The 6th Edition of Metal March Is Back and Louder Than Ever!

Ho ho ho! It's Metal March time again! Gather round children as we tell tales of yelling voices, blast beat drums, and shredding guitars during this the loudest month at CJLO! When we started Metal March six years ago, we wanted to be able to celebrate not just loud music but also the contribution that loud music has made to the culture at large and how Montreal and CJLO have played into that, and this year is no different.


At The Movies Interview with Quebecois Filmmaker Philippe Grégoire

The Director's Influence presents a conversation with Quebecois filmmaker Philippe Grégoire about his new film Le bruit des moteurs (The Noise of Engines). Among other things, Remi and Grégoire discuss the personal nature of the project and the integral role that sound design plays in the film. Le bruit des moteurs is playing in select cities across Quebec and at Cinema Beaubien as of Feb. 25. Bon cinéma!


The Unorthodox Romance of Julia Daigle and Un singe sur l'épaule

“I hope it's going to make people dream. Because I dreamt a lot about that project,” said Julia Daigle, skittish about whether that was too pretentious a statement to make about her recent album, Un singe sur l'épaule.


CJLO Year End Top 2021

2021 was a trying year. Despite many adversities in and out of the station, CJLO delivered quality, around-the-clock programming to its listenership without missing a beat. What better way to celebrate the music that reverberated across our airwaves in 2021 than with a good ol’ fashioned list?
 

CJLO’s Top Played “Loud” Artists of 2021

Well, 2021 was quite a year wasn't it? It's a good thing we're in 2022 now, which we all know will be totally different from 2021 and isn't just an arbitrary number we've assigned based on our observations of us rotating around the sun. No, 2022 has already come in and solved all the problems that were left over from the last year.


Hey Joni

This article originally appeared in the 2021 POP Montreal Programme


Mapping Montreal Music

CJLO has recently endeavoured upon a new initiative: the Mapping Montreal Music (MMM) project. MMM will see the production of an 8-episode podcast series, whereby we’ll be mapping our city’s musical history, borough by borough. Tasked with the project are three new members of the CJLO staff: Music Journalist in Residence Sun Noor, Music Journalist Assistant George McFarlane, and Lead Web Developer Alana DeVito.

So the world can learn more about our new staff and what brought them to CJLO, we’ve asked each new member to fill out a short Q&A.

Sun Noor (Music Journalist in Residence):


Best of 2021

CJLO tends to attract community members who are intensely passionate about art, whether they’re creators, consumers, or both. As a result, checking out our yearly “best of” lists is a great way of keeping up with great releases that may have flown under your radar this year. With the station’s wide range of tastes, from crusty hardcore to electro-pop, there’s surely something for everyone to discover. Music-based lists also weren’t the only thing submitted, so make sure to look out for top movies as well!


BVST Goes Santapalooza X!

Did you blink sometime in the summer and suddenly find yourself in December? So did Angelica from BVST, who woke up and realized that it's time for holly-jollying and kris-kringling during her year-end xmas specials!


Porches Wants Listeners to "Feel the Joy" of 'All Day Gentle Hold !'

Photo Credit: Jason Nocito

“This song really slapped / brought me back to life.”

So sings Aaron Maine on “Back3School,” one of the singles from All Day Gentle Hold !, his fifth and latest album under the moniker Porches. After a global health crisis that caused the most turbulent 18+ months that any of us have ever lived, the New York City-based artist wanted to write music that went in a completely different direction than the prevalent mood of the time.


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