Vinyl Review: Another Eternity by Purity Ring

Album: Another Eternity

Artist: Purity Ring

Year: 2015

Label: Last Gang

Tested On: Grado Black – Realistic Lab 400 – Luxman R-1050 – Dynaco A-25


Ritual Master: The Next Black Sabbath (Show Review)

Along came excitement when I was invited to a special show at the Mayfair to see Ritual Master, an up-and-coming doom metal band from the West Island who take influence from a lot of bands such as Black Sabbath, Venom, Electric Wizard, and Bathory.

Arriving to the venue my friend, we walked in as the band was on stage setting up their gear. We had a little chat with Gabe (bass, vocals), Ethan (keys/vocals), David (drums), and Rob (guitars), and we caught up since the last time we all saw each other previously. Rob is the newest member of Ritual Master since Alex, their old guitarist, quit the band due to pursue other things in his life.


NEW RELEASE: Punk Shadows by Blood and Glass

There's just something about Montreal duo Blood and Glass' music—something eclectic and entrancing, something that flawlessly brings together a wide variety of sounds into one song. That sound is omnipresent, now more than ever, in the group's brand new album Punk Shadows that drops today.


Simply Saucer @ Le Ritz PDB, February 24th, 2017

Even though faint rumblings of the band’s reunion had been creeping down the grapevine from Hamilton, never did I think I would be fortunate enough to see Simply Saucer LIVE in concert. So many proto-punk heroes and trailblazers from the golden age of wild and weird rock ‘n roll are either six feet under, or scattered ashes. Lou Reed is dead. Jimi Hendrix is dead. The Asheton brothers are dead. Rob Tyner, Fred ‘Sonic’ smith, and Michael Davis—all dead. But Edgar Breau and Simply Saucer are very much alive, and after their performance at Le Ritz PDB back in February, I can personally attest to this fact.


Review: Ritual Master - Obscurus

It’s a rare occasion that I decide to review a recent album, but this year’s Metal March at CJLO has proven to be such a time. As such, I have decided to take a look at an EP released earlier this year by Montreal locals Ritual Master, entitled Obscurus. I’m a real sucker for metal albums that use Old English font on their covers, so this one piqued my interest from the get-go.


Audio Penpals @ Zugathon Fundraiser

On March 25th, from 2 to 5 p.m., Concordia's Centre for the Arts in Human Development will be hosting a Zumba + Yoga fundraiser: Zugathon. Proceeds will go to funding the centre's range of programs that use the creative arts therapies to help facilitate social skills, build self-esteem and improve functioning for people with developmental disabilities. Come to move, stretch and raise funds with CJLO's the Audio Penpals! Tickets are available at zugathon.eventbrite.ca!


How Punk and Metal Crossed Over

So you might be wondering why I’m participating in this year’s Metal March, even if I’m not listed under CJLO’s metal shows. Isn’t Sewer Spewer primarily a punk show? (Follow-up question: what the hell is a Sewer Spewer?) Well, if you ever bothered to listen to my radio show, you would realize that the lines between the punk and metal tunes I play on the air are quite blurred.


Review: The Real McKenzies - Two Devils Will Talk

F*** the Real McKenzies!

Not many groups can simultaneously be as kickass and self-deprecating—all while maintaining such a sense of humour that feels lacking in today’s age of far-too-serious punk—as the Real McKenzies.

One of Canada’s most iconic punk bands returns with their next offering to their already impressive catalog. The Real McKenzies kicked off 2017 with the release of Two Devils Will Talk, an album that continues their trend of Atlantic-infused Celtic punk. From the moment the bagpipes start playing, Two Devils works to reaffirms the ongoing legend status of the group.


Vinyl Review - Mississippi Fred McDowell Vol. 2

Album: Mississippi Fred McDowell Vol. 2

Artist: Fred McDowell

Year: 1966 (2016 re-issue)

Label: Arhoolie

Tested On: Grado Black – Realistic LAB 400 – Luxman R-1050 – Dynaco A-25


CJLO Celebrates International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day! In celebration, we've curated special programming to air throughout the day.

CJLO stands in solidarity with all women, including trans and gender nonconforming people, who face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression, and political targeting.


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