaves of June and July have come to stay. While we rejoice in the nice warm weather, we know the frozen tundra is around the corner. As most of us seek the sweet relief of the indoors to cool off in a shady spot or breeze, here are some films and television series to catch up on that have been added to your favourite platforms in the month of June.

Trademark Directors (Netflix) 


Lizzy & the Fanatics Invite Us into their ‘Perfect World’ on New EP

After playing in and around Montreal for the past three years, Lizzy & the Fanatics released their new EP Perfect World, a bilingual dreamy indie-pop EP, on the first day of summer 2020. The release date was appropriate, as the six songs on the EP conjure the nostalgia of summers past, when everything felt possible. While a quartet on the stage, Lizzy & the Fanatics is the brainchild of Lysanne Picard (Lizzy). CJLO interviewed Picard about the new EP, feel-good pop songs in these hectic times, and making playlists for her friends.


Flashback Friday: SXSW 2020 Preview

Photo Credit: SXSW

Due to COVID-19, SXSW was cancelled along with a multitude of festivals and shows. But that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on what could have been.


Sleep Token Sundowning Deluxe Review

Photo Credit: Louder

It will probably surprise no one that I am a fan of bands with gimmicks. I firmly believe that having a gimmick can bring an overlooked aspect to bands, that being "theatrics". For so long, bands like KISS, Slipknot, and even Babymetal have been utilizing the power of their gimmicks to justify adding non-music elements to shows and giving fans an interesting other aspect to explore.


Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur 2020

Summer is finally here, which normally indicates the start of festival season.
However, in light of COVID-19 there have been some changes and cancelations, such as this year's Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur (FASS) rolling out a digital rendez-vous rather than an in-person event.
 

Resonating Reconciliation Broadcast: July 1st, 2020

In honour of tomorrow’s Canada Day 153 celebration, CJLO will be airing documentaries from the National Campus and Community Radio Association’s Resonating Reconciliation, a project that engages community radio to help reconcile all Canadians with the history of Indian Residential Schools.


A Changing Medium: How to Live in the Age of Digital Streaming

Welcome to Corona Confessions - a series written by CJLO community members. Join us on the journey as we recommend anything from healthy home-dweller habits to late night jams. Here’s resident movie expert Remi’s discussion on the new era of motion picture consumption - the digital age.


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