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Next Music from Tokyo vol. 12: PREVIEW

The month of May is upon us. Japanese music nerds all across Canada rejoice: another edition of Next Music from Tokyo is coming!

Next Music from Tokyo (NMFT) is a series of DIY tours showcasing relatively unknown bands from all over Japan (despite its name) organized and funded entirely by anesthesiologist, music aficionado, and all-around good guy Steven Tanaka. It’s been running since 2010, and the last edition, volume 11, was in October 2017.


CJLO is going to South by Southwest!

CJLO is going to South by Southwest! From March 14-17, four of our music directors will be in Austin, TX, to attend an incredibly wide variety of concerts and events. Here's what they're expecting from the 2018 SXSW experience.


Zach Carriere, a.k.a. Zakary Slax, is CJLO's Head Music Director, and hosts Slax Trax, every Tuesday from 5 to 6 PM.


The Best of 2017

There is a new and exciting year ahead of us, but we here at CJLO 1690AM want to take this chance to reminisce about the wonderful music, film, events, and FUN that 2017 bestowed upon us. The folks at the "little station that does!" give you their top picks of the year, and the lists reflect the amazing radio that broadcasts on CJLO every day, as well as the eclectic tastes of our DJs, volunteers, and staff!

And while you're here, have a look at our on-air schedule for more information on our programming, or click on a DJ's show page, all hyperlinked for your convenience below (because we care, man).

All the best to you and yours in 2018!


DJ SPOTLIGHT #5 - DJ Mister Vee

Ever wondered who exactly was behind your favourite show on CJLO? CJLO 1690 AM presents DJ Spotlight, a brand new series aiming to connect the station's DJs to the public. All the DJs answer the same fixed questions—meaning it's up to them to make their answers worth your while. This week, we introduce you Mike Vo, or DJ Mister Vee, host of Beats from the East.


DJ SPOTLIGHT #4 - Gordon Weekes

Ever wondered who exactly was behind your favourite show on CJLO? CJLO 1690 AM presents DJ Spotlight, a brand new series aiming to connect the station's DJs to the public. All the DJs answer the same fixed questions—meaning it's up to them to make their answers worth your while. This week, we introduce you Gordon Weekes, host of Anatomy of Caribbean Music and World Beat News.


The Link Health Magazine Launch Party: Discussing Health

Last Friday night, Concordia students and music lovers alike joined CJLO at the Casa del Popolo in St. Laurent as it hosted The Link’s third launch party of the Fall semester. The night was filled with meaningful conversations and electric live performances, creating the perfect atmosphere to celebrate the publication of The Link’s third issue, which tackles a subject that can’t be talked about enough in both the university setting and Canada: health.


DJ SPOTLIGHT #3 - Remi Caron

Ever wondered who exactly was behind your favourite show on CJLO? CJLO 1690 AM presents DJ Spotlight, a brand new series aiming to connect the station's DJs to the public. All the DJs answer the same fixed questions—meaning it's up to them to make their answers worth your while. This week, we introduce you Remi Caron, co-host of At the Movies (With Iconic Sounds).


The Neighbourhood Guide to M for Montreal

M for Montreal (Nov 15-18th) is back for its 12th edition so allow me, the host of The Neighbourhood (Wednesdays at 5pm), to give you my daily highlights. I've included two picks per night... first, My Top Choice and second, What My Wallet Can Allow. Happy listening! 

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Wednesday, Nov 15th

Rest up, because there are only 2 shows. One for industry and the other is sold out! 

Thursday, Nov 16th


DJ SPOTLIGHT #2 - Genaro PC

Ever wondered who exactly was behind your favourite show on CJLO? CJLO 1690 AM presents DJ Spotlight, a brand new series aiming to connect the station's DJs to the public. All the DJs answer the same fixed questions—meaning it's up to them to make their answers worth your while. For the second instalment of the series, we introduce you Genaro PC, host of The Cornice Crow.

Picture The Rock minus all the muscle situation and sitting on a DJ booth. That's what I look like every Sunday.

What is your show on CJLO?


DJ SPOTLIGHT #1 - Chris Aitkens

Ever wondered who exactly was behind your favourite show on CJLO? Starting this week, CJLO 1690 AM presents DJ Spotlight, a brand new series aiming to connect the station's DJs to the public. All the DJs answer the same fixed questions—meaning it's up to them to make their answers worth your while. For the first instalment of the series, we introduce you Chris Aitkens, alias Chris the Frog, host of Sewer Spewer.

Hello! My name is Chris. I'm a journalism student, professional screamer and lover of all sounds that are painful to the ears.

What is your show on CJLO?


Red Bull Music Academy Radio: Northern Lights with a l l i e

Tune into Red Bull Music Academy Radio's Northern Lights, today at 6:00 pm Johnny Hockin talks to future-soul singer a l l i e about making DIY hip hop and r&b in Toronto, and we meet some of her collaborators as she takes us on a tour of the city’s underground.


A Look at the FME

Spanning four days, Thursday through Sunday, the 15th edition of the Festival de musique émergente en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FME) took place over the Labor Day weekend in Rouyn-Noranda.


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. 


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.


The Hillside Music Festival in Pictures

01. Happy Hillside is a common greeting at the festival.

The thirty-fourth edition of Hillside Music Festival took place over the July 16th weekend. Taking place over three days in the scenic Guelph Island Lake, this edition of the festival holds up with the best acts and lives up to its history of over thirty years. The theme this year at Hillside was resistance.

It is through resistance that we can build stronger communities and stronger bonds. We must resist the lines of thinking that tell us to separate ourselves along gender or racial lines, or that tell us we’re too different to get along.


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